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Volume XILNumber 38.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, September 21, 1945
$1.50 Per Year.
To Ccncel Cc'l For
induction Sept 24
Discharged V e t e r ans
Reporting In Grow
Perquimans County's draft board
h a 8 requested Selective Service
Headquarters at Raleigh to cancel an
inductiojijeall for five white men or
dered from this county on September
24, according to Mrs. Ruth Sumner,
clerk of the board, who stated the re
quest was made in order that the men,
all engaged in farming may remain
here long enough to assist in har
vesting of crops.
The pre-induction call, originally
scheduled for the local Board for
Wednesday of this week, was sudden
ly cancelled by State headquarters.
The five selectees have been ordered
to report to leave for examination on
Friday at the same hour.
Mrs. Sumner also announced that !
th unarA i. ,.i00,fir,w oil
istrants 20 years of age and over, and
niacin thorn in rlas 4-A. which air-
"nifies the registrant is over the age
limit for military service. Registrants
so classified are being mailed new
cards showing the change of classi
She also'stated that discharged vet
erans are reporting at the local of
f fice in growing numbers, these days,
since the armed services began demo
bilizing after V-J day. The records
at the draft offices reveal thati 93
veterans are registered as being dis
charged from the armed forces since
Selective Service began. Forty-one
of these are white men and the re
maining number are Negroes. The
list includes those who have received
discharges during the entire past
The white veterans who have reg
istered their discharges with the
draft office are Chester Royce, Law
rence Cayton, Joe Copeland, Shelton
Godfrey, Raleigh Perry, Dennis
v Umphlett, George Umphlett, Walter
H. Oakey, Robert White, Roy Banks,
Wra, St, Field, M, G. Owens. Maryih
" ImploCaTsor BanTuTttatton
Bogue, Wayland Butler, Ardell By
rum, Willie Colston, Wilson Godfrey,
James Jackson, Will Langley, William
Miller, W. M. Owens, Leland Wins
low, Linwood Ward, Delton Stallings,
O. C. Long, Haywood Umphlett, Ed
gar L. Lane, Harvey Chappell, Wil
liam White, Floyd Monds, Francis
Willey, Jr., Wm. E. Hobbs, James
Russell, Henry Bright, Henry Saw
yer, Lloyd Nixon, William Bogue,
Johnnie Harrell and Roscoe Stal
The colored veterans are Wm. E.
Banks, Robert Barclift, Wm. Broth
ers, Percy Brothers, Mathew Butts,
Jackson Coston, Charlie Dance, Stan
ley Dillard, Reuben Freeman, Wil
liam Gibbs, Russell Gilliam, Tom
Green, Oscar Green, Lemeil James,
William Jennings, Hilton Harrell,
Milford Jordan, Howard Johnson,
Herbert Lee F. W. Lee, Robert Leigh
Charlie Ligntfoot, Walter McDonald,
Myles Overton, James Overton, Uly
sess Skinner, William Smith, Clay
ton Spell man, Johrt' Steward, Lemuel
Vaughn, John WebB, Ephriam White,
James White, Bennie White, Percy
Wisteins, King A, Williams, Robert
Winslow, Oliver Welch, WilHe Felton,
William Barclift, Jimmy Melton,
Charles Gaines, Dan Felten, Albert
Turner, Governer Brady, Wallace Jen
; nings, Horace Jones, Daughtry Spi
vey and Dr. J. D. Weaver.
Fifteen local farmers have signed
up at the county agent's office to use
prisoner of war labor to help witn
the harvesting of peanut crops here
this falL according to L. W. Ander
son, County Agent He stated that
the local producers contracted to use
the prisoners 379 man days during
the harvest , " "
, ' About 25 of the prisoners will be
brought into the county each day and
these will be allotted in groups to the
producers signing the - agreement.
