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v Volume XII. Number 35.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, August 31, 1945.
The United States Navy'g mighty 45,000-ton battleship, the USS Missouri, will end her World War II
career in a blaze of glory on September 2 in Tokyo Bay, when she serves as the scene of the historic un
conditional surrender of Japan to the United Nations. Proudly bearing the name of the home state of
President Harry S. Truman, the fighting USS Missouri has been named by General of the Army, Douglas
MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander, as the locale of the formal ending of the war in the Pacific, b leet
Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Commander-in-Chief of the United States Pacific Fleet and Pacific Ocean
Areas, will sign for the United States, General of the Armv, MacArthur, for the Allied forces which fought
in the Pacific. The USS Missouri was launched January 29, 1944. Construction was ordered June 12, 1940.
Her keel was laid on January 6. 1941. at the New York Navy Yard. Official U. S. Navy photograph.
- American planes, carrying the van
guard of Allied occupation troops to
Japan, landed at Atsugi airport, near
Tokyo, on Tuesday, August 28. The
American flag was raised immediately
over the site by American flyers.
Later in the day the mighty battle
ship Missouri, aboard which Japanese
officials will sign surrender papers
next Sunday, steamed into Tokyo Bay
with Admiral Halsey in command.
General MacArthur, it was reported,
left Manila on Wednesday on his way
, for a triumphal entry of Japan.
" Thousands of American soldiers, sail-
or and Marines are .aboard ships in
f4 Tokyo. Ban mwaitlng orders to disem
; bark and begin the occupation. The
Jjjv- Americans Y6 landed, at Atsugi re
t$ ported th Japanese were cooperative
v and courteous at all times1 during the
occupation the airport.
WEST ALBEMARLE SCOOTERS GO ALL-OUT
TO BOOST INTEREST AMONG BOY SCOOTS
Liem- .literal Wjtfnwright, hero
command! of.the Gwregidpr garri
son wMh rt captufcd by the Japs
i mti$t.cdW allowing the
China, after being freed from a Jap
prison camp, and will join General
MacArthur aboard the Missouri for
the final surrender of Japan. Other
prisoners of war in Japan are being
released to Allied officials, but the
Japanese report internees still in cus
tody are now refusing to obey orders
of the Japanese officers and guards.
Japan has appealed to General Mac
Arthur to issue orders to Allied na
tionals to maintain order. The Japs
fear an untoward incident may occur
if the internees obtain arms and ammunition.
Scout Government Day
And Scout Circus In
Spurred on by a barbecue supper
Friday night at the home of Richard
Baer, Edenton, chairman of West Al
bemarle Boy Scouts, a group of
Scouters apparently went all-out in
an effort to boost interest in Scouting
in the entire Albemarle area. Chair
man Baer 'asked for reports of var
ious chairmen, all of whom reflected
the fact that no little activity has
been in progress and that these ac
tivities, as well as new ones, will be
One of tne highlights of the meet
ings was a decision to observe a
City Government Day during early
fall, when Boy Scouts will fill the
positions of all local government of
ficials. Thi idea received the unan
imous approval of all present, and it
is confidently expected that the
Mayors and city officials of all towns
in the Albemarle having Boy Scout
County Schools Open
New Term On Monday
Hertford 0S0 Club
Fixtures Moved Out
niirector of Club Ex-
1 tends Thanks to Com
i munity For Aid
Hertford's USO Club, in operation
here for the past 18 months serving
military personnel from Harvey
Point and other nearby bases, has
suspended activity and is about ready
to close its doors for good, according
J. Hill, director. The Na
tional USO has cancelled its lease and
tha building the club occupied and
most of the equipment of the club
has, already been transferred to other
USO operations in this general area.
