Volume XIL Number 21.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday, May 25, 1945.
$1.50 Per Year.
COUNTY SCHOOLS TO CLOSE TERM WITH
COUNT EXERCISES ON JUNE 8
COUNTY E BOND SALES ONLY 23 PER CENT
OF QUOTA ASSIGNED FOR 7TH WAR LOAN
Thirty-three Seniors to
- Receive Diplomas at
High School; Pro
' f gram Announced
f ' Perquimans County'B schools will
rfnd ; the present school year with
commencement exercises the high
Z school on Friday night, June 8, P. T.
:f 'Johnson, County Superintendent, stat-
Thirty-three students of Ehe high
-'i school, members of the- senior class,
t have been named for eraduation and
j'tj- yl receive their diplomas as
1 - certificates for having completed
1 thei.'school work. Those named as
' graduating are Horace Baker, Helen
-"; fiaye Baker, Grace Barnett, Floyd
U' Bennett, Hilda .Chappell, Mildred
; v Chappell, Marguerite Cook, Peggy
' 'Pelton, Lucy Forehand, Frances God-
J frey, Buena Mae Godwin, Eleanor
Hurdle, Colin Jackson, Leona Lane.
f Harriett Lou Layden, Willie Mae
" -Mansfield, Anne Mathews, Bill Mur
ray, Pauline Smith, Lena Mae Saw
' yr, Ruth Tucker, Mildred Webb,
Evelyn Whedbee, Myrtle Whedbee,
'Dorothy Faye White, Marjorie- Fran
ces White, Marjorie Rebecca White,
- Curtis Wilson, Esther Winslow, Joan
, r WjHslow; Norma Winslow, George
wood and Thurman White.
'The honor students among this
. v year's graduating class are Bill Mur
ray, who was named Valedictorian;
' Esther Winslow, salutatorian; Horace
ji Baker, Peggy Felton, Leona Lane,
y Myrtle Whedbee, Dorothy JUae
t V, White, Marjorie Rebecca White, Joan
I Winslow and Norma Winslow.
The final exercises marking the
close of the school . year will begin
with the baccalaureate sermon at the
high school auditorium on Sunday
eyeninfc June 8, at 8 o'clock. The
baccalaureate sermon will be deliv
ered by the Rev.. Howard G. Daw kins,
Sstor At, vthe ,. Hertford Baptist
ureh. v. Glass- ' night, annually the
night given over to seniors for fun,
! will iw itaged on Thursday, June 7.
air. Johnson stated, that the speak
er for the. commeneemleitmexercisei
Is being ffefuredttr J$M hdXLLfJt3 A. Chappell,
as to his same. :
Local schools are late in closing
this year due to opening late last
Fall and taking a holiday so that
students could aid in crop harvest
ing. No date has been set as yet for
the opening of the school term next
3,01 Pounds Of
Clothing In Drive
Perquimans -County people gave
generously of their old clothing in
the United Clothing Collection drive
which ended here on April 30, ac
cording to" Charles Willifofd and F.
T. Johnson, co-chairmen representing,
the Rotary and Lions clubs, which
sponsored the collection.
Approximately three thousand
pounds of old clothing were collected
during the drive and people gave
generously of clothing that will serve
a useful purpose in war , ravished
areas where clothing is unattainable.
The co-chairmen stated the cloth
ing will be shipped out from here ai
A where to Ship the bundles. They
also thank the public for the fine co
t .!': " ,' V ':
V ' F. F. A. Members Win
s , ' Members of the FFA Chapter of
" Perquimans County have again prov-
1 en their ability in livestock judging
r and public . Speaking in competition
. with 'members of the FFA chapters
' from Currituck, Pasquotank and
t " Gates; v In recent contests held at
, In the livestock' Judging, the Peri
; Smith; Louis Monda and Floyd Long,
J This team won first place honors and
received a S.0O cash prise given by
thfl- Elizabeth City Chamber of -Com'
-; merce. Thdmas . Butt of the Per
. ' quimana chapter won public speaking
- honors, and alsb a $5.00 cash award.
