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olume XI. Number 52.
. Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday, December 29, 1944.
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A Happy Nwt frar
The Perquimans Weekly
er pausing, evidently to re-
their forces, the Germans
jhed a renewed drive on Christ-
and have pushed an addi-
111. miles into Belgium, accord-
reports from the Western
Wednesday. The Nazis were
four miles from the AIuso
id close to several important
Nation center beinir field bv
troops. Reports say Am-
rimut ar fitrhtintr fiervelv to
inch of territory, and
- - o a
' reinforcements arc being
M - - ' ' a -l .1 KT 1
( iu wmio aavaoce au now
u&ied them. 4 Mm 60 miles Into
iHUgiuM sines' their attack opened,
and casualties nave been reported as
heavy on both sides. ;
fSMmans yMiWfe4: to he
g- two and possibly three armies
drive, and some reports state
Nazis are being directed by Hit-
Many Germans were sent
tuipujrh the American lines dressed
in American uniforms and riding in
American jeeps and trucks in order
to gain time for sabotage. Vvhen
captured these Nazis are shot as
spies. It has been reported the Am
erican forces have stopped the
' Nazi's flanking movement and are
holding at ail points other than the
35 mile break through in Belgium.
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' Weather conditions were some
fWhaJj better early this week over tne
European area and the Allied air
force flew more than 21 thousand
sorties against the Germans in an
'-effort to break up the Nazi drive.
The Germans have been using their
.. planes) too, in greater number than
ny ; time since D-Day. Allied re
ports say 500 German planes and
4,0,00' vehicles have been destroyed
by' the Allied planes.
Russian troops have renewed their
4rive for Budapest by closing an es
cape corridor and smashing one and
half miles into the city, a London
, report' announces. Berlin also re
f porta the Reds have started their
winter offensive in the Baltic section,
but Moscow has not released an ac
S count of, this front to date. No ac-
xion w reponea on in ronsn ironu
U. S.
Army forces of the 77th
Division captured Palompon and all
Jut ended the fiarhtintr for the inland
of Leyte, according to a report from
,, Gcneral . MacArthur. American
7, plane nave blasted Jap air fields in
'the Manila. area, and troeps continue ,
1 to advance: r on Mindoro. Heavy
J' !B-1 s have raided the Jap homeland
and caused ieavy damage to Jap
pr- iuction plants.
I - -tie change is noted on condi
s inside Greece. Both Churchill
1 Anthony Eden are reported in
is, t; but fighting continues.
" crs of Elas are demanding an
on at f once to determine the
i form of government Nearly
i of explosives were discovered
sewer beneath one of the hotels
g high Greek and British of-
:a, Schools Open
Jec, Year's Day
ford's 1 stores an d business
will be open on New; --Year"
cording to a survey made of
ntowri area this week. . One
t will be the Hertford Sank,
1 observe the holiday.',: ' '
' -son, eonnty schopl super
stated that choolaA;wIll
planned, on January lit,
a on schedule to complete
Pointing out that "the Lord has
been good to us, sending us favor
able seasons durine these years of
war," D. S. Coltrane, assistant to
the Commissioner of Agriculture, has
reported an 8 per cent increase in
the production of corn in this State
in the past two years; a 25 per cent
increase in wheat; a 23 per cent in
crease in oats; and a 254 per cent
increase in the production of barley. .
Other increases over the pre-war
period from 1932 to 1941: cotton,
9 per cent; tobacco, 8 per cent; Irish
potatoes, 33 per cent; lespedeza seed,
66 per cent; lespedeza hay, 37 per
cent; soybeans (for beans), 86 per
cent; and peanuts, 25 per cent.
"We have made the most of oppor
tunities afforded us by nature by
producing, despite serious shortages
of labor, farm machinery, fertilizer,
and other essentials, the greatest
volume of food and fiber in the his
tory of the State," asseitetl Coltrane.
