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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER HeVOTED TO THE TIPBTTTTJTNft OF HRPTFnT?n AKD PEROT TTTUT A W f? flOT TUTY,
Wolume VIII. Number 33.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina. Friday, August 15, 1941.
$1.25 Per Year.
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THIS WEEK'S
By a narrow vote of one the Houae
of Representatives on Tuesday pass
ed the Draft Extension Bill which
will, retain all draftees, Guardsmen
and Reservists in military training
for ji' period of 18 months over the
original one year called for in the
Selective Service Act The vote on
tne bill came after bitter discussion
ahd the final tally was 203 to 202.
At the conclusion of the balloting one
Representative asked for a recount,
waich was given but the results re
mained the same.
Conditions in France again hit
the top headlines this week after
Marshal Petain, aged head of the
Vichy Government, announced Tues
day that his plan of government was
not succeeding in France and that
henceforth France would look to Ger
many for leadership in Europe. This
action is expected to cause upheav
als elsewhere, particularly in Wash
ington. Some authorities believe
that the U. S. will now recognize
the Free French forces as the right
ful leaders of the French people.
i Reports on the curfew of gasoline
Ritions and curtailment in the dales
of gasoline along the Eastern Sea
board are confusing: Some localities
report as much as a thirty percent
decrease in the sales of the gas, and
others report no change or increase.
Official releases from Washington
have not yet been published.
Richard Whitney, former multi
V millionaire of the New York Stock
Exchange who has been passing the
past 40 months as an intimate of
Sing Sing Prison for the mis-use of
millions trusted to his firm, started
' on a new job this week as superin
tfndent of a 25-cow dairy farm lo
'7n , cated in New England.
'M British dripping losses' in the At-'
untie reached a new low ift July, ac
': "prding to reports from London. The
:uly losses amounted to about 10,000
ton! per day. Reason for the de-
engagement with Russia.
The Russo-German war continues
along the 2,000-mile front with,
what Beems truthful reports, the Ger
mans making headway in the battles
along the (Southern front. Pincer
movements on the part of the Nazis
continue on the central and northern
lines but the Reds claim they Are
IKlding fast to the line. Odessa,
capital of the Ukraine section of
Russia, seems in danger of falling to
the Axis forces.
i Airplanes of the warring nations
- continue to bomb the capitals. .Mos
: cow and Berlin are getting the heav
ier Wows. The Nazis have done lit-
' - tie bomzing in England since the war
? started in Russia but the British R.
' . A. F. has caused much havoc along
. the invasion ports of France and in
f jorthern Germany.
Prime Minister Churchill has been
. missing from London for almost a
!' week now, and no news has come
.jm President Roosevelt's yacht up
v ,; , to Wednesday. It has been reported
. that the men are holding a meeting
; "somewhere" in the Atlantic and the
i ; reason eeenus to center around a
r : British invasion of the continent . . .
thus relieving the pressure on the
R,ed Army and forcing Hitler to fight
on two fronts.
Tension in the Far East remains
J high due to the warlike acts of Ja
- pan, but reports state that Japan is
'. hesitant to move due to fear that the
t United States will fight if she moves
f, toward the Dutch or British posses
sions. Some reports are that Japan
1 '' is readying an army to strike at Rus
' .. aia on the Siberian border.
. rk, ISenator Robert R Reynplds this
weer atmtuea tnat na iH.engageq to
marnr. Miss. EvaTm STcXeari, 20-year-
old. heiress,, daughie'r of Mrs, Evalyn.
. WiJi. uejean, .pt, . vy asningion, v. m,
No date has been announced for the
, wedding. . ,
William S. Knudsen, Director of
the Office of Production Manager,
reports that by-the middle of 1942
the united States defense program
-Mild be double , that v of any other
. tuition in the world.
The Senate, although the thought
is distasteful to it, to toying with
the idea of a general sales tax in an
effort v to raise the money necessary
for the defense program It Is pos
eible, it was "stated, that a sales tax
would be, necessary next year.
