A WEEKLY MlgSPAPER DSVOrrED TO THE UPBUILDING 07 HSRTFORD AND PERQUDIANO COUNTY
Volume VIII Number 14. ' Hertford, Perquimans County, Morth Carolina, Friday, April 4, 1941
$1.25 Per Year.
i School Honor
Roll Third Quarter
Released This Week
Thirty - three Students
Receive Top Grades
For Class Work
I 1 1 Superintendent F. T. Johnson an
J wpunced Wednesday that a total oi
I 1 Jhirty-three boys and girls, student?
i- ' i it T-i tt:i- ol l" 1 .1
: - at me rerquimans nign ocnooi, iiau
i Avrolliut in t.hpir work Hurinir the
third quarter of the school year and
'hereby were named on the Honoi
Roll for the quarter.
- With less than two months remain
; In? of ' the present school term,
School officials and teachers are ra
pidly advancing plans for the coming
graduation exercises and closing of
school for the summer vacation.
Students named on the Honor Roll
Eighth Grade Mary Lee Perry,
Thelma Elliott, Eula Mae Morgan,
sMary Elizabeth Russell, Geneva Jo
White, Clara Smith, Louvenia Bart
lett, Dorothy Oakey and . Broughton
Ninth Grade Katherine White,
Kathleen Nixon, Marie Goodwin,
Stephen Elmore, Carroll Perry.
Tenth Grade Lois Asbell, Eliza
beth Darden, Artie Mae Hollowell,
Eloise Keaton, Doris Miller, Billy
White, Robert Louis Stevenson.
Eleventh Grade Minnie Wilma
Wood, Adatia Winslow, Pauline
White, Marian White, Evelyn White,
Esther Mae White, Dorothy Perry,
Mildred Gault, Dorothy Elliott, Pat
Edwards, Mildred Copeland, Eunice
school P. T. A. To
Meet Monday Night
I'ne Parent-Teachers Association
of Central Grammar School at Win-
fall, will hold its April meeting on
Monday night, April 7, at 8 o'clock.
New officers will be installed at this
The devotional will be conducted
by Oscar Williams, of Elizabeth City.
Mr. Williams will give an illustrated
talk, developing his subject by free
The program will be directed by
Mrs. Ralph White, of Belvidere. A
short sketch, "A Musical' Journey
Around the World," will foe presented
by the music pupils and other stu
dents of the school.
All members are urged to attend
this meeting which promises to be
an interesting one and it is also the
last meeting of the school year.
Ball Teams Tuesday
Edgar Bundy Guest
Speaker at Dinner for
Boys and Girls
Disposes Of Minor
Jacob Stafford Takes
An Appeal In License
Farm Cleanup Week
A "Farm Cleanup Week" during
these early days In April is suggesv
. d bar Dr,"CCD. Grinnells, State Col-
m. u " ha nmrt "or 9. vii iwmm
reduction fn livestock losses by clean
ing and disinfecting barns and farm
, The veterinarian says that at least
one-fifth of today's annual loss of
baby pigs, calves snd other livestock
. could be saved if every farmer woulo
Join in this effort. Old barnyards
t .and dirty livestock quarters harbor
'Ihnillions of arerms of livestock dis
eases euch as cholera, enteritis, ery
' slpelas, and other fatal livestock
; plagues. These germs are passeo
i from one generation of livestock to
"'(noijjnartgrs are Pipperiy
Dr. tjdoneIls.s&y9 that the Ameri
can undaon for Animal Health is
. sponsorinir ? a . nawon-wwe : c arm
r- CTeanup" jfcampalgn. Ameng llie ma
ior OTiectfirea are:
-Ctean awl disinfect all buildings
' Ve4 Hvestock; .fence or fill old
muhes and wallows ; burn old
straw etacks; board up holes and
burrows beneath buildings; fence off
nwintirA tin which are maior sour-
ces of parasite infection: scrub feed
, r boxes and poultry roosts with hot lye
water; 'eradiate rats, mice, pigeone,
and sparrows; disinfect poultry nous
' es and nests.
