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G 07 HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUOTX
Volume VIII. Number 41.
Hertford, Perquimans County, Nortii Carolina, Friday; October 10, 1941.
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LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN ESCAPE INJURY
School Bus Stalled on
Track; little Damage
t Caused By Collision
rim tragedy was narrowly avert-
here lakt Friday morning by the
alertness of an engineer on a Norfolk
Southern freight train, which struck
a Perquimans County School bus
carrying a load of children to school.
By using the complete braking
pressure of the train, the engineer,
B. W. Tunstall, was able to stop the
train at almost the same instant it
struck the bus, barely damaging the
cab and door as it pushed the school
bus to one side.
No one was injured.
The children escaped from the bus
Shy using the emergency door at the
' rear and the front door, which is or
dinarily used for loading and unload
ing passengers, when it was seen
' dthat the train was going to strike
fjhe school bus.
V1 The bus was being driven by 16-'year-old
Hallet Evans, who recently
completed the course given to school
bus drivers by the Highway (Safety
Division and started this year driv
ing a school bus.
Young Evans stated that he stop
ped the bus at the Grubb Street
crossing, where blinker lights were
flashing a stop signal, and started up
again, stalling on the tracks directly
in front of the train. In his excite
ment, he was unable o get the motor
started again before the train struck.
Superintendent P. T. Johnson 'said
that the boy, during questioning,
told him he thought the train, which
Vas some disance away when he ap
proached the tracks, was a shifting
engine, standing still.
Mr. Johnson isaid the bus was in
vfood condition indthai thfljtet
tnat tne motor -staueq wat . entirety
the fault of the driver, who wilL not
be Dermitted to one rate a school bus
plete report tb the School CoranMssioni
of the accident.
According to Mr. Johnson, this is
the first school bus accident ever to
ofecur in the county which even
threatened serious danger to the
children or driver.
"Eye Clinic Work To
TRAIN HITS STALLED BUS
JElet Underlay Hon.
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j. lie preliminary won oi iiuiumg w
' Eye Clinic for Perquimans County
white children will get under way
, here on Monday, according to J. H.
' Towe, chairman of the Lions Club
, committee, sponsoring the clinic.
Mrs. Lucius Blanchard, Jr., County
r Welfare Supervisor, has been notl
fled by Elizabeth Pugh, medical
. t worlter for the State Commission for
v the Blind, that she will visit Hertford
Wiring the week beginning October
, X8, for the purpose of screening of
school children and determining
' those in need of glasses.
The clinic will be held during the
week of October 27, at the office of
Dr. L A. ward.
The Hertford Lions Club and the
' "State Commision together will make
possible the clinic, and glasses will be
. . furnished by the Lions Club to those
J children unable to purchase them.
v Mrs. Blanchard estimated that the
glasses will cost around $3.50.
' ,j The Lions committee is composed
, of J. ' H, Towe, Dr. L A. Ward and
Max Campbell. Mrs. Blanchard will
assist this committee in carrying out
, the clinic. . . -, -- ..
Legion Post Meets
; Aigrricultural Bldg.
T The Femaaa Post ol tha'Asner-
meeting ; Friday . evening at 8 o'clock
vlt the Perqaimans Agricultural Builds
Wpii, :. Alt membew are urged vto be
present. v ,v''5 - ,
The local Post is now in the midst
the 1942 membership, drive. B. C
Rerrr. Foit Aannamv atatea were
ire. 70 veterans . in the county eligible
for membership in the Post and at
the present 11 have signed up for '42.
' The local Post la hopeful, of having a
100 membership by Armistice Day.
. The First District, of which Per
quimans ia part led -! the a State in
the ; membership v drive" for 1942 d
- at tW tim pt the' National r' ven
' i tion in Milwaukee; the S lSate ! was
' leading he .MatfoiCntera '.to. i posd-.
tility, that 1f :the Stato; contitfuea to
lead other States in the country that
the Legiomiairei,''6thA'ynrst-;:N' P
ristrict will lead the Jbig: parade, !
t'.e convention ; when it is held next
fall in New Orleans, La. !
