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Volume VIII.-Number 16.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, April 18, 1941.
$1.25 Per Year.
REFERENDUM ON PEANUT MARKETING
No Diversion Program
This Year Unless
Quotas Voted In
J County Agent Urges
) AH Growers to Go to
r- Polls on 26th
j A goal long sought by North Caro
lina and, Virginia peanut growers was
r finally accomplished last week when
President Roosevelt signed the pea
nut quota bill which makes peanuts
a basic crop under the AAA and the
fixing of .Saturday, April 26, as the
date for the farmer's referendum
on the establishment of marketing
quotas under the bill this year.
County Agent L. W. Anderson was
among the more than 300 persons
attending a meeting in Tarboro on
iast Thursday in preparation of the
coming referendum to be held a week
from next Saturday. The group meet
ing in Tarboro consisted of people in-
, i terested in the marketing and pro-
. reduction of peanuts. The group went
' on record at that meeting for the en
dorsement of the proposed market
ing quotas for this year.
In discussing the coming referen
dum on peanuts, County Agent An
derson stated that he hopes the en
tire County will get behind the elec
tion and turn out in large numbers
to cast a. vote favoring the market
ing quotas. Mr. Anderson plans now
to call meetings of business men and
committeemen as well as peanut
growers to explain the details of the
peanut bill and the effects it will have
pver the prices of peanuts.
. f It was stated that if the quotas
Wen favored, a loan or diversion
program will be available to stabilize
peanut prices this year at from 50
to 75 percent of parity, hich is fig
f, 'fared at 6 cents a pound!- In other
' Affords, W quotas are- vofceda basic
" prieBf -J cents jbsMhi
anteed. and many believe that the
prioe will be raised to at least 3
cents for this year's crop of peanuts.
If quotas are not approved, there
will be no loan or diversion program.
The marketing quota for each farm
will be the actual production on the
acreage allotted under the agricultu
ral conservation program. Peanuts
produced on land in excess of the al
lotment will be subject to a penalty
of 3 cents per pound, but payment of
this penalty will not be required if
the excess is delivered to any agency
designated by the Secretary of Agri
culture and eold at the current mar-
ket price for crushing for oil
All those who shared in the pro
ceeds from production of peanuts in
1940, including landlords, tenants,
and independent farmers, will be eli
gible to vote in the referendum April
26. Full details may be obtained
-JNom the county agent's office.
W. I. L. Meeting To
Be Held Sunday
The Woman's International, League
for Peace and Freedom will meet on
Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, at
the Community House at Belvidere.
An exercise, "Pan American Birth
day Party" will be given by the fol
lowlngchildren: Russell Harwood,
Evelyn Copeland, Zenova, Jean and
'Willie Mae Chappell, Pauline and
Pan! Smith, Gerald Winslow, Timo
thy Claire Perry, Clinton Winslow,
Ruby Lane, Phil Harwood and Mary
Hertford Lions Club
Meets Tonight At
Cross Roads :
The Hertford lions Club wilt hold
.' it' regular meeting Friday night at
.. the . Community " House at Cross
- Roads at 6:45 o'clock. ;-"-r-r5s
Secretary Norman Trueblood urg
t '4 es aa many members to attend ae
-L possible as several very important
business subjects will be discussed.
" The ladies of the Chowan Woman's
Club will serve supper to the Lions
1 Club. 1 t "
FLOWER SHOW AND TEA
There will be a tea and flowei
, show next Thursday afternoon, at 4
o'clock, at ihe home "of Mrs. Thomas
Nixon. y Prizes will be awarded for
the most unusuaL arrangement of
' ilowers and the outstanding flower.' .
The public is cordially invited, v,
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, BIRTH ANNpyNCEME;:
! Mr. and Mrs, Raleigh ' "Minton, of
Elizabeth City, announce the birth of
a dT'-hter, torn E -.i?7, April 15.
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FOR APRIL 26
Fish Story No. 1
Shortly after the arrival of spring
one can always expect that the year
ly crop of fish stories will start pop
ping and thus far this one is the besl
that we have heard to date.
Edgar Fields, Nate Relfe and H
A. Whitley are the claimants to this
true experience, so we will relate th
yarn as told to us.
