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Vr.H FINANCE COr.H.'ITTEE PREPARING TO
Meeting Held Wednes-
day: Night By Group
' Faced with the task of selling its
share of a national 14 biljfcpi dollar
.quota, the Perquimans County. War
Finance Committee met Wednesday
"night to lay plans for launching the
Victory Loan drive, scheduled to be
gin Monday October 29 and continue
. through the first week in "December.
K. M. Riddick, chairman of the
committee, who recently returned
from a regional war bond meeting
;ii vicToiiy duive October 29th
. held at Miami, Florida, told the
,5 group of the need On the part of the
government for this final war bond
vt.iuoney. He pointed out that while
most government contracts for war
" materials have been cancelled, the
government still needs a tremendous
.sum to support the men remaining
in the armed forces; to bring them
back home; to maintain the splendid
hospital care for the wounded and
jit., '-disabled, and to pay men their mus
"tering out pay when giving out dis
ri V ..' All of these items were explained
V to county chairmen at the regional
meeting and following the local met
ing here this week, every member of
" the committee realized the necessity
.; for making the Victory drive a com
The local chairman stated that as
yet the quota for Perquimans County
has not been released but it is like
: "y ly that the quota will be about the
:". same as during the fourth war loan
- v He stated that a meeting of the
.general -eounfcf committee and sojfci
tore would be held next week.: Si
"" . which tfane supplies and materials for
,i AolkltoTS would be handed out in oi
' ,det that each of them could begin a
House to - house canvass of their
f ' j, joeighborheod on tb opening day:fi
1 v tne urtre.
-1 Aa durtng the part, three drfre
X As during the past, A three dijvea,
inny uig porb in UHl aeiung ji Donas
during this Victory campaign. They
will be asked to sell bonds to their
neighbors and parents. Supplies for
the students will be delivered to the
various schools before the loan cam
Central PTA Hears
Lunch Room Report
The Parent-Teacher Association of
the perquimans Grammar School met
on Monday evening, October 15.
The meeting opened with the song
" America the Beautiful." The devo
tional was conducted by Wallace
The secretary read the minutes,
which were approved, and also a note
of thanks. D. L. "Barber gave the
treasurer's report and Mrs. B. F. Bray
gave an interesting report on the dis
trict PTA 'meeting held at Ahoskie
on October 0. ;:: .
r A report was given from the mem'
bership chairman. Miss : Alma Leg
gett, who urged 100 per cent family
representation, rather than just PTA
members. . She announced that the
FiftK Grade had reported the first 100
per cent family representation.
Room representatives for each
grade were read. Announcements
were made by the Publicity'and Saf
ety. Chairmen and Mr. Baker gave a
"report on the lunch room. The Study
. Group chairman announced the theme
"Together fW Build" and appointed
chairmeii for future study, groups for
the various communities. ; ;
0 ' The program for next month was
; announced, ?The, Library Afe Open
Door," with - the White ; HSWnow
' Hill community Jn charge.-' A solo
was rendered :: by ; Mw. Benson of
. Elizabeth r:'2f
1' The attendance prize was won by
Mrs.! EL; R. Window's room, First
.Churfch To Entertains ,
Pastor Monday NigHt
' Hertford' Baptist Church wiir hon
or Ha pastor, the Rer. B, G. Oawk-
ins and Mrs. D.wkins t i party to
y be held at the chorea on Monday
. night, October 22, Mt 8:15 o'clock. An
, member are cordially invited to. be
present tf '4&4&sMi
. The Rev, Mr, Dawkins recently! re
' signed as pastor of the local church
and he and his :' family .will leave
Hertford about November I to begin
'- at Kinston, where Yvl Daw
- kira will be pastor of the First Cap
tiat.Xiiufch. ' I " " , ,
Pierre Laval, several times premier
of France during the past 20 years?
became the first big-shot politician to
be executed for crimes committed
during World War II. Laval was
shot as a traitor Tuesday noon, after
having been convicted of collaborat
ing with the Nazis during the occupa
tion of France. Several minor lead
ers of Nazis, mainly those in charge
of concentration camps, have been
convicted and put to death during the
past few weeks, but the biggest trial
to be held, the hearings for the top
Nazi leaders, is yet to begin.
