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4 Volume VIII. Number 4& r
NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, November 28, 1941.
$1.25 Per Year.
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SACM AFTERIIOON, fJOVEf.lBER 29
Race Is Very Close and
Winners Will Be De
Added During This
i Final Week
- v)3w three' judges who will count
the final, week's business and tally
1$e votes cast in The Weekly's sub
scription campaign, ending Saturday,
'December 29th, are: C P. Morris
and R. M. Riddick of Hertford, and
"W. EL Dell, of New Hope.
, ; With but a few hours remaining in
. The Weekly's now famous circulation
campaign, contestants are working
with feverish haste to make their
final stand for victory before the
clock strikes 4, Saturday afternoon.
That is the last hour of the campaign
and, the judges will declare the cam
paign officially closed at that time.
Just aasoon after 4 o'clock Satui-
day as the judges are able to tally
the final week's business and make
eir report, the prizes, will be award-
to .the winners.
Phree hundred dollars in cash will
awarded to the person polling the
test number of votes in the en-
campaign and $100 will be award-
vtH rae secona piace winner. intra
prize will be $50. Bonus prizes go
; to winners of fourth, fifth and sixth
The final tabulation of votes and
subscriptions will be made by tne
committee of judges and neither of
the publishers will handle any of this
final week's contest business. Work
era will make their final reports on
Saturday, placing their sealed reports
in the sealed ballot box, located at
, The Weekly's office, and this box
will not be opened until after tne
: judges have officially closed tne cam-
The announcement of the
;e winners will be made as soon
as1 the tabulation is completed.
Don't try to figure out just how
lmany subscriptions or votes it will
f - tce to win, for you will surely fail
ta get enough. Don't be afraid of
.. having too many votes for you can
", not have too many. It would be
. . - much better teTa. the. big first pate4
r of $300 by having a million votea too
, -'.: many than to lose it by a mere hano
i The stage (is set the judges are
. ready, and the prizes await
;;V claiming, The end is but a few hours;
... .aw&jr and if ybu trust your own
r ; judgment as to your competitors'
strength, based on facts; and obser--JationB,
and lay your plans accord
. Singly, there is yet time to stem the
. v,tide and turn it to a sweeping victory.
n't overlook your chance to win
always remember that your
workers are as keen, nerhans.
na aa resourcerui, as yourseir, and
jar racking their brains for the same
r Wanting To Contestants
l-if; Uvery contestant must have a cash
- report in the ballot box in order to
;be . eligible for a prize or a commis
rL sioa. . This is one of the first rules
f the campaign and In all fairness
',-we' must adhere to it strictly. Do
f apt fail to have your final report in
W6 ballot box by 4 o'clo
$10,0 In Christmas
C!i2c!(S Will Be
f.lc!ed Ort Dec, 1st
JMi:-Mi?iiu of The;
Hertford ; Banking -Company, an
! nbunced, today jthat tha bank had
closed ;M: ?194i;:aris1anas?;i Savings
' V Club and that approximately $1.,000
ft'wrMBNfl'$av1iig' checks "will be
' -mailed to club members on December
CflraV- ' r:::' I A A ,
;;;"saving is: a substantiaHncrease over
' the amount paid put by the bank tost
; ; jnnedUtelyafliBr.'thii ye&V thecka
Jfn at 10c and run up to five dollar.
Bank officials advise, people to join
in order 'to facilitate bookkeeping and
" 1 ythe same time Insure each member
Yf early start toward saving - funas
1 1 - next year. , , . v, "; r ; '- ' t
I i Ruth Current ;
To C3 Speaker For.1,
tZ'm Frances Maness, County
Home Agent, announced today- that
Ruth Current State Home Dem-
tration Agent, will be the prinrt
ppeaker at the Achievement Day
-n to be" held on Thursday
December 5, at t!.e Hertford
Fchool audita: - The
' r-ra at 1 eV"1 . .
