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Volume XI. Number 18.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday, May 5, 19447
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Clothes For Russia
In State-wide Campaign
Ending May 14; Great
I Need For Clothing
Perquimans County school children
' iv inined in the State-wide eam-
paign to collect clothing for desti
f itute citizens of Russia, which was
v ' begun in the IState this week, F. T.
' ; Johnson, County Superintendent of
t" Schools, stated today. The local
-ti school children are acting as collec-
tors for the clothing.
The "Clothes for Russia" campaign
S will last until May 14. The goal is
J four pounds of clothing and a pair of
4, shoes for every school child in North
4 Carolina, Mr. Johnson said. No
money will be raised in this cam-
paign, it was announced. by June H.
Rose, of Greenville, who is acting as
Mr. Johnson is directing the cam
V, Dai en in this county. Anyone with
' clothin and shoes to give need only
to hand them to some school child
: and they will be taken to the school
building, or persons who wish may
: take the clothes to the school them-
selves. Mr. Johnson stated that the
clothes should be usable and clean;
: shoes should be unbroken and when
delivered to the school should be
-tied in pairs. All clothing should be
securely wrapped and tied to facili
tate shinnine. Uoon completion of
i' the drive the clothes will be shipped,
fl' express collect, to national headquar
ters in New York of the Russian
War Relief. They will then be sent
to the war-ravaged areas of Russia.
Citing the urgent need for clothing,
Mr. Rose explained that 70,000,000
Russian men. women and children
have beeevtripped of their belong
ings by Jibe Nasi invaders. The need
of the Russians for every type of ap-
aarel la mounting .enormously with
each Soviet victorJL Mr. Rose said.
the Red Army's swift westward ad
vances, find the bulk of the popula
tion in recaptured cities arid villages
have been reduced by German de
struction andsplunder to a state of
A huge U. S. Navy task force, this
week, bombed and shelled Jap instal
lations in the Caroline Islands,
downing more than 100 Jap planes
and causing' heavy damage to shore
positions. American warships es
caped damage and casualties were
Wednesday was the 20th day of
the continued air attack on the
Fortress Europe. There was no let
up in the Allied air attacks. On
Tuesday the airmen 'hit 24 targets in
i a many wwa, mostly centered on
rail junctions in France. The air
' attacks have been hitting at targets
' in France and other eastern European
-points rather than at targets in
Germany, thus pointing out that the
. date of the invasion is drawing
1 ' closer.
A lull in the fighting continued on
.the Russian front, and German com'
- - mutators claimed that Stalin in
' tended to start his all-out offensive
g'sat tb same time General Eisen
- - fcower orders the invasion from the
Watt Russian airmen bombed. a
vital railway center at Lwow, in old
. Poland, out little ground action was
; recorded. Stalin, in a May Day
' speech, said that the Allies must
' . drive the Nazis into their own coun
try and destroy them.
I1. In Italy renewed fighting was an
aouaced 00; the Anxio beachhead, but
little action was recorded elsewhere
on that front American airmen lt
tioned in Italy have Joined with
those in England to attack centers
of Nasi importance in Europe. ; The
vU, S. attacks from Italy have been
'vmade mostly on targets in the East,
thus . aiding ' the - Russian 4 ground
troops the fight against the Axis.
. On !'rttefd1pmmiteroiil; .the Allies
; ,have gained some ground by forcing
- 'Spain to shut off shipments of vital
' ore to Germany. This was achieved
by promising to , renew shipment of
oil to.' Spain. The Allies are now ex
pected to put pressure on Portugal
to stoppthat- nation from' shipping
vo:?aua to the Nads." This ore 'Is
ed in production of arms. i '
DEDICATION SERVICES FOR HERTFORD (ISO
CLUB SLATED FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Public Invited to Attend
At 2:30 O'clock
Dedication services will be held at
the Hertford USO Club on Sunday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, it was an
nounced this week by the Rev. B. C.
Reavis, chairman of the dedication
committee, who issued a cordial in
vitation to the public to attend the
The L'SO Club, In operation for the
past three weeks, is rapidly becoming
the popular gathering place for ser
vice men stationed at Harvey Point.
A large attendance is on hand at the
USO each day and the program com
mittee is functioning splendidly in
providing entertainment for the men.
