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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
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Volume VNumber 41.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North CaVolina, Friday, October 14, 1938.
$1.25 Per Year.
ftall For James Ex-Service
Uv Jen If) rerouimans Ueets
Information to Local
" 54 NOW LISTED
Failure to Record Dis
charge Makes Direct
"it Ex-service men responded so read:
Jly to last week's call for names that
today, B. C. Berry reports the list
t joas jumped to 64 names, where last
week the roster included only 14.
'V To date only nine veterans have re-
i corded their discharges with the Reg
ister of Deeds in the courthouse.
Here is the list for this week, far
from complete and subject to correC'
v tnn- f!ant C P. Sumner. Jr.. J. Era
'Wilson, J. OHver White, Cecil W.
White, L. S. White, Wallace Barrow,
P. H. Small, Whit G. Wright, H. A
Whitley. Tom Perry, F. T. Johnson,
it R. Futrell, Charles E. White, Viv
X kn N. Darden, William D. Landing,
Dan W. Williams, George r. Koacn,
A. M. Godwin, W. G. Hbllowell, L. L,
Winslow, Jimmy Smith, Ralph White,
t Clinton N. Trueblood, Mac Griffin, G.
C. Buck, J. H. Newbold, Carson How-
ell, W. S. Evans, John Lassiter, Car
' roll V. Ward, S. G. Chappell, P. M.
Coneland, Fletcher Russell, S. G
v Godwin, Ernest Morse, Redding Ivey,
' Elihu White. J. L. Foxwell, William
Weston, J. A. Perry, Jake Matthews,
Lee Wilson, Paul Colson, Josiah
f IChappell, Jerome Hurdle, Jim Carver,
;!Roy Hendricks, Henry Kirby, James
I Hendricks, Jno. D. Dail, Albert M.
JarnesV and William W. Hendricks.
t The ne?wnte by B. t Berry?
Capt. Sumner and J. Emmett Wins
' low, self-appeinted committee to get
': the names together, are those of ex-
- service men who now live in this
f county. The fact that bo few record-
ed their discharges, makes it diffi
. cult to get an accurate list without
J appealing to the ex-service men them
selves. J Each week until November 11th,
r Armistice Day, The Perquimans
'. Weekly will publish the list of names
as they are gathered, hoping that the
i' roll call will be complete before that
Jj The names of ex-service men should
I be sent to anyone of the three com
I mitteemen: Mr. Berry, Mr. Sumner,
I Z. Mr. Winslow, or direct to The Per-
3t iNeeded at various times, the file
will make it easy to notify the veter--Fans
when and where affairs of interest
- to them will take place.
: Mrs. Kate Blanchard
Passes Away At Home
; Mrs. Kate M. Blanchard, widow of
; the late T. C. Blanchard, died at her
V' home in Hertford at 10:80 o'clock
I , Wednesday morning.
, Funeral services were conducted at
-fcthe Hertford Methodist Church on
Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock,
with the pastor, the Rev. D. M.
harpe, officiating, and burial was in
j jgujDfiow include two daughters,
' Miss Kate M. Blanchard, of Hert
ford," and Mrs. C. Y. Yarborough, of
Louiaburg, , and two sons, W. P.
Blanchard and R. S. Blanchard, both
of ChicagtyrlU. vOne.gTandson, W. P.
ISiliatl ;.0doilsct iir
-r jrf -Jlf arui i (r. William Mnnt.
- Hertford County, bora December 15,
1857and had xeaided in "Uie Town 6f
v Hertford since her marriage to Mr,
- She' wu atonsistent member of the
' ethodistihtireh Rod was active in
fJhe worirof the church" until falling
friends will gjreiily the tiato W ' oi
r At ; State
; Bvrly - Blanchard, former pro
jectionist here at the State' Theatre,
has accepted a position with the Car
jLjnii ' Amusement Company, He
Vioved hia ivMrn'-t
Cferlton Peny,5bf KizA'Cityv
Mr. BlancNrd at the State
W. C. T. U. Meets
The Woman's Christian Temper
ance Union will meet in the Hert
ford Baptist Church on Thurs
.day afternoon, October 2b, at
3:30. The meeting will h held
in Room Nb. 1. All members
are ulrged to be present.