Listed belo,w, in alphabetical or
der, are the names of the active
workers remaining in The Week
ly's circulation drive that comes
to its official close Saturday af
ternoon at 4 o'clock.
The positions of the names does
not, necessarily, denote the stand
ing in the race.
Miss Jessie Baker.
Mrs. James Boyce.
Mrs. Tom Cox.
Miss Willie Hurdle.
Miss Lucille Lane.
Mrs. E. J. Proctor.
Miss Julia Weston.
Every hour that remains haj
immense possibilities and the final
efforts of the workers during these
last hours of the campaign wii!
build their vote totals into trie
prize-winning class, or the lack of
that effort will pass the prizes to
Help Your Favorite Now.
Miss Mary I Fields
Weds Vincent Hill
Friday, November 21
In a ceremony attended only by
members of the immediate famil.es,
miss rnary jMizaoera neios ana v in-1
cent Theodore Hill were united in
marriage at 8:30 on Friday evening,
November 21, at the home of the
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brides mother. The Rev. R. F.
Munns, pastor of the bride, officiateu.
In the living room the vows were
spoken before an 'improvised altar ofi
palms, fern and large baskets of
paster lines ana iiannea jy seven-
orancnea canaeiaora. miss jeanneite
n i j t ' W -w ii
Fields, siste? of the bride, lighted
the candles. She wore a dress of
dusty pink silk with blue accessories.
i Her flowers were a snoulder corsage
of white and pink sweet peas.
The bride descended' the stairway
on the arm of her brother, Edgar M.
Fields. She was met at the foot of
the stairway by the bridegroom and
they walked to the altar together.
The bride wore a dress of royal
blue velveteen with fitted waistline
and gathered skirt. Her only orna
ment was a small gold cameo neck
lace at the V neckline. Her hat was
of . blue velvet Her bag and shoes
were also of blue and she wore white
kid gloves. Her shoulder corsage
was of gardenias.
Mrs. Hill is the daughter of Mrs.
Claude S. Fields and the late George
Ervin Fields. Mr. Hill is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Hill, of Sunbury.
He holds a position with the Proctor
and Gamble Co., in Portsmouth, Va.
They will make their home with the
After the wedding, members of the
families, the wedding party and a few
guests were invited into the dining
room for the cake-cutting and a smalt
informal reception. The room was
decorated in white chrysanthemums
and lighted tapers. Mrs. E. M,
Fields cut the cake. Mrs. M. V,
Walker, Mrs. F. ,C. Winslow ano
Mrs. C. F. Sumner, Jr., assisted in
serving a sw,eet course.
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First Quarter Honor
Roll At High School
F. T. Johnson, superintendent of
schools, today announced the .first
quarter honor roll for Perquimans
High School. A total of twenty
four students is listed: 4
Eleventh Grade Lois AsbelL Reba
Madry, Eloise Keaton, , Doris Miller,
Lucy Russell, Elizabeth' Dardeh- and
Blanche Hay Skinner. is- -
i Tenth Grade Marjorie .Forehand,!
Catherine white,-Carroll, Perry.--
Ninth Grade Dorothy Oakey.
' Eighth Grade Horace Baker. Bell
Murray, ' Dorothy Fay White,' Mar
Jorie Rebecca White, Esther Winslow,
Minnie Raye Ceil,- Doria Godfrey,
uuiiur vooawi and Joan Win&jow.
..,, 'mi n .mm i i. m pit i. in j, w:t;.
Cotton Report Shows v
Big increase Here
According to' a census report re
leased, this week by" Willie 21. Bar
rel, special: agent, total of 4,842
bales Of cotton has been irinned in
Perquimans County prior to Novem
ber 4, from ' the 1941 crop. Tni
ccTftres with a total of 8,189 tales';
zi during the same period," of
Be Placed On Sale
Monday, December 1
Mrs. L A; Ward Again
Heads- County Sales;
No Quota Set
Mrs. I. A. Ward has again been
chosen to head the sale of Tubercu-
losis Christmas Seals in Perquimans
County, and it is announced that the
sale of these Seals will begin Mon
day, December 1.
