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A: WTY NEW OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volmno VfflAr Number 8. ' Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, February 21, 1941.
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Rvo Tcrquiuiens Men Selected To
Fi.l Draft Quota Next Vee!t
rhree White Youths,
An Two Negroes To
Entrain For Fort
Bank And Postof fice
To Be Closed For
Five men have been selected by
Uie Perquimans County draft boara
to fill the county's quote for Feb
ruary and these men will Heave Hert
ford next week for Fort Bragg,
where they will be Inducted in the
armed forces for a year's training
under the Selective Service Act.
' JWhn R. Webb. Robert W. Morris
and Henry W. Bright will leave Hert
. Ar1 An Mondav. February 24. for
Jrt Bragg, where they will fill the
quota for three white men.
Bernice Woodard and Robert M.
Riddjck, Negroes, will leave for
camp on February 27 to fill the cai.
froo rfJlored draftees. These
men will have as their alternates
Vernon Wiggins and George Felton.
i, Louis N. Chappell, Edgar L. Lane
and Harold H. Copeland have been
designated by the board to serve as
alternates for the white men.
These alternates are subject to
call in case any one of the men, on
arriving at Fort Bragg, is turned
down for military service.
. The above-named men have re
ceived their induction orders f roip
the board and have been notified to
report to the draft office at 9 a. m.
on, the morning of departure.
In talking with this reporter in
regards to the draft regulations, J.
R. Stokes, chairman of the local
board, stated that any registrant,
upon receiving his classification from
ha Incnfl board, has a period of five
days during which he may ask for a
hearing for re-class lfication or ae
ferment of service. -
t nAaT in Min dAferment a
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registrant must (deH evidence to
show cause forsne aeiafmenw mei
r the boar classifies him" as
ndifha take's his
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S. M. Whedbee announced Wed
nesday that the Hertford Post Ol
f ice will be closed Saturday in ob
servance of George Washington's.
Birthday. There will be no mail
deliveries made during the day, but
mail will be placed in boxes at the
Post Office and dispatched. The
stamp window will be open from
11 to 12 noon for the convenience of
The Hertford "Banking Company
will observe the anniversary on Mon
day instead of Saturday, and the
bank will be dosed all day on Feb
ruary 24th, R. M. Riddick, cashier,
announced Tuesday. The Bank will
be opened for Dusiness from 10 un
til 2 Saturday.
Judge Tucker Finds
Probable Cause In
Theft Case Tuesday
Overloaded Trucks Cost
Two Drivers; Goose-
hollow Negro Found
For Lions Meeting
Hertford lions Club To
Attend Charter Night
Meeting Held In Eli
Charles Ford Sumner Chosen First
Commander Perquimans Legion Post
Bangs Disease Tests
To Begin In County
Local Church Joins
In Special Services
To Be Held March 2
Wins Seed Judging
Contest He)d Here
Rev. R. F. Munns. aastor of the
Hertford Methodist Church, stated
Wednesday that the Hertford Church
will join with more than nineteen
hundred Methodist churches in North
Carolina to participate in Methoa
ism's nation-wide observance of Day
of Compassion on March 2. Special
sermons and services willl emphasize
the extraordinary world situation.
It is expected that North Carolina
nhnwVioc mill vtntrihiita $41,000 on
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this day as their share in the million
dollar campaign to relieve human
Suffering in war-stricke areas and
for special work at home.
One-half of the amount will be
used for overseas relief in Europe
4 and, China. Assistanc! th Mother
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The Perauimans F. F. A. Seed
iiidcinD- team, composed of Thomas
Rogerson, Gordon Winsllow, Adrian
Smith, and Edward Wilder as sub
stitute, carried off top honors in the
F. R A. ISeed and Plant Identifica
tion Contest held at the Perquimans
High School Thursday, February 13.
The local team coached by G. C.
Buck and participated in the contest
with teams from schools represent
ing Weekaville, Central, Moyock,
and Poplar Branch.
The teams were asked to identify
some fifty samples of various types
of seeds and thirty mounted aped
. men of nlants and weeds. The Per
quimans team scored 194 points
which were seventeen more than
were received by the second place
The winners were awarded the
thirty mounted specimens as a prize.
