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VOLUME LIII—NUMBER 37 Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina, Thursday, September 10, 1942
J. L. Horne, jr., of Rocky Mount,
and Bill Sharpe, of Raleigh, were
visitors here last Friday. They were
joined by W. R. Hampton and con
tinued on to Manteo and Ocracoke
for a meeting of the Cape Hatteras
Seashore National Park Commission.
Following the meeting they went on
an inspection trip of coastal defense
preparations in the region. Messrs.
Hampton and Horne are members of
the State Board of Conservation and
Luther Warnie Gurkin, jr., enlisted
in the Army Air Forces Tuesday in
Raleigh and expects to enter train
ing to become a pilot officer in the
near future. He was the only mem
ber of a class of 15 volunteers who
was accepted.
Chief J. C Bartel, of the U. S.
Navy recruiting staff, was here
several days last week seeking
Naval volunteers and had good
success, it was stated, signing up
10 or more to take the exami
nation. Several selectees who
were to go to Fort Bragg for pos
sible Army service soon turned
to the Navy in preference.
James Carl Cox, son of J. M. Cox,
who enlisted recently as motor ma
chinist’s mate, second class, is now
at the U. S. Naval Training Station
at Great Lakes, 111. While in recruit
training he will undergo an intensive
course in the fundamentals of sea
manship and naval procedure and
will receive actual training aboard
training vessels on Lake Michigan.
Mrs. Helen D. Morris has accepted
the position of secretary to County
Agent W. V. Hays, succeeding Miss
Ruth Bray, who has gone to Eden
ton to take a position. Mrs. Morris
held this secretarial position for
about six years before leaving about
a year and a half ago to make her
home in Norfolk.
The Washington County Ra
tioning Board had three repre
sentatives at a district confer
ence in Greenville Tuesday. They
were W. L. Whitley, chairman;
A. J. Kiddle, member; and W. A.
Roebuck, clerk. Rationing regu
lations were discussed at length
in an attempt to get more uni
formity In board rulings in the
various counties. The local
board will meet tonight, and
several changes in policy may be
announced next week as a result
of the meeting in Greenville.
J. W. Frederick came to Plymouth
about eight weeks ago from his home
in Richwood, W. Va„ to work for
the North Carolina Pulp Company.
1£« is an experienced pulp a jd paper
mill worker and says he has been
busy almost night and day since ar
riving here. He likes Plymouth so
well that he is planning to buy a
dwelling and bring his family here
to make their home. His son,
Charles, arrived Tuesday and also is
working at the pulp plant.
Letters received from Sergeant Rus
sell Callis of the 898th Engineers
Corps, serving with the armed forces
"somewhere abroad,” report him in
good health and enjoying his work.
His home is in Ahoskie, but he is
well known hi Plymouth having
worked as a salesman for the H. M.
Mitchell Furniture Co. He is a bro
ther of Mrs. Hilton Modlin. He was
inducted into the army about 18
months ago and was stationed at
Fort Jackson before being sent
abroad. While at Fort Jackson he
made 12 on the I. Q. examination,
being one of the highest marks made
there by any of the inducted men.
Capt. Thomas A. Brinkley
Dies Thursday Morning
Capt. Thomas B. Brinkley, retired
Atlantic Coast Line Rati way con
ductor, died last Thursday morning
at the Red Cross Sanatorium in
Wilmington after an illness of sev
eral years. He was 64 years of age.
He had made his home for the last
three years at Kinston. He was with
the Atlantic Coast Line 47 years be
fore illness compelled his retirement.
He is survived by his widow; three
sons, Alfred Brinkley, of Kinston;
William H. Brinkley, of Wilmington
and E. T. Brinkley, of Birmingham,
Ala.; and by two daughters, Mrs. J.
E. Perry, of Las Vegas, Nev. and Mrs.
Pulton Mallory, of Hollywood, Calif.
For several years and until about
four years ago Captain Brinkley
and family made their home in Plym
outh, he then having a run on the
Coast Line out of here. Ill health
took him away and a little later he
was retired. Postmaster John W.
Darden called on him about a year
ago at his home in Kinston, and said
he was then a sick man although
able to be up and about the house.
He had many friends here who
thought highly of him.
