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Dbhsgc Suit Begun
a S'arior Court
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Charlie Williamson, Ne
gro, Sues Joseph
Weaver, Negro Doc
15 CRIMINAL CASES
April Term of Superior
Court to Open Here
v On the Fourteenth
What ifl expected to be one of the
outstanding civil cases heard at the
April Term of Perquimans Superior
Court to convene here on April 14, is
the suit of Charlie Williamston,
Negro, against Joseph E. Weaver,
Negro doctor of Hertford.
Williamston entered suit this week
against the doctor for five thousand
dollars, charging that Weaver was
negligent in his treatment adminis
tered to an injured arm of Williams
In his complaint Williamston states
that in November of 1940 he called
on Weaver for treatment of a broken
i arm, and that said treatment was
rendered, and the arm placed in a
cast. It was alleged by Williamston
that the cast was placed on the arm
too. tight, and did not allow for the
normal swelling of the injured mem
ber and that the results of treatment
forced him to go to Washington, D.
C, for further treatment in a hospi
tal there. Williamston further al
leges that due to the treatment 01
the arm it was necessary for the arm
to be amputated and that now he can
not pursue his occupation as a farmer
and asks for damages against the
4 Other cases to be heard on the
civil docket have not been completed,
but at the present time there are 15
criminal cases to be heard, during the
X April Term f Superior Court.
f--' Mmrf nt 4iM hAA have had ore-
Misses Session On
Due to the inability of Judge Gran
berry Tucker to appear in court, the
regular session of Recorder's Court
was not convened! on Tuesday morn
ing. Judge Tucker continued the
two cases to be heard Tuesday until
the March 18th term of court.
A Slump in law-breaking has been
apparent for the past several weeks,
and only a few cases have been o.
the docket for the past three or foui
weeks, but this week's docket of two
cases has the record of being the few
est number of cases to be heard in
the Perquimans Court in a long num
ber of months. Local officers are at
a loss to understand the sudden de
crease in law-breaking unless it be
the fact that most of the offenders,
usually brought to court, are busily
engaged in labor and thus have no
time for mischief.
Bundles For Britain
Mrs. R. T. Clarke Nam
ed Chairman; Scouts
Installs Local Post
Next Meeting Set Foi
Latter Part of This
Woman's Club Elect
Officers At Meeting
Mrs. I. A. Ward Elected
Drive For Funds
Uminary hearing in Recorder Coun
and.were transferred to the tSuperiot
CourtJV T5A,. Judgftor the April
Term has not yet been announced.
The case of Andrew Stephenson
and Edward Layden will be heard,
Layden is charged with assault with
a deadly weapon and Stephenson will
be tried on charges of assault with a
Hpndlv weaoon with intent. This
case reached the courts as a result
of a fiirht which occurred at New
Hope last winter.
John L. Wuwlow will be tried on
a charge of manslaughter resulting
from probable cause hearing in Re
corder's Court. Winslow was alleged
to have been.' driving a car figuring
in a wreck and in which injuries
were received by Shaderick Boone.
Negro, who died in the Elizabeth
James Whitehurst, Negro, will be
tried for larceny of a sum of more
than $20. .ttobable cause was found
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in tnis case oeiore ouage iucrci w
Perquimans Recorder's Court.
Three abandonment and non-sup-
oort cases are on the docket, as well
as one reckless driving case and
other minor charges face as many
Mrs. I. A. Ward was elected presi
dent of the Hertford Woman's, Club
at the meeting Monday afternoon,
with Mrs. C. P. Morris named first
vice president; Mrs. C. F. Sumner,
second vice president; Mrs. G. R.
Tucker, third vice president; Mrs. S.
P. Jessun. secretary, and Mrs. C. E
Skinner, treasurer, continuing in of
fice the same corps of officers now
The membership of the cjub now
numbers 58, according to a report
of the secretary at the meeting.
In addition to the forming of the
Bundles for Britain organization, a
number of routine matters were dis
cussed following the reports of the
various .department heads.
Plane "were announced for serving
two suppers in the immediate future,
one being: the banquet for the Gates
villv High- School (Senior Class, when
50 plates will be served.
There is to be no let-up in the ac
tivities of the club women for rais
ing money for the new community
Following the business' session,
there was a program in keeping with
the season on the subject of flowers,
when Miss Helen Gaither and Mrs
C. F. Sumner, Jr., made interesting
Mrs. C. P. Morris won the first
door prize, a theatre ticket donated
bv the State Theatre, and Mrs. L.
