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Volume VIIIv Number 28.
?HerBorct;:Ferquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, July 11, 1941.
North Carolina counted well over
twenty dead from the long July 4tn
'holiday which ended Sunday night,
v Fifteen of the deaths were due to
;traffic accidents. The toll for the
-nation was somewhere near the five
hundred mark, with the majority of
Che casualties due to motor aco
dents. ; ,, Y "
Uncle lSm this week of ficially took
over the Island of Iceland. An agree
ment between the governor of the
small state and President Roosevelt
roa TtinHn and Coast Guardsmen oc
cupied the territory Monday.
Claims and counter-claims have
been coming out of Russia and Ger
many regarding the war on the east
ern front. However, little can be as
sumed from these reports ... all of
them are padded figures. It does
seem, according to reports from
Vichy, France, that Russian forces
have stopped the Nazis at the Stalin
line. Little progress has been claim
ed by the Nazis- this week.
England's R. A. F. continues its
Ttoundine of the invasion ports of
Ptjiti and towns in Germany. That
the Royal Air Force is meeting with
success cannot be doubted as German
officials themselves admit much dam
age to property and civilians. Amer
ican volunteers in the B. A. v. are
taking a big part in the present
News that England plans to re
sume the exportation of cotton from
the U. S. under the Lend-Lease bill,
indicates a slackening in the loss ol
English ships crossing the Atlantic
For a time England ceased exporting
cotton, concentrating only on food
Richard Whitney, one-time presi-
Hnt of the New York Stock Ex
change, was this week granted a pa
role from Sing Sing prison, when
he has been serving a 5 to 10 years
a&entence for misuse of $214,000.
vrWorth of securities. Whitney will be
released from, prison oa August 11,
after comBletlnjr three ,yeaw and
four months of the senwnee :
Although the Syria front war has
made little iieadliners in the past two
weeks, England evidently is slowly
gaining complete control of that ter
ritory. Reports this week are that
French officials have refused British
peace offers and are prepared to
fight on. England proposed to give
jthe people of Syria an opportunity
ito say wether they wished to join the
Free French . . . this offer was re
jected. . !
Reaching the lowest acreage since-
1878, North Carolina farmers this
week decreased their 1941 cotton
acreage four percent lower than last
year. It is estimated that 807,000
acres were under cultivation July 1,
as compared with 1,088,000 acres as
an average for the past ten years.
i With the Chief of Staff General
Marshall requesting National Guards
. men and certain of the Selectees to
remain in military training longer
than the one year specified, and
President Roosevelt favoring the
idea, it is probable that the bill in
. Congress calling for an amendment
-. ' to the law will be passed.
' Eight American women are feared
.' . lost as the results of . two boats be-
ing torpedoed, by the Germans some
where in the Atlantic: The women,
j seven of them Red Cross nurses,
j, ' were on their way to England for
.. Red Cross work.
Continuing; a policy of seeing that
' the sea lanes remain open, Presi
. dent Roosevelt this week issued nqfw
orders to the Navy.-Secretary of
Navy Knox hinto that these orders
are to "shoot" if necessary. .
July 17th has been set as the day
Vj for.ttie'' second national jotteryC;. tor
.t men who registered for miutary setr
, vice oa, July :put. iottery(-will"e
Vcondnete&j' voiiji&.tlti' same jlinet 'as
that fal,!li!yeu: 'IwiM.
, '-wilI ooritein f the ;aame' f of i winie
.;.,7WJW,young,iinen.;'- V';- ;; -. J
'A- Reports from.. Vichy, France, on
" , t Thursday , indicated that the , Nan
v drive In Russia wai lield up up lor
' the fifth eoneecutiye day. 'S-. German
yt-vofficials claim the war Id progressing
t, according to schedule, (whDe tiw Rus
' siana claim to have atopped the Ger
'. man drive. . Seemingly, the Germans
" claim of having wiped out most of
i-' the Russia air force is true.
