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XII. Numlier 51. - . Hertf brQrquimans CountyTNorth Carolina, Friday December 21, 1945.
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v i srv in liTi - la-.. II T
1 : tiatr trAtot that t.tlA flitfl Of the
1 iV&O "organization should be some city
- In the united states, ine vow c'"
. ' after hitter argument for the Bite to
be placed in Europe. Russia joined
" 'AtW countries in votine for the U.
8. Boston and Philadelphia seem to
nave the lead on other cities as the
' -place for the permanent site.
Strikes still remain the big news
w'-i'-t thin r.ountrv. the union has reject-
!' . u) imv increase offered by Ford
" 'V Motor Co.. and the deadlock continues
between the union and General Mo
tors. Steel workers are scheduled to
walk out on January 14. Reports from
y Washington indicate the government
4 Vill attempt to find a solution to the
7 entire problem.
, RvMptmw introduced at the war
crimes trial being conducted at Nuen-
berg offered proof that Hitler nea
about his war casualties. A document
presented this week showed the Ger
man High Command admitted just
prior to the counter-attack of the
Bulge that German losses in men
'killed or missing totalled 3,544,284.
Sixty five per cent of these losses
' ' occurred' on the Eastern front. The
total does not include the number of
' " ' The United States Supreme Court
stepped into the War Criminal trials
1 this week and stayed the execution of
Jap-general Yamashita, who had been
' sentenced to hang after being found
guilty by an Army court in the Phil
, ippines. The action was termed un
usual and it was not known whether
the court would take over as the
legal devise to pass final judgement
. ' on war criminals.
j Former Jap Premier Prince Ko-
ioye beat the rap for being a war crl
' tninal by committing suicide this
"-week. Konoye died by taking poison,
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( occurs to us that the ideal and spirit of Christmas
should be of three hundred and sixty-five days dura
tion. So, riglu now, please accept our sincerest Bf'
Wishes for every day of the New Year.
PUBLISHERS OF THE WEEKLY
Winter Grips County
Snow, Cold Prevail
Winter werldfc a fin grip
nn fhinuhtidiuins'. the nast week
mow, which fell for the first
Elizabeth City Cops
2 Cage Gaines From
i Perquimans High School's girls and
beys basketball teams met aeieat at
the hands of two Clizabeth City teams
in games played Tuesday mgnt at tni
Yellow Jacket gym. Be inoia
Squaws Win Easily But
Indians Are on Losing
Perquimans High school's basket
ball teams aplit a double header with
Columbia's basketeers in games play
ed Friday night on the Columbia
court. The Perquimans Squaws won
easily 29-20, while the Indians failed
to cope with the Columbia boys and
loft by a 3D-19 count.
The accurate shooting of Wood and
Perry for the Perquimans girls was
too much for the Columbia sextet and
the Squaws gained an advantage at
the start of the preliminary game,
which Columbia could not overcome.
Wood tallied 19 points for the local
girls, while her running mate, Perry
hit for 8. E. White tallied one basket
to make the total 29. For Columbia
Liverman was high point getter, scor
ing 16 of her team's 20 points. The
Squaws played well throughout the
entire game and were never in danger
oi being overtaken by the Columbia
girls. The entire reserve list was used
in the action for the game.
.The boys game opened fast with
both teams hittins from the field ear-
lv in the oDenine minutes and the
count waB tied at 4-4. Columbia then
hit two more from the field and Per
nuimans counted from the foul line.
The Indians called for time with trie
count at 8 to 5 for Columbia. Co
lumbia's towering center, Cohoon hit
two more baskets before the period
ended and Perquimans was trailing
12-fi at the end of the first quarter.
The Tyrrell county boys continued to
Xmas Seals Chairman
Reminds Public To
Mail Back Envelopes
Mrs. C. A. Davenport, chairman of
the Perquimans County Christmas
Seals drive, announced today that the
response to the appeal to purchase
Christmas Seals to help in the battle
against tuberculosis has been grati
fvintr. and although a check on total
sales has not been made as yet, she
expects the final total to be near what
it was last year.
