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PERDEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING; OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
.Irnne XI, Number 41.
;:n On Saturday
bsentee Ballot Is Now
Available Public Urg-;r-ed
to Vote : - v
Registration books for the Novem
e.r election'will b'eveaen Saturday,
October. 14, rand will remain open, for
three weeks -prior to election day, the
fourth Saturday, November 4, beinjr
challenge day, it was announced this
week. by. I N. Hollowell, chairman
of the Perquimans Board of Elections,
New residents of Hertford and the
county .are reminded that if they
registered for the primary election
" held in May of this year,' it will not
be necessary for them to register
again for the general election. To be
eligibly for registration and voting
one must have lived, in the State for
on year, and in the precinct in which
,. he- or, she 'wishes to .vote for four
months. . -Registration
and noting places will
v be the same as thef' were during the
- May primaiy,' at the Courthouse in
. Hertford, Community House at Bel
videre, Community House at New
Hope, Winslow's Store at Winfall,
j Hobbs' Store at Bethel, and Baker's
Store at Nicanor. : -t
. Chairman Hollowell Stated that a
v sroodlv number of absentee ball
have been sent to service men from
i- ihls county, and that a large number
Jiave returned. He. stated that vot-
ra oi vnis counvy w.. v
;twn absentee ballots for themselves,
may obtain, them at uus time.. He
that absentee voter must have their
ballots notarized ; before-Returning
them to order to j make .their "' vote
aiii4:v!r ' $?iy
The names of the judges and 'jf
S istrars for the general election will
be . made , public next .5 week, - Mr,
. Hollowell said. These wm be : ap-
. pointed thi ,wek by the Board of
irfwxwn .thus far invtha general elec
' tjon but as. election day draws nearer
, the public iis'urged to remember that
. - voting is its dutyand every eligible
- voter is urged to go. to the. polls and
cast his or her ballot' in the election.
. '. American First Army troops cap
tured Aachen, largest German city
yet taken in the drive on Berlin, af-
ter serving the Nazis with aar ultima
tum giving them 24 hours to surren-
; der or accept responsibility for the
destruction of the ancient city. The
Allies, all along the western front,
have continued tKe pressure against
, the German. west wall, and the First
, Army has enlarged its wedge in the
line around the Aachen a re?. .The
. British armies in Holland are slowly
training ' territory "- against .Nazi de-
, fensee, and the." American Third;
Army, under General Patton, ' Is
" gradually, winning, the city of Meta.
Russian troops on ; the Eastern
front have forced a line through the
Baltic States to the Baltic Sea and
- hundreds , of Germans r' are cut' off
from feUeot into Gemany. . Thai
fighting around ., Warsaw has . re-
J . m&ined static during, the- week, but in
the Balkan sector Red forces are
mowing tc Budapest, capital Of Hun
gay. in an effort knofk Hungary
out of the waT.'.,.v.t.-, ' ''
British forces are advancing rapio
ly in Greece, following their invasion
of that territory last week, as tne
Cermans attempt to withdraw f back
into Germany. Little resistance la
rerorted by the British. The Ger-
. i m are leaving Greek collaborating
t oops-to fight a rearguard battle
Ilh tha British, ' .-' ,t .' . ,"
TI.e Ui S. Navy hit hard at the
J. anese again this week, making a
str.ke some 200 miles of the Jap
homeland, and it was reported sink
i --j more than 51) Jap ships and cte
i ;-irg many Jap planes. American
i ' forces are now rrctically-In
co. 1 of the Patau In" ".1 croup.
State College Oub
Held Here October 5
An N. C. State College Club was
organized in Perquimans County, at
a meeting of-a number of State
Alumni held here Thursday night,
October 5, and the following officers
were elected for the CJJub: E. Leigh
Winslow, president; E. M. Perry, vice
president;' G. C. 'Jtock, secretary
treasurer, and A. 8.!,Winslow,- pub
licity. Others present at the meet
ing were F, A. McOoogan, Carroll
Perry and ,H. W.'Pop" Nay lor,
Alumnae secretary fot State College.
