.THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY RD, N. C. FRIDAY : MAT 9, 1941
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published every Friday by The
Perquimans Weekly, a partner
ship 'consisting of Joseph G.
Campbell and Max R. Campbell,
at Hertford, N. C.
One Year L25
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at Hertford, North Carolina, un
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FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1941
BIBLE THOUGHT FOR WEEK
nwi.v a-KV. ALLEGIANCE: But
to us there is but one God, the Fath
er, of whom are all things, and we
in Him. I Cor. 8:6.
To The Graduates
Tonight marks the beginning of a
new Dhase in the life of the students
graduating from the Perquimans
County schools. They have success
fully fulfilled the requirements in
order to gain that coveted diploma
and. for that The Weekly pauses to
offer them hearty congratulations.
No doubt, for most of them, the
problem while striving to reach this
goal, sometimes seemed colossal,
but reach it thev did and The Weekhr
hopes that each and everyone of
them will have every success in the
National Cotton Week
The week from May 16th to the
24th will be observed throughout the
entire country as National Cotton
Week. Merchants everywhere will
feature cotton goods for special buys
The Weekly urges people living in
Perquimans to assist in this big ef
fort to cut down the surplus cotton
of the country by making purchases
of cotton goods during National Cot
Hertford, merchants have on hand
and ready for sale large supplies of
fine cotton merchandise. "Visit Hert
ford stores and see the fine selec
a: . i : 1 i av
iiuius ucjug Biivwii uy uieui.
With the prospects of a shortage
in food needs throughout the world,
and most probably with an eye to
ward checking the rising costs of
living, the new Food and Feed Pro
gram being inaugurated throughout
the county is a step toward prepar
ing for the future.
We people living here in Perquim
ans can ponder well the prospects of
this problem. Being an agricultural
community entirely it will be well
that we all cooperate and aid with
this part of the National Defense.
Certainly each farm family can so
balance its production methods that
it will meet its own needs to a great
extent with the possibility of having
some surplus to pass on at a better
price than gained through the old
habit of depending upon one or two
farm products for a livelihood.
The formation of the Agricultural
Workers Council here in Perquimans
is the beginning of this program
locally and every farm producer is
invited to discuss this program with
members of the Council or the
Officials in the United States have
been moving on at least three fronts
in recent weeks against alleged sub
versive activities, believed to be
Most conspicuous is the presenta
tion of testimony in the deportation
hearings against Harry Bridges,
alien West Coast labor leader, in San
Concurrent in part were the hear
ing of the Rapp-Coudert committee
of the New York Legislature, investi
gating asserted Communist influen
ces in New York City schools.
Meanwhile appears word that au
thorities in Oklahoma are proceeding
with trials of ten Communists charg
ed with violation of a criminal syn
dicalism statute of that State.
Each of these proceedings presents
a different facet of the question,
' How much civil liberty can the Re-
puouc guarantee without jeopardiz
ing its own safety?"
Americans naturally wish to main
'"tain, the maximum possible freedom
cnf;' Yet there are. positions of
trust, notaoiy m the teaching pro
fession, which require that a public
servant confine himself to , dealing
with facts rather than opinion and
that, hi particular, he should not un
dermine th loyalty of children,' to
the Stale which pays his salary.
The Oklahoma cases involve . the
-: slenderest tread of governmental aa-
HOW TO RISE1
thority among the three situations.
There, two men already have been
sentenced to prison merely for the
admission that they belong to the
Communist Party and for possession
of its literature.
As in the Bridges case, adherence
to that party would be taken as evi
dence of beliefs in its tenets of class
war and sabotage. The Government
is making out a much fuller case of
Communist associations against Mr.
Bridges this time than was presented
before Commissioner Landis in 1939.
Syndicalism statutes would be
more satisfactory if they aimed at
penalizing specific acts rather than
beliefs. The Government has, of
course, more sweeping powers in the
exclusion or deportation of aliens
than in the punishment of citizens.
All of these situations call for a
great deal of wisdom and caution.
They doubtless can best be dealt!
with by those closest to them, with
the aid of the Department of Justice,
and subject to review by the United
States (Supreme Court where the
constitutional guarantee of free
speech is involved. Christian Science
Not since the rights of citizenship
in this country of ours were first
established has there been so much
cause as there is today for pride and
thankfulness as 'each of us utters the
words: "I am an American!"