Mrs. Davenport stated that of all
the envelopes mailed out, containing
Christmas Seals, but a few have been
rpt'nrnpri containinff remittances for
the srals. She urees all persons who
received seals by mail to return their-
Victory Bond Sales
Reach 3 Quarters
Of Million Dollar s
County Among Leaders
Of State In E Bond
Victory bond sales in Perquimans
county continued to climb during the
past week, and R. M. Riddick, chair
man of the finance committee stated
Wednesday sales totaled $777,3.'!8, or
envelopes before Christmas Day, the more than three quarters of a million
closing date for the drive. uonais.
. - This amount is several thousand
dollars less than sales for the previous
bond drive, but it is deemed very sat
isfactory under conditions which have
prevailed here during this past fall.
The county is among the leaders of
the state in the purchase of E bonds.
Sales here have reached $89,838; and
TVrnuimans is one of eight counties
in the state to have reached, or over-
pnH arid snow
time last Tnurway, ana ipw lempera-
nni 'nwtvathut fn anvhral davit. The
snow and rain, of Thursday continued! Squaws lost by a 35 to 16 count,;
into Friday, when lower temperatures, while the Indians bowed 10 to 13. ;
DrOUKUli nwro BIIUW Wimill duvh wtw- . MMuuiimj ci -w - 1 "
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i m n --- ed tne ground, Monday was reponeo naa auiicuiiy in nitung me omki
, render to U. S. officials m Tokyo, lie' , ... . , - hereJand were ovenafiJUy an,.agres-
f neM k party the night before, ana , - v according to weath-J give . Lady Jiwketvfeam,. Jlia. vjioat
-k-thn wrote his suicwift-noxe. in-wnujBi.v- wv-m rfT
hTiclcnowleAred blame" for th. fTT5SaSSar
incident. In his note Konoye stated he , h t the mid.we8t
J T..nn;n nrnliM thfl Avid. ' .. .
uoueveu ivuBa. anj converged on the Eastern sea-
Travel conditions were bad because
of the snow and rain and local police
. ..j , . officials reported nine accidents last
Seven persons were killed and more Tnursday alone Most of the acci
4L than 60 injured early this week when , , , natupe. carg
later he felt Nazi leader Ribbentrop
hafl lured the Japs into attacking the
Seven persons were killed and more
than 60 injured early this week when
two trains of the Seaboard Air Lines
collided near Kollock. One train head
ing from Florida north was running
onto a siding when a south-bound ex
press crashed into the north bound.
Weather conditions were, reported
partly as causes for the accident
For Holiday Season
Draft calls will be halted beginning
December 20 for the holidays, accord
ing to an order received by the local
board here on Monday, Mrs. Ruth
Sumner, clerk of the board has an
nonnced. The two calls to be filled
by th Perquimans board, however,
mun, Anfered nrior to the holiday date.
Two youths, George Wood and Wilmer
Chappell left on Monday for prein-
auction exams ana live more were
- ordered to leave yesterday for indue
A tourtee more Perquimans county
Veterans teported at tne arait ouice
and recorded their discharge from
service with the local board, seven
of the veterans were white men and
; seven Negro. The white Veterans re-
ton Whedbee, Edward McDonald, Mar
hall Sawver; Henrv Layden, CUfton
HowftlL -Jemie Lee Harris and Al-
: phonso Goodwin. ' - , ' ' 1 :
- The Negro veterans were William
.Lindsay, Arthur Jones, Virgin Jte
. wart, Joha .Skinner. Jr., George Tay
' lor. 'Adolphus Lee and Vernon Davis.
running into ditches because of slip
pery roads; however Patrolman
Charles Pavne reported Ben Gray, a
carpenter employed at the Midway
Service station, near yvooavnie, wuu
seriously injured when a car smash
ed into a truck, parked near the ser
vice station. According to Patrolman
Payne, Gray was summoned to tne
truck to give the driver directions
when a car driven by Floyd Manning
approached the curve in the road at
this point, the Manning car sua on
the icy road and hit the truck. The
body of the truck' was bashed in and
parts hit Gray in the chest. Gray was
taken to the Albemarle Hospital,
where his condition was reported ser
As a result of the bad weather po
lice officials warn all motorists to
drive with care especially when
weather conditions are as they have
been during the past week-end.
At Perquimans High
Members of the Perquimans County
Chapter of Future Farmers of Am-I jtg E bond quota for
erica held their annual Father and ,.,. .
Son Banquet on Thursday night on
the stage in the high school audi
torium. The boys had full charge of
the program, which had as its theme
"The Change From War to Peace."
