t AXIZnLYNEVVSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE ITPmm.nTJfi OF WFttTFORD AND PEROTITMANS mTIWTY
me XIINumber 52. .
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, December 28, 1945.
$1.50 Per Year.
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Grosg farm income, cash receipts,
' expenses of production and net in
come to farmers, which have risen
. each year1 since 1938, are expected to
decline from the peak levels establish''
ed this, year, the State Department
. of Agriculture has been informed by
the Bureau of Agricultural Economics.
- "Net income of farmers in 1946 may
decline as, much as 15 per cent from
.': 1945 although the indicated total
Would still be more than double the
pre-war average and higher than in
any year, prior to 1943, including the
peakVyears immediately after World
" Var 1," said the report.
Cash receipts from farm market
8 in 1946 are expected to be a
,1a over 18 billion dollars, with
vernment payments bringing total
xeipts up to about 19. billion dol
n, 10 per cent less than in 1945.
ome from crops during 1946 prob-
j will decline almost 15 per cent
1945 and cash receipts, from
;;tock and livestock products may
.i down about 6 to 10 per cent. With
average crop conditions, the total vo
lume of marketing in 1946 probably
will be about 5 per cent below 1945.
, The volume of 1945 crops carried" over
r and marketed during the first half of
' 1946 may be nearly as great as the
large quantity of 1944 crops sold in
; 1945, but, with only average crop
production in 1946, total crop market
ings for the calendar year will be less
. than in 1945. Also, a slight decline is
expected fa the volume of poultry and
eggs sold. 1
Total cash receipts from farm mar
' ketings in 1945 probably will be about
129,400,000,000, 7 per cent above the
.-receipts of $19,800,000,000 in 1944. In
addition, Government payments are
expected to total'about $800,000,000
about the same as In 1944.
Vovs Are Snolien
wedding ef 'Uft;WeW8ftfiSS
place at Woodville Baptist Church on
Sunday, December 16th, at 4 o'clock,
when Miss Ola Bogue Whedbee,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. R.
Whedbee of Hertford Route 3, be
came the bride of Allen T. Banks, son
of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Banks of Eliza
beth City Route 3.
At the same time Miss Sarah Eve
lyn Whedbee, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. E. R. Whedbee, of Hertford
Route 3, became the bride of Howard
J. Banks, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
Banks of Elizabeth City Route 3.
The ring ceremony was performed
by the Rev. C. W. Bazemore, pastor
of the brides.
The church was decorated with
palms, ferns and gladioli. Music was
rendered by Mrs. R. M. Riddick of
Love Yon Truly" was sung by
Mrs. A. R. Winslow of Winfall.
' The brides were given in marriage
by their father.
Ola Bogue was dressed in heaven
blue wool with brown accessories and
shoulder corsage of white orchids.
Sarah. Evelyn was' dressed In heaven
blue wool with black accessories and a
shoulder corsage of white , orchids..
Miss Frances ' Banks sister o the
v grooms, was- maiq ox honor, ane
k. wore a dress of aqua crepe with brown
1 ii .' '. ' i i
accessories, ocr corsage was pin
rosebuds. !.s' '
- ; Andrew Winslow was best man.
Mrs. Robert Kowalsky, sister of tbe
brides, lighted the candles. Her dress
was of . white wool with brown acces
t series and her corsage was mader of
i pink, rosebuds. ,
1 Floyd Matthews and Luther Whed
bee were ushers.
"- Mrs. E. R. Whedbee, mother of the
brides, wore a dress, oi biacK txesti
with black accessories.' ' Her eorsagW
was talisman roses. 1
Mrs.' G. A. Banks mother of tae
. grooms, wore a dress of green, wih
brown accessories." Ber'csrsage was
A reception was held at Mri
"Dollowell's home at Winfa.Il, ist
tne brides, on satumay nignt
the rehearsal. T f
After a short weddinff trio
announced points, the . couplei
r-cxt tneir nomes at juzaoei
r.oute A: 1 jUlif
, ; CHIMNEY FIRE
Hertford's volunteer fire department
called to - the home of rsverly
: 'er on last Friday af'm on t)
" "3 o'clock to extinguish eliimney
Little damage was reported
3d by the blaze which ras rapidly
;ht under control;
T Zni ANNOUi' ... .NT
11 and Mrs. ArnoLi ITcCary of
namo : Bay, Cua, announce
h of a daughter, JJewel Ann, on
r 14. ; The I'cffiarys are for-
' ls of Eer' - i CTief Mc-
y t'ma v , t'. 'Joned at
RatMucd by U. S. War Departmint. Burno of Public Relatlona.