All Local Stores Are Requested To
Observe 9 o'Clock Hour lor Opening
At a meeting of members of
the Plymouth Merchants Asso
ciation Tuesday afternoon, the
question of abiding by the 9
o'clock opening hour for stores
in Plymouth was discussed. All
but one expressed themselves fa
vorable to the plan, if all the
merchants would adhere to it.
The only member in opposition to
it was only partially so, explain
ing that he was always late and
that opening at 9 o’clock would
mean that he would open at 9:20
or thereabouts; while if an 8:30
opening hour was fixed he would
surely be open by 9.
It was decided to abide by the
9 o’clock opening hour and to try
to persuade all Plymouth mer
chants, whether members of the
association or not, to observe
that hour. Belief was expressed
that no merchant wished to take
an unfair advantage over others,
but that it was hard for some to
break away from an established
custom. It was explained that
opening at 9 o'clock war time
was equivalent to opening at 8
o’clock “sun time,” which is still
the time being used by many
President E. E. Harrell presid
ed and Secretary H. H. Allen was
at his post.
Surprise Blackout to
Be Called Any Time
One Drafted Han
Fails To Report
William Grover Bell, of Roper,
one of the white selectees noti
fied by the draft board to go
from Washington County with
other selectees last Tuesday to
Fort Bragg to be examined as to
fitness for army service, did not
report with the others from the
Notice of delinquency was sent
to him, and he is allowed sev
eral days in which to report if he
was detained by some cause be
yond his control. His absence
has been reported to the state di
rector of selective service, and
his case will probably be turned
over to the F. B. I„ it was stated.
Annual Meeting of
Local Merchants at
Club Monday Night
Both Members and Non
Members of Association
Urged To Attend
The annual meeting of the Plym
outh Merchants Association will be
held next Monday evening, when the
members will assemble around a ban
quet table and enjoy good food while
they discuss the progress of Plym
outh and how they can contribute
best toward it. All local merchants,
whether or not they are members of
the association, are invited to attend.
Non-members, in fact, are urged to
attend, they being equally inter
ested in Plymouth progress.
H. H. Allen, J. W. Norman and
H. A. Williford are members of a
committee that will report sugges
tions for a campaign to stimulate
trading in Plymouth. Trading has
not stopped, by any means, because
some articles in which trading once
was very active have been taken off
the market due to the materials used
in their manufacture being needed
for machines of war. Trading con
tinues in many essentials this coun
try produces and always needed in
the homes and Plymouth merchants
carry them in stock. Buyers must
be attracted to Plymouth to supple
ment the buyers living in town. The
committee claims no monopoly on
suggestions and will welcome them
from others.
This is not the only subject to be
discussed, but the only one on the
program. An enjoyable evening, a
happy get-together time is antici
The banquet will be served at the
Country Club at 7 o’clock.
Jack Harrison Reports
Safe Landing in Hawaii
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Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Harrison have
received word that their son, Johnnie
Ward (Jack) Harrison, has landed
safely at Pearl Harbor, T. H. He
enlisted for foreign construction work
with the Naval Reserve and this is
the first word received from him since
he sailed from California. He left
here full of enthusiasm for the op
portunity to serve in a line in which
he was sure he could do effective
work, said his mother.
12 of 23 Men Who Went To Fort Bragg
Tuesday Accepted; May Take Others
Twelve of the 23 white men who
left Washington County Tuesday for
Port Bragg successfully passed the
required tests and were inducted into
the army. Six others were held over
until today for further examination
and five were rejected.
The 12 accepted men were immed
iately inducted into the Army of the
United States, placed in the Enlisted
Men’s Reserve, and given 14 days
furlough before reporting at Port
Bragg for duty, They returned to
their homes in the county last night
with W. Ronald Gaylord, of Plym
outh named acting corporal in
charge of the party.
Tire 12 men accepted are: William
Ronald Gaylord, Carl R. Fisher, Wal
ter L. Skittletharpe, Thomas G.
Gardner, William H. Davenport, The
odore R. Haire, Church W. Styons,
James S. Marriner, James M. Hardi
son, Hoyt T. LeFever, Alfred S. John
ston and William E. Craddock.
