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a l.,;Z?AFE3 D3V0TED TO THE UPj3UIIJ)lfra OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Hertford Perquimans County, NortH Carolina, Friday, June 15, 1945.
$1.50 Per Year.
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The following is a list of Perquim
; ns County resident who are back
big the Seventh War Loan drive for
4180,000 worth vof E bonda. They are
the members of th& . l00 Club."
Eighteen hundred members will "put
the county over the top." Is your
name here? You can be a member
Ty purchasing a $100 E'Sond 'tody.
R. M. Riddick, C. P. Morris, Mrs.
W. G. Wright,-W. G. Hollowell, A.
' W. Hefren, M. J. Gregory, Milton
Dail, Mrs. Jake White, Mrs. George
.Jackson, George Jackson, Mrs. R. M.
i jliddickj V. N. Darden, D. S. Darden,
P. Mathews, S. M. LongJ. W.
jSHTard, Mrs. J. W. Ward, Mrs. Mary
.vEdwards, Mrs. C. O. Fowler, L. C.
VJWinslow, John Broughton, C. B.
Jfroctor, J. Van Roach, C E. Cannon,
rf.-1. Perry, W. H. Hardcastle, Jr., W.
'Jf. Hardcastle, Mrs. Eloise Hard
castle, J. R. Chappell, S. G. Chap-
pell, Judy Benton, N. H. Stallings,
C. B. White, Joseph Elliott, Simon
Hutenburg, Mrs. Simon Rutenburg,
J. L. White, Mrs. Lena Griffin, King
A. Williams, John E. Chappell, Louis
I. Winstow, E. E. Payne, Richard
"- Payne, Mrs. Nancy Payne, Mrs.
Louis Winslow, Mrs. Mary Brinn,
; Mrs. Mamie Blanchard, Robert A.
White, Mrs. Julian A. Chappell, Ju
lian A. Chappell and Mrs. Edna S.
. W. C. Edwards, M- D. Lane,
' lieroy Nfatonj Daisy P. Nixon, J. C.
' Hohbs, Elijah Brooks, Thomas Har
ris, R. C. Murray W.i M. Morgan,
Mars..W. M. Morgan, Helen V. Mor
gan, B. C. Berry, Mrsi'B. C. Berry,
V 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-
41 ntiwk RiMfolr Stnnlov PiHflinlr Mafian
" f Riddick, Willie Winslow, Mrs. Gert
Afrude Winslow, Dr. JS. S. White, C. C.
Chappell, Margaret Chappell, Clara
Hi Chappell, George Powell, Thomas
Morgan, Mrs. Thomas Morgan, Harry
Winslow, William Houston, Jr., W, T.
V Eason, Lucy P, White, J. W. Haskett,
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EUaChtppell, -Mrs. U. VL Jackson,
D. Mt Jacksoa; AJice Jeanne Jackson,
Eunice p. iGrby&Mra. Louisf Dale,
man Ciinou, MmyM mi.
W. G. Newby. V '
Benton White, Cecil C. Winslow,
Mrs. Cecil C. Winslow, C. T. Phillips,
Mrs. C. T. Phillips, Mrs. L. W. An
derson, J. T. Harris, R. E. Mathews,
Mrs. R. E. Mathews, Richard Math
ews, William Mathews, Mrs. Ida
Mathews, Eula M. Morgan, M. J.
Gregory, Alphonzo White, Jr., J. A.
Carver, Doris M. Lane, John T. Lane,
F. T. Johnson, Dr. D. C, Hackett,
Frank Mize, Clarence Chappell, Jr.,
Mae Wood Winslow, Edward Hur
dle, R, B. Kirby, R. R. White, Luther
Chappell, Mrs. Ljher Chappell, Sam
"Hourmanis, W. I. Winslow, Mrs. W.
II. Winslow, Jobe Stalling, Edla D.
White, W. N. Tucker, Mrs. W. N.
Tucker, Joshua T. White, Mrs. Josh
ua T. White, J. Alvin White, Mrs.
Winnie Mae Bray, John R. Hendren,
Andrew J. Ownley, Mrs. Andrew J.
