1 A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
'V Volume VIII. Number 47.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, November 21, 1941.
$1.25 Per Year.
RED CROSS ROLL CALL SHORT OF GOAL
WITH DRIVE DUE TO CLOSE NOVEMBER 30
Slightly More Than $200
! Collected to Date;
A Goal Is $600; County
"Workers To Report
$ "Although complete reports from all
warkers in the Red Cross Roll Call
are not yet available, it looks as
- though, the Perquimans Chapter will
fall short of reaching its goal of $600
by November 30th, unless the mem
berships start rolling in faster than
up to the present time.
Mrs. C. P. Morris, Roll Call chair
man, and S. M. Whedbee, chairman
of the Perquimans Chapter of the Red
Cross, reports that approximately
$200 in memberships have been re
ported by workers canvassing the
Town of Hertford. No reports have
V yet been received from the workers
in the communities throughout the
"county. These workers are expected
ho report this week,
r "Thus far, Mrs. Morris reports, the
canvassers are meeting with gener-
response from the people of Hert
rd but, she stated, if the roll call
s to be a complete success, the entire
population of the county will have to
get behind the drive this year.
The quota for Perquimans County
this year is about three times as
great as it was last year, due to the
increased demands on the Red Cross
for aid, not only in war stricken
areas, but for American boys serving
in the armed forces of this country.
A total of $47,000,000 was expended
by the American Red Cross for war
relief abroad up to June.
Mrs. Morris announces the follow
ing county workers, not named in the
list of roll callers for the Town of
iW&rtford published recently, each of
whom represents a home demonstra
Chapanoke, Mrs. John Simons;
Woodville, Mrs. J. A. Bray; White
Won, Mrs. Dempsey Winslow; Balla
hack, . Mrs. B. P. Monds; Beech
Spring, Miss Lillian Ray Perry;
Durante . Neck. MiJohn D. .Hurdle;
White Hat, MissHgzeb Matthews;
Belvidere, Mrs. Vivian Dail; Burgess,
Mrs Sydney Layden; Home and Gar
den Club, West Hertford, Mrs. B. T;
Wood; Helen Gaither Club, Mrs. John
Lane and Mrs. Milton Dail, and Win
fall, Miss Donie White.
In next, week's issue of The Weekly
, will appear a list of names of those
ytvho have enrolled in this year's roll
ns And Cranford
rood To County
By State Conference
The general conference of the
. , Methodist Churches held in Durham
last week made no chaitres in the
pastorates in Perquimans County.
' Cube Eev. R. F. Munns was returned
to' the Hertford Methodist Church,
while the Rev. J. D. Cranford will
, ' remain at Winfall.
BoUb. of these popular men now
begin their third, year as pastors in
" Church members of this county are
; very pleased with the fact that these
. two ministers will continue to hold
their respective pastorates during
the coming year. .,-
, , Toe? Kev. T. M. Grant was ap
" pointed to Elizabeth Qty and will
serve as the superintendent for this
, district. " 4 i.
Desth Claims Father
Of Mrs. C. A. Davenport
' " lira. C. A. Davenport was called
to Cambridge,. Maryland, last; Friday
because of the . serious : Illness and
' death i of t her father, o George. ,W.
. Svhrueder.' . : '
h - Funeral services for Mr Schroeder
rere held Monday morning at, 10:00
iiS'clock, at Cambridge. ' ,
vjown Tags On Sale
onday, December l
Vr. G. Newby, clerk of the Town of
II-: '.ford, announced today that Hert-
f;rJ automobile tags will be placed,
on c rde Monday December 1st. '
As in past years, - the-Police De
partment of the Town will handle the
' SftIe of mcse tags. - 1 , t i '
Fr? aub Enrojls -Ta
r The Hertford Rotary Club held its
fsr. Tuesday night at the Hotel
i, Members of the club-Vot-,
, en-dollar membership to the
3 Chrrter of the Red
CH. Shaddeau and J. E. Ellison,
recruiting officers for the U. S.
Navy who were in Hertford last
week, will return here on Wednes
day, November 26, for the purpose of
interviewing men interested in en
listing in the United States Navy or
The officers will be at the Court
house from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and
will gladly give full information to
men wishing to know the advantages
now being offered by the Navy.
