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, . A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
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Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, July 18, 1941.
$1.25 Per Year.
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The war on the Eastern front still
rages with both sides making wide
statements regarding the progress.
Indications are, however, that the
Russians have stopped the Nazi drive
to a slower pace. Germany claims
to have broken the Stalin line but
no verification has been made and
it is doubtful if this is true.
. Russia and England this week
signed a pact assuring that neither
4 will make a separate peace with Hit
ler. Although much space and time
was devoted to the signing of this
pact ... it means little. France and
England had the same kind of an
agreement, but it Was not binding.
Russia's stand against the Ger
mans has fooled about all the '"Gen
eral (Staffs'' in the world, including
our own, and it is possible that a
more optimistic view will be taken
.p. of the Eastern front war, providing
the Reds can hold off the Nazis a
The month-old Syrian war came to
a close when Vichy France accepted
i the terms of an armistice offered by
the Free French forces and England.
The Allies are to receive the terri
tory in which a free government will
be established, and the French are
to turn over all ships and arms to
the English and Free French. Vichy
Frenchmen are leaving Syria by the
way of Turkey.
According to reports, which "leak
ed out" and were later affirmed,
American labor is npw employed in
Northern Ireland, helping to build
air bases, etc.
The R. A. F. has been bombing in
vasion ports of France and industrial
cities in Germany since the beginning
of the Russo-German war. , Prime
Minister, Churchill states that the
. British airmen' are turning the tide
AjW the air fight. Germany's air
V force has sriven the Enarlish little on-
position since it is reported they are
o$cHfd.jrith,)he Russians . . ;
Indications are that the Nazis
have forwarded peace proposals to
Washington. It is believed the Nazis
hope to divert the Americas from
the present all-out aid for the defeat
of Hitler. It is believed these new
proposals will be released showing
inner proposes a United States of
Europe, of course with Germany in
. 1he "driver's seat."
United States and German officials
say they know nothing of the reports
coming this week out of Stockholm,
4 Sweden, stating that Germany will
r' sever relations with the United
States "within fort7-eight hours."
President Roosevelt on Tuesday
asked Congress for the power to reg
ulate time standards thrnuotinnt i
country. This will mean the estab
I lishing of daylight saving time in
order to conserve electrical power
It is reported, however, that the
president might not declare day
jignt nme ror the entire country . . .
'.nly those areas affected by power
Hundreds of United ,Ktta rncm
. lar officials are on their way home
aiwr aeing evicted from German
occupied lands and Italy. They are
on the Naval transport West Point.
The West Point is takW A via tnrt-
sular officials to Lisbon and will re
turn with the Americans.
' President Roosevelt W it
- that he favored tha
lectees in military training longer
. than the year called for at the be
ginning of the Selective Service Act.
He stated that ta mUn
woukTwreck the Army structure,
ad that since theeoattieiinad
, with .the government - included ' the
no quesyoa J of
m -Silt"." --
, ... , Th second lottery wai held in
v. Washington Thursday? fo;
Xiw order numbers of men who reg
tatered for military service on July 1.
These numbers will be "filtered" in
with those already on hand In draft
Reports that the Russian ftAvom.
nient is ready to flee Moscow were
branded as false this week by Stalin's
officials, Although i it is believed
that Russia is preparing to evacuate
Che Capital if the Nazis- close in, the
fact is that German forces are Btlft,
according to reports, some 160 to 200
miles from Moscow. ." . , , i!
, - No confirmation was available this
kweek of Moscow radio : reports v that
Reich Marshal Herman Goering na.d
fallen Into disjrace and had : been
placed in a German concentration
Tl3 i-rorts vure picked up
Raised Here For
Perquimans County's contribution
to the Old North State Fund was in
creased an additional $15.50 last
week-end. according to Charles
Whedbee, chairman of the Perquim
A total of S159.50 was sent to Ra
leigh headquarters a week ago Wed
nesday and later Mr. Whedbee for
warded the following contributions
made by J. I. Perry, ?5; W. H. Pitt,
$2.50; Crafton Matthews, $1; Chas.
E. White, $1; L. A. Smith, $1; J.
Frank Winslow, $1; Dr. E. S. White,
$2; F. P. Wall, $1; Haywood Umph
lett, $1. (
The county's quota had been set
at $100, but the total amount raised
here was $175. The funds raised
through this drive will be used to
purchase an airplane ambulance as a
gift to the people of England from
the people of North Carolina.