They are to return to Fort Bragg
Wednesday, September 23
Will Teach Defense
Officials and Public
To Respond Quickly
Readinesss Advised, as Ad
vance Notice Will Not
Be Given in Future
Should the blackout siren, without
previous notice, sound its raucous,
strident cries to disturb the peace
and quiet of a Plymouth evening,
what will be the citizens do? Inter
rupted, perhaps, while coaching the
children in their school lessons for
next day, or in the progress of a
card game, will they look at one an
other and ask the why for the sud
den commotion? If they do, they
will have forgotten the lessons they
should have learned during the re
cent blackout tests. It will be a call
to immediate action in extinguishing
all lights. If out driving, they must
immediaely turn the car to the curb
and cut off the lights. If out walk
ing, they must get to their homes
or some other refuge as quickly as
possible; they must get off the
Surprises are ahead. Thus far all
North Carolina blackouts have been
staged with advance notice, which
was necessary in training both the
Civilian Defense Corps and the pub
lic. But everyone knows that an
enemy does not notify anyone of
their intention to begin bombing, and
to be really prepared the public must
be taught to have an effective black
out without advance warning.
So the next step in the civilian pro
tection program will be surprise
blackouts. Not even the state office
will know when and where they will
be held. The blackout signal will be
flashed from First Fighter Command
headquarters at Mitchell Field, and
if it is meant for the Raleigh dis
trict, it will reach the air-raid warn
ing officer in Raleigh in this form:
"Raleigh blackout and white.” The
“white” will mean there is no danger
imminent—that it is either a test or
that the blackout is being ordered for
strategic reasons.
But whether or not there is im
mediate danger it is the duty of all
citizens to obey. The air-raid war
dens will move quickly to their re
spective stations and carry out prev
ious instructions. Ah- raid auxiliary
patrolmen and firemen will get to
their posts without delay. The com
munity must and will be prepared
for anything that may happen and
many citizens may not know until
after the “All Clear” has been
sounded that no actual danger
threatened them, that the blackout
was merely in the line of prepared
Creswell High Yet
Five Teachers Short
Creswell.—The Creswell high school
began the second week of its fall se
mester with five vacancies in the
teaching staff. The school opened a
week ago with an enrollment of 500
Members of the high school facul
ty are: A. T. Brooks, principal; Mrs.
Josephine Holmes, English; Miss
Janie Mclnnis, mathematics; Miss
Eulah Hudson, history and English;
D. J. Johnson, science; Miss Beulah
White, home economics; A. H. Tuek
er, vocational agriculture.
Teachers of the elementary and
primary grades are: Miss Faison
Charlton, music; Mrs. Mary Arm
strong, Miss Alga R. Vance, Mrs.
Beulah Leeson, Mrs. Flossie Norman,
Mrs. Pearl Van Nopper, Mrs. Mil
dred Hooks and Miss Christine Law
rence. At present Mrs. A. T. Brooks,
Mrs. Magnolia Hoskins and Miss
Elizabeth Peel are substituting in the
7th, 8th and 3rd grades respectively.
Junior Woman’s Club
Meets Monday Night
Members of the Junior Woman’s
Club are to meet next Monday night
in the American Legion Hall here.
It will be the first of the club's fall
meetings and a large attendance is
Labor Day Program
Sponsored by Local
Union Last Monday
Speaking and Barbecue Are
Outstanding Features
Of Occasion
Labor unions in Plymouth cele
brated Labor Day last Monday in gay
and happy manner. It begah with
a parade through the streets of the
town in the morning, continued with
speeches and a barbecue dinner at
Albemarle Beach during the after
noon, and closed with a dance at the
beach pavilion that evening.
Scattered shower during the early
morning threatened the celebration,
but the clouds cleared away before
10 o’clock and the sun shone on the
paraders, led by the high school band.
The band made a splendid appear
ance and played well, notwithstand
ing the absence of several veteran
members who graduated last spring.
Fewer union men than expected
were in the line of march, but it was
explained that many of them had
been working part or all of the night
before and were too tired to turn out
early. The pulp company was rep
resented by a truck to draw atten
tion to the danger of forest fires and
losses caused by them.
Immediately after the parade the
trek to the beach began. J. H. New
kirk, president of Local No. 236, In
ternational Brotherhood of Pulp,
Sulphite and Paper Mill Workers,
asked all going with cars to permit
no vacant seats, but to take with
them those not provided with trans
poration. Consequently, all cars
carried passengers to capacity.
