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Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, August 8, 1941
$1.25 Per Year.
THIS WEEK'S
HEADLINES
Trouble for the Nazis broke loose
in Norway during this past week, so
much so that the German authorities
placed, the entire country under strict
supervision. It was rumored that a
"pending" British raid of the northern-
points of the small nation caus
ed the upheaval.
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' 176,000 American Workers were
affected by the order that stopped
all silk weaving in the U. S. this
Wyak The Government commandeered
the entire silk supply for the use of
the Army and Navy . . . and orderea
the weaving mills to suspend opera
tions. However, later reports state
that high grade cotton and rayor.
will be used as substitutes for silk.
Conflicting reports regarding the
Russo-German war continue to be is
sued by both sides. The Germans
claim to have broken the Red Army
on all fronts while the Moscow gov
ernment denies these claims and
states the Red Army, while giving
ground in spots is holding firm and
has stopped the Nazi blitz. Russia
V also claims that the country is fasti
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falling into the hands of the Nazis,
Meanwhile, the British R. A. F.
continues to bomb the invasion ports
of France and cities in Germany
with heavy bombs causing much de
struction. Little opposition from the
German air force is encountered by
the Royal Air Fighters, according to
reports released from London.
The economic warfare between the
. U. S., Britain and Japan continues as
the three countries enact measures
that are stopping the normal flow of
supplies back and forth between
them. With Great Britain and the
, United States both shutting off Ja
: v pan, that country now has lost its
I best cusomers.
.The United iStates this week warn
. e the Vichy Government that -unlesb
', ; France protects and keeps her colo
l niaj possession, and rules tnem her-
self, that the Ajnrfced States will be
forced to change its attitude toward
the Vichy Government.
The record-breaking three billion
dollar tax bill passed the House on
Monday by a vote of 369-30. The bill
includes increases in income taxes.,
estate and gift taxes and various ex
cise taxes, mainly of which is a $b
use tax on automobiles, a tax on furs,
jewelry, etc., and a 7 per cent tax
on all new automobiles.
Peace talks again reach the air
this week. Mayor Fiorello LaGuar--V
ta, speaking at a ground-breaking
ceremony for airplane hangars in
A New York predicted that America is
making great strides in its defense
- program and that the war "may be
over before the hangar is completed.
The United iStates this week form
'4 Ally pledged all-out economic and
war aid to Russia. Russia will get
priority in delivery of war orders but
will pay cash for -them. . The notes
pledging the trade agreement were
i eacbanged between the two govern
ments on last Saturday. .
- ' ' Rumor has it that President Roose
velt and Prime Minister Churchill
will hold a conference somewhere rn
Canada or on the Atlantic Ocean,
;- possibly this week. It is rumored
that Harry Hopkins and McKenzie
. King, of Canada, will also attend the
" conference which will pertain to the
war effort ' '?',
"4 The flovr of golden tobacco, one of
the South biggest "money crops,
started moving Tuesday on the Geor
gia markets. Unofficial reports say
" that the price ranged from 22 to 24
cents per pound . . . this is somewhat
. higher than opening prices last year.
" .. Actual fighting may break out in
the Far East between British and
' Japanese .forces. Re-inforcing troops
. and planes have been landed at Sing
apore by Great Britain and the dan;
get epot seems to center around
piauland, . where the Japs recently
Successful in gaining their de-
for bases.
Congress on Wednesday passed
the bill appropriating the funds for
th& construction of the blimp base in
rssquotank County. - Preliminary
work has already begun at the base
but it is now expected that the work
will soon be going full blast.
Plans are being made in New Tonic
State 'for the rationing of gasoline,
to begin sometime ' in September.
Cards-art being printed and. will be
distributed to. car owners,, allowing
each owner some 16 gallons of gaso-
lira each week. The plan -may-be
placed in effect throughout the East
ern States if voluntary reduction ot
isoline use doesn't satisfy the gov
irment authorities. v " " 1
Substitute Pastors
At Baptist Church
During This Month
The Rev. John L. White, son of
Dr. White, pastor of the Blackwell
Memorial Baptist Church of Eliza
beth City, and the Rev. John 0. Link,
pastor of the Apex Baptist Church,
will preach at the Hertford Baptist
Church during the month of August,
in the absence of the pastor, the
Rev. C. E. Hobgood.