Aid To Weeklies
In Present Crisis
Carroll Wilson Princi
pal Speaker at Group
Meeting Held Near
Because of an anticipated sharp
decrease of national advertising com
ing to weekly newspapers, due to de
fense activities, Carroll E. Wilson,
member of the State Highway and
Public Works Commission and pub
lisher of the Roanoke Rapids Her
ald, on Saturday nrght advanced the
idea of weekly newspapers endeavor
ing to take some steps toward secur
ing government aid to relieve the
plight of many of the nation's week
ly publishers as the result of un
settled conditions in which apparent
ly they are the "forgotten men."
v Mr.. Wilson was -the- principal
speaker at a meeting of the North
eastern North Carolina Weekly
Newspaper Association held at the
estate of Roy Parker near Ahoskie,
and during his address said that the
government has offered aid to farm
ers as well as other lines of business
and that he thought some steps
could be taken whereby assistance
might be secured for the small news
papers. Wilson said that the weekly news
papers employ more folks and have
more money invested in the nation
than have the metropolitan dailies,
who secure the lion's share of adver
tising during such times as at pres
ent. If necessary, he said, some loo
bying should be done in order that
the weeklies secure some recognition
at the hands of the government.
Mr. Wilson emphasized the role of
weekly newspapers as an American
institution, and said that these publi
cations are more thoroughly read
than the larger newspapers through
out the nation. Government aid, he
said, was just an idea he had in mind
to take the place of revenue lost by
less foreign advertising, and present
ed it for what it was worth. A num
ber of the publishers present thought
well of the idea which was discussed
at length. About 35 newspaper puo
lishers and editors were present at
the meeting, which was presided over
by President Max Campbell of Hert
Hertford Lions Club
Buys Defense Bonds
The Hertford Lions Club held its
regular meeting last Friday evening
at the Hotel Hertford, and voted to
purchase a United States Defense
Bond from the. funds in Its, treasury.
The un authorised its, board of di
rector to make the puwhaae,;M 4
ReporU of the State Convention
were iriven' the club by Archie T.
Lane, Charles Williford, Fred Chalk
and Norman Trueblood. Three silver
cups won by the club during the past
year were presented by Mr. Lane
and accepted by President Claude
White, i , . ,
Not In Session
During This Week
Due to a recess, Perquimans Count
ty Recorder's Court was not in see-
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All ; cases on ' the1 docket, wfil ."fcel
heard at the regular July 22nd term
Of court. ,, Several cases are schedul
ed for hearing next Tuesday, includ
ing a forgery; charge, drivina .under
the influence of intoxicants and
assault.' . ' ' ' . -
Board Announces 10
Selectees To Fill
Final July Quota
Large Delegation of Ne
gro Draftees Off to
J. R. IStokeschairman of the Per
quimans County Draft Board, this
week released the names of Hersey
Gregory, Joseph Stallings, Jack
Kanoy, William Bundy, Murray
Pierce, Clyde Harris, Julian Hobbs,
David Pike, Graham Trueblood and
Julian Dale as the selectees who will
leave for Fort Bragg on July 23 to
fill the final July quota for Per
quimans. The local draft offices have not re
ceived any further calls for men for
the present. However, it is expected
that a call will be received for men
during the month of August.
The County's quota, under the Se
lective Service Act for July was 20
men. Ten Negroes left Hertford on
Wednesday morning for Fort Jack
son, S. C, where they will be induct
ed into the Army for military train
ing. According to Mrs. T. B. Sumner,
clerk of the local board, a total of
1,188 men are now registered with
the Perquimans board. Fifty-seven
of these are young men who reached
their twenty-first birthday after the
first registration and were registered
July 1. Of the total 633 are white
men and 555 are Negroes.
The second big lottery, or drawing
of names to determine the order
numbers of men who registered July
first, was held in Washington yes
terday and the local office will
"sandwich" the ntwer registrants in,
with the old ones as soon as they re
ceive the lists from Washington. The
Weekly will carry the new order
numbers as soon as they are released
by the local office.
