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VolumaXII --Number 27
' t Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, July 6, 1945.
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TY TOPS ALL PREVIOUS DOFiD DRIVES
III SEVHIfll; Si'LES f.MTIIAfl MILLION
Present Campaign to
Close at Midnight on
14- With war bond sales topping the
million dollar mark, the Perquimans
War Finance Committee Is closing
the most successful war bond cam-
- paign conducted here since sale
- drives started in 1941.
R. M. Riddick, chairman 'of the
group, announced Tuesday that the
sale of E bonds during the Seventh
War Loan totaled $140,685.75, or
slightly more than the $130,000 quo
ta. Sales of all types of bonds had
- reached the high figure of one mil
lion, twenty-seven thousand nine hun
dred and ten dollars.
The chairman pointed out that the
Mighty Seventh War Loan will not
close until midnight Saturday, and
that all sales made up to that time
will be counted on the total sold in
Perquimans. He urged all county so
licitors who have applications for
bonds, not yet reported, to turn them
in by, tomorrow, so that the bonds
may be issued and tallied during the
' Seventh War Loan.
It was explained - that the excess
sales here in Perquimans County
will go toward - helping the State
meet its quota for this' drive. Sev
eral counties of the State are lagging
in bond sales and the State's showing
' will be made by adding the total
sales made in. all counties,
Mr. Riddick again expressed his
appreciation to the people of the
county for their cooperation with the
' War Finance Committee in making
the Seventh Loan a complete success.
He said, "We have done it again. We
have maintained our leading position
among the counties of the State in
putting over bond issues and have
helped make possible the financing of
the war program" against the enemy,
Such response surely will help to has
Persons who, joined the 1800 Club
during the past week by purchasing a
1100 waf snd were! George Jack
son, Mrs. George. Jackson, Archie T.
Lane, Jarvis Winslow, Leo Merrill,
Mrs. ' Gertrude Moore, J. J. Moore,
Lucille Anderson, . Carol Anderson,
Thomas Anderson, Fye Anderson,
White, Charles E. White, Jr., Mrs.
Hattie Symons, John Jolliff, Wilma
Jollift and Dr. C. A. Davenport.
A meeting of the War Finance
Committee is expected to be held
some time - next week for making a
final check of sales during the drive
and determining the winners of the
prizes offered at the opening of the
campaign. The winners will be an
nounced as soon thereafter as pos
Specialist To Give
Howard R. Garriss, - Extension
Plant Pathologist from North Caro
lina , State College, will spend Wed'
neaday, July 11, in Perquimans Coun
ty and will assist in conducting two
peanut dusting demonstrations for
the control of peanut leaf spot and
leaf hoppers. Mr. Garriss has been
supervising the peanut dusting pro
gram in North Carolina for a number
of years, all during the experimental
stage, and is welt qualified to advise
farmers relative to dusting peanuts.
There is no longer any question about
the importance of dusting peanuts or
the profits to be derived from the
practice. It not only increases the
quantity and quality of the nuts pro
duced but also increases the quantity
aiid quality of hay produced.
A dusting 'Semonstration will be
conducted on the farm of Freeman
Long on Route 1, about one-half mile
south of Hertford on the Burgess,
road, Wednesday morning-, July 11, at
10 o'clock (war time) Another dem
onstration will be held on the Nixon
farm in Old Neck community (oper
ated by "Floyd Matthews on. Route 3
at 2 o'clock in the afternoon on the
sain date.;'; The public is invited to
Attend either or. both of these dem
onstrations and Mr. Garriss will be
glad to explain ; the details of the
program and answer any questions
about peanut dusting.' Peanut grow
ers should learn , all they can about
dusting peanuts as it is profitable, in
expensive and ' requires little, extra
In Recess Tuesday .
'" " Perquimans , ?, Corintys . Recorder
Court was In recess this week due to
the absence from the city, en busi
ness, of Judge Charles E, Johnson. '
All eases set for hearing this week
were continued until the nextC, term
?ot court, July 10th. , . '
County Council Meet
Scheduled For Saturday
The July meeting of the Council
of Perquimans County Home Dem
onstration Clubs will be held Satur
day afternoon, July 7, at 3:30 o'clock
in the auditorium of the agriculture
building, Miss Frances Maness, Coun
ty Home Agent, stated today.
