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A WEEKLt IrtWSPAPER DEVOTED T?0 THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume X.TNumber 24.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, June 11, 1943.
$1.50 Per Year.
To Round Up State
Speed Law Violators
Fifteen Cases Tried By
Recorder; Two Con
tinued to June 15
State Highway patrolmen are still
rounding up motorists who fail to
observe the new State speed law of
35 miles per hour. Six violators of
this law were heard in Recorder's
Court here Tuesday.
The case charging Andrew Baker
and Mathew White, Negroes, with
maintaining a public nuisance was
continued until the June 15 term of
A total of fifteen cases was dis
posed of by the County court this
week, all of the defendants pleading
guilty except Will Fauntleroy, Jr.,
Negro, charged with assault with a
deadly weapon. The Court found
Fauntleroy guilty and assessed a $25
fine and court costs and placed the
defendant on probation for 12
Waylen Jones was fined $10 and
costs for speeding.
Helen Welch, Negro entered a plea
of guilty to being drunk and disor
derly and paid a fine of $2 and costs.
Robert Johnson, Negro, was taxed
with court costs for speeding.
J. M. Lancaster was taxed with
court costs for being drunk
George West was fined $75 and
costs of court, after pleading guilty
to driving drunk.
Theodore JSykes paid the costs of
court on a charge of simple drunk.
A capias was ordered issued and
bond set at $50 for John Joyner,
who failed to appear for trial on
charges of speeding.
Jack Thornton was fined $5 and
court costs for being drunk.
Ben Ames, Negro, paid a fine of
$2 and costs on, pleading guilty to
Roland Chesson was fined $10 and
costs for speeding.
Leon Price plead guilty, to ope rat
ine" a TH overloaded vhicb anA . naiA
costs or court
f ' Harold War was fined $35 ' and
costs on pleading guilty to illegal
7,' possession of non-tax paid whiskey.
Percy Winslow was fined $5 and
cost for operating a car with im
James Burton was fined $10 and
costs for speeding, and Arthur Wil
liams was fined $25 and costs on the
:. same charge.
Library Board Elects
Officers For Year
The Perquimans County Library
Board, meeting on Tuesday, chose
the following officers to serve during
the 1943-44 year:
Miss Mae Wood Winslow was re
elected as chairman of the Board;
Mrs. Vivian Darden, secretary; Mrs.
T. P. Brinn, treasurer, and Mrs. Jo
siah Elliott, publicity chairman.
During its period of existence the
local library has placed books in
Chapanoke, White Hat, Woodville,
Belvidere, Ballahack, Bethel, Burgess,
Hopewell, Winfall and Beech Spring,
and the Board urges the people of
these communities to take advantage
of the opportunity to read books
placed so near at hand.
In addition to electing officers, the
Board conducted a brief business
session at its meeting.
The 1910th Anniversary of the
foundation in Jerusalem by Jesus
Christ, the Son of God, of His
Church' will be observed by the al
most 400,000,000 Catholics through
out the world Pentecost, er Whit
Sunday, June IS, stated the Reverend
Father Francis J. McCourt, pastor of
St. Ann's Catholic Church, corner of
N. Broad and Albemarle Streets,
Edenton, and chaplain to U. 8. Marine
Corps . Air , CStation, JMenton, and
Chaplain ,yU. S. Naval .Seaplane
Base, Harvey Point, Hertford. i
Sunday Masses win start! First at
6:30 a. m. at Harvey Point Base,
second and third at 8;3fr and 11 a. m.,
respectively, in St. Ann's, with Holy
Communion, Sermon on The- One
Holy Catholic Apostolic Church of
Christ" Prayer for ? Peace, Sacred
Heart Devotions at ,aU the Masses,
preceded by Confessions for half an
hour. The general public is invited
to, all St. Ann's services. ,"
Mr. and 'Mrs. Marvin Benton, of
Old Neck; announce the, .birth of a
daughter,: Sallle Ann, born on June
2,, and weighing ltf pounds. Mother
and baby are getting; along1 nicely. -
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To Sponsor Shows
Last Week In June
The carnival is coming to town.