Ni Hollowell, the $2.50 permanent
wave given by Hilda's Beauty
Mrs. R. T. Clarke, who was named
chairman of the Perquimans County
Bundles for Britain organization at
the meeting of the Hertford Wom
an's Club Monday afternoon, secured
$10 cash in contributions from the
club members present as her initial
step, and made a strong plea for
county-wide cooperation in the
Mrs. Clarke stated that she espec
ially invited the people of the entire
county to assist in this undertaking,
as the Bundles for Britain project is
not confined to the town alone, but
that the organization wanted every
person to feel free to cooperate.
It developed that Mrs. Clarke had
previously led the movement in the
Missionary Society of the Methodist
Church, and had already sent off a
u untile ot' clothing valued at $55,
cash to buy a cot, and an additional
$10 in cash.
The committee chosen at the Wom
an's Club meeting includes Mrs.
Clarke, chairman; Mrs. J. E. Mor
ris, vice-chairman; Mrs. J. J. Fleet
wood, secretary, and Miss Mae Wood
The Boy Scout Troop of Hertford
has volunteered to collect the contri
butions of clothing in Hertford, and
Mrs. Clarke stated that any person
wishing to donate bundles could do
so by calling Miss Winslow, Mrs.
Fleetwood, or herself.
Good clothing, especially warm
clothing, for grown-ups and children
is solicited. New clothing will, of
course, not be refused, though the
plea is particularly made for good
worn clothing, likewise blankets and
money for cots and other needed ar
ticles. Also used razor blades.
Every one is asked, also, to save
tin foil, which school children will
collect. Convenient boxes are to be
placed at certain points where tin
foil may be dropped.
A drive for bundles will be made
this Saturday when the Boy Scouts
will call for bundles reported ready.
The Scouts will be free of school on
that day and will collect all bundles
reported to the committee. The
chairman asks everyone to have
bundles ready by Saturday to aid
the Scouts with the collection.
Those living in the rural districts
are requested to bring their bundles
or contributions on Saturday, if pos
sible, delivering them to the home of
Mrs. Clarke, who has an apartment
in Mrs. C. C. Winslow's residence on
Market Street, or to Mrs. Fleetwood.
Lecture Course To
Be Held At Methodist
Church Next Week
Dave Hall, State Commander of
the Americ-n Legion, presided at the
installat on of officers for Perquim
ans County Post, Number 126, at a
Le;;ion meeting last Saturday night.
The meeting was held at the Agricul
Approximately fifty veterans were
present for the meeting when Charles
F. Sumner became the first com
mander of the local Post. B. C.
Berry was installed as adjutant for
the local vets. Commander Hall
presented Mr. Berry with a tempor
ary charter for the local Post.
The charter showed the names of
fifteen Perquimans veterans and will
also cany the names of fifteen more
local veterans when the official char
ter is granted. At the present time
the Perquimans Post has thirty-five
paid-up members and five members Observed
who have transferred, from other
VisitiiiK Legionnaires came froml
Edenton, Gatesville and Elizabeth I
L-ity to hear Commander Hall install . n celebration
olf iters and to speak on the.
A lecture course on the program
of the Methodist Church will be giv
en at the Hertford Methodist Church, j
starting March 16 and continuing on i
through Friday. March 21. The five'
churches of the Winfall Charge will 1 Final
unite with the local church in this
program and a large congregation is
expected each night.
The following program will be ob
served: Sunday night, Rev. R. F.
Munns; Monday night, at 7:45, Rev.
H. L. Hendricks; Tuesday night, 7:45.
Rev. C. E. Homgood; Wednesday
night, 7:45, Rev. B. B. Slaughter;
Thursday night, 7:45, Rev. J. D.
Cranford, and Friday night, 7:4t,
Rev. W. C. Benson, of Edenton.
The public is cordially invited to
attend these lectures.
At Monday Meeting
Day For Filing
Set For April 17; April
28 Primary Date
ELECTION MAY 6
A. W. Hefren Intimates
He Will Not Seek Of
served 120th Year
With Banquet Held at
American Legion. Mr. Hall stated
that the Legion is one organization
that is typically American. Of one
million legionnaires a person may
have a true cross-section of America,
for of that number one can find an
American of practically every race,
creed and training.
