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cluine XII, Number 25: - - ' 'V, Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, June 22, 1945.
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tiirj bniinv tMne ku Just icorcd direct hlta In ma attack on an aircraft engine plant during strike on
the Tflyo are. Help keep the bombs faUlnf with rreater purchases of War Bonds durinr. the Mifhty Seventh.
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Ffeed After Being
.Prisoner Of Nazis
Germans Not Supermen
Says Braxton . God-
i rey oil Rcleasq f'iM
With tfee FiftK Army, ttly How
does it feel to be on tb receiving end
Jof 0HBtAht . America " aerial bot-.
bardment awl artillery ftre t
? Pritatenrtt Class
i (laMrmn. 2K af Hartfoi
F rolina. orle of three Yi
by a German infantry' unit on the
Fifth Army front, shortly after the
fall of Bologna, said "it was a wild
and harrowing experience, to say the
f -r ClnAtrev. a rifleman in the 133rd
Infantry Regiment, 34th "Red Bull".
Division, spent 20 hours as a prison
er of the Germans, during which
time his captors were pushed back 25
miles under constant air bombard
ment and artillery flre
"Don't let anybody Kid you about
.the so-called , superman," Godfrey
said. "They really were scared to
death of our planes, artillery and
tanks. I've had a sample of both
skinds of medicine, and we definitely
pour it on thicker and with' more ac
curacy. While we were with the
Krauts they had no time to do any
thing but retreat and retreat some
1 more. Our guns knocked out their
guns and vehicles. I . saw no organ
ized resistance. I saw no real lead
ership. They all backtracked as fast
as they could. It was a hellish 20
(frown, and I'll never' forget it."'
V Godfrey, who was stripped of all
personal belongings and $15 in cash
when captured, was rescued , by a
anearhead unit of the First Armored
t Division when his captors-7-2,000
strong ifipre . clamped - Into a small
cluBter oPbuildings south W the Pq
River and forced to surrender after
a brief but blistering nrefigljt. '
: 'A IM : t.l -.J tU : OJ4k .O'rtl.fialAn
i:i: a " nii f f tha
whirlwind offensive that forced the
Germans to their knees in Italy. His
v parents,. Mft fridMwt, T. J, Godfrey,
j live in Hertford. ' ; : ;
lifilifrv Trnitiitiorf X
2nd Li Hulda Wood, daughter
of Mrs. B. T. Wood of Hertford, N.
'"'C. hat, successfully completed her
- basic military training and was re
' cently - graduated from the Basic
Training; Center for Army. Nurses,
an;: Army - Service Force facility, ; at
Camp Rucker,, Alabama. C ;
The four weeks' course just com
pleted wa designated to supplement
her professional civilian nurse's
, traininB- with specialized Army
study and practice." It' familiarized
her with Army, hospital methods and
.sen ana per panem-B m vue neiu. .
Lt. Wood is a graduate of Univer
sity of Maryland,'-' Baltimore,' Md.
She enlisted , in the Army '-Nurse
Corps on May 5, 1945.; ' '.
rt, North k-lk
j As a graduate t of the Military
I Training Center, she la eligible for
i assignment to an Army general or
t-i station hospit il in this Country or to
o' ty. . - , t t ,
i i Reports from Okinawa indicate
that the fighting for that bloodaoak
ed island ia in the final stages, with
Jape, being confined to small pockets
nearithe. cliffs on the island, from
which they will Jikely jump into the
gee,' rather1 than surrender to United
States Marines and Army troops,
fhe Tenth Army tost its commander
early this week, when it waa report
ed that General Boickner had been
1114 jPSieheU fires while watching
ceRt"7of 'the . Jai.TBi'.Japs
are t repotted to be resisting stub
bornly the advance of the American
American airmen set the torch to
four more Jap cities this week with
heavy bombs which hit the towns
listed as small industrial areas. More
than -400 Superforts were reported in
the raid. A statement by General
Arnold thiB week' said that by the
end of 1946 there would be nothing
left in Japan - for bombers to hit.