The Rev. Mr. Reavis announced the
ceremonies Sunday afternoon will
consist of the following program:
The service will open with the
singing of "America." The Rev. E.
T. Jillson will give the invocation,
and the chairman will give a brief
explanation of the purpose of the
Presentation of the club to the
Town of Hertford will be made by
Kenneth S. Dale, and acceptance of
the club will be made by Mayor V.
N. Darden. An, as yet, undesignated,
enlisted man from Harvey Point will I
accept the club on behalf of the ser
A quartet, composed of men from
Harvey Point will render music.
Lieut (jg) Paul Sanders, chaplain
at Harvey Point, will deliver the ad
dress for the occasion, and the bene
diction will be given by the Rev.
Howard G. Dawkins.
Eldred Kuiseng has arrived and
assumed the directorship of the club
for the present Mr. Kuizehga, who
has had considerable experience in
operation of USO clubs, will remain
here until E. J. Hill returns to as
sume the duties.
One of the services the Crab is1 now
placing in operation is the listing of
roams' fo rn Persons having
rooms for rent are asked to leave
names and addresses at the club,
and these will be handed service men
At New Hope Friday
The Elizabeth City District of the
Methodist Episcopal Church will hold
a church and women's conference at
New Hope Methodist Church, on Fri
day, May 5, with the Rev. GipBy
Smith, evangelist, as one of the
speakers on the program.
The session will start at 9:30
The general meeting will be held
in the morning and the women will
congregate in the afternoon.
Lunch will be served at 12:30 in
the New Hope Community House.
Guest speakers in addition to the
liev. Giqsy Smith, will be Mrs. R. B.
Hooker of Kinston, conference cor
responding secretary, and Mrs. W.
P. Moore, of Greenville, conference
secretary of student work.
All societies of the district are
urged to send representatives to this
the Most Holy Sacrifice of the
Mass is being offered three times
every Sunday now, twice at Harvey
Point Air Station, 0:19 to 6:45 and
8:45 to 9:80 a. m. (singing by Harvey
Point Air Station Catholic Choir),
and once at St Ann's Church, corner
of N. Broad and Albemarle Streets,
Edenton, 11 to 11:46 a. m., each in
cluding Holy Communions and ser
mon (May X on "The Evils of Drunk
enness"), announced the'- Reverend
Father Francis J. McCourt ' pastor of
St. Ann's and of all Catholics con
nected with the Harvey 'Point Air
Confessions are heard in St. Ann's
every Saturday, 7:80 to 8;80 p. m,
Sundays, 10:80 to 10:44 a. m.: at
Harvey Point Air Station Sundays,
5:45 to 6:10 and 6:46 to 8:40 a. m.
Everybody invited to all Sv Ann's
Ceiling Prices Of fe
Poultry Upped B&OPA
'M iteJeBseibe) ceiling price
of; poultry at all trade levels has
Johnson, district - director of the
Raleigh Office of Price Administra
tion, lfajrpriees will be- 2.2 cents
per pound over; the former tailings.
In June, the price ' will bail cant
per pound ever the old ceiling, and
for , the wet , of this year, prices 'will
return 'to their old ceilings, Johnson
Sheriff J. E. Winslow
Named County Manager
For Cherry Campaign
Announcement has been made of
the appointment of Sheriff J. Era
mett Winslow as manager of the
Perauimans County campaign for
Gregg Cherry, candidate for gover
nor of North Carolina.
The announcement was made from
Cherry State headquarters in Ra
leigh, and was confirmed here by the
Sheriff Winslow plans to direct a
vigorous campaign in behalf of Mr.
Cherry, who seeks the nomination as
governor in the Primary on May 27
More Motorists Now
Eligible For Grade
One Passenger Tires
Hundreds of additional motorists
are now eligible, under a recent rul
ing of OPA, to receive certificates
for Grade I passenirer tires. The
OPA announcement stated that all
holders of B and C gas books are
eligible to apply for Grade I tires.
Holders of A books may obtain certi
ficates for purchase of Grade III
Motorists are urged, however, to
continue to care for their present
tires as the situation, now improved,
may grow worse and rationing rules
again be tightened.
Certificates issued by the local
ration board during the past week
Passenger Tires B. H. Smith, .2
tires and 2 tubes; Ward Hunter, tire
and 2 tubes; D. E. McCoy, 2 tires anu
2 tubes; N. O. Chappell, 2 tires and
2 tubes; W. E. Bagley. 2 tires and 1
tube; James. Jarvis, 2 tires and 2
tubes; David Cox, tire and tube; G.