The labor has been assigned to the
county for use in harvesting the
erona. but ' Mr. Anderson stated it
may be several days yet before the
contracts . are actually n ready. . for
denatures. ' '
' The County Agent also stated that
there is a possibility that some of
the prisoners v may be available 'for
other farmers, who desire ' to con
tract for the POW's, after the first
week in October, but at the present
the prisoners allotted to Perquimans
have all been contracted for in the
reriod through October 6.,- fi',
Sign For Prisoner
High School Students
Form Athletic Group
Members of the Perquimans High
School student body are in the pro
cess of organizing an Athletic As
sociation, according to C. E. Woodard,
principal, who stated the aims of the
association would be to boost all ath
letic teams sponsored by the school.
A meeting was held at the school
last week as a preliminary step to
ward forming the group and a com
plete organization is expected to be
set up within the next week or two.
Officers and cheer leaders and team
managers will be chosen from the
students becoming members of the
County 4-H Clubs
Organize This Week
4-H Clubs in Perquimans County
were organized this week under the
direction of L. W. Anderson, farm
agent; Miss Frances Maness, home
agent, and Miss Virginia Bailey, as
sistant home agent. A total of 266
ys and girls have been enrolled in
the six clubs organized thus far. Of
thi number 130 were b"yf ln m
KlrlS- Th New HoPe Club he'd
organization meeting after press
time, and no report was available this
The following were elected to serve
as officers of their club for the com
ing year 1945-46:
Hertford Grammar School: Fourth
and Fifth Grades President, Fred
Mathews; vice president, Mollie
Wheeler; secretary, Carolyn Math
ews; assistant secretary, Eugene
Boyce; song leaders, Margaret Ann
Banks and Tommie Jones; program
committee, Mary Beth Perry and Cor
Hertford Grammar School: Sixth
and Seventh Grades President, Ethel
Frances Elliott; vice president, Calvin
Butt; secretary, Catherine Goodwin;
assistant secretary, Harold Colson;
song leaders, C. T. Mansfield and
Louise Jordan; program committee,
Marjorie Winslow and Bruce Chap
pell. Winfall School: Fourth and Fifth
Grades President, Bobbie White;
vice president, Marion Elliott; secre
tary, .Kj$ JSVhiJe Stantoij; assistant
secretary, Billy Chappell ; song ' lead
ers, Nonie Lou Lane and Bobbie El
liott; " program committee, Janie
Winslow and Lloyd White.
Winfall School: Sixth and Seventh
Grades President, Mary Sue Cooke;
vice president, Dewey Lane; secre
tary, Doris Faye Allen; assistant sec
retary, Walter Umphlett, Jr.; song
leaders, Patsy Hurdle and Gerald
Gregory; program committee, Betty
Lou Trueblood and Ben Miller.
Perquimans High School Presi
dent, Peggy Cooe; vice president,
Joyce Butt; secretary, Oneida Caddy;
s6ng leader, Annette Cannon; pro
gram chairman, Mary Julia Harrell.
Perquimans High School: Eighth
Grade President, Claire Hunter; vice
president, Red Simp'son; secretary,
Shirley Butt; assistant secretary, J.
W. Hughes; song leaders, Laura Hop
kins and Horace Laydetv,' program
committee, Janice Perry and France)?
37 Motorists Get
New Tire Permits
A total of 37 motorists were issued
ration certificates for the purchase of
new tires by the local OPA Board at
a meeting last Friday, Mrs. Helen
Davenport, clerk of the board, stated
Those receiving passenger type per
mits were: Miss Frances Maness,
Clyde Layden 2, E. L. Chappell 2,
Clarence Chappell 3, William Chap
pell 2, Eddie Harrell, Delmar Spear,
E. M. :Perry, W. R. Baccus, C. D.
White 2, Reuben Stallings 2, A. J.
Howell 2, V. N. Darden, G, R. Tuck
er 2, Josiah Elliott 2, C. B. Parker 2,
E. S. Winslow, John Norfleet, H. C.
Stokes, L. R. Lane 2, J. P. Chesson,
Jr., 2, W. L. Sawyer, Sidney Lane,
Walter Parsons, T. P. Byrum 2, R. C.
