The Roanoke Beacon * * * * * * *and Washington County News ******* Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina, Thursday, April 30, 1942_ ESTABLISHED 1889 MAKE EVERY PAY DAY BOND DAY JCIH THI PAY-ROLL SAVINAS PUN VOLUME LIII—NUMBER 18 OWN OPIjCS James Hilton Simmons, a seven year-old boy of the Frying Pan sec tion in Tyrrell County, was walking around town here Tuesday with a sparrow perched atop his shoulder for more than two hours. He pick ed the bird up on the street and be gan petting it. The bird then refused to leave him. County Game Protector J. T. Terry said this week that the fishing season in inland waters will reopen May 11, after being closed since March 31. Hook and line fishing and casting will be permitted, and a large number of local fishermen are looking forward to the opening of the season. Mrs. Irma Hough, commercial teacher of the Plymouth High School plans to hold classes in typing and shorthand here this summer. Those who are interested in taking the course are asked to meet her at the high school building here Monday morning at 8 o'clock. Joe Nobles said today that dogs would be vaccinated for the prevention of rabies every after noon at 2 o’clock, except Sunday, at the rear of the municipal building. The law requires all dogs to be vaccinated, and last year about 300 were vaccinated here. Mrs. Chlode Gardner, for 14 years an assistant postmistress in Plymouth died last Tuesday at the home of a daughter in Portsmouth, Va. Burial took place Thursday in Suffolk, Va. An aunt of Mrs. W. R. White here, Mrs. Gardner was well known in this section. Ilupert E. West, district game protector of Moyock, was in Ply mouth this week. Mr. West be sides being a game protector is a widely read writer on hunting and fishing, contributing to na tional outdoor sports magazines. He conferred with W. R. Hamp ton while here. Jack House, manager of the House Chevrolet Company, was a visitor at the meeting of the Lions Club last Thursday night, when E. F. Still, member of the rationing board, made a talk on the sugar rationing pro gram that is underway in this coun try. Registration Books Open Saturday for Primary May 30th Will Be Open 3 Saturdays, May 2, 9, 16; May 23rd Is Challenge Day -$ Registrars in the five precincts of Washington County are preparing to have the books open for the registra tion of new citizens during the next three Saturdays, according to Walter W. White, chairman of the county board of elections. Persons expected to register are those who have re cently become citizens of the county or who have reached voting age since the last election. It is explained by the county chair man that registration books will be open for three Saturdays for those not previously registered who desire to vote in the primary May 30 and in the general election in November. The books will be open May 2, 9 and 16 for registration. Challenge day will be May 23, and the primary will be held May 30. Following are the respective pre cinct registrars: Mrs. Hermine Ram sey, Plymouth: W. L. Furbee, We nona; Tom Dillon. Lees Mill; Mrs. Myrl^e A. White, Skinnersville; and J. A. Combs, Scuppernong. A complete new registration was held in 1940 to bring the books up to date at that time, and it is not believed there will be many to reg ister during the next three Satur days. It is not necessary for those who registered in 1940 to register again. -$ Program of Services at Grace Episcopal Church Following is the schedule of serv ices for Grace Episcopal church for Sunday, May 3: Church school, 10 a. m. Morning prayer and sermon at 11 a. m. Evening service, 8 p. m. William B. Daniels, student min ister, will be in charge. 1942 GRADUATING CLASS OF PLYMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL With the exception of Eileen Nestor, who was not present when the above photograph was made, the above presents all the members of the 1942 graduating class of Plymouth School. They are as follows- £™nt row (left to right): ^ulladean Jordan, Carl Bailey, Gleina Ange, Elmo MaV« < class president), Claudia Brat ten, Asa Rogers, Mary Lillian Campbell: second row: Onaleie Dotson, Inez Wade, Margaret Bowen, Caroly Byrd, Velmarine Hopkins, Anna Bowen, Frances Jones, Gladys Bowen. Grace Nobles, Gertrude \\ oollard, Alice Marriner, Genevieve Holbrook; third row: Curtis Ayers, Warren Robbins, Gerard Spraill, Zeb Norman len. Martha McGowan, Elva Allen, Katherine Bratten. Margaret Bateman, Clifford Frymier, Zeb Norman, Felton Magee, Joe VVeede; back row: Wilbur Davenport. John Edwin Rea, Ben Robertson, Pete Browning, John Broun, Leon Dunbar, Douglas Collins, Roy Manning. __ Intensive War Bond Drive Begins Monday 133 Registered as Commercial Sugar Dealers This Week 103 Issued Purchase Certifi cates; Remainder Had Excess on Hand -$ A total of 133 individuals and firms of Washington County registered Tuesday and Wednesday as commer cial sugar dealers and applied for sugar purchase certificates, it was re ported today by W. A. Roebuck, clerk to the county rationing board. Mr. Roebuck said that while there were 133 registered, only 103 were issued purchase certificates. The other 30 registrants had an excess of sugar on hand and were denied purchase certificates for