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A Huge War Prize
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i Ik grand Inxnry liner, Eoropa, one th pride of German shipping, ii
ahown beinc MOTed to a drydock where it wai refitted for troop-carrying
activity. Thirteen tnga were needed for the operation. Bringing our boy
fcojM coata money,.' -
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Iran, a small nation located in the
Middle Eaot, rich with oil and cause
of some of the strained relations be
tween the Big Three nations, this
week filed charges with the United
Nations Security Council, stating
Rusaia was maintaining troops with
in her borders and interf erring with
her national welfare, contrary to a
1942 treaty and the United Nations
charter. The Security Council, ached
uled to meet in New York next week,
now baa a major issue confronting
it, and it decision may decide the
fate of the United Nations Organiza
--4.- Following an appeal by Selective:
"If -Service Director General Heraey fori
'; the continuation of, the draft, law past
- eional cominitteea ortlerea raedkt Lake
closed-door hearings to decide the Utah; 'ne sister, Mrs. J. H.
Mrs. Stephens Died
After Long Illness
Mrs. Beatrice H. Stephens, 58,
wife of Craton G. Stephens, died at
her home in Hertford early Monday
morning after1 a long illness.
She was s native of Suffolk, Va,,
but had made her home in this city
for the past 26 years, during which
time she was active in civic and
Funeral services were conducted
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
from the home of the Rev. B. C.
Reavig, pastor of the Methodist
Church of which she was a member,
assisted by the Rev. J. G. Trnitt,
pastor of the Christian Church of
: Surviving are her husband; three
daughters, .Elizabeth Stephens, Mrs.
W, T. Jones, of Hertford, Mrs. Gray
son Inman of Norfolk; one son, Cap
tain Craton G. Stephens, Jr., of the
Hearing Ten Cases
Judge Reprimands De
fendant Freed From
; matter. Heraey recommended to the
House that no time limit be placed
: upon the extension, length of service
' to be limited to 18 months and no
change to be made in draft ages. It
waa reported there is a strong eenti-
' .ment in the House and Senate for a
definite time limit on any extension)
iv, 'that might be recommended.
Former President Herbert Hoover
has arrived in Europe to make a sur-
. vey of the food crisis in many of the
countries of the continent. He stat
ed producing nations would ship 14
million tons of foodstuff to Europe
between now and next July, but this
would hardly be enough to satisfy all
.wants It is reported that Hoover
will not visit Russia, which has vol
unteered to ship France several ship
loads of wheat, and Spain, also listed
among the needy nations.
Congress this week extended the
. life of OPA until 1947, but it is be
lieved that the policies of OPA will
change as time runs on in the setting
of prices. It is believed by some
. commentators that OPA will adopt a
more or less elastic policy of setting
' prices, instead of the iron rule used
in the past.
Boothe, of Suffolk; one brother. R.
L Howell of Newport News, and
three grandchildren, and a number
of nieces and nephews.
Active pallbearers were Tom Per
ry, W. W. White, Lawrence Towe, B.
C. Berry, J. A. Ferry and Tlobert
' Honorary pallbearers were Tom
Skipsey, C. E. Cannon, Martin Towe,
Max Campbell, Dr. C. A. Davenport,
Louis Nachman, J. E. Winslow, E. L.I
Winslow, J. R. Jarvis, C. T. Skinner,
William Tucker, B. G. Koonce, F. T.
Johnson and J. H. Towe.
In a day long session here Tues
day the Perquimans Recorder's Court
disposed of a varied docket of ten
cases and continued two cases until
the next term of court.
Judge Charles Johnson, in return
ing a verdict of not guilty in the case
charging William Billups, Negro,
with starting a fire, issued a repri
mand to the defendant for his fail
ure to use proper precaution in start
ing a brush fire. Billups had obtain
ed a permit for the fire, but it was
shown in court the fire got out of
control and it was necessary for the
county fire warden and crew to be
called to extinguish the blaze. J. W.