We enjoy precious rights in the
United States, ones to be found in
few other lands. Freedom of speech,
freedom of religion (even the right
to follow any religion except state
worship has been lost in some, for
eign lands), the right to move freely
from place to place, the right to
engage in the occupation of your
choice, the right to start your own
business and take your own chances
we Americans are so used to these
and other principles that we seldom
give them a thought.
. But there's an opportunity this
month to pause and remember the
above considerations. For Congress
has set Sunday, May 18, aside as
Citizenship Recognition Day, in re
cognition of the 2,500,000 young men
and women who have reached the
estate of American citizenship during
the past year. Posts of the Ameri
can Legion throughout the country
and many other groups and individ
uals will cooperate in giving this oc
casion its full meaning.
And not just the 21-year-olds
should celebrate their citizenship at
that time. In the midst of a trou
bled world, all Americans, young and
old, can profit by re-dedicating them
selves to the meaning and importance
of American citizenship, and to their
rights and duties in this society oft
free and enterprising men and
Citizenship Recognition Day be
longs to all Americans.
Mrs. Grace Luckett has returned
to the home of her daughter. Mrs.
A. Rvpnoke,' after visiting with
frien&fr 'Suffolk, Va,' . . -
wnarffiA trfimt impak at Ma .ttaitenta.
Mrs. Odell vWeBt aid little, .daugh
ter. f FaVetievillfi." have' -returned
I , i I.;ft t. J ...-J ... :
J. M. Tolar. v
Miss Ola Bogue Whedbee was the
guest of Miss Mildred Bogue Wed
Y. W. A. ENTERTAINED
The Mattie Norman White Y. W.
A. of Woodville Baptist Church met
at the church on Friday evening,
March 21, with Miss Juanita White
as hostess. An interesting program
was rendered with practically every
memberof the group taking part
Contest were led by . Miss Margaret
Whib,: Miss White and Miss
Ethel Lane winning prizes. Coca
Colas Potato chips, and Jelly beans
were'sefVed by 'MiAs White.
.Those present were Misses Audrey
and Ethel Lane, Ola Bogue and Mar
garet Whedbee, Juanita. White, .Oper
zine Cooke, Beulah Bogue, and Mrs.
JL A. Bray: v - .
H THE WORLD
12 new members, a coveted Merit A
ward to be presented to one member
for meritorious service to Lionism,
and seven 100 per cent attendance
buttons denoting perfect attendance
from September 16th through April
25th. Adjournment will be after the
singing of "Lions 'Till We Meet A
gain." Various attendance prizes
will be given during the meeting
through the courtesy of local mer
chants and service stations and soft
drink manufacturers of Elizabeth
City. An excellent time is antici
pated by all.
In the two years of its existence,
the Hertford Lions Club has done
much for the community as a whole
as well as for individuals in the com
munity. A list of the chief, activi
ties of the club during its first year
was given last year. During this
second, year just past, the chief activ
ities have been the donation free of
all costs 10 pairs of glasses to needy
individuals, donations to the local
Boy Scout troop and towards the
purchase of a curtain for the stage
of the local Grammar School. Each
Christmas it has made it. possible for
Santa , Claus to visit needy "children
who might otherwise have been over
looked. It has sponsored and organ
ized a new club at Elizabeth City,
and it made a valiant but losing fight
single-handedly to secure the new
blimp base to be erected in this area,
going to the expense of having maps
of Drosnective sites drawn and a
prospectus written for each Bite and
forwarded to the U. S. Navy Depart
ment, and on one occasion sent a re
presentative to Washington in an at
tempt to secure the base.
Chartered by Lions International in
April 1939, with 18 members, under
the sponsorship of the Edenton Lions
Club, the local club now boasts 82
members. There has been a grand
total of 43 members since organiza
tion, of which 11 have dropped their
membership. Of this 11, a total of
eight dropped their membership be
cause they have removed from town.
