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Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday, January 29, 1943.
$1.50 Per Year.
fFORD BAPTIST CHURCH CLEARS ITS
iTHSS DURING RECENT DRIVE
Services For Members
Sin Armed Forces to Be
;VHeld February 7th
' In response to a plea by their pas-
; tor, the Rev. Howard G. Dawkins,
members of the Hertford Baptist
Churchy last Sunday, raised the final
.one thousand dollars needed to clear
, the' church of its indebtedness. The
Key. Mr. Dawkins urged the members
' tO:pledge sufficient funds to enable
" the -Church to meet final payments
4 dix thousand dollar note by
'j'TJje Rev. Mr. Dawkins praised
;fiighly the members of the congrega
tion for their cooperation in the debt
ipttywg, compaign conducted during
; recent weeks, and expressed his
1 hanks to the many members who so
ndIy;j;Contributed to the debt fund,
eea hundred dollars has been paid
A -edebt during the past six
-nths'Mr. Dawkins stated.
Ari; announcement regarding a Dedication;-;
Service will be made later.
The Baptist and Methodist Church
if Hertford will join in a union
ice 'to be held on Sunday night,
.uary 31,at the Baptist Church
-h. the Rev. B. C. Reavis, pastor of
.e Methodist Church, preaching.
ing the boys and girls of the Baptist
Church now in the service of our
country will be held at the local
K Church on Sunday night, February 7,
the-Rev. Mr. Dawkins announced.
Ever.' one in the county and sur
rounding territory having a boy or
gigrl in the Armed forces is cordially (
invited to attend this service, as a
-ibuti; U paid those serving the
N -The. Christian Flag is a presenta
; tion" fcyrMra. B. G. Koonce, in honor
of , tli : EV. Clarence E. Hobgood,
former'- pastor of the church who is
in; service in India. The Ameri
i . lag -will be given by Mrs. Sid
' Droughton and Mrs. Ed Everett
nor.of their sons, David Brough
nd John E. Everett, who have
reported missing in action
eh boy and girl, who is a mem.
The..Wm. Paul Stallings Post of
the American Legion will have charge
of the Flag Service.
jPB Modifies Farm
' Several restrictions on the manu
facture and distribution of farm ma
chinery And equipment were modified
today by WPB.
The amendment does away with the
three months restriction on the dis
tributor's .'inventory of repair parts
and eliminates the necessity of his
filing i certificate for emergency
order" to obtain repair parts.
. ; . Certain provisions in the original
order are changed as they apply to
silos so that the weight of critical
"materials necessary for their con
' Btruction, rather than the number of
-.'units constructed, governs the quota.
At the same time quota percentages
: of silo construction is increased from
12 to 16 percent.
Water pump cylinders are defined
. as repair parts in the amended order,
thus permitting the cylinders to come
"within the 130 percent quota for re
ir 1 pailr parts. This change is made be-
5 cause cylinders are not complete me
chanical devices in and of themselves
but merely functional parts of a
Among other less important
I V( changes in the order as amended are
Ixnun Dins anu corn crioa, wnen
made from material other than steel"
are excluded from the definition '
"farm -machinery and equipment,"
and hence are no longer within this
Harness ' hardware is added to
horseshoes, nraleshoes and 'horseshoe
: nail, as an item excluded from the
', restrictions limiting them to use on
farms. , . : '
? Tratot.)nounted field cultivators,
tillers and tooth weeders are added to
. 6chedal'' A..: ; -
' Betie Bray Holmes ;
I( v Perquteums County has ntribut
r ed another young lady to the Armed
forces of (Uncle - Sam, , an anntounce-
ment rem the Norfolk Naval Burean
'-ivealed this . week, ;
VM Bette Bray Holmes, daughter
of;, tee. and Mrailtaymond fHolmei,
as enlisted and keen ccepta a
men ber of the Spar, the Coast Guard,
Wnr n' Reserve. ' '
r K.r Holmes attended Sooth Mills
ttir r 6oL and has keen employed
at the Virginia Daw Hotel, In EU-
tabeth City. ' ( ,
Ready For Perquimans
Public Health Service
Workmen are rapidly preparing
the offices, located in the Smith Build
ing, for the occupancy of the Per
quimans County Public Health Ser
vice. Just when the offices will be
opened has not been learned.
