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"Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, January 10, 1941.
$1.25 Per Year.
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j Y MAY VOTE
.iE QUESTION IN
ity , Commissioners
Call Election If
M No Action
Y' ivThe poSoWly of an election to
; 1 decide wi(her or not Perquimans
Jogjity ' ; i to open an ABC store
Ilbrf in the near future.
"ition, with the necessary num-
fci f names asVtK for the election,
as r.iod with the Board of County
f ,CoiniTiK aoners quite sometime ago,
but no ction'had. been taken on the
"petition untfl the subject was brought!
' before the County Board on Monday.
:V ,Upon the request of some of the
-v signers ot the petition, the matter
' 'i was opened at the last meeting and
the Board decided that unless some
,1 definite action was taken by the
'' General, Assembly in regards to the
",! -. liquor question during the coming
Bessipn, an election would be held here
' iri rerquiiians to determine whether
not the1 people wanted the store.
'if ; .ft was the opinion of members of
$Uie Board of Commissioners that the
' incoming' legislature - might enact a
.1 law calling for a state-wide referen
dum of the Uquor question, and if it
v , did, then an election for this county
V' alone would not be necessary.
' However, if the General Assembly
'does 'not f call for a state-wide vote,
r i it" l possible that the local board
V "will ;dec)de to hold the election by
; the time the legislature adjourns.
. Th' Tommisaioners also- voted to
f ' have Representative J. T. Benton
v r.wSOnt and have passed by the 1941
' f ( firel Assembly a bill allocating de-
P - year 1937 nd all year prior
, to;the general Aebt fund h&
seussion . of the Bangs
dipAtim ttramm Was car
meeting Monday and u W. Ander
son, County Agent, stated that this
work ' will -be started in this county
as soon the State can furnish an
-inspectdr for the job.
'The local-board is' to furnish one
assistant for the State officer, and
tf e, salary of this assistant will be
the only expense to the county. .
i Group f'coting
!uled For Here
lay, January 14
An lsKirtant all-day
.gents, Chief Clerks and
mitteemen is scheduled for
ott Tuesday, January 14. The'
m t v i j . tw..i.
ill be held at -the Perquim-
ty Aigriculltural Building
:&g to K W- Anderson, Per
County; Agent,' the purpose
.iting will .be the discussion
nd o. Mning of the 1941 Farm Pro-
.. :, !erson stated that several
imr changes fead .been made in
the r: i - rogram,' ' especially in re
gards tJ toil building, payments and
n - T
C r t
t Li .
ig practices. 'ITiese changes
Aghi the discussion of the
T." House,' State Committee
i v Broome, .-.District Field
l,B, ,Troy Furgeson, Dis
V will have charge of the
"iuch; School j;-;!-
. Aiiti' '.'3,i-''. ''-'..'
, 1 ' to..
.:..,asternt District Poultry
3 wilt belteld in the audi
' Currituck School Build
.uck Courthouse on next
:ary 13th, from 10 a. m.
. la awarded for the
s of - on7 dozen, v white
one ! dpzen brown gss.
He best records of poultry
3 FT rrnospxrAL
friends of Syhda'Asbell,
I!r. and Mrs. John As
moke, will be glad to
t is now at home after
-f Va., undor the care
" t for some time,
c ' una of t!ie
Masons Install New
Officers For The
Installation of new officers for .the
year 1941 was held by Perquimans
Lodge Number 106, A. F. & A. M.,
of Hertford, at a meeting hedd Tues
day night at the Masonic Hall in the
Officers installed were: G. C. Buck,
Master: u it. Holmes, senior war
den; John D. Hill, junior warden; J.
S. Vick, secretary, and George W
Appointive officers installed were
Archie T. Lane, senior deacon; Jack
s Qaskill, junior deacon;
White, Jr., senior steward; Mars'haW
Owens, junior steward; F. T. John
son, chaplain, and W. -A. Hoffler,
Installation of the officers was con
ducted by the retiring master, F. T.
