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Hertford.. Perqiumans County, North Carolina, .JtidayNovember 12, 1943.
$1.50 Per Year
Lobkinff toward post-war problems,
,J44 nftited hations, this week,,- signed
5 an agreement in Washington pledge
i ing themselves to feed, elothe and
shelter the millions of civilian who
: . have suffered under the Nazis fccu
' pation of Europe. President Roose-
' I velt hailed this agreement as historic.
i Plmk: for eexryinir out ' the program
wiU be made as soon as an organi-
: sation is set up.
Has Ilea? DocUet
Nineteen; CaseS I Dispos
r ed of at Session Tues-
. day iMorning;
Predicting that the Nazis will stay
ii the fight Until the end, Hitler, in
Munid beer hall speech, this week,
t uid the Jiazis are unable : to reach
America- ut ; that another , btat is
"-close bihd will suffer reprisals for
f,the vkfcssies aow being won by the
.Allies. "Hitler's speech was' purely
'defeatist, and closed with threaten
'ilng.the German . Home Front for
i showing any : weakness. Following
-u this speech, ; Winston Churchill spoke
i in London and said the Allies could
victor to 1944. but that heavy
f a . ...... . 11 I 1 1 ll.n,nA t1A
. jjrnung wui we ubmuiou iwiviu
warned the . public not to be over-j
'vv onfident that the war will end any!
xZfjiirf Soon. , v :,.
-v 'i Following its protest over being
7 j slighted regarding the Moscow Con-f-
4 feTence, members of the French Com-
mittee of National Liberation re-
shuffled itself this Week and accept
v ed the resignation of General Giraod
" as eo-nresidentr However, Giraud re-
- ...f mains as commander of all French
u I'Jighting forces. General Charles De
ChMiIl now has full power as presi
' ' 5 "dent of the committee.
The Pet-auimans Recorder's Court
had a busf session Tuesday morning
disposing of nineteen cases, following
a'week's TMess while Superior Court
was in session all lasf week- .
The majority of the cases heard
Tuesday Consisted of traffic viola
tions, showing local officers are still
checking oft the highways for speed
ers and- redkleas drivers.
A neighborhood squabble was set
tled when Judge Charles Johnson
found Willie : Shambry y and Mary
Grandson, Colored, not guilty of as
sault, and found Eula Skinner and
Elsie Jones also Colored, ; guilty of
toelshargeand fined each $5 and
costs. Eula Skinner had charged
Elsie Jones with assaulting her, after
which Elsie returned by charging the
other three with a similar charge.
John Parker, Jr. Negro, was found
Heavy Rains Hinder ft
The heavy rains of the past weet
have seriously hampered the harvest
ing of peanuts In this county, accor
ing to reports from I W. Anderson
county agent; and many producers
still have peanuts to be picked. . ?
It is estimated that only, about half
of this year's crop has been pkkeij
thus far. Fair weather toward thi
end of this week will find many pro
ducers back in the fields finishing up
the job. t
Reports from those who have pickl
ed peanuts indicate a fair yield was
had on most tracts this year and the
crop graded about average.
Civilian Defense To
Award Bond Prize (n
Increased interest in the scrap
drive now in progress is expected to
materialize among the school children
of the county, following an-announce
ment by the Perquimans Civilian De-
County's Vr Fund
As Campaign Closes
Q h airman Expresses
Is Appreciation For the
Julian White, treasurer of the
Perquimans United War Fund Drive,
reported on Wednesday that a total of
thirty-six hundred and sixty-one dol
lars and fifty-nine cents has been
turned over to him during the drivet
which closed this week. Several so
licitors are expected to report a few
more dollars outstanding, but the
main portion of the drive has b'n:
A total of $182.55 was reported
during the week by King Williams
and W. R. Privott, chairmen of the
Colored division, and this sum was
divided among the quotas of Hertford,
Parkville and New Hope Townships.
According to Mr. White's figures,
the sums ieiorted by townships arc:
Hertford, $1,(J53.1(); Parkville, $94.S.:52;
llclvidere, $476.82; New Hope, $32t.uO,
Ministers To Area
The North Carolina Methodist
Conference, meeting in Rocky Mount
last week, announced that Rev. B. C.
