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:oliime;yiII.rNumber 40.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, October 3, 1941.
$1.25 Per Year.
Central Amusement
Company Signed to
Provide Midway
'"$; Norman Trueblood, secretary of
. the Hertford Lions Club, announced
on Wednesday that the Central
Amusement Company had, been sign
ed by the local club to provide rides
and shows for the midway at the
Ajnual Festival being sponsored by
the Lions Club all next week.
The Amusement Company, owned
and managed by Sherman Husted,
will arrive here sometime Sunday
and will have all rides and shows
; . ready for the gala opening Monday
night Mr. Husted will be no stran
ger here, as he was manager of the
' Amusement Company which provid
ed the midway for the first fair held
two years ago. His company is
made up of new rides, several for
' the. kiddies, and shows for both
iadults and children.
The Perquimans County Home
Demonstration Clubs will also have
, a part in the festival. The ladies
U operate a concession on the
J... i n j r
Kjiwn aim mms lutcciuj xxuiti uujjs
yal be used by the clubs for their
Friday has been designated as
Children's Day and all children will
be admitted to the grounds free and
to the rides and shows at one-half
-' the regular price.
The Annual Festival will take the
place of the Perquimans Fair which
the local Lions have sponsored for
the past two years, and it is the hope
of the club that all the people of the
county will enjoy the Festival as
they did the fair. The Festival will
open Monday night and last through'
out the week, closing Saturday
' laaht October 11.
Mr. Husted stated that among the
rides which he plans to bring here
. an the Merry-Go-Round, ; Ferris
Tflieel. Tilt-O-Whirl. Rollo J Plaile.
Chair Plane, Kiddie Swings,' Kiddfc
-'Tram, and of course, the ' inn be
otner attractions on tne mMwsy;iof
entertainment , of thnxA. wh-i ' .i'
not' Care to "ret a thrill'' frqar
As was the custom last year, the
Amusement Company will furnish
free acts every night, and it was an
nounced that free prizes will be giv
en away each night at 10 o'clock.
Clinton Eley is chairman of the
committee in charge of the Festival
Uus year.
September Business
Best In 100 Years
.Woof that business is booming in
Hertford as well as in other centers
of the U. S. is shown by a statement
V made Wednesday to The Weekly
Editor by J. C. Blanchard of the J.
C. Blanchard St Company, who re
,i ported that the Company's Septem
ber. business was the greatest the
4?)Company has had in any one Septem
, ber in its 109 years of trading and
,' ' ' pr. Blanchard stated that his
, Company wished to express its sin
cere thanks to the many friends and
patrons who had made possible this
excellent record.
Jean White Chosen
To Represent County
: At Peanut Festival
Jean White, daughter of Mr.
and ? Mis t:r A. White, has been
chosen to ; represent Perquimans
County at the National Peanut Expo
sition to be held in Suffolk, Virginia,
' October, 80-SL , ; .
She: will . be: represented in the
Queen's Court and will take part in
all the (various ' festival activities., ; y
' ' ',.'..-
HertfordT was given a glimpse of
new mode of travel now used by
the U. S..Army when 802 vehicles
passed through the town last Satur
! day ' morning carrying members of
( th 244th Coast Artillery and Com
3 p wy 80th Quartermaster Bat-
t .lion. ' a l'i Vi" j,1-
' The convoy,' which was nearly ten
miles long and carried 1,500 men and
officers,- was a big change from' the
method tised to ..transport army men
back in 17 s . then practically all
traveling torts ' by ,trainr . especially
when the men were moved any great
"distance. 1
The soldiers we're enroUte' from
mp Pendleton, Virginia, to the fall
maneuvers in the vicinity ' of Wades
boro and Hoffman:. They will be a
: ;-t of the J50,000 menVho Will
a part iii the biggest maneuvera
..e army has ever staged. -
5 W.'
A strong undercurrent of revolt
seems to be spreading over Europe
Reports from Paris, Norway and
Czecho-Slovakia state that the
Nazis have this week continued to
shoot native hostages for acts of
violence against German rule. One
report stated that 95 Czechs were
shot this week for planning an up
rising against the Nazis.