However, the rooms to be occupied
by the Service have been newly
painted and decorated and the work
men are rapidly completing their job
in preparing the offices.
The Sanitation officer for the Ser
vice has been checking sanitary con
ditions in Hertford during the past
week. A report of his findings will
no doubt he made public upon com
pletion. THIS WEEK'S
jade at a historic
meeting of President Roosevelt and
Prime Minister Churchill, held dur
ing the past two Weeks in North
Africa. The nation was unaware that
President Roosevelt was out of the
country until the announcement was
made Tuesday night concerning .the
meejJWjjjp Strict secrecy was main
tained "until after the discussions.
Included in the meeting were General
DeGauHfe and General Giraud, repre
senting France, and high officials of
the American and British govern
ments. It was announced that im
portant decisions were made at the
meeting, probably regarding an uni
fied high command for the European
theatre of war and anti-submarine
measures to be taken to protect the
American supply lines to Europe.
Russia's Stalin wa invilel to at-
iii, uui nno uuauic ni
much as he is the Supreme Soviet war
leader and had to remain in Russia
directing the on-rushing Wed offen
sive against the Nazis. Reports from
Moscow this week continue to tell of
Russian successes in driving the
Axis forces further back toward the
German border. Even Berlin admits
reverses of importance on the East
ern front, and has warned the Ger
man people of more bad news to
On the battle fronts, General Mont
gomery's British 8th Army has cap
tured Tripoli and pushed on into
Tunisia. Reports Wednesday indi
cated the Nazis fleeing Panzer troops
have taken position in Southern Tun
isia in what may be an attempt to
prevent the 8th Army joining with
the British First and American 5th
Armies in a squeeze push on the
Axis positions in the last bit of
ground they control in Africa.
Following a liquidation of the Jap
forces in New Guinea, the news from
the Pacific area has eased during the
week. The American Army has re
lieved the Marines on Guadalcanal
and reports from Ithere state the
Americans are mopping up the re
Revolt against Nazism flared anew
in France this week, when residents
of the French port of Marsielles bar
ricaded themselves within their homes
to prevent the Germans from moving
them oult of the area. The French
took potshots at the German troops,
and reported from Vichy, the Nazis
moved tanks and guns into the city
to restore order. Nearly 300 French,
including some 80 women, were re
ported killed by the Germans.
In an effort to bolster extra pro
duction of foodstuff in the U. S. this
coming year, Secretary of Agricul
ture Wickard has announced that
bonuses totaling upward of a hun
dred million dollars will he paid
farmers for producing in excess of
quotas certain food items. Included
in the items are soybeana, peanuts,
flax, dried peas and aweet potatoes.
Meets Edention Friday
The Perquimans Indians, and the
Squaws will meet an ancient rival On
the local 'hardwood Friday' night
when the boys and girls basketball
teams of Edenton High Schotf come
here for a game to begin a$ 7:80
o'clock. : -;' - '.'"-- ,
With basketball being curtailed
somewhat due to the ban on driving,
little has been heard of the strength
of the Edenton teams thiaykr but
fans who attend the game caiThe as
sured of & splendid exhibition. , '
To Leave Hertford
For Camp Next Week
Large Number of Last
Sixteen selectees irom the Per
quimans Draft lists have been sent
induction orders to report at the
local office to entrain for Fort Bragg
on next Thursday, February 4, Mrs.
Ruth Sumner, clerk to the local draft
board, said today.
This is the second contingent of
men to leave Hertford during the past
two weeks. The call for thi.s county -
for February 4 was set at 2.r white
men, but in reviewing the classif ica-'
lions, the local board was able to
choose but sixteen. The greater ma
jority of men left in the lisU at the J
local office are in classifications
which defer them due to essential oc-'.
The sixteen men who were .sent in-'
duction orders were Edison Harrell,!
Edward Layden, Robert Hollowell,!