Strikes continue - to slow down the
defense . program., li' ia - estimated
tirat thirty, work stoppages jawjiow
in effectp one important' one at a
lare shipyard I irt New Jersey and
it id reported that a strike is pending
ra the r 1 Telephone system.
New Books Received
At Local Library
Another list of new books has been
received at the Perquimans Library,
according to Miss Mae Wood Wins
low, member of the Library Board.
The books received this week in
clude "City of Illusion," by Vardis
iFisher; "Some Must Watch", by
Ethel Lina White; "The Giant
Joshua," by Maurine Whipple; "H.
M. Pulham, Esquire," by John P.
Marquand; "The Usurper," by Harry
Harrison Kroll; "Better See George,"
by Freeman Tilden; "Manifold," by
Phyllis Bentley; "The Keys of the
Kingdom," by A. J. Cronin; "Not by
Strange Gods," by Elizabeth Madox
Roberts; "Cheerfulness Breaks In",
by Angela Thirkell.
All new books are circulated for a
period of one week only, without re
newal privileges, in order to give
everyone a chance to read them
early.
Library hours are now from 10 to
12, and from 2 to 5.
Manslaughter Case
Continued To Next
Recorder's Court
Two Negroes Killed In
Wreck Saturday;
Nine Cases Heard
Here Tuesday
Robert Lee Eggleston, Elizabeth
City Negro, will face charges of
manslaughter in Perquimans Record
er's Court on August 19, as the re
sult of an accident which occurred
on a curve near the Perquimans
County Home late last Saturday
night.
The State continued the probable
cause hearing scheduled for this
week due to the fact that one witness
was in a critical condition in the Al
bemarle Hospital and could not be
present in court to testify.
Patrolman Jack Gaskill, who inves
tigated the accident, stated . , that
Eggl&ton was the driver of the
death car in which Luther Hawkins
and Winfield Wilson, both Negroes,
lost their lives when the car over
turned on the curve. Neville Reid,
another occupant of the car, was
seriously hurt. Eggleston was not
injured.
Nine cases were disposed of in Re
corder's Court on Tuesday morning
when Malcolm Nixon, Zolla Van
White and M. O. Baccus all submit
ted to the Court and were taxed
with the costs. Nixon submitted on
the charge of simple assault Van
White submitted to charges of reck
less driving, and Baccus submitted
to charges of speeding.
The case of Fred Smitn, charsred
with abandonment, was continued for
two weeks after the defendant had
posted $5 for each week's continuance
with the clerk of the court for sup
port oi his wire and three children.
Roy and Ralph Lane entered a Dlea
of guilty to charges of being drunk
ana disorderly, simple assault and
use of profanity. Judge Tucker con
tinued prayer for judgment unon
payment of the costs of court and
placed the defendants on rood be
havior for a period of two years.
Bessie .Ferebee, Negress, entered
a plea of guilty to having non-tax
paid liquor for aale. .Bessie, who has
been in court on similar charges
more -than once, was given a fine of
$50 and costs. Although she entered
a plea of guilty, she contended she
had no knowledge of the "liquid" the
officers found at he rhome.
Hertford Soft Ball
Team Ringing Up
Impressive Record
. Hertford's Softball team, reorcun-
jijaj this; yea afer a season or two
oi .inactivity, is jnaJdntr an Inrhre?
fcive, record, for the rmtmber"of g4&es'
won,-,''Je. local 'team has J won J7j
and loflfc 11, playing some of the best
teams in this section.
During the past weak the locals
won four straight games, defeating
Elisabeth ; City three times - and
Edenton once. Pat Kelly and Percy
Byrom do the pitching for the Hert
ford team.. Willie Ainsley J mana
ger of the team. , V .
The teams play all home games on
the town lot and a large number of
fans have .been turning out for the
games; which are played at sight un
cer the lights. Ai , -, .)
