Published every Friday by The
Perquimans Weekly, a partner
ship consisting of Joseph G.
Campbell and Max R. Campbell,
at Hertford, N..C.
MAX CAMPBELL Editor
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1941
lilBLE THOUGHT FOR VVEEH
JUDGE BY DEEDS NOT BY
WORDS: Every good tree bringeth
forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree
bringeth forth evil fruit. A good
tree cannot bring forth evil fruit,
neither can a corrupt tree bring forth
good fruit. Matthew 7:17-18.
The Perquimans Weekly believes,
as we are sure many other publica
tions and citizens of this State also
believe, that there should be no
change made in the law making it
mandatory for the revocation of a
drivers' license upon conviction of
A bill has been introduced in the
present Segislature calling for a
change in the law, and asking that
the revocation be left with the
courts to use their discretion in the
cases appearing before them.
The Weekly believes that such a
change as the one proposed, if Jt is
made, would place too much pres
sure on judges, ajf well as working
hardships on the Stiate Highway
Not only would it do this, but it
would make the law one-sided. This
person might be deprived of his li
cense, while the next was set free
with his permit . . . probably paying
a fine but retaining the privilege of
"It's the same old story . . . and
The Weekly thinks we should stick
to it . . . what's "sauce for tht
goose ... is sauce for the gander."
The law is airtight as it now
stands . . . and there is no pressure
that can be ,brought on any State
official to render changes in it. The
records stand and that is as it should
Relic Of Stagecoach
A glance at the map of Georgia
reveals at once why the United
States Housing Authority lumped
eleven counties in the southwest
portion of that State in its pQan for
a rural housing project there. Such
projects usually are planned for in
dividual cities or counties, but Geor
gia is unusually blessed with coun
tiesif that is the right verb. Its
68,725 square miles are divided into
160 of them, some so small that there
is hardly room in which to print the
name of the county seat
In this day of good roads, automo
biles, two-way police radios, tele
phones, and airplanes, there seems
little excuse for such duplication of
courts, officials, and operating costs
as a multiplicity of counties imposes
upon taxpayers. Georgians must
maintain more county governments
than any other State in the Union
with the exception of Texas, which
is five times the size of Georgia.
Alabama, which is about Georgia's
size, has only 67 counties.
Georgia made a start at county
consolidation in 1931 when the voters
of the adjoining county of Campbell
agreed to consolidate with Fulton
County, which contains Atlanta. But
Georgia is not alone in suffering
from too many counties. Missouri,
Kentucky, and North Carolina are
others. Indeed, there is hardly a
State in the Union which would' not
find it beneficial to. reduce the num
ber of its counties. Their super
fluity is a survival ' of the age of
tallow dips, saddle bags, and circuit
riding lawyers. The ; Christian Sci
(. Civilization Has
V A. National Committee on Food
' ; for the Five Small Democracies, with
' Herbert Hoover as its honorary
' ' chairman, has been organized to
; "raise a voice in behalf of the peo-
4 pie of Finland, Norway, Holland,
Belgium and Central Poland. .
; . ITviff a nuklm tanA Hva.ilit.hlA to
these people without it being seized
' by the Nazis, is being: considered.
' The Hoover organisation and the
British government both know that
Germany oak systematically looted
the new Housekeeper
her conquered territories of food
and supplies. Both know that the
blockade is England's most deadly
weapon, and that weakening of the
blockade would weaken Great Bri
tain's ultimate , power to destroy the
But how to relieve suffering still
remains a problem for civilized peo
ple. Commenting on . sending food
to them, the New York Times says
editorially that Mr. Hoover "can
point to the safeguards with which
he has surrounded his proposals
safeguards resting not on German
good faith, but on German perform
ance. The distribution of food would
be strictly in the hands of a neutral
agency as it was in Belgium during
the whole of the World War. No
more than two weeks' supply of im
ported food, would be permitted in
side any occupied country at any
time. If any of this food should be
diverted to German uses, or if Ger
many should resume looting of the
occupied flands, the shipments from
America would stop; and Germany
would be branded finally and con
clusively, in the minds of the con
quered peoples themselves, as the
sole cause of the misery that would
"It may be important," says the
Times, "in the winning of the war
and in the rebuilding of democracy,
that responsibility should thus be
pinned unmistakably onto Germany."
Can human sympathy and realities
of the British blockade be correlated
so as to benefit starving, helpless
people? It would seem that human
intelligence could find a way.
