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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO 1HE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
rolume VIILNumber 42
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, October 17, 1941.
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The starting gong has sounded for
the campaign and this is Entry
. Week. In last week's issue we an
nounfed the details of the campaign
land Invited men and women of the
Hertford .trade territory to partici-
pate In sharing valuable awards and
mmission checks in return for their
.spare time and effort.
.Thus far a few energetic people in
ent sections of the county have
their names in the contest,
tssing their desire to earn their
of the profits, hut there is
pf room, for more workers . . .
ecpons of tne county, as yet,
have a representative, so we
Issue this invitation for you to
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Pyr. subscriptions to The Weekly
pffkte.and at the same time has an
ec(ulopportunity to wm one of the
sixtHf awards to be given away on
I bar 29th.
y of the workers now entered
campaign are making several
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iterest everybody in the en
nty. The winner of first
1 receive $300 in cash, second
fill be $100 in cash, and third
$50. There are three addi-
iwards, in the form of Bonus
to be given to the persons
fourth, fifth and sixth
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list? I I hat more could be offered
those! lie are willing to help for a
few 4 frt weeks to build a bigger
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couponf appearing on page seven of
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After reading about the valuable
t prizes to be awarded, and the extra
i ; money you can earn .daily, you, too,
( should make up your mind to share in
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you will, make extra money paid to
v you every day. Do not delay longer
. urn- enter your name witn us today.
Meeting At Nags Head
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: Editors s... J' publishers 'of weekly
newspaper . f Northeastern Caro-
gs, nd their guests, held the regu-
monthly meeting of the North
eastern NI C. Press Association last
Friday at the Paxkerson Hotel at
The editors and their friends were
Mats of Victor Meekins. editor of
'i he pare County - Times, and Mr.
Parkerson. , - " v ... -r - ;
Lucius Blanchardy .Jr., editor of
The Hertford County , Herald, t was
elected vice president pf the Asso
ciation to fill the vacancy left by
Buck Kelly, formerly of the ' Bertie
Ledger-Advance.' , :h. -.-. ' -i
The members voted ' to hold the
November meeting at Rich Square on,
IMdayr November 14.' v ; , -1 11
' BIRTH XnNOUNCEMENT r
IZt, d Mrs., Claude Winslow an
nounce bh'A of a 'son; Thomas
ior., .i Thursday, " October 9th.
ev i " i son are 4pmg nicely. .
A clear picture of the Russo-Ger-
man war front is now almost im
possible to conceive. The Nazis
opened up all cylinders last week-end
and started a drive against the mid
dle front of the Russian lines which
the Nazis claim will end when they
reach Moscow. Reports from Red
headquarters announced that the Ger
mans have driven the Reds back to
within some 75 miles of the Red cap
ital, but here reserve Russian soldiers
have stopped the onslaught. Fight
ing on th extreme Northern and
Southern fronts continue but the
Reds are still in possession of Len
ingrad and Odessa, two important
cities which the Nazis have tried to
Evidently in a weak effort to bol
ster Russian morale, the English an
nounced this week that British sol
diers had effected a landing of an
invasion force at Archangel, northern
port in Russia, but this town is 700
miles from Moscow. Prime Minister
Churchill refused to discuss "aid to
Russia" in the House of Commons.
United States Naval authorities
released a report -us week that a
crew composed of Norwegians and
Germans were captured while at
tempting to set up a radio station on
the Island of Greenland. No date
was given for the capture, hut it was
reported that the Nazis were being
brought to the United States.
A $13,000,000 fire occurred at Fal)
River, Mass., Monday, when an oven,
used for treating rubber flared and
caught the building of the Firestone
Rubber Company. Workmen labor
ing near the oven said the occurrence
rwar not unusual, but that they, were
unable to control the fire and within
a . short time it had destroyed five
buildings and thousands of tons of
crude rubber, owned by the Govern
ment, and stored in the buildings.
