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Only 14 Days Left to
fWin Any of Awards
Offered In Weekly's
tThe first big vote period on The
eekly'B big circulation drive closed
it Saturday night in a blaze of
glfty, with all candidates well sup
plied with subscriptions. Every live
wire worker in the drive visited the
office Saturday night, eager to turn
in her report and get the big votes
that were offered.
We were well pleased with the re
sults, but were not surprised, for we
fully expected some of the candi
dates to accomplish the unusual, re
sults they did obtain. We have never
seen the votes so evenly divided
among any 5r tiP of workers, and
frankly state' j we have never ex
V perienced aUitdqflation drive where
S$o few suu ppjons separate the
leaders. AtySrlong term subscrip
tions would change the entire picture,
and we anticipate many changes in
the relative standing of candidates
.bajfore this important second period
Closes Saturday night.
Home Stretch Reached
Now that the first period is over
and passed, and the drive is now on
the home stretch, the turning point
has been reached, with the close only
a few days distant. These final
weeks will .be big weeks and will
mean everything to the candidates
who ere vitally interested in the
final outcome of the race. We advise
each and every worker not to halt
for a single moment do not overlook
your chances of .winning that big
first prise and remember that 7our
"rivals" are racking very acute
stains for the same purpose. As
close as the race now stands, anyone
of the leaders can be, that final win
ner and it depends entirely on the
' wferk that is accomplished during
tabse next 14 days as to who the ul
& innate winner vriJ be. yi
Second Period Now In Effect
now in effect It is Just as important
as the first period was a week ago.
Contestants who fail to take advant
age of the vote offer now, when it
is at its highest, will find themselves
short when the final check comes.
Remember that this period lasts
only two more days and then the vote
schedule will again be reduced for
the third period. It is the long term
subscriptions that count the most
and now is the time for you to get
them. During this big second period
the time for you to awake to ac-
n. (Now is toe time for you to
on It and pile up a vote total
AS SECOND PERIOD
. that will be impossible to overcome.
Hake every minute .count
1 Yesterday is gone and forgotten
Today is here. Don't think what you
A might have done, but realize what
t : you are going to do. Now, today and
? all this week, is the time for you to
get results that will make a winner
' out of you.
wo Instructions For
Received Here Yet
(.' Not certain that the order of the
7: Office of Production Management
-' ."calling for a curtailment in power
- , and light consumption in several
'0 Southern .states is applicable to the
Virginia Electric and Power Com-
pany territory, the people of this sec-
ftion are planning to continue normal
lighting schedules until direct in-
"structions, If '.any, are issued by the
authorities through the operating
- company, according te a report this
'wXwmlfrtflXr Darden. '.
ieuiA ni 1... il'-'iL'
CnttiiM curtail r tt iJotffrl". of tte real thnfcl' of th
yenuan, hl is ae general opinion" ,
--that this territory served by the Vir-
l g!nJ company will be grouped with
that in Virginia and not with that
when curtailment programs ' have
'. been ordered, f . a : .:
. f I)u to the fact that Mayor Dar
,V4ii has not received any .word re-
31ng the curtailment, the question:
oi Christmas street decorations for
Hertford is still undecided, but there'
is the .possibility that this county
- may be' included in the program for
curtailment.' , If not, the Town, - of
Hertford.will have its Christinas
decorations as QsuaL ,
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J- TURKEYv DINNER UEC?i"''.
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'JTS Woman's, A-uxlliafjrt f . Hojr
T: Itf Church vVill serve a - turkey
i -r ft 6K)Q; p. m., on. December 6,
j . 1 arish' House. ' The public ' is
Uly invited. 1 , ' . .
.Y NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE tlPBUIUtiNQ OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
FOR TOP HONORS
To Contact Producers
Perquimans County AAA commit
teemen met in the auditorium of the
Agricultural Building and made plans
for contacting Perquimans County
producers relative to their 1942 al
lotments and defense goals, it was
announced this week by L. W. Ander
don, county agent.
Producers will be notified this
week where to contact their commit
teemen to secure their 1942 allot
ments and indicate their plans for
1942. It is important that all pro
ducers contact their committeemen at
the time and place specified on the
notice, Mr. Anderson said.
