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Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, September 14, 1945.
$1.50 Per Year.
Hideld Tojo, war premier of Japan
' ' and instigator of the Pearl Harbor
' attack, attempted suicide Tuesday
i ... . vi ,.,, oknut. to be arrested as
i wiui ire . .
v" Ha war criminal. Tojo shot himself
'i and'while thinking he was dying ad-
' tnttted responsibility for starting the
Pacific war. General MacArthur had
ordered Tojo's arrest, alongwith a
' "'long list of other Japs, who headed
? i the government unaer iuju.
;an doctors treated Tojo's wound and
i " stated the war lord had a good chance j
' of recovery, and to stand trial for his.
, K .crimes. .
S Tboccupation of Japan is rapidly
shaping-up under General MacArthur.
; - Most of the occupying troops will be
I landed -and at their stations by the
end Of this month, and the General is
making known the rules under which
' the Japs will live. He ordered the
'dissolution of the Jap general head
- thin week, and ordered a
atrict censorship on the Japanese
i " press and radio.
. ' i rvnna i see traitor. Vidkun
'n Quisling, who led his country of Nor
' way into German hands in 1940, was
,'"nnnf milltv at his trial and was sen-
fenced to be snot, wuisnng may ay
peal to a higher court but the verdict
may not be changed, only the sen
a ti he altered. Unless Quis-
f.-ling is ordered held to testify against
other European war criminals, it is
. A expected he will face me nnng squau
"within three weeks.
""spy 3 f r
To Obtain POVV Labor
For Peanut Harvest
Farm Bureau Acting as
Pictured here are the members of the staff of the Hertford USO
Club, which closed its doors last week, after operating in Hertford
for the benefit of service men stationed at Harvey Point. Reading
left to right, they are: Miss Doris Byrum, Miss Bernice White,
JMr.r J Hill, director. Mrs. Roberts and Miss Margaret Pearson.
ADDS CURRITUCK, PASQUOTANK, CAMDEN
American Legion To
Hold Steak Supper
WAR FUND CHAIRMAN POINTS OUT NEED
FOR SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN THIS FALL
In Routine Session
rin Jonathan Wainwriirht. who as
aumed command at Corregidor near
the end of the battle lor uataan in
1942, arrived back in Washington
arly this week to receive the Con
gressional Medal of Honor. Wain
wright was a prisoner of the Jap
anese from 1942 until he was liberat
ed a day or so after the Japs quit
Before returning to America the Gen
; ral attended the official surrender
" n.Him aboard the USS Missouri,
and then later went to the Philipr
pines to receive the surrender of the
Japs on those islands.
The Wm. Paul Stallings Post of the
American Lesrion will hold a steak
supper next Thursday night, Septem
ber 20, at 7 o'clock at the Hertford
municipal plant for all County Le
gionnaires and their wives.
The Legion has also issued a spe
cial invitation to the supper to all
discharged veterans and service men
who are now in the county. These
guests are asked to bring their wives
or sweethearts. V. N. Darden, com
mander of the local Post, urges all
Legionnaires to make plans to attend
Th Executive -Committee of the
Perquimans Central Grammar School
met this week and appointed the fol
lowing officers for the year 1945-46:
President Mrs. A. R. Cooke.
1 .Al . Vioa Jresident-Jtfrs.B.. F. Bray.
last week and immediate tfsgan thel
taSK 01 WOrKlUg WUV iwna f o
to peace time in America. " Bills have
been approved for the return to
standard time, the appointment of one
man to 'handle all surplus property
and a discussion is now on regarding
assistance to. those unemployed. No
action has been taken regarding se
lective service. .
Ordered For Exams
Ten white selectees will leave
Hertford on September 19 to report
at Fort Bragg for pre-induction ex
nminnf inna tar. the armed forces. Mrs.
Ruth Sumner, clerk of the local Draft
Board, stated Wednesday, ane saw
that orders to report next week had
kiun mnilMl nnf tA- the men.
Those on the list to leave next week
Jnhnnlft Lane. Herbert Williams,
Otia Lane. Clarence Ivey, Shaffer
Colson, Leslie Hobbs, Shelton Stal
linra and Howard Stallinsrs.
TW6 -calls for : induction will be
lll latav-tTita-mnnth. hilt Mra. Sum
MICU MV WMH J
ner stated the board has not yet se
lected, the registrants to nn tne in
,: Central PTA Meeting
Set For Monday Night
-J f The Parent-Teaeher Association of
" the Perquimans Central Grammar
School will hold its first meeting of
the school year on Monday night,
' September 17, at 8:80.'
