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,Y NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
'otame XII. Number 49.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, December 7, 1945.
$1.50 Per Year.
- Congress's Labor Committee is re
ported drafting an act which will em
power the President to name fact
finding boards for settling strikes.
Following the report, Labor's CIO
leader, Murray, blasted President
Truman as attempting to tear down
the work accomplished by President
Roosevelt in giving labor certain
rights. Meanwhile, the General Mo
tors strike has been eased by the
Union permitting the manufacture of
auto parts by GM for GM's competi
tors. ' ' The United States will import food
Into Germany, effective January 1, to
. raise the German food ration, it was
j ' reported from Washington this week.
Declaring that hunger and starvation
never have been U. S. objectives, an
' Official stated the importation will
'take place to ease hunger among the
' 'L , Evidence being introduced at the
,-"war criminal trial at Nuernburg
. shows that the high Nazis planned to
'7 wage war from the time the Germans
began re-arming in the early thirties.
Hitler, one document showed, was pre
pared to start the war in 1938 had
England and France failed to agree
. to the Munich pact.
In Washington Congressional com
mittees are still investigating the
Pearl Harbor attack, but the fact
finding group seemingly are beset
with political troubles. No definite
' decisions have been reached but tes
timony seems to point to the fact that
official Washington knew that the war
with Japan was coming sooner or
- Sugar seems to be destined to stay
on the ration list for a long time.
The Agriculture Department an
nounced this week that it had allo
cated sufficient sugar for civilian use
for the first quarter of 1946 to main
tain rationing at, present levels. The
worlds sugar supply for 1946 is ex-
therefore rationing 1s pteff to
.. . or
A The U. S. Senate this week passed
the United Nations Organization bill,
after reipctinc Amendments to the or-
I iginal act. The action was termed
IV approval of the foreign policy now be-
ing followed by the U. S., which per
5 mits this nptinn to tak nnrt in inter
national politics. The bill passed in
Washington sets forth this nation's
obligation as a member of the UNO
chartered last April at San Fran
Vows Spoken In New
Orleans November 24
The wedding of Miss Julia Eliza
beth Broughton, daughter of Harry T
Broughton, and the late Mrs. Brough
ton of Hertford, and Capt. Maurice J.
Rivet, Jr., Army of the United States,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice J. Rivet,
Sr., of New Orleans, was solemnized
, on Saturday, November 24, at 10:30
o'clock at St. Anthony of Padua
Church with the Rev. Francis Fox,
f O.P., officiating.
The bride, given in marriage by her
uncle. S. N. Subra. wore a urown of
1 ; heavy white satin made on princess
I lines with a sweetheart neckline. Her
r veil of illusion was held to her head
p'by a coronet of orange blossoms. She
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' , carried a cascade bouquet of white
camellias ana lilies of the valley. Her
. only ornament was a string of pearls,
a present from the groom.
' The Bride had as her matron of
honor her Bister, Mrs. H. B. Dale, of
Ayden, North Carolina, and as brides
maids Mrs. W. D. Cambre, Mrs. Bates
MacGowan, Mrs. George B. Morris
and Miss Janet Rivet, all sisters of the
groom. ? Little Margie Ann Cambre,
niece of the groom, was flower girl.
They wore gowns of ice blue satin
maile with a, bouffant skirt, the bodice
of which had an off the shoulder effect
and a marquisette yoke. They carried
old-fashioned bouquets of yellow
sweetheart roses and pom-pom chrys
anthemums', with a coronet of match
ing flowers in their hair.
'Captain Rivet had as his best man
Jus lather, Maurice J. Rivet.
i The bridal couple left on a short
honeymoon with the bride traveling in
a1 brown wool suit with matching ac
cessories and ft WhitB Mmallfe iwm-
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were miss Louise Chalk, aunt of the
bride, Mrs. H. B. Dale, of Ayden, sis
ter of the bride, and Howard Brough
ton, brother of the bride.
;r ON SICK LIST
Mayor V. K. Darden was confined
' is home several days this week be
a of sickness. ' , J .
COMMISSIONERS NAME LIST TAKERS AND
PICK JURY FOR COURT TERM ON MONDAY
Tax List Takers to Meet
For Instructions De
Members of the County Board of
Commissioners, meeting in regular
session last Monday, appointed list
takers, who will list property for 1946
taxes and take farm census data, and
chose a list of jurors who will serve
at the January term of Superior
With no applications to consider for
the jobs, the Commissioners named as
list takers the same men who handled
the job last year. For Hertford
Township the position will be filled by
John 0. White; Bethel, Koy S. Chap
pell; Belvidere, Carroll V. Ward;
1'arkville, Ray Stanton, and New
Hope, Seth Long.
