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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
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Volume X Number 22.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday, May 28, 1943.
American and British airnjen, fol
lowing Prime Minister Churchill's
statement that an attempt would be
made to knock Germany and Italy
out of the war by bombing, have
been literally blasting the daylights
out of German cities and the Axis
air force. The RAF, on Monday
night, dropped 2,000 tons of bombs on
the important Nazi city of Dort
mund and reports state Allied flyers
are knocking out Axis planes at the
rate of one every twenty minutes.
Little ground action has been re
ported from the fronts since the Axis
surrender in Africa, but the blows
being handed out to the Germans and
Italians by the Allies may have a
definite place in the drive for vic
tory. The fighting on the Russian
front is also in a lull. Reports of ac
tivity by patrols of both sides have
been made this week, but no large
scale action was reported
Representatives ot the Allied Na
tions are now meeting at White Sul
phur Springs, Va., discussing the
postwar food problems expected to
arise. The meeting has been closed
to the press, but one report has been
issued announcing a British plan for
a vast store house for conserving
abundant food supplies in good years
to be used during years when produc
The Japanese have attempted to
reinforce their troops on Attu Is
land, but latest reports issued by
Secretary 6f the Navy Knox point
out that these attempts have been
beaten off by American forces. The
Japs are now trapped on a narrow
peninsula and have little hope of be
Following bitter strife over a pay-as-you-go
tax plan, it seems now
that a Senate-House committee have
found a plan which may be approved
by Congress. It wipes out a year's
tax for those whose total tax is $50
or less, and abates three-fourths of a
year's obligations. W.Mtr lx
ytfauSS ttrnHh' to be
paid in two annual installments.
A report from neutral Sweden this
week stated that Hitler is rushing
troops into Denmark and Norway,
fearing an Allied invasion at these
points. Meanwhile, Mussolini, it was
reported, has called on Hitler for
more heavy German artillery to be
placed in Southern Italy.
From the mid-west, reports indi
cate that the gigantic flood which
has swept through several states is
gradually abating. More than 100,
000 persons are reported homeless,
and heavy damages to crops occurred
when the flood reached its peak.
States affected --included Missouri,
Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Arkansas
The War Production Board, follow
ing a denial thaj clpthes will be ra
tioned, this week, issued orders for
the curtailment of fabrics in the
manufacture of clothing. Donald
Nelson, chief of WPB, stated that he
would not order rationing if sound
conservation programs are inaugurat
ed. Hereafter, there must be no
waste in the manufacture of various
items of clothing.
Ten carloads of wounded American
oldiers, veterans of the battle in
Africa, arrived back in this country
this week, The men will be placed in
the larjtfi, hospital at Ft. Devens,
Mass. fori treatment.
Application Must Be
Made For Additional
Sugar For Canning
following an announcement that
ration stamps 15 and 16 became
valid for five pounds of sugar each
on may z, the OPA stated that
pprsona needing. additional sugar for
canning purposes must make applica
tion for such sugar at the local ration
offices. -v $,'
It is believed that surer lamml
Stamps 15 and 16 will be sufficient
for the canning needs of most fami
lies, but OPA points out that if this
is not true in some cases, the family
noma appiy ior cne additional needs,
However, the local office will not
issue additional sugar i until such
stamps designated for home canning
sugar nave oeen used.
Robert S. Jones Now
Stationed In Oklahoma
- - Robert Jones, a cadet in the Naval
Air Corps, is now stationed at Nor
man, Okku, undergoing primary flight
training, according to wont received
here this week. ; - - C -
By Property Owners
Tabulation of Votes
Shows 292 Favorable
To 4 Against
Property owners of Perquimans
County voted overwhelmingly for the
establishment of a soil conservation
district for Perquimans and Chowan
Counties in a referendum conducted
last week, L. W. Anderson, County
Agent, who had charge of the refer
endum, announced this week.
A total of 296 votes were cast on
the matter, and 292 landowners voted
favorably for the project, while only
four voted against it.
Undoubtedly the approval of the
project by such a large number of
property owners will lead to the
State Conservation Service issuing a
charter setting up the District here.
It is believed that 30 days will elapse,
however, before the State Service is
sues this charter and appoints two
directors, who along with three other
directors, elected by the landowners
of the two counties, will control the
Notice of this election of directors
will be given after the charter has
been issued and the formation of the
district is being completed.
