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: " ytf tftri A WEEKLY NEVSPAZll DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDiKg 0? HERTFORD AND EBRQUIIIAU3 CQUKTX
Volume VIII. Number 37.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, September 12, 1941.
$1.25 Per Year.
- The Senate, late last week, aprov-
I ed the larsre revenue bill in which
T867 millions of dollars were added
'hi the Senators over the bill, as ap-
Tseeved by the House. The bill has
ow been returned to the House for
an okeh. It is likely that the low
t ered income tax brackets will be left
. 'intact by the lower house.
Disorders in Paris are still being
reported and the new releases state
that hostages, Frenchmen being held
by the Nazis to prevent outbreaks,
are being killed in retaliation for the
"murders" of German army men.
The Russian battle front remains
about the same during this waek.
The Nazis are still trying to storm
Leningrad, but Red reports state that
civilians of that city have joined with
. the Russian soldiers and are still
V. holding out. Germany reports thai
the Russians are making strong
counter-attacks on the central front,
and some authorities believe that
iTpth winter weather approaching,
' tler will be forced to withdraw his
vRfOrces at some points in order to
straighten out his battle line and
fight a defense war during the bad
Draft Board Ordered
To Place 28-Year-Old
Men In Class 1-H
School Bells Ring
The Perquimans Draft Board has
received notification from State
Headquarters that all men who
reached their 28th birthday before
July 1, 1941, shall be placed in Class
1-H, and thus temporarily, if not
permanently, be deferred from mili
Perquimans was not called on to
furnish any selectees during the
month of September, and as yet has
not received any calls far men for
the month of October. The quotas
for white men have already been re
leased, but it is possible that the lo
cal board may receive a quota for
Negroes during the next month.
According to Mrs. T. B. Sumner,
clerk of the local board, 14 white men
and eight Negroes are now placed in
Class 1-A and are ready to be called
All of the young men who register
ed on July 1, have now received their
questionnaires and the local draft
.board met Wednesday for the pur
pose of classifying these men. No
tices of their classification will be
forwarded to them by the local office,
Next Wednesday For
Marks Close of Summer
Vacation; Short Ses
sion First Day
tlavy Department To
Campaign For Men
Campaign to Cover Four
' Southern States For
School days for Perquimans Coun
ty children are just around the cor
F. T. Johnson, County Superin
tendent, stated this week that ail
plans will be completed by Wednes
day morning, when all schools will
open at 10 o'clock, Daylight Saving
School bus drivers will meet at the
high school building on Tuesday af
ternoon at 4 o clock to receive in
structions for the routes that will
end at the school buildings. All
busses will be operated on daylight
The work of completing the reno
vations at the Winfall school will , these new ships and is seeking them
Within the next week or two, the
United States Navy Department will
sponsor a series of advertisements
in newspapers in North Carolina,
South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
for volunteers for the U. S. Navy.
The campaign for new men for the
Navy will be confined to communi
ties of 50,000 population and, under.
According to Naval reports, the
Navy has never lacked for volun
teers, but new ships are now being
launched at the rate of one every
few days months ahead of schedule,
and the two-ocean Navy is leaping
toward completion. Thus the Navy
needs additional recruits to man
TOWN COMMISSIONERS ADOPT BUDGET
AND SET TAX RATE AT MONDAY MEETING
Merchants Ready To
Serve Public With
Relations between the United
States and Germany were strained
to a high point during this week by
attacks made by the Nazis on U. S.
shipping. A German submarine un
successfully fired torpedoes at the
U. S. destroyer Greer, as it neared
Iceland with supplies and mail, and
in turn the destroyer dumped depth
bombs trying to disable the sub. A
United States freighter, the Seafarer,
. ma aiinlr in t)ia Put iftaa loaf UViHa V
fby what was believed to have been
a long range bomber flying out of
Greece. Again Tuesday the Nasi
"Bank an American-owned freighter
fS&r Iceland. This ship was flying
ranama nag, naving Deen leaeea
, that country in order for Jt .to be
allowed to covet" wa. sones. k Mo
AJheriean Uveswre rportejt;oet'iB
the sinkings. -
fV Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt, moth
er of President Roosevelt, died at
her home in Hyde Park, N. Y., early
Sunday morning. Funeral services
'were conducted from the family
church on Tuesday. Mrs. Roosevelt
would have celebrated her 87th birth
day on September 21.