'-Announces Circulation Campaign Today
Gridders 46 - 0
Displaying a powerful driving at
tack that completely baffled their
weaker opponents from the start, the
Perquimans High School football
team trounced the Windsor High
School team last Friday afternoon by
a score of 46-0.
There was little doubt about the
outcome of the game when shortly
after the opening whistle Joe Nowell,
fleet-footed back of the Hertford
team, broke away from the Windsor
tacklers and ran 3 yards for the first
touch down. The try for extra point
was good and Hertford led 7-0.
Hertford scored two more touch
downs during the first half and tal
lied four during the second half,
when Coach Puller gave all of his
players a work-out during the game.
Practically all of the Hertford squad
saw action during . the game.
Coach Fuller expressed satisfac
tion with the improvement the boys
showed in the short time since their
opening game at Williamston, and
many of the fans who witnessed the
game Friday were impressed with the
driving power and defense work the
local team exhibited.
Nowell and Ray Winslow, Ernest
Winslow and Berry did a fine job of
ball carrying and blocking, while
Landing, Dan Berry, Spivey, Byrum
and Wilson did the bulk of the work
In the front line.
The Indians play Manteo High
School at the local field Friday, Octo
ber 10th, and the boys are expected
to count up their second victory of
'ttit 016 expense
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Held Tuesday For
Mrs. Sale Hollowed
Mrs. fiallie Haskett Hollowell, 74,
widow of the late Franklin D. Hollo-
welt, died at her home on the Hert
ford Highway Monday night at 8:15,
after a short illness.
She is survived by two daughters,
Miss Jennie Hollowell and Mrs. K.
S. White; two sons, Willie Hollowell
and Herman Hollowell, and seven
Funeral services were held Tuesday
afternoon at the home with the Rev.
J. T. Byrum, assisted by the Rev. J.
D. Cranford, officiating.
Active pallbearers were: E. B.
Hollowell, J. F. Hollowell, E. R.
Whedbee, James Pierce, G. W. Jack
son and Jodie Hollowell. Honorary
pallbearers were: Francis Nixon, Sr.,
L. L. Howell, J. K. Miller, E. C.
Hollowell, T. W. Umphlett, R. L.
Layden, D. J. White and Jerry New
bold. Interment was made in the family
plot near the home.
District PTA Meeting
At Creswell Oct 22
District Number 9, composed of of
ficers and delegates from the Parent-
Teacher Associations in .Bertie,
Camden, Chowan, Curqtuck, , Dare,
Gates,' Hertford, Martin, Pasquotank,
Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington
counties, will gather in Creswell on
October 22, to delineate the place of
the F, T. A. In national defense and
community) welfare, to stress the
place of childhood and youth in our
democracy, and to transact fhe dis
trict's organisation business, accord
ing to Mrs. J. Mayon Parker of
Ahoakfe, district publicity chairman.
'All local presidents' will be recog
nized at the meeting which will,fea
ture an address, "We Aid in National
Defense," by Mrs. J. IS. Blair of EU
zabethtown, state president; a sym
posium led by C. W. Phillips,. Greena
boro," on-Our Community,?.'. and a
question hour and panel discussion
led by Mrs. E.. N. Nowell, Swannpnoa,
field worker of the organization. .
& Mrfci P. F.Walstonf Elizabeth City;
district director, will "preside at the
meeting which .will include c, a, ,mid
day, (luncheon for delegates and offi
Approve Solid Brick
Building For Negro
School; Tax Lists
The Perquimans County Board of
Commissioners met in regular ses
sion Monday morning and approved,
with the Board of Education, a
sketch calling for a solid brick buildr
ing for the Negro school at Winfall.
Frank W. Benton, architect, who
has drawn the sketch for the Board
of Education, submitted estimate fig
ures for the cost of three types of
buildings for the school. It had pre
viously been planned to construct a
cement block building but surveys
have proven this type of construction
inadequate and Mr. Benton supplied
figures for the construction of solid
brick, brick veneer and wood. The
solid brick building, according to the
estimate, will cost the county in the
neighborhood of $36,000, while the
brick veneer ran around $34,000, and
the wooden building will cost some
where near $33,000. The two Boards
agreed that inasmuch as the figures
were so near together, the best pro
position will .be to construct the bet-j
ter solid brick building.