Ownley, William Ownley, Wallace
Ownley, Frances Ownley and, Julian
Elijah White, Thomas H. White,
Mrs. Thomas H. White, Dr. C. A.
Davenport, D. L. Barber, Sr., Mrs.
Lawrence Towe, H. W. Lynch, Mrs.
H. W. Lynch, Bryant Miller,, Mrs.
Bryant Miller, W. E. Dail, Mis. W. E.
Dail, Julian Thatch, Philip Thatch, D
W. Thatch, Mrs. A. R. Winslow, Jr., J
Reginald Tucker, Jr., Mrs. C. M. Har
rell, C: M. Harrell, L. L. Lane, Mrs.
Doris Ainsley, L. L. Winslow, Mrs. L.
L. Winslow, Luther Nixon, Louis
Nachman, Mrs. Louis .Nachman,
Thomas R. Winslow, Mrs. Thomas R.
Winslow, Thomas C. Winslow, Claude
Long, Mrs. Claude Long, V. C. Wins
low, James Rountree, Sarah Rountree.
s;; E. H. Cannon, Lena Perry, W. H.
Barber, Lawrence Towe, T. W. Nixon,
Mrs. T. W. Nixon, Lusy White, H. C.
Stokes, Jr., Mrs. HP C. Stokes, Jr., J.
R. Stokes, Mrs. J, R. Stokes, Mrs. J.
E. Winslow, Mary W. Ward, J. Oliver
k White, J. W. Jsckson, Jr., Mrs. J.
SW,v Jackson,, Jr, and Mrs. S, P.
IMathew,- .v ,;v .
AZMm&:-lAmi Stalllwrs. Mary Su-
satine vTowe, Joseph H. Towe, Jr.,
, Clifford Towe, Mrs. J. H. Towe, J. H.
Towe, .wuiiara ' T.' Jones, Mrs, Ona
.Mary JomiV ivV-!' L- '(
.Mrs. Marioa Rjddick, Constance
'A Boyce, Esnice Boyce, Patty Warren,
VEVD. Mathews, Mrs. E. D. Mathews,
v J. I. Perry,, Robert W; Morris,. Craf-
ton Winslow, Mrs, Crafton Winslow,
Elihn Lane, Mrs. Elihu Line, Anne
Christian, C. B. Parker, Mrs. W. G.
HollowelL Joe P. McNider, Mrs. Joe
s P. I McNidar,- Leroy Nixon,', Gracie
;;r FerrelV MnfcTt M. Twine, Jacob L.
J White; Jr., ? Mrs. J. White, Sr., R.
jonian, jnarvin wniie Jimmy
liiiHolliday Preston" Nixon, Mr& Pres
ton -Nixon,. Branning Winslow, Percy
Rogerson, O. C. Ldng,4 Mrs, O. C.
Long, E. A, Turner,' Mrs. E,.A..Tui
ner; G. y.lllcS, ,T E.i Mor", El
ls' C-.Ur ", FettyaJo Hr on,
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Heard By Recorder
Traffic Violations Con
tinue to Rate In the
A razor, seven - pop bottles, two
resorted to in a fighting scrape which
toolj place in Newtown last week-end
and resulted in three Negro defend
ants being found guilty of assault
with deadly weapons by Judge Chas.
E. Johnson in Recorder's Court on
Tuesday morning. The Negroes,
Tim Perebee, was fined $20 and court
costs; Elsie Felton and Teeny Har
vey were ordered to pay costs of
court and one defendant, Thomas
Rogerson, was found not guilty.
The majority of cases heard at
Tuesday's session were for traffic vio
lations as State patrolmen continue
to check licenses, brakes and speed
William Ward was fined $10 and
ordered to pay costs of court after
pleading guilty to speeding.
Henry White was taxed with costs)
or court lor driving with improper
The State took a nol pros in the
case charging William White with
driving without a license.
James Hunter paid the costs of
court after entering a plea of guilty
to driving with insufficient brakes.
William Gould plead guilty to a
charge of speeding and was ordered
to pay the costs of court.