Nowell, county fire warden, testified
that even though permits were held
by persons starting fires, the law re
quired persons to keep the fire un
Other cases heard at Tuesday's
session included the one charging
iNorman iayden with reckless driv
ing and hit and run. Layden, was
rouna guilty and fined $26 and order
ed to pay the court costs.
Gilbert and James Eure were found
not guilty on a charge of driving un-
aer we influence of liquor.
Linwood Harrell and David Harrell
were found not guilty on a charge of
assault with a deadly weapon.
mury t,ee lavior. wesrro. was
found guilty on a charge of trans
porting non-tax paid liquor. She
was tmed $10 and costs.
Archie Welch, Negro, was ordered
to pay the costs of court after plead
ing guilty to driving without a li
James Reid was fined $30 and or
dered to pay the costs of court on a
plea of guilty to a charge of reckless
Peter Riddick, Negro, was taxed
with the costs-of court on a charge
of being drunk.
Sterling Winslow, Negro, was
found guilty of a charge of non-support.
He was taxed with the court
costs and ordered to pay $3.50 per
week for use of his child.
The State took a nol pros in the
case charging Mark Downing-. Ne
gro, with fraud.
Completes 3 Years
Of Operation Here
Local Office Reports
Thousands of Cases
State College Club
Elects New Officers
' Union mine workers and operators
this week began discussions for the
renewal of the miner's contract which
expires April 1, John L. Lewis, head
of the miners' union, has demanded
higher wages and shorter hours for
the mine workers, while the opera-
1 tors seek relief from wildcat strikes, and future needs of State College.
The Perquimans County State .Col
lege Club met Thursday night, March
14, at the Colonial Inn. E. L. Wins
low, president of the club, presided,
After a delicious turkey dinner the
following new officers were elected
President, Joe Towe; vice president,
E. M. Perry; secretary, G. C. Buck;
reporter, Frank McGoogan,
The speaker of the evening was
Col. J.' W. Harrelson, chancellor of
State College. Col. Harrelson made
a very interesting talk on the history
oi state College, the benefits through
its training' tnroirrams to the economy
of North Carolina, and the present
Owens Asks County
Voters For Support
Three years ago, March 15, 1943,
the Perquimans County Health De
partment started functioning for the
first time with ifs full quota. The
personnel included a part time health I
officer, part time venereal disease'
control officer, a full time sanatarian,
nurse and clerk. Altogether it takes'
a Health Department five to ten
years to become organized, according
to records, to the extent that all of!
the people are served to the best ad
vantage, the local department has
accomplished much in the past three
Since opening here more than'
17,524 inoculations have been given
men, women and children of the
county, totaling 10,947 immuniza
tions and tests completed; 6,577 re
peated doses were ordered to obtain
proper immunity, and several hund
red who were not counted at all aa
they had one or two vaccinations, but
did not find it convenient to complete
the immunizations. This does not in
clude the 2,000 blood tests done, nor
does it include the 10,814 treatments
given for venereal diseases.
Last year the County Health De
partment held 2G3 scheduled clinic
sessions, covering venereal disease,
tuberculosis, food handlers, maternity
and infancy, planned-parenthood, pre
school and immunizations. Some
8,240 persons were seen at these ses
sions, and nine tuberculosis patients
were admitted to state sanatoria.
For 1946 the Health Department is
planning mass chest X-rays for the
entire county population and a hook
worm survey for the school popula
tion as major objectives, including
more active functioning nf tho nl-
readjr organized program.
PTA Reported 1 0(T ;
At Meeting Monday
Health Program Pre
sented By Depart
ROBERT LEE HUMBER
The I'arent-Teacher Association of
the 1'erquimans Central Grammar
School met on Monday evening at
the school building at Winfall.
The meeting opened with singing
"There Are Many Flags In Many
Lands." The devotional was con
ducted by W. T. Lewis. A trio com
posed of Mrs. Roy Fierce, Mrs. W. H.
