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3 Hertford, Femmmaita COUflff, North Carolina. Friday, January 7, 1944.
$1.50 Per Year.
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. Is f.Ifide to Far
- ' W Mi4 t&ii weelt in Wgini
At UM nin Utae. Marvirt Jonea,
War Faat Admlnlattator, poinUd out
that tha puJpwood ihortage directly
afecta JmfM bfeCAtoe they an
; latra. iwS M it ptWncta in carry
" ing on their normal trade in farm
" ;'! hve watched with interact the
' devel:?Mnt of the Victory Pvlprted
" Catf; Jfs te which fanners in plp
wood-prodaeingr -.areas are playing
, . aucJi ka linportant part," Secretary
sanaws pi America are per-
fomjing Mtatondinf service in rais-
at Mdstuff s for our fighting men,'
' tu? Allies, end the home front They
i ' a it - .t i . ni . i
" wilt their part in producing the
t ' , ptolpwood that goes into supplies and
, e4uiMeni for their own sons,
. hroth td f f iw k 'eraeas.
Vt "At f the one production job
' eooipU.- H the tUer. Iboji from
rl -'icx-t far., f U jWiaasiArtad to sl tiifar
v :ir.j fuf,. 1 fa iaper-boarjl ies and
, JnuKHra4 febk ba Bd it pulp-
.H"Cowr acttaand fiMiftera. who
v -t ji uauxt l.-JI? Mhat
i , . te M li accordance with goed
t a t pulpwood as a major objective
of Jti prpgrajn, , Initiated7 at the; re
jues? tf tS ;wal!Producttori Board,
te sUiauki the output of forest
. prod acta seeded for the war."
L" Administrator Jones
biggHV grot . 7r farm product
x .Ffu ' $MiMJhAMWrtH'mmimi' kui t(wBMrii;-imports
age jJT boSi pidpwood and lumber, he
arge farmers to:
X. I Increase production from farm
. woodlands during the winter.
2';1 Provide tabor for forest indua-
triCBtduriBi the slack winter season
H called attention to the Selec-
?tive Service regulations which nermit
larmers and larm laborers to do such
. seasonal work without louing their
ffdeferjred classification in agriculture.1
. Increased production from farm
woodland is needed for the manufac-
xurje pi containers, which are highly
essential to food production, War , death at the hands of his own fol
i;Fopdi Administration officials stated.' lowers as prospects. However, offi
;, Many" veneer mills, basket and crate Jcials believe that German leaders will
, factories, and pulp and paper mills continue the war to the bitter end,
. depend to a large extent on supplies' regardless of what happens to Hitler.
OS, logs and bolts products by farm-
ers. ,( Current shortages in supply
have been attributed in part to .a
' '( kening in production from farm j
.Hands...: Increased production of i
forest products by farmers J
selves will aid fa assuring a sup-.
tx Containers sufficient for the,
-e.tln of 1944 crops.
a market Uie ;fruit and vegetable
? in 1944 eome 160 million new
-eta and hampers, 450 mtilkm
"T cops, 0 million wireboundve-
tea more than 800 million
I boxes and crates, and large
:tiet of paper and pulp products
Taj liners, pads, hags, tad
- A ' will be required. , Other
cp expand these needs.
r t the American Red Croat is
. tpiendid job fa aidfac ur
and sailors is attested to fa
v received itolSt!
!rs. Mark Hathaway from their I
it. lie mm l. jyuu mi;u
1 Ifa '4 )
-..te Forbes write: ",inSihee yon
te glad to Aeafi that the Red!
has done ; lot for us fellows
lm. They were especially gdod
i when I. was in the hospitaL
r e came into that hospital we
lave anything at all, except
"if clothes we were wearing.
Cross gave us a bag of toilet
fruit, candy. c?--srett?3.
1 rw clot'Jng. Thry r-:'y
..i fr ii."
Mayor V.N; Darden
Praises OPi Work
Commenting on the second anniver
sary of the Office of Price Adminis-1
tration Mayor V. N. Darden today I
praised the local OPA board and its
clerks for the excellent way it has
handled the rationing program here'
in Hrtfnivl '
Mayor Darden said, "Our board
has served continuously for these two
years and they, as well as the clerks
of the board, have contributed much
in this war emergency. They hare
given of their time to aid their fel
low citizens, and while some parts of
the national program has come in for
criticism, it should be remembered
the local board has not been respon
sible for matters of policy.