These were furnished by the Statw
Chapter ot the Future Farmei of
fSiiirr in Britain will' taWT' dite"
quarter of a million dollars. The
remaining fourth million will ba used
in mpetinir the relifiriouB neeeb of
youth in training under the
tive Service Act.
The million dollar emergency fund
is being raised under the leadership
of the Council of Bishops, and its
use will be carefully guarded by the
Emergency Commission, of which
Bishop Edwin Holt Hughes, Wash
ington, D. C, is chairman. Plans
have just been completed for Bishop
Hughes to speak at Centenary Meth
odist Church, Winston-Salem, on the
Day of Compassion.
Favorable reports are being re
ceived indicating plans are already
under way for this observance in
many North Carolina churches, ac
cording to a statement b7 Bishop
Clare Purceil, Charlotte, in charge
of Methodism in this state.
Drive For Curtain
At Grammar School
Judge Granberry Tucker found
nrobable cause in the hearing ot
James Whitehurst, Negro, charged
wJth the theft of a watch and $45
from the purse of Mrs. Clyde Lay
den and bound the Negro over to
the Superior Court.
Whitehurst. it is alleged, stole
the watch and. money out of the
Layden car while it was parked in
Lindsey W. Privott and Luther
Whedbee, both white men, plead
guilty to a charge of operating
trucks on the highway with excessive
loads and were taxed with the costs
of court.. Both men stated that they
did not know their trucks were over
loaded when stopped by Patrolman
Jack Gaskill, who weighed the
John Sykes, Negro, was found
guilty of operating a truck with in
sufficient brakes and was assessed
the costs of court.
Welden Maben, Negro, plead guil
ty to two counts, charging him with
driving drunk and destroying per
sonal property. Judge Tucker sen
tenced him to 90 days to be sus
pended upon payment of a $50 fine,
and $50 to the Towe Motor Com
pany for damages done an automo
bile owned by them. Maben's driv
er's license were revoked for one
Bessie Ferebee, Goose Hollow
Negress, plead, guilty to the charge
of having in her possession non-tax
paid liquor for the purpose of sale
and was sentenced to 30 days in jail,
to be suspended upon payment of a
$50 fine. She was placed on good
behavior for one year.
Fred Revels, Negro, submitted to
a,fiharge9 simple drunk and was
taxed the costs of turt.
Grandy White, Negro, was found
guilty of assault on a female, and
fined the costs of court.
In a family spat aired before
Judge Tucker, Emaltne and Oliver
Riddick were found not gufflty of as
sault, while Elizabeth Riddick was
found guilty and fine $5 for simple
assault on Helen Riddick White.
The White women 'was taxed with
the costs of court, mounting to $19,
after she plead ghilty to aasauA
with a deadly weapon
Hertford Book Club
Met Last Friday
. ' The Hertford Book Club held its
' " rerudar meeting last Friday night
at ft inVloek at the home of Mrs. S
If. Whedbee. witt Mrs. Whedbee,
J Km. T,, P Brina and Mrs. Chas. E.
i ; : Johnson as hoitesse.
. ,Mrs. J. G. Roberson gave a read-
James Russell' Lowell; Mrs.
:' H. ft. Stokes spoke ot Louisa M. Ai
V- tt? Mm. H. R. Window talked on
?-H U work of HeniThmaiand
- Vtf. Valentine- ide:'Wrej.teire4i0:
H Mral A Ward,: -Mr TjBiten,
, ' Um. U'K Holfowen, Mr, tf. f,
? Mnrrfa Mm. J. ft. Robersoik- Mrs. T.
J " S. .White. Mrs, Charles Whedbee,
' Mrs. S. M. WhedbeeV Miss Mae Wooa
1 'V Winelow, Mrs., J. .Wlnslowv Mm.
. H. K. Wlnstow. Mri.Hi C,:; Stokes
and Miss Mary E. Sumner
Plans are rapidly being completed
for a gala cerebration when the
newly organized Elizabeth City Lions
Club holds its Charter Night i.ieev
ing at the Virginia Dare Hotel there
next Wednesday night, February 28.
TTicrViliirhta nf the nrocrram will be
"to 'h" ' o--
nn o.ldrpst! hv Hovernor J. M.
