THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY, ERTFORP, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 1,HM1
PuolJahed every Friday by The
Perquimans Weekly, a partner
Kiit - consisting of Joseph G.
Campbell and Max R. Campbell,
at Hertford, N, C.
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at Hertford, North Carolina, un
der the Act of March 1879.
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FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1941
BIBLE THOUGHT FOR WEEK
HE COMES DAILY TO MULTI
TUDES: Behold, I come quickly
blessed is he that keepeth the sayings
of the prophecy of this book. Rev.
National Cotton Week starts to
morrow. Let's all join in this drive
to rid the nation of a huge cotton
surplus. We can do this by visiting
a local merchant and purchasing at
least one cotton item that he has for
Herr Hess decides that things are
better in London than they are in
Berlin, so he hops off in his plane
and lands safely in Scotland. All
jesting aside, however, things must
not be all hotsy-totsy within the
"royal" Nazi family or else Mr. Hess
probably would have stayed at home.
We see by the papers that Labor
continues to cry over "the treat
ment" it receives from Capital. We
sincerely hope that the American
people, through their representatives
in Congress, will shortly do some
thing about this labor situation and
thus advance our program of Nation
al Defense to the position it shoma
The local political pot has been set
on the stove by the announcement ot
Herbert Leary, of Edenton, that he
will be a candidate for Congressman
from the First District. It will pro
bably be a long time betore the rrre
is started under the pot, but it is
highly probable that there will be
other announcements made regarding
the position now held by Herbert
Notwithstanding the "dope" as ex
pressed in other newspapers, The
Weekly hears that no changes will
be made in the Department of Re
venue and that Mr. Maxwell will con
tinue as Commissioner. The Weekly
favors this news and hopes it may
prove true as time has hown Mr.
Maxwell to be a most capable man
for this position.
Earnings of the first 175 compan
ies to report their first quarter fig
ures, according to an Associated
Press tabulation, were 16 per cent
higher than for the same period of
This is interesting but, almost at
once, somebody says that the govern
ment is about to put new taxes on
business which will destroy their
earnings. Well, some companies al
lowed for taxes in making their re
ports. Others did not.
Anyway, the Associated Press
writer, assuming that there will be
an increase in taxes of around 30
per cent, says that this would re
duce the increase in profits over last
year to about 7 per cent.
The prospect is clouded, however,
by recent wage increases which
make the figures less significant.
Maybe, we will have to wait for the
companies to complete their second
quarter business before trying to as
certain how they are prospering un
der the defense program.
The Farmers' Stake
"If the Nazis winj we might as
well kiss our export market for farm
products goodbye," says Secretary
of Agriculture Wickard, who insists
that the stake of farmers in the con
tact now going on is as great or
greater than that of any other
North Carolina viv
Mr. Wickard knows what German
' domination of Europe will mean to
world trade. The Nlazi system of
exploiting the peoples, as well as the
resources, of conquered nations
means a revolution in economic af
. fairs that will inevitably eliminate
the competition of free peoples in the
. production of commodities for ex
"change. . : .'h,
, There-are om people who have
Ithe Idea that th agricultural prob-
if, solely; around 'Surplus production.
?; " lhisviya the Secretary, applies to
V utton, wheat and, tobacco, but jt has
pa bearing upon pork, dairy products,
.'j-:. When the fighting in Europe ends,
- I--.," larare part of ' the world will he
rs looking to the United States for
food." Our farmers will, be able' to
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prosper in soon a market but tney
will not have a chance' if the outside.
world is dominated 'by Germany and
their trade ontrblled, by Naai mas
ter whq; will;, trt it, only upon their
own term. .-:'. f
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In military terms the present world
struggle is one between land and sea
power, with Germany clearly superior
on land and Britain on the Bea. The
Nazis have tried to extend their land
power over the water and the British
their sea power over the land by go
ing into the air. Neither has wholly
succeeded, but many experts believe
that in the end the struggle between
democracy and dictatorship will be
decided by air power.
