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'. -Wtr. lCPAB DCVOTED TO THE ' UPBUILDING 07 HEBTFpRD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
imft jC-Number 4373 ', . . - i. Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, October 22, 1943.
$1.50 Per Year.
While1 he battles are not as easy
si some, newspaper headlines would
indicate, 1 the Allied' Nations are
meeting , with continued success
against Axis forces on all fronts tins
week. General Mark Clark's Fifth
Army In Italy is slowly advancing to
ward Rome, and reports from that
front indicate the Germans are pre
paring -to withdraw further nortn.
The British Eighth Army under Gen
.eral Montgomery is moving again af
i i tet jeceiving supplies, and it is be
f.lieved. the Fifth and Eighth armies
will make an encircling move to cut
"off- the Germans retreating toward
, The Russians have esteblished
bridgeheads at three points on the
-weaternfiide of the Dneiper River and
'porta from Moscow state reinforce
ents ire being rushed to these
ointa o.beat back German counter
attack! 'The German forces in the
sQutheri, point of Russia face being
"appal by the Red troops before they
n ' W v evacuated. The heaviest
htlni jon the Eastern front con
nues t Kiev and Melitopol.
:Tne of the most important meet
mgs of the war opened this week la
Moscof with Cordell Hull, Anthony
- Eden and Soviet Minister Molotor as
the priadpals. These men. represent
ing the USA, Great Britain and Rus-
sia, are ; expected to lay the ground
work , for conversations ' between
President Roosevelt, Churchill and
v Stalin.1; No reports of this meeting
will be published until the meeting
iThe lapaSiese have launched an at
tack against Southwestern ' China,
probably in' hopes of forstalling an
Allied Ittaek in Burma. The Jape
V- Tfoerted " tdrandng t some
;nt.' Thebattle in tiie JPadfle,
vevef,- testul faTrble.y U. S.
ces nri ?'pushing the Jap Island
ts btck and U, 8. aubmarinea are
lortl to have1 sunk ,W more Jap
fs,,t .inking ? the total destroyea
.ice- rart Uarbor to M..
'The' iiJl. w&iingfor increased allot-
nstt o ; dependents of service men
. as bein passed by both houses of
Congress and is now at the White
- TTouse for the President's signature.
. The bill does not effect the allotment
of a' wife but Increases the allotment
for COM chUd to $30 and to $20 for
; each additional child.
slimfifi Warren, the comptroller
. general, : testifying before a Con
- gressionaT committee this week, ac-
cused the war Department of wast-.
"-' in x funds,- He stated his department
l.ad recovered some moneys paid out
. tvf items listed by the War Depart-
ment ju received.
f fnty Fire Control
0tl:JPerquimans County fire control
rotUn vif now operating under the
dire t lot James Carver, of Ni-
i -canor; as uounty jfire waraen.
. .,Th fire control program arranged
I for this yeae by the Board of County
' of, (Janserration and Development u
expected to i save thousands of -dollars
Worth of property' which ', otherwise
might be lost by ' fire. The County
, unit has already extinguished several
I re8iin the county, and the f ire war
'eh khould' be; notified :of any;0ut
'rorea pi lire .anywnero x wiuun. in
; : Cpletafira; fighting, equipment
h hhim'4fdroiiibite and this
ia now on hand lor fighting firCs. '
Mr.: Carver has ndt vet annointed
f if 4 assistantl bat; it kSi; Mqpected
: Ftineral 'Servicea .'IFor, W.-
KKrtlBe' B Miller; 79, widow of
f'K " cnias" Miller; died hrt suddenly at
s J ? ; home- of . her (daughter Mrs. A.
i i .C?iveyy( JSunday morning at f,:45
rvivmg i are. iour sons, i w.
ancrorov , JC,; E Miller of Weeksvlfle
Z. r t Hertford; 18 grandchildren
-ri ftj- creat grandchildren; VSA'Q
Hj . .1 services were beli Tuesday
i at the Lynch funeral home
i. . Howard G. Dawkins.
f i and . : ;ea liiller of t Norfolk; ;.' three
ri1 "V nraV3Herbert Howell; tad
, 'Sfrfi jMTVbit of Norfolk and Mr.
