A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF
RTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, February 14, 1941.
$1.25 Per Year.
Volume VIII Number 7.
By Elizsbeth City;
Local Teams Will Play
Sunbury High Friday
To Hold Study Class
At Grammar School
Both basketball teams of Perquim-
ATIR Hiorh School met defeat at the
'hands of the Elizabeth City teams
;' last Friday night when the fast-
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local court for the annuall tilt with
In the oneninir battle between the
girls' teams of the rival schools, the
visitors had the situation well in
hand from the opening whistle. The
Squaws were outplayed and out-shot
throughout the entire game and the
final gun showed Elizabeth Cty the
' victors by a 46-24 count.
Slaves. Gault and White played
; .the offensive side for Perquimans
kind scored all the points, but they
were not up to their usual brand of
In the second game, between the
IndianB and the Jackets, Hertford
scored on the opening play, but was
overtaken by the Elizabeth City
boys and trailed at the end of the
first period 7-4. The second period
' was a see-saw affair and the half
time showed Elizabeth City ahead
The Indians came back strong dur
ing the second half and knotted tffe
nn Bftvnral occasions, but did
J,U. w.. - t ,
h.tm th atrfincth to maintain a
lead. Elisabeth City boys spurted
; il,t nnint lead during the
w ai r ... , .
?. Mivi fter the Indians naa
i; gained t,o point margin right after
l?Vthe opening or the iouna qua....
' W-.i 28 to 19 with the
visitors o the biz end of the points.
i- wmxuiav niirht both Perquimans
teams journeyed to Edenton to play
n 11 twma At1 a. neutral
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j i-.iall liovlnir' Hlirnifieu tnat
it desired tnat arrangemcjiv
.i 'Vno second time uus
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vear on the local floor.
The Indian Squaws outplayed the
Trenwell and won an easy
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vvtnrv 19 to 14. White was high
fnr fhe Indians, with 7 points.
Mayes and Gault tallied six points
each. Pat Edwards, E. White and
Ann Tucker started the game at the
r,,rH nnsitions for Hertford.
In the boys' game, the Creswell
koruitut the Indians the short
end of the score for the second time
this season. Final count was 28 for
Creswell, 18 for Hertford.
The Perquimans' teams will play
Sunbury tonight, but as yet no floor
has been selected for the game.
4 Weeks In Defense
' (Slass Training
The first of a series of study class
es conducted by the Parent-Teacher
Association was held, at the Hertford
Grammar School yesterday afternoon
with Mrs. I. A. Ward speaking on
the subject of the Relationship of the
Parent to the Child in School.
The second class of the series will
be conducted this (Friday) afternoon
when Mrs. F. T. Johnson will speak
on the subject What Do Parents Ex
pect of Children? The class will
convene at the Grammar School at
On next Thursday and Friday af
ternoons, the classes will be taught
bv the Rev. R. F. Munns and the
Rev. C. E. Hobgood, repectively. On
Thursday afternoon the Rev. Mr.
Munns will speak, using as his sub
ject Partnership In Homes. The
Rev. Mr. Hobgood has not made
known his subject for Friday after
noon. These classes will likewise be held
from 3:30 to 4:30 o'clock. The public!
is cordially invited to attend.
Draft Board Gets
Call For Five Men
Three White Youths to
Leave For Camp on
24th; Two Negroes on
One Hundred Dollars
Cleared For Infantile
Paralysis Fund Here
March of Dimes and
President's Ball Is
Termed Success By
lions Club Donates
Ten Dollars Toward
Fire Causes Large
Damage To White's
Tho Poiviiiimans County Defense
Toaininir Class has been going on
now four weeks and will continue for
four more weeks. The class meets
! h Hiirh School earage at 7
'ilk on Monday night, Tuesday
night; Thursday night, and Saturday
morning. This class is ior oux-oi
school boys between the ages of 17
and 24, and runs for eight weeks
The course now being given is "Au-.
tmnMlp. Truck and Tractor Repairs,
" Care and Operation." The class is
supervised by G. C. Buck and taught
T by J. W. Hampton. It is a practice
course where every boy actually does
the job assigned to him.
i ; xhe boys now staking this course
' 'r Thomas Channel!. Johnnie HoMo-
well. Thomas Hollowell, Frank Jes-
nti. W. L. Jessun. V Fentress Lane,
Olhrer Layden, Jr., Ernest Morgan,
T R. Parro. Leslie Perry. Herbert
f . Another class to now being planned
to start oon AU boys who are inr
4 terested in one of these classes are
, y asked to see Mr. Buck and register
lit ' t0t lt ;' rJ1
A fire of undertermined origin
caused between $3,000 and $5,00u
damage to the Albemarle tourist
Home operated by Mrs. J. E. White
on last Saturday morning. A large
portion of the damage was due to
water and smoke, although the
flames did considerable damage to
the attic of the home.
