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A' WEEKLY NCWOPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUKPINQ 07 HERTFORD AND PEBQU31IAN3 COUNTY
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday, May 23, 1941.
Volume VIIL Number 21.
$1.25 Per Year.
Th British mactically completed
the campaign in Ethiopia When early
this week the Duke of Aosta, Italian
viceroy of that conquered country,
sought an armistice with the British
forces and surrendered to them.
Ethiopia is now back in the hands of
its ruler, Haille Selassie, who was
driven out six years ago when the
Italians overran the small nation.
The Vichy Government, from all
indications now controlled by the
Nazis, took several "turn-abouts"
the week. The Nazi-controll
ed press of Paris early in the week
Started a slandering campaign again
nt. tfie U. S. Then the next day
called for President Roosevelt to act
a a Peace-maker for the present
war. Finding little encouragement
in this, the Paris papers again re
verted to the mud throwing.
The French Government charged
v ' its envoy, Henry-Haye, to lodge a
protest with the Washington offi
cials for the "taking into protective
custody" the French ships in Ameri
can ports. Henry-Haye, however,
did not get far as Secretary of State
Hull told him in no uncertain terms
that this country now considers the
Vichy Government Nazi-controlled
and as long as France continues its
nresent collaborations with Berlin
that France could expect little from
Mrs. Leigh Winslow
Delegate To Red Cross
Meeting In Charlotte
S. M. Whedbee, chairman of the
Perquimans Chapter of the American
Red Cross, announced Monday that
Mrs! Leigh Winslow was attending a
retrional meetimr of the Red Cross
in Charlotte this week as a delegate
from the Perauimans Chapter.
The meewhg drew approximately
500 delegates from Ked Gross Chap
ters throughout North and South
The purpose of the meeting was to
make Dlans for the aid of American
soldiers in camps and to map out
programs of production for the aid
of refugees of Europe.
Lions Club Second
Post Commander Of
Berry and Darden to Act
As Delegates to Con
vention In Durham
Five White Youths
Selected For Draft
Quota Call June 3
50 Questionnaires Mail
ed Tuesday; Negro
Draftees Left Thursday
The war came close to home this
week when several North Carolina
Tieonle were nassenuers on the ship
Zamzam. an Eevntian shin sunk early
this week by the Germans. No lives
were lost, according to information
released by the Germans, who claim
that all passengers are safe in a Nazi
held port, probably somewhere in oc
cupied France. The United States
has protested and demanded informa
tion as to the United States citizens
The Hess affair remains a mystery
as Prime MinisterChurchill this week
told the House of Commons that he
was not prepared to mike a state-
Mnt warning Hei''A' that 4
did not know when he would be. Ap
parently the British are keeping Hess
under strict watch, and thev. them
selves, have not yet cleared up the
mystery 01 Ws flight.
President ' Roosevelt, in a state
ment made Tuesday, announced that
after due atrial the moving up of
ThankssriTine Dav had not served its
purpose of increasing business, and
that beginning in 1942, the holiday
will be observed on the last Thurs
day in November.
The Germans this week' made a
dress rehearsal of carrying troops
to points of attack by glider when
they attacked the Island of Crete,
present headquarters for the Govern
ment of Greece. It was reported
that the Germans launched the attack
in great numbers and that at least
1,600 of them were disguised as
Anzacs . . . probably having stolen
the uniforms of the Britishers. Dis
patches from Crete stated that the
Rritinh and Greek defenders, of the
Island had fie situation well in hand
and that the invaders had , been cap
tured or killed.
The Hertford Lions Club celebrated
its second anniversary last Friday
nitrht with an Anniversary Night
banquet held at the Community
House with approximately 125 mem
bers and guests present.
The headliner on the evenings
program was Neil Hestor, Past Dis
trict Governor, who lauded the local
Club for its outstanding achievements
during the two years and awardeo
emblems to members for attendance
and outstanding work in Lionism.
Norman Trueblood. Secretary of
the Club and now being sponsored by
the majority of the Clubs in this
District for District Governor, was
awarded an attendance emblem, a
merit awarded for the organization
of the Elizabeth Citv Club and a mas
ter key and plaaue for enrolling 12
members into Lions Clubs.
B. L. Gibbs. Charles Williford,
Archie T. Lane. Max Campbell, Mor
gan Walker and Julian White were
also awarded 100 per cent emblems
The hanauet was served bv the
members of the Hertford Woman's
Club, who received much praise for
the hanaaet from Arnot Groves.