Reavis had been re-assigned as min
ister of the Hertford Methodist
Church and that the Rev. J. D. Cran
ford was re-assigned to the Per
Both the Rev. Mr. Reavis and the
Rev. Mr. Cranford attended the Con
ference. The Edenton Street Methodist
Church in Raleigh was selected to be
host to the 1944 session of the North
Carolina Conference of the Methodist
Church, as this year's session came
to a close.
Chairman Of Board
On Gas Regulations
erty and was ordered to pay the
Another case of assault was set
tled when Judge Johnson found Annie
Shambry, Negro, not guilty as charg
ed, and referred her daughter, Doro
thea Bonda, for a hearing in Juvenile
Court on a charge of assault.
E. Leigh VVin.slow, chairman of the
Perquimans County Ration Board, to
day issued a statement to motorists
of this county that present gasoline
rationing regulations do not permit
the local board to issue extra gas
rations to motorists for the purpose
f visiting relatives, visiting the sick
fense that a twentv-nve dollar war
I hond will he awarded the school re- a,'d Bethel, $258.25
A check to cover the Perauimans
guilty of trespass and marring prop-, f JLatgA durinir the drive. I County quotas has been mailed to the
-4... mA maa Avdavnii tn nov thA ' ii . i i . -r ti n tir:
The prize will be ottered on a per. CU',LC nwuuma, muucw ; or to attend funerals. Extra gas
capita basis, thus each school will 1nv. county chairman, stated today. , ration8 may issue(i oniy for busi
have an equal opportunity to win. A,! 0lie of the outstanding factors in' negs purposeg sucft as cannot be ob-
R. Winslow, chairman of the local, lne "uniy reacning us quoia was me
Knlvaow r.nmmittM annnnnl th-' number of initial irifts contributed.
prize this week.
Thus far the campaign, which has
been in progress since November 1,
Continued Advances were' , reported
on all Allied war fronts during the
i; week. The . Russians 'continued .to
fa advance toward the Poland frontier
h following their capture of Kiev, Many
- f more towns have been liberated and
i t Moscow reports many XJerman troops
' are rft- atins" in disorder, throwing
j away their rifles and military gear,
4 1 j( .L,, 6, ?
. " The Germans are reverted as wild
ing a -cteqdfn. 'ner wthe.
James Bryant was found guilty oft has gained small results and the Sal
iccmess uuvuig aim mu Bumy o , age committee hopes to ootain a
a charge ol driving under the miiu
These gifts amounted to 1,215.48.
V. N. Darden was chairman of the
coinniittee in charge of initial gifts.
The list of initial gifts were: Major
& Loomis, Perquimans Service Men's
Shortage Of Housing
Facilities Noted As
Navy People Arrive
Many Couples Seeking
News on Project
The housing shortage in Hertford
was again noted early this week
when a large contingent of Navy per
sonnel arrived to be stationed at the
Harvey Point base, and began the
search for rooms, apartments and
The town was literally overrun
with Navy men and their wives seek
ing places to rent for the time they
remain here. Many were satisfied
just to find temporary quarters.
There are no houses to be rented,
and it is understood there are no
vacancies in apartments; therefore,
local authorities are doing all they
can to locate a sufficient number of
rooms for the group.
Residents of this vicinity who have
spare rooms and will rent them are
urged to contact Mayor V. N. Dar
den, W. H. Pitt, or Max Camubell,
and leave names and addresses.
These parties will send prospective
renters to the homes.
There is no further news to report
at the present time regarding the
housing pr&ject, which was expected
to be underway at this time, and
which is supposed to relieve the local
tained through other means of trans
portation, and for the purpose of at-
. .. l: . i. f .1
leiiuuig 10 ai rangeine.as lor iu..c.m ,it,tm Thirtv-fnnr hnns-
hite plead guilty to driv-
inrrtberfit a license- aiid naid thn
present fighting trout ia Italy, in AneoiNMrti. ,f. ,.
ef'ort to stem the Alliad Advance on; R6f Xyhite plead guilty to being
ence. He was fined $30 and court
James Lee, Negro, was found guil
ty of driving with no operator's h- goal
MAMaA mV1u. j...: l . .