the present. There were 79 registrants in the retail and wholesale group; 29 regis tering in Plymouth, 19 in Roper, and 32 in Creswell. Fifty-four registered in the insti tutional and industrial group, includ ing 34 at Plymouth, 6 at Roper, and 25 in Creswell. There were 13 registrars at the Roper, Plymouth, and Creswell white schools to register those who applied. There was a site administrator at each school, with 2 assistants in Creswell, 3 in Roper, and 5 in Plym outh. Air Raid Wardens I Will Meet May 7ih For Reorganization Will Make Plans for Work In Event Sudden Raid Or Blackout Comes -$ A meeting of the air-raid wardens of Plymouth will be held in the com munity hall here next Thursday night, May 7, for the purpose of re organizing the group and making plans for their work in the event of a sudden air raid or blackout, accord ing to Chief of Police P. W. Brown, chief air raid warden of Washing ton County. The following served as wardens in the test blackout staged here in January: Foye Davenport, C. E. Ayers, Jack Peele, Bill Joyner, Cleve Cratch, W. J. Highsmith, R. L. Tet terton, Tarleton Gardner, Ernest James, E. H. Blatz, Fred Keyes, ‘Slim' James, R. D. West, George Barden, Ed Ayers, Roy Manning, jr„ George Smith, John Brown, W. H. Berry, R. A, Duvall, Joe Mitchell and Elmer Bryan. Mr. Brown urges all of these men to attend the meeting, as it is very important. Important Meeting of County Farm Bureau Will Be Held Tuesday Night L An important meeting will be held by the Washington County Farm Bureau at the agriculture building in Plymouth next Tues day night at 8:30, it was an nounced this week by J. Roy Manning, newly elected president, who urges a large attendance by farmers. Mr. Manning said that the or ganization at present has a larg er membership than at any time in recent years and that the farmers should become interest ed in the organization for their own good. Mr. Manning urge* farmers to . ffiiiate with the Bureau In or der to have a strong organiza tion to look after their interests especially during the war period. He also said that such an or ganization would also be very necessary after the end of the war to protect the agricultural Interests of the nation in the post-war adjustments. The Farm Bureau Federation has been one of the strongest groups in Washington in bring ing influence to bear upon Con gress when the latter is consid ering farm legislation. The larg er the membership becomes the stronger will be its Influence, ac cording to Mr. Manning. Planned to Canvass Every Person With Income in County Enforced Savings May Be Result If Voluntary Plan Fails Plans are rapidly shaping up for the formal launching of the War Bond campaign in Washington Coun ty next Monday, when workers un der the general direction of County Co-Chairmen H. E. Beam, cashier of the Branch Banking & Trust Com pany, and W. L. Garrison, vice presi dent of the State Federation of La bor for the Plymouth district, begin a systematic canvass to the end that every income-earning citizen Is given an opportunity to pledge vol untarily some portion of their income to the regular purchase of War Sav ings Bonds and Stamps. Mr. Garrison and Mr. Beam have already done some work in the mat ter, and it is reported that about 40 per cent of all the employees of the North Carolina Pulp Company have already volunteered to accept a part of their weekly earnings in War Stamps. The Plymouth Box and Panel Company, also a large em ployer, is understood to have a sub stantial number of employees who are buying stamps weekly. Governor J. Melville Broughton, honorary chairman of the campaign in the state, in a proclamation issued this week, designated May 4 to 5 as ' War Bond Week,” and called upon "the full and prompt cooperation of all citizens in signing a voluntary pledge for the purchase of United State savings securities.” Every pledge is conditional upon the signer remaining financially able to make the stated purchases. The success of this plan of raising money for war expenses will govern the de velopment of tax plans in Congress. Local Artist Has Work on Exhibit -$-' Two paintings by W. Frith Win slow, Plymouth artist, are included in the exhibition of paintings, prints and sculptures by natives and resi dents of North Carolina being shown all this week in the State Art Society Galleries of the Raleigh WPA Art Center as a feature of the Raleigh sesnuicentennial observance from Apiil 26 to 30. Mr. Winslow’s works include an oil, “’Grace Church and Its Old Sycamores,” and a water color, "Red Caboose.” Nationally known artists who have work on display include Francois Speight, Hobson Pittman, Donald Mattison, Henry MacMillan, Miss Claire Leighton and Kenneth Ness. The exhibition is considered the most outstanding ever held in this state, and all work being shown was selected by a jury composed of prominent Nor th Carolina art connoisseurs. The exhibition opened Sunday afternoon and will be continued throughout the week. Gallery hours are fiom 9 to 5 daily. Electrician Is Painfully Burned at Local Plant Sidney Smith, electrician at the North Carolina Pulp Company, was seriously burned Monday, when in an undisclosed manner he came in. con tact with a high-powered