a jf iniX inr?APOi0TED to thb upBunjma oj Hertford and perquimans county
Volume XII. Number 30.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, July 27, 1945.
$1.50 Per Year.
Ration Book Five
To Be Issued During
December, Says OPA
Coupons In Book Valid
After First of Year;
New Gas Book, Too
- j War Ration Book Five, "smaller
'than a dollar bill" and" containing!
fjuet half as many stamps as the last
book issued, will be distributed
. through the public schools in Decem
ber, Theodore j. Johnson Raleigh
; OPA -district direo'.or, has announced.
m.. : ti A ,, i: i l i
4 - Alio jiew a gasoline ration dook
i will be issued at the same time, he
Distribution, Johnson said, will
' take place from December 3 through
.December 15. The new "A" gasoline
... 'books will go into use December 22,
A"tM War Ration Book Five will be
Jused soon after the first of the year
Vior food rationing and for rationing
.f The new book five will be a better
-4.book, Johnson said. It will be easier
. ;to carry and to handle. It will be
-just as long as book four but only
yjialf -as wide. The numbeV .and ar
;;'; rangement of stamps js- more con
;,ivenient. The new stamps will be the
same size, but will not' have both a
' & letter and a number as" the ' present
i, stamps do and OPA hopes the new
edition will be the last of the series
,-'.'pf wartime ration books, Johnson
t ; " One hundred and fifty million co-
' pies of book five are now being
printed at approximately half the
; cost of the preceding book, Johnson
said. The gigantic task of distribu
'., tion is one that the teachers and
' school officials are fully equal to, he
";aid, recalling the efficient way in
which they handled the distribution
. yof war ration book four.
I' V At the current rate of making
i stamps good, Johnson explained five
red stamps and five blue stamps at
- the beginning of each monthwar
ration book five can last, if needed,
J about 15 months. Because of the
- -enormous job required to print and
'distribute ration books lor about ISO
million people it was decided W be
' i.on the safe side. and provide for this
pwrtd and avoid theVstBi " '
having to get out still 'another book
Since war ration book five will not
go into effect before January 1st, it
s, " will be necessary to use other stamps
:in book four as substitutes for pro
cessed food and meat fats during the
interim period. Interim1 period use
of shoe and sugar stamps will not be
necessary, Johnson said, since the
stamps provide for these items in
books three and four will carry the
programs without resort to substitu
War Ration Book Five will be the
fourth war ration book to be distri
buted by school teachers and other
volunteers, Johnson said. The first
book was distributed May 4, 1942.
Tk; new "A" gasoline book, the
third issued under rationing, will
differ from the present book only in
color. The book will contain five
, sets of coupons, six Coupons to a set
numbered A-18 through A-23. Each
set of coupons will cover a different
period. The first set, numbered A--V'18,
becomes good December 22, said
Ration Board Issues
To M Car Owners
VClearine the office of all annlica-
' tionS on hand for new tires, the Per-
vyquimans Ration Board passed on per-
mlts lor 54 car owners, at its meet
j; ? ing last Saturday, Mrs. Helen Daven
port, clerk of the Board,' stated Mon-
, day. . "; vJV
Passenger-type tire permits were
isBueu w nenry jones.-z; v. i. nog-
gaud, 2; W. E. Black, C. fr Davis, 2;
JB. SittersoBj Gilbert' Eure, Ellis
Stalling,1 Roy pierce, 2,' M, V Walk
er, WT S. Felton, Louis Felton, 2;
Ti Isaac Jordan 2: Howard WHHama.
V W, P, Dif ;Alvii Cbpeland, VassJeJ
frocxor, ; iouis rroctor, z harlie
; Dail, 2j Kixbh;;HollOwelIi KAnneth
i Miller, thomas.i? WlnslowvH' Thomas
5 ;' Chippell, George.; Hollowell, -2; LJn
i: wood Winslow, J' E.! Jordan; M. T.
!r Griffin; 2; J ACavelV2HeDert
y Williams, Alton Moored iL Jr Wlhs-;
low, J. V. Rountree, Johnnie. White,
:!tf: 2; C. M.rHarrell,' Franda faylor.P.
; M. Deaton; Luther Re
, Shlpe, G. C. Fotdyee, J. J. Moore,' 2;
. L.- Jessnp, Maxey ' Stallings, Robert
Elliott,' William Hollowell, the Rev.