James Morris was assessed the
costs of court on a charge of driving
without a license. .
Malakl Harrell and Mildren John
son, Negroes, were found guilty of
mutual assault and Judge Johnson
placed each of the defendants on
good behavior, for a period of six
months and ordered each to pay the
costs of court The State took a nol
pros with leave regarding another
defendant in this case who was re-
portwUo Mve J$jhe State.
Jem -Niton eaterejF Vplea of guil
ty to driving after his license had
been revoked. He was fined $15 and
ordered to pay the court costs. His
revocation was continued an addi
tional 12 months.
Two Groups Negro
Selectees To Fill
Calls During Week
Two draft calls are being filled by
the Perquimans Board during the
present week by a number of Negro
registrants, Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk
of the Board, stated Monday. The
first call, for induction of three men,
was filled Thursday when Pete Ever
ett, James Riddick and Alexander
Robertson left for Fort Bragg to be
gin service training.
A group of twenty colored selec
tees will leave here next Tuesday to
take pre-induction examinations. This
group will include Garfield Perry,
f.lnvd Ovnrton. James Collins. Frank
winslow, James Green, John Parker,
Jr., Raymond Jenkins, John White,
Charlie Brothers, Francis Overton,
Willie Jeanette, Edgar Barcliff, John
Hill, Willie Fauntleroy, William
Brickhouse, Earl Spence, James Mar
tin, Frank Whedbee, Cornelius Gar
rett and Albert Mebane.
The local Board has been notified
that it will not be called upon to fur
nish any Negro registrants for in
duction during the1 month 'of July.
Mrs. Sumner also announced that
the local Board would postpone its
meeting scheduled for Thursday
night and wOuld meet this 'week on
Friday night at the usual hjjur.
10th Armored diief
Pays Tribute To Men
Officers and men of the lfth Arm
ored Division, which Includes Lieut
Edison Harris, son of Mr. and Mrs,
Z. A. Harris, of Hertford, have been
cited by their commanding officer,
MaJ. Gen. W. H. H. Morris, for their
efforts expended during their cam
paign in helping to knock Germany
out of the War. .'i
; The commanding officer was pre
sented '' the Distinguished Service
Medal for. heading the ' organization
which helped to crack, the German
might, and to prevent the Nasis from
spearheading drives to, PUsh,;he Al
lies back from the German border.
In a' message to his mjj, Gen.
Morris said, "This award- Is indeed a
great personal honor but I f wl that
actually it is a . glowing )tr Dute to
each and every one of you- w 0 serv
ed so valiantly with the 10th Armor-
D:vi;on.-.I am deeply gratefjjj for
j'- r s"rrn't-u
Papers For Overseas
Must Be Requested
A recent ruling of the Post Office
Department provides that no new
subscriptions or renewals to service
men overseas may be accepted by
publishers of newspapers or maga
zines unless such orders are accom
panied by a written request from
Orders received direct from the
subscriber overseas,, of course, are
acceptable; but parents or friends
who have been accustomed to placing
these subscriptions will be obliged to
bring with them a written request
'm the sT"ce man to be ke on
, fil ln ?ur 7ce- . t t .
ib in ami; unjjui vauv inai any
changes of address of present sub
scribers be listed with our office, to
aid in prompt delivery of the paper.
At the present time correct addresses
are needed of the following men:
William R. White, William T. Gibbs,
Murray E. Dail and John W. True
blood. These men have been moved
and present addresses are not suffi
cient for mailing of the newspaper.
Persons knowing correct addresses of
these men are asked to send the same
Nine Teachers Hand
In Resignations To
County School Head
As a result of resignations handed
Superintendent of Schools, F. T.
Johnson during the past week, Per
quimans County's school system has
nine vacancies to be filled before the
school term opens next September.
Five teachers have resigned from
the faculty at Perquimans High Sch
ool, one from the Hertford Grammar
School, two from Central Grammar
School and one from the New Hope
The majority of the teachers gave
an reasons lor resigning me low sal
aries paid school teachers, and the
impossibility of making this salary
meet the present high costs of living.