THE DAYS OF DISCOVERY ARE
NOT OVER, It appears that during
the Christmas holidays young Hert
ford made too much noise with fire
crackers and the like, to please cer
tain of their staid elders. Complaint
was made to the Town Fathers and
a request made that in the future
Christmas might be celebrated in a
less noisy manner. Thereupon "the
Board checked the records and found
that an ordinance passed in 1934
prohibited the shooting of fireworks
within the town iimits." Now, thai
was a discovery! We wonder wha
else the Board might discover if it
ventured to "check" the records of
statutes passed within the century.
Really, though, what struck our fun
ny spot was the naive remark of the
reporter (surely, it must have been
one of our cub reporters) to the ef
fect that "further abuse of this or
dinance will probably see the Board
enforcing the ordinance to the lim
it!" Cheer up, kids, don't take it
too seriously. Long time between
now and Christmas. By then, you
can shoot away while the Board is
making another venture in discovery
to see if there is an ordinance con
cerning the subject of fireworks!
While we are on the subject of
shooting off fireworks at Christmas
Time, how reads the statutes re
garding the shooting of air rifles
in town when spring time comes?
Fireworks may be noisy, but on the
whole they are .not exactly danger
ous at least, not very dangerous.
But air rifles are dangerous when
used by small boys around the town.
The fireworks do little or no damage
but the air rifles can, and often do,
cause considerable damage. We re
spectfully request the Town Solicitor
to inform us as to the lawful use of
air rifles within the town limits.
THE MARCH OF DIMES AM)
LEGS THAT .WILL WORK! We
are right much interested in the
March of Dimes and the fight
against Infantile Paralysis. It must
be a terrible thing to have to fit all
your life and never walk; to never
know the joy of gliding on healthy
legs through the rhythmic measures
of a 'Strauss waits; to never swim
in the great ocean; never to tramp
over the fields and through the
woods in (quest of cunning game.
Terrible too, in must be, to arrive,
as did our President, to a mature
and active manhood energetic, ath
letic, untiring and then to be struck
with the dread disease. Any way
you look at it where Infantile
Paralysis strikes there comes trag
edy to abide. We can do something
about it. We already have done
something about it. We don't know
much about the disease yet but we
do know more than we did. We can
do and are doing more and more each
year to make easier the lot of the
unfortunate sufferer. Let y o u i
dimes roll in that doctors and nurses,
and hospitals may be placed at the
service of sufferers. REMEMBER
THE MARCH OF DIMES! This is
a good old world notwithstanding
too much evidence to the contrary.
If you don't believe it WATCH THE
DIMES ROLL IN. How many Dimes
will you have in the March?
BOY SCOUTS AND THE DIMES.
We do not know but it is just pos
sible . that when the Dimes begin to
March the Scouts will be in imme
diate command. We have a notion
that the Boy Scouts will go scouting
for those dimes. Thev will tret
them too! The Boy Scouts do not
tail and they are always on the job
when there is a worthwhile job to
be done that has to be well done.
We would like to enter into some
detail concerning the local Troop of
Scouts but time is against us. From
our point of view it is the finest
bit of work going on in this com
munity at the present time. Scout
Master Howard Pitt has done and
is doing a fine job with the boys.
At the present time just one big
problem confronts the Scout Master
and that is how to get helpers so
that the work can not only continue
but can grow and expand. The
STATEMENT OF CONDITION
The Hertford Building & Loan Association
Of Hertford, N. C, as of December 31st, 1940
(Copy of Sworn Statement Submitted to Insurance Commissioner
as Required by Law)
The Association Ownst
Cash on Hand and In Banks $ 5,375.95
State of North Carolina and U. S. Government Bonds None
Stock in Federal Home Loan Bank None '
Mortgage Loans 80,110.00
Money loaned to shareholders for the purpose of enabling
them to own their homes. Bach loan secured by first mortgage
on local improved real estate.
Share Loans 8,900.25
Advances made to our shareholders against their shares. No
loan exceeds 90 of amount actually paid in.
Accounts Receivable Int. due of Mtg. and Stock Loans 251.06
Temporary Advances for Insurance, Taxes, etc.
Office Furniture and Fixtures : None
Office Building x None
Real Estate Owned None
Real Estate Sold Under Contract Jtfone
Other Assets .Bank Certificate of Deposit ; 1,000.00
The Association Owes:
Funds entrusted to our care in the form of payments on
shares as follows:
- Installment Shares $69,122.25
r un raid snares .
Undivided Profits r 8,533.71
Earnings he3d in trust for distribution to shareholders at
maturity, of their shares..
Reserve for Contingencies 330.24
To be used. for the payment of any losses, if sustained.