Broughton and the presentation ot
the Charter of the new club to its
president. E. O. (Jack) Baum by
District Governor James H. Parker
of District 31-C of Lions Interna
tional. n,o K.in.mot will hp served in tht
ball room of the hotel and a very
tempting: menu has been planned.
Toastmaster for the occasion will bv
7f,np Chairman Norman Trueblood,
who is secretary of the Hertfora
Lions Club, and who has devoted .
great deal of time in helping to get
the now club organized. The invoca
tion 'will be given by Rev. Clarence
E. flobgood, pastor of the Hertford
Eapiist Church, and a member of
the Hertford Club. As president of
the sponsoring club, Julian A. Whit
will present the bell and gavel to the
Elizabeth City club as a gift from
the Hertford club. The address oi
welofcme will be given by the Char-
ter Jvight Chairman, L,ion . ienii
Mcintosh, of Elizabeth City, ana r i
sponse will be made by Leroy Has-
kett, Tailtwister of the Edentoii
Lionji Club, and who, incidentally, is.
a candidate for mayor of Edenton.
Governor ttrouehton will be intro
duced by the toastmaster, while Dis
trict Governor Parker will be intro
duced by William Privott, past presi
dent1 of the Edenton Lions Uuh.
The Elizabeth City High School
Band and Glee Club, under the direc
tion of Gene Gorman, member of the
Ijoajrd of directors of the new club,
will render several speciaPtlSieetiens
and novelties during the program.
A large number of officials of
Lionism have indicted their inten
tion to attend this meeting, among
them being International Third Vice
President E. G. Gill of Roanoke,
Va., District Governors James K
Parker of District Sl-C, Clinton,
and Donald W. Shriver of District
?i-V. Norfolk. Va.. Past District
Governor Elliss Loveless of Norfolk,
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L. W. Anderson, county agent, is
in receipt of a letter from Dr. S. S.
Mirin informing him that Dr. Mirin
has been assigned to Perquimans
County for the purpose of making
Bangs Disease Tests and that he
will arrive in Hertford on Kriday to
begin the work at once.
Mr. Anderson requests that farm
ers who have cattle roaming, or
grazing in wooded areas, or other
locations difficult to test the cattle,
should herd the cattle and notify
Dr. Mirin as to the most convenient
time for him to call and makw the
Assistance along these lines will
greatly help with the work and will
Miss Mary Sumner
Reports On School
Lunch Room Project
Miss Mary E. Sumner, chairman I
of the Lunch Room Committee at th
Hertford Grammar School, today is
sued an invitation to all interestea
persons to visit the lunch room and
to observe the efficient way thai,
the project is being carried on ts a.
part of the WPA defense program.
Miss Sumner reported that the t
lunch room at the school is sponso, :
ed by the Grammar (School Tarent
Teachers Association and that it is
the only white WPA lunch room in
I p to the present time the lunch
loom has served 6,847 free lunchet,,
3,5!) 1 paid lunches, 881 exchange
lunches' during this school yeai.
This brings to a total of 11,31a
lunches served. ADDroximatelv 135
to 150 lunches are served daily.
Miss Summer, when asked about
the different names fhe lunches,
said that Free Lunches were served
those pupils who are unahle to pay
for t'nem. The Exchange Lunches
Post No. 226 Ameri
can Legion Organiz
Perquimans County Post, No. 226,
of the American Legion held its or
ganization meeting at the Court
house last Friday evening and chose
Charles Foid Sumner as its first
Other officers chosen for the Post
at this meeting included Charles E.
White as first vice commander,
George T. Roach as second vice com
mander, B. C. Berry, Post adjutant;
J. A. Perry, sergeant at anns; V. N.
Darden, finance officer; L. L. Wins
low, historian, and the Rev. J. D.
Cranford, Post chaplain.
Approximately thirty veterans at
tended the organization meeting and
plans were made to present the ap
pi, cation f t; r membership of the Post
to Mate officers. Names of the ve
terans accompanied the application
The following veterans were nam
ed to head the various committees in
the Post: J. G. Tucker, legal com
mittee; W. G. HolloweM, publicity of
: ficer; F. T. Johnson, service officer,
J. E. Winslow, Americanism officer,
j G. C. Buck, athletic officer.