vciwc, tokkbi uuniig, oiiu wa given n nag oeen reported that many
a ou-aay enspenaeo sentenced and or-. people throughout the county have
dered to pay a fine of $30 and costs, j scrap on hand but seem reluctant to
samuef woisiow and Robert Uod-imove it into the scrap piles.
ireyt nam negroes, entered pieas ox
gujaty,'? to' charges of driving without
license and each was taxed with court
costs. ' I
large number of tons of scrap during! Committee, Joe Towe, The Southern
the drive. Mr. Winslow stated that, vo., turuen orva., xjono
the drive mav be extended some time WH Chevrolet Co., Hertford Hird
in order to achieve the committee's I ware- Winslow Oil Co., S
Salvage chairman pointed out
Hertford Banking Co., Simon Ruten
burg, Lawrence, Mary and Martin
Towe, Winslow-White Motor Co., J.
C. ltlanchard and Co., Lions Club,
Hose's, Pender's, Jack Hopkins, Dr.
T. P. Brinn H. W. Lynch, W. M.
- lwoniaTftnd holdthas duJMighe, winter
months. V General Clark's 5th 'Army
and General Montgomery's 8th Army
dnrrtanj with 'court costs.
ClarenceTatem.' Yrank Washing.
ton,- Roy Baxter, Qaude" Chappell and
hATf Advanced slowly Against heavy; G. O. Chappell aB entered - pleas to
gmlty of driving over . 4 miles per
'' -ii fie-htinir. anil ha.v hmlrmi ftiwinrh
::'the German defense line in several
- ' places;- -
J.: ' Th Japs hAve Umded re-inforcA-;
f - menti on Bougainville in an effort
I? stop the Ailied advance on th
Pacific front. Jlowever, - a ' report
trom the Island stoted that U. S.
.Marines have contacted the enemy
-nd - the Japs : face disaster. ' The
:ps hAve' lost many planes and sev--
rai warships In the fighting in' the
? JPAcific during the past week. '
(h!L!as Lose Close
Play E City Tcisy
Th Perquimans High School foot
," hall team has been practicing dill,
y gently this week ta preparation for
its game today - with - the powerful
Elisabeth City TeHow 1 ackets. - .
The- Indians lost hard-fought
game last '.Friday afternoon' to the
Manteo High School by the close mAr
jgln Of one point. Th final score of
..the frame was: Manteo 8, Perquimans
7-, The visitors scored - first during
the first half ..when Perquimans muf
fed A punt . and the Manteo t players
recovered oa their 20-yard lihe. ' - A
Series of line plunges . pat thevbaH
,;, over the goel line and the score stood
, .Manteo 6, Perquimans 0. The trr
for extra po'-t was bad. ', , ' ?
. N??r th3 yt the first half'th
yr Inc. :zb wer . . . 'oa of the ball
' on f "r own U-ysrJ 2 . e when a bad
; pa;j r.o.a center landed tn the scoring
zone r:j manteo talUed another two
' The Encond half was a see-aw ai-
fsir tu-.tll .. the final four ! minutes,
t ' -ca t;.e ans uncorked a passing
; c'-" "--ve took them from their
' -yam Lne to a six point score.
. 3 try for extra point was good And
il s fl::al score was Hanteo 8, :Peiv
T ' i 7. ' u i
' 1 Tie in E"--1 City today
lUc v ; t 1 rrovL's
1 1 r
l out of
v r" r
hour and each was fined
costs. -.ng-l w
Albert Coltr.aine, Charles Hopkins',
'.. J. P. Newman And Martha Sev.
mour each plead guilty to speeding'
and each was assessed costs of court.
Local authorities; las yet, have no
clues to the hit-and-run driver who
fatally injured Johni Pierce 76-year-i
old resident of Winfall, on' the Per--quimans
River bridge last Saturday
night, as Mr. Pierce was walking to
his home from Hertford.
PatrotoiAtt CharWu Payne found
the body: iround 11:45 Vdoek, and
said that the accident had occurred
shortly before that time. An inves
tigation failed to reveal any clues as
to who hit him; ... ..
Mfc Pieree is survived by six sons:
RC. Pierce, Hampton, V4.) J. M.
Fieree, Ayde;. Cj?fl and J. W.