switch or line while attending to his work at the mill. Painfully burned about the hands and face, Mr. Smith was taken to a Rocky Mount hospital, where he is recovering from iris injuries. Pre liminary treatment was administered by Dr. T. L. Bray. $460 Fines and Costs Collected by Levies In Recorder's Court Many Are Called and Few Acquitted at Last Two Court Sessions -$ Fines and costs imposed on the 27 persons tried in recorder’s court here last Thursday and Tuesday of this week added about $460 to the coffers of the court, it was revealed today by a check of the cases heard dur ing the two days. Recorder W. R. Gaylord and Prose cuting Attorney W. Blount Rodman were very successful in handling the cases, and only one or two of these arraigned were acquitted or got off with a nol prosse. The court is now operating on a cash basis and is very profitable to the county. Proceedings last Thursday follow: Charlie T. Lewis, reckless driving, nol prosse with leave. Marie Mack, larceny. ■ \?ots. James Pitman .assault with deadly weapon, 30 days county farm. Thurslis Simpson and Nath Dixon, assault with deadly weapon. Simpson $25 and costs and Dixon $15 and costs. Ottis Basnight, interfering with an officer, drunk and disorderly, $10 fine and costs. Marion Howard, allowing Sampson Heath to drive his car knowing that Heath did not have driver’s license and was drunk, $5 fine and costs. Sampson Heath, operating an auto while under influence of intoxicants, no driver’s license. $50 fine and costs. Walter Johnnie Hill, operating an automobile while under influence of intoxicants, $50 fine and costs. John Davis drunk and disorderly on the highways, $10 fine and costs. Sam Bell, drunk and disorderly, $10 fine and costs. Merle Cooke, driving an automobile while under the influence of intoxi cants, $50 fine and costs. License to drive revoked. Barney Basnight, violation highway laws, costs. Johnnie Bowen, Violating highway laws, $50 fine and costs. Adnall Holden Noble, violating highway law, not guilty. Joseph Williams, no driver’s license, nol prossed. Proceedings for Tuesday morning: Mathew Simpson, assault, continu ed. W. A. Respass, drunk and disor derly, $5 fin- and costs. Thomas Dewey White, reckless driving, $5 fine and costs. Phillip E. Ayers, violation traffic laws, $50 fine and cosis. Percy Le Monte, drunk and disor derly, $10 fine and costs. Jafus Mc Kinley James, Violation traffic laws, costs. Jimmie James, violating traffic laws, $5 fine and costs. James M. White, violating traffic law, $10 fine and costs. Walter Bennett, drunk and disor derly, $5 fine and costs. Henry Combs, assault with a dead ly weapon, six months on roads. Arthur Roulhac, violating traffic law, $15 fine and costs. Creswell Native' Heads Her Class Mrs. Mabel Elizabeth Reynolds, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Hat field. of Creswell, made an outstand ing record in the class of 59 women who graduated recently from defense classes offered by the Norfolk Divis ion of the College of William and Mary and Virginia Polytechnic Insti tute. Mrs. Reynolds won top honors in the aircraft meu. mith class and received a special award from the instructor. All members of the class, which took preemploymeni uurses in air craft engine mechan, aircraft met alsmith, and general aircraft me chanics, have already entered em ployment at the Nava’* Air Station In Norfolk. Total 916 in County Registered Monday For Possible Service Men Between 45 and 64 Get Names on List; Not To Be Used in Army A total of 916 men were registered in the fourth roundup of men con ducted in Washington County Mon day, in compliance with the provis ions of the amended Selective Ser vice Act, which required men between the ages of 45 and 64. inclusive, who had not previously registered, to re port for listing for possible assign ment to noncombant duty in the war effort. It was said by Clerk S. A. Ward that the men who registered in the fourth national counting held held Monday would be assigned serial num bers as were the men in the first, sec ond and third registration, but, he added a national lottery would not be held immediately, if at all, to as sign registrants order numbers. Since these men are only subject to noncombatant duty, they will prob ably start receiving occupational questionnaires within the next few weeks, after those in the third re gistration have received and returned their questionnaires. Mr. Ward said there were 468 per sons to register in Plymouth; 221 in Roper and 227 in Creswell. Tire clerk does not as yet have them divided by races in the files to show what num ber of the registrants are white, and what number colored. There have been a total of 3,238 persons to register in Washington County in the four registrations that have been held within the last 18 months as follows: 1,560 October, 16; 1940; 62 on July 1, 1941; 700 on Feb ruary 16, 1942; and 916 on April 27, 1942. The four registrations affected all men between the ages of 20 and 64. The total number of men in this nation now registered for selective service is reported to be about 45,000, 000. Men in the first three listings are subject to military service but those who registered on Monday are to be assigned only to war