Published every Friday by The
Perquimans Weekly, a partner
ship consisting of Joseph G.
Campbell and Max E. Campbell,
at Hertford, N. C.
MAX CAMPBELL Editor
One Year fl-25
Six Months -7i
North Carolina s.
Entered as second class matter
November 15, 1934, at postoffice
at Hertford, North Carolina, un
der the Act of March 1879.
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FRIDAY, JANU tY 17, 1941
BIBLE THOUGHT FOR WKKh
BE TEMPERATE: Woe to them
that rise up early in the morning
that they may follow strong drink;
that continue until night, till wine
inflame them. Isa. 5:11.
The Legion Post
The Perquimans Weekly salutes
local World War Veterans on the
'formation of an American Legion
Post in Perquimans.
rC Vw. nwusant HmA t.VlP
WeeMy believes that with untiring
workers like J. E. Winslow, F. T.
Johnson and B. C. Berry working on
the project the Perquimans Post
of the American Legion will soon be
With conditions existing as they
do, and with Perquimans Veterans
without an active voice, The Weekly
feels that the formation of this Post
will be one of the outstanding events
occurring in the county this year.
It would take reams of paper and
much space to sing the praise of
value that the American Legion has
rightfully earned in every commun
ity in which it has a post. The
Weckfly firmly believes a Post in Per
quimans will be a decided asset to
the community ... so here's luck,
The attention of inventors, if such
there be in Perquimans County, is
calOed to a recent article by Stuart
Chase, famed economist, in a recent
issue of the Rotarian Magazine.
Pointing out that, dunng the last
war, a Naval Consulting Board pass
ed on 110,000 "inventions," the au
thor says that 75 per cent were
worthless but 2 per cent were use
ful, which means 2,200 worth-while
ideas were uncovered, including an
improved bomb-sight, a rapid-fire
gun, a method of manufacturing gun
tubes by hydraulic pressure and a
seasled carrying a full-size torpedo
at 50 miles an hour.
There has been set up in Washing
ton the National Inventors' Council
to which every citizen is invited to
send "inventions." They will be sur
veyed by experts and carefully con
sidered and if your idea has some
thing, "you may find yourself some
body who is somebody in Washing
ton." Neglected Hands
Those figures presented before the
American Association for the Ad
vancement of Science, showing that
of the four million unemployed youth
in America today, most are high
school graduates "but few have learn
ed to work with their hands," deserve
the attention of the Nation's educa
tors. J. R. Weaver of Westing
house, former director of equipment,
methods, and tests, intimately asso
dated with young people entering
industry, added that only 7 per cent
of the high school graduates have
received any vocational training at
all. i In Pittsburgh alone, one of the
most highly industrialized cities, m
America; "where -youthe -with-any de-
greeflf marfual dexterity 'are iniui
gecfemand there are-jabout 1,OO0
unemployed young people? - "'.
If it is tftte "that less than 15 per
cem of the high school graduates
continue on to college and that the
other 85 per cent go out into the
world to make a living, should they
not be directed into channels of
greater usefulness rather than be
allowed, to gravitate toward non-ex
istent white-collar jobs? Perhaps, as
Mr. Weaver suggests; "this trend is
the result of senseless, outworn, so
cial .snobbery." If so, it is only
reasonable that youths should be fit
ted for specific jobs when they grad
uate so that if an individual has me
chanical aptitude, he can develop it
by building or operating or designing
machines, tools, or makintr natterna.
The shpnwith the analytical inclina
'fijld ; b taught production
methods, cost- accounting, or time
" "'Induitiy!ritt use young people so
equipped, nd very readily fit them
HE'S THE BOY CAN DO 1TI
for useful lives with a minimum of
training, but there isn't much room
for the often advertised "high schooil
graduate, willing to do anything that
promises a future." There is merit
in what Mr. Weaver says concerning
the factory as the best spot in
America to start work: "The man
who knows the fundamentals of in-
the political and economic bulwark
of tomorrow." Christian
LETTER TO EDITOR
Editor, The Perquimans Weekly.
Since you have, in your neutral
attitude regarding the liquor ques
tion, invited the pros and cons to air
their opinions concerning this matter
through the columns of your paper,
and since you did not confine' your
invitation to the people of Perquim
ans County, and since yours truly
happened to be born there, and in
cidentallly Ls proud of this fact;
thus he takes his pen in hand to
elucidate a little bit about the liquor
It is an unmitigated mess here in
Richmond; as we wrote Lucius
Blanchard at one time. But he
wouldn't even print the letter. That
was when he was the big shot with
The Perquimans Weekly down there.