' France, on Wednesday of tMa
' week, asked their former ally, Etag
land, for terme of an, armistice In
the Syrian1 war.''. The terms Lwere
, delivered to the French official bj
.American Consul General Engert, a
' T Beirut. It is understood the British
have offered liberal terms to- the
Board Of Education
Names Two Teachers
To Fill Vacancies
F. T. Johnson; , superintendent of
Perquimans iSchools, announced on
Monday that the Board bf Education
has named Miss Edna Turnage, of
Greenville, N.' C, and Edmond Liles,
Jr., of Middlesex, N. C, to the facul
ty at Perquimans High School.
Miss Turnage, who graduated from
Eastern Carolina Teachers College in
June, 1941, will fill the vacancy
created by the resignation of Mrs.
Helen B. Harrall in the Home Eco
nomics Department. Miss Turnage
will come to Hertford about August
first to start her duties.
Mr. Liles, a graduate of Wake
Forest College of the class of 1941,
will fill the vacancy created in the
History and Civics Department when
Mrs. Emily Lane Long resigned.
While attending Wake Forest Col
lege Mr. Liles was a member of the
college debating team for two years
and active in intermural athletics.
He is expected to arrive in Hertford
the first part of September.
Read At Methodfst
Church Saturday ;
The wedding of Miss Frances
Fowler and Riley S. Monds took
place in the Hertford Methodist
Church Saturday, July 5th, at high
noon, with the Rev. R. F. Munns,
pastor of the church, performing the
The church was decorated with
palms and ferns forming a back
ground of green for the artistic ar
rangement of white flowers, featur
ing snapdragons in tall baskets,
lilies, feverfew and daisies, and was
lighted by numerous cathedral can
dles. Miss Kate Blanchard rendered the
following selections of nuptial music:
"Serenade," by Schubert; "Evening
Star," by Wagner; "One Alone," by
Romberg; "Because," by d'Hardelot;
"Believe Me If All Those Endearing
Young Charms." Immediately before
tne entrance of the ridal party,
Mrs. paries E...Jhnn sang "Iieb
681,'' by Lisrt.' During the cere
mony "Ave Maria," by Schubert, was
Mrs. Charles Whedbee, aunt of the
bride, was matron of honor and the
bride's only attendant. Mrs. Whed
bee wore a dress of powder blue jer
sey with eyelet embroidery of navy,
navy blue hat and shoes and white
gloves. Her flowers were an arm
bouquet of yellow daisies tied with a
big bow of yellow satin ribbon. .
The bride, who entered the church
with the matron of honor, wore a
dress and matching redingote of mag
nolia color silk crepe, embroidered
in gold, a magnolia felt hat trimmed
with a brown ribbon bow, N magnolia
gloves and shoes. Her flowers wei
an arm bouquet of shasta daisies,
white asters and gypsophelia.
The bridegroom had as his best
"man, his brother, Alvah R. Monds, of
Roselle, N. J. Head usher was G.
R. Tucker, and the other ushers weie
Dr. C. A. Davenport, J. H. Newbold,
Latwrence Towe and Julian A. White.
Immediately after the ceremony,
the couple left on a trip to Boston,
Mass. Upon their return they will
make their home in Hertford.
The bride is the only child of the
late R. M. Fowler and Mrs. Fowler,
of Hertford. She is a irraduate of
the Woman's College of the Univer
sity of North Carolina, and has
taught at Marion and at Williamston.
The bridegroom is the son of the
late Rev. R. S. Monds, of Hertford.
He received hia education at the Uni
versity of Richmond, Richmond, Va.,
and is employed in the office of the
Southern Cotton Oil Company, in
Hertford Lions Club
Meets Tonight 6:45
The Hertford Lions Gub will hold
Its regular meeting .tonight at 6:46
at; the Btel -Hertford,, AU .membenr
re.gedr-to he . reseat
5? Reports on the :State Convention
wflt; be ivea by the delegitejf MM
cups won' by the local club during
the past year will be turned over by
Archie T. Lane, who accepted them
at the Asheville convention for the
local clob. . : -: ?;.;. : . ,
' President Roosevelt on Monday
nominated Garland S. Ferguson, Jr.,
for another term as a member of the
Federal Trade Commission. Fergu
son, formerly; eO Wayneavflhsr and
Greensboro, wai named for hla third
aeven-yearv term. He waflrst: ap
pointed by President CbolioW In'
1927. ' i - " 'v;
! Mr Ferguson . Is the brother ' ol
Mrs. J. C. Blanchard, of Hertfora.