In addition to the business session,
fourteen 4-H girls will model dresses
that they have made as part of 4-H
Club work. Prizes will be awarded
the winners in the dress contest.
Following the meeting refresh
ments will be served by the 4-H
CI db girls.
Between 450 and 500 American B
29s hit four more Jap cities in an air
attack on July 4, raining down 3,000
tons of fire bombs upon vital indus
trial areas. The bombing by the su
perforts are not only causing havoc
with Japan's industry, but reports
show that the attacks are hitting the
Nips' food supply. Tokyo this week
announced another 10 per cent reduc
tion in rations.
Australian troops are advancing
steadily with their attack in Borneo,
and are nearing the important port
of Balikpapan. The Jap opposition
in the area is reported light. Two
more airfields in this area have been
captured i by the forces under the
direct qtnmand of General MacAr
thur. Japanese admit that Tokyo is
practically wiped off the map, with
only 200,000 of its seven million peo
ple remaining within its charred lim
American troops of the famed Sec
ond Armored Division rode into Ber
lin on July 3 to take over the Ameri
downtown Berlin was wrecked but
some outlying districts are fairly well
Intact. The Russians announced
Wednesday that the body of Goebbels
had been identified despite the efforts
of SS troopers to burn the remains.
Reports from Washington indicate
that the United Nations charter,
adopted at San Francisco, for setting
up a permanent peace machine will
receive a majority vote in the U. S.
Senate. President Truman has urged
the upper House to speed the vote on
the proposal. Following the close of
the San Francisco conference Secre
tary of State Stettinius resigned his
office and the President immediately
named James F. Byrnes, assistant to
President Roosevelt, to the post. The
nomination was passed in the Senate
within a few minutes.
Harry Hopkins, for 12 years an aid
to President Roosevelt, left govern
ment service this week when he re
signed a post as assistant to the
President. Hopkins had recently re
turned to this country from a confer
ence in Moscow. President Truman
accepted the resignation with regret.
Eidon Vinslbw Home
Eldon Winslow, gunner with the
Army Air Force, arrived in Hertford
Monday night to visit "relatives and
friends after being liberated from an
enemy prisoner of war camp in Eu
rope. air. Winslow was reported missing
in action March 25, but a short time
later was reported liberated. He is
the son of the late Mr, J and Mrs. T.
R. Winslow and his aunt, Mrs. Rid
dick Chappell, resides here.
Ceiling Prices On ,
u sea tars iowerea
Prospective used car, buyers were
advised to look for the lower ceiling
price tags on all used cars offered for
sale, in a statement issued by OPA
District Director Theodore S. John
Johnson 'reminded buyers that ceil
ing prices of all used cars were re
duced lour per-ceht on July first, in
line with OPA's policy of taking nor
mal depreciation into .consideration.
New ceiling prices wiM be figured to
the nearest even dolhuyne said.
Ceiling, prices on equipment fox
which - extra charges itnay be made
were also reduced fou per -cent at
the same time, Johnson added.
Local Army flu
Lt. Katherine Stephens
Bride of Lt Alvin C.
Hall, U. S. Army
A romance which began in the Fiji
Islands three years ago culminated
June 29 at the Lawson General Hos
pital, Atlanta, Ga., when Lieut. Kar
erine E. Stephens, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. P. L. Stephens of Hertford
became the bride of Lieut. Alvin C.
Hall, of Birmingham, Ala.
The ceremony was performed in
Ward B of the hospital, where the
bridegroom is a patient, recovering
from malaria contracted in the Fijis
and an amputated leg, -lost because of
shrapnel wounds received on Luzon
The ceremony, performed by Lieut.
Col. Eugene Alexander, chaplain at
Lawson, could not have been more
sacredly solemn had the vows been
spoken at a cathedral altar. Anjd
the musical prelude, "Because" and
"I Love You Truly," sung by Sgt.
Earl W. Printz, lost none of its tra
ditional appeal in the setting of hos
pital beds and tables where baskets
of gladioli lined the "aisle." f
As the wedding march began on a
tiny portable organ, the bride, trim
in her beige uniform and carrying an
orchid bouquet, entered on the arm of
Lieut. William Schellings, a patient
at the hospital.
