A mESLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO ta'inmnT Wi or HERITORD AND PERQUIMAMI mmnr
erciora, rerquimanS County. No:
rVUume VIII.-Number 49.
OS. MIES BOYCEFIRST PRIZE VITO
l Carolina, Friday, December 5, 1941."
Ira. Tom Cox Second,
khird: Six Share In
turn campaign closed last Saturday
Afternoon at 4 o'clock and after a
cairtfiil check of the votes cast in
the 'drive, Mrs. James Boyce, of
Hertford, was announced the winner,
with a total of 9,411,000 votes.
Mrs. Tom Cox, of Hertford, was
declared the winner of the second
prize, naving gained a total of 9,
i.uo,uw votes, wliile third position
went to Miss Willie Hurdle of New
Hopewho tallied 5,979,000 votes.
The next three positions were held,
in order, by Miss Julia Weston, Mrs.
E. J. Proctor and Miss Jessie Baker.
Mrs. Boyce was awarded the $300
first prize, while Mrs. Cox rerAivpH
$100 and Miss Hurdle, whose weekly
immiflsions exceeded the $50 Drize
Iffered, received a sum of $52.80.
next three place winners all
wved bonus checks, based
Hertford To Have
Mayor Vi N. Darden announced this
weeK that since the OPM had lifted
the hlack-out order affecting this
section Hertford will have street
decorations during the holiday sea
son. For a while it looked as though
there would be no colored lights,
which add so much to the festive'
spirit of the holidays. due to tho
shortage of power, but Mayor Darden
stated that since the Town already
had the wiring and bulbs needed for
the decorations and since the order
has been recalled, there ia nr rono
why Hertford should not decorate.
The wiring will be strung and the
lights placed as soon as the Town
officials arrange for it.
$1.25 Per Year.
Negroes Given Road
Sentence For Fray
Six Cases Heard By
Judge Tucker In Re
corder's Court This
fled Cross Seeking
he campaign was a complete sue
cess. jot onlv were mor than Knn
new subscribers added to our lists,
out nearly every one of our old read
era renewed their subscriptions for
another full year, and in some cases,
ior a longer penod of time.
The subscribers are thoroughly re
r.acuuiive oi uie county-wide area
topmtuch The Weekly; gathers and
carries the news, proving conclusively
me wiae appeal The Weekly makes
to readere throughout Perquimans
The final results of the campaign
were announced shortly before five
last Saturday afternoon fol
lowing a tally of the subscription re
turns and votes by the committee of
judges announced last week. This
committee was composed of C. P.
aJIgrns, K. M. Kiddick and W
To Deliver Talk On
Europe At Baptist
Church Sunday Eve
Dr. Joseph Cohen to Tel
About Conditions Pre-
vailing Since Hitler
, Mrs. I. A. Ward, chairman of the
aale of Christmas Seals for Perquim
; an County, stated this week that the
V response to the Christmas Seal sale
TWe has been very good thus far.
All the canvassers in the county have
U: not reported as yet, but indications
are that the fund will reach a hiirh
.is. Ward urges everv one to
the fight against tubemilnnia
f giving their wholehearted support to
;f the sale of these seals. If there is
any one who wishes to buy Seals and
who has not been solicited, he is
i requested to call on or phone Mrs.
' Ward, whose nhone number
, Hertford. j
IfA Meeting Set
For Next Thursday
Dr. Joseph Cohen, who saw the
heart of Europe bared by the sweeps
of Hitler's marching legions, will
speak here Sunday evening at the
uaptist Lhurch, according to an an
nouncement by Rev. C. E. Hobgood,
paawr oi me church.
air. noDgood invites all of the
peopie ot the county to hear Dr.
Cohen, whose topic will be "The
Bible, The Jew, Hitler unH fhricf
ur. otxen will speak at 7:30 Sundav
: i. . . .
x ivc nines ne nas traveled Euro
4.1- 1 . . .... '
uul -ne last is doubtless the
memorable. The continent
When Dr. Cohen left Lisbon by
clipper for the United States the
first of last September, he was com
pleting a trek that for the past six
months had carried him wandering
from Prance down through the south
east of Europe into Palestine.
m nis taiK bunday evening the
speaker will give a full description'
of the conditions of Europe as he
found them in his traveJs during the
time Hitler was razing that part of
Judge Granberry Tucker returned
a verdict of guilty on all counts
against Clifton Copeland and Bud
Billups. Negroes, in Perquimans
County Recorder's Court here Tues
The defendants, Copeland and Bil
lups, were in the store of R. R
White when they quarrelled and were
ordered out. They continued the
quarrel and started fighting, break
ing a set of scales valued at $75.