V The gasoline shortage controversy
continues in Washington as the Sen
ate investigation committee calls its
witnesses before it Reports show
v, that the so-called shortage can be
remedied by putting to use some
20,000 railroad tank cars which have
been idle for some time. The AAA
- has called upon the Coordinator of
v- Peteroleum to discontinue the 7 to 7
curfew now being observed by all
service stations, but che government
O office has not acted on the demand.
Farmers May Obtain
Lespedeza Seed By
AAA Soil Program
Cost Will Be Deducted
L. W. Anderson, County Agent,
announced this week that Perquim
ans County farmers this year can
avail themselves of the opportunity
of securing lespedeza seed to be dis
tributed by the Agricultural Adjust
ment Administration in connection
with the conservation program.
' The Commodity Credit Corporation
has purchased Kobe, common and
aericea lespedeza seed for distribu
tion in this region, accord&tg to Mr.
Anderson, for the purposeof encour
aging soil conservation and develop
ment of new crops which will contri
bute to soil improvement.
Mr. Anderson said farmers will
this year use even more legumes
than formerly as a source of nitro
gen for their soil, and he stated, that
lespedeza has proved especially popu
lar in this county as a soil builder by
reasons of its adaptability to a wide
range of soil types and conditions.
The cost of the seed, including any
storage, cleaning and handling, will
be deducted from agricultural con
servation payments due the farmers.
have been completed by next Wed
nesday and all other buildings have
been put in first class shape and are
ready for the children, according to
Opening day, on Wednesday, will
be a short one for the students.
Registration and classification of the
ptudents 'will take place and text
books will be distributed. Students
are asked to bring the rentals for
high school text books on the open
ing day. Full time schedules will
start on Thursday and be maintainea
after that day.
The teaching staff for the county
schools and high school has been
complete for some time and a teach
ers' meeting will be held during the
Various school activities including
Dand practice and athletics will jret
under way shortly after the opening
ot the schools.
in the shortest possible time
The Perquimans Weekly will very
shortly have the complete details of
this drive for volunteers to be con
ducted by the Navy and will gladly
give ; the information to young men
wishing to know more about' the
It is understood that men register
ed for military service can volun
teer for the Navy and their enlist
ment will count toward the county's
Selective Service quota.
Hertford merchants, cooperating
with the Federal Government, are
now ready to sell their customers
Defense Savings Stamps. Most of the
local stores have 'stocked-up" with
the IStamps and several of the stores
have already reported many sales.
The week of September 15 to 20
has been designated as "Retailers-for
-Defense" Week and all merchants
throughout the nation will strive to
sell the Stamps as an aid to raising
necessary funds for national defense.
The public is urged to buy the
Stamps from the retailers . . . not
only for national defense purposes
but also as an act of saving for it
self. Truly an excellent slogan will
be "take your change in Defense
Board Reviews Audit
At Special Meeting
TAX RATE $1.10
Audit Shows Town's Fi
nances to Be In Good
Mrs. T. F. Winslow
Claimed By Death
Mrs. T. F. Winslow, life-long resi
dent of Hertford, died early Thurs
day morning at her home on Market
Street after a short illness.
Funeral arrangements have lot
been announced as we go to prtss.
Peanut Group Seeks
On Marketing Board
Delegation Met With
Officials In Washing
Taxed With Cost In
Mrs. Willis Jessup
Breaks Arm In
The British Air Force, using
V. American-made heavy bombers, has
' een giving the invasion ports of
V, ''France and the cities of Germany a
terrific pounding with heavy bombs
- .'. during this week. German authorities
!i "admit heavy damage an loss of lives
by the raids.
Elizabeth City And
Hertford Scouts On
" An expeditionary force of Cana
; dian, British and Norwegian troops
' this week -invaded and occupied the
, Norwegian1 island of Spitzbergen,
'- located 600' miles north of Norway.