This re? "I've increases the safety and strength of the Asso
ciation. Other Liabilities Int. due on Mtg. and stock Loans : 251.06
State of North Carolina
County of Perquimans sa:
W. H. Hardcastle, Secretary-Treasurer of the above named Association,
personally appeared before me this day and being duly sworn; says that the
foregoing statement is true to the best of fare knowledge and belief.
WM. H. HARDCASTLE, Secretary-Treasurer.
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 23rd day of January, 1941. i
(Seal) ' " G. R. TUCKfiR, NoUry PubUc
My commission expires May 14, 1942. , .'','".-., ('
foundation has been laid for a great
Boy Scout work here in Hertford.
The work has been hard 'and it has
at times seemed id move a bit slov
ly. But the work has gone on and
the job has been done.. .Now is the
time to build on the foundation
which has been so carefully and effi
ciently laid. The Scoutmaster has
his plans. He knows what he wants
to do. He knows how to do it. He
cannot do it alone. If you want to
contribute something of real and
lasting value to this community
and to the boys of this community
report to Scout Master Howard Pitt
and see if you can qualify to take
over some of the work, which has
become altogether too much for one
man to handle.
LETTER TO EDITOR
AN APPEAL TO THE PEOPLi.
The W. C. T. U. of Hertford
strongly opposes an ABC store com
ing to Hertford. There are so many
questions one could ask, but we will
only ask a few. These questions
appeared in the National Voice, a
prohibition paper, of recent date:
Would you want to die in a
Would you want to see your
mother in a saloon?
Would you want to meet your wife
in a saloon?
Would you want your daughter to
frequent a saloon?
Would you want a saloon operated
next door to your home?
Would you make companions of
those who hang- out at the saloon?
Would you place the saloon on
the same equality with the grocery,
wie uiy guouts Bujre ana me meal
Would you consider it an honor
to be known as a saloon patron?
If YOU, People of Hertford, as
"Witnesses," can honestly answer
"No" to these questions, then let's
keep the ABC store out of Hertford.
Signed: The Woman's Christian
Four Carloads Of
Lime Ordered Through
County Agent's Office
Four carloads of lime have been
ordered for farmers cf Perquimans
County, according to a statement
issued this Week by L. W. Anderson,
County Agent. This lime is made
available to farmers under the farm
program act and payment is made
by the farmers through their checks
received for cooperating in the farm
JOHN 0. WHITE
Hertford, N. C.
program. . '' ; " ,
'- Further applications for lime is
expected at the County Agent's of
fice, and Mr. Anderson asks that all
farmers interested apply at his office
for application blanks.
SeamanWho invented work, any
way? Chief You should worry. You'll
never infringe on the patent.
SUPERIOR BABY CHICKS
It's time to place your order to
insure getting your Chicks when
wanted. W. B. Boscher, Pantego,
N. C, says: "My Superior Pullets
averaged over 240 eggs each in 1939,
and 227 each in 1940." You dught
to do as well with Superior Leg
horns. Now hatching Barred Rocks
and New Hampshires; 100 for $8.25;
300 and over, $8.00 per 100. Satis
A. B. Gilliam, Prop.
Hertford, N. C.
The Records Show
That Hogs fatten better and cheaper on Pur
ina Hog Chow. The experiment conducted at
our store can be used in your own pen.
The Record of Amos and Andy Shows
Amos was fed on Hog Chow and corn for 90
days and gained a total of 117 pounds at a cost
of only 4c per pound.
While Andy, fed on middling- and corn for 90
days, gained only 26 pounds at a cost of 1034c
For Best Results Use PURINA FEEDS
Perquimans Feed and Seed Store
John Broughton, Jr., Owner
HERTFORD, N. C.
iV M U L E
m. l l. sura
We would hot have stayed here 109 years
if we had not' satisfied a lot of people.
Cash is never refused but we offer help
ful, easy terms to those who need their cash
for something else.
Wherever you are in the Albemarle sec-,
tion, ycli ire only minutes away.
COME TO SEE US! , "
J. t Dbclidil & Co lk :
' . 'BLANCIIARD'S BINCI& 1852 ';' '
Lancaster! Pa. When -William P.
Driendle got his marriage license to
wed Miss Dorothy J.'Herr, he paid
for it with fifty new Jefferson nickels.
Miss Myrtle Umph
lett of Winfall has ac
cepted a position at
Simon's, where she
will fill the vacancy
of Mary Elizabeth
Miss Umphlett in
vites her many friends
to visit her on the
second floor at Si