The teachers who resigned at the
high school weje Miss Joyce Harrell,
Miss Helen Wlllwghby, Miss Janice
Lister, Mrs. F. T. Johnson and Miss
Nettie Day; at the Hertford gram
mar, Miss Mary Jane Spruill; Cen
tral grammar, Miss Merle Chapman
and Mrs. Dempsey Winslow and at
New Hope, Mrs. C. B. Goodman.
Mr. Johnson has announced that
Miss Prue Newby has signed a con
tract to teach home economics at the
high school, thus filling one of the
vacancies; he states that efforts will
be made immediately to fill the re
maining positions open.
Town Of Hertford
To Service Addition
Members of the Board of Commis
sioners for the Town of Hertford, at
a meeting Monday night, voted to be
gin the service of trash and garbage
removal from the recently annexed
addition to Hertford immediately.
This service will begin at once even
though the area actually will not be
come a part of the Town of Hertford
until January 1, 1946. The Board
members voted the action in order to
give the residents of the area the
same services being rendered other
residents of the town.
Sewer and water services are also
to be extended into the area and
Mayor V. N. Darden reported to the
Board that the town is now laying
sewer and water pipes into the sec
tion. The work is expected to be
completed- shortly, providing the
Canners Must Keep
Record S ugar Used
Coupons for the purchase of sugar
for canning have been mailed out to
all applicants who - registered with
the local OPA Board at the recent
registration, according to Mrs. Helen
Davenport, clerk of the Board..
Mrs. Davenpbrt stated this week
that persons who failed to register
for canning sugar at the time the ap
plications were being taken may now
obtain an application blank at the
ration office and upon filling out the
blank may receive sugar coupons.
iShe added that persons who receive
sugar 'coupons for use in eanning
must keep a record of the number of
items and quarts' of these items can
ned, in ease the OPA calls for a rec
ord of what the sugar was used for'
in preserving foodstuffs.
. LIGHTNING STRIKES HOME
- An unestimated amount of damage
was caused at the residence of Mrs.
T. 3 Nbton, Jr., Tuesday' evening
when K holt of lightning struck the
house during an electrical storm. No
injuries were sustained, Mrs. Nixon
as was reported. -v 1 5
In Final Ceremony
Professor Tells Mem
bers of Class to Seek
"Do your task, whatever it may
be, as if it were the finest and great
est in all the world," Dr. J. A. Eas
ley, Professor of Religion at Wake
Forest College, told members of the
graduating class of I'erquimans High
School at commencement exercises
held last Friday night.
Stating that as students advanc
ing through the school years the
seniors had learned to measure dis
tances, land, oceans and many other
objects, but he wondered how many
thought of measuring life. He point
ed out many ways that life can be
measured and the way many people
might measure it, but he cast aside
the, methods of measuring life by
such means as length, heroisr: and
wealth, and told the seniors to fol
low the path of noble living to gain
fullness in life.
He pointed out that as persons
grow older, many weaknesses in
crease and therefore length is not a
perfect measuring rule, but fullness
of life is the object to attain. He
said that' we must give more stress
to health and body, citing that thr
ough selective service reports it is
known that health conditions of
youths in the South are not up to
the standards of the nation.
Following the address by Dr. Eas
iey, the graduation exercises were
brought to a close by the presentation
of diplomas to the seniors and mem
bers of the grammar school, and the
awarding of the scholastic medals
to William Murray, class valedic
torian, and Esther Winslow, saluta-
As a graduation present to their
high school, members of the senior
class presented the school with a
memorial plaque, inscribed with the
names of seven former students
who have given their lives in defense
of their country during the present
The names inscribed on the plaque
are Garland Ownley, David Brough'
ton, Lieut. Col. William R. Crawford,
Lieut. William Tucker, Margin Own
ley, Charles Ford Sumner, III and
Carson Baker, along with the names
of the places and dates of the
Died In Nazi Prison
Camp On March 1st
Word was received by Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Blanchard on Wednesday after
noon of the death of their son, I'fc.