Those taking part on the program
were as follows:
Blessing, by Trafton Phillips; wel
come, by Mayward Chappell; re
sponse, by Dad W. A. Chappell; From
War to Peace, led by Elsberry Rid
dick and several chapter members;
Boy's Composition on "Man Most
Men," by Melvin Colson.
The following guests were recog
nized by President Thomas Butt:
The chairman expressed his appre
ciation to the people of the county
for the splendid backing they gave
this final bond campaign, and ne saw,
"It's more than gratifying that Per
quimans maintained its record in the
purchases of government bonds; our
record is one of the best in the entire
nation and it will stand for a long
time. We are all proud that the people
of the county bought bonds to help
put this drive over and now that the
bonds have been purchased, keep them
until they mature for they are the
best investment one can own."
He added that the prizes offered by
the finance committee for best sales
T. B. Elliott. District
v uottuujia.1 ngiiiuuuic, " wuvum-u, . j , ...
tv RnnrH nf , performance during the campaign will
The Tyrrell county boys continued tol -t Q,min(ll1iont v I he awarded sometime next month,
Ut. the , hoop during the second period members of the Board of after the committee has had time to
w" i- - - -i Cou,v CommiBsioners, Vocational
t?12 in fa or of Columbia. The In
is were l-'laviner without the ser-
vjes of Ferry but Elliott and Cecil
Agriculture Teacher, W. F. Thomp
son of Central High School and the
President of Central Chapter, Prin-
VMM of u' f-111"" Mcipal E. C. Woodard, and W. C. Chap
Wjslow r ayed stellar ball through- Mr Woodard and Mr chapp(l1
0i. faiu -.j a .v. ,jio were made honorary members of the
Pif fle third period the Indians anoronriate ceremony
controlled the ball most ot tne time . ...
check the sales of each school child
and adult solicitor. The war bonds
and war stamps will be awarded to
those having the most sales to their
credit during the entire drive.
i('tI(e"'r'Wcats, shooting was un
Rush AtPost Off ice
. Going Full Speed g
. It's Chrirtmastime at the Postbffice
and the rush of incoming? ' and out
rnlnv mail is exDected to reach Its
oeak today or tomorrow. - While .mail
I this year has not been as heavy as
in the past two years, one to tne cios
no nt Harvev Point, it has been
heavy enough to give the postofflce de
partment a lot of extra work. V ; ,
i t; niihifa was asked to separate
local and out of town mail to aid the
pos'Uce clerks in dispatching mail,
and Postmaster S, M, Whedbee today
y : . asm) him afmreciation to the trabr
lie fr their cooperation in the "mat-
t r. lie stated;: as usual, tne rosv
t v-i'l ha rinud all dav Christmas
a-. -re will ha no mail delivery of
. e . except special delivery,
Recorder Hears Four
Cases Tuesday A. M.
Four cases were disposed of by
Judge Charles E. Johnson in Perqui
mans Recorder's Court here on Tues-
George Davenport and his wife,
Emmaline, Negroes, were found guilty
of trespassing, destroying property
anit nalnff nrofana lamruaare. They
were given a 30 day suspended sen-.
tence and ordered to pay a nne oi siu
Anil LAafa. .. ' v:jc'''ft''.j;.-j- -.-
Raymond Bateman was found not
guilty on a charge of assault wiui a
deadly Weapon. x
JiiHcra Jnhnaon continued the case
of Dallas Gilliam, ' who was found
guilty of driving witn improper
James Riddick, Negro, was found
guilty of interferring with an officer
while in the performance of his duty,
n. nu irivan a 811 rlav road sentence.
to be suspended upon payment of a
fine .of SZ5 ana costs or court.
