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Entrance In Race For
First District Seat
ftfade Formal Statement
Candidacy On Sat
jiirday; Platform Will
"Come Later
'Anticipated for some time was the
announcement made formally on
' Saturday last by Senator Herbert
Leary that he will be a candidate
for Congress in the First District
!..iext year against the present in
. cumbent, Herbert C. Bonner. The
, Edenton law maker and former dis
trict solicitor said he would declare
himself further on the subject next
f: January and would at that time state
the platform on which he will make
his campaign.
Recent failure by Chowan to land
itha blimp base here, with much ac-
cftnmanying criticism of Bonner, is
saiV to have accentuated senator
Leary's statement of candidacy a
year ahead of the Congressional
Democratic primary. The Leary
statement handed to newsmen and
newspapers on Saturday is as fol
kflvs: "State Senator Herbert Leary, of
Edenton, who served as First District
Solicitor for a period of eleven years,
Stated today he will be a candidate
for Congress in the Democratic Pri
mary next year and will make a for
mal announcement in January, in
: which he will declare the platform on
which he will make his campaign for
this high and important office. Sen-
1 ator Leary further said he hoped he
had demonstrated by the public bills
sponsored by him and the votes cast
by him, during the recent General
5 Assembly, that he has a keen interest
.. Jn JUL, Educational and Agricultural
., proDiems, as wen as ail prooiems 01
a public nature and that the News
: " & Observer of Sunday, March 23, in a
review and summary of the legisla
tion passed by the General Assembly
of 1941, made the following com
ment in boli, headlines: "Agriculture
,Gets Biggest Victory;" and, "Legis
i lature Given Name of Friend of Edu
cation." It is generally conceded by
r the press of the State, said Senator
' Leary, that more legislation for un
r provement in Agriculture and in aid
of Education was passed at the recent
J Session than at any Session within a
' Period of twenty-five yean prior
, thereto; and that if nominated and
; elected, he will continue, to give his
'.time1 and energies without stint in
aid of Education and improvement of
'Agriculture and all other problems
affecting the peoples of the First
!' Congressional District, and our great
State and Nation.
The First Congressional District
'. includes Beaufort, Pitt, Martin and
Hertford counties in addition to the
ten counties Senator Leary served as
solicitor, and in which he was de
feated two years ago in his fight to
Funeral Services
lluld Thursday For
VCIiam II. Miller
, William Henry Miller, 64, a veter
an:, oz the Spanish-American war,
died at his home in Hertford at 3
o'clock Wednesday morning, follow
ing a long illness.
' Funeral services were conducted
at the Pierce Funeral Home Thurs
day afternoon at 3 o'clock, with til
Rev4'C.' E. Hobgood, pastor of the
Hertford Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial was made in the Bethel Bap
tist Church Cemetery at BetheL
turyivoti "include his wife, Mrs.
rather Miller;" one daughter, C Miss
Virginia -Miller tw sons, Tommy!
' Her, and Conroy Miller, '"of Nor-
. .k, Va.; pro brothers, Joseph Mill
v of . EUsabetat Cfty; i and tones
liter, ; of; Norfolk, Vta one sister,
LTml J, W Whiter of Norfolk, Va.;
a tilf -slater, Mrs. Journey Spivey,
And two half-brothers, Trotman Mill
er, and peorge Miller, of Vanceboro.
His step-mother, Mrs. Thomas Mill
er, also survives. , n ,
County Committee
diairman Attends
VAA Meetingr
Dr. E. S. White, chairman of the
3uimans County AAA committee,
;nded regional AAA conference
.tiny held in Charlotte during the
.t week-enL - r
A Wge number of AAA commit
men were present to hear Secre
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a a i-i . . m a.l -' a ,
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20 1 Hertford; Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, May 16, 1941 '.
That a contest is in the mak
ing for the First Congressional
District seat in Congress, now
held by Herbert Bonner, was as
sured Saturday when Herbert R.
Leary announced that he would
be a candidate in the election to
be held next year.
Minor Cases Heard
By Recorder Judge
In Tuesday Court
Perquimans County Recorder's
Court heard nine minor cases last
Tuesday morning after the Court re
sumed from the recess of last week
due to the fact that the Town Elec
tion was held in the Cdurt Room and
all cases of that term were continued
until this week.
