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ERQUIMANS WEEKLY
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, A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
,T Volume VIII. Number 6.
Hertford, Perquimans County, JNorth Carolina. Friday February 7, 1941.
$1.25 Per Year.
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PEANUT STABILIZATION COOPERATIVE
DISAPPROVES OF PACE PEANUT BILL
Directors Authorize R.
C Holland, President,
To Note Amendments
To Congress
The Board of Directors of the Pea
nut Stabilization Cooperative, Incor
porated, the organization that for
three years, 1937 to 1940, adminis
tered the Peanut Surplus Removal
Program in North Carolina for the
U. S. Department of Agriculture,
has instructed its President, R. C.
Holland of Edenton, to register its
disapproval in its present form of
Bil H. R. 994, known as the Market
ing Quota Bill and affecting the
growing and disposal of peanuts in
the United States. The above Bill
was introduced in the Congress by
Congressman Stephen Pace of Geor
gia. This body says that it faYors the
Marketing Quota Bill in principle
I but before approving it, importani
amendments will have to be made.
A hurried hearintr was called in
Washington on this Bill Monday ol
this week before a sub-committee of
the House Committee on Agriculture.
The time given after notice of the
hearing was insufficient for the
careful preparation of desired a
mendrnenta. This made it necessary
to have the statement given below
read into the record of the hearing
committee. After proper considera
tion by representative growers of
North Carolina, a brief with the de
sired amendments will be filed with
the Committee.
The Peanut Stabilization Cooper
ative, Incorporated, is now function
ing as the only growers organiza
tion representing exclusively the
peanut growers of North Carolina on
matters pertaining to legislation.
Following are the facts presented
by Mr. Holland to sub-committee No.
1 of the House Committee on Agri
culture concerning the present Bill
H. R. 994:
"We beg leave to submit:
"1. The undersigned is a non-
Drofit farmers association and has
a membership of 3,500 peanut farm
ers, residing in every county ix
North Carolina where peanuts are
grown in any substantial volume for
commercial purposes.
"2. The directors of the associa
tion are chosen by the peanut farm
ers themselves and come from the
larger peanut-producing counties in
North Carolina, which insures broad
representation on the board.
"3. This association has been for
the past four years and is now the
only recognized and authorized or
ganization in North Carolina repre
senting the peanut farmers of North
Carolina in matters of legislation
affecting the production and market
ing of peanuts in North Carolina.
"4. This association is not aware
of any statement or action, made or
taken, by the peanut farmers of
North Carolina conferring on an,
person, group of persons or organi
zation, other than this association,
the right to speak for and represent
them in legislative matters touching
the production and marketing ot
peanuts in North Carolina, both State
and Federal; and particularly the
legislation embodied in H. R. 994, or
any similar bill introduced in the
last. Congress.
"5. This association favors in
principle H. R. 994; but is unalter
ably opposed to that bill in its pres
ent form.
"6. This association respectfully
asks that this statement be made
part of the record of hearings on H.
R. 994; and further that the report
of the committee on the bill be de
ferred until after February 17, 1941,
in order that this association may
have reasonable time and opportun
ity to tile with the committee some
suggestions in respect to changes , in
the bill that would meet the present
objections of the association to Nthe
bill." '
Young Men's Bible
Cbss Chose Officers
Officers for he newly formed
loung Men s Die taass oi we
Hertford Baptist Church were chosen
last Sunday. Rupert Afnsley to pres
ident; David Fuller, vice; president,
and Clinton Eley, secretary and
treasurer, ft 'fr '
AppTOlmttftety ' forty young men
of the county have formed this class
and they very cordially invite other
young men of the county to visit
thoir class each' Sunday, and to join
with' them. 1 , i
G. C. Buck will teach the claw at
the regular t Bible School hour on
Sunday. A permanent teacher will
be chosen later. "'
Small Percentage
Fail To List Taxes
Before Deadline
Although definite figures are not
yet available, it is believed by J. W.
Ward, County Tax Supervisor, that
only a small percentage of the tax
payers of the county failed to fist
their property during the January
listing period. Tax list takers will
turn over the list books to Mr.