Tne democratic countries have po
tential air superiority. The industrial
power of the United States and Bri
tain can gain the victory if brought
to bear effectively and in time. And
in the extension oi sea power over
land the British-American problem
the principal instrument is the
bomber. Moreover, in the making
of bombers the United States has
been particularly successful, due
partly to its highly developed pro
duction of commercial transport
For Britain to reverse the present
situation, in which Germany has been
able to give much more than it re
ceives, will require a very clear su
periority in numbers and quality of
bombers. Also if the Nazi advantage
in the Battle of the Atlantic is to be
countered effectively, big, long
range scouter-bombers are essential
to protect the supply line from
These are some of the factors be
hind President Roosevelt's letter to
Secretary Stimson directing that pri
orities be set up for bombers. Coup
led with the news that more than
1400 military planes were produced
in the United (States in April (a fig
ure which would mean much more if
it told how many were bombers)
this is some encouragement that
America is going to put forth a spec
ial effort in a field where it can be
most effective. Yet the plants a
Tulsa and Omaha designed particu
larly for big-plane production will
not be adding their quotas before
Some who are close to information
about air strategy and plane produc
tion are advocating thajt "another
Tulsa and Omaha" be started at once
to make sure that American bomber
production shall become the decisive
factor which many military experts
believe it could be. This step might
well be considered alongside the
President's priority request. Chris
tian Science Monitor.
By FRANCES MANESS
Home Demonstration Agent
Eleven clubs were represented at
the meeting of the 16th District of
Home Demonstration Clubs held in
South Mills on Tuesday, May 13th.
Perquimans County received the gav
el for having traveled the greatest
number of miles to the meeting.
The Spring Federation meeting for
Perquimans County will be held on
luesaay, May zutn, at 3 o'clock, in
the Hertford Grammar Schoo 1 audi
torium. The Flower Show will be
held in the Community Building on
the Grammar School grounds. The
public is invited.
Eleven dollars and twenty cents
has been contributed to the Woman's
Field Army for the control of cancer
by the Home Demonstration Clubs of
100 Per Cent Dues
The following clubs have paid dues
dues 100 per cent: Whiteston, Balla-
hack, Home and Garden.
Miss Mamie N. Whisnant, assistant
specialist in Home Management and
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nuuse rnrmsnings, will conduct a
Leaders' School on "The Storage
Unit" and "Wash Unit" in the Bed
room. Several leaders in each club
will attend the meeting.
Schedule for May 19-23
Tuesday, May 20 County Federa
tion Meeting in Hertford Grammar
School auditorium at 3 o'clock.
Wednesday, May 21 Belvidere
Home Demonstration Club meets at
the Community House at 2:30.
Thursday, May 22 4-H Room Im
provement Leaders' School.
. fxiday, May 23 County Health
LETTERS TO THE
Last Bunday, May 11, was cele
brated throughout the country as
Mothers' Day. May 18th, which is
next Sunday, will be celebrated in
many lands as Good Will Day, even
though great evidence of ill will ex
ists in the World. ;
Would W not be appropriate that
we Americans this year celebrate it
by showing our good, will for th
starving peoples of the small demo
cracies of northern Europe, Finland,
Norway, belgium, Holland and Cen
tral Poland, who tave' aNrays ' been
our friends, and are looking to us as
their only helper to save themselves
' "n ;
from starvation 7 " They i Jhaw i ap-
f. -i ai m. tt ,. i .'ft
pealed to us tor neip to get tne Dem-
gerents to allow' food - for them to
pass the' blockade. Their govern
ments have" "the money to pay for the
food fft ships in' which to transport
it. There is not enough food in Eu
rope to feed all the people, and they
must starve unless it can be im
ported. Former President Hoover, who di
rected the feeding during the last
war, has been asked to formulate a
plan whereby food may be purchased,
imported, and distributed to the
needy without benefitting the Axis.
As a result of this appeal, Hoover
has proposed this plan: Supplies
would be imported under agreement
with England and Germany, and dis
tributed by a neutral organization.
Brave little Belgium is hardest hit,
as in the last war. There babies and
weaker older people are already dy
ing. Hoover proposes as an experi
ment, that soup kitchens be estab
lished in Belgium where children and
unemployed older people may come
and eat under supervision of neutrals.