The Rev. Mr. White will serve on
Sunday, August 10, and the Rev. Mr.
Link on Sunday, August 17. Ser
vices will be at 11 o'clock a. m., and
there will be no evening services.
The Rev. Mr. Hobgood will return
during the latter week in August.
Sunday School will begin at 10:30
a. m., daylight saving time. Worship
services will begin at 11:15, daylight
saving time.
Red Cross Receives
More Materials For
Sewing Project
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additional materials to be used in
the local Red Cross sewing project
which has been under way for the
past several months. The materials
were forwarded here by the National
Headquarters of the Red Cross and
the garments, when completed, will
be sent to the National Headquarters
for distribution.
According to the announcement,
the local chapter received 25 pounds
of green wool and 25 pounds of darn
brown wool to be used for the mak
ing of sweaters; 50 yards of outing
flannel for boys' shirts; 96 yards of
unbleached muslin for bed shirts; 74
yards of infant robing for layettes.
Local people who are interested in
joining this sewing project may still
do so. All materials are furnished,
as well as instructions and patterns,
and those wishing to aid are asked to
contact any of the following mem
bers of the local chapter: Mrs. C. P.
Morris, Mrs. Charles Whedbee, Mrs.
I. A. Ward, -iss Fraifces Maness,
Mrs. C. F. iSumner, or Mrs. Leigh
Winslow. t
All work done by the volunteers
can be done in one's spare time end
it need not interrupt other duties.
Persons desiring to aid are asked to
rolunteer immediately.
Aluminum Collected
Here Is Carted To
Edenton On Tuesday
Perquimans County's collection ot
scrap aluminum, 365 pounds of it,
was carted to Edenton on Tuesday
where it was placed with the old
metal collected in other counties of
this section.
Edenton was designated, as a col
lection center of this district and
after all aluminum has been forward
ed there, the total will be shipped to
smelting centers where it will be pro
cessed so it can be used, in the manu
facture of defense weapons.
Records of the amount of alumi
num collected here was placed in the
hands of L. W. Anderson, who head
ed, the committee in charge of the
drive. The scrap metal was weighed
here before being taken to Edenton
by Town employees, - and was then
weighed again on arrival there.
American Legion
Meeting Tonight
Perquimans Post, 126, of the A
merican Legion will hold a joint
meeting with the Hertford B6y
Scouts Friday night, August 8, at 8
o'clock, at the Courthouse in Hert
ford. All members are urged to be
present.
The Heat Did It!
'Jx "WmNwi tieAivi nf fish stories, hunt
ing stories and tall-tales, but this one
is a heat wave story that E. McM.
JNewby relates actually happened to
him. i .HBt
Mr. Newby states that one torrid
day last week as he was driving from
Edenton to Hertford, he auddenly
nw i Tuf f of smoke rising in his
car, ana aiso smeiung uie buiu.b, u
thought, something had gone .wrong
Iwith the car and thus he made an in
spection: only to find the car in per
fect condition, therefore he proceed
ed on to his home. - " 1 '
.,0n arriving at home, he decided it
was time to light his pipe and as he
reached for his small ' packet of
matches, carried in, his shirt pocket
he discovered, that the' matches hao
explpded and burned his shirt, .but
he contends that he only saw and
smelled the fire .'. it was too hot
to feel it. ..'" .V- '
County-wide Plans
Being Drawn For
Stamp-Bond Drive
Township Committees
To Play Big Part In
Making Drive Suc
cessful R. M. Riddick, Perquimans Coun
ty chairman for the Defense Savings
Bonds Drive, announced today that
plans are being drawn for a county
wide campaign to insure the succesa
of the Defense Savings program here
in Perquimans, and that within a.
short time a meeting of all commit
tee men and women will be helu
under the direction of C. H. Robert
son, State Administrator of the De
fense Savings Staff.
Already the Perquimans Commit
tee of Eight has been enlarged to
twenty-three and these people win
serve as the leaders in the drive.
Each township in the county win
have a township chairman, who win
head the drive in his particular
township, and all will work directly
under the chairmanship of Mr. Rid-1
dick.