Several cases scheduled for this
week's docket were continued due to
the illness of Patrolman Jack Gaskill,
who was unable to attend court.
H. E. Kirby was found guilty of
two charges, assault and being
drunk and disorderly, and was sen
tenced to 30 days on the roads on
both counts. Sentence was susDend-
UPon payment of costs and 'good
oenavior ior a period of two years
and the defendant was ordered to
stay away from Britt's Service Sta
tion. Mildred Johnson, Negress, entered
a plea of guilty to the charge of hav
ing in her possession non-tax paid
liquor. She was sentenced to 90
days in jail. (Sentence to be sus
pended upon payment of a fine of
25 and costs.
Oscar Stroud, of Elizabeth City,
submitted to the court on a charge
or oeing drunk and was taxed with
the costs of court.
The State took a nol pros in the
case of Luis Webb, who was charged
with assault and the use of profanity.
Arthur Felton, Negro, plead guilty
to being drunk and was assessed
with costs of court.
James Norman, Negro, paid costs
of court, after pleading guilty to be
ing drunk.
Ben Norfleet, Negro, entered a
plea of being guilty to the charge of
being drunk and disorderly and was
taxed with costs.
David Pierce, Negro, was found
guilty of the charge of hit and run,
after Judge Tucker had granted a
motion for a non-suit of two charges
of driving drunk and assault. Judge
Tucker assessed the costs of court
on Pierce.
Emma Winslow, Negress, a wit
ness in the case of her brother, Les
lie Winslow, who was being tried for
assault with a deadly weapon, nar
rowly escaped jail, when she be
came nervous and the Court as well
as the audience in the courtroom con
sidered her drunk. Ahe Court was
informed by an attendant that the
woman was behaving naturally and
she was not held for the charge.
Winslow was found not guilty, of
the charge after his mother and aunt
were reluctant to testify in the case.
County Agent Urges
Cutting Of Trees
Damaged By Fire
L. W, Anderson, County Agent, in
an announcement made to The Per
quimans Weekly, urges all farmers
who had fcrees damaged by the recent
fires to cut (he same for pulp wood
to prevent the spreading of the Fins
Sawyer. , ;
The Pins Sawyer, according to Mr.
Anderson, is a beetle that will eat on
the burned trees and then seeking
better fields will attack the undam
aged trees and cause great iMsesr'H
To Attend Meeting V
Dr. C. A, Davenport .will attend a
medical meeting on next Tuesday and
Wednesday, and announces - .thai; he
Will not be at his office during these
days, , i ft i ij, i v i, j.
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'Selective Service
May Be Changed To
Affect Younger Men
Local Board Mailed 50
Questionnaires Tues
day; Seven Leave on
May 22
According to reports from Wash
ington this week, action may be tak
en soon to change the Selective Ser
vice Act which will affect the young
er men of the country.
It seems hignly probable that a
new registration of men who have
reached their 21st birthday since last
October 16, will be held early in
July and these men will be subject
to call immediately.
Bigadier General Lewis B. Hersey,
acting draft chief, this week request
ed by letter to House Speaker Ray
burn, that the Act be revised to pro
vide deferment of men by age groups.
Hersey stated in the letter that he
was informed "that men in the
younger age brackets are best quali
fied for the training and service
under the act."
He proposed a change that will
permit the President to prescribe
rules and regulations for the defer
ment of men whose age is such that
they should be deferred "in the na
tional interest." These men will De
classified in a deferred list, but will
be available for training and service
if the emergency becomes acute.
According to J. R. iStokes, chair
man of the Perquimans Draft Board,
fifty quesionnaires were mailed to
registrants irom tne local oiiice on
Tuesday and this brings to a total
of 681 questionnaires that have been
mailed out by the local office.
No further calls for men have
been received by the local board, ac
cording to Mr. Stokes, but seven
Negro selectees will leave Hertford
for Fort Bragg on May 22.
, These men will be: Willie Webb,
Robert Etlheridge, David Wiggins,
Kobert Smith, Merntt Hollowell, Ar
thur Beasley and Warren Hassell.
The local board will oontkiue mail
ing out questionnaires as last as
practical in order to comply with the
request received from State head
quarters asking the classification of
all registrants as soon as possible.