A news release from Iceland on
Wednesday revealed .that not a single
ship had been lost to submarines
since the United States announced on
September 15 that it would convoy
lease-lend goods as far as the waters
A liquor referendum held Wednes
day in Bertie County resulted in a
victory for the wets by a small mar
gin of 34 votes. Bertie has had an
ABC store since 1937, when it was
opened through an act by the Legis
lature, but the voting Wednesday
was on the question of whether the
county would remain wet or whether
it chose to join the dry counties of
tne Mate and close its store.
A Congressional committee, debat
ing the arming of U. S. Merchant
ships, closed its committee debate on
Wednesday and the measure is ex
pected to pass1 in Congress by Friday.
The bill will then go to the Senate
where it is expected a long debate
will delay passage of the act.
ine automobile industry felt the
pinch of National Defense again this
yeek when the Office of Production
Management announced that during
me monm or January new car pro
duction will be limited to 49 of the
total output of January, 1941.
Town Board Discuss
Action Against Hon
Tax Usters Monday
The Board of Commissioners for
the Town of Hertford, meeting in
regular ; session' on Monday night,
moved to take under advisement a
plan of action against delinquent tax
This action follows a similar step
no being taken by the Board of
County Commissioners, and it is like
ly that the Town Board will adopt
the .measurei. I
, Delinquent listers will be' notified
and given an opportunity, to list their
property and; f pay back taxesr "but
those who fail to1, heed the notice
will, "in all probability, be turned
over to the Solicitor for court action.
" The Board elected B. C. Berry as
Fire Commissioner for the'Townr ' '
",W. G. Newby, Clerk of the Board,
announced that he was in receipt of
the 1941 tax books and was' now pre
pared to accept " payment,"5, of J941
taxes, ; , 1 T, '", t V : ?l,
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For Eye Clinic To Be
Held Here Oct 27th
Lions Club Sponsors
Work; 35 Children
Miss Elizabeth Pugh, medical
worker for the State Commission for
the Blind, has completed the screen
ing of children in the New Hope and
Hertford Grammar schools in pre
paration of holding an Eye Clinic
here during the week of October 27.
Miss Pugh announced that she
hopes to complete the preliminary
work of examining children students
of Central Grammar School and the
Perquimans High School by the end
of next week.
The Eye Clinic will be held at the
offices of Dr. I. A. Ward and is being
sponsored and conducted by the Hert
ford Lions Club in connection with
the State Commission for the Blind.
Mrs. Lucius Blanchard, Jr., County
Welfare Supervisor, is assisting Miss
Pugh and the Lions Club with the
Thirty children, students at the
New Hope and Hertford Grammar
Schools, it was discovered, needed
treatment at the clinic. Not all of
these will need glasses, according to
Miss Pugh. On examination it was
found that some of them needed
minor medical treatment. Out of 50
children examined at New Hope,
four were found to need the treat
ment. In the Hertford Grammar
Bchool a total of 31 children were
scheduled to attend the clinic. The
seventh grade of this school furnish
ed the largest number. Fifteen out
of 54 children in this class were
found to need attention. Five chil
dren out of 32 in the sixth grade,
and five children out of 24 in the
fifth grade were found to have poor
The first, second, third and fourth
grades at the Grammar School had
only six children out of a total num
ber of 127 that needed attention.
Treatment will be furnished at the
Clinic and those children examined
and discovered to be in need of
glasses will receive them from the
Lions Club. However, glasses will
not be furnished to children who are
financially able to purchase them.
There are 22 children, students at
the Hertford Grammar School, to be
examined. These were absent during
the day the examinations were made
at the school. Miss Pugh will return
to the school to examine these chil
dren during the coming week.
Eastern Star Held
At Plymouth Wed.
Mrs. Archie T. Lane, Mrs. W. M.
Bray and Mrs. J. W. Zachary repre
sented the Perquimans Chapter at
the district meeting of the Order of
the Eastern Star, which was held in
Plymouth on Wednesday.
An interesting program was pre
sented to the members and included
speeches by State notables.
Superior Court To
Convene Here Oct. 27
The Fall Term of Superior Court
for Perquimans County, will convene
here on Monday, October 27, and it
is probable that Judge J. Paul
Frizzell, of Snow Hill, will, preside.