At the present time plans call for
a speaker's committee, publicity com
mittee, financial institution commit
tee, schools, churches, civic organi
zations committee, general citizens
committee and rural communities
committee. Upon formation of these
committees, a drive for the sales of
Defense Stamps and Bonds is antici
pated and every effort will be made
to sell stamps and bonds in every
home in Perquimans County.
The defense stamps and bonds are
on sale in order to produce revenue
for the Government to carry on the
large defense program now under
way. The stamps may be purchased
at any post office, or from any ru
ral mail carrier and the bonds may
be purchased at the post office and
at the Hertford Banking Company.
The Stamps come in denominations
of from 10 cents up, while the bonds
may be purchased in denominations
of $15, $50, $100, $500 and $1,000.
The bands mature in ten yean and
reach par value at the end of that
time. Bonds are sold at reductions
which insures interest payment on
the same.
At the present time, Mr. Riddick
states that a total of $23,000 worth
of Bonds have been sold by the local
bank, while the post office has sold
a total of $720 worth of stamps and
bonds, according to S. M. Whedbee,
postmaster.
Salvation Army To
Hold Meetings Here
Starting August 14
Envoy Cook, Salvation Army head
of Elizabeth City, was in Hertford
on Tuesday completing arrangements
for a series of meetings to be con
ducted here by the Salvation Army,
starting Thursday, August 14.
Envoy Cook reported that the suc
cess of the meetings recently con
ducted at New Hope led him to be
lieve that response here will be very
gratifying. Approximately 300 to
500 persons attended the meetings
each night at New Hope,
The meetings as scheduled here,
will begin Thursday of next week and
will continue for two weeks. The
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program for the opening night will
include motion pictures, entitled
"Life of Christ." Mrs. Envoy Cook
will preach during the meetings.
A cordial invitation is extend by
Envoy Cook to the public to attend
the meetings here. All meetings
will be held at the Town Lot at
Front and Market Streets.
Hertford lions Club
Meeting Tonight 6:45
The Hertford Lions Club will hold
its regular meeting tonight at the
Hotel Hertford at 6:45 o'clock (day
light saving time). All members are
urged to be present. District Gov
ernor Norman Trueblood will give a
report on the International Conven
tion held last week in New Orleans.
iFarm Supervisors
Complete Checking
'Farm Supervisors ' of Perquimans
County have completed the work of
checking' allf arms, : according to' L.
W.V Anderson, county agent, and are
now busily engaged in re-checking
some . of the over-planted farms
found in . the original ' check. Mr-
Anderson stated that .this work will
be completed very shortly. v
Local Draft Board
Seeking 3 Missing
Negro Registrants
A. W. Hefren Named to
Chairmanship; 10 Se
lectees Leave August
21st
Anyone knowing the whereabouts
of William Edward White, Sylvester
Felton or Floyd Sutton can save these
three Negroe men from a serious
situation by notifying the Perquim
ans Draft Board of their where
abouts. The local draft board has for some
time been trying to locate these men
who are registered for Selective Ser
vice and who have failed to answer
papers and inquiries of the local
board. Prosecution papers are now
being drawn by local officials to be
placed in the hands of the U. S. Dis
trict Attorney for action against the
three men.
White is one of ten Negroes select
ed to fill the August 21 quota of me.,
for the Army. Fifteen men were
called from Perouimans for tW
date, but due to the fact that several
oi tne uass A men have reached
their 28th birthday and are automa
tically deferred because of the age
limit; the local board has insufficient
number of men to fill the quota on
that date.
Other Negroes selected to leave for
the Army on the 21st are: Wallace
Jennings, James Reed, Earl Rountree,
James Fletcher, Fred Riddick, Lycur
gas White, Sherman Barclift, Willie
Brooks, and Edward Holley. The re
maining men called will probably be
sent at a later date.
At a meeting of the local board on
August 1, A. W. Hefren was named
chairman of the board, succeeding J.
R. Stokes whose resignation was ef
fective August 1. W. G. Hollowen
and W. W. Spence are the other
members of the Perquimans board.
According to Mrs. T. B. Sumner,
no calls for white men have been re
ceived for the month of August, al
though ije board, has fourteen white
youths' classed in'T-A'snVi are avail
able to fill any quota that may be
called.
Work of inserting the names ot
youths who registered on July 1 into
the list of registrants at the local of
fice is progressing and Mrs. Sumner
states that any registrant may learn
his order number by calling at the
office, located over the Bus Station.