All producers who would like to
plant peanuts jn 1942 in excess of
their peanut allotment, and producers
without peanut allotments who would
like to plant peanuts in 1942, are re
quested to advise their committeemen
when the contact is made.
The Agricultural Conservation Pro
gram Bulletin for 1942 is now avail
able at the county AAA office, ac
cording to L. W. Anderson, secretary
of the Perquimans County AAA com
mittee. The bulletin covers all provisions
of the conservation program, includ
ing information on payments and de
duction rates, said Mr. Anderson. It
also contains full details with regard
to soil-building practices.
Payment rates, except for commer
cial wheat, are somewhat lower than
in 1941. The rates include: one and
one-quarter cents per pound for cot
ton; 10 cents per bushel for com
mercial wheat; $1.45 per ton for pea
nuts; two cents per pound for com
mercial potatoes; seven-tenths of a
cent per pound for flue-cured tobacco,
and seven-tenths of a cent per pound
fbr burley tobacco.
Payment for complying with acre
age allotments will be made in ratio
to the degree to which soil-building
goals are carried out on the farm.
In place of total soil-building' al
lotments established under past pro
grams, the 1942 program provides
that a specified percentage of crop
land be devoted to soil-building and
"This provision in the 1942 pro
gram, bolstered by continuation in
1942 of the increased funds Bet aside
in 1941 for carrying out soil-building
practices, is a forward step in the
continued improvement of the coun
try's soil," Anderson said.
Hear Herbert Bonner
At Meeting Tuesday
Members of the Hertford Rotary
Club had Congressman Herbert C.
Bonner, his secretary, Jack Spain,
and C. W. Overman as guests at
their meeting on Tuesday evening at
the Hotel Hertford.
Congressman Bonner made a brief
talk to the Rotarians, and warned
the group that people of the United
States must look for higher taxes in
order that the government may carry
out its defense program.
Lose To Edenton 32-0
The Edenton Junior Varsity met
the Perquimans Junior Varsity team
for the first time on the local grid
iron on Thursday afternoon, winning
to a score of 32-0.
This was the first real football
either of the teams had played, and It
l m 'annnfaincr how mnen titevi.had
Coach Dave Fuller hopes that the
formation of a Junior team will cause
more boys to become interested In
playing football and will thus build
up a better regular team.
Recorder's Court In
Recess Armistice Day
' Perquimans County Recorder's
Court , had a recess this week in ob
servance of Armistice Day. At the
present time there, are s only . two
cases scheduled ' to be heard next
library To Oose
- Mrs. . Nell Whedbee, : librarian of
the Pemuimans Countv. Public U
brary," announced, this week that the
library will be closed on Thanks!
ing Day and the following , Fridajf
and Saturday, which ; is November
28th and 29th. , V .
Hertford, Perquimans County, North
Entire County Urged
Enroll In Red Cross
During Annual Drive
Mrs. Morris Announces
tion Began Armistice
The annual Red Cross Roll Call
drive got under way here on Tuesday
ana will continue through the month
of November with the Perauimans
County Chapter seeking to enroll 600
memberships before the closing day.
Little thought Is needed to realize
that the American Red Cross, today,
is facing a task as great if not great
er than the one it completed in the
years of 1917 and 1918 and in order
that the huge problem of aiding not
only war refugees in' foreign lands
but American boys serving in the
armed forces of this nation might be
met successfully, the Perquimans
Chapter of the Red Cross is urging
every man, woman and child in Per
quimans to take an active part in
this year's roll call.
Mrs. C. P. Morris, Roll Call Chair
man, has announced that solicitation
of memberships started Tuesday and
that county-wide drives will be made
in order for the local chapter to meet
the quota as requested by the nation
Mrs. Morris is being assisted by
Miss Frances Maness, who has named
workers among the home demonstra
tion clubs of the county to enroll
members in the Red Cross.
Included in the plans for the Roll
Call, S. M. Whedbee, County Chair
man, said that the local chapter will
arrange to have some of the workers
stationed at the State Theatre to ac
cept memberships from people missed
during the canvasses.
