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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY,
VOLUME X-Number 29.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, July 16, 1943
$1.50 Per Year.
Draft Board Powered
To (to Men In 4-H
For New Examination
Eight White Selectees
To Leave For Exams
On July 22nd
Local draft boards have the right
and' power to re-classify and oraer
for new physical examinations any
t Selective Service registrant in Class,
k 4-H whom the Board believes did noi
f receive a sufficient examination at
the time they were placed in Clasa
4-H, according to Major Beastey,
i medical officer from the State Se-
lective Service office, who visited
the Perquimans Board on Monday.
V Major Beasley stated that physsical
condition of mew examined might
change and thus make some 4-H reg
' istrapts eligible for service and thus
local Boards have the power to order
such registrants for new examina--toons
at any time.
Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk to the
local board, announced that eight i
.:u:4. .Ai 1 j i t t . i
y 6ft July 22, for Fort Bragg, to re
, s ceive their final examinations. Six
y',- of these men are Perquimans County
yputh, and two are transfers from
f The men who will leave next week
v.- are: Robert Lee Rountree, Earvin
Jones, Clarke Stokes, Thomas Har
r ris, James T. Wiinslow, John Woody
i-r Mathews, Garvin Thompkins and
jfr Jjhn Crane.
?t There has been no further an
nouncement made regarding the m
. Suction of fathers, and some authoj-i-
tfes believe that every effort fs oe-;-v
ifig" made to complete the quota for
y , t&e Army and Navy in such manner
, J. : that the drafting of fathers may not
'.. t be necessary. This is not official.
' . but at the present time Selective I
service omciais doujw if lather, witl
lb called before: hrte fall, if they' are
,'. called. i :
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' Installed As Head
' J. Henry Newbold Was installed aa
president of the Hertford "Rotary
Club at a meeting held on Tuesday
i Other officers for the coming year
installed were: Jonas R. Futreu,
vice-president, and R. 5. Monds, secretary-treasurer.
Directors of tne
club are J. Henry Newbold, Dr. C. Aw
Davenport, J. R, Putfell, W. H.
Pitt, E. Leigh Winslow and R. S.
W. H. Pitt served as president of
the Rotanans during the past year.
Committees of the club, who will
serve during the coming year, wilt
be named by the new president with
in a short time.
To Visit Hertford
0 Thursday, July 22
Seventeen-year-old men of Chowan,
Bertie and Perquimans Counties in
terested in enlisting in the Navy are
urged to make immediate application,
it was announced today by J. W.
Brown, petty officer in charge of the
Elizabeth City Navy Recruiting
Brown said that there is a possi
bility that volunteer enlistments twill
be stopped in the near future, and all
men will be taken in the armed forces
via induction. For the present, how
ever, the Navy is still accepting vol
unteer enlistments of 17-year-old
boys and from men of 38 to SO for
immediate active duty. While you
are still 17 and can still enlist in the
..Navy Brown urges you to see bim'at
once. After reaching your 18th birth
day, you can no longer volunteer for
, " The Navy now has 57 big trade
schools ranging from welding to avia
tion, and all volunteers, may choose
tha school of their choice as far as
possible. All young men can further
their education by enlisting in the
u. s. wavy, America's finest lighting
force.;'!. ' " ''
You can see Petty Officer Browjrt
in Windsor on Monday, July 19, rn
Edentoh on Tuesday and Wednesday,
July 20 and 21, and in Hertford o,n
Thursday, July 22. His office will
be in tha Post Office of the above
Brown urges all young men ' ty
come down and . talk over
derftil opportunities that the United
States Navy has to offer,'
No New Developments
On USO Center Here;
Reported As Approved
There have been no new develop
ments reported as to the establish
ing of an USO center here in Hert
ford, since it was stated several
weeks ago that the project had been
approved by an USO field repre
sentative. Perhaps the local committee in
charge of seeking the center for this
community will have to do some ad
ditional campaigning before the cen
ter is finally established.