industry, home guards, agriculture or other tasks that will aid the war effort. Profits From Legal Whiskey Increase in Past Three Months First Quarter of 1942 Brings Gain of $566 Over Last Quarter of 1941 Net profits of the Plymouth and Creswell legal whiskey stores were $8,819.90 for the quarter ending March 31, 1942, it was learned today from J. R. Campbell, chairman of the Washington County Alcoholic Beverages Control Board. This rep resents a gain of $566.65 over the $8,253.25 profits made in the last quarter of 1941, ending December 31. The profits for the first quarter of this year were allocated as follows: $459.51 set aside as a reserve for law enforcement, including the payment of the salary of L. L. Basnight, spec ial enforcement officers, and others engaged in prosecuting sellers and manufacturers of illegal whiskey; $3,077.63 was paid to the State of North Carolina as taxes; and the re maining $5,657.05 was designated as a surplus, most of which will go to the general fund of the county. Gross sales of whiskey for the quarter amounted to $31,501.65. The stock and sales expense totaled $70, 726.03, leaving the gross progt on all sales at $10,775.62. Operating ex penses of the stores, including sal aries, wages, rent, light, water, heat and supplies, taxes and depreciation amounted to $1,441.51; administra tive costs, including legal advice, per diem for board members, bags, office supplies, insurance and supplies were $514.21, bringing the total expense for the quarter to $1,955.72. Assets of the ABC Board on March 31 were: Cash on hand, $14,902.43; warehouse stock and stock in stores, $12,053.55; furniture and fixtures and other fixed assets bringing the total to $27,088.83. Compliance Check To Be Made Soon Close to a score of community committeemen in Washington Coun ty will begin a training course some time early in May in preparation for measuring farms to see that the farmers have planted within their allotments of the various crops. Last year special compliance work men were employed for this work, and only about 10 were used. Due to the scarcity of labor this year, it was decided to ask the community committeemen of the AAA to devote a portion of their time to this work. M. L. Basnight, of Vanceboro, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Basnight here, will again serve as supervisor of the compliance work this year for Wash ington, Tyrrell and Hyde Counties. He will instruct the committeemen in their duties and will come back from time to time to check on the work being done. Sugar Ration Books Will Be Issued Next Week To Individuals Important Meet of Scouts Tomorrow An important meeting of the Boy Scout troop of Plymouth will be held at 8 o'clock Friday night in the scout room in the base men of the courthouse, with A1 Hodges, assistant scout executive, present, according to Scoutmas ter B. E. Hodges. >Ir. Hodges said that the roll of members would be checked and brought up to date. Mem bership cards will be issued to registered scouts. New scouts are urged to see Mr. Taylor between now and the time for the meet ing and to be present tomorrow night. Occupalion ‘Queries Being Mailed Men In 3rd Registration First Batch of 50 Go Out To Men Who Registered February 16 Occupational questionnaires have been received here and this week the first batch was mailed to about 50 men between 20 and 44 years of age who registered for Selective Service on February 16, according to infor mation from Clerk S. A. Ward of the local board. The questionnaires will be mailed at first ohly to those in the third re gistration, but within a few weeks, after all those who registered on Feb ruary 16 have received, filled out and returned the questionnaires, some of them will be mailed to those who re gistered last Monday in the fourth registration. It is pointed out by Mr. Ward that ithe questionnaires must be fili*. on; and returned to the Selective Service Board within 10 days after they are received by the registrants. Handled jointly by the United States Employment Service and the Selective Service System, the ques tionnaires ask for information about each registrant’s present job, his edu cation, and also asks him to indicate the kind of work for which he con siders himself best fitted, whether or not he is presently employed at such work. In addition, the questionnaire contains a list of 228 different occu pations which are important to war industries. Registrants are to check any of these in which they have had trt ning or experience and indicate those for which they are best fitted. Applicants needing help in fillling out their questionnaire are advised to ask for such assistant from their em ployer, labor union, any office of the United States Employment Service, or from a member of the Selective Service Local Advisory Board of Re gistrants. No fee is to be charged for this service. The local selective service board will keep one part of the question naire and send the other identical part to the United States Employment Service office at Williamston. Ship Sails Before Mother Has Chance To Visit Son -.