The groom's bed was rolled for
ward and the double ring ceremony
The 29-year-old officer from Bir
mingham, Ala., propped on his pil
low, and the 28-year-old nurse from
Hertford had too much to remember
for gaiety, but the joy was there in
their quiet smiles.
Their war was won their war
against malaria in the Fijis, against
the enemy shrapnel that took Lieut.
Hall's left leg at Luzon and the snip
er's bullet in his right leg, which ifc
now in a cast their war against
time and distance.
For Lieut. Stephens remained in
the Fijis when her sweetheart was
sent to New Georgia and on into the
Philippine campaign, and then she
was transferred to Walter Reed hos
pital in Washington. But they wrote
to each other every day for two and
a half years, the bride said.
They had become engaged within
six months after meeting. And now,
on leave from Walter Reed, Mrs. Hall
will visit her husband every day
while she is here, as he is unable to
leave his bed.
So they took the showers of rice
and the impatient jibes of the guests,
shouting, "When can we kiss the
bride?" with quiet laughter. To
gether they cut the wedding cake.
And the wedding luncheon was hap
pily eaten from hospital trays.
The Town of Hertford and terri
tory served with electric power by
the Town was without power for ap
proximately three hours Monday
when lightning struck and damaged
the municipal plant.
The lightning struck the main line
carrying current into the plant and
burned . this line in half. The bolt
set fire to a radio in the building and
to a window frame.
Town employees worked for more
than two hours and finally restored
electric power at about 2 o'clock
Tuesday morning. The amount of
damage at the plant had not been es
timated by Mayor V. N. Darden pend
ing further investigation of equip
ment. OPA Chairman Urges
Public To Use Mail
For Prompt Service
Persons in Perquimans County who
apply for their gasoline, fuel oil,
sugar and other rations by mail will
receive prompt service from the War
Price and Rationing Board, E. L.
Winslow, chairman, said today.
It is estimated that ten applica
tions received through the mail can
be processed in A.he time it takes to
process one application made in per
son, he pointed out.
By sending a penny postcard to the
War Price and Rationing Board, ap
plicants will , save time, effort, shoe
leather and tires', Mr. Winslow con
cluded. . "
PERQUIMANS LODGE WILL
, MEET ON TUESDAY NIGHT
Perquimans Lodge, No. 6, A. F. k
A; will have a -Tegular meeting
Tuesday night in, the Court House.
AH members and visiting Masons are
invited to be present
American Legion To
Install Officers At
V. N. Dardeni, . Com
mander, Naitj.es Ap
All members of the Wm. Paul Stal
lings Post of the American Legion
are urged to attend the meeting of
the Post Friday night at 8 o'clock, at
the Agriculture Building, during
which installation services for new
officers will be conducted.
The officers, as well as delegates to
the State Convention, were chosen at
the Post meeting held in June.
Delegates to the convention are J.
D. Cranford, V. N. Darden and S. G.
Chappell, with B. C. Berry, Charles
E. White and W. G. Hollowell as al
ternates. Officers chosen by the Post mem
bers, who will be installed tonight
are V. N. Darden, commander; J. R.
Futrell, vice commander; R. R.
White, vice commander; W. G. Hol
lowell, vice commander; B. C. Berry,
The new commander has also an
nounced the appointive positions and
named the following members to
those posts as follows: Finance of
ficer, V. N. Harden; service officer,
F. T. Johnson; assistant, B. C. Berry;
guardianship officer, G. T. Roach;
sergeant-at-arms, E. Lee Hurdle and
Wayland Butler; chaplain, W. T. Wil
loughby; historian, Carrol V. Ward;
athletic officer, Cecil W. White, child
welfare officer, Anderson E. Layden;
Americanism officer, J. D. Cranford;
national defense officer, Charles F.
Sumner, Jr.; graves registration of
ficer, J. A. Perry; employment offi
cer, Charles K. White; Boys' State
officer, J. Oliver White; Boy Scout
officer, William D. Cox; membership
chairman, Shelton G. Chappell; pub
licity, I!. C. Berry; oratorical contest
officer, G. C. Buck and chairman
Sons of Legion, C. A. Davenport.
