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THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY, HERTFORD, N. CL, FRIDAY, JANUARY 81, 1941
Published every Friday by The
Perquimans Weekly, a partner
ship consisting of 1 Joseph G.
Campbell and Max R. Campbell,
at Hertford, N. C.
One Year $126
Six Months .76
Entered as second class matter
November 15, 1934, at poatoffice
at Hertford, North Carolina, un
der the Act of March 1879.
Advertising rates furnished by
Cards of thanks, obituaries,
resolutions of respect, etc., will
be charged for at regular adver
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 1941
nlBLE THOUGHT FOR WEEK
A SIMPLE, UNFAILING FORM
ULA: Your heavenly father know
eth that ye have need of all these
things. But seek ye first the king
dom of God and His righteousness
and all these things shall be added
unto you. Matthew 6:32-33.
tion lies behind Rumania's disorder.'
This, though, is clearthat while
Britc- must watch the skies to
guard against explosives, the Nazis
must look both above and beneath.
Europe is not to be pacified by con
quest. Christian Science Monitor.
LETTERS TO THE
Support This Drive
Very shortly the Parent-Teachers
Association of the Hertford Gram
mar School will launch a drive to
raise funds for the purchase of a
curtain for the stage at the Gram
mar School. . jj
In fact the members have already
started thjs drive and through va
rious efforts have a small fund on
hand, but not enough to insure the
purchase of a curtain . . . thus the
drive must continue.
The Weekly urges everyone to
support this project . . . it's a com
munity proposition and means much
toward finishing the stage at the
school building, which will be help
ful in many ways both to the chil
dren and to the P. T. A.
Let's give this our whole-hearteil
TO THE WOMAN'S CLUB-OON
GRATULATIONlS AND GOOD
WISHES. Last week we intended to
call attention to the fact that with
the cooperation of the Town, the
Woman's Club was about to get for
itself a new home. We hear the
men of the town talk about what
they are going to do and we really
don't pay much attention to it. For
instance, a group of men saw the
need of a gymnasium for the High
School boys and girls and began to
taQk about that, but no one took the
talk very seriously. Why should
they? It was just the men talking
on anothw subject. But the women
of the town see the need of a new
home, talk about it for a minute or
two and then do something. That
new building for the Woman's Club
is a dead certainty. The cast off
school house which the women have I
beeti using, lo, these many years
has done good and laudable service;
But now, with one end of the build
ing turned into a work room and
the other end into a ljrary, the
need for a separate club house has
become urgent. The Woman's Club
deserves the united support of the
entire town in its efforts to get a
new building. We feel quite cer
tain that support will be forthcom
ing. This column surely is wide
open for the use of the Woman's
Club, if at any time, the Club sees
fit to use it.
First Battleship In
The first battleship to be buil' for
the United States Navy in twenty
years will join the fleet in April,
when the North Carolina, first of six
sister ships of 35,000 tons, will be.
It is interesting to recall that
wheo the United States decided to
disarm and negotiated a naval limi
tation treaty, the North Carolina, a
huge dreadnaught then under con
struction, was among the first ships
to be scrapped.
In 1920 the United States had a
great fleet of battleships, battle
cruisers and auxiliary vessels under
construction as a result of the pro
gram initiated just before and dur
ing the World War. Most of them
were junked when the world thought
it had a permanent peace.
The new battleship, North Caro
lina, is being completed about five
months ahead of time. She is con
sidered one of the most powerful
fighting ships in the world. Let us
hope that no misguided American
government will scrap any of the
building battleships, regardless of
how permanent peace may appear
when it arrives.
Rumania's political explosion dis
closes the architects of Europe's so
called "new order" as jerry-builders
propping up a Bhaky structure with
sticks of dynamite. Casualties in
Rumania are reported as around
6,000, with 2,000 fatalities, and it is
not certain that the shooting is over.
The Rumanian revolt has cut
across party and ideological lines.
Pro- and anti-Nazis, Communists
and non-Communists, are reported
as having made a common front
against the Antonescu Government.