Copeland was getting the worst of
the tight and broke away and ran on
the outside when Billups fired on him
with a pistol, missing him.
Copeland was sentenced to serve
90 days on the roads; 60 days of his
sentence to be suspended on the pay
ment of the court costs and one-half
tne value of the scales. He was plac
ed on good behavior for one year.
Billups was sentenced to serve 11
months on the roads; two months of
nis sentence to be suspended on the
payment of the court costs and one
half the value of the scales. He
aiso piaced on good behavior for
Will Dennis Harrell, Negro, charg
ed with assaulting Addie Webb Har
rell, Negro, entered a plea of guilty
and was ordered to serve n sntinra
of 30 days on the roads. His appeal
bond was set at $50.
Troy Nelson and Richard Moore
Negroes, both plead guilty to the
charge of affray, and were sentenced
to serve 30 days on the roads: spV,-
tence to be suspended upon the pay
ment of the costs of court.
George Russell, of High Point,
submitted to the charge of drunken
driving and was fined $50 and court
costs. His operator's license
voked for one year.
Leslie Winslow, Negro, charged
with assault with a deadly weapon,
entered a plea of jruiltv and was
sentenced to serve 30 dn
roads; sentence to be susDendoH nn
the immediate payment of a $10 finp
and the court costs. He was Dlaceo
on good behavior for one year.
Forty Persons With
Dollar And A Heart
koij Call EJnded But
Chapter Needs $40 to
Officers Save Men
Time And Expense Bv
Of Town Board
, Jprent-Teacher Association of
the Btford Grammar School will
hold its meeting next Thursday night,
VDecemier 11, at 7:30 o'clock, at the
school auditorium. Mrs. E. W. Mayes,
j irwuman; oi ine group, will preside,
. o. u. Koonce, program
uuurraan,y will have charge of the
. u . v ' .
,., nvuuve announces a vnrn in
f ' i m . .
; wresung unnstmas program will be
: presented by the children, and all are
- urgea w attend this meeting.
New York Residents
Here For Hunting
A. A. Bearsall. Alonh Ttfmnn )
Frank TtudeiCi of Ainltyvflle,;' Long
naj.ern.vea lit Hertford last Sat
tiay.; foe. their f annual i huntinjr In
u.e sieioa oi rerquimans. : ::
tf1 rtpwP Prtsmen has been
n-nff Perqufanans for the past
twentyrthree, years an4 their wide
number of friends and acquaintances
in the . county welcome them again
r-wiywwn wem rood fiuntinr.
'fans Open Basket
me ; , Ferquimsns Indians and
inlaws will open their 1941-42 bas
ketball season tonight at the local
gym when they encounter the Cres
well basketeers. .
Very little is known of the Creswell
teams thus ' far 'but they had excel
'nt teams Jast year and a close
xVi anticipated by' Coach Fuller
i e opener tonight. The Indians
I -en showing; - well . in ' practice
v' e past two weeks and fans
i of a fine game whjen
t 7 o'clock. r , .
SI T-r . .
. n. ibhaddeau and J. E. Ell
ivCT-ruiunir lancers for tho TT
Navy, will be in Hertford Wednesday
tor the purpose of interview e-
interested in enlisting in the United
otaies wavy or Naval Reserves.
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 accenting mom.'i.
from the aares of IV to 50. nW
classes are open for various age
limits. In addition to the training
relative to Navy work, the opportun
ity a aiso onered for each recruit to
learn a trade during the enlistment
Anyone interested in enlisting
may be interviewed by the officers
at the Courthouse, and thereby may
save the expense of the trip to Nor
If, after an interview by the offi
cers, a trip either to Norfolk or
Richmond is necessarv fnr
interviews or examinations, the Navy
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" . w .v cavciibcb to ana rrom
we aesinatjons. -
The Commissioners for the Town of
Hertford met in special session on
Wednesday night, December 3, for the
purpose of passing an ordinance for
the. issuance of $2,000 worth of bonds
for the payment of repairs now be
ing made to the water tanks at the
The ordinance was so passed and
is published in this issue of The
Firemen And Guests
Enjoy Qyster Roast
Members of the Hertford Volunteer
ire Department, their wives and
guests, enjoyed an oyster roast and
steak fry at the Municipal Plant on
r nday night.
