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Volume XII. Number 40.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, October 5, 1945.
$1.50 Per Year.
Good news for housewives and bad
news for sugar hoarders was an
nounced this week, when Secretary of
Agriculture Anderson revealed that
1,600,000 tops of sugar had been dis
covered in ports in Java, supposedly
hidden by the Japs. This sugar is ex
pected to be divided among Allied na
tions, and the U. S. may get about
700,000 tons, which is expected to re
lieve the su,gar shortage and pos
sibly aid in relaxation of sugar ra
ti 0r,n time next vear. First
shipments of the sugar are expected
to reach this country soon.
Receives Husband's Medals
Relief from income taxes may be
expected next year. The House Ways
and Means committee, following a
suggestion by the Treasury Depart
ment, has adopted a bill calling for
reduction on income taxes. The bill, if
approved, would remove about 12 mil
lion taxpayers from the rolls, by re
ducing the percentage point on sur
tax rates. The proposal does not do
away with the 3 per cent normal tax
now being paid.
The conference of foreign minis
ters, held in London during the past
three weeks, ended Tuesday night in
failure, when the representatives of
the Allied nations failed to reach
agreements on peace settlements,
a's insistafice on excluding
France and China from a part in the
gettlement of Balkan problems was
given as the reason lor the ianure
of the group- No date was set for a
future meetiAff. and it is not expected
that the Big Three, Truman, Atlee,
and Stalin will meet any time soon.
4THe Japanese press, enjoying a new
freedom issued by General MacAr
thnr. imeminErlv is doing a job in help
ing In whin the JaD occupation into a
workable task. The Jap papers are
tt.cVirnr the JaD srovernment for
failure to act in a food crisis as well
u other home Droblems. It seems
from reports that a new Jap govern
he formed soon, with a
, i; mt nf Hie nlrf feurtslistitu
tlCTUlUK ' , 1
General George Patton was re
mnvuf from his command of the
Third Army, effective October 7, by
General Eisenhower, for reportedly
Nazi officials at heads, of
government in the occupation zone in
Bavaria. Patton is to be removed to
the 15th Army, which is practically
In Football Game
With Columbia High
Indians Lost Close Tilt
With Washington In
HERTFORD INCLUDED IN TOWNS PROPOSED
TO RECEIVE NEW POST OFFICE BUILDING
New Construction To
Cost $95,000; Site Has
To Be Okayed
Mrs. Mary S. Crawford is shown receiving three'Wdals award
ed, posthumously, to her husband, Lt. Col. William Riddick Craw
ford, in ceremonies held at Seymour Johnson Field. Col. Dudley
Howard made the presentation.
cBBnnounces date for final
war fund campaign in perquimans
Col. W.R. Crawford
October 22 Will Be the
Opening Day; Com
mittee Meet Called
Following President Truman's ap
peal to the nation Tuesday night to
support generously the War Fund
Drive this year, J. Emmett Winslow,
county chairman, stated the drive
here will be conducted beginning
October 22, and he hoped the cam-
ttnizn could and would be concluded
vUiS one week.' '' -
Mr. Winslow stated that a meeting
of the executive committee for the
War Fund will be held on Tuesday
night, October 16, and a dinner for
thp committee and solicitors will be
held on Friday, October 19, at which N. 0
time the Dlans for conducting this hero.
; A last minute change has been
I made in the IVrcuimans High School
i football schedule, according to Coach
' Max Campbell, who announced Tucs
j day that the Kiune scheduled with Co
I lumbia will be played at Columbia in
1 stead of Hertford. By changing the
I location of this game, the local team
will have the opportunity of playing
; an additional Kan"' under the lights,1
j when they are installed on Memorial
Field. Columbia will return this1
' week's game on November i. I
The Indians lost a hard fought
game to a big, strong Washington
High School team on the local field
last Friday in what was each team's
opening game. There was little dif
ference in tin' strength of the two
teams, but Washington caught the In
dians napping several times and com
pleted a series of passes which en
abled the visitors to push over two
goals and run up a 12-point advant
age over the Indians. Coach Camp
bell's team recovered well during the
second half and crossed the Washing
ton goal line one time and barely
missed a second touchdown late in the
fourth period. The final score was
Washington l'J, Perquimans (I.
