North Carolina Newspapers

'. ' .Volume XIL Number 32.
Hertford, Perquimans County, Northi Carolina, Friday, August 10, 1945.
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Plans Being Recdied
For School Opening
On September 3rd
Two Vacancies Still Ex
ist on Teachers List
At High School
Plans for opening Perquimans
County's schools on Monday, Sep
tember 3, are rapidly beingformulat
ed and all school buildings in the
county are now undergoing a clean
up in preparation for the beginning
of the next school term, F. T. John
son, superintendent of schools, stated
this week.
The major problem still facing the
superintendent is locating two more
-teachers to fill vacancies which still
exist on school faculties. One of
these vacancies is the French position
at the high school, and Mr. Johnson
has stated that all attempts to fill
this position to date has failed. He
laid he had driven hundreds of miles
seeking teachers, but the severe
shortage of teachers over the entire
State is causing all schools trouble
in locating a sufficient number of
Two of the county schools, the
Centrol Grammar School and the
Hertford colored schools are expected
to be re-roofed some time before the
opening of the school term. Both of
these buildings need new roofs and
they will be repaired as soon as the
contractor can get to the projects.
E. C. Woodard, who was elected to
serve as principal of the white
schools, is expected to arrive in Hert
ford this week. He and Mr. Johnson
will make a survey of all bus routes,
but it is expected that the schooi bus
routes will remain about the same as
they were last year.
Applications For
Tires Off This Week
Perquimans County's Ration Board
had fewer 'ftonlicationt for new tires
this fc4Mtefc-
and when the Board completed its
meeting last Saturday afternoon 28
motorists were ordered to receive per
mits to purchase tires.
Passenger type certificates were is
sued to James Jordan, Ira Stallings
2, Robert Brinn 2, Henry C. Sullivan,
M. T. Griffin 2, Charlie Umphlett,
King A. Williams, F. A. McGoogan,
W. R. Webb, Thomas Jenkins, Sarah
B. Perry 2, Arthur Lane, Louis Wes
tern 2, Edgar J. Hill 2, Amy Thomp
son, T. E. Mansfield, G. W. Baker 2,
H. G. Dauritz 2, Johnnie Phillips,
Beulah Wilson 2, Charles Williford 2,
Floyd Modlin 2, W. G. Riddick 2,
Melvin Rogerson and F. "S. Long 2.
Truck type: M. J. Layden 2, Ma
rion Copeland and T. M. Twine.
FSA launches Safety
Drive For Borrowers
Realization that more farm people
were killed by accidents the firat two
years of the present war than the
number of fighting men killed during
that period in the war itself, has fo
cused attention on the necessity for
farm safety activities throughout the
year, A. Houston Edwards, County
FSA supervisor, has announced.
The FSA id conducting a vigorous
campaign on an annual basis' to pre
vent accidents on the farm and in the
home of borrowers.
Both farm and home supervisors
' will make safety a pait of their regu
lar work toward the rehabilitation of
farm families, Mr. Edwards said. On
. regular visits to borrowers supervis
ors will bring to their attention any
' evident hacards. Appropriate nota
tions will be made regarding the type
and seriousness-of hazards and reo
pmmendations made' for their elimination.-
; On later, visits .supervisors
will intfke further checks on progress
in correction.;:. ;
: Supervisors can provide farm fam-
, lliea with a simple but effective check
list 'which enables them to discover
" many existing haiards. " Farm opera-
tort will have additional ideas to aup-
plement the list ? Statistics show that
deaths from farm - work ' accidents
"l amount to 25 per cent of all occupa-
tional deaths, . and that ' the three
j greatest - hazards' existing on farms
are dangers from fire, carelessness in
-t handling livestock and in .the opera
' tion of power-driven equipment ?,' .v
Mr. Edwards said additional pre-
- cautions on the safety check list are
m prevent falls, preventing accident! in
the home, availability of first-aid ma
terials and familiarity with their use.
