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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Hertford, Perquimans County, fforth Carolina. Friday, February 5, 1943.
v Volume X Number 6.
$1.50 Per Year.
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Ration Board Issues
Large Number Tire
And Tube Permits
Announce Quotas For
. County For Month of
Perquimans County has received a
total of 151 passenger tires and 78
truck tires for allotment during the
month of February, according to Miss
Helen Coffield, clerk to the local Ra
Broken down, the quota allotted the
county is 10 Grade I, 23 Grade II,
44 Grade III and 74 recap passenger
tires: 60 passenger tubes, 30 new
truck tires, 48 recap truck tires, and
S.i truck tubes.
A laree number of permits were
issued by the Board at its f t meet
, ing, but Miss Coffield stated that
tires ore scarce and people vvith per
' mits are finding it difficult to locate
tires. However, this condition may
hp temnnrarv i.t d it is nossihlo will
- be remedied" seen.
.' ' Motorists receiving permits were:
Truck Tires: J. M. Pike, tire and
tube; Horace Lynch, tire and tube;
; C W. Winslow, 1 tire and 2 tubes;
Mrs. Gertrude Fleetwood, 1 tube.
Vu:'. Truck Recaps: N. C. State High
J" way, 10.
17 Tractor Tires: Mrs. Gertrude L.
" Fleetwood, 1, and John A. Elliott, 1.
' Passenger Tires, Grade I: Dr. T. P.
Brinn, 1; A- H. Edwards, 2; Grade
JI: J. A. Simpson, 2; Willie Lamb, 1;
T. C. Culbert, 1; Holland Hurdle, 2;
tt-r Andrew Moore, 2; Thomas Jones, 2;
4 E, M. Johnson, 2; John White, 2;
(j, Alton Jordan, 2; Lee Riddick, 2; B.
D. Adams, 2; Hunter Jones, 2; E. H.
i bvraons. z: s. cj. liong, z j. r.
f" 'Mfallnwall. 1. Grade III: Duther
jf;t,JJvU, 1; William White, 2; Hubert
. V Chippell, 1: James Mmg, & Harry
1 s J Bocknar, 2; Thomas Lamb, 3; J. E.
' fCopeland, 2; Sterling Colson, 2;
t James Boyce, J; E. L. Hurdle, 1;
Joseph Stallinirs, 3; Meador Harrell,
fT'2j Howard Job.ikins, 2; C. W. Rich
arda, B; E. L. Cobb, 2; Richard Tay-
.'.loi'. 2: M. H, rChappell. 2: C. L.
- ikii l in' 'S-nr fft-' oi'-w
wniie, z; virgn Jiauey, z; it. v.. l,iv
:.. , ingBton, 2; C. D. Smith, 2; J. H.
Watt, 2; Alex Long, Sr., 2; Horace
Nelson, 1; Mrs. Gertrude Fleetwood,
2; Joe Cunningham, 2; John Felton,
2; Melton Bryant, 2; Ernest Morse, 2;
Willie Davis, 2; J. N. Newby, 2, and
H. S. Long, 8.
Recaps: T. S. Colbert, 2; Dewey
Newby, 1; Robert Hoffman, 2; H. B.
Passenger Tubes: L. J. Davis, 1;
Dr. T. P, Erinn, 1; W. O. Lamb, 2;
Hubeifc Chappell, 1; J. C. Long, 2; J
W. Jackson, 1; C. C. Corbitt, 2; H
'W. Jackson, 1; C. C. Corbitt, 2; H.
T. Hy Jones, 8; E. M. Johnson, 2;
John White, 2; Lee Riddick, 1; Thos
Lamb.' 3; Hunter Jones, 1: S. E
"Tt .''uar."Z J. p. no owe ii. i: James
"1 v'i'' Boyce, 1; E. L. Hurdle, 1; Joseph
UWUUlgl v, I1UI 11,11, m ,
U Cebb, 2: C. L. White, 1; C. D.