Strikers still hold up reconversion
in the United States, although a few
of the strikers have returned to work.
Shortage of coal, due to the coal min
ers' strike, is the biggest headache to
industry right now. Heavy industry
is way off due to inability to operate
for lack of coal. These strikes have
held up production of many consumer
items expected back on the market
before this date.
The Navy Department has revised
the casualty figures for losses sus
tained in the typhoon on Okinawa.
Thirty-five were listed as dead and 41
missing, but these figures are expect
ed to increase on receipt of more in
formatk. , Ninety-eaevjeraons were
srioualy injured, I 32 received
minor injury. The V-$Sy also an
nouneed Wednesday e lowering of
tiil.Mt "f!ejp,--it6 Annel in ob-
WTJJtfw beL1rlelw :fft they have 41
peints -aiid ot-ir- . they have 46
paints. The Ami-;'f igsjrts to lower
1 ju-joM faaaajo M November 1.
Secretary-of the Treasury Vinson
this week stated there was. a possi
bility that the budget for the U. S.
could be balanced in 1948, if the Sen
ate voted down the House tax reduc
tion bill and adopted the treasury
plan in its plaee. Both plans call for
about the same reduction in 1946, but
the House bill votes a bigger reduc
tion in 1947. Most persons will get
at least a 10 per cent reduction in his
tax bill next year.
General MacArthur announced this
week that the demobilization of Ja
pan's once great atmy and navy had
been completed, and that the occupa
tion is going forward with American
rorcea snowing tne Japanese a iree
man's way of life in actual action.
Admiral Halsey, who played a big
part in defeating the Jap navy, re.
turned to this country during the
week and stated the Japanese were
thoroughly defeated and have been
reduced to a third rate nation.
Baptist Meeting At
Murf reesboro Tuesday
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The annual meeting of the Eliza
beth City Division of the Baptist Wo
man's "Missionary Union of North
Carolina will be held oh Tuesday, Oc
tober 23,7 in the Murf reesboro Bap
tist Churchy. , y ;
k -The morning devotional will be led
by Mrs. John JSenterfltt, Jr., of Eden
ton. -Among other, speakers will be
Mrs. J. Farmer and Mrs. Charles
E. Maddry,' both of Raleigh, and Dr.
R. E. Wall, Divisional R. A. Council
lor, Elizabeth City. Special music
will ;be rendered by the Murf reesboro
W. M. U. i -
Local Man Reported
Harry Overton, who wat reported
as missing last week to police officers
of North Carolina and Virginia, turn
ed up at bis lodging house in Nor
folk following the report i V "
Overton's family lives here while
is employed in Norxoik. - Me p-
peared at hit boarding house and wp-fri-... tt... s
posedly obtained clothing prior to hialOUTt HOUSe Ulterior
disappearance, r He turned up at hisl
LIONS MEET TONIGHT
The Hertford Lion Club will meet
tonight t (Friday) : at thi Colonial
members are urged iajbmd.,.1;..
MASONS ' MEST1S NEXT 1 UESDA Y
Perqnimana Lodge, No. 06, A. P.
A. M will hold its weekly meeting
Tuesday night At S o'clock. , , s ,
Indians Swamped By
Elizabeth City In Last
Week's Grid Game
Local Team to Meet
Tarboro On Memorial
Perquimans High School's football
team suffered its worst defeat in three
years last Friday night at the hands
of a highly inspired Elizabeth City
team, which appeared here for the
first game to be played under Hert
ford's new flood lights. The final
score for Elizabeth City 40, Per
The Indians started off by receiv
ing the kick-off and fumbled on the
first play of the game and from thep
on the local team seemingly was un
able to click in their usual manner.
Elizabeth City, after recovering the
fumble, powered their way through
the Indian line for a first down, the
ball being on the 20-yard line. After
a Series of plays the Yellow Jackets
took the ball over for the first score.