CHRISTMAS SERVICES IN BOUGAINVILLE JUNGLES Soldiers of the 87th (Buckeye) Divi
sion in their homecoming this year will recall the Christmas spent in the South Pacific in 1943.
Her before an altar in a thatched hut Chaplain Joel M. Wariflf, of Toledo, Ohio, conducts services
for the 2nd Battalion, 148th Infantry.
History Mdimg Year Of 1945 Ends Monday Mrs. B. G. Koonce To
The year 1946, pictured now in car-
toons as the Old Man who is about
to make his exit, and he will at mid
night next Monday, was an historic
year. One so filled with big news
stories, which will later fill the pages
of history, that even national news
men have had difficulty in selecting
the ten biggest stories of the year.
Believing that as most humans do
you have torgotten some of those
stories we havu selected what we be
lieve to be th big news of the year
as published In The Weekly.
Beginning with January, the pic
ture was not entirely bright for we
people here in the U. S. The war in
Europe was raging, With the Ger
mans still in advanced positions fol
lowing the December , break through.
The draft situation was critical with
the Army calling for more and more
men; .rationing was v being felt by
eai-1 f ' cvgrie-wttff . shortage of
all types of merchandise. The war in
the Pacific had been stepped up, with
Gen. MacArthur leading forces for
the recapture of the Philippines.
During February the war still
maintained the top spot in news, but
here at home action was started to
extend the limits of the Town of Hert-
ford, and preliminary steps were
taken for setting up the Rural Elec
tric Corp. In Europe the Russians
had opened their historic drive on
the Eastern front, and the Allies in
the West were beginning to apply
pressure, on the German west! wail.
Fighting in the Pacific continued at
a grinding pace. Several changes in
Cabinet positions in Washington were
announced, which later resulted in
Henry Wallace being named secretary
of commerce. Perquimans' County suc
cessfully completed its' polio cam
The Red Cross war fund drive open
ed in March and the County met its
quota. Funds Were being raised at
this time to consfruct the Memorial
Athletic Field atr Perquimans High
School. People Were busy making out
Income tax reports. The Genera) As
sembly passedAills extending town's
limits and inreasing pay. for county
commissioners. The Americans were
taking advantage V of their breakout
the German Rhine une and were pusn
in into the German interior.
The Russians had advanced almost
to Berlin and the Americans : were
t new successes against the
Jape March marked the beginning of
td for the Axis in Europe. Mar-
were on the. increase here; at
me. with a large number solemnised
luring the month. !
, Apr found the Red Cross drive
met; and the county waa participat
ing in a Mye. for, clothing fpr Eu
r CourV action was 'taien against
CmlsoneMrenaraedW5.' C. Ed--fh
aa Cotton Awpuhtat.- Ger
many was disintegrating in Europe
daily against Nasi arms, i The V. S.
eiieneittf. attack; ;on thaftilind of
Okinawa, listed as one "of the most im
polrtsnt -points in tie Racine war. The
conference to organiie the United Na
tion! 'Organisation took , plce during
the month in San Erancisco. , The
month Closed .with i fals peace re
' May'' opened NiritK 4'e ;Nasfa an
Dort, which was officially denied May
neuncing the death of Hitler,' and a
day of twd fatef German leaders met
with "Allied tommanders o uncondi
tionally surrender and emtthe war in
Eusope. American and British troops
had Joined battle lines wit the Rus
sians and thus completely had over
run all of Germanyfo , Hundred ;! of
German leaders were takdd into cus
tody for trials as war crimjnala. The
news of victory in Europelwas edged
due to the death of President Roose
velt who had died shortly before the
surrender. Harry S. 1 Truman' was
sworn in as the President He pro-
claimed V-E Day to be May 7. Fol-j
lowing the German collapse the War
Department began the task of rede
ploying troops to the Pacific, and
home and this continues today.
