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The Perquimans weekly. (Hertford, Perquimans Co., N.C.) 1934-current, July 26, 1946, Image 1

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F " U ft M 1 - - " :-' ; i, . . "-W, sssr. isUs -N,, IJPAPEpEyOTED! TO THE UPBUiLDINGOF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY lumeXIII.Number29-v " y Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. - Friday, July 26, 1946. . $1.50 Per Year, EEKLY 1 t ' ' u .1' ' 1 1)1 LAfTB MODELS IN bJlDAR EQUIPMENT Utt, modified SCR 684 nti-ircraft radar set and a iitomtie plotting board. This it U capabla of automatically tracldnj: and plotting a flight o aircraft in a precis manner. Fighter and medium bomber aircraft without airborne radar equipment can be tracked and controlled to the target and given the bomb release point during inclement weather. Bight, ia "anowplow? radar antenna installed by a Ninth Air Force unit in France. Complete equipment weighs 68 tons, but it doea not require special handling because the heaviest component weighs only 600 pounds. - , TIIIS WEEK'S HEADLINES -Working rapidly in order thai it might adjourn by next week, the Sen ate this week approved the G ter minal leave pay Jill, which provides for the payment of between two and three billions of dollars to Gl'g who did not receiya all the furloughs due ' while on active service. The bill calls fottBe GI'b ta be paid in government bofioaj whkh wiH: mature in five year. Each ,.service man wiU receive pay for leave, at, Jthe rate of 2H days per :''SeiaW' ComWttee investigatr , moMvesriHunit heffc" hearing thiaf week after Con gasman May of Kentucky reported he was too busy to answer a sub poena to testify before the group. May, according to the testimony giv ?h before the committee, is involved n; the transaction. The committee tated the recess was voted when May efused to appear and the hearing ffill not resume until the Congress man indicates a willingness to appear before the group. The second atom bomb test at Bi kini was held Wednesday when the Navy exploded a bomb under water ia an attempt to discover the effect these bombs have on ships and Bub marines when detonated under the surface. The bomb used Wednesday was the fifth everTexploderf and re ports on the test will be announced by the Navy, as was the results ob tained when the first test was held about a month ago. No planes were used In the test this week. . The bomb was attached to ft float near a group of subs which were the chief targets for this test . Trouble arose again in Jerusalem this week when terrorists set off" a bomb in a British Army headquarters vhich . blasted the, building and re ulted in 93 persons being killed or ?ported missing.' Tb blast was re irted the w6rk of a group attempt- to disrupt the proceedings of the blishment of Palestine as a state Jewish s inhabitant. Following mbing the group responsible for .st blamed the British for the V stating a warning had been A the building had be&i marked destruction; ':hr:W : ' A justice of tha peace in Camden.' County has been charges in 25 war rants, with- violations of the State's marriage laws.' Ia, connection with the charges against , -the - l justice of the reace, officials say a South MJIls doc- r is involved in the violations by avin'g ; signed certificates without ,ving made proper examinations, l.e action by the authorities f ollowed 11 investigation,of several months, in ' h reports that the Camden men J"' turned South. Mills into a Gretna een.''i';;1X?3.Sr:V Four E'.ares and numerous "'offices a put out of business when fire nyed: the Kramer Building at : -th City last Friday night One t jvorst fires in the city's history, A'l"t was estimated to be be .y'. " CCD tzi''4w9Ca-Ath ' -u' ' i about 10:3!) o'clock and - n ' - j until &!out 2 o'clock s t" : -- r .re under control. T ' V f.L'. erel In tV i ; i j V.aza and aaskt j f t t 1 when callei Boy Scouts Meet Every Wednesday A change in the meeting night for the Hertford troop of Boy Scouts was announced this week 'y Dr. A. B. Bonner, Scout Advisor.; The troop has been meeting on Fri day nights of each week, but hence forth all meetings will be held at the Court House on Wednesday nights. Much interest in Scout work is being shown by the local troop and attend ance is holding up well for summer months. All troop members are urged to note the change in the day for meet ings and to attend. A. '. . 4 . lilt T( Perquimans County's Draft Board has been advised by the State head quarters for Selective Service that under the bill extending the Act to March 31, 1947, the following regula tions were revised to: Provide for the classification, ex amination and forwarding for induc tion registrants 19 through 29 years of age. Occupational deferment is limited I to those registrants who are determ ined by local boards to be indispens able and irreplacable to the national existence, except registrants engaged in farming. Provides for the postponement of induction of only those registrants in high school. This section eliminates deferment for majority of college students. The Board was advised to review the classification of 26 through 29 year old registrants previously found unfit for general military