« Mrs. Maggie Swain, of Plymouth, was disappointed recently when she went to Norfolk to visit her son, Ray, who is in the U. S. Navy, only to find that his ship had sailed at 10:30 a. m., while she was looking for him. Mr. Swain had written his mother that he would be in Norfolk and would try to obtain leave to come to Plymouth, although he did not know how long his ship would be in port. Mrs. Swain was assisted at the V. M. C. A. and at several recrea tional halls in her efforts to locate tier son, but when she reached the Naval Base she found that the ship had already sailed. Registration Will Be Held at Schools for 4 Days, May 4,5,6,7 Applicants Urged To Bring Certain Specific Infor mation Required Applicants for rationing books next Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. May 4, 5, 6 and 7, were cautioned today by W. A. Roebuck, clerk to the Washington County Ra tioning Board, to come prepared with the full information required by the application blank. A fac-simile of the application is published on an other page in this paper, and those who apply for rationing books are advised to study it closely and be ready to answer the questions asked. The registration for sugar ration ing books next week will be held in every schoolhouse of the county. White people will apply to the white schools and colored people at the colored schools. Mr. Roebuck said that approximately 150 registrars will be on duty Monday, Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday to fill out the application blanks and issue the ration books. The hours for making application are from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. It is estimated that about 12 to 15 minutes will be required to reg ister each person or family group, and it is planned to have a registrar for each 80 persons registering. The principals of the various schools have organized and instructed the regis trars in their duties. Only one member of each family may register for the entire family unit, but he or she must be 18 years of age or over and must have infor mation regarding the other members of the family. Ration books will not be issued until all the information is furnished, it was made clear. Indi viduals who live in boarding houses or hotels must apply in person for their books. , Following is the info* wtana must be furnished at' tile lim<. :f registration: f 1 > A list of the members of the family and their exact names. (2) An exact description of each member of the family unit, including height, weight, color of eyes, color of hair, age and sex. (3) The exact relationship of each member of the family unit to the person who is registering for the family unit. (4) It is necessary to know to the pound how much sugar is in posses sion of the household. The amount of sugar will be divided by the num ber of people in the family unit and stamps torn out by the registrar for all sugar in excess of 2 pounds per person. If more than four stamps have to be removed, issuance of the book will be held up until later. A family unit is defined by the Office of Price Administration as "a group of two or more individuals, consisting of all persons who are liv ing together in the same household who are related by blood or marri age.” At the present time it is planned to ration sugar at the rate of one-half pound per person per week. Each 1 pound of sugar for use over a two week period. The stamps are num bered and must be used within the two-week period specified or they are void. Hence stamp No. 1 must be used to buy sugar during the first two weeks after issuance, after which stamp No. 2 will be required for the next two wreeks, and so on. Roper Music Class Will Be On Radio Saturday The radio station at Elizabeth City has invited a group of students from the music class of Ethel Griffiths Hopkins at Roper to present a pro gram Saturday, May 2, at 3:30 p. m. The group who will broadcast in clude Mae Jo Walker, pianist; David Johnston, baritone; A1 Hooker, tenor and Ethel Hopkins, violinist. Men in Military Service Entitled To Absentee Vote in May 30 Primaries Men in the military service of the United States will be permit ted to vote absentee ballots in the May 30 primary, according to Walter W. White, chairman of the Washington County Board of Elections. No others may cast absentee votes in the primaries, although such votes are permit ted in general elections the same us in former years. Mr. White said "Any qualified voter is entitled to vote in the primary of any political party who, on the date of such pri mary, is in the military, naval or other armed forces of the Unit ed States, may vote in the pri mary of the party of his affilia tion." Application may be made to him by the voter’s wife, broth er, sister, parent or child for an official primary ballot, the ap plication to show the precinct in which the applicant is registered and entitled to vote, and the company or other military unit of which the applicant is a member. As soon as possible after the application is received, Mr. White said, an official ballot will be sent to the designated party, and It is urged that applications be made immediately so as to pro vide ample time for the ballots to clear the mail before the pri mary on May 30, 1942. Mr. White lives on Highway No. 64, in the Skinnersville sec tion, and his address Is Route 1, Roper.