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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER bEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANfl COUNTX
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Hertford, Perquimans County, North' Carolina, Friday, September 26, 1941.
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IDS KittlAPi WEEKLY
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IIS WEEK'S
HEADLINES
I After suppressing the news for
" Several months, Secretary of Navy
Knox, late last "week, revealed that a
dozen British warships are beinsr re-
' j paired in United States navy yards.
The names of the ships were also re
pealed. As one may remember, four
iijoung British "Tars" visited Hert
ford several months ago . . . these
sailors were from the British air
craft carrier, Illustrious, being
p&red at Norfolk.
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The German Army has again start
ed a big "push" on the Russian front.
Russia this week admitted the loss
of Kiev, principal city of the Ukraine,
and on the far northern point the
city of Leningrad is still surrounded.
Germany has forced tiny Bulgaria
to the point of breaking off with
Russia and it is believed that Bul
garia will openly join the war on the
.Axis side.
The Nazis continue to execute
hostages in the French occupied ter
ritory in an attempt to halt up
risings against the German occupa
tion. Marshal Petain, puppet leader
of the Vichy Government, has ap
pealed ,to all French people to abide
. by the German rule and to cease re
volting and trouble-making, lest the
Germans occupy all of France.
Another American-owned, but un
der the Panamanian registry, ship
was sunk this week in waters off
Iceland. The ship, Pink Star, car
ried a crew of 34, none of them
Americans. German authorities,
when the incident was reported, de
nied knowledge of the sinking.
Indications are that both British
ami Axis forces are preparing for a
new campaign in Africa. Now that
the heat on that desert is abating it
is likely that England will attempt
to regain ". the territory of Libya
Sjin. ISupplies, war machines and
the like have been stored in that sec
tor by the British,
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Oil Coordinator Hajrold Ickes, early
this week, told' a gathering on the
West Coast that oil conservation
hould be put into effect along the
Western Seaboard in order to fore
stall a possible oil shortage in that
area. Oil tankers transferred to
haul oil to Russia was given as cause
for possible shortage.
.. Ab a result of American ships be
ing sunk on the high seas, President
... Roosevelt stated this week that we
were probably headed toward arming
our merchant ships for their protec-
-, tioto on the seas.
T' Resistance to German occupation
- broke out afresh this week in Serbia,
r where members of the Cetnici, a
f group of outlawed Serbs, killed 98
Croat; soldiers. The Cetnici group is
increasing in numbers as Serbs flee
o the wooded mountains to join their
t countrymen in revoke agaist German
rule.
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'.British warplanes continue to ham
mer t occupied Europe and German
Industrial centers, although reports
show that the German air force has
. lately begun bombing English com
munities. It is believed that the
Russian air force has been materially
weakened as a result of heavy Nazi
attacks.
In apparent effort to gain support
of all peoples of Europe, Great Bri-
. tain -and her allies are planning a
"great pool of food" for post-war
Europe. The plan would be such
'that every country could dip into'this
reserve to assist in the fight against
flunger. .
' ; A' report . reaching Vichy France
statedTthat a state of seige had been
declared in Paris as a result of the
eeriei of anti-Nazi incidents.
The Brooklyn Dodgers iav "prac
' ullf won the -'National league base
.all Itle'and will . meet the New
xork ijuuucees la toe world Series.
Oi4 Thursday the Dodgers were V&
garnet ahead of ft Louis, 1 leading
contender against the Brooklyn team
and each team had three games to
sry Meeting' : -L,
The Hertford Rotary Club held its
"jular meeting c Tuesday, night at
9 Hotel Hertford.' The1 meeting
i attended by 98 per cent of the
lers." Three of the Rotarians
',;..:fie4 their intention 1 of Joining
vii Ked Uross first aid school wluch
opens September 29th. 4
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' 1 BIRTH . ANNOUNCEMENT )
I.Ir. and Mrs. Uick i.ayden an
unce the birth of a daughter,! born
' J-7. September 20lh. I!other
.v.0,..tr are doing nicely.
Farmers Urged To
Comply With Soil
Building Goals
L. W. Anderson, County Agent,
this week urges all farmers who have
not completed their soil building
goals, as outlined under th'.s year's
program, to do so in order to be eli
gible to receive full payments.
Mr. Anderson stated that the lo
cal county agent's office has on hand
Austrian Winter Peas, Winter Vetch,
and Italian Rye Grass, which can be
obtained by those who still need
units to complete their goals. These
seeds may be purchased either for
cash, or if producers wish they may
sign assignments in order to receive
the seed.
