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American forsre mopping up
Japanese reuiowiu. .wwjn m wre vm
nawa area this weiek, and ere discov
. ring.more. and. more Japs are sur
Tendering rather (ban commit suicide
or te lulled, American reports from
the island list Jap losses at more than
'110,000, with some 8,000 prisoners.
,Th Japs attempted a heavy air attack
on the island late last week, but this
wa beaten' off by the flak and U. S.
" Radio Tokyo has been jittery during
th past week and claims invasion of
either the Jap mainland or China is
lose at hand. Tokyo has reported
Naval task forces in several areas but
for Security reasons no confirmation or
future plans, except the promised
heavy bombing of Japan, has been an
nounced by American commanders.
XPJEE Air Forces have ranged wide
over vast areas in the Pacific, sinking
or damaging Jap shipping.
Japanese troops in China are re
treatinglnto a closer area, related to
the -territory nearest their mainland.
Chinese troops have recovered a large
area and are less than 150 miles from
Shanghai. Included in the regained
territory are several American air
fields which had to be abandoned to
advancing Jap troops last year.
.General MacArthur's troops on Lu
;'Xon axe bringing that battle to a close,
according to reports, which have an
nounced the landing of airborne sol
diers in the area, and the trapping of
some ?0,OO0 Jap troops. Hard fight
. ng is ' still in progress on Mindanao
Island in the Philippines, tho reports
President Truman closed the Unit
ed Nations Conference at San Fran
cisco with a speech Tuesday which
"hailed the adoption of a charter for
lasting peace... The charter will now
be acted upon by the nations partid
patfngj the conference and accord
is to reports all of the nations will
"vote it peeeptance. It was pointed
oat that ;ith the charter the nations
have the fllaij for establishing an or
ganization iwriMtaitjW- eaceof
the world.' "'
Plans for the final occupation of
Germany are being completed by the
Allies in Europe. France has been
. A! I 1L
fjlven a zone oi occupation anu me
portions to be occupied by Ameri
cans, British and Russians have been
defined. A report made this week
Stated that United States and British
troops would move into Berlin short
ly to occupy their part of the Ger
man capital. Trials of the war guilty
are expected to be started late this
summer and further plans for the
strict control of Germany are being
Changed At USO
. Edgar J. Hill, director of the Hert
ford USO, announced today a change
in the program schedule at the local
club. Movies, presented free to ser
vice men, will jbe shown on Saturday
nights instead" of Thursdays, and a
group sponsored program has been
moved into the Thursday night spot,
i; The USO, sponsored its second
block dance of the summer on Tues-
Yday of this week and the Officers
I -.. h. , . 1 .' TTT 1
Wives lilUD enjoyea a picnic on ttcu
nesday. Wives of the enlisted men
held their luncheon as usual Thurs
Mr, Hill stated the USO is being
swamped with requests for informa
tion on available rooms and he again
urged the ' residents of Hertford and
the surrounding territory to notify
the USO Club of room vacancies as a
means of helping service personnel
locate facilities tot families, i
Legion Post To Meet
Friday Night, July 6 '
" The WmVPaul Stallings Post of the
American ; Legion will hold InstallaT
tion services for - new officers St a
meeting at the Agriculture Building
In Hertford JFriday night, July 6. ".
.-V, N. Darden wilL be installed as
post commander and B. C. Berry as
adjutant - Other appointed posts will
be filled by, members named by the
"new commander. -1 -
; AH members .of the Post are urged
to attend the meeting, i ..
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CIRCLE NO, TO MEET "
Circle No. 6 of the Hertford Bap
tist Church will meet Tuesday even-
I ing, July 3. at ft o'clock at the homo
v of Mrs. E, A. Goodwin. .All members
are nrged to be present, ,.. , ( :i
' ' 'CIRCLE NO. 4 TO MEET
1 Circle No. of the Hertford Bap-
V tint Church will meet Monday night
n Room No. 1 at-the church. AH
nembers are urged to bs present- .'
F.W. Median Rites
At Elizabeth City
Died In Richmond on
P. W. McMullan, 69, one cf the
foremost lawyers of North Carolina,
and former resident of Hertford, died
Sunday morning at 10:15 o'clock at a
Richmond hospital. He entered the
hospital for treatment on Saturday.
Born in Hertford on August Ul,
1875, a son of William Thomas and
Sally Wood McMullan, he graduated
from the University of North Caro
lina with the class of '98, and was
admitted to the bar the following
year. He married Flora Brockctt in
1900, who preceded him in death in
Mr. McMullan was prominent in
State politics and led the campaign
which resulted in the election f J. C.