Ward during this week.
A penality is added to those who
failed to list their property during
the davs allotted in January, and
all late listing must be done by Mr.
Ward at his office in the courthouse
Hertford School Has
Fine Membership In
Junior Red Cross
The Hertford Grammar School, ac
cording to an announcement made
this week by Miss Mary Sumner, is
the only school in Perquimans Coun
ty that has membership in the Junioi
Red Cross.
At the present time the Grammar i
School has a 100 percent member
ship, as everyone of the 272 students
are enrolled in the Junior Red Cross,
and are actively interested in the
work.
The purpose of the Junior Red
Cross is to acquaint the youngsters
with the work being carried on by
the Red Cross and to interest them
in that work, enabling the Red Cross
to hold that interest through later
years.
Dues are contributed by the mem
bers of the Grammar School and
range from one cent to five cents.
The sum raised through these dues is
used to purchase magazines for the
local children, and to send a por
tion to the national headquarters to
be used in Red Cross work.
Another nortion of the money is
used locally.
Beech Spring Club
Wins First Honors
For Club Work
The Beech Spring Home Demon
stration Club was awarded top hon
ors for work accomplished by the
home demonstration clubs of the
County during the past year. The
awards to the clubs were made at
the County Council meeting held on
Saturday, February 1, at the Agri
cultural Building.
A program presented by the Win
fall Olub included a dialogue given
bv Minnie Wilma Wood and Alma
Davenport. Special music was fur
nished by Olive Layden and Doris
Miller. A short talk by the Rev. J.
D. Cranford, of Winfall, concluded
the program.
Prizes for the cllub work for 1940
were awarded as follows: First prize,
a pressure cooker, went to the Beech
Spring Club; second prize, curtain
stretchers', was won by the Whites
ton Club, and third prize, a fruit
cake pan, was won by the Ballahack
Club.
The County Council voted to spon
sor a Living Room Improvement
Contest, and all rooms will be scored
before any improvements are made,
and again at the dose of the con
test.
The Council also voted to ask
Jonathan Daniels, managing editor
of the News and Observer, to be the
guest speaker at the Spring Federa
tion meetinsr to be held early in
June.
Mm Arba Winslow of the Whites
ton Club.t was announced the winner
in the Kitcft Improvement Contest
conducted' by TSfe CounoH) Mrs. Lu-
dus Winslow the Whitestoa Club,
won first prize in toe mail box war
test sponsored by Miss Frances
Maness. home agent Mrs. Noah
FeUton, of the Beech Spring Club,
won second prize in the Mail Box
Contest
Perfect Attendance Certificates
were awarded to the following Mem
bers by the County Council: Sr..--.-.
Ballahack Club--Mrs. Joe Perry,
Mrs. J. B. Perry, Mrs! B. P. Mends.
Burgess Club Mrs. J. B. Basalght,
Mrs. Tommy Matthews, Mrs. Sidney
UydestV'rf- jifVUy. ivw.'--;'i';..: .
.WinfsJlJOulhrcrtlbax Faery..
; ; Whlteston Club Mrs. Mamie Lane.
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Large Attendance
Expected At Dance
Benefit Tonight
March of Dimes Off to
Good Start in Fight
Against Paralysis
From all indications a large at
tendance will be on hand for the
President's Ball which will be staged
at Walker's Ballroom tonight at 10
o'clock as a part of the Perquimans
program to raise funds for the fight
against Infantile Paralysis.
One setback has already beset the
dance committee, however, since the
orchestra which was scheduled to fill
the date and furnish the music for
the dance will be unable to make its
appearance. The chairman of the
program, S. M. Whedbee, recvived
word early this week and immediate
ly the local dance committee compos
ed of Mr. Whedbee, Dr. C. A. Dav
enport and Morgan Walker contacted
other dance orchestras in an attempt
to get a band for the local affair.
The committee had little luck,
however. All bands contacted wanted
a higher price than the committee
wished to pay for an orchestra. The
committee is making every attempt
to hold the cost of the dance to a
minimum in order that the benefit
mav show a profit to be turned over
to the Infantile Paralysis fund.