The club is one of the most active
and vigorous clubs in the District
having won two cups at the conven
tion in Durham last year, and is ex
pecting to win two or three this year
when the convention meets in Ashe
ville 1b June. A large delegation
from here is expecting to be present
and to have a prominent part in the
deliberations and activities ;i of the
Elected At P.C.II.S.
At a recent class meeting; : the
seniors of Perquimans County -High
School elected the following superla
V Moat Beau&tfi Girl, leaa,Nwhold.
. 'Most IntelletUAl -GrVMinnV,Wi
pa 'Watf., it W92$:
WinsioifcY iZ:r C ' , h
Moat Athletic Girl, Mildred; Cault
Most Athletic Boy, John E,tWood.
Most Versatile Girl, Evelyn SWhite.
. Most Versatile' Boy, Frank Dillard.
Most Popular Girl, Virginia Wilson.
Most Popular Boy, Clarke Stokes.
Most Attractive Girt, Adalia Wins
low. . . 'Wy, .
Moat Attractive Boy, Ray Haakett
Wittiest Girl, Margaret ChappeU.
Wittiest Boy, Goy WMm "
Most Capable Girl, Mildred Gault
Most Capable Boy, Fentress Wns
Best Pressed Girl, Marybelle De-
. , Jokerr Waiter, bring me a slab of
aolitical t"3. , J ..fir
Waiter: Yea, sir. , Do you" prefer
the applesauce or th plum fiHing?
MORE, ABOUT ;
learn to 1 find1' happiness in their
chosen vocations. I i
He further urged the seniors, when
seeking their vocations, , to "choose
one which will challenge your skill,
for the greatest lappiness is to be
found in a difficult job well done."
Class night exes
ises, another part
of the commenc
ent program, was
ight around the
theme "Isle of On
Dreams, by Mary
nd were opened
with the salutator
Pauline White. The Last Will and
Testament of the! class was read by
Eunice Chappell followed by a solo,
"When Irish Eyes are Smiling," by
The president's address, "Pipe
Dreams," was given by Frank Dil
lard. A song, Our High School
Days are Gone," by the Chorus, was
followed by the Class history,
"Dreams Walking" by 'Esther Mae
The remainder of the Class night
program follows: :
Grouch, "Nightmares," by Minnie
Louise Nixon; Statistics, "Dream
Children," by Pat Edwards; poem,
"A Rainbow Dream," by Adalia
Winslow; Prophecy, "Dream Gate,"
by Mildred Gault; song, "My Wild
Irish Rose," by the Chorus; Souven
irs, by Evelyn White and Dorothy
Perry; Valedictory, "Day Dreams,"
by Minnie Wilma Wood; songs,
"Home Sweet Home" and "Come
Back to Erin," by the Chorus.
Mascot, Phyllis Trueblood.
Accompanist, Mrs. R. M. Riddick.
The members of the Woman's So
ciety of Christian Service and of the
Wesley Guild of the Winfall Metho
dist and Cedar Grove Churches en
tertained the Central Grammar
School faculty and employees and
Mr. and. Mrs. F. T. Johnson at a buf
fet supper given at the school build
ing last Thursday evening.
Short talks were made by the Rev.
J. D. Cranford, Rupert Ainsley and
F. T. Johnson.
CHAPANOKE CLUB MEETS
The Chapanoke Home Demonstra
tion Club met Tuesday afternoon at
the home of Mrs. W. H. Overman
with Mrs. W. T. Lewis presiding.
Mrs. J. A. Bray gave an interesting
talk on "The Home Food Supply and
Daily Food Essentials," after which
Miss Maness gave a demonstration
on Pictures in the Home.
Mrs. Overman, assisted by Misses
Alice and Addie Mae Ferrell, served
delicious leinohade and cake.
Those present were: Mesdames T.
S. White, k, JR. Cooke, R. L. Stall
ings, G. W. 'Jackson, J. C. Wilson,
C. P. Quincy, Elihu Lane, W. T.
Lewis, J. A. Bray, Grace Luckett,
Tom Swayne, Melvin Colson, John
Symons, Emmett Stallings, W. H.
Overman, Misses Frances Maness,
Alice Ferrell, Doris Lewis, Addie
Mae Ferrell, Beulah Bogue, Nora
Grace Cooke and Mildred Ann Lewis.
