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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTTC
Hertford, Perquimans County. North Carolina, i'l-iaay, January 15, 1913.
$1.50 Per Year.
.jne X Numbe'r 3.
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Vv President Roosevelt has presented
his State, of the Nation speech to
.- Congress, as well as the address per
' taining to the budget for the coming
' " fiscal year. In his State of the Na
t'. ' tioit address, the President was op
- timistic concerning the war, but did
' not predict its ending. He did say it
was hoped Victory would be
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MOBILIZATION DAY MEETING TUESDAY
v" The budget presented to Congress
called for 108 billion dollars, or a bit
over $800 for every man, woman and
;hild in the country. The greatest
outlay of cash, of course, is to be
used for war purposes. Non-war ex
penditures in most cases were cut as
compared to last year.
There is a possibility that 19-42 111-
Farmers Of Perquimans
Hear Official on Prob
lems to Be Solved
A large number of Perquimans
County people gathered at the high
sch'ol auditorium here Tuesday
morning to hear Vance E. Swift,
State Director of FSA, outline the
plans of the Farm Mobilization for
production in 1943.
The meeting was a result of Presi
Hent Roosevelt's proclamation of
Farm Mobilization Day.
The program began at 11 o'clock
and besides the principal talk given
by Mr. Swift, L. W. Andesson, County
Farm Agent, gave a brief outline of
the farm program for this county
: during the year.
! "America besides being the ar-
-ma tnToa mnv hp nho Usheu tor a
.... niiiTnnfr Ttian Man,, members ' senal of Democracy," Mr. Swift
Congress, it is reported favor this,
; n, 'The 1942 taxes might never be
i ud, hut the Congressmen favoring
t e stepping-up system fear that
i any 42 taxes might be defaulted
nee the heavy tax load for this year
While discussing tax relief, a bill
lias been introduced in the State
, State intangible tax. However, if the
State intangible tax. However, if the
State takes this action, it is likely
hat icounty governments will begin
. ollecting this tax, as they did before
it, was acquired by the State.
" " 'On the war fronts, the Russians are
' continuing their drive against -the . Broam ia to 8UCCfted.
Requested To Salvage
Tin Cans Saturday
In an effort to assist Elizabeth
City in finishing out a carload of tin
cans, the housewives of Hertford will
conduct a tin can drive Saturday,
January 10. I
All housewives are urged to gather!
their old tin cans and have them
ready for Hoy Scouts this Saturday.
The local Scout troop will make a
house-to-house canvass in order to
gather as ninny cans as possible.
Housewives arc urged to cut the ends
nut of the cans and to mash them
flat to make handling easier. They
are also asked to wash the cans and
'(move the labels.
It will aid the l!oy Scouts if house
wives will collect and place tile tin
cans on the porches' of homes as
irly Saturday morning as possiMo.
Permitted By Navy
For Seabee Service
Two Volunteer For In
duction on January
FINAL ARRANGEMENTS BEING MADE FOR
PERQUIMANS COUNTY HEALTH SERVICE
Woman's War Savings
Staff To Meet Jan. 21
At Elizabeth City
County and Town to Fi
nance Service; Local
Board Names Health
said, "is also the Food Storehouse.
During 1940 America furnished four
per cent of its foods to the United
Nations, in li)42 this figure rose to
12 per cent, and it is estimated that
dur.ng 1943 we will furnish our allies
with 25 per cent of our foodstuffs."
All this will call for full production
during the year if America is to sup
ply the United Nations and have
enough left to fill home needs, the
official stated. He explained briefly
the coming rationing of food items
and told why it was necessary to in
augurate this plan.
It wajs;:pointed out that the farm
ers, in spite of many shortages, such
as labohand equipment, will have toj
Inspects Posts In
Two more names have been added
to the list of men who will leave
Hertford January 23 for induction
into the armed services, Mrs. Ruth
Sumner, clerk of the Perquimans
Draft Hoard, announced this week.
Francis ;ion and I). J. VViute. .It'.,
have volunteered for induction and
will leave with the contingent a week
Mrs. Sumner called the attention
j jf ail men of draft age, 1N-If, that;
leg lining February 1 , it will be ;
: necessary for them to carry their1
j draft classification cards at all time.-. J
: This action is being taken in order
!;hat officials, on questioning regis-1
' trants, may know the regis! iani has j
been in common Cation with In.-; draUi
board, if classification cards have!
been lost, registrants should have i
them replaced at once. After Febru
ary 1, men not carrying these cards
will be subject to a $10,0( fine or
five years imprisonment or both. j
Mrs. Sumner also announced that ,
restrictions 'against enlistments in i
A meeting of the Woman's Divi-!
sion of the War Savings .Staff of the!