AiFor. livestock. . he said that
there MSDeehr:a 2B3 per cent in
crease in the production of broilers;
a 10 per cent jump in the number of
cows and heifers; a 35 per cent rise
in the number of hogs on hand; and
an increase of 11 per cent in the pro
duction of milk.
The 10-year (1924-33) average cash
income from crops, livestock and Gov
ernment payments was $214,298,000,
while that for the years 1940 and
1941 was $258,576,000, and that for
1942 and 1943 was $493,818,000, ac-
Superior Court To
Convene January 15
Perquimans County's January
term of Superior Court will convene
here on Monday, January 15, with
Judge Kichard- D. Dixon of Edenton,
presiding, it was announced here
this week.
This term of court will be con
fined entirely to civil cases and
Clerk of Court W. H. Pitt states
that a number of cases are docketed
for trial, including six actions for
Jurors drawn by the commission
ers for this term of court are: L.
J. Winslow, Ben E. Smith. Wilson
Reed, W. L. Sawyer, Albert Wnite,
John Elliott, W. D. Perry, T. J.
Stallings, J. R. Jarvis, Walter Dail,
D. E. Winslow. O. J. Lane. D,
Umphlett. J. S. Stallings, A.
Weston, S. D. Banks, Henry Belch,
Will K. Chappell, Dan Williams, W.
O. Lamb, Asa Stallings, J. L. Cart
wright, C. P. Morris and C. T.
Ration Board Issues
Tire Permits To 31
Certificates to purchase new tires
were issued to 81 motorists by the
Perquimans Ration Board, at its last
meeting, according to Mrs. Helen
Davenport, clerk of the board.
Passenger type permits were is
sued as follows: Julia Weston, 1; 1.
S. Blanchard, 2; J. B. Perry, 2; P.
E. !l,ane, 2; W. S. Hurdle, 2 C. W.
Reed, 1; Frances Maness, 1; G. H.
Baker, Jr.,. 2 Preston Nixon, 1; T.
H, Janis, 1; S. P. Mathews, 1 Viola
Overton, 2; A. Pilney, 2; F. B. Skin
ner, 1; Arnold McCrary, 1; Henry
Clay Stokes, 1; R E. Miller; Al
bert White, 1 W. H. Riddick; 2; Dr.
J. D. Weaver, 1; Addle M. Hoffler,
1; Otis Newby, 1; Floyd Burrell, 2;
W. H. Stallings, 2; ,W. B. Brothers,.
2, and J R. Proctor, fcv.,-; ' :
$v Truck type tires were isfled ' to :
F. S. Winslow, 4; T. B. Sumner, 2;
Vernon- Ward' 1; Major-Loomis Co.,
2, and Winslow Oil Co., 4. A i
cording to Coltrane.
The increase in farm income for
1942 and 1943 over the 10-year aver
age was 130 per cent, and the per
centage increase of 1942 and 1943
over 1940 and 1941 was 91, Coltrane
U is his opinion that, "by and
large, North Carolina farmers are
satisfied with the present general
level of prices they are receiving for
their farm products, appreciating the
fact that after paying expenses they
have more net income than during
the pre-war period."
Coltrane asserted that dairy farm
ers have not received increases in
milk prices commensurate with in
creased costs, explaining that feed
prices have advanced 40 to 60 per
cent and labor costs 70 to 80 per
cent, while milk prices have gone up
only about 15 to 20 per cent.
"The War Food Administration
has finally come to the rescue of the
dairy farmers by giving a subsidy
that averages around 80 cents per
hundred pounds," Coltrane said. He
added that the production of milk
sold to buying plants has increased
from 205,047,914 pounds in 1941 to
288.891,610 pounds in 1944.
Coltrane reported that North Car
olina now ranks 25th in number and
value of milk cattle and 22nd in the
total number and value of all live
stock. This State, he said, was 12th
last year in the manufacture of ice
cream, producing 9,437,000 gallons.