The fire was discovered at 11:15
by a maid, who was cleaning up
stairs and a call for the fire de
partment was placed immediately.
By the time the department arriv
ed heavy smoke clouds were rolling
out from the house making the root
invisible from . tye-street,- and thus
hindering the firemen in locating
the exact snot of the fire.
Residents of the boarding hous
and tourist home had, meanwh.ie,
carried a large part of the furniture
and personal belongings to the yards
of the neighbors.
The local troop of Boy Scouts also
assisted splendidly by aiding occu
pants to gather personal property
and watching it while the older men
carried on with the fire fighting.
One of the volunteer firemen, Itay
White, was overcome by smoke and
was given first aid by Dr. T. P.
Brinn, but it was necessary for
White to leave for home.
Damages to the house and furni
ture were entirely covered by insur
ance, Mrs. White stated. However,
losses of clothing and personal pos
sessions of the roomers were not
Mr. and Mrs. White highly praised
the Hertford firemen for their work
in extinguishing the flames and
thank the many friends and neigh
bors for their assistance at the fire.
J. R. Stokes, chairman of the Per
nnimans Countv draft board, an
nounced this week that the local
board has received a call for five
men to be furnished by the county
during the month of February to fiQl
the quota under the Selective Service
Three white men will be selected
to leave Hertford for Fort Bragg on
February 24, and two colored men
will follow on the 27th. The local
board has a total of 26 men classi
fied as A-l and ready to leave ior
At the present time the board has
not selected the white men who will
Heave first. John R. Webb, gran.ed a
30-day deferrment, may be included
in this group, depending upon action
taken in his case next week. Other
men who may be used to fill the
quota include Robert Morris, Henry
W Rrio-ht. Louis Chanpell, Edgar Lee
Lane, Harold Copeland and William
The Negroes who will leave for
camp on the 27th are Bernice Wood
ard and. Robert M. Riddick, both vol
nntpors The board has selected
Vernon Wiggins and George B. Fel
ton to act as alternates to these
Fred Forehand, Negro, appeared
at the draft board offices Hast week
and volunteered his services for the
year's training. This brings to a
total of twelve Negro volunteers that
the board has on file.
Due to the number of men that the
board has classified, and the number
now available for service, the draft
board has held up the mailing out
of questionnaires. Mr. Stokes said
that this work will be resumed as
soon as it is necessary to add more
men to the classified group.
The men who will leave Hertford
this month will be inducted into the
army at Fort Bragg and later trans
ferred to Fort Jackson, S. C, where
they will become a part of the 30th
Division of the U. S. Army.
Between one hundred and ten and
one hundred and. fifteen dollars wir;
be the net sum cleared in Perquim
ans County for the Infantile Paraly
sis Fund, according to figures releas
ed this week by IS. M. Whedbee,
chairman of the program for this
Mr. Whedbee stated that the Marc
of Dimes, which was under the direc
tion of F. T. Johnson and W. H. Pitt
and was well worked by the school
children and boy bcouis, win raise
a sum of around $75, and that the
dance sponsored by the committee
.vili net about $40.
In his statement Mr. Whedbee
thanked eveiy person who took part,
fiither in the March of Dimes or the
President's Iiall. and expressed his i
opinion that the program was a suc
cess in every way.
The school children and the Boy
Scouts made an excellent showing
with their work in the March of
Dimes. Practically every nook and
comer of the county was canvassed
by the youngsters in search of the
dimes that will be used to aid others
less fortunate, to walk again.
Likewise, for the first time since
the inauguration of the program,
the dance sponsored, during the pro
gram was a financial success. Ap
proximately 45 couples attended the
dance, and the committee unable to
obtain the services of an orchestra
without paying too large a sum for
it, held the costs to a minimum b
furnishing the music from the "juke"
box located at Walker's.