While out trying to land a few of
the finny tribe on Sunday afternoon,
the trio was idling around in their
boat when suddenly a one-pound
"chub", evidently tired of it all, leap
ed approximately two feet out of the
water and glided itself into the boat,
Edgar Fields says this is the first
time that he has ever heard of a fish
doing this . . . well, it's the first fish
story of the year, too.
To Be Presented
At Winf all School
A Womanless Wedding will be
presented at Perquimans County
Central Grammar School, Winfall, on
Friday evening, April 25, at 8 o'clock.
The affair is being sponsored by the
Winfall-Cedar Grove Missionary So
ciety, and proceeds from admissions
will be used by the Society.
The bridal party consists of:
Bride, Kenneth Miller.
Groom, Clifton Morgan.
Minister, Charlie Umphlett.
Ring bearer, J. V. Cranford.
Flower girl, Clinton Trueblood, Jr
Maid of honor, J. L. Nixon.
Best man, Bill Bagley.
Bridesmaids, J. F. Hollowell, Carl
ton Whedbee, Wesley Pike, Claude
White.. David Pike, Jesse . Stanfon,
VicV Stalling, Dennis Chelk, W. R.
Stanton, Simon Stealings, D. L
Barber, J. Van Roache.
Ushers, Clinton N. Trueblood, Br.,
Haywood Proctor, Nathan Matthews,
W. G. Hollowell.
Mother of bride, Harry Barber.
Father of bride, Cook Chalk.
Sister of bride, Walter Humphlett
Grandmother of bride, J. L. De
Laney. Brother of bride, M. M. Dillman.
Bride's old maid aunt, D. R. True
blood. Mother of groom, W. F. Morgan.
Father of groom, W. J. -Stanton, Sr
Sister of groom, George Roache.
Brother of groom, Rufus Proctor.
Grandmother of groom, Arthur
Pianist, Horace Baker, Jr.
Soloists, J. D. Cranford, Marvii
White, Robert Morgan, Bill Stallings
The public is cordially invited.
Six Negro Selectees
Entrain For Fort
Six Perquimans County Negroes,
selected by the local draft board to
fill the April 17 call for men from
this county, entrained Thursday lor
Fort iBragg, where they will be in
ducted into military service unaer
the Selective Service Act.
rne men Who leit Hertford on
Thursday were: Benjamin Jordjan,
who was selected to go as an alter
nate for George Nelson, Jacob Mar
tin, Enoch Barnard, Andrew Jack
son, Ulysses Skinner and Anthony
The draft board, this week, mailed
out ten questionnaires to registrants
and the -total numbe r of question
naires that have how been mailed1 out
by the local board is 479. A total
of 1,126 men are registered m Bus
J. R. Stokes, chairman of the local
board, seated that he has not yet
received any word regarding quota
calls for the month of May. .
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Good Business For
r A check with 'the . business houses
business' was" r:np - k volume, during
the Easter season as compared with
sales for. the same weeks last, year.
Some stores reported a greater per
centage of increase than others, but
a cross section of the check tIll In
dicate that all - Hertford business
was up from fifteen to twenty per
cent over last year.
New Officers Chosen
Order Eastern Star
Mrs. J. W. Zachary to
Head Order as New
The Perquimans chapter of the
Order of the Eastern Star held its
regular meeting Monday night and
elected new officers for the coming
year. The installation of the i
officers will take place at the next
meeting of the chapter.
The list of officers chosen at the
meeting Monday night follows:
Worthy Matron, Mrs. J. W. Zach
ary; Worthy Patron, J. S. Vick; As
sociate Matron, - Mrs. Spivey Matth
ews; Associate Patron, D. J. Pritch
ard; .Secretary, Mrs. J. S. Vick;
Treasurer, Mrs. Winnie Grey; Con
ductress, Mrs. Lucille Satchwell; As
sistant Conductress, Mrs. Nellie
Chaplain, Mrs. Mary Chappell;
Marshall, Alice Roberson; Organist,
Mrs. Margaret Goodwin; Adah, Mrs.