Elliott and W. H. Robbins sang "Does
39 Stn dents Listed
On H. S. Honor Roll
f Both aides stated a willingness to ne-
gotlate the others demands.
' 32 Answer Diamond
Call At High School
. Baseball practise opened this week
at Perquimans High School with 82
; students isw6rinar the call for trv
outs. A large ntimber of players
irom last years team will be out
, again this year, and ' with the new
' members a fine club is expected to
be developed. '
The players trying; - oat for the
team are Paul Smith, .Robert Evans;
" Floyd Long, . Leon Lane, Trafton
Phillips, George Wood, Chester Win
slow, Lloyd Dail, Clifford Winslow,
Horace Webb, Karl Winslow, L R
. Elliott, Dulan" Winslow, '-William
ChappelL Billy Jones, Howard Pitt,
jonn ward, Edward Lane, U P,
Jordan, Maryland Boyce,' Willard
Copeland, H. B, Miller, ; Dan .Berry,
Eugene Gregory, Bill .; Sawyer,, Jo
siah Smith, Joe Hollowell, - '"'olon
Jackson, Bill Boyce, Sidney Layden,
Earl Rogorson and Billy Window.
. Coach Uax Campbell ' announced
"imea fctve been scheduled with
- 'inton, Crer'.! and Moyock, and
r t f j v .1 t
Those attending: the meeting were
Col. Harrelson, H. ,W. (Pop) Taylor,
Alumni Secretary, L. W. Anderson,
A. R. Winslow; p. J Winslow, A. H.
Edwards, T B. Sumner, Joe Towe,
E. M. Perry;? G C. Buck and Prank
McGoogan. !!'.$.'.. ,
Religious Census To
Be Taken Sunday P. M.
A religious census will be conduct
ed in the Town of Hertford on Sun.
day afternoon, . it was announced by
uiurcn. ouicwiB acre Toaay.
Team representing V all . white
churches of the town will conduct the
census and have received instructions
on the task this week. " The teams
will start from the Methodist Church
at 1:80 P. M, and the ipublic is re
quested to remain at home until con
tacted by one of the teams taking the
M. G. Owens, candidate for Sheriff
of Perquimans County in the forth
coming Primary of May 25th, stated
this week his appreciation for the ac
tion of W. W. White in withdrawing
irom tne race in his favor. Mr.
Owens emphasized, however, that he
has never asked for public office be
fore and there may be some voters
in the county whom he will be un
able to see and personally ask for
tneir vote. "Even so," said Mr.
Owens, "I intend to see every voter in
the county before the primary if pos
sible, and I need the active support
of all voters and greatly appreciate
the help my friends have been srivinr
in my first political campaign."
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETS
The Executive Committa of Mm
Woman's Hisntonarv Sociotv af tha
arrared with Baptist Church will meet next Thnrs
other nearby day ev )erch 28, at 7:30 with
, I lira. IT-i Cesry. , , , ( ,.,,
Meeting Here April 8th
The Chowan-Perquimans Minis
terial Association, which held its
meeting in March at Edenton, is to
meet Monday morning, April 8. at 11
o'clock in Hertford. The place of the
Hertford meeting has not yet been
At the last meeting of the associa
tion it was decided to alternate the
meeting places between Hertford and
Edenton. Ministers of the two coun
ties are invited to attend.
A total of 39 students were listed
on the Perquimans High School honor
roll for the fourth grading period, it
was announced this week by E. C.
Woodard, principal. The students
making the honor list are shown bv
11th Grade Kader White. Dotme-
gan Lane, Elizabeth Lane, Molly
Oakey, Mary Lina Raper, Ruth Tad
lock Roberts, Faye Winslow, Mary
Leland Winslow, Mary Inez Chappell.
10th Grade Laurastine Britton.
Mildred Skinner, Howard Broughton,
L,ean Elliott, Reginald Tucker, Eu
9th Grade Richard Futrell. How
ard Fitt, Lindsay Reed, Clarkson
White, Dolan Winslow. Jovce Butt.