I in the r-'.Jiel cemeter. Im'vt -yvi&-riy ..j ..;' f.c sifivj- -,w.i.
PPtOCEDUREFOR OBTAINING RATION BOOK
4 OUTLINED BY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT
Sites and Time For Ap
plying Named By F. T.
Plans have been completed for the
issuing of ration book No. 4 through
the county school system beginning
on Monday and continuing through
next Friday, F. T. Johnson, school
superintendent, announced today..
He stated all persons must bring
their ration book No. 3 with them at
the time of making application for
book No. 4. Persons applying with
out book No. 3 will be turned away.
Sites for issuing book No. 4 are
as follows: White, New Hope school,
Central Grammar school, Winfall and
Hertford Grammar school and if it is
possible to obtain volunteers for
handling the work, sites will be open
ed at Woodville, Chapanoke, Jackson's
Store, Whiteston and Belvidere. AH
white residents are urged to apply at
the Rite nearest their home.
Colored residents will apply at
school sites nearest their home. All
colored schools in the county will be
Used as registration points, except
ing Cedar Hill and Saunder's Bot
tom. Mr. Johnson pointed out his staff
would not take applications on Sat
urday, and urged persons to apply
for the book early in the week in or
der to relieve the tush condition tr'
ward the final days of registering.
a. ..m.i.J.n. la to ratriatrnfmn f nr. 1
... hnnlr Knt it i verv imnnrWl
v i: t . fi, I
book No. 3 with them at the time of
annlving for book No. 4. This new
book, it is understood, will be placed
in use within a short time and, there
fore, all users should obtain it during
the registration next week.
OPA officials believe this new book
Is sa designed it will last the consum
er possibly two years, and a new;
feature in connection with the book1'
will be tokens riven . as change ' by
merchants when stamps from tJifs$
b$ok lire used, ; The tokens are now
being manufactured and will be In,
the hand ef merchants when Book'
issuing ' the new book
had not been ennounced by Mr. John1
son at the time The Weekly went to
press, but it is believed the best time
to apply is between the, .hours of 9
a. m. and 4 p.m.
To Safety Program
The Parent-TeaTheT Association of
School met Monday night, October 15.
The meeting was opened, with the
audience singing "Onward Christian:
v..;,o Twt;r,ui luaa .riven hv.
Talmadge Lewis. Mrs. Alice Fut-
rell, who is second vice president or
the State PTA and safety chairman The Perquimans ration board is
of this district, gave a short talk, sue(j tire certificates to thirty mo-
emphasizing the four-point plan of.torists this week, according to Mrs.
the PTA. "
Greetinirs from the national presi
dent were read by the secretary, Mrs.
Dempsey Winslow. F. T Johnson
was recogniied aa visitor ana in!vrixon. i. j. v. Drae-e-ie. 2: E. E,
response - to.- 4nVtnvitationtom 'i
sresiderit. save iiishort .talk. Tne
objects of the Parent-teacher Aaso-.
ciation were given .by Miss ' Lucille
Long. ' ' ''
The subject; of the program was
"Protecting Our . Chlltfs . Safety,'
with the Chapanoke community in
charge.'' Th Rev. B. C. ReaVis of the
Hertford Methodist Church spoke on
ISafety pf f Our (. ChildrenT, with the
term ""Baggage!1 as a subrbead: ' He
treated the subject in terms of chal
lenging parents, with, the help, of the
teachers, in fitting child .with the
necessary ''baggage' that wovld. pre
pare him for lif e JblirneyA.eiiead.