J A membership arive will be start
t ed immediately under the supervision
of Vice Commander Chas. E. White,
and the Post is hopeful of "signing
up" every veteran in the County as
a member of the Post.
The State Commander of the A
! merican Legion, along with State
i officers, the District commander ano
; C. E. Kramer, of Edenton, First Dis
trict membership chairman, will at
tend the installation meeting of the
local Post at the next meeting, date
I of which will be set by the State
Commander, Dave Hall, of Belmont.
Benefits of the American Legion
were discussed at last Friday night's
meeting and it was pointed out tu
the veterans that the three dollars,
yearly dues to be paid by the mem
bers of the local I ost, will be divid
ed into payments to National head
quarters, St sbieudsua iters ana
the local Post.
These dues give ezA member a
paid subscription to the American
are given in exchange for cannea ; Legion Magazine as well as provide
K Opportunities, takftta
naitfiBt.'for Nw Department Jti-
,'spectors and civilian police,1 and for
klAn engineman. are Jpcluded;ra- the
'just announced, ft FuU v; information
nn the various posts, which
r-y st-larles rangln? from 1,320
The Parent-Teachers Association
of the Hertford Grammar School re
ports that rapid headway is being
made in the drive to raise funds to
supply a curtain for the stage at the
Grammar Schoo Building.
Over one hundred dollars has been
raised' to date by the Association
workers, who have designated 'Feb
ruary as "Curtain Month," and little
doubt is left that the Association
will go over the top with the fund
by the end of the month. -
The .funds are being; raised by
nnnniaft 'tanhncrintion and anyone de-
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To Pe Merged With
Regular P. T. A. Meet
vpue jto tiie small attondn:!(dur
ing the nrst "two Study CSasses be
ing Bponiired by the Parent-Teachers
Assodation, ttoa group i b decide
vhat tbiui Stndv Classee wilt be
combined with--th jegular;meeUngb
W the Association insteaa pi bag
hel during he alteriMJons as deslg-
Munns, who1 was tb ?fspfta t the
.Partnership In the Hoioes,, aA the
resrul-r meeting of .the.' Association
High School Band
To Parade and Give
Concert On Friday
The Perquimans High School
Band, dressed in the new uniforms
recently purchased for it, will pa
rade downtown on Friday morning
and give he Town of Hertford the
first view of the sparkling new gold
and blue outfits) that make the Band
an outstanding unit. The parade
will take place about 10 o'clock
Friday evening the Band will take
part in the patriotic musical pro
gram that will be given at the Hert
ford Grammar School and will wear
the new uniforms for this concert.
The musical program will be under
the supervision of Mrs. R. M. Rid
dick, Miss Spruill and Jimmy Mc
Callum and will consist of programs
presented by : about seventy-fivw
children "representing the 'Junior
Band, Grammar School Glee Club, a
small' Grammar School Band and the
High 'Scboor Glee dub. Members of
the Glee 'Clubs will be dressea u.
white. ' ,
A portion of the program to be
presented Friday night will be in
tribute to the Washington Birthday
The public is cordially invited to
fruits andvegetables, milk, meat anu
wood while those pupils able to Co
so, pay five cents for their lunch.
There is no difference in the tickets
issued for the (lunches and each pu
pil receives lunch alike.
Before the pupils are seated, Bless
him with the American Leirion As
surance Policy good for $100 toward
burial. They also provide for an
American Flag, a marker, service by
expert service officers and service
to widows and orphans.
Rotary Club Meeting
Hertford Girls Best
The Perquimans High School bas
ketball teams journeyed to Edenton
Tuesday night and met their rivals
on the hardwood for the second time
this year. Final results showed that
the Indians split the double-header.
The Squaws won, while the Indians
came off second best in a triple
The opening game between the
girls was a defensive battile and the
score was tied on several occasions.
Wally Mayes, forward for the
Squaws, came through with a two
pointer just as the final whistle ena
ed the game and gave the Perquim
ans team a two point victory. Final
score was 21 to 19.
The boys' game was a rough at
fair, many fouls being committed by
both sides, but it was a thrilling ex
hibition that went through three
overtime periods before the winner
Tha score , was tied at 20-all at
the end of the regular time and
during the first overtime period
neither side scored. During tne sec
ond overtime both teams scored two
points. Edenton flipped in a two
pointer during the third overtime to
win by a score of 24-22.