The Club will meet each quarter
during the year and its purpose is to
boost the college "and become inter
ested in the welfare of the institution.
All former students of State College
are invited to attend the next meet
ing of the local Club to be held on
Miss Ruth Hollowell
The wedding oi Miss, Ruth Alpine
Hollowell, daughter of1 Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Norman Hollowell, of Hertford,
and Lieut. Frank Burton Stevenson,
Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. Frank B.
Stevenson, of Indiana, Penna., was
i-rA nrtnlwtv 1. in the Hertford
Methodist Church, at five o'clock,
with the Rev. B. C. Reavis perform
ing the ceremony
Mrg R Y Grant 4nd consisted of
M Xwiiignt,, Grand Choeur,"
ua. f a oh
Dawning," swd StBecause" was sung
by I W. Artowsor i Durmg the ser
vfce: "0 Perfect ;Love" was played
softly. The procesaional and reces
sional consisted jif music from Loh
engrin nd Menaelsshon.
Mr. F. T. Johnson nd Mrs. V. N.
Darden wete mistresies of ceremony.
The bride,. wh;; was given in mar
riage by her Mher, yore a wedding
gown rflvorys1lne?satTh fashion-""
ed " with sweetheart neckline. The
tight fitting bodice with midriff was
fastened down the back with tiny,
satin covered buttons, and the long
sleeves ended in points over the
hands. The full hoop skirt terminat
ed' i a train. Her veil of illusion
was finger-tip length, making a be
coming coronet-like arrangement
which was worn over the face. Her
only .ornament was a diamond neck
lace, which was worn by the bride
groom's mother on her wedding day.
She Carried a bouquet of bridal roses,
showered with stephanotis and cen
tered with orchids. ,
.Mrs.'R. L. Hollowell, sister-in-law
of the bride, was matron of honor
and the only attendant. She wore a
dress at dusty rose silk jersey. The
bodice was appliqued in blue crepe
romaine edged with silver and she
wore an arrangement of rose and
blue ostrich plumes in her hand. She
carried a bouquet of long-stemmed,
pale ' lavender chrysanthemums. .
The best Jnan was Dr. Frank B.
Stevenson, father of the "bridegroom.
Ushers were Lieut. Wendell Koazer,
of Indiana, Penna., Lieut. H. E.
Phayer and EnBign Arnold Tubin,
both of Harvey Point.
The flower girls, were Julia Anne
Pat Stokes. They wore
identical,: dresses in powder blue
taffeta and carried nosegays of mix
ed pastel flowers tied with .pale yel
low ribbon. ' They wore tiny wreaths
of yellow flowers in ,their; hair.s
The bride 8 mother; wore a dress pi
.peacock blue, gilt, crepe, y. with gold
trimmings, and black , accesgoiies.,
Her corsage was of lavender orchids.
The bridegroom s momer was attired
in plum silk., velvet and if Jack acces
sories. .Her corsage ' waj also of
lavender orchids. s ; i " s -.
The bride studied at Greensboro
College and also, at 'the. University of
North. Carolina, receiving her AB de
gree in the 'class of 1944, -'
Lieut Stevenson. V attended ,. Kiska
Preg School at Saltsburg, penna., and"
was 'graduated from Washington and
Jefferson College. He Is .a member
v',. (Continued oi Page Six)
Schools To Reopen , i-,'-A
Monday Full Schedule
. Perquimans County schools will re
open Montiay morning, October 16,
on a full-day schedule, afer having
observed "a 10-day, closi, j - period,
during twhieh time stud nts have
been assisting with the harvesting of
crops in this county, ' F. T, Johnson,
county superintendent, announced to
a dry. - V
at . With the advent'- of va'ri weather
etr!y th;s '.veek, " fanners V.rovhout
I . ec" - t re awe to jr ; t..r t or
; i r -it i'j ,nd r h of the
I a ! - t ' i labor
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Hertford, JPerquimaiis County..
