A WOKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
cluxne XUiNumber 4.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, January 26, 1945.
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- Five J Russian armies have plowed
f through German defenses all along
' the. Eastern front, and advanced
i"S forces of ttc Red troops were within
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tri37 miles of iternn on vveanesaay.
V The Rnssians are moving at such a
;; rapid fate that even the Germans
acknowledge there is no telling where
they will stop. Two of the Red arm
' ies are nearirtg a junction in East
Prussia, already have severed the
ajiilway between Berlin and the
capital of the Prussians. The Reds
Cached the Oder River, last natural
lt' defense barrier between them and
Serlin, on Wednesday, and reports
j not indicate whether or not the
iazis are retreating in disorder or
following a pre-arranged plan.
f There is some speculation that the
Germans may quit when the Keds
reach Berlin,! but reports from the 1
'f'Nazi capital shows no inclination to
ward this point. Ihere is also spec
ulation that the Germans, in fear of
Russian treatment, may let down the
.;iara on the Western front and thus
'enable the American and British
troops to reach Berlin first. How
l-ever , this is deemed unlikely as there1,
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is no indication that Von RundaUdt
will permit any weakening of hi
armieVto bolster the Nazis to ti
American troops recaptured the
town of St Vith early this week and,
aided by tremendous air strikes
which literally tore the Germans and
their motorized equipment to fchreds
.throughout the Belgian bulge, have
pushed further into the Siegfried
A line. Berlin reported that a new
t offensive in the west has been plan
? ned end will be launched by General
v uwnhower at any time now. , Al
tliouch the. newi. f the Russian ad-Hqtm-
to Jkf Eastern front baa oe
fccpiedil)if i bigieit spot in the news
thie week; the steady push of the
America and British against the
Natii haef iot diminished. Improved
weather conditions hee permitted
greater usefMIied planes than in
prevkaa, -wes,'' ' .
Philippines have driven to within
50 miles of Manilla, repulsing all at
tempts of the Japanese to halt the
recapture of Luzon. The Japs, thus
far, have not been able to put up the
resistance expected prior to vthe land
ing in the island. American planer j
have mastery of the air, and have I
seriously hampered the Japanese.
The first shake-up in President '
Roosevelt's cabinet occurred this
week when Jesse Jones resigned as '
Secretary of Commerce. Former vice
president Wallace was named to the
post by the President. A group of
Senators, seemingly, ubject to this to use municipal authority to en
change and it is reported that steps 1 force compliance of the recent WPB
may be taken to strip the Commerce order banning the use of out-door
Department of some of its agencies , lighting classed as non-essential for
before Wallace takes over. the purpose of conserving electric
1 power and coal used for the produc
Ah armistice was signed this week tion of electricity,
between the Allied Nations and re- j The order banning the use of out
presentatives of a Hungarian gov- door advertising signs and other ef
ernment, which is acting to take , fects, excepting lights used for light
Hungary out of the war. The terms, jng interiors of stores becomes ef
as announced, call for Hungary to f ective February 1.
pay $309,000,000,000 in reparations' WPB announced the order follow
and lend ad to the Allies and relin-1 ,ng gurveys which showed a short
quish claims to territory given the , age of coal and other fuels, needed
country by Hitler. j for war production. The ban pro
Oo Western Front
William (Bill) Blanchard, Hert-
r ford youth, has been missing in ac-
tion on the Western front since
January 5, his father, J. . Blanch
trd, w advised by the War De
partment last Tuesday.
, Tha popular young man entered.
service in July of last year and has
teen overseas about two months. He
' Z p7w a"" . lry 01
ro0Yln h entry into the armed
"Wve4 W b'C training
replacement group ; immediately. He
was home on furlough shortly before
being shipped overseas.
MINNIE WILSON SOCIETY
HAS REGULAR MEETING
The Minnie Wilson Missionary So-
Wety of the Methodist Church met on
nday evening with Mrs. Simon
Ivttenhurg, ' Mrs. B. C. Reavis, the
ciety leader,, was in charge of the
' Easiness session. Mrs. Rossir Brinn
J ,v gave the devotional. .
! twelve members and three visitors
' were present 5 During 1 thai social
i . hour the hostess served dainty re
To Cut Prices On
Items Of Clothing
Program Calls For Bet
ter Quality at Smaller
Following surveys which have
shown an alarming increase in prices
of clothing, the War Production
Board and Office of Price Adminis
tration have jointly proposed a pro
gram to save civilians a half billion
dollars a year on their clothing bill
and to make available more low-cost
items of better quality.