Since the prices asked by the
bands were too high, the committee
has decided to have the music for the
dance furnished by the "juke" box
located at Walker's, and it is hoped
that all attending the affair will
have an enjoyable time.
The dance is scheduled to begin at
10 o'clock, and the price of admis
sion has been set at $1.00 per couple.
The public is cordially invited to at
tend and aid in raising funds for the
fight which has been so successfully
carried on since the beginning of this
program.
Every indication points toward a
high figure being raised in the March
of Dimes, another part of the Cele
bration program. The March of
Dimes is being handled by the school
children and by the Hoy Scouts, un
der the supervision of F. T. Johnson
and W. H. Pitt.
The sum of $32.86 had been re
ported up to Wednesday noon and it
is very likely that the amount will
reach $50 by Saturday afternoon
when the final reports will be turned
over to the chairman.
North Carolina To Have
Early Thanksgiving
This Year
According to an announcement
made by Governor Broughton on
Monday, North Carolina will fall in
line with other States this year and
observe Thanksgiving Day on the
third Thursday in November, which
will be the day designated by Presi
dent Roosevelt as Thanksgiving.
During flie past few years former
Governor Hoey saw no reason for
changing the date of the historic
day and North Carolinians, along
with six or seven other States' resi
dents celebrated the day a week
later than the rest of the nation.
Governor Broughton, in issuing the
notice regarding the date, stated
that he preferred the usual fourth
Thursday himself, but was changing
the date due to the overwhelming
sentiment in favor of the national
day.
Boy Scouts Present
Program At Parent
The Parent-Teachers Association ol
the Hertford Grammar School hela
its regular monthly meeting at the
Grammar School Building on Thurs
day night, February 6, at 8 o'clock,
and enjoyed a well-presented pro
gram given by the Boy Scout Troop
of Hertford.
The meeting was also held in
celebration of the Founder's Day for
Parent-Teachers Associations.
Jtfrs. J. ft. Futretl, president of the
association,' tnade a short talk on
Founder's Day and the occasion was
also) observed with a cake cutting
an a cattail Itgfrtfffg- ceWffibny.
The Boy Scouts, under the direc
tion of Scoutmaster W. H. Pitt, gave
a patriotic program which was well
received by those present
The program given by the Scout,
inaugurated the local troop's obser
vance, of. National Boy Scout Week,
which starts today and runs through
to Friday, February 14.
Teachers Meeting
Advisory Committee
Formed To Work On
Defense Program
Registration For Vol
untary Work Expect
ed to Be Made
WitTi the formation of a Perquim
ans County Advisorv Committee to
work with and function under the
National Defense Program, the pro
gram now being stressed by the gov
ernment nears home.
This local committee composed of
F. T. Johnson, Dr. T. P. Brinn, Mrs.
I''. M. Perry, Dr. E. S. White, and
Mrs. J. K. Futrell, who was chosen
and will act as chairman of the
committee, and Mrs. Lucius Blanch
ard, Jr.
This committee will work with the
PWA group in carrying out a por
tion of defense program as pertains
to local situations.
One of the points of the defense
program that will soon be under
taken by the local committee will be
a .tg.. si ration of hite and Negro
women to serve voluntarily in de
fense projects. This registration
will also include professional men
who will volunteer to give a portion
of their time each week toward pro
jects sponsored.
This registration will be on the
voluntary plan and all work done
will be volunteer work. No pay is
connected with the work.
Another item that the Advisory
Committee has been asked to sponsoi
is requesting that all women of the
county .who plant gardens plan for
extra foods, and after canning them,
give same to the local lunch room
project which comes under the de
fense program. All women are also
requested to save jars and contri
bute them to the women who vol
unteer to give vegetables to the lunch
room.
It is highly probable that more
complete details as to the work and
duties of this advisory committe
will be forthcoming as the program
is shaped up in Washington.