"As Mayor of Hertford, I wish to
express thanks to the local board for
the job they have handled so well."
While the Allies in Britain con-
ciu(ie iang for the invasion of Eu-,
n,M, Russian Armies continued their.
. v- i
advance against German
Against uerman jorces on
th Eastern front this week. The
Reds have pushed across the old
Polish border west of Kiev, and ap
parently the Germans are putting
up little resistance. There is, accord
ing to reports, plenty of unrest with
in the Balkan countries of Rumania,
Bulgaria and Hungary. It is be
lieved these satellites of Hitler, see
ing the end of the war, are seeking
ways and means of getting out be
fore the wall crumbles on them.
Inclement weather has stalled the
fighting in Italy, hut both General
Eisenhower and General Montgom
ery, in farewell messages to the men
of the 6th and 9th Armies added
words of : encouragement regarding
the 'ultimate success of the Allied
American and British air forces
in the Jbammering
of Rrehch and German Industrial
tate that approximately one-half of
the city of Berlin has been complete
ly destroyed and that the population
has decreased from about S million
to 2 million. Flyinsr Fortresses have I
been hitting at German and French
manufacturinfi- centers iliirinir the
week and both air forces have been '
bombinir the invasion heavilv. This.!
probably as a prelude to the invasion I
attack on the continent. I
Observers in Washington, this
week, predicted that Hitler's death j
is not far off, with either suicide or1
U. S. Marines, consolidating their
positions at Cape Gloucester; this
week, beat off a determined Japan-
es counter-attack, and , widespread
Allied aerial attacks destroyed many
more Jap fighters. In connection
with victories in the Pacific, General
Arnold, head of U. S. Air Forces.
annolnced that the United States now
haB the World's largest air force, a
total of 2,385,000 men and officers.
The Navy Department announced
this week that the U. S. g. destroyer
Turner was sunk by a blast at the
entrance of New York fiarhor this
week. ; The number of casualties has
not been determined, nort the cause
of the explosion. The .Department
m ievneef that tfci&.'Dettreyr;
tfary was torpedoed and sunk in the
Atlantk on Chrittttlta EH.
CeL Mdmrec, chief military fa.
wmswioe oiiicer oi we jusecn gey-
i u . . -.t
400,000.om. The report stated that
Naid Ioseeh for tb entlfB ar were
near six million men.
flayer Receives Plans
Of USO Alterations
Mayor V. N. Darden has, received a
complete set of plans and Specifica
tions for the alterations of the Mor
gan Building, which will be the site
of the USO recreational ienter, tad
i. 1 .J I. 1.
expected ; to be. startod x early f this
month. ;: iv-?V4:' iS
Accornj ' to Jams M. Edwards,
' --t, who set K(r Dar
i ' a, srpHcation f r priority
i I ra been filed t nd it is
i fs tr.
i U.zt work ea; begin at
Instruction To Tax
Listing of Property For
Taxes Begins Imme
diately The Perquimans County Board of j
Commissioners, in regular session on
Monday, met with the county tax
listers and gave instructions to them
in the task of listing property for
The tax listers will begin their
work at once, in fact, all of them
have already started, and residents of
the county are urged to list property
early in order to avoid the last
minute rush at the end of the month.
According to law, all residents must
list their property during the month
A schedule of each tax hater,
na.T.ine places where they will be
f.. A liMnw U a ivinntk fftV ttiA rHT".
uit t will Ka tnnnA
u- j lrtr.a At
ed to note this schedule.
if ma afiTintinrMl thAt R.
i would take the lists
was unauie 10 assume uie u& again
ii a iL. i. 1.
. I 1 "i..ll kl nl un i
uus year n uarrun tt a vi mu
handle the job.
In instructing the tax listers for
the job the Commissioners reviewed
the valuation placed upon livestock,
farm machinery and other items, and
some changes were made in the valu
ation of some items. However, the
list remains about the same as it was .
last year. One change noted, how
ever, is that farmers do not have to
list farm produce grown in 1943.
Produce raised during 1942 and still
in possession must be listed, and
speculators who have purchased 1943
produce must also list it.
The tax listers were also remind
ed of the importance of obtaining a
complete crop report from each farm
er, and farmers in turn are urged to
give the lister complete information
1 regarding this matter at the time
property is listed.