There is t definite need for an
USO here in assisting the men sta
tioned at the Harvey's Point Naval
Air Station, and these facts have
been pointed out to USO represen
tatives. It has been stated that there is a
possibility the local committee form
ed to petition for a center here, will
meet shortly in an attempt to bring
the project to a definite beginning:
Allied naval, air and land forces
began a combined assault on Sicily
last Friday night and reports up to
Wednesday indicated little opposition
was being encountered as the Allied
troops continue to capture town af
ter town located on the important toe
of Italy. The Allies had complete
control of the air and sea at the
beginning of the invasion and have
maintained this advantage to date.
The Island wus defended, mostly, oy
Italians. Two German divisions were
reported stationed there. .Meagre
reports as to casualties have been
made, but according to officials, the
Allies are suffering fewer casual
ties than expected.
Most of the important seaports of
Sicily are now in Allied hands, and
Messinia and the gateway for Axis
supplies into Sicily may be in Allied
hands by the time this reacnes
print,. Judging irom the resistance
being put up by the Italian .defend
ers) some authorities believe that
Sicily may fall to the Allies within
a matter of days.
The invasion of Sicily planned, ac
cording to authorities, months ago,
was perfection itself. The Naval and
Air forces combined to give the
landing troops complete protection
from coastal batteries. It has been
reported upward of 2,000 ships were
used by the Allies in staging the in
vasion. This number of ships prac
tically formed a bridge across the
Mediterranean from North Africa
Thus far, the defenders have fail
ed to counter-attack against the
British forces headed toward Mess
inia, the gateway to the Italian
mainland. However, they have a
tempted to fight back the invading
Americans, but the Yanks have beat
en off these attacks.
The battle on the Russian front
seemingly has bogged down. He
ports from Moscow state the Ked
Armies have Stopped every drive
launched by Hitler's forces, inflict
ing heavy loss in life and material.
While the Germans have made
some small gains into the Red lines,
there is no indication that the Ger
mans have a definite goal for which
they are striving, as they did show
during last summer's offensive.
The Allies gained further ground
in the Western Hemisphere this
week when Vichy-French Admiral
Roberts of Martinique agreed to
step down and turn this important
Caribbean island over to a represen
tative of the French Committee op
erating with the United Nations.
In addition to gaining the shipping
facilities, the Allie gained control
of an air craft carrier and several
American forces in the Pacific
continue to hammer Jap bases. The
sea battle of Kula seems to be con
tinuing, as reports state additional
Jap ships are being destroyed in
this area. The fall of ,the Jap air
base at Munda, also -seems immi
nent, as American forces are within
close range of this important bse
at this time. '
On the , home front,;, this weeX
Donald Nelson, chairman of the
WPB, stated that present .production
and sales policy program should
make clothes rationing in America
unnecessary for" the (duration. Mr,
Nelson said, "there - is fh adequate
supply of textiles 1 -and textile t pro
ducts to meet titl -military nd essen
tial civilian tto&C i
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Ten Cases Heard In
Judge Johnson Gives
Speeder Road Sen
tence And Fine
Little time was consumed by the
Perquimans Recorder's Court in dis
posing of ten cases heard at a court
session held here Tuesday morning.
Eight of the ten cases involved mo
torists who violated the 35-mile per
hour speed law.
Judge Charles B. Johnson sentenced
Craven Mason, Negro, to 60 days on
the roads and suspended his drivers
license, after Mason plead guilty to
reckless driving and speeding be
tween 85 and 90 miles per hour. Tne
road sentence was suspended upon
payment of a fine of $75 and cost.
It was Mason's second conviction of
reckless driving in less than a year.
A majority of the defendants en
tered pleas of guilty to charges ana
little time was needed for testimony.
Court costs were assessed against
Gladys Cooper, Negro, who had
charged Willie Webb, Negro, with
assault on a female.
William Riddick plead guilty to
speeding and paid the costs of court.
Ivan Griffin, Negro, was fined $10
and costs of court for operating
car without a license.
Jarony Adams, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to speeding and was
R. H. Shavender paid the costs oi
court, after pleading guilty vo
Alexander Johnson, Negro, plead
guilty to speeding and was fined $lu
Charlie Mitchell, Negro, was taxed
with court costs on charge of speeu
ing. James White paid the costs ol
court for exceeding the speed limn.
J. E. Hurdle entered a plea oi
guilty to speeding and was assessed
Four cases of speeding were con
tinued until the next term of court
at the request of the arresting
f'ew President Of
The Hertford Lions Club held in
stallation services for new officers
at its meeting last Friday night.