Mr. Anderson pointed out that
many benefits to property within the
County may be forthcoming with the
district being established. Included
in which is the drainage of swamps
within the district, thus making avail
able additional land for cultivation,
as well as clearing many breeding
places' for insects.
In connection with drainage pro
jects, Mr. Anderson stated that work
on the drainage project of Rear
Swamp is progressing nicely and that
bids for the work have been invited
by those charge. This project,
however, is not a part of the soil
conservation district but is a drain
age demonstration within the district.
Mr. Anderson also announced that
persons . Who desire to buy com
should p! an order with him at
once. iieii now completing orders
for another carload, which will prob
ably the last shipped here this year.
He stated that 16,000 bushels of corn
have already been shipped into this
county this year.
Aged Resident Died
Held Tuesday 3 P. M.
George Benton, 77, died at 5:30
o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home
on Route Three, following a long ill
ness. Funeral services were conducted at
3 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon at
the Woodland Methodist Church with
the Rev. J. D. Cranford officiating.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs.
Sallie Matthews Benton; seven aons,
C. C. Benton of Lynhaven, Va., E. R.
Benton of Newport News, Va., P. W.
Benton of Drivers, Va., J. M., G. E.
and W. J. Benton, all of Route Three.
and A. R. Benton of Norfolk. Va.:
five, daughters, Mrs. J. L. Harrell of
Norfolk, Va., Mrs. W. C. Jordan,
Mrs. J. E. Wood and Miss Beatrice
Benton all of Route Three, and Mrs.
W. J. Saunders of Elizabeth City.
Thirty-eight grandchildren and 22
great-grandchildren also survive.
Burial was made in Cedarwood
Cemetery in Hertford.
Cradle Roll Day At
Baptist Church Sunday
Dr. I. A. Ward, superintendent of
the Baptist Sunday School, announced
this week that Cradle Roll Day will
be observed on Sunday morning, May
30th. All children up to three years
of age are urged to attend and receive
Hertford lions Club
To Select Officers
The Hertford lions Club will meet
on Friday night at 7:15 at the . Colo
nial Tourist Home. Archie T. Lane,
president of the club, stated that the
dub win elect officers f of the coming
year at the meeting this week, and
urged all members to be present
Dr. and Mrs. I- A. Ward announce
the engagement and approaching mar
riage of their daughter, vRuth Alice,
to f. Master Sergeant; "Trank Gray
Sloop of Camp - Roberta; Cal. Sgt
Sloop Is the son tf Mrand Mrs. W.
F. Sloop, of Mount UOa, N. a
Library Is Open 7-9
New books ready for circulation at
the Public Library are:
There Was An Old Woman, Hu
man Comedy, Silvertip's Round-Up,
Laura, Singing Corpse, Lady In A
Wedding Dress, The Whole Heart,
Neck In A Noose, Blind Man's Bluff,
Death In the Doll's House, The Sea
Is So Wide, Journal for Josephine,
Mr. Winkle Goes to War, Southwest
Passage, I Served On Bataan, and
Retreat With Stillwell.
Patrons are advised that the li
brary is open on Thursday evenings
from 7 until 9 o'clock.
The table display this week is for
The library has a lot of war infor
mat.ion material On hand that the
public may borrow.
Usual Run Of Cases
In Recorder's Court
On Tuesday Morning
With motorists seemingly observ
ing the new State speed law and only
one speeding case on the docket, the
Perquimans Recorder's Court had
only the usual run of minor cases
on Tuesday of this week.
Five cases, two of which charged
the defendants with driving drunk,
were continued until the June 1 term
The warrant for James Nowell,
charged with driving with improper
lights, was returned to the State
patrolman for service.
The State took a nol pros with
leave in the case charging Walter
Strickland, Negro, with driving drunk
and assault with a deadly weapon.
Strickland, a defense worker, it was
reported, has left the community.
Paul Thompson, Negro, was found
guilty of assault with a deadly wea
pon and was sentenced to 60 days on
the roads. Sentence was suspended
upori payment of a fine of $25 and
J. W. Kynock plead guilty to being
drunk in a public place and paid a
fine of $2 ana costs.
Doris Waterman plead guilty to
being drunk and was taxed with
court costs and ordered to leave the
Town of Hertford.