Chester A. Bowles, head of OPA,
reported clothing has increased in
price more than 11 per cent since
June, 1943. He added the entire
price structure was endangered be-
cause prices on ciotnmir tnreatei n
Together with J. A. Krug, head of
WPB, Mr. Bowles released an eight
point program which calls for regu
lation of the industry entirely.
Affected especially will be underwear
and outerwear for children and
A detailed program will be an-
Vg tentative pln ealls for a roll
. rftW amage pe . the
nrst half of this year. Textiles will
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be channelled into more essential
and lower priced types of apparel.
Manufacturers will produce the same
average price lines in which they
were producing two years ago. On
the average, this clothing will oe of
better quality for the price.
Most clothing will carry tags giv
ing the OPA legal ceiling price, and
firmer control of prices will be in
effect at all levels, including retail.
Mr. Bowles pointed ouj that this
program will not increase the total
supply of civilian clothes, but it will
change the emphasis from high
priced and non-essential garments
to the essential and lower priced
clothing. It is expected within a
few months between 6 and 7 per
cent, perhaps more, will be cut out
of currently inflated clothing, prices.
Tim -offirtirfB ' agree" that the pro
gram may be considered by some as
too tough, but they httve told the
leaders of the industry that prices
are so inflated that the planned roll
back still will leave profits well
above peace time earnings.
Town Requested To
Observe Light Law
Officials of the Utilities Depart
ment of the War Production Board
, have requested the Town of Hertford
hibits the use of all types ot adver
tising signs or devices which use
electricity for lighting movie mar
quees and other non-essential light-
ing effects of stores and business
It is understood that the Town of
Hertford, which supplies electric
power within the Town, will request
its consumers to observe the ban.
Meeting Held Here
The Executive Committee of th
Chowan Baptist Association , met at
'the Hertford Baptist Church last
The meeting was opened with the
9 Ik. I'TaoJ Dn Oil
Conferences for the young people
were ,ead by Mrg. j. w. Ward of
Hertford and Mrs. C. T. Doughtie
Conferences for the Y. W. A. were
lead by Mrs. Guy of Gatesville, and
Mrs. J. 8. Parmer of Raleigh. Mrs.
R. E. Wall of Elizabeth City gave
Lunch was then served, after
j which the afternoon session was
I opened with a short business session.
' Inspirational messages on Steward-
ship were given by Mrs. Farmer and
Mrs. Howard G. Dawkins.
MASONS MEET TUESDAY
Ppm'nlmftnii Lndow. No.r lOfl. A. F.
t A. M., will meet Tuesday "night at.
Dealers Must Apply
For OPA Adjustment
Retailers and wholesalers may ob
tain adjustments for losses in sugar,
processed foods and fats by Applying
at the local OPA offices, Mrs,, Helen
Davenport, clerk of the- Perqiiiihans
War Rationing Board, announced, this
.She added, however, that all appli
cations for adjustment must be filed
not later than February 10.
Get Tires This Week
Thirty-one motorists received cer
tificates for the purchase of passen
ger and truck tiics from the local
i! hoard during 'the past week,
according to .Mrs. Helen Davenport,
clerk of the hoard, who issued the
following li.-t receiving permits:
Passenger Type Tires: M. T.
Giifi'in. .Ir., 2; 11. K. Miller, 2; L. B.
Sittfcv.-t a.. 2; W. C. Morgan, 3; Eu
gene Feltou, :,; J. H: Perry, 2; Mel
vin King, 2; Isaac Lowe, 1; B. W.
Copeliind, 2; Preston Copeland, 1; B.
r Lane, 2; Mathew Smith, 1; T. E.
."organ, 2; J. W. .Hampton, 1; L. H.
Chappell, 2; Thomas Jenkins, 1;
Davul Cox, Jr., 2; A. J. Onley, 1;
Hermjin White, 1; R. A. Winslow, 4;
K. W. White, 2; Morgan Walker, 2;
Elihu Lane, 2; R. H. Harrell, 1; W.
M. Harrell, 2: Evelyn Ferguson, 2,
and W. H. Winslow, 2.
Truck Type: F. N. Mansfield, 2;
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Frank M. Wilson Dias
Funeral services for Francis M.
