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A WiJA,ri!EWBPAPER DEVOTED TO THB UPBUUOmtf 07 HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume Xn Number 39.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, September 28, 1945.
$1.50 Per Year.
The Allied Commission ruling Ger-
many this week issued a proclamation '
abolishing all military type of organi
zations within the country which
twice during this generation pushed
Europe into war. Included in the or
der was the Nazi party and all of its
sub-organizations, which was the
leading party in Germany for the
past 12 years. Meanwhile, in the
British part of Germany trials of war
criminals are now in progress, but as
yet the top-flight Nazis, scheduled to
go on trial at Nuemenburg, have not
been brought to court. .
General MacArthur has issued a
statement that he did not say the oc
cupation of Japan could be ended
within a short time. He -stated this i
week that the Pacific aggressor faced
a long occupation but the policing of
JaDan could be accomplished by a
smaller force than first announced.
Hirohita told press representatives
this week that he knew Japan was
preparing for war against the United
States, but that he believed To jo
would start it in the usual manner,
but not the sneak attack on Pearl
Harbor. The Jap emperor also stated
Japan is headed toward democracy
and will eventually prove itself wor
thy of membership among nations of
In Washington the War Department
announced that the peace-time size of
the Army has again been reduced and
that around six. million men will have
been discharged by next June 30. Of
ficials of the Navy have stated it will
also reduce its size and will attempt
to man the vast fleets y the volun
teer system, not depending upon the
draft for its men. No Congressional
action has been taken, as yet, upon
top future of Selective Service.
Standard time will be returned to
this country at 2 A. M. Sunday, Sep
tember 80, by action of Congress. The
public may, set their clacks back one
hour on going to bed StuidayiigBt
anr the old standard Utrve wi fte ob-
-evd fwm 4Tt.day. uit. Paat'thne
was ordered back in 1942 as a war
measure to aid in conservation cf
power and to give workers more day
light hours at home. But remember,
set your clock back Saturday night in
order to be on time Sunday.
OPA announced this week that, ef
fective October 1, hamburger, sausage
and luncheon meats would be ration
free. There was less cheerful news
about the clothing situation as it was
disclosed that there will be less low
priced clothing produced during the
rest of the year than OPA had hoped
The House Ways and Means Com
mittee will begin action on a tax re
duction bill next week, it was an
nounced Wednesday. Since November
1 is the deadline for any reduction on
1946 income taxes, the committee is
expected to rush the work. The bill is
expected to reduce income taxes for
most taxpayers and may clip nine
million people from the tax roll.
Local Boy In Flag
On The USS Baron At Jaluit Atoll,
Sept 6. (Delayed) James M. Divers,
yeoman, second class, Hertford,' N. C,
today participated in flag-raising
ceremonies on this island in the Mar
shall group aftecit had been surrend
ered by the Japanese.
As the flag went up a 21 -gun salute
boomed from the guns of the Baron,
the. USS McConnell, on which the
terms had just been signed, and the
USS Wingfield, all destroyer escorts.
Jaluit, by-passed as other islands in
the group were captured, was reduced
to hnnntant-inf : hv nir-opn bombard
ments the, past 18 months. The atoll
was pockmarked with ; craters from
end to end. .
Even -worse was the iron blockade
the Navy threw about the place. Not
oty ship reached' the garrison in more
than a year and the Japs) half -naked
and poorly fed, . subsisted on "what
they could grow. Of the original gar
rison of 2,600 men, about v2,000 sur
Thieves Make Small
Haul At Tri-Way
- Sheriff J. Emmett -WInslow is in
vestigating a robbery which, occurred
' here on Monday night, when thieves
broke into the Tri-Way service sta
tion and made away with r a small
amount-of money taken from, the Juke
box. o ' ',
Sheriff Winslow stated the robbers
did not bother, to take any merchan
dise or other items from the place.
The money was the only loss. ,
FoLi Biotos In Armed Forces order's Court
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Pictured here are the four sons of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas W. Lay
den, of Belvidere, who are now members of the armed forces. Elton
entered service April, 1942, and has spent 11 months overseas. He
is now In Czechoslovakia. Davis also entered service in April, 1942,
and has spent 20 months overseas. He has been awarded a Bronze
Star. Martin has been overseas 29 months, entering the service in
' August,' lH2.He is expected home soon with his discharge. Merrill
-V ntPB44fceArmy hist August and Is sow stationed at Camp Croft,
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Game Today 3 P. M.
Perquimans High School will open
its 1945 football season this after
noon when the Indians will meet the
Washington High school team on the
locaj field at 3 o'clock.
Local fans who enjoy watching
football are promised an exciting
game by attending the match today.
