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" iume XIL--Number 48.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, November 30, 1945.
$1.50 Per Year.
. rtAtumil fteorae C. Marshall, who
"Waf II, resigned that post early this
'week, and was named as Envoy to
. China by President Truman. Mar
shall -succeeds Ambassador Patrick
TTnrVv an envov to China. Hurley re
signed and issued a statement that
'ttlia nolicv of the United States in
Asia had failed. General Eisenhower
was named to succeed Marshall as
Chief of Staff, 'and Admiral Nimitz
torn a nmi head of the Naw to suc
ceed Admiral King, who also resigned
' Evidence introduced it the trial of
. Nazi war, criminals, eing held at
" Nuernberg, disclosed ;his week that
' Germany was prep? red to tight two
Alish the Reich aja leading world
power. The plans were drawn up in
1938. Germany, it was declared,
started planning for World War II
shortly after her defeat in 1918. Some
, of the plans were put in practice oe
f,fton Hitler rose to power in 1933.
Conditions in the Far East remain
unsettled. Civil war continues in
viV "China and reports say that U. S.
r Army pilots .are irate over orders to
V fly planes into China for use by the
"Nationalist government. In Java na-
Itive forces are battling British and
' Dutch troops, who are attempting to
: -quell an uprising. The Javanese de
$ mand self government as against the
return of Dutch rule.
A long, drawn-out strike may be
the result of the trouble between the
Union and General Motors. General
"Motors has refused to reopen talks
with the Union, after the Union stop
ned work with a demand for increased
wages equal to thirty per cent raise.
; Government officials are attempting to
' mediate the discussion, but have tak
en no official action regarding the
. strike as yet
y- Death rode the highway near Che-
f when a school bus ioaaea witn cmi-
r Aron fmm tho aires of 6 to 18 vears
plunged down a fifty foot embank
ment during a snow storm and landed
in a very deep lake. Fifteen of the
hilHran alone with the driver.
Nine Negro Youths
Six Vets Returned
Draft orders were mailed out to
nine Negro youths this Week, accord
ing to Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk of
the local board, who stated that four
of the registrants would answer calls
for induction in the army on Decem
ber 3rd, while the other five would
entrain for Fort Bragg to undergo
preinduction examinations on Dec
emher 4. '
The selectees who will report for
induction are Kermit Winslow, Alvin
Lee, Clarence Riddick and Joshua
White. The registrants ordered to
report for examinations are Daniel
Harrell, Jr., Archie Ferebee, Malaiki
Parson, Thomas Parson and Lester
Mrs.. Sumner reported that six
more county veterans have been dis
charged from the armed forces and
Th mn renortinir their separation
I from service this week are Walters.
- King, Gua Story and Tracy Winslow,
white, and Alexander Robinson, Ce
. cil Carter and Harold Wiggins, Ne
:,' groes. .
Red Cross Shipped
Garments To Atlanta
:7 An4wr large shipment of Items,
includig 800 bedside slippers, 26
hospital garments, 600 bedside bags
l and 60 pairs of bedroom shoes has
..been completed and snipped to Red
- Cross - headquarters by the Perqui-
mans. Chapter of the American Red
Cross, It was announced here this
- week by leaders of the local project
ihri The local chapter has a large quan-
. tity of materials for the making of
1 garments- and many ; volunteers are
now worklnsr on these items, however.
additional volunteers are needed for
n the Work and any person desiring to
y help is requested to contact the block
' leaders for material and information.
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. , a CIRCLE NO. TO MEET ;
:ltarcl! Na 6 of the Hertf l Bap
v .tist Church will meet Tuesday ven-
ing, December A, at the home, of M.
"om Cox, All members are urged to
j prewnt . t -i
TEMPORARY ORGANIZATION IS FORMED
AS INITIAL STEP FOR BASEBALL LEAGUE
Representatives of Six
Towns Attend Meet
With a goodly representation of
baseball fans from Edenton, Elizabeth.
City, Windsor, Hertford, Plymouth
and Ahoskie on hand at Eden
ton Tuesday night, tentative plans
were inaugurated for revival of the
Albemarle League. Being the first
meeting, no definite plans, were
adopted, though a temporary organi
zation was formulated, with A. W.