Pierce, Hertford; J..H. Pierce 'of
California, and J..E Pierce, of ting.
land.,,, ; , -s , rr.
f, Funeral services were held Monday
xwraoon ai j: ociocic, At the Lynch
FuneraCHome, withx,the Rev. J. D.
Cranford, pastor; 6f the Winfall
Methodist !hurch, effidAting. ,
.Burial was In Cedarwood Cemetery.
Tommy Jessup,-Johnny Lane, Oaude
white, Raymond SUnton. And i Dur
wood Barber.;, .v'ivS
our production centers need this scrao! i"i"Kan, Johnson, White and Co., Kid-
for the manufacturing of war mater- J d,t'k's Cleaners, D. T. Reed, v T. W.
ials and persons having scrap iron ' Wilson, J. Broughton, Bill & Viv's, W.
and steel should either wintrihut it i W. White, Grocery Sales Co., M. J.
to the school drive or make arrange-! ('reSory, Max Campbell, Dr. C. A.
I minti call oamo a ,. Davenoort. J. S. McNider. Walker's.
Due to the fact that this county iy. Chas- E- Johnson, Centrnl Grocery,
WWlOUfib (Wrun Waalar nnwm htiv. ' Cannon's
ing large scrap piles and who wish to
sell the scrap, rather than give it to
the present drive, are urged to con
tact Mr. Winslow, who will make ar
rangements for the scrap to be pur-
services, etc. Mr.
that many motorists are applying
for gas for reasons stated above, and
the local board is forced, by the
regulations, to turn these down.
Motorists are requested not to apply
for extra gas, unless it is to be used
for traveling for business purposes,
or carrying patients to the hospitai,
and in such cases, applicants must
have a statement from a doctor au
thorizing such a trip.
es are to be constructed.
Mayor Darden stated this week that
he had been informed by the contrac
tor that arrangements are being
made to begin the construction soon.
Materials are being purchased, etc.
However, no definite starting date
for the project was given the Mayor
in the conversation.
It is understood that the Harvey
Point base now has a large number of
men stationed here, and there JS a
Hold Short Session
The Board of Commissioners for
the Town of Hertford, meeting at the
regular November meeting on Mon
day night, held one of the shortest
sessions this year. Only routine
financial matters were brought up for
action, and the Board quickly passed
on these and adjourned.
It was voted that employees of the
Town would again be given Christmas
presents this year, and the gifts are
to be the same as last year.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Win. Spruill, of
631 Cavalier Blvd., Portsmouth, Va.,
announce the birth of a daughter,
Mary Faye, V" November 6, 1943,
at Parrish Memorial Hospital. Mother
And baby are doing fine.
s Mrs. Spruill is the former Miss
Fannie May Coffield, daughter of
Mrs.Mary:I Coffield, of Hertford,
Cleaners, W. Jordafl,
Davenport & Blanchard, Cecil ,.
Winslow, . W. H. Hardcastle, Snell
llros., Z. D. Robertson, Bus Station,
U. C. Skinner, Tom Cox, Roberson
Drug Store, Lindsay C. Winslow,
Hilda Mathews, Dr. 1. A. Ward, Mrs.
l X , , T 1 7 r Probability more will come in, thert
week by the local board went to the f H jg the degire f , , 'ffi M
following motorists: ' . , . ...
r. , u t in u o i to locate as many rooms as possible
Grade 1 H. J. Ulnch, 2 tires and . . , ' , , . r .
. , .... , L .. , to house the men who bring their
2 tubes; E. S. Winslow, 2 tires; Chas. ... , . . 8 . . .
D , .' ,. ... ' . ' ,. , wives with them, and local residents
Brunboltz 2 tires; W. C. Kaiser, tire; ! . , . ' . . ., .
t . . ..' , ' ,, are urged to cooperate in the matter
John Draggis, tire; Clarence Walker, Md ret g romg
4 tires and 4 tubes; William Sullivan, wmi , a r ' . .
tire and.tubei, F.T.
and tube; A. D. GodfJ
y, Z tires and
2 tubes; M. H. Umphlett, tire and
tube; L. W. Peterson, tire and tube;
R. E. Pau, 2 tires; N. C. State High
way, tire and tube; Arlene Smith,
2 tires and 2 tubes. - - .
t!e "nibn "hamed above at
Gradp III Tiroa Sirliuv T a.'