County Apt Office
To Mail Peanut Data
To Producers Soon
L. W. Anderson, County Agent,
announced this week that his office
will soon mail out to peanut produc
ers and pickers production report
sheets and requested that these re
ports be mailed back to his office
as soon as the peanuts were picked I
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t ecn larm. inese reports will i
show the actual production of pea
nuts on each farm.
Mr. Anderson also stated that his
office is now making up peanut
marketing cards for all producers
who did not overplant their allot
ment and those who destroyed their
excess acreage.
"Peanut producers who planted
within their allotment can sell their
entire crop to the edible trade," Mr.
Anderson said. Producers who over
planted and who have not destroyed
their excess will receive a red mar
keting card and are required to sell
their excess for oil or pay a tax of
3c per pound, if sold to the edible
trade.
Mr. Anderson stated that producers
with excess acreage can destroy it or
fence it off for hogs and not be re
quired to sell the peanuts for oil or
pajMhe '-toft He requests farmers
who .expecTtij hog-off excess acreage
to notify his office' at once, in order
that the acreage may be checked at
digging time.
Producers who destroy their excess
acreage or who sell excess peanuts
for oil will not be penalized under
the conservation program. AH pea
nut buyers and operators of peanut
picking machines will be instructed
by the county agent's office relative
to the marketing program in the
very near future, Mr. Anderson said.
Marjorie Forehand
Winner In 4-H Club
Dress Revue
The 4-H Clubs of Perquimans
County held their annual Ch-ess Re
vue at the Agricultural Building on
Monday afternoon. Thirteen girls
from the clubs of the county entered
Miss Marjorie Forehand, represen
tative of the Hertford High School
Club, won first place and will repre
sent Perquimans County in the State
Dress Revue to be held at State Col
lege October 3rd. She will model a
blue wool church dress.
From the Junior Clubs, Ruth
Tadlock won first place and Joyce
Wlnslow won second place. These
girls will receive a free trip to Ra
leigh to attend the style show.
New Store Hours
W. M. Morgan announced today
that beginning Monday, his furniture
store will observe ' the following
hours: Open at 8 a. m Eastern
Standard Time, close at 6 p. m. On
Saturday, the store will open at 8
a. m. and close at 11 p. m.
Highway Death
Death WM again riding the Per
quimans highways last Saturday
when William Rose, 25, of Portlock
Virginia, "was instantly killed, about
10 o'clock Saturday evening, when
the car he was driving turned over
on U, S. 17, near the Perquimans
County Home.
Harvey Jordan, a. passenger in the
car, received a broken hip end pos
sible internal injuries. Mrs. Rose,
the. fbird oecutant.of the car, : was
only slightly bruised and shocked.
Mrs. Rose told officers Investigat
ing the accident ' that her husband
had been drinking and lost control of
the car as it neajred ,the curve and
all three v occupants . were " thrown
through .; the top of 'the --car as It
turned Over. , Rose , died nl a jrestft
Of a broken , neck. yJ ,
The young couple was enroute. to
Greenville, and had picked up Jordan,
who was hiteti-hlkingi tli homejB
in Belhaven. -
Red Cross Training
Class To Open Here
Mondavi Evening
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Elimination of Accident
Fatalities Is Goal of
Local Chapter
The certainty that many fatalities
resulting from accidents of all kinds
can be eliminated 1 was pointed out
yesterday by S. M. Whedbee, chair
man of the Perquimans Red Cross
Chapter, in announcing a series of
classes in first aid to be sponsored
by the local chapter beginning Sep
tember 29th, at Hertford.
"The national headquarters of the
Red Cross in Washington recently
revealed that many letters are re
ceived each month recounting in
stances where first aid training was
the means of saving lives and pre
venting lasting injuries," Mr. Whed
bee said.. "In our own state and
county we also have had numerous
instances called to our attention
where knowledge of first aid came in
handy."
"Police and firemen, employees of
public utility companies, and drivers
' busses and interstate trucks are
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"cng trained Dy me Kea vross m-
structors in an effort to lessen the
number of fatalities that occur on
our highways and in our homes," Mr.
Whedbee said, "We feel that our
local chapter will be performing a
distinct and much-needed service to
the community in training everyone
possible in the rudiments of first aid
and its application."
