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judge Tucker Gives
Bill Thatch Convicted
Of Assault In Shoot
" A day-long session was necessary
to clear the docket in Recorder's
Court on Tuesday when Bill Thatch,
Negro, of tht Beech Spring section,
was tried for assault with a deadly
weapon upon Robert HarreM, young
white man, and Lindsay Nixon,
Negro, both of the same community.
The defense counsel attempted to
show that Thatch was not liable for
his actions in the frequent shot gun
shootings that took place on Janu
ary 13, when' Thatch shot at Harrell
anl Nixon. According: to Thatch's
testimony, he had gone squirrel
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'k hunting and while in a woods, known
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still and consumed about a quart of
the bootleg mash and from that time
on . . he remembered nothing that
The State showed that Thatch
walked up to young Harrefll, near the
Baker store, and after cursing him
turned and walked away for about
75 yards, then shot at Harrell.
Later a PWA truck, loaded with
men, passed Thatch on the roadside
and he "blazed" away at the truck,
After denying the defense a post
v iwnpmont. of verdict and judgment,
'-Jud Granberry Tucker sentenced
Thatch to four months on each count,
sentences to run concurrently, sus
v.ur,iu imnn nnvmfmt of a fine of
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$26 and costs of court in each case.
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paid the costs of court.
Ashley Fleetwood was found guil
ty of being drunk and disorderly,
resisting an officer and possession of
non-tax paid liquor. He was sen
tenced to 60 days on the roads which
sentepce was suspended upon pay
ment of costs and good behavior for
one year. 1 -
William Everett, Negro, of Hert
ford, was found guilty of assault
with a deadly weapon.
' Theodore Cox, Negro, plead guilty
to a charge of assault with a deadly
weapon upon Dummy Fellton and
was taxed with the costs of court.
Percy Winslow, Negro, was found
not guilty of the charge of dispos
ing of mortgaged property. Winslow
was cited for failure to pay lor a
suit of clothes but testified the suit
had been, stolen from him and that
the mortgage had been paid prior to
Three Negroes were found guilty
of simple assault over an incident
that took place at the Savoy, a
" Hertford Negro gathering place, and
ttey were taxed with the costs of
The Negroes, McKinley Jones,
Welton Maben and Aflphonsa Hudson,
were warned by Judge Tucker that
the Court was "getting tired" of
haying cases brought to court from
the -happenings at the Savoy and
Unless there was a change in the be
havior of the patrons of the place,
some heavy sentences will be impos
ed on the cases.
" y ritJough there are more than 260
" miM cases of influenza in Perquim-
. ana County, according 'to a report
h tor. C A. Davennort, there is no
- indication that the County schools
fio Indication That
Influenza Will Close
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will be closed on account of the epi
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V Superintendent F. T. ; Johnson re
, norted Wednesday . ; that school at-
tedance had picked. P considerably
since Monday when a total" oi 80 was
;A f fnt':.t1.th' Wgfc achooL ., ',
.,''' A1 .check on the attendance iiBt at
1 the High School on Wednesday show
T ed the normal percentage present for
classes. J ''"J v . ' , .
'M Johnson stated that ' thor-
nnpfc record on the other schools in
fha ennntv waa not at hand, but it Is
believed that he fla is not affecting
t:.e children as greatly 'as it, is the
A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUIUMNQ OF HERTFORD AND
Hertford, Perquimans County, .North
The basketball games scheduled for
Tuesday night between the Per
quimans Indians and the teams of
the Central High School were post
poned until Thursday night of this
week. Illness among the players of
the Central School team caused the
The Perquimans teams will travel
to WeeksviHe on Friday night to
play a return game with the boys
and girls of the Pasquotank school.
Episcopal Ladies In
Two Day Convention
At St Paul's Church
District diocesan delegates to the
58rd annual meeting of the Woman's
Auxiliary of the National Council of
the Diocese of East Carolina, began
a two days' session at St. Paul's
Church. Edenton. Wednesday and
lasted until after the luncheon
period Thursday afternoon. More
than 150 representatives from differ
ent Episcopalian parishes were in at
tendance, crowding the Hotel Joseph
Hewes and overflowing into many
private homes of local parishioners.