It is highly probable that the
younger men will be called into ser
vice quickly due to the fact that they
have no dependents and are in good
physical condition, and also, due to
the fact that present indications are
that all men over 28 years of age
will be deferred indefinitely from the
Congress, at the present time, is
discussing the problem of retaining
men already inducted into service
longer than the one year called for
at the time of induction. However,
definite steps along this line have not
4 Motor Accidents
Recorded In County
Perquimans County chalked up
four more motor accidents during the
The accidents all occurred on Route
17, between Hertford and Edenton.
Fortunately three of the accidents
resulted in no injured persons. How
ever, the other took a toll of eleven
injured, three seriously.
The series of accidents strtH
about three o'clock Friday afternoon
wnen Mr. and Mrs. H. Adelman, of
New York City, escaped injury rfien
the car they were driving left the
highway and turned over.
Eleven people were injured in the
collision which occurred at 6:15 on
Friday night, one mile south of the
nertrord limits. Cars driven by
Mrs. Noah Seymour, of Elizabeth
City, and Bill Boyce, of Hertford,
were involved. Witnesses state that
Boyce attempted to drive through
the highway directly in front of Mrs.
Boyce was riding alone. He was
tihrown comnletelv out of his car. ju
Iter rsome of the occupants of the
aeymqur car. R. L. Jackson, Sr.,
Bhirley Jennings, aged 2, and Boyce
were seriously in lured. OtW. rid.
ing in the Seymour car and who were
injured were: Mrs. Bill Jennings,
Bill Jennings, Mack Seymour, Susie
Seymour, Aim Jennings, ' Erlean
Pritchard, and Marjorie Jennings.
; State Highway Patrolman brought
charges of reckless driving and driv
ing under the influence of intoxicants
Two other accidents occurred dur
ing Sunday. Unidentified drivers of
two cars left the highway and turned
over during the rain-storm about the
middle of the afternoon. Minor in.
juries were sustained and the cars
were aajnagalightly. &
wat cotton prices were higher than
at any time in the past eleven years.
PIlallAVtwtAASl tlm-Mi " 4mtlh4 jkMt: 1st.
cenlymark, . Outlook fo?,tha .future
price is 'good, according .to market
reports. '- .. ,. , f , '
Kramer And Dartlen
At Legion Meeting
Committee Named By
Commander; 27 Mem
The Perquimans Post of the Amer
ican Legion held its regular meeting
last Friday night at the Agricultural
Building with 27 of its 42 members
present of the installation of officers
for the 1941-1942 Legion year.
Post Commander Charles Ford
Sumner announced the following
committees appointed for the year:
Membership Committee Charles
E. White, chairman; Geo. T. Roach,
A. A. Nobles, E. Lee Hurdle, S. G.
Chappell. Legal Committee, J. G.
Tucker, chairman, F. T. Johnson and
A. B. Gilliam. Publicity Committee, I
W. G. Hollowell, chairman; L. L.
Winslow and D. F. Reed. Visiting
Committee, J. D. Cranford, chairman;
W. T. Willoughby, F. M. Copeland,
Ralph R. White and G. C. Buck. Ser
vice Committee, F. T. Johnson, chair
man; C. V. Ward, A. E. Layden, J.'
Oliver White and H. A. Whitley.1
Graves Registration Committee, Paul
iStallings. History, C. V. Ward,
chairman; L. L. Winslow, F. T. John
son, J. A. Perry and Dempsey A.
The Legionnaires moved and car
ried that the Post would appoint a
Civilian Defense Committee to work
with the Perquimans County chair
man for Civilian Defense.
The Post also voted for .1 commit
tee to assist with the Hertford troop
of Boy Scouts.
John A. Holmes, Commander of
the Edenton Post, spoke to the local
veterans on membership drive for
1942. The Perquimans Post will be
gin this drive as soon as member
ship cards for 1942 are received by
Adjutant B. C. Berry.
Any Legion post gaining a 100 per
cent membership is awarded a cita
tion and receives a second citation if
an i''reae is shown by tle drive i'tr
C. E. Kramer, of Edenton, spoke
to the local Post on aircraft warning
work. Mr. Kramer is chairman of
the Chopvan County Aircraft Warn
ing Committee. For his work in or
ganizating and assisting the local
veterans in the. formation of the Per
quimans Post, Mr. Kramer was, on
Friday night, voted the "Daddy" of
V. N. Darden, newly appointed Vice
Commander of the First District, as
sisted Mr. Kramer, who is Past
District Commander, in the installa
tion of new officers Friday night.