This bombing of Japan is following
the same pattern used, on Germany,
to knock out the manufacturing and
oil refineries of the enemy and thus
strangling the supply line serving
General MacArthur's headquarters
in the Philippines report American
forces are accelerating the mopping
up on Luzon, and also report the
Japs in that section are now sur
rendering in larger numbers than
ever before. Meanwhile Tokyo radio
says that the Japs are not seeking
peace and calls upon the Japanese
for defense of their homeland against
American troops in Europe have
uncovered a vast Nazi treasure, esti
mated St Ave billion dollars. The
loot included securities, currency and
Valuables believed to have been own
ed by many of the Victims of the
Nazi death camps. The cache also
included the national wealth - owned
by Austria, and Bavaria.
America welcomed General. Eisen
hower this week "when he returned
from Europe for the first time since
assuming the leadership of the, Allied
armies in Europe. The General was
given a tremendous reception in
Washington and New York. He told
a press conference that the men of
the armed forces are expecting 'the
United Nations to ' keep the ; peace
now that the war in Europe hks been
wort. . ' '
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Reports from San FrancisKt indi
cate that- the conference . theVe will
wind pp with a foundation for, Estab
lishing a world organization t-biain-tain
peace; . the conference iis still
htt.tin? unAcm hut is exnected to come
to a close Shortly. ' This wtek the
United "Nations denied admittance to
Spain r and indicated It would be a
long time before Germanjf and, Japan
would be, admitted rto the grots 6,,
'CHILDREN'S DAY PROGRAM
' 'A' Children's Day program" tin be
presented ' at ,, the Bagley wamp
Church at 8:45 o'clock Sunday, June
25, it was announced today The
public is cordially invited to Uttend
the service. , h . j,
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County Health King
And Queen Selected
Dr. William Bailey County Health
Officer, selected the Health King and
Queen of 4-H clubs in Perquimans
County this week, after giving each
club winner a thorough examination.
Claire Hunter of the Winfall
Senior Club was selected Queen of
Health, and John Chappell of the
Winfall Junior Club won the honors
as being the King of Health. Crown
ing of the King and Queen will take
place at a program to be announced
later, Miss Frances Maness, County
Home Agent, said today.
Selection of the King and Queen
was a fpllow-up of ..health axamiiuu
. r . ' A ' TT
tn)ris given w eacn -xi uuu mem
ber in the county by Miss Audrey
Umphlett, County Nurse, and N. C.
Extension workers during the month
of May. Club winners were selected
according to , a score card. These
winners were contestants in the con
test this week, resulting in the final
selection of the healthiest boy and
girl in the county.
Runners-up in the contest were
Katie Belle Gray, Harold Colson, Pat
Phillips, Bill Hall, Mary Beth Perry,
Willis Proctor, Francis Onley and
Nonie Lou Lane.
State College Club
Hears Prof. Ruffner
Members of the Perquimans Coun
ty State College Club were hosts at
a chicken dinner last Thursday even
ing for the students of G. C. Buck's
agricultural and vocational classes at
Perquimans High School. SeveVal
fathers of the boys also attended.
Guest sDeaker for the occasion was
Professor C. F. Ruffner, head of the
Department of Animal Husbandry at
State College. "Pop" Taylor, alum
ni secretary of the college, also spoke
to the group.
Members of the club attending the
dinner were E. Leigh Winslow, E. M.
Perry, L. W. Anderson, a. k. wins
low and A. H. Edwards.
Ray White Home With
Discharge From Army
Ray White, husband o! fMrs. Hazel
White d)d son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake
T. White, arrived home Saturday af
ter having received a disability dis
charge from' the .armed forces.
He was discharged after having
served 38 months in the army, dur
ing which time he saw action in the
battle for France and Germany. He
was attached to Patton's Third
. Mr. White was injured in Novem
ber, 1944,; and since that time has
been in , nine hospitals in France,
England and this country. He was
discharged at Fort Story, Va.