"Inapectlojt points the way to pro
, , tectionVJfo, Edwards said, "the safe
t practice is to locate danger spots on
- the farm and in the home and get rid
of them.'' ' ' - , .
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Pictured here are two brothers, Roy and Monroe Hoffler, sons of Mrs.
Lizzie Hoffler, of Hertford, who recently held a reunion on the island of Oki
nawa, after being separated from each other for three years. Roy is sta
tioned aboard an LST, while Monroe is serving with a Seabee outfit in the
World-chattering news was releas
ed to the -public this week when the
report of the atomic bomb was made
by PresidenifTruman. Scientists, for
years, hare been, attempting to solve
the secrets oCalbmic power, and that
ffave iSeeh uncovered in
America and put, to war use means
that the Allies now have the most
powerful weapon the world has ever
known. The first atomic bomb was
dropped on Japan, at a military base,
on Sunday and reports indicate the
destruction was so great the entire
city was wiped from the earth. It is
believed that a new ultimatum will
now be handed the Japanese nation
to surrender or face the prospects of
having their country blown to bits.
Washington officials say the solving
of the atomic power has cost two bil
lion dollars and that the production
of the bomb has been going on for
three years. A sufficient number of
the bombs are reported ready for use
against the Japanese.
Reports from Tokyo state the Jap
cabinet held emergency sessions on
Monday and Tuesday, but no news
was released regarding the destruc
tion by the atomic bomb which hit
Japan Sunday. The Japs have called
the bomb a diabolical weapon and
admitted great damage. Across the
world, in London, Prime Minister Att-
lee also called his cabinet into ses
sion, probably to outline the power
ful new weapon at the disposal of
the Allies.
President Truman arrived back in
this" country Monday from the meet
ing of the Big Three at Potsdam. He
is now back at Washington and is ex
pected to make a radio address to the
nation, giving details of the Potsdam
conference. A large list of domestic
and international problems will claim
the attention of the President for the
next several days. Included in the
problems are reconversion) release of
critically needed men from the Army
and possibly reduction of the size of
the army.
Senator Hiram Johnson, one of the
leading isolationists in the Senate for
28 years, died in Washington this
week. Johnson represented the State
of California and was one1 of the
leaders who fought U. S. entry into
the League of Nations.
American carrier planes continued
to tighten the blockade of the Jap
anese mainland this week, -striking
along the' China coast at lap ship
ping' while- other warplanes carried
out attacks at enemy1 targets in the
Pacific. The Chinese land forces have
also continued their attack .aJap po
sitions. Chinese troops are low driv
ing toward Canton and have (captured
two more objectives from theJaps.
: ' Miss" Mary Helena - Newbyf has re
turned home from Mew York, where
she has been employed and has : ac
cepted a .position with, the Albemarle
Electric Membership Corporation. 5
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County Board Holds
Routine Session;
White Reappointed
The board of commissioners for
Perquimans County met in a routine
business sesion last Monday morning,
and received another petition for ad
ditional work on county roads. The
petition,., presented this week, re
quests the State Highway Commis
sion to work the Swamp Road, in
Belvidere Township and to arrange
a better system of drainage for the
roadway than it now has.
The board reappointed C. B. White
as superintendent of the County
Home for a period of one year. Fol
lowing the adjournment of the meet
ing, members of the official county
family, including the commissioners
and other officials, gathered at the
county home for a delicious dinner
tendered the officials by Mr. and
Mrs. White.
Vows Spoken Saturday
The marriage of Miss Christine
Mathews, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Matt Mathews, to Jack Mont
gomery, son of Mrs. C. A. Rowe, of
Roanoke, Va., took place Saturday
afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Baptist
Church with the Rev. Howard Paw
kins officiating. The church was dec
orated with palms and summer flow
ers. Mrs. Fred Mathews played the
wedding music. Before the ceremony
Miss Ruth Tucker sang "I Love You
The bride wore a dressmakers suit
of light blue and a corsage of gar
denias. She had as her matron of
honor and only attendant her sister,
Mrs. Richard Cone, who wore a yel
low gabardine suit and a corsage of
Talisman roses.