Smith, 1; Alex Long, Sr., 1: Mrs
Gertrude Fleetwood, 2; John Felton,
2; Ernest Morse, 2; Willie Davis, 2,
and G. N. Newby, 1.
White Presents Bill
To Lengthen Term Of
Representative W. W. White has
presented a bill to tne General as-
sembly calling for the term of offices
for the Mayor and Commissioners for
flirt, the Town of Hertford to be extended
' from a period of two years to a period
of four years, it was announced this
The officers would be elected for
a four-year term at the coming
election in May, if the General As
sembly acts favorably on the bill pre
sented by Representative White. It
is believed, Ijowever, that in addition
to the action of the General Assem
bly, the people of the Town of Hert
ford would have to ratify the meas
ure by vote at the next election.
Mr. White spent the past week-end
here visiting his family, and during
hit atajr told The Weekly that it has
coma to his attention that rumors
hava been spread throughout the
county that he is preparing a bill
calling for the establishment 'of an
ABO atom in Hertford. Mr. White
denied ; these rumors, - emphatically,
, and stilted that he has no such in
tentiona el even drawing such a bin
A " - sembly. 1 r
' 1 He stated that the Legislature is
'-' moving along at. a fast pace, and he
believed it would conclude : its busi-;-nes
and adjourn within the time
limit "usually given the Assembly.
Local Store Plans
Display Of Pictures
Of Men In Service
The Rober&cn Drug Store is plan
ning a display of pictures of all
Perquimans County men in the
armed services of the nation, Mrs.
Roberson announced this week.
In planning and making this dis
play, Mrs. Roberson is urging the
parents and friends of Perquimans
boys in service to bring pictures of
the men to the store. They will be
displayed in the windows of the lo
cal business house as rapidly as they
Those having pictures of m-.n from
this county in service and with them
among the display are requested to
leave the pictures witn i.rs. Rober
son as soon as possible.
Set For March 1
I nless sniiit unforseen incident
prevents, point rationing will begin
March 1, according to an announce
ment this week from Washington,
and in preparation for the new sys
tem public sale of canned fruits and
vegetables throughout the nation will
be halted at midnight February 20
and will not be resumed until the
start of rationing March 1.
Regarding the point system for
rationing, to begin with all persons
holding ration book No. 1 will regis
ter again for war ration book No. 2.
This number 2 book will contain two
kinds of ration coupons, red and blue.
The red coupons will be used at a
later date for meat rationing and the
blue ones wil be used for canned
goods. The coupons will be num
bered, that is their value will be
stamped thereon, in one, two, five and
eight points. When you buy an item
at the store you will x'we the grocer
a coupon amounting to tin
value of the item purchased.
When the system starts house
wives will not only pay for their
merchandise with money, but also the
ration, coupons. For instance a can
of peas may b linted as worth eight
points, so if the housewife buys that
can she will give the grocer an eight
point coupon, but maybe the article
has only a three or five point value
then only that number of points
would be surrendered from the ra
Complete details for the registra
tion for war ration book number 2
has not been made here as yet, but
it is understood that the dates for
the registration are from February 22
to February 27. The reason given
for stopping the sale of the canned
goods during the last week m Febru-;
ary is g.ver, as an opportunity for,
the grocer to stock his store and
mark : point values .or .either cans ; or s
counters. The OPA, during this ,
"ciiou, win uiMi announce wnat me;
point values of different cans will be-
worth during March. In all proba
bility each month will be a purchase
period and values may vary from
period to period.
A large number of people will be
needed to assist in the registration
in this county and those wishing to
volunteer for this service should
leave their names at the local ra
Affected Bv Order
A recent order issued by Food Ad-
ministrator Wickard will affect the
! delivery of milk in this community,
Uccording to j 01iver white, local
According to the ruling handed
down by the food official, all distri
butors, effecttive February 1, were
required to discontinue the delivery
to individual users of milk in one
half pint and pint bottles; only
hotels, restaurants or other estab
lishments where milk is resold for
consumption on the premises may
continue to purchase milk in this
Also effective is the "ruling that
milk distributors must require a de
posit on all bottles of milk sold.