. " 1 The program theme for the year is
" " TtrMhT W Rund." The Septem-
C her topic is "Building Together For
Better -Education." . ; :
- AH parents and interested people
..are urgeu w iinu.
Boy Scouts To Nags 1
V Head This Week-e
V Hertford's , troop 'of Boy 'Scouts
tn maimr an mitlnir to Nas He&d
i this week-end, under .'the supervision
, of Scoutmaster w. n. nu, ana outer
v TnBmkAM At the Scout committee.
The boys leave Hertford Sat-;
f urdav momuiff turn v win return on
Sunday.' ; p , , w." ... . ' - : r, ,
Lieut, nd Mrs. Kenneth L. Jarvis
announce the birth of a son, Kenneth
Lindsay, Jr. born ! Monday, Beptem
etary Mrs. Edwin
Treasurer Mrs. D. L. Barber.
Standing committee chairmen for
1945-46 are as follows:
Budtret and Finance G. H. Baker
and D. L. Barber.
Activity and Procedure Mrs.
Art Mrs. Johnnie .Lane.
Magazine Mrs. D. L. Barber.
Study Group Mrs. Edgar Lane.
Historian Mrs. M. D. Lane.
Membership Miss Alma Leggett.
Radio and Audio-Visual Educa
tion Mrs. Louis Winslow.
Procedure and By-Laws Wallace
Wood and Talmadge Lewis.
Health and Summer Kound-up
Mrs. Charlie Umphlett.
Character and Spiritual Educa
tion Mrs. Dempsey Winslow.
Congress Publications Mrs. Nath
Hospitality Mrs. Ashby Jordan.
Library Miss Lucille White.
War Mrs. Jesse Stanton.
Room Representatives Mrs.
Lunch Room Claude D. White,
Mrs. R. S. Jordan and Mrs. J. C.
Publicity Mrs. Elijah White.
Safety Mrs. Walton Wood.
Recreation Miss Elizabeth Stev
Program Mrs. B. F. Bray.
Seven Cases Tri&i
By Recorder's Court
Savaii . wata Hitfrfhflitti nf hv
the Perquimans Recorder's Court in
session here Tuesday morning, and a
number oz otner cases were continued
until the next term of court
Fred Harvey, ; Negro, V was found
guilty -of failing to stop s the scene
of an accident and was (fined f 5 and
America r eiton, xnegrpi entered a
mea or sruutv to oeuur urnnK ana ais
ordarlv and naid the cosu' of court.
Lee Riddick. Nesrro. wis orderedto
pay the court costs after pleading
guilty Jto allowing his cat to be op
erated with improper license. :"
. William Riddick, Negro, was taxed
with court costs for driving with im
. Jessie Tetterton was lined $10 and
assessed court osts afar pleading
millfv n a idtanra nf rnniUiMntr.
'i, Jim Moran . was- found iguilty of
driving drunk and tecel a 60 day
suspended sentence upon 'tayinent of
a Ann of 175 aad'eostai-fJSb aiivi
Dennis Boone,- ' Negror1 waa found
not guilty of driving drunt but guilty
of drivinsr .without lighii'and on the
wrong side of the,. 8treit. H ap
pealed a judgment of a fine- of ?25
and eosts. ' ;
The Albemarle Soil Conservation
District has been enlarged recently
to include the counties of Currituck,
Camden and Pasquotank. The dis
trict now comDrises five counties in
cluding Perquimans and Chowan
counties, these' two counties having
been in the district since its origin
in 1943. The original governing body
or Board of Supervisors was compos
ed of five members: A. T. Lane,
John T. Lane. E. M. Perry of Per-
auimans County and E. N. Elliott
and T. C. Byrum of Chowan County.
In order to sive earh countv equal
representation of one member each
on the Board of Supervisors, three
members of the original Board were
allowed to resism. The governing
body of a Soil Conservation District
is normally composed of three mem
hers elected bv landowners in the
District and two members appointed
by the State Soil Conservation Com
mittee. The Board of Supervisors
for the Albemarle District now con
sists of P. L. Hampton of Currituck
County, T. C. Sawyer, Jr., of Cam
den County, M. J. Reed of Pasquo
tank County, A. T. Lane of Perqui
mans County and L. C. Bunch of
Chowan County. Messrs. P. L. Hamp
ton. T. C. Sawyer, Jr., and M. J.