Johnson, and a roll call of all mem
bers of the lodge was heOd at the
Indians Lose Double
Header To Edenton
Local Teams Journey to
Cross Roads to Play
Both the girls' and boys' basketball
teams of Perquimans High School
lost to their ancient rivaBs, Edenton,
in games played on the local court
, Thi !$quaws lqst a close decision,
i9r28, afteiubating with the Eden
ton lpirls'iOfl even terms for three
I mi. i jj ,;i.V ut
ford leading 4-2 and at the half-time
the score was tied up 8-8. During
most of the game the Hertford girls
had difficulty hitting the basket and
missed numerous shots.
Gauflt was high point scorer for
Hertford with 13, while Mayes tallied
9 points. For Edenton Parker scor
ed 15 points, while her team-mate,
Yates, counted for 14.
In the boys' game the Indians
were behind from the start. Edenton
was superior in height, which was a
decided advantage for the visitors
who started a rush during the sec
ond period and were never in danger
of losing their lead.
The score by quarters shows that
Edenton left 9-4 at the first, 19-6 at
the half. During the second halt
the game was a bit closer, Edenton
scoring 12, points while Hertford
tallied 8. Final score was 31 to 14.
Stokes was high pointer for Hertford
wixn v lames, wiuie Aamcjr uiu luun
He scored 10 points.
The boys' game was unusually
rough and many fouls were called
on both teams.
Both teams of Perquimans High
will journey to Chowan High School
Friday night where they will play a
return game with the Chowan boys
Woman's Club Meeting
At Community House
The Hertford Woman's Club will
hold its regular meeting at the Com
munity Building Tuesday . afternoon,
January 14, at 8 :30 o'clock.
Mrs. A. Ward, president; of the
club, urges aljl members t? be Pfc
ent .as. details : of. . the ;pro'posed new,
cusseu.--. ' . ,:..
Rotary-Club Meeting I
The Hertford Rotary Club held its
regular meeting Tuesday evening at
the Hotel Hertford. 1;A large number
of members were present to heaT.S.
M. Whedbee discuss plana for the
coming celebration of the President's
birthday. ; z
iv SERVICE AT WOODLAND
: 'Rev J. D. Cranford will preach 'at
Woodland Methodist . Qiurch.Sunday
evening. " The public ifffpraltr-ttw
vited to. attend. W39r'i
- BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT f
4 Mr.' and Mrs. Charles ' E. Johnson
announce' the birth of a daughter.
Vera Temple on Tuesday, January 7,
1941, we':U 9 pounds. Mother and
daur.ter are doing nicely. ;
County PTA Groups
Hold Joint Meeting
In Vinf all Jan. 17
Mrs. Ruth Vick Everett,
Field Secretary For
State Group to Be
The Hertford Parent-Teachers As
sociation will forego its regular meet
ing on January ninth and plan instead
a joint meeting of all the P. T. A.
groups of Perquimans County to be
held in the auditorium of the Central
Grammar School at Winfalll on Fri
day night, January 17.
This joint meeting will be in the
form of an Educational Rally and all
of the Associations will take part in
the program. The joint meeting is
scheduled for 7:30 p. m.
The Grade Mothers of the Hertford
School wiQl serve as a transporta
tion committee and an attendance of
150 is expected.
Mrs. Ruth Vick Everett, Field Sec
retary of the North Carolina Educa
tional Association, will be the princi
pal speaker of the evening. Mrs.
Jonas Futrell, president of the Hert
ford P. T. A., will preside.
The program for the meeting fol
Devotional, Mrs. Dempsey Winslow.
Selection by the Perquimans High
Address of Welcome, Mrs. John
Symons, County Council president.
Response, Mrs. Walston, District
Selection by the Glee Club of Per
quimans Central Grammar School.
Introduction of 'Speaker, F. T.
Address, Mrs. Ruth Vick Everett.
.Selection by the Band.
There will be prizes awarded to
the three county groups for the best
attendance at this meeting. Presen
tation of the prizes will be made by
At Methodist Church
The annual meeting of the Eliza
beth City District Missionary Insti
tute was held at the Hertford Metho
dist Church Tuesday, with approxi
mately 150 people attending.