The automobile death rate is rising
by leaps and bounds around our neck
of the woods. This in a very large
degree is attributable to "h'eker."
The "gals" are sousing into it some
thing awful. Beer and wine dens
are becoming more and more the
brothels of hell. Many of school age
are wading deeper and deeper into
the shambles of Sodom. God help
our world if this thing keeps up, and'
what is there to stop it?
If the people of Perquimans knew
there was a nest of diamond-back
rattlers over around Edenton, would
their chances of being bitten be as
great as it would if another nest of
the same specie of snake infested
Of course the old beer baron poli
tical slob will holler revenue to help
defray expenses. Why John Barley
corn is helping pay the school teach
ers here in Virginia. This is just
another sinister move to grab his
tentacles more treacherously and
firmly around the foundation stone
of our government. He feels that
this sanctimonious move will give
him a death-grip on the guzzle of
Democracy. He is about right.
Now, let's take a look at Roose
velt's revenue raising rumpus. When
he destroyed prohibition away back
yonder at the time our plastic mind
ed Nation was ready to listen to the
musings of any kind of "Pied Piper"
Well, the magic wand waved in
Washington and all the states kow
,tWd except Kansas and' NorthfjCar-lina-God.
Mass them. . .
i Te, flicker" tax would ,'pu
Nation' on an even keelj f iiidS
thirsty; Apolitical imbiber and &heir
cohortsj --The majority follovM, a-
long like a sheep dumb before the
We have that tax today, and lo
and behold, where are we? Look at
our National debt. It never will be
paid except by inflation. God help
us when that comes about.
When a nation constructs its
structure on debauching the lives of
its people, especially the younger
generation, it is building on sinking
sand; the politicians to the contrary
People of Perquimans, you are
getting on in . the world now as well
or better thai those' Place? ftai have
already sold fcaii4WWM. '
Why should you take the fatal
plunce? mtfmV M Wcd ii
;worth more thai ! all t&e" Ill-gotten
gains liquor will bring to you.
If you listen -1 the sucMrjmagie
of some unscrupulous politician and
not to reason, then God help you.
Morals mean more than money,
and who can tell what value money
will have two or four years hence.
If we build on the Rock of Ages
we will stand the storms that are
soon to beset this worlld. If we build
on alcohol we are doomed.
Let Perquimans be an oasis on the
desert of life.
SAMUEL J. LANE.
MRS. WARD THANKS THE
COUNTY THE COUNTY THANKS
HER. We do not hesitate to say
that we speak the feelings of Per
quimans County when we express
deepest appreciation to Mrs. I. A.
Ward for the fine bit of leadership
shown by her in conducting the sale
of Christmas Seals last month. It
is fine to see Perquimans County
given a chance to go over the top in
good works. Too often the County
fails to hit the top, not because of
the character of her people, but
rather, because of the lazj, half
hearted character of the leadership
supplied. Thanks to Mrs. Ward, the
sale of Christmas beals was a care-
fully and efficiently organized effort
ana tne reeuu snows cieany wnai
can De accompiisnea oy an acuve anu ,
THE PRESIDENT'S BIRTHDAY
DANCE AND MARCH OF DIMES.
Around we come once more to the
time of year when we stop to think
of those whose lives have been or
will be marred by that dread disease,
infantile paralysis. This time let's
do a little thinking about the matter.
We dance and we send our dimes to
the President for just one reason
to raise money to help those afflicted,
or to be used in research to find the
cause, cure or control of the disease.
We don't hold the Birthday Dances
just to have a good time. We give
the dances in order to make money.
If the dances do not make money
then said dances are a farce and
worse. The question then for the
Committee on the President's Birth
day Celebration to decide first of all
is will a dance make money?
Last year we had an energetic,
capable and thoroughly interested
Chairman who knew how to work
and did work. However, he could
not make the President's Birthday
Dance pay. He kept books and knew
whatxhe was doing. The sale of
tickets to the dance fell one dollar
short of paying for the orchestral
When the Chairman saw what had
happened he took up a collection
then and there and rounded up $19
which gave him a net profit of $18.
The sale of pins at a dime a piece,
which was to be carried on through
the1 schools, ran into bad weather
and bad management and so netted
orily Vf31.;f However, that was. a good
deal more than the, dance was worthy
Altogether, wt celebrated,) the FresiiL,
dent's Birthday to the discord ,of
$49! That did not go very far in
helping along a good cause! That
sum of money does not represent the
Bum of interest of Perquimans peo
ple in combatting infantile paralysis!