The gathering, always an import
ant one to the Auxiliary, had
for Hs theme "God, the Source of
Power," and among the principal
speakers were Bishop Thomas C.
Darst, of Wilmington, and Bishop
Edwin A. Penick, of Raleigh, as well
as Rev. C. A. Ashby, of Edenton,
and Rev. W. R. Noe, diocesan secre
tary, of Wilmington.
Bishop Darst, also, held noon day
prayers Wednesday, and Wednesday
night Bishop Penick was in charge
of the evening service. After again
conducting noon day prayers Thurs
day, Bishop Darst delivered an ad
dress on the work of the diocese.
wQTc.BTi missionaries irom nina ana
Foreign missionaries from China and
also spoke at th9
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Inn ufmsinnq. as did Mrs. A. il
Sterne, of Atlanta, the prnvincial
chairman ol missions and church ex
tension. Actually the session got under way
Tuesday night at a small dinner for
the executive board heQd in the Rose
Room of the hotel, and resumed at
10 o'clock Wednesday morning at the
church. Mrs. Louis J. Poisson, of
Wilmington, the diocesan president
presided over the sessions and other
officers took part in the proceedings,
also. Officers were chosen for the
ensuing year today.
Luncheons were served for the
delegates by the ladies of the Meth
odist and Baptist churches each day
in the Parish House.
Mrs. R. M. Riddick announces the
followine named students are honor
roll students for the present month:
Piano Sammie Sutton, Joan 1 rue
blood, Pat Morris, Peggy Sawyer
Madeline Phillips, Minnie Raye Dail
Catherine Perry, Aleene Yeatea
Dorothy Faye White, Doris Byrum,
Harriett Lou Layden, Belle Landing,
Katherine White Ida Lee White,
piute Howard Pitt, James Assad,
Joan Trueblood, Jean Webb Phillips,
Nat'nart Spivey, Betty Jean Winslow,
Edna King, Sammie Sutton, Henry
Baker,. Percy Rogerson, Charley
Drums Clarence Thomas Madre,
Peggy Sawyer, Irving White.
1 Grand Honor Roll
The Grand Honor Roll for the first
four months of the term follows r
PianoASammie Sutton, Pat Mor
ris, Harriett Lou Layden, Dorothy
Faye White, Doris Byrum, Katherine
White, Barbara Winslow.
Flutes Howard Pitt, Joan True
blood, Jean Webb Phillips, Nathan
Spivey, Betty Jean Winslow, Edna
King, Percy Rogerson, and Charley
Drum Peggy Sawyer.
Dealer Attends Show
At High Point
v W. M. Morgan, Hertford Furniture
man,' left , Tuesday to attend the
winter1 ,- furniture shows at High
Point N: C,'- He was accompanied
on the trip' by B. C. Berry, w .
Mr. Morgan stated on his" return
be would have something to say
about future deliveries and, prices on
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Mailed Out By Local
Harold Wiggins, Negro,
Leaves For Fort
In anticipation of a call for a
greater number of men in the fu
ture the local draft board is continu
ing to mail out a number of ques
tionnaires each week in order to
build up a reserve of men ready for
Ten questionnaires were mailed,
to registrants during this week and
brings the total mailed up to Z8.
Two hundred and forty-one men have
already been classified by the local
draft officials and the count now
shows that there is a total of 54 in
nana One. Twentv-four of these
nrp whit men and twenty are
w, .., :,d hv t R .stokes.
chairman of the board, that Joseph,
Perry has been accepted in the Ar-j
my Perry was a replacement fori
Francis Jessup, who failed to pass
the physical examination given at
Fort Bragg. !
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teer, will leave Hertford Monday,
January 27, for Fort Bragg. He
will be the final man called to fill
the quota asked for during this
month. The next call for men is
expected to come about February 17.