On Sunday, November 16, at 1:30
p. m., Paul Muni and Raymond Mas
sey will head an all-star cast of
stage, screen and radio personalities
dedicating their services to the Red
Cross in a one hour coast-to-coast
, The Red Cross faces a tremendous
task . . : through this Roll Call it
asks everyone to share in the job of
aiding humanity and spreading a bit
of cheer in this war-torn world . . .
the request is small, so be one of the
first to enroll. Do it today.
Girl Scout Troop
Elects Officers At
The Hertford troop of Girl Scouts
held a meeting at the Courthouse on
Election of officers was the first
order of business. The following of
cers were elected: Nancy Zachary,
chairman; Ramona Divers, treasurer;
Majcine Landing, secretary; and Pat
The entire group then pledged al
legiance to the Flag and repeated the
Girl Scout laws.
The members were given their
first lesson in First Aid, with band
aging being used for simple acci
dents. Girl Scout handbooks were
distributed among the members The
meeting closed with the troop singing
the Girl Scout song.
The nrst period in The Weekly's big subscription campaign closed
last (Saturday night. Hundreds of thousands of votes were issued and
every live-wire worker received a goodly number. Although thousands
of votes were issued, ne one seemingly gained any lead on the field
lor the big $300 pripe tobe awarded on November 29. All the leaders
in the race had good reports and remained closely bunched for the top
This can only mean one thing the BIG PRIZES in this cam
paign will be won between now and two weeks from Saturday when
the campaign closes. Today it's anybody's race and anybody's prize.
The fact is that none of the prizes have been won yet and the workers
who put forth daily effort and make every minute count during the
.remaining days of this contest will be the winners.
; It is now that contestants will rise to the occasion and accomplish
MW necessary; to make them winners or they will lag and fall
teUnd. Just two days remain of this second period . . . then votes
W drop again, so workers are advised to get every possible subscrip
,vUon in by Saturday.
' ; Contestants: Just 14 days remain of this campaign during that
,time one of you will gain a lead on the field that will carry you to
victory and the $300 -prize -which one of you that is to be depends
entirely upon yourself . . , during the past week the first place posi
tion has changed hands several times. The race is still hanging fire.
So now is tiie time to roll up your sleeves and really go to work on
gathering subscriptions. It can be done you can do it.
i Listed below is the standing of the workers based, upon all busi
ness reported to Tuesday night. Some of the late starters are rap
Idly climbing toward the ton and if the leaders lair in t)w wnrk lhv
liable to be passed by the more
ing ior me prizes.
Second Place ....
Third Place !
njk i' V Ninth Place' j&Lu.
i Tenth Place
Carolina, Friday, November 14, 1941."
Give Vague Reasons
For Poor Service
Meet With" Hertford
day; Town to Push
At the request of Mayor V. N.
Darden and members of the Town
Board, officials of the Norfolk and
Carolina Telephone Company meffl
with the Commissioners at their
meeting Monday night to give an ex
planation regarding complaints made
by the Hertford patrons on the phone
service received during the past
The Mayor and the Commissioners
have received many complaints from
the patrons about the service, the
chief complaint being that so many
times when attempting to use a
phone, a patron has to wait an un
necessary length of time before hear
ing the dial tone, which signal means
the patron has the line and may dial
the desired number.
H. W. Dewey, general manager for
che Utility Company, was the chief
spokesman for . the officials and he
vaguely explained that records of the
company showed very few complaints
had been received at the offices in
Elizabeth City, and they were un
aware that the service was not up to
standard, but that the company had
been making a series of check"! on
its equipment here and he believed
the situation was now corrected.
The Commissioners also took up
the matter, with the phone officials,
regarding a rumored move that they
will, in the near future, discontinue
the present full-time employee here
in Hertford and will have the em
ployee here only part of the month
for the purpose of collecting phone
Little satisfaction was gained m
this discussion as the phone officials
were not impressed by the state
ments made by Mayor Darden re
garding an oral agreement made at
the, time the phone company installed
the dial system here.
Little other business was transact
ed at the meeting Monday. The
Board voted to make needed repairs
to the water tank located at the
municipal plant and a crew of re
pairmen are expected here shortly to
begin the work.