For Nev"A' Ration
Books How Ready
Ration Board Urges
Motorists To Mail In
Forms at Once
Application blanks for renewal of
A gasoline books have been receiv
ed at the local ration office, and Mrs.
Helen Davenport, clerk of the OPA
Board, announced Monday these
blanks would be left at all service
stations within the county and urged
Perquimans County motorists to ob
tain, All out and mail these forms
to the local office for renewal of their
basic gas ration.
Upon receipt of the blanks, the lo
cal Board will issue new ration books
which become valid on November 9.
Motorists are reminded that coupon
No. 12 in their present book will be
come void, therefore, they must ap
ply at once for new books. The lo
cal ration office requests motorists to
save time and trouble by mailing in
their applications for new books.
The new application blanks are
easily.nlled out, anij the information
needed is the name of the car own
er, make of car, license number, year
car was made and the total number
of miles registered on the speed
ometer. Mrs. Davenport stated that
hereafter there would be no checking
up tire inspection records, but that
OPA offices wouldcheck car mileage
of all applicants.
Tire certificates were issued to 31
motorists by the Board at its meet
ing last Saturday, and passenger
type certificates were issued: M. T.
Griffin, William Chappell, Mrs. Viola
Nachman, Hollowell Chevrolet Co. 2,
E. E. Twine, Odis Newby, I. C. Butt,
Eleanor Reace, E. L. Brooks, Laura
Overton, Joseph Feltom, Willis Walk
er, Alphonzo Stephney, Maxey iStal
lings, E. D. Murrell, F. O. Mc
Kneely, W. W. Spencer, William
Hollowell, E. E. Payne, Walter No
well, W. R. Blanchard, G. V. Hollo
well, Hubert Dail, J. R. Hendren, W.
A. TruebloooVnd Du AJB. Bonner.
Truck tires' wert issued to, W. G.
Riddick, E. A. Goodman, Jr. 2, Wil
liam Cartwright 2, W. O. Hunter and
46-0 By Indians'
Attack Last Friday
Displaying a powerful driving at
tack, the Perquimans Indians literal
ly smothered the Plymouth High
School football team under an ava
lanche of touchdowns on the local
field last Friday afternoon and won
easily 46 to Ov The Indians opened
up their scoring attack on the first
series of plays, after receiving the
ball on the kick-off, and sparked by
Dan Berry, who crossed the goal Hne
after a 30-yard run around end, the
Indiana were leading 6-0. The try
for' extra point was bad. ,
Joe Nowell,'" suffering from a cold
and unable to play throughout the
game, tallied three of the Indian
touchdowns. Edward Mayes tallied
one, and George Wood, fullback, got
one. Berry, scored twice.
'. Coach Max Campbell started
Holmes and Chester Winslow at ends,
Tom Perry anS Bill Murray at tack
les, Symons and Elliott at. guards,
Wijson at center, Mayes, Berry,
Nowell and Wood in the backfield,
i and later substituted Boyce, Sawyer,
Jackson. Pitt, " Hunter, C. Wihslow
and. Bngughtonv into the game,
The Indians; played a fast,- aggres
sive game throughout the four quar
ters and whilrf the line this year is
composed, mostly of new boys, their
showing in the game was outstand
ing.. 'They made openings in the
Plymouth defense which permitted
the backfield11' to overwhelm Ply
mouth in the 'scoring department.
The Indians. tallied 19 points dur
ing the fir8t! quarter; seven in the
second period; seven in the third a -13
in the last quarter. One point
scored in trie for extra point after
touchdowns were made by Nowell,
Mayes, Wood and Hunter. ,
. The Indians' will meet their ancient
rivals, the Edenton Aces, ht a game
on the Hertford field this afternoon
at 2:30, and .Coach .Campbell, has
been stressing' pass defense in prac
tice this week, as Edenton is ex
pected to feature passing as their best
offense in thef game today.