The garni' opened with Washington
kicking off to the Indians, who were
unable to gain through the heavier
Washington line and were forced to
punt after three plays. The punting
of the local team was not good and
Washington gained considerable
irround through the exchange of!
kicks. Neither team scored during
the first half and each side made
three first downs from scrimmage.
The Pam-I'ack tallied their first
touchdown during the third period
and crossed the goal line again in the
More and more veterans are return
ing to the county each day and mosti
of them are registering their dis-l Hertford has been included among
charges with J. W. Ward, register of 1(15 cities and towns in North Caro
deeds, but the honor of being the first Una as a site for the construction of
veteran to register two discharges has a new Post Office building, according
gone to II. V. Chappell, formerly of , to an announcement made in Wash-
I ington this week.
Mr. Chappell is
a veteran of both
World War I and II, and he registered
his discharges from the two wars
with Mr. Ward last week. The veter
an is now serving as principal at
Creswell High School.
Vows Spoken At
The marriage of Miss Pauline Fs-'
telle Keavis. daughter of Rev. and
Mrs. I!urle Clyde licavis to liichard
Lee Keggerei.. son of Caul M. Keg-'
gereis, Sr., of M igadore, Ohio took;
place Saturday night at K:.'tll p. m. '
September 2!, at the Hertford Metho
dist church. The ceremony was per-
formed by the bride's father, Rev. 1!.
C. Keavis, pastor of the church. The
church was beautifully decorated withi
white gladioli, fein, p.ili.is and light-'
The wedding music was played by
Miss Kate lilaiichard, organist of the
church. Mrs. Guy Pitts of Jonesboro,
Ark., sang "I Love You Truly'' and
"At Dawning". "Bells of St. Mary,"
"tnHiiin Love Call". "Because" and
"To A Wild Rose" won- played during
' Th" bride "as given in marriage
' by her brother, Hugh Keavis, Altavis-
ta, Ya. She wore a wedding gown of
, . l.il.. Jiimur :itill fashioned With
final chuckker. The Indians scored . .. (.(.bijnP. ,mc sleeves tap-
son of Mrs. Louis It. Crawford, was! shortly after the opening ot trie nnai m,d U) pnjllls ,,v,.,. th( nand; hasqU(
posthumously awarded three medals, ! Perlod an9 tnreaienen me Msnors buttoned down th
-th Silver' Star, Bronze Star and the! twice la. in the game but were un-ilhe fuIlesi, of the skirt
Air Medal, in ceremonies held recent-1 successful in pushing over trie tying
lv at Seymour Johnson Field, Oolds-l Kai
The proposal that over ten million
dollars be spent in constructing pub
lic buildings within the near future
has been handed to Congress by the
i Public Building Administration, in ac
cordance to recommendations made
In- President Truman. Of this amount
1Iv.-,;..m1 would be allocated !'".
for the new I 'ost Office here.
; Commenting on the proposal W. F.
Reynolds, Commissioner of Public
Buildings, stated, "If Congress enacts
1 this legislation, the Building Adminis
tration can go forward at once with
I certain buildings having the highest
priority." He added, however, that
J the inclusion of a building in the eli
I gible list is no indication that a rec
ommendation for its construction is to
be expected in the near future and
many may not be constructed for
I Hertford i,- one of the few tow ns
I in North Carolina that has not re
i ceived new public buildings in years,
! :.n,l it imiv be nossible that, if Con
gress enacts the proposal, that suf
ficient pressure could he brought to
bear to enable the town to obtain this
new Federal building.
Lt. Col. William Riddick Crawford,
County Board Draws
Jury List For October
Term Superior Court
boro, N. C.
The medals were received by Mrs.
Marv S. Crawford, of Washington,
widow of the World War II
final drive will be outlined.