Commissioners In
Regular Session
Monday Morning
Meeting in regular session Monday
morning the Perquimans County
Board of Commissioners voted to as
sist the Town of Hertford in paying
rent for the NYA project which will
be located in the Shannonhouse
building on Market Btreet. Mrs.
Mattie Lister White, who will head
the project, requested the members
to meet the additional $5 per month
costs, and explained that under the
new set-un the NYA will employ a
total of 40 girls, paying 38 of them
a salary of $19 per month and two
of them a total of $22 per month.
This will mean an additional pay
roll of some $800 per month in the
county for an outlay of $20 per
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ct
Mrs. White told the Commissioners
that she had already received from
NYA authorities seven new type
writers to be used on the project.
These machines are valued at $700.
The Commissioners adjourned to
the County Home, where they were
served a delicious dinner by Mr. and
Mrs. C. E. White.
Two Stores Change
Quarters Next Week
Next week will be moving time for
two Hertford stores, when the Rose
5 and 10 moves into its new quar
ters in the Stokes Building located
on Church Street. The D. Pender
Grocery Company will move its
store into the building vacated by
Rose's as soon as renovations are
completed there.
The store room now occupied by
Pender will be renovated and included
in the new quarters to be occupied
by Rose's. Although it is expected
that "complete renovations in the two
buildings will take additional time,
the . stores ' hope to complete change
in locations as soon as possible.
. Fishing guides . operating motor
vessels for hire are licensed by the
Department of Commerce.
First Aid Training
F. T. Johnson, Superintendent oi
Schools, announced this week that a
Red Cross First Aid training class
will be held at the Perquimans High
School either the latter part of Sep
tember or the first of October.
The purpose of the class will be to
train teachers in the art of First
Aid in order that classes may be held
later for the school children and
other organizations represented, at
the teachers' class.
It is hoped that at least ten adults,
including representatives from the
Fire Department, Police, American
Legion and other organizations will
enroll in the class and thus assure
instructors for the later classes to
be held during the year.
Certificates of accomplishment
will be awarded all those who com
plete the training and pass examina
tions to be held at the local school.
County Gas Stations
Observing Blackout
From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Service stations in Perquimans
County joined with others from
Maine to Florida in observing the re
quest of Secretary of Interior Ickes
that they close from 7 p. m. to 7
a. m. each day in order to conserve
the gasoline supply now available
along the Atlantic 'Seaboard. The re
quest was that stations refrain from
selling gasoline during these hours,
although some stations will remain
open to sell other merchandise they
have for sale.
The closing hours wont into effect
on Sunday night and there is no way
of telling how long the curfew will
remain. The threatened shortage of
gasoline along the coastline is acute
and the action taken, it is hoped, will
conserve the power fuel sufficiently
so that rationing will not be neces
sary. The Sinclair, Pure Oil and Esso
distributors in Perquimans are all
cooperating in the movement along
with the individual station managers
and owners. ;
Norfolk Publisher"
To Address Weekly
Newspaper Editors
W. E. Debnam, president and edi
tor of the Norfolk News-Index, of
Norfolk, Va., will be the principal
speaker at the August meeting of
the Northeastern N. C. Press Asso-!
ciation to be held at the Hotel Hert
ford Saturday night.
Approximately thirty editors, and
their guests, of weekly newspapers
in Northeastern North Carolina are
expected at the meeting to hear Mr.
Debnam, who launched the News
Index as a weekly newspaper in Nor
folk about eighteen months ago and
which will go into the daily field as
an independent daily paper in Nor
folk on October 6th.
Dr. E. S. White Injured
By Automobile While
Attend Farm Program
Dr. E. S. White, 68, of Belvidere,
who is serving as a delegate to the
Farm and Home Week program at
State College, Raleigh, this week
suffered a broken leg Monday when
he was struck by an automobile
while crossing a Raleigh street inter
section. Miss Myrtle Keith, of Raleigh, was
driving the car which struck Dr.
White, according to police investiga
tion. Dr. White, while crossing the
street, stooped to pick up a card he
nad dropped when the car struck him
He was taken to Rex Hospital ir
Raleigh.