W. Baker, 2 tires and 2 tubes; M. T.
Griffin, 2 tires and 2 tubes; E. C.
Brezoraky, 1; K. H. Olson, 2 tires
and 2 tubes; W. W. White, 2 tires
and 2 tubes; W. H. Smith, 1; E. K.
Kugler, tire and tube; Joe Butts, 2
tubes; M. E. Dail, 2 tubes; S. G.
Chappell, 2 tubes; J. I DeLaney, 1
tire; R. E. Winslow, 2 tires; R. A.
Willis, 2 tires; A. J. Parrish, 2 tires;
C. R. Lane, 1 tire; M. J. Gregory,
1 tire; Thomas Deal, 2 tires; O. D.
Layden, 1 tire; T. C. Story, 2 tires;
Shelton White, 1 tire; Claud Wil
liams, 2 tires, and H. C. Sullivan,
Truck Type W. C. Morgan, 2; D.
R. Trueblood, 2 tires and 2 tubes;
Major-Loomis, 2 tires and 2 tubes
W. S. Evans, tire and tube, and W.
L. White, tire and tube.
Hertford Lions Club
To Observe Annual
Ladies' Night May 12
The Hertford Lions Club will ob
serve their anniversary and Ladies'
mgnt next rriaay, May 12, with a
gala event to be held at 7:30 o'clock,
at the Methodist Church.
Wade Marr, of Elizabeth City, well
known after dinner speaker, has been
secured to deliver the talk for the
occasion and the program committee
promises an evening of entertainment
for the lions and their guests.
Members of Lions Clubs through
out the Albemarle have been invited
to join with the local club in cele
brating the anniversary and a large
number of out-of-town guests is ex
pected. Charles M. Williford is president
of the local dub, and G. C. Buck,
Herbert Nixon, Archie T, Layden,
Charles .Skinner and Clinton Ely
compose the committee in charge of
the Ladies' Night party next week.
CIRCLE NO. TWO TO MEET
Circle No. Two of the Woman's
Missionary Society of the Hertford
Baptist Church will meet Monday
evening, May 8th, at 8 o'clock, at the
home of Mrs. J. A. Holdren.
CIRCLE NO. THREE TO MEET
Circle No. Three of the Woman's
Missionary Society of the Hertford
Baptist Church will meet Monday
evening, May. 8th, at 8 o'clock; at the
home of : Mrs. C R. Holmes. AH
members are urged to be present.
CIRCLE NO. FOUR TO MEET
Circle No. Four of the Woman's
Missionary Society of the Hertford
Baptist Church will meet on Monday
evening, May 8th, at 8 o'clock, at the
home 01 Mrs. Mark Gregory. AB
members are urged to be present - '
Orders Review Of All
Registrants Now 4-F
Call For Negroes For
Filled This Week
The Perquimans County Draft
Board has received a memorandum
calling lor the review and reclassifi
cation of all registrants now in 4-K,
Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk of the
Board, stated this week. The pur
pose of the review will be to deter
mine whether or not some of the
registrants now classed in 4-F are
physically fit for military service;
and to reclassify those unfit for ser
vice, and who are contributing to the
war effort into classifications such
as 2-A, 2-B and 2-C.
This action will probably mean that
local boards may discover some men
previously classified in 4-F who have
overcome the disqualifying defects
and who might be eligible for induc
tion into the Army or Navy. It will
also mean a new classification for
many men who are now working at
jobs listed as contributing to the war
Mrs. Sumner stated that 21 Colored
registrants have been ordered to re
port at the local office for a trip to
Fort Bragg for pre-induction exami
nations this week. The call is for 15
registrants, but the following were
ordered to report at the local Board
John Coker, Milton Harvey, Floyd
Jennings, Fernando Burke, Booker T.
Coston, Andrew Overton, Lee Nixon,
Edward Simmons, Jimmy Melton,
Wiley Welch, James White, George
Jordan, Jessie Purvis, Alphonso Tay
lor, Willie Moore, Roy Sutton, James
Brickhouse, Edward Jennings, Sam
Walton, Joseph Elliott and Herbert
Brown. ... '
A call for pre-induction examina
tion for 'A4 white registrants has
also been received and these men will
be ordered to report on May 17. A
list of these men will be published
next week. No calls for induction of
men who have passed their pre-in
duction examinations is on file at
this time, but Mrs. Sumner stated
one is expected momentarily.