Hefren of Hertford elected as tem
porary president and W. H. Paramore
of Elizabeth City, secretary.
Mr., Paramore presided over the
meeting, during which various phases
of a league were discussed and it was
finally agreed to appoint a represen
tative from each town to adjourn to
an adjoining room and present some
form of policy to be considered rela
tive to the matter of hired players,
the number of games to be played
each week and other rules.
This committee was composed of W.
W. Johnson, Windsor; W. H. Pitt,
Hertford; J. P. Partin, Edenton; John
White, Ahoskie; Jack Daley, Ply
mouth and Pratt Fearing, Elizabeth
City. After being in session for some
time the committee returned with the
suggestion that the representatives go
back to their various communities,
discuss the proposed league and to
call another meeting to be held in
Edenton Tuesday night, January 15,
at which time more definite answers
should be forthcoming from each town
as to whether it desires to enter the
The matter of hired players and the
amount of money necessary to be
raised were the principal problems
discussed at the meeting, Ahoskie rep
resentatives in particular saying prac
tically no local talent is available. AH
representatives were requested to con
sult baseball fans in their various
communities so that a definite answer
can be given at the. next meeting in
order to set up a permanent organiz
ation, end fn thr rrtem4meMavitatlong
will be extended to Jackson, Mur
freesboro, Columbia, Lewiston and
probably other towns to enter the
league in the hope of forming an
eight club loop instead of six.
A great deal of enthusiasm pre
vailed among those present for a
league, but more definite plans were
desired before the majority would
commit themselves as to entering the
Hears Six Cases
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judgments in six cases disposed of by
the Recorder's Court in session here
Lester Hurdle, Negro, was given a
60-day suspended road sentence and
ordered to pay a fine of $25 and costs
of court after he was found guilty of
assault with a deadly weapon.
Albert Davis, Negro, was sentenced
to 60 days on the roads, sentence to
be suspended upon payment of a fine
of $20 and costs of court, after he had
entered a plea of guilty to driving
without an operator's license. This
was Davis' second offense.
James Tebault paid the costs of
court after pleading guilty to driving
without a license.
' Court costs were assessed against
the prosecuting witness, Berley Bar
clift in the case charging Maggie Fos
ter, Negro, with assault
Pick Webb, Negro, was found guil
ty of operating a taxi without a li
cense. He was sentenced to 80 days
on the roads, sentence to be suspended
upon payment of a fine of $50 and
costs. Webb noted an appeal to Su
Josh Roger was found not guilty on
a charge of reckless driving.
Vernon Wiggin, Negro, who was
sentenced to two years on the roads
In Superior Court during the October
term, was arrested by officers and
committed to a prison farm for viola
tion of the terms of the suspended
sentence he received in Superior
Lions Club Drive
In Closing Stages
Dr. I. A. Ward, chairman of the
Hertford Lions Club committee now
conducting a campaign to raise funds
for aid to the blind, reported today
that the drive It in the closing' stages
and results' obtained thus farrare in
deed gratifying.' ' !5
Dr. Ward expressed his thanks to
all persons who have responded to the
lion Club's appeal, , for help in this
drive and 11 reminded those who hav
received seals hut have not returned
the , money for them may stilt do so,
arid help the club in raising fds for
this program t , .
Six Injured In Car
Accident Monday P. M.
Six young people were injured in
a highway accident late Monday
afternoon when the car in which they
were riding swerved into a swamp
when the driver of the car attempted
to miss running over a dog which had
run out into the road.
Those injured were Marian Jones,
Louise Kanks, Eula Virginia White,
Marjorie Lou Perry, Joe Nowell and
Hazel Jackson. Miss Jones was be
lieved to have suffered severe injuries
while the remaining passengers es
caped with minor bruises and cuts.
The car, being driven by Mr. Jack
son, was badly damaged.
Ration Points Out
Except For Sugar
Perquimans County housewives are
a happy lot this week, for they no
longer need to be mathematicians as
well as cooks to figure out what they
can serve the family for dinner. Ra
tioning of food items, excepting
sugar, has been ordered stopped by
OPA announced the end of ration
ing, except for scarce sugar, effective
at Midnight last Friday, and shoppers
over the week-end enjoyed buying
items without having to produce ra
tion points for the first time since
rationing began in 1941.