JOHN PITT INJURED" "
AT OAK RJTSr; TENN. - a' -John
Pitt suffered a broken knee
c wh;!e at vork last Friday at Oak
r -, Tenn. Ke is at the Oak P.ldjre
1 1 & i renorted getw.ig along
i ,, i i , ,, -t
North Carolina rriday,
Tovn Board Adopts
Fiscal Year Budget
Revenue From Town's
Departments Show a
j Yearly Increase
Adopting a budget for the present
fiscal yeur and officially setting the
1944 tax rate at $1.10 per hundred
dollar valuation was passed on by
the Board of Commissioners for the
Town of Hertford, at a meeting held
The budget was outlined and dis
cussed, following a review of the
annual audit of the Town's financial
condition by J. W. Williams of the
Williams and Wall firm, who audit
the town's boks. The audit showed
that the town's revenue increased
sharply (luring the past year and, at
the same time, due to this increased
revenue, it was necessary to increase
the expenditures over the amount
called for in the 1943 budget to main
tain full operation of the Town's
utility departments. It was shown
that the over-expenditure in the bud
get was by no means out of line with
the increased revenue. A condensed
report of the toiwn's financial condi
tion appears elsewhere in this issue.
In commenting upon the auditing
' of the books, the auditors made puo-
lic a letter written to the Surety
Company holding the bond of W. G.
Newby, Town Clerk, in which they
stated: "It is our opinion that all
coller.tiwns have been properly
handled,." They commended Mr.
Newby for the manner in which he
carries out the duties of the office.
According to the audit, the Town
had a surplus of $12,850 at the close
of business on June 30, which was
the date ending the last fiscal year.
The Light, Water and Ice Depart
ments showed a large increase fn
business during 1943 over the pre
vious year, and the net profits from
the first two items were largely re
sponsible ffir the year's surplus. The
ice business, while it increased in
volumttdid Jiot show, a, corresponding
percentage of profit due to the fact
that the Town was forced to buy
considerable ice at retail in order to
supply local needs. The facilities of
the local ice plant are too small to
manufacture the amount needed to
supply the demand.
School Lunch Room
By PTA Executives
Members of the executive commit- j
tee of the Parent-Teacher Association
for Hertford Grammar bchool were
entertained at a luncheon last Friday
afternoon by Mrs. C. R. Holmes,
president of the Hertford P. T. A.
Those attending were: Mrs. J. E.
Winslow, district chairman; Mr. and
Mrs. F. T; Johnson; Mrs. T. P.
Brinn, vice president; Mrs. Ben
Thatch, secretary, and Mrs. Edgar
Morris, treasurer; Miss Mary Sum
ner, chairman membership commit
tee; Mrs. L. .C. Winslow, hospitality
committee; Mrs. Corbin Dozier, puo
licity; Mrs. Elmer Proctor, publica
tions; Mrs. B. G. Koonce, music;
Mrs. Thad C. Chappell, pre-school
clipics and summer round-up; Mrs. J.
H. Towe, finance, and Mrs. Silas
Following the luncheon, the com
mittee held an informal round-table
business session and discussed reor
ganization of the school lunch room,
and the renovating of the lunch room
to meet specifications for federal as
sistance in maintaining the program.
The committee made plans for the
purchase of new equipment to be Installed-
to bring the room up to these
specifications, and announced that
the lunch room will be opened ana
i continued on rage Six
John T. Wood Died
At Richmond Tuesday
John. T. Wood, prominent resident
of Route Three,' Hertford, died at the
home ,'. of his daughter, Mrs. J. S.
Spivey. in Richmond, Va., Tuesday
A native of this county, Mr. Wood
was visiting with; his daughter at the
time of his death.1 . ...,. v,
Surviving besides Mrs. Spivey, are
two sons, Elmer Wood of Perquimans
and .Jesse Wood' of Tennessee; two
step-sons, . Jim . Britt , and - Skinner
Bntt of Avington, 1 va, two step
daughters, , Mrs. Mary Keaton and
Mrs. Eddie Goodwin of (his county
and one sister, . Mrs.' Jim Turtle d
Norfolk, i , - - r4 -..