Shelton G. Chappell is the outgoing
post commander and he reported that
at the end of June the total paid up
-membership of the local post was H'i
Baptists To Conduct
Youth Revival Here
The month of July is Youth and
Home month in the Hertford Baptist
nurcn. ine pastor nas planned a
series of helpful messages which he
will deliver at services during the
month, leading up to the Youth Re
vival, scheduled to begin the fifth
Sunday in the month. The Kev. Nor
fleet Gardner, of Henderson, N. C,
husband of the former Mattie Macon
White of Hertford, is to lead in this
The Rev. H. G. Dawkins stated,
"We especially encourage the young
people to attend church services each
Sunday and we extend a special invi
tation to the members to be faithful
in attending all services and give
their cooperation in making this
month a forward step toward helping
youth feel their responsibility to their
33 Motorists Issued
Tire certificates were issued to 33
motorists at the last meeting of the
Perquimans Ration Board. Mrs. Hel
en Davenport, clerk of the Board,
Passenger type permits were issued
to E. J. Proctor, W. E. Faulkner, W.
F. Madre, G. H. Hunter, Dixie Belle
Brothers, Roy Winslow, S.' H. Man
ley, George Eure, Ray Baccus, R. B.
Thach, Mary Ward, Mamie Stallings,
Forest Felton, B. E. Emmons, C. D.
Rountree, Mrs. T. S. White, M. M.
Spivey, Margaret Pearson, William
Beaman, E. W. Daughtry, Louis
Nachman, J. C. Layden, J. A. Sutton,
Sarah C. White, W. C. Morgan and
J. F. Coffey.
Truck type: J. W. Pierce, Elmer
Chappell, Winslow Oil Co., Riddick &
Roach, Perquimans County Schools,
R. B. Thursby and Ashley Jordan.
Notified Son Died
In Germany April 1
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Blanchard re
ceived a telegram from the War De
partment last "Saturday notifying
them that their son, William, died in
Germany on April 1, this year.
The family had previously receiv
ed word that the youth had died on
March 1, while located in a Nazi pri
soner of war camp. The message re
ceived' here last week was official and
stated a letter of details followed.
COMMISSIONERS SET TAX RATE FOR YEAR:
NAME NET DELINQUENT TAX COLLECTOR
Board Sets Date For
Opening Of Schools
School children must make the
most of the remaining days of their
summer vacation, for the Board of
Education, at a meeting last Monday
set the date for opening the county
schools for the 1945-46 term
Superintendent F. T. Johnson an
nounced Tuesday that the county
schools would open Monday, Septem
ber 3, for the new semester, and bar
ring unseen events, continue through
out the nine months term.
He added that he had received sev
eral applications regarding the va
cancies in the local school system, but !
to date none of the vacancies had
Reports Increase In
Payments To Needy
As the State and its counties pre
pare to go into another fiscal year,
North Carolina public welfare agen
cies look forward to even greater ac
complishments in l!l4.r-40 than in the
During the past 12 months Per
quimans County has increased its av
erage payment monthly to needy
aged persons from $9.59 to $12.00.
The state-wide average has gone up
from $10.67 to $12.50, according to
Mrs. Sarah B. Perry, county welfare
In this county there were 94 per
sons receiving old age assistance last
June as compared with 101 this
Perquimans County has increased
its monthly average grant to families
of dependent children from $24.1(i to
$2(1.84 for the 19 families now receiv
ing aid. A year ago there were
families receiving this aid.
A vear Rp-n thre were 91 nrivate
i homes in North Carolina in which
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I for their permanent care. Now there
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Perquimans County has not estah-
shed such a home within the past
'year but every effort is being made
; to provide at least one during the
I eominK yar' Mrs- 1err.v Kai(l ,his
Mrs. Perrv said she had been ad
vised by the State Board of Public
Welfare at Raleigh that M9 of the 1H9
city jails and lockups had been in- j
spected during the year along with
all county homes and county jails.
New Ceiling Price
Lists Available At
Ration Board Office
Complete lists of the legal ceiling
; prices on all grades and cuts of
meat, printed in a convenient size
that will fold to fit the purse, have
been received in a limited quantity at
the War Price and Rationing Board,
E. L. Winslow, chairman, said today.
Housewives and shoppers may ob
tain these lists by calling in person
at the local War Price and Rationing
Board or by sending a penny post
card, he explained.
"We are placing in the hands of
consumers a simple -and powerful
weapon to help smash black market
in meat," Mr. Winslow said.