jfi a farewell message of thanks to
the1 people of this community for as
sistance rendered in the operation of
the club, Mr. Hill said, "As we are
about to take our leave from Hertford
and Perquimans County, I would like
very much to express our apprecia-i
tion to the citizens of this area for
the' help in carrying out our USO
program for the past lVz years. Our
special appreciation is directed to the
officials of the Town of Hertford and
of Perquimans County, who in an of
ficial and a personal capacity, have
been interested in the affairs of the
club. To those individuals who as
sumed responsibility as heads of hos
CO-CHAIRMEN NAMED TO LEAD COUNTY IN
FINAL APPEAL FOR NATIONAL WAR FUND
Hertford Stores To
Close On Labor Day
Perquimans County's four white
schools will open the new fall term
of school next Monday morning at Ntes3es amj host groups, we would like
o'clock. P. T. Johnson, County Sup
erintendent, stated today. During the
short session Monday students will
arrange their programs for the year
and full schedules are expected to be
gin on Tuesday.
Mr. Johnson requests all high
school students to bring monies for
rental of school books to school with
them on Monday or Tuesday, and he
stated grammar school teachers will
inform grammar students when to
bring rental fees for supplementary
The War Department has announc
ed plans to speed the demobilization
of troops, according to a report from
Washington. Once manpower re
quirements for the occupation of Ja
pan are determined, the- Army plans
to halt shipment of men overseas who
have 60 points; possibly change the
point system; and lower from 38
years the age which soldiers become
eligible for discharge upon applica
tion. The plans were revealed to a
Congressional committee as. hearings
opened on the draft situation, rresr
dent Truman has recommended con
tinuance of the draft, but many Con
gressional . leaders have voiced oppo
sition to drafting youths between 18
Red Cross Receives
Materials To Me
Three Draft Calls
Received For Sept
c Perauimana County's chapter of the
. American Red Cross has received a
, large r shipment " .of material to be
made up, into garments for refugees
of Allied nattonirand h1
- - teen are beinr 'sought to aid. in sew
ing the material into garments.
Items' to .be made are bore' shirts,
- ladies' and children's dresses and un-
i derwear. accordmr". to spokesman
for the locaj chapter;' Persons who
" -desire to assist in this Work are asked
to ret in touch with their block lead'
' ers. in Hertford,, or 'to contact Miss
' ' Frances 1 Maness, .;; County Home
.Agent, who has charge of rural areas.
. The Red Cross chapter also has on
hand a shipment of. wool to be made
,J into, mufflers. Volunteers who desire
. to work on these may obtain material
'and instructions - from.' Miss ' Kate
Blanchard and Mrs. Mark Hathaway.
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' MASONS MEET TUESDAY"'
1 'Perquimans Lodger Mo, 106, A-F,
: ft A. M., will hold fts regular, moet-
Scouts to' serve for one day. It was
the general opinion that the idea
would not only create interest among
the Scouts and their parents, but
that the experience would be educa
tional for the boys who participate.
A committee from the West Albe
marle District was appointed to con
fer with East Albemarle District of
ficials in the hope that the entire Al
bemarle will be in charge of Boy
Scouts on one and the same day. The
committee appointed by Chairman
Baer includes John A. Holmes, C. T.
Griffin, J. Clarence Leary, Philip
McMullan and Geddes Potter of
Edenton, V. N. "barden, George !
White, Dr. A. B. Bonner and Howard
Pitt of Hertford, and Dr. Payne and
L. Q. Pierfie cf Sunbury.
Another affair calculated to boost
interest is a proposed Scout Circus,
which is planned to be held possibly
in April or May of next year. This
is expected to be quite a drawing
card and will be held in the Armory
in order' to accommodate the crowd.
Scouts who will take part in the
Government Day and Scout Circus
will be selected more or less on a com
petitive basis, so that, the best quali
fied boys will be used-in each case in
order to make the affair a success.
The committee appointed to plan
for the Scout Circus is composed of
C. T. Griffin, chairman, P. S. McMul
lan, H. A. Campen, J. R. Byrum, the
Rev, D. C. Crawford and Dr. A. B.
Bonner of Hertford.
Many Boy Scout matters were en
thusiastically discussed during the
meeting ; which was attended by
Scouters from Edenton and Hertford,
and Peter Carlton, . new Scout field
executive, who promised his whole
hearted support in putting 'Scouting
to the forefront in the Albemarle.