Me ; inlstf;' won 'the .FAiiFederflaon'
. . "Winslow,; Charlei "HosWW and ; Wal-
' ter Dail, made a creditable showing
' in ..v7jMgf5.-f;istn'1lM
local teams were taught and coached
by G.. Or Buck, Vocational, teacher at
Perquimans Hifrh EchooL
L'" Banner lor being W8 ; best , speaker
) ;:ring.tte meet. J-'Vr , ij
Stores Begin Summer
Closing Wed: June 6th
Many of the Hertford stores
which have not made a practice of
closing a half day on Wednesdays
during the winter months, will begin
the usual half day holidays for sum
mpr on Wednesday. June 6. This
custom has been followed in Hert
ford for several years and it is un
derstood the majority of the stores
will begin observing the half holiday
week after next.
According to information rocerred
this week, the stores will close each
Wednesday at 12 noon through the
months of June, July and August.
1800 Club Members
The foliow:ng is a list of Perquim
ans County residents who are back
ing the Seventh War Loan drive for
$130,000 worth of E bonds. They are
the members of the "1800 Club."
Eighteen hundred members will "put
the county over the top. Is yoar
name here? You can be a member
by purchasing a $100 E bond today, j
W. G. Wright, W. G. Hollowell, A.
W. Hefren, M. J. Gregdty, Milton
Dail, Mrs. Jake White, Mrs. George
Jackson, George Jackson, Mrs. R. M.
Riddick, V. N. Darden, D. S. Darden,
S. K Mathews, S. M. Long, J. W.
Ward, Mrs. i. W. Ward, lrs. Mary
Edwards,: Mrs. C. O. Fowler, L. C.
Winslow, John Broughton, C. B.
Proctor, J. Van Roach, C E. Cannon,
J. 1. Perry, W. H. Hardcastle, Jr., W.
H. Hardcastle, Mrs. EJoise Hard
castle, J. R. Chappell, S. G. Chap
pell, Judy Benton. N. H, Stallings,
C. B. . White, Joseph Elliott, Simon
Rutenburg, llrm. Simon Rutenburg,
J. 1 White,aM Lena Griffin, King
A. Wilfirfl,' hp'E. Chappell, Louis
I. Winslow, $, E. Payne, Richard
Payne, MmNancy Payne, Mrs.
Louis. sWinfil fvMrs. Mary Brinn,
Mrfc Ksmiev AiJanchard, Robert A
W. F. C? Edwards, M. D. Lane,
Leroy Nixon, ' Daisy P. Nixon, J. C,
Hobbs, Elijah Brooks, Thomas Har-!
ris, R. C: Murray, W. M. Morgan,
Mrs. W. M. Morgan, Helen V. Mor
gan, B. C. Berry, Mrs. B. C. Berry,
Carroll Berry, Jr., Blanche Moore
'Berry, Helen Gaither, J. H. Newbold,
Trim Wilson, N. N. Trueblood, Mrs.
N. N. Trueblood, Margaret S. White,
R. B. Kirby, A. F. Proctor, Mrs. Eu
nice Riddick, Stanley Riddick, Nathan
Riddick, Willie Winslowt Mrs. Gert
rude Winslow, Dr. E. .S. White, C. C.
Chappell, Margaret Chappell, Clara
I H. Chappell, George Powell, Thomas'
I Morgan. Mrs. Thnmnu Mnrotan. Hrrrt
Winslow, William Houston, Jr., W. T.
Eason, Lucy P. White, J. W. Haskett,
Mrs. Alice Haskett, William Barber,
Ella Chappell, Mrs. D. M. Jackson,
D. M. Jackson, Alice Jeanne Jackson,
Eunice O. Kirby, Mrs. Louise Dale,
E. M. Perry, Mrs. E. M. Perry, Nor
man Elliott, W. G. Newby and Mrs.
W. G. Newby. ;
Ten white registrants will leave
here next Tuesday to fill the final
draft call for May, Mrs. Ruth Sum
ner, clerk of the local board, stated
this ' week: The men ordered to re
port for induction next week are
Lorertza (Elliott, Williajm White, Er
nest Morgan: George Chappell, Mil
ton Dail, Jr., Glenn Mathews, Boyd
Morns, James Stallings, Robert Hol
lowell and Earlie Goodwin, Jr. ,
Mrs. Sumner stated that four calls
have been received for the month of
June. Fifteen whit men will be or
dered to report for production
exams on June 11, and ten ifftiite'men
will be inducted on Junf 27. Ten
Negro- selectees will be ordered up
for induction on June 14 and fifteen
more will .be given preindjiction ex-,
animations on June 19.