Washington is reported as having a
nicely balanced team with several
veterans from last year's squad mak
ing up the line. The Indians have
been practicing three weeks for this
opening tilt and according to Max
Campbell, coach, they are ready for
the Pam-Pack from Pamlico.
Coach Campbell said that the
starting line-up for the Indians will
probably be Chester Winslow and
Colin Jackson at ends, Cecil Winslow
and.J. C. Jordan at tackles, 0. Mans
field and Jack Symons at guards,
Paul Smith, center, Dan Berry,
George Wood, Sidney Layden and
John Ward in the backfield.
Legion Post To Hear
Talk On G. I. Bill
Members of the Wm. Paul Stall
ings Post of the American Legion
will meet next Friday night at ihe
Agriculture Building in" Hertford at 8
o'clock. During the meeting the Le
gionnaires will have the Opportunity
to hear Judge Richard D. Dixon, and
John Holmes of Edenton lead a dis
cussion on the G. I. Bill-of Rights.
All members of the Post are urged
to attend and any discharged veterans
of World War II who desire to hear
an explanation of the G. I. Bill are
cordially invited to the meeting.
The local post has again reached
a 100 per cent membership, having
signed 83 members' since the member
ship drive opened a short time ago,
but: Post officers state thfcy hope to
increase the post's membership to 100
members by the end of the drive November-
11th. , ' , t
James C. "White, 26, clief carpen
ter's mater of Route 1,- Hertford, N.
C attached to the Navalamphibious
base. Little Creek. Va- is-in the ftro-
cess of being, discharged,! from the
Navy after 84 months of sWvice.
White's five year! of overseas" duty
were served aboard the USS Tusca-
ribbons for the American and Asiatic-Pacific
theaters. -2 ' -
PFC. MARTIN H. LAYDEN
Edenton Host To
Conference Oct 2.
Edenton will play host on October
2 to law enforcement officers in this
area who will attend a conference to
be held by the FBI with the co
operation of Chief of Police George
I. Dail and Sheriff J. A. Bunch.
Edward Scheidt, special agent in
charge of the Charlotte FBI office,
has announced that the principal topic
for discussion will be "Post War
Planning For Folice Departments."
There will also be a discussion and
demonstration on the care of fire
arms by' Special Agent George G.
Vlk, and, a talk on "Personal De
scriptions" by Special Agent James
W. Coan, both of whom are assigned
to the Charlotte FBI office. This is
one of a series of meetings which will
be held by the FBI during the month
Of October throughout North arid
The conference will convene at 2
p. m. itk the Chowan County Court
All law enforcement officers
this area are invited to attend.
Harvey Point May
Be Declaired Surplus
Harvey Point, the Navy's three
million dollar auxiliary air field lo
cated in this county, is expected to
be declared as surplus, according to
an announcement made late last week
by the Navy Department. The station
has already closed down operation
and is now being used by the Recon
struction Finance Corp., as a stor
age and supply depot.
If the field is declared surplus, in
all probability the land will be of
fered for sale, -possibly by. auction.
Died Monday Morning
Mrs. Sarah E. Williams, 80, died at
her home near Winfall on Monday
morning at 10 o'clock, after a long
Surviving re' one son, W. T. Wfl
loughbyj one daughter, Mrs. Mattie
Elliott; one grandson, William 0.
Elliott, and ft number of nieces and
' Funeral services were conducted
Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock at
the Bethel Church by the Rev, J. T.
Byrum. , , , , ,
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Perquimans County's Recorder's
Court had a busy half day session
here on Tuesday in disposing of a
docket composed of sixteen varied
William Heath was found guilty on
a charge of reckless driving and re
ceived a four months suspended sen
tence upon payment of court costs
and $50(1 for the use of prosecuting
witnesses for damage to their cars.
Heath noted an appeal to Superior
Court and his bond was set at $500.
Henry White was taxed with the
costs of court on a charge of illega
use of an operator's license.
Robert King, William Raids and
L. L. Ange, all charged with being
drunk, entered pleas of guilty and
paid the costs of court.
Booker T. Washington, Negro, was
sentenced to four months on the
roads, sentence suspended upon pay
ment of a fine of $25 and costs of
court and upon the condition he made
repairs to car owned by R. E. Wilder,
after being found guilty of reckless
driving and driving without a license.
Luther I'erry, Negro, paid the
costs of court for driving with im
George Sawyer, Negro, was order
ed to pay the court costs after plead
ing guilty to a charge of assault.
Carlton Nixon was assessed a tine
of $30 and court costs on a charge
of reckless driving.
Jessie and Eula Phillips, Negrose,
were taxed with the court costs after
pleading guilty to mutual assault.
