4 I0)felfe:OvTT T1TM M TOOT? TtfTVlT 7 I Il r7 I IT" si fv 1 L f 1 1 III BY 7 f I I VI Wfttf H H livX II W "4 ' - il , 1 n ' ii ii 1 1 xx v it a ii ii i.n m ir ii i ii an ail 11 1 1 IL II " : A , yolumallTumber 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 113 BUUCI1VI miUb JUUKCVU1U. 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 7 of Agriculture Wickard report a a i-i . . m a.l -' a , aa proDiema oi ta present uow. NEWSPAPER DEMOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY 20 1 Hertford; Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, May 16, 1941 '. I i Candidate HERBERT R. LEARY 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- ed 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. ""aWPWP"aBaMMM t ' i. J L m inn ,,-n,-ftw' '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 arts. Mrs. I. A. Ward, president, pre sided at the meeting. An interest ing paper was read by Mrs. Carlton Perry and Miss Katherine Jessup sang. 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 President 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 Washington. 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 retary-treasurer. 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 Walker. 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. Pitt. 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 hours: 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 Hunter. 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 Hunter. 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 Week. BIKip. ANNOUNCEMENT 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 Commencement Duke Professor Tells Audience Dreams Are Greatest Things In World 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 class. 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 "wait." 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 year. 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 V r -4 i M ' 4 t9 sit.