G. W. Gaines, and William Co. "
Truck type: D. F, ReeoV'W. H.
Winslow, J. P. Ward, Elihu Lane, Na-
) than Riddlck, Bill Fowler and Geory
Winslow. - " ' V v.
Making for the Japs
I If w n to
Two LCT$ (Landinr Crtfrt Infantry) from vast armada of American
ships head for a beachhead on a Pacific Island. Your money for War Bon.!
kelps to make these larking possible. Bur another $109 War Bond.
From U. S. Tr ;
- After several days of a news black
out concerning the U. S. Third Fleet,
Admiral Halsey , revealed that the
fleet had struck at the Jap port of
Kure and is now engaged in attacks
in the Inland Sea, sinking and dam
aging the remainder of the Jap
fleet. Thedniral's report stated
the enemy's last two serviceable bat
tie ships, have been damaged. Along
with the attacks of the fleet's sur
face craft, the planes of the task
force are continuing their attacks
from the air. Radio Tokyo reported
one northern Jap city was reduced to
pitiful ruins. These blows by the
Third Fleet were tied in with an at
tack by 620 Superforts of the 20th
Air Force, which hit Japan' Tuesday.
rwapTpa s j'sre bride' bfu
While the Third Fleet has been
hitting at the Jap mainland, air
groups under General MacArthur
have been striking at Jap shipping
and ports along the China coast. The
,ia nave aviilij'iu w ihtjuj
tnrougn uninese army lines in ine
coastal areas to reform with isolated
Jap troops, but these attempts are
being foiled by the Chinese. Aus
tralian troops, aided by East Indian
Dutch forces, have scored new gains
against the Japs in Borneo.
The meeting of the Big Three at
Potsdam, Germany, was recessed on
Thursday to enable Churchill to re
turn to England to receive the re
sults of the British elector held last
month. The meeting will resume
today and reports, although all un
official due to. a news blackout on the
conference, indicate that Truman,
Churchill and Stalin are making pro
gress with the problems confronting
the conference. One report stated
that the meeting may close next
week and that one group of Ameri
can representatives have already left
the scene. '
The Army and Navy revealed new
plans for discharging men from ser
vice. The Army says that shortly
it will redSce the number of points
needed by veterans to obtain a dis
charge and the Navy reports a sys
tem whereby oldqr reserve officers
and enlisted personnel may,) be dis
charged. Men must now have 85
points to obtain an Army discharge,
while under the Navy plan a man
scoring 8 points may be let out.
A London newspaper reported in, a
story Sunday that .the United States
has ignored three indirect peace feel
er made by Japan7 through neutral
channels. According ; t6 . the story,
the.' Japs liave attempted tojjearn on
what, if ianjjr'-terms . the US. will
accept surrender. The V stcfjr con
tinued that ' Bo direct approach has
been - made " to ! Washington TJ. S.
Offlcials,.the story' stated, dismissed
the -indirect approaches -asjn at
tempt on the part of the Japs to unsettle-
American' opinion anrjrptart a
quarrel in this eountry . oUt the
question of giving Japan eaV peace
tonna, ,i , . ., y 'j
Official U.S. Si gatl Corps Pho'o
Held Tuesday Night
About fifty young people of the
First Methodist Church, from Win
fall and New Hope, enjoyed a ban
quet at the church last Tuesday
night. A splendid dinner was served
by the ladies of the church and an
interesting and helpful program was
presented. The motto,. "We Would
be Building," was used as the general
theme. Ruth Tucker, president of
the Young Peoples' Department, pre
sided and the program was led by
Pauline Reavis, who gave readings,
led songs and directed stunts put on
by others. 'Horace Baker, of Win
fall, rendered two piano selections.
Following the program of fun, the
Rev. B. C. Reavis, pastor, introduced
Fratik M. Harris, of .Elizabeth City,
who brought a helpful message on
the. subject, "The Building of Per
sonality." "Till We Meet Again"
was sung and the Rev. J. D. Cran
ford, of Winfall, pronounced the
The young people had charge of
the Vesper Service last Sunday
evening with Chaplain Miller, NAAS,
Harvey Point, as guest speaker and
S 1-c R. L. Hess as soloist. "The
Place of the Young People in the
Postwar World" was the general
theme and Chaplain Miller brought
a most inspiring message on that
Vesper Services will be conducted
next Sunday evening at 7 o'clock and
a splendid program is being prepar
ed. The program is entirely differ
ent each Sunday evening, and will
continue through the month of Au
gust. "Working Together" will be the
subject of the sermon by the pastor
at 11 o'clock next Sunday morning.