Mary Lou Butt, Betty Ruth Chap
pell, Ann - Hollowell, Pearl Hunter,
Marietta Jolliff, Pat Morris, Peggy
White, Lelia Lee Winslow, Marie
Kountree, Thelma White.
8th Grade Ella Cartwright, Dor
othy Britton, Catherine Ann Holmes,
Claire Hunter, Pat Phillips, Marjorie
Perry, Ronald Butt and Irvin White.
Greenville Man In
Race For Congress
Robert Lee Humber,
above, a native of Pitt County, has
announced his candidacy for Con
gress from the First Congressional
District. The office is now held by
Herbert C. Bonner.
Mr. Humber, after graduating
from Winterville High School, stud
ied law at Wake Forest College,
where he received his degree; later
he attended Harvard and was a
Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, England.
His study was interrupted during
World War I, in which he served as
a member of a Field Artillery unit.
The welfare and problems of the
farmer have been a subject of spec
lal concern to Mr. Humber. He has
frequently made speeches emphasiz
ing the necessity of stabilizing farm
income on a par with industrial in
come to maintain the prosperity of
Since 1940 Mr. Humber has spent
much time developing a movement
for keeping world peace through
law ..-The plan has. ijeen adopted
by legislatures of 14 stales, and 1b
rapidly gaining support throughout
WESLEYAN GUILD MEETS
The Wesleyan Service Guild of the
Epworth Methodist Church at Win-
fall met on Thursday evening at the
home ox Mrs. Thomas H. White."
The meeting opened with the Guild
Ritual. " The devotional was conduct
ed by Miss Myrtle Umphlett. The
leaflet was presented by Mrs. Jesse
Stanton, Mrs. Thomas H. White. Mrs.
Raymond Stanton, Mrs. Francis Wil-
ley and Mrs. Elijah White,
A report from the delegate to the
meeting In Burlington last week was
given. The meeting was closed 'With
singfngr "A Charge to Keep." -
1 he hostess served a delicious ice
course, using the St, Patrick Day
motifj s ' . i s .
Four Vets Report
Separation To Board
Mrs. Ruth Sumner, clerk of the
Perquimans draft board, reported
four more veterans had filed their
discharge papers at the local office
during the past week. The veterans
who reported their separation from
the armed forces were Clinton True-
blood, Jr., and Douglas White, white,
and Isaac Rogerson and Thomas
A contingent of ten selectees left
here Monday for Fort Bragg where
they were given preinduction ex
aminations this week.
Members of Perquimans Lodge,
No. 106, A. F. & A. M., celebrated
the 125th anniversary of their lodge
and honored local and district officers
at a dinner held Thursday night at
the Hertford Community House.
Approximately 75 persons, mem
bers of the local lodge and visiting
Masons, including W. J. Bundy of
Greenville, Deputy Grand Master H.
A. Campen of Edenton, Second Dis
trict Deputy Grand Master, and S. E.
Burgess of Camden, First District
Deputy Grand Master, attended the
Cecil Winslow is master of the
The program was in charge of
the Chapanoke-Hurdletown communi
ties. The subject was "Health and
Physical Fitness." Miss Frances
Stanton of the District Health De
partment spoke on the subject, "The
Senior Health Nurse of the School
Health Program." In her talk she
stressed how the school health pro-
pictured gram aids physical fitness through
(1) health environment; (2) a plan
ned program for accidents and sud
den sickness; (3) the parents' part
in periodical physical examinations
for the child.
Mrs. Cook, president, announced
the District PTA convention in April.
The president's message was read by
the secretary, who also read the
Reports from the various commit
tees were given, including (1) study
group, Mrs. Bertha Lane, who re
ported six completed study group
meetings; (2) membership, 100 .
membership was reported, which was
the first time this PTA has attained
that goal; (3) lunch room; (4) pro
gram. Next time the Belvidere com
munity has charge of the program,
the subject being, "Together Toward
Better World Understanding."
A nominating committee to elect
officers for next year was appointed.
