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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUDJMKG OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume VIII. Number 48; Hertford. Perauimans Countv. North Carolina. Fridav. October 24. 1941.
$1.25 Per Year.
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THE WEEKLY'S BIG SUBSCRIPTION DRIVE
IS NOW REALLY JUST GETTING UNDERWAY
First Week Special
. Prizes Awarded to
Renewals and New Sub
scriptions Count To
ward Big Prizes
The Perquimans Weekly's big sub
; scription drive is off with a rush,
j , After a careful check of the first
' week's business, which ended last
Saturday night, it was found that
Mrs. James Boyce of Hertford, and
Miss Willie Hurdle of Durants Neck,
had tied for the number, of subscrip
tions reported during the first week
and each was awarded a special prize
'r of 25 gallons of gasoline. Mrs. Tom
; Cox of Hertford, won the second
Jtanecial prize of 15 gallons of gas, and
jjesse Lane of Hertford, won the 10
gallons of gas as third special prize.
The drive for subscriptions to this
home county newspaper is off to a
otod start and the workers are meet-
Shg with cordial reception from all
' whom they contact in their search for
renewals and new subscribers. So
far, the race for the big $300 first
prize, to be awarded November 29,
is a neck and neck affair. Nothing
but a few hours of good hard work
separates the leaders in today's
standing from those further down the
list. Because a contestant is low to
day does not mean she or he cannot
be the leader next week. The vote
totals at the present time show most
of the workers closely grouped and
therefore none can slacken their pace
or they will be passed in the race by
- ttase more energetic.
'jfi'-J Campaign Just Starting
'v. While the response thus far has
bfm gratifying, the fact remains
tfclt the tork is realty just starSng.
AB of thel workers are fully , aware
i that there are literally hundred, of
, peepie.au over tne nerswHi waoe
. wdwa "JKIiETS' XTLtook ai to 13 win ovef the Per
wno will db na waose.8wmpi
will be added to the list of The
Weekly. As a plain statement, of
fact, the campaign is actually just
getting underway and the field has
not been scratched. Last week was
entry week and this week can proper
ly be termed "starting week."
Have YOU started yet? Have you
signed the Entry Coupon and then
$t down to rest before beginning
work? Or have you just been think
ing about it? In either case, let us
say in all earnestness-GET BUSY
'AY BUSY and WIN Big. tfut
'n't wait another minute ... do it
Time Short For New Entries
- flhere is still ample room in the
race for entirely new workers to en
ter and make themselves important
factors in this Daily Commission
campaign. But now, not later, is ttie
rtime for 70U to enter. Several com
' munlties, including Belvidere, Center
'HOI, Ryland, and Beech Spring, still
need representatives and if you have
ibejn thinking of entering and shar
. fti& in this big cash distribution do
V it today. Every day you put off
v entering simply means you are
1 ' throwing away an opportunity to
earn from $2 to $5 daily ... or as
' - much as $300 for six short weeks of
! If you have been thinking of enter
ing this drive call at The Weekly
: office; on the Courthouse Square in
' Hertford today and make your start.
" We will gladly give you complete de
tails and supplies needed for the
j work. r.'- i jQU
Adepts Legion Did
i'Vifc: iPKBewri :adjutant of th-Per-.
iqulnuyiii Port of tiie American Le
i ggav anhoanced this week that, lie
Is in receipt of a letter from Con-
greseman Herbert C, Bonner, , who
wrote that he would gladly accept the
' invitation to be the principal speaker
it the Legion's Armistice Day pro
'ff&m to be held at the Courthouse on
the nltfht of November II. " s
Complete plans for the program
will be drawn at the meeting of the
local Post Oct. 80, which will be held
at 7:30 o'clock in, the Courthouse.
All members of the Post are urged
to be present for this meeting.