The order issued by OPA last week
end put a atop to rationing of butter
fats and oils, as well as meats and
other food items; however, the OPA
warned there is still a shortage of
certain foodstuffs and urged the puD
lic to buv onlv what is needed, in or
der that the stock-piles may be built
up for our own use as well as helping
to supply other ceugtries throughout
Individuals are reminded by 'OPA
to save their ration book number
four in order to purchase sugar.
This article is expected to continue
on the rationed list for some time.
The sugar stamp currently valid is
number 38. It will be good for five
pounds of sugar through December
Government officials also point out
that the fats salvage program will
be continued so long as fat supplies
are short, and the Government urges
housewives and other consumers to
continue to save fats. A premium
of four cents a pound will be paid
for the fat salvage, however no more
red points will be issued as these to
kens may now be discarded.
United War Fund
To Close Monday
Perquimans County's United War
Fund campaign to raise $4,200 for use
by the War Fund to complete the
work of the USO and other organiza
tions connected with war relief will
come to a close Monday, December 3,
J. Emmett Winslow, co-chairman of
the drive, stated today.
Despite the fact that the drive has
not had the complete backing of the
public as it had while the war was on,
the local chairman believes that there
is still a possibility that the quota as
signed the county will be met by the
closing date. Other counties in this
section have already completed their
drives and several have raised the en
tire quota assigned. Others are still
striving to meet their quotas.
Mr. Winslow stated a complete re
port on the drive here would be re
leased some time next week.
Issued 25 Motorists
Applications for new tires fell
off slightly at the Perquimans ration
office last week, only 25 motorists had
applied for new tires when the board
met last Friday.
Passenger type certificates were is
sued to Gilbert Eure, 2, Delton Stal
lings, C. H. Owens, 3, R. L. Layden,
2, John Winslow, 2, Mrs. Charles
Johnson, 2, D. M. Cartwright, J. T.
Lane, Jr., Louis Nachman, William
Skinner, George Nowell, State High
way Patrol, 8, H. W, Chappell.A M.
Long, Bill Fowler, Lena C. Perry, K.
L. Lane, W. J. Asbell, J. OyChappell,
2, Thomas Morgan, 2, and Charles
.Truck type: W. C Morgan, 2, S.
M. Long, ' Ralph; Chappell, 2, and
Indians Close Grid
Windsor High School
Local Team Won Five,
Lost Four and Tied
One In Games Played
Displaying the worse form shown
during the present football season,
the Perquimans H'gh School tean
went down in defent in its final game;
the night before Thanksgiving, bow-1
ing to Windsor High School by a
score of 14-0. The Indians missed
the services of Dan Berry, Chester,
Winslow, Robert Evans and Cecil
Winslow, the first three boys suffered j
injuries and were not in uniform,,
while Cecil Winslow was injured
early in the game and had to be re-j
Windsor played inspired football
and caught the Indians napping on
the very first play and scored a touch
down midway of the first quarter.
The Indians played raggedly through-;
out the entire first half and permit
ted another Windsor tally during the
second period. Both of the tries for
extra point were good and Windsor
led at the half time 14-0. The Wind
sor squad (Completely outclassed the
Indians during the first three quar
ters, while the Indians staged an at
tempted cotnebai'k during the final
period, but were unable to score.
Ward went over for an Indian
score during the third period but the
play was called back when the referee
ruled Perquimans was offside. This
was the only threat the Indians made
during the game.
The Indians came to life during the
final quarter and battled the visitors
about equally, but lacked sufficient
pep to push the ball over the goal
The game with Windsor was the.
tenth played by the Indians this
season, the local team won five, lost
four and tied one. A tally of t he
scores for all games showed the ln-
dians scored 118 points to their op-!
ponents' 112. The Indians blanked:
teams from Columbia, Edenton and;
Ahoskie and in turn they were shut
out by Elizabeth City, Roanoke
Rapids and Windsor. Washington
defeated the Indians 12-H, but in turn
the Indians tied the Pam Pack 1. '(-!.'
in a return game. They also do-j
feated Tarboro 20-fi.
