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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDINQ 07 HERTK)RD AKD EERQUUIANfl CQJtTf
-Volume VIII. Number 30.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, l-ictay, July 25, 1941
$1.25 Per Year.
"One of the biggest drives now go
tag on in the United State! is the
Aluminum drive, being conducted this
week. Housewives everywhere are
rattling among the closets to discov
er discarded old pieces to be contn-
bated toward national defense.
Bolivian officials this week stamp
ed out a "supposedly" Nazi putsch
in that small South American coun
try by arresting known leaders of
the move. German officials, who
(were supposed to leave the country
within a week were reported the
leaders behind the putsch.
President Roosevelt, in a move to
stop the gap of funds flowing to the
Axis powers, this week blacklisted
1,800 firms doing business between
the United States and other nations.
It is expected that this list will be in
creased as further investigation re
veals more firms working under the
Reports this week tend to show
that the United States and Britain
together are now producing as much
as one third more planes than Ger
many. However, definite checks on
this production is probably out of
President Roosevelt, in a message
to Congress, requested a declaration
of emergency. He stated that the
nation is in greater peril than a year
ago. It is believed by national lead
ers that as a result of the speech
Army training will be extended.
The British air force which has
been pounding at German cities since
the Russo-German war began four
weeks ago, says that the air attacks
cw Germany will be increased and
promises the heaviest raids to his
tory upon the Nazis in the next three
Late last week Britain undertook
a gigantic propoganda program
throughout "the. Qerman-conquereo.
nations of JSorope. t'The Idea behind
the more wTof" Appearance of the
letter V everywhere in the conquered
countries. Citizens are to mark the
letter in public places, etc., in order
to rile the Germans and to show re
sistance against the conquerors.
Reports heard by British radio this
(week stated that German troops in
Norway, in the vicinity of Bergen,
had mutinied and killed several of
their officers. It was reported the
Germans attempted to keep the in
cident quiet but the news leaked out
to the Norwegian population.
Senator Taft of Ohio offered a pro
posal to the Senate on Tuesday that
Army draftees, Guardsmen and re
servists be kept on active duty for
16 months instead of the present 12
months. Action on the length of
time for these men will probably be
The Russo-German war continues
into its fifth week. Battles are rag
ing over vast Russian land and the
Nazis claim heavy losses on the part
of the Reds. However, the Red offi
cials counter these claims and re
port the Red Army is holding its
own against the rush of the Ger
mans. German airplanes this week bom
barded Moscow and inflicted damage,
Nazi reports state the Kremlin, head
quarters for the Red Government,
is in ruins. Moscow claims, however,
that only a few private houses were
hit and a few. people killed. The
Reds claim their fighter planes and
anti-aircraft guns kept the German
planes away from the city proper.
". Rumors are flying that the United
States may soon occupy Spanish and
Portuguese islands in the Atlantic to
preyent the Axis powers from en-
circling: the Western Hemisphere.
Them f peculations followed a White
Howe conference between Presidefit
Roosevelt and his ''SenijfJtpitt-.
tanta on foreign poUcyViAf "
v The tJnited State! on Tuesday au
thorized a loan to Great Britain of
1425,000,000 to pay for iwar ma
terials 'ordered before the lend-lease
bill was passed. The British pat up
some 00 million in collateral . . t .
made up of American, securities and
insurance stccks":?! .,
Governor Broasrhton issued a proc
lamation Tuesday calling for Day-
v - light; Saving Time to begin m NortH
'. , Carolina on Sunday,: 'September 27,
"instead! of Atigust;'l'jplanned,f Sit
. 't is expected alltbwnsj' idties ; "and
f;' county; officials and I Employees, will
; h come under the jig t'.rr9 ' automata
tally with the rest of the State, J-!:i
" : --i:T!a,lU-'re'suni5Jda
County Health King
And Queen Awarded
trip To Raleigh
Jayne Griffin and Robert Evans,
Perquimans County health king and
queen for this year, will attend the
4-H iShort Course to be held at State
College, Raleigh, during the week of
July 28 to August 2.
The Hertford Lions and Rotary
Clubs have donated the funds for the
trip as a reward to the youngsters
for winning the County Health
Both the health king and queen
represented Perquimans County al
Tarboro in the district health contest
held on July 14. They will take part
in the State Health Pageant in Ra
leigh at which time the State king
and queen of Health will be crowned.