Reed- ww tAmtmA and A. T. Lane
and L. C. Bunch were appointed by
the State Soil Conservation com
mittee. L. C. Bunch succeeds T. C.
Byrum, whose term recently expired.
It is the duty of the Board of Su
pervisors to supervise the execution
of the District's soil conservation
program with the assistance of Soil
Conservation Service personnel, Ag
ricultural Extension Service, Produc
tion and Marketing Association and
The new Albemarle Soil Conser
vation District Supervisors held its
first moeting in Elizabeth City on
SeDtember 6. At this time A. T.
Lane was elected to serve as chair
man of the Board, P. L. Hampton to
serve as Vice-Chairman, and 1.
Sawyer, Jr., as Secretary. After the
election of officers, A. A. Cone, As
sistant State Conservationist of Kal-
eisrh. Dresented the Board with the
charter for the Albemarle District.
Prior to the adoption of the District
program of work, i. a. uarrett,
State Soil Conservationist, made an
informal talk relative to the history,
nroirress and nurnoses of the boil
Conservation program in North Car
olina. During his remarks he point
ed out that 78 counties in North Car
olina are now organized for soil con
servation work. T. W. Bridges, Dis
trict Soil Conservationist for the Al
hamarle District, outlined the pro
cedure for carrying out drainage
work and other soil conservation
nrW that are set UD in the sub
seauentlv adonted nrosrram of work.
Others attending and participating
in the discussions of the meeting
were: Countv Airents C. W. Over-
( Continued on raire air)
A movement has been launched by
the Perquimans County Farm Bureau,
with the cooperation of the rarm
Agent's office, to obtain German pris
oners of war for the purpose of aid
ing with the peanut harvest in this
countv this fall. L. W. Anderson,
County Agent, was informed last
week that between 85 and 100 of the
prisoners would be stationed at the
Naval Air Base at Edenton this fall,
to be hired out as farm labor during
the peanut harvest.
The local Bureau called a meeting
of "its members last Friday night to
explain tfw proposition, and terms of
hiring, tie prisoners and r .-quested all
locaJUpWducers interested in obtain
ing wM labor to sign up at Mr. An
derson's office this week. About 25
or 30. of the prisoners will be avail
able toAPerquimans farms each day,
and it may be possible that more can
The nlans under which the Germans
are brought in for labor calls for the
Farm Bureau to contract with the
irovernment for the men; then indivi
dual farmers desiring to hire the
prisoners contract with the Farm Bu
reau for the number of men wanted
for a certain number of days, at a
wage rate of 30 cents per hour. Each
prisoner is worked ten hours and a
farmer must deposit the wages at the
timR for contractine for the POWs.
Out of the money paid for the men,
the government pays the prisoners eu
cpnta ner dav. and the balance is used
by the government for the upkeep of
The wage rate paid the POWs is
haded on local prevailing scales, and
there is no attempt to raise the pre
vailing wages in the county
Lists Five Reasons For
County Quotas Being
Hertford's board of commissioners
met in routine sesion here Monday
night, and among other items discuss- The Rev. B C. Reayis co-cha.rn.an
ed was the construction of a water with J E Winslow in the Nation,
main out the Edenton Highway, in War fund drive, stated today hat
order to service property owners who the final drive for this fund will be
plan to build homes and plants in conducted in October. He said, as
that area we PrePare to campaign for our quo-
i. , ' j , . i fi,Q ta there are several special points
The board was informed that the la u;c": alc . ., ,.
auditor for the Town had arrived wSn
and a specia meeting for the purpose , a a
' . F . .. ,., , . C , j Field Service has been eliminated and
of rev.ew.ng r the audit would be held fJ fc d t wi be cut approxi.
afrT 3 hot mately $10,000!000. However, 52 per
AUoZ .Jv-a, th- P.an for cent of the funds raised I will still go
reilovin, former emPU,U wiio . -ice men m umform ;
have I ft '.rre for "" t eray . ' int( an emergency
Thes-- !M(M. will !.. given their jobs' remainutr fc
i i. .... , .... o..,..,. oftor Ko. fund.
ing discliarg d from the armed forces.