Although little news has come out
of the Eastern part of Europe this
week some reports give reason to be
lieve that the Germans are pushing
the Reds out of the southeastern
part of Russia. Red Army authori
ties state that the attack in Crimea
is costing the Germans heavily and
that the Russians are retreating or
derly to a new line farther inland.
Fourteen new Merchant Ships were
launched from United States ship
yards on Sunday which was recog
nized as "Liberty Fleet Day." Sec
retary of Navy Knox said that the
new Two-Ocean Navy is rapidly be
coming a reality and is far ahead of
its schedule.
Joe Louis, heavyweight boxing
champion of the world, successfully
retained his crown Monday night in
a scheduled 15-round bout with Lou
Nova. Louis knocked out Nova in
the sixth round of what may be
Louis' last fight. He is expected to
be inducted into Uncle Sam's Army
within a short time.
A report from London says that
Rudolph Hess, former deputy fuehrer
of Germany, who made the sensa
tional flight from Germany to Scot
land lastjMay ,has twice undertaken
nungerjStnxes because he- is being
ttat aa' a prisoner thitead of
a special emvoy.
An unnamed member of Adolf
Hitler's general staff admitted on
Tuesday that the Germans exDected
the war in Russia to go on until next
summer, thus this must mean that
the blitz has been slowed down by
the vastness of the Russian plains.
The New York Yankees won the
opening game of the World Series,
defeating Brooklyn 3-2. The base
ball teams played again Thursday at
the Yankee Btadium. They will
move over to Brooklyn for the next
three games today.
The Nazis placed their picked
premier of the Czech protectorate of
Bohemia-Moravia, General Elias, be
fore the firing squad on Wednesday.
General Elias was condemned to
death for alleged treason to the
German cause.
Harold Ickes, Oil Coordinator, told
the Senate Committee, investigating
the oil shortage, that he had said
there was a shortage in transports
tion which would cause a shortage
of oil along the Eastern Seaboard
. . . and that the transportation
shortage still existed and there were
prospects of an oil shortage by next
Represents Woman's
Meeting: Thursday
Mrs. F. T. Johnson, Mrs. Charles
Skinner and Mrs. J. G. Roberson re
presented the Hertford Woman's
Club at the convention of the Senior
and Junior Woman's Club and the
Sorosis Clubs of the Sixteenth Dis
trict, which was held in Winton on
''.Mis. :4ftcR.' Rankin, of M Gilead,
Stats federation president, was prea
enfold presided . '.
Pauline Vhite New
Repprtr On Weekly
: idss Fauiins Whits, - salutatorian
of the 1941 class of Perquimans
High School, has accepted a position
as news reporter on The Perquim
ans Weekly.. v;, ,; -.-0
Miss White began her new duties
this week and will assist the Editor
ins gathering and writing the news
of Perquimans County,, jj .. . ' .
i Mr. and ' Mrs.; H. ' C. BarclifWf of
New Hope, are; receiving ; c6ngratu
lations on the birth of a daughter. :'
Mr. and Mrs - Sidney ' Blanchard
announce the birth of r daughter; on
Sunday moriiingi ? September'; 28.
Mother and b:by are doing nicely.
Seventeen Cases In
Recorder's Court On
Tuesday Morning
Judge Tucker Gives
Traffic Violator Stiff
Perquimans County Recorder's
Court opened Tuesday morning with
17 cases on the docket. Notwith
standing the large number of cases,
the court disposed of them rapidly
and was recessed at noon.
(Six of the cases on Tuesday's
docket were traffic violations and
most of the defendants entered a
plea of guilty and paid the costs.
W. H. Riddick entered a plea of
guilty of driving with improper
lights and was taxed with costs of
Nurney Chappell was fined for the
same charge.
Frank Brown was fined $7.50 for
driving with no operator's license.
George Harrell was taxed with
costs of court for driving with im
proper lights.
Vann Harrell paid the costs of
court for passing on a curve.
Marshall Jones, charged with reck
less driving, entered a plea of guilty
and was fined $25.