W. G; Hollowell Named
i Congrtssmaft Herbert C: Bonner
this week announced the appointment
of W; H. Hollowell as Postmaster of
the third cDus, Post Office at Win
fall. ''- ' ' r '. 7
Mr..HoJloweU has been serving In
the1 capacity, for. several years and it
if presumed hi Is a re-appointment
to the post .'i, . i V ,
Club Seeks Information
On Rooms For Navy
Members of the Operating Com
mittee for the Hertford USO Club
were given a report of club activi
ties for the past month at a meeting
of the group held Monday night. The
repprt y&s made by Edgar J. Hill,
Mr. Hill pointed out that after sev
eral months of little activity, the
club has suddenly become rushed
with business due to the increased
number of men stationed at Harvey
Point, arid that there was a need for
renewed interest on the part of vol
unteer workers, needed at the club Co
help 1 provide entertainment for the
service men. This is especially true
regarding the group of men hosts
who serve at the club each night
from 8:30 to 11:30.
The committee recommended a re
shuffling of the men hosts and the
adding of several new names to this
group in order to solve the problem.
The operating committee also voted
that fthe USO would open Sunday
mornings between 9:30 and 10:30
A. M., at which time the director
would form a Jav-a Club and free cof
fee and doughnuts would be served
all -service personnel attending this
club. During the hour a short reli
gious service would be conducted,
Mr. Hill stated.
The committee named Mrs. C. R.
Holmes, Miss Mary Sumner and Miss
Frances Maness as a committee to
pass on the applications of all GSO
Mr. Hill reported to the committee
that the club also seeks information
pertaining to available rooms in or
der to help service men locate hous
ing facilities for themselves and their
wives during their stay here. It was
stated that the task of finding out
about available rooms is almost im
possible as the public has not co
operated by reporting vacancies. At
the present time the Harvey Point
base has a large number of men sta-
5d.the,re, many of whon are just
people of Hertford are asked to help
make their stay here as comfortable
as possible by renting rooms to men
stationed at Harvey Point before
renting them out to men stationed at
other nearby bases.
Mr. Hill told the operating com
mittee if local people would notify
. 1 - - ....
the USO of room vacancies the club
would be in position to give this in-
formation to prospective tenants and
thus be helping both landlords and
the service men seeking rooms.
In Short Session
Little time was consumed by the
Perquimans Recorder's Court here
Tuesday morning in disposing of
three cases docketed for hearing.
Miles Jones, Negro, was fined $25
and ordered to pay the costs of
court after being found guilty of
possessing non-tax paid whiskey.
Mrs. V. L, Proctor entered a plea
of guilty to driving without a license
and was taxed with court costs.
Henderson Bond, Negro from Cho
wan County, was found guilty of de
stroying personal property. Judge
Johnson ordered the defendant to
pay a fine of $50 and costs of court,
twenty five dollars of the fine to be
remitted George Bonner for damages.
Bond cut the tires from the car
owned by Bonner, after the latter
had successfully wooed Bond's girl
away from him. Patrolman Charles
Payne testified that in making the
arrest Bond put up some resistance
in being taken into custody.
Last Group Pictures
This Week And Next
The last two series o pifctures of
service men from this county will be
shown from the screen of the State
Theatre this week and next, Mrs.
Vera Broughton, manager, stated to
day. The pictures will include those of
J. Dale, H. Lewis, G. E. Field, C. J.
Lane, L. Nachman, Jr., C. F. Sum
ner, C. Stokes, T. J. Nixon, H. C.
Nixon, C. Britt, J. 0. Britt, D. Jones,
F. Butler, W. A. Trueblood, C. Lane,
H. D. Nachman, H. B. Umphlett, H.
Stokes, F. B. Nixon, A. E. Britt, S.
Britt, "J. H. Britt, T. HoWell, V. "L.
Perry, L. N. Bagley, R. Cone, Zack
Harris, C. E. Harris, J. 0. Felton, A.
0, Turneiy C. N. Trueblood, W. Wins
low, C. W. Miller, J. Perry, J. M.
