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volume VIII. Number 44.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, October 31, 1941.
$1.25 Per Year.
Mrs. James Boyce of
". I Hertford Leader This
?This Week
Still Time For New En
tries, But Time Grow
ing Short
What an exciting race The Week
ly's big subscription campaign is
developing into ... A check on the
;. standing for this week revealed that
Mrs. James Boyce of Hertford, is the
leader by a very close margin, and
all of the workers are in position to
be the leader by this time next week,
providing they will put forth an ef
fort to collect the hundreds of re-
newals throughout the county.
lUMiss Willie Hurdle of Durants
Jjeck, is maintaining her good work
in the drive, and as a result is in
second place, followed closely by Mrs.
Tom Cox of Hertford.
' Mrs. E. J. Proctor, after a slow
aart, is gaining fine support from
her friends and neighbors and is in
fourth position. Miss Jessie Baker
and Jesse Lane are tied for fifth
place, and Mrs. Elihu Lane and Miss
Julia Weston are coming along fine.
They are tied for sixth place this
Miss Lucille Lane, Miss Blanche
Everett, Miss Pattie Whedbee and
Mrs. Ethel Smith follow in the stand
ing in the order listed.
Contestants in the drive are re
minded that just eight days remain of
the first big period when votes are at
their highest. During these eight
dajps every worker should put forth
: eftty effort to secure as many sub
, scriptions as possible to roll up a
: vote totah that will insure victory in
the race for the first big prize of
' ,i These next eight days will be
tSf crucial time in the drive. Work
era who put forth consistent daily
' effort will find, their vote total
". they fail to put forth that effort,
they will find themselves falling be-
hind the others.
.? Eight More Days
g Just eight more days remain to
make the effort to win or lose a big
award in this circulation drive. That
is practically what it means to all
contestants entered in this race. So
; cjosely arrayed, and with honors
. about evenly divided, up to the pres
- ent time, it depends entirely upon
the results obtained by each individu-'-
al, participant and her friends be
; twjien this time and the close of the
period November 8 as to who
the ultimate winners will be. No one
' has a "walk-away" for the $300 first
prize; neither ia anyone hopelessly
.'beaten. Honest and consistent ef
fort will go a long way toward mak-
' ,'ing good weekly reports and weekly
reports make the vote totals pile up
Time Short For New Entries
There is still ample room in the
' race for entirely new workers to en
tejy and make themselves important
factors in this "Every day is pay-
day" campaign. But now, not later,
Is the time to start. Several com-
munitie& still need representatives
- ancLif you have been thinking of en-
ing and sharing in the commissions
and prizesdo so now. Every day.
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jvu pub UU CIllfCXlllK D1II111JT HIGCHIO i
' that; you are throwing away golden j
hours that might be producing you
one, two or three dollars each day
as well as one of the big prizes to be
, given away November 29. Enter
1 now and get paid tonight.
Officers Elected
. --JResulft W the election of
: conntjr committeemen for the
fowiuhipa of Perquimans - County
were announced this week by L, W.
Anderson, Countr Agent, for part id
patten in the , 42 Triple-A Farm
PMgniri. " -. '
At the meeting in the Agricultural
Building the whole body - chose Dr.
E. S. White as chairman, with C. W.
Umphlett as vice chairman; . ' Hilton
Dai, - regular member; W. W. JacK
son, first alternate; & P. Matthews,
second -alternate;. L. W. Anderson,
secretary, and Mrs. W. H. Hardcastle,
treasurer. b , ,
lr. and Mrs. r. w. niiey an
nounce the birth of a son, born, Sat
urday, October 25, at General Hos
Norfolk, Va. j Mother and baby
doing nicely- '' ''
New Fire WardsJ
The Town of Hertford's Fire Com
mission, at a meeting held last
week, re-arranged the town's fire
wards and reduced the number of
wards from six to four.
The new wards, as drawn by the
Commission, are as follows:
Ward One contains all that part of
Hertford lying east of Covent Gar
den Street.
Ward Two is that part of Hertford
lying south of Market Street be
tween Covent Garden Street and the
Norfolk Southern Railroad.