Pictures Of Service
Men' Shown At State
3 Picture of ' Porqainian County
service -men which ivill , J shown at
the State-Theatre tliia weeJJ accord
Jng to M. Vera BrOTghtohanager,
are those of XL. Tay, Wf BJanchard,
Ward, C. iniIotti:;.-FoWfflI, C T."
WhiteV M.iddiclt ? Harris,
A, B. Umphlett, C. f. Jteed R. Ha
kett, G. K. Williams, I N, .R.'"JUddick,
W. White, Pi R White,-: PJ.'fffc, Wood,
1 Jr., Vf. M. Knirtt ii DV M.Lane.. ,
Rikxcd U. S. War Dtpirtiant. Bureau of Publit Rtlatioivj.
RATIONING WATER ON IWO JIM A Ankl deep in volcsnic
cinders nar a 7th Fighter Command &as on Iwo Jima, Cpl. Arthur
Bruwn, Ashton, Illinois, (right) receives his daily ration of two
canteens of fresh water from TSgt. William Maunhnf, Jr., Chardon,
Ohio. On the barren island two must last 24 houi.
Services Sunday At
American Legion Will
Have Part In Pro
Members' of the Wm. Paul Stal
lings Post ofvthe American. Legion
will take part in a special Memorial
Day service to be presented at the
Hertford Methodist Church Sunday
night pt 8 o'clock, it was announced
The Rev. li. C. Keavis, pastor of
the church, will deliver the sermon
and special music will be given by
Mrs. Charles Johnson, Miss Mar
garet Pearson and the choir, with
Miss Kate Blanchard as organist.
The service will be presented for
all service men, veterans of World
War I and those of the present war,
and members of the local Legion
Post invite all veterans of Wonct
War II to join with them in the pro
gram Sunday night. Legionnaires
and service men are asked to meet at
the church' not later "than 7:15 in or
der that" the entire group .may enter
the church in a body. Seats will be
reserved, for all veterans and appro
priate decorations will be placed in
The public is cordially invited to
join with the war veterans in this
annually sponsored Legion memorial
The nominating committee of the
Wm. Paul Stallings Post announced
at a meeting last Friday the names
of officers for the Post for the year
beginning July 1. V. N. Darden has
been named as Post Commander; J.
R. Futrell, first vice commander; W.
p. Hollowell, second vice commander,
and B. C. Berry, adjutant
Sheltos JJ. Chappell, retiring com
mander, has served as the head of
the local post during the past year. '
Appointive officers of the post will
be named by the new commander and
his associates within a short time.
Lions Club Observes
Ladies' flight Friday
Hertford's Lions Club will observe
its sixth anniversary with a Ladies
Night party at the New Hope Com
munity House Friday night at 8
o'clock, it was announced this week
by Charles M. Williford, chairman of
the program committee.
. A delicious banquet will be served
by the ladies of the New Hope com
munity, and Jesse Jones, District
Governor 1 for Lions Clubs, will be
the guest speaker for the evening.
G. C. Buck, president of the local
elub, will preside and recognise the
guests. Presentation of club awards
will be made by Sidney Blanchard,
. PREACHING AT WOODLAND
.The Rev. J. D. Cranford will
preach "at H Woodland Methodist
Church .. Sunday morning at. ,12
o'clock', . ogunday School wiH begin at
U A .lt and everyone is urged to
attend this and all services.
i:'f fl ' Vet
Varied Docket Heard
In Recorder's Court
On Tuesday Morning
Two Defendants Order
ed Held on Bond For
A varied docket of ten cases was dis
posed Qf by Judge Charles E. Johjl
son ' in the Perquimans Recorder's
Court here Tuesday morning. Two
defendants, Alice Rhodes and Milton
Welch, cited to court for trarlic vio
lations, failed to appear to answer
the charges. The court returned the
warrants for service and ordered the
defendants held on bonds
Alvin Lee was taxed with court
costs after pleading guilty to oper
ating a car without a license.
J. E. Elvington was found guilty
of failing to have weighed packages
orouerlv labeled, .ludirment was sus-
pended upon payment of court costs, announced that four infantry divi
James Senate entered a plea of j i",ns Wl11 bt' redeployed and mem
guilty to a charge of speeding and ' beis ot tm'' ""its will likely be the
paid a fine of ?10 and the costs of j ',lst ,u oime to this country from
court. I '':i"'pe. The units will he brought
The State took a mil nros in the ! back to tho United States for some
case charging Herman Stallings with
driving with insufficient brakes.