? Due to higher hog prices this year,
Dr. Grinnells says that wise farmer
wfll' Ufle extra care to prevent baby
ttir losses at farrowing time, and to
; have pigs immuniaed against cholera
; as early as possible. Raising of pigs
on fresh pastnre,,away from old hog
lotB, is also a profitable practice
' ' The Nation is being called upon
to increase its livestock production
'j- for National Defense," the veterinar
', Ian declaredr "and farm cleanup week
' can be a large factor in preventing
' costtr disease losses -if all farmers
. wil; cooperate. j k
CcndiUon Of Wilbam
, " Htrdcastle Reported
Ah Better Wednesday
; . The condition pf WUUam Hardcas-
tlL onn bf Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Hartf-
' eastle, -who has beto quite ill in the
i Natal Aw-Uerny hospital at Annpw
, lis, 'Maryland, was reported at bettei
' ' late Wednesday night, -r s
,1 llr. and - Mrs, Hardcastle were
called to Annapolis- last Friday morn-
. ing' to be with their son, but s Mr.
, : Hardcastle returned to Hertford on
- :, Mondays Mrs. Hardcastle remained.
- - indahlpman Hardcastle was . suf
fering from - a throat infection and
develoned oneumonia. , ; Although, he
is stiU gravely ill, his many, friends
1 await, word of his Complete, recovery.
v ' SUNBEAT'S, TO MEET eZ
The Sunbeam Band of the Baptist
Curch will meet Sunday afternoon,
Arrll 6, .at 2 o'clock, at fee church.
The Hertford Rotary Club was host
to the Perquimans County High
School girls' and boys' basketball
teams, at a dinner at Hotel Hertford
Tuesday evening, with Edgar Bund,
superintendent of Elizabeth City
Schools, as guest speaker.
Mr. Bundy, formerly superintend-1
ent of Perquimans County Schools
and a member of the Hertford Ro
tary Club, told of the athletic
achievements of Perquimans High
School beams in past years, and
urged the Rotarians to work for
greater support among adults for the
county's athletic program.
He related many instances when
athletic teams of Perquimans High
School won over strong opponents,
through sheer grit and determina
Mnn unit ilt nf hnw manv of Hert-
the stage of the newly constructed
Hiarh School auditorium, and funds
for football and basketball equip
ment. "You students of today have a
heritage that other boys and girls
put everything they had into," he
told the young people.
Athletics in school give boys and
girls something they cannot get from
textbooks. It gives them the power
to keep on fighting, when the going
gets rough, in later life.
'Your athletic coach and superin
tendent cannot do the job of mould
ing fine athletic teams by themsel
ves, but must have whole-hearted
support of you older people you've
got to let them know you're behind
them, and get out and work foi
them and with them," Mr. Bundy
declared in conclusion.
Speeches of appreciation to the
Rotary Club for the entertainment
were made by Mildred Gault, of the
girl's' team, and Clarke Stokes, of
the boys' team.
Songs by the entire group, and an
impromptu solo by R. & Monds,
president of the Rotary Club, pro
ceeded the dinner.
Maybe it's the Defense ProgTam
and plenty of work to keep idle
hands busy that is cutting down vxi
the number of cases heard in Per
quimans Recorder's Court, but what
ever it is, the Tuesday session was
a verv short one. Only four minor
cases were heard by Judge Gran
Jacob Stafford, resident of the
Newland section of PasquotanK
County, along with Joe R. Freeman.
Negro, was found guilty of operating
a motor vehicle without proper li
cense and fined $25. Prayer of Judg
ment was continued in the case of
Freeman. Stafford appealed the
case to the Superior Court. State
Highway officers charged. 'Stafford
with being a resident of North Caro
lina and exhibiting Virginia license
Dlates on a truck owned by him.
Stafford contended that he was aa
much a resident of Virginia as he
was of North Carolina inasmuch as
he maintained an address in Vir
ginia. However, he testified that he
voted in North Carolina at the last
Raymond Rogerson was found
guilty of possession of non-tax paid
liquor and plead guilty to the charge
of beinsr drunk. He was taxed with
the cosis of court.
Luther Jones and Mildred Jones,
both Negroes, plead guilty to dis
turbing the peace and assault. They
were assessed the costs of court.
Jim Lowe entered a plea of guilty
to the charge of operating an auto
mobile with improper license and was
fined, the costs of court.
A capias was issued for Jerry
Lewis Eaton for violation of a court
order, ordering him to contribute to
the support of his children. When
officers attempted to find Eaton on
Tuesday it was learned that he had
left the county.