' ) strict will be held at Kliza- Following completion of arrange
both City Thursday, January 21 . nienUs for financing a Public Health
Tin' meeting will be held in the ball I Service in Perquimans County, the
r u of the Virginia Dare Hotel. I Board of Health met Monday after
Mrs. 1. A. Ward, chairman of the noon and made final arrangements
First District, will preside and the for the service to be established here,
irincipal speakers will be Mrs. Karl Dr. D. C. Hackett was appointed as
P.ishoprie, State chairman, and Mrs. Public Health Officer. He also holds
Nancy Robinson of Jackson, Miss.,1 this office for Pasquotank County,
regional chairman. i The Service here will be connected
Mrs. J. C. Koberson is chairman of! with the Pn.-qiMank unit, and will
nd it is enable Perquimans I iiunty to nave
ere will 'this service at a much smaller cost
:t a !"'ip I'l'oi:
Edict Cuts Traffic
To Minimum Here
than 1 1 ll
-.1 abi i died
i ia i
i s 1. 1
The ban on pleasure driving, an
nounced by the 01 'A last wek, has
cut traffic in and around Hertford to
i :., ah fu r.,t( a r the Navy have been relaxed so as to a mjjmuni. Although the usua
who is a Ground Observer Officer of I J"; enlistments in co,
ii,o wil, a;. TWon,, Winr wn. battalions through Selective
recent visitor to Hertford and Per
quimans County on an inspection tour
f the observation posts within this
With Sheriff Fmmett Winslow, who
r-mana. in the Uaucasus area, ana - - is rerquimans iisinci ivii inrecior
, ."renorted being about 60- mileaj Mr. Anderson announced that AAA0f j.ne warning Service, Lieut,
tta imDOrtant city of Rostov. 1 committeemen would call on every, Pyatt visite(i each of the posts ln
hKL Icbv German center Producer in the connty shortly to dis- (.hecking the work of the observers.
ANlaiiB advanced into Russia
j the .1942 drive. The lied
, it ja reported, is encircling the
4 forces, andf ft possible to
, iho fcinchett majtra several
..and - Axis troops. S On the
rierai Russian front the fighting
flowed somewhat. Jt appears
-, GermW there havei ben rein-
witfr. supplies tod jnffliljnd
On'thft Afjail front th0 American
' and British jByers have ben bombing
all' CieraanS-held sentera. Main tar
,ei,0f the -week ha8 :;Vbeen Tripoli,
: whre th German General Rommel
is. expecttd to make a last ditch stand
-; against the British 8th Army Fight
ing in Tunisia is still Being done on
cuss goals for this year, and a war
goal for each farmer wil be determ
ined from the meetings.
' The audienc was told that in an
effort to meet war goals, that is pro
ducing the items most needed, farm
ers may maintain their allotments
even if they do not plant the required
acreage in non-war crops, but do in
crease their acrenjre for war crops.
leattTuJmans County's tentative pro
duction goal for 1943 was announced
as follows, said Mr. Anderson: Wheat,
55 acres; corn, 15,281 acres; oats, 181
acres; barley, 46 acres; hay, 8,000
acres; soybeans, 10,365 acres: pea
nuts, 8,854 acres; cotton, 6,081 acres;
Irish potatoes, 222 acres; sweet pota
toes, 270 acres; cattle and calves,
3,600 head; sheep and lambs, 567
a i.imt Th Allied forces. ' head; sows to farrow, ,i)V neaa,
' seemingly, re awaiting reinforce- cows to milk, 878 head; chickens.
inenta and ''supplies before beginning1 100,361 head; eggs, 498,002 dozen;
an all-oat attack. Hitler, it is be
tiered, has about 100,000 men in
. ' Tunisia and Tripoli. The Allies have
- evidently gained air superiority and
will ispon be in position to paste the
,' Axis' at; frill.
turkeys, 3,698 head.
' 'The'taiavy revealed this week the
'..lost 'of the aircraft carrier Hornet,
- sunk in action last October 26 in the
Battle of the Solomons., It also an
nounced the names for the first time
of 10 American cruisers and destroy
' ens sunk last fall in iSouth Pacific
The, Office of Price Administration
this Week modified its tire inspection
program, postponing the January 31
deadline for the first inspection.
Under the revised program all hold
er of A books have until the end of
March for their first inspection and
subsequent inspections must be made
every six months. Holders of B and
O 'books must get their first tire in
spection by the end of February, and
every four months thereafter.