Officers Elected For
Woodland W. S. C. S.
The Woman's Society of Christian
Service of Woodland Church elected
the following officers for 1945 at the
December meeting:
President Mrs. Earl Hollowell.
Vice President Mrs. Odell Cart
wright. Recording Secretary Mrs. Ashby
Corresponding Secretary Mrs.
Ralph Harrell.
Treasurer Mrs. J. W. Overton.
Local Treasurer Mrs. George Jor
dan. Secretaries
Missionary Education Mrs. Earl
Christian Social Relations Mrs.
Jack Benton. Mrs. Ashby Jordan and
Mrs. George Jordan.
Children's Work Mrs. Henry
Supplies Mrs. Ralph Harrell.
Spiritual Life Mrs. Ernest Cart
wright, Mrs. Elmer Wood and Mrs.
Henry Caitwright.
Program Mrs. Ralph Harrell,
Mrs. W. M. Mathews and Mrs. Henry
Membership Mrs. Elmer Wood,
Mrs. Lowery Cartwright and Mrs. E.
D. Mathews.
Five Negro Selectees
Ordered To Report
Preinduction Exam
Five Negro selectees, William Phil
lips, James Wells, Howard Overton,
Welton Hardy, and Clifton Banks,
have been ordered to report for pre
induction examinations on January
4, Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk of the
local draft board, announced today.
Two calls for white men for the
month of January are also on hand
at the local office, Mrs. Sumner said.
Four white men are to be ordered to
report for induction on January 24,
and two white registrants will be or
dered to take pre-induction examina
tions on January 30.
Jonas R., Futrell still remains as
the only member of the local board.
However, it is understood that the
committee charged with 'maintaining
the membership of the board will
soon name two new members.
Tax Listers Begin
Work Next Tuesday
J. W. Ward, County Tax Super- j
visor, announced today that tax j
listers for the five townships wilt ;
begin their task of listing property i
for 1945 taxes on next Tuesday. A
schedule of each tax lister appears
in this issue.
Mr. Ward issued an appeal to
property owners of the county tc list
property as early as possible to aid
the tax listers and to avoid the usual
last-minute rush.
The tax listers tor this year, as
appointed by the board of commis
sioners, are: Carroll V. Ward, Helvi
dere; R. S. Chappell, liethel; J. O.
White, Hertford; Seth Long, New
Hope, and Raymond Stanton, I'ark
ville. Each farmer must report the acre
age of each crop, as usual, and the
tax supervisor 'also urges farmers to
lend the tax listers every assistance
in making a full report.
The tax listers will complete their
work on January 31, and all property
owners who fail to list property by
that time will face a penalty as a
late lister.
Town And Farm
In Wartime
Meats and tats Red stamps A8
through ZH and A5 through So gool
indefinitely. No new stamps until
December 31.
Processed Foods Blue stamps AH
through Z8; A5 through Z5, A2 and
152 remain valid indefinitely. No
new blue stamps will be validated
until the first of next month.
Sugar Sugar stamps 30, 31, 32,
33 and 34 each good for five pounds
indefinitely. Stamp 40 good for five
pounds of canning sugar through
Kebruary 28, 1945.
Gasoline A-14 coupons good for
four gallons beginning December 22.
Fuel Oil East and Far West l
and 2 coupons good for ten gallons
per unit. Mid-west and South 2 and
3 coupons good for ten gallons per
Shoes Airplane stamps 1, 2 and
3 in Book Three good indefinitely.
Any Of This $25,000,000 Yours, Vet?
There are approximately $25,000,
000 waiting to be picked up by some
30,000 veterans of the last war at
the Veterans Administration if they
will apply for it before the maturity
date of their service certificates
(bonus), which in most cases ts
January 1, 1945, it is stated by Brig.