, Plans now call for a' band concert
to be Pven by the Perquimans High
School Band on the - Courthouse
Gen prior to the meeting to be held
aV 8 o'clock. . The. Boy , and Girl
Scouts the Cub Scouts and .the Per
".mana Chapter of the -American
"-I Cro"i will also hsveajbig part
taa program. , , -. "
In order to conform with Postal
regulations, which require that all
subscriptions to The Weekly be
paid in advance, and with the best
ethics of the newspaper profes
sion, we announce today that this
will be the last issue of The
Weekly mailed to subscribers
whose subscription has expired.
We are again conducting a cir
culation campaign for the purpose
of collecting renewals for The
Weekly and you can check the
small label on your paper to de
termine if your subscription has
expired,. No doubt you have a
friend working for one of the big
prizes we will award November
29th ... if your ,paper has expir
ed, contact your friend and renew
your subscription ... so you will
not miss a single copy of your
In making these changes in our
mailing lists it is possible that we
may make some errors, but we
shall gladly correct any mistakes
called to our attention. If you
have already renewed your sub
scription through one of our cam
paign workers, you can disregard
this notice. It applies only to
those subscribers whose subscrip
tion has run out.
By Score Of 31-13
. a-powerful Littleton football tea.n
fqOimans Indians oh thelbcal gridiron
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last Friday. In spite of the fact that
the invaders made two of their five
touchdowns during the first 15 min
utes of the game, the Indians fought
doggedly on, and the showing they
made against their opponents was
considered very good. Both of the
touchdowns for Perquimans were
made by the fleet-footed Joe Nowell,
the first a 75-yard dash, the second a
run of 70 yards-.
In the first quarter of the first
half, before the Indians had a chance
to size up their opponents, the Little
ton team scored their first two
touchdowns. The remainder of the
first quarter featured hard fighting
on both sides.
In the second half, Littleton al
ready having made their third tally,
Nowell received for Perquimans and
made his brilliant 75-yard dash and
also tallied the extra point. After
the Littleton team had made its fifth
touchdown of the game, Nowell came
through and made his second touch
down, bringing the final score to
The Indians will play the Plymouth
High School team Friday night at
Plymouth, under the lights.
Held Monday For
Funeral services for James Thomas
Lane, 40, who was killed instantly in
an airplane crash near Elizabeth
City Sunday afternoon, were held at
3 o'clock, Monday afternoon, at the
chapel of the Thwiford Funeral Home
in Elizabeth City with the Rev. L.
Sigabee Miller officiating.
Mr. Lane was a native of Perquim
ans County but for the past several
years had resided in Elizabeth City.
Survivors include his wife. Mrs.
Bessie ' Stagings Lane; two sons.
Tommy and Johnny Lane; one daugh
ter, Mrs; Marie Perry; his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Lane of Elizabeth
City; five sisters, Mrs. Lula Cooper
and Ttfrs. Mary Basnight of this
county, Mrs. Eunice Cooper and Mrs.
Mattie Horsley of Camden, and Mrs.
Pearl Pate of Elizabeth City; four
brothers, J. L, Nelson and Ernest
Lane, all of Elizabeth City, and Ar
thur Lane of this county.
Interment was made in the family
County Council To
:IMeet Agricultural u,
Bldgr. Saturday P. M.
The County Council of Perquim
ans Home Demonstraliion' 'Clubs will
hold its regular meeting- at the Agri
cultural Building on Saturday after
noon, .October 25, at 5:3Q o'clock '
J AU members .are urged tto,be
present. , it -, . 1
NYA Project Makes
Much Progress In
Training Includes Sew
ing, Cooking and Typ
With pretty new curtains at the
windows and slip covers and cushions
of bright colored cretonnes, with the
handiwork of the girls, the project
home of the NYA on Market Street,
is taking on a lived-in appearance
which is most attractive. Seductive
odors from the kitchen, which, inci
dentally, the girls themselves ceiled
and painted, indicates that the in
struction of the cooking class taught
by Miss Helen Gaither is not merely
At the same hour that the cooking
class is in progress, from 8 until 9 in
the morning, Mrs. White, the project
supervisor, is engaged in conducting
her class in shorthand and typing.