Draft Board Speeds
Work Of Mailing Out
Twelve Men to Leave
For Camp During
Month of April
The Perquimans County Draft
Board in anticipation of further
heavy calls for men has speeded up
the work of mailing out question
naires to men registered under the
Selective Service Act. '
Fifty questionnaires were mailed
out early this week in order to clas
sify the men and build up a reserve
of class 1-A registrants who wil)
be subject to call to serve one year
in military training.
A total of twelve men, six white
and six Negroes, will leave Hertforo
during the month of April to fill thi?
county's quota. The white men wi
leave Hertford next Tuesday for
Fort Brag, where they will be in
ducted into service. The Negroes
leave for camp on April 17.
Originally seven white men were to
leave on April 8, but Joseph Stall-
ings, one of the men selected to be
inducted, was granted a deferrment
and at the present time the looal
board does not have any class 1-A
Registrants to replace him.
I The Negroes who have been se
lected to fill the quota on the 17th
are: George Nelson, Jacob Martin,
Enoch Barnard, Andrew Jackson,
Ulysses Skinner and Ralph Burke.
Up to Wednesday evening the
board, according to J. R. Stokes,
chairman, had mailed out a total of
409 questionnaires to county men.
A total of 1,126 are registered with
the local board.
Mr. Stokes also announced on
Wednesday that the local board had
been given official permission to
move the draft board offices from
the present location to quarters lo
cated over the Bus Station at the
comer of Church and Grubb Streets.
All persons having business with
the board are asked to take notice
of this removal of offices. The
board expects to be in the new loca
tion by the end of this week.
Project 50 Per Cent
Completed Says Mirin
Lions Club Meeting
At Hotel Friday To
Discuss Eye Clinic
Norman Trueblood, secretary of
the Hertford lions Club, announced
Wednesday that the lions Club will
not meet at the Community House
at Cross Roads on Friday, but in-1
stead will hold the regular meeting
at the Hotel Hertford.
Mrs. Dorothea B. Tucker, Field
Supervisor of the State Commission
forv' the Blind, and Mi. Lucius
Blanchard,. Jr,, Cpnnty Welfare Su
pervisor will attend (he meeting and
give details to the local club regard
ing an eye clinic for under-privileged
, There f is ! possibility - that the
lions Club'willjponsor this clinic at
en ijarly date and all members of the
club are urged to attend the meeting
on ; Friday night in order that the
;lan can be fully discussed with Mrs.
"ucker. . -vv. '; - v !
. The club will meet at Cross Roads
at. the next Mtingv!':!' :j.i:'??J
, - (CIRCLE THREE TO MEET .
..Circle Number Three of the Won
to's Missionary! Society of the Bap
tist Church will meet Monday even
ing, "April ,7, at ft o'clock, at the home
of Mrs. Trim Wilson' M members
are urged to attend. t , s,
Senior Class Play
Presented To Large
Just what happens when a "tom
boy" discovers that this is a worn
an's world was uncovered Thursday
when the Benlor Class of Perquim
ans High School presented the an
nual spring play at both matinee and
. .. ,it
evening performances, aitenaea Dy
The three-act play kept the au
dience in continuous laughter as one
hilarious situation followed another.
The plot centered around the Ab
bot family, consisting of Mrs. Abbot,
three daughters and John Abbot, wno
had always wished for a son, and
determined to make hia youngest
daughter, "Jackie," as much of a
son as Mother Nature would allow.
The family divided itself as Mrs.
Abbot deterfined on the double wed
ding of her two girls, and Mr. Abbot
became obsessed with the idea of
making the "tomboy" amateur wom
en's srolf champion of the State.
How he succeeded was presented in
The cast of characters included:
John Abbot Billy Blanchard
Nancy Abbot Wally Mayes
Dorothy Jean Newbold
Eloise Pat Edwards
Jacqueline Evelyn White
Larry Clarke Stokes
Alfred J. J- White
Ernest Frank Dillard
Mrs. Hawkins- Mildred Copeland
Mrs. Simpson Eleanor Eure
P. C.H.S. Debaters
Win Inter-City Meet
Third Straight Year
For the third time in as many
years the members of the Perquim
ans High School debating teams
have held their inter-city meets
with Edenton and Elizabeth City
and both the negative and affirma
tive teams of the looal high school
have been awarded the winning de
cision by the judges.