During; the Iwrdness session the
minutes wre rtead by thesecretary
and approved; v Keports"frm Stane-
injjficonunitteeS 'f included athosedtt
TVeisary; Menrship 4,d i Study
Group. " Announcements 'wer ' made
.. The president announced j the dis
trict meeting to be held lp WilUn
ton on'.October 21..,.. Mrs. (3ook was
elected as delegate and Mrs. Marym
Robbins .-JI:JCWjuWm' as
aJternates,.''-'.'.a'' ' V"" ';' f4-'
; Mrs.fWi G.no
man, is offering ii'. Priw jto the Prnn"
ry cum vrramnutr Krue uint aispwya
..-mn r.y Vontast tid'.ttf ;-dth he
Ffcbniary meeting, at wLichUme the
posters wll be judjid t brp$'
yThe Snow, E3I1 White'Uat" com-
mtinity will have: charge, of 4he next
Judge C. E. Thompson
To Preside At November
Term Superior Court
Judge C. E. Thompson of Elizabeth
City will preside at the November
term of Perquimans Superior Court,
it was announced here this week. It
is expected this term of Superior
Court will be short, as only seven
criminal cases are now on the
docket, and these are not expected
to consume much time in hearing.
However, a list of 23 cases are
shown on the civil docket, and these
may take some time, if all are for
trial at the November term of court.
EJeven of the civil cases are ac
tions for divorce.
Hears Eleven Cases
At Tuesday Session
Eleven cases were heard by
Charles Johnson in Peiquimans Re
corder's Court here on Tuesday
morning. Local officers rounded up
the usual number of defendants
I charged with being drunk and disor-
1 J 1 I l - e .i . .
P'CaS 01 gUllt.
Kllley Lloyd, Negro, who previ-
ously had requested a trial
al by jury
tA;T.Jf t?5 ,drUn1,' aP;iWeek 'V' V MrS-
v-u in i. anu ciiiico 4 pico ui
guilty to the charge. He was given
a thirty-day suspended sentence and
fined $75 and costs.
Alma Bower plead guilty to a
charge of speeding and was fined
$10 and court costs.
Ruth Gaterberry and Christine
Hatnmer entered pleas of guilty to a
charge of assault and were taxed with
Milton Lamb paid the costs of ! e
court for being drunk and. disorderly.
Fred Revells, Negro, plead guilty
to drivinp" nndeV- the influmre and
- 1.V . . .. . . T
sentenced to tftirty days,-saw-
penae upon payment oi a me oi $K
Redman Zachary was assessed
court costs for being drunk and dis
orderly." Lewis Taylor was found not guilty
of assault and his case was dis
missed. A. T. Elliott plead sruiltv to being
drunk and disorderly and was ordered
to pay court costs.
Bernice Woodard and Hilton El
liott, colored, plead guilty to a charge
of mutual assault and were taxed
J with court costs.
I . Oreay Thach plead guilty to toeing
drunk and disorderly and wes ordered
AUHUIl Board 1SSUCS
To 30 Car Owners
Helen Davenport, clerk of the board.
The certificates went to the following:
Grade I, Passenger Tires A. M.
! Godwin, 1: J. E. Hunter, 1; T. S.
- Chappell, 2; W. B. Jordan, 1; Addie
Hoffler, 2; E. H. Simons, 2; Earl
Grade III, Passenger Tires J. O.
Pelton, 3; R. L. Revells, 2; J. T.
Wood, . 1; J. A. Capone, 2; J. J.
Spellman, 1; J. A. White, 2; George
James, 3; Will Johnson, 1; R. L.
Boycej 1; C. L; Mansfield, 1; Alexan
der Eason, 2; W. N. Riddick, 2; O.
L. Overton, 2 G. T- Powell, 1.
Tubes Lee Murphey, 1: J. O. Fel-
ton, 3 A.1 M. Godwin, 1; J. E. Hunter,
l T. IS; Njxon, Jj J. V. Draggle, 2;
R. a. McKenzie, 8; E. E. Chappell, 2;
E. H. Simons. 2: R. L. .Revells. 2:
J. T. Wood, 1 J., A. Capone, 1; Alex-
andef Eason,: 2, and G. T. Powell, 1.