The next meeting of the local Post
is scheduled for the second Friday
night in August.
Scout Honor Court
Held At Hertford
Last Friday Night
Hertford's Boy iScout Troop, Num
ber 155, was host at the Albemarle
District Court of Honor, held at the
Hertford Courthouse last Friday
Wayne Moore, chairman of the ad
vancement committee for the district,
First Class rank was given: Julian
Broughton, Sidney Broughton and
William Elliott, of Hertford, and J.
Elliott Ward, of Elizabeth City.
Merit badges were given: Walter
Ryan, Jr., Oscar Webster and Wil
liam Woodley, all of Elizabeth City.
Life Scout award: William Wood-
ley, of Elizabeth City.
Eagle Scout award: Oscar Webster,
of Elizabeth City.
Presentation of awards were made
by Aubrey' Sawyer, W. H. Pitt, C. P.
Morris' and Mrs. Webster. Introduc
tions were by J. Holland Webster.
A large audience was in attendance
from Gatesville, Elizabeth City,
Edenton and Hertford, and much
praise was heard of the Court of
To Be Held Monday
Young people, boys and girls, be
tween the ages of 16 and 25, may
register for employment and training
with the NYA. Mrs. J. G. Fearing,
personnel interviewer, will be at the
Agricultural Building in Hertford, on
Monday from 10 until 2 o'clock, for
the nurpose of interviewing and
registering applicant. : Both white
and colored youths may apply.
An increasing volume of vitamin
products is being produced in China,
the Department of Commerce re-
Local Legion Post
Invited To Attend
V. N. Darden, Vice Commander of
the First District and member of the
Perquimans Post of the American
Legion, this week received a letter
from John A. Holmes, Commander of
Edward G. Bond Post, No. 40, of
Chowan County, inviting all mem
bers of -the Perquimans Post to at
tend a meeting to be held at the
Court House in Edenton on Tuesday
evening, July 22, at 8 o'clock.
New officers will be installed by
the Chowan Post and Roy L. Mc
Millan, newly elected IState Com
mander, will be the principal speaker
of the evening.
Following the installation cere
mony and Commander McMillan's
speech, all Legionnaires and Auxil
iary members will be entertained by
Judge and Mrs. Richard D. Dixon at
a reception held at Hotel Joseph
Hewes honoring State Commander
and Mrs. McMillan.
S. M. Whedbee Quits
As Chief Hertford
Mayor Darden Elected
To Fill Post; Pay In
crease Looms For Em
ployees S. M. Whedbee Front Page
S. M. Whedbee, chief of the Hert
ford Volunteer Fire Department for
the past several years, Monday
night tendered his resignation of the
position to the Town Board.
The Board accepted his resignation
and elected Mayor V. N. Darden to
the post as Fire Chief. Mr. Whedbee
was elected to serve as Assistant
The Board also discussed the dossi-
bility of enlarging the personnel of
the fire company, adding more men
to the company than are now en
rolled as members.
Little business was placed before
the Board at its regular meeting on
Monday night. Sam Long tendered
his resignation as an employee at the
Municipal plant and the Board filled
this vacancy by employing W. T.
Miller. Six applications were consid
ered for the job.
Prospects for a pay increase for
some of the Town employees loom in
the future, following a discussion of
the situation at Monday night's
meeting. The Commissioners agreed
that due to the higher costs of living
ii. migiu De necessary to take mis
step. However, it was decided that
nothing would be done until the bud
get for this fiscal year is drawn and
the Board determines the outlook.
Williams and Wall, certified pub
lic accountants of Raleigh, will begin
the annual audit of the Town's books
next week. This firm was also
awarded the contract for the audit
for next year.
The Board authorized the Town at
torney to check the law pertaining
to the sale of land for taxes and to
set the date for the same. Notice of
this sale will appear in an early is
sue of The Weekly.
Deadline For Tax
Payment August 1
Sheriff J. Emmett Winslotw this
week issued a warning to taxpayers
that all settlements of 1940 taxes
must be made by August first, or the
rea lestate will be advertised for sale
on the first Monday in September.
The Board of County Commission
ers, in compliance with the statutes
which designate that all real proper
ty 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, order
ed the Sheriff to hold the sale at the
Sheriff Winslow urges all tax
payers to make settlement now to
avoid additional costs of advertising.