Bernice Woodard, also a Negro
volunteer, has been designated by
the local board to be the alternate
There still remains a total of 848
men in Perquimans who have not yet
received their questionnaires, but
these will be mailed within due
course and the men given classifica
tion in order that the county may
fill tts quota of 50 men for the armyci
service by June 30 of this year.
With the Negro volunteer leaving
next. Monday, a total of eucftt.men
have been sent to Fort Bragg under
the Selective Service Act by the lo
cal draft board. . . . that leaves a
total of 42 men who will be called
by the summer date.
Mr. and Mrs. W. K. 6pear, of
Hertford, Route 3, are receiving con
gratulations on the birth of a son
on Friday morning. The youngster
weighed nine pounds. Mother and
baby are doing nicely.
Lions Club Learns
Blimp Base To Be
The Hertford Lions Club commit
tee which has been working toward
bringing the proposed Navy Wimp
base to Perquimans County informed
The Weekly today that it has re
ceived information from an unim
peachable source in Washington that
the nrnnosed blimD base item has
been included in the budget with the
approval of the Navy Department
and will be considered along with the
appropriation bill to be presented
to the Dresent session of Congress.
This news would indicate, regard
less of past news stories regarding
the blimp base being out of favor
with the Navy Department and Oittle
chance of it being established, pro
vidinsr Congress acts favorably on
the item that some section of East
ern North Carolina will be the site
of the $6,000,000 project.
Made For Payments
In Farm Program
A total of 868 applications for
conservation payments have been re
ceived at the County Agent's omce,
according to L. W. Anderson, County
Agent Of this number 841 applica
tions, have been forwarded on to
Washington and the remainder wilQ
be sent as soon as some necessary
signatures are obtained.
Nine hundred , and twenty seven
farms in Perquimans County were
eligible to make applications for
these payments due to their cooper
ating with 'this provisions of the Na
tional Farm Program, but 59 dis
qualified by overplanting on crops.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lttther Chap
'Ddl. at their horn near Beividere,
on ' Januarv IB. - a daughter, Doris
Faye. Mother and baby are doing
Carolina, a riday, January
Mary Elizabeth White
Weds Joseph E. Perry
Sunday, January 19
Ceremony at Home of
Bride's Parents; to
. Reside In Norfolk
A wedding of interest throughout
Terquimans County was solemnized
Funday morning, January 19, at 11
o'clock, at the home of Mr. and Mrs
C. B. White, where in the presence
of near relatives and a few friends,
their attractive daughter, Mary Eli
zabeth, became the bride of Joseph
Ervin Perry, Jr., of Norfolk, Va.,
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Perry, of
Mrs. J. L. Nixon of Winfall,
aunt of the bride, was mistress of
Mrs. J. A. Chappell, of Norfolk,
Va., also an aunt of the1 bride, pre
sided over the e-ift room. Both Mrs.
Nixon and Mrs. Chappell wore cos-
turnes of lovely shades of blue with
corsages of gardenias,
At the appo nted hour, Roseoe M.
White, of Norfolk, Va., brother of
the bride, ushered the guests and
the bri,lal Party into marriage
room, with its pleasing and effective
decorations of nalms. ferns, cathe
dral candles and baskets of white
Miss Mary Louise Chappell, of
East Carolina Teachers College,
GreenviUle, cousin of the bride, play
ed the wedding music. She was
gowned in an aqua marine blue al
paca dress with touches of brown,
and her flowers were Talisman roses.
Following the entrance of the guests,
Miss Chappell played ' Bells of bt.
While Mrs. Benton White, the
bride's sister-in-law, lighted the
candles, Mrs. Roseoe M. White, of
Norfolk, Va., also a sister-in-law of
the bride, sang "O Perfect Love"
and "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life."
Mrs. Bentort White's dress was of
slate 'blue with dubocwot, and she
wore a corsage of Radiant roses.
Mrs. Roseoe White was attired in
soft black velvet with white Irish
Point lace, and her flowers were a
shoulder corsage of American Beauty
Miss Esther Perry, of Hertford,
sister of the groom, was maid of
honor and the bride's only attendant.