Truclt Tires K. L. Hendren, 1 re-
I L. , B, Elliott, If T. B. Sumner, tire
and fube; J, U. Elliott, Z ares ana 2
tubes; Gilliam Twine, 4. M i
;. Farm Implement Tires J. A. Bray
it T. R. ; wlnslowi ' 1, and L. B.
M HciSrd Returns
St. W t W toxufimm wno leu rar
quimens about a year ago -,to acceps
(ijj wi. j ., v ' . al
prison Farm, has returned to this
county to resume the-' practice :'f of
medicine, according tf-an. aJinounoe
ment late h4i&?tf&&?i
,Dr. Hoggard, wilt reside aitf taaftf
office at his home on Route
Face Induction On
Newly Issued Orders
Local Office Has Few
Violators; 17 Leave
For Camp Today
Draft registrants who have become
delinquent with their local boards by
failing to report for medical exami-
nAtinnR. inrlurtfnns nnH phnnp-pR nf
address now face immediate reclassi -
. . ... .
fication to 1-A, according to orders
issued last Friday by Selective Ser
These men will be classed as 1-A,
and failure to report for induction
will be listed with the FBI for Im
mediate prosecution, according to the
order. There are few delinquents
listed at the Perquimans Board, ac
cording to Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk,
but she pointed out that this order is
now effective and all registrants
should take care in seeing that the
law is complied with and registrants
notify the local board of any
chanves in status.
It has been stated that a large
number of delinquents are expected
to be rounded up throughout the na
tion by the FRI and theBe will face
court action for failure to abide by
it i .v. ai.
order affects all registrants, regard-
T, ,r . r ULCUprlon: . A
io cans ror men ror the month ot i s
November have been received at tne ; t
local board up to early this week,
but the calls are expected before the
nti , aim it is iiKeiy Tnat some 7U
men will be the quota.
Seventeen colored selectees left
Hertford this (Friday) morning for
Fort Bragg to receive their physical
examination. Two of the selectees
listed last week did not report for
induction. One was granted a short
deferment and the other failed to
pass his blood test.
The local board has about complet-
I its task of ordering fathers for
local medical examinations, the num-
her mailed, of course, can not be rr-
ported. However, it is believed that
if future calls remain high, the local
this proup with-
Under Way At High
School This Week
With football practice now under-
naj Uanj at, .reiqUllllHii.i Fllgn I
School, prospects for this yew's team j
appear brighter than the paper fig-!
uring of a week or so ago. More '
then thirty boys are trying out fori
the team and Coach Max Campberl '
believes he will have a difficult time
in deciding on his varsity players. i
Several of last year's team are back
for this season, and man y boys are
trying out for the fist time. All ;
show plenty of promise in developing.
into a good squad.
Games have been scheduled witn fhe Perquimans County Chapter of
Columbia, Ahoskie, Plymouth andj tj,e American Red Cross announced
Edenton and it is hoped that a game , that approximately one hundred aol
can be scheduled for next Friday asjlars has been collected 'to date for
an opening tilt for the 1943 season. fining overseas kits, which the chap
Columbia will play the Indians here ; ter haa TOade. The local chapter
on Friday afternoon, November acknowledges and thanks the follow
The rest of the games will be played I jng clubs an(j individuals whose con
away from home. The Edenton j tributions have been received,
game is scheduled for Thanksgiving i clubs: Home and Garden, Beech
Day- I Springs, Hopewell, Durants Neck,
"DTA lMUi Tlmvolav
rlA iViei iniirsady
The Parent-Teacher Association of
the Hertford Grammar School held
its regular monthly meeting last
Thursday night at the school bulla-
ing. The meeting was presided over
by the club president, Mrs. Percy,
A discussion of the district PTA
conference, held yesterday in Wil
liamston, was heard and delegates
appointed. Mrs. Alice Futrell, dis
trict officer of the PTA,, participated
is the conference at Williamston.