Indians' Grid Team
Working Out Daily;
First Game Sept 28
"2 USO clubs will continue to
serve in furlough areas and near the
150 Army, Navy and Marine Genera)
"ItUnited Seamen's Service, oper
ating 229 service centers, has a great
er need since V-J Day, and must con
tinue to serve as long as seamen man
the ships which carry men and ma
terials where they must be had.
"4 War Prisoners Aid must carry
on until the last prisoner of war is
freed We must see to it that tne
Perquimans High School's football ;'. r,,nAa arP nrovided.
squad, comprised of 50 candidates, T, aufTerinir people
ing of prisoners of war is being done
for the purpose of relieving the labor
Mr. Anderson stated that a contract
with the irovernment is now in pro
cess of-kding made and if sufficiont
has been working out daily for the
past week in preparation for its 1946
season, which opens on September 28
with Washington High School fur
nishing the opposition. The first
game of the season will be played on
the local field at 3 o'clock.
Max Campbell, coach of the In-1
dians, has been putting the squad
through strenuous drills in an etfort
to discover the team he expects to
start against the Washington Pam
Pack. The Indians have 12 of last
year's team back this season, but
several positions remain to be filled
u;. Wore the oDenincr game. The coach
n TVio aufferintr DeoDle among
those whom we have liberated need
our help, and cannot live without it.
It is not mere charity that we should
help these people. It is good horse
sense. It is the cheapest way out of
a bad mess and the only humane
thing a Christian people can do.
"The program to be financed aur
ing the coming year is more import
ant to sustain world order and last
ing peace than it has ever been. The
task confronting us calls for determ
ined spirit to see it through until the
last service flag is down and all is
well in the world."
stated that from the large number of
boys reporting for practice each day,
he hopes to pick a squad of 35 to 41)
to represent the school this year.
"Our lines are shaping: up very
well the bso1: field wis hard hit
cess vi KiuK iiio ... - , . ,
number or tarmers sign up 10 use inei ,-- , - . , . , , .
POWs for labor and the contract isi build up a good back field u .th plenty
completed, it may be possible to in-, of reserves to ktcp even vv.th the ,,p- j
crease the number of men available ponents we h ive picked to play, the
for this county. cach sa'd- , u u . , , . . !
rersong wnu cuiaraci n tne
Of tices OteeainL
Forty Hour Week
POWs must provide transportation
for them from and back to the base
at Edenton, and where only a small
number of workers there will be no
to play here, and possibly
home came will be added
tickets for adult boosters of the team
0,0 now hpinfr Rold hv members of a
1 1. ...... .....I Krt nr. " 1 - o . . OilLUI
nUmT"LZVl TZ: Vk- pw. :- committee, and tickets for students; b the hcads of the offices
K.uiruB.t r.,...8 v..c .y..o, . nld on saIe at the school; .
Money raised through tne
Three government offices in Hert
C..rt mo now ohservintr the new 40
Season hour W()rk week and eacn 0f the of
fices will be closed all day on each
Saturday, it was announced this week
Schools To Continue
Short Days To Oct
producer will be responsible for the
Ration Board Issues
Tire Permits To 39
Perquimans County's Ration Board,'
meeting last Friday under the new
work week schedule, issued certifi
cates to purchase new tires to 39 lo
cal motorists, according to Mrs. Helen
Davenport, cleak of the Board.
Mrs. Davenport stated that the lo
cal office will lose one of its clerks
the last of this month under orders
calling for a reduction in OPA office
personnel. Miss Jo Hunter, who has
been one of the clerks at the local of
fice for the Dast several months, will
he relieved of her duties under the
Passenger certificates issued last
week went to E. C. Woodard, L. R.
Webb, Mathews Nixon, Henry Jones
2, J. C. Hobbs 2, L. L. Lane 2, J. A.
Winslow, K. E. Sorlein 2, J. R. Jarvis
2, Noah Felton, Jr., 2, Junius Miller,
Julian Long, J. C. Howell, Blount
Eure 2, Riley Monds, Jr., Ernest Sy
mons 2, Jack Brinn 2, D. F. Reed, T.
S. White, Archie White 2, Leroy Bow
man, D. O. Cartwright, E. W. Long
and Harry Chappell.
Truck Type: G. W. Barbee 2, T.
M. Twine 2, E. N. Miller 2, and G. H.
sale of these tickets will be used to
purchase equipment for athletic
teams at the high school.