Charles M. Wiiliford was installed
as president of the group for tin,
Other officers installed were: G. C.
Buck, first vice-president; Littleton
Gibbs, second vice-president; Clinton
Ely, third vice-president; H. G.
Dawkins, secretary-treasurer; James
Bass, Lion tamer, and Charlie Vann,
Dr. I. A. Ward and Reginald Tuck
er were installed as new directors of
the Club to serve with Simon iRuten
burg and Ralph White, also directors.
The meeting was presided over by
Archie T. Lane, who has served as
Club president during the past year.
Mr. Wiiliford announced, following
his installation, that he would name
the various committees of the Cluft
for the coming year at the meeting
of the group to be held next Friday
Two County Youths
Held For Trial In
Two Perquimans County youths,
Lloyd Chappell and Wayland White,
will face trial in the Washington
County Superior Court in January
on a charge of having carnal knowf
edge with a girl under 16 years of
The grand jury of Washington
County, sitting at Superior Court,
this week returned a true bill on this
charge, after returning not a true
bill charging the youths with rape.
Chappell and White were arrested
last week on a' warrant issued on tes
timony given by the young girl, ww
alleged the youths attacked her Be
tween Rea's Beach and her home in
The youths were released this weet
on a $2,600 bond.
Word has been received here that
Staff Sgt. Hornby Chappell was
graduated from Photo School, at
kowry Field, Colo., on July 2nd.
Sgt . Chappell was inducted into ser
vice in March, 1942. He is .file son
of E. L. Chappell, of Belvidere.
At Meeting Tuesday
Archie T. Lane Named
Chairman; Work Is
Outlined To Group
The Albemarle Soil Conservation
District, comprising Perquimans and
Chowan Counties, was formally or
ganized at a meeting held Tuesu'ay
at the Agricultlre Building in Hert
ford, according to L. W. Anderson,
Approximately twenty-five govern
ment officials, including E. B. Gar
rett, State Conservation official;
A. A. Cone and T. W. Bridges, also
of the State Conservation Service,
were present. Mr. Garrett made a
talk on general conservation work,
and Mr. Cone gave a complete out
line of a suggested plan of work in
a conservation district.
Mr. Alaband, ssuperintendent of
the Bear Swamp Drainage project,
which is now under way, gave a
short report on the progress of this
Following the general meeting rel
ative to the local Conservation Dis
trict, the recently chosen board of
supervisors met and elected officers
for the District. Archie T. Lane
was selected as chairman of the
board of supervisors; E. M. Perry,
vice chairman, and T. Cameron By
rum, of Chowan County, secretary.
John T. Lane, of Belvidere, and E.
N. Elliott, of Chowan, are the other
members of the board of supervisors.
Following this completion of the
organization of the Albemarle Dis
trict, it is expected that various
soil conservation practices will be
started throughout Perquimans and
Chowan Counties in the very near
Necessary papers authorizing the
formation of the Albemarle District
were drawn and signed at the meet
ing Tuesday, and forwarded to Ra
leigh to the State Conservation Ser
vice. Immediate projects contemplated
by the local District have not yet
Made To Open Office
For Red Cross HSC
The Home Service Committee of
the Perquimans Red Cross Chapter
is making arrangements for opening
a central Red Cross office in the
room3 above the Town Offices on
Church Street, the Rev. E. T. Jilson,
chairman of the committee, an
nounced this week.
Mr. Jilson stated that he hoped
the office would be ready within a
very short time, and in addition io
serving as offices for the Horn
Service Committee, will be used tor
general Red Cross work.
The Home Service Committee has
been authorized by the executive
committee of the Perquimans Chap
ter to carry out such work as is need
ed in order to maintain contact with
youths in service and their homes.
While Mr. Jilson is out of town for
the next several weks, the duties
performed by him as chairman of
this committee will be carried on ty
C. P. Morris and the Rev. B. C.
Issued By Board
Tire certificates issued by the
Perquimans County Rationing Board
dropped off this week, according to
Mrs. Helen Davenport, clerk of the
board, who announced that certifi
cates were issued to the following:
Passsenger Tires V. C. Winslow, 2
tires ajnd 2 tubes; Wright Demery,
tube; J. H. Newbold, tire and tube;
M. M. Dillman, tire and tube; Har
land Hurdle, tire; Preston Rogerson,
tire; Wayne Croft, tire; E. C. Chap
pell, tire; Luther Homer, tire; Mrs.
