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Volume XL NumbeHJ.
Hertford, jHerquimaiis County, North Carolina. Friday, February 25, 1944.
si. 50 Per Year.
VOnK OF SCHOOL CHILDREN CONTIUBUTED
SELECTIVE SERVICE ADOPTS NEW RULES
FOR CLASSIFICATION FARM REGISTRANTS
DRIVE FOR $5,300 FOR RED CROSS TO
OPEN IN COUNTY WEDNESDAY MORNING
GHEARY TO SUCCESS OF 4th WAR LOAN
The Navy Department revealed
this weak that its attack on Truk
cost the Japs 19 ships and more
than 125 planes. The swift U. S.
task forces surprised the Japs and
pounded installations of the enemy
for three days. Only one U. S. ship
was damaged and less than 20 planes
were lost in the raid.
Price Minister Churchill told the
House of Commons this week that
victory over the Germans might not
come this year. He, in the speech,
was not optimistic, neither was he
pessimistic. He announced that U
S. air forces in England equaled that
of the British and implied that even
greater U. S. forces will be in the
Island before the invasion of Europe
This week saw one of the largest
sir raids of the war In the European
area. Several raids of more than
2,000 Allied planes hit at Nazi cen
ter in Germany and occupied France.
Heavy damage was reported made to
German fighter plane factories and
transportation centers. The Nazis
retaliated by striking at London
three times, causing property damage
and loss Of life.
Reports from Italy indicate that
the Germans have been beaten back
in their drive to wipe out the Anzio
beachhead. Aided by Allied airmen,
J Che land forces are still firmly en-
!?" txmrtiiui aonth vf Pnme Tn smith.
era Italy reports state the Germans
Are showing weakening resistance to
Allied i thrusts and many Germans
- have been killed and captured. It
- was reported fighting on; the beach-
V head Jhas died down to duels between
fi artillery. '
Rasisfelebraheir ' Red-
"Armyn4ay'.by capturing Krivoi Rog,
" an important iron ore center in the
Ukraine and winning further tern
' tory from the Nazis on the Eastern
front , . Stalin stated that the Ger
mans now have 'been driven out of
three-fourths of the occupied Russian
v territory. It was reported from
) Sweden that Russia his supplied Fin
land with terms of pfeace and the
- Finnish envoys have eturned to
their home to discuss the xfeiroe -with,
President Roosevelt vetoed the 2
billion tax bill passed recently by
Congress and verbally spanked Con
. grass for not having passed a bill
calling for increased taxes. It is
believed in Washington that Con
gress will over-ride the veto and tne
bill will become law.
In a step to prevent the Axis
nations from profiting from gold
stolen in occupied countries, Amer
ica, England and Russia, this week,
served notice that they will not buy
such gold, regardless of who may of
fer it for sale. Germany is believed
to have seized a billion dollars in
gold from European nations, while
the Japs is thought to have obtained
only A small amount of the metal in
over-running the Pacific. '
' Cap Gloucester, New Britain (De-
Uyed)-FouirJe.p machine gunslugs
- were not "enough to prevent Marine
, -Staff Sergeant KearyLane, of Hert
ford, from getting a tank bridge
built in time for the morning! push.
... " Lane and four equally , persistent
. Marines built the bridge under Jap
" machine gun fire and the tanks were
able to get over the following day,
. smashing through the heart of Jap
resistance in the sector. '
' Sergeant Lane and a crew of de
molitionists and bridge builders were
rushed ' to the area to prepare the
way for a tank assault. A Jap ma
chine gunner interrupted operations
for. a few minutes when he winged
t the bulldozer ' operator, but Lane
; hopped onto the machine and ran it
himself. The machine gunner, snip
ing from the trees'" hit Lane ,four
times in thejshoulder. ' .
While another: Marine ttoo 'over
Lane rushed over to the first aid
station, had t&e elugt removed and
vent back to his bridge building,
Committee to Award
Prizes to Winners
Following a meeting of the Per
quimans County War Finance Com
mittee, which met last Friday night
to determine the winners of the
prizes offered as awards during the
Fourth War Loan, it was announced
that the largest single factor contn
buing to the success of the drrve
here was the work accomplished by
school children of the county.
According to figures tabulated, the
children sold more than $120,000
worth of stamps and bonds. The
Central Grammar School outsold the
other schools and led the list with
sales totaling $55,718.50. The Hert
ford Grammar School was second
with sales amounting to $33,510.50,
end the Perquimans High School
sales totaled $31,425.