Gen. Frank T. Hines, Administrator
of Veterans' Affairs. All these vet
erans have to do to collect this
money is to exercise their rights in
connection with their adjusted ser
vice certificates. Some 15,000 veter
ans can collect up to $625 each, part
of which is interest they are now be
ing charged on loans and part inter
est they are losing by not having
applied for the bonds that were is
sued in exchange for certificates.
The others can collect in addition to
the face value of their certificates an
average of $260 each in bond interest
by exchanging their certificates for
bonds now.
G. I. Joe's Post-War Plans
Seven per cent of the men now in
the Army have definite plans for
operating a business and five per
cent plan on farms, according to a
survey conducted among troops In
the United States and overeas by the
Information and Education Division,
Army Service Forces. For the most
part they are interested primarily in
relatively small enterprises, with
half of these having definite plans
saying that they will invest $4,000 or
Infantile Paralysis
Drive Starts Jan. 14
An announcement was made
week that .Mis. I!. G. Koonce
been named to serve as chairman of
the Perquimans Infantile Paralysis
campaign, which will open i n Janu
ary 14.
The nation-wide drive is conducted
annually to raise funds to aid in re
search and laboratory work to eom
hat the dise.-.-e and le a-sist local
poisons stricken with the malady.
Tin- local chairman staled that
the county drive within a sin 1 1 tioie
and that plans would he announced
soon. Last year the local clr;e v. a
a complete success and fund.- from
the county chapter were used in the
epidemic which raged throughout the
western part of the State, as well as
for preventive measures taken here.
Special Services
At Daptist Church
Alone with thousands of other
Haptist Churches in the Southland,
the Hertford Baptist Church will ob -
serve Student Night at Christmas
on Sunday evening, December 31, at
7:30 o'clock. At this time the stu-
dents of the church who are away m
colleges will have charge of the $ro- j
gram. Among the colleges that are!
j to be represented are Wake Forest,
1 Campbell, E. C. T. C, Greensboro :
I College, Louisburg, Richmond Dental
j College and Harvard. The program
will consist of Scripture, prayer,
special music, both vocal and in
strumental, and talks on the work of
li. S. I'. The public is invited to
come and hear these students tell of
the witnessing for Christ on their
college campuses and around the
At the Sunday morning service of
the church, tlip Rev. Albert Simms,
of Littleton, will be the guest speak
er. He is the son of the Hon. R. N.
Simms, Sr., of Raleigh, one of the
outstanding Haptist laymen of North
Carolina. Young Mr. Simms was a
college and seminary mate of the
Rev. Howard 0. Dawkins, pastor of
the Hertford Church.
"I-et us make these two dosing
services of the year 1944 the best of
the whole year in both attendance
and spirituality," says the pastor, the
Rev. Mr. Dawkins,
Indians In Practice
Session On Friday
Perquimans High School's basket
ball team will resume practice on
Friday night of this week when they
play an alumni team a game on the
High School court.
The Indians discontinued practice
last week for the holidays, but Coach
Max Campbell expects to put his
team through a series of strenuous
drills in preparation for the confer
ence game with Moyock a week from
Both the Indians and Squaws face
some tough competition in games
coming up soon and, according to the
schedule, games have been scheduled
for each Wednesday and Friday be
tween now and the rural tourney to
be held in March.
Recorder's Court
In Recess Tuesday
The Perquimans Countv Record
ers Court joined with the business dlm"t duplicated by the same coni
houses and merchants of Hertford in ! ,,u"-v in attacking Mount Zanobi
observing a holiday on Tuesday, and i !ll,ove Firenzuola and holding the
no cases were heard by Judge Chas.
r.. Johnson.
ISeveral arrests have been made
since court convened last week, but
all cases were continued until next
Cotton Gin Report
Shows More Increase
A census report, issued this week
by Willie M. Harrell, special agent,
showed that 4,334 bales of cotton
were ginned in Perquimans County
from the crop of 1944, as compared
to 3,791 bales ginned from the crop
of 1943. The figures given were
tabulated prior to December 13.
