THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY, HERTFORD, N. C, FRIDAY,
JANUARY 31, 1941
LOOKING AT WASHINGTON
By Hugo S. Sim Washington Correspondent
;;$BIG DEBATE UNDERWAY
JH. R. 1776 TO PASS.
WILLKIE SUPPORTS BILL.
AMONG THE OPPOSITION.
The tumult and the shouting on
Inauguration Dal had hardly died out
in Washington before opponents
and advocates of the Lend-Lease
Hull, Morgenthau, Stimson and
itol Hill. Already Secretaries Hull,
Morgenthau, Stimson and Knox had
apeared before the House Foreign
Affairs Committee and Joseph P.
Kennedy, former Ambassador to
Great Britain, immediately took the
stand to oppose the Administration's
measure "in its present form."
While sharp division of opinion
jsts in the congressional commit-
and .throughout the nation, it
ears reasonably certain that the
bill, without great alterations, will
fcecome law. The House Committee
':Sr overwhelmingly in favor of the
; measure. While the Senate group
includes seven or eight opponents,
the recent appointment of Senator
Byrnes and Glass to vacancies on
the committee wiQl assure a favor
able report to the Upper House.
A factor of considerable import
ance, in connection with legislative
consideration of the measure, is the
almsst unqualified approval of Wen
dell Willkie, Republican candidate
foWPresident in 1940, who suggests
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a time limitation but is otherwise
almost all out for aid to Britain
"short of war." Mr. Willkie takes
the position that, if he had been
elected, he would have expected a
grant of power to meet the current
dangers and that, since the people
elected Mr. Roosevelt, opposition to
such a grant should not be based
upon the individual occupying the
Meanwhile, Mr. Willkie is off to
Great Britain, where he expects to
learn much at first-hand, with the
probability that, upon his return to
this country, he will make a state
ment to the people.
A number of leading Republicans,
however, including Alfred M. Lan
don and former President Hoover,
together with the Isolationist group,
vociferously oppose the bill. That
they represent a considerable minor- j
ity goes without question but that )
they can prevent passage of the biiS
is not generally believed. Notable (
Little Nellie Kelly
When Judy Garland sings "It's
a Great Day for the Irish," it's a
great day for you! Joyous Judy
plays her first solo starriny role in
the filmization of George M. Cohan's
great musical drama, "Little Nellie
Kelly," at the State Theatre, Hert
ford, Monday, with George Murphy,
Charles Winninger and Douglas Mc
Phail in the supporting cast.
January the figures would be 343
ships for the United States to 803
for the Axis. In 1943, the figures
will be 522 for us and 962 for the
Axis alliance. So long as the British
fleet stands, he thought we have
"in practical effect, a two-ocean
ness and absence of Miss Maness,
Miss Bernice White assisted in ap
pointing officers and filling out the
Interesting readings were given on
the "Adjusting Farm Family Living
to the Impact of War Abroad and
iiome Defense" by Miss Margaret B.
Vvhite, Mrs. J. M. Copeland, Mrs.
Mabel Norwood, Mrs. L. J. Winslow,
Miss Lucy White and Mrs. H. P.
A very enjoyable Cupid Contest
was conducted by Miss Bernice
The hostesses, Mrs. J. C. Trivette,
Mrs. Mabel Harwood, Mrs. T. C.
Perry and Miss Marjorie Perry,
served delicious pganut brittle and
pecan fudge to the following: Mrs.
V. C. Dail, Mrs. Mabel Harwood,
Mrs. V. C. Lane, Mrs. J. M. Cope
land, Miss Marjorie Perry, Mrs. W.
T. Smith, Mrs. J. C. Trivette, Miss
Lucy White, Miss Margaret B.
White, Mrs. H. P. White, Mrs. K. R.
White, Mrs. L. J. Winslow, Mrs. T.
R. Winslow, Mrs. L. C. Winslow,
and one visitor, Miss liernice White,
Eugene Hurdle spent Sunday with
John Jordan has returned home
after spending sometime with his
sons, George and Carson Jordan, at
Mr. and Mrs. Quinton Hurdle and
children attended the performance
of "Sunshine Sue and the Rangers"
at t'ne Hertford Grammar School on
among the former opponents of the j navy," but should the British Isles
President who have endorsed the
measure is Alfred M. Smith, former
Governor of New York.
