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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTEB-TOTOE UP PERQUTMANffCOUOTY
iVolume X. Number 23.
Hertford, Perquimans County, Nofth Carolina, Friday, June 4, 1943.
$1.50 Per Year.
Continuing their task of softening
up the Axis countries, in preparation
. for an invasion of Europe, American
and British airmen this week have
been blasting Italian and German cit
ies and manufacturing centers, caus
ing great damage to the Axis war
machine. Rumors have been report
ed that the Allies are preparing to
strike Hitler's Europe any day, but
these reports are without confirma
tion from Allied headquarters. Spain
has reported vast convoys in the
Mediterranean and several London
commentators have speculated on in
It is known that Hitler has amass
ed a huge army on the Russian front
for what may be his final bid for
victory against Russia. It has been
reported from Moscow that the Red
Army is also ready for attack. This
"battle, if and when it starts, may be
the deciding one of the war. Both
sides have pitted their forces and
material all along the 2,000-mile
front from Leningrad to the Sea.
Moscow reports hundreds of German
planes destroyed during the past
week and Allied airman bombing Eu
rope have run into little opposition
from the German air arm.
The American forces on Attu, in
the Aleutians, have completed the
job of wiping out all Japanese resist
ance, and have retaken this American
position from the invaders. Reports
from Alaska state only a few Jap
snipers remain on the island and
these are fast being captured or kill
ed by the Americans.
Advices coming from Europe dur
ing the week indicated that; the Ber
lin, radio has reported Germany has
net intention of waging an offensive
war against Russia this summer.
The report stated that Hitler will
light a defensive war against the
Allies on all fronts.
The OPA flashed the value f B
and C gasoline Coupons in 1$ft East
ern shortage "area, effective Thurs
day. This order does not affect
; $f.Canv t least at.Jrhe pres
ent, time. The value of the coupons
was Cut from three to two gallons of
gasoline. It , was announced that the
order will save about 30,000 barrels
of gasoline daily in the states now
suffering acute shortage. It has
been indicated that unless motorists
tend voluntarily to cut consumption
in North Carolina, that this State
may be added to the list of states
included in this order.
The Allied Nations Food confer
ence, being conducted at Hot Springs,
Va., this week, announced a perma
nent set-up of the organization and
listed a plan for post-war production
and distribution. The declaration of
the conference stated "primary re
sponsibility lies with each nation for
seeing that its own people have the
food needed for health and life."
The War Production Board, on
Wednesday, announced that men may
now have cuffs on their trousers. An
order forbidding cuffs was issued
shortly after Pearl Harbor, and it is
estimated that thousands of yards
of Woolens were saved and made into
garments as the result of this order.
However, the WPB still insists that
material be saved and the cuff now
allowed must be made from the aver
age "three-inch tum up" on trousers.
Extra material will not be added to
make cuffs possible.
War production in America faces
serious curtailment unless the coal
miners, who remained away from
their work this week, when the truce
between John L. Lewis and mine
operators expired, return tp work
immediately. All coal mines are now
operated by the Government, but the
majority of miners struck this week
when the truce ended. President
Roosevelt has not issued a statement
regarding the strike up to Thursday
morning, fioweter, Secretary Ickes
has proposed a formula which he be
lieved will end the walk-out. Lewis
and the mine operators are still in a
conference attempting to settle the
demands of the miners for a $2 a day
wage increase. .
According to reports from Berlin
this week, the Allies', fleet gained
the Trench battleships which have
been lying at Alexandria since France
fell three years ago. Berlin', reports
Ithe French Admiral ordered his ships
to Join the Allied fleet and they will
probably sail to New York to be
overhauled and readied for battle.
Mrl and . Mrs; O. E. Chappeir, of
Tyner, announce the birth of a daugh
ter, Benda Doris, oa Sunday, May 23.
Mother and baby are doing nicely.
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Good For (ISO Center
Legion Post to Push
Project; Election to
The prospects that the national
USO will establish a center for ser
vice men in Hertford appear bright,
following a visit here last week of a
public relations director of that or
ganization. The Wm. Paul Stallings Post of the
American Legion is pushing the pro-
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ject to nave a cenii
used by men stationed at the" base
on Harvey's Neck. A committee
by the Rev. J. D. Cranford will work
out preliminary plans to be placed
before the national group. -
The director, who visited here, told
Mayor V. N. Darden that he intends
recommending that Hertford tef giv
en a center with at least a part lame
director. It is believed this director
may also work with either the Eden
ton or Elizabeth City centers.