The Vesper Service will take the
place of the regular evening worship
Draft Board To Call
Thirty Men In August
A total of 30 men will be called
up by the local draft board during
the month of August to undergo pre
induction examinations and to be in
ducted into military service, Mrs.
Ruth Sumner, clerk of the board, an
There are four calls for the month:
Two, for white men and two for
Negro registrants. The first white
call; is set for August 16, when ten
selectees will be ordered up for in
duction, !;iFif teen white registrants
wfll jeceive pre-induction calls for
August 27. '
Ten colored registrants will be call
ed up forvpre-ihduction examinations
in AUguflt 8, and five inen will be
selected for induction on August 9.
It was announced today by Mrs.
Sumner that there will fce no meet
ing of the local board oh August 2,
and persons desiring to have an in
terview on that date may do so at
the meeting on-August' '
Open House Dance
Scheduled At USO
Club Tuesday Night
Service Personnel and
Public Invited; Pins
Plans for an open house dance at
which service personnel of this area
and the public will he the guests are
being formulated by the staff at
Hertford's USO Club Edgar J. Hill,
club director, stated this week.
i The dance will he staged next
Tuesday evening, July 111, from nine
to eleven o'clock, at the local USO
Club rooms. Special invitations will
be sent out to the lare number of
local residents who have served as
volunteers at the USO Club during
its operation. All service men, their
wives and sweethearts are also in
vited to the event.
Mr. Hill stated that during the
evening USO pins and certificates
will be presented to the civilian vol
unteers who have given of their
time to assist the staff at the USO
in carrying on the operation of the
club lor ine nenetit ot service men.
. , ,
No further progress can be report-
, . 1 " ...
eu on in. F.an , convert u.e
uo a c,..u.u,,n.v omuocieu project M
thifi time. hut. a nrnnnsftl has hppn
9 aJk i iTcn
1 , l . . . t,
"r ''r',Un , l"e . . .;
nr. nui suiiea mis weeK mar. in an
Kkiiit,r thQ nan ,..;n ,t;.,0
pi uiauii I VJ VI IT: JHV Will V.TI1VIIV4V.
operation under its present system Pea of E"'lty to dnvwig without a
until September 1. However, a few hcense and Pald thp roRts of ('()urt-
changes are announced in the staff. Wilbur Phthisic was found guilty
Miss Margaret Pearson, who haS!of bel"K drl,nk and i ' rdor-l y and
been serving as staff assistant at the posing his Pson m pul.li.'. He-
Club, will leave Hertford on August waf,.flned, and '''sts- ,
1 to join the American Red Cross. Wl,1'f Wehb was fl,,,i1 a"d
She has been assigned to a hospital ordered to pay the costs of court,
;ii ..!, .. on,.;..i t-,;;,r
uiiil aaiivs v iii tunc a iKtiinuf,
ot w.j0h,no-t,n n C hofr.
h-, Ht;0 Mo.,. l0,.f,l!
White, who has had charge of theUosts on a charge of speeding. ! Stauh i";'1 f ''"," S(;n-k'eM.late last
i. i . .u ....... ! R.,K MiHotto ..h.rH u:ith nn.'year and I.ieut. ( omd r Mills was
riHl'K lliir HI I IP flC'H I 111. IICr-11
released and has accepted a similar!
position at the Kdenton USO Club.
Pending further decisions about the!
Hertford USO. Mr. Hill will continue
as? director and Miss Bernice White'
will hp assistant
n: . ,i,..kA. ,.f :vn
personnel vbeuig. - removed
local base, attendance at
has continued good during the
week, Mr. Hill stated today.
Miss Mildred White
Weds Ralph Layden
In Home Ceremony
... , ... . , ,
The wedding of Miss Mildred Irene
wnite, uaugnter oi Mr. ana ivirs. j.
