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'r Volume VIII. Number 45.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, November 7, 1941.
$1.25 Per Year.
BIGGEST VOTES OF CONTEST ENDS AT
f'lilE O'CLOCK NEXT SATURDAY NIGHT
J Contestants Are Work
ing Hard as Deadline
Nears; Votes Will De-
crease After Saturday
(2 The first period voting schedule of
The Perquimans Weekly's subscrip
tion campaign will close at nine
oTOck Saturday night, November 8,
and all contestants are advised to
make every minute of these next
two days count big.
The "Battle of Votes" in this cam
paign is truly a "neck and neck '
race. Less than one five-year sub
scription separates the leaders, and
the work that is accomplished during
today and tomorrow may be the very
thing that will decide the outcome of
the campaign. Our advice to all
workers entered is to work hard dur-
i ing the remainder of this drive and
V win big.
i V The oreliminarv work of the cam
paign is over. From now on the
drive will develop into a real race be
tween the energetic workers and the
,one who makes the best effort wifl
the winner of the big $300 cash
Trize to be awarded November 29th.
And don't overlook the fact that there
is a $100 and a $50 cash prize as well
as additional bonus awards to be
made to those finishing in fourth,
fifth and sixth positions.
Here is a timely warning to all
workers. Do not try to figure out
how many votes it will take to win
that $300, or you will surely fail to
get enough. It would be better to
& win the prize of your choice with a
J million votes too many, than it would
be to lose it by a mere handful of
subscriptions. Don't let this happen
to" you. You would never forgive
yourself for the fatal error. As a
matter of fact, it is an impossibility
. ; to determine the answer. Take our
advice and work as hard as vau can
t .stid do not be satisfied. Get all' the
subscriptions you ean then get a
iv- lew more.
The prizes in this campaign are
srdlxg to be won by the woi&MvsrThe
fcnijr muuiu u&c w rewaru eacn
and everyone of its workers with a
big prize, but to, do so would elimi
nate competition. Nothing but the
best possible results will come from
consistent, honest efforts and the
worker who goes out and covers the
territory thoroughly is the worker
that is going to have the best record.
Workers are advised to collect all
promises by Saturday night. After
that time subscriptions will count for
less votes, and not to collect those
promises means that you will get less
ftttes for them if you wait until after
ie first period is over to report
" Race Very Close
$ Right now the standing of the
workers is very close. Not one of
the candidates has a position "cinch
ed" and any one entered may be the
final winner. A great deal will de-
r pend on the reports (Saturday night
, is to how the standing will be next
1 week. Every worker should have the
, fejfpat report of the entire cam
' 1 paign by Saturday it can be done.
Xne winners will do it
Highway Opened For
Traffic Last Friday
The road from Center Hill to
f : Hertford, which, has been, under con
. struction for oyer a year, is now
; ' completed and was opened to traffic
- last Friday. :
' . This stretch of road connects Cen-
- ter Hill, and ' the ninef oot ' paved
;, road four miles from Hertford. -
-Opening of the new road has the
enthusiastic approval of Hertford
' merchants, since it makes Hertford
- .stores more easily accessible to the
people' of the area than those of any
7fther town. ' Resident! of the section
ire also delighted with this improved
connection with the ' Perquimans
AIIold Meeting At
The Sinclair dealers , of the : Hert
ford Agency' held la "get-together"
meeting at the Hotel Hertford last
Friday night The dealers were the
' guests of J. H. Towe, Sinclair Agent
for this district. , Fifteen ' dealers
were present. . -".
P. B. Bateman, special represents-
of the Sinclair Oil .-Company,
special guest and made a very
interesting talk, Motion' pictures,
v en to all Sinclair lubrication greas
also a part of. the evenlngfs
Turkey Day Early
North Carolina will observe
Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, No
vember 20, according to an announce
ment released recently .by Governor
J. M. Broughton. This date corre
sponds with the date as set by Pres
ident Roosevelt and is one week ear
lier than the holiday as celebrated
last year in North Carolina.
This will be the last year of the
"advanced date" for Thanksgiving,
as Congress has passed a resolution
calling for the holiday to be ob
served, beginning in 1942, on the last
Thursday in November.