In a special meeting held late last
week, the board adopted measures to
push the collections of delinquent
taxes. Due notice will be given eacn
person and those failing to act on
this notice will face court action.
The Rev. R. F. Munns, pastor of
the Hertford Methodist Church, and
the Rev. J. D. Cranford, pastor of
the Methodist Church in Winfall, are
attending the annual Methodist Con
ference being held this week in Dur
ham. The Conference will announce
pastorates for the ministers late this
week, but it is the hope of church
members in this section that Mr.
Munns and Mr. Cranford will be re
turned to their respective churches
aggressive workers who are striv
Mrs. Tom Cox
Mrs. James Boyce
. Miss Willie Hurdle
-Miss Julia Weston
.Mrs. E. J. Proctor
Miss Jessie Baker
-j. -Jesse Lane
IMiss Pattie Whedbee
Mrs. Elihu Lane
MW Lucille Lane'
.Miss Blanche Everett
CONGRESSMAN BONNER SPEAKER AT
ARMISTICE DAY PROGRAM HELD HERE
Legion Post Goes
Over The Top 100
In Membership Drive
Perquimans County Post, No. 126,
of the American Legion closed its
membership drive with the Armistice
Day program at the Courthouse on
Tuesday evening by enrolling six ad
ditional members, bringing the total
membership to 70 for the local Post.
This makes the local Post a 100
membership as there are only 70
veterans in the county eligible foi
membership in the organiation.
D. C. Berry, Post adjutant, wired
the North Carolina headquarters of
the American Legion on Wednesday
morning that the Perquimans Post
had gone over the top in the mem
bership drive 100. During the
year 1941, the total membership of
the Perquimans Post was 40. The
1942 drive netted an increase of .'!0
Scheduled Dec. 13
A referendum to determine whether
growers want to continue cotton mar
keting quotas, which have been in ef
fect for the past four years, will be
held December 13, E. Y. Floyd, AAA
executive assistant of N. C. State
College, has announced to North Car
"There is little need to explain the
marketing quota system to cotton
growers of our State," Floyd declar
ed. "They have realized the bene
fits of this orderly marketing system
for four consecutive years, and there
is no reason to doubt that quotas
again will be approved by an over
Quotas on the 1941 cotton crop
were approved in a referendum on
December 7, 1940, by 92.8 per cent
of th. 60,246 farmers who voted in
North jCarplina, and by 92.3 per cent
of the 96X growers who cast bal
Tots in the Nation. The yote in
North Carolina was: 55,974 for quo
tas, and 4,309 against quotas.
The AAA official quoted Secretary
of Agriculture Claude Wickard as
saying that "the 1942 planting allot
ment for cotton will be 27,400,000
acres in the United States or about
the same as this year."
Floyd said it is necessary to con
tinue restrictions on cotton produc
tion because of the "collapse of for
eign markets," and the accumulation
of the large surplus. He added that
this country already has enough cot
ton on hand to fill an extra year's
As in the past, it will require a
two-thirds vote of those balloting
throughout the cotton belt to put
quotas in effect for 1942. If quotas
are approved, growers will be free to
sell all the cotton they produce on
their alloted acreage. Overproduc
tion will be subject to a penalty,
which this year is 7 cents per pound.
School Giving First
Aid Course To Pupils
Members of the Perquimans Train
ing School faculty, who recently
completed a course in First Aid,
given by the American Red Cross,
are fast spreading the knowledge
gained through the Red Cross course.
Twenty-two Negro pupils of the
Training School are now being in
structed in the first aid courses. The
standard course is being offered to
the third year high school class,
and the Junior course is being offer
ed to the seventh grade students.
Zone Meeting For
Lions Here Friday
The Hertford Lions Club will meet
Friday night at 6:45 o'clock, at the
Hotel Hertford. ;
Zone Chairman Arnot-Groves, of
Elizabeth City, has called a zone
meeting to be held here Friday
night. This meeting will follow im
mediately the gathering of the local
club. All members of the Hertford
club are urged to attend the meeting
According to a census report re
leased this week by Willie M. Har
rell, special agent, a total of 4,117
bales of cotton has been ginned in
Perquimans County prior to Novem
ber 1, from the 1941 crop. This
compares with a total jof 2,699 bales
ginned during the same period of
. - hi,
Mr. and Mrs. Carl S. Godwin, of
Route 2, Hertford, Announce the birth
of a son,. Jimmy Caiiborn Saturday,
i November 8th. . Mother and batr? are
' doing nicely. '
$1.25 Per Year.