The try for extra point was good and
the score fas 7-0. Perquimans re
ceived the kick-off again and were un
able to gain against the visitors and
on an attempt to punt, the Yellow
Jackets blocked the kick and ran for
a second goal. Try for extra point
was good and the score was 14-0 for
Elizabeth City. The visitors scored
their third touchdown late in the first
period, which ended 21-0 for Elizabeth
During the second quarter the
teams matched each other in a series
of scrimmages, with Elizabeth City
having a decided edge in the playing.
Neither team scored during this
period. The Yellow Jackets crossed
the Indian goal line twice during the
third period to run the score up to
34-0, while the Perquimans team at
tempted to recover themselves suffici
ently to threaten the visitors' goal
line. Chester Winslow recovered a
punt late in the third period on the
Elizabeth City's 20-y ant line, but the
Indians were unable to advance the
ball against the inspired Yellow
Jacket team. During the final period
the Jackets pushed over their sixth
touchdown of the game, making -their
score 40 to Perquimans 0.
Smarting under the defeat handed
them last Friday night, the Indians,
most of whom came out of the game
in fairly good shape, have been drill
ing this week in preparation for the
game tonight against Tarboro, which
is to be played on Memorial Field at
8 o'clock. Coach Max Campbell has
shuffled the lineup for the game to
night and the team has been playing
up to form in practice this week.
The game last Friday night was
played before what was the largest
crowd ever to witness a football game
in Hertford. People from Elizabeth
City, Edenton, Gatesville and other
towns in this area were in attend
ance. Another large crowd is expect'
ed to witness the game here tonight
During the intermission of last
week's game, the Elizabeth City
Band, one or the best high school
bands in the United States, gave a
superb performance in music and
band drilling, which thrilled the large
Holds First Sale
Managers of the newly opened
Hertford Livestock A Supply Com
pany auction are extremely pleased
with the results of the first auction
held at the market last Tuesday..
"The patronage was much greater
than expected and we had buyers
from eight counties in the Albemarle.
as well as from o&er places. -The
prices were good throughout the en
tire sale," one of the partners said
after the sale closed.
Auction Bales will be held at the lo
cal-market every Tuesday, beginning
at one o clock.
; Perquimans County's Courthouse is
undergoing a . thorough renovation
before the opening of the October
term of Superior Court The various
offices, halls and . the courtroom are
being repainted and. the job is pro
gressing rapidly.;, i i -.. ,. -
The work is being done by Ashley
Fleetwood, who contracted with the
Board - of . Commissioners for the
In Long Session
Wilh Varied Docket
Sixteen Cases Heard at
This Week's Term of
Following a week's recess, the Per
quimans County Recorder's Court had
a day long session here on Tuesday in
disposing of a varied docket consist
ing of 16 cases.
James Fulton, Negro, who came to
court prepared to plead guilty to a
charge of carrying a concealed weap
on, was found not guilty of the
charge after testimony was heard by
Edward Welch, Negro, was found
not guilty of a charge of assault
with a deadly weapon.
Vernon Wiggins, Negro, was sen
tenced to fi() days on the roads after
being convicted of assault, trespassing
and resisting arrest. The defendant
noted an appeal to the Superior
Paul Thompson, Negro, paid the
costs of court after pleading guilty
to a charge of being drunk.
Mike Wright, Negro, was released
on a charge of assault with a deadly
weapon and court costs were assessed
against the prosecuting witness.
John Jordan, Negro, was fined $10
and ordered to pay the court costs on
charges of driving without a license
and having improper brakes.
Floyd Jennings, Negro, was order
ed to pay the prosecuting witness
$100 for her use and the costs of
court on a charge of non-support.
Mrs. M. D. Curl was taxed with the
costs of court on a charge of driving
without a license.
Virginia McElroy entered a plea of
guilty to driving without a license and
paid he costs of court.
Thomas Asbell was fined $10 and
ordered to pay the costs after plead
ing guilty to a charge of speeding.
Willie Jones, Negro, was found not j
guilty of 'charges for larceny and as
sault with a deadly weapon.
Jasper Layden was ordered to pay
the costs of court after pleading
guilty to driving with improper lights.
Benjamin Riddick, Negro, paid the
court costs on a charge of driving
with improper lights.
Louis Hoffler, Negro, was taxed
with court costs for being drunk.