J. W. Ward, clerk to the board, and
county tax supervisor, stated the list
takers would meet with the Commis
sioners on Friday, December 28, at 10
o'clock for the purpose of receiving
instructions and supplies for the
Tax listing will begin on Januarv 1
and will continue throughout the en
tire month. Persons failing to list
their property during the month will
be charged with a penalty as a late
The following list of men were
drawn to serve as jurors at the civil
term of court, which will be in session
next month: Moody Harrell, W. F.
Madre, C. C. Mansfield, Jr., S. G.
Chappell, J. H. Mansfield, J. N. By
rum, C. R. Stallings, Herbert Eure,
Sr., Delwin Eure, E. R. Stephenson,
M. C. Boyce, H. C. Haskett, Earl Rus
sell, W. S. Elliott, Harvey Stallings,
J. H. Corprew, Jr., James Moore,
Louis H. Stallings, L. A. Proctor,
James Campen, Ernest Symons, W. A.
Chappell, A. J. Onley and Henry Wil
der. Only other business to come before
the Board was routine financial mat
ters and reports from the various
county agencies. The Health Depart-
CfCT r TV
tlon mat)e 0f thc County Home, rec
ommended several minor repairs be
made to buildings, but stated general
conditions at the Home were good.
High School Honor
Roll Is Announced
Twenty-eight students of Perquim
ans County High School made suffici
ent marks during the second school
period to be listed as honor students,
C. E. Woodard, principal, announced
The honor roll for this period was
announced by the principal as follows:
Eleventh Grade Kader White,
Mary Inez Chappell, Molly Oakey,
Mary Lina Raper and Mary Leland
Tenth Grade Laurastine Britton,
Mildred Skinner, Reginald Tucker
Eugene Hurdle and Howard Brough
Ninth Grade Marie Rountree
Thelma White, Howard Pitt, Lindsay
Reed, Clarkson White, Joyce Butt,
Betty Ruth Chappell, Pearl Hunter,
Marietta Jolliff, Pat Morris and Lelia
Eighth Grade Geraldine Gregory,
Shirley Butt, Dorothy Britton, Claire
Hunter, Catherine Ann Holmes and
Spoken November 25
Miss Madsre Lone and Wilma
Brabble were quietly married Sunday
afternoon, November 25, at 3:15
o clock at the home of the bride's dbs
tor, the Rev. J. T. Byrum, at Tyner.
The double ring ceremony was per
formed. The only attendants, were
Miss Eunice Long and Ambrose B.
The bride wore a slate blue rabar.
dine suit with a white crepe .Dlouse
and dark accessories. Her flowers were
a shoulder corsage of red American
tseauty roses. Miss Long is the daugh
ter of Mrs. Sidney L. Long and the
late Mr. Long. She was formerly em
ployed at Darden Bros, at Hertford.
Mr. Brabble is the son of Mrs. John
Brabble and the late Mr. Brabble of
Chowan County. He was recently re
leased from the Army and is now em
ployed at the Naval Air Station at
The couple was invited to supper
given by Mr. and Mrs. Claude) Long
and Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Long at the
home of Irvin Long. A delicious sup
per was served, the table- being cover
ed with a lac cloth, centered with a
lovely wedding cake and candles, The
guests included Mr. and Mrs. Wilma
Brabble, honorees, Mrs. Sidney Long,
Mrs. John Brabble, Ambrose Lone.
'Miss Eunice Long, Mr. and "Mrs.
Claude Long Claude, Jr., and Mr. and
Mrs. Irvin Long and Irvin, Jr.
" The couple are making their Shome
with the bride's mother on Route 2,
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MISS BETTE HOLMES
The honor of becoming the
100th member of the Wm Paul
Stallings Post No. 126 of the
American Legion, and the first
woman member of the organiza
tion in Perquimans County be
longs to Miss Bette Holmes, of
Hertford. Miss Holmes, eligible
for membership by her service
in the U. S. Coast Guard Reserve
(Spars) from January 1943 to
September 1945, joined the Legion-
shortly after she returned
home in September.
Miss Clara Smith
Weds Calvin Lane
Tlje marriage of Miss Clara Lucille
Smith, daughter of Mr, and Mrs.