Woman's Club Met
Tuesday Afternoon
At Club House
The Hertford Woman's Club held
its regular meeting Tuesday after
noon at the Community Building
with Mrs. S. P. Jessup, chairman of
the Art Department, in charge of a
very interesting program on fine
Mrs. I. A. Ward, president, pre
sided at the meeting. An interest
ing paper was read by Mrs. Carlton
Perry and Miss Katherine Jessup
A feature of the program was the
exhibits of paintings by young North
Carolina contemporary artists.
The club women decided at the
meeting to continue with plans to
raise funds for the construction of
a new club house, but definite plans
for the building were tabled until
this fall.
Mrs. Ward named committee chair
men to prepare exhibits for the an
nual flower show to be given by the
home demonstration clubs of the
county on May 20th, as follows:
Mrs. C. A. Davenport, Mrs. W. H.
Pitt, Mrs. C. F. Sumner, Jr., Mrs.
C. P. Morris, Miss Mae Wood Wins
low and Miss Kate Blanchard.
Plans were completed for serving
the Lions Club banquet scheduled for
tonight, and ft was also arranged to
have a Bingo party at the home of
Mrs. J. G. Roberson on the night of
May 80.
Rotary dub Meeting
Held Tuesday Night
The Hertford Rotary Club held its
regular meeting Tuesday night at the
Hotel Hertford. Several guests wete
present for the meeting and the Quo
made further plans for Rotary-Anne
night to be held on May 27.
W. XL. Meeting
K:T PeKmlmans County" branch of
the; Women's International ''"League
for. Peace and Freedom will present a
Good , Will program on Sunday. J May
18, at Up Kver Friends Church. The
program ww begin at z:3U p. 1 m.
After the 'program,' a short business
session will be held. ! The public is
cordially Invited to attend. - '
Anniversary Night
Being Observed By
Hertford Lions Club
Officers Chosen For
Coming Year Last
Friday; White Is New
Lions Clubs, representing the en
tire Albemarle section, will gather
in Hertford tonight to assist the local
Lions Club in celebrating its second
annual Anniversary night.
Past Governor of District 31-C,
Neil Hester, will be the principal
speaker of the evening and will also
present various awards to members
for outstanding work in Lionism.
An elaborate program has been ar
ranged by the program committee
headed by Morgan Walker and will be
directed by Norman Trueblood, who
will act as master of ceremonies.
Ladies Night will be observed by
the club at this meeting and it is ex
pected that approximately one hun
dred and twenty-five Lions and Lion
esses will be present for the evening.
Guests are expected from Elizabeth
City, Edenton, Williamston, Ply
mouth, Swan Quarter, lielhaven and
At its regular meeting on last Fri
day night the local club elected its
new officers for the 1941-1942 year.
Claude White was chosen as presi
dent of the organization, and Nor
man Trueblood was re-elected as sec
First vice president will be Archie
T. Lane; second vice president, J. H
Towe, Jr.; third vice president, Regi
nald Tucker; Tail Twister, Clinton
Eley, and Lion Aamer, Morgan
The directors of the club will be
C. E. Hobgood, Littleton Gibbs, R.
F. Munns and and Alvin White.
The club was entertained at the
meeting by a motion picture entitled
"Singing Wheels." It was based on
the trucking industry of America
and gave an, interesting illustration
of the importance that motor trucks
have on our every day life.
own Officials Take
Office At Meeting
Monday, May 12th
Aside frontr the business of the
new town officials being sworn into
office for the next two years, little
business of importance was placed
before the town board at its regular
meeting on May 12th.
Mayor V. N. Darden, Commission
ers W. H. Hardcastle, Z. A. Harris,
M. J. Gregory and B. C. Berry, by
virtue of being the duly elected of
ficials, were sworn into office by
clerk of the Superior Court, W. H.
The new board re-appointed W. G
Newby as Town Clerk; Charles John
son as City Attorney, and V. N.
Darden as City Manager. These ap
pointments were made on the same
salary basis as paid in the past.
The Town employees presented A.
W. Hefren with a gift at the meet
ing on Monday for his faithful and
helpful service to them during the
20 years that he has served as a
town commissioner.
Mr. Hefren made a short talk
closing his term of office which has
been a faithful one to the Town of
Hertford. Many constructive chang
es and programs have been under
taken during Mr. Hefren's tenure of
office and he was always among the
first to boost the town he represent
ed as commissioner.