Both the Hertford Lions Club-
and the Hertford Rotary Club sold
more than their allotment of $25,000.
The winners of the prizes offered
by the committee were Clarence
Chappell, Jr., a student of the Cen
tral Grammar School, who won a
war bond for selling the greatest
number of bonds. The youth also
won $6.25 worth of war stamps for
selling the largest amount in bonds
at his schooL
Mrs. Louis Nachman won a $25
war bond for selling the largest
amount in war bonds during the
Julius E. Winslow was awarded
$6.25 in war stamps for having the
best record of sales at the Hertford
Elizabeth Winslow won the $6.25
in stamps offered to the high school
student for highest sales.
The prizes will be awarded to the
students rn Fiday morning when the
members of the finance committee
wll lsitt,ihe schools and present the
In. hei competition among the Col
ored schools King Williams won $6.25
in stamp tot idling the most bonds
for JfreColored high school, and R.
IT'Xisuiyfwaii awarded $6.25 in
stamps for having the best record in
the Colored grammar schools.
The record at the Perquimans
High School was outstanding inas
much as every student of the school
either purchased a war bond or war
stamps during the drive. . Eighty
six per cent of the students at the
Central Grammar School participated
in the drive by purchasing a bond or
stamps. In two rooms at the school
every child bought stamps.
' M. Riddick, chairman of the
local committee, expressed his ap
preciation to the school children, the
civic clubs and to every individual
for assisting the county to make the
splendid record achieved during the
Fourth War Loan. "It was the
greatest drive ever conducted in
Perquimans County," he said.
Hearing Held Here
By OPA Officials
A a result of surveys conducted
here during the month of January,
eight Perquimans County merchants
were cited to appear r at a hearing
before the local Price' Panel Board,
held at the local OPA offices on
Monday. The meetinf was attended
by J. D. Cranford, chairman; C. P.
Morris and Claude White, mem
benrof the local price panel, and
George P. Whitley, Price Coordinator,
and Edward S. Dixoji, Field Opera
tion Officer for OPA!. ,
' Three of the eight merchants, Z.
A. Harris, J; C. Blanehard and W. H.
Berber, appeared before the board
and were given warning notices re
garding OPA prices and regulations.
The other five merchants cited, D. J.
Pritchard, B. T; Sutton, C. E, Lane,
Bill Cartwright end Robert Ivey, fail
ed to make en appearance at tmt
meeting.' r..-r' ' .
: Mr. Whitley stressed the point that
all merchants should ' take every pre
caution possible to see that all mer
chandise is correctly priced and all
prices properly posted so as to be
easily read by the consumers.
The' members of he Price Panel
Board expressed their thanks to all
panel assistants for the fine .wore
they did in conducting surveys dur
ing January and Febhaary.
- Mr. and Mrs. Horace S tailings an
nounce the birth 'iftf a son, 9
pounds,', born Mondajl February 21,
at Lake View Hospital, Suffolk, Va.
Mother and son are doing nicely. , .
County 4-H Clubs
Members of the Perquimans Coun
ty 4-H Clubs in a meeting held, last
Saturday afternoon at the Agricul
ture Building, organized a County
Council and elected the following
officers: President, Peggy Cook;
vice-president, Marjory Perry; secre-.
tary-treasurer, Horace Layden, and
song leader, Frances Godfrey.
Prizes awarded to winners in the
county dress revue were presented to
Delia Evans, Mary Pasco White and
Sixty-five members were present
for the meeting and refreshments
were served through the courtesy of
the Hertford Hardware and Supply
Minnie Wilma Wood
Weds John E. Hurdle!
In Church Ceremony
The wedding of Miss Minnie Wilma
Wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.
C. Wood, of Route One, Hertford, to
John E. Hurdle, of Elizabeth City,
was solemnized at the Hertford!
Methodist Church Sunday afternoon,
February zu, at 6 o'clock.
B. C. Reavis officiated.
The church was beautifully deco
rated with white gladioli, ferns, and
Easter lilies against a background of
Miss Kate Blanehard, organist,
rendered a program of nuptial music
prior to the ceremony, and L. W.
Anderson sang "Oh Promise Me" and
"O Perfect Day." Miss Carolyn
Phillips sang "I Love You Truly."