It is very evident that if we are
to make any money we have to do
something about the dance. The
something which we must do is cut
down the expense of, or cut out, the
dance. A good orchestra costs mon
ey. Too much money for the 'num
ber of persons which will attend a
dance in. Hertford or In any other
small town. - And even then, as the
boys saywrheVmusic ain't so hot?!
But some have- said and are saying,
"If we don't have a good orchestra
people won't! cotaeJ Well, let those
folks go iff 'Sp-lafcge city where they
can afford, i a' tfood' orchestral -Of
course the tickets will be $5 or $10
Norfolk Police Vni
Of N. C. Workmen
Reciprocal motoring agreements
between Virginia and North Carolina
which have been in effect without
interruption for several years but of
late objected to by Norfolk authori
ties, have been restored and will be
recognized' hereafter, according to
information from Major Wood, Nor
folk chief of police, Lieutenant W.
W. Blythe of the Norfolk national
defense area, and C. F. Joyner, Jr.,
assistant director of the Virginia
Complaints had been made that
motorifits here and from Perquimans
and Gates counties carrying North
Carolina licenses and temporarily at
work in various national defense pro
jects around Norfolk had been order
ed to purchase Virginia car licenses
despite the fact that they returned
to their homes in North Carolina
Sergeant George I. Dail took up
the matter with his superiors in Ra
leigh, claiming that the requirement
was a violation of the reciprocal a
greement which allowed 60 days.
Raleigh officials made an investiga
tion and word came through Saturday
that North Carolina licenses would
be recognized for workers hereafter
"providing the owners return to
their homes at reasonable intervals."
instead of the $1 they would have to
pay for the local dance, but when
you are out for a good time you
have to pay for it! It does seem,
though, as if in a small community
there might be such fineness of spirit
that we could attend a dance with
makeshift music some substitute
for a real orchestra and get a load
of fun just because we knew what
we were dancing for!
So far as the March of Dimes is
concerned all we have to do is to get
Mrs. I. A. Ward or her equivalent
at the head of the march and the
Dimes will roll in to a much better
tune than they did last year.
TO OUR FRINDS OF THE FIRE
DEPARTMENT. We intended to
have a chat with you this evening
but other things butted in to take
our time and space so you will have
to wait another week. Still, we
would like to say this in passing:
You did a good job in Spring City
the other morning. We got up when
the alarm sounded, looked at the
clock, felt of the weather and went
back to bed! It was no kind of a
! morninsr tor rheumatism, old aire.
middle agCi pornposity and the like
to gating out. But it was all
ri)rht for firelnen! You ot a donlar
for it, didn't you? What more can
a fellow expect when he's young and
husky and willing?
Jan. 28 And 29 Dates
For Peanut Festival
January 28 and 29 have been set
as the dates for the National Peanut
Festival, official annual celebration ol
the peanut industry, which will be
held in Suffolk. Announcement of
the definite dates for the peanut fete
was made by John B. Pinner, general
chairman for the celebration.
Miss Ann Chappell has been ap
pointed by Mayor J. H. McMullan
as a princess in the festival, repre
1. Who fought the battle at
2. Out of 16,500,000 men regis
tering, how many will be available
for immediate service?
3. What Polish pianist wanted to
spend his eightieth birthday in the
4. What is -a sapper?
. What does "Mahatroa" mean?
6. 'How many locks operate the
7. When was, the Munich agree
ment signed? wiX! j
8..- What i ;the war. costing Great
Britain?'. -jJuc) t. ,
. , THE ANSWERS ;,,ja
Italians and Ethiopians in 1896.
Estimate:. 5,000,000. .
Ignace Jan Paderewski; whose
birthday was on November 6th.
4. British military engineer.
5. In Sankrit, 'fereat-souled."
6. The canal is a long ditch,
7. September, 193R.
8. $33,000,000 a day; $14,000,000,.
000 for the first year.
Workers Needed On
Big Federal Projects i
; WorkersJu he .following descrip
tions SvnntvA the ew
anti-aircraft firing ,,base J at , Holly
Ridge fcto jQnstaw "Countr -Aid- neeHed
immedlslelyftpipe ealkersj. back-Jioe
operators; Joiners;, -linemen j sheet
metakeretkera:. sheetmetal rworlen
helpers) bulldozer operators; motor-
i v . , l r mam
fin i v '
'.' n i-. s ass.
