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LirJy 0? Iloin
:ct Leaders For
;bs Named By Miss
siting off a new year the Home
nstration ,Club - of Perquimans
r rain chosen Bouse Furnishings
' ! major, project for the year,
been their major work for
. t two. yvrr-and during this
'i utstandlfig - accomplishments
, , n made throughout the coun
Vty ifi tiua Jine.
' ';e cluba are not confining their
e y t( House Furnishings alone,
, bu tre taking Home Beautification
an ! Food Conservation as minor pro-
' u "ajor" project leaders in each, dub
an; as follows: Chapanoke, Mrs. Geo,
" W.?Ja"'!:sorind Mrs. Walter Perry;
Win? Miss Esther Perry and Mrs.
Irvi t Trueblood; Whiteston, Mrs,
P" . t Winslow and Miss Lucille
" L. y, Home and Garden, Mrs. G; E.
Ik" 1j and. Mrs. W. M. Tucker; Balla-
t ha,..;, Mrs.' B, V. JHonds, Mrs. A. X
I : r a ana WTB. l. xa. ouan ncecn
C- : 8, JJrs. C. W, Reed and Mrs,
a -3. Etallihgs; Durants Neck, Mrs,
;T. iA. Hurdle, and Mrs. J, A. Sawyer;
E "i'M. Mrs. Si M. Long, Mrs. Chas,
X,,.:te and Mrs. J. J Phillips; Snow
IV'Y.Tiite Hat, Mrs. Elmer Wood,
'I' 3. J'reeinan Umphlett and Mrs.
L- 'vard Benton; Bettvidere, Mrs. L.
L.) V. insloW and Miss Margaret
-WKUeri 'Helen Gaither Club, Mrs. C.
P. tlorrto:.' and Mrs. J. T. White;
Bui--: Mrs. Tommy Matthews and
Mrs. J.' B. Basmght.
P;e schedule of programs for each
month lsi as follows:
JinuarV; Outlook ftr 1941; Pebru
, A Pkahg Place to Eat; March,
' : ii' iPraperies; April,
' , s Uvyr Pictures,' Selection and
-: June; Food Preservation,
i Vegetables'; JuSy Grape
l'Jellyj August, Recreation;
. Bedding. Selection and
.(ber, Selection of Furniture
r. Chnatmas Party.
The schedule of club meetings for
jmjw week t as ronows
J- Tu day,;; January 7 Chapanoke
II ;me Demonstration Club.
V,'r ViegdayJanuary 8 Winfall
TT ) ' - Demonstration Qub meets with
I . J, . N. MUlfir.
Jay. January 0 Whiteston
- rinonstration Club meets with
ba Winslow. "
" January 10 'Home and
vi Home Demonstration Club
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. itcrtain At Home
i);-: ivig Holidays
. nd Mrs. J. J. Skinner, of
' rton,' D. C, entertained many
'.i of .the Albemarle section at
mi? - home, Cove' Grove
A ' Thursday afternoon and
, December 6. The occasion
e ' fifth ' anniversary of the
3 of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
, and in honor of Mr. and
ihua- H.- Skinner, of New
, Comu,,who "were recently
' r ...
! d family home was beauti-
orated in keeping with the
ank Skinner wore her wed
ss of 'white angel crepe with
ne "accesssories.-, Mrs. J. J,
r wore a bright red jacket,
with gold braid and, a Mack
' carrying oufe the epirij; of
;1 Christmaf. . ;
" ayle Humphlett, "t pf Hope
, sister of Mrt. ' Frank , Skin
ved in the dining room, be
3d by Uni t J. NJxon, $r.,
i Heleni Gaither;? MM T.j B.
i Mrs. HolloweU Nixon, of
Mrs.. Skinner: was assiated
Mae'. Wood Winslow in the
rootti,ii 'Jt'ti .---v
own visitors during the
-t- Raleigl; Captain ' Wfl
'ord,"of Fort Benning, Ga.;
rs. IL N; Elliott; of Cho
i Mrs. W;. Boswood,
; ChesteyMerris, 'v'-At
i Krs. J.' G.iFearng,
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V ' oiar School j will
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AWIZXLYI intSPAPER DEVOTD) TO frHE tlPBUILDINQ Cfr HERTFORD ANP! PERQUIMANS COUNTY
J. C Blaxjchard Gives
Bonus To Employees
A Christmas, bonus totaling nearly
one thousand dollars was presented
by J, C. Blanchard & Company, Inc.,
to its employees.