In his speech to the nation Presi-
non-existance. Gen. Truscott will be!dent Truman pointed out that the
placed in command of the Thirdj nee(j for support of the United War
America's biggest highway pro
gram is expected to get underway
soon, with the announcement that
congress has placed its okay upon a
three billion dollar federal-state plan,
which will be completed within three
years. The program calls for building
of new roads, 'repairs to present sys
tems and aid for secondary roads. The
with the states
matching dollar for dollar the amounfj
put up by the federal government..
Central PTA Meet
Held Hay Night
The Parent-Teacher Association of
the Perquimans Central Grammar
School held its first meeting of this
school year on Monday evening, Sep
foKoi. OA ot thf. achool building.
Mrs. George Jackson conducted the
devotional along the lines of the pro
gram topic, for the month, "Building
Together For Better Education." A
duet, was rendered by Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Alma Leggett, a member of
the faculty, gave an interesting talk
on "What Membership in the Parent-
.TaaKltor A mtneiat.inn Means to 8
G. H. Baker, principal, in the dual
role of both parent and teacher, talk
ed oft "What Membership In the Par
ent-Teacher Association Means to a
Pannt. " Wi talk also centered
around three other (topics as part of
Tha riant achievements of our
Present objectives. 1
How the Parent-Teacher Aasocia
v tion can aid in these objectives.
Mrs. A. R. Cook, president, presid
ed over the business session, during
; which the State President's message
was read and reports from the vari
ous standing' committees were given.'
! The seventh grade, Mis Elisabeth
Stevens' room, had the 'highest per
5 centage of teachers present . j,
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$ ' BIRTH 'ANNOUNCEMENT
1 Mr. tnd Mrs. Noah Felton, Jr., an
th Mi-fh nf a baby friri born
Monday, September 24th, -mother and
j. daughter are doing niceiy.. ,
Fund is just as great now as during
the war. He said, "Even though the
war is over, they still have a job to
do and it is imperative that they
Perauimans County has been given
a quota of approximately four thous
and dollars for this final War Fund
drive. This is about the same goal
that was reached here last year, and
the funds will be used to support re
lief agencies in Allied nations as well
as the USO. As in the past the uru,
which must continue its job in pro
viding recreation rooms and shows
for the men remaining in the armed
forces, will receive the bulk of the
funds raised during the campaign.
Officials o? the War Fund estimate
that the task confronting them will
continue for at least 15 months, and
in order to avoid another campaign
next year, quotas for each county re
mained the same this year to provide
sufficient funds to carry out the pro
gram until it is finished.
Lt. Col, Crawfoni was awarded the
medals for gallantry in action in New
Guinea, Leyte and Luzon. It was
during the battle for Luzon that Lt.
Col. Crawfqrd was killed in action on
February 6, this year.
Presentation of the medals was
made by Col. Dudley Howard, who
paid a beautiful tribute to Col Craw
ford's supreme sacrifice. The cita
tions were read aloud to the as
sembled troops, after which Mrs.
Crawford reviewed the troops stand
ing wiui Col. Howard.
The Bronze Star was awarded Col.
Crawford for meritorious achieve
ment in connection with campaigns
from November 25 to December 31,
1944. The Air Medal was awarded
for meritorious achievement while
participating in aerial flights in con
nection with combined parachute
glider training programs from July 1
to November 1, 1944.
Mrs. Arthur It. Woods, sister of
Col. Crawford, was a witness at the
In addition to the three medals
above, Col. Crawford was also award
ed, posthumously, the Purple Heart.
Coach Camnbell stated h
pleased with the showing of the In
dians, but added his team needed
plenty of additional work before being
ready for the list of opponents sched
uled for this season. The next home
game will be played on October 12,
when Elizabeth City's Yellow Jackets
come to Hertford for the first night
game scheduled. The game will be
called at 8 o'clock.
Members of the hoard of County
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i i, ...:k ( (uninissiniuTS. imM'tiiiK on lasi mon-
UIL R Willi.
forming a' day, drew a jury list for service at
sweeping train. Ifer finger tip veil or ",e . , . 'IT, J
j ; ; fn ,',.,,, i,H'iit- which uill convene here on Monday,
imported J u sion It'll timn a neaii- ,
' , . ., , ... ...i Oct,, her '.. he persons drawn for
maline and orange blossoms. S h
carried a white bride's llible. covered
Three Cases Heard
By Recorder's Court
Three cases were on the docket for
hearing at Perquimans' Recorder's
court this week and two of the de
fendants entered pleas of guilty to
traffic violations. .