PerquHhans County's draft board
has received three calls for next
month, effecting a total of 30 regis
trants, according to Mrs. Ruth Sum
ner, clerk of the board, who announc
ed this week that 10 white men will
be ordered to report for preinduction
examinations on September 19 and
that five men will be ordered up for
induction on September 24.
Fifteen colored registrants will
receive orders for preinduction ex
aminations on September 10. The
I board has not received a call for in
ducting Negroes for the month.
Much speculation has been done
regarding what action Congress may
take when it meets next week re
lative to Selective Service, but the
authorities charged with handling
the draft are proceeding according to
orders from the War Department and
to add our particular thanks to you
Another group which has given much
time and effort were those individuals
who comprised our Program Commit
tee. To them our gratitude is also
expressed. As to the men, women
and young ladies who have served as
volunteer participants in the USO
programs, we say to you that without
yonr help it would have been impos
sible to operate a USO Club as we try
"For the many kind words that
have been spoken in the immediate
past since we have been ordered to
close as a USO operation, we are sin
"Those of us who have been strang
ers in your town now feel like old
time residents and those of our em
ployees who have resided in Hertford
have served us well in various capa
cities. "Finally to the Perquimans Weekly,
which has served us as a publicity
agent throughout our stay in Hert
ford, we express our hnal apprecia
tion for the space in its columns that
have been ours from week to week."
J. E. Winslow and Rev.
B. C. Reavis Heads of
Committee For Drive
Plans are now being formulated by
J. Kmmett Winslow and Rev. U. C.
Reavis, co-chairmen of the Perqui
mans Oountv United War Fund
Committee, fur the final appeal fur
the National War Fund to he con
ducted in the county this fall. The
co-chairmen have announced that
this county will he asked to raise
approximately the same amount
again this year for the War Fund as
was raised in 11144.
Definite dates for the campaign
have not been set, but it is likely
'that the drive will he conducted
sometime in October. The co-chair-nien
are expected to call a meeting
of the executive committee soon for
the purpose of mapping out plans
I for a short, concentrated drive which
jwill net the funds needed to carry
on the USO and various relief agen
cies both for our men of the armed
iforces and the people of Allied na
tions. In .speaking of the United War
Fund drive this fall, which is an
nounced as the last drive to ;e con-iln.-t.wl
Viv lliis nrirnniration. State
under way next Tuesday, in prepara- (-n.ljnai; vi,.,r s. Rrvant slated
Hertford stores and business
offices will be closed all day Monday,
September li, in observance of Labor
Day, it was announced this week af
ter a survey had been made of local
This week will mark the end of the
half dav closing on Wednesday for
some of the local stores, but others
have stated they will continue to ob
serve the Wednesday closing at noon
until further notice.
Patrons are requested to remember
the closing for next Mondav and to
make purchases accordingly this
Twelve Letter Men
Expected To Report
For Football Squad
Football practice for the 1945 Per
quimans High School team will get
tion for what may be the hardest
schedule the Indians have played in I
recent years, Max Campbell, coach of
the team, stated today. Practice will
continue each day according to the
schedule maintained at the school. i
At least twelve lettei men are ex-
he had been advised that V-J Day
did not end the work of the United
He said, "USO and USO-Camp
Shows must cany on their programs
for our service men until demobiliza
tion is an actuality, While it is ex
pected that there will be shifts in
pected to report for practice next the areas of service and reductions
week and Coach Campbell is hopeful, in the USO budget, the work in the
that every boy at the school will turn Pacific will have to be maintained
out for a try at making this year's 'at a high level, and USO-Camp
team. One of the greatest handicaps '. Shows will face expanded programs
the Indians have had in past years 'for men who are in forces of occupa
has been the lack of reserves and tion."