The local American Legion Post
will hold its June meeting Friday
night at 8 o'clock, at the Agriculture
Building, during which it will elect
officers to serve during the comjng
year; also delegates to the State'
Members of the local post nominat
ed for offices by the nominating
committee, include: The Rev 'J.''Jk'
Cranford as commander; Sneltdh
Chappell, first vice commander; Car
roll V. Ward, second vice commander;
Jonas Futrell, third vice commanjfer;
W. G. HollowelU adjutant; VT 'N.
Darden, finance -officer; F. T. John
son, service officer; John Lassitte,
guardianship officer; E. Lee Hurdle,
sergeant-at-arm8 Geo. T. ' Roach,
color bearer; W. Willoughby, chap
lain; B. C. Berry, historian; Cecil
White, athletic officer; F. M,;Cope
land, child welfare; H. A. Whitley,
Americanization; C. F. Sumner, Jr.,
national defense; J. A. Perry, graves
registration; Buck, employmest
officer; J. Oliver- White, Boys' State
officer; Durwood Reed, membership,
and Charles iWhite, publicity.'
The Post held ftf'Second Memorial
Day services last Sunday night atihe
Methodist Church in Hertford. The
Rev. B. C. Reavis delivered a specfal
Memorial Day sermon, and members
of the local Post participated in a
program fitting the occasion.
Brother Of Local
Residents Dies At
Home In Edenton
Thomas E. Harrell, a brother of
Mrs. Charles Johnson and Mrs. Olivia
Hobbs of Hertford, died at his home
near Edenton last Saturday night at
7 o'clock, after a lingering illness,
Mr. Harrell, son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas A. Harrell, was a life
long resident of Chowan County. A
prominent farmer and an esteemed
citizen, he was a member of the
Edenton Baptist Church.
He is survived by nine children, as
follows: Mrs. John Burton Harrison
of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. Jesse1 White;
Mrs. S. F. Small and Mrsj .. Ernest
Stillman of Edenton, Lieut. William
Harrell of Miami, Fla., Pvt 'Durwpod
Harrell of Fort Bragg, T. E. Harrelh
Jr., and Leslie Harrell of Smitnfield;
Va., and J. A. Harrell of Windsor,
Va.; four sisters, Mrs. Charles John
son and Mrs. Olivia Hobbs of Hert
ford, Mrs. W. E. Hassell and Mrs', C.
N. Griffin of Edenton, and one broth
er, John Harrell of near "Edenton.
Several grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were conducted on
Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the
home, the Rev. E. L. Wejls .'officiat
ing. Burial was made in Beaver Hill
Actice pallbearers were: Charles E.
Johnson, Milton Dail, Charlie Griffin,
Patie Perry, Thomas- Harrell and
Hve Selectees Left r
Five Perquimans County .youths,
Jordan Elliott Jesse Lee Harris,
Preston Divers, W. F. Ainsley ' and
Elmo Cannon, Jr., entrained Wednes
day morning for Fort Bpagg to re
ceive final examination!, prior to in
duction into the armed forces. Dan
iel Hurdle, James Lan and " Robert
Rountree, named last week to accom
nanv this ammo of ..selectees. ware
given, granted deferments onderth
arait regBianons. . . , . -'
The next contingent T ot selectees,
which will be mad up ftf Negro reg
istrants, will .leave Jwtf June p. ,
Officer Urges All
To Serve At Post
Howard G. Dawkins, chief officer
for the Hertford Observation Post,
this week requested all persons who
have been assigned to duty at the
local post to appear for duty at
scheduled' hours or see that a substi
tute reports instead.
Mr. Dawkins stated that 'several
residents who had -been assigned to
aid in this work have failed to re
port for duty and thus are shirking
a patriotic job. He pointed out this
observation work is a great help in
the work of training aviation cadets
and urges all persons to take the
responsibility of seeing that his trick
Ration Book 3 Must
Be Mailed By June 10
Application blanks for War Ration
Rooks TIT whirh are to hp used to
oimrtlomont Knnlrc anii IT wTlpn 1
those coupons have been used up,
must be mailed to the Charlotte of
fice of OPA not later than June 10.
Application ' blanks have been de
livered to. most residents of this coun
tyf but those who have failed to re
ceive a blank may obtain one by
calling at the local postoffice.
The, MplidftUons must be filled out
by the hefid ofV household and signed
ief6fe "Being mailed. Important in
formation, such as the names of
mjpiiteA'oi jthe household and the
rnlw end jjear, each was born must
Le listed ' on the application blank.