Mrs. Ward, enthusiastic in the pro
motion of the Christmas Seals sale,
urges people of Perquimans to sup
port this fight against tuberculosis
by adding their bit through the pur
chase of the seals.
The goal last year of $95 was ex
ceeded when $114 was collected, and
although no goal has been given the
county this year, Mrs. Ward stated
that she hopes $120 may be collected
through the sale of these Seals.
Mrs. Ward points out that through
the sale of the Christmas Seals, not
only can sick patients be helped, but
known spreaders can be isolated and;
taught simple rules of personal hy
giene to avoid spreading the disease.
The unknown spreaders may also
be located by measures with which
every doctor and health worker is
The mopey that is raised through
the sale of the Christmas Seals ts
used in various ways to combat the
disease. It pays for x-ray treat
ment, tuberculin tests, free clinics
and nurses. The money is aljo used
to buy milk, codliver oil, and otner
supplies for needy tubercular persons,
am, for idi school luncFhe8
undernourished and underprivileged
Three-fourths of the funds raised
hrouJh t..sale.f the Stealsf are ?"
tained within the county for the
fight locally and the remainder is
turned over tp the State and National
Christmas Seals are the greatest
enemy of tuberculosis and The Week
pain in urn everyone to buv een
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, erously from the canvasser who calls
Bishop Darst Makes
Annual Visit Holy
Bishop Thomas C. Darst held con
firmation services at Holy Trinity
Episcopal Church here last Sunday.
The Bishop was here for his annual
visitation at the local church.
Final Rites HeldFor
Mrs. Lizzie F. Joliff
Mrs. Lizzie Felton Jolliff, widow
of the late Joshua G. Jolliff, died at
her home near Belvidere on Thurs
day afternoon at 2:25 o'clock, after
a long illness.
Mrs. Jolliff was a member of the
Bethany Methodist Church, Bethany
Missionary Society and Sunday
She is survived by six daughters,
Misses Lillian, Lilly, Manola and
Wilma Jolliff, Mrs. Jesse Asbell and
Mrs. Clinton Perry, all of this
county; two sons, John R. Jolliff of
Portsmouth, Va., and Joshua G.
Jolliff, of California; one sister, Mrs.
R. A. Baker, of Edenton, and ten
Funeral services were conducted or.
Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock,
at the Bethany Methodist Churcn,
with the Rev. B. T. Hurley, assisted
by the Rev. J. D. Cranford, officiat
ing. Burial was made in the family plot.
Twenty-three Shopping Days Until
Christmas.. .. Be Wise . . . Shop Early
With only twenty-three ' shopping
days until Christmas, Hertford stores
are taking on the rushing atmosphere
of the final days which wilt end what
experts believe will be the greatest
Christmas shopping period the United
Slates has had for many years. ;
, As your reporter walked l in' and
out, and through the' stores in Bert
ford this week Christmas was in the
air. Owners and clerks were busy
streaming' decorations over the stores
and customers . were rushing: In for
,, Evidently the general public is
heeding that wise old saying "Shop
Barty"1 because many 'stores report
that Mies of Christina- 'merchandise
are ahead of previous years., - , lt ,
And the Hertford merchants, al
ways prepared to serve t. customers,
are even "i more prepared for this
year's rush than last year. -. Every
store It heavily
Stocked with ttier-
i chandise desired at Chrisnfta time
I and, the. goods are dl-played carfy
In Elizabeth City
Local Post Receives
Recognition For Its
Perquimans Post, 126, of the
American Legion will receive special
notice at the State membership rally
to be held (Saturday night at Eliza
beth City for achieving a 100 mem
bership during the drive for 1942
The "go-getters'" of the Perquim
ans Post, members who have signed
at least ten veterans for Legion mem
bership during the drive, will oe
served supper free at the rally Satur
day, and all "go-getters" of the Le
gion will be grouped together when
the veterans meet at 6 :,'() at the
Virginia Dare Hotel for the big rally.