William Garland Blanchard, known
to his many friends and acquaint
ances everywhere as Bill. According
to the information received, the
young man died in a Nazi prisoner
of war camp on March 1 of this
He was 20 years of age at the time
of his death. A graduate of Per
quimans County High School, he was
active in Boy Scout work while a stu
dent at local schools and was Hert-
ford's first Eagle Scout. After corn-
pleting Perquimans High School, he
attended Virginia Episcopal School at
Lynchburg, Va., and the School of
Engineering, Duke University. At
Duke he was a member of the Pi
Kappa Phi fraternity.
He entered the armed forces on
June 16, 1944, and after receiving
his Wsic training at Camp Blanding,
Florida, he was transferred with a
replacement group to the 35th In
fantry Division of the Third Army.
He went overseas on November 23,
1944, and was captured in Belgium
by the Germans on January 5, 1945,
Word was later received by the
parents that their son was a prisoner
of war at Stalag 12-A.
Besides his parents, he is survived
by two sisters, Mrs. Marcus E. Hobbs
of Durham, N. C, and Mrs. C. W.
Morgan, Jr., of Cleveland, Ohio.
Funeral Sunday For
Miss Lizzie Brace
Funeral services for Miss Lizzie
Brace, who died at the home of Mrs.
T. S. White at 12:30 Saturday morn
ing, were conducted at the Methodist
Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock:
by the Rev. B. C. Reavis, pastor of
the church. .' . . . v: .1
Miss Brace, a life-long, native of
Hertford, had been making her home
with Mr. and Mrs. Simon Rutenburg
for Che' past several years.' v, .l ' .
V Tritennent was in Cedarwood Ceme
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FINANCE CHAIRMAN REPORTS E BOND
SALES AT S92.735; STILL SHORT OF GOAL
Books Changed At
Mrs. Lucy T. Whedbee, secretary
of the Perquimans Library Board, an
nounced today that the books at two
of the County Library Stations, Bur
gess and Bethel, were changed this
week. A wide selection of new books
popular novels, Westerns, mysteries
and approved reading for Home
Demonstration Clubs are now avail
able in the Bethel community at
Hobbs' store and in the home of
Mrs. Charlie Ward at Burgess.
Books at these and other Library
Stations throughout the county will
be changed at frequent intervals to
permit a large circulation among the
patrons of the County Library.
American troops on Okinawa island
have launched an all-out offensive to
wipe out the Japs remaining on that
bloody strip of land, TJ! miles south
of the Jap mainland. Earlier this
week the U. S. forces called upon the
Japs to surrender, but this appeal
was met with silence. The Japs are
trapped on a plateau, from which
there is no escape, unless they jump
into the sea. Heavy fighting con
tinues on the island but American
forces are steadily moving through
the Jap position.
Australian troops invading North
Borneo, rich oil center in the Pacific
zone, met with little opposition in
landing. The Aussies have advanced
two miles inland, toward the capital
city of Brunei and the rich oil fields
which lie beyond the city. The Aus
tralians are being supported by large
numbers of planes and alco light
naval units, which bombard the coas
Japan witnessed the worst bomb
ing attacks yet over the past week
end as the American Air Korce con
tinue to strike at the heart of Jap
anese industry. It has been reported
that military experts in Washington
are convinced all leading industrial
cities in Japan will be non-existent in
two months due to U. S. Air Korce
Reports from Europe indicate that
the U. S. Third and Seventh Armies
will be retained in that theater, to
handle the occupation of Germany.
The Ninth and 15th Armies are ex
pected to be withdrawn from Europe
and redeployed in the Pacific fight
ing. Previously it was stated that
the 15th Army would be stationed in
Germany for occupational purposes.
Geo. Wood Awarded
First Rotary Medal
For his outstanding ability as a
member of the Perquimans High
School's football, basketball and
baseball teams, George Wood was
chosen as the student at the local
school to receive the Hertford Rotary
Club medal for athletic achievement
for the year 1946. The medal was
presented during the commencement
exercises held last Friday night.
Beginning with the present year,
the local Rotary Club will award this
medal annually to the high school
student showing the best athletic
ability, scholastic standing and citi
zenship during the school term.
Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. El
mer Wood, of Route Three, was full
back on the football team, guard on
the basketball team and played first
base on the baseball squad. He has
been a regular member of these
team 8 for the past two years and was
highly instrumental in the local
school finishing high in athletic
circles during the past year.
The committee named to select the
winner of the award for this year was
composed of F. T. Johnson, School
Superintendent, A. W. Hefren and
TRUCK GAS COUPONS
NOW BEING RENEWED
. Truck owners and operators were
notified today by Mrs., Helen Daven
port, clerk of the Perquimans Ration
Bpard,' that they- may renew their
gasoline coupons for thethird quar
ter" beginning June 15. The coupon's
will not be. valid ..until. July, a, but
the local Board wishes to have all
coupons renewed before that date.
Meeting May Be Held
Next Week to Push
Plans For Finish
"We still need $37,2f5 in sales of E
war bonds to put our county over the
goal in the Seventh War Loan," R.
M. Riddick, chairman of the War Fi
nance Committee, stated Wednesday
in announcink sales up to that time
amounted to $92,7:i5.
He added that unless the sales pick
up considerably over this week-end
that he would call a meeting of the
Finance Committee for one night
next week to see what plans could he
worked out to bring the drive to a
successful finish before the campaign
closes June .'id. Members of the com
mittee will be notified of the meet
ing if it becomes necessary to call
one, the chairman stated.
Sales of E bonds during the past
week amounted to approximately 14
thousand dollars, but this rate is far
too little for the county to meet its
goal on time. More people must pur
chase E bonds in larger amounts to
help make the Seventh War Loan a
complete success in I'erquimans.
A number of solicitors throughout
the county have made reports on
sales during the past week, but with
the still large amount to be sold in
E bonds the chairman is urgipg
community solicitors to make a new
canvass of their neighborhoods in an
effort to holster E bond sales. Per
sons who have not yet purchased
bonds during this Seventh War Loan
are urged to buy them at once to
help the county meet its goal.
Sales in I'erquimans are progress
ing at about the same rate as in oth
er nearby counties and there is a pos
sibility that Perquimans can be the
first county to reach its quota, pro
viding the residents of the county
will buy their bonds now and not
wait until the final cmys of the drive.
The list of members of the 18(10
Club is growing, as can be seen from
the column published elsewhere on
this page, but the. club still needs
members to swell the sales. You Can
be listed as a member of this club by
purchasing a $100 E bond. If your
name is not on the list buy that
bond today and have your name listed
4-H Health King And
Queen To Be Chosen
Tuesday, June 19th
Final selection of a Perquimans
County 4-H Health King and Queen
will be made next Tuesday, June 19,
by Dr. William Bailey, County Health
Officer, it was announced today by
Miss Frances Maness, County Home
At 4-H Club meetings in May, Miss
Audrey Umphlett, in cooperation
with Perquimans Extension workers,
gave health examinations for 180
boys and girls, and after final scores
were added the following were se
lected club winners:
New Hope School Queen, Katie
Belle Gray; King, Harold Colson.
Hertford Grammar (Senior) Queen
Pat Phillips; King, William Grant
Hertford Grammar (Junior)
Queen, Mary Beth Perry; King, Wil
Winfall School (Senior) Queen,
Claire Hunter; King, Francis Onley.
Winfall School (Junior) Queen,
Nonie Lou Lane; King, John Wilmer
All of these club winners have been
asked to meet at the Perquimans
Public Health Department next Tues
day for the final selection of the
County 4-H Queen and King.
Work On Memorial
Field Now Under Way
Work was started this week on the
Perquimans High School Athletic
Memorial Field, and it is expected
the construction will be completed in
time for the High School football
season next fall.
The fence around the old field is
being torn down this week in prepar
ation to grading of the field and in
stallation of lights and a grandstand
and shower house.
The present field will be enlarged
somewhat and space will be left near
the roadway at the southern end of
the field for parking automobiles. -.,
Workmen are expected to begin the
task of installing the light fixtures
within the next week or so.