All applicants must place a three
cefcit,. Startip, on-, the card before mail-
ing k: ! ;a
Tor the purpose of aiding residents
who have trouble in filling out the
application, the local War Price and
Rationing Board, assisted by mem
bers of the Civilian Defense volun
teers, will be at a number of posts
throughout the county on Friday and
Saturday it tlys week-Ja fill out application-blanks.
These posts were listed in last
week's issue of The Weekly and in
clude all communities in the county.
jt-JbeFA eeests nil . persons' to"
man in tneir application Dy tne aeaa-
H daterW RaOThooks will be
returned, beginning in July, end the
job will be completed in August. In
mailing, application blanks persons
mustfetaMl tbfe ffi. Stub -of the
blank?for thie jpurjroie of-vYshowing
that application was niadepvease ap
plication blanks are lost and books
are not issued.
T. J. Blanchard Store
At Joppa Destroyed
By Fire On Monday
A fire, believed to have started
from burning trash which blew under
the building, totally destroyed the
store owned by T. J. Blanchard at
Joppa, near Belvidere, on Monday
morning between nine and ten
It is reported that Mr. Blanchard
was watching the trash burn when a
customer called him into the store,
and while he was iitside, the wind
evidently blew some of the fire under
. . The blaze quickly consumed the
entire building and the large stock of
mercnanaise was completely iobu
.The loss has been estimated at
several .thousand dollars.
Cook Winslow Passes
At Wilson Wednesday
Cook Winslow, son of the late
Cook. and Mrs. Mattie Winslow, died
.at-12 o'clock midnight Wednesday at
Wilson, following a long illness.
Mr. Winslo' was' one 'of Hert
ford's most populen young men and
the news of his death, while not un
expected, was received with much re
Survivinsr are his widow. Mrs. Ed
na Fields Winslow; his mother, Mrs,
Mattie Winslow; one sister, Mrs,
Clyde McCallum, and two brothers,
J. Emmett and E. Leigh Winslow.
Funeral services will be conducted
at the Holy Trinity Church in Hert-
o'clock.. . '
Sells Interest In
Shoe Repair Shop
J. Oliver White, who has owned
the White Shoe Shop in Hertford, for
the past several years, announced this
week that he had sold his interest in
l.theTrasiness to Leslie. Sumner.
. Mr. 'umner hat .worked , In the
shop for some time and stated that
he will continue to operate It oa the
same basis ay l&( the past
18 Cases Disposed Of
In Recorder's Court
On Tuesday Morning
Over One Huridr&kand
Fifty Dollars Levied
An entire moving session was
consumed by PerJjuimans Recorder's
Court Tuesday morning in disposing
of eighteen cases on the docket, re
sulting in heavy fines being levied
against some of the defendants by
Judge Charles E. Johnson. Over one
hunderd and fifty dollars in fines
were added to numerous cases, in ad
dition to the costs. i
In two speeding cases, the de
fendants, James Olds and Robert
Boyd, failed to appear for trial and
capias were ordered issued for eacn.
Joe Butt, Negro, was found guilty
of operating a oar without license
and given a 30-day road sentence, to
be suspended upon payment .o $25
and court costs. .
Warnus Winslow paid the costs of
court, after pleading guilty to as
sault. Ben Harrell, Melvin Harrell, Gaith-
er Chappell and Wayland White were
all found guilty of participating in
an affray on the streets of Hertford,
and each was fined $10 and costs of
court. -t '
Arthur Lowry was fined $10 and
costs for exceeding the 35 miles per
hour speed law.
Fleet Cooper, and RQberta Cooper,
both Negroes, were given a 30-day
sentence, ssuspended upon payment
of a fine of $25 and costs, after they
entered a plea of guilty to being
drunk and disorderly. Each was
placed on good behavior for six
James Pettus, Negro, plead guilty
to the charge of assault on a female
and he was sentenced to 30 days on
the roads. Sentence was suspended
upon payment of a $5 fine and costs.
Jesse White, Archie Welch and Ar
thur Goodman, all Negroes, were
found guilty of vagrancy and were
sentenced to the roads for 30 days.
The "sentence of each was suspended,
upon the condition that each work
wien possible and that they pay the
eests of court. . , ,
Oliver Riddick and Elizabeth Rid
dick, Negroes, plead guilty to assault
ing each other and were taxed with
costs of court.
William Felton was fined $30 and
costs, after he entered a , plea of
guilty to reckless driving.