Lillie Johnson; Ruth, Mrs. G. C,
Buck; Esther, Mrs. Louis Nachman;
Martha, Mrs. Blanche Berry; Electra,
Mrs. J. T. Towe; Warder, Mrs. Archie
T. Lane; Sentinel, Mrs. Laura Jor
dan. No business was taken up by the
chapter other than the election of the
Mrs. Ward Selected
Delegate To State
Woman's Club Meet
Local Club to Meet at
4 P. M. Starting With
The Hertford Woman's Club held
its regular meeting at the Com
munity House on Tuesday afternoor
and selected the club president, Mrs
I. A. Ward, as delegate to the State
Woman's Club Convention to be held
in Win8tonnSalem on May 3 and 4
Mrs. Ward expressed hopes that a
number of the Hertford Club mem
bers would also attend the conven
tion in Winston-Salem, and asks any
interested members to contact her re
garding the trip.
Miss Kate Blanchard had charge
of the program at the meeting oj
Monday and musical selections wetu
rendered by Louis Anderson, Miss
Katherine Jessup and Mrs. Frank
Gilliam. Mrs. Charles Skinner gave
a reading on "Music In the Home."
It was voted that beginning with
the May meeting all future meetings
would be held beginning at 4 p. m
instead of 3:30 which has been tha
custom in the past.
Ways and means of raising addi
tional funds for the construction of
the new dub house for the club were
discussed but no definite plans were
adopted. The new club house will
be built oh the site now occupied by
the old town office.
Mrs. Thomas Nixon brought to the
attention of the club women the
beautification contest being sponsored
by J. C. Blanchard, and it is believed
that a number of the members will
join in this project and raise flow
ers in order to beautify Highway 17
leading through Hertford.
Mrs. S. P, Jessup was appointed
program chairman for the May meet
ing and it wa& announced that the
subject of art would be the theme
of the program for this meeting.
Door prizes were awarded Mrs. C.
A. Davenport and Mrs. Charles Skin
ner. Mrs. Davenport received a
ticket to the State Theatre and Mrs.
Skinner received a lamp donated by
the J. C. Blanchard Company.
REPORT OP GRAND
TO JUDGE STEVENS
We, the Grand Jury of the April
Term of Superior Court of Perquim
ans County, have finished our rk
and make" the following report:
We have carefully examined the
witnesses of each case presented to
us and have found a true bill in all
cases except the case State vs. John
Lawrence Winslow, Bill No. 6.
We;hav$,;ktj9rviewed the Register
of Deeds in regards to those people
who . did t qot list v'taxes. - He has
promised 'to., get together a list as
soon1,: a ; possible and present j-it to
the next Grand Jury. v
Alt repairs suggested in the last
Grand Jury report have been attend
ed too as far as the 'financial situa
tion of the county la thus far able
Minnie Wilma Wood
Pauline White to Be
Salutatorian at Com
Miss Minnie Wilma Wood, daughter
of Mrs. Dennis Wood, has Deen
chosen as the Valedictorian of the
Class of 1941 of Perquimans High
School. The selection of Miss Wood
for this outstanding honor was due
to her high scholastic work during her
attendance in high school.
As second honor student in the
1941 Class, Pauline White, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. White, has
been selected to serve as Salutator
ian during the graduation exercises.
With less than a month remaining
before the commencement exercises
are to be held, the officials at th
school are rapidly shaping plans for
The Baccalaureate sermon will be
held on -Sunday, May 4; Class Night
exercises will be held Thursday even
ing, May 8, and Commencement will
be Friday, May 9. Speakers for both
the Baccalaureate sermon and Com
mencement exercises will be announ
ced at a later date.
Class Night will see the entire
Senior Class take part in a play en
titled "Isle of Our Dreams. The
Glee Club will furnish music durmg
the commencement exercises.
Rotary Club Elects
New Officers And
J. W. Ward President
And Howard Pitt Vice
The Hertford Rdtary Club elected
new officers and a new board of di
rectors to serve for the new Rotar
year, beginning July 1, at its regular
meeting Tuesday evening at the
J. W. Ward was elected president;
W. Howard Pitt, vice president, anc!
Bernard Proctor was re-elected as
secretary for the 1941-1942 term.