Coach Max Campbell had the grid--ders
turn in their uniforms this week;
and basket ball practise was started;
at the school on Monday. The In-j
dians will begin their basket ball)
season on December 7. I
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Ball Season Dec. 7th
Perquimans High School will open'
its 1945-46 basketball season at the
high school gym on Friday night, De- j
cember 7, when the boys' and girls' j
teams play the teams from South i
Mills High School.
Perquimans, defending champions
of the Albemarle Rural Conference, is
again entered in the conference and
hopes are high that both the Indians
and Squaws will repeat their last
year's record. The Indians held their
first practice session Tuesday under
the direction of Coach Max Campbell,
while the girls' team has been prac
ticing for several weeks under the di
rection of Miss Prue Newby and Miss
Anne Garris, coaches of the girls'
E. C. Woodard, principal of Per
quimans and president of the Rural
Conference, announced the confer
ence schedule for Perquimans for the
season as follows:
Dec. 7 South Mills here.
Dec. 14 Columbia there.
Jan. 4 Weeksville here.
Jan. 11 Central here.
Jan. 18 Moyock there.
Jan. 26 South Mills there.
Feb. 1 Columbia here.
Feb. 8 Weeksville there.
Feb. 16 Central there.
Feb. 22 Moyock here.
Besides the conference games, the
local school will attempt to schedule
games with Elizabeth City, Edenton
PTA To Sponsor
Two Radio Shows
The Parent-Teacher Association of
the Hertford Grammar School and the
Central Grammar School will sponsor
Charles Crosswhite and his Texas
Rangers at n show to be presented at
the Central Grammar School on Fri
day, November 30th and at the Hert
ford Grammar School on Friday, De
cember 7. Each performance is sche
duled to start at 7:30 o'clock.
COUNTY BONO SALES REACH OVER HALF
MILLION MARK IN VICTORY LOAN DRIVE
Buy Christmas Seals
AA A Elections Will
Be Held November 30
Polling Places Set
The Perquimans AAA committee
men who will represent and adminis-l
ter the 1!)4( agricultural conservation!
program will be elected on Novem-I
ber 30. Men elected for lt4j will
have more responsible jobs to per
form than during the war years.
Some of their regular jobs will be
choosing the AAA practices that
have been approved for the state
which are needed in the county. They
will help each farmer plan a con
servation program from these prac
tices for his farm.
Under the production goals pro
gram, committeemen will inform
farmers :'s to the amounts of various
farm commodities the nation can use,
and h lp them pian how much they,
individually, can do toward meeting
the n ed, AAA committeemen will
be responsible for presenting the crop
insurance program to the farm fieopjh
Some of their miscellaneous jobs will
iuclud the handling of dairy, beef,
sheep and lamb production payments.
Therefore, a big job faces KMC AAA
committeemen, and consequently, it
is to the best interest of every Per
quimans farmer to vote in the elec
tions scheduled for today.
Polling places have been announc
ed as follows: Nicanor, Ralph
White's Store; lielvidere, lielvidere
Community House; Parkville, T. I,.
Jessup's Store; llethel, Phillips Store;
Hertford, Agricultural Ruilding; New
Hope-Durants Neck. New Hope Com
The polling places will be open
from it a. m. to 5 p. m. and all farm
ers are urged to vote during the day.
Watch For Markers
On Nylons, Says OPA
No one seems to know just when
the market, will be flooded with a
plentiful supply of nylon hosiery,
but when the nylons arrive they will
carry a tag giving all the information
the customer needs in making her
purchase, according to OPA. Shop
pers should look for these markers
for their own protection.
The OPA said these official tags,
attached to one stocking in each pair
of nylons, will give such salient, data
as the retail ceiling price; the guage
and dernier of the hose; the name of
the maker; whether or not they are
irregular, second or third quality;
and whether they are out-size or extra-long.
OPA also reminded a nylon-hungry
public that the hose would return to
the market at prices at least one
fourth below those charged in 1942,
with ceiling prices for first quality,
full-fashioned nylons ranging from
95 cents to $2.05, compared to pre
vious ceilings of $1.65 to $2.50.