Walter Purdy was best man.
After the wedding the couple took
a short wedding trip to Roanoke, Va.
To Preach Sunday
At Baptist Church
Rev. Frank Cale, former pastor of
the Rocky Hock church, will be the
guest minister at the Hertford Bap
tist Church on Sunday, August 12,
filling the pulpit in the absence of
the Rev. H. G. Dawkins, who is
away on vacation.
The Rev. Mr. Cale is now studying
at the Baptist Theological Seminary,
Louisville, Ky., and his many friends
are looking forward to renewing their
friendship with his appearance here.
The Sunday evening services on
the date will be in form of a youth
program with the young people of
the church taking a part in the ser
vice, v The public is cordially invited
to both services.
The Burgess Home Demonstration
Club members and families and many
invited guests had a most pleasant
recreational meeting in the form of a
fish fry at Newbold's Beach Thursday
afternoon. , , - .
Bathing and boat riding were en
joyed, after which fish, corn- .bread,
slaw, ice tea -and Ice cream werf
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er Case
Continued To Oct
Term Lower Court
Varied Docket Con
sumes Little Time
Tuesday Morning
Harold Kilky, former Harvey Point
sailor, will be given a preliminary
hearing on a charge of manslaughter
in the I'erquimans Recorder's Court
October 28. The case was continued
on agreement of the State and de
fendant's attorney, due to the defend
ant' physical condition. Kiklv was
ridlng'a motorcycle on route 17, near
Wodville early in July when the
motorcycle swerved from the mad
and struck two Negroes, one of them,
Clyde Seymour, died from injuries
received in the accident. Since the
accident, Kikly has been under the
care of the Naval doctors.
A varied docket of minor cases
consumed little of the Recorder's
Court's time at the session here
Tuesday morning. Itesides contin
uing the Kikly case, Judge Johnson
passed "judgement on seven other de
fendants. Court costs were assessed against
the prosecuting witness in the case
charging Robert Key, Negro, with as
Jim Williams, Negro, plead guilty
to being drunk and paid the costs of
Addie Mae Jones and Laura Umph
lett, both colored, were charged with
assault and assault with a deadly
weapon. Court costs were charged
to the prosecuting witnesses.
Ross Hampton was ordered to pay
the costs of court on a charge of
Clarence Houghton was fined $10
and ordered to pay the costs after
pleading guilty to a charge of speed
ing. Roy Hodges was taxed with the
costs of court after pleading guilty
to a charge of operating a car with
out a license.
Insurance Agency
Major Walter H. Oakey, who re
cently returned to Hertford after
being placed on the inactive duty list
of the U. S. Marine Corps, has pur
chased the insurance agency owned
by Edgar Fields. Mr. Oakey will
assume control of the agency on,
September 1. !
In addition to handling the local
insurance agency, Mr. Oakey will
resume his practice of law, and his
offices will be in the same location
as the insurance business.
Prior to entering the service with
the Marine Corps in l!)4lt, Mr. Oakey
was connected with the legal depart
ment of the Federal Trade Commis-j
sion in Washington. Before that he
practiced law in Hertford and served
as judge of the Perquimans record
er's court for about eieht vears. i
Crop Report Shows
Cotton, Peanuts Hurt
Outlook of crops in this county re-j
mains none too good, according to a I
weather-crop report issued this week
by the State's USDA Bureau of Ag
ricultural Economics.
According to the report, at least
two inches of rain fell in the county
last week, and soils continue too wet
for peanuts. Little progress has
been made against grassy conditions
and many farmers consider the crop
laid by. Hot temperatures and rains
have caused rapid cotton growth,
with fruiting not up to expectation.
Weevil infestation is causing anxiety
among most farmers. The prospects
for a good corn crop in the county
still exist.
Services at Holy Trinity Parish in
Hertford will be discontinued until
further notice, the Rev. E. T. Jilson,
rector, announced this week.