Murray 2, B. E. Emmons 2, Elihu
Winslow, F. M. Puryear, R. W. Tur
ner, Isaac Lowe 2, and Robert Bfinn.
Truck type: Major-Loomis 6, Wil
liam Hofler 3, D. F. Reed, B. J. Proc
tor and J. Elmer Wood.
New Ceiling Price
HList For Used Cars
A new list of dollar-anf-cent ceil
ing prices for used passenger auto
mobilesrevised to reflect-,, the four
oer cent reduction that " became ef
fective July 1-will be avjlable for
general distribution to dealers and
local War . Price , and i JUtioning
Boards shortly, according ,to OPA,
The new prices are coi&ined in
Amendment 10 to ' Maximum . Price
Regulation 640 Maximum 'Prices for
Used Passenger ; Automobf which
bears the Issue date of September 6,
Indians Open Grid
Season Next Friday
Tickets Now on Sale For
Games; Lights Being
Perquimans High School's foot
ball team will open its 1945 season
next Friday afternoon when it meets
the strong Washington High School
Pam-I'ack on the local field at 3
otlock. The Indians have been prac
ticing for the past three weeks ready
ing themselves for the opening game
which promises to be a thriller.
Little is known of the Pam-Pack
team, except that most of its last
year's line is back in harness and
therefore it should provide plenty of
opposition for the Indians. The game
will be the first for both teams.
Coach Max Campbell has been put
ting the Indians through hard drills
in an effort to determine his starting
lineup, but thus far only a few of the
berths seem to have been won. The
Indians received one hard blow last
week-end when Tom Perry, right
tackle, was stricken with appendicitis
and underwent an operation. He will
be lost to the team for this season.
Several freshmen and sophomore
players are showing up well in prac
tice and may win permanent spots on
the team before the season is over.
Five home games have been sched
uled for the Indians this season and'
tickets for all five games are now on!
sale. The Washington game will be
played during the afternoon, while
the remaining games will all be play
ed at night. Season tickets are being
sold at two dollars and fifty cents,
and persons desiring to purchase.
them may do so by contacting Henry
Clay Sullivan, Howard Pitt, V. N.
Darden, J. Emmett Winslow, Ralph
White or L. C. Winslow.
The lights under which the night
games will be played are now being
erected and the committee in charge
of this work expects it to be com
pleted in time for the Indians to meet
Columbia at 8 o'clock on the night of
October 5th. Tentative plans call for
the dedication game , far Memorial
FiefiPfo fS nefd Vn iOctober 12, when
Elizabeth City comes to Hertford to
meet the Indians.
Miller Rites Held
Funeral services for David J. Mil
ler, 73, who died at his home near
Winfall Sunday afternoon, were con
ducted Tuesday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock at the Cedar Grove Church by
the Rev. J. D. Cranford, pastor.
During the service the choirs of the
Cedar Grove and Mt. Siani churches
sang, "The Last Mile of the Way,"
"Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and
"Abide With Me."
Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Mamie
Stanton Miller, one son, J. B. Miller,
one daughter, Mrs. H. R. Stallings,
one brother, J. H. Miller and three
Pallbearers were Ellis Miller, El
mer Miller, Evens Miller, Kenneth
Miller, Eugene White and Bryant Mil
ler. Honorary pallbearers were T. E.
Morgan, E. U. Morgan, Hubert Hur
dle, Ben Harrell, W. G. Hollowell, J.
W. Ward, W. H. Pitt, Dr. T. P. Brinn,
Linwood Hobbs, Louis Smith, Ben
Jordan, Wallace Morgan, Ben Pike
and Nelson Smith.
Interment was made in the Cedar-
wood cemetery in Hertford.
Three . Injured In
Car-Bus Accident Last
Friday Morning j
Three persons were injured and a
picnic shed at Thornton's Tourist
Camy, on Route 17, near the Perqui
mans County line, was torn down in
an automobile-bus wreck which oc
curred in front of the tourist place
at 12:25 last Friday morning.