V. Johnkins, Negro, paid the costs
of court on a charge of driving with
out a license and Viola Overton,
Negro, was taxed with the court costs
for driving with insufficient brakes.
Much time was consumed in hear
W testimnnv in the case charging
James Collins, Negro, with reckless
driving, but at the conclusion oi me
case Judge Charles Johnson returned
a vorHlet nf- not miiltv. Collins was
involved in an accident last July in
which Donald Parks, a young boy
frnm Winfa.ll. ' was severely injured
and the defendant was charged with
criminal action this wees?
Rat! Atha Ms Butler of Percy Vones
Veterans Hospital at Battle Creek,
Michi and Sgfc Francis Nixon Jes-
sup son of Mr. and Mrs. y . jessup
were quietly married Sepk 1, at 8 p.
m. in the Chapel at Jarftp Gruber,
Okla.J by Captain George M Biddulph.
The bride Is from Little UtoeK, Ark.
After a ten day rurhuirn . ine
More Vets Returned
couple returned fa their Army posts. ,
Twenty selective service registrants
will be effected by draft calls during
the month of October according to
Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk of the local
board, who stated Monday Perqui
mans county has been ordered to fur
nish five white men for induction on
October 29; ten white men for pre
induction examinations on October 17,
and five Negro registrants for pre
induction on October 8. The board has
not received an induction call for
Negro selectees for the month.
Th fimt contingent of men. five
colored youths, will leave here next
week for physical examinations. The
group ordered to report are Conwell
Jones, Roy Elliott, Isaac Riddick,
Sterling Whislow and Irving Felton.
Five more veterans of this war
have reported at the local Draft Board
with their discharges from the armed
forces. The group who reported since
last week include. Ambrose Long,
Curtis Wilson, and James Byrum,
white, and Charlie Cooper and Fred
Riddick, Negroes. ,
Auction Market To
Tuesday, October 16
Peniuimans County's newest enter
prize, the Hertford Livestock and
Supply Company, will hold its first
auction sale on Tuesday, October It!,
beginning at 1 o'clock, Julian A.
White, one of the partners, announc
The partners comprising the new
company, Fred T. Mathews, Julian A.
White, Henry Clay Stokes and Riley
S. Monds, began construction work
on their sales barn and warehouse
last spring and had hoped to hold the
opening sale next Tuesday, but labor
conditions made it necessary to post
pone the opening for one week.
Col. Holtsinger, well known live
stock auctioneer, has been secured by
the local firm to handle all sales at
the new auction barn.
The new market is advantageously
located one mile south of Hertford on
the Edenton highway and there is am
ple parking space for the public at
tending the sales. The auction barn
is one of the largest in Lastern North
Carolina and modern in every way.
The two sides are divided in such a
manner to handle all types of livestock.
Miss Hetty Edwards of Morgaiitnn,
N. ('., wore a gown of white satin and
net made with sweetheart neckline,
cap sleeves, basque bodice of satin
appliqued in silk braiding, and houf-j
fant net skirt with half peplum. She,
wore a heartshaped headdress of
white net and carried a bouquet of red
The bridesmaids were Miss Sara
Prances Smith, Fayetteville, N. C.,;
Miss Ann Lewallen, Asheboro, N. C.
Miss Mary Ruth Thompson, Wades-)
boro and Southmont, N. C, Mrs. L. It.
Knee-bone. Fayetteville and Sunbury
M C Mis Rarhara Winslow. and
nrv service were: ,. A. Harris, VT .
T. Hrown, Kenneth Miller, Capt. T.
S. White, V. T. Johnson, It. L. Spi
vey. Dewey Stallings, J. E. Proctor,
A. K. Winslow, Jr., Walter Dail, Chas.
('. White, Hugh Harrell, W. Lassiter,
Simon Itutenburg, Robert Brinn, E. S.
Spivey, Walter Nixon, T. S. Nixon, A.