The, distributor is also forbidden to
accept return of milk or. cream pre
viously delivered to stores, hotels and
Mr. White stated he was arranging
with ' his customers, individually, re
garding their milk requirements, in
order to conform with this ruling.
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Hollingsworth
announce the birth of daughter,
bom Sunday, January 81a in Philadel
phia, Fa. Mother arid 'laughter are
.. Mra. TTollinmworth: before her
marriage, was Miss Josephine Hefren.
To Make Office Of
Select C. R. Holmes to
Fill Vacancy as Coun
The Perquimans County Board of
Commissioners voted Monday to re
quest Representative W. W. White to
present a bill in the current General
Asst.:. ly calling for the abolition of
electii g the Judge of the Perquimans
Recorder's Court. I'nder the motion
passed, the bill woni-.l call for the
office to he filled : nppointmciit by
the Commissioners ami a salary set,
not to exceed $75 per month.
The office of Recorder's Court
judge has been an elective one in the
past, but inaMMM h as the office was
created by the (ieneral Assembly,
changes may be made at the discre
tion of that body.
The Commissioners elected C. R.
Holmes, local auorney, to serve as
solicitor for the Recorder's Court, to
fill the vacancy caused by the resig
naition of Cranberry Tucker. Mr.
Holmes will assume the duties of the
During the past two weeks the
position was filled by Mr. Holmes
and J. S. McNider.
The Board authorized J. W. Ward,
clerk to the Board, to write to the
State Highway Commissi'.- notifying
that body of the bad repa.r of the
nine-foot hard surface roi- leading
from Hertford to Burgess, i his road
way has been under heavy traffic
since the beginning of construction on
Harvey's Neck, and it is understood
the hard surface portion of the road
is now getting in bad condition.
The Board is taking this action in
order that the Highway Commission
will not have an "out" in keeping the
road in good repair should conditions.
! change that would leave the road in
had state of repair
The road has been heavily travel
ed since the Navy began construction
of its base and this transportation
is breaking up the brick and hard
surface portion of the road. The dirt
portion of the road from Burgess to
Harvey's Neck has been kept in ex-
cellent condition by the Virginia En
gineering Company and the Navy
Announce Honor Roll
PCC Grammar School
K Aiig, inci , of the
,. iman8 Count Centra (;rammar
Sfhoo, week announcced the
h roll for the secom, ter.
The hf)nor ro f ,loW8.
... t r..j0 Vvr.nnp
Marshall Winslow, Shirley W'in.slow,
Clyde White, Virgil Winslow, Myrtle
Williams Seth Morgan, William Mill
er and Betty Gordon Winslow.
Second Grade Shirley Fure, Jane
Harrell, Nonie Lou Lane, Glenda
Lane, Netty Long, Betty Ann
Matthews, Emily Sumner, Kay White
Stanton, Janie Winslow, Nan Ella
White Mollie I-ou Yeates, Lloyd
White, Mollie Lou Yeates, Lloyd
Casey, James Clifton Griffin, Marian
Elliott, Carey Stallings, Dorothy Jean
Winslow and Wayne Pierce.
Third Grade Beverly Bright, Peg
gy Jane Hobbs, Julian Onley, Mary
Vernon Ward, Billy Benton, Eugene
Boyce, Walter Humphlett, Ben Miller,
Robert Morris Winslow, Barbara
Anne Benton, Amy Van Koach, Mar
garet Symons, Marjorie Whedbee,
and Marvina White.
Fourth Grade Marie Copeland, El
lodia Lamb, Mary Sue Cook, Doris
Faye Allen, Eula Chalk, Melvin
Lamb, Deri Gray Winslow,
T-V i ill j t Ii i.
u.u vj.ouc .. .
Clare Hunter, Velma Ann Carver and
Sixth Grade Pearl Hunter, Marie
Rountree, Marietta Jolliff, Doland
Winslow, Clarkson White, Lelia Lee
Winslow, Jimmy Robbin, Ann Hollo-
well and Betty Sue Ervin.