Such notables as Fred Martin,
State Commander for Virginia; Roy
McMillan, State Commander of North
Carolina; National Vice Commander
Allen, of Atlanta. Ga., as well as
the entire group of membership ot-
ficers will be on hand for the meet
C. F. Sumner, Jr., commander of
the Perquimans Post, is in receipt of
a letter from S. Amos Maynard, State
Membership Chairman, offering con
gratulations to the Perquimans Post
for its success in gaining the mem
bership of every veteran living in the
county, and notifying him of the
recognition that will be given the
Post at the Elizabeth City rally.
Legionnaires of North Carolina
are strivimr hard to beat the veterans
nf Arlffln.ssiQ in thp mpmhfrsliin firivr- I
which closes toniirht. and if success-!
ful thev will receive the Henrv l. i
stouonc' tmnw fnr Kcvmo. A the. I
nation in the Legion drive. North ( 'nation will be given by Army medi
Carolina reeent.lv won the trnnhv fori cal officers at designated points
having enrolled the most members up
to November 4, and State Commander
McMillan received the trophy at the!
National Headquarters in
Post Adjutant B. C. Berry an-i
nounced .that .the Perquimans Post
will hold its meeting Monday night,
December 1, at 7:30 o'clock, at the
Courthouse, and urged all members
to be present.
School Donates 57
Baskets To Needy
The Perquimans Training School,
its students and faculty, donated 67
baskets it food stuff to needy people
in the county on Thanksgiving Day.
The students and faculty contri
buted approximately $20 worth of
food that was made into baskets
which included sweet potatoes, Irish
potatoes, field peas, flour, peanuts,
canned fruits and vegetables, collards,
sugar, meal, cereal, rice and cabbage.
Five dollars in cash was also sent
to the Oxford Colored Orphanage.
To Attend Medical
Dr. C. A Davenport will attend the
Seaboard Medical meeting to be held,
at Virginia Beach, Va., next Wednes
day. The doctor will not be at his
office during that day.
Mr. and Mrs. Preston Nixon, of
Hertford, Route 2, announ?e the
birth of a son, born Wednesday,
November 26. Mother and baby are
order that customers may see the
values bemg offered by the local
One thing that may be lacking in
Hertford this Christmas season will
be the street decorations of the multi
colored lights which always adds
spirit to the season', but it has not
been decided as yet whether, the
street decorations will be used. The
present power; shortage in this area
has caused some towns
against the street lighting and it may I have invited the Mayors and Fire
be that Hertford will follow in line) Chiefs of Edenton and Elizabeth City,
with other '..towns and forego the ef- and Fire Chiefs of Creswell, Colum
fects this season, i j bia and Plymouth as special guests
Jiiviinie with the Christmas shop-j for the occasion,
ping, comei this .request by the Post R. A. Joyner, of Farmville, presi
Office Department: People who mail i dent of the State Firemen's Associa
gifta and Packages out of town arel'tion, has also been invited to attend.
asked, to sw that
nnmrelv wranned and nronerlv ad -
dressed in rder to facilitate their
handling and assure prompt delivery,
The Post Office also advises all to
ml shop early and to mail early, "
PERQUIMANS CHAPTER RED CROSS NEARS
GOAL iil AiiiiAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
District Meeting Of
Masons Held Thursday
Several members of Perquimans
Lodge A. F. & A. M., No. 106 at
tended the district meeting of the
Masonic Lodge held in Gatesville on
Thursday, November 27. A school of
instruction was held at 4 o'cIock,
and was in charge of John H. Ander
son, Grand Secretary.