service. It was also advised to reopen and reconsider the classification of all registrants who have not served on active duty overseas or who have not served on active duty for at least six months after September 16, 1940. ' The Perquimans Board, unable to fill its July call for pre-induction ex amination, was advised to be prepared to' fill the September call for induc tion. ' The. draft is expected to call for about 25,000' men during Septem ber. - . ' . -v During the oast week Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk of the Board, reported four veterans had. registered their separation papers 'from the armed forces with the local Board. The men were Jake L White, Jr., white, and James Simpson, William Jones and Millard. Hurdle,, colored. ; i:fi Decislfn niched .' Jt v '-':''l ft: J .Members of the . .Hertford Lions Club failed ::;irsfi;ia;ieeistei- re garding the revival of a County Fair. A. discussion of the' matter was held at the club meeting last Friday night A ' great ...many -. details must be worked out in case the club decides to again sponsor a fair and the mat ter was tabled fojr the time being by the members. '," '1 - ' V j A spokesman for 'the lub stated there was considerable favorable re action to the proposal but the , club desired to consider,, the matter further before reaching a definite decision. The club, in cooperatic with the Wm. Paul Stalling! Tost ) t the Am erican Le-non, has contt-bted with !., CeritTwl Amusewent, Company to rrovL'a a s' w her this fall,' and this 1 'IvU will I s held regardless of the ' ivir. sr" jaflr. --, ,,,5 Hertford Retains Standing At Top Of League Teams Play Camden on Mem orial Field at 8 O'clock Tonight STANDING OF THE CLUBS W L Pet. .17 9 .653 .15 10 .600 13 11 .541 i: 13 .500 ..10 13 .434 .7 19 .269 Hertford 17 Windsor ; Colerain Edenton Elizabeth City - Camden Hertford gained a game and a half lead inr the .. Albffnarle league by downing the Elizabeth City Senators in a one-sided game . 14 to 3, while Edenton was turn ing back Windsor 3-0. Elizabeth City used four pitch ers in an attempt to stop a slug fest started by the Indians in the second inning of the game Wed nesday afternoon but to no avail. Hitting safely 18 times, the In dians converted these hits into 14 runs and the Senators failed , to threaten the local nine. J Young, Reeves, Goodman and Nowell all had a field day at bat. Young hit three triples and No-' well collected a home run. The fielding of the Indians was one of the best exhibitions ever shown by the local club. reunite a set-back suffered at Win dsor last Sunday afternoon when they dropped a 6-4 decision to the Rebels, Hertford Indians continued ai ine w of the Albemarle League this weeK. .On last Friday night the Indians trounced the highly touted Colerain outfit by a one-sided score of 10-1, with Eure going the route as Hert ford's pitcher and Wood doing me receiving. Hertford nicked tne cole rain pitcher for 16 hits and scored in the first, third, sixtn ana sevenm innings. Colerain tallied its lone run in the seventh. T)i team Dlaved in Windsor Sun day and came from behind to tie the score in the ninth inning but Windsor drove another run across the plate in their half of the ninth to win by one run. Hertford hit two Windsor pitch ers for nine safeties while Keeves, pitching for Hertford allowed eight bingles. Windsor scored four runs in the third, then the Indians counted twice in . the sixth and again in the ninth. ' I ' Colerain returned to Hertford for a game Monday night which turned out to be one of. the best games play ad thla season. . The final score was 2-1 for Hertford. Bauer did the twirling for the Indians and struck out 15 Colerain batters, ne auoweu flva hits and walked two. men. Reeves mnA Younir hit for extra bases and. Knwell rot a three bagger. Hertford. scored first in the third, then Cole rain knotted the" count In the lourtn. The Indians counted the wining tolly iptheflfthi ' 5 .'-:" - . Under. chang of rulea, voted by the' league directors last week, each team may employ four hired flayers i aimnlement local talenr and the Hertford :team has secured another pitcher to its staff. ;- ' ... . ; - Th next learue a-ame wiUCbe playt ed on. Memorial field tonight at eight o'clock , when the Indians Camden 'rimB.S'r-ia-i'wv' .ASR3K STAR TO MEET t The Perquimans Chapter of Eastarn Star wi'J meet Monday night. July , at 8 o'cloct. AU.membnrs are urged to be present . - , Congress App roves OPA Bill; President Expected To Sign Measure Places Ban on Foodstuff; Price In creases Here After two weeks of debate, Con gress this week passed a new OPA bill, ahich is expected to be signed by President Truman,, reviving price control until June 30, 1947. OPA leaders told the : President this new bill, while it places a ban on food ceilings for a period of at least 30 days, is a better bill than the one he vetoed. The measurebans the placing of ceilings on meats, poultry, eggs, milk, etc., for at least 30 days. The bilf provides for the creation of a three man control board which will deter mine when various items shall be placed under control or removed from the list. Ceilings will again be placed on rents and manufactured items fol lowing the signing of the bill