Another point that Mr. Hall
brought to the attention of the men
was the fact that the American
Legion for the past twenty years
has been advocating National De
fense, and it is only now that the
entire country is catching up with
what the Legion has been asking for
the past twenty years.
Carroll Kramer of the Edenton
Post, introduced Commander Hall
prior to his address. Refreshments
were served by members of the local
Post Adjutant Berry announced
this week that it was probable that a
4 call meeting will be held by the
Perquimans Post sometime during
the latter part of this month. This
meeting will be held at the Court-1
of the 120th anni
versary of the founding of Perquim
ans Lodge, No. 106, A. F. & A. M.,
approximately forty members ana
jruests of the Lodge held a banquet
on Monday, March 10, at the Com-
Held Monday For Mrs.
Elizabeth Ann Perry
Funeral r services were conducted
Monday afternodn at 2:30 o'clock foi
Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Perry, 77, who
I died Sunday afternoon at 1:15 at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Nixon
Hollowell, Hertford, Route One.
'", Mrs. Perry was the widow of the
late W. C Perry and was a resident
. of Perquimans.
7-' ; Final rites were held at the Great
-k"Hope Baptist Church of which sht
I J was a member.Mh Rev. I. S. Har-
V4 irell off iciated. ; Burial was made in
Weekly Editors See
Movies Of State Park
A highly entertaining program
consisting of motion pictures of the
State Park system was enjoyed by
weekly newspaper editors and their
guests at the March meeting of the
Northeastern North Carolina Press
Association held last Saturday in
A short talk was given on ques
tions which may confront the Uniteo
States in future years by Talbot
Patrick, publisher of the Goldsboro
The Association elected the follow
:ng officers for 1941 : Max Campbell,
editor of The Perquimans Weekly,
president; Buck Kelly, editor, of The
Bertie County Ledger-Advance, vice
president; Miss Addie Mae Cooke,
editor of The Gates County Index,
The April meeting of the Associa
tion will be held in Williamston on
Draft Board Gets
Call For Four White
Men For March 24th
Bingo Party Friday
The Mary Towe Circle of
Methodist Church is sponsoring a
Bingo Party at Morgan Walker's on
Friday evening, March 14. Proceeds
of the party will go to the Circle.
The public is cordially invited.
Red Cross Chapter
s For Refugees
munity House in Hertford.
The Hertford Chapter of the Ordei
of the Eastern Star served a deli
rious supper to the members and
Principal speaker of the evening
was J. Edward Allen, of Warrenton,
who is Past Grand Master of the 1
North Carolina Lodge, and also, an j
honorary member of Lodge 106. Mr.
A O 1 1 T IKnl '
Arts in Masonry. He was introduced'
to the gathering by J. S. McNider,
; Past Master of Perquimans Lodge,
I who acted as toastmaster.
j Mr. Allen was accompanied to
, Hertford bv his wife, Mrs. Allen, also
a guest at the banquet.
G. C. Buck, Master of Lodge 106,
gave a prelude to the celebration and
introduced visitinir guests, including
R. M. Wynn, D. D. G. M., of Eliza
J. S. Vdck, secretary of the local
lodge, read the minutes of the first
j meeting held on March 10, 1821, the
' date of the founding of Albemarle
the' Lodsre, No. 77, which later became!
Perquimans Lodge, No. 106.
C. R. Holmes gave a brief history
of each of the original members of
the lodge, showing them all to be
the leaders of the community 120
Music for the banquet was fur
nished by Mrs. R. M. Ridrlick and a
group from the Perquimans High
Members of the local lodge jour
neyed to Elizabeth City on Tuesday
night to attend a joint meeting of
all the lodges of the First District.
The meeting on Tuesday was held at
Eureka Lodge, No. 317.
Little business, other than setting
the dates for the election of the
Mayor and. Town Commissioners for
the coming two years, was broughi
to the attention of the Town Hoard
at its regular meeting Monday night.
Two complaints were heard by the
Board and were taken under consid
eration by that body. On complaint
regarding the Savoy, a Negro night
club, restaurant, and barber shop, on
Market Street, the Board was in
formed by Solicitor Charles E. John
son t'hat no action could be taken
by the Town Board unless a com
plaint signed by three citizens was
placed in its hands. Then court ac
tion could be taken against the place
as a public nuisance.