Chappell, ,W. Stalling, J. L. Harris,
B. -G. KoWe,sF. P. Brownj C F.
Murray and J. W. Trueblood.
PERQUIMANS FIRST COUNTY TO REACH
OVER ALL GOAL SEVENTH WAR LOAN DRIVE
1800 Club Members
With the Seventh War Loan "over
the top" in Perquimans County, here
is an additional list of persons who
h"lped make the drive a success by
the purchase of a $100 K bond, and
thus entitled to membership in the
Mrs. Joel Hollowell, W. C. Chap
pell, Margaret Chappell, Mrs. J. E.
White, Mrs. Laura Roherson,' Edna
J. Nixon, Mrs. I!. B. Dawson, Mrs.
W. H. Oakey, Jr., Mrs. Lloyd Horton,
Delia Winslow, Maude Mathews, Jes
se Harrell, R. E. Vickers, Mrs. R. E.
Vickers, Jesse Rountree, ,). E. Wins
low, Cassie Winslow, M. T. Griffin,
Joyce Harrell, Mrs. Ellen McCallum,
A. R. Winslow, Jr., Way land L.
White, Jocelyn Applewhite, Kenneth
I'.ateman, Robert Hall, Mrs. W. H.
Barber, H. C. Stokes, Mrs.,H. C.
Stokes, Mrs. C. 1!. White, Clarence
Phillips, Mattie Phillips. W. C. Mor
gan, W. C. Morgan, Jr., Millie Burke
Morgan, Lisle Mathews, Dr. T. P.
Brinn, Mrs. T. P. Prion, Kate W.
Hudson, Mary Tudor Wilson, Mrs. C.
E. Cannon, Ida Lee White, Mrs. L. C
Winslow, Mrs. M. J. Gregory, Mattie
Shannonhouse, Lizzie Brown Thach,
L. N. Hollowell, Milton Dail, Jr.,
Mrs. Milton Dail, Mrs. Trim Wilson,
Mrs. C. P. Morris, Mrs. T. S. White,
Mrs. W. F. Madre, Z. A. Harris, Eva
Brinkley Harris, L. A. Smith, D. H.
Eure, Mrs. D. H. Eure, Walter Pri
vott, Eva V. Cooper and Martha
Two Soldiers 86th
Division In County
Two members of the 8(ith Divi
sion, which landed in New York on
Sunday atfer having taken part in
the closing battles for Germany, ar
rived in Hertford this week to visit
The men, First Sergeant Charles
Campbell, brother of Max Campbell,
Kragg Monday trom Camp Kilmer,
N. J., where they were taken after
disembarking from the ships which
brought them from Europe. They
received furlough papers at Fort
tiragg and alter a thirty-day leave
will report to Camp Gruber, Okla.,
i and probably will be assigned duty
in the Pacific war zone,
Following the collapse of the Nazis
the commanding officer of the 8(ith
Division, Mai. den. Melasky
on, Mai. den. Melasky, com
mended the men or fthe excellent job
they did in the closing days of the
European war. He stated, "As part
of the Third Army in the American
drive to crush Nazi resistance in the
vaunted redoubt the 86th Division
played an enviable part. Starting
the engagement south of Ansbach,
the Division thrust through 120 miles
of enemy held territory in 12 days;
captured 100 villages; released 15,000
Allied prisoners from under the Nazi
yoke; captured 14,000 enemy forces,
and reduced his natural water bar
riers in the Altmuhl, Danube and
Isar rivers with a speed which left
his defense hopelessly broken.
"I can think of no more fitting tri
bute to the valiant deeds of the men
of this division than to say that you
accomplished what I expected and
had faith you would do; that you ac
complished no more was because
there was nothing else to be done. I
am indeed honored to have com
manded the Blackhawk Division."
Bible School Ends
A commencement program which
climaxes the two weeks Vacation
Bible School conducted here by the
Hertford Baptist Chureh, will be held
at the church Sunday evening at 8
o'clock, the Rev. Howard G. Daw
kins, pastor, announced today.