This plan is being advodated by
the National Committee on Food for
the Small Democracies, 420 Lexing
ton Avenue, New York.-N. Y., which
is composed of leading people of this
country and is supported by many
religious denominations, government
officials, educators, doctors, lawyers
and many organizations, as well as
individuals. The pamphlet "Must
They Starve?" explains the proposed
All we are asked to do is to help
bring pressure that food be allowed
to pass through the blockade to these
starving people, by writing the Na
tional Committee on Food for the
Small Democracies that we approve
the plan whereby millions of those
brave people will be saved from star
vation and their faith in democratic
governments renewed. For further
information communicate with the
National Committee at the above ad
dress, or with Mrs. Edwin S. White,
Belvidere, local chairman . Let us
show our faith in democracy by thus
expressing our good will for these
MATTIE E. SAUNDERS.
Clinton Winslow, son of Mr. and
Mrs. L. C. Winslow, is in Albemarle
Hospital, Elizabeth City, having un
dergone an appendectomy.
Murray C. Johnson, of Greens
boro, is visiting in the home of the
Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Trivette.
Mr. and Mrs. T. C, ferry and son,
Timothy Clair, Jr., spent Sunday ai
Shiloh as guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.
Dr. E. S. White returned home
Saturday after spending several days
Juanita Elliott, of Hertford, spent
Friday and Saturday with Mr. and
Mrs. V. C. Dail.
Misses Marjorie Perry, Thelma
Chappell, Dixie Chappell, Julia Mill
er Chappell, of Norfolk, Va., Lofton
Stallings and Thurman Riddick, of
Trotville, spent Sunday in Greenville.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Banks and son,
Dicky, of Norfolk, Va., visited Mr.
and Mrs. R. R. White Friday.
Those from here who attended the
meeting of the 16th District of Home
Demonstration Clubs at South Mills
on Tuesday were: Mrs. B. W. Cope
land, Mrs. N. D. Chappell, Mrs. T.
C. Rogerson, Jr., Mrs. Callie Cope
land, Mrs. J. C. Trivette, Mrs. C. T.
Rogerson, Mrs. T. C. Perry, Mrs. V.
C. Dail, Miss Lucy White, Miss
Clara White, Mrs. R. R. White, Mrs.
W. T. Smith, Mrs. H. P. White, and
Mrs.Mrs. L. J. Winslow.
Mr. and Mrs. ' Alvin Jordan and
Tom Babb, of Hertford, and Ray
Jordan, of Woodland, visited Mr. and
Mrs. Mercer Winslow Sunday after
noon. Miss Miriam Lane, Williard Baker
and Floyd Winslow, of Norfolk, Va.,
visited at their resDective home
during the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Winslow, of
Petersburg, Va., Mr. and Mrs.
Matthew Winslow and daughter, oi
Norfolk, Va., were week-end guests
of Mr. and Mrs. A. U. Winslow.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Winslow and
family, of Chuckatuck, Va., Mr. antf
Mrs. Elbert Winslow and family, or
Sunbury, Mr. and Mrs. J. ,W Lane
and family, and Mr. and llrsf L.' J.
Winslow, of Belvidere; Julian Milter,
of Norfolk, Va.,: Mr. andvMranJL-V,
Rountree and son visited :'wxJ nd
wr. yesse Kounree Sunday.
Miss Florence; Winslow.'' a student
at E. C. T. C, Greenville ipenV-ttfe
week-end with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Luther Winslow. fi
lar, ana Mrs. . u L. Lane anu
daughter, Lucille, visited Mrs. John
Stallings, at Belcross, Sunday after
noon. v 4'c 1
Mrs. Joe Baker, Anna and John
nie Baker visited Mr. and Mrs. Ira
- WE DO -
.COMMERCIAL JOB PRINTING
mttt CARD OF THANKS
To the many Iriends whose visits,
expressions of sympathy. . floral of-
tSSH'iMtt other manifestations 01
kindness which made our recent be
reavement .so much easier to bear,
we wish w-express our heartfelt
The Family of Calvin S,' Layden.
Bciigs Disoass Tosts
Completed In County
L. W. Anderson, Perquimans Coun
ty Agent, announced Monday that Dr.