Wilson, 57, who died suddenly at bis
rooming place here last Saturday, af
ternoon, were conducted Monday afr
ternoon at 3 o'clock, at the Toxey
Lynch Funeral Home in Elizabeth
City. The Rev. Allen P. Brantley
Mr. Wilson was found dead in his
room by his brother, Trim Wilson,
Jr., with whom he was associated in
business heie. His honw was in Eli
He-was the son of the late John
Kit Wilson and Gertrude Banks Wil
Surviving, besides his brother
here, are the widow, Mrs. Bessie
Hughes Wilson; one son, F. M. Wil
on, Jr., of Elizabeth City; three
sisters, Mrs. L. R. Christie of Atlan
ta, Ga., Mrs. Z. W. Evans and Mrs.
B. W. Evans of Tyner; ' three br-.h-trs,
Dr. Tiffany Wilson of Savannah,
Ga., J. C. Wilson of Chapanoke, and
Jess Wilson of Tyner.
Pallbearers were: C. M. Whitley,
C. L. Leggett, G. W. Evans, W E
Dunstan, Roland Sawyer and, Gaither
A native of Perquimans; Mr. Wil
son was well known throughout this
section of the State, due to his busi
ness of operating a bakery in Eliza
beth City, and later engaging in the
horse and mule business here in
Polio Campaign Gets
Under Way; Dance To
Feature Local Drive
Due to the serious need for funds
in the polio epidemic, which raged
throughout the State last summer,
Perquimans County's quota has been
more than doubled for this year's
drive, according to Mrs. B. G. Koonce,
Nearly seven hundred dollars is
; to be raised here, if the county; meets
its quota, and the local chairman
stated that the funds will be raised
bv three methods: by direct solicita
tion on the part of the chairman and
her co-workers, by the March of
Dimes, and by a President's Ball.
The dance will be a big feature of
the drive here and it will be held on
January 80, at the Hertford USO
In addition to the above, collections
will be made each night for one week
at the State Theatre, as has been
the custom in past years. The thea
tres of the nation have played a lead
ing role in the polio campaigns and
have been instruments) in raising
large amounts for the fight against
It was announced by the chairman
that music for the dance at the USO
will be furnished by the music box
at the Club, in order that expenses
can be held at a minimum and a
greater amount be realized from the
STUDY GROUP MEETS
The Study Group of the Chapan
oke community held its meeting
Monday afternoon, January 15, a the
home of Mrs. Talmadge Lewis. Mrs.
W. W,. Lewis conducted the worship
service.. The Subject for study,
"Counselling With Our ' Children,"
was given in an informal way in the
form ot a round table discussion, led
Victim Of Indians
In Conference Race
Three Home Games On
lap Next Week; Cen
tral Played Wed.
Perquimans High School's basket
hall teams adiled the scalp of Weeks
ville to those aiieady hanging from
their belt in ginies played at the
N.eekswllo gyi,i last i-ri(l..y night.
The Indians won their conference tilt
by a '',) to 2i inaigin, while the
Squaws nosed rut the Weeksville
girls, 9 to X. i
The local girL' tram played an c- 1
cellent floor game, hut had some
difficulty in hitting the hoop for.
points. They blanked the hostess
team 4-0 during the first quarter, J
and each team tallied only one point
.ii the second. Weeksville out-scored
Perquimans in the third, 3 to 2,
and again in the final chukker, 4 to
2. The final score was Perquimans
It, WreksvUle, 8.
The Indians moved nearer to their'
first rural conference championship1
by defeating the Weeksville boys :i0
to 2ti. Opening fast, the Indians
rolled up a 11 to 5 advantage during1
tne first period and added seven more t
points in the second frame to hold an
IS to 8 lead at half time. '
W'eeksville showed added strength
in the second half, but the Indians j
out-pointed them 8 to 7 in the third
quarter and coasted to victory in
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lire nuai penoa.
Coach Max Campbell used ten boys
in the game, substituting some of
the younger players after the varsity
had the game cinched. Scoring for
the locals was evenly divided be
tween all the players and the Indians
showed some improvement in their
The Indians played the strong Cen
tral team in another conference game
Wednesday night, and the victory in
that game would practically cinch the
conference title for the local high
school. The Indians have defeated
all of the contenders thus far.
iPhree home games -we oif'tap' or
next week, Coach Campbell stated
today. lhe strong Greenville team
will play here next Tuesday night,
with the Indians meeting Columbia
on Wednesday and'Moyock on Friday
night. All games .next week will be
played on the local floor at the High
Reach Quota Soon
Max Campbell, chairman of the
committee in charge of raising funds
for the construction of a Memorial
Athletic Field, reported this week
that the committee expected to bring
Hie drive to a close within the next
tvo or three days.