Warren Haywood Smith of Winfall.
and Calvin J. Lane, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Martin Lane, also of Win
fall, took place at 4:15 o'clock Wed
nesday afternoon, November 28, at
the home of the officiating minister,
the Reverend L. Sigsbee Miller, of
Pearl Street, Elizabeth City. The
ring ceremonv was used.
the bride wore a powder blue wool
gabardine suit with a white blouse : Slln(av m(,rning at 4 : 15 o'clock at the
and black accessories. Her flowers ! Albemarle Hospital following an ill
were a corsage of red roses. ' n,.ss. of tW(, v..pi,ks, were held Monday
Mrs. T. P. Iirinn, of Hertford, her
only attendant, wore a black crepe
frock trimmed with turquoise and a
corsage of yellow roses.
Herbert Smith, of the United States
Merchant Marine, was best man.
In 1944 the bride was graduated
fmm the Pemuimans County Hiirh
School. Since her graduation, she
has been employed by Dr. T. P. Iirinn
Mr. Lane, who is a fireman first
class in the United States Navy, has
just returned from the Pacific War
Zone. During the past year he par
ticipated in the Okinawa, Iwo Jima,
and other campaigns.
After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs.
Lane left on a short wedding trip.
Three Cases Heard
By Recorder's Judge
Several hours of testimony were
heard in Perquimans Recorder's Court
Tuesday morning before a verdict was
returned in a dog stealing case. Dan
Perkins and Winfield Hill, Negroes,
were charged with stealing the dog
and receiving stolen property. At
the conclunion of the testimony Judge
Charles E. Johnson found 'both de
fendants guilty and sentenced Perkins
to 30 days on the roads, suspended
upon payment of a fine of $25 and
court costs. Hill was taxed with the
costs of court. An appeal Was noted
by Perkins to Superior Court.
In the only other case tried by the
Court this week Wilbur Bonds, Negro,
entered a plea of guilty to, a charge
of speeding. He paid a fine of $10
and the costs of court.
High School Gridders
Perquimans High School's football
team, which closed a successful sea
son by winning five games, tying one
and losing four, were guests of the
Hertford Rotary Club at a Steak fry
held Tuesday night at the municipal
About thirty members of the team
gathered with the members of the
club and all enjoyed plenty of steak,
cooked to perfection.
Dan Berry, co-captain of the team,
expressed the appreciation of the
squad for the splendid support given
the grid team during the sefcson and
for the feed held Tuesday night.
Wm. Paul Stallings
Post Now Qualified
As Four Star Post
Meeting Scheduled For
Tonight at Agricul
I'erauinians Countv's Win. Paul
Stallings Post No. Yi, of the Ameri-j
can Legion qualified as a four star'
post in the North Carolina Depart-!
ment Dy enrolling one hundred per
cent membership by November 11.
Membership in the local Post is open
to veterans of Perquimans County
who served in World War I or II, and
to those who are now in the U. S.
At the present time the membership
of the local post totals 11. 't, of which!
(5 are veterans of World War 1 and
48 are veterans of World War II;
two members, Major Walter H.
Oakey and H. Merritt Sawyer served
in both wars. The 100th member to
enroll in the local post was Miss
Bette R. Holmes of Hertford. Miss
Holmes served in the U. S. Coast
Guard Reserves (Spars) from Jan
uary 1943 to September l!)4f. She
is the only member of the "fair sex"
on the membership roster.
Officials of the American Legion
are hopeful that the post will be able
to qualify as a five star post by June
194G; to do this the membership will
have to be doubled over that of 1945,
or the membership must total at leas.
Present officers of the post are V.
N. Darden, Commander; J. R. Futroll,
R. R. White and W. O. Hollowell
Vice Commanders; I!. C. Kerry, Ad- j "v,'r "-' rl to the program of evan-, been maintained and every person
jutant; F. T. Johnson, service office; gb'sni, wl-. -h is being emphasized in who purchased a Victory bond can be
W. T.Willoughhy, Chaplain; Shelton!tms V('ar t'1'' Crusade for Christ, -proud that he helped to keep our rec
G. Chappell, membership chairman;1 A umb,'r of speakers will discuss ord at the top of the list."
Wayland Butler and Bill Cox, Ser-1 val'0Uti phases of the program. The1 The Victory Loan drive will end,
goant at Arms. ''v' '!' ','ms' pastor of the local so far as the sale of treasury type
Regular meetings of the post ar(.j church, w scheduled to speak on "The ' bonds are concerned, on Saturday,
held on the first Friday night of i 'r,'I):l : :i1 '"" of Preacher and People." but all E bonds sold during the en
every month at the Agriculture Build-! 0r- ''!", '' (''' mi- l'as1'"' "f )uk' tirf' n,""'h f December will count
ing "in Hertford at 8 o'clock. The! Memoi :.il I huivli in Durham, the Rev. on the Victory Loan total and it is
next meeting is scheduled for tonight' ' : V- l)asl"r nf Sl- l'a"1 hk'-y that with a number of bonds
and all veterans are invited to attend.1
I Jackson Rites Held
! Jackson of
afternoon at 2:.'i() o'clock at the Oak
Grove Methodist Church with the Rev.