The orators for the day, Joe Boyd,
of High Point, international repre
sentative of the Carpenters’ Union,
and John W. Darden, Plymouth post
master, were at their best. Mr. Boyd
spoke of the purposes and accom
plishments of organized labor, and
Mr. Darden referred to the progress
made by labor as a factor in bring
ing about better conditions, better
understanding and better living. He
touched also on the historical fea
tures of this Eastern North Carolina
coast area, where the celebrants were
The barbecue, served during the
early afternon, was provided by the
labor unions and was enjoyed by the
working men and their families and
by their guests, many Plymouth bus
iness folks and their families.
Business in Plymouth was suspend
ed for the day, all merchants join
ing labor in celebration of the holi
County Library Has
81 New Books for
Use of Its Patrons
Among Them Current Se
lections of National
Book Club
New books to the number of 81
were placed in the Washington
County Public Library during August,
it was announced at the meeting of
the County Library Board, held last
Monday morning in the library at
the courthouse. All members were
present: Mrs. Clarence Ayers, of
Plymouth, chairman: Mrs. W. A.
Blount, of Roper, treasurer of the
literary board; Mrs. Robert Camp
bell, of Plymouth; and Mrs. Clyde
Smithson, of Creswell.
Among the new books are “Cru
sader in Crinoline,” by Forrest Wil
son, the biography which won the
1942 Pulitzer prize; “The Days of
Ophelia,” and “The Raft,” the co
llection of the Book-of-the-Month
Club for September.
“The Seventh Cross,” by Ann
Seghers, the Book-of-the-Month
Club selection for October, has been
Draw Jurors for
Court in October
Jurors for the October term of
superior court were drawn this week
by the Washington County Board of
Commissioners, as follows:
Plymouth: W. H. Peele, Herbert
Waters, Robert Bowen, W. A. Hardi
son, Hugh B. Allen, T. W. Bateman,
E. P. Still, L. S. Styron, L. T. Weede,
J. H. Allen, Joe W. Arps, and T. M.
Lees Mill: W. S. Spruill, W. A. En
rett, Arthur Phelps, B. M. Snell, T.
R. Chesson. E. L. Marriner, O. A.
Chesson, L. R. Davenport, and H. R,
Skinnersville: L. H. Ambrose, C, A.
Alexander, A. M. Chesson.
Scuppemong: W. L. Ambrose, L.
W. Bateman, W. M. Oliver, V. A.
Lassiter, Joe W. Alexander, H. P.
Barnes, Richard E. Davenport, Jo
seph A. Phelps. A. W. Davenport, W.
T. Phelps, James C. Phelps, and L.
H. Davenport.
Woodley's Chapel Revival
Conducted Next Week
Creswell. —The Rev. R. N. Pitts an
nounces that revival services will be
conducted at Woodley’s Chapel next
week, beginning on Monday evening
Fewer Pupils Enrolled
At Schools of County
First Day This Term
Loss of 238 Shown
In Total Enrollment
Compared With 1941
Many Children Being Kept
At Home to Assist in
Crop Harvest
Total enrollment of white children
in Washington County elementary
school grades at the beginning of the
1942-43 school year was 1,285, or 86
more than on the first day of the
school year 1941-42, it was learned
from figures in the office of County
Superintendent H. H. McLean today.
The total number of white children
in high schools was 287, 157 less than
on the first day of school a year ago.
The gain in elementary students
and loss in high schools is largely
due to the the ruling which removed
the eighth grade from the high school
and placed it in the elementary
school. The total number of white
children enrolled in elementary and
high school grades this year is 71
less than on the first day last year.
Total enrollment of negro children
in elementary schools this year was
1,315, being 101 less than last year;
the total number of negro children
enrolled in high schools was 169, a
loss of 66; and the total of negro
children in elementary and high
schools on the first day is 167 less
than on the first day last year.
The total number of white and
colored children in elementary schools
of the county opening day was 2,600,
or 15 less than last year; and the
total number of white and colored
children in high schools was 456, a
loss of 203. The same reason here
tofore mentioned applies, that the
eighth grade has been taken from
the high school and placed in the
elementary school.
The total of white and colored
children opening day this year in
elementary and high schools was 3,
056, or 238 less than last year. Coun
ty Superintendent attributes the loss
to more men being in the service and
more children in rural sections being
kept at home to help harvest crops.