Doctor To Be Away V ;
Air Next 'We&i
M,CA' -
IJoctor C A Davenport announced
today that be will ,ba out of "town
from, Monday through Friday of next
week and will not maintain any of
fice hours during those days. ' ;
PROPOSED PEANUT
BOOSTS PRICES $25
Crop Again Marketed
Through Designated
Agencies; Program Is
Encouraging
Peanut growers will be interested
to know that the Department of
Agriculture has announced a schedule
of prices for quota peanuts for use
in connection with a proposed pro
gram to divert peanuts into the man
ufacture of oil and by-products. De
tails of the program, which will be
similar to diversion programs pre
viously conducted by the Department
of Agriculture, will be announced in
the near future.
Under the proposed program pro
ducers could sell their quota peanuts
to designated agjncies at the announ
ced schedule of prices. For the pur
pose of the Droeram "auota peanuts''
would be those marketed, within AAAi
farm marketing quotas established
for 1941 after a referendum of pro
ducers. The program also provides for the
marketing through designated agen
cies of non-quota peanuts at the mar
ket value of peanuts for oil, less es
timated handling, storage and selling
costs. Non-quota or "excess pea
nuts" are those marketed in excess
of AAA farm marketing quotas.
Program provisions require that
both the quota and excess peanuts be
properly identified with marketing
cards when they are sold. The pro
gram would authorize designated
agencies to pay the following prices
to producers for quota peanuts grown
in 1941. The price paid in 1940 al
so appears below to give an idea of
the increase planned for 1941 as com
pared with last year:
Virginia U. S. No. 1
1940 1941
Per Ton Per Ton
Class A $70 $94
Class B 66 88
Class C 61 81
Virginia U. S. No. 2
Class A 67 91
Class B 63 85
Class C 58 78
Virginia U. S. No. 3
Class A 65 89
Class B 61 83
Class C 56 76
Under the proposed program it is
expected that producers' cooperative
associations which participated in the
peanut diversion programs in prior
years will be named as the designat
ed agencies to divert quota peanuts
and to market excess peanuts. Pro
ducers may deliver either quota pea
nuts or excess peanuts at the ware
houses of the designated agencies.
The prices set up by the United
States Department of Agriculture,
will, of course, have to be met by
processors if they expect to secure
peanuts, which should be reason for
no little encouragement on the part
of farmers who will have peanuts to
dispose of and should result in the
farmer making a good profit on his
crop.
City Commissioners
Vote Ban On Public
Dancing On Sundays
The Hertford Town Board, meeting
in regular session Monday night,
passed an ordinance which prohibits
public dancing in the Town of Hert
ford on Sundays. The ordinance
was passed as a result of numerous
complaints being made to members
of the Town Board regarding public
dances being held each Sunday in cer
tain sections of the Town,
Violation of the ordinance will see
court action taken against owners of
establishments permitting dancing.
The Board was in short session at
the , Monday night meeting fesjittle
bpfflness ,wai 'placed before .it. A
'discussion ' resrardinar all-nisrht nark
ing on the streets of the Town lead
to an agreement by the members
that the police would be instructed to
remedy parking where it created
dangerous situations.
W. G.Newby, clerk of the Board,
informed the commissioners that all
current bills outstanding against the
Town, bad been paid to date.
lions Club Change
Time Of Meetings
. The Hertford lions Club held its
regular meeting last Friday evening
at'; the, Hotel Hertford. Members
voted, to change' the hour of meeting
irom o:o vo t p..m uayiignt ssav-
insT - Timi.in orderto, .give .all Wem
Derg ;an opportunity r. to get , to . the
meetings on time.'' The new" boar for
the-Meetings, will be effective1 only
during we remaining period tf Day
light Saving Time.
DIVERSION PROGRAM
ABOVE LAST YEAR
Boy Scouts Present
With Legionnaires
Troop 155 of the Boy .Scouts and
the Perquimans Post of the Ameri
can Legion held a joint meeting at
the Perquimans Courthouse last Fri
day night with nearly every member
of both organizations present.