Fifty per cent of tc amount raised
'nere by the celebration will lie for
warded to national offices fr- be used
in the fight against Infantile Para
lysis on a national scale . . . through
research and treatment, and the re
mainder will stay in the county to
be used locally in fighting the dis
ease as it makes it appearances here.
l"he Hertford Lionr Club held its
regular meeting at the Hotel Hert
ford on last Friday night and had as
guests, Charles Ford Sumner and P.
Mr. Sumner made an interesting
talk to the members on the condi
tions of the first World War and
compared the events with those of
the present struggle going on in
During Hie meeting the Club vot
ed to donate the sum of ten dollars
to the Hertford Parent-Teachers As
sociation, same to be added to the
P. T. A. curtain fund. The P. T. A.
is now raising a fund for the pur
chase of a stage curtain to be used
at the Hertford Grammar School.
The Club aiso voted to forego its
regular meeting on February 21, and
will meet with the Elizabeth City
Lions Club on its Charter Night
Friday, February 28.
Short Session Held
By Town Board In
Few Cases Docketed
For Recorder's Court
Weds Ahoskie Man
Officer Arrets Nekrb
In Theft Of 45 Dollars,
1 James Whitehurst, Negro ft ' Wi
fall, was arrested and placed ifl' jail,
m default of S200 bond, and is charg
ed with1 stealing $45 in cash, a wrist
watch andJLold sUwM.MM
' whitelinnt waa taken into custody
Tuesday morning by Deputy Sheriff
M. G. Owens;, after tne tneit naa
been reported 'aa occuring Monday
:nlght ' . ; . ' ,
rh Nean-n allemd to have tak
en the property from the car. of
Clyde Layden, ', who ha4 parked Jto
front of a store in Winfall and on
returning to his car noted that his
wifa's purse had wen ransacked.
Boy Scouts Appear
Before Rotary Club
A wedding of wide interest to their
manv friends took place Saturday,
February 8, when Carolyn Riddick,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. M
Riddick, became the bride of C. B
Barker, of Ahoskie.
Mr. Barker is the son of the late
Rev. J. J. Barker, a former pastor
of the Ahoskie Methodist Church,
and the late Mrs. Barker.
The marriage vows were read in
the Methodist Parsonage at Ben
....tii a rv hi, tVia Rv Mr.
Clarke, pastor of ithe i Bannettaville
V;Mra.: Barker received her educa
tion , in the, Perquimans : County
Schools and attended, both Eastern
Carolina Teachers, fivouege a ureen.
LtnJ ta'n1 nroATisknro .Cnlleire.-A At
the-present timet she J, amamber of
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Mr. Barker was graduated rfroni
the Ahoskie High School and is em
ployed by McPherson Brothers of
thatcityY4 " "
The couple will make their home
in Ahoskie. " 1 '
MINNIE WILSON ClRCL
" The. Minnie , Wilson t Circle 'Will
meet Monday evening ' at 8 ; o'clock
mi w tinm at Mrs. Thomas Sum
ner. - Members are " requested to
bring their dimes for the Chinese
Bible Women. "
T.ur una order has been the course
taken during the past several weeks
by the residents of Perquimans, and
by such a course business in the Re
corder's Court has dropped to a
Onlv three cases were on docket
when Judge Granberry Tucker con
vened court on Tuesday morning and
these were hurriedly carried to justice.
Two minor traffic cases which in
volved Henry Mallory, Negro from
the Durants Neck community, and
James Cuffie, Negro from Columbia,
were heard first.. Mallory was tax
ed one-half the costs of court when
he was found guilty of operating a
car with improper license; Cuffie was
fined $25 on the charge of reckless
Norman Lee White, Negro, was
placed under a $100 bond and cited
to appear in Court on July 15 on
hearings of non-support and seduc
tion. The State took a nol pros on
the second charge and White plead
guilty to the first.
The State also took a nol pros in
the case against Charlie Welch, who
was charged with assault.
The case asrainst O. A. Chanpell.
charged with passing a worthless
check, was continued.
In observance of National Boy
Scout Week, eight members of the
Hertford troop appeared before the
Rotaiy Club at is meeting luesday
evening, and gave a report of the
progress of the Hertford Scouts
since reorganization last February.