Many of these will probably enroll
Brinson Cox To Become
Aviation Cadet in Navy
J. Brinson Cox, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. B. Cox, of Plymouth, was
last week accepted as a Naval Avia
tion cadet at Atlanta, Ga., and he
expects to leave around November 1
to begin his training in the V-5 class
at the University of North Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Cox already have
two sons in the Navy, Hubert and
Bryan. Both have been in the serv
ice for a number of years and are
petty officers. Upon the successful
completion of the course he has en
tered, Brinson will receive his “wings
of gold” and commissioned as ensign
in the Naval Air Corps.
Interesting Map of
Washington County
Postmaster John W. Darden has
recently come into possession of a
map of Washington County evident
of a big storm in 1796 and 1820.
It was made with care and shows
expert work. Marginal notations tell
of a big stor min 1796 which threw
up a blockade in the Roanoke River,
and the map itself has Roper mark
ed as the county seat, whereas it was
moved to Plymouth in 1820, thus fix
ing the approximate age of the map.
Leave of Absence
Is Given Recorder
For War Duration
Will Hold Court Next Two ,
Weeks Before Entering
Service With Army
Leave of absence from his duties
on the bench of the Washington
County Recorder's Court was grant
ed to W. R. Gaylord Tuesday by the
board of county commissioners. The
leave is from such time as he enters
the armed forces of the United States
unto either for duration of the war
or until his term of office expires.
Judge Gaylord left Tuesday with
other selectees for Port Bragg. He
was accepted and granted a furlough
of 14 days to return home and put
his affairs here in order. Expecting
to be back in Plymouth today, the
recorder announced last week that
the court would meet today, when
he presided. He also expects to hold
sessions of the court next Tuesday
and the Tuesday following. It has
not yet been determined who will
preside over the court during his ab
Calls for Draftees
Continue Heavy
Calls for selectees for service
in the armed forces of the land
are likely to be as large during
the remaining months of 1942
and throughout 1943 as during
the months of August, Septem
ber and October of this year,
the local board was informed this
week by national selective serv
ice officials.
Two calls were sent out in each
of the three months cited, one
for white men and one for col
ored. During August a total of
120 were called, during Septem
ber 110, and 75 will be sent to
Fort Bragg during October.
The local board has also been
ordered to begin reclassifying all
men on the lists at once, in or
der that a complete Inventory of
available manpower in Washing
ton County may be ascertained.
Harry L. Barnes'
Store In Creswell
Burned To Ground
Flames Started By Short
Circuit Spread Rapidly
Is Complete Loss
Creswell.—The grocery, dry goods
and house furnishings store owned
and operated by Harry L. Barnes in
Cherry burned to the ground last
Monday evening. The loss was com
plete, building and stock, only a few
of the books being saved. The stock
was valued at near ten thousand dol
lars; insurance, if any, was not stat
The origin of the fire is explained
in this way: Mr. Barnes had cleaned
the motor of his refrigerator with
gasoline earlier in the day. When
the current was turned on sparks are
believed to have been caused by a
short circuit, igniting gasoline that
had not been entirely wiped away. In
haste to avoid the blaze someone up
set a pail that contained a little gas,
thus adding to the flames, which
spread rapidly, causing all present to
make a hurried get away.
The Columbia Are department an
swered the call and succeeded in
saving Mr. Barnes' dwelling house
and the Philippi church, both near
Claude Spruill Hurl
Badly in Crash Here
Riding in a mule-drawn cart with
Dut a light, Claude Spruill collided
last Saturday night about 8 o’clock
with an automobile that had been
stopped in an effort to avoid the
:rash. The cart was upset and Mr.
Spruill was thrown into the street.
Picked up and carried info the Plym
outh Clinic, in front of which the
iccident occurred, he was attended
jy Dr. Papineau, who found an arm
lad been broken and he had suffered
other injuries. He was taken at once
;o a hospital in Washington, where
re has since been undergoing treat
nent. At last reports his condition
was said to be serious.
Following the accident, the mule
•an about a block but was caught by
i young boy who was riding with
Mr. Spruill. The youngster was not
njured, and the cart and car suf
fered only minor damage. The car
was driven by Mrs. Ella Brockers, who
ives in the “Little Richwood" vtl
age near here.
Four County Men Enlisted
In Navy During Past Week
Four Washington County men who
were supposed to go with selectees
rom this county to Fort Bragg last
Tuesday have enlisted in the Navy,
rhey were Vester Valentine Estep, j
lames Robert Marriner, Floyd Me- !
jonnell, and Robert Boyd Spencer.