All of the children who have at
tended the Bible School will have a
part on the program that is being
planned. It was stated that the
average attendance at the school
The public is invited to attend the
service and a special invitation is ex
tended to parents of the children,
taking part in the program.
COTTAGE PRAYER MEETING
The cottage prayer meeting of the
Baptist Church will be with Mrs. J.
P. Perry at her home on Front street
Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.
All ladies are cordially invited.
E Bond Quota Reached
Tuesday at Noon; To
tal Sales $728,860
By diligent effort on the part of
the War Finance Committee and
splendid cooperation from the pub
lic, Perquimans County became the
first county in the Albemarle to
reach its Seventh War Loan quota.
The county sales of F, 'bonds went
over the top shortly before noon on
Tuesday when E bond sales register
ed ? 132,717.00. So far as known,
Perquimans is the first county in
North Carolina to reach its Seventh
War Loan goal.
Over-all sales during the drive,
which do.es not close officially until
the end of next week, reached more
than three-quarters of a million dol
lars. R. M. Riddick, chairman of the
War Finance Committee, who de
serves much credit for the success of
the drive, announced that sales of E
bonds and coupon bonds totalled
$828,8(10. To as of Tuesday noon.
The quota for coupon bonds, which
was $171,000, was passed several
weeks ago, but it took hard work on
the part of the solicitors to raise the
quota for the Series E bonds. The
county needed slightly under $9,000
worth of bond sales to reach its goal
on Monday night, when Mr. Riddick
called a meeting of the Finance Com
mittee. This group mapped out a
plan to put the drive over on Tues
day and calls were made that day
which resulted in sufficient sales for
the county to notify the State head
quarters that Perquimans had met
the challenge and purchased its quo
ta of bonds.
"We have maintained our record hi
war bond campaigns by keeping our
county among those first to reach
their quotas, and I know that the
boys from this county who are in the
armed forces will read the news
proudly and know that we are back
ing them up with the dollars to pro
vide the means for knocking Japan
out of the war,'
Mr. Riddick stated
the success of the
He expressed his thanks to those
who are serving on the committee
and soliciting sales and also to every
Mi', "Li, in fr,hi hiafvirr Moat fha wAa hi.
purchasing bonds. However, he urg
ed those who have not purchased
nonos, nui plan to aunng tnis drive,
j to remember to buy the bonds in or
ider to help the State meet its goal.
Some counties are lagging behind the
'quota and the sales in every county
will go toward meeting the State
Two Draft Calls For
White Men Received
Two contingents of white selectees
will be called up to fill draft calls
during the next two weeks, Mrs. Ruth
Sumner, clerk of the local Board,
stated today. Ten selectees will
leave here next Wednesday, June 27,
for induction and ten more will fol
low on July 5 to receive pre-induction
The registrants who have been or
dered to report for induction next
week are David Nixon, Joseph No
well, Dennis Eure, Jr., Roland Cope
land, Jr., Horace Boyce, Carl Wins
low, Leroy Overton, Johnnie Harrell
and Jacob L. White, Jr.
A group of twenty Negro regis
trants left here Tuesday of this week
for Fort Bragg to undergo pre-induction
examinations. The local Board
has been notified there will be no in
duction call for Negroes during July.
Curb Market To Open
Here On Saturday
A curb market, offering fresh pro
duce from local farms, will open
here on Saturday and continue each
week thereafter for the summer
months, Miss Frances Maness, Coun
ty Home Agent, announced today.
The market will be operated by
the ladies of the various Home Dem
onstration Clubs and will be located
at the building on the grounds of the
Hertford Grammar School.
RED CROSS CHAPTER
GIVEN NEW QUOTA
Perquimans County's Red Cross
Chapter has been given a new quota
for articles to be made by the sew
ing project, officials of the chapter
announced this week. The quota in
cludes 300 pairs of sox, 25 pairs of
bedroom slippers and 100 bedside
Materials for these items will be
available shortly and volunteers are
asked to contact their block leaders
for instructions on making the articles.