Name Omitted
Through error, the name
Bray, Second. Grade, was
from the honor roll of the
Grammar School listed i
Weekly on last Friday.
of Ann
omitted
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Local Legion Post To
Hold Organization
Meeting February 14
The Perquimans County Post of
the American Legion will hold its
organization meeting and the elec
tion of officers on the 14th of Feb
ruary at the Courthouse in Hertford.
All men who have signed for mem
bership in the Post are urged to be
present for this important meeting.
At the present time the Post has
36 veterans signed for membership
and the Post is holding open the
charter memberships in hope that
the number will reach fifty. A drive
for a 100 percent enrollment of
County veterans will be made follow
ing the complete organization.
Dues for the local Post have been
set at $3.00 per year.
Marriage Of Lucius
lanchardjr., And
uth Davenport
Coming as a complete surprise
to their many friends throughout thif
section was the announcement of the
marriage of Miss Ruth Davenport
to Lucius Blanchard, Jr., which took
place at Dinwiddie, Va., on Sunday,
November 3, 1940.
Mrs. Blanchard is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Davenport,
of Elizabeth City. She received her
education at the Elizabeth City High
School and Woman's College, Greens
boro, lating taking graduate work
the University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill.
For the past five years Mrs.
Blanchard has been the supervisor
of welfare for Perquimans County
and she will continue for the present
with that position.
Mr. Blanchard is the son of Mrs.
Lucius Blanchard ef Elizabeth City,
and was the former editor of The
Perquimans Weekly. Last October
he accepted a position with the Ahoe
ki newsDaoer and he is now editor
of the Hertford County Herald at
Ahoskie.
COMMISSIONERS PLAN ABC STORE VOTE
FOLLOW ELECTION FOR TOWN OFFICIALS
Woman's Club Meeting I
Scheduled For Tuesday
At Agricultural Bldg.
The Hertford Woman's Club will
hold its regular monthly meeting at
the Perquimans County Agricultural
Building on Tuesday afternoon, j
February 11, at 3 :.'!() o'clock. All j
members are urged to be present.
The change in meeting place of
the Club is now necessary inasmuch
as the room at the library is now
not large enough to accommodate
the large number of ladies attending
the meetings. The meeting next
Tuesday will lie held in the audi
torium of the Agricultural Building.
Two Negro Selected
To Be Called Into
Service Feb. 27
According to reports issued from
State draft headquarters in Raleigh,
Perquimans County will he called
upon to furnish two Negro draftees
to fill the county's quota for the
month of February.
J. K. Stokes, chairman of the local
draft board, had not received a di
iect order for men on Wednesday.
but was expecting one very soon. He
stated that the local board as yet
does not know the number of men to
be called, but it is probable that the
figures issued in Kalcigh are correct ;
The local board is all set for the
next call for selectees, having a
grand total of 26 men classified in1
group A-l. Of this number, nine
are white men and 17 are Negroes. J
The board has also received one i
more colored volunteer, Milton E.I
Fciton, 'having signified his readiness
to serve his year's training.
Ml. . Stokes stated that the local
boaid has, again, temporarily, halted'
the mailing out of questionnaires.!
hut will resume this work as more
.in . i are needed.
A total of .'!5." Negro selectee.-, will
be furnished by Noilh C'aioli:,u i,i
the quota for the month of February
Creswell Noses Out
Indians In Close
Tilt Tuesday Night
Still playing improved basketball,
but needing a little extra zip, the
Perquimans Indians were nosed out
of a close game Tuesday niirht when
the highly touted Creswell team
handed them the short end of a 29
25 score.
Looking over the score by quar
ters, the verdict can be read during
the first stanza when the Creswell
team ran up nine points while the
Indians tallied but three. During the
remainder of the game it was nip
and tuc1; all the way but the Hert
ford bovs were never able to over
come the lead the larger boys from
Creswell gained during the first
period.
The score at half time stood 15-10
in favor of the visitors from across
the Sound, ,but during the last halt
the Indians scored a total of 15
points while holding the visiting
team to 14.
It was a well-played game and all
the players on both teams did well
toward contributing points.
In the preliminary game, the In
dian Squaws overpowered the visit
ing girls' team and won by a score
of 14-10. The Perquimans team won
easily, regardless of the closeness
of the score.