An interesting program was heard,
starting with the devotional at 10
o'clock, which was led by the Rev.
Alfred L. Chaplin, of Columbia. A
talk on "Wonld 'Services Objectives"
by the Rev. D. A. Clarke, of Wash
ington, followed the devotional.
At 10:40, a 'program on Mission
ary Education was conducted by the
Rev. John R. Poe, of Aulander.
This part of the program was di
vided into four parts, and included
"School of Missions, Its Set Up and
Operation" by the Rev. R. F. Munns;
"Missionary Education in the Church
School" by the Rev. O. L. Hardiwick
of Plymouth; "Presentation and Sale
of Study Book" by the Rev. S. F.
fcurratt of Windsor; "Open Forum"
by the Rev. John R. Poe.
Mrs. Glenn Pendjeton, of Elizabeth
City, District Secretary of the Wom
an's Society of Christian Service,
spoke on the subject "The Relation
of the Women's Society of Christian
Service to the Total Progress of
The Rev. A. L. Thompson, of
Ahoskie, followed . with a talk on
"Methodism Ministering to eWorld
Needs." The Bev. ' B. B. Slaughter,
of Elizabeth City, ;made an address
on "Methodism's Program ' for the
f - Following the Institute, dinner was
served by the ladies of the Hertford
Methodist Church to 130 guests.
Alice Roberson To
lit Peanut Festival
Alice" Rober8on7daughter of Mrs.
3. G. Roberson, has been chosen to
represent Hertford at the annual
Peanut Festival to be held in Suffolk,
Va., the latter part of February.
t: Miss Roberson will appear, as one
of the princesses in the festival that
Attracts v v widespread j 1 1 e n 1 1 o n
throughout the , peanut growing sec
tloiis of the counAH fc.JM
-"M V tIRTHSW0WCEMl
: Mr. ndJJrs. Ashby Jordan,' 'Hert
ford.!. Route Three. announce'" 'the
birth of a daughter, Ruth, Jiappell.
Mother and baby 'are reported W do
ing nicely. ' f . '
Prcb able Cause Case
Before Judge Tucker
John L. Winslow to Face
Serious Charge Dur
ing April Term of
John Lawrence Winslow will face
a charge of manslaughter in the
April Term of Superior Court as the
result of an acident during the early
part of December in which the State
alleges cost the ttife of Shaderick
Robert Key, Negro, also charged
in the probable cause hearing but a
nol pros with leave was taken by the
Judge Granberry Tucker found pro
bable cause and bound Winslow over
to the higher court after having
heard testimony given by the State's
witnesses, including Patrolman Jack
GaskilQ, Dr. C. A. Davenport and
Boone suffered a fracture of the
hip and had an opening cut in his
head, according to Dr. Davenport,
who examined him before he was re
moved to the Elizabeth City hospital.
Boone died at the hospital after hav
ing received medical attention.
Testimony given at the hearing on
Tuesday indicated that Winslow was
drunk at the time of the accident.
Other cases heard before Judge
Tucker Tuesday included one that
back-fired on the prosecuting wit
ness. W. R. Chappell was charged
with assault and when A. R. Dail,
prosecuting witness, failed and re
fused to prosecute, the Judge taxed
Daiil with the cost of the court.
Robert Wilder pleaded guilty to a
charge of reckless driving and was
fined the costs of court. j
Herbert Ray Chappell was found:
guilty of operating a car without j
an operator's license. Prayer of
judgment was continued.
WiDlianE. tWhite, Negro, charged
with assault on a female was found
guilty and sentenced to 90 days.
Over Top In Sale Of
The sale of Christmas Seals went
"over the top" in Perquimans Coun
ty, according to Mrs. I. A. Ward,
who had charge of the drive for this
county. With complete returns made
by all solicitors the total shows that
the quota was oversubscribed' by ap
proximately twenty dollars.
State headquarters gave Perquim
ans a quota of $95 and the amount
reported to Mrs. Ward showed that
$114.52 was raised through the Oocal
Last year the amount raised locally
totaled only $80.66. Mrs. Ward stat
ed that this year is the first time
that Perquimans ever made the quota
asked for by the State office, and she
was high in her praise of the work
ers who aided with the canvass.