Treaideitt-eTect of the" Elizabeth City
Hester was introduced to the Lions
and their guests by-L. N. Hollowell,
past president of the local club. Mr.
Hollowell paid tribute to the Edenton
Club for its whole-hearted support
given the Hertford Lions during the
days of organization of the local club.
Mr. Hester spoke briefly of the.
serious problem confronting the
world by saying, "As I frankly ana
dubiously survey the course of events
of our time, I see Lionism a vital fac
tor in extrema. For Lionism repre
sent fellowship and that sense of
fellowship must pervade the earth
before peace can rule the world. "
Mavor V. N. Darden welcomed the
guests to the City and also praised
the local Lions on their splendid re
cord of community service.
Lions from Edenton, Elizabeth
Citv and Belhaven were present, and
guests recognized included Mr. and
Mrs. Darden, Rev. and Mrs. C. A
Arrdngton, and Herbert Peele.
JVrniiimans PoBt No. 126 of the
American Legion re-elected Charles
Ford Sumner as' Post Commander at
its meeting at the Perquimans Court
house on last Thursday night.
Sumner was chosen Commander of
the Post last fall at the time the
Post was organized.
Other officers chosen at last week's
meeting are: First Vice Commander,
Charles E. White; Second Vice Com
mander, George T. Roach; Third Vice
Commander, E. L. Hurdle; Adjutant,
B. C. Berry; Finance Officer, V. N.
Darden; (Service Officer, F. T. John
son; Guardianship Officer, F. T.
Johnson; Sergeant-at-arms, J. A.
Perrv: ChaDlain. J. D. Cranford;
Historian, L. L. Winslow; Athletic
Officer, G. C. Buck; Child Welfare
Officer, F. T. Johnson; Americanism
Officer, J. E. Winslow; Graves Regis
tration Officer. C. V. Ward; Employ
ment Officer, A. A. Nobles; Boys'
State Officer, J. Oliver White; Mem
bership Chairman, Charles E. White;
Publicity Officer, W. G. Hollowell;
Chairman Sons of Legionnaires, J. K.
The Post chose B. C. Berry and V.
N. Darden as delegates to the State
Legion Convention to be held in
Durham on June 23 and 24. F. T.
Johnson and A. A. Nobles were nam
ed na alternates for the convention.
The new officers will be installed
at the July meeting of the Post, fol
lowing the convention in Durham.
A. B. Gilliam was taken in as a
new member at the meeting last week
and the Post now has a total of 38
paid up members.
The Perauimans Post urges every
one to support the sale of Poppies
whih will be sponsored by the L.a
dies Auxiliary of the Edenton Legion
Post in this countv next week.
Post Adiutant Berry stated that a
notice of the next meeting to be held
in June will be announced at a later
Edmund Harding To
Anne Night May 27
The program committee for the
annual Rotary-Anne dinner of the
Hertford Rotary Club announced at
the club meeting on Tuesday that
Edmund Harding, well known speak
er of Washington, N. C, had been
invited to be the principal speaker
for the occasion.
The banquet will be held next
Tuesday night at the Episcopal Par
ish House, with dinner being served
by St. Catherine's Guild.
It has been reported that the Ger
mans are making; plans for landing
a force on the Island of Iceland, and
with the notice Iceland served on
Denmark this week, anything might
happen. Iceland notified Denmark
that it will henceforth consider itself
a republic and acts under an agree
ment of the Island government held
with the Nac1wwnnied mtuntrv of
Denmark. Under the agreefent Ice
land had the right to cancel its union
with Denmark before 1943.
Tn a statement comlnc from Vichv.
France, it was announced that Ger
man officials on Wednesday notified
American authorities that 140 Amer
icans,, all passengers on the ill-fated
, Egyptian steamer Zamzam sunk In
the Soulh Atlantic early thia week,
were safe at St. Jean De Luz, Prance.