Charlie White, Negro, was fined
$10 and costs, after pleading nolo
contendre to a charge of assault
with a deadly weapon.
James Stokley was taxed with the
costs of court, after pleding guilty to
the charge of speeding.
Donald Pugh pl$ad guilty to speed
ing and paid a fine of $10 and costs.
Driver license examiners through
out the State will accept applications
for renewal of chauffeur's licenses
for 1943-44, beginning June 1, Ron
ald Hocutt, Director of the Highway
Safety Division, has announced.
All North Carolina chauffeur's li
censes are issued for one year and
expire at midnight on June 30.
Therefore, it is urged by the Direc
tor that applications be made prior
to that date to avoid possible delay
in truck and bus operations in the
A change in the Driver's License
Act by the 1943 Legislature elimi
nates the requirement for chauf
feur's badge. Therefore, chauffeurs
for 1943-44 will be issued only the
The law requires all applicants for
chauffeur's license, who carry public
passengers to be twenty-one (21)
years old; and those who haul public
property to be eighteen (18) years
At Colorado School
Pfc George Fields, son of Mrs. G.
E. Fields, of Hertford, completed an
intensive course of study in fir
force clerical duties at the Training
Detachment of the U. S. Army
Air Farces iSchool at Greeley, Colo.,
on Hay 29th.
His completion of this clerical
training; has fitted him for further
duties with the Army Air Forces to
which he will be assigned.
Degree From UNC At
Charles Whedbee, Hertford attor
ney, was one of three recipients who
received honorary degres conferred
by the University of North Carolina
at graduation rites held Monday at
Mr. Whedbee received the honorary
degree of Doctosr of Law.
He has been a member of the board
of trustees of "the t'niversity of
North Carolina for more han twenty
five years, and has been a leader in
the State in securing" cOunty-wide li
brary service, rbfetr institutions and
County Tire Quotas
rfor June Announced
By Rationing Board
Mrj. Helen Davenport, clerk
Perquimans Rationing . Uoanl
week announced that the Jui
quotas for this county. The
received here are: Passenger tires:
Grade I, 148; Grade III, 42. Tubes,
lis. Truck tires: New, .")!); tubes,
51; farm tires, 2. The county was
given a quota of 8 new automobiles.
Tire certificates, ,jssud. , Ixy i the
local board, a its last meeting,, were
announced as follows; . ;
Grade 1-C T. Phillips 2; A. M.
Barnes 2 tires and 1 tube; Julia
Stokes, tire and tube; Lettie Spruill,
fire and tube; Craven Mason, 2; Cain
Jeannette, 1; R. D. Chappell, 2 tires
and tubes; Clifton Jones, tire; Clif
ton Stallings, 2 tires; Ernest Sutton,
2 tires arid 2 tubes; Lucius Winslow,
2 tires and 2 tubes; M. C. Rumley,
tire and tube; Audrey I'mphlett, tire
and tube; Claude Byrd, tire and tube;
I John Creedoh, 2 tires and 2 tubes;
Bonner Jackson, tire and tube; Laura
Overton, tire and tube; Sidney Perry,
tire; L. S, Dunlap, tire and 3 tubes;
G. H. Chappell, tire and tube; R. M.
Baker, tire and tube; John Pridgon,
2 tires and 2 tubes; Dan Smith, tire
end tube; A. D. Thach, tire; Sallie
McN. Lane, tire and tube; L. E.
Cummins, 2 tires and 2 tubes; Leo
Gorris, tire and tuber' Levy Goodwin,'
2 tires; James Perry, tire; R: A.
White, tire and tube; Isaac Lowe, 2
Grade III Mathews White, 4 tires.
Truck Winslow Oil Company, 7
iiires ana ( lUDes; j. o. nm ko., tire
and tube; Major-Loomis, 2 tires and
2 tubes; Perquimans County Schools,
2 tires. 2 tubes and 10 recaps.
B. R. Keaton was issued a certifi
cate for one bicycle.
Lions Club Choose '
New Officers At
Meeting Last Week
Charles Williford was elected
president of the Hertford Lions Club
at a meeting of. that civic group held
last Friday night, at the Colonial
Tourist Home. Other members elect
ed to serve as officers during the
coming year, include: G. C. Buck,
first vice presidents .Littleton Gibbs,
second vice president; Clinton Eley,
third vice president; H. G. Dawkins,
secretary-treasurer; James Bass,
Lion tamer, and"- Charlie Vann, tail
Dr.. I. A. Warrfa'nd Reginald Tuck
er were elected to serve with Simon
Rutenburg and Ralph White as direc
tors. Mr. Rutenburg and Mr. White
will serve the second year of a two
year term. '
The new officers will be inducted
into office in July by Archie T.