President Roosevelt, a few years
ago, called for the holiday to be mov
ed up a week in order to aid early
Christmas shopping, but his plan was
not followed by all the States, and
this year the President stated that
the advanced date had not, according
to figures, produced the expected
results and, therefore, this would be
the last year for the conflicting
Has Heavy Docket
After Week Recess
Perquimans County Recorder's
Court opened here Tuesday morning
with 15 cases on the docket. Not
withstanding the large number of
cases, the court disposed of them
rapidly and was recessed at noon.
Robert E. Sutton, charged with
reckless driving, was found not guil
ty of this charge, but guilty of driv
ing with improper lights, and was
ordered to pay the costs of court.
George Whedbee, Negro, was
freed on a verdict of not guilty for
the same chance.
Dan' Robeirsoif Was found guilty of
driving under the influence of intox
icants and was sentenced to 60 days
on the roads; sentence to be suspend
ed upon payment of $50 fine and
costs of court. His operator's license
Was revoked for one year.
Emma Winslow, Negro, was found
guilty of simple assault, but not guil
ty of damaging personal property.
The defendant was fined $50 and the
Charlie Midgett, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to the charge of reck
less driving and was fined the court
Dennis Boone, Negro, charged with
public drunkeness, entered a plea of
guilty and was taxed the court costs.
Kenneth Jordan was freed on a
verdict of not guilty to the charges
of being drunk and disorderly and
the using of profanity.
Luke Bowser, Negro, charged with
being drunk and trespassing on the
property of Matthew White, Negro,
was given a sentence of 30 days on
the roads; sentence to be suspended
upon payment of court costs and good
behavior for one year.
Emanuel Miller, Negro, was given
a sentence of 30 days on the roads;
sentence to be suspended upon the
payment of a $25 fine, to the charge
of simple assault on Alex Hill,
Ralph Burke, Negro, charged with
assault on a female, entered a plea
of guilty and was fined $15.
(Continued from Page Four)
Lunch Room Project
At Winf all School
School patrons of the Perquimans
Central Grammar School are urged
attend a Committee meeting to be
held at the school building at 8:00
o'clock next Monday night.
The committee wift discuss, among
other things, the reports that - ap
proximately 400,000 young men reg
istered for Selective Service have
been found unfit for general military
service, ' probably one-third of the
number are suffering from disabili
ties directly or indirectly connected
The P. T, A. has the machinery for
promoting health of children and the
committee,, at this meeting, will dis
cuss the problem thoroughly.
School Vacation '
All white schools of Perquimans
County will close all day Friday m
order that teachers' may . attend ;the
annual Teachers' Meeting in Green
ville. The" North - Carolina j State
Teachers' Meeting - is divide t Jnto
district" meetings, rather than holding
one "large group ',lheethil'J; and ;ihe
teachers 'of this section meet thW
year at' Greenville. -V -
Appointed By Board
Commissioners Move to
Foreclose on Delinquents
In a special meeting of the Per
quimans County Board of Commis
sioners, held October 20, R. L.
Knowles was appointed Delinquent
Tax Collector by the Board to collect
delinquent personal property taxes
for the years 1939 and 1940. Under
the appointment, Mr. Knowles will
be bonded while holding the position.
In former years the Sheriff's office
had charge of the collections, but the
Board at the special meeting, and in
view of the fact that the Sheriff is
now collecting 1941 taxes, placed the
delinquent list in the hands of the
special collector, who is serving inde
pendent of the Sheriff's office.
Little business confronted the
Board at its regular meeting on Mon-
day. However, the members, in line
with their intentions of collecting on
delinquent property taxes moved and
passed a motion that foreclosure
suits will be instigated against prop
erty owners who failed to come for
ward and pay delinquent taxes.
The Board also reviewed a list of
names of people who have failed to
list their taxes during the past sev
eral years and these persons shall be
given notice to make payment of the
same or face court action for failure
to comply with the law requiring
listing of property for taxes.