City and county officials, who live
in the town of Hertford, doctors and
ministers and all fire insurance re
presentatives were present.
Several guests from otlur tewns
also enjoyed the occasion.
Jurymen Drawn For
January Term Court
In a meet in or Mondav. the Cmmfv
Commissioners selected the names of fin Mrs &
MR. AND" MRS. C. S. BELL
OBSERVE 57TH ANNIVERSARY
Mrfl. M. B. Brothera. fir M
- , M1U
Mrs. Carlton Thornton and Mr. and
Mrs. M. B. Brothers. Jr.. nnf Kim.
day at South Norfolk, Va., where
mey attended "open house," which
was held in honor of the former's
parents, Mr, and Mrs. C, S. Bell, of
Chapanoke. who celebratnd thst K7,
The party;: was irfven hv Mr ani
irs, w. Mann and Mr. and Mrs
manon v. Mann. - The hours for
calling were from three until fh i
the afternoon and from 7 sin imHi in
in the evening. More than one hun
dred. ' guests ,jealled . during these
hours. - x .,-,- , -
Mr. and Mrt. Bell mcaIvmI ttian
lovely KiltBi Jiahktv riiwhtn
were served' -x,
and Mrs Bell wen married G7
years ago on November 27th. ' t ;
twenty-four Perquimans County citi
2ens to serve as jurors at the Janu
ary term of Superior Court which
convenes here on January 12. Those
selected are as follows:
Alphonso Williams, Meader Har
rell, Paul L. White, W. D. Rogeraon,
W. M. Matthews, J. Allen Stalling,
Charles D. Layden, E. L. Miller. W.
N. White, H. A. Turner, E. R. Whed
bee, W. B. Tucker, Cecil a WJnslow,
Wj H. Winslow of Jordan, J. H.
Baker, J. E. Boyce. Junior B. MilW
J. ;T. Winslow of .Jordan. A. M
Godwin, M. S. Smith. T. W. Umnhlett.
j, j. Gregory, R. F. Standin and W.
Girl Scout Meeting
The Girl Scout Troop met Tuesday,
November 25, at the Courthouse.
The meeting was, 'opened by' singing
the' Girl Scout song, after which the
troop pledged allegiance to the Flag.
The Troop repeated i together, the
Scout promise and laws anA whnfc th
laws mean, Miss Mary Jane Spruill
ine Perquimans County Chapter
oi tne Amencan Ked Cross is seek
m- iorty people who have a dollar
. . . and a heart to enroll in the 1941
nou call and thus enable the local
chapter to meet its quota of 600
memberships for this year.
Tho pn rn ii i
jvuu isii omciaiiy ciosea on
November 30th and on that date the
local chapter had signed 560 mem
bers during this year's drive, but was
still forty members short in reaching
the quota asked, of this county. De
termined that Perquimans would not
fail in this undertaking, the local
chapter under the direction of Mrs.
C. P. Morris, Koll Call chairman of
the Red Cross, is continuing the drive
until the needed 40 members have
To date all communities have re
ported their memberships with the
exception of Durants Neck, and. Mrs.
Morris stated that she expected a
report from that community durinir
The Negroes of the county have
played their part in the annual Roll
Call and, according to Mrs. Morris,
have contributed a sum of $50.32.
Limited space makes it imnossihlp
ror us to carry a complete list of al'
memDers, nowever, we will continue
tne names next week.
Mrs. Maude Matthews, Raymond
Stanton, Simon Stallings, Junior E
Miller, Cliff Morgan, Mrs. W. L.
Jessup, Miss Alma Leggett, T. R
Ainsley, Mrs. T. R. Ainsley, liernard
I'roctor, Miss Cora Layden, A. L
narvey, Miss Mildred Gault, Mrs.
Jack Gaskill, Rose's, T. R. Starnes,
Jimmie Shirley, Mrs. J. F. White,
Bill Coppage, Mrs. J. A. iiray, C. H.'