Seventh Grade Peggy Cook
50 Sweaters Shipped
To Red Cross Offices
Fifty sweaters, knitted hy local
women for the American lied Cross,
were shipped to the national head
quarters of that organization this
week, Miss Helen Vick, chairman of
the project, announced today.
; Another request is now made to
persons having Red Cross yarn to
return this yarn to Miss Vick, wheth
er it has been used for completing
garments or not This material must
be returned to the Red Cross as soon
Public Invited To
For Service Men
American Legion l ost
To Present Program
At Baptist Church
The Rev. Howard C. Dawkins. today
issued an invitation to the p blic of
Perquimans County to attf d the
minri:il sprvices to be conducted at
the Hertford Baptist Church Sunday
night, February 7, in honor of the
boys and girls of the church now in
the armed services of tr.e nation.
The moirrani for the servii - will
ne under the direction of the Win.
i aul Shillings Post of the American I
a nioii with Post Commander Ii. C.
The program to be
Colors, to he presented by Color
i (iuard ol the Post; Player by Chap
: lain VY. T. Willoughby; Dedication of
! American Flag by District Conimand
. er Roland (iarrett, of Klizabeth City;
f. , ... America": Dedi-
tation of t,w christian Flag by Vice
Commander J. D. Cranford; Pre
sentation of Guests; Moment of
Prayer for Depater Comrades; Song,
"Onward Christian Soldiers"; Retire
ment of Colors; Benediction by the
Rev. Mr. Dawkins.
The Flag Dedication services were
made possible through Mrs. Sidney
Broughton and Mrs. Ed Everett, who
give the American Flag in honor of
their soos, David Broughton and
John K. Everett, both reported miss
ing in action; and Mrs. 1!. G. Koonce,
who gives the Christian Flag in
honor of the Kev. Clarence E. Hob
good, former pastor of the Hertford
Baptist Church, but now in service
Each boy and girl now serving
their country who is a member of the
IocmI church will he honored by a star
iM tho service Flae- of the church.
, .AT)l(. tt(.dance is exected f
this servie, as it is the first of its
kin,! to be held in IVmuimans. and
the hurch is hapoy to welcome all,"1'1' '"gress should imjiose a 1!1
those having foi.s and daugters in
seij-'ce-to V jiresent Sunday evening.
Edenton - Hertford
Divide Court Games i
Kdeuton and Hertford, ancient
rivals in the field of sports, divided a
double-header basketball bill, dayed
on the local hardwood last Friday
The Edenton Aces out-shot the In
dians to win the boys' game by a .'16
to 27 score. The Aces jumj.td into a
KI-8 lead at the end of the first
quarter and literally ran away from
tho local quintet during the second
quarter to lead at half time 20 to 9.
I luring the second half the Perquim
ans boys came back strong and out
jilayed the visitors. Edenton scored
Hi points during the second period,
I while Hertford tallied IX.
1 he visitors displayed a nice offen-1 ports, and some believe the Jaj) re
vive game and were forcing tbej pints untrue,
game most of the time. The Indians,: .
inrceu Dy tne gas nan to cancel ,ii
couple of games, had lost some time
in practice and this lack of racticel
showed, itsell in the till with Kdenton.
Elenton's big boy Rogerson was the
main point getter of the evening,
scoring 19 of his team's .'tfi points.
Dan rterry was high man lor tne in-
dians, tallying nine points. j
The Perquimans Squaws bad little I
difficulty in disposing of the Edenton
gills' team. Final score of the girls'!
game was 40 to 24 in favor of the;
The Squaws started a strong driv-1
ing attack that gave them an 8 to 2 ,
advantage at the end of the first
(itiarter. and they maintained their
lead throughout the game. Score at
- . J II 1 . win I u lit1 MU1
tne ena oi tne nrsi nan siooo kw i
fr the Squaws, who scored 22 points!
during the second half to run the
score to 40-24.
Barbara Cault tallied 22 jioints
for the Perquimans team, while Betsy
Goodwin was high scorer for Edenton,
getting nine points for the visitors.