A short docket is now scheduled.
However, there may he more by the
time court arrives.
There are a total of 17 civil cases
to be heard and seven criminal cases
are on the docket.
QlltllMMIItH, HIIIIIIIIIMIIIIIIMIMIKII MIMIHIIIIMI
Here is the first list of names entered in The Weekly's big "Every
Day Is Pay Day" subscription drive. The names listed below show
the people who have been nominated in the race. This is not the
standing of the workers . . . Several of the workers listed have yet to
turn in subscriptions, but the drive is off to a good start. The first
official standing of the workers will be published in next week's paper.
There are some sections of the county that still remain without a
representative. A big opportunity exists to make extra money by
entering this campaign. It is not too late to enter ... If you have
been thinking of entering your name . . . Let us know immediately.
Here are the workers who have been nominated to date.
Miss Jessie Baker ; Winfall
Mrs. James Boyce t Hertford
Mrs. Tom Cox - " - .. Hertford
Mrs. Norman Elliott ', Hertford,
Miss1 BlancheJSyerett ; l - Hertford
' Miss Willie Hurdle . Durante Neck
;Mrs Elihu Lane - Chapanoke
' Jesse Lane , T Hertford
v - Miss Lucille Lane ' . : Whites ton
', Mrs. E, J. Proctor Bethel
' Mrs. J, J. Phillips .i ... Hertfotd, Route 1
t Vj; Miss Julia Weston Belvidere
! ; Miss Pattie Whedbee ; Hertford
- Mrs. Noll Whedbee - Hertford
First StandGtff Next WeekWho Will Lead?
Annual Meeting Of
U. M. U. At Severn
Church October 21
Three Associations to
Gather; Meeting Will
Open at 10 A. M.
The annual meeting of the Wom
an's Missionary Union of the Eliza
beth City Division will be held on
Tuesday, October 21st, at the Severn,
N. C, Baptist Church, according to
an announcement made today by Mrs.
I. A. Ward,, superintendent.
The Division comprises three asso
ciations: Chowan, Pamlico and West
Chowan, and includes twelve counties.
Officers of the Division are: Mrs.
Ward, superintendent; Mrs. Sallie C.
Parker of Jackson, assistant superin
tendent, and Mrs. H. G. Sawyer of
Elizabeth City, secretary-treasurer.
The Principal speaker of the Tues
day rfffeting will be Miss Pearl John
son of Union, S. C, whose topic will
be, "Spread the Tidings In Lands
Afar." . Miss Johnson is a Missionary
The program for the meeting,
which will open at 10 o'clock Tuesday
morning, follows: Hymn; Devotional
by Mrs. Sallie Parker of Jackson;
Minutes and Organization by Mrs. H.
G. Sawyer of Elizabeth City; Greet
ings by Mrs. Julian Porter of Severn;
Response by Mrs. Jesse W. White of
Edenton. This will follow with re
cognition of Pastors and visitors.
Mrs. Ward and the superintendents
of the three associations will give
short talks at lt):30 to be followed
by the speech by Miss Johnson. Mrs.
E. F. Aydlett of Elizabeth City, will
talk on Training School and Marga
ret Fund at 11:35. Mission study
will be held at 11:50.
The meeitng will resume after
lunch at 1 :30, and the devotional will
be given by Mrs. A. C. Harris of
Roper. Mrs. C. A. Arrington of
Weeksville, and Mrs. W. E. White of
Colerain, will conduct a study in
Stewardsnip and Personal Service at
1:40. Reports of committees and the
electioijr.of officers will be held at
2:10. Miss Eloise Miller and the
Rev. J. L. White of Elizabeth City,
will conduct a study class for young
people beginning at 2:20 p. m. The
meeting will close with an address,
"Tidings Entrusted To Youth," by
Miss Mary Currin, of Raleigh. Miss
Currin is State superintendent of
Several State W. M. U. officers
will be present to speak on various
Letter Of Thanks
From British Club
The Hertford Rotary Club held its
regular meeting Tuesday evening at
the Hotel Hertford. At the meeting
a letter recently received by the sec
retary of the Hertford Rotary Club
from the Rotary Club of Hertford,
England,, was read.