Held Last Friday
at Meadow Grove
Friday afternoon, May 2nd, at 3
o'clock, for Mrs. Alice Chappell, age
81 years, by Reverend Fred Forbes,
of Norfolk, Va., assisted by friends,
with her favorite selections in songs.
The Reverend J. C. Trivette of the
Friends Church of Belvidere, also
spoke a few brief words of encour
agement and rendered the song
"Life's Railway to Heaven," as she
had requested ' before her death.
Reverend Josh Tare of Delaware.
spoke a few brief words at the grave
and closed with, a prayer as. she was
laid to rest in.the family plot by the
side of her husband, J. M. Chappell,
who departed this life July 22, 1926.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our thanks to
our many friends for each and everv
deed of kindness rendered during the
Jiiness ana aeatn ol our mother,
Mrs. Alice ChappelL .
TWdiiiffitnifc Statements, asking all those'Mo "are
aue taxes w me xown to come iorwara any
4 had quite an ambitious program in progress
years. The current
r -appeal. lv -
jcreadexpenditoe ' m imperative to collect promptly all A
taxei jPernallyri yill appreciate your hearty response to this
a ? ' ' ' ;Jk' ' 6yn of Hertford t ; fi
. ' ' Rv XT' " "IrJXXY. riprlr and ,1Vr CidUln .
I see they're matin' roofin oat
of cotton now. Well that seems fail
to me. Cotton en the roof ought to
help keep the price of cotton out
of the basement
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Mansfield and
Bon, Carlton, of Newport News, Va.;
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Goodwin and
children, Ruth E. and Janice, visited
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Mansfield and Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Mansfield Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Underwood
and baby daughter, Josie Ann, of
Carrollton, Va., were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Wallace Goodwin Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Levi Goodwin, Jr.,
visited her aunt, Mrs. Trueblood, in
Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City,
GIFT SUGGESTIONS FOR
YOUR BEST FRIEND ....
Dresses ... -$1.00 to $6.95 j
Shoes $1.00 to $2.00
Skirts - Sweaters - Blouses
Big Selection of flew Hose 39c to $11
Nylons $1.35 I
Just Received a Big Shipment of
Ladies' and Children's a
"STORE OF VALUES"
' let ?
fcas been reduced and this, combined with in-
Sunday evening., t "V " , 14 91
, Mr. and. .Mrs. A. J Mansfield and
son, of Newport News, Vu, visited
her mother," '.Mrs. JosephinB'-Ward,-during1
the week-end.; " ; ; , .
children were week-end guests of her
mother, Mrs. W. W. Copejawt v
Miss Catherine Nixon, of (New
Hope, spent " Thursday night with
Miss Marie Goodwin.
Mr, and Mrs. L. A. Goodwin visited
Mrs. Josephine Ward Sunday even
ing. Mrs. Fred Evans visited Mrs. C. C.
Mansfield and Mrs. Samuel Mans
field Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Sidney Goodwin and little
daughter, Janice, visited Mrs. Frank
Winslow Sunday afternoon.:
a Willard Stallings, of Newport
News, Va., spent the week-end with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie -Stallings.
Ivey Ward, of Newport News. Va.,
spent the week-end with his mother,
Mrs. Josephine Ward.
Miss Mary Elliott visited Missy
Marie Goodwin Sunday. f
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Goodwin and
daughter, Lillian, visited Mr. and
Mrs. Murray Elliott and Mr. and
Mrs. Freeland Elliott Sunday night
Miss Marie Goodwin is visiting
Miss Catherine Nixon at New Hope.
Mrs. Jimmie Byrum, of Tyner, was
the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Moral
By FRANCES MANESS
Home Demonstration Agent
Schedule for May 12-16
Monday, May 12 Ballahack CI u
meets with Mrs. Percy Rogerson.
Tuesday, May 13 District meet
ing at South Mills.
Wednesday, May 14 Beech Spring
Club meets with Mrs. W. E. Layden.
Thursday, May 16 Durants Neck'
Club meets at the Community House.
Friday, May 16 Bethel Club meets
with Mrs. E. L. Goodwin.
49c to $2.00 J
25c to 50c i
pay same, as we nave
for the past several N