The Commissioners authorized J.
W. Ward, clerk of the Hoard, to re
quest the-State Highway Commission
to prbperly mark Route 17 at the
point on Church Street where it
turns into Grubb. Many motorists,
it has been reported, are missing the
turn and driving some distance on
the Harvey Pont road before discov
ering they are off the route.
Navy Air Corps V-5
Class Quotas Close
On January 31st
Only a few weeks remain for North
Carolina high school graduates be-
i tween 17 and 19 and high school
seniors graduating before March 1 to
take advantage of the Navy's twenty
seven thousand dollar scholarship,
Lieutenant Lodwick 'Hartley, Officer-in-Cjharge
of the Naval Office Pro
curement for North Carolina, haa just
The winter quota for Class V-5
Naval Air Corps, definitely closes on
January 81, and all men now eligible
must enlist before that date. The
spring quota will be open only to
seniors in the June high school
According to present plans, Lieu
tenant Hartley stated, two semesters
of college work, with full college
credit, will 'be given all enlistees be
fore pre-flight training begins. The
I best colleges fa the country have been
selected the Navy's educational
program, and every detail has been
worked out te make the training
the very best that the nation can
In order to take advantage of the
remftaole opportunity for educa
tion and Service, it will be necessary
for all toterested boys to see their
nearest. Na Jfecruiter immediately
or to write to the Office of Naval!
Officer' Inurement, 203 Capital
Club Building fa Raleigh.
High School Heating
System Breaks Again
.!.- A1, :
Students of the Perquimans Coun
ty High School received another un
expected vacation this week, when it
was discovered Wednesday afternoon
that one of the boilers of the heating
system had bunt and needed repairs.
4 P. T. Johnson, superintendent of
schools, announced that school will
Jbe closed nntQ Monday,: January 10,
"This Is the second time during the
present school year. tht the system
has needed repairing, one of : the
fcoiWrs havinr burst, about afat weeks
ago, and school was dosed at that
Fourth War Loan To
Open January tilth
County's Quota Expect
ed to Be Same as In
R. M. Riddick, chairman of the
Perquimans County War Finance
Committee, announced thjs week that
plans are being completed by his
committee for the opening of the
Fourth War Loan drive on January
18, during which the nation will be
asked to buy every possible war bond
in order that Perquimans will meet
its Fourth War Loan goal.
He added that the county's quota
for this drive has not yet been an
nounced, but it is expected to be near
the same quota as was given in the
(Third War Loan. This goal was 261
i thousand dollars. Vhe drive netted
total sales amounting to more
'three hundred thousand dollars.
the coimnittrv plans a house-to-
l . . J! . . i i T.T . i
l,mvH canvass lor iueeunjc tne rourxn
ar oan goa1, 8ai tnat extrA
According to the Treasury De
partment, individuals will be asked
to purchase 5 billions dollars worth
of bonds during the Fourth War Loan
and other non-banking investors will
be urged to buy the remaining 8
The securities to be sold during the
drive are: Series K, F and G savings
bonds; Series C savings notes; 2V&
per cent bonds of 1965-70; 2 per
cent bonds of 1966-59, and 7-8 per
cent certificates of indebtedness.
The Fourth War Loan will continue
through February 15, according to
the Treasury Department, and the
public is urged to back this drive to
the limit, for the money raised
through the sale of bonds in this
drive will, to a great extent, be used
to finance our Armed Forces in the
drive for victory this year.
Mark your- calendar for January
18, and buy heavy in war bonds
during the Fourth War Ixian . . . .
"Let's All Hack ihe Attack."
Grammar School PTA
To Hear Specialist
At Meeting Jan. 13
'i'he Parent-Teacher Association of
the Hertford Grammar School will
hold its regular meeting on Thursday
night, January l.'i, at the school au
ditorium at ft o'clock.
Lester A. Kirkendale, Kducalional
Specialist with the Venereal Disease
Institute of the State Hoard of
Health, will he the gue.-t speaker
for the evening and will present a
pictorial lecture to those attending.
The Hertford PTA has issued an
invitation to members of the PTA of
the Central Grammar School to meet
with them on next Thursday night to
hear Mr. Kirkendale.