H Holaofl.. I T Wkito. . . . '
rv " T "f 1: ' T.fHXti umnjjiett tire and tube; M. C.
Dr. D. C. Hackeit. W, H. Pitt. E. M". ot"..." r.ZI j i.x.. u . t,"i.
Melds, Mrs. Elite Goodwin, Hertford
Cafe, J. S. Assad, W, L. Sumner.
Names of other contributors will be
carried Iby townships and will be
found elsewhere in the paper.
Health Officer To
Give TB Report At
PTA Meeting Friday
2 tires and 2 tubes! Lawrence Jen
nings, 2 tires and 2 tubes; Australia
Lightfoot, 2; C. T. Winslow, 2; J. H.
Layden, tire end tube; Roy Lane, 2;
H. F. Healing, tire and tube.
Truck Tires E. N. Miller, 2 tires
and 2 tubes; H. E. Sonders, tire and
tube; D. M. Jackson, 2; Hollowell
Bros., tire and 2 tubes; T. B. Sumner,
tire and tube. H. W. Winslow was
issued a certificate for a new car.
tove certificated were issued to
Add Lane, Albert White.
Urges Patrons To
Mail In November
The Post Office Department has
announced that November is Christ
mas Mailing Month this year. ?
Postmaster General Walker has is
sued an announcement to postmasters
throughout the country to urge the
patrons of Individual Dost offices to
Dr. D. C. Hackett. Perquimans' . .oune ceruiicaie were issued to mail Christmas cards and nackaees
County Health Officer, will make a f ! f, "e' A1 b.ert Wh,te' Gorge durin& -November, in order to assure
report on the recent tubercular tests !gf .ot' .,agfle4i FosTter' h"lle delivery by Christmas. Such pack
made at the Hertford Grammar School n Hliey J?uttn Helen Whlte- ages mailed this month should be
to the members of the school's Parent-1 uyce. Pearl Overton, J. W. niarked Do Not 0pen Until Christ
Teacher Association, at a meeting to ! HfkeAU' Isaa poison R R Chap- maB
be held at the chool building Friday f1 And.pew John8Tn. J- Hendren, Postlnaster8 throughout Perquimans
night, at 7:30 o'clock. "lle Sln?T' L' PrCtr' EATne i are Ptrons to comply
Lieut, (jg) H. Julian I Inch, bl ih m. hu J1"?0"' J Alonzo with the SUgge8tion and be sure their
Harvey Point NAAS will also ad-' m"",,,e a"wrK. a"u "wn WAil is delivered on time. They point
dress the Association on the subject
of juvenile delinquency. All members
are urged to attend to hear these two
I niCTfpc TninifDiic Atrrcn 14 vfado I
Thirteen Ciz3 Oh V
: Docket lAsXpdii?lfl
The November teni of Perquimans
Superior Court, with Judge C. Everett
Thompson presiding, adjourned last
Fri Jay, after being ,iiv. session five
days. " f -,- H,fv ' i i f
" The criminal dockef was concluded
at Tuesday noon, And the balance of in 1929, Uncle Tom, went
me session was used for the hearing
of civil cases -A ttf tion of non suit
was allowed ; in the case, ' Hertford
Canklng Co. va. H. CEtcLes et als,
after the testimony of t a plaintiff
naa 'tjen given. Tl l hearing coff-'
sun-.aJ tl.e cov:la t j tU Thursday
9i tzrt cf I'.May, .T.ixn -cMl
c--j r"- V.;l-to hoard when
f r " ;i r. 7 afternoon.
c i vre co:.:.; unta the
t ti cf court.
i "A Btory inore weird then a pulp
author's wildest fantasy,?, was the
remark -v of The Washington Daily
Newsr. in . reporting the story of the
release of "Uncle" Tom Moss, 66-year-old
Notch Carolinian, ' from . the
SL Elizabeth Hospital, after his im
prisonment there during the. past 14
yearsAiJ-ra : :W,.