Julian White, Linwood Lane, Otha
Nixon, William Tarkington, Kyree
Copeland, Walter Trueblood, Lonnie
Miller, Whit Cartwright, Odell Hac
cus, Wilson Morris, Jasper Layden,
Edward Wilder and Frederick
Mrs. Sumner announced that a re
cent order handed down by the Selec
tive Service headquarters now makes
it possible for the local draft board
to order a selectee for induction im
mediately upon his being classified
1-A. Formerly, the ruling existed
that a selectee had to be in Class 1-A
ten days before the board could or
der for induction. This is now
changed and selectees should note
Although official reports were not
available, it was understood that a
large percentage of the twenty men
who left Hertford January 2.'j for
uieir imai physical examination
prior to induction, were accepted by
the armed forces. It was stated that
Haywood Umphlett, Vivian Dale,
Kelly White, Linwood Onley. William
Cox, Johnnie Jordan;' Ernest Phillips,
u. J. White, Jr., Lerov Dail.
oeorge rields, Douglas Elliott and
Francis Nixon have been accepted.
It was stated that Norman Stallings
and Jesse Miller have been rejected.
Reports of the remaining members of
the group have not been learned.
Additional Cows To
Increase Milk Supply
In order to alleviate the acute
shortage of milk in this area the
Elmwood Farms Dairy has purchased
a carload of cows to be added to the
already large herd at the local dairy
to furnish milk to the increasing
population of this section.
J. Oliver White, local distributor
for the dairy, announced this week
that the dairy is hopeful of having
tiie condition remedied considerably
by the first of February.
Milk shortage in Hertford became
noticeable during the past week or
two, and many stores have been un
able to obtain enough to supply all
Mr. White stated that the reason
for the shortage is the increasing
number of customers coming into this
community for the past several
months, which caused a greater de
mand than could be supplied.
Miss Loretta Black
New Teacher Here
F. T. Johnson, County Schools Su
perintendent, announced this week
the signing of Miss Loretta Black to
the position1 as teacher of Commer
cial subjects at Perquimans High
Miss Black, a recent graduate of
the Bowling Green University of
Commerce, is a nativeof Kentucky.
She arrived in Hertford this week
to assume her new duties.
SERVICES AT WOODLAND
A special prdgram will be given at
Woodland Methodist Church on Sun
day, January 81, beginning at 10:30
a. m. All offerings will go to the
MethodiBt Orphanage at Raleigh.
Special music will feature the pro
gram and the Rev. J. - D. Cranford
will preach at 11 o'clock.'
Perquimans Lodge, No, 106, A. P.
A. M., will meet Tuesday night
Birthday Dance For
Dance to Be Held Fri
day Night at Walker
Mrs. B. G. Koonce, chairman of the
Perquimans County Infantile Paraly
sis Campaign, announced today that
the committee in charge will sponsor i
a resident's Birthday Ball to raise ;
funds to bolster the contributions
from this county. i
The dance will be held tonight
(Friday) at the Walker ballroom audi
is scheduled to get underway at 9:30
A small admission charge .
will he made and the committee is f,
hoping a large turn out will net a
considerable amount to he turned
over to the campaign fund.
There will not be an advance sale
of tickets, the committee
but the public is invited
and attend the dance in
the proceeds will be as
Although it has been
to join in
that people may not drive their cars
to birthday dances held for thi.s oc-,
casion, there are a number of ways
most people can arrange to attend
this dance and they are urged to do
so if possible.
The paralysis campaign is in full
sway fttjjthis time, Mrs. Koonce stat
ed, and a canvass is being made for
contributions to raise as large an
amount as possible in the county.
The money raised here is used to help
in the fight against infantile paraly
sis. A large portion of the proceeds
raised here remains in the county to
be used by the local officials in com
batting the disease here, and the re
mainder is forwarded to national
It has been pointed out that espec
ially during war time the fight to help
preserve the health of the nation is a
most urgent one and every person
snouia join in rendering every assist
Receive Fines In
Traffic violators fared badly in'
Perquimans County Recorder's Court
here Tuesday morning, when three
defendants were given .;" t fines and
costs of court for driving under the
influence of intoxicants.
Judge Charles E. Johnson also re
voked a whiskey ration book from
one defendant found guilty of being
drunk and disorderly.
The cases of Gaither Chappell,
Percy Winslow and Sherman Cope
land, three youths held on serious
charges of rape and assault with in-1
tent to rape, were continued until a I
later term of court. Chappell is j
charged with rape and the remaining!
two youths with the second offense. 1
Milton Perry and William Copeland,!
both Negroes, entered a plea of J
guilty to driving drunk and each re
ceived a 60-day road sentence to be
suspended upon payment of a fine of
$50 and costs.