Local Draft Board
Receives Notice To
Defer Men Over 28
Twenty Selectees Will
Leave For Training
This Month; Fifty
J. R. Stokes, chairman of the Per
quimans draft board, announced this
week that the local draft board offi
cials had been notified to defer for
a 30-day period all men over '6
years of age. This deferment is
temporary, pending the passing of a
bill in Congress calling for the pei
manent deferment of the men 28 or
The local office is this week check
ing the list of all registrants placed
in Class 1 and determining the ages
of the men in order to defer those
who have reached the age limit.
Preparations have also been made
for the filling of the first July quota,
which is ten Negro selectees, to be
sent to Fort Jackson, S. C, on July
16th. , , ..-m
The board has notified the follow
ing men to report to the local draft
offices for induction on that date:
Aaron Riddick, Elmer Cutton, Wil
son Lee, William Bowser, Malickiah
White, Raleigh Hurdle, James Col
lins, Fred Steward, Jr., and Carlton
Ten white men will leave Hertford
on July 23rd for Fort Bragg to fill
the County's quota of 20 men for
the month. The board announces
that a list of these men will be post
ed next week.
A total of 53 men who reached
their 21st birthday by July 1 have
been registered here. The local
board registered 60 men, and three
others were registered in adjoining
counties and their cards mailed to
the local office. A new National
lottery fill soon De held in Washing
ton to determine these men's position
in the draft lists.
Present indications are that they
will be "filtered" in with the present
list in the ratio of the drawing to be
held in the Capitol City. However,
due to the Jack pf dependents, jobs,
etc., it is'fflieved that these younger
men will, to a great extent, be called
for military service in short order.
The mn registered under the Se
lective Service Act are again remind
ed that they should keep in touch
with their local board and notify it
of any changes in their address or
Legion Post Installs
Off icers At Meeting
Tonight At Ag. Bldg.
The Perquimans Post, 126, of the
American Legion, will hold its regu
lar meeting tonight at the Agricul
tural Building in Hertford. New oi
ficers for the year, will be installed
and the Post will discuss projects to
be undertaken by it during the 1941
42 year. Among the projects dis
cussed will be the participation in
the National Defense Program.
New officers to be installed to
night are: Charles Ford Sumner,
Commander; Charles E. White, First
Vice Commander; George T. Roach,
Second Vice Commander; E. L. Hur
dle, Third Vice Commander; B. C.
Berry, Adjutant; V. N. Darden, Fi
nance Officer; F. T. Johnson, Service
Officer; J. A. Perry, Sergeant-at-Arms;
F. T. Johnson, Guardianship
Officer; J.- D. Cranford, Chaplain;
L. V. Winslow, Historian; G. C. Buck,
Athletic Officer; F. T. Johnson, Wel
fare Officer; J. E. Winslow, Ameri
canism Officer; C. V. Ward, Graves
Registration Officer; A. A. Nobles,
Employment Officer; J. Oliver White,
Boys JState Off ioer; Charles E.
White,' Membership Chairman; W. G.
Hollowell, Publicity Officerr 3. R.
Ftttrell, Chairman iSon of Legion
:!EbJ . meeting! j scheduled ;to; begin
afci o'clock and Post Adjntant Berry
requests that ' all members make
every effort to attend.
; HOSTESS TO ROOK CLUB
Miss Mildred Reed charmingly en
tertained her rook club on Thursday
evening at th ehome of Mrs. Julian
White. Those enjoying the evening
were Mesdames Julian "White, "Edgar
Morris, Joe Towe, H. C. Stokes, V.