The Navy is now accepting recruits
from the ages of 17 to 50, and several
classes are open for various age lim
its. In addition to training relative
to Navy work, the opportunity is also
offered for each recruit to learn a
trade during t'he enlistment period.
Young men registered in the draft
r.:ay enlist in the Navy at any time
up to the receipt of induction papers
from the draft board.
Planned By Lions
For November 28
Members of Lions Clubs of Hert
ford, Edenton and Elizabeth City
twill hold a tri-citv meetinsr at
Small's Cross Roads on Friday
night, November 28, according to an
announcement made by Arnot Groves,
Zone Chairman for this district.
Mr. Groves, a member of the club
at Elizabeth City, presided over a
zone meeting held here last Friday j
evening, following the meeting of the
Hertford club, and plans for the tri
city party were arranged at that
The meeting at Cross Roads will be
held at the Community House and
ladies of the "Chbwan Woman's Club
will serve. The meeting will start
at 8 o clock, and members and their
wives and friends are expecting a
jolly time at the party which will be
designated as an old-fashioned farm
All attending members and guests
will be expected to dress accordingly,
fLTlH it hna Koon onrminru1 lat f-m
mai attire is out.
Ten members of the Elizabeth City!
Club accompanied Mr. Groves to the
meeting with the Hertford Lions
and the local club had as additional
guests three 'British 'sailors who made
short talks, giving varied experiences
they have had during the Battle of
The Hertford club voted a ten
dollar memebrship to the Perquimans
Chapter of the Red Cross; and also
voted to give the Perquimans High
School library a three-year subscrip
tion to The Perquimans Weekly. ,
Last week's issue of The Weekly
reported that the Perquimans Li
brary would be closed November 27,
28 and 29, according: to Mrs. Nell
The report was an error. Mrs.
Addie Jones is now librarian, and the
library will be closed November 20,
21 and 22, instead of the dates as
Mated last week. The Weekly is
glad to make this correction.
HI-Y GIRLS MEET WITH
MRS. T. L. JESSUP THURS.
The Hi-Y Club met at the home of
Its. leader. Mrs., T. L. Jessuo. last
Thursday evening:. After the devo-'
tional, the roll was called and the
minutes were read. New business
was discussed. ' v
Janet Murray and Eva Harris read
interesting: articles on "Dependabil
ity, which is one of the seven stand-'
ards of , the club. Games were play
ed and the hostess served " delicious
. BELLA SHAMBURGERS MEET
'-i W ' -'':;rJV'''-v'''';:5;,''
The Delia Shamburger Missionary
Circle of the Methodist Church met
ob Monday evening at the home of
Mrs. UScar Felton. Mrs. O. P. Reed
was In charge of a Thanksgiving
program. Those present were: Mes
dames Edgar Morris. G. W. Bartat.
J. H. Towe, Vivian Matthews, Craf-
ton mattnews, D. v. Reed, Joe Ward;
a T. Skinner and Miss Mildred Reed.
After the business s session and the
program; the hostess served dainty
reiresnments. i. v, t "
The December meeting will be held
at the homo of Mrs. Vivian Matthews.
About 8C0 air pilots will be train
ed in Argentina during the next 18
months, according to the Department
Court Costs Placed
Against Witness For
Failure To Prosecute
Short Docket Heard By
Judge Tucker Tues
Perquimans County's Recorder's
Court opened here Tuesday morning,
after a week's recess, with only five
cases on the docket.
The case against Hazel Felton,
Negro, charged with larceny, was dis
missed when George Felton, her hus
band, failed to prosecute. However,
the costs of court were charged
Hazel testified that she had taken
the clothes, which George had bought
for her, to Elizabeth City, where she
was staying at the time. George
denied having bought the clothes for
her, but testified that he had bought
the clothes for another girl, whom he
stated was his housekeeper.
The court gave Hazel back the
clothes, which incidentally fitted her,
and a sweater belonging to George
was returned to him.
Will Fauntleroy, Negro, charged
with having in his possession non
tax paid liquor, entered a plea of
miiltv and was sentenced to three
! months on the road; sentence to be
suspended upon payment ot a $zt
fine and the court costs.