Ward Three Ls that part of Hert
ford lying north of Market Street
between Covent Garden Street and
the Norfolk Southern Railroad.
Ward Four is all that part of
Hertford lying west of the Norfolk
Southern Railroad.
A map showing the new fire wards
has been drawn and is on display at
the town office for public inspection.
Rose's Hold Formal
Opening New Store
Here On Saturday
Rose s remodeled five and ten-cent
store, now one of the most beautiful
stores in Hertford, will hold its for
mal opening Friday and Saturday, ac
cording to Manager R. E. Vickers.
Work of remodeling the store has
been underway for several weeks and
has just been completed.
It is now one of Hertford's largest
and. most modern stores and has dou
ble entrances on Church Street.
The building, which formerly hous
ed the Pender Grocery and H, C.
Stokes stores, has been completely re
decorated, new fixtures and equip-
i'l&jt hitv heon installed, as well as a
new lighting 'system and a new heat
ing plant.
The present store is now much
larger than it has ever been.
The Rose Company spent a great
amount of money in enlarging and
remodeling its Hertford store and
citizens of the county and visitors
marvel at the beauty and arrange
ment of the store.
Manager Vickers pointed out today
that the stock of the store has been
greatly increased and many new
items of merchandise have been add
ed. The store is offering many un
usual values, with the best merchan
dise at the lowest prices.
Rose's is a North Carolina con
cern, with its home offices in Hender
son. The company operates 118
! rinMfl in llvA amit-Viaim of o f oa Mnrth
Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia,
Tennessee and Georgia. Most of the
stores are operated in the home
state, North Carolina.
Several officials are in Hertford to
assist Mr. Vickers with the formal
opening on Friday and Saturday.
Among them are: R. F. Neal of Fay
etteville, superintendent, Paul Wal
lace of Edenton, Mr. Baitty of Kins
ton, and Mr. Glover of Greenville.
Funeral Services
Held Monday For
William F. Madre
William F. Madre, Sr., 78, died
Sunday, October 26, at the home of
his son, Warner L. Madre, of Hert
ford, after a short illness.
Funeral services took place at the
home of his son, T. E. Madre, Mon
day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with
the Rev. J. T. Byrum, pastor of the
Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, officiat
ing, assisted by the Rev. C. E. Hob
good, pastor of the Hertford Baptist
Burial was made in the family
cemetery. .
. Pallbearers were: E. Y. Berry,
Jack Hunter, Fred Matthews, Hazel
Matthews, Alvah Madre and Brinton
Winslow. , '-'l-':
At the funeral service his favorite
hymns, 'Meet Me There" and "Well
Never, Say1 5ood-bye In Heaven,
were sung by the Mt ISinai choir.
Mr. Winslow was a native and
life-long1' resident of Perquimans and
was loved by all who knew hinu He
was a faithful member of his church.
He-was th son of the late William
G. Madr and Miriam White, of Per
quimans County. ,i ;
Surviving him are five daughters',
Mrs. Clyde Layden, Mrs. W, D. Rog
erson and Mrs. C. L. Pail of , -Hertford,
Mrs. , Waldri Rogerson of Eli
zabeth City and Mrs. Elroy Pugh of
Old Trapj ,fiv'ar-T.:Vluw
and W. L. Madre of Hertford; 'J. A.
Madre of . Weeksville; and A4i X
Badre of Elizabeth City; twenty-four
grandchildren; . one great grandchild
and several nieces and nephews.
County Producers
Urged To Increase
1942 Productions
Soy Beans, Milk and
Eggs Are Included In
L. W. Anderson, County Agent,
announced Wednesday that the Per
quimans County U. S. Department of
Agriculture Defense Board will asK
Perquimans County fanners, in com
pany with producers in all parts of
the nation, to adjust their 1942 pro
duction to help meet the goals es
tablished by Secretary Wickard in
the defense emergency.
Goals for the county were an
nounced at a district meeting at Eli
zabeth City, attended by members of
the county USDA Defense Board.