- American Consul Henry S. Water
man left Bordeaux for the port town
to assist the Americans. '
Vnrther renort on Thursday morn
l ing Indicated that the Nazis : were
'fill arfcaiVinir Crete In reat num-
bersr trying to establish a landing
force capable ox over-running we is
land. Dispatches sav that the Ger
mans have managed to gain foot
hold on the Island, but ungiisn au
. thnritie continue to report that the
situation is well in hand. The Ger-
- rf!1rtn of the lolnnd with
a fleet of large air-transports carry
1 n& aa manv aM 75 men. An estimate
"of the transport fleet places the
number at 250, the Nazis are aiso us
tnv vIMem in transport their men
from Greece to Crete. The British
. claim to have a large force defending
the bland along with two divisions of
To Preside Luncheon
Norman Trueblood, secretary of
the Hertford Lions Club and a can
didate for the District Governor's
office, has been selected to preside
at the Secretary's luncheon and
panel discussion to be held in con
nection with the Lions State conven
tion in Asheville on June 24.
Durint- the convention club presi
dents, secretaries and key members
each have a luncheon and discussion
of club activities and District 81-C,
of which the Hertford Club is a part,
will have charge of the secretary's
luncheon. District Governor James
Parker, of Clinton, chose the local
secretary as chairman for the event.
Defense Bonds Sales
The Hertford Postoffice and the
Hertford Banking Company, agents
in this countv for the sale 01 Gov
ernment Defense Savings Stamps
and Bonds, reported this , week that
the sale of the stamps and bonds
was nroirressinir here, but that to ine
present ume mere nu uwu no groav
rush-to secure the bonds.
" (Savings stamps may be purchased
in denominations ' from'' 10c to S6.
while the bonds come ' in denomina
tions of $25 to $1,000. The bonds
ell at a. riiaMiimfc. for xamn1a. a S2K
hnn) nnta 118.75.. and interest is
paid until maturity when the bond is
worth $25. ' The savings ..stamps of
fer a fneani whereby a .purchaser
may' buy stamps and save up to an
amount equal to the cost ; oz A oono,
then trade the stamps for a bond
which is interest bearing. - ,
Mr. and Mrs. Moral Byrum, of
UaifrH Route One. announce the
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hirth of a son at Lake View Hospital,
Suffolk, Va., on May 13. Mother
and baby are doing nicely.
Good Attendance At
Fine attendance at the revival ser
vices being held this week at the
Hertford Baptist Church has oeen
reported by the Rev. C. E. Hobgooa,
pastor of the church, who is well
nl eased at the reception being given
the Rev. gankey Lee Blanton, pastor
of the First Baptist Church of Wil
miniron. conducting the service.
The audience has been well pleas
ed at the messages brought y tne
Rev. Mr. Blanton at each service,
which is held twice daily, at 8 o'clock
in the morning, and each evening at
The services will continue through
Sunday, May 25th, and the public is
cordially invited to attend.
Mr. Blanton, prior to accepting the
charge at Wilmington, held several
large pastorates, including the cal
vary Baptist Church in New Haven
J. R. Stokes, chairman of the Per
quimans County Belective Service
Act Board, announced Wednesday
that, unless some unforeseen incident
occurred to cause changes, that Her
sey Gregory, Wallace Winslow, Al
phonsa Williams, James Pierce and
Octavius Long, Jr., will be the five
white youths of the county to fill the
June 3rd draft call for Perquimans.
The local board received the call
the latter part of last week and was
ready for the selection by having a
number of registrants readv for call.
Mrs. T. B. Sumner, clerk of the
board, stated that 50 questionnaires
were mailed out on Tuesday, bringing
to a total of 720 that have been
mailed to registrants thus far.
Mr. Stokes stated that in all orob-!
ability the local board will complete
the mailing of all questionnaires to
the present registrants by the end of
September. At the present time the
local board has had no information
regarding a new registration of
voutha who have reached their 21st
birthday since last October 16, when
all men between the ages of 21 and
36 were called to register. However,
present indications are that a new
registration may be held in July.
Five Negro selectees left Hertford
on Thursday to fill the May 22 call
and will be inducted into military
training at Fort Bragg. The Neg
roes were: George Nelson, Willie
Webb, Robert Etheridge, David Wig
gins and Robert Smith.
A second call for men will probably
come later in June as the county's
quota up to June 30th is 50 men.
With the induction of the five white
voutha on June 3. this county will
have furnished a total of 40 men
and. will receive credit for four, thus
leaving a total of six men to be call
ed in order to fill the complete quota.
. Mr. Stokes also issued notice of the
rhance in the number of davs allow
ed selectees before leaving for
camps. Formerly five days were ai
lowed selectees to arranee their per
sonal affairs prior to induction, but
an amendment has been made to
this ruling and now selectees have a
period of ten days notice before in
Intentions To Run
For District Seat
Hears Three Cases
Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Nixon of Hert
ford, Route One, wish to announce
the Tnarriasre of their daughter, Mir
iam Frances Nixon, to Carey P.