Huston Edwards, Linwood Harrell, T.
It. Kirby, W. W. Owens, V. C. Lane,
(',. 11. Winslow, Riddick Chappell, J.
P. Rogerson, Harry Riddick, J. H.
Symons, Charlie C. Chappell, C. H.
: Hunter, Holland Hurdle, E. W. Long,
Dennis Winslow, W. Q. Hurdle. Clyde
Lane and Julian A. White.
The court room and other offices of
the courthouse will undergo renova
tion Hurinir the next few weeks; the
JN. v., miss Daruara inr.iu, am.! - -
Miss Ruth Tucker. They were attired, board havng voted to have the rooms
in gowns ot wnilc net over iauexa,i
made with sweetheart neckline, brace-j
let length sleeves, basque bodices of
net, and bouffant net skirts, appliqued
in flower motif. Their off-the-face
shoulder length veils of white illusion
were caught with red ostrich tips.
They carried arm bouquets of red car
nations. The best man was Lt. L. R. Knoe
hone of Fort Penning, Ga.
The mother of the bride chose for
the occasion a gown of ice blue taf
feta and her flowers weiv a shoulder
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of the hiiildine oainted before th
next term of superior court.
Following the regular session the
commissioners met with Sheriff J. E.
Winslow and completed the settlement
on tax collections for the past year.
Schools Remain On
Short Day Schedule
Countv schools will remain
short schedule for at least two more
weeks, it was announced following a
meeting of the board of education,
held last Monday. A slight change
was made in the schedule, to permit
some students additional time to aia
with the' peanut harvest in the aft
ernoon, and under this arrangements
schools convene at eight o'clock and
dismiss at one o'clock each day.
No announcement was made as to
the dat that full school schedules
will be started, but it is expected the
time will depend upon crop
Red Cross Meeting
A meeting of the Perquimans
County Chapter of the American Red
Cross, which was postponed two
weeks ago because of a lack of at
tendance will be held Friday night at
8 o'clock at the courthouse in Hert
ford, S. M. Whedbee, chairman, an
The purpose of the meeting will be
to elect officers for the chapter for
the coming year and discuss other im
portant matters pertaining to the lo
cal orttanization. Because of the nn
District PTA Meet
AtAhoskie Oct 11th
Ahoskie's Parent-Teacher Associa
tion will be host on Thursday, October
11, to the annual PTA meeting of the
Ninth District of the State Congress
of Parents and Teachers.
The meeting, which will be held at
the school, will convene at 10 o'clock
A. M., with registration beginning at
9::i). Lunch will be served by Ahos
kie PTA in the municipal building and
adjournment will come about 3 o'clock
P. M. Mrs. J. E. Winslow of Hert
ford, district director, will preside at
Those having parts on the program
include Mrs. E. N. Howell of Swan
nanoa, president of the North Caro
lina Congress of Parents and Teach -
t n,oolinir tho rhnir- ers: C. W. Phillips of WCUNC,
man urges a large attendance by the I Greensboro, vice president of the Na
PTA PARTY SUCCESSFUL
The PTA of tho Hertford Gram
mar school conducted a successful
rook and bridge party last week, for
the purpose of raising funds to pur
chase an electric stove for the lunch
room at the school.
Despite the fact the party was ar
ranged so quickly and proper notice
could not be given the public, a large
nnnihor nf rwrsons attended and the
committee in charge expressed their
nnnrweintinn to those attending and to
(local merchants who donated prizes
awarded at the affair.
tional Congress of Parents and Teach
ers and former State president; Mrs.
J. W. Burke of Gibsonville, executive
secretary of the State" organization;
Mrs. P. S. Blair of Elizabethtown,
State field representative.
State chairmen expected to be pre
sent include Mrs. Alice Futrell of
Hertford, chairman of Interracial
Relations, and Mrs. Mayon Parker of
Ahoskie, chairman of War Committee.
Representatives from all the Parent-Teacher
Associations in the eleven
counties in the Ninth District will at
tend. Counties in this district are
Bertie, Chowan, Dare, Gates, Hert
ford, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Mar
tin, Tyrell, Washington, and Camden.