Sammie Sutton, Jr., cousin of the
bride, lighted the candles.
Mrs. B. G. Koonce was mistress of
The bride, who was given in mar
riaee bv her uncle. Sammie Sutton.
Wore a aemi-fdrmal wedding gown
white marquisette, made hoop skirt
style with sweetheart neckline, edged
with Venice lace, shirred bracelet
length sleeves, fitted bodice with the
fullness of the bouffant skirt form
ing a short train. Her lace-bordered
finger-tip veil of illusion fell from a
headdress of gathered lace and clus
ters of French orange blossoms. She
carried a white prayer-book, center
ed with a white orchid, with showers
of flowers tied in satin ribbon fall
ing from the corsage.
Miss Mary Ruth Wood, sister of the
bride, was maid of honor. She wore
a formal gown of pink marquisette
and carried an arm bouquet of mixed
flowers. Bidesmaids were Miss Anne
Mathews, cousin of the bride, and
Miss Jeanne Wright, neipe of the
groom. They wore formal gowns of
blue marquisette and . carried arm
bouquets of mixed flowers.
Mr. Hurdle had as his best man
John Griffin, of Elizabeth City. M.
G. Morrisette of Elizabeth City, ana
Leslie Sumner were ushers.
The bride, a graduate of Perquim
ans High School, is now employed as
bookkeeper at Hollowell Chevrolet
Company. Mr. Hurdle, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Marvin M. Hurdle, of Eliza
beth City, until recently employed in
Elizabeth City, is also connected
with the local motor company.
Following the ceremony, members
of the bridal party and the imme
diate families were entertained at a
buffet supper at the home of the
bride's uncle, Sammie Sutton.
Following the supper, the couple
left on an unannounced wedding trip,
after which they will make their
home with the bride's mother.
For traveling, Mrs. Hurdle wore a
black velveteen traveling suit with
R. F. Tuttle To Assist
With State Tax Forma
Deputy Commissioner R. F. Tuttle
will sit in Hertford, at the Court
House, on March 7, 8, 9 and 10, to as
sist in the preparation of State In
come and Intangible Tax returns.
All unmarried persons receiving
$1,000, or more, married women hav
ing incomes separate from their
husbands who receive (1,000, or more,
and all married men living with their
wives, or if widowers with minor
child or children, receiving (2,000, or
more, are required : to file returns.
Failure to file subjects, them to se
; -Joint returns of husband and wire
are not permissible. ,
Hours for filing: 9 a. m. to 5 p. m.
Deputy Tuttle wfll gladly assist, all
who call on him.
Local Board to Review.
Status of All Men
In Class 2-C
Selective Service has adopted new
rules regarding classification and de
ferments for registrants engaged in
farming, Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk
of the local draft board announced
this week. '
The local board has been ordered
to review 'the classification of all
men now in classes 2-C and 3-C
and reclassify those registrants not
contributing full shares to the war
effort. Class 3-C has been abolish
ed and registrants now listed as 3-C
will either be placed in 2-C or 1-A.
These rules were adopted following a
survey made by Selective Service to
determine the number of men classed
in 2-G of engaged in farming.
Deferments granted for farming
will be limited to six months, under
the new rules and local boards may
grant deferments only up to that
length of time. Previously farm reg
istrants were frozen to the farm for
indefinite periods. If local boards
find registrants are not contributing
the proper number of units individ
ually, they have orders to cancel de
ferments in such cases.
Approximately 600 registrants of
the local board are affected by these
new rules, it was stated.
ims change in regulations came
aD0Ut aue to the
fact ihat draft
boards have not been supplying suf
ficient number of men to fill the
overall quota set by the Army.
Mrs. Sumner also announced that
three local Negroes were accepted
for military service from the group
of 11 undergoing pre-induction ex
aminations February 8. Andrew
White and James Riddick were ac
cepted for Army service, while
Perry White was assigned to the
Another group of white selectees
I left here Tuesday for Fort Bragg,
where they will receive their prein
A call for 16 colored selectees to
receive pre-induction . examination
has been received and these men' will
leave on March 25. No call tor
white men for March has been re
ceived as yet.
PTA Founder's Day
Observed At Central
The Parent-Teacher Association oN
the Perquimans Central Grammar
School met Monday night, Febru
The program was opened with a
trio, "Whispering Hope," by Frances,
Mary Lucille and Shirley Winslow.