After a brief business session of
the Legionnaires, the meeting was
turned over to the Boy Scouts who
presented the veterans with a fine
program pertaining to Scouting.
The Veterans thoroughly enjoyed the
entertainment and the skill as shown
by the local Scouts.
In an effort to gain a 100 per cent
enrollment of all 1941 members by
September 1, the local Post has or
ganized itself into two membership
teams and given each team an equal
number of veterans to enroll for the
coming year. Both teams are under
the direction of C. F. Sumner, Jr.,
acting as Colonel, and B. C. Berry
as Lieutenant Colonel. V. N. Dar
den has been named Major of team
one, and Charles E. White, as Major
of team two. F. T. Johnson and
Shelton G. Chappell will serve as
captains under Major Darden, and
A. A. Nobles and J. Oliver White
will serve as captains under Major
White. Mr. Darden's team will en
deavor to enroll all veterans whose
names are included from A to L,
while Mr. White's team will enroll
those men whose names are included
from M to Z.
At the present time twenty-two
veterans have signed up for the new
year, eleven men on each team.
These members include: W. B. Belch,
B. C. Berry, J. A. Carver, F. M.
Copeland, V. N. Darden, W. G.
Hollowell, E. L. Hurdle, S. G. Chap
pell, J. D. Cranford, C. A. Daven
port, A. Gault, J. H. Newbold, G.
R. Riddiek, N. Rountree, C. F. Sum
ner, J. G. Tucker, Elihu White,
Charles E. White, J. Oliver White,
H. A. Whitley, J. E. Winslow and L.
L. Winslow.
At the close of the membership
drive a "dutch treat" fish fry will be
enjoyed by the competing teams . . .
but the catch is that the losing side
will be forced to wait on the mem
bers of the winning team, and since
most of the Vets are crazy for fish,
a lively battle is expected between
the two teams to see which side eats
first.
Webb Funeral Held
Tuesday Afternoon
At New Hope Church
John B. Webb, aged 68, widely
known merchant and farmer of New
Hope, was found dead at his home
early Monday morning.
Mr. Webb was a life-long resident
of Perquimans County and held the
respect of all who knew him. He
had engaged in farming and the
mercantile business for many years.
Always ready to assist his neighbors
his death came as a shock to his
community.
Funeral services were conducted at
the New Hope Methodist Church oh
Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock (EST)
Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock (EST)
with the Rev. J. D. Cranford, assist
ed by the Rev. R. F. Munns, officiat
ing. Music at the services was by
the Hertford Methodist Church choir.
Interment was made in the church
yard. His mother, Mrs. Susan Sutton
Banks; two sons Guy Webb of Dur-
ants Neck, and Roulac Webb, of
Hertford; five daughters, Mrs. Wil
liam Meads, of Woodville; Mrs. J. T.
Robbins, of Smithfield, Va.; Mrs.
Clifton Haakett, of Durants Neck;
Mrs. George Newby, of Norfolk, Va.,
and Mrs. Edgar Fields, of Hertford;
one brother, L. R. Webb, and three
half-brothers, S. D., B. S. and E. G.
Hanks, of Durants Neck; and sixteen
grandchildren, J. T, Thomas, Fran
cis, Ruth and Catherine , Robbins,
Mary, Maude and Janet Meads, Ray,
Keith and Ruth Haskett, John Webb
Newby, Guy, Horace and Mildred
Webb, and, Edgar Fields, Jr., survive,
Pallbearers ., were : Percy . Webb,
Francis Robbins DeWitt Webb, JvT.
Robbins, Jr, .Edgar . Fields and
Thomas Jlobbins. ,;, . .