Preliminary plans are being worked
out for carrying on the job of aiding
returned veterans to locate employ
ment and when men are discharged
from service and find difficulty in
locating employment, they should
contact the local board and also the
office, of the-- U. S. Employment
State Convention In
Little interest was shown in the
Democratic County convention held
in the Courthouse last Saturday af
ternoon. However, a few of the old
reliables finally assembled and a
meeting was conducted.
C. P. Morris was re-elected as
chairman of the executive committee,
and Mrs. E. M. Perry was chosen as
vice-chairman. B. C. Berry was
The convention named Charles
Whedbee, C. P. Morris, J. E. Wins
low, B. C. Berry, E. M. Perry, J. W.
Ward, Charles Johnson, W. T.
Eason, Dr. E. S. White, A. R. Wins
low and A. W. Hefren as delegates to
the State convention, which was held
in Raleigh yesterday.
The delegates chosen were sent to
the State convention uninstructed, as
no resolutions of endorsement were
passed at the meeting last week.
Predictions from Raleigh indicate
that the IState convention will instruct
the delegates chosen for the national
convention in July to cast their votes
for Governor J. M. B rough ton as a
nominee for vice-president.
WM. PAUL STALLING POST
TO MEET FRIDAY NIGHT
The Wm. Paul Stallings Post of the
American Legion will meet Friday
evening at 8 o'clock, in the Agricul
ture Building. All members are es
pecially urged to be present
Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie McPherson
announce the birth of an 8 -pound
daughter, Judith Kay, born on May
1st Mother and baby are doing
nicely. Mrs. McPherson is the form
er Miss Lucy Hampton.
MASONS MEET TUESDAY
Peroulmans Lodire. No. 108. A. F.
A A. It. will meet Tuesday night at
,8 o'clock.. All visiting Masons are
cordially invited to attend.
LOCAL CHURCHES PLAN DAY OF PRAYER
TO BE OBSERVED ON DATE OF INVASION
Motorists Warned To
Remove Old Licenses
Perquimans County car owners
were issued a warning this week by
Sergeant George I. Dail of the State
Highway Patrol, to remove old 1943
license tags from their cars by May
15, or face arrest.
Sergeant Dail announced that all
patrolmen will issue citations to
court to motorists discovered display
ing old license tags on cars after that
Provisions this year call for only
one tag to be displayed on the rear
of the cars.
PAW Explains Cause
For Temporary Gas
Shortage In Zone
Spring ploughing and planting
later than usual this year because of
wet ground is currently imposing a
peak demand for jrasoline that must
be met before all other civilian re
quirements, the Petroleum Adminis
tration for War warned today.
Shortage of farm help and belated
ploughing have resulted, in some
areas of the Carolinas, in day and
night use of all available tractors.
(During the latter part of April,
tractor fuel requirements of North
Carolina farmers alone has been es
timated by local oil distributors to
run about 240,000 gallons a day.)
The PAW reminded car owners
that this demand by regulation takes
precedence over civilian highway
gasoline needs, and that farmers
presenting valid "R" coupons to dis
tributors and "E" coupons t dealers
are to be supplied immediately after
military and government agency re
quirements have been filled.
Stressing the importance of the
bpnng crops to the whole
gram, the PAW announcement urged
an car owners to cooperate with
dealers and service stations, by giv
ing the farmer first chance at the
available gasoline supply and by re
maining strictly within valid ration
demands. Though it is currently
tifht , the gasoline supply for the
PAW Zone Four (North and South
Carolina) is adequate to meet full
requirements of farmers and legiti
mate rationed demands, except for
some possible temporary local, or
The supply is not sufficient, the
PAW pointed out. to meet an inflated
demand that will inevitably result
from the redemption of counterfeit
coupons and from other black market
Recorder's Court In
Recess; Six Traffic
The Perquimans County Recorder's
Lourt was in recess this week, due
to the absence from town of Prosecu
tor C. R. Holmes.
Judge Charles Johnson, however,
heard a plea of guilty entered by six
traffic violators and permitted each
to submit to court action.