Issues Warning In
Regards To Child
States Violation Ke
Mrs. Lucius Blanchard, Jr., super
intendent of Perquimans County Wel
fare Department, on Wednesday is
sued a (warning to all employers re
garding the Federal Child Labor
Mrs. Blanchard stated that the lo
cal Welfare Department has received
reports that the law is being violated
by some employers in this section
and warned that, upon conviction, a
fine or prison sentence, or both,
can be the penalty for the same.
The Welfare head pointed out that,
according to the law, no child under
the age of 16 can employed in any
manufacturing plant! ' no boy under
12 or no girl under the age of 18
can be employed for the sales and
delivery of magazines, periodicals
and newspapers. .In the fields of
mercantile or service establishments,
boys and girls must be 16 years of
age to be emplajgedj full;time, when
school is in session. Boys and girls
who have reached 14 may be em
ployed during vacation or when
school is not in session.
The law has no requirements in
regards to agricultural or domestic
work where the labor is done under
the direction or supervision of the
minor's parents or guardian; how
ever, agricultural work not under the
supervision of the parent or guardian
has the same requirements as that
of non-manufacturing occupations . .
. . . such as mercantile and service
Mrs. Blanchard urges all employ
ers to comply with the law in order
to save a possible investigation re
garding the reported violations.
Union Holds Annual
Session July 31
The annual session of the Per-
quimans County Woman's Missionary
Union iwill be held Thursday, July 31,
at Great Hope Church. Mrs. I. A.
Ward, of Hertford, will preside. The
session is scheduled to begin at 10:30
a. m., and the following program
has been announced:
Theme: "That Thy Way May Be
Hymn: "Jesus Saves"; Devotional,
by Rev. Ira Harrell, of South Mills;
Roll Call of Churches and Reports
by presidents of each Society in the
Hymn: "Take Time to be. Holy."
11:00 Talk on the Hundred Thou
sand Club by Mrs. C. A. Arrington,
of Weeksville; Special Music; Talk
on Stewardship by the Rev. W. I.
Johnson, of Elizabeth City. An
nouncements and a Missionary Mes-
ga(re by Mrs. Philip White, of Hen-
Lunch will be served by the ladles
of Great Hope Church.
-1:30 P. Mw Conference of, the W.
M. S. will be led br Mrs. a T.
Dousrhtin. of Eden ton. Associational
Superintendent; Conference for the
Young People will be led by Mrs.
Percy Smitti, of Edentoh. "
At two o'clock, Rev. C. E. Hob-
good, pastor of the Hertford Baptist
Church, will talk on Youth and the
Church. The closing devotional wilt
be tnade by lite Rev. Frank Cale, of
Tyner. , . ; .
Hertford lions Club
Meets Tonight At 6:45
' ,TSe Hertfortr.Li6n;OuT Ulhold
its regular meeting tonignt, at e :o
at the Hotel Hertford. ' All, tnembers
are' urged ,to W preselit 'as' important
birunesawillbri brought before he
ttf$0$&k$, , .
Added To Defense
State Chairman to At
tend Next Meeting
Giving Sales Program
Twenty-three additional members
were added to the Perquimans Coun
ty Defense Saving Committee at a
meeting held Monday night under
the direction of R. M. Riddick, chair
man of the Perquimans Committee.
C. H. Robertson, of Greensboro,
State Administrator for the sale of
national defense bonds and saving
stamps, informed Mr. Riddick that
he expected shortly to attend a
meeting of the Perquimans Commit
tee at which time he would outline
complete plans of a campaign push
ing the sales of the bonds.
At the present time the Hertford
Banking Company )ias sold approxi
mately $23,000 worth of the bonds.
The Defense Bonds come in three
series and can be purchased in de
nominations of from $25 up. Cost
of the $25 bond is $18.75 and it ma
tures in ten years, paying the owner
tfcventy-five dollars. Other denomi
nations range the same in costs.
Further information regarding the
bonds can be obtained by asking
officials of the banking company.
Additional members added to the
committee at the meeting Monday
are: Belvidere Township, Dr. E. S.
White, John T. Lane, W. C. Chap
pell, Mrs. R. R. White, L. W. Ander
son, J. R. Herndon; New Hope Town
ship, W. E. Dail Mrs. C. W. Griffin,
D. Banks, Mrs. E. M. Perry; Bethel
Township, Charles E. White, Roy S.