Mayor V. N. Darden announced to
day that the Hertford Fire Depart
ment will sponsor a carnival here in
Hertford during the last week in
June, and have secured the Kaus Ex
position Shows to feature the midway
for the week of entertainment.
The Kaus Shows are well-known in
this area, having played several of
the neighboring towns, and it is re
ported, has one of the largest shows
Proceeds from the carnival will be
used by the local Fire Department to
purchase extra equipment for the
company which is needed.
Prime Minister Churchill told the
House of Commons this week, fol
lowing his return from Washington
and a visit with leading Allied Chiefs
in Africa, that an invasion of the
Axis-held Europe is imminent. Fact
is, this invasion may take place before
this article is in print, but most com
mentators believe that this assault
on the Axis will be confined to Ital
lian Islands in the Mediterranean.
Mr. Churchill stated that plans have
Deen completed lor invasion, dui mai
the Allies will continue to hammer
Italy and Germany with giant
Possibly foreseeing the Bitter strug
gle ahead, and likely attempts by the
Axis to forestall defeat, President
Roosevelt, on Tuesday, issued a
warning to Axis nations that the use
of poison gases will not be tolerat
ed ... . that the United States is
ready to return such action blow for
blow. England has also issued a
warning against the use of gas.
The Italians still have the jitters.
In an attempt to discover the inva-
W&J&WLaL .theAUws. Home on
Wednesday announced an attempted
Allied invasion of an Italian Island.
No confirmation of an attack was
made by either Washington or Lon
don. The Germans have announced
that the Italians will have to stand
: up to the severe bombings they are
receiving at the hands of Allied air
men, and thus it appears the Nazis
have no intentions of coming, if they
can, to the aid of their henchmen.
Fighting flares up periodically on
the Russian front, but no great bat
tle is under way. Some reports indi
cate that Hitler may not attempt to
strike an offensive blow in Russia
this year, but will contend with fight
ing a defensive war throughout Eu
rope. However, the Germans have
massed a large army all along the
Russian frontier and Moscow believes
Hitler will attempt to knock the Red
Army out of the war this summer.
There is little belief in Allied and
neutral countries that this can be
President Roosevelt has indicated
that he will sign the recently passed
pay-as-you-go tax plan, which can
cels 75 percent of 1942 income taxes.
However, it has .been reported that
tax payers must pay their June in
swuiments of the 1942 taxes. The
twenty per cent withholding tax will
also start July 1.
Conditions remain unsettled in Ar
gentina, which underwent an almost
bloodless revolution last week and
saw the Pro-Nazi President Castillo
ousted from control of the Govern
ment An Army man, General Raw
son, assumed the top position tempor
arily, but when he showed evidence
not entirely in accord with the pro
Allied common people, he was re
placed by General Ramirez. At the
present time the officials hope to re
main neutral in the war, but gain
favor of the Allies. '
A Congressional committee was told
this week by a spokesman from the
office of Harold Ickes, that the ban
on pleasure driving may be extended
into additional states. No announce
ment as to what states ' will be in
cluded in the ban was made.
Congress, bitterly resentful of the
present controversy regarding the
coal mine strikes, Jhas passed a bill
calling for heavy penalties to be in
voked against persons instigating any
interruption of production int plants
or other laboring quarters being operated-
by 'the Government The coal
mine strike, set for last 'Monday.
was again called off. TheSmatter has
not been entirely; settled ?s vet and
further conferences are Expected to
take plica1 before ; th. matter . it
Four Men Accepted
By Army From Last
Auditor Commends Lo
cal Board; Next Call
Four Perquimans County men out
of the group of six sent to Fort
Bragg by the local Draft Board last
week for induction, were accepted by
the military authorities for active
The Army accepted W. F. Ainsley,
Jesse Lee Harris and Elmo Cannon,
Jr., and D. T. Hurdle was accepted
for service in the Navy. Hurdle will
renort for service next week; the
other three will report back for active
duty on June 17. The Army is now
allowing each inductee a 14-day fur
lough before beginning active service.
Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk of
local Board, announced this week
the recent ruling on extension of fur
lough, and stated that beginning in
July the furlough period will again
be extended to twenty-one days.