The report shows that a total of
$27.86 was raised by a canvass of
the business section of Hertford,
while $5.04 was reported from the
house-to-house canvass in Hertford.
The largest amount was gained
from the canvass made through .the
schools of the county. Central Gram
mar School at Winfalll reported
$26.55, the County Colored schools,
$24.00; Hertford Grammar School,
$19.81; Perquimans High 'School,
$6.25, and New Hope school, $5.00.
Mrs. Ward extends her sincere
thanks to all the people of the county
in aiding with the Seal sale, and for
the cooperative spirit shown by this
New Hatchery Now
In Operation In
Its New Location
Hertford's newest industry. The
'Superior Hatchery, is now located in
the old Bed Oak Building situated on
Grnbb Street A. 6. Gilliam, owner
and manager of the hatchery, an
nounced this week that the public Is
invited to visit the hatchery and in
spect the math'oda used by him.
Mr. Gilliam moved .the hatchery
from Windsor to Hertford and has
had many years' experience in the
hatchery business. ' He Is' 1 'president
of the K.IC State Mutual Hatchery
Association, v o j v -n , ,
; The ' Superior , Hatchery operates
under th supervision, of the State
Department of Agriculture and-In
accordance with) h tine ,U. S. ' Poultry
Improvement rian. j,
FiVE PERQUIMANS YOUTH ENTRAIN
FOR FORT BRAGG TUESDAY MORNING
Caused By Cutting
Down Lime Treatment
There is nothing alarming about
the differences one might have no
ticed in the water of Hertford lately.
The attention of The Weekly was
called to the "water situation" and
on investigation it was learned that
lately there had been too much Dime
applied to the water and this result
ed in pipes being clogged. Upon the
recommendation of the Elizabeth
City chemist, Mr. Luther, acting
as the chemist for Hertford until the
vacancy created by the resignation of
Sammy Sawyer is filled, the lime
treatment was cut down temporarily.
This treatment possibly makes the
water a little "harder", or makes it
taste a bit different, but reports
from the State Board of Health which
receives samples of the water regu
larly for testing show that the water
supply is in order.
Mayor V. N. Darden stated that a
new town chemist will be employed
just as soon as one is available.
Chairman S. M. Whed
bee Will Name Com
mittees Next Week
Hans for the celebration of the
President's birthday, and the effort
to raise money for aiding in the
treatment for sufferers of infantile
paralysis are being considered by S.
M. Whedbee, chairman of the cele-1
bration in Perquimans County.
At the present time the chairman
is discussing with civic groups the
type of celebration which seems best.
in order. Formerly the main part of
the celebration has been a "Presi
dent's Ball" but the expense incurred
by this seemingly took most of the
money raised and, if possible, this
year Mr. Whedbee hopes to have a
profit left to be turned over to the
It is highly possiMe that a dance
will be held again this year, but de
finite arrangements will not be made
until the various committees have
been appointed to work with Mr.
These committees will be chosen
and the names of the members will
probably be known by next week.
One of the features of the cele
bration which will definitely be in
cluded in the program for Perquim
ans will be the "March of Dimes."
Other forms of entertainment are al
so being considered by the chairman,
who hopes that Perquimans may
make a suitable contribution toward
this work this year.
The money that is raised through
this effort is used entirely to combat
the dreaded disease of infantile para -
lysis. Half of the amounts raised
by Ilocal people remain within the
county and the remainder is forward
ed to national authorities to be used
on a national scale to fight the dis
ease. County Horse Clinic
To Open Here Latter
Part Of January
A horse and mule clinic will be held,
in Perquimans County on Monday
and Tuesday, January 27 and 28,
according to L. W. Anderson, County
Arrangements have been made for
Dr. P. W. Tedder, of Edenton, to con
duct the clinic in this county. The
purpose of the clinic will be for the
treatment of horses and mules and
outlining the general care of the
Mr. Anderson told The Weekly
that is is quite possible that clinics
will be held at Bethel, New Hope,
Hertford and Belvidere, but at die
present time full details have not
been worked out. A complete sche
dule will be announced later in The
Lions Club Meeting
! The Hertford lions Club will hold
.Its regular meeting at the Hotel
Hertford on Friday evening- at :. Kaipauarreii. Ail-. juicers are- ;"
for this meeting. ' ' dially Invited.' .'" V. VlV.