R. L. Knowles will also have charge
of the collection of these taxes and
in making up the lists, he discovered
over 800 names, representing some
1,500 years, of people who have failed
to list during the period being inves
tigated. Prominent Belvidere
Resident Passes At
Home Monday Morning
John., A. Jolliff, 64, prominent
farmer of the Belvidere section, died
Monday night at his home at 8:15
o'clock. He had been in poor health
for some time.
Funeral services were conducted on
Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
at Bethany Church. Interment was
made in the family plot.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Han
nah Savage Jolliff; two sons, George
and Savage Jolliff, and a daughter,
Marietta; also one brother, the Rev.
J. M, Jolliff of Gatesville, and two
sisters, Mrs. Eugene Winslow and
Mrs. A. N. Winslow of Whitston.
Working Out Five
L. W. Anderson, county agent, an
nounced this week that the commun
ity and county committeemen, which
were elected during the past two
weeks, are now setting up their five
year average cotton yields for the
producers of cotton to be used in in
suring cotton yields for those produc
ers who wish insurance on their
cotton in 1942. A further announce
ment on the cotton insurance will
be made at a biter date.
Only one more day remaina of the biggest vote period in The
Weekly's subscription drive. Every minute is important to the work
ers who are striving for the big $300, $10O'and $50 prizes to be award
ed November 29th.
The First Period voting schedule will come to a close at 9 o'clock
Saturday night after that time all subscriptions reported will count
less votes than they do RIGHT NOW so it behooves every worker to
collect every possible subscription by this Saturday.
As shown by the standing, listed below, the race for the big prizes
continues to be a very, very close affair. No one has a prize cinched
in this campaign so the work that is accomplished by Saturday night
may have a big effect on the final standings. Candidates in- the race
should study their vote schedules closely and note that long term suo
ecriptions count big just a few of them, if turned in by Saturday
. night, would make your vote total rise to a new high.
Friends of the workers should give their subscription by Satur
day in order for the worker to gain the most credit. If your friend
doesn't see you call at The Weekly office and leave the subscription
for her she will receive proper credit for it.
Here Is the Standing Who Will Lead
First Place Mrs. Tom Cox
First Place Mrs. James Boyce
Second Place Miss Willie Hurdle
Third Place . Mrs. E. J. Proctor
Fourth Place Miss Jessie Baker
Fifth Place Miss Julia Weston
Sixth Place Jesse Lane
Seventh Place- . Mrs. Elflui Lane
Eighth Place : Miss Lucille Lane
Ninth Place' - Miss Pattie Whedbee
Tenth Place r Miss Blanche Everett
,P CONTESTANTS: t is not where you stand now it is WHAT
YOU CAN DO NOW-rjust three short weeks, remain to work and win
a .big prize In this campaign. Make this week the biggest you have
Mi yet. V
Red Cross Chapter
To Start Roll Call
Drive Here Tuesday
Workers; $600 Is This
The Perquimans County Chapter
of the American Red Cross will open
its 1941 Roll Call here on Tuesday,
according to Mrs. C. P. Morris, Roll
Call Chairman, who announced ' the
roll call workers for the Town of
Miss Frances Maness will serve as
co-chairman for the Roll Call and
she will announce the community
workers later this week.
The Red Cross is faced with a tre
mendous program this year. In ad
dition to aiding war refugees, many
millions of dollars will be spent for
the benefit of American boys in the
armed services and as a result of this
each county in the United States had
an increased quota for its Roll Call
Perquimans County has been asked
to rai.se 600 memberships through
the roll call this year, and Mrs. Mor
ris is calling for every person in the
county to aid this year by joining
the Red Cross. In order to make it
easier to join, Roll Call workers will
call at your home to enlist your
Roll Call workers who will make a
house-to-house canvass for member
ships in the Town of Hertford were
announced today by Mrs. Morris.
The workers and the sections of the
town which they will cover are: Miss
Kate Blanchard, Market Street; W.
H. Oakey, Church Street; S. M.
Whedbee, business section of Hert
ford; Mrs. C. F. Sumner and Mrs.
George Fields, Grubb and Covent
Garden Streets; Mrs. R. S. Monds,
Jr., Front Street; Mrs. Leigh Wins
low, Dobbs Street. W. R. Privott
will serve as chairman for the drive
among the Negroes.