Health Officer To
Speak PTA Meeting
Dr. D. C. Hackett, Perquimans
County Public Health Officer, will be
the principal speaker at a meeting of
the Hertford Grammar School Parent-Teacher
Association, to be held
at the1 school building Thursday
evening, February 11, at 7:30 o'clock.
The public is cordially invited to
attend the meeting and hear Dr.
Mr and Mrs. Bill Fowler announce
the birth of a son born Monday morn
ing, February 1, at their home.
Mother and baby are doing nicely.
Course On Cub Pack
Now Being Conducted
Here On Thursdays
An organization course on the
Cub Pack of Boy Scouts is now being
conducted in Hertford, according to
Don King, Scout Executive, who stat
ed that parents who missed the first
session, and who Hpire their boy to
be able to join the Cub Program of
Boy Scouts should attend the next
two meetings to be held on Thursday
nights at the Courthouse.
The Rev. H. G. Dawkins has agreed
to serve as Cub Scout master and the
Hertford Lions Club is to be the
speii.r. Mr. King stated that this
tin.t ' i:!.ing should be so organized :
1 "l continue to be an active
uplifting, educational organization
That is the reason fur holding the
training sessions, so that parents
lenders and committee may know the
details ,,f the Cnh Pack
An announcement effecting millions
of draft-age men with children was!
made this week by the War Man-1
Commissi, ,11. Thp release stat-l
ed that within a short time all men
employed in non-essential jobs, re
gardless of the number of children
thev have, mav be classified in 1-A
and inducted into the Army. The ,
W.MC advises men in this class to be
jircpared to enter the armed services
or to transfer to jobs pertaining to
the war effort. It advises men un
familiar with wartime employment to
register with the United States Km
jdoyment Purtau to find a war job.
The Treasury Department this
week iresented Congress with its tax
plans. It is known the Treasury op
jio.ses the Rural jilati, which calls for
the abandoning of P.M2 income taxes.
:iml thl,s the department proposes ,
peiceiu v.iu.noimng tax on r.11.1 in-
i : i I. I. . I 1 ' . . . t .. i i . a -i
comes, tin.-, in addition to the live of Health amj rtered to -in grading
percent ictory tax. stores and restaurants throughout
- the State.
On the . fronts li t tw.s con- Dr. Hackett s: id that stores or
tinues to io..k good !i r tne Allies. ' restaurants failing to meet the sani
In Tunisia the Brui.-i. Sth Army is t!lr.v requirements would be closed
closing on the Axis positions, while until such time as they t meet the
the British 1st and the American 5th grades required.
Armies are pushing hard to close the "'A restaurant dist:yi'.g a C
corridor through which Kommel may grade can be relied upi. Se a safe
join with the Axis forces in the place to eat," he said,
northern part of the colony. From all i . .
indications the main battle for pos
session of Tunisia is about to begin I
and both sides are heavily armed for
The Japs have returned to Guadal
canal, according to a communique is
sued this week by the Navy Depart
ment. Little news has been released
concerning the battle, but it is indi
cated that heavy fighting is in pro
gress with both sides suffering loss
es. Jaian has claimed several
American ships have been sunk, but
the Navy has not confirmed these re-
i ne Russians still hammer the
Germans relentlessly on the Eastern
front. The German troops at Stalin
gtad have surrendered and that
closes the chapter of the valiant de
fense of the important city by the
l-arge numbers of men and
much material was reported taken by
the Red armies at Stalingrad, anil
reports from the other battles in
Russia jioint toward more German
The bitter fight over the appumt-
ment of Edward Flynn as Minister
to Australia ended this week when
lynn requested 1'iesid.
I'll .inKev. 1
to withdraw hi ...,.,. f..,., u. v....
i ate. The Spnnt.i ;... ,.mn,;n,. i,..,i
recommended the aimointmm.t v,,- .,
l, .!() vote, hut inHicat; w ...
determined opposition was awaiting
on the Senate floor caused the with
drawal. Wm. Paul Stallings
Post Meets Friday
The Wm. Paul Stallings Post of the
American Legion will meet Friday
night at 8 o'clock, at the Agriculture
Building, Commander B. C. Berry
Post Vice Commander J. D. Cran
ford will have charge of the pro
gram, and it has been announced a
special program has been arranged
for the meeting. All Tneiribeir are
urged to attend.