Bonner Flays John L.
Lewis; Outlines Work
Large Audience On
Hand For Legion
Armistice Day was celebrated by
Perquimans Post No. 126 of the
American Legion with an impressive
ceremony on Tuesday night in the
Courthouse room. The crowd assem
bled was the largest ever before
seen in the Courthouse.
The Perquimans County Band gave
a thirty-minute concert, beginning at
7:.'!0, which was most enjoyable.
The program opened with presen
tation of the Colors, by the veterans,
followed by the Scouts presenting
Prayer was given by Legionnaire
W. T. Willoughby.
Short addresses of welcome were
given by Vice District Commander
V. N. Darden, Americanization Offi
cer J. E. Winslow and Service Officer
F. T. Johnson.
Recognition was made of visiting
Legionnaires and American Legion
Post Adjutant B. C. Berry was
master of ceremonies, and introduced
the "go-getters," members who have
excelled in securing memberships
during the drive, in making Per
quimans Post 100.
Post Commander Charles F. Sum
ner introduced the speaker, Congress
man Herbert C. Bonner.
Mr. Bonner congratulated the Post
on being Wc, stating that he felt
sure that its success was due to the
comradeship with the veterans.
Congressman Bonner called the
people's attention to the significance
of Armistice Day and to the reasons
why we should th ink and be thank
ful for the blessings of life which
"1 would the time come " he said,
"when irfewandS wome , cou4tf walk
and talk without rifrnors of war over
their heads, but I'm afraid we'll not
realize it in this world, but in the
world to come.
"Leadership in labor is one of the
major reasons for our country's pre
dicament, and Congress will burst its
bounds to drive out such 'rascals' as
John L. Lewis.
"If Germany wins the present
war," he said, "think of our mode
of life! No freedom of press,
speech, or religion, but if Britain
wins, there will follow a feeling of
friendship and comradeship.
"Friends, don't pay any attention
to the griping and gossip of people
who say that army life is below
standard. When you hear this idle
gossip, explain to them your knowl
edge of a soldier's life, so as not to
retard Uncle Sam's Army, which is
moving with more rapidity than ever
before. America has known the price
of victory, may she never know the
price of defeat."
Mr. Bonner emphasized the impor
tant part the American Red Cross is
playing in National Defense. "No
nobler service can be rendered by
any one than caring for the wounded,
as does the Red Cross," he said.
"One's most worthy deed to charity
would be to give his time, and ef
forts to this splendid organization.''
Silas M. Whedbee, chairman of the
Perquimans Chapter of the American
Red Cross, reviewed the important
part the American Red Cross plays,
and told the people that their invest
ment of a dollar in the Red Cross
could be put to no better use.
Mrs. C. P. Morris, chairman of the
roll call drive, outlined, the Red Cross
program for 1942. Mrs. Morris stat
ed that for every dollar collected for
Red Cross last year, three must be
collected this year.
The program closed with the Jun
ior Red Cross members singing
"She's the Rose of No-Man's Land,"
followed with the assembly observing
one minute of silence, and benediction
by Legionnaire G. C. Buck.
Special Catholic Service
Sunday at 10:30 A. M.
Sunday, November 16, Holy Mass
will start in St. Ann's Catholie
Church, on Broad Street in Eden
ton, at 10:30 a. m., and -'will fea
ture a sermon on The Ijhmd Between
Patriotism and Religidn," an appro
priate musical and singing program,
concluding with Benediction of the
Most Blessed Sacrament Catholics
may go to Confession from 10 to
10:25 a. m., and receive Holy Com
munion vduring 'the services.
AU Catholics and non-Catholics are
urged to be present at all services,
every Jst and v 2nd Sunday of the
month at iQ'M a. in, and, every 8rd,
4th and; 5th iSundav of the month at :?
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