According to Corporal L. B. How
ell, of the State Highway Patrol, who
investigated the accident, the bus,
being driyert by Walter Knowles of
Mackeya, was traveling south on the
highway when it came up behind a
car driven by Lloyd B. Nixon of
Hertford. The car turned left across
the fload to enter Thornton's and was
struck by1 the bus which was attempt
ing to pass the car at the time.
Knowles, Nixon and a colored pas
senger, Sam Kelly, were reported as
LIONS WILL MEET FRIDAY
Hertford's Lions Club' will meet
Friday night at 7.15 at, the Colonial
Tourist , Home. rJvery member- is
expected to be present
Given Hearings In
Little Time Consumed
In Clearing Docket of
State Highway Patrolmen caught
five reckless drivers over the past
week-end and cited them for hearing
in Perquimans Recorder's Court Tues
day. Three of the cases were dispos
ed of by Judge Charles Johnson, while
two were continued until next week.
Gene 1'arisher entered a plea of
guilty to reckless driving and paid a
fine of $2:" and the costs of court.
Zibie Bryum cited to court on the
same charge was found not guilty.
Roy Lane entered a plea of guilty
to the charge and he was ordered to
pay the costs of court.
Other cases heard by the court this
week included those of Mary Lee Tay
lor, negro, charged with fraud. She
was found guilty and was taxed with
Sarah Adams, negro, was found not
guilty of receiving stolen property.
She was indicted for allegedly receiv
ing stolen chickens. The state took a
nol pros in the case charging Charley
Williams, negro, with stealing chick
Ira Allen was ordered to pay a
fine of $10 and the costs cf court aft
er pleading guilty to a charge of
L. L. Jones entered a plea of guilty
to being drunk on the highway and
paid the costs of court.
Talmadge Winslow was taxed with
the costs of court on a charge of al
lowing 'his car to he operated with
out a license.
James Overton plead guilty to a
charge of driving with improper
lights and paid the court costs.
Should Never Occur
In spite of the fact that there is a"'
! compulsory immunization law on thei
State's statute books, and in spite of
the repeated warnings of physicians
health officers and others concerned
with the well-being of children, there
has been two deaths during the past
four months from this disease in this
These facts has caused Dr. W. H.
Bailey, District Health Officer, to is
sue the following statement on diph
theria: "When a physician puts down 'diph
theria' as the cause of death, he is
not telling the whole truth," the doc
tor said. "If he did," he continued,
"under contributory causes of death
would appear the word 'neglect .
"Diphtheria," Dr. Bailey goes on to
say, "should never occur, because we
not only have the means of produc
ing an active immunity against it but
we have a test whereby we can deter
mine, with a great degree of accur
acyI(how long this protection lasts.
It is the custom to give when the in
fant is about six months old two in
jections of toxoid at monthly inter
vals. It has been definitely establish
ed that one injection is not sufficient.
Six months after the second injection,
a Schick test is made to determine
whether the infant has the desired
immunity. About 5 per cent will not
be immunised and these should be
given one or more injections. Does
this immunity last for life? No.
The child should have a Schick test
made every two years for a number
of years. Even children who have
had the disease should be immunized
because an attack of diphtheria does
not confer a lasting immunization.
Despite the fact that there is a law
in North Carolina requiring infants
to be immunized against diphtheria,
there occurred two deaths in this dis
trict this year."
Neglecting children can cause this
disease to strike and the parents of
children are urged to heed the admo
nition of Dr. Bailey in aiding to end
diphtheria in this State. Proper at
tention at the proper time can free
all children of the danger of the dis
ease. There is a case of diphtheria in
Perquimans County at the present
time, and it is the duty of parents to
see that their children are vaccinated
Rationing of industrial rubber boots
and work shoes has ended, Price
Administrator Chester Bowles said in
an announcement covering the fifth
commodity group to.be freed from
ration controls since the victory over
Japan. Other commodities previously
released were gasoline, fuel oil, oil
! stoves end processed foods.