Ration Banking To
Begin January 27th
Ration hanking: a nlan whereby re-
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tailors ? and wholesalers will use a
bank for depositing and drawing
' checks1 for the purpose of clearing
ration coupons, will begin on Janu
ary 27, according to an announcement
by E. IiOigk Winslow, chairman of the
Perquimans War Price and Ration
? " Under this " System all retailers,
I ; who Sell rationed foods, chain stores,
food wholesalers and gasoline whole
1 ' aler dll open ' ration account at
I the local bank and instead of clearing
their ration coupons through thtf lo
' cal ration board aj formerlyi, they
will draw check against this special
account for the purpose of replen
, ', V !.in their supplies.1.
The plan has been: tried out in va
J ,riou sections "of the country and
f- 'jnd Batfafactory and illi, be, in
er -nt rated nationally tm January 27.
rood stores whose December sales
a less than ,1500 need not use
II i Ion banking. '.They, -will merely
ovpr their coupons on to the whole
' s: i. but all food stores whose Pa
ce cr sales were ?500 or mors, must
:.,-'U8 eis new aystany -, "
Superior Court In
Session Two Days
During This 7eek
The January Term of Superior j
Court for Perquimans County con
vened here this week with Judge
Richard D. Dixon, of Edenton, pre
siding. - Two days were needed to
clear the docket of the civil proceed
ings. None of the cases reached the jury.
In clearing the docket of fifty per
cent of the cases on the calendar, four
compromises were effected, and
Judge Dixon granted a divorce to
Alfred Miller from Martha Miller.
Agreements were reached in the,
cases of Hollowell Chevrolet Co., Vs.
W. It. Jessup, Hertford Banking Com
pany Vs. W. M. Divers and the pla'n
tiff took a nol pros against individual
defendants in the case of Hertford,
Banking Company Vs. White & Co.
Six -cases listed on the calendar
were continued until the April Term'
of Superior Court.
Hold Short Meeting
On Monday Night
The Board, of Conmlasioners for
the Town of vHertford met in a short
session Monday night fo4 their regu
lar January meeting. Little business
of , importance was ; brought before
the Board at the meeting.
It was reported that the Board had
appropriate a sum of money, equal
to twenty-fife per cent of the costs,
to aid in the financing pt , the Per
quimans County Public Health Ser
vice."' 'V.!rt- '' v
k Charles E, Johnson, Town Attorney,
was instructed, to continue to take
necessary acHJoft f or the 'collection of
delinquent taxes.. Mr. Johnson baa
been-carrying tills work foi -several
months, i- '
Upon completion of the tour, Lieut.
I'yatt said: j
"You ni;iy well feel proud of the:
work that members of the ('.round
Observer Corps are doinr here in in
forming us of the path of each plane
in flight over this county.
"Hertford is more and more becom
ing a vital area that must be given
full protection against hostile air at
tack. The "danger of that attack has
not diminished as much as complacent
citizens think. It is the duty of every
loyal citizen of this county to enroll
as a volunteer airplane spotter in his
"If he should save the life of one
of our own fliers parachuting into
water or swampland by
Army "Red Flash" call,
saving of a life is well worth the ef
fort and time of observing. This, in
addition to aiding more than 700,000
other volunteer watchers on the At
lantic seaboard in Drotectinir our
j land from attack."
Lieut. Pyatt also paid tribute to J.
S. Vick, well-known local resident of
Hertford, who s:ngle-handed built
the observation post near the Per-1
nuimans River bridge. According to
Lieut. Pyatt, this is the only tower of
its kind planned and built by a lone
man. As soon as a telephone is in
stalled, it is planned to put this post
on a 24-hour basis. Mr. Vick has
been named Chief Observer of the
Hertford post. Members of the
American Legion Post will soon put
a coat of white paint on the new
tower, already becoming a landmark
The Navy needs men in the
age group for various services such
as bakers, boatswain, yeoman, ships
cooks, divers, draftsmen, electricians,'
engine operators, f remeii, mechanics,,
pipe layers, etc.
The procedure to be followed by
1-A men who have not yet received
their induction orders and who desire
to enlist in any one of these trade
classifications is for the men con
cerned to interview the Navy lle
cruiti'i at the recruiting station for
i fli in i i.ny rsaminalion. n me p-
nuinlier of cars was noted in the
town last Saturday, beginning iSun
day and during '.he week-day nights
the streets of Hertford were almost
completely bare of parked cars. I
Acini-ding to Miss Helen Cotlield,
clerk te the local rati. m board, nol
complaints or violation of the order
have been rece ved at the local office,
a-.-ainst a local car owner.