Perquimans County topped its 7th
War Loan drive during June, while
the war was being stepped up against
Japan. Graduation exercises were held
at the high school on June 8th. In Eu
rope the Allied leaders were laying
plans for governing Germany; Ber
lin was split into three sections to be
led by the Big Ynree, later France
was to join these in governing Berlin.
Bombing attacks were being stepped
up on the main land of Japan. Two of
the Albemarle's leading lawyers,
Charles Whedbee and 'P. W. McMul
lan died after short illnesses.
The Big Three met at Potsdam,
Germany in July, and from this meet
ing was issued the declaration to Ja
pan to 8UEr6ndervThe war was being
pushed right up to the Jap's home is
lands with the Navy's battlewagons
five miles offshore and thousands of
planes bombing Jap cities. Announce
ment was made during this month
that Harvey Point would be closed as
a Naval base. The month has caused
local farmers considerable work and
worry over crops.
L. N. Hollowell resigned as Chair
man of the Election Board on August
8 and was replaced by A. W. Hefren.
Service men were beginning to ar
rive home after being discharged
from the armed forces. Russia declar
ed war on Japan August 9; following
a series of Jap moves for peace, but
the world-shattering news of the ato
mic bomb was released shortly there
after, which overshadowed the Reds
entry into the war. The second atom
bomb was exploded one week after the
first and Japan then sued for peace.
General MacArthur was named Su
preme Commander of the Japanese
occupation. Many wartime controls
were announced as void during Au
gust, following the end of the war.
RFC took over the control of Har
vey Point and OPA announced the
easing of ration control. Perquimans
County's Wildlife Club was organized
during this month, and the USO clos
ed on August 31. '
Reconversion was the topic of the
day beginning in September, with the
outlook for goods reports dark. Cur
rituck, Camden and Pasquotank count
ies were added to the Albemarle Soil
Conservation District Plans were
mads for the launching of the final
War Fund drive, with J. E. Winslow
and Rev. B, C. Reavis named to lead
The drive opened in the latter part
of .October, as did. the Victory Loan
campaign and both of these were
completed with goals met Perquimans
was, one of the few counties of the
State to meet' both goals.
bef dfSeSgeniyfawe5ta -
. a.. ii LiA
appointed at the small crop, which
was nausea . oyweamer conditions
during the summer.
N$w Sugar Stamp
Sufrar ration 'Stamn No. 89 will be
gqo4 January I for five pounds of
BUMP. " V - ' '
I iugar Ration Stamp No. 38 will ex
pire on December ?1,
CPA pistrJct .plrector Theodore S.
cipiaditaajr ' . that the latest
word on sugar indicates that it will
be rationed during a large part of
He said that the new sugar Stamp
No. 89 will be good until April 80.
Industrial users will get about the
same allotment In- the first . three
months of 1946 as they are getting
now, Johnson said. :
In' Conway .
-Mr. and Mrs. Huston Edwards and
children visited Mr. and Mrs. G. B.
Draper in Conway over the holidays.
Head March Dimes
Campaign In County
Plans for the 1946 March of Dimec
in the fight against infantile paraly
sis moved forward today with the ap
pointment of Mrs. B. G. Koonce, as
chairman of the Appeal in Perqui
The local campaign, which opens on
January 14 and closes January 31, is
part of the nation-wide appeal of the
National Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis for funds to continue the
fight against poliomyelitis.
The new chairman will announce
later her aides and chairmen of com
mittees. As in the past, March of Dimes
coin cotlefrtion boxes will be placed at
convenient spots throughout the coun
ty and coin cards will be distributed.