Charles Patton was assessed $25
and court costs on pleading guilty to
The State took a nol pros in the
case against Lesley Wilson, Jr., Ne
gro, charged with vagrancy. It was
reported that Wilson is working
A verdict of not guilty was return
ed in the case charging Clara Mc
Clease and Archie McClease, Negroes,
Deadline For Cooker
Applications June 1
Dr. E. S. White, chairman of the
Farm Machinery Ration Committee,
announced . today that the deadline
for receiving applications for pres
sure cookers will be June 1. Per
sons desiring to obtain one of the
cookers to be allotted Perquimans
County must make application by that
date, at the Agriculture Building in
Dr. White stated that thirty cook
ers have been allotted the county,
and it is expected that the committee
will -recommend th applications of
those applicants showing the cookers
will be placed to the greatest use.
Quarterly Meeting At
Piney Woods Church
vjuarterly meeting will be held at
Piney Woods Friends Church next
Saturday and Sunday. The Rev. Ben
Milliken and wife from Liberty, also
former pastor, the Rev. John C.
Trivette, and his family from Dudley,
and Miss Mary Elizabeth Pittman
of Kenley, will be present at all of
the services. Special music will be a
feature of the program.
A cordial invitation is extended the
public to attend these services.
Red Cross Chapter
Ships 115 Kits
The Perquimans County Chapter
of Red Cross has shipped 115 filled
kits to the National Red Cross head
quarters for distribution among the
men of , the armed forces, it was re
ported nere this week.
This number represents the quota
of kits requested from the local
chapter by the American Red Cross.
BANK CLOSED MONDAY
The Hertford Banking Company
will be closed on Monday, May 81, in
observance of Memorial Day, , R. M.
Riddick, cashier, announced today.
The bank will reopen for business on
Services Sunday At
American Legion to
tiave Part In Pro
Special Memorial Day services,
sponsored by the Win. Paul .Stallings
Post of the American Legion, will be
held Sunday night, at 8 o'clock, at
the Hertford Methodist Church, IS. C.
Berry, post commander, stated today.
The Rev. B. C. Reavis, pastor of
the church, will deliver the sermon
for the services and a special pro
gram has been arranged for the occa
sion by the Rev. Mr. Reavis and J.
The program opens with the pro
cessional, followed by the entrance
of the membership f the local lost.
"America" will be sung as the open
ing hymn, and W. T. Willoughby,
post chaplain, will deliver the invoca
tion. Past Commander Charles F. Sum
ner, Jr., will deliver a short talk on
"Memorial Day." Prayer will be of
fered by the Rev. H. G. Dawkins,
pastor of the Baptist Church. Mrs.
11 Tl r 1 ...
i.naries r.. jonnson will sinir, as
special music, "My Buddy."
Following the sermon by the Rev.
Mr. Keavis, the newly elected post
commander, the Rev. J. D. Cranford.
will give a reading "Flanders' Field."
The program will close with the
choir singing "Song of Peace."
Members of the local post are rc-
nuested to meet in front of the
Methodist Church at 7:45 o'clock on
The public is cordially invited to
join with the veterans in this, the
second Legion-sponsored Memorial
Day service, and it is expected that a
large number of residents of the
county will attend.
This special program on Sunday
will mark the close of a successful
year for the local post. New offi
cers, nominated at the last regular
meeting of the members, will be in
ducted into office at the meeting to
fe held on the first Friday night in
The retiring officers are: B. C.
Berry, commander; Charles K. White,
first vice commander; Shelton Chap
nell .second vice commander; J. D.
Cranford, third vice commander, and
W. G. Hollowell, adjutant.
Town Board Appoints
At Meeting Monday
The Board of Commissioners for
the Town of Hertford,, meeting in
special session on Monday night, ap
pointed Tommy Miller to serve as
utility man at the municipal plant
and as special policeman in the busi
ness district of the town.
Mr. Miller, who was recently dis-
charged from the I'. S- Navy, will
patrol the Church Street beat from
early afternoon until midnight each
The Commissioners also voted that
parking on Church Street, between
Dobb and the southern town limits is
now forbidden. Signs will soon be
placed showing this restricted area.
This action was taken to facilitate
expected increase in traffic along this
narrow street, now that the Navy
has a large number of trucks travel
ing back and forth to its base.