Fr Reed, Cecil Winslow, Carlton Can
non, Archie Lane, G. R. Tucker antf
CVT. Skinner, Misses Mary Sumner
and Elizabeth Knowles.
HlEgh score prise was awarded to
M?9.. Archie Lane;- second high ' 'Went
toMrr. Winslow and Mrs. Cannon
received prize for low score.
'A dainty Ice course was served by
Quota Of Funds For
Ifirst Aid Equipment to
I Be Presented to Eng-
, land as Gift of N. C.
Perquimans County went over the
top again, probably the first in the
State to do so, in raising funds for
the Old North State Fund commit
tee, which seeks to raise enough
money to purchase an airplane am
bulance as a gift to England.
Charles Whedbee, chairman of the
Perquimans committee, announced on
Wednesday evening that he had
raised to date $159.50 for the fund
here. The quota for this county had
been set at $100.
A V, A, l,c, ll-J
and the funds raised, the airplane
ambulance will be purchased and sent
to England to aid in rescue work in
bombed areas, and to rescue downed
crews of English bombers.
The following Perquimans people
contributed to the fund: Hertford
Banking Company, $10; Southern
Cotton Oil Company, $10; Charles
Whedbee, $10; Major & Loomfs, $10;
W. M. Morgan, $5; Hollowell Chev
rolet Company, $5; J. R. Stokes, $5;
J. W. Ward, $5; Charles Johnson,
$5; R. M. Riddick, $5; Winslow Oil
Company, $5; Dr. T. P. Brinn, $5;
F. T. Johnson, $5; Darden Brothers,
$5; A. W. Hefren, $5; Towe Motor
Company, $5; Bimon's, $2.50; T. B.
Sumner, $2; J. Oliver White, $1; J.
T. Harris, $1; J. R. Tucker, $1; W.
G. Hollowell, $1; H. C. Stokes, $1;
W. B. Jordan, $1; F. S. Winslow, $1;
J. H. Newbold, $1; B. F. Proctor,
$1; Rev. E. T. Jillson, $1; W. F. C.
Edwards, $1; L. W. Anderson, $1;
Clarence Chappell, $1; A. H. Ed
wards, $1; E. M. Fields, 50c; Morgan
Walker, 50c; Claude White, 50c; I. A.
White, 50c; George Barbee, 50c; J.
S. McNider, $1; E. Leigh Winslow,
$5; Jacob L. White, $2; Jack Gaskill,
$1; T. S. White, $2; Miss Frances
Maness, $1; Ruth Blanchard, $1;
Marian Morrow, $1; Mrs. H. C. Sulli
van,' $1; D. J. Pritchard, $1; Nor
man tawblood, $1; w. "H. Hard
castle,"; "Jocelyn Whedbee, $1";
Mrs. Agnes Williams, $1; W. E.
White, $2; Willis Jessup, $1; Law
rence Towe, $1; Mary Towe, $1;
Roulac Webb, $1; Joe & Bill's, $2.50;
C. E. Cannon, $1; Alphonzo White
$3; William C. Chappell, $5.
The funds raised here have been
forwarded to State headquarters in
Raleigh, where Governor J. M.
Broughton is honorary chairman for
Five Minor Cases
Four traffic cases and one larceny
hearings consumed little time in Re
corder's Court Tuesday as Judge
Granberry Tucker disposed of the
five cases in short order.
James Mullen, Negro, set some
kind of a record when he was arrest
ed Tuesday morning, shortly before
court opened, and was pleading guil
ty to reckless driving and illegal
parking all within a short space of
time. Mullen was sentenced to 30
days on the roads or fined $25 and
costs of court.
Herbert Chappell pleaded not
guilty to a charge of reckless driv
ing, and was found not guilty.
William Mansfield was found guil
ty of larceny and was sentenced to
60 days on the roads.
Caleb Hunter, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to a charge of having
insufficient brakes and was taxed
with the costs of court.