School Puts 4-H
Club Into Motion
Group Gets Off to Good
Start With 32 Mem
Susie Mae Wilson Elect
ed as (Club's First
With 4-H Clubs organizing for the
year in all sections of the county, a
club was set in order at the high
school recently. Starting the first
meeting with 82 members, the follow
ing officers were elected to serve for
the year: Susie Mae Wilson, presi
dent; Inex Umphlett, vice president;
Lois Asbell, secretary and treasurer;
Evelyn White, reporter; Eloise Keat
on and Eunice Chappell, recreational
leaders: Minnie Wilma Wood and
Adelia Winslow, song leaders.
The advent of tnehighBchiol club
brings the county's number of newly
organized 4-H Clubs to three, with a
total membership roll of 156. The
New Hope Club has 30 members and
the Winfall Club, reorganized, has 84
Local Couple Quietly
Miss Sarah Ellen Carlyle and Mr,
J. Kelly White were quietly married
Saturday afternoon at six o'clock by
the Reverend Edmund T. Jillson at
the Episcopal Church Rectory.
Miss Carlyle is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Carlyle, of Lum
berton, and in the employ of J. C.
Blanchard and Company, has made
her home in Hertford for the past
Mr. White is a eon of the late Mr.
J. W. White and Mrs'. Mary White, of
Hertford. He holds a position with
the Towe Motor Company in Hert
ford. After a weddiny trip in the west
ern part of the State, they will make
their home in Hertford.
Wesley Bible Class
Holds First Meeting
The Wesley Bible Class of the
Hertford Methodist Church held its
first meeting of the new year at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Skin
ner. The main business of this meet
ing was to elect new officers for the
coming year and to make plans for
the year's work. Officers elected
werer President, L. C. Winslow; vice
president, W. H. Pitt; secretary and
treasurer, Mrs. Charlie Skinner, and
publicity agamyMia. tun Brina.
attendance contest for J r
SundaW will 'b held: ftfttriittfflrt &
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teruun uie winnera.-.' , -- -. "
The last Monday night in each
month was, selected as class meeting
night. A social hour was then en
joyed, and . delicious refreshments
were served by thA hostess.
Those present were: j Mrs. R. M.
Riddick, teacher, .; MrsH. C. Stokes,
Miss Anne Wilson, Mrs. D. M. Sharp,
Mrs. Hrman Winslow, ' Mrs. T. E.
Harrell, Reginald Tucker, Mr. and
Mis'. Simon Rutenburg, Mr. and Mrs.
W; H. Pitt, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Winslow,-
Mr. and Mrs. Durward Reed,
Mr. and Mrs. Trhn Wilson. ' ' "
Mrs. R. M. Riddick and Mrs. L. C.
Winslow will be hostesses for the
November meeting. A'9::- ?
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;;fv'ccC BOYS STOP OVER .
i A corps of 18 Civilian Conservation
Corps boys, enrouto f rom Manteo to
Washington, N. C, were breakfast
guests "of the Hotel Hertford Satur
Detect Two Planes
First Day Of Test
Experiment Reported as
Successful In Every
Local People Have Little
Chance to See Huge
Two warning "Flashes" went out
to the Wilson relay station from Per
quimans County observers on the first
morning of the five-day joint antiaircraft-air
corps exercises which be
gan testing the warning net of civilian
observers at four o'clock Monday
The Jackson Store observation sta
tion detected a movement of the
"enemy" in the early morning hours,
and after determining the number of
planes involved, immediately contact
ed the officers in charge at Wilson,
Herbert iNixon, head of the Hert
ford station, and acting under Sheriff
J. Emmett Winslow, in command of
the Perquimans County warning net,
later reported an observation plane
speeding in a westerly direction, gen
erally toward Fort Bragg, the loca
tion to be attacked by the "enemy"
forces, based at Langley Field.
The operations of the defense dur
ing the evening of October 8, were
confined solely to .tests involving
searchlight assistance to friendly pur
suit aviation operating during the
hours of darkness. The details of the
test, must, of course, remain secret,
but it has been stated that the tests
were highly successful in every way.