Chappell, J. C. Hobbs, Mrs. J. M.
Fleetwood; Parkville Township, W.
G. Hollowell, George Jackson, Mrs.
Cecil F. Garrett, Mrs. John Symons,
Mrs. A. R. Winslow, Jr; Hertford
Township, Mrs. Viola Nachman,
Archie T. Lane, Mrs. W. E. White
and Miss Mae Wood Winslow.
Members of the committee will be
notified by mail of the next meeting
and all members will be urged to at'
Town Of Hertford To
Adopt Daylight Time
Starting August 1
Mayor V. N. Darden, late last
week, wired Governor B rough ton that
the Town of Hertford and its em
ployees will adopt daylight saving
time on August 1, as requested by
President Roosevelt and the Gover
nor as a national defense measure.
It is generally indicated that in
dustrial plants and business houses
will also adopt the measure. Presi
dent Roosevelt has asked Congress
for the power of moving up the clock
in order to preserve electric power.
Mayor Darden stated that all Town
Commissioners favored the measure
and, although the County Commis
sioners have not held a meeting since
the topic came o the fore, it is be
lieved that the County will also
adopt the daylight saving time.
Postoffice hours will remain un
changed until Congress has granted
the President the power to move up
the clock. Train schedules will also
remain as they are until the program
is made nation-wide.
Cotton Stamps Being
Issued In County
L. W. Anderson, County Agent, an
nounced Monday that a portion of the
Cotton Stamps to be issued in Per
quimans County had been received
here and that his office is this week
notifying cooperating fanners of the
distribution. Farmers will be noti
fied by direct mail when to call for
the stamps with instructions to re
port to the office hvhere they will
sign for. their purchasing stamps.
Additional cotton stamps will be
made ready for distribution just as
soon as compliance with the program
The stamps are to be used for the
purchase of cotton goods made of
new American cotton; the program
is designed to aid in ridding the
market of the huge surplus of cotton
now on hand.
MINNIE WILSON CIRCLE MEETS
Mrs Mark Hathway was hostess to
the members of the Minnie Wilson
Missionary Circle on Monday even
Ing. Mrs. Will Trueblood led the de
votional and Mr. SL C. Stokes gave
afi interestinjr talk.
' Due to so many ' of the members
of this Circle, being out of towli the
attendance! was small.'. The hostess
Men Leave For
J. R. Stokes Resigns
Draft Board; A. W.
Having served as chairman of the
Perquimans Draft Board since its in
ception last October, J. R. Stokes,
this week tendered his resignation
from that board effective August
W. H. Pitt, Clerk of Court; F. T.
Johnson, 'Superintendent of .Schools,
and L. N. Hollowell, Chairman of the
Election Board, who have charge of
selecting the draft board members,
announced the appointment of A. W.
Hefren to the board to fill the va
cancy of Mr. Stokes.
Nine Perquimans County white
men left Hertford Wednesday morn
ing for Fort Bragg for induction in
to the Army. Ten were scheduled
to leave but David Pike was granted
a deferment until September 1, thus
the nine men filled the final July
The young men who entrained on'
Wednesday were: Hersey Gregory,
Joseph Stallings, Jack Kanoy, Wil
liam Bundy, Murray Pierce, Clyde
Harris, Julian Hobbs, Graham True
blood and Julian Dale.
The local board has received a call
for fifteen Negroes for the 21st of
July, according to Mr. Stokes, chair
man of the board, but as yet these
men have not been selected. No calls
have been received for white men
for the month of August.
The local board is busy sorting all
registrants who have reached their
28th birthday and marking them as
temporarily deferred, according to
orders received some time ago. As
soon as a master list is received at
the local office, the men who regis
tered on July 1, this year, will be
filtered in with the other registrants
and given a local order number. The
list will be carried in The Weekly
as soon as it is compiled.
The lottery was completed last
week in Washington and it is ex
pected the local lists will be ready
Held Tuesday For
.Stephen Elliott, 74, died at 11:45
Sunday night at his home near Hert
ford, after a short illness.
He was a native and life-long resi
dent of Perquimans County and was
a member of the Hertford Methodist
His wife, Mrs. Laura Hobbs El
liott; one son, L. N. Elliott, of Wrt
mington; two daughters, Mrs. A. L.
Overton and Mrs. !S. M. Long, of
Hertford; three step-sons, R. C.