Jesse Edwards was found guilty of
driving drunk and was fined $50 and
Thomas Felton, Negro, was given
a 30-day suspended sentence upon
payment of court costs, after he was
found guilty of being drunk and dis
orderly. His whiskey ration book
James Green, Negro, was found
guilty of larceny. Sentence was su
spended upon the condition that he
return seven dollars to Lula Fereoee,
the prosecuting witness. Green con
tended that he found the money on
the floor of a local establishment,
and later gambled part of it away.
The prosecuting witness contended
she lost $34 and recovered only $25,
when Green was apprehended by the
Catholic Services On
Sunday At 11 A. M.
Holy Mass start? every Sunday at
11 a. m., in St. Ann's Catholic
Church, corner of N. Broad and Albe
marle Streets, Edenton, announced
the Reverend Father F. J. McCourt,
pastor, who will preach coming Sun
day the second of his series on "The
Catholic Church and Christian Unity,"
give Holy Communion to those re
ceiving. A special program of music end
singing will be a feature of the Ser
vice every Sunday.
An Altar Socieity meeting will im
mediately follow next Sunday'i
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES OFFER PLAN TO
RELIEVE FARM LABOR SHORTAGE HERE
County Council To
Meet Saturday At
The County Council of the Perquim
ans County Federation of Home
Demonstration Clubs will hold its
regular meeting in the auditorium of
the Agriculture Building Saturday af
ternoon, January 30, at li o'clock.
Miss Frances Maness, County
Home Agent, has urged a
0f tne Council to be present,
fjm strip "The American
f I jr.. v, ill he shown no
,m,.S- . ,.. Ward, Distiiet chairvin
()f t1(J Woman's Division of the War
Savinm Staff, will he the sneaker
War Ration Book 2
May Be Next Month
Although definite announcements
have not been made, it is expected
that citizens will register for their
War Ration Book No. 2 sometime
during next month. r-irst ieijuisite
in registering for this new book is
that every person must have their
War Ration Book No. 1, and have it
with them at the time they register
for Book No. 2.
The new books will he used for the
rationing of canned goods, and later
on, for meats. The new books will
use the point system for rationing
and each individual and family will
have to budget their buying in order
to have coupons sufficient to carry
them through each period. This does
not mean the books will allow only
minimum huying, it means that each
purchaser will have to walch the
buying and not use up all coupons at
1 one time.
In regards to the rationing of can-
i ued goods, the Ol'A has announced
' that each person will be limited to 5!
cans ot fruits or vegeiames. mat is,
at the time of registering a family
may have on hand 5 cans of these
items for each member of the family
without being- penalized. Family
units having on hand at registration
time more than 5 cans per person
penalized one 8-point coupon
for each can in excess.
Just when the rationing of these
items will begin has not been an
nounced, and it is not expected much
before March 1. However, it is be
lieved that the registration will take
place about the middle of February.
It is understood that the County
School system will handle the regis
tration, but many volunteers will be
needed to aid in the work. Complete
details for the registration have not
been made here, but full explanation
will be made as soon as the plans are
Ration Board Passes
On Tire Applications
A total of thirty applications for
tires and tubes were passed on by
the local rationing board at its last
meeting, and permits were issued for
Passenger Tires, Grade II J. T.
Newbern, 1; Walton Wood, 1; Ly
man Lowe, 2; N. T. Riddick, 2.
Grade III H. W. Sykes, 1; C. C.
Winslow, 1; Elmer Ward, 2; J. L.
Godfrey, 2; Oliver Modlin, 1; George
Johnson, 2; Clifton Stallings, 1;
Floyd Riddick, 1 ; Sidney Layden, 1 ;
Wilson Hollowell, 2, and George
Passenger recaps were given to:
II. A'. Sykes, 4; James Newhy, 2.
Passenger Tubes J. F. Riddick, 2;
J. T. Newborn, 1; Walton Wood, 1;
1 Haywood Lilly, 3; C. C. Winslow, 1;
I T T r.nJfrai, 1- rianrtp RiHfiiek 9-
Wilson Hollowell! 2; N. T. Riddick, 2.