The body was moved, te the Lynch
Funeral Home - pending funeral ar-
ranjements. , l;: ,,
At Meeting Monday
October 13, 1944.
C. R. Holmes Named As
t or This District
K. Holmes, Hertford attorney,
has been named as Area Rent Repre
sentative for this district for the of
fice of the Ol'A Rental Control, ac
cording to an announcement made
last Friday by the District office In
Mi. Holmes will fill the vacancy
created by the resignation of Thomas
Markham, and will maintain offices
at Elizabeth City. He will assume
his duties next Monday and, in addi
tion to acting as teat control ad
ministrator, he will also serve as
district rental attorney.
Mr. Holmes stated that while he
is as yet unfamiliar with the routine
of the office, due to some changes
being anticipated, he believes that he
will visit each county in the district
for the convenience of the public, just
as Mr. Markham did, and that an an
nouncement pertaining to the sche
dule will be made soon.
Defendant In Health
Case Given Thirty
Day Road Sentence
Failure to comply with the condi
tions pertaining to his suspended
spritpnrp and tnkp hpftlth trpatnipnt.H
from the Perquimans Health Depart-'
ment cost Archie Ferebee, Negro, 30) Kdgar J. Hill, director of the Hert
days of freedom at this week's term ford ISO, explained to the solicitors
of Recorder's Court. Ferebee was the details of the accounting system
ordered to the roads for 30 days, af-1 used by the L'SO in seeing that the
ter testimony was presented to money allotted L'SO by the National
Judge Charles Johnson showing the War fund is wisely and well spent,
defendant had failed to appear for! Following the speakers at the
treatment for venereal disease, after . meeting last Friday night, each town-
sentence had been suspended upon
condition tnat he did so.
Judge Johnson announced that
there will be no session of Recorder's
Court next week, due to the absence
from town of Prosecutor C. R.
Bernice Woodard, Dennis Welch
and Hen Riddick, all colored, were
found guilty of assault and the court
roedered costs of the case divided be
tween the defendants.
Watt Copeland was taxed with
court costs on a charge of being
i drunk and disorderly.
Florence Garrett, Negro, wa
not guilty of assault.
Lilly Webb, Negro, was found
guilty of being drunk and disorderly I
and was ordered to pay court costs.
George Elliott was assessed costs
of court for being drunk and dis
T. A. Howies, Arthur Zamber and
I Solomon Cherry each entered a plea
of guilty to speeding and each was
fined $10 and court costs.
James Skinner was ordered to pay
the costs of court, after pleading
guilty to being drunk on the streets
Josephus Riddick, Negro was fin
ed $10 and costs for driving without
a license and driving with insufficient
Willie Webb, Negro, plead guilty
to a charge of assault and was fined
$10 and ordered to pay court costs.
George Riddick entered a plea of
guilty to driving drunk and was
fined $75 and court costs.
Ada Cox and Mary Taylor, both
Negroes, were found guilty of mutual
assault and the costs of court were
assessed against the defendants.
Democrats To Hold
District Meet Monday
C. P. Morris, chairman of the
Democratic Executive Committee, an
nounced today that a district meeting
of Democrats would be held at 3
o'clock next Monday afternoon in
Plymouth Court House, and stated an
local Democrats are invited to at
tend. Following the afternoon meeting a
barbecue supper will be served at 6
o'clock for those attending. The lo
cal chairman is hopeful that a large
number of Perquimans Cownty Dem
ocrats can arrange to attend this
No Additional Calls
At Local Draft Board
No additional calls for pre-induc-tion
examinations of men, or calls for
induction have been received yet at
the Perquimans Draft Board office,
Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk " of th
Board, stated this week.