Rotary Club To Fete
High School Gridders
Members of the Perquimans High
School's football team will be the
guests of the Hertford Rotary Club
at a steak fry to be held next Tues
day night at the town's plant on
Grubb Street, it was announced today
by W. H. Hardcastle, president of the
At their meeting Tuesday night the
Rotarians voted to entertain their
wives at a ladies' night party early in
January. The program committee
headed by Dr. A. B. Bonner, is plan
ning an interesting program to be
presented on the occasion.
CIRCLE NO. 4 TO MEET
Circle No. 4 of the Hertford Bap
tist Church will meet Monday even
ing, December 3, at 7:30 with Mrs.
Tom Mardre. All members are urged
to be present.
E Bond Sales Need Con
siderable Boosting to
Sales of war bonds in Perquimans
County's Victory Loan drive had
passed the half million dollar mark
on Wednesday of this week, according
to R. M. Riddick, chairman of the lo
cal War Finance Committee, who re
ported total sales at $000,702.50. Of
this amount $55,318.75 represented
sales of E bonds.
Mr. Riddick said that while sales
generally are good, there is a need
for boosting the E bonds if Perquim
ans is to achieve its overall goal in
this final war bond campaign. Dur
ing the week the county dropped frotn
third place in E bond sales in North
'aivlina to sixth place. However, the
ounty continues to lead all other Al
bemarle counties in the race among
counties to he the first to report E
bond goals obtained. The E bond goal
for Perquimans in this drive amounts
to $78,01)0, thus there remains a total
of $22,700 worth of E bonds to be pur
chased before Perquimans can be re
ported over the top in this drive.
The Victory Loan drive ends on De
cember 8 insofar as the sale of treas
ury type bonds are concerned, but all
E bonds purchased throughout the
month of December will count toward
the county's goal. The chairman ex
pressed belief that the quota will be
met before the final tabulation is
made at the end of next month.
In order that this goal may be
achieved, the chairman is asking all
war bond solicitors to make every ef
fort to contact friends and neighbors
who are prospects for war bonds.
, School children of the county are
j asked to renew their campaign and
: sell every possible bond. All solicitors
are reminded that prizes are being
offered for best results obtained in
this drive and these will be awarded
' at the close of the E bond sales De
War bonds purchased as Christmas
gifts will make an ideal present, and
these sales will also count toward
helping to put the county over'tb
goal in the Victory drive.
Charles Payne, State Patrolman
stationed in Hertford, captured one
! of the three convicts who escaped
i from a prison farm near Greenville
1 last Friday night.
! Patrolman Payne took the convict
! into custody about 12:30 o'clock Sat
! urday morning, when he stopped to
i question the man while he was en
! route to the Harvey Point base to
1 answer an accident call.
Mr. Payne, who had not been in
I formed of the prison break, was on
his way to Harvey Point when he no
, ticed a car parked on the side of the
road leading from Hertford to the
base. Suspicious actions on the part
of the convict led the patrolman to
question him and it was tlren that the
man acknowledged to the officer that
he was one of the escaped men.
When taken into custody, the con
vict had a large quantity of merchan
dise on his person. The merchandise
had been stolen from stores entered
after the men had escaped. The con
vict caught here was also driving a
car stolen from somewhere near
Make Rent Refunds
Eleven owners of housing accom
modations under rent control in the
Elizabeth City-Hertford-Edenton area
refunded their tenants a total of
$747.75 during the sixty-day period
ending October 31, J. Frank Mclnnis,
OPA District Rent Executive an
nounced this week.
Mclnnis said the refunds were re
ported to the District office by C. R.
Holmes, Area Rent Director, who
maintains offices in Elizabeth City.
He urged tenants in the area who
have reason to believe they are being
overcharged to report their cases to
the Elizabeth City office.
Three of the owners ordered to re
fund tenants were from Perquimans
Cotton Report Shows
Ginning Under 1944
A census report issued this week by
Willie M. Harrell, special agent,
showed that cotton ginning in Per
quimans County amounted to 1,358
bales prior to November 14.
This is compared to 3,905 bales of
cotton which were ginned in the coun
ty for the same period in 1944.
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