All members of the Hertford
Grammar School ITA are urged to
Nine Cases Tried By
Eight traffic cases and one case
charging assault were disposed of in
Perquimans Recorder's Court this
week by Judge Charles Johnson.
Most of the defendants entered pleas
Thomas Long paid a fine of $25
and costs on a charge of speeding.
The State took a nol pros fa the
case charging Collins Satterfield,
Negro, with assault.
George Grifin, uMegro, entered a
plea of guilty to speeding and paid
the costs of court
George Boggus was fined $10 and
costs for speeding.
Isaac Overton plead guilty to
speeding and paid a fine of $10 and
James Overton, entering a olea of
guilty to reckless driving, was fined
$30 and assessed court costs.
David Roberson, Clifton Stallings
and Ennis Phillips each paid $10 and
the costs of court, after pleading
guilty to speeding.
SERVICES AT WOODLAND
The Rev. J. D. Cranf ord will preach
at Woodland Methodist Church Sun
day night at 7:80 o'clock.
Sunday School wilH begin at U
'clocky Sunday Horning. 1
" AH t4 eordhtlly favitei id attend
Sunday School aild the- prea&inv
semes. , ' .
Acute During Week
The rasoline shortage along the
Eastern Seaboard was brought force
fully to the attention of motorists
here during the past week-end when
most of the filling stations in Hert
ford and surrounding territory re
ported they had no gas.
Fuel oil was also Very low, most
of the dealers reporting none, or
very little, on hand.
However, it is believed that the
situation has been relieved slightly
this week as a supply of both fuel
oil and gas has been received at most
Motorists and householders are re
minded to use gas and fuel oil spar
ingly, as the situation is serious and
there is no expectation of large sup
plies being received at once.
Sale Of Christinas
Seals Exceed Goal
By Wide Margin
"Residents of Perquimans
responded splendidly to the
Christmas Seals conducted
! cember," were the words of
! A. Ward, chairman of the drive, in
announcing total sales of the tiny
seals which mean so much in combat
ting tuberculosis, amounted to
Inasmuch as the county goal was
only $175, this over-subscription
tdiows that the people of the county
are vitally interested in assisting
in the fight against tuberculosis. It
is the third straight year that Per
quimans has purchased more than its
share of Seals.
In her announcement, Mrs. Ward
expressed her appreciation to all of
thus who purchased Seals and help
ed the county "make such a fine show
ing in the campaign.
yhe stated that the Hertford i
Grammar School sold the largest
amount of Seals, $106.20 worth, while i
the Perquimans Central Grammar (
School sold $63, Perquimans High j
School $30, and the Colored schools j
$50. Canvassers sold $24 worth in '
the business section of Hertford, and I
Mrs. Ward received $30 by mail pur-1
This report does not include the'
sales of the New Hope community. !
No word had been received early this
wtt'k on the sales from New Hope. !
Twenty-five per cent of the total
amount raised here will be sent to
State Headquarter.-, while the re
mainder is retained by the hial
committee to aid in fightiin; t.'nr
culosis here, Mrs. Ward stated.
To Apply For Tokens
To Be Used Shortly
Retailers of rationed foods, who
have not yet applied for their initial
stock of the new one-point red and
blue rationing tokens which will be
used as "change" after February 27,
are reminded that they have only
one more day to apply at the local
ration office for the stock, Mrs.
Helen Davenport, clerk of the Board,
Saturday, January 8, is the final
day the local Board can receive ap
plications for the initial stocks.
Forms on which retailers will ap
ply for tokens are already on hand at
the local office. They should be pre
sented to the ration bank which will
supply tokens in unbroken boxes of
260. Tokens are slightly smaller
than a dime and are made of vulcan
After February 27, all red and blue
stamps in Book Four will have the
same value of 10 points each, regard
less of what figures may be printed
on them. Tokens will be issued as
change from the fixed 10 point value,
and these will be valid fadeffaitely.