0. White of Hertford, to Ralph Lee I
T at.fln f uvf..l ,..o j,m,0H.Ji" and costs on a rnarge oi megai
at the home of the bride's parents
on Wednesday afternoon at four
.I T, n 'Dii)i Unillll . r yx..
i,;nD n0,frt fu uiAn offiei-.tal
nuiOf pnsiVJA ui viit; unuc, oun.ian,U:
using the double ring ceremony. Thei
vows were spoken in a candle lignt
service before an improvised altar of
white gladioli and palms, intersper
sed with candelabra.
During the ceremony a program of
nuptial music was rendered by Mrs.
R. M. Riddick and before the cere
mony the soloist, Miss Pauline, Rea
vis, sang "O Perfect Day" and "I
The bride, who was given in mar
riage by her father, wore a wedding
gown of white faille, styled on old
fashioned lines with a deep yoke
edged with a wide ruffle and bracelet-
length sleeves. The gathered skirtj
with ruffles the full length of the
dress, extended from a basqie bodice
and formed a short train. Her finger-tip
veil of imported illusion fell
from a halo trimmed with white
flowers. She carried a prayer book
showered with white orchids and
Miss Marian White, sister of the
bride, was maid of honor. She wore
a gown of white satin and marqui
sette of old-fashioned design, fash
ioned after the bride's dress. Her
headdress was a picture hat which
matched her dress. She wore long
white f net mittens and carried a nose
gay of garden flowers.
Miss Mary Pascoe White cousin of
the bride, lighted the candles. She
wore a gown of white lace and net.
Her flowers were a corsage of red
' Mrs. Ned Nixon, cousin of the
bride, who was mistress of ceremon
ies, wore an . aqua dress with a cor
sage of pink roses. t
The, bride's mother was attired in
a dress of black and white crepe and
her flowers were a shoulder corsage
of gardenias. The mother of the
bridegroom Wore a dress of black
crepe and her flowers were red roses,
.The bride is a graduate of Eastern
Carolina Teachers College, Green-
Continued on Page Six) ,
NAVY CONSIDERS CLOSING HARVEY POINT
AIR STATION; NO DEFINITE STATEMENT
To Hold Clinics Soon
The Perquimans County Health
Department today released the sche-
jdule of typhoid tlinics to be conduct
ed during the early part of next
t month. The schedule of clinics, time
and location are published elsewhere
in this issue.
Parents are urged to clip the sche
dule and to bring their children to
the clinic nearest their homes.
Recorder's Court I
Has Long Session
After Week Recess
Varied Docket Contain
i ed Number of Traffic
Af, .. ,!, .
After a week s recess, due to
:M, , f , . , . ,
illness of County Prosecutor J.
McNider who was able
dutips tnis week th(.
Kecorders l,ourt was in a lonp ses-
ston Iuesday, clearing the docket of
U varied number of cases.
Charlie Nixon, Negro, entered a
alter pleading guilty to assault on a I
Fred Cox was taxe.l with court'
ifcUf.v i'im,Lin , .iiuiL.in .tivh
ing on the highway, was
pay the costs of court.
John Webb was taxed with the
! court costs on a charge ot driving
with insufficient brakes.
i .Sherman Overton, Negro, was
: finml tf.'tll mid costs, after nleadinir
guilty to. a charge ot reckless dm-
j Henry Foreman, Negro, was fined
$11) and ordered to pay court costs,
j after pleading guilty to being drunk
and disorderly and resisting arrest.
Howard Klanchard, Negro, entered
a plea of guilty to assault on a fe-
male and he was fined $2.ri and or
dered to pay the costs.
Malachi Ashley was fined $10 and
costs on a charge of speeding and
driving with insufficient brakes.
John Kverett, Negro, was found
guilty of permitting chickens to run
at large. He was ordered to pay the
I (.ourt costg
William White, Negro, was fhiedl
.t. , , . .i . . i L c : 1 1 I i
" f a spotlight. .