The plans call for the WPA to
build the building and, of course, if
the government agency approved the
plans and makes a grant for the
work, the cost to the county will be
smaller than if the entire burden is
placed on the county
The Commissioners also received a
list of names of people who have
failed to list their taxes during the
past several years and these people
will be notified of their failure to
comply with the law. Those who
fail to come forward and pay the tax
es and list will be turned over to the
grand jury at a future term of Su
perior Court. : ' - -
Settlement was made with Sheriff
J. Emmett Winslow for the collec
tion of -940 taxes, and the 1941 tax
books will be turned over to the
Sheriff in a short time. The delin
quent 1941 taxes will be advertised
and sold next May, which will be
earlier than in past years.
School P. T. A. To
Meet Monday P. M.
The Parent-Teacher Association of
Perquimans County Central Gram
mar School will hold its first meeting
of the year Monday night,' October
13th, at 8 o'clock.
The subject for discussion will be
the lunch room project. Special
music will be furnished by the Up
River Friends Church Quartet, and a
very interesting program is being
RED CROSS ASKING
ENROLL 600 MEMBERSHIPS THIS YEAR
With its total budget for use with
the Armed forces of the United
States alone close to two million dol
lars more than was realized from
Roll Call last year, and literally
swamped with pitiful appeals from
nearly every corner of the earth, the
American Red Cross is now facing
one of the most extensive tasks in
its history. In an effort to do every
thing humanly possible for war suf
ferers and victims of other disasters
closer to home, the Red Cross is call
ing for an increased support from
the American people this year. The
Perquimans County Chapter has been
given a quota of 600 members, or
more, if possible, for the coming
year. . ' (
This is an Increase of a little more
than 100 per cent, but if the Red
Cross is to succeed in its work among
the unfortunate it will have to have
the Bupport of the whole American
Advised of the greater need for the
Red Cross, County Chairman fi. M
Whedbee stated on Wednesday that
plans will soon be made for the
launching of the campaign in Per
quimans, to secure the memberships
for the, Red Cross. No date for
tarting' the RoU Call has yet been
set, but the chairman stated that an
exttenslve drivewill be planned and
Yhe date innounced. later.-and that is
ia5 hoped that the entire county will
respond to this call for assistance.
There Jm litQeneed to, review the
million ways that the American Red
.Cross ha saided humanity .during the
W Session Of
Geld Tuesday A. M.
udge Finds Probable
Cause In Assault
With Intent Case
Little time was consumed in the
handling of eight varied cases in
Perquimans County Recorder's Court
Tiesday morning. The cases ranged
from the use of profanity to assault
with a deadly weapon with intent.
Judge Granberry Tucker found
prbable cause in the case of George
Davenport, Negro, charged with as
sault with a deadly weapon, with in
tent. The defendant was bound over
to j Superior Court, but was released
uptn $100 bond.
Maggie Lee Taylor, Negro, was
foUnd guilty of using profanity on the
street and was sentenced to 30 days
in jail; sentence to be suspended
upon payment of cost of court.
. fiosser Lassiter, Negro charged
witih possession for purpose of sale,
failed to appear and was ordered to
be placed under $100 bond.
Bill Thach, Negro, entered a plea
of guilty to assault with a deadly
weapon and was fined the costs of
court. His judgment in a former
case 2470 was revoked and he was or
dered to serve four months on the;
road. He was also placed on -good
behavior for one year.
The case against Claude Dail,
charged with non-support, was nol
Will Mansfield, charged witn
drunken driving, entered a plea of
guilty and was sentenced to serve six
months on the roads.
Will Askew, Negro, charged witn
drunken driving, entered a plea of
guilty and was sentenced to 90 days
on the roads; sentence to be suspend
edupon payment of $50 and costs of
The case of John Moore, Negro,
charged with assault with a deadly
weapon, was continued due to condi
tion of the prosecuting witness who
is under doctor's care.