CIRCLE NO. FOUR TO MEET
Circle No. Four of the Hertford
Baptist Church will meet Monday
evening at the home of Mrs. Fred
Mathews. Mrs. E. W. Mayes, chair
man, urges all members to be present
Dr. Hackett Explains
Grading System By
Original Survey Now
Almost Completed By
Dr. D. C. Hackett, Public Health
officer, stated this week that the
0ff jc,.s an( work in connection with
.1,,. c.,,,,,1,- Health Service will be
opened and underway here within a
very short time.
Preliminary work of opening the
office.-; and conducting original sani
tation surve ..f si. .res and restau
rants of the ii mil. i is almost
completed. Iii connection with the
saiiilatn i, v.iv.ey. Dr. Ilaek.-lt stall 1
that it wa.s not the jiurpo.se of the
Public Ileal;. i .-'on ice or the Sanita
tion Officer : . ci up .'. place of
business, but t" point out the sanitary
needs of the pla. e m order for it to
conform with !': rules of the State
Hoard of Health, and at the same
tic e make condition-; .such a.s tire
conducive to good health.
Dr. Hackett (minted out that in the
original survey conducted by Mr.
Miles, the Sanitation Officer, grades
"ere issued to show shop owners the
conditions needing remedy Ijetore a
final grade is issued. In issuing
these grades, a store or restaurant
will be given an A, B or C rating.
A means the place rates 90 or better
in sanitary points, Ii, 80 or better,
and C 70 or better.
u will jnobably be 30 to 60 days
before these grades are issued, Dr.
Hackett said, but in the meantime
tlie Sanitation Officer may call again
to see if and what recommendations
are being carried out. The Health
Officer stated that simply because
the final grades would not be issued
for a month or two yet, is no rea
son for shop keepers not to begin
making changes that would make it
possible for his market or shop to
meet the highest grade possible. All
,-,.n,mim.mlations made hv thp Sani-
t;iti(in Officer are in keeping with a
slandard set up by the State Board
Two Contingents Of
Men Left This Week
Two contingents of men, one a
group of Army Reservists home for
their seven-day furlough, and the
other a group of seven selectees left
Hertford this week for Fort Bragg.
The Reservists reporting for duty
were Haywood L'mjihlett, Vivian Dale,
Kelly White, Linwood Onley, William"
Cox, Johnnie Jordan, Ernest Phillips,
Jr., 1). J. White Jr., I,eroy Dail,
George Fields, Douglas Elliott and
The selectees, ordered to fill the
quota for this cour.ty for February
4, weie: Columbus Layden, Linwood
Lane, Otha Nixon, Walter Trueblood
Boyd Morris, Jasper Layden and
The Ii;'. of men rejected by the
Army out . f -.he January call w e
R. S. Mond.-, N'ori urn Stallings, J
son Miller, Win. Earl Williams, J; -
nie Winslow. l.e-to l.aydo
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Silas M. Whedbee, Hertford post
master, announced today new hours
for the local postofflce to.be observed
on Saturdays, beginning February 6.
Windows will be opened for regu
lar business from 8 a. m. until 1
p. m., and for the convenience of the
public the parcel post and stamp
windows will be open from 3:30 p. m.
to 4:30 p. m. for the purpose of de
livering parcels and the sale of
Beginning this week, also, there
will be city delivery of mail on Sat
urday afternoons. There will be no
changes in the schedule of hours on
other week days, Mr. Whedbee stated.
Mr. and Mrs. John Elmer Wood,
Jr., of Route Three, announce the
birth of a daughter on Thursday,
January 28. Mother and baby are
getting along nicely. Mrs. Wood
was formerly Miss Marjorie Chap
pell of Chowan County.
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