Dan Roberson was fined $30 and
court costs on a charge of reckless
C. J. Jones, Negro, waived a hear
ing on a charge of forgery and he will
be tried at the October term of Su
Nine More Veterans
Return From Army
Nine more Perquimans County
veterans of World War II have re
ported at the local draft office that
they have returned home with their
discharges from the armed forces,
Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk of the board,
The veterans who have returned
since last week are Julian Powell,
Earl Lane, Julian Dail, Linford
Pierce, William H. Cannon, Harold
Copeland and Willard Baker.
All veterans are urged to remem
ber that they are to report at the
draft .-office and notify the board of
their discharge from the Army, Navy
or Marine Corps.
4-H Club Member In
District Dress Revue
Miss Marjorie Perry of the High
School 4-H Club represented Perquim
ans County in the District Dress Re
vue held in Elizabeth City recently.
Miss Perry's outfit consisted of a yel
low rayon serge dress with pocket
book and hat made of black serge.
Eight counties took part in the re
vue. In the clothing achievement con
test Ethel Frances Elliott of the
Hertford Grammar 4-H Club was
W. M. S. TO MEET
The Woman's Missionary Society of
the Hertford Baptist Church will
meet Monday afternoon, October 22nd
at 8:30 o'clock at the church. All
members are urged to be present.
. IN MANILA
Word was received this week by
Mrr and Mrs. G. C. Buck from their
son, Cleveland, that he has been pro
moted to Corporal an dis serving with
the armed "forces in Manila and is
getting along nicely.
SOLICITORS TO MAKE HOUSE TO HOUSE
CANVASS TO RAISE GOAL IN FINAL DRIVE
The following telegram addressed
tc County Chairman J. E. Winslow
of the United War Fund Drive, was
sent by Governor Gregg Cherry, the
honorary chairman of the drive in
this State appealing for 100 per cent
support of tho drive:
"Gratitude to fighting n" for mili
tary victory at great s.-icriike de
mands that vc fin Hi their job to in
sure p a?c. Realization that millions
throughout th'c world owe every ex
isteiu a to o v.r generosity and pride in
Nortli Carolina's record of success
plus in every ptvviov.s form of war
campaign effort dcniand3 that we
strive for nothing 1cp3 (nan one hun
dred per cent of allocated war fund
goal in every county. Urge that you
encourag' chairmen and solicitors to
double and redouble eToits. Appre
ciate your efforts."
To Back Athletics
At Local School
A large group of Hertford men,
who were instrumental in raising the
funds for the building of Perquimans
High School's Memorial Field, met
Monday night and organized an
athletic accociation for the purpose
of boosting all forms of sports at
the local school.
Enthused by the largest crowd
ever to witness a sports event in
Hertford, at the Perquimans-Eliza-beth
City football game last Friday
night, the group felt the need for a
permanent association to assist in thellicitors who will make a house to
promotion and maintenance of the; house canvass seeking contributions
J. H. Towo was elected chairman
of the club, with W. II. Pitt vice
chairman and L. C. Winslow secretary-treasurer.
Members of a board
of directors were named as follows:
W. A. Hefren, D. M. Jackson, C. P
Morris and C. E. Woodard. Mr.
Woodard was named as business
manager for the club.
The group also named J. W. Hamp- ,
ton, Clinton Ely and Fenton liritt as
a maintenance committee for t he
athletic field. j
Following the election of officers,
plans were discussed for the com
pletion of the field as rapidly as pos
sible, with additional bleachers being
constructed for football, and the
building of a fence around the entire
field and completion of the bath house
Ration Board Issues
Tire Permits To 37
Thirty-seven local motorists were
issued certificates for the purchase of
new tires by the Perquimans Ration
Board at a meeting last Friday, Mrs.
Helen Davenport, clerk of the Board,
Passenger type permits were issued
to H. S. Lane 2, Ed Mathews, W. N.
Chappell 2, Mrs. W. C. Hurdle, Alex
Long 2, C. J. Rice, Mrs. Troy Elliott,
Enos Mallory, D. F. Reed, W. B.