The goals called for for Perquimans
County are: Increase of 25 of milk
cows, 40,000 more dozens eggs, 1,000
more acres soy beans, 4,000 moie
acres of peanuts for oil, 50 more
acres of oats, and 50 more acres of
These goals will be reviewed and
adjusted by the county board, and
each farmer in the county will have
an opportunity to indicate on a plan
sheet how his 1942 production can be
brough into line With the desired
production, it is explained by L. W.
Anderson, Secretary of the Board,
and of the AAA county committee.
Other members of the board are:
Dr. E. S. White, chairman; Milton
Dail, A. H. Edwards, W. H. Stallings
and E. F. Morgan.
"For years the national farm pro
grams have been used by the farm
ers to tackle the most pressing agri
cultural problems," Anderson said.
"Now in time of national emergency,
these programs are brought into fo
cus on one objective, the production
of sufficient essential food products
to insure the defeat of Hitlerism,
while continuing to hold in check the
.production of commodities of which
we already have large reserves. In
a sense, the farmer's 1942 defense
plan sheet nay. be considered a chart
of his defense effort. However, the
goals are not to be thought of as al
lotments, bat as desired levels of
production toward which to strive.
In keeping its part of the goal pro
gram, the United States Department
of Agriculture will support the prices
of hogs, eggs, evaporated milk, dry
skim milk, cheese and chickens at
not less than 85 per cent, of parity
until December 31, 1942," Anderson
In general, the production goals
for the nation as a whole reflect
suggested production larger than in
recent years, but there will be a con
tinuation of about the current level
of production, or less, of cotton,
wheat and tobacco.
Rain Storm Ends
Long Dry Period
One of the longest droughts in
recent years in this area, which grew
to serious proportions with water
shortage, dust and forest fires, end
ed with the rain storm of Monday
Although it is believed the rainfall
was not sufficient to replenish the
almost arid ground, it was worth
thousands of dollars to the county
for the benefits it did bring
" With just eight days remaining of the biggest vote earning period
in The Weekly's daily payroll subscription drive, workers are catching
the sipirit of competition and are striving hard to pile up a big vote
total before the period closes and votes on the subscriptions drop.
At the present time no one has
$390, $luu or$ou prizes several of the workers are very close ana
there isn't a ono but what could be the leader by the close of the first
period on November 8, if she would put forth the necessary effort to
collect the vote earning subscriptions.
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i work,. Votes are at their highest
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the close of the first period.
Readers can help their favorite by giving their subscriptions now
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Z our friend so give Chat subscription during the text eight days.
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changes since the standing, was published last week some of the late f
.lartera- are .urging lowmru uie top ana uie leaueru must Keep uuoy
or they will find themselves passed in the race for the big prizes.
First Place
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Third Place -
Fourth Place JilJ
Fifth Place
Fifth Place 1
Sixth Place
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Work Nbw Be
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Year Round Eye
Clinic Likely For
Perquimans County
State Commission For
Blind and Lions Club
Are Sponsors
As soon as arrangements can be
completed, Perquimans County will
have a continuing eye clinic which
will be another step toward better
health conditions in this county.
The Hertford Lions Club voted at
its last meeting to cooperate with the
State Commission for the Blind in
establishing the continuing clinic for
Miss Elizabeth Pugh, medical
worker for the State Commission who
is spending this week in Hertford
assisting Dr. I. A. Ward in the eye
clinic being held for those school
children who are unable to afford
private medical treatment, outlined
to The Weekly the manner in which
the clinic will operate.
According to Miss Pug'h, the clinic
will be open to adults and children,
both white and colored, who are in
need of glasses or eye examination,
and who cannot afford a private
oculist. A person who is in need of
examination must apply at the Wel
fare office and, if certified by that
office and is able to pay the clinic
rate, which is one dollar for the ex
amination and $4.50 for the glasses,
he will be sent to the clinic doctor.
If the person is unable to pay the
small clinic fee, the case will be re
ferred to the Lions Club which will
pass on each individual case.
If the clinic doctor, upon examina
tion of the patient, discovers that
an operation is necessary, the State
Commission for the Blind provides
hospitalization with no cost to the
patient or county, providing the in
dividual Ls unable to pay the ex
pense. The eye clinc will be for the fitting
of glasses and determining whether
the patient is in need of an operation
only. No medical treatment will be
provided at the clinic.