Ouincv." Jr.. - on Sunday evening,
March 16, 1941. The ceremony was
solemnized hv the Rev. C. E. Hob
good at the Baptist Parsonage In
Mrs. Ouincv is a popular member
of this year's graduating class at
Perquimans High School, ana jnr.
Quincy, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. P.
Ouincv of Chaoanoke. is a former
graduate of Fork Union Military
Academy. He is now connected wren
the U. S. Navy.
Through an error The Weekly, ,in
last week's issue, omitted the names
of two Perquimans teachers who
were re-elected for the next term by
the Hoard of Education.
We are glad, to announce that Miss
Marmret White was re-elected to the
Central . Grammar : School faculty,
and Mrs. G. W Barbee Was re-eiect-ed
to the Perquimans -u, '.High. ; School
faculty for the coming year. w -
Junire Granberrv Tucker, having
but three cases to hear on the Tues
day's docket in Perquimans Record
er's Court, took time to review a
number of cases of delinquents in re
gards to court costs.
Capias were ordered issued for a
number of the offenders and Judge
Tucker warned that court costs must
be paid by those defendants owing
them or jail sentences would oe in
Oilhert Riddick. Nesrro. convicted
on April 22 of simple assault, was
given a new hearing on his case alter
nroducinsr new evidence and the
judgment rendered in the first trial
was reduced to the costs of court.
Percy Winslow. Nesro. was found
sruiltv Tuesday of reckless driving
and fined $25 and costs.
Claude Dail submitted to the court
on a charge of assault on a female
and was sentenced to lz montns on
the roads. Sentence was suspended
on payment of costs and that the de
fendant be on good behavior for two
veara towards his wife.
The case of Henderson reeie,
charged with manslaughter, was con
tinued to the May 27th term of court.
Many Families In
County Sign For
T. w. Anderson, chairman of the
Workers Agricultural Council, stated
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this week that approximately ow
in the County have signified
thair intentions of cooperating in the
Food and Feed program now oeing
sponsored as a part or tne JNauonai
Mr. Anderson requests tnat an
families who have received cards
asking their cooperation mail the
oanta hack to his office as soon as
possible, as the Council is anxious
tn ret. thin nrocram under way.
' The Workers Council will hold its
next regular meeting on June 2, at
the Agricultural uuuaing.
With the announcement last Satur
day by Marvin K. Blount, of Pitt
County, that he will be a candidate
for Congress from the First District,
present indications are that the race
wilyl be at least a three-man affair,
if not more.
Herbert Leary, of Edenton, an
nounced two weeks aco that he will
be a candidate for the office and'
without doubt Herbert C. Bonner
will be a candidate to succeed himself.
Mr. Blount will be the first Pitt
man in over 50 years to seek the of
fice of Congressman for this Dis
ReDlvine to the question as to
whether or not he will seek the nom
ination, Mr. Blount stated he felt
that the Congressman chosen next
vear should come from Pitt County
and that it was his intention to make
Mr. Blount was one of those promi
nently mentioned for the post had
there been a primary to fill the va
cancy created by the resignation last
fall by Lindsap Warren, and since
that time many of Mr. Blount's
friends in Pitt County and through
out the District have urged him to
make the race.
Mr. Blount is well versed in public
and political affairs. He received his
law degree from the University of
North Carolina in 1916, and began
thp nmrtire of law in Greenville in
the fall of that year. He served as
State Senator from Pitt three times,
the sessions of 1927, 1929, and 1931.
He declined to seek renomination in
the 1932 primary.
As a member of the Senate, he
served on the State Education Com
mittee which gave study to the school
situation in North Carolina and made
recommendations in the 1913 Gen
eral Assembly which resulted in the
McLean law for 'State support of the
Mr. Blount also served for several
years as a member of the board of
trustees of the University of North
Carolina and for two terms he was
mayor of Greenville.
At the present time he is county
attorney for Pitt County.
Clubs Hold Meeting
And Flower Show
Wade Marr Principal
Club Captures Most
The sixth annual Fiower Show
and Tea held in connection with the
Spring Federation meeting of the
Perquimans County Home Demon
stration Clubs was held Tuesday af
ternoon at the Hertford Grammar
School and at the Community House.