At heights close to those at which
modern bombing planes can attain,
they were illuminated by the search
lights and presented perfect targets
to the hovering pursuit ships. From
Fori "Bragg it is stated that these
were undoubtedly the most complete
and conclusive tests of their kind
ever carried out in the United States.
So far this week local people have
had little chance to see a huge flight
of planes of any type making their
roaring way across this section
Whether this is caused by the fact
that the planes by too high to be seen
or heard, or because they do not
cross this sector at all, is a point fori
The maneuvers take place in the ' Ellie White, grand winner in the
arly morning hours and in the hours) "Biggest Fish Sweepstakes," which
of darkness before midnight. Among ( came to an official close on October
the Hertford observers working un-, nrst-
der Mr. Nixon, are C. R. Holmes, C. The prizes, given by J. G. Rober
E. Walker, Louis iNachman, Haywood , son and The Hertford Hardware and
Divers, Fenton Butler, Joseph Young j Supply Company, represented contests
and Skinner Britt.
High School Band
flow In Operation
First Practice Friday
Afternoon at School
The Perquimans High School Band,
recently organized, will hold its first
practice or rehearsal in the high
school building this afternoon under
the direction of A. Ferry, Southern
supervisor for the American Institute
of Music. L. Brown, instructor, will
assist the supervisor.
The musical unit is now composed
of SO high school students, brought
together and organized by R. Owen,
field man for the Institute, who has
bee in Hertford handling the prelim
raaryorkfor the past several days,
j Thirty pieces do not form. -large
bandaccordingf ; to1 Mr. Owen, and
others - who . wish" 1x, take"' up- th art
of hand music; may contact Mf. Owen
at the Hotel Hertford' ny tftrie ex
cept over the week-ends.
The members will wear uniforms on
special occasions, and Hertford and
the' county anxiously await the first
public appearance of the county's
AT JDISTRICT MEETING
Among those from Hertford who
attended the District meeting of
Woman's Clubs held in Elizabeth
City Thursday, were: Mrs. J. G. Rob
erton, Mrs. ;W. E. White, Mrs. J. R.
Futrell, Mrs. I. A. Ward, Mrs. J. J.
Mrs. L,; N. HollowelJ, Mrs. J. C Fel
tonJRfrs. Wt W. Uimphlett, Mrs. Buy
ward Reed, Mrs. G. R. Tucker,1 Mrs.
F. T. Johnson,' Mrs. Riddick Chappelf
and Mrs. Brooks Whedbee.
.yHere On Business
!H. G. Winslow, of Fayetteville,
was In Hertford 1 few days last toek
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Ii) Villiamston On
Tuesday, Oct 25th
State Chairman Gregg
Cherry Calls District
Plans Discussed to Get
Out Large Vote In
Representative Lindsay Warren has
announced that the First District
Democratic Conference will be held
this yar at Williamston on Tuesday,
Octobfr 26, at 10:30 A. M. It has
been called by R. Gregg Cherry,
Democratic State Chairman, who will
attend together with Mrs. W. B.
IMurpney, vice chairman, and D. I.
Ward, secretary. Representatives of
various women's organizations and
Youngi Democrats will be present as
will atl Democratic officials in the
State' Administration from the First
Mr. Warren expressed the hope
that there would be a large attend
ance from each county in the district
as the First District has always held
the largest meeting in the State. The
i meeting will be followed by a barbe
cue or luncheon given by the Demo
cratic Executive Committee of Martin
County headed bj Elbert Peel, coun
The conference in 1936 was held at
Ahoskie and was rated as the best
held in the State that year. An invi
tation is extended to all Democratic
candidates jn the First District,
county organizations and party work-
ers. Flans will be made for bringing
out a large vote in the November
lie White Wins
Five and Quarter Pound
Bass Takes Two
One fish, a five and a quarter pound
bass, captured both prizes for J.
in two separate events. The Rober
son prize was for the largest fish
caught in the county, while the Sup
ply Company's award was for the
largest bass caught with rod and reel
in the County.