Skinner and W. A. Elliott, of Hert
ford, and W. C. Skinner, of Edenton,
and 28 grandchildren survive.
JHmeral services were held at the
home at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday after
noon (with the Rev. J. D. Cranford of
Winfall Methodist Church, Rev. J. T.
Byrum of Bethel Baptist Church, and
Rev. C. E. Hobgood of Hertford Bap
tist Church officiating.
Active pallbearers were: J. M.
Matthews, Loftis Stallings, Fred
Matthews. Jake White, Charlie
Eason and E. Y. Berry.
Honorary pallbearers were: Thad
C. Chappell, R. L. Ward, C. B. Park
er, J. C. Hobbs, S. L. Long, V. L.
Proctor, J. E. Eaves, Warner Madre,
A. D. Thatch, Reuben Stallings, Wil
liam Russell, Alex Fanner, C. M.
Harrell, S. P. Matthews, Douglas
Darden, Johnny Broughton, Sr., and
J. H. Newbold.
"Abide With Me" and "The Old
Rugged Cross" were sung by a mix
ed choir from the Hertford Baptist
and Methodist Churches.
The pall was of Easter lilies and
Interment was in Bethel Cemetery.
Club Met Tuesday
The Hertford Rotary Club held its
regular meeting Tuesday night at the
Hotel Hertford. The club diacussea
and voted to aid in sending of Per
quimans County Health King and
Queen to the 4-H Short Course to be
held: in Raleigh.
Services Sunday At
''the Rev.,R,'F Mumis, paster i&
the Hertford Methodist Church, an
aounei that regular services will be
I held t the i -Methodist Church on
BIN FOR SCRAP ALUMINUM COLLECTED
ERECTED ON COURT HOUSE GREEN HERE
President Of Chowan
College To Speak At
Baptist Church Sunday
President H. H. Dudley of Chowan
College, Murfreesboro, will be the
guest speaker Sunday morning av
the Hertford. Baptist Church. Mr.
Dudley recently accepted the presi
dency of Chowan College, which rs
one of the oldest Baptist colleges.
Many persons in Hertford, as well as
in neitrhborinsr communities, will be
interested in hearing his message.
Rev. C. E. Hobgood, pastor of the
church, issues a cordial invitation to
all to attend the services on Sunday.
Disposes Of Eleven
Cases On Tuesday
Long Session Needed to
Clear Docket After
A day-long session was
Tuesday when eleven cases were dis
posed of by Judge Granberry Tucker,
Court convened at 9:30 following t
recess of one week.
Judge Tucker found William Boyce
guilty of driving under the influence
of intoxicants at the time of an ac
cident which occurred July 11. In
this accident eleven people, including
Boyce, were injured. The defendant
was sentenced to six months on the
roads, sentence to be suspended upon
payment of a $50 fine and costs of
court and all doctor's bills and hos
pital bilLs incurred by occupants of
the car in collision with the Boyce
car. Boyce was placed on probation,
under State Probation Officer for a
period of two years, and his driver's
license was suspended for one year.
Percy Hurdle, Negro, charged with
forgery, had his case continued until
July 29, at the request of the State's
The case of Leslie Gregory, Negro,
was continued until July 29th.
Mike Sutton, Negro, was found
guilty of soliciting and fined $10,
same to be applied to the costs.
Walter Wright, Negro, was found
not guilty of assault on a female.
A nol pros was taken in the case
of Lizzie Bharp, Negress, chargeo
George Winslow and Jack Riddick,
Negroes, plead guilty to a charge of
simple assault and were taxed with
the costs of court.
Costs of court were charged
against Flossie Key, Negress, pro
secuting witness, when she failed to
appear in the case of Robert Key,
Negro, charged (with assault on a
Wesley Meeks plead guilty to a
charge of driving drunk and was
sentenced to 60 days on the roads,
suspended on payment of a $50 fine
and costs of court and good behavior
for one year. Meeks' driver's li
cense was revoked for one year.
Tommy Lane paid the costs of
court on a plea of being drunk and
C. C. Lane plead not guilty to op
erating a vehicle under the influence
of intoxicants and a motion for non
suit was granted.
The lunch room canning project
being conducted at the Hertford
Grammar School seeks additional
vegetables from those who have some
The project works every day and
cans two days during the week. Any
persons having tomatoes or other
vegetables of any kind to contribute
to this project are asked to get in
touch twith Mrs. Lucy Elliott.