The schedule of football games to
be played by the Indians this year
was announced this week by Coach
Campbell, as follows:
Sept. 28 Washington here.
Oct. 5 Columbia here.
Oct 12 Elizabeth City here.
Oct. 19 Tarboro here.
Oct. 26 Ahoskie here.
Nov. 2 Edenton there.
Nov. 9 Columbia there.
Nov. 16 Open.
Hertford Lions Club
Members of the Board of Educa
tion, at a special meeting held last
Saturday," voted to continue the short
sessions of schools until October 1, it
was announced following the meet-Ing.
fTha action taken bv the Board in
ordering short Sessions each day, it
waa tainted out bv a spokesman for
the Board, waa with the hope that
there would be tio need lor tne com-
ntatit filnalnv down of schools this
year in order fox the students to help
with, farm, harvesting. The Board
believed ' that by holding short ses-
ainna and enahlinir students td- assist
With f ami work the , greater part of
the afternoons, after arriving at home
tmm i aehnnt. rinrinr Seotember. the
school might he able to Jiegin and
continue full day schedules tne nrsc
of next month, . .m
War Bond Certificate
Pnrnuimans -Countv school this
week received a Certificate of Merit
from the Treasury Department for
the part played oy scnooi cnuaren in
the sale "of war bonds during 1944,
according to F. T. Johnson, supenn
Reports show the school children of
Pm-nnimana sold one hundred thous
and dollars' worth of war bonds last
year, which enabled the government
to mirohasa one Hellcat fighter plane,
five field ambulances and one bomb
. For the part played in the sale of
hands each school of the county will
receive a copy of the certificate of
merit to be placed among other tro
phies of the school.
The Hertford Lions Club is this
week sponsoring a Victory Celebra
tion instead of their annual Fall Fes
tival, and have secured the R & S
Amusement Company to furnish the
midwav attractions lor the carnival.
The show has been in progress all
week and will close Saturday night,
Kentrnnher 15. Large crowds have
been attending the show each night.
Saturday afternoon, from one o'clock
to 6 P. M., has been designated as
School -Children's Party Day, and
special prices will be given all school
A special act is also presented to
the public at 10:30 P. M. each night.
The offices affected are those of Se
lective Service, OPA and the Farm
Security. Persons desiring to do
business at either of these offices are
requested to appear by .r:fl0 o'clock,
closing time on Fridays.
The new schedule is in compliance
with an administrative order which '
specifies that, effective September 9,
the work week of all employees will
be five days of eight hours each, from
Monday through Friday.
Youths or returning veterans who
need to register witli the Draft Board
must do so during one of the week
days and, likewise, persons desiring
file applications with tne urA
office should do so before Friday
morning, as the Ration Board meets,
under the new schedule, on Friday
A. Huston Edwards, county super
visor for FSA, stated his office will
be open each work day from 8:30
A. M. to 5:30 P. M.
Red Cross Chapter
To Elect Officers
S.' M. Whedbee, chairman of the
Perquimans County Chapter of the
American Red Cross, has called a
meeting of the chapter to be held at
the Court House in Hertford at 7:30
o'clock Wednesday evening, Septem
ber 26, for the purpose of electing oi
ficers for the coming year and for
such other business as may come be-
fnrA triA mAAtinflr.
It is hoped that one of tne field rep
resentatives of the ARC will be pres
ent for the meeting. The public is
cordially invited to be present, ana
the chairman expressed the hope that
a large number of people will attend,
as this is an important meeting, well
worth the public's attention.
Boosts Cotton Price
Cotton prices strengthened last
week in moderately active spot mar
kets. The sharpest advance came on
Thursday following President Tru
man's message to Congress. Picking
and ginning are getting under way
but farmers are not selling freely at
present prices. Crop conditions were
more favorable. Boll weevil infesta
tions are heavy and insect damage is
reported from widespread sections of
Prices for middling 1516 inch in
the ten designated markets averaged
22.63 cents per pound on Friday,
September 7, against 22.31 a week
earlier and 21.27 a year ago. This
compares with the September govern
ment purchase price of 22.31 at the
ten markets. President Truman's
message to Congress stated that there
is need for additional measures to
strengthen the machinery for carry
ing out price-support commitments,
and for laying the basis for broader
peace-time markets for agricultural
products. He recommended that
$500,000,000 of lend-lease funds be
made available to CCC on a continu
ing basis for use in price support activities.
ber 10, at IHatner, Kansas.