The bonus paid to each employee
was proportioned " according to the
length of time employed by the firm.
The management said that it felt
every members of the organization
had done his- or her utmost to build
good will and make new customers.
Declaring 1940 to be an outstand
ing year in volume of business, J. C.
Blanchard & Company, Inc., expressi
ed .thanks for employee-cooperation
which' made such a successful year
possible, and expressed thanks to the
public for its patronage.
Local Draft Board
Has Quota Ready To
Leave For Camp
Francis E. Willey, Aubrey Umph
lett, Francis Jessup, William A.
Bogue and Roulac Webb are the five;
men chosen to fill Perquimans Coun
ty's draft quota for January 7, ac
cording to J. R. Stokes, chairman of
the local draft board.
These men have passed their local
medical examination and will leave
Hertford on the 9:40 bus Tuesday
morning for Fort Bragg, where they
will be inducted into Uncle Sam's
However, before the induction ac
tually occurs each man must again
stand a physical examination by army
medical men and pass this before he
is inducted, into service.
In the event that any of these men
fail to pass this examination, the
local board has named five alternates
to fill any gap, if there be one. The
alternates are: Roscoe Stallings,
Joseph Perry, Robert Morris, Henry
Bright and Louis N. Chappell.'
' After the men have been inducted
Into the army they will be trans
ferred Fort, Jackson, S. C, and
assigned to the 80th Division.
kn m wl knn tt. MAAKiaH anw MalH
board has not received any cam ior
Negro draftees for this month, al
though it has four Negro volunteers
ready to go When called,
Another batch of questionnaires
has been mailed to registrants and
the board wilUHassify the returns by
next week. -"Registrants have five
days in which to return questionnaires
to the local draft board after having
Mr. Stokes announced that he
again wanted to impress upon all
registrants that they must notify the
local draft board of any changes in
their status. "Failure to keep the
board informed of change of ad.
dress, etc., is a . violation under the
Selective Service. Act.
Local Company To
Store Peanuts Under
Arrangements have been concluded
between The Southern Cotton Oil
Company and The Growers Peanut
Cooperative, Inc., for the storage of
Lpeanuts by the local company. This
arrangement is in connection with the
Government Peanut Control plan and
interested peanut growers are invited
to inquire at the local company's
office for complete details.
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Bill Jessup Enlists
In Marine Reserves
Julian C. Jessup, widely known
among his' friends as "Bill," has en
listed 'In the United States Marine
Reserves, and ia subject to call, on
July first ..
fe Jessup is senior at Duke Univer
sity); and is among a number of Duke
students who recently enlisted for the
Marine Reserves, or other military
He is the aon of the late Julian G
Jessup and the late Mattie McMulUm
Je8sup.1.w;s;w;v'i:-; -; .. .. .
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frs.GM. Harrell Wins
In a "Christmas decoration contest
sponsored by the Home and Garden
Club In West Hertford MW. GL J4V
Harrtll won first .; prize; and" Mrti H.
C. Hoirier won secoiifl prise! This la
the " second contest tpoibred fey the
club during paat'i'eaM -frf
iSfcr. t Urs. llarshaa Owen wish
to ar ce the birth 'it a son Marr
she" ' -jr Ovens,; Jr bonbon
IV '-sterner 2T;: the Albe
t .1 p; pi'Kr.betli City,
r r.! r-n. rr3,ic!r j nicely.
Funord Services ,
For f.'rs. J. H. Towe
Held On Thursday
Widely Known Resi
dent Died Tuesday
After Long Illness
(Funeral services were conducted
Thursday afternoon for Mrs. J. H
Towe, Sr., age 65, widely known resi
dent of Hertford, who died Tuesday
evening at nine o'clock at her home,
where she had resided many years.
Mrs. Towe was the widow of the
late J. H. Towe, Sr., who preceded
her in death several years ago.
A life-long resident of Hertford
Mrs. Towe was a member and leader
of the Hertford Methodist Church
and the Mary Towe Missionary Circle
of the church is named in her honor.
Surviving are six children: Mrs.