New directors for the organization
will include S. M. Whedbee, J. H.
Newbold, A. W. Hefren and Dr. C.
The district conference of Rotary
International scheduled to be held
in Greensboro on April 23 and 24,
was discussed at the meeting. No
delegates were selected to attend the
conference as it is expected that the
Hertford club will be represented.
Town Board Meets
Monday Night 7:30
Due to Mayor V. N. Darden being
out of town Monday, the regular
April meeting of the Hertford Town
Board will be held Monday, April 21,
at 7:30 o'clock.
Little business is expected to come
before the Board at this meeting. All
arrangements for the coming Town
election have been completed. The
Board has certified poll holders and
election officials to be the same that
held the offices at the last Town
S. MEETS APRIL 21
The Woman's Missionary Society
of the Hertford Baptist Church will
meet at the church on Monday even
ing, April 21, at 8 o'clock. Mrs. I.
A. Ward, president of the Society,
reports that an interesting program
has been, planned, and urges all mem
bers to be present.
JURY AS SUBMITTED
AT APRIL COURT
We especially compliment Mr. Ward
for the good work on the columns in
front of the Courthouse.
We have visited the Register of
Deeds' of f ice and found everything in
We have visited the County Jail
and found the prisoners well taken
care of., We recommend that the lock
on the outside door of the jail be re
paired immediately and one cot be
We have visited the Perquimans
High School', and found it in fine
shape. The busses were in good con
dition but very much overloaded',, !
. We hav0 ' I visited the :, Hertford
Grammar School .for white children
: (Continued On rage Four)
CRIMINAL CASES CONSUME MUCH TIME
AT APRIL TERM OF SUPERIOR COURT
The Perquimans Post of the A
merican Legion will hold a meeting
next Thursday night, April 24, at the
Community House at Belvidere. The
ladies of the Belvidere Home Demon
stration Club will serve the Legion
naires a supper at 7 o'clock, prior to
Post Adjutant B. C. Berry requests
that all Legionnaires who plan to at
tend the supper and meeting see one
of the Post officers in Hertford be
fore April 19, and arrange for a
ticket. The Post is anxious to know
the number of men planning to at
tend in order to notify the ladies as
to the number to be served.
Arrangements will be made to see
that every Legionnaire has a way to
travel to the meeting.
Members wishing to purchase tick
ets in advance may do so by seeing
any one of the following Legion
naires: W. G. Hollowell, H. A. Whit
ley, Oliver White, Linford Winslow
or V. N. Darden.
Girl Graduates To
Be Presented Gifts
By W J. Morgan
Following the custom he began last
year, W. M. Morgan, the Hertford
Furniture man, will again present
every girl in Perquimans County High
School Class of 1941 with a minia
ture Lane Cedar chest. These chests
will be graduation gifts from Mr
Morgan and will be given each girl
after the graduation exercises.
Each girl who is a member of the
Class of 1941 will soon receive a
special invitation to call at the store
and receive the chest. Mr. Morgan
requests that all class members re
ceiving these cards take care not to
lose or destroy them as the chests
cannot be presented unless each girl
brings her invitation to the store at
the time the chests are to be pre
sented. The miniature chests will soon be
displayed in the windows of the
Morgan Store and each chest will
carry the name of the girl who will
receive it upon her graduation. The
graduates and their friends are in
vited to come into the store and in
spect these miniature chests as well
as the regular line of the famous
Lane Cedar chests handled by the
Deadline For Filing
Reveals Town Ticket
A check with Town Clerk W. G.
Newiby late Wednesday night, just
24 hours before the deadline for can
didates to file for offices of Mayor
and Town Commissioners in the
coming Town Primary to be held
April 28, revealed that the Mayor,
V. N. Darden, and Commissioners
Hardcastle, Harris and Gregory are
not opposed in the race for re
election. B. C. Berry is the only other can
didate who has complied with the law
and filed for the office of Town
A. W. Hefren, present member of
the Town Board, is not seeking re
election. Berry has filed for office
in his stead.
The primary will be held April 28,
and the election will follow on May 6.