Wade Marr, of Elizabeth City, was
the guest speaker at the Spring
Federation meeting which preceded
the annual Flower iShow.
Mr. Marr told the crowd of more
than two hundred club members and
guests gathered in the auditorium of
the Grammar School that such organ
izations as theirs serves to break
down barriers between towns and
communities and serves to bind peo
ple of scattered sections together for
ihe common good.
"People in Europe cannot get to
gether in such meetings as ours, be
cause they have "not been able to
overcome the prejudices built up by
the few in power.
"We should realize how blessed we
are, and do all to further this co
operative spirit. Pride, false or real,
should be sacrificed for promoting
the things that will be of greatest
Speaking of the international situ
ation, Mr. Marr told the ladies it
is their duty to analyze world events,
and strive to find answers to world
problems, rather than close their
eyes to what is happening.
Mr. Marr was introduced by Mrs.
A. R. Cooke, of the Chapanoke Home
Demonstration Club, after a short
opening program of the Federation,
A song, "God Bless Our Native
Land," by the group; Invocation, by
Mrs. F. C. White; Roll call by Clubs,
and Minutes, by Miss Lucy White,
secretary; Business matters, by Mrs.
Mvrtln Reed, treasurer: Greetings
from the Past Dfttrict Preside
Mrs. P. P. Gregory.
Following Mr. Marr's address,
County Agent L. W. Anderson sang
"Road to Mandalay," by Oley Speaks.
(Continued on Page Five)
Selection Of Spud
Queen To Be Made
At State June 6th
Countv will again this
year join with other counties 01 uiu
section and choose a Queen for the
Potato Festival to be held in Eliza
hofh Citv on June 11th.
The young lady who will represent,
PoT-miimnnn will be chosen from the
stage of the State Theatre on June 6
by out-of-town judges, accoraing 10
an announcement made by Mayor V.
N. Darden and Littleton Gibbs, mana
ger of the Theatre, who have been
asked to aid in the selection ot tne
Queen from this county.
Any girl in the county may enter
the competition by making applica
tion to Mr. Gibbs at the btate mea
tre. The committee is anxious to
have a large number of entrants.
The young ladies selected irom tne
various counties will be judged at the
Festival and a Potato Queen chosen.
The rest will serve in the Queen's
Miss Marie Anderson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Anderson, car
ried off the local honors in the selec
tion last year and was also selected
as the Potato Queen by the judges
in Elizabeth City.
To Army Lieutenant
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Newby this
week announced the marriage ol
their daughter, Jessie Tayloe Newby,
to Lieutenant Alvis Eugene Hendley,
Jr., United States Army. The mar
riage took place in Greenville, S. C,
on October 27, 1939.
Mrs. Hendley is a graduate of the
University of North Carolina. For
the past three years she has held
the position of librarian in the high
school at Clinton, South Carolina.
Lieutenant Hendley is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Hendley, fcT., of
Charlotte. He is a graduate of Wof-
ford College, S. C. At present he is
with the 8th Division stationed ai
Lieutenant and Mrs. Hendley will
be at home after May 26, at 112
Hagood Street, Columbia, South Carolina.
" Pomiiimnna Lndon. No. 106. A. F,
ft A, M., met Tuesday night in reg
Following a heavy damage done to
forests in this area last month, fires
again were burning in several sec
tions this week. The fires this time
were on a smaller scale than those
Rtn.t officials believe that some of
tfiA firea were started by "fire bugs"
just to see the flames, howeyer, it is
not likelv that the lires in una
rmintv in nurnoselv Set.
Damage to forests in the State is
natimntiut at a iirreater fiarure than
the amount of timber that will be cut
during he year.
Center Hill Road
The work of hard-surfacing the
Hertford-Center Hill road got under
way on Wednesday when the Greene-
Smith Company, of Charlotte, began
the construction of the all-weather
roadbed which will later be coated
with "black-top" by the R. B. Tylor
Company, of Monroe.
It is estimated that it will take
approximately six to eight weeks to
complete the work alter its oegui-
Postoffice And Bank
Closed Next Friday
Silas M. Whedbee. Hertford Post
master, announced today that the
postoffice will be closed all day ti
day, Ma7 30th, in observance of
Memorial Day. Mail will be dis
patched and placed in boxes at the
postoffice, but there will be no mail
delivery on that day.
R. M. Riddick, cashier of the Hert
ford Rankinor Comnany. announced.
also, that the Bank will close all day
on the 80th to observe the holiday, r