? .The occupation occurred to prevent
, the Nazis from gaining control of the
vast coal mines located there.
f . Winston Churchill, in a statement
, on Tuesday, sought additional aid
" from the United States. He express-
-ed thiah that American naval
, fond already patrolling tiie 'Atlan-
- Hie approaches to the Western Hem-
rSerf .lto1ghi .be -odf :even greater
Thirty-eight Boy Bcouts, members
of the Elizabeth City and Hertford
Troops, enjoyed a 3-day Camporee
last week-end on the, farm lands of
Seth Umphlett, in the White Hat
The boys left Hertford Thursday
and returned Saturday morning.
They were under the supervision of
Donald King, Scout Field Executive.
The local Scouts all reported an
enjoyable trip and stated that the
"folks of the White Hat community
did much to make our camporee a
J 70 irHBH.H' wo.vivwcinc
Thursdays re-Dorta indicate that
'JjtM 'Nail "are'? tax from capturing
Tjieningrad. ' Both German and Riufc
'jdan ; reports : state the situation
around the Bed town is somewhat
eased. It was stated that the Nazis
,y give up the attempt to storm
e ciy and .tr-t6VtMvroiit ;tha
In order to "off-set. a strike. eafed
for the Oslo area,, in Norway? Ger
man "officials of that seetlcliit),have
clamped m&rtial law on the-m
munity. The, Ckjrmans stated resist
ance will be met with armed force.
' President ' Rooevelt , was ' .expected
give' detail' A6f the'recent ; Nri
attack on three United States ships
i i his Thursday night broadcast i It
v .s stated that the o President ex-
- -1.1 his previously "prepared
h to E'most twice its .lengthy
Big Crowd Expected
To Attend Legion
Fish Fry Tonight
Members of the Perquimans Post,
No. 126, of the American Legion,
are expecting a, large turn-out at the
fish fry to be held tonight (Friday)
at,vtha Hertfori JttunwpalPlanVon
i Member of the Town Board and
their j.wfaBJi; haya been touted by the
local .Legionnaires to attena, as nave
all veterans of the county, reganuess
of whether they are members of the
local post or not.
The time for the event has been
set at 7:30 o'clock, Daylight Saving
Masons Hold Fish
Members ' of, Perquimans Lodge
a. A '. Hi ' : XT. 1M Antan.
A. iU. IK A. X 1TO v, w W"V-
tained at a fish fry Tuesday evening
at, tne residence ox ir.r ! , acn
aiyti'HMg jgt'te .itnyaMe,
The Hertford Rotary. Club held its
regular meetingrihe7Hofer Hert
ford bij Tuesday night.
Little time was consumed in Per
quimans Recorder's Court Tuesday
in clearing the docket of some eight
cases, four of which were traffic
Levy Revells, Negro, was found
guilty of assault with a deadly wea-l
pon, to wit, a pole, on a warrant
which was sworn out more than a
year ago. Officers had been looking
for the defendant, but were unable
to find him until this week. Revells
stated to the court that he had not
been hiding, but had been working
in .bdenton for some time and at his
home nearly every week-end. Judge
Tucker assessed court costs against
the defendant and placed him on good
behavior for one year.
Ethel Lee Winslow, Negress, was
taxed with the costs of court after
pleading guilty to being drunk
Caleb Hunter, Negro, paid the
costs of court for operating a motor
vehicle with insufficient brakes.
Elijah Simpson, Negro, charged
with the same offense, also paid the
costs of court.
George Spellman, Negro, was fin
ed $7.60 to be applied to court costs
for driving with insufficient brakes.
W. G. Riddick, Negro, plead guilty
to operating a motor vehicle with
improper licenses and improper
lights. He paid costs on both counts.
Norman Revells, Negro, was given
a 30-day sentence to be suspended
upon payment of costs and good be
havior for one year after he pleaa
guilty to assault with a deadly wea
pon Horace -Reed, Negro, was ordered
$o pay court costs: or serve a 80day
roaa sentmce alter ievpiead guilty
io a enarge of simple assault s
inrs. wiuis Jessup sustained a
broken arm in an automobile accident
which occurred about four miles
south of Elizabeth City on Sunday
Mrs. Jessup was injured when the
car in which she was riding and
which was being driven by her hus
band crashed into the rear of another
car being driven in the same direc
tion by Bruce L. Williams.