William Hedgebeth, Negro, was
taxed with the costs on a speeding
swan Koscoe, Negro, plead guilty , Tuesday. Miss Maness plans to ship
to driving without a license and paid contributions from this county to the
the costs of court. New York otlice on next Friday .
Clarence Vaughan and John Stokes,! she stated that gifts may carry a
Negroes,ere taxed with the court; brief note of friendship from the lo
costg on a charge of mutual assault. I ra KjVer, and these notes will I,,, en
Maliki Ashley, Negro, paid a fine, ,.ose(f jn tho artit.(1 ,. mt.s.s.1K,.s ,
of $10 and costs on an assault charge, the children receiving them in En
Herman Winslow, Negro, was fined ro)).. xh(1 it(.ms snM() ,.aiTV the
ou ana ordered to pay tne costs al-
ter being found guilty of feckless
Robert Jones was taxed with the
costs of court for driving without a
Hefren Named Head
Of Election Board
A. W. Hefren, general manager of
Major-Loomis Company and public
spirited citizen of Hertford, has been
named as chairman of the Perquimans
County Board of Election to fill the
.vacancy caused by the resignation of
L. N. Hollowell, it was announced this
week by C. P. Morris, chairman of
the Democratic Executive Committee.:
Mr. Hefren will assume the duties
of the office immediately, but no ac-
tion is expected from the board of
v.- t o ; i . !
ly before the primary set for May.
The new chairman will have charge
of naming registrars, clerks and
judges for the various township poll
ing places for that election.
Electrical Clinic To Be
Held Wednesday P. M.
Miss Frances Maness, County
Home Agent, announced that plans
have been completed for holding an
REA electrical clinic at the Agricul
ture building in Hertford next Wed
nesday night at 8 o'clock. Miss Paul
ine Gordon, Extension Specialist from
Raleigh, will speak on information
about wiring of homes for electricity.
The meeting is open to all rural
users of electricity and also persons
who contemplate signing up for REA
service in the future.
L. W. Anderson, County Agent,
will conduct a similar clinic, for col
ored residents on nest Thursday night
at the same time at the Agriculture
Owens To Resume
Duties On Monday
Melvln G. Owens, who recently re
turned home after being discharged
from the armed forces, will resume
his duties as deputy sheriff of Per
quimans County on Monday, it was
announced this week by Sheriff J. E.
Mr, Owens served as deputy sheriff
for s number of years, prior to enter
ing the Army In 1942, and is well
known for the excellent Job preform
ed while serving the county.
Elect Cheer Leaders
At Perquimans High
With a total of 222 votes out of ap
proximately 300 cast, Ramona Divers
has been chosen chief cheer leader at
the Perquimans County High School.
Four other cheer leaders elected at
the same time include Jean Chappell,
who received 148 votes; Eula Virginia
White, 141; Mildred Skinner, 138, and
Maude Holmes, 121. The substitutes
selected, also by ballot, are Maxine
Landing, Peggy Sawver and Kathleen
These cheer leaders will make their
official debut Friday, September 28, at
the Perquimans-Washington game.
They will be on hand at all home
games throughout the school year,
and for their work
Leading Drive To
Members of Perquimans County's I
home demonstration clubs and school I
children have joined forces to assist t
with an international party at Christ
mas time honoring war orphans and
the youths of liberated countries
throughout the world, Miss Frances'
Maness, Home Agent, stated today.
The movement, launched by the!
World Educational Service Council.1
Inc., is a plan whereby people of i
America will share their Christmas
friendship and material gifts with the
less fortunate of the world.
The Home Demonstration Clubs
and school children are donating gifts
which are to be shipped to the Edu
cational Council ollice in New York
for reshipment overseas, and Miss
Maness has announced that any other
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person who desires to contribute to -
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waru imis program may no so ny oo
nating a gift or money providing it
is turned in at her office in the Ag
ricultural Huilding not later than next
nan,e an(i a,(r,,ss f ,k
If a contributor desires, his gift
will be earmarked and shipped to a
country of his own choosing, other
wise all gifts will be shipped to conn-,
tries most needful of items donated.'
Miss Maness stated this movement j
is being sponsored with the hope that
it may lead to future correspondence
and exchange of mutual pledges of
hope, tolerance and cooperation and
happiness in all the countries.
Morgan Rites Held
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daughter of the late Zack and Susan
T,0' d,ed at her( h',mf ,,n, Hertf,,rd
rnday morning at 7 o clock after a
She is survived by two sons, Clin
ton W., of Chicago and Charles W.,
of the Merchant Marine, somewhere
overseas; two daughters, Mrs. R. S.
Stamy of Houston, Texas and Mrs.
George Harrell of Tarboro; two sis
ters, Mrs. G. E. Newby and Mrs. T.