NEW YORK Short-wave night broadcasts by air-raid wardens
and patrol units in England frequently name Bundles for
, Britain in thanking Americans for relief supplies for the victims
i of total war. '
Letters to Bundles for Britain
I tell of the safe arrival of ship
ments In England and paint touch
ing pictures of the comforts knit
ted goods and warm clothing pro
vide for service men and bombed
Thank Heaven For "Bundles"
"In London they are thanking
heaven for Bundles for Britain,
which are going direct to the
naked and homeless people there,"
Valentine Ackland, English poet,
writes. "A girl told me of a fam
ily of ten, who'd lost everything
and were In their night clothes,
without money, food, clothes
even without shoes. They went to
the centre where bundles were be
ing given out and each got a bun
dle. Bundles for Britain has been
a salvation to the people In Lon
don." A case sent by Bundles for Brl
i tain to the Depot for Knitted Gar
ments for the Royal Navy, London,
'arrived with a piece of a German
: shell In it, while another was part
empty as a result ot "enemy ac
tion." Grateful For Wonderful Helji
"We are immensely grateful for
all this wonderful help which is
being given by your organization,"
the secretary of the depot writes.
- Similar letters of acknowledg-
f.nm h finlrilnr's
UlOUb uafO VUUJU uuiu wuiwivi a,
Sailor's & Airmen's Families Asso
ciation, and the Royal Air Force
Traveling Around America
'TRANGE as this may seem It Is
only an ersry nlght scene In
ermuda! On these quiet coral
des the bicycle and horsedrawn
irrlags still are very much la
ugoe-for no autemobjlss are.-aV
wd In this QuatntlUid rpshceful
esort By -day bicycles carry chll-,-rt
ort housewives to market and to
iead orttSoust Wl7 lae
luslness and to his pet golf course,
iomttlmes whole families rids to
gether mother and father riding
tandem. Johnny oi the handlebars
and baby in a basket At night Don
Juanstn black tie and tux and love
ly ladies In diaphanous evening
gowns bicycle to one pt the exclu
sive hotels for dancing. Or they sci
grader operators; tractor mechanics;
firemen, Industrial locomotive; elec
tricians; switchmen; a large ftumbet
of laborers, both white and colored;
a limited number of HighDy-qualifed
; Qualified workers should register,
immedlateMrlith 'fhloeal effice
the N. Cu41fe &rojploymsnt Service
located in the Citizens Bank Building
in Etfenten, which serves the counties
of Chowan, Bertie, Gates, ".Hertford
and PerquimanSr so that.. they jnsy
be ready for selection and referral.
selection and referraL '
u f f.wn iiif t" !
lit iV' J
"I had eight of your canteens in tgt
different parts of (a certain city).
fThey did magnificently," Mrs. Ron
ald Tree from London says in ner
letter. "Tour interest and gene
rosity would have been amply re
paid by the appreciation of those
people to whom we were able to
give their first hot drink or hot
meal In forty-eight hours. They
stood amidst the ruins of their
homes, full of courage and cheer,
fulness. Tired women from the.,
crowds offered to help us with the 1
washing up and serving. ' The '-'
town was crowded with exhausted
firemen and soldiers clearing the '
debris. , v1;
Canteens A God Send
' Where people slept, I don't
kn.:-.7. with bouses gone and shel
ters flooded. As there was neither
light, gas, heat or water, you can
imagine how welcome the canteens
were to these thirsty people. I do
hope you realize how appreciated
American generosity is by people.
"It is m unificent the gifts you
-vi sending over to our homeless
.le," writes Mrs. E. A. Rose of
Die l'ciu bridge Depot, London. "It
you can, put In a word that the
elbthes should be as warm as pos-'
sihle. The poor souls have only
the one outfit given them. Often
the outfit ls very scanty and it is
essential that what they get should
be thick and warm."
A NIGHT CLUB
forth on a blcycle-bulU-foMwo-tor
a moonlit ride over white . coral .
roads scented with the perfume of . ;
exotic flowers. i j i
Bicycles live much tht same life; "
hat automoblteso they must all ; '
ha veficense): numbers, they most I
carry a light a half an hour after
bells to warn of their approach.
'cyd'e Si keff'Sn&'Oilt I
: tempts hare been made ,to amend'
the law forbidding the use' of snto-
mobiles In Bermuda all to no i
avail. The Bermudians do not car'
for the uolse and confusion, and .
visitors, too. are glad of a respite
from traffic hasards and honking v
horns 4 j f
Run Mai Bfaac f,
MINNIE WILSON CinCLE
Tlie Minnie Wilson Circle' will in. -Monday
evening, - January 20, at 8
o'clock, at the Jhome of Mra-'tlmon
Rutenburg. ; , J .
r Borrf'to'Mr, tnd Urk Go,.
HdClowell, of near Center Hill,',
January 8th, a son, Carroll ! DalyK.
Mother and baby are doing n!c V.