The order was issued due to a seri-l
ous shortage of gasoline and fuel nil
throughout the 17 Eastern States,
and according to an official an-
tiouncement from Washington no re
lief from the order is in sight at the
plicant is acceptable the recruiter ; present tune, ihe extremely cold
will give him a letter to that effect, Uveat her of the (last months, causing
which lie should then present
lie should then present to his!
local Jioard. The board will furnish
hii;;-th th- n"fo.ssar- .jipec;,
enlistment in the Navy, Mrs. Sum. ei '
These enlistments were opened by
the Navy the first part of this week,!
and men interested should contact
the nearest Navy recruiting station
at once. Registrants who have al- j
ready received their induction m--
usmg an ders are not eligible. '
that one - - - -
Indians Lose Close
Game To Hobbsville:
The Perquimans Indians lost a
hard-fought basketball game to the
Hobbsville High School last Thursday J designa
and providing he
tional gasoline by
Tire Permits Issued
By Rationing: Board
In preparation of the coming ra
tion'ng of more than 200 food items,-
and a general decentralization of the
OPA in order that it mnv he handled
more directly by local War Price and
Ration Boards, Miss Helen Coffield
and Mrs. Eleanor White of the Per
nuimans Riation Roard. attended a
meeting of OPA authorities held in
Elizabeth C'ty on Monday, and heard
officials outline the plans to be fol
Further details of the second regis
tration for obtaining ration book II
will he carried through these pages.
Tire permits issued by the local
Board thiajweek were:
Truck Tires Joe White, tire and
tube; A. tf. Winslow,' 2 tires; W. O.
Hunter, 2; tires and 2 tubes; B. F.
Bray, tire, and Isaac Lowe, 2 tires.
Passenger Tubes Charles Payne,
Passenger Tubes Chas. Payne, 2.
Grade it Tires Percy Newborn, 2;
Charles Layden, 2; Wm. Winslow,' 2.
' Grad III Tires Elisha Winslow, 2;
E. E. Winslow, 2; George V. Hollo
well, 2; W. H. Winslow, 2; P. E.
Winslow, ); W. W. Spiyey, 44; Al
bert Hunter, 2; Ifathfew Smith, 2;
James A. Iunter,.2; Carroll V, Ward,
1; McMulUin WWtV looses Blanch
ard, 2, and Martha Blinchard 1..
night by the close margin of one
point. The final score was 17-16.
The game was nip and tuck all the
way. Uoth quintets displayed a fast
dr.ving offensive, but neither team
was hitting the hoop at a very high
percentage, numerous shots being
missed. esDeciallv during the first
half. ' I
The visitors jumped into a IM) j
lead during the first quarter and led j
throughout the game. The Indians
tallied -five points dur'ng the second!
quarter and were behind at half;
time 8-5. During the second half
the Indians outscored the visitors and
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cul their lead to one ponn miring i-io
Kach team scored six points 'during
the filial per'od and the final result
was Hobbsville 17, Hertford 16.
In the Dreliminary game the Per-
iquimans oquaws won easny i...... i..r tim Commerc;.,
MOOOSVllie gins, ine iinai stuie wnn
Hertford 30. Hobbsville 11.
The Squaws outplayed the visiting
girls - in every department of the
gamei and had the sharpshooters of
the Perquimans team been more suc
cessful in connecting with their shots
the sre would have been higher.
The Squaws missed many tries dur
ing the entire game.
Euriice White and Barbara Gault
were putstanding for the locals while
Doris; Rountree was high point get
ter for the Hobbsville team.
Thf games scheduled to be played
FridaV night at Weeksville were
cancelled by the home team due to
the rfasoline rationing order.
increased use of fuel oil and the lack
of t ransportat on for getting gasoline
fuel oil into this area wj given
a the reason for the pleasure driv
In connection with this edict the
office has issued the following infor
mation to govern motoring: No per
son to whom a basic rat on has been
issued may u.se or permit the use of
such ration for any driving other
than family or personal necessity
driving for which no alternative
means of transportation is available.
In short, driving must be cut to only
that which is absolutely necessary,
such as essential shopping, procuring
medical attention, attending re
ligious services, funerals or occupa
It has been forbidden to drive to
civic clubs, fraterr.jl organization
meetings, parties, athletic contests,
movies, hunting or fishing or to eat
It has been ruled, however, that
wben a motorist drives to a certain
on on essential business,
i ,,UI:1,. .