The Jetter expressed thanks for a
recent contribution of $48 made by
the Hertford Rotarians, to be used
as part of the community service
fund of the English organization.
The letter also explained that the
money was used in part to provide
entertainment and recreation for
Fire Alarm Monday
The Hertford Fire Department
was called to the home of Mrs. R. T.
Clarke Monday night about 5:40 to
extinguish a small blaze which start
ed from an oil stove. The firemen
arrived in time to prevent serious
AMERICAN LEGION MAKING PLANS FOR
ARMISTICE DAY PROGRAM IN HERTFORD
Bishop Clare Purcell
Speaks At Check-up
Meeting Held Here
The Methodist Churches of the
Elizabeth City District held their
regular Check-Up meeting Tuesday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Hert
ford Methodist Church with the Rev.
B. B. Slaughter, Superintendent, pre
siding. Plans were discussed for the
Methodist Conference which is to be
held in about three weeks.
Bishop Claire Purcell, of Charlotte;
made a most interesting talk.
For PTA Meeting
At Creswell Wed.
District Meeting Starts
At 9:30; Mrs. J. S.
Blair to Address
The annual conference of District
No. 9 of the North Carolina Con
gress of Parents and Teachers will
meet October 22, in the high school
auditori um at Creswell. The coun
ties represented in the district are:
Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck,
Dare, Gates, Hertford, Martin, Pas
quotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and
Among the speakers will be Mrs
J. S. Blair of Elizabethtown, president
of the North Carolina Congress; C.
W. Phillips of the Women's College,
University of North Carolina, and
Mrs. E. N. Howell of Swannonoa,
field representative of the organiza
tion. A business session at 10:30 will be
followed by the presentation of
guests and reports from the district
historian, Mrs. H. G. Sawyer, of Eli
zabeth City, and from chairman of
the Magazine committee, Mrs. John
Symons, of Chapanoke.
At 11:1, Mrs. J. S. Blair, president
of the North Carolina Congress of
Parents and Teachers, is scheduled to
address the group,' using as her sub
ject, "We Aid In National Defense."
After lunch, C. W. Phillips Woman's
College, University of North Caro
lina, will lead a discussion based on
the subject "We Aid In Community
Life." Participating in the discus
sion will be Dr. H. A. Thorson, Hal
Stevens and Paul A. Reid of Eliza
beth City; Dr. S. B. Lewis of Ply
mouth, and John A. Holmes of
Mr. Holmes, superintendent of
Edenton schools, at 3 o'clock, will
speak on "Active Spiritual Faith in a
Democracy." Adjournment, accord
ing to Mrs. Parker, will be preceeded
by a report from the registration
chairman and the election of a dis
trict director for the coming year.
Mrs. E. N. Howell of Swannonoa,
field representative of the P. T. A.,
will be present to lead a question
hour and panel discussion.
Other officers of District Nine who
will be in attendance are: Mrs. J.
Carlton Cherry, Ahoskie, assistant
director; Mrs. Leslie B. Evans, Wind
sor, secretary; Mrs. G. R. Tucker,
Hertford, treasurer; and Mrs. Mayon
Parker, Ahoskie, State Chairman of
the Martin Memorial Fund in District
New Officers Here
The directors of the Greater Albe
marle Association met at the Hotel
Hertford last Thursday evening for
the purpose of electing officers for
the? 1941-42 year.
Charles Pruden of Windsor, was
elected president for the coming year.
Other officers elected were: A. W.
Houtz of Columbia, vice president;
L. S. Blades of Elizabeth City, secre
tary, and J. Carter Perry of Eliza
beth City, treasurer. It was voted
to hold the next meeting of the Asso
ciation on November 12, at Engle
hard. Grammar School PTA
Met Thursday Night
The Parent-Teacher Association of
the Hertford Grammar School 'held
its ffrst meeting Thursday evening,
October 16, at the school building.