It was also announced at the meet
ing that the Hertford Fire Depart
ment will sponsor a carnival here in
Hertford at a date in late -June or
early July. The proceeds received
by the firemen will be used to buy
extra equipment for the local de
partment. Mayor V. N. Darden, in announcing
the restricted parking area on Church
Street, stated that this order will in
no way interfere with any church
services held at the Holy Trinity
Two Masses Sunday
At Catholic Church
Holy Masses. Communion, Sermon
(May 30, on "Neglect Of Warnings"),
May Devotions start every Sunday at:
8:30 and 11 a. m., and conclude 45 1
minutes later in St Ann's Catholic
Church, corner of N. Broad and Al
bemarle Streets, Edenton, stated the
Reverend Father Francis J. McCourt,
Pastor, also Chaplain to U. S. Ma
rine Corps Air Station, Eden ton.
Holy Mass every morning during
this week at 8 o'clock.
Confessions for half hour before
Everybody invited to every Service.
County Nears Bond
Quota For Month
R. M. Riddick, chairman of the war
financing committee, announced on
Wednesday that residents of Per
quimans County had purchased a
total of $15,693 worth of war bonds
up to noon of that day. That leaves
only $2,600 worth of bond sales need
ed for the county to reach its May
Mr. Riddick expressed the belief
that the quota can be met, but he
urges all persons to continue to buy
as many bonds as possible in order
that our record can be maintained
for meeting quotas, and helping to
provide the government with the
money necessary to continue the
victory drive our armed forces are
now carrying to the enemy.
Large Number Tire
Out By Ration Board
A total f fifty-six certificates for
the purchase of tires and tubes were
issued by the Perquimans War Price
and Ration Hoard, at its last mcrt
ititr, accordincr to Mrs. Helen Daven
port, clerk of the board.
One certificate for a new automo
bile was issued to Norman Elliott. '
Tire certificates issued were:
Grade I Edgar Kiddick 1, ,Ioe
White 1, R P. Chappell 1, C. 1!.
Jeannette, tire and tube; Lola Rid
dick, tire and tube; E. T. Stallings,
tire and tube, Snell llros. 2, J. Alvin
White 2 tires and 2 tubes, Earl
Wilder 2 tires and 2 tubes, E. E.
Snell 2, George Smoak 2 tires and 2
tubes, Mrs. Elaine Kiddick 2 tires
and 2 tuhes, J. A. Winslow 2 tires and
2 tubes, Idonia Kogerson tire and
tube, Sidney Layden 1, Lawrence
Corprew 1, Jessie Morgan 1, Rev.
W. H. Walker 1, Vester Cole 1. li. I,
Gibbs 1, Maggie Nixon 1. W. W.
White 1, Bennie Terrell 2, Edgar
Vietz 2 tires and 2 tubes, E. W.
Eden tire and tube, Walter Wood 2,
G. R. Carver 2, Roosevelt Winslow 2
E. S. Gains 2 tires and 2 tubes, A. P.
Stallings 1, M. S. Blackenship 2 tires
and 2 tubes, Shelby Manly 2 tires
and 2 tubes, Alma Harrell 2 tires and
2 tubes, E. T. Stallings 2, Moran
Sutton 2, A. C. Wall 2, I). W. Simp
son 2, R. D. Boyer 2 tires and 2
tubes, James Harris 2.
Grade III Mrs. Silva Anderson 1,
George Bonner 2, Gutherie Jolliff 2
tubes, Reuben Stallings tube, H. A.
Turner 2 tubes, Mrs. C. W. Griffin 2
tubes, and J. F. Grimsley 2 tubes.
Truck Tires Vernon Ward 2 tires
and 2 tubes, W. L White 2 tires and
tubes, Hollowell Bros. 1, Mrs. Maude
Chappell 2 tires and tubes, ,1. Oliver
White 2 tires and tubes, George Arm
strong, tire and tube.
1 ractor Tires O. J. Iine 2 tires
and 1 tube, W. A. Trueblood tire and
tube, W. E. Lane tire and tube, and
W. H. Elliott 2 tires and 2 tubes.
Former Teacher To
Return Next Term
F. T. Johnson, superintendent of
schools, announced this week that
Miss EloLse Scott, former member of
the Perquimans High iSchool faculty,
will return here for the next school
term as teacher of math.