B. Ehringhaus as Governor. He serv
ed one term as State Senator in
1938, and more than once was men
tioned for appointment to the North
Carolina Supreme Court.
He practiced law in Hertford for
14 years prior to moving to Elizabeth
City, where he practiced for 31
years. He returned to Hertford many
times to appear in courts here.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs.
McDonald Nixon, of Elizabeth City;
three sons, Maj. John Brockett Mc
Mullan, United States Army, sta
tioned in India; Charles G. McMul
lan, of Richmond and William Oscar
McMullan of California. A brother,
Dr. T. S. McMullan, of Elizabeth
City; three half sisters, Mrs. Thomas
B. Sumner, Mrs. B. G. Koonce and
Mrs. W. G. Wright of Hertford, and
two half brothers, Edwin McMullan
of Greenville and Roulac McMullan
of Washington, D. C, also survive.
City, also survives.
Funeral services were conducted
Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at the
home of Mrs. Nixon by the Rev. Al
len T. Brantley, pastor of the First
Methodist Church, . Burial was made
in New Hollywood Cemetery.
Julian H. Broughton
For outstanding service in amphi
bious operations in the Philippine
Islands, Julian H. Broughton, son of
Mr Vera Broughton of Hertford,
has been commended by his com
manding officer, Lt. Comdr. P. N.
The citation read: "Conducting
himself with credit to the service
while participating in the following
amphibious operations in the Philip
"With the exception of Lingayen
Gulf, all landings were made on D-
Day. This man acquitted himself
with honor under numerous enemy
air attacks in which his ship brought
down three Japanese planes and as
sisted in shooting down several oth
ers." The landings were listed as fol
Ormoc Bay, Leyte, December .7,
San Jose, Mindoro, December 15,
Lingayen Gulf, Luzon, January 11,
Grande Island, Subic Bay, January
San Felipe, Luzon, January 29,
Puerto Princess, Palawn, February
Zamboanga, Mindanao, March 10,
Cebu Island, March 23, 1945.
Legaspi Port, Luzon, April 1, 1945.
Deadline Nears For
Purchase Use Stamp
Collector of Internal Revenue C. H.
Robertson today reminded all mo
torists that Saturday is the deadline
date for purchasing auto use stamps,
to be placed upon windshields begin
ning July 1. ; -
If 22 Perquimans County residents
who have been expecting to 'receive
their canning sugar coupons by mail
and who have not yet received them
will contact the local Ration . Board
office, thetf will receive the coupons,
Mrs, Helen Davenport, clerk of the
Board, stated today. ;
The coupons have Been returned to
the OPA office by the Poet Office be
cause the ' address given is '(incom
plete and the ration clerks have no
way of knowing the proper addresses
Thfl; OPA office' sUtto s4 Vocation
books; issued to Kenneth Csjt and
Mary Temperi which were found and
turned In to the local offlceff The
owner! of these books may have them
by -appearing t the Board office,
Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, June 29, 1945.
Work Terminates Sat.
Perquimans County's farm trans
portation committee, composed of Dr.
E. E. White, Milton Dail, A. T. Lane,
J. W. Ward and Julian White, will be
terminated June 30, according to an
announcement made this week by the
Office of Defense Transportation.
The committee assisted farmers in
making application to the ODT for
certificates of war necessity for the
operation of farm trucks and for the
purchase of new farm trucks. The
committee also promoted transporta
tion conservation and vehicle main
tenance programs among farmers.
After June 30 farmers seeking cer
tificates of war necessity or applica
tions for the purchase of new farm
trucks should get in touch with their
nearest ODT office or their local Ra
Hot Weather Cause
For Ice Shortage
Continued hot weather during the
past two weeks caused ice to be
placed on the list of shortages here
in Hertford last week, when the de
mand exceeded the capacity of the
local ice plant and it became impos
sible to buy ice from other sources.
The local plant has been operating
at capacity, according to Town of
ficials, and additional ice has been
purchased from other towns, but last
week the demand caught up with the
supply and the local plant ran out of
the frozen water.
Hertford's plant has a capacity for
producing 10 tons of ice daily, and
the crew at the plant has been pull
ing some 65 three hundred pound
cakes of the stuff each day, but last
week the demand overtook the sup
ply, and despite efforts of officials to
purchase additional ice from other
sources, the local supply was ex
hausted for the first time in two
Many customers appeared at the
plant for ice, but had to wait until
the machinery could freeze the day's
production before obtaining their
supply. Town officials state every ef
fort will be made to supply everybody
with ice and that the plant will be
operated toward this end; also at
tempts to buy additional ice will be
continued in order to keep the people
of Hertford in ice during the remain
ing hot days of summer.