Hertford Girls To
Represent Town At
Miss Anne Felton, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. O. Felton, and Miss Ruth
Winslow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Winslow, have been chosen
to represent the Town of Hertford at
the Suffolk and Edenton Peanut Fes
ivals to be held the latter part of he
Miss Felton will represent Hertford
at the Suffolk Festival, while Miss
Winslow will represent the town at
the Edenton event.
Both young ladies will be princess
es in the Queen's court.
LOCAL CHAPTER TO
past qutrter of a century, for all of
us know the almost impossible task
it accomplished during the last great
war and after its close ... the need
today is even greater than before.
We all know the wonderful job the
Red Cross has done in this country
during floods and windstorms, etc.
The Roll Call in this county will get
under way soon. Let's all work to
make the county 100 per cent, mem
bers this year.
Jurors Drawn For
At the regular meeting of the
County Board of Commissioners
Monday the following names were
drawn for jury duty at the next
term of Perquimans Superior
Court, which convenes October 27:
Dennis P. Winslow, J. T. Tad
lock, George F. Dail, O. D. Layden,
A. A. Nobles, Jesse O. White,
Freeman Umphlett, Albert White,
E. B. Hollowell, M. L. Goodwin, J.
A. .Goodman, Howard P. Hurdle,
Jr., , Thomas Mathews, J. P. Ches
son, M. It. Griffin, G. A. Jordan,
C. L,- Hill; Will A. Cartwright, W.
C. Jordan, B. L. Lane, Harry L.
Riddick, Joe . Harrell J, P. Ward,
Delvin Eure,' Thomas Nixon, Roy
Harrell, Trimf'"- Sawyer, Julian
Powell, D. S. Darden, C. E. iSutton,
W. L. Madrey, JF. t Lane, Reuben
Btallings, Nixon Hollowell, H. C
Hoskins and Julian White: ;
Seeks Solicitors For Jew
And Renewal Subscription
Campaign To Last Seven Weeks; $300 Heads
Prize List Consisting of Six Prizes; Anyone
May Enter and Profits Await Everyone; Com
missions Paid Daily
COMPLETE DETAILS ON PAGE 7
The Perquimans Weekly has planned and, today, takes pleasure in
announcing the details of a seven weeks' circulation campaign which will
be of interest to every resident of Perquimans County. The reason for
staging this campaign is that we may put our circulation list in order and
to see that all subscriptions are paid in advance, as required by the Postal
regulations, under which we mail our papers to subscribers.
Adolf Hitler, speaking in Berlin
for the opening of the third wartime
Winter Relief Campaign, told the
German people that the Russian Cam
paign had been won. .Shortly after
this speech the Nazi Ar.ny ope-ned a
two-pronged drive for Moscow, edi
dently with the hopes of ending the
Russian conflict in short order. How
ever, on the Leningrad and Odessa
fronts the Reds are holding their de
Lindsay Warren made front page
headlines during this week by charg
ing irregularities and questionable
transactions on the part of the NYA.
Of course, counter claims were forth
coming from NYA officials, but Mr.
Warren stuck to his guns and stated
he had sent his charges to Federal
Security Administrator Paul V. Mc
Nutt a month ago.
Louis D. Brandeis, retired Supreme
Justice died in Washington, at his
home on Sunday night. The retired
jurist would have been 85 on Novem
ber 13. Mr. Brandeis was noted,
while he sat on the Supreme Court,
as a dissentor, and many of his opin
ions became guiding doctrine for the
Lord Haw Haw, famous for his be
littling broadcasts from Berlin again
st England, has been banned from the
air, according to reports coming from
Germany. Haw Haw was supposed
to have been an Englishman, but
stated in a short wave broadcast
that he was an American.
The New York Yankees captured
another World Series on Monday by
defeating the Brooklyn Dodgers in
four games to one. The series ended
Monday after the Yankees beat the
Dodgers 3 to 1.
Record-breaking heat waves have
been constant over the greater part
of the State during this week, but
the weather man predicts relief by
this week-end. Approximately 9,000
soldiers, on maneuvers along the
North and South Carolina State line
were overcome by the heat during
the week and had io receive treat
ment; The thermometer hovered
around 95 in most places.