Kenneth Jordan pleaded guilty to
the charges of reckless driving and
operating a motor vehicle without a
license. Jordan ran a car he was
driving into the residence of Charles
Davenport, Negro, and the court or
dered that he pay $15, same to be for
the use of Davenport, and also the
costs of court.
CIRCLE NO. FOUR MEETS
Circle Number Four of the Wom
an's Missionary Society of the Bap
tist Church met Monday evening at
the home of Mrs. Mark Gregory.
Mrs. E. W. Mayes, Circle leader, was
in charge of the business session.
Mrs. G. C. Buck had charge of a very
interesting program. Mrs. J. E.
Everett presented theScripture les
son, taken from . the 85th Psalm.
Readings were given by Mrs. Buck
and Mrs. Mayes. The meeting was
closed with the theme song, "Even
Twelve members were present and
to .these the hostess served a deli
cious salad course,
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS FIXES
COUNTY TAX RATE FOR YEAR AT $1.50
Sheriff To Advertise
Unpaid Land Taxes
In compliance with the statutes
passed, by the last Legislature, the
Perquimans County Board of Com
missioners on Monday ordered Sher
iff J. Emmett Winslow to advertise
for sale, on August 1, all real estate
on which 1940 taxes have not been
The Sheriff, in this issue of The
Weekly, serves notice that the sale
will be held on the first Monday in
September, and requests settlement
to save additional costs.
It is highly probable that in 1942
the tax sales will be held in May, a
is a custom being adhered to by many
I the "eW
Preston Monds Wins
To Short Course
One -of the delegates from Per
quimans County to the 4-H Short
Course at Statp f!nllcro thia aor
will be Preston Monds, of Hertford
Route 1. He was named the out-
standing 4-H Club boy in the county,
and the honor carries with it a schol
arship to the Short Course, awarded
by the Chilean Nitrate Educational
Bureau, of which A. G. Floyd of Ra
leigh, is State director. The schol
arship pays all expenses and is
The 1941 State 4-H Short Course
at State College will open with reg
istration on Monday, July 28, ana
will continue through a morning as
sembly period on ISaturday, August
2. L. R. Harrill, State 4-H CluD
leader, and Miss Frances McGregor,
assistant State club leader, have an
nounced a complete program for the
Governor J. M. Broughton will,
speak on the Achievement Day pro
gram Friday morning, August 1, and
Dr. Frank Porter Graham, president
of the Greater University of North
Carolina, will address the young
people on Wednesday morning. A
Citizenship Ceremonial will feature
the Thursday morning session, dur
ing which J. O. Howard of the Bu
reau of Agricultural Economics,
Washington, D. C, will lead a panei
discussion of "The Responsibility of
Rural Youth as Citizens."
Dean I. O. Schaub, director of the
Extension Service, and Miss Ruth
Current, State home ager.t, will talk
on "The Responsibility of Rural
Youth on the Farm and in the Home"
at the Tuesday morning assembly.
The annual 4-H Health Festival
will be held Thursday night, and
new officers will be installed at a
Candlelighting Service on Friday
evening, both events being planned
for Riddick Stadium. Dairy produc
tion, foods and cattle judging con
tests are also scheduled during the
The Hertford Rotary Club held its
regular meeting Tuesday night at
the Hotel Hertford. President J. W.
Ward made the following committee
appointments for the coming year":
Aims and Objects V. N. Darden,
F. T. Johnson, Emmett Winslow, J.
W. Zachary, B. F. Proctor and C. P.
Club Service R. M. Riddick, Henry
Newbold, J. W. Zachary.
Vocational Service Charles Whed
bee, Leigh Winslow, V. N. Darden.
Community Service F. T. Johnson,
C. P. Morris, B. F. Proctor.
International Service S. M. Whed
bee, R. M. Riddick, J. Emmett Wins
low. Program Charles E. Johnson, W.
H. Hardcastle, A. W. Hefren, W. H.
Pitt, R. S. Monds.