CIRCLE. TO MB3ET '
The Minntel wflibn GwloV of the
Methodist Church -will meet Monday
evening at 8 o'clock, at the home of
Mrs. Tim Brinn. f ,
Program At Meeting
Judge's Warning
Judge Granberry Tucker was a bit
vexed as Perquimans Recorder's
Court opened Tuesday morning, and
the reason the judge was vexed was
due to the fact that not one of the
persons cited to court on that date
appeared on time.
Although Solicitor Charles E. John
son called a couple of cases, the de
fendants were evidently reluctant to
come and meet their justice.
This condition lead Judge Tucker
to issue a warning to all persons
henceforth cited to Recorder's Court,
said warning being: "Recorder's
Court will open at 9:30 a. m., Day
light Saving Time, and defendants
who are not present to answer
charges at that time will be held in
contempt of court and will be put
in jail."
A word to the wise should be suf
ficiemt. Local Draft Board
Completes Work On
New Order Numbers
No Calls Received For
September; Negroes
Leave August 21
The Perquimans County Draft
Board has completed the work of
"filtering" registrants, whose order
numbers were drawn during the sec
ond lottery, into the list on file at
the draft offices. The list, as car
ried below, shows each man's order
number and designates the order in
which he will be mailed question
naires and ordered for .selection.
At the present time the local
board has not received any calls for
white men during the month of Au
gust, nor has it received any calls
for men during the month of Sep
tember, although some neighboring
counties have received quotas.
The local office was successful in
locating two missing registrants,
William White and Sylvester Felton,
Negroes, who were reported last
week as among the missing. These
men have reported to the local offi
cials. However, Floyd Sutton, anoth
er missing Negro, is as yet unheard
from.
Ten Negro selectees will leave
Hertford next week for Fort Bragg,
where they will be inducted into ser
vice to fill a portion of the Perjuim
ans quota for August. These men
are: Jerry Williams, Wallace Jen
nings, James Reed, Earl Rountree,1
James Fletcher, Fred Ridrick, Lycur-I
gUB White, Sherman Barclift, Willie'
Brooks and Edward Holley. i
The order numbers, as given to
tne men who registered for service
n July 1, are as follows, the num
eral in front of each man's name
being his order number: S462, Peter
Billups; S474, Alphonso Hutson;
S486, Walter Turner; 3498, Harvey
Nixon; S510, George Whedbee; S522,
Garfield Perry; ,S534, Thomas John
son; S546, McKinley Jones; S558,
James Mallory; S570, Lloyd Overton;
S582, Bennie White; S594, Ivory
Skinner; S606, Jaushal Lilly; S618,
Sim Jones; S630, Robert Barclift;
G642, Willis Elliott; S654, George
Davis; S666, John Lightfoot; S678,
El wood Perry; S690, Howard Long;
S702, Charlie Overton; S714, Horace
Stallings; S726, Braxton Godfrey;
S738, Joseph White; S750, Booker
T. Geston; S762, William Ward;
S774, William Lane; S786, Thomas
Dail; S798, Johnnie Lane; S810,
Rollo White; S822, Guthrie Jolliff;
S834, Charlie Chappell; S846, Vernon
Brickhouse; 'S859, Paul Whedbee;
S872, .Lemmy Dillard; S884, Charles
Harrell, Jr.; S896, Charles Miller;
S908, William Simpson: S920, Rich
( Continued on Page Five)
Hertford Rotary
Club To Attend
Inter-City Meet
The Hertford Rotary Club held its
regular meeting Tuesday night at
the Hotel Hertford. The Club mem
bers voted to attend an Inter-City
meeting to be held at the Hotel Vir
ginia Dare in Elizabeth City, on
Monday, August 26. Other cities in
cluded in this meeting will be Eden
ton, Manteo and Elizabeth City. This
meeting will take the place of the
regular Hertford Club meeting of
the 26th.
The fishing trip planned by the
local Rotarians for last Thursday
was indefinitely postponed.
i MARRIAGE ANNOUNCED
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Turner an
nounce the marriage of their daugh
ter,Mir Myers Louise Turner, to
Mr.' Jasper " Sawyer, son of Mrs.
battle' Sawyer, ofJtew Hope.