Automobile accidents are increas
ing at an alarming rate, he pointed
out. The toll of lives taken on high
ways and in city streets continues to
mount in many places in spite of
traffic laws. The Red Cross has
traffi claws. The Red Cross ha9
been working hand in hand with lo
cal officials throughout the country
in efforts to control traffic fatalities
and crippling accidents, and the na
tional organization has incorporated
this accident prevention work in its
year-round program.
All persons interested, in receiving
the' first aid training should com
municate with the local Red Cross
Chapter at once, in order to be en
rolled in the class which has been
announced.
Funeral Services
Held Saturday For
Hugh & Barclift
Funeral services were conducted
Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock for
Hugh G. Barclift, who died at his
home here at 10 o'clock on Thursday
night, following a stroke of paralysis
Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Barclift was 74 years old. For
a number of years he was mail and
express manager for the Hertforo
Post Office and the Railway Express.
Funeral services were held from
the home with the Rev. C. D. Bar
clift, of Wilmington, nephew of the
deceased, and the Rev. C. E. Hob-
good, pastor of the Hertford Baptist
Church, officiating. Burial was made
in the Cedarwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Charles Skinner,
Hudson Butler, B. S. Hoskins, Edgar
Fields, Roulac Webb and E. A
Goodman, Jr.
Survivors include his wife, the
former A'nnie Elizabeth Potter; two
daughters, Mrs. W. B. Hollings of
Rocky Mount, and Mrs. H. Bruce
Pablovsky of Jacksonville Beach,
Florida; and one son, J. Edward
Barclift, of Hertford.
Perquimans County
Board Of Agriculture
Organized Wednesday
The Perquimans County Board of
Agriculture was organized at a meet
ing held Wednesday afternoon at the
Perquimans Agricultural building in
Hertford.
- J. W. Ward was elected president;
A. T. Lane, vice president, and L. W.
Anderson, secretary.
Members of the board are: Clar
ence Chappell, F. M. Copeland, E. W.
White, R. SV Chappell, W. L. Madre,
A. T. Lane, Milton Dail, E. M. Perry,
John T. Wood, J. T. Benton, W. H.
Smith a&di W. Ward,
- - The purpose of the board will be
to further '' the Interests ;:- in farm
work .and.' to cooperate with the
County's extension service.
t V KlRTn ANNOUNCEMENT -'
Dr.and Mrs, T. P, Brirm announce
the birth of a daughter,"4 bdrn tn a
Norfolk, Va., hospital; onV Thursday,
September 18th. Mother and daugh
ter are doing nicely. ; , ,
N. C. Farmers Should
Claim Cotton Equity
Before October 1st
Present Increase In
Price Means More
1 Money For Borrower
Many North Carolina farmers who
received a government loan on 1938,
1939 and 1940 cotton still have an
equity in the cotton and can sell it
at the present market price, which is
several cents a pound higher than
hen the loans were made, says J.
A. Shanklin, Extension cotton spec
ialist, N. C. State College.
Mr. Shanklin advises farmers who
placed cotton under loans in the past
three years, and who have not re
deemed the loans since then, to in
quire immediately about the process
of claiming their equity in the cotton,
which the Commodity Credit Corpor
ation still is holding as security for
loans. Claims for cotton equity
must be placed with the CCC be
fore October 1, inasmuch as all out
standing loans will be pooled on that
date.
Cotton not redeemed by October 1,
will be placed in pools and sold after
March 1, 1942. Upon final liquida
tion of all cotton in each pool, the
net proceeds, after deduction of all
advances and accrued costs, includ
ing insurance, storage and handling
charges, will be distributed among
producers having cotton in the pool.
Distribution of any net proeeds will
be made among growers according
to the. value of the individual holding
in the pool.
Many persons have moved from
their former farm homes and theirlthat, more bys are shwng interest
present address is not known. Mr.
Shanklin urges friends of such peo
ple to advise them of the cotton sit
uation immediately. Some farmers
either have forgotten about their
equity in loan cotton or have mis
takenly understood that the govern
ment took over the lint as payment
for the loan.
Farmers are advised to determine
their ..Equity in ioen cotton baaed
upon the current market price, for
the grade and staple under loan, be
fore selling, it.
Hertford Lions Club
To Sponsor County
Wide Eye Clinic Here
Members of the Hertford Lions
Club voted at their meeting on last
Friday night to sponsor a county
wide eye clinic which will be held in
the very near future in cooperation
with the County Welfare Depart
ment. Claude White, Lions President,
appointed J. H. Towe, Dr. I. A.