The Most Holy Sacrifice of the
Mass is offered every Sunday at
Harvey Point Air Station at 8:45
a. m., in St Ann's Church, Edenton,
at 11 a. m., and et the Windsor
Prisoners of War Labor Camp at 4:30
p. m., stated the Reverend Father
Francis J. McCourt, pastor and chap
lain. Each Service Is preceded by half
hour's: Confessions, includes Sermon
(January 9 on "Support the Church")
Holy Communion and concludes fa 49
Everybody Invited to all St Ann's
January Tire Quotas
Announced By Board
TT Gasoline Coupons
Now Invalid; Spare
Stamp 2 For Pork
With the tire situation still bad,
Perquimans County received another
small quota of tires for the month
of January, according to an an
nouncement made this week by the
local ration board. Tires allotted for
this month were Grade I passenger
tires, 86; Grade III, 66; tubes, 84;
truck tires, 32, and truck tubes, 24.
The county was allotted two new
automobiles, 18 coal and wood heat
ers, one oil heater, seven coal and
wood cook stoves and nine oil cook
Attention is called to the fact that
TT gasoline coupons expired at mid
night December 31, and since they
are now invalid, dealers having TT
coupons must surrender them by
January 10, and distributors must de
posit them in bank ration accounts
not later than January 20.
The OPA also announces that ef
fective through January 16 consumers
may use spare stamp No. 2 in Ration
Book 4 for the purchase of all types
of sausage and fresh and frozen
pork. This extra stamp can not be
used for purchase of cured, smoked or
Tire certificates issued during the
past week by the local ration board
went to the following motorists:
Grade I W. T. Chappell, 1; H. E.
Schope, tire and tube; C. E. White,
tire and tube; Grady Whedbee, 2
tires and 2 tubes; Margaret Good
man, tire and tube; J. T. Jarvia, 2
tires and 1 tube; D. T. Jensen, 2 tires
and 1 tube; Louis Eaves, 2 tires and
2 tubes; Snell Bros., 2 tires and 2
tubes; Robert Beach, 2 tires and 1
tube; W. H. Smith, 2 tires and 2
tubes; Shelton Long, 2 tires and 2
tubes; J. H. Bissell, 2 tires and 2
Grade III H. E. Schope, 1; L. F.
Winslow, 2 tires and 2 tubes; James
Johnson, 2 tires and 1 tube; Isaac
Wbudbee, 1 W. R. Brooks, tire
tube; L. E. Halfield, 1; A. K. Wins
low, tire and tube; Lola Seymour, 2
tires and 2 tubes; J. E. White, tire
and tube; L. W. Hobbs, 2 tires and 2
tubes; Carl Godwin, 2 tires and 2
tubes; James Moore, I; R. P. Chap
pell, tire and tube; Joseph Carbone,
1; Ellis Winslow, tire and tube; R. E.
Sutton, tire and tube; Julia F.
Stokes, tire and tube; T. D. Riddick,
tire; C. R. Williams, tire and tube;
W. S. Uenton, tire and tube; Joshua
.S.i.ipso.i, tire and tube; H. L. Ban
ner, 2 tires and 'd tubes; Janus
Wilder, tire and tube; VV. J. Logan,
tire and tube.
Truck Tires (i. 1). Towe, 2 tires
and j. tubes: .Major-Ijoinis, 2 tires
and 2 tubes; K. P. Roberson, tire and
tube; Elihu Lane, tire and tube; Wm.
Cartwright, tire and tube; A. W.
Ray, 3; E. N. Miller, 2 tires and 2
tubes; M. H. Elliott, tire and tuber
W. S. Evans, 2 tires and 2 tubes.
Draft Board Orders
12 Negro Selectees
To Report Jan. 14th
Unofficial Reports Show
Few Accepted Decem
The Perquimans Draft Board has
ordered twelve Negro selectees to
report to the local offke for trans
portation to Fort Bragg for possible
induction into the armed forces on
January 14, Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk
of the Board, announced today.
The men, all single, who have been
ordered to report, are: Oscar Green,
Arthur Jones, Allen Downing, John
Webb, Horace Jones, Henry Riddick,
Charlie Skinner, Ray Sutton, Hay
weed Ferebee, James Riddick, James
Shamble and William Riddick.
The final call for men during this
month will be filled on January 26,
when 15 white men will be ordered
for induction, Mrs. Sumner stated.
Of Ijhe 66 colored selectees, who
left December 30 for the induction
station, the local board has been in
formed that three have been accepted
for service, six have been rejected,
and the remainder were held over for
Mr. and Mrs. Irvfa C. Long, of
Hertford, Route 1, are receiving con
gretuletioa on the birth f fa-lb,
sea, bern December 2&V Mother and
baby are doing nicely.' "