In the light of widespread public
knowledge of the National Founda
tion's tremendous achievements in re
cent epidemic years, Mrs. Koonce said,
the local appeal committee is expect
ing a greater response this year than
"Poliomyelitis," she pointed out, "is
one of the most expensive diseases
known to medicine. Hospitalization for
a single patient osts more than $2,
000 a vear. Some cases reauire con
tinuing; care for several years. Not!
only must many victims of past epide
mics receive continuing care, but each
year's outbreaks add new names to
the steadily growing list. Few fami
lies can meet the cost of extended
polio treatment. Through the annual
March of Dimes, treatment and care
can be assured for all polio victims
regardless of age, race, creed or
Indians To Resume
Net Games Friday
Perquimans High School's basket
ball teams will resume inter-school
competition with two games to be
played at the local gym on next Fri
day night January 4.
Both girls and boys teams will meet
teams from Weeksville High School
for the third rural conference game
of the season. The first game will
start at 7:80.
The local girls' team expects little
trouble in subduing the girls from
Weeksville, but the Indians expect a
stiff game from the visiting boys'
Nlecorder,s Court In
11. : fWll TTT !
itecess mis weex
Perquimans County's recorder's
court was in recess this week in ob
servance of Christmas. The regular
court session for Tuesday was post
poned and ail cases were set for hear
ing on Tuesday Janviry 1.
TO TAKE HOLIDAY
B. Henry Smith, State auto license
examiner, announced Monday that he
would not be at the Court House in
Hertford on Friday, of this week for
the purpose of issuing operators U-
The next date for the examiner to
be in Hertford will be Friday, Janu-
From Crewe ;
Miss Bernice White has returned
to Crewe, Va after spending Christ
mas Day with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Ansa White.
Tire Rationing To
End January 1st
Tire rationing will come to an end
on January 1, according to an an
nouncement made last Friday morn
ing Dy Chester Bowles, head of the
Ui'A, who stated that production has Tax Supervisor has announced that
now reached a point where rationing the tax inters for the five townships
is no longer needed. j and members of the board of corn-
Tires, one of the two remaining mjssjoners will meet at tli court
items on the rationed list, have been house, Friday, December 28, at 10
sacured only by certificates since o'dock for the purpose of reviewing
January 1942. All tire stocks in the .instructions and receiving supplies for
nation were irozen in December 1141,;
and the rationing program began Jan
uary 5. Sugar will continue to re
main on the ration list said Mr,
With the announcement that tire !
ration would end January 1, Mr.;year( as appointed by the Board of
Bowles also stated that no more cer-! Commissioners at the December meet
tificates would be issued after Fri- ing are: Carroll V. Ward, Bclvidere
day, December 21. This action will TownshiD: John O. White, Hertford;
permit all holders of certificates, who
have not yet purchase tires, to buy
them before the rationing ends.
After January 1 tires will be sold,
when dealers have them on a first
come first served basis. Despite the
increase in tire production over the
past several months, dealers and re
tailers have found it difficult to stock
sufficient tires to serve all certifi-l,
cate holders. At times a motorist,
having been issued a certificate has
had to wait several days before being
able to locate a tire.
The supply, however, is expected to
increase as the months roll by and
plenty of tires are expected to be on
the market by spring.
Ray White, a veteran of World War
II, has purchased the Joe and Bill's
Service Station and has assumed
management of the station, it was an
nounced here this week.
Mr. White purchased the station
from W. W. White, who operated trie
business from 1941 to last week when
the sale was completed. The new
owner has had a number of years' ex
perience in the service station busi
ness, having been engaged in that
line of work prior to entering the
He stated the station will continue
to operate under the same name and
offer the same good service as under
the previous owner.
Miss Knowles Named
Head Welfare Dept
Miss Grace Knowles, case worker
of the Perquimans County Welfare
Department for the past several
years, will assume tne position as
superintendent of welfare on January
1, it was announced this week by the
Miss Knowles was assigned the po
sition by the State Supervisor, after
she had successfully passed a Merit
System examination. She will fill the
vacancy in the local department caus
ed by the resignation of Mrs. Sarah B.
At the present time the position of
case worker for the local office will re
Kitchen Fats Still
Are Greatly Needed
The end of rationing of meats and
fats and oils has in no way lessened
the need for the salvage of used
kitchen fats, Hillman Moody, as
sistant state director of the U. S.