S. White, both of Hertford, eight
grandchildren and two great grand
children. Funeral services were conducted
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the
home by the Rev. B. C. Reavis, pas
tor of the Methodist Church.
Burial followed in Cedarwood Cem
etery. War Bond Chairmen
To Attend Meeting
R. M. Riddick, chairman of the
Perquimans County War Finance
Committee will attend a regional
meeting of committee chairmen to be
held in Miami, Florida, beginning
The purpose of the meeting, which;
win De composed oi county chairmen
from all Southeastern States, will be
to map plans for the Victory Loan
drive scheduled to open October 29.
The Victory Loan will be the last of
the war bond drives scheduled by the
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Dosier an
nounce the birth of a daughter Doro
thy Lodge, weight 7 8-4 pounds, born
Thursday, September 20th at their
home. Mother and daughter doing
National War Fund
Expected To Provide
Items For Europeans
Conditions to Be Critical
Unless Some Help Is
The people of Europe face a criti
cal fall and winter, and whether they
are on the way to normal life by next
spring depends to a great extent on
the help Americans give them during
the next few months, according to
i Winthrop W. Aldrich, president of the
1 National War Fund.
Mr. Aldrich made this statement in
)ort to .1. Emmett Winslow, I'er
qumians County chairman, following
his return from a trip to England,
France, Holland. Czzechoslovakia and
"There will be great suffering un
less the people are provided with
more of the mere necessities of life
in addition to essential food and
clothing," said Mr. Aldrich. "Thes
minimum necessities are the things
which the National War Fund agen
cies are seeking to provide.
"Some people ask why private re
lief is needed, and if governments are
not meeting the needs of their peo
ple. The fact is that governments
and government agencies are striv
ing desperately to restore the basic
economy to provide transportation,
coal and mass food supplies, to reopen
ports and set up means of distribu
tion. We must bear in mind that
many of the liberated countries of
Europe existed under military govern
ment for weeks after their liberation.
Also, the assets and resources of a
government are not always readily
freed after war.
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I that has been in the path of a great
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war. 1 he economy is far from nor-
mal. The health of the people is far
below normal, and the psychology of
the people is distinctly sub-normal
For instance, I attended a dinner in
the Hague where every man present
had been in jail by the Nazis for at
least two years.
"The work of the privately sup
ported relief agencies of the National
War Fund is enormously important,
iikI in my opinion the extent of their
work within the next few months may
ti the pattern of living in Europe
next spring. The people of Europe
who have been aided by voluntary
American philanthropy are well
aware of the help they have received.
And they are most grateful,
"I am convinced that the work be
ing done by National War Fund ag
encies no way duplicates that of
Nine More Youths
Released From Army
Nine more Perquimans County
youths, who left here for service
with the armed forces, have receiv
ed their discharges and returned
home, according to Mrs. Ruth Sum
ner, clerk of the local draft board.
The men report at the draft of
fice, upon arrival home, to record
their discharge and receive new
classification cards. The men who re
gistered at the office during the past
week were: William Renfrow, Rich
ard Goodwin, Thomas Hollowell, Mur
ray Dail, Randy Pierce, Thomas
Shelton White, James O. Felton, and
William O. Elliott, all white and
George Harrell, Negro.
Mrs. Sumner stated that the local
board has cancelled the induction call
scheduled for this month, and after
two postponements, six selectees left
here Monday of this week to undergo
their preinduction examinations at
38 Motorists Get
New Tire Permits
Perquimans ration board issued cer
tificates for the purchase of new
tires to 38 motorists, at a meeting
last Friday morning, Mrs. Helen
Davenport, clerk of the board, re
ported this week.
Passenger permits were issued to
S. J. Hargrove, J. R. Jarvis, 2, Laura
Umphlett, J. B. Corbett, 2, M. J.
Lane, V. W. Grear, 2, Winslow-White
Co., 2, G. B. Winslow, 2, J. C. Bundy,
W. H. Matthews, M. B. Dail, W. E.
Lane, 2, Douglas Elliott, 2, J. E. On
ley, 2, Herman Small, 2, Dennis
Welch, Walter Monds, 2, Bill Fowler,
Sandbury Eason, 2, C. P. Morris,
Warnus Winslow, 2, Mrs. A. W.
Smith, 3, Harrison Hurdle, Addie M.
Hoffler, R. F. Harrell, 2, Linwood
Godfrey, 2, W. W. White, 2, Joe and
Bill's, 2, Raymond Lassiter, 2, W. C.
Morgan, 2, G. L. Sutton, C. W. Miller,
2, and J. R. Futrell.
Truck type: J. W. Chappell, 2, P.
J. Boyce, 2, Milton Dail, W. C. Mor
gan and W. M. Morgan.