The Board is now reclassifying men
in .preparation for filling three calls
for men. The next contingent of men
will leave here June 22, to fill a call
for 15 Negroes. Calls for July have
also been received for 15 white men
on July 22, and 15 Negroes on July
7. It is believed that the local Board
will have difficulty in filling the quo
tas on these calls as the majority of
registrants are now in essential posi
tions and are therefore eligible for
deferment under present Selective
No additional light can be given on
a definite date when fathers may be
called for induction. Under present
rules there are few in this category
here engaged in non-deferrable occu
pations. An auditor from the State office
of Selective Service made a check of
the records of the Perquimans Board
during the past week, and after com
pletion of the job commended the
Board for the excellent condition
which was found at the office. The
manner in which the men are classi
fied and the records are kept is
above the averageof Boards of the
State, according to the auditor.
Funeral Of Francis
Cook Winslow Held
Funeral services for Francis Cook
Winslow, son of Mrs. Mattie Leigh
Winslow and the late Dr. Francis
Cook Winslow, were conducted at the
Holy Trinity Church last Friday
morning at eleven o'clock, with the
Rev. E. T. Jilson, assisted by the Rev.
J. D. Cranford, officiating. Inter
ment was made in the Church ceme
tery. Mr. Winslow, who died at a Wil
son hospital following a long illness,
was a life-long resident of Perquim
ans. He was prominent among the
young people and took an active part
in community affairs.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna
Fields Winslow; his mother, Mrs.
Mattie Leigh Winslow; one sister,
Mrs. Clyde McCallum, and two
brothers, E. Leigh Winslow and J.
Pallbearers were: Dr. C. A. Daven
port, H. A. Whitley, John Pitt, Henry
Clay Stokes, Ben Thatch, Ed Benton,
Fred Winslow and A. R. Winslow, Jr.
The services were conducted by
the Lynch Funeral Home.
The list of delinquent property
taxes for the Town of Hertford is be
ing advertised today. The sale will
take place on Monday, July 12, ac
cording to W. G. Newby, tax collec
tor and clerk for the Town.
The list this year is somewhat
smaller than in previous years and
points out the fact that money is
more plentiful and residents are pay
ing taxes faster.
The tax list of Perquimans County
will be published and the sale held
sometime in August, it is believed.
that being the usual date the County
orders - its sale.'
CHILDREN'S DAY PROGRAM
AT WOODLAND CHURCH
A Children's Day program, will be
presented at Woodland Methodist
Church on Similar nvwninir at fi-3n
o'clock The public is cordially In.
Last Friday I
Delegates To State
Committee Appointed to
Assist With Local
The regular meeting of the Wm.
Paul Stallings Post of the American
Legion, was held last Friday night at
the Agricultural Building, according
to B. C. Berry, post commander, who
announced that officers nominated for
the year 1944, were elected by unani
The installation service for these
new officers will be held on Friday
night, July 2, at the Agricultural
In addition to choosing new offi
cers, the local post selected the fol
lowing delegates to attend the State
Legion Convention to be held at
Charlottee, June 21-23: J. I). Cran
ford, commander-elect, and V. N.
Darden, district vice commander.
Alternates selected were B. C. Berry,
S. G. Chappell, F. T. Johnson and J
The local post, spear-heading a
campaign urging the National USO
to establish a chapter in this county,
named the following committee to
work with Commander-elect Cranford,
who has bppn designated as chairman
of the general committee: Charles F.
Sumner, Jr., for the American Le
gion; Charles E. White, for the
Board of County Commissioners; V.
N. Darden, Mayor of Hertford; the
Rev. B. C. Reavis. F. T. Johnson for
the Rotary Club, and the Rv. H. G.
Dawkins, for the Lions Club.
Commander Berry named two
special committees, composed of C.
W. White and B. C. Berry, who will
assist in raising a fund to purchase
athletic equipment for the Harvey
Point Naval Air Station enlisted man;
and J. R. Futrell, C. V. Ward and S.
G. Chappell to make arrangements
for the installation of new Legion
officers and to inaugurate a move
ment to buy and send cigarettes to
members of the Armed Forces on for
Tires Drop Off At
Applications for tires have dropped
off at the Perquimans Ration Board
office according to Mrs. Helen Daven
port, clerk of the Board, who stated
that no application for Grade III
tires, issued to holders of "A" gaso
line books, were received during the
Tire certificates issued went to the
Grade I Passenger Tires Z. A.