Miss Perry's frock was ashes of
roses with touches of wine, and her
flowers were pale pink rosebuds.
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To Entertain At
The stage is all set at Suffolk, Va.,
where the first annual Peanut Fes
tival will be held, beginning next
Tuesday and lasting for two days, in
a salute to American-grown peanuts.
Festival officials expect thousands
of people to witness the series of
events which will include a colorful
parade, the coronation of the festival
queen, four dances and an address
hv the Secretary of Agriculture. All
officials of counties and towns in the
peanut belt have been invited to at
Miss Alice Roberson, daughter of
Mrs. J. G. Roberson, will represent
Hertford as one of the princesses
Jiim'ntr the festival.
The festival will open on Tuesday
wit.h a tour of neanut plants and
other interesting places in the Suf
folk section, a number of carnival
pvmts and the Peanut Planters Ball.
Wednesday's big events will be the
parade, the speeches and coronation
nf the festival aueen. A dance will
climax the day's affairs.
The National Peanut Festival will
be an outstanding event of National
For New Hope Man
Funeral services for William E.
Wood were conducted Sunday after
noon at 8 o'clock at the New Hope
Methodist Church, with the Rev. H'.
L. Hendricks, assisted by the Rev.
J. D. Cranford, officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were mem
bers of the J. B. Leigh Sunday
School Class of the First Methodist
Church, Elizabeth City.
Active pallbearers were: S. T.
Perry, I. C. Butt, R. L. Roibbins, H.
H. Butt, L. H. Jones and G. H.
Burial Wat made In the New Hope
Officer In Railway
At the annual meeting of the Nor
folk Southern Railroad Employees
Relief Association hefld, in Norfolk,
Va., last week, Norman Trueblood,
agent for the company here, was re
elected vice president for the North
ern Division of the road, covering
that portion of the road from New
Bern to Norfolk. A banquet was
served to all members at the Pythian
Castle. A business meeting followed
the banquet, after which a floor
show was put on by the Miss Skel
ton School of Dancing.
In Celebration Of
The President's Birthday Celebra
tion program lias been extended to
February 10, according to word re
ceived Wednesday from the State
chairman by S. M. Whedbee, local
chairman for the celebration.
Mr. Whedbee stated that he be
lieved the extension of time is due
to the influenza epidemic which is
raging over the country and
been for the past several weeks, and J
in accordance with the word received j
here that local plans for raisins
money to aid in the fight against
Infantile Paralysis will be extended
to take in the date set by State
At thp nresent time the Marh of
Dimes and the dance which
be the main feature of the local cele
hration will he postponed until a
date early next month. Mr. Vhed
bee announced that he will issue a
new schedule for the program next
" The dance eommitte is now work
ing toward securing an orchestra
for the President's Ball and it is be
lieved that one will be secured that
will enable the program officials to
clear a nice profit lor the project.
The Boy Scouts and school chil
dren of the countv will be in charge
of the March of Dimes and it is I
highly probable that the dime rai?-1
ing will start the first week in Feb-1
At Winfall Monday
The Parent-Teachers Association
the January meeting at the school
building in Winfall on Monday even
of the Central Grammar School held
The Rev. J. D. Cranford gave the
devotional and made a short talk.
After a brief business session, Mrs.
Eddie Harrell, program chairman,
presented a program on Home Edu
cation. Mrs. Jack Benton, Mrs. Ed
die Harrell and Miss Frances Maness
and a group from the Snow Hill
Demonstration Club, gave the pro
gram. i?f,llr,;ino- thp mpetintr. the Asso-
ciation gave a miscellaneous shower
complimenting Mr. and Mrs. T. R.
Ainsley, who were married on De
Dainty refreshments were served.
New Feed And Seed
Company Opened By
J. O. Felton
J. O. Felton, formerly of the firm
of Reed and Felton, has opened the
Farmers' Feed and Seed Company
at the location of the old Reed and
Felton plant on Grubb Street.