All property on which the taxes re
main unpaid on August 1 will be ad
vertised on August 4.
To Attend Furniture
Market In High Point
W. M. Morgan, B. C. Berry and
Miss Blanche Mop re Berry will leave
Sunday for High Point, where they
will attend -the semi-annual Furni
Mr. .Morgan, bead of the Morgan
Furniture Store, stated that he had
been receiving numerous notices of
increases In prices of furniture, but
that he would know more of the ait
nation after he arrived at the market
and learned the new prices. ' V
Under Way Here
Charles Whedbee Ap
pointed Chairman For
County; Other Ap
pointments Organization of the Perquimans
County Civilian Defense Committee
was under way here Thursday when
Charles Whedbee, appointed by Gov
ernor Broughton as chairman of the
County Committee, called a meeting
at the Courthouse Thursday after
noon at 2 o'clock, and appointed his
The County Committee is composed
of C. P. Morris, representing Indus
try; J. E. Winslow, representing law
enforcement and aircraft; E. M.
Perry, representing County Govern
ment; V. N. Darden, representing
City Government; Captain Charles
Ford ISumner, representing the A
merican Legion; J. W. Ward,, repre
senting the Rotary Club; Claude
White, representing the Lions Club;
L. W. Anderson, representing Farm
Extension Bureau; Miss Frances
Maness, representing Home Demon
stration Clubs; Mrs. 1. A. Ward, re
presenting Woman's Club; Dr. T. P.
Brinn, representing Health; F. T.
Johnson, representing Schools; S. M.
Whedbee, representing t'he Fire De
partment, and King Williams, repre
senting the Negroes.
The purpose of the meeting Thurs
day was to complete the organization
of the central committee and to fa
miliarize the members with the work
to be undertaken.
The Civilian Defense program is
under the national leadership of
Mayor LaGuardia of New York and
the State leadership is under Gover
nor J. M. Broughton, who has desig
nated Mr. Whedbee as chairman of
the Perquimans Committee.
One of the chief activities which
will be directed bv the local commit
tee shortly is the "old aluminum"
drive to be sponsored in all the
counties ia the United States. The
government will ask for contributions
of old pieces of aluminum that will
be converted into metal to be used
in the defense program. This drive
will probably get under way here
within a short time.
Man Rides Wounded
Bear Until Help
Jim Carver, of the Nicanor section,
believes the thing to do when a
wounded bear charges is to ride
"Dear-back'' until help arrives for
that is exactly what he did when a
bear he had shot at close range
rushed him before he could reload
his gun, during a bear hunt in the
Nicanor swamps last Saturdav.
Carver, Alvin Onlev; Cecil White.
Louis Stallinars. Jim Rountrpp. An,l
Richard Norfleet, Negro, were on
one of the many bear hunts that have
been taking place lately to kill off
some of the bears that have been
damaging stock in that section. Car
ver became separated from the oth
ers in the hunt, and was almost as
surprised as the bear when he sud
denly came upon one. He fired
point-blank ... the shot failed to
kill the bear and he was then on the
defensive before he had time to re-
The bear charged Carver and ran
under him . . . riding and wrestline
With the bear and calling for help at
the same time, Carver escaped with
out injury, the bear's strong jaws
and sharp teeth inflicting injur only
to himself, for he evidently was so
confused by the man on his back
that he had his own foot in his mouth
when the other hunters arrived on the
scene. Carver received barely a
Dr. E. H. Potts Speaks
At W. M. S. Meeting
The Woman's Missionary Society
of the Hertford Baptist Church met
on Monday evening in Room One at
the Church at 8 o'clock, with the
president, Mrs. I. A. Ward, presiding.
The meeting was opened with the
hymn, "Jesus ISaves," and prayer
was offered by the Rev. C. E. Hob
good. After a business session, the
Circles were counted. Circle Num
ber Four had the largest number of
Mrs. Ward then turned the meet
ing over to Mrs. C. E. Hobgood, pro
gram chairman. The Scripture les
son was given by Miss Geneva Jo
White and Miss Dorothy Elliott of
Dr. E. H. Potts, pastor of the First
Baptist Church of Elizabeth City,
gave a splendid talk, using as his
subject, "Christian Education." The
Society thoroughly enjoyed the talk
made by Dr. Potts. '
The meeting was closed with the
hymn, "O Zion Haste." . ,