Mack Coltrain was fined $10 and
ordered to pay the costs of court af
ter pleading guilty to a charge of
Louise Winslow, colored, was
found not guilty of transporting non
tax paid liquor. Patrolman Payne
testified he stopped the woman and
searched her car but found no liquor,
but after she had driven off discover
ed a broken jug near the point where
the car had been stopped. A motion
for non-suit was not granted but a
verdict of not guilty was returned by
Ella Mae Lane, colored, was found
guilty of assault and was ordered to
pay the costs of court.
Alphonso Cartwright entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of assault
on Wilmer Chappell. After evidence
was presented, judgment was sus
pended upon payment of court costs
and that the defendant be of good be
havior for two months.
A motion for non-suit was allowed
in the case charging Wilmer Chappell
with assault with a deadly weapon.
Judgment was suspended upon pay
ment of costs in the case charging
Bill Peer with forcible trespass.
QUARTERLY MEETING AT
PINEY WOODS CHURCH
Quarterly Meeting will be held at!
Piney Woods Friends Church Satur
day and Sunday, May 26 and 27. On
Saturday services will begin at 11
o'clock. On Sunday, Sunday School at
11 o'clock. Morning worship at 12
o'clock. The Rev. F. E. Carter of
Greensboro will be the visiting min
ister. The public is cordially invit
ed to attend the- services.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT .
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest E. Boyce,
S 1-c USCG, announce the birth of a
daughter, Virginia, weight seven
pounds and njne ounces. Born Tues
day, Hay 15, at the Albemarle Hos
pital, Elizabeth City. . Mother and
baby.are doing nicely. Mrs. Boyce
before -her marriage was Misa -Hilda
Griffla of Tyner. , -
County Wide 4-H Club
Vesper Service Sunday
Perquimans County's 4-H Clubs
will hold their annual vesper services
next Sunday evening at 6 o'clock on
the Court House Green, according to
Miss Frances Maness, club leader,
who urges all 4-H Clubbers and their
parents to attend the vespers this
Chaplain H. (J. Howling from the
Naval Station at Harvey Point will
be the speaker for the occasion and
the program will be in charge of
members of the 4-H clubs.
The public is invited to attend the
Announcement was made Wednes
day that Winston I hurchill, who in j
. Iiritain's dark days of HMO assumed
J the position as prime minister of
! England, and who led the Iiritish.
people through the European war,
had tendered his resignaUen to King
George. Churchill assumed the post
as prime minister when ETngland
was all but beaten by the .Nazis and
his famous "blood, sweat and tears"
speech rallied the British to light
on to victory. During recent months ;
Churchill had come in lor mucn cn- annw f,,rct.s ,:iv return home,
ticism at home, but il was under- j The chairman reported that few of
stood that he wouiu. .-tanu for re-, the county solicitors have made re
election when England conducts u.sj ports on E bond sales since they be
first election in five years, some tune' gan their canvass May T, and he
this summer. urges them to bring in reports as
I Selective Service officials in Wash-'
I inirti.n :iihii,iiiwwI u..iln...l:.v t .:it
I unlimited deferments wouid be gran:-
ed men :it) years of aire and over, in
a change effective immediately.
However, the deferments will
based upon a registrant being en
gaged in useful jobs. The draft
change was made, it was announced,
due to results of narrowing the war
to one front and the need tor younger
men. It is likely, under this change,
of $u(llnal tl'w I1U'M llH,M' I through will
The War llepartment has amiounc-
ed that the Eirst Army, which fought
the Nazis to a standstill in Europe,
be redeployed to the Pacific
i MKhtiK front immediately. It also
training and furloughs
to the Pacific areas.
P. S. Marines and Army units
. I. ting on Okinawa are slowlv but
su , iv mating down Jap resistance
lor mat important island, only
miles from the Jap mainland. Ter
rific fighting is in progress as the
Japs cling to rocks and caves in a
l jtruKFle to death to keep the I'. S
e j ...
iorces irom completing the invasion.
U. S. leaders on the front state that
me ena oi meoattle draws near as year ago this month,
superior American force is brought;' Her first narrow escape came on
to hear on the remaining Japs. More .r maiden voyage from the Cnited
than 48,000 Japs have been killed on : States, when enemy submarines at
Okinawa, bet the American losses ' tacked the convoy in mid-Atlantic
are also heavy. j and torpedoed two ships flanking her.