Wesley Foreman, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to the charge of
drunkeness and was fined $2 and the
costs of court.
The State took a nol pros in the
case o Richard Wilson, Negro, charg
ed with larceny.
The judge returned a verdict of
guilty- in the case of Percy Sharp,
Negro, charged with assault on Katie
Katie testified that she was in the
beer garden when Sharp came in and
slapped her twice across the cheek.
She stated that she had. had no words
with Sharp, but had him turned over
to Officer Walker. Sharp testified
that he had not meant to slap her so
jTio,nt'y' &nd further. contended that
he was merely playing as he and
Katie had grown up together and
played together as kids.
Sharp was ordered to serve a sen
tence of 30 days on the roads; sen
tence to be suspended upon imme
diate payment of court costs.
Newsnaner GrouD Met
Af "Rich KnnarA "BViHnv
Al mCn QUare TTiaay
Members of the Northeastern N. C.
Press Association held their Novem
ber meeting, with James Bateman,
editor of the Jackson Times, at Rich
Square, last Friday night.
Approximately forty editors and
publishers were present to hear a
short talk by Ed, M. Anderson, pres
ident of the North Carolina Press
Association. The next meeting of
the rroup will be held on December
13th, at Edenton.
Workers in The Weekly's subscription drive are requested to look
at the calendar . . . then step on the gas. Just two days remain of the
all important Third Period . . . then votes will decrease for the Fmal
Period ending the contest.
Just eight days remain for workers, to make the mopt for their
effort during the drive. The contest ends Saturday, November 29.
Six big prizes are at stake and at the present time the race for the
$300 first prize is as close as it possibly can be . . . the leaders are
closely bunched and none of them have a lead over the others great
enough to aissure victory.
Our advice to each worker is simply Ibis : The work that is ac
complished during the next eight days will determine the winners of
each prize if you are after the biggest prize offered then you will
have to work hard during these next eight days because the other
contestants are working for that big prize, too.
Right now subscriptions and extension subscriptions count much
more than they will next week, so the time has come for workers to
make every effort to build up a big vote score by Saturday night. Go
. after a few long term subscriptions and extensions just a few of
these would go a long way toward piling up your votes.
----- Contestant, it is up to you your success or failure in this drive
rests on the work you do -during the next eight days. If you keep up
your energetic efforts you will find yourself nigh in the standing when
the final tally is made, but if you dont you will lag and fall behind.
v Success or failure you hold the key to either.
' ' Friends of the workers are advised to help their favorites now.
.After Saturday night your subscription will count fewer votes than
at this time. Saturday is also the last day for bonus votes on exten
sion subscriptions. As the race stands now YOUR SUBSCRIPTION
may be the very one that will put. your friend over the top. Give it to
her by Saturday.'
i The standing based upon all
First Place -Second
Third Place. -Fourth
Fifth Place .
Sixth Place .
Tine Is Flying',
Game To Edenton
.Victory Evens Count
Between Two Rivals
Of Long Standing
The Perquimans Indians lost a hard
fought football game to the Edenton
Aces last Friday afternoon on the
Aces' home field by a score of 12 to
9. Each of these rivals have now
won seven games in their yeany
At the outset both teams appeared
very evenly matched with Nowell and
Winslow playing a bang up game for
the Indians, and Rngerson starring
for the Aces.
Hertford kicked to the Aces at
the beginning of the first quarter
and Rogerson and Ilollowell took the
ball in successive gains straight
down the field until Rogerson was
over for the touchdown. Hollowell's
try for point was no good.
The second and third quarter were
a match of wits and strength with
Hertford coming near in both the
second and third of scoring.
At the beginning of the fourth,
Nowell had the ball for Hertford on
fidenton s 8-yaru line and in two
plays was over for the touchdown
Winslow's play for point was good
and the score was 7-8 in Hertford's
favor. Hertford kicked and Hollo
well brought the ball back to his own
45 and after several line plunges,
Harrell caught a long pass from
Rogerson that was good for 20 yards.
In five more plays, Rogerson plowed
over for the Aces' second touchdown.