The two teachers are both expert in
their line. Miss Helen Gaither, a
former teacher in the high school,
had several years of experience as
home demonstration agent in the
county, while Mrs. White's skill as a
stenographer is also well known. In
addition to a number of years of ex
perience in routine secretarial work,
Mrs. White was for many years a
After an hour's related training
work, the entire group of 20 girls on
the NYA project take up their sew
ing and quilting. Making warm quits
and comforts for use of the inmates
of the County Home, as well as
woolly night gowns and night shirts
for the unfortunate old people who
live in the home, is part of the sew
ing project. They are a fine looking
group of young women on this NYA
project, 20 on each shift, and Mrs.
White is warm in her praise of them,
both of their work and of their spirit
Mrs. W. E. White, Supervisor of
the Sewing Project, returned Satur
day night from a two-day school of,
NYA supervisors in Washington,
N. C, cpnducted by State and area
officials of the National Youth Ad
ministration. It is a training program, Mrs.
White stated, a program designed t(
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Merit examinations for, superin
tendents of public welfare and case
workers will be given on November
22, 29 and December 6, according to
an announcement by Mrs. Ruth
Blanchard, County Welfare Superin
tendent. Persons wishing to take these ex
aminations must file application by
November 9, with Dr. Frank T. de
Vyver, Box 2328, Durham, N. C. Ap
lication blanks may be obtained at
Mrs. Blanchard's office in the Court
house. In order to be eligible for these
examinations, persons seeking posi
tions as superintendents of public
welfare must have college graduate
rating and three months training in a
school of social work. Similar exam
inations will be given persons wishing
to apply for case workers' positions,
and the qualifications for these posi
tions also call for persons to have
college graduate ratings.
The Weekly's Daily Commission subscription drive is rapidly be
coming a fast race between the active workers entered in the contest.
Today we publish the first official standing of the workers, and in
checking the records we find that only a few subscriptions separate
the leadens and any one of the workers still have time to put forth
the effort and become the final winners in the campaign.
The standing as shown today is based upon all subscriptions re
ported up .to Tuesday night of this week. Elsewhere is published the
winners of the special prizes during last week, but several changes
have been made in the standings since Saturday night.
The campaign is now open. The race is oh. There are some who
are still thinking of entering this big prize distribution and they should
enter NOW, immediately. Right now is the time for candidates to do
effective work that will place them high in the standing.
Here's the standing of the workers several are tied for various
positions and it will be up to the workers themselves to put forth
the effort that will carry them over the top.
First Place Mrs. Tom Cox
' First Place -Miss Willie Hurdle
Second Place Mrs. James Boyce
Third Place Mrs. E. J. Proctor
Fourth Place Jesse Lane
'u Fifth Place Miss Jessie Baker
xth Place -Mrs. Elihu Lane
Seventh Place Miss Lucille Lane
Eighth Place 1 -.Miss Julia Weston .
' f . t Eighth Place Miss Blanche Everett ' yis
ft 'Ninth, Place Ll:Ji Miss Pattie; Whedbee
lU Tenth Place --HJI Mrs-Nell Whedbee , u, ,
WORK NOW BE A WINNER LATER r
More Children Are
Found Needing Eye
Clinic Starts Monday
For Children Unable
To Pay For Treatment
The preliminary work of examin
ing school children for the Eye Clinic
which opens next Monday at Dr. I.
A. Ward's office will be completed
by this week-end, according to Miss
Elizabeth Pugh, medical worker for
the State Commission for the Blind.
Thirty-five children were discover
ed in need of treatment in examina
tions1 at the Hertford Grammar
School and at the New Hope School.
Forty children were added to this list
in examinations held at the Centra!
Grammar School in Winfall. Screen
ing of students of the high school
was made during Thursday and Fri
day of this week.
The Eye Clinic, which is being
sponsored by the Hertford Lions
Club in cooperation with the State
Commission for the Blind, will open
Monday for children who are finan
cially unable to afford treatment
from a private physician. The chil
dren who will be treated at the
clinic will be passed on by the Lions
Club Committee and the County Wel
fare Office. Mrs. Ruth Blanchard,
County Welfare Supervisor, has been
assisting Miss Pugh in the prelimi
nary work connected with the clinic.