According to the judges and official
referees, no other entries even came
close to the White catch of a five
and a quarter pounnd bass.
The Roberson award was a cash
prize, and the Hardware turned over
to the winner a rod and reel outfit,
complete with line.
Meets With Mrs. Reid
The Homemaers Class of Hertford
Baptist Church met in the home of
Mrs. C. W. Reed on Monday after
noon with the class president, Mrs.
E. W. Maye3, presiding.
After a business session, a short
program was rendered. The program
was in charge of the chairman, Mrs.
Clarence Dail, and was built around
the class , topic . The class motto,
"Our Homes f or Christ," was-discussed
by Mrs. T. W. Perry, ' -Caassisimi
"To Make Our . .Class a. Center of
Christian Influence,1' was discussed by
Mrs. E. W. Mayes, who displayed an
effective poster illustrating her talk.
Class verse, Proverbs 3:6, was dis
cussed by Mrs. R. S. Monds, who gave
a very helpful and convincing talk on
the guiding influence of the Lord in
the life of the Christian. Mrs. Rid
dick Chappell gave the devotional.
A song, "I Want To Work," the
words of which were written by a
member of the class, was sung, and
the closing prayer was led by Mrs.
William Madre. .
The hostess, assisted by Mrs. Sid
ney Broughton, Mrs. Tom Madre and
Mrs. E. W. Mayes, served delicious
In Norfolk Monday
Mrs. Cale White, of Caracas, Ven.,
S. A., and Mrs. Jake White spent
Monday in Norfolk, Va., where they
met Gale White and Jake White re
turning from World, Series games in
New York 7 "v
Dinners Announced For
County Canning Contests
Held In Hertford Monday
First Three Times
For three successive years,
Mrs. R. T. White has been first
to arrive at the town office with
payment of city taxes. Paying
taxes first isn't a hobby with Mrs.
White, it just happened that she
paid them before anyone else.
Ninth District Of
P.T A Association
Wins State Honor
Registers Largest In
crease In Membership
15 NEW GROUPS
District Meeting Held In
Elizabeth City On
Members of the Ninth District of j
the Parent-Teachers Association, of
which Mrs. I. A. Ward, of Hertford,
is chairman, will be happy to know
that the district has won a signal
honor among the ten districts of the
State, being cited for winning the
coveted award for the largest in-!
crease in membership. The district
added 48 per cent more than the pre-1
ceding year which was accomplished
through the affiiliation of 15 new as
sociations in the northeastern corner
of the State.
District meetings throughout the
State have just been announced which
sets the meeting for this district on
Wednesday, November 9, at Elizabeth
From Mrs. Doyle D. Alley, of
Waynesville, State president, comes
the information that due to all dis
trict chairmen being seasoned work
ers, the sum total of their activity
during the past year has sent North
Carolina far ahead of all southern
states and eleventh in national stand
ing. Memberships by districts range
from 15,594 in the upper Piedmont
section to fewer than two thousand in
the less populous areas. Included
were 638 local units or associations,
sixty-four of which joined in 1937-38;
one-half of the number of new units
were rural associations.
Activities include betterment of
schools and studies of children's
needs and natures. Throughout the
year workers in tiny villages as well
as in cities and large industrial cen
ters turn their attention to hot lunch
es for the underprivileged; safety in
home, school, and community; recrea
tion and play-grounds, health and
welfare, art and music, adult educa
tion, juvenile protection, library facil
ities, civic participation, and work for
school supplements. Pre-school clin
ics or summer round-ups indicate the
exact condition of the child about to
enter school, and other clinic service
is offered later in dental, tubercular
and venereal tests.
Since 1939 is a legislative year, P.
T. A. stands solidly behind the addi
tion of a twelfth grade to the public
school system of the State, better
buses and secondary roads, State aid
to libraries, and measures advocated
by the State Board of Health such as
the- compulsory immunization against
Tom Thumb Wedding
Again By Request
The Tom Thumb Wedding, sponsor
ed by the Mary Towe Circle of the
Methodist Church, which proved so
popular when presented at the High
School a few weeks ago, will be given
again by request for the benefit of
those who failed to see it there and
for those who wish to see it again.