David Pierce, Negro, charged with
assault and being drunk and disor
derly, was found not guilty of as
sault, but guilty of being drunk and
disorderly. He was sentenced to 30
days on the road to be suspended on
payment of $15 fine and showing
good behavior for one year.
Tom Brooks and Duke Fleming,
Negroes, were found guilty of as
sault with a deadly weapon and were
sentenced to 30 days on the road;
sentence to be suspended upon pay
ment of costs and good behavior for
one year,
Norman Revels, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to being drunk and
disorderly and was sentenced to 30
days on the road; sentence to be sus
pended upon payment of costs.
Janie Roberson, Negro, was found
guilty of assault with a deadly wea
pon and .was sentenced to 6 months
t uontinuea on rage ragm;
State Draft Head
Urges Employers To
Aid Returning Men
Urging the cooperation of every
employer in the State of North Car
olina to see that every returning sol
dier has a job when he gets home,
General J. Van B. Metts, State Di
rector of Selective Service,- will give
the same assistance in finding jobs
for all men completing their terms
of service in the Regular Army,
Navy or Marine Corps, as it does to
its own selectees and members of the
National Guard.
Director Metts pointed out that
while the Selective Service System,
with the cooperation of the War De
partment and the State Employment
Office, has inaugurated a carefully
studied and organized program to ob
tain civilian jobs for returning sol
diers, the complete cooperation of all
employers is a vital requirement for
its successful operation. He said:
"It is not merely a question of
obligation imposed by law that the
Selective Training and Service Act
requires former employers of return
continued from Page Four)
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.- One of Hertford's oldest Service 'stations changed ownership on October
1, when Wif W (BUl iWhiteright, purchased the"? Interest of H. Towe,
left, and assumed active Management of Joe & Bill's, )oeated on Dobb street.
Mr. 'Towe, who has been connected with the business since it was founded in
19&t will retire frora retail' business nd devote his time exclusively to the
wholesaling of Sinclair products a Mr. 'White recently resigned a position
with th4 Atlantic Discount Corporation of Elizabeth City in .order to ie-
vote his entire time to the management 6f the statioV and n cordially in
vites the public to visit him at his new place of business. , "
Red Cross First Aid
Class Opens With 40
Persons Enrolled
Instructions Given Each
Night; Class Enthus
ed In Work
A class in the administration of
first aid, under the sponsorship of
the Perquimans Red Cross Chapter,
was opened Monday evening at the
Perquimans Courthouse with 40
persons enrolled. The instructions
are being given by Emil F. Lewis.
Mr. Lewis pointed out that among
persons of all ages, only three dis
eases kill a greater number than do
accidents. These diseases are heart
disease, cancer, and cerebral hemor
rhage. He said that, while it is im
possible to evaluate a human life in
dollars and cents, the wage losses,
medical expenses, and insurance costs
are estimated at more than two and
a half billions of dollars annually.
. "These costs," Mr. Lewis said,
"are distributed as follows: motor
vehicle accidents, 33 per cent, occu
pational and home accidents, 25 per
cent; and public (not automobile)
accidents, 17 per cent.
"Even in these days of large ex
penditures these wastes, occasioned
every year by our accident tolls,
stand out as a major item in our
national economy."
Almost one hundred persons turn
ed out for the opening class of the
First Aid Course and this was far
too many for efficient handling of
the class and it was necessary to cut
the number down to forty.
S. M. Whedbee, chairman of the
Perquimans Chapter, was well-pleased
at the interest shown and stated
that the members of the present
class, upon completion of the course,
will be qualified to serve as instruc
tors for other classes which will be
formed immediately following the
present class being taught by Mr.
The local Red Cross Chapter will
endeavor to see that every person
interested in taking the first aid
2b1rrsB'-wiH have the opportunity in
the very near future.
Indians And Windsor
Meet On Local Field
Friday Afternoon
The Perquimans Indians have been
putting in a hard week of practice
in preparation for the game with
Windsor High School on the local
gridiron at 2:30 Friday afternoon.
The Indians played their opening
game at Williamston last Thursday
afternoon and lost a hard-fought
battle, the score being 13-0.