Harris, 3; Rufus Jones, 2; W. T.
Arrants, 2 tires and 2 tubes; Doris
Lewis, tire and tube; Henry Thomas,
2 tires; Ernest Morse, 2 tires; Noah
Felton, Jr., tire and tube; James
Perry, tire; Sidney Layden, tire; C.
M. Harrell, tire and tube; M. C.
Sharpe, tire; Alice Futrell, tire and
tube; Charles E. Johnson, tire and
tube; David Lee, 2 tires and 2 tubes;
Robert McKergie, tire; Johnnie Prid
gen, tire and tube; Stephen Elmore,
2 tires and 2 tubes; S. P. Mathews,
tire and tube; P. E. Winslow, tire;
Jesse Asbell, tube; C. O. Fowler, 2
tubes; G. A. Jordan, tube.
Truck Tires J. M. Fleetwood, Jr.,
tire; Herman Caddy, 2 tires; P. C. H.
School, 3 tires; William Thompson,
tire; B. M. and J. B. Miller, 2 tires
and 2 tubes; M. D. Lane, tire and
tube; C. W. Umphlett, tire and tube;
T. B. Sumner, tire and tube.
Clinic Announced By
Dr. D. C. Hackett, Perquimans
County Health Officer, announced to
day that a pre-school clinic for chil
dren who failed to receive a pre-school
examination earlier this spring, will
be held at the Health Department on
Saturday morning, June 12, begin
ning at 10 o'clock.
Dr. Hackett urged all parents hav
ing children who have not received
this examination to bring the children
to the clinic this week.
Hertford Lions Club
Meets Tonight 7:15
, The Hertford Lions Club will hold
its meeting Friday night at the
Colonial Tourist Home, according to
Archie T. Lane, president, who urges
a large attendance as some important
business will be discussed..
May Be Licensed,
Frank Parker, statistician with the
State Department of Agriculture,
called attention several days ago to
the Threshers' Act, which was pass
ed by the Legislature in 1918 and
which provides that each threshing
machine and combine be licensed by
the Register of Deeds of the county
in which it operates.
"Because records of acreage and
production of grain crops are so im
portant at this time, we must em
phasize the fact that each operator
of these machines comply with the
State threshers' law," declared Mr.
He pointed out that compliance
with the law will result in the gath
ering of information essential to war
program planning, individual farm
records, business practices, official
records, machinery rationing and
county crop goals.
Parker said that "because of this
law, North Carolina farmer.- have
gained special favors and better pro
grams than would have been possible
Naval Auxiliary Air
Station Next Tuesday
Ceremonies in connection with the
commissioning of the Naval Auxili
ary Air Base at Harvey Point will
be held next Tuesday afternoon at 2
o'clock, according to Lieutenant
Commander W. O. Kaiser, command
Due to the fact that the nation is
at war, the ceremonies will not be
open to the general public. However,
the Commanding Officer announced
that a limited number of representa
tive civilians and military officers
will be present.
Construction work at the base is
almost completed, notwithstanding
several rumors that the base may be
enlarged, and the Navy personnel
have arrived and are now carrying on
One of the final jobs in completing
the base is the construction of an
all-weather highway from Hertford
to the station. This work is well un
der way, several miles of grading
having already been completed, and
if weather conditions permit, the
road will soon be finished. In con
nection with the building of this road
Commander Kaiser and other officials
are now attempting to obtain proper
authorities for straightening out
many of the curves now on the road,
thus cutting down distance and mak
ing the highway safer for travel.
War Bond Quota For
June Announced Here
R. M. Riddick, chairman of the Per
quimans War Financing Committee,
stated today that Perquimans Coun
ty's War Bond purchase quota for
the month of June has been set by
the Treasury Department at $1!,110.
This figure represents an increase
over previous months.
Mr. Riddick said the increase
points out that the Treasury is in
need of additional cash to carry on
the victory march which our Armed
Forces are now preparing against the
enemy, and he added, it is but a small
part for us at home to buy more
and more bonds each month, compar
ed to the part being played by our
soldiers and sailors.
Vacation Bible Class
Begins Monday 9 A. M.