Three Hertford Boys
Home With Discharges
Three more Hertford men have ar
rived home during the past week af
ter having received their discharges
from the armed forces. The men
are: Melvin G.
Melvin G. Owens, who was with the
Army and saw service in England,
France, Belgium and Germany.
Marvin Lee Simpson, who served
almost four years with the Navy and
spent many months on foreign duty. t
D. J. White, who was with the
Army Air Force. White was station
ed in England with the Eighth Air
Force and returned to this country
after completing hi.? missions over
General MacArthur, in a statement j
from Tokyo this week, said that the
occupation of Japan is progressing soi
smoothly that there is a possibility j
only 200,1100 men will be needed lor Rnjp solicitors will be under the direc
the task. President Truman stated!, iim 0f ; , White, Dr. E. S. White,
he was pleased with this announce-' (;P(,rKe W. Jackson, W. K. Dail and
ment and added that it may also bel jujan White.
possible to reduce the number of men j This committee will be called to
assigned to occupy Germany, thus re-KPther sometime within the next two
ducing the requirements of the Army w,,eks to lay plans for conducting
and permitting an even greater num-ltnp ()rjvp which will open at a date
ber of men to be discharged from thei to p announced later. The co-chair-service.
Following MacArthur's an-m(M, arp hopeful that the drive can
nnuncement Congress removed me,
limit upon the size of the peace-time
army, which had been set at 280,000,
and the body voted inducements to (
wet sufficient number or Army volun
teers to handle the occupation duties, i
President Truman told his press con
ference that the draft would not con
tinue longer than necessary.
j Selective Service ollicials announc
ed this week a new deferment policy,
would he followed toward permitting
I high school and college youths to
I continue their studies before being
' drafted. The rules, as announced,
state a youth enrolled in any high
school may be deferred until he grad
j uates or reaches the age of 20, which
ever is earlier. Howeverf life student
must stav in school and do satisfac-
tory work to he entitled to the de-
General MacArthur cracked down
on one of Japan's biggest newspapers
this week for violating the censorship
rules. The paper, Aschi, it was re-;
ported, failed to follow the General's
orders in printing stories regarding
Jap atrocities and was suspended. Re
ports from Japan indicate the occupa
tion is rapidly under way and the Jap
officials are endeavoring to assist
General MacArthur completely. The
new Jap premier, it has been report
ed, is even attempting to start his;
own inquiry to fix the blame for thei
war upon the proper Japanese ofti-j
The government lifted all restric
i tions on new construction on Wednes
i day, thus it is expected there will be
I a rush on building of new houses, fac
j tories and other buildings throughout
the nation. The OPA stated that
price ceilings would be placed on
I many of the materials used in order
i to hold the price line. Civilian sup
plies of oils and soaps are expected to
be increased during the next quarter,
as will ingredients needed for the
making of paints.
OPA Permits Higher
Prices For Shoe Repair
Shoe repair shops are permitted to
charge five to 15 cents a pair over
their regular prices for the soling of
aVmna iirliAn ill Air no A l ' "k f tf
soling materials now coming on the
market, OPA says. The additional
.fiio s.t.mi, in 1Q4F1
are to compensate the repair
for the higher costs of these mater
ials, which are neolite and brown
composition, rubber or fiber.
Neolite is an entirely new ma
terial, while brown composition, rub-
ber or fiber soles are similar to
brown soles of these types sold before
the war, except that synthetic rub
ber is now used in place of natural
rubber. During the war repair shops
used either leather or black compo
sition, rubber or fiber, soles.
Four Dollar Ceiling
Price For Civilian DDT
A retail ceiling price of $4, effec
tive September 8, 1945, has been set
on one-pound "bombs" of aerosol
insecticide, a solution containing D. D.