, One call, for nine white men to
report for induction on October 26, is
to be filled this month. The names
of these selectees, Mrs. Sumner said,
will be announced later
; MASONIC MEETING TUESDAY
,i'A regular, meeting et Perquimans
Lodge, NoT'lOS, A. P. A A, M., will
be held In the Court House .Tuesday
nignt at a ectocK. Member ere
urged to attend and visitimr Masons
are cordially invited. , i-'.
Reports From County
War Fund Success
Chairmen of Townships
Urged to Complete
Canvass By Monday
l.arly reports from the solicitors
making a complete canvass of tne
county to raise $4,500 for the i'er-qui..ian.-
I'niteil War i uad campaign
ind.cate that the drive here will be a
success. h,..eer, up to mid-week
insul licient it-ports made it impossi
ble to judge ji.st how quickly the task
can be completed.
The public was urged this week
by J. kmimett V.inslow and the Rev.
II. L. Keavi.-., co-chairmen of ihe
county drive, to give libera lly toward
this fund raising campaign in order
that this county might reach its f;oal
me urgent need for funds for the
Inileii War luiul was explained 10
Hie county solicitors at a supper
1 i , .... . .
1 tenuereu uie group last 1- nday night,
by Chester Morris, chairman for tnis
district. AJr. Morris pointed out the
fact that the"majority of the money
raised by this campaign will he used
to maintain and carry on the work
of the L.SO Clubs throughout the
world in providing a home-away-
lrom-nome tor men of (hp unt.wl
snip chairman held a short
with the solicitors and ontlinu.i n,
work to he done during the drive and
each solicitor was urged to make a
complete house-to-house canvass or
the territory by next Monday. Each
township chairman is asked to make
a full report to the secretary-treasurer,
Julian A. White, not later than
In addition to the slightly more
than $;,8()0 to be raised for the Tint
ed War Fund, the balance of the
$4,f)l() raised here will be allotted to
tiie Hertford Troop of I!oV Scuts Tor
the Troop's program during the year.
Simon F. Stallings
Killed In Action
On September 17th
Simon K. (Hoby) Stallings, hus
band of Mrs. Eva Luton Stallings, of
Winfall, was killed in action in Ger
many on Sunday, September 17, ac
cording to a telegram Mrs. Stallings
received from the War Department
I'rivate Stallings is tiie eleventh
Perquimans County man who has
lost his life while a member of the
armed forces and is the eighth from
this county having been killed in ac
tion in World War II.
He was a member of an Infantry
Division of the United States Army,
having entered service in December,
194M. He has been overseas since
July of this year.
Surviving, besides his wife who
was Miss Eva Luton of Weeksville
prior to her marriage, are one
daughter, Joyce Stallings; his moth
er, Mrs. Eva Stallings, and three sis
ters, Mrs. Will Hall of Wilson, Mrs.
Earl Jackson and Miss Mary Ruth
Stallings of Elizabeth City.
H. B. Sedberry Dies
At Home Of Sister
Henry B. Sedberry, 66, died at the
home of his sister, Mrs. E. H. Can
non, at 6:10 o'clock Wednesday morn
ing after a lingering illness.
A native of Fayetteville, N. C, he
had made his home in Hertford for
about five years and was employed at
the Roberson Drug Store. While re
siding here, Mr. Sedberry made num
erous friends and the community was
shocked at his passing.
Surviving besides his sister, Mrs.
Cannon, are two other sisters, Mrs.
G. L. Hannon of Bridgeport, Conn.,
and Mrs. Annie Nelms of Raleigh,
and one brother, H. M. Sedberry, of
The body was removed tot the
Lynch Funeral Home pending funeral
CENTRAL PTA TO MEET
The Parent-Teacher Association of
Central Grammar School at WinfaU
will hold the October meeting on Oc
tober 1$ at 8:30 P. Mf Mrs. Howard
Hunter, president, asks that all mem
bers attend,- as important business is
to be transacted.