Patrolman Charles Payne, of Eli
zabeth City, investigated the accident
and reported that Mr. Jessup stated
that he was traveling toward Hertford
when he came upon the Williams car
which made an attempt to turn off
the highway to enter a filling sta
tion. He said he sounded his horn
and was prepared to Dass on the
I ricllt OI1a nrlian 4-1. a a I. 1 C L .'
a.w, mien wic toi aiica yi mm
I suddenly straightened up on the road
instead of making the turn and he
could do nothing else but hit it.
Williams denied attempting to
turn off the road and was traveling
at a very low rate of speed when the
cars collided. Both drivers were
cited to the Pasquotank County court
by Patrolman Payne.
Mrs. Jessup was the only occupant
of either car injured by the collision.
Congressman Herbert C.
and a delegation of peanut growers
and processors from North Carolina
held a conference with the Under
Secretary of Agriculture, Honorable
Grover B. Hill, Tuesday, regarding
the peanut marketing program af
fecting North Carolina and Virginia.
At the present time the director
ship of the North Carolina-Virginia
Cooperative Peanut Marketing Asso
ciation is equally divided with eight
members from North Carolina, and
eight members from Virginia; where
as North Carolina produces 69 per
cent of the tonnage and Virginia 31
percent of the tonnage. The dele
gation from North Carolina feels
that the representation on the Board
of Directors should be divided in
proportion with the tonnage of pea
nuts grown in each area, or that
there should be a Virginia Associa
tion and a North Carolina Associa
tion. Mr. Hill agreed with Mr. Bonner
that there should be a fairer repre
sentation, and assured him that the
matter would be given every consid
eration by the Department of Agri
culture. The following gentlemen were
present: J. B. Fearing, Bertie Coun-!
ty; R. C. Holland, Julien Wood,'
James Wood, John G. Wood and M.
F. Bond, Jr., Chowan County; W. R.
Everett, G. H. Harrison and Francis
Manning, Martin County; R. V.
Knight, Edgecombe County; J. G.
Shields, Halifax County; L. E. Has
sell, 'Washington County; M. V.
Hobbs, Gates County; and Jake
White, Perquimans County.
The Hertford Town Board met in
special meeting on Friday night,
September 5th, for the purpose of re
viewing the annual audit of the
town's finances, and to work out a
preliminary budget before setting the
1941 tax rate at its regular meeting
In the special meeting the auditor
confratulated the commissioners on
the financial status of the town and
stated, "the town's financial condi
tion is in better shape than it has
been in the past five years."
The auditor suggested, however,
that the Town Board do something
in regards to collection of old paving
assessments and delinquent taxes.
Some of which are way past due.
The annual budget also revealed
that the 1940 budget was under spent
and that a surplus was left on hand,
but that the surplus would not be
great enough to take care of the
debt service fund needed during
1941, and therefore, it is necessary
to levy taxes to care for this item.
Last year the surplus was great
enough that no levy was needed for
The Cnmmissifinprs wnrlfAH nut a
Bonnert nrlliim;ngr,, K,,rio.ot of n, r;,i.r
night meeting and adopted the same
at the regular monthly meeting on
Monday night. The budget calls for
$58,05X.56, which is around $700 more
than was expended by the town dur
ing the past year.
It was found that the tax rate in
force during 1940 will be sufficient
to raise the necessary funds for the
budget and the board again set the
tax rate at $1.10.
, The new budget calls for slight in
cjesijnjajijj, , fas-sol of the
town employees deluding tne engi
neer, members of the police depart
ment and members of the street de
partment. The salary increases
ranged from one dollar per week to
ten dollars per month.
The town 'board also voted at its
September meeting to endorse the
completion of the Hertford-Center
Hill highway as the Number One
project of road building for Per
Mayor V. N. Darden reported to
the board that a new power line is
being constructed along Grubb Street
in order to divert a portion of the
peak power load to the downtown
STATE MISSION PROGRAM
; A very interesting State Mission
program was presented at the Bap
tist Church Monday afternoon. Mrs.
J. P. Perry presided and Mrs.: E. W.
Mayes gave the devotional Inter
esting talks were given by Mrs. C.