T. to be sold in small volume during
the late summer, OP9 Bays. The pro
duct is intended to be distributed ex
perimentally to three or four cities in
selected areas. It is in the form Of a
"bomb" dispenser containing an in
secticidal mixture held under gas
pressure and is for civilian household
use, OPA explains.
War Fund Chairman
To Conduct Drive
Date of Campaign to Be
Announced In Near
Future; Quota $3,500
J. Emmett Winslow and the Rev.
B. C. Reavis, co-chairmen of the I'er
quimans County United War Fund
Campaign, today announced the coun
ty committee which will have charge
of conducting the final drive for the
War Fund. The co-chairmen pointed
out that the quota given Perquimans
I County for this drive is expected to
airy out the program of the igani
zatio.i drring the next fifteen months.
The cominitt.e, as named by the
chairmen, are: Julian A. White, ('.
E. White. .1. D. Cranford, George W.
i Jackson, Max Campbell, E. T. Jilson,
I H. G. Hawkins, W. E. Hail, Mayor
; V. X. Darden, C. P. Morris, A. W.
Hefren, F. T. Johnson and Dr. E. S.
White. Mayor Harden, Mr. Morris
id Mr. Hefren will comprise the
initial gifts committee and the town-
be completed within a short time
and will make their plans toward that
goal. I he quota given tne county
f nr tnis jrjvt wi ne appoximately
the same as it was last year, $3,500.
The money will be used to carry on
the work of the I.' SO throughout the
nation and in foreign lands where U.
S. Troops are stationed, as well as
the relief work in Allied nations.
Local people are now urged to con
sider this final United War Fund
drive and be prepared to give liberal
ly when approached by one of the
solicitors. Mr. Reavis pointed out in
an article last week the reasons why
this final campaign should be suc
.cessful, and the War Department,
alonjf with all high,' Jvwjiment of
ficials recognize the need for funds
to continue the L'SO work in provid
ing entertainment and recreation for
soldiers, sailors and marines, both in
(his country, awaiting discharge, and
in foreign lands, where they await
OPA Tightens Tenant
In a move to protect tenants from
being forced from their homes in
crowded areas where they cannot
find other places for rent within their
price range, Chester Bowles, Admin
istrator of OI'A, announced that the
agency is tightening its eviction
rules. Beginning September 15, area
directors may require a minimum of
six months before a purchaser may
evict a tenant in order to occupy the
house himself. Formerly, the waiting
period in all areas was three months.
"With hundreds of thousands of
tenants temporary unemployment
during the change to peacetime pro
duction, this is no time to have fur
niture piled in the street," Mr. Bowles
said. "We are compelled to tighten
up on evictions because they have
been taking place at an alarming
rate, a situation even more serious in
this transition period than it was
during the war. In the first six
months of this year a total of 515,000
petitions for eviction were received
at local area rent offices. Last year.
near'y a tm,1,,?,n fam,,les rece,vod
j ev,t," no,tlces- . . t, t
I Mr- Howles sa,d that- as rapidly as
, j pressures on rein i-euiogs in paiti
bnops , ! i ...,n u -
i luitti ai Iran iriAA, luniium wm ur ixr
moved from one area after another.
Controls were removed from nine de
fense rental areas September 1. He
made clear, however, that in all areas
where pressure on rent ceilings re
mains, controls will continue in ef
fect and will be vigorously enforced.
AT WINFALL CHURCH
A series of special meetinrs will be
conducted at the Winfall Methodist
Church beginning Sunday evening at
8:15 o'clock and continuing through
next Friday. The Rev. Mr. Crosno of
Moyock will preach each evening at
8:15. A cordial invitation to attend
the services is issued the public by
the Rev. J. D. Cranford, pastor of the
MASONS MEET TUESDAY NIGHT
The regular meeting of Perquimans
Lodgs, No. 106, A. F. & A. M., will be
held in the Court House Tuesday
night at 8 o'clock. All visiting Mas
ons are urged to attend.