The program will be presented
Tuesday night, October 18, on the
stage of the auditorium in the Agri
cultural Building on Dobb Street.
Proceeds go to the treasury of the
Methodist Church building fund.
Of interest to Hertford people will
be an announcement of the birth of a
son to Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Hoffler, of
Richmond, Va. William Guy Hoffler
was born Saturday, 'October 8. Mr.
Hoffler" is formerly of Hertford, a son
of Mr. and Mrs. W, E. Hoffler.
Miss Pattie Rogerson
Mrs. C. L. Dail Take
Judging Done By Miss
Rebecca Colwell, (Cho
Results from the county canning
contests, held last Monday in the
Agricultural Building, are announced
this week by Miss Gladys Hamrick.
county home demonstration agent.
Miss Rebecca Colwell, home demon
stration agent for Chowan County,
handled the judging.
Winners in the Ball Contest, listed
in order with their home cluos, are:
1, Miss Pattie Rogerson, Helen Gaith
er Club; 2, Mrs. Allie Winslow,
Whiteston; 3, Mrs. Harold Thatch,
Helen Gaither Club; 4, Mrs. J. C.
Wilson, Chapanoke; 5, Miss Lucille
Lane, Whiteston; 6, Mrs. A. R. Cook,
Chapanoke; 7, Mrs. George Roach,
In the Kerr Contest, the winners:
1, Mrs. C. L. Dail, Helen Gaither
Club; 2, Miss Lena Winslow, Whites
ton; 3, Miss Clara White, Belvidere;
4, Mrs. J. M. Fleetwood, Bethel; 5,
Mrs. J. L. Winslow, Belvidere.
Miss Rogerson, winner in the Ball
Contest, exhibited as her entries, one
quart of tomatoes and a quart jar of
pears. Mrs. Dail, taking first honors
in the Kerr Contest, exhibited one
pint jar of beets, one pint jar of
peacnes ana a pint jar of sausage
The two winners, by right of their
victories, are entitled to enter their
exhibits in the State contest which
I will be held at State College in Ra-
leigh on a date near the end of this
! Entertainment At
j Belvidere Tonight
! Friday, October 14, at 7:30 P. M.,
! the Belvidere Home Demonstration
1 Club will sponsor an entertainment
, in the Community House.
The two-part program will feature
I "Kitchen Orchestra" in illustrative
song and story by the ladies, and
music by the well-known Weston
String Band, of Bethel community.
A small admission will be charged,
proceeds to benefit the Community
A very cordial invitation is extend
ed the public to be present and help
in a good cause.
Reverence For God
Circle Meeting Topic
The Mary Towe Circle of the Wom
an's Missionary Society met at the
home of Mrs. Morgan Walker on
Monday night, with Mrs. Walker and
Miss Jeannette Feilds as joint host
esses. Miss Feilds had charge of the
! program, her topic being "Reverence
I For God." Misses Katherine Jessup
and Ruth Davenport gave interesting
j readings after which Miss Sarah
J Brinn led in prayer. The president,
Miss Mary lowe, had charge of a
short business session.
During the social hour the hostesses
served delicious refreshments to the
t fnllnwincr Misaaa Maw Tmva Rnh
Davenport, Sarah Brinn, Mary Wood
Koonce, Grace Knowles, Katherine
Jessup, Hilda Knowles, Elizabeth
Knowles, Mary Elizabeth Feilds,
Ruth Machman, Mrs. Edgar Feilds,
two new members, Miss Mattie But
ler and Mrs. Martin Towe, and one
visitor, Mrs. B. L. Gibbs.
Big Drop Noted In
Bales (Cotton Ginneti
A census report furnished by Willie
M. Harrell, special agent, shows that
76 bales of cotton were ginned iri
Perquimans County from the crop of
1938, prior to October first, as com
pared with 1,020 bales from the crop
B. G. Koonce Takes Up
Duties At Columbia
Leaving last Sunday, B. G. Koonce
has taken up duties in Columbia with
the farm administration office of
Tyrrell County. The Koonce family
will not move to Columbia. In the im
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