MISSIONARY GROUP MEETS
The Delia Shamburger Missionary
Circle of the Methodist Church met
at the home of Mrs. Julian White on
Monday evening with Mrs. White and
Miss Mildred Reed as hostesses. Miss
Elizabeth Knowles was in charge of
an interesting program with parts
being taken by Miss Louise Chalk,
Mrs. J. H. Towe, Mrs. Cecil Winslow
Those present were: Mrs. J. E.
Morris, Miss Mary Sumner, Miss
Louise Chalk, Miss Bertha Chappell,
Miss Elizabeth Knowles, Mrs. Dur-
wood Reed, Mrs. W. H. Pitt, Mrs.
Cecil Winslow, Mrs. J. H. Towe, Mrs,
C. T. Skinner, Mrs. J.- O. Felton.
Miss Mildred Reed and' Mrs.- Julian
White. ' -
The hostesses served ; delicious te -
'freshments. ' ;
The hostesses served delicious te-
Collection Under Way
This Week; Scouts
And Legionnaires Aid
Citizens Asked to
posit Old Pots
Pans In Bin
and Perquimans County's drive for old
aluminum to aid in national defense
got under way here this week when
a meeting was held in the offices of
L. W. Anderson to formulate plans
for the collection of scrap aluminum
during the week of July 21 to
Mr. Anderson, appointed by Per
quimans County Chairman of North
Carolina Council of Defense Charles
Whedbee, heads the drive in this
county and he is assisted by Charles
Ford Sumner, W. H. Pitt, F. T.
Johnson and Miss Frances Maness.
Of course, every public-spirited citi
zen will aid in the drive.
Plans as made Monday call for the
construction of a bin on the Court
house Green, where citizens may toss
their cast-off pots, pans, bottle caps,
coffee percolators, etc. The Boy
Scouts delivered an appeal to every
home in Hertford on Tuesday notify
ing residents that they will collect
scrap aluminum in Hertford this
week and place it in the bin. All
residents of the county are being no
tified by mail of the drive and re
quested to bring their aluminum to
the bin not later than Tuesday, July
Commander Charles Ford Sumner
of the Perquimans Post of the
American Legion, requests that all
members of Post No. 126 contact as
many people in their neighborhood
as possible, collect and accept all
scrap aluminum and bring it to Hert
ford and deposit it in the bin not
later than the 29th.
The Boy Scouts, both the white
Troop and the Negro Troop iwere en
listed to aid in the drive by inspect
ing dump heaps and. calling at all
homes in Hertford seeking the metal
Troop No. 155, under the direction of
Scoutmaster Pitt delivered the pam
phlet to all homes on Tuesday and
collections were made Thursday. The
Negro Scouts called at the Negro
homes in the town at the same time.
All residents of the County are
urged by Mr. Anderson to assist in
this drive for the old aluminum so
vital to national defense, and are
asked to remember to bring their
scrap aluminum to Hertford at any
time during the drive and toss it in
the bin on the Courthouse Green.
Miss Frances Maness, Home
Agent, is directing the drive among
the Home Demonstration Clubs of
the County and they are expected to
contribute much to the drive.
The seriousness of the aluminum
shortage in this country has been
pointed out by defense officials and
this drive is being conducted
throughout every county in the Unit
ed iStates ... so remember that old
dish pan or that old aluminum coffee
pot you have been threatening to
throw away, and bring it to the
Aluminum Bin during this drive and
give it a toss ... the defense council
will arrange it and ship it to the
County Council Meet
At Ag. Building
The County Council of Home Dem
onstration Clubs will hold an import
ant meeting Saturday afternoon,
July 26, at 3 o'clock, at the Agricul
tural Building in Hertford.
Officers for the Perquimans Fed
eration of Home Demonstration Cluos
will be elected at this meeting. A
full attendance is urged by Miss
Frances Maness, County Home
Sheriff J. Emmett Winslow today
issued a final warning to taxpayers
that all real estate on which 1940
taxes have not been paid would be
advertised on August 1. Sheriff
Winslow stated that persons making
settlement by August 4 however,
would save the additional costs of
Advertisement of real estate to be
sold for taxes will appear in The
Perquimans Weekly on August 8.
British officials claim that. July
showed a smaller loss of ships in the
battle of the Atlantic than any month
since' last January. They ' also an
1 nounce that German shipping losses;
are growing- v - ;