A total of 67 children received
examination at the clinic being held
this week by the Lions Club and the
State Commission for the Blind, and
according to Miss Pugh, a total of
35 children were found to need
Junior Red Cross
Sends Greetings
Miss Mary E. Sumner, chairman
of the Junior Red Cross of Perquim
ans County, announced Tuesday that
20 boxes of Christmas cards have
been sent to children in foreign coun
tries. The local chapter also has
been assigned 10 veterans at the
Veterans' Hospital in Fayetteville,
and each of these has been sent a
Hallowe'en remembrance.
The Hertford Grammar School, at
the present time, is the only school
in the county which has organized a
Junior Red Cross, but Miss Sumner
stated that she hopes all the schools
in the county will have organized this
movement by November 11th.
Joins Navy Reserve
Ambrose B. Long, Hertford, Route
1, has joined the U. S. Naval Re
serves. Mr. Long reported for duty
on October 14.
a walk-away in this race for the
now in ihe time ta do vour best A
and if you will do your best your
m i l i u 1 l w
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Mrs. James Boyce
Miss Willie Hurdle
-Mrs. Tom Cox
Mrs. E. J. Proctor
Jesse Lane
Miss Jessie Baker
Mrs. Elfhu Lane
Miss Julia Weston
. Miss Lucille Lane
JWiss Pattie Whedbee
miss uiancne Jvereu
jU- Mrs. Ethel Smith
a .Winner JLatef v
County Council To i
Hold Federation
Meeting In December
The County Council of the Home
Demonstration Clubs held its regu
lar meeting on October 25, at the
Perquimans Agricultuial Building
and voted to hold the Fall Federation
meeting during the first week of
December. The exact date will be
announced later.
The meeting will bein at one
p. m., and after a short program, a
tour will be conducted to different
homes in the county and a demon
stration will be given at each house.
The demonstrations will include floqr
finishing, kitchen arrangement, stor
age spaces, etc.
The County Council selected Food
and Nutrition as the 1942 club pro
gram. Red Cross Roll Call
Drive Under Way
November 11 to 30
Mrs. C. P. Morris, County chairman
for the Red Cross Roll Call, which
will be conducted on a county-wide
basis from November 11 to Novem
ber 30, announced that complete
plans for the drive will be released
next week.
Perquimans County has been re
quested by the American Red Cross
to raise a total of 600 memberships
through the Roll Call this year in
order to aid the national organiza
tion to carry out its immense pro
gram of aid to war-stricken areas
and to men of the United. States arm
ed forces.
This quota is considerably larger
than last year's, but the local chapter
of the Red Cross believes that as in
the past,' the people of Perquimans
will respond to the call and that the
quota will be reached.
The complete details of the Roll
Call and the many uses Red Cross
makes of the money collected through
Roll Call will be explained to the
public at the American Legion Arm
istice Day program to be held at the
Courthouse on the night of November
11. Congressman Herbert C. Bon
ner will be the principal speaker of
the evening.
Indications are that the annual
Roll Call this year will be the great
est since World War I days, and
many nationally known figures are
joining the forces in urging all
Americans to assist this democratic
institution to carry on its splendid
In a statement regarding the an
nual Roll Call, Frank Knox, Secretary
of the Navy, said: "Wherever our
Navy flies the American flag, the
banner of the American Red Cross is
found. From the Southern Pacific
to the Arctic, in both oceans, repre
sentatives of this wide-flung human
itarian organization of our citizens,
today are carrying on its mission of
friendly service.
"The need for all of the Red Cross
organized services to the public is
increasing with the expansion of our
national defense preparedness meas
ures. It should be a matter of pride
for every citizen to enroll as a sup
porting member under its banner."
P.C.H.S. Will Observe
Book Week Nov. 2-8
Plans have been made at the Per
quimans County High School for the
observance of Book Week, which i
November 2-8.
The girls Hi-Y Club is planning to
sponsor Tag Week to boost Perquim
ans High School library, and the pro
ceeds obtained from the sale of these
tags will be used to buy books for the
library. School patrons are urged to
help the Hi-Y girls make Tag Week
a success by buying these tags.
totudents who buy tags will use
them as ballots to vote for the books
they would like to have in the high
school library.