Mr. jilson will leav- this week for
a vacation and stated that an an
nouncement would be made when ser
vices are resumed.
Lieut, and Mrs. H. R. Christensen
announce the birth of a daughter,
born Monday, August 6th, at the
Naval Hospital in Weeksville. Mrs.
Christensen, before her marriage, was
Miss Florence Darden. Mother and
daughter are getting along nicely.
Revival services will begin at Be
rea Christian Church Monday night,
August 13, at 8:30 o'clock.
The pastor, the Rev. Preston Cay
ton, will conduct this meeting. . The
public is cordially invited to come
hear him.
(Matey Buys
Russia declared wat mi Japan, ef-!
fective August '.), according to news j
reieasea Dy omciais in Moscow on
Wednesday. The Jap ambassador was
notified by Russian authorities that
inasmuch as the Japanese failed to
accept the Allied peace proposal, the
Russian government felt its duty to
join the war to hasten peace.
Following the hamluie, of the de-1
claratimi of war to the Japanese, Red!
troops attacked Jap installations
along the Manchukun border, and it,
was reported some Russian planes
joined in the attack. The action of I
Russia now cuts Japan oil' from many .
resources and tightens the blockade1
placed by the Allies. .Many officials
in Washington believe the Russian
entry into the war. along uith the at
tack by the atomic bomb, will shorten
the war considerably.
Hertford Seaman
Cited For Saving
Shipmate's Life
Julian II. Kroughton, Coxswain,
U. S. Naval Reserve, son of Mrs.
Vera Rroughton of Hertford, has
been commended by James Korrestal,
i Set-rotary of the Navy, for conspicu
ous gallantry in rescuing a shipmate
from death by drowning in San Pedro
I Bay, in the Philippine Islands, on
February 9, 1945.
! Coxswain llrouglitoii, attached to
the USS Lloyd, received the com
! mendation and ribbon for his heroic
work in saving the life of a buddy
from Captain Hunter Wood, Jr., as
sistant director of enlisted perform-
ance division.
The commendation reads:
"The Secretary of the .Navy takes
pleasure in commending Julian Har
old Hroughtoii. Coxswain. HSNR. for
"l or ro!i.-
cuing' a ship
drowning in
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I'hilippine Island:-, on the ninth of
February. It'45. I!) ong iilon. serving
aboard an A I'D, witnessed the acci
dent "hen the coxswain of a boa!
which was being hoisted was thrown
into the walt-r. striking and severely
bruising his leg on the rail of the
ship. Knowing that his friend could
not swim, he unhesitatingly went to
his assistance, diving into the hay
fully clothed and swimming through
the- choppy waters to his side, where
he supported and aided hi m back to
his ship. liroughton's courageous
conduct and complete disregard for
his personal safety in this emergency
were in keeping with the finest tradi
tions of the United States Navy ser
vice. "A copy of tile citation has been
made a part of liroughton's official
record and he is hereby authorized to
wear the Commendation Ribbon."
Broughton has a twin brother who
served sometime aboard a ship in tin
South Pacific and was recently sta
tioned in Washington.
Mrs. Jake White Sells
Millinery Business
One of Hertford's older businesses
changed hands this week when Mrs.
Jake White sold out her milinery
interest to Simon Rutenburg. Mrs.
White, who has served the ladies of
this county and the surrounding ter
ritory with milinery for the past 28
years, plans to retire from business.
In announcing her retirement from
business Mrs. White expressed her
appreciation to her many friends and
customers for their patronage over
the period of years and stated it had
been a great pleasure to her to serve
Firemen Answer Call
To Major-Loomis Mill
Hertford's Volunteer Firemen an
swered a call to the Major-Loomis
Lumber Company last Friday to aid
in extinguishing a blaze discovered
at the fuel house which burned sev
eral weeks ago.
The cause of the new blaze was un
determined and the loss was not es
timated. The mill is still closed
pending repairs to the damage.