Of ficer s Arrest
Negro For Breaking
ing is asked by one of the students, j Demonstrations On
then all join in singing the first . .
Being Made Here
verse of "America." j i oiasn ireaiment
The lunch room, Miss Sumner
started, is a Defense Project, and
the Committee hopes that the pupils
will be stronger physically because
of the well-prepared, balanced, hot
lunches and thus abfle to do a better
job on their studies.
regular ! meeting Tuesday evening at Policeman
the Hotel; Hertford ' with a
Horse And Mule Clinic
To Be Held In County
On February 25th
L. W. Anderson, county agent, an
nounced Tuesday that all arrange
ments have been made to hold a one
day Horse and Mule Clinic in Per
quimans. Cards were mailed out to
farmers thorughout the county call
ing attention to the clinic and a
large response is expected.
Mr. Anderson has arranged ior a
licensed veterinarian to spend Tues
day, February 25, in Perquimans
arA tn trent. horses and mules for
worms, bad teeth, etc.
The schedule for the clinic has
been worked out as follows: 8:30 to
10:30 a. m., Town (lot in Hertford;
11:30 to 2 p. m., Jackson's Store at
New Hope; 2.30 to 5:00 p. m., Com
munity House at Belvidere. All in
terested farmers are invited to at
tend these clinics.
Eastern Star Meeting
Scheduled For Next
Monday Night At 7:30
The members of the Perquimans
Chapter of the Eastern Star will
hold a meeting at the lodge rooms
on Monday night, February 24, at
7:30 o'clock. All members are urg
ed to attend this meeting.
Mrnhhp of; members present.
t B M. -'Whedbee chairman of the
program "committee, . related Interest-
ln aiW Alum... naitarv Tntjimtitlnn-
a Service? even vtime Of Tar,
polntlny' atrtfJfWtvWrtJons' in which
Rotary has been forced to suspend
Denutv Sheriff M. G. Owens and
ng at Policeman Robert White arrestee.. FAllflV Mpptinc
Urgel wason Ferbee, Goose Hollow Negro,) kXeCUtlVe Meeting
The American Potash Institute in
cooperation with the Farm Manage
ment Section of N. C. State College
Extension Service is conducting five
demonstrations in Perquimans Coun
ty in regards to treatment of soil
Perauimans was selected alone
with 19 other counties in this State
for these demonstrations. One dem
onstration wiJl be conducted in each
township of the county.
In Bethel Township the demon
stration will , be on the farm of
Charles E. White; Hertford Town
ship, A. T. Lane; Belvidere Town
ship, L. L. Winslow; New Hope
Township, A. L. Godfrey, and in
Parkville Township, J. A. Bray.
The American Potash Institute will
furnish Potash free of charge for
summer and winter legumes and
small grain crops.
Small Number Have
Not Listed Property
According to figures released this
week by J. W. Ward, County Tax
Supervisor, a greater percentage of
taxpayers have listed their property
for taxes up to the present time
than in former years.
However, Mr. Ward stated that
there is still a small number of peo
ple who have not listed. These peo
ple have been notified by letter that
they must list their property by
March 1st. After that time the
County Commissioners will list the
Late listers must list their prop
erty at Mr. Ward's office in the
1di.uJ.o niirM ah the ' ehanre of
t u .-j f.ini, Wi4um. tt An ovopiitivB meetmar of tne worn'
0 alleged,: broke into the nickelodeon an's Mtestoswry . Society of the Hert
located in the stbre operated by Mil- ford Bssptist Churjwili be held on
' After talking with Ferbee, the of
ficers recovered t2S taken from ,the
mtchins1" J .
Monday in?ngebruary 24, at
7:ao rttiocK. .at tne nom ox m.
P. PeVryt - jA)i members are urged
Maude Holmes, young daughter of
Captain and Mrs. Raymond. Holmes,
broke hr arm s noM . Wednesday.
The youngster wsi returning home
from .school and fellis jthe was en
tering her home. v-.v
' ; ' r a y-v" is ottainea at i
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t6 be present.
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