by the President. Meanwhile the high cost of eating continues to show itself everywhere during the absence of price control. Meat and butter prices still lead the inflation parade but according to re ports many other food items are be ing offered at increased prices over ceilings established by the OPA. Beef and pork offered for sale in Hertford this week showed an in crease in price over last week, and one local dealer stated he expected the price on meat to reach even high er levels before dropping off because of the supply and demand. Both of these meat items have increased, not because local dealers are attempting to profit, but because higher prices have been paid for hogs and cattle during the past three weeks than at any time in the last 20 years, thus the increased prices at the stock yards reflect in the retail prices. But ter prices have already declined here in Hertford as well as elsewhere from a high of SO cents. Some localities report butter now selling at 65 cents per pound. Clothing prices are remaining steady. No increases have been re ported, although some items are be ing received by retailers at increased costs allowed by OPA last month. The effect the revival of OPA will have on the supply of items will re main to be seen. Some opponents of OPA claim the revival will bring back all types of shortages, while the measure's sponsors claim otherwise. New Case Worker In Welfare Department Miss Grace Knowles, superinten dent of the Perquimans Welfare De partment, announced this week the appointment by the State Merit Board of Miss Davey Joe Lumbston of Ahos kie as case worker for the local de partment. The new member of the department began her duties here on Monday. She is a graduate of Womans College at Greensboro and holds a degree in Sociology. , . While a student at WCUNC Miss Lumbston was active in student ac tivities. She practiced case work in the Public Welfare Department in Greensboro for three months prior to receiving the appointment here. Revival Services At Bagley Swamp Church A series of revival services will be conducted at the Bagley Swamp Church beginning August 1 and con tinuing through August 11, it was announced by the church pastor to day. The Rev. 0. Frederick Pertolet, musician and . evangelist, will deliyer sermons daily at 8 P. M. Three ser vices will be held on Sunday, August 4, at 11 A. M., 2:30 and 7:45 P. M. Change Made In Hertford Police Mayor V. " N. Darden announced Tuesday the resignation of J. A. Per ry from the Hertford Police Depart ment and the appointment of T. N. Miller to fill the vacancy. Mr. Perty resigned to take an ex tended vacation in the western part of the State : Mayor Darden stated the vacancy in the Street Department, caused by the naming of Miller to the police force,' wilt not be filled at the present time, . .-, BffiTH ANNOUNCEMENT ' s " Mr. and Mrs. Fenton Butler of Portland, Oregon, announce the birth of a daughter born .Sunday, July 21. Youth Fellowship Meeting Thursday The Chowan-Perquimans Sub-Dip- trict of the Methodist Youth Fellow ship is scheduled to meet Thursday night, August 1, at the Hertford Methodist Church. Young people of the two counties and their friends are invited' to attend. The Hertford group as host is to be in charge of the program. Howard Pitt of Hert ford, who was elected president of the Sub-District at the last meeting, is expected to preside over the busi ness session, Durwood Barber of Winfall was elected vice-president; Elizabeth Byrum of the Anderson section, secretary, and Rosa Asbell of Edenton, treasurer. OPA Rental Office Still Operating In This Community Tenants Requested to -Report Infraction of Rent Rules Although rent control in this sec tion expired with OPA on July 1, the area rent-control office, maintained at Elizabeth City under the direction of C. R. Holmes, is remaining open and keeping an unofficial eye on things, it was reported this week. This is being done (vith the expectation that rent control will be reestablished by Congress, very likely within this week, regardless of what happens to the remainder of price control. Mr. Holmes told this newspaper his office was requesting all tenants to make a report of any attempt at eviction or increases in rent rates. He stated he had heard of very few increases here. Mr. Holmes stated that his office would like to be notified of rent in creases, although nothing can be done about them at this time. The com plaints will be kept on file for possi ble action if rent control is reestab lished, it is indicated. Just what ac tion can be taken will depend on the nature of any legislation passed by Congress. During recent debates on 01' A in Congress, all factions seem to be agreed that extension of rent con trol will be necessary for another year or longer. In the event general price control is killed, it is believed a special act will be passed provid ing for rent control in some form. Eight Injured In Three Car Accident Eight persons were injured, one seriously, in a wreck involving three cars, which occurred about 2 miles from Hertford on the Edenton high way at 12:5(1 o'clock Sunday morn ing. According to police officers who in vestigated the accident Claude Byrd, his wife and son-in-law were the oc