The devotional was conducted by the
Rev. R. K. Millikan, pastor of Pinoy
Woods Friends Church. Greetings
from the National President of the
P. T. A. were read by the secretary.
The P. T. A. War-time Pledge was
read by Miss Lucille Long.
The Founders' Day program, un
der the direction of a committee
from the Belvidere community, began
with the singing of the P. T. A. Song
by a group of children. A recreation
al round was conducted by Mrs. A. R.
During the Founders' Day Candle
light Services, Mrs. Carrie Gregory
gave the "Early History of P. T. A.,"
letting her candle represent the
founding of that great organization.
Mrs. Basil Copeland let her candle
represent the "National and State
P. T. A. Mrs. L. C. Winslow told of
"Early Schools of the Albemarle."
She also gave a history of the local
P. T. A. since Perquimans County
Central Grammar School was estab
lished, and also the earliest P. T. A.
organization in the county. Miss
Mattie Saunders was recognized as
perhaps the first originator of this
type of organization here. Mrs. I. A.
Ward was remembered with a lighted
candle as being the first president
of Parent-Teacher Association of
Belvidere Academy. A candle was
lighted in memory of Mrs. Neva u
Morgan, who was the first president
of the P. T. A. of Perquimans Cen
tral Grammar School, and who is now
A duet was rendered by Mrs. B. K.
Millikan end 'Mrs. T. C. Perry. A
Founders' Day Collection was taken
by four children, at which time Mary
Sue Cook read a poem.
A tribute to the past president of
-the local P. T. A. was given by Mrs.
Johnnie Lane.' Tokens were present
ed to Mrs. Dempser Winslow, Mrs.
L. C Winslow and Mrs. John Sy
mons. A token in the form of si-
' (Continued en Page Six)
Special Services At
Winf all Church Sunday
A special service, honoring the
service men who have gone out from
the community, will be held Sunday
night at 8 o'clock, at the Winfall
Methodist Church the Rev. J. D.
Cranford, pastor of the church, an
During the service, a flag carrying
25 stars, representing that total
of members of the church in service,
will be dedicated.
The public is cordially invited to
attend the service.
Indians Defeat Aces
In Home Game; Lose
To Central Quintet
Displaying a hard-driving offen
sive which netted them 16 points
during the fourth quarter, the Per
quimans High School basketball
team came from behind to defeat
the Edenton Aces by a ten-point mar
gin, 32-22, in a game played on the
local court Monday night.
The Indians trailed the Aces by
five points, 21-16, at the end of the
third quarter, but led by Dan Berry,
who hit the loop three times in the
final round, the local quintet com
pletely outclassed the visitors to
ring up their eighth victory of the
The Edenton team jumped into a
4-3 lead at the end of the first per
iod, but the Indians came back in
the second chukker to lead by one
point 11-10. During the third quar
ter the visitors tallied 11 points,
holding the Indians to 5 and led 21
16, at the beginning of the final
Coach Max Campbell used Dail,
Wood, W. li. Jones, White, Berry and
D. Jones in the game and each of the
boys gaye a good account for Jymsfilf-i
lierry scored 10 points, W. B. Jones,
8, White, 6, Dail, 3, Wood, .1, and D.
Hollowell was high point man for
Edenton, counting for 8 of his team s
The Indians lost a heart-breaking
game to. Central High School last
Friday night by a narrow margin of
four points, after leading at several
intervals during the game.
The final score was Central 29,
he game was exceedingly rougn,
and four of the local team left the
game by the foul route, while two of
Central's team were benched for the
The game was played on the Cen
tral Court and opened with both
teams playing a fast offensive. The
score at the end of the first period
was 10-8 in favor of Central. The
Indians came back during the second
quarter and hit the net for seven
points, holding Central to one, and
led at half-time 15 to 11. Central
overtook the Indians in the third
period and scored eight counters,
(Continued on Page Six)
Final Rites Held For
James Noah Stallings
Last Friday Afternoon
James Noah Stallings, aged 721,
died suddenly at his home near Bel
videre on .Wednesday, February 16,
Funeral services were conducted at
Bethany Methodist Church on Friday
afternoon. The Rev. A. L. G. Steph
enson, pastor of the church, assisted
by Mrs. Bertha Smith White, of Up
River Friends church, officiated.