Ther marriage took place August
-2nd. in-Dillon, South Carolina. ,
Board Of Education
Releases Bus Routes
For New School Year
White Schools Open on
September 17; Negro
Schools August 25
MACHINERY READY
Faculty Is Complete For
All of the Schools In
County
F. T. Johnson, Superintendent of
the County Schools, announced Wed
nesday that the school system is all
set for the opening of the 1941-42
school year which will get under way
here on August 25th. On that day
the Negro schools will open for the
fall term, to be followed with the
opening of all white schools on Sep
tember 17th.
Every part of the school machinery
will be ready for the more than one
thousand Perquimans school children
on the opening dates. The buildings
will have had a thorough going-over
and will be prepared for the winter
term. The faculty for all schools
has been arranged and all vacancies
have been filled.
One of the biggest items to attend
to in connection with the opening of
the county schools s the arranging
of the bus routes for the school year.
Mr. Johnson, in this issue of The
Weekly, gives a complete detail of
the routes as arranged by B. F.
Kendall, a representative of the
School Commission, and himself.
They are published for the first day
convenience of the County's school
going children.
The routes follow:
Perquimans High School: Lloyd
Evans, Driver Bus leaves driver's
home and goes 3.5 miles to several
mail boxes at junction and turns
right 2.2 to a T road and turns left
1.2 miles to P. E. Lane's home, thence
retraces 1.8 miles to junction and
turns left 6.0 miles to school.
Winfall-Pfrquimam;: Edward Jordan.
Driver First Trip: Bus leaves driv
er's home and runs 1.1 miles to Cum
berland and turns right 1.5 miles to
four corners, thence left 4.2 miles to
Parkville and turns right 2.3 miles
to Chapanoke Road, thence right 3.6
miles to junction and turns left 1.2
miles to Hurdletown, tums and re
traces 1.2 miles and turns left 2.8
miles to Winfall School.
Second Trip: Leaves Winfall
School and runs 2.9 miles to Per
quimans County High School.
Perquimans High School: Thomas
Harris, Driver Bus leaves driver's
home and goes 1.9 miles to Greasy
Lane and turnf right 1. 0 mile to
Poor Hall Road, thence right 1.2
miles to end of State maintenance,
turns and retraces 1.2 miles and con
tinues 1.6 miles to Stepney's Ford
road, thence right 0.8 mile to junc
tion and turns right 3.9 miles to sec
ond junction and turns left 1.0 mile
to L. M. Godwin's home, thence right
(Continued on Page Eight)
It has come to the attention of
The Perquimans Weekly that on oc
casions in the past -the fire signals
and fire wards of Hertford have
been described to the public for its
convenience. We believe it possible
that some might have forgotten and
therefore, we are again publishing
this information.
The Town of Hertford, is divided
into six fire wards and thus has six
fire signals. The siren blows one
time for each ward, that is if a fire
occurs in ward five. the siren sounds
five times, and so on. Thus by the
siren you can locate the ward.
The fire wards of the town are
divided in this manner:
Ward One is that section of the
town which lies northeast of Market
and Covent Garden Streets, extending
to the river.
Ward Two is the section lying
southeast of Market and Covent
Garden Streets, extending to the
town limits.
Ward Three is the section lying
northwest of Market and Covent
Garden Streets and extends to Eden
ton Road Street.
Ward Four is the section lying
southwest of Market and Covent
Garden Streets an4 extends to the
town limits and Edenton Road Street.
Ward Five is that section of the
town lying west of the Railroad.
Ward Six is the section lying west
of Edenton Road Street to the Rail-
)ne can readily Beet that wards' 1
2, 8 and 4 are divided sections of the
town and; Market and Covent Garden
Streets are the dividing lines, and
wards 5 and 6 are easily identified
by the above description.
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