Certificates to purchase new tires
were issued to 39 motorists by the
Perquimans ration board at its meet
ing last Saturday, Mrs. Helen Daven
port, clerk of the board announced
Passenger type permits were is
sued to R. E. Perry, W. H. Howell,
M. T. Griffin, 2, J. T. Benton,2, G. F.
Griffin, V. E. Winslow,2, L. B. Sit-
terson, J. A. Smith, R. J. Farrell. L.
J. Winslow, Dr. 1. A. Ward, Otho
Winslow, Oscar Chappell, W. C. Mor
gan, B. F. Ainsley, Kenneth Miller,
Vernon Ward, Elihu Lane, Tom
Perry Robert Hendren,2, J. B. Bas
night, Joe Butts, W. R. Welch,2, W.
B. Phillips, Julian Long, W. C. Lane,
Eleanor Nixon, James Winslow, Mrs.
C. B. Goodman,2, L. R. Lane,2, W.
F. Hollowell, Julian Matthews and
Truck type: D. Q. Cartwright,2,
Milton Dail, Raymond Wilson, Edgar
Chappell, J. I. Barclift and W. L.
Buy More War Bonds
Finance Committee Fac
ing Huge Task Meet
ing Coal Before Big
With only five weeks remaining of
the Seventh War ioan drive, Per
quimans County's War Finance Com
mittee faces a huge task in selling
$100,001) wortli of E bonds if this
county is to lie among those of the
nation who siiccesslully complete
their Seventh War Loan quotas.
I'p to Wednesday noon re.tidc nU
of this county had purchased only
T. per cent of the Jfl.'iO.OfKI quota
Sales recorded showed :il,7l2.rl'
woilh of K bonds had been purchas
ed since the E bond drive opened the
first purl of April. The county is
'lagging behind the national sales in
this dihe by about 10 per cent, and
unless more people buy these E bonds
I'ciquimans may close the Seventh
War 1ian with its quota not met.
"Wishful thinking that the war
with Japan is going to be over soon
will not end the war, neither will
wishful thinking put us over the top
in this important war bond drive,"
R. M. Riddck, chairman of the War
Finance Committee, said today. He
added that our government is planning-
for a long war with Japan and
is now taking steps to move most of
the men and much of the equipment
that beat Hitler in Europe to the
Pacific area to hasten the defeat of
the .laps, but all of this takes money
and we here at home must provide
that money through the purchase of
war bonds to help hasten the (lay
when all of the members of the
souii as possible in order that th
committee may keep an accurate
check ..n the proiire.-.- the drive.
" i'por : u. r - e.-
I this week
t rem tm- county sch o.
, wt;r" "nter-d
In-"prior tn the
ir, j. contest mie week
cariv.iss made by auu.lt
solicit, us, but it is believed when
these reports are made that the total
sales will be upped by several thou
. Membership in the IROil Club is
j growing daily, but there are still not
; enough members to put the county
over its goal and, therefore, there is
still room for many more members.
Join today by buying that l"'1 K
Seaman's Ship Near
Victim Of Enemy On
Channel Shuttle Run
Aboard the I'SS EST ".,:; In an
i English South Coast
2'J (Delayed) Kobert IS. Miller, si-a-m.m
first class, I'SN'R, son of Mr.
and Mrs. .1. K. Miller, Route :!, Hert
ford, is a crew member aboard this
LST, three times a near-victim of
enemy action since sailing for the
European Theater of Operations a
; The second came on one of the
. shuttle runs she has been making
! across the channel since shortly al -,
' Off the Normandy beachhead an
enemy plane was shot down and
crashed into the water just a few
yards off this ship's stern. Return
ing from Cherbourg, she underwent
her third close call when a transport
was lost in the area close by.
Recently she made her 40th shuttle
run since D-Day. In that time she
has carried cargo of all sizes, shapes
and forms for the allied armies and
her passengers have included Polish,
French and British, as well as Ameri
cans. liefore his enlistment in the Navy,
Miller was employed as a dairyman
at the Edgewood Dairy Farm.
Central PTA To Hold
Last Meeting Monday
The Parent-Teacher Association of
the Central Grammar School will
hold its last meeting of the present
school year on next Monday night at
8:30 o'clock in the auditorium of the
school building at Winfall.
Mrs. Ralph White will have charge
of the program. Her piano students
will give a musical play entitled
"Springtime In Music Land."