The grid contest at Williamston
was the season's opening event for
both squads. The Indians, the ma
jority of whom are inexperienced
and who had had but one week's
practice, held the veteran Williams
ton club in check until the last of
the second quarter, when Williams
ton scored its first touchdown.
Sparking a lively offensive, the
team looked ragged on defense in
its opening game. Coach Dave Full
er said he planned to prescribe heavy
drills in defensive tactics during th
next few weeks. Such practice ses
sions ought to yield a greatly im
proved Hertford team before mid-
season, the coach predicted.
New Taxes Here
They Affect Us
No doubt many people have been
walking through the stores these
days and noticing the new price
cards, some of which say "11c Fed
eral Tax Included," and that,
Friends, means that the new $3,
553,400,000 tax bill which was pass
ed by Congress and signed by the
President, became effective October
1st, and. from now on you and you
and we will be paying a 10 tax on
many of the items we purchase for
our everyday use.
And there is no use in trying to
"wheedle" your local merchant down
on that tax because Uncle Sam tells
him mighty plain that the tax shall
be colleced from the customer and
the merchant is liable to heavy pen
alty if he fails to collect from us.
In additional to increasing the
amount of income tax to be paid I
each year, the law calls for a 10 j
levy on all jewelry purchased, on all
toilet articles, furs, automobile tires,
tubes, radios, etc.
Even the movies will have an addi
tional tax. Children who have been
used to paying just a dime for ad
mission will now have to pay 11c.
However, adult admissions at the
State Theatre will remain the same,
with the exception of Saturday af
ernoons. During week days adult
tickets will continue to cost 28c, tax
included, but admission on Saturday
afernoon will rise from 20c to 25c.
A list of toilet articles on which
you will pay includes: Perfumes,
essences, extracts, toilet waters, cos
metics, petroleum jellies, hair oils,
pomades, hair dressing, hair restora
tives, hair dyes, aromatic cachous,
toilet powders, etc.
(Some of the new taxes will be in
cluded in the price paid for articles
such as sporting goods, ca,meras,
phonograph records, automobiles, etc.,
for on these item the manufacturer
will pay the tax direct and it will be
passed on to the customer . . . but
there is no doubt that we will "run
into'' that Federal Tax enough to
know that our country is now in the
midst of the National Defense pro
gram which takes lots of money.
Mrs. I. A. Ward Elected
Executive Committee
Baptist Association
Mrs. I. A. Ward was elected as one
of the new officers for the coming
year by the members of the Chowan
Baptist Association which met in
Edenton last Tuesday and Wednes
day at the Edenton Baptist Church.
Officers elected for the coming
year by the Association included:
E. H. Potts of Elizabeth City, moder
ator; E. L. Wells of Edenton, vice
moderator; A. H. Outlaw of Eliza
beth City, clerk-treasurer; and B. B.
Flora of Shawboro, auditor. The
executive committee elected was:
J. L. White, Jr., of Elizabeth City,
chairman; Mrs. I. A. Ward of Hert
ford, Victor Morgan of Elizabeth
City, R. S. Knight, Jr., of Columbia,
C. W. Overman of Edenton, Miss
Addie Mae Cooke of Gatesville, and
H. L. Swain of Belcross.
1942 Ford On Display
Today At Winslow
White's Show Rooms
The 1942 model Ford V-8 is being
shown to the public for the first
time today at the Winslow-White
Motor Company's Show rooms. The
agency officials and salesmen were
given a preview of the car last week
at the Ford plant in Norfolk, Va.,
and were pleased at the changes
made in this new model. The Wins-
low-White Company invites the pub
lic to view the new car during this
Bundles For Britain
Mrs. R. T. Clarke, chairman of the
Perquimans County Bundles For
Britain, announced today that the
Boy Scouts will make a tour of
Hertford on Saturday to collect
bundles for Britain, and requests
persons to place their bundles on
their porches for the boys to gather,
Mrs. Clarke stated that the local
committee needed several more bun
dles to complete a shipment which
it hopes to get off early next week.