Supper was served the visitors at
6:30 at the Legion Hut and a meetrng
of all lodges of the district followed
i in the school auditorium. 1 he au-
dress was given by Grand Master
Draft Board Changes
Method Of Physical
VV. G. Hollowell Resigns
From Board; Archie
T. Lane Named
According to Mrs. T. B. Sumner
clerk of the Perquimans Draft Hoard,
the Selective Service office will short
ly announce a change in the methods
of physical examinations given pros
pective selectees before induction in
to the Army.
Under the new arrangements local
will give a screen
to determine men
duty, but uie regular pnysicai exam-
throughout the State.
The Selective Service officers have
tried out this plan in several sections
Indiana- 01 lne country ana una u very .satis
factory, and it is to be presumed
will adopt the plan for all draft
The local draft office as yet has no
calls for men to be inducted into ser
vice. The last call for men received
by the local board was in August.
W. G. Hollowell, who served as sec
retary of the Perquimans Board, ten
dered his resignation as of November
1st, and his vacancy has been filled
by the appointment of Archie T.
Lane. The board now consists of A.
W. Hefren, chairman; W. W. Spencer
and Archie T. Lane.
C. H. Shaddeau and J. E. Ellison,
recruiting officers for the U. S. Navy,
will be in Hertford every Wednesday
for the purpose of interviewing men
interested in enlisting in the United
States Navy or Naval Reserve.
The officers will be at the Court
house from 9 a. m. to 4 p. in., and
will gladly give full information to
men wishing to know the advantages
now being offered by the Navy.
The Navy is now accepting re
cruits from the ages of 17 to 50,
and several classes are open for va
rious age limits. In addition to t lie
. A. T -.1 . t I, ..
recruit to learn a traoe uurinu me
Officer iShaddeau, while visiting in
The Weekly office on Wednesday,,
emphasized the fact that if there is
anyone in this section interested in
enlisting, he does not have to have a
high school education. He also stat
ed that if anyone wishes to enlist, it
will save him he expense of the trip
to Norfolk, Va., and after being in
terviewed here, he will be sent to
Norfolk at the expense of the Navy.
The officers are in Elizabeth City
on Mondays and Tuesdays; Hertford
on Wednesdays; Edenton on Thurs
days, and Ahoskie on Fridays. Any
men living in these vicinities may
contact the officers at these respec
Oyster Roast Friday
For Firemen, Guests
Members of the Hertford Volunteer
Fire Department, their wives and
guests, will hold an oyster roast at
. the Municipal plant Friday night, and
officials, who lfve
in the Town of Hertford, the doctors
and ministers and all fire insurance ' pastors,' officers and -their wives , of
representatives and- the press willjthe B. T. U. Association.
.also be guests of the firemen for the The Rev. a E. Hobgood is pastor
oyster roast.'' 'r
Full Cooperation Need
ed If Goal Is to Be
Reached; List of Lo
With the Red Cross Roll Call sche
duled to close on November 30, Mrs.
C. P. Morris, Roll Call chairman Tor
Perquimans County, stated today that
the full cooperation of the county
will be needed if Perquimans is to
reach its goal of 600 memberships
by the closing date.
Mrs. Morris expressed her grati
tude to the many people of the coun
ty who have contributed and worked
during the Roll C;ill this year, but
she requests that all persons who
have not yet joined do so, in order
that the count ;
The workers thus far hae
a hearty response from thi
contacted, but the U"al has i
reached. Several Koll Call
have yet to make their leports, and
no doubt these will swell the total to
near the quota, but it is unlikely that
they will report enough memberships
to put the county over the top.
The names of those persons who
have already enrolled in the Red
Cross for 11M2 are carried here today.
The list is not complete, but The
Weekly will carry the balance of the
names in next week's edition.