Getting off to an 8-0 lead in the
first quarter the Squaws ran that
figure up to 10-5 at half time and
the outcome of the game was never
in doubt.
The visitors became rough during
the second half and numerous fouls
were called. However, the rough
playing on the part of the Creswell
girls had 'a tendency to slow down
the Squaws in their point getting
and the final count was 14-10.
Gault, Mayes and White did the
scoring for Hertford.
lions Club Meet
The Hertford Lions Club will hold
its regular meeting Friday night at
the Hotel Hertford. A4 members
are urged to be present for the
meeting.
Final Action Will De
pend On Course Tak
en By General As
sembly In its regular monthly meeting on
Monday the Hoard of County Com
missioners discussed the forthcoming
election in regards to the establish
ing of an ABC store in Perquimans.
Although a motion was not made,
nor was the matter definitely adopt
ed, but it was the concensus of the
Hoard that action toward the special
election to determine whether or not
the pe ple of the county wanted an
ABC store would be begun in April
so that the election could be held
early in July,
i This course would mean that ine
J special election would follow imme
diately, within the legal time limit,
of the Town election in May.
Trie law specifies that a special
election of this natuie can not be
he'd within sixty days prior or after
a regular election. Final action as
pertaining to the Perquimans elec
tion, however, hinges on the course
( that will be taken by the Genera.
Assembly, since it has been hinted
that a State-wide referendum will
be called for. If this is voted by the
legislature, a local election will not
1 be necessary.
It was decided by the Hoard that
the body will sit starting March 1st,
and work out the revaluation of prop
erty as required by law. After the
completion of this work and notifi
cation has been made to all persons
u hose property valuation has been
changed, the Hoard will on March
17 sit as a Board of Equalization
and make any adjustments deemed
fa i r.
Representative J. T. Benton, who
has been confined to his home for
several days and unable to attend
to his duties in the legislature, was
a visitor to the Board meeting and
informed the Board that he will glad
ly carry out any instructions thar
! iIUui, n: g'it I1,'1 . e hi -v.. Mr. Hen
ton returned to Raleigh Ai unlay to
resume his work in the Uvi lature as
Perquimans' representative.
The Commissioners a.-ked Mr. Ben
ton his opinion on the question ol
the Staie-wioe liquor referendum
bill and Mr. Benton told them that
lie thought the bill would pass the
House satisfactorily, but that he dlo.
not believe that the bill would pass
the Senate.
The bill presented in the legisla
ture by Mr. Benton, asking that de
linquent taxes in Perquimans County
be allocated to the general fund haa
been passed by the Lower House and
it is now before the State Finance
Committee.
Mrs. Eva Avent of Elizabeth City,
appeared before the Commissioners
(yi behalf of the PWA, asking thai
the Commissioners cooperate in the
lunch room project. The Board
granted $30 to be used toward the
garden project conducted by the
PWA, and. which furnishes vegetables
to the lunch room.
L. W. Anderson, county farm
agent, appeared before the Board
and stated that due to the Selective
Draft calling up five men used in
the Bangs' disease eradication work
by the State that the program win
be delayed in this county for a short
time.
Further announcement regarding
this program will be issued as soon
as the program is ready to get under
way.
Hertford Rotary Club
Receives Letter Of
Thanks From England
The Hertford Rotary Club this
week received a letter of thanks
from the Rotary Club of Hertford,
England, in answer to a Christmas
Greeting sent to the English club,
with a cash contribution.
An excerpt from the letter reads:
"All members of my club appre
ciate the thought of your club in
sending help. Before this grim job
is over there will be plenty of cases
which will need our help, so you may
rest assured that your effort on our
behalf will not be in vain."
The letter was mailed from Hert
ford, England, on January 15, and
bore an air mail stamp. It also
bore the seal of the censor who in
spected the letter before it was
cleared.
Weekly meetings of Rotary clubs
are still being he'd throughout Eng
land in spite of the war.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dail Hert
ford, Route Two, announce the birth
of a son, Clarence Lee, on January
31st Mother and baby are doing
nicely.
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