Tucker, J. C. Howell 2, B. M. Miller,
W. W. Trueblood, Edgar Long 2, Ros
coe Lane 2, William Farmer 2, Wil
liam Simpson 2, Elihu White 2, R. W.
Smith, E. L. Brooks, Earl Daughtry 2,
F. B. Stevenson 2, W. H. Elliott 2, C.
H. Sawyer 2, Penelope Bembry 2, H.
E. Kirby, W. T. Brown, Maty Ward 2,
Sterling Colson 2. E. Y. Berry 2,
Laura Overton, Dewey Perry, Jr., 2,
and Edison Harris.
Truck type permits were issued to
O. C. Long, Jr., Major-Loomis 10, J
T. Godfrey 2, and W. H. Morgan.
Town Board Adopts
Budget For Year
Members of the Town Board, in a
special meeting Monday night, adopt
ed a budget for the present fiscal
year, following a review of the audit
made by W. O. Williams, certified
Few changes were made in the
budget for this year as compared to
the last one and the tax rate, which
was set during July, remains at $1.10
per hundred dollar valuation.
The Board was informed by the
auditor that the Town's financial sta
tus is excellent and there is a possi
bility that the tax rate for the Town
will be lowered for the next fiscal
year, that is for 1947.
Chairman Urging Coop
eration; Points Out
Need For Money
I'erquimans County's final cam
paign for funds for the United War
Fund will get under way next Monday
morning, according to an announce
ment by J. E. Winslow and B. C.
Reavis, co-chairmen of the local com
mittee. The executive committee met
last Tuesday night for the purpose of
mapping the final campaign and these
plans will be placed before the county
committee and all township solicitors
I at a dinner to be held Friday night at
1 7 o'clock at the Hertford Methodist
Church. It has been announced that
Henry Leroy, district chairman for
the drive, will be present and give out
some details concerning the campaign.
A goal of $4,200 has been accepted
by the United War Fund Committee
of this county for this final drive.
Some people have asked why this
campaign is necessary, now that the
war is over. To this question the co
chairmen point out that:
"The war is over, but humanitarian
needs continue, and while the fight
ing has stopped, there will be weary,
lonesome months of waiting for many
of the boys still in the armed forces.
The War Department has asked the
USO not to decrease, but to increase
its work during these months, especi
ally for occupation troops.
"A thorough check has been made
of all agencies concerned by the Unit
ed War Fund and budgets have been
re-arranged, but the money being ask
ed for in this final drive is the mini
mum amount needed to carry on the
task for the remaining 15 months es
timated to clear up the work for both
the USO and the relief agencies to
various Allied countries."
The co-chairmen also appeal to the
public to cooperate with the local so
toward the county, goal These men
anil women are donating time, auto
mobiles, gas and oil to help finish the
job. They receive no expenses or pay
for the task they are doing and should
receive the praise and commendation
of their fellow citizens for volunteer
ing for the job.
High School Band
To Be Organized
Terquimans High School's Band.
which was forced to give up its prac
tice of music about three years ago,
due to the loss of the band instructor,
will be reorganized at a meeting at
the school on Friday, according to an
announcement made today by C. E.
About forty students are expected
to try out for the band, and Burt
Ainsworth, band director for Curri
tuck County, will be in charge. Mr.
Ainsworth will work with the Per
quimans Band two days each week, on
Tuesday and Friday.
The band will be organized on a tui
tion basis, each student paying his
own tuition, with the school furnish
ing the instruments and uniforms, it
It is expected that it will take the
band about one year to become pro
ficient enough to make public appear
ances, but a concert is now planned
for next Spring, at which time the
students will show the progress made
during the winter months of practice.
Has Record Year
An outstanding record has been
set during the past year by the Per
quimans charge of the Methodist
Church, according to announcements
made at the Fourth Quarterly Con
ference, held last Saturday at the
Oak Grove Church.
The Charge had paid all indebted
ness in full by October 13, and the
total budget for the year was $7,800.
This amount was the largest budget
ever made for this charge.
The Rev. J. D. Cranford is pastor
of the Charge and is now serving his
sixth year in that capacity. The
majority of memberships of the
Charge are requesting that Mr. Cran
ford be returned to the county, when
the annual Methodist Conference is
! held next month.