"The Old Rugged Cross." "Where
We'll Never Grow Old" and "We'll
Never Say Good-bye" were sung by
Misses Manola end Wilma Jolliff.
Interment was made in the family
He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Delilah Baker Stallings; four sons,
Bryant, Louis, Aleck and Floyd
Stallings, all of Belvidere; seven
grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. J. C.
Baker of Belvidere, and two broth
ers, J. V. Stallings of Winfall, and
John Stallings, of Newland.
The marriage of Miss Florence
MonHs, daughter of Mrs. John H.
Monds, of Bejjddere, to Merrill Kelly
son of Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Kelly, of
riobbsville, took "place on Wednesday,
February 2, at Elizabeth City, with
Justice of Peace John F. Meiggs of
ficiating. Miss Gladys Chappell, of
Belvidere and David Spivey, of
HobbsviUe witnessed the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs, Kelly wilt make their
home near Belvidere for the present.
Local Chapter Hopes to
Accomplish Goal By
Residents of Perquimans County
will have the opportunity of express
ing their appreciation for the splen
did work being accomplished by the
American Red Cross in connection
with World War II, when the an
nual Hed Cross War Fund drive
opens here next Wednesday, March 1.
This drive, as the last conducted
last year, combines both the annual
roll call and the call for funds for
Perquimans County has been re
quested to contribute the sum of
$5,300 toward the national quota. Of
this total $1,800 will remain in the
local treasury for the purpose of
carrying on home Red Cross work,
the balance, $.',500, will be forwarded
to National headquarters to be used
by the organization in its home and
.The local drive will again be un
der the direction of Mrs. C. P.
Morris, Miss Frances Maness and A.
W. Hefren who will serve as co
chairmen and all solicitors who
served last year have been asked to
take the same territory this year in
conducting a house-to-house canvass
for raising the funds.
Mrs. Morris stated that the local
Red Cross Chapter is hopeful that
the response here will enable the
county to meet its quota by March
15. She said much enthusiasm is
being shown in various counties as to
which one will be the first to obtain
its quota, and added, "We are hoping
that Perquimans will be the first
of this section to reach its Red
Because of the scarcity of gaso
line and the tire situation, county
residents are urged to assist solici
tors by contributing when first con
tacted in order to save solicitors re
turn trips over the county.
The local chapter made final plans
for conducting the drive at a meet
ing held this week, and all supplies
Are on hand for sol'flitpre, Mf. -Mor
ris stating that these will be dis
tributed and placed in the hands of
solicitors before the opening date.
Draw Road Sentence
In Recorder's Court
Four defendants learned Tuesday
in Recorder's Court that the law is
not to be taken lightly when each of
them received road sentences on
charges ranging from petty larceny
to assault with a rifle.
Aubrey Wiggins colored, was sen
tenced to six months on the roads
for stealing a pair of overalls from
a Winfall store. Two months of the
sentence was ordered suspended upon
payment of a fine of $50 and costs.
Willie James, Negro, was given a
60-day road sentence, same to be
suspended upon payment of a fine of
$50 and costs, after being found
guilty of speeding and reckless
Charlie Ed White, Negro, drew a
six months' road sentence, after
pleading guilty to assault with a
rifle and damaging property. White
shot four holes in tires of the prose
cuting witness' automobile. The
sentence was ordered suspended up
on payment of a fine of $76 and
costs, and the defendant placed on
good behavior for one year.
Elijah White, Negro, was given a
30-day suspended sentence and or
dered to pay court costs for driving
with insufficient brakes.
Troy Elliott was found
simple assault and placed
behaviour for six months.
Sylvester Felton, Negro,
court costs, after pleading guilty to
William Wright was assessed court
costs for driving without license.
Lonnie Dickert was fined $10 and
costs on a charge of speeding.
Carmleo Livot was fined $10 and
costs for passing a vehicle on the
wrong side of the highway.
Oeorge Mitchell was fined $6 and
costs, after pleading guilty to drrv
ing without a license.
WEEK OF PRAYER AT
HERTFORD BAPTIST CHURCH
The Woman's Missionary Society
of the Hertford Baptist Church will
hold a Week of Prayer for Home
Missions at the Church, beginning on
Monday afternoon, February 28, at
8:30 o'clock. The services Tuesday
and Wednesday will be held at 7:80
o'clock at aigfat,