J. I). Cranford officiating.
During the services the choir sang
"The Old Rugged Cross" and "He
Leads Home By the Way of the
Cross. 1 he pall was of red roses,
! carnations and fern. Other floral of-
ferings were numerous and beautiful.
Surviving are four sons, J. E., of
Norfolk, R. G. of Charlotte, G. W. and
D. M. of Hertford; two daughters
Mrs. C. C. Simpson of Farmville an.
Mrs. J. P. Eves of Elizabeth City; si
grandchildren and several nieces and
Pallbearers were Harry Layden,
George Baker, Leon Pierce, William
Whedbee, Talmadge Lewis, W. W.
White, C. B. Griffin and Fletcher
Honorary pallbearers were Lyn By
rum, Ellie White, P. B. Perry, W. W.
Lewis, Dr. W. A. Hoggard, H. E. On
ley, C. R. Whedbee, Leroy Nixon, Joe
Ferrell, R. M. Riddick, Otis Lane, D.
J. White, W. C. Morgan, W. H. Pitt,
Charles Johnson and C. P. Quincy.
Interment was made in Cedarwood
Cemetery in Hertford.
Young Men's Bible
Class Holds Fish Fry
A fish fry was enjoyed by the
Young Men's Bible Class of the Hert
ford Methodist Church last Friday
evening in the educational building
of the church A large stove was j
placed on the lawn just outside the
kitchen door, where the cooking was
done. Other adult classes of the
church school and friends were the
The officers of the class are: Presi
dent, L. C. Winslow; vice president,
W. B. Tucker; secretary-treasurer, C.
T. Skinner, and teacher, the Rev. B.
C. Reavis. The committee making
the arrangements for the fish fry was
composed of V. N. Darden, J. R. Jar
vis, Charles Williford, G. A. White,
W. W. White and C. T. Skinner.
REV. CADLE TO CONDUCT
BAPTIST SERVICES SUNDAY
The Rev. Ross Cadle of Enfield,
N. C, will fill the pulpit at the Hert
ford Baptist Church at both the morn
ing and evening worship services on
Sunday, December 9, it was announc
ed here today.
The public is cordially invited to
hear Rev. Cadle at the local church.
f 0 REACH QUOTA IN
Mrs. C. A. Davenport, chairman of I
the Christmas Seal drive for Per-'
quimans County, stated today that' Perquimans County has maintain
sales of the tiny seals were progress- rd its outstanding record on war
ing nicely, tut that a number of per- bond sales by becoming the fit st coun-
i sons have not vet mailed in their en -
velopes containing payment for seals)
received. She urged that people do
this immediately. She also announced
that persons desiring additional seals Monday that tne county Had reach
may obtain them by calling her at 'd its Victory Loan quota.
.'iJ'il and requesting the number to bei Total sales on that day reached
ing M. :
blic is urged to emit inue huv
f ,nds to aid
i th' .
Set-Up Meeting To
Be Held In Hertford
The Crusade and I set-up meeting for'
the Elizabeth litv
Uismct ot the1
Methodist Church will be
held at the
First Methodist Church in
Wednesday, December 12, beginning;
at 10 A. M. The Rev. J. Herbert Mil-:
ler. uistnct upenntendent, will pre-
side. Lunch will be served by the
ladies of the church at 1 o'clock and
an afternoon session will be held.
'1 he morning session will be given
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I.. I lumps, executive secrotarv ot the
n '.ak a'-o.
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Ii i-t will be - , ,. Ml ,a :,s.
district stewards, charee and church
lay leaders, church school s'lperiii!' o
dents, presidents of Woman's Socio) a -of
Christian S-t iee, chairmen of eo:"
miltees of Evangelism, Youth Lead
ers, and other interested workers are
urged to attend. This promises to be
one of the largest, best and most
helpful meetings ever held and a
large attendance is expected.