The local Rotary Club sponsors the
Boy Scout troop.
The report, given by Billy Blanch
ard, showed that in the past year
the troop has grown from a mem
bership of" twelve to thirty-eight.
Two members of the troop are in
line for the rank of Star Scout, and
only six members of the troop are
in the Tenderfoot Class, the others
being Second Class with the excep
tion of one First Class iScout.
Participating in the program be
sides Billy Blanchard, were Billy
Elliott, Julian Broughton, Johnny
Hunter, Bobby Holmes, Louis Sit
terson, Marvin Simpson and Thomas
The Hertford Rotary Club voted
this week to invite Robert E. Hum
ber of Pitt County, to speak before
a joint meeting of the Rotary and
Lions Clubs in the near future. His
topic will probably be on World
. Julian White, president of the
Lions Club, was a guest at the Ro
tary ( meeting. ( (
A short business f. ssion was hem
by the Town Hoard Monday night
when it convened for the regular
February meeting. Little business
was brought before the Board for
During a discussion of last week's
file, however, it was decided to holu
a fire drill for tlie volunteer firemen
in order that each member may bt
come familiar with the new fir, j
fighting equipment recently purchas I
ed, and which should insure moroi
efficiency at future fires. The fire
drill will be followed with an oyster l
roast for the men. I
A committee composed of Mrs. J. '
K. Futrell, Mrs. J. H. Towe, Jr., ana
Mrs. (". A. Havenport appeared be
fore the Hoard as representatives ot '
the Hertford Parent-Teachers Asso
ciation and explained the drive now;
being made- to raise funds for the ,
purchase 'of a curtain for the stage
at the Grammar School. After hear-!
ing the committee, the Board voted
'o donate the sum of $l"i to the
A short discussion regarding the
coming primary for Town Officials
was held, but complete details of the
coming election will be worked out
at the regular March meeting. I
The primary election of the mayor,
and town commissioners will be held
in April and the election to office'
will follow in May.
Mayor Darden announced Wednes
day that the oyster roast and fire
drill will be held on Thursday even
ing, February 27th, at the Municipal
Group Of Peanut
Growers Protest To
R. C. Holland Heads
Delegation of Direc
tors On Trip to Na
Following a lengthy article in The
News and Observer last week oy J
Mayon Parker of Ahoskie, president
of the Growers Peanut Cooperative,
Inc., in which he criticized R. C.
Holland, president of the Peanut
Stabilization Cooperative, for regis
tering disapproval in its present
form of the marketing quota oill as
introduced in Congress by Congress
man Stephen Pace of Georgia, Mr.
Holland on Saturday made the tollow
"The directors of t: e Peanut Sta
bilization Cooperative have stated
their present position on the bill of
Congressman I'ace of Georgia in
writing before the sub-committee of
the House Agriculture Committee,
,. hirh recently held hearings on the
bill. That statement will stand."
Mr. Holland went on to say: "Mr.
J. Mayon Parker failed to say in his
statement that not a single one of
the directors representing North
Carolina on the directorate of Grow
ers Peanut Cooperative were present
with him in Washington at the hear
ings on the bill, although he urged
them to attend the hearings." He
further stated, "These directors will
. hortlv make known to their repre
sentatives in Congress their objec
tions to the bill and will seek such
changes in the bill as appear neces
sary to give to the peanut farmers
nf North Carolina fair and equitable
Mr. Parker, who was in Washing
ton when the I'ace bill was consider
ed, expressed the belief that the bill
was adequate to protect all peanut
growers and that he is in favor
of it in all essentials, and for that
reason opposed any amendments
which mil lit be offered oy the Pea
nut Stabilization Cooperative
Mr. Holland, last week, requested
that the report of the committee on
the bill be deferred until after Feb
ruary 17 in order that the directors
of his association may have an op
portunity to file any suggestions in
respect to changes in the bill. These
suggestions have been filed, and in
order to bring them before the com
mittee, Mr. Holland, together with
his directors, seven of the eight of
whom are also directors of the Grow
ers Peanut Cooperative, Inc., left for
Washington Tuesday and plan to re
main on the scene Wednesday and
Thursday and even longer if neces
sary in order to protect the rights
of North Carolina's peanut growers,
if those rights are not provided foi
in the bill as it now stands.