Rotary Club
iThe members of the Hertford Ro
tary Club held their regular weekly
meeting on Tuesday evening kt the
Hotel Hertford. "
Mayon Parker of Ahos
kie, President; 82,210
Tons of Peanuts Are
Handled In Year
About 50 representatives, who
had over 300 proxies from members
of the Growers Peanut Cooperative,
which includes Virginia and North
Carolina peanut growers, met in the
Chowan Court House Thursday to
transact business and elect officers.
The meeting was very harmonious
throughout despite newspaper indica
tions that there would be a contro
versy over representation on the part
of growers in both states. There
will be equal representation, each
state having eight directors, who
were elected for the ensuing year.
President J. Mayon Parker of
Ahoskie, and J. B. Fearing of Wind
sor, were re-elected as president and
secretary, respectively, while W. T.
Honeycutt of Stoney Creek, Va., was
elected vice president; W. T. Parker
of Waverley, Va., manager, and Ep
Debnam of Edenton, assistant mana
ger. The directors chosen were as fol
lows: Virginia E. J. Howell, Holland;
T. J. Rowell, Surry; P. F. Weaver,
Emporia; L. L. Thorpe, Newsome;
Jordan Wood, Petersburg; Jesse Mc
Clenny, Franklin; W. T. Honeycutt,
Stoney Creek; and H. G. Dashiell,
North Carolina J. Mayon Parker,
Ahoskie; D. D. Stevenson, Pendleton;
J. G. Shields, Scotland Neck; W. R.
Everett, Palmyra; R. V. Knight,
Tarboro; L. E. Hassell, Roper; J. B.
Fearing, Windsor; and John G.
Wood, Edenton.
The nominating committee who
presented the North Carolina direc
tors was composed of W. L. Powell of
Windsor; Julien Wood of Edenton;
M. H. Hobbs of Sunbury; Julian
Smith of Bethel and Merrill R.
Evans of Ahoskie.
At the outset of the meeting
President Parker presented a verbal
report of the year's activities of the
Assoc'cion, clrtg Jto the--attention
of those present tow beneficial the
Association has been to peanut grow
ers and predicted just as helpful a
program for the future. He said it
was unfortunate that a difference of
opinion had arisen between members
of the board of directors, which, he
said, was occasioned by a lack of
complete knowledge of the problems
confronting the peanut producing
area as a whole.
During the meeting several
amendments were made to the by
laws, most of which had to do with
the election of directors. It was de
cided, however, to change the mem
bership fee to an even dollar, in
stead of 50 cents or one cent per
bag of peanuts sold if that amount
exceeded 50 cents.
In making his annual report, Man
ager W. T. Parker of Waverly, said
that the organization had handled
82,210 tons of peanuts last year, of
which amount 78,953 tons were Vir
ginia type and 3,256 tons Spanish
Total receipt for the year amount
ed to $10,687,686.14, which amount
included a subsidy payment by the
government of $1,185,296.66. The
report showed a balance of some
thing over $80,000, which brought
forth the question if that amount
could not be distributed among the
members. Mr. Parker, however, stat
ed that the government has its eye
on the money and. that -it could not
be disposed of. He also reported
that about 60 per cent of the pea
nuts purchased for diversion was
sold back to the trade, but that in
such sales the only profit realized is
$3.00 per ton, for the government
specifies payment of the guaranteed
price of peanuts, plus storage
charges and the $3.00 profit.
Tax Relief
There is no doubt by this time
but that all of us are going to be
affected by higher taxes due to the
National Defense program, but here
is a "ray of relief" concerning taxa
tion to some people of this area.
The State Motor Vehicle Division
recently released the information
that the last General Assemly a
mended the law relative to the reg
istration of motor vehicles so that
strictly farmer-owned and operated
trucks, used solely in the carrying
or transportation of applicant's farm
products, raised or produced on his
farm, and farm supplies, and not en
gaged in hauling'' for hire, will be
sold license plates at a rate equal
to one-half the present registration
fee ' provided that the minimum rate
for any vehicle '.under ihisv proviso '
shall be $10.00. , This act will od trfc ..
full force- .beginnings with license.
period Of 1942.

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