Miss Donie White will solicit the
Town-f Winfall; Mrs. J? A. Bray,
Wood.ville and the Home and Garden
Club will solicit West Hertford.
Draft Board Has 30
Men Ready For Army
When Calls Come
Although the Perquimans County
Selective Service Board has not had
any calls for men to be inducted into
military services since August 21st,
A. W. Hefren, chairman of the
Board, stated that the local Board
now has 13 white men and 17 Neg
roes ready for induction as soon as
the Army calls for them.
The white men classed in I-A are:
Grover Lamb, David Pike, Henry
Bond, James White, Kenneth Jordan,
Ivie Ward, Walter White, Linford
Pierce, William Smith, Gilbert By
rum, Davis Layden, Joseph Smith
and Braxton Godfrey.
The Negroes are: Ralph Burke,
Milton Harvey, George Taylor, Earl
Rountree, George Felton, William
White, Walter McDonald, Robert
Reid, John Moore, Alphonso Hutson,
Willie Eason, Louis Laveter, Ivory
Skinner, Robert Barclift, Hayward
Felton, Louis Lee and Bennie White.
PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND LEGION'S
ARMISTICE DAY PROGRAM TUESDAY EVE
No III Effects
In order to allay certain apprehen
sions which have appeared since the
eye clinic closed here last week,
Claude White, president of the Hert
ford Lions Club, which sponsored the
clinic, gave this statement to The
Mr. White stated that it had come
to his attention that parents of some
children examined through the clinic
were fearful of the results of the
clinic and that some of the children ,
were affected by the drops placed in
the eyes during the examination.
No ill effects can possibly come
from this examination. The drops
used in the clinic were the same as
any competent physician would use
if giving- an eye examination and the
effects caused by placing the drops
in the eyes to determine whether or
not vision is affected soon wears off.
Any information contrary to this
fact is not the truth.
The eye clinic was sponsored by
the local Lions Club as an aid to
those children of the county who
either knowingly or unknowingly
were in need of eye treatment or
glasses in order that they might have
Held Monday For
George W. Butler
George William Butler, 69, died
at 4 o'clock Saturday morning at the
Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth
City, following a short illness.
Mr. Butler was a native and life
long resident of Perquimans County,
and was loved by all who know him.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs.
Lula Simpson Butler; five sons, W.
iS., E. H. G. W. and Colon Bugler all
of Hertford; Lieut. F. H. Butler of
Portland, Oregon; five daughters,
Mrs. J. I. Barclift, Mrs. W. H. Lewis
and Miss Blanche Butler all of Hert
ford; Miss Jean Butler of Akron,
Ohio; Miss Mattie Butler of Char
lotte; three grandchildren; and one
sister, Mrs. F. H. Fitzwater, of this
Funeral services were conductea
Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, at
the Pierce Funeral Home with the
Rev. C. E. Hobgood, pastor of the
Hertford Baptist Church, officiating.
During the services the Baptist
Church choir sang "The Old Rugged
Cross," "Higher Ground" and "Pace
The casket was covered with a
double spray of Easter lilies and
Active pallbearers were: B. S.
Hoskins, Heber Barclift, J. L. White,
Tom Perry, Bill Jordan and John O.
Honorary pallbearers were: W. f.
C. Edwards, Jasper White, I. A.
White, J. E. Moran, Sr., R. M. Rio
dick, V. N. Darden, Norman True
blood, C. P. Morris and J. W. Hamp
ton. Interment was made in Cedarwood
Girl Scout Troop
Sponsored by the Parent-Teacher
Association the Hertford Girl Scouts
Troop was organized on Tuesday,
October 28, under the leadership of
Mrs. R. S. Monds and Miss Mary
At the present time 20 girls, rang
ing in ages from 10 to 14, have mem
bership in the Troop and Mrs. Monds
stated that it was expected that
within two weeks all the girls wouM
fulfill requirements for Tenderfoot
The Troop meets each week at the
The members are: Penelope Whed
bee, Margaret Assad, Mildred Skin
ner, Martha Lee Tilley, Myrtle Nor
man Elliott, Maxine Landing, Nancy
Zachary, Nina M. Cox, Ramona
Divers, Juanita Divers, Eloise God
win, Maude Holmes, Evelyn Nobles,
Betty Ruth Chappell, Pat Morris,
Julia Laughinghouse, Eatherine A.