Mr. Felton will act as manager of
the new firm and will carry a com
plete line of Wayne feeds and seeds.
He invites all of his friends to come
in and inspect the lines for sale by
Lions Club Meeting
The Hertford Lions Club will hold
its regular meeting at the Hotel
Hertford on Friday night.
Envoy Cooke of the Salvation
Army will give an illustrated tec
ture on the Salvation Army's sum
mer camps for under-privileged
children. All members are urged to
Rotary Club Meet
The Hertford Rotary Club held its
regular meetimr at the Hotel Hert
ford on Tuesday night Several
items, including the coming inter
city meeting were discussed.
$1.25 Per Year.
Forty Veterans Sign
For Membership In
Roy McMillan Makes
Speech to Legion
naires at Meeting
Approximately forty World War
Veterans of Perquimans County sig
nified their intentions of becoming
members in the American legion at
a district meeting held here on Tues
Aliout seventy-five veterans from
Manteo, Elizabeth City, Edento-i and
Perquimans County were present at
the enthusiastic meeting and heard
Roy McMillan, of Raleigh, give a
brief talk on the American Legion
and its purposes.
Mr. .McMillan is an outstanding
leader in Legion work and a lead
ing candidate for the post of State
commander for the year 1941-1942.
The First District, comprised of the
posts in this, section of North Caro
lina, went on record at the meeting
Tuesday night as favoring the can
didacy of Mr. McMillan as the next
V T r,.'nn; 1.4., olonrr VJLi'th I
E. Winslow and 1!. C. Bprrv. has
done considerable work toward the
establishment of a local post of the
JA'lorl WPicomeu tne visiting region
naires to Hertford and then turned
the meeting over to District Com
mander I. P. Davis of Manteo.
V. N. Daiden, local veteran, was
cnosen as secretary of the meeting,
and Richard Dixon, of Edenton. in-
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iiuuuLtfu me speaivei , iui. luiitiiuau.
I In his talk on the American Le
i gion Mr. McMillan stated that the
background of the legion was the
Ai.ierican Soldier . . . going back to
the firs', pioneers that strove through
die vcst to establish this great na
tion . . . then on down through the
years . . . and the wars the American
.Soldier had. fought ami won TV
American Soldier, a peaceful man,
but one that would fight for riht.
The program of the Legion, Mr.
McMillan said, was formed around
the unselfish service to others, a
mong which was Child ,elfare and
hospitalization, Community Service,
Education and Youth Activities.
Especially was the work with youth
.'.ressed in order that the young
people might learn to play the game
as well as to gain the sport.
Ajnong other things that Mr. Mc
Millan said were aims of the Legion
was the work toward adequate na
tional defense, one that would give
America the world's largest Navy
and the world's largest air force,
as well as a land force equal to any
emergency; also the Legion's work
toward 100 percent Americanism,
and its constant fight against un
Following the speech by the State
officer, J. E. Winslow made a mo
tion that a local post of the Legion
be formed in Perquimans County and
this motion was seconded by V. N.
Darden, whereupon the District
Commander, Mr. Davis, called for
the local veterans to sign for mem
After the enrollment was com
pleted, it was decided that an or
ganization meeting will be held
shortly and officers chosen for the
local post. Veterans will be notified
by the local committee when a date
is set for the meeting.
The members have been assigned
the number of 2C6 as the official
number of the local post.
Horse And Mule
Clinic Likely Be Held
Early In February
According to L. W. Anderson,
Perquimans County Farm Agent, a
preliminary survey is being made
of the county .before definite plans
are made for the holding of a horse
and mule clinic in the county.
lentative plans had called for the
clinic to be held next week, but in
order to give proper notice to all
farmers and owners of animals in
terested in a local clinic, Mr. Ander
son, is lining up these parties before
setting a definite date for the va
rious communal clinics.
At the present time, and if a de
sirable number of animal owners,
signify their wish for such a clinic,
plans now caN for the clinics to be
held si New Hope, Beividere, Hert
ford and Bethel during the early
part of February.
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