Hertford carried the Aces' back to
their own 10-yard, line and then lost
the ball on downs. A penalty of five
yards on the Aces carried them back
nearer to their own goal and Roger
son, on a pass, with only a few sec
onds left to play, touched the ball
back of his own goal line, giving a
safetj to Hertford. Rogerson kicked i
to Hertford and Hertford had thej
ball Jki their own 40 as the game
enclairxrith the score. 12-9 in favor
Farmers Must Sign
Affidavit For Low
Priced Truck Tags
L. W. Anderson, County Agent, an
nounced Monday that he had re
ceived word from Laurie McEachern,
official in the Department of Motor
Vehicles, that every farmer wishing
to take advantage of the law passed
by the last General Assembly rela
tive to lowering the price of truck
tags for vehicles used to transport
privately produced products to mar
ket, must sign affidavits before se
curing the tags at the reduced prices.
These affidavits will be in posses
sion of the branch offices of the Car
olina Motor Club and may be secured
upon request, or by writing direct to
the Motor Vehicle Department.
business reported up to Tuesday
..Mrs. James Boyce
.-Mr. Tom Cox
.Miss Willie Hurdle
Jtfiss Julia Weston
.Mrs. E. J. Proctor
..Miss Jessie Baker
.-. ..Miss Lucille Lane
Miss Pattie Whedbee
.Miss Blanche Everett
. Are Ycu Trying?
BIGGEST VOTE SCHEDULE REMAINING
IN DRIVE CLOSES SATURDAY NIGHT
Elsewhere in this paper is a notice
to our readers of an increase in the
subscription price of The Weekly,
whjch becomes effective on December
1, 1941. The new price of The Per
quimans Weekly will be $1.50 per Conlestants entered in The Week
year. This is an increase of twenty- , ,a now successful tilL.uU.t;un drive
five cents per year, but the price is have checke(, twQ importanl dates on
not m effect during the closing days caIendars Saturday, November
of our circulation campa.gn now go- 22 am SaturdaV( November 29.
in? on; , , The first of the.-e dates marks the
Readers who have been contemplat- close ()f th(1 third votinR gche.
ing subscribing to The Weekly should dule; after lhig (ate subscriptions
do so while our campaign is on and wi f()Unt f()r fewcr v()tes t()Ward
the price is reduced to one dollar. u irv than ,)(,v ((, a( t,ljs ljme
We have always believed. The 1't- j Saturdav a,S() marks th(, ()f the
quimans Weekly should he priced at ; )tius v;,tes th.lt :ire Kive on ,.xtpn.
one collar and nny cerns per year,,
which is in line with
rates of other weeklies
t'he State, but not until
rise in prices of all commodities have
we felt the need to advance the price.
These present day conditions, how
ever, force us to do it.
Reach Ail-Time High
During October, 1941
With North Carolina counties re
porting for October the greatest
number of motor vehicle traffic fa
talities ever recorded in a single
month, 141, the year's total deaths
skyrocketed to 1,001 for the period
from January through October 1941,
according to figures released today
by the Highway Safety Division.
During the ten-month period Per
quimans County reported four fatali
ties as compared to one during the
same period of 1940.
The three types of accidents in
which the greatest number of persons
have been killed this year are pedes
trian with 288 dead, collision of two
motor vehicles with 251 dead and
ran off roadway with 244 deaths.
Bicycle deaths for the ten months
totaled 39 against 14 for the same
period last year, an increase of 25
fatalities for a percentage increase
of 178. Collision deaths in right-of-way
disputes between automobiles
and railroad trains have reached 39
for this year for an increase of 38.4
percent over the same period of last
North Carolina's 1,001 deaths this
year compare with 738 for 1941, an
increase of 263 dead for a percent
age increase of 35.6 compared with a
national increase in deaths of approx
imately 18 per cent.
The ten leading counties with the
number of fatalities in each county
follow: Mecklenburg, 44; Cumberland,
41; Wake, 41; Guilford, 37; Robeson,
32; Buncombe, 27; Columbus, 26;
Gaston, 25; Harnett, 24; and David
Sixty-six of the iState's counties or
66 percent have reported an increase
in the number of deaths over a like
period of 1941,
Elizabeth City Man
Talks To PTA About
Nine Months School
Paul Reed, Superintendent of Pas
quotank County Schools, was guest
speaker at the Parent-Teacher Asso
ciation meeting of the Hertford
Grammar School on Thursday even-J
Mr. Reed made a most interesting
talk on the subject of nine months
school, outlining the advantages of
the nine months' period.