Jacob L. White, J. H. Towe, Jr.,
Lawrence, Martin and Mary Towe, oi
Hertford, and Mrs. J. M. Eason, of
Newport News, Va.; two sisters,
J. M. Saunders and Miss Eu
genia Davis, of Portsmouth, Va.; and
three brothers, Carson Davis, of
Manteo, Ralph and Ernest Davis, of
Portsmouth, Va., and ten grandchil
dren. The services were conducted at the
home by the Rev. R. F. Munns, pastor
of the Hertford Methodist Church.
Burial was made in Cedarwood Ceme
tery in Hertford.
Pallbearers were: E. Leigh Wins
low, R. D. Elliott, Jr., Dr. T. P.
Brinn, W. H. Pitt, Robbins Blanch
ard, Marshall Owens, P. L. Bostick
and John Richard Hoffler.
Tax Listing Starts
In County January 4;
erquimany County's tax list tak
ers will open their books Saturday,
January 4th, for all persons to come
forward and list their property for
A schedule of the tax listers ap
pears in this issue of The Weekly
and by looking at this schedule any
person may acquaint himself or her
self with the location of his or her
township list taker during thin
month. All property must be listed
by the last part of January and fail
ure to ljst is subject to penalty.
A county official warns that court
action may result in failure to list
property for taxes and pointed out
action that had been started in other
counties by Superior Court Judges
in regard to this matter.
Inasmuch as all property is set
for .revaluation in quadrennial years,
the board of county commissioners
will this year review all property
for revaluation. The board will start
this work at the conclusion of the list
Revaluation will take place in all
cases where the commissioners deem
it proper and just. Notice of any
changes in valuation will be mailed
to all property owners affected.
Appeals on changes of Valuation
may be taken by property owners
with the proper officials.
Location Of Naval
Air Base Expected
In Short Time
According to n announcement
made this week in Washington, Sec
retary of the Navy Knox is expected
to reveal the location of the $5,000,
000 air base very shortly.
Actual writing of the exhaustive
report on the inspection of sites
made sometime ago by Captain
Rosendahl is all that remains to be
done before the location is named.
Included in this report will be the
sites submitted by Perquimans in its
bid for the base. " The site will cover
640 acres and,, approximately $5,000,
000 will be spent in developing the
base. This does not include housing
for the personnel
ROOK CLUB MEETS
Mrs. G. B. Tucker was the delight
ful hostess to her, rook club Friday
evening at her home. I Those playing
were; Mesdames Edgar , Morris,: Ed
Harrell, Oscar Newbold, Rosa1 Wald
ijHja, TSkinnejSL Durwood Reed,
Archie Lane, Julian White, Carlton
:Cann6n, William . Tucker and Oscar
Felton and Miss Mildred Reed. High
iiore priae waa won 2 by Mrs." Har
r "If second high by Mrs. Nebqld,
t.dllrs. White ' received low, v A
inty lalad "course was served by
January 3t 1941
Definite Plans Not Yet
Made But Will Be An-I
nounced Next Week
Silas M. Whedbee, Hertford post
master, has been chosen to serve as
chairman of the celebration honoring
President Roosevelt's birthday in Per
Mr. Whedbee announced Wednes
day that he had accepted the chair
manship for this year. However, at
the present time he has not outlined
definite plans for the celebration.
Various committees, will be chosen
to assist the chairman with the pro
gram. The celebration of the President's
birthday is a program to fight In
fantile Paralysis and has grown in
scope each year since it was first in
augurated several years ago. The
money that is raised through the va
rious methods used by individual
cities, towns and counties is used to
fight the dreaded disease.
One of the major recipients of
these funds is the Warm Springs, Ga.,
foundation which houses hundreds of
children that have been stricken by
infantile paralysis. There the chil
dren receive treatment and care that
means much toward their eventual
cure, or helpful medical assistance.
Mr. Whedbee expects to have the
plans ready and the committees
named for the local celebration by the
next edition of The Weekly and they
will be announced 'at that time.
Bnly Four Counties
Free Of Fatalities
First Eleven Months
Only four of the 100 counties in
North Carolina had not had a single
traffic fatality charged, against them
when the Highway Safety Division
released its eleven-months summary
last week, and 40 counties showed
Ronald Hocutt, director of the divi
sion, stated that 108 fatalities in No
vember brought to 851 the total for
the first eleven months of 1940. This
represented a two per cent increase
over the 834 persons killed on North
Carolina streets and highways the
first eleven months of last year.
The four counties with clean re
cords at the close of November
were Clay, Gates, Mitchell and Tyr
rell. Two of these, Tyrrell and Gates,
were among the six counties without
a traffic fatality in 1939.