Two Banking Holidays
Coming Up This Month
Announcement comes from R. M.
Riddick, cashier of the Hertford
Banking Company, that the bank
will be closed on Tuesday, May 20th,
in observance of the signing of the
Mecklenburg Declaration of Inde
pendence. Both the Post Office and the bank
will be closed on Friday, May 30th,
in observance of Memorial Day.
Library Hours
Miss Mae Wood Winslow, of the
Perquimans County Library Board,
announced on Tuesday that the Per
quimans JUDrary will start imme
diately to observe the. . following
d The Library will be open every day
through the week from, Monday until
Friday from 10 to 12 in the morning,
and 2 to 5 in the afternoon. On Sat
urday, the hours will be from 10 to
12, and from 1 to 4. -
Bear Catches Man
The old saying, "the worm will
turn" happened again on Monday.
Floyd Stallings, son of Mr. and
Mrs. James T. Stallings of Perquim
ans, decided to do a little bear hunt
ing up in the Dismal Swamp, and
after a bit of time had passed, Stall
ings saw his bear. He waited until
Mr. Bear came quite close, then cut
loose with his single barrel shot gun,
badly wounding Mr. Bear and knock
ing him to the ground.
However, the shot did not kill the
bear and he was shortly chasing
Mr. IStallings through the woods.
After a short chase, Mr. Bear
caught the man, and Stallings was
knocked to the ground and badly
scratched and bitten.
A dog Mr. Stallings had. with him
immediately jumped into the fray
and sufficiently attracted the atten
tion of the bear so that Stallings
had an opportunity to get away from
the angered bear.
Young Stallings was treated for
his injuries by Dr. I. A. Ward, of
Hertford, who reported the young
man as getting along as well as can
be expected.
Principal Announces
Honor Roll For Last
Quarter At Central
Rupert Ainsley, principal of the
Central Grammar School, announced
the following Honor Roll for the last
quarter of the school term:
First Grade Robert Morris Wins
low, Ben Miller, Amy Vann Roache,
Barbara Ann Benton, Marvina White,
Marjorie Whedbee, Walter Humph
lett, Jr., Julian Lee Onley, Peggy
Jane Hobbs, Beverly Hope Bright,
Nellie Carbwright, Gertrude Elliott,
Kathleen Hurdle, Margaret Symons,
Mary Vernon Ward , Eugene Boyce,
Linwood Lamb, Rufus Turner and
Lawrence Winslow.
Second Grade Norma Jean Good
win, Mary Sue CooXe, Eula Chalk.
Vance Bright, Harold Colson, George
EiUre, t leetwood Harrell, Peggy Ann
Sawyer, Sally White, Imogens, Chap
pell, Ann Bray, Horace Miller, Mel
vin Lamb, Derwood Lane and Leon
ard Harrell.
Third Grade Dorothy Miller, Rosa
Lowe, Jams Winslow, Lindsey Earl
Barber, Willie Boyce, Norwood El
liott, Paul Smith, James Umphlett,
Harry Lee Winslow, Velma Ann Car
ver, Ailene Dail, Rubye Dail, Geral
dme Gregory, Ailene Hobbs, Minnie
Lee Hollowell, Carolyn Hurdle, Alice
B. Lane, Faray Symons and Claire
Fourth Grade Ann Onley, Ann
Hollowell, Marie Rountree, William
Sawyer, Lelia Lee Winslow, Timothy
Claire Perry, Clarkson White, Mari
etta Jolliff, Dolan Winslow and Pean
Fifth Grade Calvin Bright, Dons
Wilder, Anna Faye Copeland, Eugene
Hurdle, H. B. Miller, Peggy Cooke,
Hillary Scaff and Leon Lane.
iSixth Grade Mary Leland Wins
low, Mary Lina Raper, Faye Wins
low, Alleene Yeates, Sybil Monds,
Dotmegan Lane, Emmett Elmore,
Phillip Harwood, Kader Franklin
White, Helen Baker and Jean Chap
pell. Seventh Grade Pauline Smith, Es
ther Winslow, Marjorie Rebecca
White, Leona Lane, Dorothy Faye
White, Joan Winslow, Oliver Can
wright, Horace Baker, Jr., Norma
Winslow, Frances Ann Cooke, Doris
Godfrey, Eleanor Glyn Hurdle and
Marjorie Frances White.