Book Week began back in 1SM9
with the slogan, "More Books in the
Home" and varied its inood since
then year after year, with the slogan
"Forward With Books." Such a
theme challenges all to think, of the
place of books in living books for a
world in turmoil or a world peace.
Boys and girls are growing up in
to a world in which they will have
more leisure time than any previous
generation. The reading habit1 can
greatly enrich this leisure.
Be the first to buy a tag and
boost Perquimans Higfe School Li
brary, y5 "rt ;is
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Judge Paul Frizzelle of
Snow Hill Presided;
Sentences Given Defendants
The October term of Perquimans
County Superior Court opened here
Monday with Judge J. Paul Frizzell
of Snow Hill, presiding.
Much time was consumed after
court convened in selecting additional
petit jurors, so many selected for
jury service having been excused on
account of harvesting crops and for
various other reasons.
In his charge to the jury, Judge
Frizzell emphasized the importance
of conscientious performance of duty
by the jurors.
"The prosperity and well-being of
your entire county depends in a
large measure on the type of men on
the grand jury, and the way in
which they shoulder the responsibil
ity placed upon them," he said.
This responsibility is vital and it
takes a hih degree of courage and
integrity to pass upon bills or in
dictment against those you know
well, and to conduct investigations
among your friends. But this is the
juror's duty, and I charge you to
have your eyes singled only to your
The first of the criminal cases
tried was the case of Jib Baker of
the Chappell Hill section, charged
with assault with a deadly weapon
with intent to kill Charlie Williams
ton, Negro. Baker testified that he
and Williamston were at the home
of a friend by the name of Dail.
Williamston was drunk, according to
his testimony, and they got into an
argument. Williamston got mad and
cut him several times. In self-defense,
he testified, he ran him out of the
house and when he got to the ditch
he picked up a long pole and .struck
Williamston, breaking his arm.
Williamston testified that he was go
ing by Baker's home and Baker came
out in the road. When asked by
Baker if he was not home yet, he
answered that he wp on his way,
Baker said MM n!.:;.j him move
faster, and being practically drunk,
he picked up a pole and beat him to
the ground. After he saw that he
had mashed Williamston's arm,
Baker went away and left him In a
very serious condition. Williamston
denied being drunk or cutting Baker
with a knife. Baker also denied be
ing drunk. The jury found the de
fendant, Baker, guilty of assault
with a deadly weapon and sentenced
him to serve two years on the roads.
Roy Harrell, charged with driving
under the influence of intoxicants,
testified that it was his son, not he,
who was driving the car when it was
driven in the ditch near the home of
Thad Chappell. His son, Melvin,
when told by Officer White to get
his father, who was drinking very
(Continued on Page Four)
Grand Jury Report
Given To Judge
I. Paul Frizzelle
The Grand Jury report, at the
October term of Superior Court,
which was turned in Wednesday af
ternoon by Foreman J. P. Chesson,
declared the Hertford Colored School
roof in need of repairs; the ditches
should be piped and covered to give
more room for playground. Also the
school at New Hope is in need of a
woodshed and wood.
Appreciation was expressed to the
county for the excellent condition of
the Prison Camp at Woodville and
for the good condition of the jail.
The report read that the Grand
Jury had examined the school busses
and found them in good condition
The body repoHed that it had vjsit
ed the County Home and found that
Mr. White, the keeper, is very con
siderate and thoughtful of the In
mates. The Grand Jury reported
that it found at the County Home an
inmate suffering from tuberculosis,
who is in need of more comfortable
quarters and personal service. The
Board of County Commissioners was
called before the Grand Jury and
questioned regarding the same. The
Board, according to the Grand Jury,
was very willing to provide for the
comfort of the inmate and appealed
tothe Jurors for suggestions as to
how to proceed in the matter.
In its investigation, the Grand Jury
returned a bill of indictment against
Norman Chappell, charging him with
fornication and adultry. . The case
will b heard at a later ternt of eourt
Chappell. was found in contempt of
court during the proceedure,an, waft
given a -jail sentence of 30 days, for
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