Boys' Work W. H. Pitt, Charles
E. Johnson and B. F. Proctor.
Classification Charles Whedbee,
R. IS. Monds and Dr. C. A. Daven
port. "Whitey" White, of Elizabeth City,
was a guest at the meeting Tuesday
The local club discussed the Dis
trict Assembly of Rotary Interna
tional which is to be held at Chapel
Hill this week-end, and it is planned
to send delegates to represent the
BETHEL Y. W. A. TO MEET
The Y, W, A. Society of Bethel
Baptist Church will meet on Friday
evening, July 11, with Miss Lucille
Rate Remains Same as
Last Year; Total Val
uation up $129,437
After a preliminary discussion of
the budget for the fiscal year, 1941
1942, the Perquimans Board of Com
missioners on Monday set the County
tax rate at $1.50, which is the same
as the past year.
The budget for the new year will
be set up as soon as the appropria
tions for each department are made
and the rate will be broken down for
each of the various funds allotted.
Small increases in appropriations
for some of the departments will be
made, but due to a decrease in the
amount necessary for the debt fund,
the board managed to hold the rate
at the same figure as last year.
J. W. Ward, Register of Deeds,
announced that the total gain in
property valuation in the County
was $129,437. Personal property
showed an increase of $132,062, but
the real estate declined $2,625. The
gains as per each township was
shown to be: Hertford, $37,878;
Bethel, $622; Parkville, $47,194; New
Hope, $16,587. Belvidere Township
showed a lass of $6,321.
The board also passed a motion
that henceforth the County will not
be liable for any physician's bill
rendered for service to one on the
County Por list, unless the phys
cian was called by Clarence White.
superintendent of the County Home,
to attend the person.
On motion it was ordered that in
compliance with the laws of the
State which designate that all real
property on which taxes are due for
the current year be sold on the first
Monday in May, or any of the four
succeeding months thereafter, w7ncn
makes the first Monday in Septem
ber the last day set out in the sa
tyte for sale, that the Sheriff of
Perquimans County be directed to
advertise said lands for sale on Au
gust 4th, 1941, and hold sale on the
first Monday in September, 1941.
On motion, ordered that as soon
as practical after the delivery of tax
books to the Sheriff or Tax Collec
tor, that notice be nailed to each
tax payer, giving notice of amount
of taxes and discounts and penal
ties. That this order be effective
for the 1941 levy and that the cost
of the notices and postage be patd
out of the general fund of the
The tax lists showed that the total
aggregate value of Perquimans prop
erty this year will be $5,434,540.
Value of land in the land is around
$3,308,450. The total value of manu
facturing property in the county is
$185,803. There are 1,188 motor vehi
cles which are listed at a value of
Secretary Of State
Issues Warning Of
Thad Eure, Secretary of State, on
Wednesday issued a warning to the
people of North Carolina regarding
information reaching his department
on activity in the rural sections of
the State on the part of strangers
who are offering various types of
oil leases, stocks in cemeteries, etc.,
in exchange for securities held by
Mr. Eure issued this warning:
"From inquiries and complaints
received by this office and frdm in
vestigations made, I believe it can
be fairly estimated that in this State
three out of every four victims of
unscrupulous securities salesmen are
farm folk. Many victims hesitate to
complain for fear of appearing ridi
culous, but my experience convinces
me that a few resentful and ener
getic victims are more effective than
anything that could be done to curb
"Every person engaged in the busi
ness of selling securities in this
State is required to be registered
with this department, either as a
dealer or a salesman. Every regis
tered salesman is given a small reg
istration card which sets fortii his
name, registration number, the name
of the dealer employing him, the date
of issuance and expiration. This
card is signed by the Secretary of
State, who is ex-officio Securities
Commissioner of North Carolina.
Therefore, prospective investors
should first request the salesman to
produce this card. Examine it and
be sure it has not expired. If the
salesman cannot produce his regis
tration card, obtain his name and
address, if possible, and forward
same to this department, together
with a brief account of the circum
stances involved. Never purchase a
security, from a salesman who cannot
produce,:ihis registration card,"