Ordered To Report
Fourteen white registrants have
been ordered to report at the local
Draft Board office on July 5 to go to
Fort Bragg for pre-induction exam
inations, Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk
of the Draft Board, announced today.
The selectees who will fill this call
are Jasper Layden, Merrill Layden
Joseph Copeland, Claude Moore, Wil
liam Stallings, Jesse Morgan, Oscar
White, William Cartwright, Erwin
Stallings, Clarence White, Jarvis
Ward, Rolla White, John Winslow
and Clifton Stallings.
Mrs. Sumner also stated that the
local Board has received a call for 11
white selectees to be inducted into
the armed forces on July 24. The
Board has not as yet selected the men
to fill this call.
Hertford Stores To
Close Fourth Of July
As has been the custom in past
years, Hertford's stores and business
houses will observe the national holi
day, July 4, next Wednesday by clos
ing all day.
The post offices of the county will
also be closed for the day and there
will be no' rural delivery. However,
mail will be received and dispatched
as usual at the Hertford Post Office,
and patrons may obtain mail from
their boxes at the office.
Customers of local stores are asked
to remember that stores will be clos
ed all day instead of just the half
day on Wednesday of next week.
Brother Of Hertford
Resident Is Killed
Word was received here last Sat
urday that Staff Sergeant Rankin H.
Ward, .brother of Mrs. Fenton Britt,
of Hertford, was killed in October,
1944, While being transferred from a
prisoner of war camp in the Philip
pines to Japan, :
- Sgt Ward was reported missing in
action since May 7, 1942, and later
word was received that he was a Jap
prisoner. According to the message
received last week, the young man
lost his life when a ship on which he
was being transferred to Japan was
sunk off the China coast
' H had been stationed in the
Philippines since IHV ' .
For Chas. Vhedbee
Died In Norfolk Tues
Charles Whedbee, prominent Hert
ford attorney and former State Sen
ator, died in a Norfolk hospital Tues
day morning following an extended
illness. Born September 7, 1875, the
son of the late James Monroe and
Fannie Skinner Whedbee, he was f9
years of age at the time of his death.
In addition to serving as a State
Senator for two terms, he formerly
was a member of the State Highway
an(J Public Works Commission, andi
served as legislative advisor to the
Governor during the administration
of Governor J. C. I!. Khringhaus.
charter member of the Hertford
Rotary Club, Mr. Whedbee took an
active interest in the affairs of Hert
ford and Perquimans County. He
was a director of the Hertford Bank-:
ing! Company, director and secretary I
of '.Major-Loom is Company and had
served as county attorney for Per
quimans for 25 years.
He was also legislative adviser for
the State Library Commission and
did much to improve and' enlarge
the State Library system.
For over 40 years he served as a
trustee of the University of North
Carolina, practically all of which
time he has been on the executive
Committee of this group, and in 1943
received the honorary degree of doc
tor of laws from that institution.
For several years Mr. Whedbee
served, without pay, as superinten
dent of public instruction for Per
His first wife was the former
Mabel Martin of Wilmington, to
whom he was married in 1901. She
died in 1910. He was married, in
January, 1917, to Miss Evelyn Cope-
land, of Hertford. Surviving are his
wife, a son, Silas M. Whedbee, a
daughter, Mrs. Jocelyn Applewhite,
two grandchildren and two sisters,
Mrs. Samuel Watkins of Henderson,
N. C, and Mrs. Sidney McMullan of
''UBalgervices were conducted
Wednesday affernoon"t3 o'clock at
the home by the Rev. E. T. Jilson and
the Rev. B. C. Reavis. Burial was in
Pallbearers were Dr. T. P. Brinn,:
Charles E. Johnson, Claude White, R. '
M. Riddick, E. M. Perry, Norman El-j
liott, Philip McMullan and R. S.
Storm Causes Little
Damage In County
Reports from over the county
Tuesday morning indicated that little
damage was noted from the hurri
cane which swept Eastern North
Carolina Monday night and early
Tuesday morning. Soft rains which
fell during most of Monday afternoon
conditioned the ground to prevent
heavy damage to crops when the
winds came later during the night.
Most farmers report their corn
flattened by the winds, but it is be
lieved that this crop will right it
self as the growing season c ntinues,
and that the rain did more good than
the wind did damage.