Indians Open Court
Season Here Tonight
Perquimans High School will open '
its I'JIt) basketball season with a
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home game here tonight, when the
Indians and Squaws meet a Rural
Conference team from South Mills.
The preliminary game between the
girls' teams will start at 7:30 o'clock.
The starting line-up for the open
ing games have not been announced
as neither of the local coaches have
chosen their starting players. The
Squaws have been practicing for sev
eral weeks, but the Indians began
practise only last week and Coach
Max Campbell has about 15 boys he
expects to play during this season.
About 22 girls have been trying out
for the girls' team.
Both of the Perquimans teams will
start the season defending the Rural
Conference championships they won
.1 last year's competition.
K-Ray Technician To
yj Health Dept.
Harold Satterwhite, an X-ray tech
nician of the North Carolina Sana
torium, will be at the Health Depart
ment in Hertford next Monday after
noon and all day on Tuesday, Decem
ber 10 and 11, for the purpose of mak
ing X-rays on tuberculosis cases, con
tacts, suspects and positive reactors
to the TB skin test.
Appointments with Mr. Satterwhite
may be made by contacting the Health
Department in person or phoning
Lions Club To Meet
Tonight At 7:15 P.M.
Hertford's Lions Club will hold
their regular meeting Friday night
at the Colonial Tourist Home at 7:15
o'clock, R. R. White, club president,
stated today. All members are urged
COUNTY IN DISTRICT
VICTORY LOAN DRIVE
Overall Goal Reached
Here on Monday; To
tal Sales $634,218
1 ly ln Region One to oversubscribe
its Victory Loan quota, according to
R. M. Riddick, chairman of the war
finance committee, who reported on
$i;.'!4,218.7f), of which $78,218.75 rep
resented sales in K bonds. The coun
' s K bo-id quota was $78,000.
Diligent i (I'ort on the part of the
finance chairman was responsible for
he s-'icc'ss of the drive. Sales of K
'ends seemingly were dragging along
but contact with individuals during
wed' increased sales sufficiently
to put the county over the top. No
tice that the goal had been reached
was sei t to State War Bond head
quarters early Monday morning, and
it is believed that Perquimans was
the third county in North Carolina to
reach its over-all quota.
Kxnressinir his annrecintion for the
cooperation by the people of the
POiint.v in ouikinir the Victorv I.on
drive' a success. Mr. Riddick stated.
"! nni very hjmnv that wp hnvp nut
this firm I bond Hr'ivP nvor nrraf1.
ly; the people of the county have
ah()V,n a wonderful spirit in all of the
war bond drives and it was only
natural that thev were determined
that this Victory Drive should be a
complete success. Our record has
- expected to he :.'! aiu presented as
( hrisloias lnfis that the fina figures
for th-1 bond sales in Perquimans will
lie several thousand dollars more than
the 1 1 u i ' I ; 1 assign' d before the opeli-
' the l. i.e.
eturn This Week;
Thirteen more Perquimans Count
men, eight white and five colored.
have returned home after
lome after being dis-
: charged from the armed forces, Mrs.
i Ituth Sumner, clerk of the local draft
hoard, stated Monday. The veterans
I reported their separation from the
service on arrival here.
The white veterans reporting this
week were James E. Newby, William
Hurdle, John E. Wood, Jr., Neverson
j Renfrew , James Divers, Wilmer
1 Lamb, Joseph Perrv and Ralph Lane,
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I ine coiorea veterans were matt
BraRg) winje Lee Lane John Moore
Vernon Wiggins and William Riddick.
Mrs. Sumner also stated that the
local board has received two calls
for white men to be filled during the
month of December. Five youths are
to be ordered up for preinduction ex
aminations on December 17 and five
selectees will be ordered to report for
induction on December 10.
Miss Prue Newby
Resigns As Teacher
Miss Prue Newby, Home Ec teach
er at Perquimans High School, has
resigned her position, it was announc
ed today by F. T. Johnson, County
The resignation is effective Decem
ber 31, according to Mr. Johnson, who
stated that an application has al
ready been received for the vacancy,
and it is believed the new teacher
will arrive to begin her duty follow
ing the Christmas holiday.
Schools To Close 12
Days For Christmas
Perquimans County schools will
close for 12 days to observe Christ
mas holidays, F. T. Johnson, County
Superintendent, announced today.
All schools will close at noon on
December 21 and classes will be re
sumed on Tuesda"y, January 2, ac
cording to the statement issued to
day. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Chappell of Ty
ner announce the birth of a daughter,
Linda Faye, born Thursday, November
29th. Mother and daughter are get
ting along nicely.