Thomas H. White, I'ercel White,
S. M. Dulin, Clyde Layden, Nathan
Matthews, T. K. Morgan, Frank Skin
ner, Mrs. Frank Skinner, H. S. Jor
dan, J. D. Cranford, I). L. Barber,
Joel Hollowell, E. R. Stephenson,
Claude White, Ellis Miller, Audrey
Vmphlett, Mrs. J. H. Raker, Mrs. A.
R. Winslow, Jr., Mrs. Johnnie Lane,
Myrtle L'mphlett, J. Van Roach, Mrs.
Thomas White, Dona White, L. M.
Simpson, Ta.-s White, W. (',. Hollo
well, Irvinu r'ixon, John Simpson,
Quinton Hurdle, A. White, Jr., Mrs.
A. R. Winslow, Sr., Mrs. Love White,
Mrs. C. A. Bagley.
Mrs. D. L. Barber, Mrs. R. S. Jor
dan, Miss Margaret White, Miss Lu
cille Long, Ray Elliott, Elmer Miller,
M rs. . Jiiiey si Monjjjj, mJLl
Fowler, Riley a. Monds, Silas Vht
bee, Mrs. 'Silas Whedbee, Mabel
Whedbee, Charles Whedbee, Mrs. H.
C. Stokes, Mrs. D. S. Harden, Mrs.
Tim Bnnn, Betty Lou Eason, Mrs. J.
E. Morris, Trim Wilson, Mrs. Trim
Wilson, Mrs. Nat Tucker, Mrs. Car
roll Blanchard, Sidney Jessup, Mrs.
Sidney Jessup, Mrs. T. J. Nixon, Jr.,
Mrs. Lucius Blanchard, Jr., Mrs. Bev
Mrs. Vivian Darden, Mrs. Chanes
E. Johnson, J. P. Perry, Mrs. Agnes
Williams, Joe Ward, Mrs. J. K.
Stokes, Mrs. Jonas Futrell, Jonas
Fitrell, Mrs. Clyde McCallum, Mrs.
C. C. Winslow, Mrs. T. P. Brinn, Mrs.
J Pat Kelly, Mrs. Thomas Sumner, Mrs.
Whit Wright, Mrs. A. E. Hendrey,
Mrs. W. Guy Newby, Miss Eloise
Scott, Miss Esther Evans, Miss
Helene Nixon, Carl D. Copeland, J. C.
Blanchard, Mrs. J. G. Roberson,
Joselyn Whedbee, Hertford Banking
Company, Jonathan Jacocks, Hert
ford Hardware & Supply Company,
Winslow-White Motor Company,
Walker's, Hilda's, J. C. Blanchard &
Company, Davenport & Blanchard,
Hertford Service Station, State Thea
tre, Lions Club, Major & Loomis,
D. P. Store, Henry Stokes, Jr., Hen
ford Rotary Club, Rufus Riddick,
Mrs. lien Koonce, Mrs. R. W. Smith,
Miss Mae Whaley,
Simon's, Mrs. Fannie Rutenburg,
Dardcn's, Gregory's, Douglas Darden,
Johnson, White & Company, Pete
Boyce, The Perquimans Weekly, E.
M. Field, Town of Hertford, Mrs.
Jake White, Eastern Star, W. M.
Morgan, Mrs. W. M. Morgan.
Helen Morgan, Southern Cotton Oil
(Continued on Page Eight)
Union Met Here
The Chowan Associational Baptist
Training Union met at the Hertford
Baptist Church on Wednesday even
ing for a session sponsored by the
Baptist State Board.
, The meeting opened at 7 o'cIock
with three workers, Miss Maxlne
Slaughter, State B. T. U. Field Work
er from Raleigh; Miss Vertley Stepn
enson from Windsor, Va., and the
Rev. W. R. Wagoner, Ministerial stu
dent from Wake Forest College, con
All the Baptist Training Union
members were, present. '
A most enjoyable banquet was held
at 6 o'clock at the' -church for the
i oi uie neruoxu oapuai vnurcn. ,