In Hertford practically no damage
was noted at all. A few tree limbs
were scattered over streets and the
local phone system was out of order
for a short time, but no great dam
age was reported.
Court Recesses For
Perquimans County's Recorder's
Court was in recess this week in tri
bute to P. W. McMullan, prominent
attorney, who died Sunday, and all
cases on the docket were continued
until the next term of court.
Members of the local bar served as
honorary pallbearers at the McMul
lan funeral which was held Tuesday
W. H. Pitt, clerk of court, stated
that approximately ten cases were
docketed for hearing this week.
These will be tried next Tuesday.
Lloyd A. Stallings
Wins Silver Star
Lloyd A. Stallings, son of Lethea
R. Stallings, of Belvidere, has been
awarded the Silver Star for gallantry
against the enemy, according to an
announcement received here this
Sgt Stallings is with -the 357th
Infantry Regiment Division in Ger
many and his army Job is that pf a
squad leader. .
Taken For Fuel Oil
Users of fuel oil in Eastern North
Carolina are urged to fill out appli
cations for their winter supply now,
District OPA Director Theodore S.
Johnson, said today.
Johnson stressed the importance
of ordering the first tank full of oil
on the day coupons are received
from the War Price and Rationing
"Your tank is part of America's
storage," he pointed out. "With
bulk storage filled to capacity with
fighting gasoline, to delay your or
der now is to overburden transpor
tation and run a risk of cold homes
"Heavy storage will not be avail
able to meet your instantaneous
needs this fall, because transporta
tion facilities are still inadequate
for heavy demands," he added.
"Every tank which is filled today
insures a warm house this fall and
lessens the strain on America's man
power," Johnson said.
Sgt James Winslow
Gets Bronze Star
Sgt. James T. Winslow, Jr., son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Winslow of
lielvidere, N. C. was recently award
ed the Bronze Star Medal.
Sgt. Winslow was stationed at
Camp Kilmer, N. J. before leaving
the States on May 18, 1!44, and
landed in England May liMrd. He
stayed in England until the 5th of
July, then went to France, taking
three days to make the journey.
Sgt. Winslow started fighting the
11th of July, which was his first day
"1 was wounded in the back at
Saint Lo the 1st of AiiRiist, and was
taken to Cherbourg to the hospital
for treatment." stated Winslow. He
was in the hospital until the 28th
"I was then sent back to my out
fit at Nancy, France,-.and remained
there exactly one month and one
day before being wounded again.
This time I was hit in both legs. I
j was again removed to a hospital
j in England by plane, and remained
there until the 5th of October. I
was there about a month, before
being sent to a place to take ex
ercises so that I could get back in
good shape for duty. I was sent
back to V ranee January 1st; to.go
through several replacement cen
ters and enter 481 AAA outtit,''
New Rotary Officers
Take Over Next Week
Officers of the Hertford Rotary
Club, elected during April, will as
sume their duties at the first meet
ing of the club in July, according to
R. S. Monds, secretary of the club.
The officers to be installed are:
W. H. Hardcastle, president; Dr. A.
B. Bonner, vice-president; K. S.
Monds, secretary-treasurer; J. R.
Futrell, W. H. Hardcastle, W. A.
Hefren, C. P. Morris, Max Campbell
and Dr. A. li. Bonner, directors.
Following the installation, the in
coming president, Mr. Hardcastle,!
will name the various club com
mittees for the year.
William Howell Rites
Funeral services for William F.
Howell, 77, who died at his home on
Route Two, Hertford, at 8:45 o'clock
Tuesday morning, after an illness of
two years, were conducted at the
home Wednesday afternoon at 4
o'clock by the Lynch Funeral Home.
The Rev. B. W. Laughlin officiated
and Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Cooper sang
"You Will Not Have to Cross Jordan
Alone" and "The Old Rugged Cross."
Surviving are four sons, Coston,
Wayland, Louis and Edgar Howell,
all of this county; five daughters,
Mrs. C. N. Miller, Mrs. Bertha
Whitehead, of Elizabeth City, Mrs.
J. O. White, Miss Alma Howell of
Perquimans and Mrs. Leroy Barrow
Interment was in the family plot.
irst Cotton Bloom
Cotton blooms are appearing in
A. D. Thach, of Route 1, sent the
first bloom received "at the Perqui
mans Weekly office this year, and
thus is given the free subscription
offered by this newspaper for the
first bloom sent in.