school authorities desire more boys to United Seamen's Service will also
take part in the physical education have to continue lis work while tne
program at the high school. 'merchant lleets arc engaged m bnng-
("oach Campbell will have most of ing men and metcricl home. Mr. liry
his forward line hack in harness ant said
aiain this car hut will hav,. to I. nil, I No immediate change is in sight
ut) an almost new backtield. as sev- for the budgets of foreign
eral of last year's players left school
for the armed forces. Veterans who
are expected to report for the lirst
practice re Chester and Cecil Wjiis
low, Jack Symons, Tom Perry, Sid-
OPA Chairman Lists
Ceiling On Poultry
In answer to many requests con
cerning the prices of poultry in Per
quimans County, E. L. Winslow,
chairman of the War Price and Ra
tioning Board, today announced the
community ceiling prices on the most
frequently purchased type of poul-
ney I.ayden, Otho Manstield, Jimmy
Sawyer, Pill lloyce, Howard Plough ,
ton, Reginald Tucker, Howard Pitt, as
well as a number of boys who will he
first year students this season.
A schedule of games is now being
arranged and Coach Campbell has
written Columbia. Fdenton, Tarhoro.
Elizabeth City, Roanoke Rapids,
'Ahoskie, Williamston, Robersonville
and Plymouth for dates on the irrid- perate men are liable to destroy
iron this year. Thus far Tarhoro structure of their society lo find in
High School is the only game sched-'.the wreckage some substitute for
uled definitely, and that game will he! hope. We must help to the limit of
.ulavod in Hertford on October )') 1 our strength. And we w ill."
i The rest of the schedule is expected
agencies which are members of the
National War Fund, Mr. Bryant con
tinued. He pointed out that Presi
dent Tiuiikh), in his report to the
people after his leturn from Pots
dam had made it clear that the peo
ple of this country have a responsi
bility to aid the war victims of those
nations which fought with us.
President Truman said: "Europe
today is hungry. As winter comes
on the distress will increase. Unless
we do what we can to help, we may
lose next winter what we won at
such terrible cost last spring. Hos
!to be made up shortly.
Farm Tires Released
From Rationed List
In its appeal this fall, the National
War Fund will urge the American
people to "He Generous in Victory.''
on the assumption that the draftingitry.
of at least 60,000 men per month will Prices listed nere on a lew oi ui j
continue for some time. 'most popular purchases or pouivry
'are the highest ceilinir price which
themselves as opposed to continuation
of the drafting of more men for the
armed forces, but the future status
of the Selective Service law will be
unknown until congress as a whole
has acted upon any measures which
may be presented to that body.
Four Cased On Court
Docket Tuesday "AIM.
A liorht docket, consisting of only
four, esses,' consumed little' time at
hearings of .... the Kecoraers MM"
ham TtiMdnv morninar. i- iv,
i James , Moore was found guilty- of
driving without license and a pre
vious .suspended sentence, J for, - the
same offense was invoked and Moore
tuna trivrti ft AA.dav sentence! for- this
charge, suspended - upon payment of
a fine of &o and court costs.
Carrie Aountree, Negro, mU found
sruiltv of assault with ft deafily wea-
non. She was lined $10 and! ordered
,tn mv the court costs. , ft
, Uaorai Perry, Negro, was pma not
guilty of assault with a deadly wea-
j. MalaU Harrell, . Negro, eltered
plea of.gnilty to 'being ditink 'ftnd
Crop Prospects For
County Appear Dark
Seven weeks of frequent rains,
which halted cultivation of crops in
this county several times, have result
ed in. a none too bright picture for
crop production this year. Reports
from farmers in various parts of the
county indicate a short crop for both
peanuts and cotton. However, tne
corn crop is expected to be excel
A report from the USDA Bureau
of Agricultural Economics showed
2.46 inches of rain fell in this area
during the week ending August 25,
and local showers are expected again
Cotton, which was being picked
here at this time last year, still has
not opened and is reported is grow
ing- too fast. A report on peanuts
Indicates a fair yield in some spots,
but others say a 60 per fcent crop is
ail to be expected.
' FROM OVERSEAS
Pvt. Jarrie O. Ward arrived in the
United States. on August 18 after
serving eight months with tne f iitn
Army in Italy. He was flown to the
U. jS. and landed at Miami, Fla., and
later was transferred to the recep
tion center, frtm which he received
leave to come home.-.
may be paid under each classification,
Mr. Winslow said. In some cases
they may be slightly lower.