Perquimans County had 1 person
killed in traffic accidents through
November of this year, a 50 per cent
decrease over the two killed in the
county the first 11 months of 1939.
Airplanes Now Speed
Faster Than Bullets
"An Army airplane has, in a late
test, attained a speed of 520 miles
an hour faster than a bullet," re
lates William F. McDermott in the
current Rotarian Magazine. "An air
plane speed of 600 to 700 miles an
hour is in Sight."
It is the octane content of the gas
oline that makes such speeds possible,
Mr. McDermott points out, and it is a
former Russian exile, now becoming
a naturalized American citizen, who
has made the discoveries that permit
this hope. "The name of 73-year-old
Vladimir N. Ipatieff was for years
revered in Russia much like Thomas
A. Edison's was in America," he
Quitting Russia in protest at what
was happening, Prof. Ipatieff c.ame to
America to become a lecturer at
Northwestern University and chemi
cal research director for an oil com
pany. Here he has worked out a
process of condensing the molecules
of a gas that was formerly wasted
in the "cracking" process of crude
oils to make gasoline, with such re
sults , that Mr. McDermott reports
"this process represents a saving of
75, million barrels ' of crude oS a
year." ,. :
This , - pepped-up g a a promises
speeds' up to or better than 700 miles
an hour, Author McDermott ahowa,
and "there are still 4 billion untested
ways of trying to make better gaso
line, any of which 1 may be an fan
proveraent on what ia known today t"
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ROTARY CLUB MEETS
The Rotary Club held Ita regular
dinner meeting Tuesday , evening at
th Hotel Hertford. . hv.v '
Of Private Families
Lower Than 1930
According to preliminary figures
released by the Department of Com
merce, the Sixteenth Decennial Cen
sus indicates that the average num
ber of persons in the American fam
ily is continuing to become smaller.
The average population of each
family in the U. S. in 1940 was 3.8
which figure may be compared with
4.1, the average population per fam
ily in 1930.
According to the figures released
the North Carolina overage has de
clined from 4.9 in 1930 to 4.5 m
Mary Onella Relfe
Weds Jack Brinn
Characterized by dignity and sim
plicity, the wedding of Miss Mary
Onella Relfe and Jack Elliott Brinn
took pJace in the Hertford Methodist
Church Thursday afternoon, Decem
ber 26, at 3:00 o'clock, with the pas
tor, the Rev. R. F. Munns, officiating.
The bride wore an afternoon dress
of wine-colored silk crepe, trimmed
with velvet of the same shade and a
matching turban. Her other acces
sories were of black. There were no
Immediately after the ceremony,
the young couple left for a motor
trip of unannounced destination. For
travel the bride wore Viking blue,
with kolinsky furs.
Mrs. Brinn is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. N. A. Relfe. She received
her education at Perquimans High
School and Greensboro College. For
the past three years she has been a
member of the faculty at Perquim
ans High School.
Mr. Brinn, a prominent young
farmer, is a son of the late J. T.
Brinn and Mrs. Brinn. He is a grad
uate of Perquimans High School and
of the University of North Carolina.
Only the immediate families of the
couple were present at tlffe wedding,
I including Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Relfe,
I Dr. and Mrs. T. P. Brinn, Mr. and
Mrs. John Broughton, Jr., and Mrs.
J. R. Hooks, of Fremont.
Workers Needed For
Construction Of Holly
Ridge Aircraft Base
Plans for the new $9,000,000 anti
aircraft base located near Holly
Ridge in Onslow County, are getting
under way and skilled and semi
skilled workers in the following clas
sifications will be needed: Heavy
equipment operators and oilers;
heavy equipment mechanics; carpen
ters; linemen; electricians; sheet
metal workers; engineers; draftsmen;
brickmasons; cement finishers; mis
Qualified workers should register
as soon as possible with the local of
fice of the N. C. State Employment
Service located in the Citizens Bank
Building in Edenton, which serves the
counties of Chowan, Bertie, Gates,
Hertford and Perquimans in order
that they may be ready for selection
and referral when requisitioned.
Weds Carl Kelly Of
Newport News, Va.
The wedding of Miss Erma Cathe
rine Campen, of Hertford, and Mr.