Panama put a crimp in the report
ed American plan of arming U. S.
vessels flying the Panamaian flag
this week when the cabinet council is
sued a decree declaring flatly that
merchant vessels of the country must
not be armed under penalty of can-J
celing their Panama registry. !
Washington closed in on another
high-powered German propagandist
on Wednesday when George S. Vier
eck, journalist and self-admitted re
presentative of a foreign government,
was released on $15,000 bail on in
dictment charging him with failure
to set forth material facts when he
registered as a foreign representa
tive. Funeral Services
Held Sunday For
Mrs. Nina Benton
Funeral services for Mrs. Nina
Turner Benton, 39, were held Sunday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Win
fall Methodist Church, with the Rev.
J. D. Cranford officiating.
Mrs. Benton was a native of Per
quimans County, but had resided in
Warwick County, Virginia, for the
past several years. i f ,
- She wak a daughter of the late
E. R. Turner and Mrs. Turner. Sur
vivors include her husband, Elmer R.
Benton; her step-mother, Mrs. Rosle
Turner; six children; a sister, and
This campaign, aside from aiding
us to gain this end, will also place
additional money in circulation
throughout the county, for with
this announcement The Perquimans
Weekly is seeking campaign work
ers in every section of this trade
territory to solicit new and renewed
subscriptions to The Weekly. The
big feature of this campaign will be
that campaign workers will be paid a
twenty percent commission every
day during the campaign. Think of
that . . . you folks who wish to in
crease your income by spare time
work can enroll in this subscription
drive anil receive a daily check of
from $2 to $5 every day . . . for you
earn one dollar out of every five
you collect for The Weekly.
$300 First Prize
In addition to these daily commis
sion checks, The Weekly has planned
six awards to be given to the six
people who excel in the campaign.
To the person earning the highest
number of votes in the drive, we will
award $300 in cash; to the second
place winner $100 in cash. Third
place award will be $50 in cash.
Fourth prize winner will receive, in
addition to the 20 per cent, commis
sion, a bonus check for 40 per cent,
on his or her total earnings for the
entire campaign. Fifth place winner
will receive a bonus check for 30
per cant,, of hs or her totalj earnings
and Jixth place winner will . sec''". i
bonus of 30 per cent, of his or her
total earnings. The very least any
person can earn is one dollar out of
every five reported to The Weekly.
Want Worlkers Now
The Perquimans Weekly wants so
licitors to begin this work imme
diately. It wants workers in every
section of the county and those of
you who want to earn extra money
should enroll today . . . don't wall
to see who or how many more join
in the campaign, but enter your
name today by sending in the entry
coupon listed on Page Seven of this
paper or bring it to The Weekly of
The way to enter this campaign
and be on your way to extra money
is to clip out the entry coupon ffrst
and see that The Weekly gets it.
Then we will furnish you all needed
supplies. On entering the campaign
you will receive 5,000 votes for your
entry coupon, for selling your first
subscription within 24 hours after
you enter you receive a bonus of
100,000 votes. Each subscription
sold will count you so many votes,
according to the schedule listed on
The Perquimans Weekly is manag
ing this campaign and the editor will
be in complete charge. The cam
paign office will be open each day
from 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. Come in to
day and enroll yourself or your
friend in this spare-time opportunity.
Final Rites Held For
David Ayres Baynes
Funeral services for David Ayres
Baynes, 65, of Columbia, S. C, who
died suddenly Friday, October 2nd,
were held at the graveside in Cedar
Wood Cemetery Monday morning at
10:30 o'clock, with the Rev. R. F.
Munns, pastor of the Hertford Meth
odist Church, officiating, assisted by
the Rev. E. T. Jillson, rector of Holy
Trinity Episcopal Church.
Mr. Baynes, who lived in Hertford
many years ago, was a native of
Reidsville. He married the former
Miss Julia White, of Hertford, who
died six years ago.
He had for the past 26 years lived
at Columbia, where he was employed
in the office of the Metropolitan
Life Insurance Company.
Survivors include three sisters and
two brothers, of Rockingham County.
Among those attending the funeral
were Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Baynes
of Leaksville, Mrs. Maggie Dixon,
Mr.' and Mrs."Mosley and, Jamea
Baynes of .Reidsville.
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