Secretary HulL in his testimony,
did not believe that the danger "is
any less" than when England was in
danger of invasion last 'September.
He insisted that the Axis power
have taken action in harmony with
their public utterances, insisting
that these statements are not
"braggadocio." Questioned as to
a hostile act against us, he remark
ed that this was said in Holland and
Belgium" and declared that Germany
and Italy have "given us ample
warning of their movement against
Secretary Morgenthau outlined the
situation which confronts Great Bri
tain in regard to dollar exchange,
saying that while the British have
paid for what they have bought, they
are unable to find dollars to pay for
future needs. He said that British
purchases were practically at a
standstill, that there is practically
no gold left in England and that the
British are trying to find buyers for
direct investments in this country.
Secretary Stimson found the na
tion in a more critical period than
it faced in 1917 and pointed, out that
while we have 1,400,000 men, there
is a difference between manpower
and an "army." He expressed full
favor of help to the British in order
to maintain their navy, opposed any
prohibition of the use of the Amer
ican Navy in war zones, saying,
"that would be one of the surest
ways to get into war," and pointed
out that we have an assurance, as
far as it can be given, about the
British Fleet but that no assurance
can be "binding if the Government
changes," which makes it "important
to keep England from going under
He expressed emphatically his ap
prehension as to a possible crisis
"within the next sixty or at least
Secretary Knox presented figures
to show that the United States has
322 naval vessels to 668 to Germany,
Italy and Japan, and said that next
fall "we can only believe that the
British Navy, which never runs away
from danger, will fall at the sam
time." He said it would be "im
possible to conceive a more beautiful
situation for German penetration
than the one South America pre
sents" and said that if German
wins in Europe, the Nazis will have
seven times our shipbuilding ca
This is, in brief, something of the
gist of the testimony of the four
members of the Cabinet, all appear
ing in favor of the Lend-Lease pro
posal. Space is not available this
week to present the position of those
testifying against the bill, but in
his column, next week, a similar
resume will be presented..
The resignation of Associate Jus
tice James Clarke MacReynolds
will present President Roosevelt with
his sixth opportunity to appoint a
member of the "Nine-Man Supreme
Court." Mr. MacReynolds has been
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HOSTESS TO BRIDGE CLUB
Miss Mary Sumner charmingly en
tertained her bridge club on Thurs
day evening. Those playing were
Mesdames Charles Williford, Charles
1'. Johnson, George Barbett, H. C.
Stokes, Carroll Holmes, Tommy Jes-
sun. and Miss Helen Morgan. The
high score and floating prizes wen
to Mrs. Johnson and Miss Helei
Morgan received low score rize.
A dainty salad course was serveii
by the hostess.
VISIT AT CHAPANOKE
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Robbins
son, Jimmy, of Elizabeth City,
guests of her parents, Mr. and
Lewis, at Chapanoke, on Sun-
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Layden an
family were visitors in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Chappell on
Jack Anderson, a student at Louis
burg College, spent the week-end
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.
Miss Madge Lane, a student at E.
C. T. C., Greenville, spent the week
end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Lafayette Lane. She was accom
panied home by Miss Lucy Warren
also of E. C. T. C. Miss Iris Wins
low, of Whiteston, was also a week
end guest of Miss Madge Lane.
Mr. and Mrs. Archie Kendall, of
Washington, D. C., were week-end
guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
F. E. Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Chappell and
son, Billy, spent Friday in Windsor.
Misses Thelma Chappell and Mar
Mr. and Mrs. Murray Elliott and
children, Mr. and Mrs. Freeland El
liott and children visited Mr. and
Mrs. L. A. Goodwin and Mr. and
Mrs. Levi (Joodwin Sunday night.
Mrs .Troy Elliott and little daugh
ter, Alice (Irey, are visiting with
friends in Norfolk, Ya.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Goodwin
and daughters, Marie and Lillian,
Mr. and Mrs. Muriel Byrum and son,
Eugene, called on Mr. and Mrs. N.