Prices shown on the Consumer
Meat Price List are the highest that
may be charged regardless of the
size of the store, he pointed out.
"Housewives can immediately help
relieve the maldistribution of meat
and stamp out black market, simply
bv refusing to pay more than the
ceiling prices listed and by report
ing all evidence of black market op
erations to OPA," he said.
The chairman also stated a supply
of the new booklets containing price
information for farmers, on certain
food items offered for sale are also
available at the ration office.
Local Firm to Build
Farm Equipment Plant
J. C. Blanchard and' Company will
shortly begin construction of a new
building to house the sales rooms and
repair parts of their farm implement
business, it was announced here this
The new building will be construct
ed at the rear of their store on
Church street. The original Blanch-
ard's store, now situated on the lot,
will be torn down and replaced by the
Work on the building is expected to
get under way about the first part of
Tax Rate Remains at
Same Figure; Minor
Changes In Budget
Perquimans County's tax rate for
194(! will remain at $1.50 per hun
dred dollar valuation" as a result of
action taken by the board of county
commissioners at their meeting held
W. F. C. Fdwards reviewed a ten
tative budget, which is expected to
be adopted by the board at a meet
ing in August, based on the dollar
fifty rate which showed sufficient
returns to meet the county expense
for the next fiscal year.
The only change made in the bud
get was a minor one, which deducted
one cent from the fund for aid to
dependent children and this was ad
ded to the fund for the expenses of
the Welfare Department.
Largest item in the budget is the
debt service fund calling for ninety
cents of the entire tax rate. This
is used to meet the interest and prin
cipal payments of the county's in
debtedness. The board named W. F. C. Ed
wards as delinquent tax collector,
succeeding Charles Whedbee who
held the office until his death last
week. No action was taken by the
commissioners in naming an attorney
for the county to fill thai fce also
held by Mr. Whedbee.
On motion it was ordered that the
county would renew its contract
with the State for the continuation
of the Fire Control program in Per
quimans, and it was ordered that the
costs of this program, $1,200 an
nually, be set up in the budget.
J. W. Ward, tax supervisor, stated
that the total valuation in the county
had increased approximately two
hundred thousand dollars over last
year. The valuation is now approx
imat.elv six million, four hundred
j thousand dollars.
Mr. Ward was authorized to re-
(, quest uif .-iirttt: iiinimftv v.. i..
to close a certain road, leading off
the Center Hill road, crossing the
owned by Jack Sutton and to
ver the land to Mr. Sutton.
This action was taken on conditions
; promised at ..the time, the Center
! Hill road was hard surfacerl several
years ago. The portion
of road re-
; (uiested closed has
no direct tramc
and is not a part of the highway
system. The commissioners also
heard a complaint regarding the
Lake road, in Parkville township, and
were requested to urge the highway
department to widen this road.
Saturday Last Day
For 4-H Clubbers To
Sign Up For Camp
Saturday, July 2, will be the last
day for County 4-H Club members
to sign up for the camp to be held
at Jamestown, Virginia, August 6
through August 11, Miss Frances
Maness, County Home Agent, stated
Forty-two club members have al
ready signed up to attend the camp,
Miss Maness said, and there remains
eight openings for 4-H Clubbers who
want to attend the outing, which will
be made up of groups from Perquim
ans, Camden, Pasquotank and Cho
wan counties. Each county has been
allotted a quota of 50 members.
The home agent stated that an ap
plication fee of two dollars must be
handed in at the time the application
to attend the camp is made. Appli
cations will be received through Sat
urday at the home agent's office or
at the office of L. W. Anderson, farm
Sweet Potato Show
Scheduled Next Week
J. Y. Lassiter, horticultural exten
sion specialist from North Carolina
State College will be in Perquimans
County on Thursday morning, July
12, and will give a demonstration at
10 o'clock in the cultivation and
"hilling" of sweet potatoes, using a
plow with "vine turners" attached, on
the farm of Clarence Chappell, Belvi
dere, Route 2, near Lonesome Pine
Service Station, about two miles
northwest of Belvidere.
Mr. Lassiter is a specialist in the
production of sweet potatoes and will
be glad to answer any questions rela
tive to the problems involved in pro
ducing, storing and marketing sweet
potatoes. The public is invited, to at
tend the demonstration and those
farmers interested in the production
of sweet potatoes are urged to attend.