Ward and Max Campbell to act as a
committee for the eye clinic and
plans for this public assistance will
be drawn shortly and a date for the
clinic will be announced.
Present plans call for all school
children of the county school system
whom the teachers recommend as
needing eye examination to be given
tests at the clinic. Each case will
be investigated by Mrs. Ruth D.
Blanchard, County Welfare Super
visor. The State Commission for the
Blind will aid with the clinic and
supply screen tests prior to doctors'
examination and will also furnish
part of the materials used in the
clinic work.
Funeral Services
Held Tuesday For
Mrs. Mattie Turner
Mrs. Mattie Riddick Turner, 41,
died at her home near Belvidere, on
Monday morning at 6:25 o'clock, af
ter a long illness.
Her husband, Johnnie M. Turner,
two 'daughters, Miss Mattie Lou
Turner and Miss Emma Mae Turner,
her father, William Riddick, and two
sisters, Mrs. Maggie Jones of Eliza
beth City and Mrs. Nonie Nixon, of
near Belvidere, survive.
Funeral services were conducted
from the home Tuesday afternoon at
3 o'clock, and interment was made
in the Riddick Cemetery.
Dr. C. A. Davenport
Moves To New Office
Dr.. CiA. : Davenport today
an-
nounced that he had moved into his
newly, completed f clinic and would,
beginning today, be permanently Io
cated in the hew building directly
across the street from the Hertford
Bantist Church. i
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Reset Your Clock
Old time and new time . . . fast
time and slow time . . . those descrip
tions of Daylight Saving Time which
has been in effect here since Monday
morning, July 28, will merge into
Standard Time at midnight Sunday,
September 28.
All in all, little confusion was not
ed here in the change of time; al
though many times rural folks came
to town too late to do shopping, but
now that Standard time will go into
effect this week-end the important
point is for all people who have
been observing Daylight Saving time
to reset their clocks on retiring Sun
day night. . . otherwise, one might
find one's self getting to work an
hour ahead of time on Monday
morning.
Turn your clocks back one hour
and you will thus gain that hour of
sleep you lost when Daylight Saving
Time went into effect.
P. H.S. Football Team
Opens 1941 Season
With Williamston
The Perquimans High School foot
ball team opened its 1941 schedule
Thursday night when it met the
strong Williamston team at Wil
liamston. The Indians have been
practicing only six days, late open
ing of the schools placing the locals
behind other schooLs in this section
in getting in early practice.
Prospects are very encouraging in
the local football camp, not that an
exceptional team is expected, but
in the game this year.
Superintendent Johnson stated that
is was the largest squad that has re
ported in his six years here. The
boys are small, but Coach Dave
Fuller is glad so many are interested
and hopes to build up a speedy team.
Coach Fuller worked the boys
overtime during this week preparing
them for the game at Williamston.
The Indians wre hard hit by grad
uation, losing John Wood, D. 3.
White, Guy Webb, Frank Dillard,
Wallace Chappell and Clarke Stokes.
All of these boys were first string
men. The only regulars from last
year's squad back in harness this
year are, Joe Nowell, Percy Byrum,
Calvin Wilson, Matt Spivey and Cal
vin Banks. However, Ernest Wins
low, Edgar Berry and Hilton White,
members of last year's reserves, are
being counted, on to fill some of the
vacancies.
Emmett Landing, who was not out
for football last year, is expected to
fill the center position, according o
Coach Fuller, and he also hopes that
Thomas Fleetwood, who saw lots of
action last year, will also be on hand
to play this year.
The Indian schedule will include
games with teams from Columbia,
Manteo, Windsor, Edenton, Maury
Junior Varsity and Woodrow Wilson
Junior Varsity. Dates for a number
of these games are still pending.
Recorder's Court
Faces Busy Term
After Week Recess
Perquimans Recorder's Court will
open next Tuesday with probably the
heaviest 'docket it has had for many
weeks. The Court recessed this week
and all cases were continued to Sep
tember 30.
Clerk of the Court W. H. Pitt
stated that some sixteen or seven
teen minor cases were scheduled to
be heard next Tuesday.
Final Rites Tuesday
For T. H. Fitzwater
Funeral services were held Tues
day afternoon at 3 o'clock at the
Berea Christian Church for T. H.
Fitchwater, 78, who died at his home
in New Hope Township on Monday
morning at 5:45 o'clock.