Approximately thirty people at
tended the April meeting of the
Northeastern North Carolina Press
Association meeting held last Satur
day night in Williamston. The edi
tors and their guests were entertain
ed with a short talk made by R. W.
Madre, Director of Publicity for the
University of North Carolina.
The next meeting of the weekly
newspaper group will be held on Ma?
10 in Ahoskie.
SUNDAY SERVICES AT BEREA
, The Rev. G. O. Guard will conduct
services at Berea Christian Churcn
Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock, and
again. Sunday evening at 7:80. The
public is Invited to attend these ser
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Judge Henry L. Stevens
Of Warsaw Presided
At Spring Term
Solicitor Morris Reliev
ed of Duties Due to
The April Term of Perquimans
Superior Court opened Monday morn
ing with Judge Henry L. Stevens, of
Warsaw, presiding. Judge Stevens,
in addressing the Grand Jury and
Court, strongly emphasized the mat
ter of truthfulness on the part of the
public when it comes to court.
"The whole theory of law is built
on one thing,", said Judge Stevens.
"That is that when a person swears
to tell the truth, he is supposed to
do so, or else the basis of all law is
E. Y. lierry was selected foreman
of the Grand Jury and the report of
the findings of this jury appears
elsewhere on this page.
It was foreseen at the outset of
Court that t'he 17 criminal cases on
the docket would require consider
able time and only three of these
cases were disposed of during the
Archie Bembry, Negro, charged
with bastardy and non-support, was
found not guilty by the court, after
Florence Garrett, Negress, was the
only witness produced for State's
Jacob Stafford was found not guil
ty of operating a motor truck with
improper license by Judge Stevens.
(Stafford's case had been appealed
from Recorder's Court, as had many
others on the docket.
Closing the first day's session,
James Sykes, Negro, charged with
reckless driving was found guilty.
The case was submitted to Judge
Stevens, who fined Sykes $25 and
The Grand Jury returned "not a
txua bill" againxt John L. Winslow.
charged withfflltfstaughter in connec
tion with the death of Shadrick
Boone, Negro, who died as the re
sults of an accident last December.
Winslow, however, will face charges
of driving drunk. This case will be
heard in Recorder's Court.
Arthur Chappell was discharged
by Judge Stevens after Clio Chappell
had testified to the charge against
Chappell of abandonment and non
support. Chappell's attorneys made
a motion that the offense was bar
red by two years Statute of Limita
tions and the defendant was dis
charged on the motion.
Chester Morris, Solicitor of the
Court, became ill late Tuesday after
noon and deemed it impossible to con
tinue with his work, and Charles
Whedbee was appointed to handle
Mr. Morris' work during the balance
of the term, providing Mr. Morris is
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Final Rites Held
For W. D. Russell
Funeral services for William U.
Russell, 52, who died at his home on
Sunday afternoon at 3:30 in New
Hope, were held Monday afternoon at
2:30 o'clock in Cedar Grove Church,
near Winfall. Interment followed in
Cedar Grove Church Cemetery.
Mr. Russell is survived by his
widow, Mrs. Russell, and several
By FRANCES MANESS
Home Demonstration Agent
A leaders' school on "Selecting and
Hanging Pictures" was conducted on
Thursday, April 17, by Miss Mamie
N. Whisnant, Extension Specialist,
in Home Management and House
The following clubs were repre
sented: Winfall, Whiteston, Home
and Garden, Beech Spring, Bethel,
Belvidere, and Helen Gaither.
These leaders will give this dem
onstration in their clubs in May.
A special interest meeting on
"Living Room Arrangement" was
held at Mrs. E. L. Reed's home on
Thursday afternoon. The following
clubs were represented: Chapanoke,
Whiteston, Home and Garden, Beecn
Spring and Bethel.
Schedule for Week
Monday, April 21 Ballahack Club
meets with Mrs. H. V. Baker, at
2:45 p. m.
Tuesday, April 22 Snow Hill
White Hat Club meets with Mrs.
Wednesday, April 23 Belvidere
Club meets at the Community House
at z:so p. m.
ruursday, 'April 2-nHelett Gaither
I Club meets with Mrs J. tt.Ccrprew.