CHURCH SERVICES AT -BEREA
' There will be services, both mom.
ing and night, at the Berea Christian
Church on Sunday, October 24. Gor
don Manning of Atlantic Christian
College will be the speaker and the
public is invited po attend. 'i (
3 BIRTH : ANNOUNCEMENT
Mr. and ' Mrs. Harry Tillett, jof
Elisabeth Cityj announce the birth of
a daughter, born Saturday, in Ells
beta City. : Mrs. Tillett is the former
Miss Clara Sumner, daughter of llr.
PERQUIMANS WAR FUND DRIVE OPENS ON
MONDAY; COMMITTEE MEETS TONIGHT
To Attend Meeting
At Columbia Tonight
A large group of members of the
Wm. Paul Stellings Post of the
American Legion are planning to at
tend a district Legion meeting at
Columbia this evening.
The Columbia Post will be hosts to
the Legionnaires of the First District
1 anll Congressman Herbert C. Bonner
! will ha Iriiaof analrAv fn. t V. i-n- r t
... i. . . l l j . .a ii . . . iv 1.1117. w.va-
sion, according to an announcement
made here this week.
Requested To Speed
Crop Plans For '44
Farmers of Perquimans County
who operate combines, peanut pick
ers. r tfrain threshers this year are
, beiiiK asked by the County USDA
War Board to make complete reports
of acreages harvested by their nia-
'chains of the BoarL "
These reports, Chairman White
are needed in planning distribu
of feed and food crops among
' "J 111: ' :
processors, equitable rationing of
Sum-;K"ms and withholding of sufflcien
supplies of seel for use in 1944.
"In the present critical agricul
tural production program, complete
data on crop production is essential
to mapping of an efficient plan of
production and handling," he said.
"We are anticipating an acreage of
threshed crops in 1944 larger than
ever before, and it will take careful
YilnnniTiF t ttieflp rmT)s harvest-
ed and handled without losses. These
aiso w;n he belnful In setting
up Federal buying progfirams for the
mrpose of assurinff support prices
fhe acreage and yield reports are
wflnte(j for the following crops: Oats,
I wheat, soybeans, peanuts, clovers,
. lespedeza, rye, barley and cowpeas.
Ko rf mnot valnp rpnnrts; SjhnllTd
fiii iiu ftr hnrvestimr
season on forms available from the
county register of deeds.
Under North Carolina law, all op
erators of combines, threshers and
peanut pickers are required to file an
operations report with the county
register of deeds. Complete data
from both commercial and private
operators is necessary in order
(rive a State-wide picture, the charr
rn an said.
Red Cross Chapter
Announces 100 Kits
Furnished For Men
Winfall, Bethel, Snow Hill-White Hat,
! Ballahack. Belvidere, Helen Gaither
Club Burgess, Whiteston and County
.Council of Home Demonstration
Clubs. Individuals: Mrs. Elma Wood,
Mrs j p, Hathaway, Mrs. J. P.
i Ward, Mrs. C. M. Harrell, H. G.
Dawkins, Miss Eloise Scott, Mrs.
Rosser Brinn, Mrs. B. G. Koonce,
Mrs. G. E. Newby, Mrs. Annie Mdr-
,. Mrs. Nellie N!".on, Mrs. J. P.
Hill, Mrs. A. R. Cook, Miss Margaret
Bogue, Mrs. W. H. Overman, Mrs.
Robbins, Miss Alice Ferrell, Charles
Whedbee, Silas Whedbee, Miss Emily
Skinner, C P. Morris, Miss Mae
Wood Winslow, Dr. C. A. Davenport,
D. S. Darden, Frank Skinner, Mrs.
W. E. White, J. E. Winslow, Mrs.
James Bryant, Mrs. Robert Smith.