Miss Helen Gaither, who broke her
hip last week when she fell in her
home, is at the Albemarle Hospital,
Elizabeth City, and is getting along
Supplying Troops In
Pacific Presents Tre
mendous Job
An army task force, comprised of
four overseas veterans, outlined to
newspaper editors, at a meeting held
at Rocky Mount Sunday, the prob
lems facing the United States in
writing the end to the war with
The old bottleneck, logistics, winch
held up for two and one half yearn
the show down battles with the (ler
nians is again showing up in the
plans drawn to defeat Japan. Logis
tics, as explained by Colonel Cyrl
Bassich, veteran of the North Afr
carl and Italian campaigns, one of tho
speakers on the program, is the art.
of getting the right number of mr:i
.vith the right amount of material i
at the right place at the right time.
Colonel llassich outlined the tremei -ilous
problem facing the army in
supplying the vast numbers of troops
in the Pacific. He stated that by
next year the Army will have more
men lighting the Japs in the I'aeitic
than were used in the Kuropean war.
Service personnel are no being re
deployed to area., to set up huge
warehousing space- needed for the
mountains of supplies to be shipped
!o the I'aiilH' for the use of our
army. In this matter the United
State- must prepare these areas
from scratch. Unlike in Kurope,
where Knglaud a- used as an arch
or for one end of a conveyor belt
and where huge supplies were stored
up for the fight against the Nazis,
there is now no such area in the
I'aeitic and even though the Philip
pines no doubt will he used largely
for this purpose, these islands are
still l.alHl miles from Japan and sup
plies must be carried over the dis
tance, which will require time and
much of it, in keeping troops sup
' plied.
The Army expects to cut back el
ders on certain t v pes of war mate
rials but on the other hand, orders
have already been increased on marv
el hers. One such item increased is
'cott-rU sl ,1 1 1 . The army
the n. -id for live million of these for
'he next year, but this order has
been increased to la million. War
production of medium tanks, jeeps
and other items will he cut down but
other steel items such as ducks, used
to transport supplies from ships to
shore, mortar shells and incendiary
bombs will be increased greatly.
Other speakers on the program
were Major Harry Van Arnam. a vet
eran of the Fourth Armored Division
which participated in the break
through at St. Lo and in relieving the
airborne troops at liastogne: Sgt.
William K. House, who just returned
from Okinawa and also saw action on
Leyte. and Captain James (J. I'ate,
veteran of the Aleutian Islands cam
! paign.
Sgt. House gave the newsmen an
(Continued on Page Six!
9 More White Men
Get Induction Orders
Nine more Perquimans County
white men have received orders to
i report at the local draft hoard for in
duction into the armed forces, Mrs.
I Ruth Sumner, clerk of the local
j draft board, stated this week. The
. men who received the draft orders
! this week will report on August IB.
The group is composed of Jarvis
Ward, Robert Lane, Julius Fleetwood,
j Horace Cartwright, Jasper Layden,
Lander Overton, Edgar Roberson,
j George Riddick, Jr., and Merrill Lay
den. Another group of white selectees
will leave Hertford at a later date
I this month to undergo their pre-in-Iduction
Revival At Anderson
Church Starts Sunday
j A series of revival services at the
Anderson Methodist Church will be
gin Sunday evening, August 12, at
8:.'lti o'clock. Services are to be held
leach night through August 17, and
afternoon services will be conducted
I beginning Wednesday at .'1:.10 o'clock.
I The Rev. B. C. Reavis, pastor of
I the Hertford Methodist Church, will
be the guest minister for all services
and the public is invited to attend.
Funeral services for Mrs. Julian W.
Jordan, who died at her home near
Ryland Monday afternoon at 1:15
o'clock, after a lingering illness, were
conducted Wednesday afternoon at 4
o'clock at the Piney Woods Friends
Church near Belvidere.
Surviving are the husband, T. E.
Jordan; and one foster daughter, Mrs.
Jerome Hurdle, of Belvidere.
Burial was in the family plot
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