Live Or Unplucked
Broilers, fryers and roasters, 38c
Fowl (hen, all weights) 33c per
Dressed chickens (head and feet on,
entrails in, and plucked):
Broilers, fryers and roasters (un
der 8Va pounds), 47c per pound.
Fowl (ben, all weights), 41c per
Broilers and fryers (under 2 V
pounds), 61c per pound.
Fowl, 51c per pound.
Harvey Point Holds
Farewell Party Wed.
Mu,haru of the military forces at
noara, wai tney couia now buy them, Ha r,)jnt and aM civilian em
without a purchase certificate. inM nf h(. station, alomr with in-
Farmers needing implement tires
for their farm equipment were re
minded yesterday by Theodore S.
Johnson, Raleigh district OPA direc
tor of the War Price and Rationinir
"Following its previously announc
ed policy of removing controls on ar
ticles at the earliest possible moment,
OPA has taken farm implement and
industrial type tires off the ration
list," Johnson said.
Truck and passenger tires remain
under rationing, he pointed out.
"Ample supplies of tractor tires
are on hand to meet the require
ments, and so there is no longer any
need to keep them under rationing,"
"In making this announcement, I
want to take occasion to thank the
When chickens are sold on a live farmers of Perquimans County for
weight basis, Mr, Winslow explained,! their Bplendid spirit of cooperation
loc per cnicnen may oe uuueu uy n.c uunng the period when these tire
were scarce. By takinir care of their
seller if he plucks and dresses the
chicken. No service charge may be
added for cutting up.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Li. Sawyer of
Winfall announce the marriage of
their daughter, Lena Mae Sawyer, to
Vernon Harrell, ff 2c stationed at
The wedding was solemnized at the
Methodist parsonage at Winfall, with
the Rev. J. D. Cranford officiating, on
August 14; 1945.
The bride wore a dress of blue
crepe with white accessories and was
attended by Mrs. Ralph F. Harrell of
Hertford Route Three.
The irroom had as best man his
brother, Ralph F. Harrell of Hertford
Mrs.-Harrell is employed at Rose's
at Hertford and Mr. Harrell before
entering the service was engaged in
individual tires and
checked regularly, they have contri
buted materially to our national n,h.
Change In Service
Beginning Sunday, September 2,
Young Peoples' services will bee-in
at 7:15 p. m. and the regular even
ing worship hour at 8 p. m., at the
Hertford Methodist Church, the Rev.
B. C. Reavis, pastor, announced to
day. The public is requested to note
the change in the hour of services
and all are invited to attend.
The Rev. Mr. Reavis returned to
Hertford Wednesday after attending
a meeting of the Conference Board
of Evangelists held at Goldsboro
vited guests, enjoyed a farewell party
staged at the local Naval base last
Wednesday afternoon and evening.
The party was staged by the Station
Welfare Department, as a final out
ing before the station is decommis
sioned by the Navy Department.
Between three and four hundred
people enjoyed a delicious barbecue
supper and annus iurnisneo uy me
welfare group and later a dance was
held at the recreation building.
Unofficial reports are that the sta
tion will close some time between
August 31 and September 15. Only
a handful of men are now stationed
at the base handling routine matters
in winding up the Navy's stay at Har
While definite statements regard
ing the decommissioning of the base
by the Navy have not been made, it
is known that the Navy has author
ized the Reconstruction Finance Cor
poration to use the base as a surplus
property depot for disposing of sur
plus planes. It is understood that the
Navy has not released the base, itself,
to the RFC.
Hold Steak Fry Wed.
Members of the Hertford Volunteer
Fire Department and a few invited
guests enjoyed a steak fry, held at
the Municipal plant Wednesday
The supper was donated by friends
of the Fire Department in apprecia
tion for services rendered by the firemen.
" ing Tuesday night t "
paid the eoau ox eourv - ; j . ,
' f i