The dog situation in Hertford, an
item that has caused complaints be
fore, was again discussed by the
Board but no action was taken on the
Regarding the election of Town
Officials, the board set April 17 as the
final day for candidates to file for
the offices of Mayor and Town Com
missioners. A tiling fee of five
dollars must be paid to the Town
Clerk by the candidates at the time
April 28 has been designated by
j the lioard as the day for the primary
i election that will see the Mayor and
lour Commissioners elected lor a
term of two years. The election will
be held on May 6.
Coming as a complete surprise to
his many friends is the announce
ment of Commissioner A. W. Hefren
that he does not care to seek the of
fice for another term. Mr. Hefrei,
has served, and faithfully, the Town
of Hertford for past twenty years.
His conduct and effort in behalf of
the Town during this time has been
admired thJ entire ptrpulace, anh
it will not be surprising if an effort
is not made to "draff him for an
It was intimated by the other
members of the Board that they will
seek re-election during the coming
primary. Mayor V. N. Darden will
again seek the mayoralty position,
while it is thought that Z. A. Harris,
W. H. Hardcastle and Mark Gregory
will shortly announce for the offices
of town commissioners.
tha- family 'plot at Shiloh.
J" Surviving are seven daughters,
- 'S - Mn. Nixonr HolloweU of Heruora
" : v" Route Mrs, Temple Tarkentoxi .oi
f of Brides. Va.i Mr. Ernest Good
wfn nf Rrinntan. RotttA 8: Mrs. R. L.
' ; ' iWavA a TMAntan!"Mrs.r Henrv Simn-
Mv '-of Norfolk, Va.,: and Mrs, Gra
' ham Moore of Elizabeth City. Rou
4. One son, Vt. D. Perry of Hertford,
' Pnni It J12 en-nndrMWren. and 1 14
' f Mollie Perry of Hertford,1 and several
' , neices and nephews also survive.
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Rotary CIub Meetihff )
' J ; The Hertford, Rotary Club held It
, rejrular meetmir Tuesday night at
the Hotel Hertford. A abort pro-
S,'. jrram was pnisented : by Prograr
V - Chairman S. M; Whedbee. The Club
X will meet new jjuesaay w v ui
& Community House at Bemdore,
Tax Returns Must Be
In By Saturday
' Just in the way of a reminder,
people -who have been worrying vet
those long income tax returns, and
wondering if they will get the right
answers in the right . places, j have
two more days in which to file these
returns. Saturday, March 15, is the
deadline for the filing of the returns.
R. F. Turtle, of Edenton, deputy
commissioner, will be at the Hotel
Hertford all day today (Friday) and
Saturday to assist the people of Per
quimans in filing their State Tax re
turns. His hourst the Hotel will
be from 10, a. m. until 5 p. to.
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Mr.. and Mrs;' John Buchanan", "of
Durham, wish to announce ; the en
gagement of their", daughter, . Mary
Frances, to George W, Flowers. The
wedding will take puce April za.
J. R. Stokes, chairman of the Per
quimans County Selective Draft
Board, announced Wednesday that
the local board had received a call
for four white selectees for the
month of March. These men will be
called to leave Hertford on March
24, for Fort Bragg.
This brings to a total of seven the
number of men to be called from
this county during this month. Three
Negro selectees will leave Hertford
March 19, for Fort Bragg, where
they will be inducted into military
Milton L. Lane, Louis N. Chappell,
Edgar L. Lane and Harold H. Cope
land are the white men who have
been selected to fill the March quota.
Of these, Milton Lane is a volunteer,
and Incidently, he. is the last white
volunteer that the draft board has
All of the Negroes leavine this
month are volunteers and the board
still has three volunteers left before
it will start selecting Negroes to fill
The board, according to Mr. Stok
es, mailed out an additional ten
questionnaires on Tuesday of this
week. A total of 818 Questionnaires
have now been mailed to registrants.
When the seven men leave this
county by the 24th, Perquimans will
have furnished twenty men of the
fifty that was set as a quota for the
county to be filled by June 80. To
date theMocal board has not received
nv credit for men Who have vohm
tered. Mr service, buWit is expected
that that credit will be forthcomimr
and in ' all mrobabilitles about 87
rore men will leave by June SO to fill
the quota liven 'tathls county at the
outset of the 'Selective Service Acfl
The Perquimans County Chapter of
the American Red Cross will soon
begin a project of sewing For re
fugees. Chairman S. M. Whedbee
announced this week that the local
chapter had placed an order for ma
terials to be used in the project and
that he had received word that the
requisition for the materials has been
granted by national headquarters.