Other individuals who wish to con
tribute to the fund for furnishing
these kits to service men are asked to
send their contributions to hte local
chapter, care of Silas M. Whedbee.
Master Sergeant and Mrs. R. M.
Riddick III, announce the birth of a
daughter, born Wednesday,-. October
20, at the medical center in Elisabeth
City. Mother and daughter are do
ing nicely. ; Mrs. Riddick is. the for-
County Quota For All
Agencies Expected to
Be Reached Soon
Final plans for Perquimans Coun
ty's United War Fund drive, whicn
opens Monday, October 2b, will ue
discussed at a dinner meeting at tne
Hertford Methodist Church tonignt
(Friday) at 7 o'clock. The count
committee and all -solicitors will take
part in the meeting and all are re
quested to be present.
The Perquimans War i-und cam
paign, is a part of the National War
Fund campaign, now in progress
throughout the nation to rarse
$126,000,(100, and the .Perquimans
quota of this goal is $;i,500. The
drive is scheduled to be completed
within one week, and the various
township chairmen are urging thefr
committee members to be prepared to
put over ;i concentrated campaign
which will insure a success of me
drive here. If the goal cannot De
reached, the time may be extended m
order that the quota may be raised.
This drive is being conducted fn
order to raise funds necessary to
carry 'on the war work of seventeen
agencies who are serving American
armed forces as well as peoples of
Allied Nations. The largest part of
the national goal will go to the L'lSO,
which provides recreational centers
and amusement for men and women
of our armed forces.
Each township in Perquimans has
been allotted a quota for the War
Fund and solicitors of each township
named. In addition to those publish
ed last week, the names of the solicf
tors for Parkville are Mesdames
Frank Bray, J. C. Wilson, Johnnie
Bundy, Roy Pierce, Bryant Miller, J.
Van Roach, J. L. Nixon and Miss
Neppie Smith: Belvidere Township,
Shelton C. Chappell, Clarence Chap
pell, William Chappell, John Hend
ren, Ralph Perry, Carroll V. Ward,
Freeland Copeland, Mrs. B. W. Cope
land, Mrs. Linwnod C. Winslow, Mrs.
T. C. Perry, Linford Winslow, W. 1.
Smith, Seth Morgan, John T. Lane,
Nathan Riddick, Roy Winslow, Mrs.
R. R, WWtv al,d Mrs. DempaeyA
Township chairmen and solicitors
are urged to remember the time and
date of the meeting this week and be
present. An attempt will be made to
have a representative of the North
Carolina War Fund present to outline
the plans for the campaign.
Seeking Italian War
Prisoners For Work
The Major and Loomis Lumber
Company has made application to
the U. S. Employment office in Eliza
beth City for a number of Italian
war prisoners to work in the com
pany's mill, according to W. A. Hef
ren, general manager.
Mr. Hefren stated the company
was seeking to employ the war pris
oners to take the places of men who
have been drafted into the armed
services and also those men who do
not work regularly.
The first application filed by the
local firm requested twenty-five or
thirty men, and if these prove satis
factory more will be added later.
Italian war prisoners are being
worked in several communities near
by and are proving excellent workers
and are causing no trouble, according
to reports from employers using
Red Cross Appeals
For More Knitters
With the demand for various
types of garments increasing almost
daily, the American Red Cross has
issued an appeal to all county chap
ters for larger numbers of knitters
and sewing circles to produce the
garments needed in war areas.
In an attempt to assist the Red
Cross in the task of providing these
items, Miss Kate Blanchard, head of
the local group of knitters, this week
urged more people to join in this
work here. Miss Blanchard stated
that the Red Cross provides all ma
terial and patterns and she urges any
person desiring to help in this work ,
to contact her at once.
Persons who wish to help with
sewing of garments are asked to con
tact the block leaders on their
.LIONS MEET TONIGHT
The Hertford Lions Club will meet
tonight (Friday) at 7:15 at the Cor
lonial Tourist Home.
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