At Baptist Church
The Rev. H. G. Dawkins, pastor
of the Hertford Baptist Church, an
nounced today that a Vacation Bible
School will be conducted at the local
church, beginning Monday, June 14,
and continuing through June 25.
Classes will be held from 9 o'clock
to 11:30, and all boys and girls, ages
4 to 16, are invited to attend.
The Rev. Mr. Dawkins stated that
a large number of teachers will con
duct the classes and that the chil
dren will be well looked after .
Mrs. James Resigns
As Home Ec Teacher
Mrs. Edna James, home economic
teacher at the Perquimans High
School for the past several years, has
tendered her resignation, according to
F. T. Johnson, County Superintend
ent, and will not .return here to teach
Mr. Johnson stated that he has
several applications to fill the va
cancy created by Mrs. James leaving.
Curb Market Project
Commissioners Told of
Plan; New Jury List
Miss France Maness, Home Dem
onstration Agent, appearing at the
meeting of the County Commission
ers on Monday, told that group of a
tentative plan of establishing a curb
market in Hertford to be operated by
some thirty members of the various
demonstration clubs throughout the
Miss Maness sought the approval
of the Commissioners for the pro
ject, providing a suitable location can
Projects similar to this one are
now being operated in several neigh
boring counties, and if established
here, the curb market will sell such
; items as are grown by the club mem-
j bers on the farms of the county.
Miss Maness stated that if the
I market is established it will be on a
temporary basis, at least at the start
of the project, in order to discover
if such a project can be successfully
operated here. Rules and regula
tions governing the market will be
under the directior, of a supervising
! Dr. I). C. Hackett, public health
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requesting an increased appropriation
for salaries of the Health Depart
ment staff for the next fiscal year.
Inasmuch as the Board has not gone
into the budget for the next year,
the matter was tabled at the meeting
On motion, it was ordered that Mrs.
Silas Whedbee be appointed as a
member of the library board to fill
the vacancy caused by the resigna
tion of Mrs. Heiiry Stoke-.
The Commissioner spent consider
able time Monday revising the jury
list of the county. The old list had
become outmoded, many deaths hav
ing occurred and many removals
from the county taken place since the
list was last made up. The new list,
as chosen Monday, will be placed in
the jury box and will be used for the
next term of Superior Court here
To Control Shipment
Of Potatoes From 36
Eastern N. C. Counties
The War Food ar'.mnistratlon ha3
taken control over shipment of pota
toes from 36 Kaste-n North Carolina
counties, C. Hillmf n Moody, head of
the Food Distribution Administration
in North Carolina, has announced.
The purpose of the control is to
enable the armed forces to obtain es
sential supplies and provide for
equitable distribution of military pur
chases among both producing areas
and inrividual growers and shipper
All shippers must obtain permits
before making shipments either by
rail ortruck. Offices to handle per
mits have been set up by the FDA
in Goldsboro and Washington.
The 36 North Carolina counties af
fected there are 54 others in other
southeastern states are Northamp
ton, Halifax, Martin, Pitt, Greene,
Wayne, Johnston, Harnett, Cumber
land, Robeson, Hertford, Gates, Ber
tie, Washington, Beaufort, Craven,
Lenoir, Duplin, Sampson, Bladen, Co
lumbus, Brunswick, Camden, Curri
tuck, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chow
an, Tyrrell, Dare, Hyde, Pamlico,
Jones, Carteret, Onslow, Pender, and
Rotary Club Votes
$40 For Athletic
The Hertford Rotary Club, at its
meeting Tuesday, voted to donate the
sum of $40 to the athletic fund be
ing raised here to purchase ahtletic
equipment for the enlisted personnel
of the Harvey Point Naval Air Sta
tion. J. R. Futrell was elected by the
members to fill the post as club sec
retary. He will assume the position
left vacant by W. F. Ainsley who has
been inducted into the Army.
Stamp No. 17 Void
After Tuesday, June 15
The question has been asked as to
whether or not a No. 17 stamp with
a receipt for the return of shoes Lb
valid after June 15. According to
the office of Price Administration, no
No. 17. stamp will be valid after June
15. The fact that it is accompanied
by a dealer's receipt does not extend)
the validity date.
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