Nbah Felton, jr., received 2 truck
tires and one tube.
At Baptist Church
There is to be a conference held on
February 4, at the Hertford Baptist
Church for the Young Peoples Lead
ers of the Woman's Missionary1 Union
from Perquimans, Gates and Chowan
Counties. The conference begins at
10:30 a. m. Every one is asked to
Miss Mary Currin, State Young
Peoples Leader, and Miss Katherine
Abee, W. M. U. Field Worker, will at
tend the meeting.
Each Y. W. A., Girls' Auxiliary,
iSunbeam and Royal Ambassador
leader is urged to be present.
The conference has been arranged
under the direction of Mrs. Howard
Dawkins, Divisional Young Peoples
To Bring Mountain
Farm Families to the
In order to relieve the acute short
age of farm labor in this county,
the Farm Security Administration
and the L'. S. Employment Service
have worked out an agreement to
place farm families from the moun
tain area of North Carolina on farms
where there are labor shortages, A.
H. Edwards, head of the Chowan
Perquimans FSA office, announced
Farm owners should act quickly
on this matter to insure the bringing
I of these families to Eastern farms
I for the coming crop year. Those in-
terested should contact .Mr. Edwards
by letter or telephone, at his local
I office, as quickly lis possible.
1 L. W. Anderson, Perquimans Cuun
j ty Farm Agent, has endorsed the
plan as an excellent move to help olT
set the farm labor shortage here, and
says, "we really have, room for more
I workers in this county."
Complete details regarding the
, plan can be learned by those inter
I ested on contacting Mr. Edwards, who
i exo ained:
"These mountainous farm families
are good people, eager to make a
better living for their families. They
are subsistant workers, producing
only about enough for their families
to eat and not adding but very little
to the War effort. We are interest
ed in moving them to the east where
their labor will make the greatest
contribution to the War effort. It is
our aim to move a number of these
families to Chowan and Perquimans
Counties, if they are needed, to meet
maximum production on all farms in
the two counties. Every farmer is
asked and expected to make his farm
produce to the miximum of its capa
city in order that our armed forces,
allies, and our civilian population
might be fed. 'Too much food, fiber,
live stock, and livestock products can
not be produced on our farms to fill
"These farm families moved to our
section of the State are expected to
imm uo-u muni.-.-i ucic m co.-,,..
North Carolina. If they are given
advantages such as those offered by
the landlords to other tenants they
will be glad to call this their home.
"Landlords employing these ten
ants or laborers are expected to fur-
; nish them suitable living quarters.
That is, the dwelling house should be
leak proof and fly tight. They are
also expected to furnish a sanitary
toilet and a safe water supply.
"The Farm Security Administra
tion and the U. S. Employment Ser
vice will arrange a meeting between
the land owner and the tenant or
laborer for the purpose of working
up a working agreement, or in other
words, will arrange a meeting for the
tenant and landlord to trade. The
Farm Security Administration will
also arrange for the tenant's trans
portation to this area if he lives over
School Bus Changes
Ordered By ODT
Effective Monday, February 1,
several changes will be made in the
directing of school busses in this
county. Any and all changes that
may be made in routing and stopping
of school busses is required by the
Office of Defense Transportation, as
a war measure.
F. T. Johnson, County Schools Su-
i perintendent, announced today that
I ODT has ruled that all bus stops ai"
i to be spaced from one-quarter to one
I half mile apart; when busses have
I been routed over a road, then have
I had to retrace the same road, the re
tracing will be stopped, unless a child
lives two or more miles down the
This ruling will not be adhered to
in cases where a child is crippled or
is physically unable to walk the two
miles. In this case the bus may de
liver the child to the designation.
However, such cases must be brought
to the attention of the school super
intendent and proof of such in form
of an affidavit from the doctor show
ing the child's condition.
Mr. Johnson stated this ruling will
become effective here next Monday.
Taxi Service To Be
Resumed Here Soon
An announcement has been made
here that Snell Brothers Taxi service
will resume business in this commun
ity within a very short time. The
taxi service operated here for a short,
time during the summer, and it is ex
pected that the company will render
a service to the community by resum
.. :w. wTi.J..a.