Ellie Goodwin, tire; W. M. Overton,
tire; L. L. Whedbee, tire; Marguer
ite Jordan, tire; John Williams, tube;
S. P. Matthews, 2 tires and 2 tubes;
Myra Sawyer, 2 tires and 2 tubes;
Edgar Self, tire; Dan Smith, tire; J.
B. Basnight, tire; M. V. Walker, tire;
Sterling Colson, tire, and Ernest
Truck Tires Jordan Winslow, 2
tires and 2 tubes; W. O. Hunter, 2
tires and 2 tubes; G. W. Bright, 2
tires and 2 tubes; George W. NowelL
2 tires and 2 tubes.
Tractor Tires J. DeWitt Winslow,
3 tires and ; 3 tubes, and Wallace
Bright, tiro and tube.
Federal Housing Authority Approves
Construction Project For Hertford
Thirty Five Sweaters
Shipped To Red Cross
Members of the Perquimans Chap
ter of the Ked Cross have completed
knitting thirty-five additional sweat
ers, and these were shipped to na
tional Red Cross headquarters this
i week, according to an announcement
made this week.
Miss Kate Blanchard now ria.
charge of the knitting project tor
the local chapter, and Mrs. V. N.
Darden directs the shipment of goexfs
to national headquarters.
Local Red Cross officials, agafn,
request persons having wool issued
for knitting sweaters, to either com
plete the sweaters or return the woof
to MLss Blanchard. This wool is a
vital material and is badly needed by
the Red Cross.
A request has also been received
here by the local chapter to make
114 kits for soldiers being shipped
to foreign service. These kits are
expected to be made within a short
Dies Of Injuries In
Second Fatality In Fire;
Funeral Services Held
Edward L. Laughinshouse, 37,
died Saturday evening at about 5:30
o'clock, in the Albemarle Hospital,
Elizabeth City, from injuries suffer
ed when he jumped from the secono
story of the J. C. Bouchard Depart
ment Store during the fire July .
Mr. Laughinghouse's death raises
to two the number of fatalities in trie
fire. Mrs. J. A. Perry was the other
victim. It was announced that her
death was due to suffocation.
Genial Ed Ijaughinghouse had been
an employee of the J. C. Blaiiichard
Company for a number of years, ana
was manager of the Men's Depart- I
merit of the store. He had a host
of friends throughout the county,
and was liked by all who came m
contact with him.
Funeral services were conducted:
I Monday morning at the Hertforo
Baptist Church. The Rev. Howard (i.
Dawkins, assisted by the Rev. li. CI.
During the service, the church
choir sang "My Faith Looks Up To
Thee" and "In The Garden." The
casket pall consisted of a doubte
spray of red and white carnations.
Surviving, besides his wife, Mrs.
Edna Sullivan Laughinghouse, are
two children, Julia and Edward, Jr.;
four brothers, Furnie, of Florida;
Jesse, of Greenville; Johnnie, of
New Jersey, and Willie Laughing
house, of Dunn; and seven sisters,
Mrs. Floyd Williams, Mrs. N. E.
Ward, Mrs. Johnnie Carroll and Mrs.
Henry Page, all of Greenville; Mrs.
Heba Johnson, of Norfolk, Va.; Mr.
Lester Turnage, of Winterville, ano
Mrs. R. L. Manning, of Washing
ton, N. C.
Active pallbearers were: Robbins
Blanchard, Louis Nachman, Sr.
George Arthur White, James Wilk
inson, Wade Dickens and Rutus
Honorary pallbearers were: Vivtan
N. Darden, Charles E. Johnson, Dr.
C. A. Davenport, Rupert Ainsley,
L. C. Winslow, J. C. Blanchard, Simon
Rutenburg, Dr. I. A. Ward, Dr. 'i.
P. Brinn, Tom and Warner Mardre,
W. F. C. Edwards, D. J. Pritchard,
Mark Gregory, J. R. Futrell, J. E.