In cases where parents of children
in need of treatment or glasses are
financially able to secure these for
the children, the local Welfare Office
will notify the parents of their chil
Plans are now being discussed for
the establishment of a continuous
Eye Clinic here in Perquimans. Ac
cording to Miss Pugh, the State Com
mission for the Blind will allow $50
per year toward the project and there
is a possibility that the Lions Club
will enter into the movement and
sponsor a year-around clinic. The
cost of receiving clinic treatment
would be one dollar, however, the
clrntcv'would be open only to those
persons unable to afford treatment
from a private physician. Glasses
through the clinic would cost approx
imately $4.50 and, according to Miss
Pugh, these could be paid for in
small payments; however, the glass
es would not be delivered until the
total amount is paid.
Holds Meeting In
The Schoolmasters' Club of this
district met with the Ruritan Club at
Gatesville on Monday evening at
7 o'clock. Dr. Dudley, president of
Chowan College, made a most inter
esting talk. During the business
session plans were discussed for the
district meeting which will be held
in Greenville on November 7th. On
this day all Perquimans County Pub
lic iSchools will be given a holiday
so that people interested may attend,
F. T. Johnson, Mrs. R. M. Riddick,
Miss Mary Sumner and T. R. Ains
ley represented Perquimans schools
at the Gatesville meeting.
ROTARY CLUB MEETING
The Hertford Rotary Club held its
regular weekly meeting on Tuesday
evening at the Hotel Hertford.
PERQUIMANS CHAPTER OF RED CROSS TO
OPEN ROLL CALL DRIVE NOVEMBER 11
According to E. H. Cannon many
articles are discovered in clothing
sent to his cleaning and pressing es
tablishment, but on Wednesday, he
discovered an old clerk of court docu
ment issued in 1809, which he be
lieves may be highly valued by its
owner, and since he had no way of
knowing the rightful owner, the pa
per may be recovered if the owner
will call at The Weekly office for it.
The old document is well preserved
and is issued to one Joseph Albert
son for service as a witness in the
Albertson vs. John 1!. Blount case
heard at the March Term of Superior
According to the order, Albertson
was entitled to six shillings a day
for three days' service, or a total of
18 shillings. He was also paid 3.2
shillings for traveling a distance of
12 miles at 8 shillings per 30 miles.
The order was signed by a Robt.
W. Friaton, Clerk.
Convention at Agricul
tural Building on Oc
Results of the election of the
community committeemen for the
five townships of Perquimans County
were announced this week by L. W.
Anderson, County Agent, for partici
pation on the 1942 Triple-A Farm
Program. At the meeting two alter
nates were also elected in each town
ship. The County convention will be
held on October 29th, at which time
the delegates from each township
will elect the county committeemen.
Results of the township elections
follow. The first name appearing is
the community chairman and dele
gate, the second name is vice-chairman,
and the third name designates
the regular member.
Belvidere Dr. E. S. White, John
T. Lane and Edmund S. White.
Bethel S. P. Matthews, W. L.
Madre and R. S. Chappell.
Hertford Milton Dail, J. E. Hun
ter and A. D. Thatch.
New Hope C. W. Umphlett, S. D.
Banks and. J. Q. Hurdle.
Parkville G. W. Jackson, L. A.
(Smith and C. B. White.
Operators Of Peanut
Pickers Must Obtain
License For Year
Operators of peanut pickers in this
county have received cards from
Frank Parker, Agricultural Statisti
cian, notifying them of the law which
requires each operator to obtain a li
cense each season before operating
his machine. The licenses are on
hand at the Register of Deeds' office
in the Courthouse.
J. W. Ward, Register of Deeds,
stated that thus far only about one
third of the operators in the county
have procured their licenses and he
urges all machine operators to call
at his office and obtain the necessary
license immediately, as he is forced
by law to make reports of those who
have obtained the license.
Eastern Star To
Meet Monday Evening
Hertford Chapter No. 137, of the
Order of the Eastern Star will hold
its regular meeting on Monday
night at 7:30 o'clock.