R. Holmes, Mrs. Mark Gregory and
Mrs: L. W. Norman. Miss, Blanche
Moore Berry sldUfuHy " rendered a
lovely solo. Prayers were offered
by Mrs, Mardre and Mrs. B. W.
Pennington. . i
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MARRIED ATJRUSTBURG, yA.
J Miss Frances Perrow. now of Rust-
burg, Va.j buj ij'Jtormer; resident of
Hertford, making 'her, home wfth her
aunt, Mrs. D S.- Dardea, and J. A.
- Ro;88er of Ruatburgv VaL 'were mar
ried there on August 20. They will
make their home in Rustburg, Va,
Peanut Group Meets
In Edenton Sept. 25
Members of the Growers Peanut
Cooperative, Inc., which takes in
Virginia and North Carolina peanut
growers, have been notified that the
annual meeting of the organization
will be held in the Chowan County
Court House, Edenton, at 11 o'clock,
Thursday -morning, September 26.
At this1 meeting directors will be
elected for the coming year, a review
presented of activities during the
past season and other business trans
acted which may properly come be
fore the meeting.
J. Mayon Parker, of Ahoskie, is
president of the organization.
Cooperative Meets In
Edenton October 3rd
The annual meeting of the mem
bership of Peanut Stabilization Co
operative, Inc., will be held at the
office of the Association opposite
Hotel Joseph Hewes, on Friday
morning, October 3, at 11 o'clock.
Every member of the Association
will be notified regarding this impor
tant meeting at which they will be
made fully acquainted with the oper
ation of the Association and take
part in electing officers for the com
R. C. Holland is president of the
organization and J. B. Fearing, of
Windsor, is secretary.
Lions Club Meeting
The Hertford . Lions Club held its
regular meeting at the Hotel Hert
ford last Friday evening. Kenneth
Floars and L, H. Haskett, of the
Edenton lions Club, were .visitors at
the meeting. ..
The blav. "A Greater1 vision." will
be presented at the' Woodland' Meth
odist Church Sunday' evening, 1 J3ep
tnmW 11. tfc nVlioJr. fF.STV. ' - ,' v
"v The public is cordially invited to
attend. , " '
CIRCLE NO. FOUR MEETS
Circle Number Four of the Wom
an's Missionary Society of the Bap
tist Church met Monday evening in
Room One at the church. Mrs. E.
W. Mayes, chairman, presided. An
opening hymn, "Revive Us Again,"
was sunsr. After the business ses
sion, Mrs, Tom Perry gave the Scrip
ture lesson. Mrs. Fred Matthews
was in charge of an interesting pro
gram, the subject being "Coopera
tion."' Mrs. v Matt Matthews, Mrs.
Mark Gregory and Mrs. L. B. Sitter-
son were on the program with the
(BETHEL Y. W. A. TO MEET
Officials Meet In
Edenton, jept 18
Officials From 14 Coun
ties Will Gather In
A national defense conference for
chiefs of police, sheriffs and heads
of other law enforcement agencies
from 14 counties will be held in
Edenton Thursday, September 18.
This conference, in charge of Special
Agent Edward Scheidt of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation at Charlotte,
is a part of a national program of
quarterly conferences of law enforce
ment officials to consider problems
of sabotage, espionage and other
matters affecting the internal secur
ity of the United States.
The conference will be held in the
local Armory, beginning at 2 o'clock,
and lasting until the latter part of
the afternoon. A very interesting
and timely program has been ar
ranged which is expected to attract
a large number of law enforcement
Although the conference is intend
ed primarily for heads of law en
forcement agencies, any who are in
terested in national defense matters
The i'w.'A: Society
Baptist Church', will meet witK- Mrs.
Irvin a Long , on Friday evening,
September 12, at 7:30 o'clock.' -
Club Meeting Set
For Tuesday P. M.
Mrs. I. A. Ward, president of the
Hertford Woman's Slub, announced
todaflr that. the first fall meeting! of
the club will' be held next Tuesday
afternoon, atv 4:3Q o'clock, Daylight
Saving Time. f i
"The meeting will '"be ' ' held at the
'Community Building and Mrs. Ward
urges all members to; be present
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