Lane, who is president of the club
Inventories Must Be
Filed At Price Office
Mrs. bleanor Hunter White, price
clerk of the local Rationing Board,
today issued a reriiinder to all re
tailers and wholesalers of meats,
fats, fish and cheese that they must
file an inventory of their stock with
the local price board at once. The
inventories were due on May 24, and
several local dealers have failed to
Mrs. White requests these inven
tories be brought to the local office
as soon as possible.
At ECTC Next Year
Misses Pat Edwards, Elizabeth
Darden and Ruth Winslow, Perquim
ans County students at East Carolina
Teachers College, Greenville, have
been elected to serve as Marshalls
at the College during the next term.
The students were chosen by the
student body of the College and re
present three out of sixteen Marshalls
No AAA Penalty For
Not Meeting War
Goals Chairman Says
Changes Made to En
courage Large Food
Farmers of Perquimans County
who fail to plant at least DO percent
of their warcrop goals thus year will
not have deductions made from their
1943 agricultural conservation pay
ments to be made by the AAA, ac
cording to Dr. E. S. White, chairman
of the County AAA Committee.
"In order to encourage maximum
food production in the face of weath
er handicaps of a late and wet spring
over most of the nation, the War
Food Administration has released pro
visions of-' the H43 AAA program
which prosrrile these deductions,
Chairnmn White said. "When goals
were being set this year, the AAA
announced that tanure to plant at
j least !0 per cent of individual farm
i warcrop goals would result in a de-
duction of $15 per acre from adjust
The deduction provision, the chaij)-,
man said, was announced along with
a plan to make incentive payments
on the acreages of warcrops between
90 and 110 percent of a farm's goal.
These payments, however, failed to
receive Congressional approval, but
special payments will be made on
Irish potatoes and eight designated
vegetables grown -commercially for
"Removal of the deduction provi
sion does not mean that farmers
should relax- heir efforts to reach
their goals, ahrt'exeed them if pos
sible," Dr. - WhrW said. "The un
favorable weather c6nditions which
were responsible for removal of this
provision were most severe in the
Middle West from which a large por
tion of the nation's food comes.
This means that farmers in areas
not affected must exert extra efforts
to see that their goals are met and
that all the crops are harvested."
iSince prevailing weather conditions
have cut the anticipated corn acre
age, the War Food Administration
urged fanners in all areas to plant
emergency feed crops adapted to their
conditions and needed to carry out
their individual livestock programs.
Goals for individual warcrops were
set by farmers, themselves, during
a State-wide canvass of farmers con-
I ducted earlier in the year by county
and communftv i-nmmittwmon nf th
Agricultural Adjustment Agency.
Among most important North Caro
lina warcrops for which goals were
established are: peanuts, soybean,
Irish and sweet potatoes, and eight
designated vegetables for processing.
Local Marine Sends
Red Cross Chapter
Letter Of Thanks 1
liiilas M. Whedbee, chairman of the
Perquimans Chapter of the American
Red Cross, has received a letter from
Staff Sergeant K. Lane, a Perquim
ans County boy serving somewhere in
the Pacific with the U. S. Marines,
praising the work being done on the
battle fronts by the Red Cross, and
thanking the people at home for
their cooperation in making this ef
The letter, written by Sgt. Lane on
May 15th, stated: "The boys in my
company join with me in sending our
appreciation for the outstanding
work the American Red Cross is do
ing for us out here. Due to censorship
regulations I can not say where we
were, when "blood plasma" donated
through the A. R. C. saved lots of
my comrades' lives. Rut being in
the U. S. Marines out here, I'm sure
I don't have to tell you where we
were. I would like for the people
who are donating their blood through
the A. R. C. to know we are more
than grateful to them.
"I also want you to know we re
ceived A. R. C. boxes at Christmas
and also Red Cross sweaters. We are
thankful to you, and to repay them
we Marines over here are willing to
sacrifice all . . . even life itself . . .
for our families and friends back
Dr. and Mrs. I. A. Ward, Miss
Ruth Alice Ward and Jan-is Ward
attended the graduation exercises at
Meredith College, Raleigh, on Mon
day. Miss Marguerite Ward was a
member of the graduating class. Sh
accompanied her parents home and
will spend the summer with them.
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