Those who are with Mr. Holland
Woman's Club Plan
Money Raising Party
For Building Fund
Friday To Elect
Officers For Post
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The Perauimans County Post of the
American; Legion will hold, ,its first
meeting at o'clock Friday even
fntr fo the : nurnose of organizing
and rfectmir officers for the Post.
World War veterans have signed up
for membership in the local Post,
but the organising ' committee has
mailed out seventy - Invitations to
veterans in the county to attend the
All ' veterans, are urged to attend
local veterans that the charter mem
bership of the local Post can be rais
ed to fifty before the roll ta closen.
Music Program At
Grammar School On
Friday, Feb. 21
A patriotic musical program will
be, riven at the Hertford Grammar
School on .Friday, ...February 21, at
TaO;, o'clock by,, the bands and glee
clubs of the Grammar School and
Perauimans Hierh School.
The program will be under t..e
direction of Miss -Mary- Jane Spruill,
Mrs. H. M. Riddick and Jimmy Mc.
Callum. The public is cordially in
vited to attend.
W. C'T. U. MEETING
tian Temperance Union will meet at
the home of Mrs. K. R. Newbold on
Tuesday afternoon at 8 o'clock. Al
members are urged to be present
There was a large representation
of the members of the Woman's Club
present at the meeting held Tuesday
afternoon in the auditorium of the
Agricultural Building, with Mrs. I.
A. Ward, president, presiding, when
numerous important matters of bus
iness were discussed.
To raise money for the proposed
new Community Building, the Club
will give an elaborate bingo party on
the night of February 28, when a
number of valuable prizes, and some
of llesser value, to be donated by va
rious firms and individuals, will be
given to the lucky players.
In connection with the work of
Bundles for Britain, work hitherto
not undertaken in Hertford, Mrs.
Ward annointed a committee, Mrs.
R. T. Clarke, Mrs. J. J. Fleetwood
and Miss Mae Wood Winslow, to in
stitute the work here. The commit
tee represents each of the churches
in Hertford, with Mrs. Clarke from
the Methodist Church. Mrs. Fleets
wood from the BaDtist Church, and
Miss Winslow from the Episcopal
Mrs. R. T .Brinn, who was one of
the winner at the last meeting, again
won a door prize, a theatre ticket
from the State Theatre. Mrs. J. P
Morris won the second door prize, a
gift from Roberson's Drug store.
Mrs. R. .T. Brinn. chairman of the
Welfare Department, had charge of
the program, with a paper on Wel
fare Work being read by Miss Ruth
in Washington in the interest of the
bill are J. II. Fearing representing
Bertie County, W. R. Everett repre
senting Martin County, J. G. ShieOds
representing Halifax County, B. L.
Stephenson representing Northamp
ton County, M. B. Hobbs representing
Gates County, L. K. Hassell repre
senting Washington Coupty, R. V.
Knight representing Edgecombe
County, and John G. Wood repre
senting Chowan County.
Before leaving Tuesday, Mr. Hol
land felt greatly encouraged relative
to changes in the Pace bill, for ac
cording to a newspaper story from
Washington in The News and Obser
ver, Congressman Harold D. Cooley
introduced an amendment to the bill
to increase acreage allotments for
North Carolina and other old peanut
producing states in an effort to iron
out controversies. Mr. Cooley con
ferred with Representatives Herbert
C. Bonner and John Kerr and Repre
sentative Darden of Virginia, and
expressed the belief that the amend
ment would satisfy one of the out
standing objections to the bill.
This particular phase of the pea
nut marketing quotas has been for
over a vear one of the principal ob
jectives of the Peanut Btabilizatior
Cooperative for the benefit of pea
nut growers, and while Mr. Hollana
was glad to Jeam that the amend
ment had been proposed, he felt that
,'here might be other necessary
changes in the bill and for that rea
son he and his group of directors
want to be on the scene to carefully
scrutinize the bill and offer any
changes which will be of benefit to
Mr. and Mrs. W, M. . White, of
HS1imniid. V. winh ta announce th .
j birth of a son, Thomas Cleaver, born
' February 3, 1941. Mr. White, a
native of Hertford, is the son of Mr.
nd Mrs. Jake White, of Hertford.
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