National Cotton Week
Expected To Set New
Records This Year
L. W. Anderson, County Agent,
reports that from all sections of the
country come reports that the ob
servance of National Cotton Week,
May 16 to 24, will break all previous
records in the attempt to cut down
surplus cotton in this country.
Cotton Week programs are being
sponsored over wide areas through
out the cotton belt and merchants
throughout the country are display
ing many new designs, all made from
cotton goods.
Hertford merchants are cooperat
ing in every way to make this Cotton
Week a success. Several of them
have banners which they plan to dis
play during the week and all of them
are stocked with new cotton goods
which are now on display and ready
lor sale during National Cotton
Mr. and Mrs. James Wesley Har
rell, of Route, Three, Hertford, are
receiving, congratulations on the birth
of a son. The ba6 weighing 6
pounds, was borf on Tuesday, May
13th. Mother rfnd baby are getting
along nicely. p,
$1.25 Per Year.
Or. Spence Delivers
Address To Grads At
Duke Professor Tells
Audience Dreams Are
Greatest Things In
Before an audience that complete
ly filled t'he huge auditorium at the
Perquimans High School, Dr. H. E.
Spence, professor of religion at Duke
University, delivered the commence
ment address at the High School last
Friday night to the 1941 graduating
Dr. Spence told the audience that
dreams are the greatest things in
the world and that their dreams
could come true by remembering the
words "want," "work," "watch" and
All of these, as he gave illustra
tions, had a purpose and place in
making one's dreams come true. He
used, the dictators of the world, both
past and present, as examples of
men who have forced their dreams
upon the world, but stated that as in
the past God would beat Hitler as
He did I'haroah, Cicero and Napoleon.
"Dreams lift life above the com
monplace and transform the hours
you spend in the school house into
success in later life.
"If you want to Succeed, you can,
for everything else being equal, suc
cess is determined by ambition," Dr.
Spence told the graduates.
Following the address, diplonuvs
were presented to the 56 graduates
of the 1941 class by Superintendent
F. T. Johnson.
Medals for individual accomplish
ments were also presented by Mr.
Johnson. Minnie Wilma Wood was
awarded medals for Valedictorian
and for making the highest grades
during the school year. Pauline
White received a medal for being
class salutatorian.
Mildred Gault received a medal for
displaying the highest type of citi
zenship during the year. Evelyn
White was agirdc.l a, midal for &e
best performance" in the Senior Class
play. A medal for tne best effort
made for school attendance was giv
en Edward Jordan.
Gordon Winslow was presented a
certificate from Future Farmers of
America because of his outstanding
work in the agricultural field.
Medals were also presented to
members of the high school debating
teams for their success during the
Revival Services
Start Monday At
Baptist Church
Rev. C. E. Hobgood, pastor of the
Hertford Baptist Church, announced
this week that revival services will
start Monday, May 19th, at the
local church.
The Rev. Sankey Lee Blanton,
pastor of the First Baptist Church,
of Wilmington, will conduct the se
ries of revival services. Mr. Blan
ton has distinguished himself as be
ing one of North Carolina's most
outstanding ministers, having held
several large pastorates, including
the Calvary Baptist Church in New
Haven, Connecticut, before coming
South. His coming will doubtless
bring many visitors from all over
this section of the State to the con
gregation during the services, and it
is believed that all who hear him
will be highly pleased.
The services will be held twice
daily at 8 a. m., and 7:46 p. m., con
tinuing through Sunday, May 25th.
Weekly Newspaper
Editors Meeting
Held At Ahoskie
Editors of weekly newspapers of
Northeastern North Carolina and
their friends met in Ahoskie last Sat
urday night and heard short talks
given by Charles H. Jenkins, newly
appointed member of the Board of
Conservation and Development, and
Carroll Wilson, a member of Gover
nor Broughton's new Highway Com
mission. Mr. Jenkins and Mr. Wilson gave
brief outlines on the work to be done
by their respective commissions dur
ing the coming year, and impressions
that were received during the first
board meetings.
Due tosthe State Press meeting
being held in Charlotte early in June,
the editors voted to forego the regu
lar June meeting and -will meet at the
home of Roy Parker, in Ahoskie, on
July I2h. f
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