The Hertford Chapter has been
commissioned by The Orphans'
Friend and The Masonic Journal,
published by the Oxford Orphanage,
to receive new and renewal subscrip
tions to The Orphans' Friend in Per
quimans, Chowan and Gates Counties.
Ordered To Duty In
State Highway Patrolman Jack
Gaskill has been ordered to serve in
the. maneuver area for an indefinite
Patrolman Gaskill left here for
Hoffman, N. C, last Friday, where
he is expected to be stationed for two
weeks and possibly for the remainder
of the. maneuver period, which ends
about the first of December. .
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Mrs. C. P. Morris to Di
rect Local Campaign
State - wide Meeting
Held In Kinston Last
S. M. Whedbee, chairman of the
Perquimans Chapter of the Red
Cross, announced today the appoint
ment of Mrs. C. I'. Morris as chair
man of the Red Cross Roll Call Drive
which opens on November 11th.
The Perquimans Chapter has been
asked by the American lied Cross to
raise $600 in memberships for this
year, in order to assist in the tre
mendous program which faces the
Red Cross during the coming year.
Definite plans for the Roll Call drive
will be annouhced through The Week
ly from time to time. The American
Red Cross has set as its objective
the greatest membership roll call in
history. This was pointed out at the
Red Cross Regional Conference held
in Kinston last week. This was con
sidered the most important Red
Cross meeting in North Carolina
since World War days.
Prominent National Red Cross of
ficials who spoke included Everett
Diz, assistant manager of the East
ern area, and Albert E. Chamber
lain, special Roll Call representative.
Chief among the topics discussed
were the Red Cross services to the
Armed Forces, the role of the Red
Cross in civilian defense, and the
plans for the annual Roll Call.
Red Cross membership increases
this fall must be doubled or more in
order to conduct the Red Cross de
fense services as well as maintain
the normal Red Cross work being
continued all along the home front,
Red Cross officials say. North Car
olina Red Cross membership last
year totaled 148,441, an increase of
44,6(52 oyec the. previous year.
ThfWgfi its't'ongressionUl Charier ,
the Red Cross acts as the link be
tween men in the military forces and
their families back home. Aided by
800 Red Cross field directors and
staff members stationed at military
and naval stations, and hospitals, lo
cal Chapter home service workers
are prepared to aid the Army this
fall by investigating from 25,000 to
40,000 applications for discharge
from military service. This increase
in Red Cross home service and the
vast expansion in all the Red Cross
aid to the nation's armed forces are
only two of the problems to be dis
cussed at the conference.
The Hertford Volunteer Fire De
partment was completely reorganiz
ed by a meeting held Monday night
at the Town Offices.
Under the new set-up, B. C. Berry
will serve as Fire Commissioner,
Mayor V. N. Darden will be Fire
Chief, S. M. Whedbee, Assistant
Chief, and. F. T. Britt will be assist
ant to the Chief.
C. F. Sumner, Jr., and W. B. Tuck
er will serve as Captains under the
new arrangement, and the Depart
ment will have as its members the
following men: H. N. Nixon, H. C.
Sullivan, J. E. Newby, C. T. Skinner,
Bill Fowler, William Boyce, Ray
White, W. F. Ainsley, Tommy Miller,
Pete Howell and Ralph Lane.
The Department will from now on
hold regular fire drills, the first of
which will be held Monday night on
the Babb lot. Although the local De
partment is a member of the North
Carolina Firemen's Association, the
members of the Hertford Department
seek in the near future to organize
a Volunteer Firemen Association for
Northeastern North Carolina.
An oyster supper will be served
to the local firemen and their wives
at an early date in November.
County 4-H Girls
Mention At Fair
Myra Layden and Delia Evans, of
the High School 4-H Club, received
honorable mention on exhibits sent
to the State Fair. Myra exhibited a
bath unit that she arranged in her
bed room. Delia entered the two jar
canning contest for 4-H girls. She
exhibited one quart of tomatoes and
one quart of peaches that the canned,
during the summer. v V