Mrs. E. W. Mayes, president, pre
sided at the meeting and Mrs. B. G.
Koonce, program chairman, was in
charge of the evening's program.
The Association will meet on the
first Thursday, following the second
Sunday of 'each month during the
school yezty , - . '
Program to Include
Scouts, Red Cross and
High School Band
BONNER MAY SPEAK
1942 Membership Is
Tentative plans for a big Armistice
Day program are iow being worked
out by the Perquimans Post of the
American Legion. The local Post
held its regular meeting la.-t Friday
night and it was definitely decided to
observe this coming Armistice Day
with services commemorating the
close of World War I.
Post Adjutant B. C. Berry an
nounced today that final plans for
the services would be arranged at
the next meeting of, the local Post to
be held at the Courthouse on Octo
This program will, insofar as the
writer knows, be the first Armistice
Day program ever held in Hertford.
The local Legonnaires will play a
big part in the program, but in ad
dition, the Boy and Girl iScouts, the
Cub Scouts and the Perquimans High
School Band will also have part in
the program, as will the American
Mr. Berry told The Weekly re
porter that Congressman Herbert C
Bonner will be invited to be the
principal speaker of the evening and
that other notables connected with
the American Legion will be on hand
to talk during the services.
It is now being planned to have
the Band give a concert on the Court
House Green prior to the services
which will be held in the Courtroom
The Perquimans Chapter will have
a representative on hand who will
five the details of the American Red
Cross Roll Call which starts on Arm
istice Day. This year the American
Red Cross has asked the local Chap
ter to enroll at least 600 member
ships in ordr for, the National offices
to carry out its work.
At last week's meeting the Post's
membership committee gave a report
on the 1941 membership drive and
announced that 51 veterans out of a
possible 70, had signed up for Legion
membership for 1942. There are 70
veterans in Perquimans eligible for
membership and the local Post is
hopeful of gaining a 100 member
snip by Armistice Day. The First
District, of which the local Post is a
Part, is leading th entire State in the
The members who have joined for
1942 are: B. C. Berry, J. H. New
bold, Nurney Rountree, W. B. Belch
& n Jr" L- L" Winslowi
She ton G. Chappell, F. M. Copeland,
' A- Carver, G. R. Riddick, V. N
Darden, E. Lee Hurdle, J. Oliver
White, W. G. Hollowell, J. E Wins
low Elihu White, H. A. Whitley, J.
D. Cranford, C. E. White, C. A Dav
enport J A. Gault, J. G. Tucker,
G. C. Buck, J. C. Howell, A. M.
Godwin, Paul Colson, Carroll V.
Ward, D. A. Winslow, M. R. Griffin
A. A. Nobles, J. E. Lassiter, J A
Perry, J. M. Tolar, W. T. Willough
by, W. S. Evans, A. E. Layden, A. M.
Barnes, F. T. Johnson, G. T. Roach,
J. D. Dail, T. W. Wilson, J. R
Futrell L. A. Proctor, Thomas
. W' Willia, J. G. Camp
bell, R. E. Pierce. R. V. MatnJl
T. Q U7U:. , ... . ' b,
o. I1Ue ana Wallace W
Indians And Manteo
Battle To 7-7 Tie
The Perquimans Indians were bat
tled to a 7-7 tie by the Manteo High
bchool football team here last Fri
day afternoon. The outcome of the
game was disappointing to local fans,
especially after the excellent showing
the Weal team made against Windsor
the week before, and in a practice
game at Elizabeth City on Tuesday.
Both Hertford and Manteo scored
their points during the second quar
ter, Manteo going over the goal line
first and thus gaining the lead 7-0
after converting the try for extra
point. Wilbur White made the tally
The Indians came back shortly af
ter and Joe Nowell carried the ball
over the goal stripe, the try for ex
tra point being good,, and the score
stood pr, where it remained through
out the game.
The game was a see-saw affair and
despite a chilly rain, which set in
shortly af ter the beginning of the
second half, the fans were on edge
all during the remaining' period hop
ing that the Indians r would . score
again, and thus mark up another,
victory for this season. : ,
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