The Hertford negative team de
bated against the Elizabeth City af
firmative team in the Edenton High
School Friday morning, while the
local affirmative team met the
Edenton negative team in Elizabeth
The argument was. Resolved:
"That the United States should
adopt a policy pf requiring one yeai
of military training of all able-bodied
men before they reach the age
The Hertford teams as winners of
the inter-city meets will go to
Chapel Hill to compete with winners
from other schools in debates there.
Members of the Perquimans debat
ing teams are: Affirmative, Billy
Blanchard and'Lois Asbell; Negative,
Doris Miller and Janet Quincy.
Post No. 126 To Meet
Dr. S. S. Mirin, veterinarian
charge of the Perquimans County
Bangs eradication program, told The
Weekly on Wednesday that the work
was approximately fifty percent com
pleted and that he was highly grati
fied with the cooperation that he has
had in this county in carrying out
Over one thousand inspections of
animals have been made and of this
number only one animal was con
demned. There are, at the present,
38 animals reacting suspiciously,
and these animals will be re-tested
If found to be infected, they will be
Owners of animals condemned un
der this project are allotted payment
for the same, and in turn may sell
the animals for beef.
Red Cross Chapter
Dresses Cut Out Dur
ing" Past Week
Rapid progress is being made by
the Perquimans Chapter of the A
merican Red Cross in its project of
sewing for refugees. Materials for
dresses arrived here last week and
to date approximately 30 dresses
have been cut from the material for
warded to S. M. Whedbee. county
Red Cross chairman.
Several ladies of Hertford, includ
ing Mrs. J. S. Vick, Mrs. C. P.
Morris, Mrs. W. G. Wright, Mrs.
Charles Whedbee, Mrs. Guy Newby
and Mrs. Louis Nachman have volun
teered to cut out the patterns ana
sew the garments. Many of the
dresses have already been completed
by the group and will be shipped to
National Red Cross headquarters
along with other garments when
At the present time materials for
sweaters, hospital gowns and robes,
which the local chapter expects to
make, have not arrived but Mr.
Whedbee is expecting the shipment
to arrive daily and work will begin
on these garments when ft does ar
rive. In discussing the progress made
in this work, Mr. Whedbee asked
that The Weekly again let the people
of Perquimans know that this is not
a "closed" project. There is lots of
work to be done in
P. T. A. Club To Hold
Final Meeting Of
Year Friday Night
All Members Urged to
Attend; To Review
The Hertford Parent-Teachers As
sociation will hold its final meeting
for this school year at the Hertford
Grammar School Friday night at 8
o'clock. Every member of the As
sociation is urged to be present as
reports will be given upon the wort
completed during the year.
Mrs. J. R. Futrell, president of the
Association, will preside and Mrs. B.
G. Koop.ce will be in charge of the
program. Mrs. Koonce has announ
ced that a short sketch entitled,
"Building a Castle," will be the
highlight of a very interesting pro
gram being prepared for the enter
tainment. Several grades of thr
school will take part in the program
to be presented.
The Rev. C. E. Hobgood will de
liver a short talk at the conclusion
of the program.
The club officers are anxious thai
as many members attend this final
meeting as possible, as it is hoped
the last meeting of the year will be
a grand one.
One of the main projects of the
Association for this year has been
the raising of funds which enabled
the group to purchase a curtain for
the stage at the school and those
who have inspected the curtain since
its installation are well pleased with
it. Members of the committee in
charge of the curtain drive wish to
thank everyone for the part played
in raising funds for the curtain as
they feel everyone in the community
aided with the project and the As
sociation is exceedingly proud of the
Gone With The Wind
Matinee And Night
ing the Red Cross in the making of
clothing for refugees, and the local
Red Cross chapter is anxious to
have as many volunteer workers aid
ing in the work as it can possibly
All materials for the making of
clothing is furnished by the Red
Cross and supplies, such as thread,
etc., is given to the workers. All
volunteers of the project may do
the sewing in their own homes and
in their spare time . . . so n any
person wants to volunteer for this
work, either Mr. Whedbee or Mrs.