B. Dail Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Goodwin and
children, Ruth ti. and Janice, were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Good
win and Mr. and Mrs. Levi Goodwill
Mrs C. C. Mansfield, Mrs. Elmer
Roberson, Mrs. Samuel Mansfield
and children visited Mrs. Clement
Jordan, in Hertford, Saturday even
ing. Mr. and Mrs. Josey Smith and lit
tle daughter of Newport News, Va.,
were week-end guests of Mrs.
Smith's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sid
Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Griffin and
son, James, Mrs. Muriel Iiyrum and
son, UKene, visited Mr. and Mrs.
Wallace Goodwin Monday afternoon.
Key and J. G. Ward, of Newport
News, Va., spent the week-end with
'.heir mother, Mrs. Josephine Ward.
Alfred Lane, of Newport News.
Va., .spent the week-end with his
Mrs. I,. A. Goodwin, Mrs. Levi
lioouwin, .Mrs. Milney doouwin and
children visited .Mis. W. W. Cop
land and Mrs. L. I. Copeland on
Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Perry, of Nor
folk, Ya.. spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Perry.
Miss Kuth Hurdle, of Aulander,
spent the week-end with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Hurdle.
Mr. and Mrs. George Trueblood,
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar White went to
Williamston Saturday to visit Mr.
and Mrs. Eddie Smith.
Lawrence Perry, Miss Esther Per
ry, Mr. and Mrs. Irving Trueblood
went to Norfolk, Va., Wednesday
and visited with Mr. and Mrs. Irvin
Mrs. J. E. Perry is on the sick list
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Miller, of
Norfolk, Va., visited Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Perry Tuesday.
Mias Virginia Umphlett and Bryan
Miller called to see Miss Esther Per
ry Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Trueblood and
daughters visited Mrs. Sarah Lane
James Tadlock, of Norfolk, Va.,
El" VITT 'ZTZ Jesse Tadlock, over the week-end.
VlbJT, lUU.p IT1IC1C HICJT Will TUJI AU,
Mrs. J. E. Wiggins and son, David,
of Sunbury, visited in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Josiah White Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Smith, of
Elizabeth City, were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. W. T. Smith Wednesday.
Miss Elsie Copeland is spending
some time in Jacksonville, N. C.
Miss Dixie Chappell spent the
week-end at E. C. T. C, Greenville,
as the guest of her sister, Miss
Visitors in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Lafayette Lane Sunday were:
Misses Louise Morgan and Margaret
Tadlock of Cumberland; Shelton Mor
gan of Manteo; Miss Florence Wins
low, Archie Riddjck, Leland Wins
tow and Fentress Winslow of Whites
ton; Miss Given Goodson of E. C.
T. C, Greenville; Thurman White,
Willie Winslow and Thomas Chap
pell of Belyidere.
BELVIDERE CLUB MEETS
The ftelvidere Home Demonstra
tion Club met at the Community
House on Wednesday afternoon. Jan
nary 22. The meeting opened by
Singing "Carolina." Tht; devotional
was conducted, by Miss Lucy White,
from Joshua 8:4. Ilia toll was call
ad and elub dues were collected, 'lie
fttinutes of the previous meeting were
pad and'approvfd. Due to (tha JJl-
Mr. and Mrs. Ulric Caddy and
children visited Mr. and Mrs. Quinton
Hurdle Sunday afternoon.
Odell Baccus has accepted work
in Norfolk, Va.
C. M. Hurdle returned from Albe
marle Hospital, Elizabeth City, Fri
day after being there several days.
Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Hurdle and
children visited Mr. and Mrs. E. L.
Jennings Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stallings and
son, Ernest Carey, of Cumberland,
visited Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Stallings
and Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Hurdle on
Odell Baccus, of Norfolk, Va.,
spent the week-end with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Baccus.
Miss Shirley Hurdle spent Friday
With Mrs. Ernest Stallings, at Cum
berland. Mrs. J. V. Stallings and Mrs. Z. D.
White visited Mr. and Mrs. C. M.
Hurdle Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. C. C. Symons accompanied
Mr. and Mrs. Will Hall to Elisabeth
City Thursday evening and visited
Mrs. Irvin- Stallings.
Vivian Hurdle, of Norfolk, Va.,
spent Tuesday 'night and Wednesday
at bona and visited his father. C. M.
Hurdls, in Albemarle Hospital, Eliza-
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One Dic Plow.
One 2-in-l Cultivator.
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15 Loads of Corn.
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