Holmes, Joan Trueblood, Betty Jean
Winslow and Annette Cannon.
Hertford PTA Meeting
Next Thursday 8 P. M.
The Hertford Parent-Teacher As
sociation will meet at the Grammar
School building next Thursday even
ing, November 13 at 8 o'clock. All
parents are urged to. attend.
An interesting program has been
a piannea xor tne evening. . ,
Herbert C. Bonner to Be
Speaker; Band Con
cert to Open Program
Perquimans Post 126 of the Amer
ican Legion today issued a special
invitation to the people of this coun
ty to attend the Legion's Armistice
Day program to be held next Tues
day night at the Courthouse. This
program will be the fir.it Armistice
Day program held in Perquimans
since the formation of a Legion Post
in this county.
Congressman Herbert C. Bonner
will be the principal speaker during
The program, according to B. C.
Berry, Post adjutant, will begin at
7:30 o'clock, with the Perquimans
High .School Band giving a 30-minute
concert on the Courthouse Green
prior to the opening of the program
in the Courtroom. Aside from the
Legionnaires, the Boy and Girl
Scouts, and the Perquimans Chapter
of the American Red Cross will have
a part in the program.
The program will open with a pre
sentation of the Colors by the veter
ans, followed by the Scouts present
ing their flags.
Prayer will be given by Legion
naire W. T. Willoughby.
Short addresses of welcome wnl
be given by Vice District Commander
V. N. Darden, Americanization Offi
cer J. E. Winslow and Service Officer
F. T. Johnson.
Post Commander Charles F. Sum
ner will introduce the speaker, Her
bert C. Bonner.
Following the speech of Mr. Bon
ner, Post Adjutant Berry will intro
duce the Post's "go-getters," mem
bers who have excelled in gaining
memberships during the drive which
closes with the meeting Tuesday
The Red. Cross Chapter will have a
representative present who will out
line the Red Cross Roll Call program
and the uses the Red Cross maKes
of the money collected through the
It is also planned to have the en
tire assembly sing several songs dur
ing the evening's program, which will
close with the assembly observing
one minute of silence, followed by the
Naval Officers To
C. H. Shaddeau and J. T. Ellison,
recruiters from the U. 'S. Navy Re
cruiting Station in Norfolk, Va., will
be in Hertford on Friday, November
7. They will interview applicants
for the regular Navy and the Naval
Reserve at the Courthouse from 9
a. m. to 4 p. m.
Those seeking a worthwhile, pro
fitable career, which will be rewarded
with an adequate pension, after 20
years' service, are urged to consider
enlistment in the Regular Navy. Age
limits are 17 to 30 inclusive; those
who are 17 years of age enlist until
their 21st birthday; those 18 to 30
enlist for six years. After enlist
ment and completion of preliminary
training at a Naval Training Station,
some recruits are sent to Service
Schools and others are assigned duty
on ships or aviation units for further
Unusual opportunities are now of
fered those who desire to serve their
country during the emergency
through enlistments in the Naval
Reserve. Enlistments in this group
are for four years, but men so enlist
ed will serve on active duty only for
the duration of the emergency. The
pay, benefits and promotions in the
Naval Reserve are the same as those
of the Regular Navy.
At State Theatre
An added feature will be held at
the State Theatre Saturday after
noon at 3 o'clock, when ten attractive
pieces of merchandise will be auc
tioned off to the highest bidder.
Movie Money will be used to pur
chase the items the movie money
being given away by cooperating mer
chants on purchases made with them.
A list of the merchants can be found
elsewhere in this paper.
HERTFORD GRAMMAR SCHOOL
ARMISTICE DAY PROGRAM
The Hertford Grammar School will
have an '.Armistice Day program on
Tuesday morning at' 9 o'clock, which
will mark the beginning of the Junior
Red Crosa drive. The public fa cor
dially invited. -:'.. , -' 'V