White, Harry Broughton, G. C.
Buck, Irvin Wal.ston, Jesse P. Perry,
Sr., Bill Fowler, Carroll Holmes,
J. Emmett Winslow, A. Houston En
wards, W. H. Pitt and Littleton B.
Interment was made in Greenville.
The services were conducted by tne
Lyfich Funeral Home.
Religious Services At
Catholic Church Sunday
The Most Holy Sacrifice of the
Mass will be offered three times
next Sunday, the first at the Harvey
Point Air Station at 6:30 a. m., the
second and third at 8:30 and 11
a. m., in St. Ann's Catholic Church,
corner of N. Broad and Albemarle
Strs., Edenton, stated the Reverend
Father Francis J. McCourt, Pastor
of St. Ann's and Chaplain to Edenton
and Harvey Point Air Stations.
Each service will be preceded by
half hour's confessions and include
Holy Communion, Sermon on "Jftie
Life of the Soul" and conclude m 15
Consists Of 35 Units
And 15 Conversions
As Means Of Relief
A housing project, consisting of
private construction of thirty-five
units and fifteen conversions, lor uie
Town of Hertford has been approved
by the Federal Housing Authority,
according to Congressman Herbert
C. Bonner, who notified Mayor X. N.
Darden of the action, by letter, late
Mr. Bonner's letter read: "The
Federal Housing Authority has call
ed me this morning in further refer
ence to housing facilities at Hertford,
and they again tell me that there
has been approved for private con
struction thirty-five units, and fif
teen units for conversion, and that
application to secure priority and
permits to construct should be made
through the State Federal Housing
Authority at Greensboro."
The need for additional housing
facilities here is well known and ha.s
been pointed out on many occasions,
but just what action will follow now
is yet to be determined.
There is the possibility that a real
ty company may be formed to mr
nish capital for such construction,
but thus far The Weekly has been
unable to learn of ay definite plan.-,
for construction of the units. There
have been some rumors that plans
for construction of some houses are
already made, but this can not be
verified at the present time.
Mayor Darden has worked continu
ously on the problem of easing the
housing shortage here for the paat
eight to nine months, and he is hop
ing that the situation will be such
within a few days that the commun
ity will have definite knowledge re
garding a prospestive construction
Much preliminary work must be
done before the project gets uncwr
way, but it is possible that the con
struction can be started as soon as
organization for the project Is com
Town Board Votes
Pay For Assisting
Meeting in regular session on Mon
day night, the Board of Commission
ers for the Town of Hertford voted
to send a gift to the members of
the F'.denton and Elizabeth City Fln
Departments who assisted in fighting
the fire at the J. C. Blanchard De
partment store last week, and to
make a donation to the Athletic
Fund of the Harvey's Point Naval
Air Station for the help rendered ty
the men from the Naval Station.
Inasmuch as the Navy personnel may
not accept individual gifts of this
type, the Board voted the contribu
tion should be made to the boys'
Letters of appreciation for the
splendid assistance rendered thj
Hertford Fire Department in com
batting the blaze will also be sefnt
to the three departments.
The Board voted that $10.00 per
month be allotted to assist the Public
Health Service, now conducting a
malaria control project in this coun
ty. This allottment was voted for a
period of four months. The Board
took no action on a request from tne
Health Department for an increase
in the budget to allow increase in
pay for health department employees
for this fiscal year.
A representative of the Hertford
Lions Club appeared before tn
Board asking permission to hold the
annual Lions Club Fall Festival.
The Board granted the club permis
sion to hold the festival at the usual
Knitting Class Being
Formed To Aid R C.
Mrs. Mark Hathaway announced
today the formation of a knitting
class, to be held every Tuesday af
ternoon from 4 to 6 o'clock, at the
home of Miss Helen Gaither, for the
purpose of knitting garments for the
Miss Gaither will have charge of
teaching the class, which is open to
any person wishing to assist in this
knitting work. Persons desiring to
enroll should contact Mrs. Hath
away, or Miss Gaither.
Mr. and Mrs. Y. L. Brown wish to
announce the birth of a son, Benja
min Franklin Brown, on Saturday,
July 10. Mrs. Brown is the former
Miss Hazel Ainsley.