1 1 i i n.'fii.'i ai'd he wi 1 1 have
Lie wuereai disease (ilnic.
ior.sto'Ml tiial ine i.aui oi
as rented the rooms abov"
lliug Store, and the of
the i 'erquiinans County
crvicc will be located there.
The health service will be in oper
ation in connection with and through
the assistance of the State Uoard of
Health. In addition to the two
health" officers, the local unit will
also employ a full time I'ublic Health
Nurse, a sanitation officer and a
It was announced that the service
here will be in operation just as soon
as the offices and other final ar
rangements can be completed by the
The costs of the .service to Per
quimans County will be assumed by
both the County and the Town of
Hertford govern me its. The body of
County Commissioners apprnpr.ateu
seventy-five per cent of the costs,
while the Town of Hertford will pay
the remaining twenty-five per cent.
A large portion of the costs of main
taining the service is paid by the
State Hoard of Health.
The health service w;us voted into
being by the -County Commissioner!),
following recommendations of the
Perquimans Hoard of Health, that due
to sanitary conditions arising from
the increased population, becau.se of
defense projects locating in this area
the project was deemed necessary.
Mayor V. N. Harden has been ap
pointed by the Commissioners for the
Town of Hertford to represent that
body on matters dealing with the
does not use addi- j
driving further, he
may also at the same time attend
movies or other entertainments with
out violating the order.
Violations of this order are handled
by the local Ration Hoard and vio
lators may have their ration allot
ments suspended or withdrawn en
t rely as the board sees fit.
W. W7whtelamed On
w c. t. u.
ance Union will meeti
afternoon t 8:80
of Mrs Bt ft R
k, at the home
A targe at
SERtlCES AT BEREA
CHRISTIAN CHTTtCH SUNDAY
The Rev. Roe L. Harris, of Eliza
beth City, will hold service Sunday
morning and evening at Berea Chris
tian fchurch. Mr. Harris is an able
speater and the public is cordially in
vited! to come- out and hear him.
W. W. White, newly elected Repr
sentative tor rerquimans I ounty, Mas Oawfc
been appointed to n:imerous conmrt
toes for the 1!Ml! Ceneral Assembly.
Rej resontative W hite wis appoint
ed to the following committees by
.peaKer John Kerr. Jr.: Appropna-
s-'onal Districts, Conservation and
Development, Drainage, Came, Pen
sions, Koads, balanes and rees, Un
employment Compensation, Library
Club Votes To Buy
5300 Worth Of Bonds
The Hertford Woman's Club held a
meeting Monday afternoon at 3:45
o'clock at the Community House and
voted to buy $300 worth of War
bonds during this month. The club
also voted to donate the sum of $5 to
I the infantile paralysis drive to be
Mrs. Thomas Nixon was in charge
of the program which was a "Victory
Program." Members were urged to
cooperate in the tin can drive to he
conducted here Saturday.
During the program Miss Carolyn
Phillips, accompanied by Horace
Raker, at the piano, sang "1 Am An
American" and other patriotic songs.
Mrs. C. P. Morris gave an explana
tion of the coming meat rationing
program. Mrs. V. N. ! ,'inh 'i read a
poem on Nutrition, and Mr:-. Kale
read a paper on the re
sponsibility of the !iome-i"-kor n
making all homes Victory Homes.
Tax Listing- Lagging
According To Listers
Fire Destroys Smoke
House; $1,000 Loss
Tax listing; is off to a slow start
in Perquimans County, according to
the five tax listers, and unless more
people appear soon to list their 1942
taxable property there will be the
usual last minute rush.
A complete schedule for the sev
eral list takers has been published by
J. W. Ward, County Tax Supervisor,
and he urges people to list their
property early in order to assist the
listers and to avoid the final rush of
the last day for listing.
He also directed a upecial appeal
to farmers to come prepared to give
their farm census reports, including
acreage of all crops last year.
A fire of undetermined origin de
stroyed the smoke house of Fred
Winslow, Winfall, Wednesday after
noon. The Hertford Fire Department
was called to the scene to render aid
in putting out the blaze. The dam
age to the building and meat stored
therein was estimated at $1,000.
The smoke house was a complete
loss, and it was only through the ef
forts of the volunteer fire fighting
that the home of Mr. Winslow was
Ensign In Navy
Alfred Williams, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Simon Rutenburg, who has been
in training at Cornell University, was
commissioned as an Ensign in the
United States Navy last week.
Ensign Williams,' after completing
his training, will be assigned to duty.
tendance s urged,
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