Oavid Spivey was taxed with the
costs of court on a charge of dnvinp
Joe Winslow, Negro, was assessed
costs of court on a charge of beating, the revival special emphasis will be
a board bill. I placed upon the youth of the com-
. James Randolph, Negro, paid the: munity, and a special invitation is
costs of court on a charge of driving issued to all young people, regard
with insufficient brakes. i less of their denominations, to take
James Overton, Negro, paid thei part in the programs. Adults are
(Continued on Page Two)
Flight Surgeon Says
Thanks To Hertford
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from the Harvey Point Auxiliary Air
won i no avitn ic i, Hiuiriin '
station, flight burgeon Lieut. 1'ian
cis N. Taylor, USNR, in a letter to
Mayor V. N. Darden, expressed his
appreciation and those of his fellow
officers for the courtesy and hospital
ity shown them by the people of the
Town of Hertford during their stay
here. In his letter to Mayor Darden,
Lieut. Taylor stated: "On the eve of
our departure from Hertford I want
to take this opportunity to thank you
and the people of Hertford for the
courtesy and hospitality that has
been shown us of the Navy while we
were privileged to make our home
"I have been present in your civic
clubs, a guest in your homes and a
constant 'visitor in your churches,
and I leave realizing that it has been
by far the most enjoyable stay that
I have had at any station since en
listing in the service three years ago.
"I feel that I express the senti
ments of my fellow officers and hope
that you will pass the word on to our
friends that we leave behind.
"Mrs. Taylor and my two little
girls join me in my appreciation." '
Personnel at Case Re
duced During Past
Week; Report RFC
May Take Over Location
The Navy Department, in an an
nouncement made early this week at
Washington, is considering the clos
ing of the Naval Auxiliary Air Sta
tion at Harvey Point. A spokesman
added, however, that there was noth
ing further that the Navy could say
on the subject at this time.
It has been known here for some
time that changes were in the air at
Harvey Point, and during the past
week large numbers of the personnel
and some of the equipment have been
removed from the local base. Ru
mors have been numerous regarding
the action being taken, but no defin
ite announcement as to the status
of the base has been made.
It has been learned from an un
official, but reliable source, that th'
location of the base and the facili-
ties that remain may be turned over
the to the Reconstruction Finance Cor
S. 1 poration, which is a government
to resume hislaRency handling a great part of the
disposal of surplus government prop
erty. Another unofficial report states
that the original date for closing the
base has been set back to an undis
Harvey Point NAAS has been in
commission slightly longer than 2.r
months and cost an estimated three
million dollars. Work at the base
was begun in November, 1942, and
the station was commissioned June
15, 194., with Lieut. Comd'r W. O.
Kaiser as commanding officer. He
was relieved of the station command
ate in '.H'-'i and Lieut. ( omd r John
Staun was assigned the post.
assigned the post. Mr
toi'v' " U1P command ai narvey mini.
During its period of operation a
large number of Naval personnel at
Harvey Point have lived in Hertford
and many friendships were cemented
between local residents and the ser-
A high standard of co-
uciiuit: in uicu'iiii aiiu i.iir' inn
the station and the residents nert
have always regretted the lime when
the service groups have moved on to
Youth Revival At
Baptist Church To
Begin Next Monday
The Rev. Norfleet Garner, pastor
. . e 1. .. i.1: . I) . : . i. r i i
in uie i-iim. napusi v nurcn oi urn-
i derson- Wl1' be tbe KuesLl minister at
a senes of services which open on
' Monday evening at the Hertford
I liaptist Church. These services will
; continue through August 5. During
also invited to all services.
Each evening from 7::i0 until S
o'clock discussion groups will be held
at the church for the purpose of dis
cussing problems or questions any
one may present. The adults will
he led by the Rev. H. (',, Hawkins,
j the young people by the Rev. Mr.
'Gardner and the juniors by Miss
j Marjorie White. On Wednesday and
: Friday, of the week following, the
I worship services, there will be a
' fellowship meeting for the young
people, t.roup singing and recrea-
tion wM be tho feature of these
The Rev. Mr. Hawkins, pastor of
the local church, has stated that this
revival is not only for Baptists but
that all parents are urged to attend
the services and to encourage their
children in attendance, with the hope
that the young people may obtain a
better vision of Christ and His task.
The Rev. Mr. Gardner has an
nounced that his messages for the
week will be as follows: Monday,
"The Hope of the World;" Tuesday,
"Why Men Fail"; Wednesday,
"Alibis"; Thursday, "Supreme Rev
elations"; Friday, "Human Nature
Can Be Changed"; Saturday, "What
It Costs to be a Christian," and on
Sunday, "Life's Greatest Struggle
and Reflecting the Glory of Christ."
CHAPLAIN TO SPEAK
HERB ON SUNDAY
Lieut. Comd'r Miller, chaplain at
the Harvey Point Air Station, will
be the guest speaker at the evening
services at the Hertford Baptist
Church on Sunday, July 29. The
public is cordially invited to attend.