Rotary Club Plan
Fishing Trip To
Ocean View Aug. 14
The Hertford Rotary Club held its
regular meeting Tuesday night at
the Hotel Hertford. The members
voted to forego the regular meeting
next Tuesday night and, instead plan
a fishing trip at Ocean View for next
Thursday, August 14th. All mem
bers desiring to make the trip are
requested to meet at the Raiford
Boating House at Ocean View next
Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
daylight saving time.
4-H Boys And Girls
To Leave For Camp
.Nineteen Perquimans boys and
girls, all members of the 4-H Clubs,
(will leave Hertford on Monday for
Camp Leach, near Washington, N. C,
for a week's outing. The local 4-H
boys and girls will accompany simi
lar groups from Currituck,
and Pasquotank Counties.
Camden
Fare Badly Before
Recorder's Judge
Ten Cases Disposed of
By Judge Granbery
Tucker on Tuesday
Morning
Reckless driving can prove to be a
costly pastime as was shown in Per
quimans Recorder's Court Tuesday
morning when Judge J. Cranberry
Tucker placed road sentences ana
fines against three defendants found
guilty of reckless driving.
Charlie Washington Overton, Ne
gro, was sentenced to 30 d.ays on the
roads after being found guilty of the
charge. Sentence was ordered sus
pended upon payment of costs of
court.
William Brothers, also found guil
ty of reckless driving, was fined. $10,
same to be applied to the costs ol
court.
William Markham, Negro , was
found guilty of reckless driving ana
fined $25 and costs. Ten dollars of
the fine was ordered paid to the
Town of Hertford for damage to the
Town's property.
The case of Zolla Van White,
charged with reckless driving, was
continued until the August 12th term
of court.
Wilder Gregory, alias Wilber Gre
gory, Negro, was found guilty ot
driving under the influence of intox
icants and was given 60 days on tne
roads, sentence to be suspended up
on payment of $50 and costs. His
driver's license was revoked for one
i year.
Gilliam Twine was found guilty ol
improper use of license and trespass
and was given 30 days on the roads
to be suspended upon payment of
1 costs and good behavior for one year.
Costs were assessed against Leslie
Winslow, Negro, in two cases oh
Tuesday morning when Judge Tucker
ruled that both were frivolous pro
secutions. Winslow had brought
charges against Careen Ferebee, Ne
gress, for sale of liquor and against
Enoch Brickhou.se, Negro, for assault
with a deadly weapon. '' 1
Costs were assessed against both
Will Dennis Harrell and Addie Webb
Harrell, Negroes, when the Court
ruled both guilty of simple assault.
This was Will Dennis' 19th trip to
Recorder's Court, and Addie Webb's
22nd time. Most of the case revolv
ed around simple assault upon each
other.
In a preliminary hearing the Court
determined Melvin Chalk to be the
father of the unborn child of Evelyn
Harrell and the case was continued
until December 9. However, the de
fense noted an appeal to the Per
quimans Superior Court and bond
was set at $200, both for the con
tinuance hearing and for the Super
ior Court hearing.
NYA Student Work
Officer Here For
Interviews Monday
According to an announcement
made today by Superintendent F. T.
Johnson of the Perquimans County
Schools, James D. Taylor, NYA stu
dent work officer, will be at the
Courthouse Office from 11:30 a. m.
to 2:30 p. m., Monday, August 11, to
interview white and Negro students
needing NYA in-school assistance in
order to attend the county schools
during the coming year. To qualify
for the NYA Student Work Program
a boy or girl must be at least 16
years of age and mustneed the funds
to properly continue his or her edu
cation. Perquimans Group
Attending Farm
And Home Week
Twenty-three members of the Per
quimans Home Demonstration Clubs,
including Miss Frances Maness,
Home Agent, are attending the Farm
and Home Week in Raleigh which
started Monday at State College and
will close today.
Mrs. W. O. Hunter, of the Helen
Gaither Club, and Mrs. Eff,ie Miller,
of the Winfall Club, will graduate on
Friday morning, having completed
the requirements of attending the
Farm and Home Week for four years.
County Delegates
To Florida Meet
The State N. F. A. organization
is sending two delegates from Per
quimans County to the, seventh an
nual national N. F. A. convention to
be conducted at Tallahassee, Florida,
August 17-20. George Crutchfield, a
'student of Perquimans Training
School, and K. A. Williams, will re-
present the State Agricultural Negro
teachers.
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