Charlie PhelpB paid a fine of $30
and costs of court for reckless
Herbert White and Ehsha Dillon,
both colored, were taxed with court
costs for driving without a license.
The State took a nol pros in the
case charging James Riddick, colored,
for driving without a license.
H. A. Lane plead guilty to per
mitting his car to be driven without a
license and paid court costs.
Lloyd Lane oaid court costs for
driving without license.
Funeral Friday For
Mrs. Margaret Whedbee
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret
Whidbee, 85, widow of the late E. R.
Whidbee, were conducted last Friday
afternoon at 4 o'clock, at the home
in Woodville. The Rev. W. L. John
son, pastor of the Woodville Baptist
Mrs. Whidbee died at her home in
Woodville on Thursday, April 27,
after a lingering illness.
Surviving are two sons, Elsberry
and Exam Whidbee, of Woodville;
two daughters, Mrs. H. E. Bogue, of
Woodville, and Mrs. J. T. Williams, of
Newland; one step-daughter, Mrs.
John Keaton of Symon Creek; 23
grandchildren and 26 great-grand
The choir of the Woodville Baptist
Church sang "Will the Circle be
Broken," "Does Jesus Care?" and
"The Old Rugged Gross."
interment was made in the family
Church Bells Will Ring
Designating Start of
Following the lead of religious
groups throughout the nation, Hert
ford churches announced today their
plans for holding Prayer Day on the
date of the Allied invasion of Europe,
which is expected to occur soon.
Local church bells will ring for a
period of fifteen minutes, announc
ing that the invasion has started,
and this will be the signal for all
persons of the community to pause
in prayer for the Allied cause.
Those who can, are urged to go to
one of the churches immediately and
join with others in the services.
Local pastors announce that the
churches will remain open during the
entire day for those who wish to en
ter the churches to pray.
Governor Hroughton, this week,
proposed that every citizen of the
State plan now for a period of
prater when the expected invasion
takes place. He commended the ac
tion of the religious groups sponsor
ing the plan, and stated: "The hearts
and minds of a great host of North
Carolinians are in a state of grave
anxiety at this moment. They know
that their sons may shortly be in
the very forefront of the most dan
gerous invasion of modern times.
Inevitably, the casualties will be
heavy. It represents one of the
solemn moments of our State and
The Governor urged that every
person turn aside from usual duties
of the moment and join in the church
es for prayerful observance of the
The date of the invasion is un
known, but it has been announced
that General Eisenhower will flash
the news to the world when the event
starts. No doubt the radios will im
mediately announce the news, but lo
cally, it will be learned by the ring
ing of the church bells.
Uim In Ul
Plan Work Goals
A. Houston Edwards, FSA Super
visor for Perquimans, Chowan and
Gates Counties, and Miss Patricia
L. Stephens, Secretary for the Unit,
met with Farm Security Administra
tion Supervisors and Secretaries from
seven other Northeastern counties
Northampton, Hertford, Martin, Ber
tie, Camden, Currituck and Pasquo
tank on Tuesday, May 2, for the
purpose of clarifying farm manage
ment problems and office procedure
affecting Farm Security Administra
tion families at this time and in the
Ways and means of maintaining
increased food production among
families and to improve present soil
resources at the same time were
given considerable emphasis.
Better organization of work pro
grams already established came in
for about two hours discussion.
J. E. Hull, District Supervisor;
Samuel E. Wilson, Associate District
Supervisor, and Carrie E. Barnes,
Administrative Supervisor, conducted
the discussions during the day.
Mr. Hull expressed his apprecia
tion to the group for the excellent
work it is doing in making it possi
ble, that FSA borrowers in this sec
tion are contributing a substantial
amount to the food production in
creases of FSA families in the
Recent figures show that FSA
families increased sales 1943 over
1942 by 70.9 for hogs; 28.7 for
chickens, and 48.8 for eggs.
County Board Meets
In Routine Session
The Board of County Commission
ers held one of the shortest meetings
of the year on Monday. In fact, no
business was brought to the atten
tion of the Board except routine bills
and reports by county offices, and
these were handled quickly.
William P. Davis Dies
At His Home In Texas
Word has been received here of
the death of William P. Davis, 88.
Mr. Davis died at his home in Texas
on April 20.
He is survived by his widow, who
before her marriage was Sarah E.
Winslow, daughter of the late Samuel
and Mary Ann Winslow, of this