S. S. Mirin had completed the Bangs
disease tests throughout the county
and had made a full report to his
According to the report, Dr. Mirin
tested 1,943 head of cattle and found
three head of this number definitely
affected by the disease. The cattle
tested were located on 666 different
farms. Forty-six head tested were
suspected of the disease and will be
rechecked, according to Mr. Ander
son. Reports on a total of 300 head
of the group have not yet been re
ceived as the tests were just recently
sent to the laboratories for checking.
Dr. Mirin has left Perquimans for
Tyrrell County, where he will have
charge of a similar tent in that
Mr. Anderson reported that he had
had Dr. P. W. Tedder working in the
county during the early part of the
week testing work stock for various
defects. A number of farmers have
requested Mr. Anderson to have this
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Gatling, of
Norfolk, Va., spent the week-end as
guests of his mother, Mrs. Maggie
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Long and
daughter, Miss Eloise Long, of Eli
zabeth City, were guests of Mrs. W.
P. Long on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. White, of
Kenly, visited Mr. and Mrs. C. T.
Phillips during the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Butt and
children, Mary Lou, Calvin and Jo
seph, of New Hope, Mr. and Mrs. F.
S. Long, of near Hertford, spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Miss Helen Hoffler, of Hertford, is
the guest of Miss Evelyn Long.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Davenport
and son have returned to their horne
in Washington, N. C, after spending
a few days with relatives here.
Miss Katherine Fleetwood, stu
dent at E. C. T. C, Greenville, spent
the week-end with her mother, Mrs.
J. Maynard Fleetwood.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Smith ano
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fight excess carbon as you drive and help keep it from gumming up your
motor. Yet you pay no more for this chemiral bonus for Solvenized
Gasoline sells at the price of "regular."
Doesn't that sound like common sense? Just as two and two make four,
good gasoline plos something extra equals more
for your money. Try k at our stations and see.
Join In the Fun. Ask Your Friendly Pure (Ml
Dealer In This County About the Big Contest
Now Going On.'
son, Mrs. Elmer Smith, of Newport
News, Va.; J. E. Rogerson and
daughter; Emma Seahlth, : of Balla-
aack: Mr. and Mrs Erie Kirby ana
tighter Lois Jane,' viaitsd Mr, ana
-Atm RjS. Chappell Sunday after-
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Elliott " and
children, of Wilmington, visited with
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Long Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Smith, Durwood
Smith and Chelsea Smith, of Berea,
visited Mrs. Smith's mother, Mrs.
Z. D. White, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Q. Hurdle and
children, Eleanor Glyn and Daryl,
visited Mr. and Mrs. Carson Jordan
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Jennings and
Sammy, visfted his sister, Mrs. Pete
Bundy, at Albemarle Hospital, Eli
zabeth City, Saturday evening. '
' Mr. and Mrs. George Hall and
children visited Mr. and Mrs. C. C.
Symons (Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Stallings had
as guests on Sunday Mr. and Mrs.
J, V. Roache md daughter, Amy
Vann, of Winfai.; Mr. and Mrs. Er
nest Stallings and son, Ernest Carey,
Miss Sihrley Hurdle returned home
Saturday after a few days' visit with
relatives and friends, in Norfolk.
Odell Baccus, of Norfolk, Va.,
spent the week-end with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Baccus.
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Hurdle and
children visited her parents, Mr. and
NOTICE OP SALE OF
Valuable Personal Property
The undersigned, as ordered by the Court, will on the 28th day
of May, 1941, at 10 o'clock A. M., sell to the highest bidder for cash
at the old home-place of the late W. C. Perry, in Bethel Township, the
following articles of PERSONAL PROPERTY belonging to the es
tate of W. C. Perry, deceased:
Household and Kitchen Furniture, all farm
ing equipment and chattels of every descrip
tion, including Cart, Wagon, Plows, 80 Bales
of Peanut Hay, one Sow, etc.
Signed: W. D. PERRY K
HERTFORD N. C.
Mrs, O. K. Twine, of Hertford Sun
day afternoon. '
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT " r
:Mr. and Mrs. Ira 'Stallings, of near
Belvidere, announce the birth of a
son, Bobby Baker, on Ma jr ?. MotHs
and baby are doing nicely. v
PATRON1ZK OUR ADVEKTIS223 k
Here's a small investment that
will pay well in summer com fort 1
Chooee your straw hat now . ' .
all styles selling at this low
$1.00 to 52.95
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