nnit nf t.hn first neriod and increas
oH tliia to 18-3 advantaore at half time
Each team scored eight points in the
third period, then Ulizabetn city pull
ed awav asrain in the final canto to
rack up nine points to Perquimans'
Roth teams were about evenly
matched in all departments except
hitting the hoop, and the local girls
were definitely off their stride in
In the boys' game, the Indians were
without the services of George Wood
and L. C. Elliott, and after getting off
to a slow start out played the Yellow
Jackets during the greater part of the
game. The host team gained a iour
tn nne lead at the close of the first
quarter, but the Indians came back
strong in the second and tallied six
points while holding Elizabeth City
scoreless. The half time score was
tn four for the Indians. In the
third period the Jackets took the of
fensive and hit for seven Doints while
k.M.'n Tniltono thia anil th
home team held a one point advanff
age, 11-10. Both teams were missing
many shots, and the Indians seem
ingly were permitting the Jackets to
get loose on the offensive. During the
final nnriod Elizabeth Citv hit four
times from the field to tally eight
points and the Indians counted ror
only three more. The final count was
i n ' Ml' Ul LI t lliuutcii
canny and they roiiea in more, prsident then recognized" the
points while the Indians counted only an(J adviser G c
three. During the final period the . .
LTt TZS rnf!i Pr-iion to Dad W. A.Chappell for
ailU I1CIU bllC IIIUIUIIO
nal score v was 39 to 19 for Columbia.
This was the first conference loss for
the Indians since the 1943 season.
tha wollont wmnnsp for the dads. A Parliamentary Procedure Contest
The F. F. A. officers serving were as staged by the Future Farmers of
Tires Drop Here
Annlinattona for new tires were on
the decline at the' Perquimans ration
office during the past ween, according
to Mrs., Helen Davenport, who stated
19 motoriata were issued Demits to
purchase new tires at a meeting of
the board Monday.
Parmita . were issued to Murden
Stokely, 2, C. W. PhOlips, J. L. Lane,
G. H. Jolliff, 2, G. B. Winslow, 2, W.
C. Strowd, Vivian Matthews, Robert
Harrell. 2. Arba Winslow, L. E.
Umphlett, W. T. Jones, 2, Ernest
Morse. 2. W.- E. DafiV Henry Perry,
T. B. Sumner, 2, Carson Winslow,
Jasper Winslow, 2, "White & Hefren,
2, and Majoij-ioomis, e.
Rotary Oub Will Not
Meet For Two Weeks
' Because two , holidays, Christmas
anil N '.Yaar. 'fall on their regular
meeting nights, members of the Hert
ford Rotary club 'Voted to ' suspend
fnal navt two mantlnflra. The next
meeting of the club will be held on
January s. ." t , x
RWRVTfTRS AT BEREA
The Rev.' Preston Cayton will fill
his regular appointment at 11 o'clock
Sunday morning at the Berea church.
ThAtM will ha a CThrtatmaa nrOBTam
presented at the church on Sunday
evening at seven o'clocK. xne puuic
is invited to both services.
Spoken December 8
Miss Amies Lois Ward, daughter of
Mr and Mrs. Carroll V. Ward of Bel-
videre, and James Thomas Brabble,
son of Mr. and Mrs, James E. Brab
ble of Edenton were married Satur
day afternoon, December 8 at 3
o'clock in Elizabeth City. The Kev. W.
R. Stephens was the officiating min
ister and the double ring ceremony
The bride wore a slate blue wool
trabardine suit with white blouse and
havy accessories. Her flowers were a
rnmniro nf American Beauty rose
Those witnessing the ceremony
were: Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Brabble of
Edenton, Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Ban
'tr of Norfolk. Va.. Miss Elizabeth
Byrum of Hertford, and John Ward
The bride is a graduate of Perqui
mans County High school and at pre
sent is employed by Major and
Loomig Lumber Company.
Mr. Brabble was a prominent farm
er of Chowan county, prior to his in
duction into the Army. He was re
cently discharged after serving 21
months in the European area.
Following the wedding a reception
was given by Mrs. T. R. Kirby, Mrs.
Roy Newsoms and Mrs. Eugene Bak
er at the home of Mrs. Kirby.
Guests were greeted at the door by
Mm. Rov Newsoms.
Mrs. Eugene Baker poured punch
and Mrs. T. R. Kirby served sand
wiches, salad and pickles, The dining
tnhla waa centered with a larsre
wedding cake topped with a bride and
groom. The cake was cut and served
to the guests. Approximately 65
guests were present.