Funeral services for four-months-old
Claude Wayne McCollough, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Claude McCollough,
who died in Brooklyn, N. Y., Tues
day, December 19, were held Thurs
day afternoon, December 21, at 3
o'clock at the home of its grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carson Jor
dan of near Hertford. The Rev. J.
V. Cranford of Winfall officiated.
Burial was In Hertford Cemetery.
Action Effective Tues
day For Canned Stuff,
Meats Later
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I no action taken by 0 1 'A autliori
ties le con.-erve civilian food sup
plies oecanie effective on Tuesday.
1 on canned foods, but it was stated
that meats will not be placed on Hie
I rationed lists until December 31. The
order affecting canned goods was
' originally M'iieuuied io go into ef-
.ect December ;il, too, but was moved
up to prevent hoarders from stock-
! nig up on present store inventories.
I Stamps remaining valid are blue
! stamps, X5 through. Z.r and A2, 1J2,
j and red stamps QO through Si,
! Lllue stamps C through G2 become
good January 1. Red stamps
through X5
January 1.
In addition to the action taken on
foodstuffs, Government officials have
announced that motorists face a se
rious tire shortage during the first
half of next year. An order has
gone through cutting production on
passenger type tires, and it was an
nounced that holders of A gasoline
books can not expect to receive new
tires before next summer, and then,
only if the war situation becomes
Chester Bowles, OI'A administra
tor, in announcing the new OI'A or
der, stated that persons should de
stroy all invalid stamps, as grocer.-,
will not be permitted to accept them
and that they will be of lie value.
Local Soldier Serves
In Fighting In Italy
With The Fifth Army, Italy Kr
nest l.ani', son -of Mrs. Caroline Iine,
Route Thiee, is fighting in Italy
, with (he 338th Infantry Regiment,
j which has been crdited with killing
and wounding many hundreds of
Germans and taking nearly 7IKJ pris
oners in ('our weeks of cold, bitter
fighting in the Gothic Line.
They are called the "old timers,"
I these men and officers of the 338th,
part of the 80th ''Custer" Division
in Lieutenant General Mark H .
('lark's Fifth Army.
They aie veterans of bloody Solac
ciano Kidge and the Gustav Line,
Formia, the Gaeta Peninsula and
Rome. They are now standing at
the approaches to the Po Valley, a
long haul from Minturno, where the
regiment entered the lines on last
April 21.
The First Battalion led in the rap
ture of Mount Altuzzo, 3,000 feet
of "straight up" rock, key to the
vital II (iiogo pass, major objivtive
of the eoth Division. This same unit
staged an amphibious landing to oc
cupy Sperlonga above Gaeta lasi
Earlier, a company in the 2nd
Battalion seized a strategic position
in the Gustav Line and held it
against a desperate German batta
lion for three davs. This feat wafc
pea all day against four Jerry
counterattacks, including two with
tanks which fired directly into the
GI's foxholes.
The 2nd Battalion, one of the first
Allied unts to enter Rome, defeated
elements of the German's crack 4th
Paratroop Division in the II Giogo
Pass drive.
The "old timers" of the 338th
have won three Distinguished Service
crosses, Jo Silver Stars and
than 200 Lfronze Stars.
Masons To Install
New Officers Tuesday
Installation of new officers for the
year 1945 will be held by Perquim
ans Lodge, No. 106, A. F. & A. KT.,
at a meeting next Tuesday night at
the Masonic Hall in the Court House.
Officers to be installed are Archie
T. Lane, master; C. C. Winslow,
senior warden; M. H. Umphlett,
junior warden; L. B. Sitterson, treas
urer, and J. S. Vick, secretary.
Appointive officers will be named
by the master at the meeting Tues
day night
All members of the lodge and vis
iting Masons are invited to attend.
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