It would appear that the grievances
within Rumania are stronger than
those which Rumanians feel against
any outside Power. But it is likely
these interna) grievances have reach
ed their present explosive pitch be
cause of the machinations of outside
interests. The subservience of the
present regime to Berlin must be a
source of humiliation to every pa
triotic Rumanian; and even the lees
patriotic must know that their eco
nomic troubles, their high prices,
their food shortages, are attributa
ble to this subservience.
The Nazis have constantly to rec
kon with the possibility of spontan
eous revolt by the peoples they are
oppressing. But in the Balkans they
have also to reckon with the probable
intrigue of their Soviet friends.
Moscow may be in no position to say
"thus far and no farther" to Berlin.
But by inch outbreaks as this in
Rumania tha Russians can give the
Ataxia some geatls hints as to the po
tential results of too much German,
Put can only guess what inspira-
A NEW HOME FOR THE LI
BRARY is another question that is
(foinir tu arise before long, too. We
think of the Library in connection
with the Woman's Club because if it
had not been for the fine service
the Club did in salvaging the cast
off school house and making it into
a Community House there would
have been no place for the Library
so immediately and so cheaply avail
able. The number of books in the
Library has grown rapidly and the
number of persons using the books
has increased by leaps . and bounds.
The space for book shelves is al
ready about exhausted and there is
nrartically no place at all to accom
modate those who may wish to use
the reference books. The need for
new accommodation of an ever-gr6w-ing
Library will soon become acute.
GREETINGS TO rCRGOTTEN
SOULS THE FIREFIGHTERS. No
man looks quite so good as the fire
man when your house is threatened
with destruction by fire. Time may
be mid-day or mid-night, but, Mr.
Fireman, you do look good! But
when the fire is over you are so
easily forgotten. We wonder how
many citizens know how many mer.
there are in our fire department, or
who they are? The writer does not
know. That's bad! In a town this
size and character, we ought to know
how many firemen we have, who
they are and all about them. We
should feel a real pride and interest
in the Department. We should give
it some thought and the members of
the department ought to know that
we are interested in them and in
In many a town the sice of Hert
ford the Fire Department is as or
ganization in which there is shown
great local pride and interest. Very
often it is the custom for the com
munity to hold a Fireman's Ball at
some time during the winter months,
the proceeds from which go to the
Protective Fund of the Fire Depart
ment or for some other need of the
Department. Locally, the Fire De
partment seems to hold the position
in the community of the step-child
in the family that has not stepped
very far into the family circle.
Where's the rub? .
THE W. C. T. U. AND ANCIENT
HISTORY. In the long past, that
period covered by the study of an
cient history, we examined the char
acter of the saloon, found, it bad, and
disposed of it. There is no point
today in discussing the vicious na
ture of the saloon. Neither is there
any point in dragging the corpse
of the dead and gone saloon into the
discussion of the question of the
desirability of having an ABC store
in Perquimans County. We are
quite willing to admit two sides to
the question and would be very glad
to see the question publicly discuss
ed if the matter is to go to the peo
ple to vote upon. It is entirely illo
gical, however, to condemn the ABC
store on the score that the saloon is
evil. It would be just as logical to
say I do not want a cat In the
house because I am opposed to lions!
ENTERTAIN AT DINNER
Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Holmes de
lightfully entertained at a dinnei
party on Friday evening in honoi
of the Sunday School teachers and
officers of the Baptist Church. The
dining room was DeautifuMy decorat j
ed with candles and winter jasmine.
A three course dinner was served to
the following: Mesdames Charles
Johnson, D. M. Jackson, G. R. Tuck
er, T. L Jessup and Willie Ainsley,
Misses Helen Morgan, Inez and Lucy
Hampton, and Katherine Strickland,
F. T. Johnson, J. R. Futrell, E. L
Laughinghouse, J. P. Perry, and the
Rev. and Mrs. C. E. Hobgood.
After dinner, plans for the Sunday
School work for 1941 were discussed
and plans for a Sunday School picnic
A committee was appointed to ob
tain new song books for the Sunday
School and new record books.