Carl Kelly, of Newport News, Va.,
was solemnized Sunday afternoon at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Sit
terson in a private ceremony with
the Rev. R. F. Munns, pastor of the
Hertford Methodist Church, officiat
ing. Only members of the immediate
families and a few intimate friends
The bride wore an outfit of soldier
blue with matching accessories. Her
shoulder corsage was of Talisman
roses and fern.
iMrs. Kelly is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Jesse Campen ,Jr., and is
very popular in Hertford.
Mr. Kelly is the son of Mr, and
Mrs. S. B. Kelly, of HobhsvilUand
holds a position- in Newport News.
The newlyweds are at home in
Newport News, Va. - ,
Cotton Gin Renort
A total of 3,884 bales of cotUm
were ginned in -lf Perquimans County
from the 194$ crop, according to
Wi&Ue M, Harrell, ajpdal agent. This
amount was ginned prior to Decern-
ber 13, and represents 2,197 more
bales .than were finned, of the 93
crop forh tame period of tjm..'
Stevenson Case To
Be Heard In Superior
Court In April
Edward Layden Charg
ed With Assault In
A warrant charging him with as
sault with a deadly weapon was is
sued for Edward Layden of New
Hope after he had given testimony
in a probable cause hearing against
Andrew Stevenson, also of New
Hope, in Recorder's Court on Tues
day. Stevenson was charged with as
sault with a deadly weapon with in
tent to kill as a result of a fight
between himseif and Layden on the
night of December 7. Layden was
cut with a knife and it was necessary
for him to enter a hospital, where
25 stitches were required, to close the
Judge Granberry Tucker ruled no
probable cause after 'hearing Lay
den's testimony and stated that Lay
den had incriminated himself, where
upon the State issued the warrant
Upon a motion by P. G. Sawyer,
attorney for Layden, and agreement
by Charles Johnson, solicitor, and
the Stevenson's defense, the cases
were advanced to Superior Court to
be heard in April. Stevenson's
charge was reduced to assault with a
Several other minor cases were'
heard by Judge Tucker on Tuesday.
These included a reckless driving
charge against Sam Copeland, Negro,
who plead guilty and was assessed
the costs of court.
Will Dennis Harrell, Negro, charge
ed with assault on a female, was
found guilty and prayer for judg
ment was continued until January 7.
Addie Webb Harrell, Negro, was
found guilty of simple assault. Pray
er of judgment was continued until
Thaddeus Elliott, Negro, was found
guilty of assault with a deadly wea
pon and prayer of judgment was eon
tinued until the next term of court.
Henry Hamlin, Negro, submitted
to a charge of assault on a female
and paid the costs.
Bill Vernon Wiggins, Negro, was
found guilty of assault and sentenced
to 30 days, suspended on payment
of the costs and placed on good be
havior for one year.
William Whichard, Negro, plead
guilty to driving drunk and having
insufficient brakes. He was sen
tenced to 90 days in jail, suspended
upon payment of a $50 fine and costs.
His driver's license was suspended
for one year.
Arthur Armond, Negro, was found
guilty of assault upon a female and
prayer of judgment was continued
upon payment of costs and good be
havior. A nol prosse was taken by the
State in the case of Roscoe Tillett,
Negro, charged with larceny, and
Milton Tillett, Negro, was found not
guilty of the same charge.
Local Boy Graduates
From Army Flying
School In Alabama
Flying Cadet Fenton H. Butfler,
son of Mrs. G. W. Butler, is to grad
uate from the Air Corps Advanced
Flying School, Maxwell Field, Ala
bama, on January 31, it was announ
ced this week by Colonel Floyd E.
GaWowey, Air Corps, the school com
mandant. Upon graduation, Butler is to re
ceive the military aeronautical rating
of "Pilot," his "wings," and commis
sion in the U. S. Air Corps Reserve
as Second Lieutenant. He is also to
be order to extended active duty
training with a tactical unit of the
U. S. Army Air Corps.
Prior to assignment to the ad
vanced Flying School Cadet , Butler
had attended elementary and basic
flying schools for ten weeks each.
The course at Maxwell Field jvas also
of ten weeks duration and started on
November 16, 1940.
nk Starts Early
jsjng 0n Saturdays
The Heriford Banking Company
will start- observing new ; banking
bour on . Saturdays, .- beginning1 pn
Januarv 4- Th hank will vlw, Mch.
saiurasy p. m., rasiee i oi ine -",
usual- p. mvwhlch &M-'ieen':ttA-;,.vV, V
euatom for (he past teveralK&ra';
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