Department of Agriculture's Produc
tion and Marketing Administration,
declared this week.
Quoting Secretary of Agriculture
Clinton P. Anderson, Mr. Moody as
serted that "even though rationing
is ended, there still remains the need
for preventing waste of any fats,
and for salvaging all used fats which
are needed for the maufacture of soap
and for other industries."
Meat dealers, Mr. Moody pointed
out, will continue to pay housewives
four cents a pound for used kitchen
fats. He urged housewives not to let
up on this essential and patriotic "re
conversion activity", inasmuch as sup
plies of industrial fats, which go in
to the making of soap and other civ
ilian goods are still very short. This
supply situation, he said, will con
tinue serious until war-halted imports
again reach peacetime proportions.
Mr. Moody paid high praise to the
loyal help of North Carolina house
wives who, throughout the war years,
have conserved, salvaged, and turned
in used kitchen fats. He took oc
casion . also to laud the cooperation
given by grocers and meat dealers
throughout the state for their share
in the salvage program. '
Tax Listers And
j W. Ward, Perquimans County
tnc tax listing job.
The list of property for taxes will
grt under way January 1, and a
" schedule of places where the la ; list
ers will worK is listed in mis issue in
tv, wH ThP tnv list.prs for this
Setn jjCngi f,-ew Hope; Roy S. Chap-
pell, Bethel and Raymond btanton,
Mr. Ward issued an appeal to pro
perty owners of the county to list
early and thus aid the tax listers by
helping to avoid a last minute rush.
All property owners who fail to list
their property by January 31, will be
taxed with a late listing penalty.
Each farmer must report the acre
age of each crop, as in previous
years, and the tax supervisor re
quests all farmers to render the tax
lister every aid in making out this
4-H Club Gardeners
Produce Much Food
Every county in North Carolina
has its boys and girls growing 4-H
gardens and the total number of gar
dens ruBs into many thousands,
which are conducted under the sup
ervision of the farm and home agents
of the State College Extension Serv
ice and its horticultural specialists.
Rachel Sites, a member of the
Balls Creek Senior 4-H club in Ca
tawba county, is only fourteen years
old but yet she presents a good ex
ample of what so many of her 4-H
brothers and sisters in gardening are
This year Rachel won the victory
garden contest in Catawba, sponsor
ed by the Sears Roebuck Foundation,
and came second in food preservation.
She produced GO bushels of vege
tables, growing 11 different types,
with snap beans, lima beans, and to
Besides furnishing an abundance of
fresh vegetables for the family, Ra
chel canned 201 quarts of snap beans,
lima beans, beets, corn, garden peas,
Miss Sara Smith, assistant home
agent of the State College Extension
Service for Catawba, says that Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Sites, the parents of
Rachel, encourage her in every way
possible in her gardening work and
points out that this is one of the
most important points in conducting
successful 4-H activities.
County Has Huge Job
In Repairing Homes
More than $293,000 is expected to
be spent during the next five years
by Perquimans County home owners
on remodeling and repair work.
The year 1946 promises to inaugu
rate one of the greatest eras in
American history for home repairs
and modernization, according to esti
mates released by the Tile Council of
America. "Few developments will con
tribute more to employment and gen
eral prosperity in any community,"
according to R. E. Jordan, chairman
of the Council's Residential Construc
Because of lack of materials and
manpower during the war, majority
of the county's dwelling units
are in need of some kind of repair or
remodeling work. Kitchen improve
ments and modernization of bath
rooms, installation of tiled showers
and in some homes addition of a se
cond bath top the nation's list of
most wanted major improvements,
Outside paint jobs are needed on
more than 60 per cent of homes, and
addition of rooms and construction of
porches also rank high in remodeling
plans, according to the report. New
roofing and heating plants are re
quired by many dwellings.
Home owners in North Carolina will
spend an estimated $89,870,000 and
those of the nation more than $5,500,
000,000 for major repairs alone in the
next five years, according to Jordan,
Ample funds, at low interest charges,
are available for such work through
commercial banks, savings and loan
associations, credit unions and mutual
savings banks, he pointed out r