Mr. Thach sent in two blooms, one
he found on June 23 and the ther
on June 25. The blooms appeared
this year during the same week as
the first bloom was found last year.
Claude Williams sent in the first
bloom last year on June 21.
$1.50 Per Year.
Million Mark Here
Chairman Riddick Ex
For Best Record Yet
A new record of the sales of war
bonds has been made in Perquimans
County, and with almost a week re
maining of the Seventh War Loan
campaign, total sales in this county
are expected to pass the. million dgl
lar mark, according to R. M. Kid
dick, chairman of the War Finance
Series K bonds, those individual
bonds the government urges the pub
lic to buy as savings investment, are
moving along well and more than
$8,000 worth were purchased since
last week. Sales of these bonds now
total $1:18,579. Mr. Riddick stated
that the county is expected to receive
credit for K bond purchases made by
corporations and these may swell the
total past the $200,00(1 mark.
Sales of all types of bonds in Per
quimans County up to Wednesday
noon amounted to $84.'!,5(0, by far
the best record ever achieved in the
county during any bond drive.
Persons who joined the 1800 Club
since last week included Mary B.
Harrell, John Itroughton, Sr., Herbert
Williams, R. M. Baker, Mrs. R. S.
Monds, Jr., Henry C. Sullivan, Jr.,
Mrs. Henry C. Sullivan, Gustave
Koch, George Chappell, Thomas Mor
gan, Mrs. Thomas Morgan, Elbert N.
Chappell, Thomas Chappell and J.
Elmer Wood, all of whom purchased
at least a $100 E bond during the
So far as has been learned, Per
quimans County was the first county
in North Carolina to reach its E
bond goal and it is expected it will
surpass the additional amount the
county was requested to sell in help
ing the State reach its Seventh War
Mr. Riddick expressed his apprecia
tion to the people of Perquimans for
the excellent results obtained here
during the campaign, and especially
thanks all of the solicitors who made
a house-to-house canvass in selling
E bonds, thus aided the War Fi
nance Committee to put the cam
paign way past the. goal.
He said, "We have done It1 Hplendid
job and everyone has the right to fee!
proud that the county leads the en
tire State in selling our quota first;
it was the wonderful cooperation of
the public which made the drive a
Tires On Increase
Maybe it is the heat, or maybe it
was just old age. At any rate a
large number of tires on cars owned
by Perquimans motorists needed re
placing last week and the local Ra
tion Board issued purchase permits to
(Hi motorists at its meeting last Sat
urday, according to Mrs. Helen Dav
enport, clerk of the Board.
Passenger type certificates were is
sued Roy Lane 2, Joshua Simpson 2,
Hardy Wiggins .'i, A. L. Godfrey, Al
vin Hunter 2, Johnson Downing, Gil
bert White 2. William Copeland,
George Gallop 2, Martha Whidbee 2,
Floyd Copeland, C. P. Banks 2, Ar
dell Byruni, R. L. Revells 2, T. E.
Mansfield, Hollowell Chevrolet Com
pany, Otho Winslow, John Rlanch
ard, Hubert Chappell 2, George Barr
2, H. H. White, James Everett, A. R.
Cook 2, McCarty Mitchell 2, George
Benton, W. R. Brothers, Jacob White
2, Robert White, V. C. Winslow, R.
C. Murray, R. B. Thatch 2, Linwood
Harrell 2, Floyd Riddick, W. E. Rus
sell, Sidney Goodwin, State Highway
Patrol 2, Vernon Ward, L. A. Ward
2, Bill Fowler, A. B. Mize, T. M.
Walker 2, William Stroud, Max
Campbell, J. T. Harris, C. A. Kyne 2,
Clarence Byrum 2, Callie Burke, D.
H. Sink, Kenneth Miller, M. T. Grif
fin 2, DeLuxe Cleaners 2, C. G.
Stephens, J. L. Nixon, J. B. Miller 2,
and Nathaniel Riddick 2.
Truck type: Noah Felton, Jr., Jas
per Winslow 2, J. F. Lamb, F. N.
Mansfield, Thomas Byrum, R. B.
Chappell, Wayland White 2, Major
Loomis 3, J. W. Pierce 2, Ernest
Morgan 2, and Ward Hunter 2.
The Rev. E. T. Jilson, rector of
Holy Trinity Church of Hertford,
announced today the following sum
mer schedule for the Holy Trinity
Beginning Sunday, July 1, one ser
vice will be conducted each Sunday.
The celebration of Holy Communion
at 10 o'clock A. M. This schedule
will remain in force until further notice.