His wife, 'Mrs. Mary Elizabeth
Fitzwater, and five children, Miss
Linda Upton of Elizabeth City,
Robert HolloweU of New Hope, Mrs.
Minnie Show of Norfolk, Va., C. H.
Sawyer of Hertford, and Mrs. Willie
Cartwright of Belcross, survive.
Joseph T. Biggs Dies
At New Hope Sunday
Joseph T. Biggs, 85, died at the
home of Mrs. R, D. Benson, at New
Hope, Sunday afternoon at 3:45
o'clock after a lingering illness.
Mr. Biggs was a native of Wash
ington County, but had been living
in, the- New Hope community for the
past 85, years.
. He is survived by one niece, Mm
Missouri Hnfton,- of Hickory- Va.,
ana several great nieces. ' -
Perquimans Weekly
Navy Campaign
Booklets Now Ready
For Distribution to
Those Interested
At the suggestion of Secretary of
the Navy Knox, Max Campbell has
been made Navy Editor to help in
giving ambitious young men infor
mation about the opportunities the
"Two-Ocean Navy" offers them for
technical training and advancement
as they serve their country in its
emergency.
According to an announcement
made public in Washington, a limit
ed number of additional men between
the ages of 17 and 50 will be given a
chance, by enlistment in the Navy or
Naval Reserves, to go to the top,
with big pay, in jobs which by their
aptitude and as a result of examina
tion they show themselves fitted,
from among nearly 50 different
trades and vocations. These include
such callings as aviation machinist,
dental technician, photographer, die
sel engineer, radio technician, elec
trician, welder, storekeeper and bak
er. Enlisted men may also qualify
for commissions as officers.
Beginning this week, the Navy
plans for a limited time to accept
new qualified men for training. These
men will be sent to one of four Naval
Training Stations and may have a
chance to go to a Navy Trade School
even before assignment to the fleet.
During this period they will be given
regular Navy pay and the Navy's
free schooling is valued at hundreds
of dollars.
"Never in the history of the United
States has there been greater oppor
tunity for loyal young Americans to
serve their country and build their
futures than right now," said Secre
tary Knox.
In outlining the many
advantages
offered by enlistment in
the United
States Navy Mr. Campbell said, "It is
possible for a bright young man to
increase his pay seven times during
Mr fhr- enlistment am! Vp. can earn
as much as $126 a month. This
monthly figure is actually worth
much more when it is remembered
that the man has few living expenses
and is provided with the finest of
medical and dental care.
"You have all your food and lodg
ing, and also your original outfit of
clothing provided by Uncle Sam
free," Mr. Campbell continued. In ad
dition there are free sports and en
tertainment even to the latest Holly
wood pictures. On top of this you
get free travel and adventure in col
orful places a thing few civilians
can afford.
"When you consider the size of this
country and the fact that the Navy
will select only 15,000 applicants a
month from many times that number
throughout the United States, the
quotation, 'Many are called but few
are chosen,' will apply to local young
men interested.
"Navy men are a 'hand-picked' lot.
Candidates must be men of more
than average intelligence and ambi
tion, of fine moral character and
must have the written recommenda
tion of at least two local towns
people." As Navy Editor, Mr. Campbell has
just received from Washington a sup
ply of free illustrated booklets for
all men interested and, in addition,
will welcome inquiries from young
men who wish to look into the new
and greater opportunities the Navy
now offers for training for future
civilian careers as they serve their
country now in its emergency.
Popeye Cartoon Aid
In Navy Recruiting
Through the cooperation of King
Features, owner of the rights to
Popeye, world-famous sailorman of
the comics, this cartoon is furnished
The Weekly in connection with the
U. S. Navy's campaign to enlist re
cruits. It is hoped this popular car
toon will be enjoyed by Weekly read
ers, as well as be of some aid in se
curing young men to join the Navy.
CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR
SOCIETY MEETS
The Christian Endeavor Society of
Berea Christian Church met at the
home of Misses Sarah Jane n-nri
Clarine Eure on Wednesday evening.
inose attending m addition to the
members were Mrs. C. O. Richardson,
Margaret Jane' Richardson, Eula Vir
ginia WhiteV : Mildred Webb, Guy
Webb, Calvin Banks, Matt Spivey,
and Belvm Eure.
After the meeting a delicious ice
course was served.
SUNDAY SERVICES
Services at tne Hertford 'Baptist
Church will;be held Sunday on Eastern-
Standard Time. The publitf is "
cordially invited to attend. v V
    

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