They were G. H. Baker, Mrs. Pearl
Swain, Mrs.,; Eddie JBaeff, Mrs. W.
H. Elliott, Mrs. Basil Copeland and
Mrs. Dempsey Winslow.
The room prize went to Mrs. Ber
tha Lane's room, the fourth grade.
Eastern Star Meets
Monday Night 8 P. M.
The Perquimans order of Eastern
Star will meet Monday night at 8
o clock, at which time new officers
will be installed for the chapter.
Other important business will be
brought before the meeting and all
members are urged to attend.
Among the new officers to be in
stalled are Mrs. Cecil Winslow,
Worthy Matron, Cecil C. Winslow,
Worthy Patron, J. S. Vick, Associate
Patron and Mrs. A. B. Bonner, As
Chowan Charge To
Meet At Belvidere
Questions On Army
Answered By Recruiter
Sgt Paul Fisher, of the Army Re
cruiting Office, will be in town next
Monday to accept men for enlist
ment in the regular Army. He will
be located in the lobby of the Post
office from 9:80 to 4:30. and will be
glad to answer any questions or ex
plain details regarding army enlist
Last Monday one man. Milford C.
Alexander, Negro, was accepted for
enlistment by - the local recruiter.
The new recruit signed up for three
years and chose Europe for his for
Lieut. (Jg) and Mrs. Jack Gasldll
announce the birth of a son, born
Tuesday, March 12, at Newport News
Hospital Mother and son are get-Jto
ting along nicely. -, ' ! Jjwi
The Second Quarterly Conference
of the Chowan Methodist Charge is
scheduled to be held Sunday after
noon, March 24, at 3 o'clock, at the
Bethany Methodist Church in Per
quimans County, near Belvidere.
The Rev. J. Herbert Miller, District
Superintendent, is to preach. The
public is invited to attend.
The Chowan Charge is composed
of four churches: Evans and Center
Hill in Chowan County and Ander
son and Bethany in Perquimans.
Cotton Drops Little
Under 22-Year High
Cotton prices this week averaged
a little under the 22-year hieh es
tablished earlier in the month.
Among the major developments of
the week were: (1) Upward re
visions in ceiling prices for cotton
textiles and yarns to offset increased
labor and cotton costs; (2) The
announcement of incentive prices
and control measures to secure in
creased output of urgently needed
cotton textiles; (3) The Govern
ment proposal for uniform margins
in futures trading and its rejection
by futures exchanges; (4) The
Stabilization Director's order to re
quire exchanges to fix specified uni
form margins; (5) The announce
ment of the sale of more than 330,
000 bales out of the 538,000 bales of
C.C.C. stocks offered on February
27. The C.C.C. sold approximately
1,699,000 bales during the period
January through mid-March, 1946.
Prices for Middling 1516 inch in
he ten spot markets averaged 26.
50 cents per pound on Thursday,
March 14, against 26.71 a week
earlier and 21.72 a year ago.
Called Out Monday
Hertford's volunteer fire depart
ment answered a call Monday morn
ing at 8:55 to the Hertford Banking
Company building to . extinguish a
chimney fire. Inspecion by the fire
men, showed the. fire was confined!
the chimney and . alight damage
was reported. ' x - ' x )
LL. Winslow In Race
E. Leigh Winslow, prominent
resident of Hertford, announced Sat
urday he would seek the office as
Representative for Perquimans Coun
ty, subject to the Democratic Pri
mary to be held May 25.
Mr. Winslow has long been ac
tive in civic affairs and during the
war he served as chairman of the
County Ration board, handling the
duties of that difficult office in such
a manner as to gain the admiration
of the general public.
He is a member of the Holy Trin
ity Episcopal Church of Hertford
and a member of the Hertford Ro
SCHOOL BUSES INSPECTED
F. T. Johnson, County School Sup
erintendent, announced today that
State Patrolman Charles Payne had
completed an inspection of all county
school buses, upon request by State
officials, and had reported all buses to
be In average condition.