C. P. Morris should be contacted.
Littleton Gibbs, manager of the
State Theatre, announced Wednes
day that the showing of the motion
picture "Gone With the Wind" will
be held at the State Theatre next
Thursday and Friday and that only
two shows, a matinee and a night
performance, will be shown daily.
The matinee will start at 2:15.
and the evening show at 8 o'clock
The picture, which had its premiere
i.- f o;j last year, has not been cut down
UIC way ui cm-i- -
Radio Representative .
,.JFnnie Lee Turner
Golf Goods Saleswoman
Cosmetics Representative .
Union In Gates
A large number of Hertford people
Attended the t Woman's Missionary
Union of the Chowan Association
held at Cool, Springs Church in Gates
County, last IJTiday.
- Among those attending were: Mes-
dames R; S. Monds, I W. fJorman,
Philin White. Hudson Butler, M. J
Gregory. J. J. Fleetwood. ; Riddick
Chappell,' J. P. Perry, C Hobgood;
Corprew Reed, J. E, Everett, Norman
Elliott and the Rev. C. E. Hobgood. 1 Stoke', Store,
Perquimans County's American lie
don Post. Number 126, will hold a
business meeting on Friday night,
April 4, at 7.80 o'clock. The meet
ing will be held at the Courthouse,
and all members of the local post are
urged to attend.
Amomr other topics discussed at
the meeting will be the subject of the
Legion sponsoring some local pro
ject for the well-being of the community.
Rose's Sign Lease
For New Location;
Announcement was made this week
by J. S. Vickers, manager of Rose's
Store, that his company had signed
a lease for the building now occupied
bv thi Stokes' store and the D,
Pender Grocerv and would move in
to the new location sometime in the
earlv fall. '
At this 'time nothing has been
learned regarding the future loca
tions of the . - Pender Store or the
Appeal Board Defers
Roulac Webb For Six
The District Appeal Board con
nected with the Selective Service
Act, has notified the Perquimans
Draft Board that it has deferred
Roulac Webb from serving in mili
tary training for a period of six
Webb appealed to the higher board
when he was refused deferrment by
the local board last February on
grounds of employment. This appeal
was one of several decided upon by
the District AtDeal Board at its
meeting last week in Windsor.
The other hearings at that time
did not affect any registrants of this
county. Webb was deferred and
placed in Class 2, until September Z4.
Tests Now Offered
and the entire feature picture lasts
The picture is based on the best
seller of the same title b? Margarel
Mitchell and tells a story of the old
South in a thrilling continuity that
holds an audience in suspense
throughout the entire production.
The picture was judged as the out
standing motion picture produced
during 1940 and many of the cast
were awarded motion picture "os
cars" for their acting in this picture,
The outstanding stars of the pic
ture are Vivian Leigh and Clark
Gable, supported in splendid casts
by Leslie Howard and Olivia De
roject Going" Well
Under The N. Y. A.
Perauimans County farmers hav
ing a ton or more of fertilizer thai
they desire ckecked to determine if
plant food guarantees are met by the
manufacture, should write tnen
nearest inspector, or the State De
nartment of Agriculture between
now and May 1.
C. C. Boswood of Gregory, N. C,
1b , the Inspector for the following
counties: Perauimans. Camden, Cur
rituck, Chowan, Dare, Gates, .Tyrrell
The NYA mattress making project
Perquimans County is mamng
splendid progress, according to K
W. Anderson, County Agent.
To date a total of 982 mattresses
for families of low income nave
been made, and the work is gomg
forward at the rate of 15 to 18 mat
tresses per day, under the direction
of the four NYA workers.
The manufacturing is going on at
two places, there not being room
enough in any one available building
A vacant store on Edenton aireei
and one on Market Street are being
A recent order for 48 bales of cot
ton and 4,800 yards of ticking has
been placed. This will be enough
for 480 additional mattresses.
An order for 2,000 yards of per
cale for the manufacture or. com
forts has also been placed, but will
not be shipped right away as the
mills are busy filling defense orders,
Mr. Anderson said.
Opens Thrift Shop
In an effort to raise funds for the
Bt. Catherine's Guild, members of the
Guild will open a Thrift Shop on
Saturday, April 6, in rooms located
over the Norfolk Southern Bus Sta
Both old and new articles will be
placed on sale and the members oi
the Guild invite the public to inspect
the articles on display; 1
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v All i JLers are urged to attend.