Contributions reported to L. C.
Winslow, treasurer of the commit
tee, totaled nearly $2,500 on Wed
nesday of this week, and the re
maining $900 needed to meet the
quota set for the goal, is expected
to be in hand early next week.
The committee will meet again on
Friday night to make reports, but
it is believed that some of the so
licitors will be unable to complete
their canvassing by that time.
Up to Wednesday, only the Per
quimans High School had reported
for the school children acting as
canvassers, and no reports had been
received from the Central Grammar
School or Hertford Grammar iSchool.
The High School reported between
$350 and $400, but a sizeable sum
is expected to be raised through the
children at the Hertford and Central
Farmers Asked Sign
Crop Plan Next Week
Perquimans County farmers were
requested today by W. E. White,
oan.tnm. A - A i II i il.lOie.
epical y ui tne jn.f iu tail at me i
community meeting points on Friday In tallying sales made by solici
and Saturday of next week for the tor8 tne committee found Mrs. Viola
purpose of meeting their committee-1 Nachman to be the winner of a $25
mn and securing assistance in mak-
ing plans for the 1945 crop, and to
place orders for conservation ma
terials. Mr. White named the following
points 'in the county for the meeting
places: Hertford, Bethel and Park
ville Townships, Agriculture Build
ing in Hertford; New Hope commun
ity, Community House; Nicanor com
munity, Ralph White's Store; Belvi
dere, Community House.
LIONS MEET TONIGHT
The Hertford Lions Club will meet
tonight (Friday) at 7:5 at the Co
lonial Tourist Home. This will be' an
important meeting and President G.
C. Buck is very anxious to have all
Five Days Remain
To List Property
Property owners are reminded that
they have just five more days in
which to list propei ty for 194") taxes.
Failure to list property by the last
day of January means a penalty
added for late listing.
The township tax listers report
listing of property has been pro
gressing at a rapid rate during the
past week, but that there are still
a large number of property owners
who have not listed. These are ad
vised to see the listens now ,'rid avoi I
the rush of the last dav or two.
Recorder's Court In
Short Session Tuesday
Perauifnnns County's Itecorc
Court was in another short session
this week, due to a light docket.
Only six eases were for trial when
court convened at 9 :.'!(!, and t'o.
were quickly disposed of.
Doris Ferebee, Negro, was fried
$10 and ordered to pay the court
costs, after being found guilty of
driving with improper brakes.
Clarence Felton, Negro, Was as
sessed costs of court for driving with
Robert Bragg, Negro, was given
a 30-day suspended sentence and was
taxed with a fine of $10 and costs
on conviction of assault with a
Leslie Nixon, Negro, was found
guilty of driving drunk and noted an
appeal to the Superior Court on the ;
judgment of a fine of $75 and costs, j
Uthus Uoyce was fined $25 and or-
dered to pay court costs for speed-
Charlie Hunter, Negro,
$50 and costs on a charge
Cafes, Meat Markets
Given Grades By HD
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ine i; strict nea m Department
uus wees announce! or
eating establishments and meat niar -
kets in Perquimans County for the I
quarter October 1 through December
31, 1944. The grades are based on
sanitary inspections made during the
quarter to determine compliance with
State regulations governing the san
itation of these establishments.
!)0 or better compliance giies
grade "A;" gO'r to compliance
gives grade "B;" 70', to 80 '.r com
pliance gives grade "(';" lc.-s than
70'r compliance indicates gross lack
of sanitary protection for the public,
and requires immediate closing of
the establishment concerned.
Grades established were:
Grade A Cafes: Matthew's Barbe
cue, u. s. o.
Grade 15 Cafes: Elliott's Hot I tog
Stand, Holy Cafe (C).
Grade C Cafes: Hertford Cafe.
Grade A Meat Markets: J. ('.
lilanchard, A. White's Store (Win
fall), Mrs. L. S. White's (Hertford),
Winslow's Market (Wihfall).
Grade B Meat Markets: Barber's
Grocery, Bateman and Hendrix, Can
non Grocery, Pender's, Stallings
Market (New Hope).
Grade C Meat Markets: Harris
Grocery, T. L. Jessup (Winfall).