Although there has been little dis
cussion here of the nine months'
system, the members of the P. T. A.
were very much impressed at the
points 'brought out by Mr. Reed.
Pasquotank and Chowan, counties
on either side of Perquimans, are now
holding special elections to determine
whether or not the nine months'
system shall be installed in their re
In all probability, there would have
to be a special election here to deter
mine whether or not the nine months'
period should be installed in Per
Press Day Early
The Perquimans Weekly, in order
to give its printers a holiday on
Thanksgiving Day, went to press one
day early this week and as a result
some of the community correspond
ence carried each week failed to reach
us in time to be carried in this edi
tion. For the information of our
community reporters, we will . carry
Leaders Are Closely
Bunched and Every
one Has Chance to
Win; Now Is the Time
For Candidates to
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I he contest vi come to its oflicial
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cd.-t.' on Saturdav nigiit, November
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I S'.i, aim the six prizes win ic awani
i ed the winners immediately after a
committee of juciges 'lias made a tally
'of the votes earned during the drive.
The race as the finish of t'he third
period approaches is truly a neck
and neck affair among the leaders.
Xo one has any material advantage
over the others at present and the
number of subscriptions that each Is
able to turn in Saturday night may
tell the tale.
These are the days that will tell
the resourcefulness of a contestant.
Here is where their courage uphold
them and makes them fight, or the
lack of it takes t'he stiffness out of
their knees and leaves them trailing
in the dust.
Votes will pile up rapidly these
next few days. The lively part of
the competition is now at hand and
while the leaders are on the same
footing, those who have the courage
and fight will forge ahead, while the
third vote schedule is in effect.
Candidates Must Not Halt
If t'he contestants halt now for a
moment if they slacken up or let
their enthusiasm wane if they over
look one opportunity to win, they are
taking the VJespera nsJfVof losing
the big prizes already -partially won.
A candidate who fails to cro her ut
most during the remainder of this pe
riod is certain to bring dismal dis
appointment upon her friends who
are naturally as interested in her
success as the candidate herself.
A few more laps and the course
will have been run. Only a short
time remains to choose between vic
tory and defeat success or failure.
Don't overlook your chances to win,
and always remember that your ad
versaries, as keen, perhaps and as
resourceful as yourself, are racking
very acute brains for the isame pur
pose. Improve Your Chances Now
Only two days remain of this big
third period. Votes are at their
highest right now. After Saturday
night at 10 o'clock, the third period
will be history, and votes on sub
scriptions will count for only half
the value they do at this time. If
you expect to finish on top in the
race, now is the time for you to show
your best results. It behooves every
candidate to make this week's work
the best they have had in the cam
paign. With the rich prizes at stake,
you cannot afford to lose a moment.
What each one does between now
and Saturday night, may be the ans
wer as to who will win the $300.
Hundreds of subscriptions and
thousands of votes will be turned into
the office this week and every candi
date should see that she gets her
share. It is the long term subscrip
tions that count for the big votes.
Go after some of those.
HDC Achievement Day
To Be Observed Here
On December Fourth
Miss Frances Maness, Home Agent,
announced today that the Home
Demonstration Clubs' Achievement
Day program will be held here on
The program for the day will be
gin at 1:00 p. m., and will be held in
the auditorium of the Hertford Gram
mar School. Reports will be given
by representatives of each club in the
county, reviewing the work accom
plished during the past. year. The
principal speaker for the program
will be announced next week. Miss
Following the program at the
Grammar School, a tour to four
homes in the county . will be made .
and awards of merit will be made to,
Mrs. Charles E. White of the Bethel
Club, Mrs. T. E. Madre of the Helen,
Gaither Club, Mrs Anderson E. Layr
den of the Beech Spring Club, and
Mrs.' Archie T. Lanft of the Ballahack
Club, for home betterment work ac
comDlished by these ladies during -
the letters next week. .
the year. Vj-r S 'UU V'.f