Local Draft Board Re
ports Two More Ne
gro Volunteers; Total
Five Perquimans young men, Fran
cis E. Wiliey, Aubrey Umphlett,
Francis Jessup, William A. Bogue
and koscoe Stallings, left Hertford
Tuesday morning at 9:40 for Fort
Bragg, wnere they wiU be inducted
into me army unuer the selective
vvuiev, umphlett and Jessup were
voiumeeib unougij the local d.ral't
uoaiu, w'liiie bogue una oiaiuigs
vveie tne nr.st men to ue di'a.aeil by
lue l eiquiinans board. i Vie boys
reacneu rort tiragg around live
o'cIolk iueslay ailenioon.
Two other lerquimans County
men have already been inducted into
military service under the prepared
nuos program now in eliect. George
Butler was inducted into service uur
ing December, as was John l inllips,
m uie present tune the local board
nas not received a call for any more
Negroes, but it is hignly probable
mai it will receive a quota for col
ored men soon.
The men who left Tuesday will
,' spend some time at Fort Bragg,
where they will receive a physical
examination before being accepted
for service. If they pass this exam
ination they will be later transferred
to I'oit Jackson, South Carolina, and
ass.gned to the 30th Division for a
year's training in the armed forces.
According to J. K. tstokes, chair
man of the ilocal draft board, 233
questionnaires have been mailed to
registrants to date, and of this num
ber 206 men have been classified.
Thirty-eight men are in class 1-A,
and oi these twenty-eight have taken
their local medical examination. Only
one man failed to pass the local ex
amination, which is not as thorough
as the one given, at Fort Bragfr.
Two moid "Vodunteers nave appear
ed before the local board, henry
Whit.p and lporp hlniuim ni lVltfn
1)(th Nprrops h.AVf sitrnifi thoi'
readiness to go when the board re
ceives a call for Negro draftees.
These men bring the total of Negro
volunteers to six.
According to local draft officials,
questionnaires will be continuously
mailed out from time to time in or
der that the board may keep ahead
of the calls for men. Classifications
are made each week as the question
naires are returned by the regis
trants, in order that the board may
have a sufficient number ofjnen ready
for any quota to be fiJlled.
Superior Court To
Convene Here For
Civil Cases Monday
The January Term of Superior
Court will convene here Monday with
JudS Luther Hamilton of Morehead
1 Clty Presiding. This term of court
, wl11 handle cml cases entirely. .Some
seventeen cases are now on the
docket and it is possible that others
may be added before court convenes.
.The names of jurors drawn for
this term of court are: Joseph A.
Winslow, W. A. Eason, B. F. Ainsley,
John B. Mathews, S. J. Mathews,
J. Clifton Morgan, T. B. Sumner,
Clarence Hunter, L. A. Goodwin, A.
J. Winslow, E. L. Goodwin, George
K. Carver, Vernon Ward, Nathan
Riddick, J. O. White, Jr., E. A.
Spivey, T. H. Jones, William W.
Chappell, Claude Rountree, V. L.
Proctor, E. T. Phillips and T. C.
Swine Specialist To
At Agricultural Bldg.
E. V. Vestar, Extension Swine
Specialist, will conduct a meat cut
ting and curing demonstration at the
Perquimans Agricultural Building at
2:80 o'clock on Thursday afternoon,,
All Interested persons are invited
to attend. -
' SOCIETY TO MEET
vThe Woman's Society of ChriatldaV
Service" oi. Woodland Methodist
Uhomt ww meet Thursday aftentooft r -J.'i-fj
at 2 Vclock, at". he home ot Mr. ) t ju ' .