According id . the account in the
Washington paper, Uncle-Tom . had
had a bitter legal battle with District
Solicitor Charles AbernAthy, in New
Bern In 1911, losing his litigation in
volving some land.'' 'Uncle Tom held
no illfeoling toward Abemathy and
later voted for the man. for Congress.
. The. bittey court fight covered the
yean from 1211 to 1923, and later
ington. r He bad taken time to dabble
in gunpowder experiments And sought
to have them patented.. ' :
While he was at the patent office,
police broke "into his room And found
it !!ad with guns and other deadly
apparatus of his experiments,' . The
po?' -9 Arrested him And Upon the tes
tfau.-y of Representative Abernathy,
V the Article Btated, , swore, . that
U.- j Tom til come to Washington
t i ! ' 1 Kim. " Ilr. llo9$ was inenreer taod bistltutionv
ated in St. Elizabeth Hospital, as be
ing of unsound mind. He' was never
tried for the charge of whfrlt he was
Three previous attempts to gm
freedom were of no avail, but in A-
November War Bond
Quota Is $21,975
K. M. Rlddlck chai'iSjan of thd
Perquimans County War Finance
out the transportation facilities ir
now so burdened that if patrons wait
until the last minute to mail cards
and parcels, some may be late in be
Mail is so heavy now it is being de
layed somewhat due to the heavy
demands on postal officials and the
shortage pf manpower. Volume of
gust of this year, Uncle Tom saw the" wt receive a quota for the month of
picture of a leading Washington at- OHdber, and urged that local resi
torney in one of the newspapers and .dents renew their buying of war
asked for an interview with the at- bonds' tb enable the county to meet
Committee, announced today lhat:mai' is nW higher than ever in the
Perquimans had beert ffven a Novem- i Wstory of the Post Office, Mr. Walker
ber war bond quota of $21,975. He 8aid-
added that totaf safes" up to last Sat-' He further stated that this appeal
uraay were onry tfround1 200.
, He pointed 6ut that Perquimans did
torney, who took his case to gain his
As his first step in the case, Uncle
Tom's lawyer wrote a list of close
relatives in -r Korth' Carolina,' but
learned All were dead. Fortunately,
one of the letters fell into the hands
of a distant, cousin. Earl Morse, of
the New Hope community, and: upon
Mr. Morse's word that he would pro
vide a home for Uncle Tom, freedom
was gained' for the old gentleman.
He fe now living with ; Mr. Morse,
neat New Hope. . -
As an antf-dimAx; during the hear
io& bx Washington, Uncle Tom!Ai law
yer produced a letter from the sup
erintendent of DIx HOI, stateing- that
EepresentatTve AbernAthy, . the man
who Allegedly, caused ' Uncle Tom's
Imprisonment, nvw'r a patictnt of.
The Treasury Department issued no
quotas, following the Third War
Loan, but now it needs more money
to carry out war expenditures and
urges citiaens to remember that war
costs money, asd tJifs money must be
raised continuously,- 'through drives
and daily purchases dh the part of All
- It is now opening a special sales
campaign,' which will extend through
December 25. This drive- urges
Americans to give war" bonds as
Christmas presents . , X a present with
PROMOTED TO STAFF SERGEANT
i ton. ueorge iieicis has Been noti-
is not an attempt to tell the public
what to dot but is only an advance
notification of what will happen if
people mail late.
Hertford Milk Supply
To Be Increased Soon
The milk shortage, which has been
noted in Hertford during the past
two weeks, is expected to be relieved
this week, According to an announce
ment by B. B. Dawson, owner of
Elmwood Fsrms Dairy, which sup
plies most of the town with milk.
Mr. Dawson stated that he had
recently purchased a number of cows
to be Added to the herd At the Elm
wood Farms, and with this Addition
to the herd, adequate milk for the
Town of Hertford should be had soon.
MASONS MEET TUESDAY
Perquimans Lodge.4 No. 106, A. F.
fied that her son Georre Fields, has A A M will mt fSieadav nlirht in
li n T MAmmMAiI AA'iLiM - - - ' TT i iL ....... j. .vtw . .. a m .. m
vwvww v (uui winjauu. nijuw uoun nouse, ac wnKQ ume au
la now stationed at Alexandria, Lav , ' members are urged to attend- V ,
If" t H