Miss Scott will fill the vacancy
created by the resignation during
the past year of J. P. Crifasi. Dur
ing the past year Miss Scott has been
a member of the faculty of the New
Hanover High School in Wilmington.
Lutz Estate Hearing
Set For Friday, June 4
A hearing to determine the ap
pointment of an administrator for the
late Charles and Elnora Lutz estate
will be held at the Courthouse on
Friday morning, June 4, according to
W. H. Pitt, clerk of Superior court.
Mr. Pitt stated that the hearing
will be conducted at about eleven
o'clock. Persons interested in the es
tate or in the naming of the admin
istrator are requested to attend the
For N. II. Brothers
N. H. Brothers, 83, died early Sat
urday morning at the home of his
niece, Mrs. J. W. Lane, at Parkville,
after an illness of two weeks.
Funeral services were conducted on
Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the G- c Buck) rabies in8pector for
Oak Grove Methodist Church by the Perquimans County, today issued a
Rev. J. D. Cranford, assisted by the warning to all dog owners, calling at
Rev. V. A. Lewis. Burial was made ( tention to th lnw whieh wmnires
in the family plot.
Mr. and Mrs. William Talmage
Lewis announce the birth of a son,
William Patrick, born on Sunday,
May 23, 1948.
On Ration Book 3
To Open Next Week
Applications Must Be
Mailed By June 10;
Information booths will be estab
lished at eight separate places in
Perquimans County on Friday and
Saturday, June 4 and o, for the pur
pose of assisting persons who find it
difficult to fill out the application
blanks for war ration books number
three, it was announced this week.
The posts will be established at J.
W. Jackson's store, New Hope; Geo.
Jackson's store, near Chapanoke; G.
I). Towe's store, Chapanoke; E. L.
('hapellV store, ltelvidere; Fred
Winslow'.s store, VYinfall; Ralph
White's store, Nicanor; J. C. Hobbs'
store. Bethel, and 'at the Courthouse
in Hertford. The posts will be man
ned by volunteers from the Office of
Application blanks for these ration
hooks have been distributed this week
by the mail service, and all residents
were supposed to receive one. How
ever, it is possible that with such a
large distribution, some persons fail
ed to receive their blank, and it will
be necessary for them to obtain a
blank at the postoffice in Hertford,
not later than June 10, as this is the
final date on which applications may
be made by mail.
OPA officials request all persons
who can to fill out their own blanks
and to mail them before June 10.
However, persons finding the applica
tion blank too difficult, may obtain
help by calling at one of the places
Some blanks are already being re
ceived at Charlotte, which is the
mailing center for this area, and it
has been reported that many errors
are being made in filling out the
blanks. The large percentage of
these errors is that applicants are not
sii?ninir the cards. They must be
signed by the person making out the
There is a place on the application
blanks for the head of the household
to list all members, also to print the
name of the head of the household.
That person will be mailed ration
books for each member listed on the
application. At the bottom of the
blank the applicant must sign his
name, not print it. Elsewhere on the
card he is to print the information.
In mailing the blank back to Char
lotte, it is necessary for each appli
cant to place a three-cent stamp on
the front of the card.
Eight Selectees To
Leave June 2nd For
Eight Perquimans County youths,
including William J. Elliott, Daniel
T. Hurdle, Preston Divers, Elmo Can
non, Jr.. James Larv William F.
Ainsley, Jesse av Harris and Rob
ert Rountree, have been selected by
the local draft board to fill the June
2nd call for white men, Mrs. Ruth
Sumner, clerk of the board, an
nounced this week.
A contingent of Negro selectees
will leave Hertford on June 22nd to
complete the calls for next month.
These men will be selected by the
local board very shortly.
Only two youths called to fill the
May ISth quota were accepted for
duties in the armed forces, after tak
ing physical examinations at Fxrt
Bragg. These men were Ben Koonce,
Jr., and Carlton Whedbee. They will
begin training after a fourteen-day
The local board is now working at
the task of reclassifying all regis
trants under the new regulations
which will mean the drafting of reg
istrants with children. Some .boards
in this area have already ordered
some fathers for induction, but it is
believed that it will be July or Au
gust before any Perquimans fathers
Issues Warning On
dogs to be vaccinated.
A schedule for vaccinations is pub
lished elsewhere in this issue of The
Weekly and dog owners are request
ed to clip this schedule for reference
and bring their doga to the nearest
place for vaccination.
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