White Selectees of
Washington County
Leave On Tuesday
With Three Volunteers Go
To Fort Bragg For Irr
duction Into Army
Another group of white selectees
and volunteers, 23 in all, went from
Washington county last Tuesday
morning to Port Bragg, prepared to
be inducted into the army if found
to be fit for service, physically and
mentally. In the group were 12 from
Plymouth, 7 from Roper, 2 from
Creswell, 1 from Mackeys and 1
from Wenona.
All who are accepted for army
duty will be inducted immediately in
to the armed forces and then each
will be granted a 14-day furlough,
if he wishes it, to return home and
make provision for his affairs here
Tire group from Plymouth includ
ed: William Ronald Gaylord. Ras
ser Lee Edwards, Alfred Stuart
Johnston, William Earl Craddock,
James Seaton Marriner, Church
Warren Styons. Harry Lee Arnold,
Bill William Hall, Marvin Thomas
Carrow, Carl Raymond Fisher, Thom
as G. Gardner, selectees; and James
Hardison, volunteer.
From Roper went Albert Ross Hol
ton, Duard Ellsburg Craddock, George
Edison Biggs, Ernest Leon Hassell,
Claud Leon Morris, Phillip Jackson
Edwards, selectees; and Walter Lee
Skittletharpe, volunteer.
From Creswell: Theodore Roose
velt Haire, William Henry Daven
From Mackeys: George Grady Phil
From Wenona: Hoyt Thomas Le
r ever.
The next call for white men will
be on October 9, when 35 will be
sent on.
Colored men to the the number
of 45 will be called for duty on Sep
tember 30, and 40 on October 27, the
draft board announcing that the call
for the latter date has been increased
from 25 to 40.
Town Council Has
Routine Matters at
Session Tuesday
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Blackout Ordinance To Be
Passed as Soon as It
Can Be Drafted
Pour members of the Town Coun
cil, with Mayor B. G. Campbell pre
siding, met Tuesday evening with
routine matters chiefly to call for
action. The mayor presented a re
quest from P. B. Bateman, chairman
of the Washington County Civilian
Defense Council, for immediate pass
age of an ordinance to enforce black
out regulations and providing penal
ties for disregard of them. Action
was deferred pending drafting of the
ordinance in proper form, but was
promised soon.
Councilman J. W. Norman sug
gested, in line with preparedness,
that a car of coal be ordered at once
for winter use, and a complying or
der was adopted.
On motion by Councilman J. R.
Manning, the pay of the two night
patrolmen was raised from $27.50
weekly to $30.
Metal Junk Mounts
Into Large Figures
Results of the drive iji Washing
ton County to collect scrap metal in
response to the call of the govern
ment are reported by Richard West,
who has directed the classification
and shipment of the collected junk
in Plymouth, as follows:
Up to about the middle of August,
and including the first scrap metal
drive last winter, 812,000 pounds of
scrap iron and steel, 46,000 pounds
of miscellaneous scrap metal, 1,256
scrap batteries and 152 junked cars
were turned into salvage.
The second drive, launched last
month, has already resulted in the
collection here of 116,000 pounds of
scrap iron and steel, 585 pounds of
miscellaneous metal and 184 batter
The quest for metal junk goes on
and will continue so long as the gov
ernment calls,” Mr. West said.
Price Ceiling Schedules Must Be Filed
By County Retailers Before October 10
There are approximately 150 mer
chants in Washington County who
are required by law to conform with
price-ceiling regulations when sell
ing their goods. So far only 58 of
these have filed their schedules with
the local rationing board. A special
price ceiling board for the county is
expected to be appointed soon to
check on compliance with the reg
Numerous bulletins and leaflets are
available to retailers to inform them
on price celling and showing the cor
rect method of displaying prices.
They may be obtained upon appll
cation to the rationing board office
here. Retailers who have not in
formed themselves relative to the
price ceiling regulations should do
so without delay.
October 10 has been fixed as the
deadline for merchants to file their
schedules of ceiling prices with the
local board. Ignorance of the law
will not be considered as an excuse
thereafter, and violators will be lia
ble to prosecution. The deadline was
set originally for July 1, but it was
extended so that all retailers might
have time to become familiar with
the regulations.

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