After the recention the couple left
for a short wedding trip. Upon their
return they will make their home
with the groom's parents.
follows: President. Thomas Butt
Vice President, Paul Smith; Secre
tary, Josiah Smith; Treasurer, Clif
ford Winslow; Reporter, Sidney Lay-
iden, Jr.; Assistant Adviser, Dan Ber-
America, was held last Thursday at
the Perquimans High School with
chapters from Perquimans, Central
and Movock participating. Each
chapter opened and closed the meet-
A loud-speaking system was in-,ing according to their Ritualistic
. . . i. i 11 e ll. 1 1. nAr.Mnn4o rt fVlA 1lfll.
stalled on the stage which added
greatly to the enjoyment of the pro
gram. The menu consisted of barbecue,
slaw, candied yams, rolls, corn bread,
pickles, coffee, brick ice cream, cakes,
and salted neanuts. 110 dads, F. F. A.
members and guests were present and
enjoyed the occasion. The banquet was
efficiently served by the Home Eco
nomics teacher, Miss Prue Newby and
her class of Home Economic girls.
i Re-elects Officers
The Women's Missionary Society
nf th Hertford Baptist Church met
last Monday afternonn, and re-elected
its present officers for another year.
Mrs. I. A. Ward is president of the
group. Other leaders named are Mrs.
W. F. Madre and Mrs. L. W. Norman,
Sunbeam leaders; Mrs. Hudson Butler,
G. A.; Mrs. Tom Madre, R. A. and
Miss Doris Byrum, Y. W. A.
A report on the Centenial was
made by Mrs. J. W. Ward. Reports
were also heard from various circle
form, then the presidents of the var
ious chapters drew four cards from
several piles of cards, each card hav
ing printed upon it certain questions
relative to parliamentary procedure
and the subject of what each chapter
whs to nractise and demonstrate.
;Each chapter was in d;rect competi
tion with the others, and each Agri
culture teacher judged each team but
The judges awarded the Perqui
mans team first place and this honor
carried with it a Federation banner
to be added to the collection at the
Members of the Perquimans team
were Thomas Butt, Paul Smith, Jo
siah Smith, Clifford Winslow, faidney
Layden and Dan Berry. The team
was coached by G. C. Buck.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wood, Jr.,
from Edenton announce the birth of
a son, Charles Wood, 8rd born Sun-
day, December the 9th. Mrs. Wood
before her marriage was Miss Nell
Mr. and Mrs. Brvant Miller
nounce the birth of a son born Thurs
day. December 13 at the Norfolk
General Hospital. Mother and son are
Willia Alnalav who Tin received an
honorable discharge from the service
arrived home last week.
MRS. B. W. HATHAWAY DIES
AT HOME OF DAUGHTER
Mrs. Arnette Preot Hathaway, wi
dow of the late Dr. Burton W. Hath-
awav. former Perauimans County citi
zens, died at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. J. M. Jones, in fcdenton, Sat
urday morning following an illness of
only a few days.
Survivors are four daughters, xurs.
J. M. Jones of Edenton, Mrs. L. T.
Avery of Southern Pines, Mrs. E. H.
Townsend of Norfolk and Mrs. W. F.
Sutton of Kinston. Three grandsons
and three granddaughters also sur
vive. Funeral nervices were held in St.
Paul's Episcopal Church in Edenton
Sunday afternoon with, the rector, the
Rev. Harold W. Gilmer, officiating,
Rurial was made in Beaver Hill
Cemetery in Edenton.
Auction Market To
Close For Holidays
Auction sales at the Hertford Live
stock and Supply Company market
will be called off until after the holi
days, it was announced today by
members of the firm. No sales will be
held on Tuesday, December 25 or Jan
The firm stated, however, that its
buying station will be open during
the period and purchases would be
made by the station.
HERTFORD LIONS CLUB
MEETS TONIGHT 6:45
R. R. White, nresident of the Hert
ford Lions Club announced a change
in time for the meeting of the club
to be held tonisrht at the Colonial
Tourist Home. The club will meet at
6:45 instead of 7:15 p. m.
At Winfall Church
A anecial Christmas nrotrram by the
children and a pageant, The Promised
Princp. hv the children and adults will
be presented at the Epworth Metho
dist church at Winrau on sunaay
night at 7:30 o'clock. The public is
Renort Shows Cotton
Ginning Under 1944
A census report on cotton ginning
in the county for 1945 released this
week by Willie M. Harrell, special
agent, showed that 1,486 bales of cot
ton had been ginned prior to Decem
This is almost 3,000 bales under
1944. According to the report 4,119
bales were ginned for the same period