Grading of a few establishments
now in operation has been omitted
as extensive alterations are in pro
gress. Finance Committee
Perquimans County's War Finance
Committee met Monday night for the
purpose of determining the winners
of prizes offered during the Sixth
War Loan campaign, conducted here
during December. The chairman of
the committee, R. M. Riddick, stated
that his group was sorry that so
much time elapsed between the close
of the drive and the awarding of the
prizes, but this delay was unavoid-
war bond for selling the largest
amount in bonds; Miss Violet Wins
low was the winner of a $25 war
bond for securing the greatest num
ber of applications for bonds pur
chased. She also won $6.25 worth of
war stamps for the best record in
the Central Grammar School.
Alfred Williams win $6.25 worth
of war stamps for selling the latest
amount in bonds for the Hertford
Grammar School, and Jack Symons
was awarded a similar prize of $6.25
in war stamps for selling the most
nonds of any student at Perquimarls
High School. .
These prizes, as well as those
awarded at the bond auction in De
cember, were contributed by local
merchants and business men.
Oraft Director Says
Boards Face Task Of
Local Hoard Recei . es
Indue! ion Call Lor
Lour IMen In Feb.
Pointing out tl
it t i
will nerd an inn i asi
men during the next
and, at the
tion must be
same time, war produc-
mai'itar-ed ::t top -, l,
ley, Director of Selrc
has written all draf
boards that i I . i
plying the mm' ower f i
operation of the war.
He stated that the War Mai. power
Commission has revised its list of
critical and essential jobs and ad
vises the boards to use the list as a
guide in determining men selected
for the armed forces. He pointed
out the necessity of selecting men
26-29 in filling future draft calls,
due to the group IN to 20 being al
In calling up men 'i through 29
the Director listed five steps for
boards to use, taking the mvn in this
1. Registrants not employed in an
activity appearing on the essential
2. Registrants whom the local
board find to be employed in rela-
tivelv unimportant jobs in e:
but not critical activities.
Registrants whom the board
finds to be employed in relatively
4. Registrants the board finds to
be engaged in relatively more im
portant jobs in essential activities.
5. Registrants the board finds to
be engaged in more important jobs
in critical activities.
If, the director added, you find
that a replacement is available fur a
registrant, he should be classified
as available for 'induction, regardless
uf his place in the croups li.-trd
Mre lluV Sumner, clcTk
,,,, )ar,, announced tins
l.i,,,, ,, r,,m,tv i,
I upon to furnish fmir wh.tc
fur induction on February -1.
lias lieen r,o calls lor men
induction for next month.
Four youths left here Wednesday
to fill the induction call for January
and two will leave on January Mdh
to lill this month's call for n- in
duction. The two registrants named
to fill thi call are Harvey
and Milton Dail, Jr.
Son In Hospital
Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Bogue, f
Woodville, received a telegram on
. January 19, from the War Depart -
ment stating that the report that
their son, Sergeant William A.
i Bogue, was missing in action was u
i mistake. The last telegram stale i
! that he was wounded on December
2li, in Belgium, and that details
1 would follow from the hospital.
! Sgt. Bogue lias seen action in
i France, Belgium, Holland and Ger
i many, being with the 30th Division
of the First Army. He has been
decorated twice, received the Purple
Heart, Infantry Badge and (
Leaves Ag Department
After 41 years of service in the
U. S. Department of Agriculture,
Washington, D. C, Dr. Joshua J.
Skinner has retired from active ser
vice and will make his home in 1'er
quimans County, near Hertford, his
Dr. Skinner, for a number of years,
has directed the fertilizer and soil
fertility research of the U. S. Bu
reau of Plant Industry, soils and
agricultural engineering in the South
and has become an authority on the
fertilization of Southern crops. He
has received a number of awards for
his contributions to agriculture. Dr.
Skinner, who graduated from the
University of North Carolina in 190.'?,
has worked cooperatively with N. C.
State College for a number of years
on crop production problems. He has
been retained by the Department of
Agricultuie in an advisory capacity
in soil fertility work in the South..
Mr. 'and Mrs. Howard Lorn;, of
Edenton, Iioute 2, announce the birth
of a daughter, Celtic Anne, born on
Thursday, January 18, weight ei-ht
pounds. Mother" and daughter are
getting along nicely.
"Tits.' , i A9 o'clock ,k he Court Houb, by Mrs Marvin Robbins. - members present. merer
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