The project will consist of the
making of approximately 28 dresses,-
25 sweaters, 17 operating robes, and
12 hospital bed shirts. The material
for these garments is expected to ar
rive here soon and the project will
get under way as soon as the ma
terial has been received.
Several ladies of the community
have already volunteered their sei
vices to the local Red Cross Chapter
for the project and any other inter
ested persons may join in the work
by giving their names to either Mrs
CP. Morris or S. M. Whedbee.
As soon as the material is re
ceived a committee will have charge
Parent Teachers Met
Friday Ni-ht At The
Tax Complaints At
Court House March 17
The Perquimans County Commis
sioners will meet on Monday, March
17, in the capacity of a board of
equalization and review in order to
hear complaints in reference to im
proper taxation, and to make ad
justments on listed property.
The board will continue to sit un
til all complaints are heard. Each
year, after the tax lists are made
up, the Commissioners meet for the
purpose of making investigation of
any complaints as to the value of
real and personal property and to
make such adjustments as seem fair
TT.A. To Sponsor
Matinee Friday P. M.
The Hertford Parent-Teacher As
sociation is snonsorinar a special
of choosing patterns and cutting-out . matinee at the State Theatre Friday
the garments to be turned over to the afternoon at 3 o'clock. Proceeds
ladies for the sewing. Instructions 1 f rom the matinee will be turned ovev
will be furnished to all ladies who aio to curbain fund committee of the
with the work. o-mtm to he used to aid in the pur-
! Amu A a jiiwfain fni fba fuihnA
,Mr. Whedbee also stated that class- j cnase
es will be neld during which the la-
dies will receive instructions for the j
making of the garments. These In- (
Structions will be given each person 1
aiding in the project. Plans call for.
the sewing to be done at the homes,
of the ladies who do the sewing. I
' The Red Cross Chairman is inter
ested In having a great number of
people assist in this work and asks
that alt interested pessons contact
either he or Mrs. Morris immediate
ly in order that they might depend
on the number of workers, ' and to
see that eadh person gets material
for the project : .
for the schooi
School children will be dismissed
from classes at 2 o'clock in order
that they may attend the show. The
P. T. A. members are selling tickets
in advance and ask the public for its
support. Tickets may be obtained
from the members.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Stalling, of
Hertford, wish to announce the birth
of a daughter, Gloria Williams, born
on Saturday, March 8; weight Ttt
nnunds. Mother and daughter are
The March meeting of the Hertford
Parent-Teacher Association was held
Friday night in the Hertford Gran,
The meeting was called to order
by Mrs. J. O. Felton, who acted in
the absence of the Club president,
Mrs. J. R. Futrell. "America" was
sung, after which roll call and the
minutes of the last meeting were read
by tne secretary. Devotional was
given by Mrs. Percy Rogerson, ano
Mrs. Harris led with a prayer.
The sum of $168 was reported ol
lected for the curtain fund being
sponsored by the club. The meeting
was then turned over to Mrs. B. G.
Koonce, who had charge of the pro
gram. A very interesting sketch o.i
Home Making was greatly enjoyed.
Those taking part were Katherine
Anne Holmes, Julia Laughinghouse,
Nathan Spivey and Edward Mayes.
The Rev. R. F. Munns gave a study
course on Partnership in the Home.
The following committee was ap
pointed to nominate officers for the
coming year: Mrs. T. B. Stunner,
Miss Mary Sumner, Mrs. Julian
White and Carroll Berry.
Several prizes were awarded, the
following members being winners:
Mrs. Brooks Whedbee, Mrs. W. G.
Wright, Mrs. Josiah Elliott, Miss
Mary Jane Spruill and Mrs. Anthia
The next meeting of the associa
tion will be held in April.
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Hooper, of
Elizabeth City, have announced the
birth of a daughter, born on Wed
nesday at the Albemarle Hospital.
Mrs. Hooper was formerly Miss
Hazel Mayes, of Hertford.
Mr. and Mrs. BUI Archie of Wake
Forest, are receiving congratulations
on the birth of a daughter, born on
Monday, March 10. Mrs.' Archie is
the former Miss Ruth Newby, daugh
ter of Mrs. G. E. Newby, and the late
Dr. Newby, of HdrtfonL :