She I havenft a thing to wear to
the party tonight
He Well, then we can go to the
Kind Gent Do you know what
happens to little boys who amoks?
Small BoyYes, I do. Why every
time they go anywhere te have a
quiet smoke, they get bothered by
rode old men.
TRUSTEE'S SALE OF REAL
(By Substituted Trustee)
Pursuant to the power and author
ity contained in a certain deed of
trust dated the 13th day of Septem
ber, 1934, executed by John Calhoun
Nixon and wife, Annie M. Nixon, to
C. S. Noble, Trustee, which deed of
trust is duly, registered in the office
of the Register of Deeds of Perquim
ans County, North Carolina, in FLB
Book No. 1, Page 186, securing a cer
tain note -payable to Home Owners'
Loan Corporation, default having
been made for a period of more than
ninety (90) days in the payment of
said note as provided therein and in
the performance of certain covenants
set out in said deed of trust and de
mand of foreclosure having been
made by the holder of said indebt
ness, the undersigned Trustee, having
bean substituted aa Trustee for C. S.
Woble, said substitution being duly
recorded in the office of the Register
of Deeds of Perquimans County,
North Carolina, In Book 26, Page
141, will offer for sale at public auc
tion to the highest bidder for cash
at the Court House door in Hertford.
Perquimans County, North Carolina,'
at 12 o'clock NooH en the ZStft day
of February, 1941, the following de
scribed real estate, to-wit:
Lying and being in the Town of
The American people are today
being brought face to face- wit-i
questions of tremendous importance,
and the manner in which these ques
tions are faced and answered may
spell liberty on one hand, or political
and economic bondage on the other.
It is a serious question as to how
much of the average man's opinion
on some of these important issues is
the result of his own thinking and
how much may be the result of
propaganda coming to him over the
radio, the news paper or otherwise.
These are times when we should
think seriously and soberly, each for
himself. We are a peace-loving peo
ple, and all are agreed that we do
not want to participate in any for
eign wars, but we differ as to thr
best methods of averting this catas
trophe. FoUowing our experience in the
World War, in advance of any emer
gency, to protect this country from
actions that might be taken in a
hysterical moment, the Congress
passed the Johnson Act and Neutral
ity Laws. Now we have before the
Congress a bill, H. R. 1776, which
would circumvent these safeguards.
In this bill, the President, and he
allone, is given authority to annul
the above laws; seize foreign ships
in American ports and turn them
over to any other country: open our
ports to one set of belligerents;
lease, lend or give away our military
secrets, lease, lend or give away in
whole or in part our Navy; lease,
lend or give away our Air Force in
whole or in part; buy any quantity
of articles of defense in any country
in the world and lease, lend or give
them to any other country, and es
tablish the rules and regulations to
carry out the provisions of this bill.
Senator Bennett Champ Clark
says of the bill; "It goes so far as
'to authorize the President to declare
war so far as international affairs
are concerned and to establish a to
talitarian government so far as
domestic affairs are concerned'."
Senator Robert M. LaFollette says of
it: "A bill for Congress to abdi
cate," for once Congress passes the
bill, it relinquishes the necessity of
its action on any steps to be taken by
this country in its conduct of foreign
policy. The President is empowered
in Section 4, "to communicate to
any such government any defense in
formation pertaining to any defense
If this bill should be enacted into
law, it would appear that we are in
great danger of losing much of the
democratic form of government in
the United States which we endeavor
to protect in other parts of the
JOHN C. TRIVETTE.
Belvidere, North Carolina,
January 27, 1941.
Hertford, Hertford Township, County
of. Perquimans, and State of North
Carolina, and more particularly de
scribed and defined as follows:
Beginning at a point on Edenton
Road Street in the aforesaid Town
and County, at the northwest corner
of the lot of I. Bembry, formerly of
the J. Bailey lot and running thence
along said street North 15 degrees
East 66.2 feet to the lot of" the Afri
can Methodist Church; thence along
the said lot South 75 degrees East
234 feet to the edge of Jie W. Simp-,
son (formerly the Hoffler Estate)
lot; thence South 15 degrees West
66.2 feet to the I. Bembry line;
thence along said line North 75 de
grees West 234 feet to Edenton
Road Street,, the place of beginning.