cupants of a car traveling toward Hertford and met, head on, with a 1941 Mercury in the curve in front f Milton Dail's home. The Mercury contained four passengers, from New York, enroute to Florida. The fronts of the cars were demolished. A third car, driven by a Negro, whose name could not -be learned, crashed into the back of the Mercury, causing ad ditional damage to that car. The cause of the accident and ex tent of injuries, excepting Byrd, had not been determined. Byrd was taken to the Albemarle Hospital for treat ment, where it was reported he suf fered internal injuries. Children's Program At Bethany Church A Children's Day program is sche: duled to be held at Bethany Metho dist Church near Belvidere Sunday afternoon, July 28, beginning at 3 o'clock, following a vacation Bible school which is in progress this week. The Bible school opened Monday af ternoon with an enrollment of 46. The enrollment was expected to in crease during the week. Rotarians Meeting ' At Municipal Plant The Hertford Rotary Club is meet ing at the Town's municipal plant every Tuesday night, pending the lo cation of a permanent meeting place. In lieu of the regular dinners, usu ally served at Rotary meetings, the club members are holding steak and fish fries.1 ,., .. The club membership has been di vided into five teams, with each team playing host to b other members ones each, week, providing for the ar rangements. . Youth Bound Over To Superior Court By Recorder's Judge Seven Warrants Include Charges of Breaking, Entering and Larceny Johnnfe Myers, 14 year old escapee from a State Training School, was taken into custody by Deputy Sheriff M. G. Owens on Sunday morning and is being held for trial in Superior Court, charged in seven warrants for breaking and entering, larceny and carrying concealed weapons. The youth was committed to the training school last October after ad mitting to entering several homes in the Beech Springs section and steal ing approximately 1300 dollars, most of which was recovered by officers at that time. He escaped from the training school several days ago and returned to Hertford. On last Friday night, ac cording to a statement he made to Deputy Sheriff Owens, he stole a bicycle at Memorial Field, while a baseball game was in progress and rode this to Moody Mathews' service station. He entered this store and took some cigarettes, cigars, candy, chewing gum and some pennies. Leaving the service station he rode to the Kelly White home, now under construction and stayed there all night and most of Saturday. Satur day evening he went to the home of his mother and entered the house by cutting a screen Window. There he obtained a revolver and started out again on house breaking. He was frightened away from the home of Anderson Layden and spent the night in a corn field. On Sunday he entered the homes of Carson How ell and Wayland Howell. At the lat ter he took $22 in money, then went to Mr. Howell's sister's home. When taken into custody by Mr. Owens, the youth had the revolver, $H4 in 'money, two watches, two house keys and a pocket knife. Appearing in Recorder's Court here Tuesday morning he waivered a pre liminary hearing and Judge Charlep E. Johnson ordered him held for trial at the October term of Superior court. Four other cases were disposed of by the Recorder's judge at this week's session of the court. Johnnie God rey was ordered to pay the costs of court on a charge of driving with in sufficient brakes. Hayward Riddick was fined $5 and costs for driving with insufficient brakes. George Overton, Negro, was fined $5 and costs on a similar charge. Court charges were assessed against Charlie White, Negro, who had charged Boone Stepney, Negro, with assault. Heavy Rain Tuesday Adds More Damage To Crops In County A small-sized cloudburst, which hit Peniuimans County Tuesday evening about six o'clock, during which more than one inch of water fell from the skies, caused further damage to the crops here, according to L. W. Ander son, County Agent. The crop outlook, none too good due to inclement weather of the past two months, appeared even darker after the storm Tuesday. Belief is that the rain will all but ruin the current pea nut crop despite some excellent work accomplished in most fields during the past week. Cotton production in the county is expected to be the smallest in years. Many producers had to replant-their cotton early in the spring and the second planting has proved disap pointing in most cases. Some farm ers have plowed up this second plant ing and are using the fields for an other crop in an effort to make a yield this year. The aounty production for all crops is reported as 'spotty. Some sections of the county have had less rain this season than others,' and in these areas some fields look from fair to good. Mr. Anderson stated that on farms having good drainage systems crops are looking better than on those farms with poor drainage. FIREMEN CALLED OUT Hertford's Fire Department was called out Tuesday morning when an oil cook stove blazed up in the home of Cliff Banks on Railroad Avenue., I causing slight damage. The blaxe ' .was quickly extinguished by the flre Imen. : 1 ' 'I t '4 '.9,

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