Being the same lots or parcels
covered by deed from E. V. Perry
and wife to Thomas H. Nixon and J.
Calhoun Nixon, recorded in Book 7,
Page 416, and recorded 12-22-06 and
by deed from John G. Overton to
Calhoun Nixon dated January 13,
1902, and recorded l-14-'02 in Book
5, Page 287, of the Registry of Per
quimans County, being the same tract
of land surveyed and platted by
David Cox, Surveyor, on August 22,
1934, copy of which plat is now on
file with the Home Owners' Loan
The purchaser at this sale will be
required to make a cash deposit of
5 percent of the purchase price to
show good faith.
This, the 27th day of January, 1941.
T. C. ABERNATHY,
J. S. McNider, Attorney.
County, made la the proceedings en
low et at), being a suit for the sat
isfaction of tax liens held against
titled J. W. Ward vs. Essie Wins
the property hereinafter described,
the undersigned commissioner will,
on the 1st day of March, 1941, at
11:30 o'clock, A. M., at the court
house door in Hertford, N. C, offer
for sale to the highest bidder for
cash that certain tract of land ly
ing and being in Hertford Township,
Perquimans County, N. C, described
as follows: Beginning on the public
road sixty-five feet from the lane
leading to Felton Ward's and run
ning down the road sixty-five : feet,
thence one hundred and fifty feet
back from the road parallel with said
lane leading to Felton Ward's, thence
sixty-five feet parallel with the road
opposite the first station, thence one
hundred and fifty feet to first Bta
tion. See Book 8, Page 1.
Dated and posted this 29th" day of
CHAS. E. JOHNSON,
NOTICE OF SALE
Under and by virtue of an order
of the Superior Court of Perquimans
Reefers I Dressy Coats! Boxies!
Swaggers! In tweeds, plaids,
solids. Black, colors.
Attention Mr. Farmer!
As it draws near to planting time again, we wish to notify you
that we have just received a complete line of FIELD and GARDEN
SiBED. The best that could be bought. Our prices are right, so be
fore you buy, come to see us.
Prices for SEED POTATOES will be lower this year ... we will
have our potatoes next week and will be in a position to quote you
on them. ,
SEE US FOR YOUR NEEDS
Start Your Chicks Right By Using
SOUTHERN STATES FEED
STARTING -AND GROWING
Growing Mash 100 lb. bag $2.41
Laying Mash 100 lb. bag $2.47
16c and 19c each
5c and 10c each
GROCERY SPECIALS ON
Chef Boy Ar Dee Famous Foods
ENOUGH FOR k
We Have a Complete Line of
, Hog Killing Supplies
MED. G. A. SALT
100 lb. bag $1.10
50-lb. size 48c each
See us for your FARM EQUIPMENT. We have everything you
need for success'ully tending your land. BUY NOW AND SAVE.
J. C. Blanchard & Co., Iiic
" BLANCH ARD'S'
" 'i 'wssm
W. M. MORGAN
"The Furniture Man"
HERTFORD N. C.
January 30, 194J.
To Our Many Friends and Patrons:
Since returning from the Furniture Market, W. M.
Morgan, "The Furniture Man," wishes to make this spe
cial announcement regarding furniture prices.
On visiting the furniture market I found that furni
ture being shown carried the 1939 and 1940 wholesale
prices, so I purchased an entire six months stock to sup
plement the enormous stock we already have on hand.
And it is with pleasure we announce to you that our
prices will remain the same.
Watch for our advertisements when the new goods
begin to arrive. Something hew and more attractive
has been our aim to always fill your wants.
We double thank you for your 1940 business and as
sure you that we are going to strive harder in 1941.
v Very respectfully, '
W. M. MORGAN
The Furniture Man"
rfertf ord, N. C.