Sawyer, Mrs. George Jackson, J. M
Matthews, C. E. Lane, C. R. Hurdle
Mrs. H. C. West, Robert Stalling
George W. Gregory, Johnnie Gray,
F. E. Willey, Ralph Layden, J. A
Bray, Mrs. Elihu Lane, C. P. Quincy
Mrs. C. P. Quincy, Kate M. Blanch
ard, Mrs. R. H. Willis, Mrs. A. W
Hefren, Miss Mae Wood Winslow
Mrs. W. H. Hudson, Mrs. T. S. White
Mrs. L. W. Norman, Mrs. Thurman
White, Mrs. Joe Campbell, W. B
Jordan, Broughton Bros., Dr. J. W
senary, ur. u. A. Davenport, Mrs
William Mardre, C. E. Cannon Gro
cery, Pritchard Grocery Co., Mrs. E
W. Mayes, Dr. T. P. Brinn.'
Rev. E. T. Jillson, Mrs. E. T. Jill
son, Mrs. R. L. Knowles, Mrs. E. E.
Payne, Mrs. T. A Cox, Cannon Clean
ers, Assad Royal Cafe, Mrs. H. W.
Lynch, Mrs. R. A. White, Mrs. S. T.
Sutton, A. W. Hefren, N. Y. A. Girls,
nrst snut, Howard Pitt, Miss Mary
jane spruill, Mrs. Howard Pitt, Miss
Nell Riddick, J. K. Miller, K. R.
Newbold, Mrs. Charles Skinner, Mrs.
R. M. Riddjck, Mrs. Sarah White,
Mrs. Charles Williford, Zack Robert
son, Jerry Newbold, Mrs. W. H.
Hardcastle, Towe-White Motor Co.,
Joe & Bill's, J. C. Moore, Jackson
Wholesale Co., G. A. White, E. L.
Winslow, Mrs. D. M. Fields, L. W
Anderson, C. W. White, Mrs. W. C
Dozier, J. I. Perrv. Mrs. Daisv Pprrv.
Mrs. John Symons, G. W. Trueblood
John L. Sawyer, W. T. Lewis.
Mrs. W. E. Bright, C. P. Morris
Miss Eliza Brace, Mrs. Bill Fowler,
C F. Sumner, Jr., Mrs. C. 0. Fowler,
Mrs. G. E. Newby, Mrs. C. W. Mor
gan, Mrs. T. B. Walters, Mrs. Clin
to Eley, Mrs. Mark Hathway, Mrs.
Joe Perry, Archie T. Lane, Mrs. B. P.
Monds, Mrs. Vance Baker, Mrs.
Charles Johnson, T. E. Madre, J. R.
Matthews, C. M. Long, C. V. Ward,
C. F. Reed, E. W. Mayes, Mrs. W. J.
Farmer, Mrs. H. D. Elliott, Mrs. S.
L. Long, Mrs. J. Maynard Fleetwood,
Mrs. W. D. Perry. Mrs. M. T. Grif-
Chappell, Mrs. O.
COUNTY WELFARE SUPERVISOR TENDERS
RESIGNATION TO COMMISSIONERS
Hertford Lions In
Held In Chowan
Members of the Hertford Lions
Club joined with Lions of Elizabeth
City and Edenton in a joint meeting
held at the Community House at
Cross Roads last Friday night. The
meeting was directed by Arnot
uroves, zone chairman for this dis
trict and president of the Elizabeth
Norman Trueblood, district gover
nor, made a short talk to the mem
bers on the growth of Lions Clubs
throughout the nation during the
Around ?." were present at the
meeting, including wives of Hub
members. A turkey dinner was
served by the Chowan Woman's Club.
Mrs. . Blanchard Leaves
In January; Jury Is
Drawn and Listers
Eleven White Youths
To Be Drafted From
County January 8th
First Call For Men Since
Last August Men
Perquimans County will furnish
eleven white men for L'ncle Sam's
army during the month of January.
A call has been received at the local
draft office for eleven men to be se-
lectea ior induction into
This is the -first call for men the
Perquimans board has received since
last August, and according to the
change in the Selective Service law,
these men will enter the service for a
period of eighteen months, unless
conditions warrant otherwise.
According to Mrs. T. R Sumner
clerk of the, board, the eleven men
now heading the lists of Class A-1,
and ulio will most likefy be selected
to fill the quota on January S, are:
Henry Bond, Kenneth Jordan, Al
phonzo Ward, Walter White, Linford
Pierce, William Smith, Gilbert By
rum, Davis R. Layden, Joseph Smith,
oraxton Godfrey and William Hobbs.
A total of 3,147 men will be fur
nished during January bv thp 'State
of North Carolina, this number being
on increase of the number of men
inducted during the past several
months and indicates renewed activity
on the part of the army in enlarging
Rotarians To Fete
High School Grid
Team On Dec. 16th
ixmg, Mrs. A. F. Proctor, Mrs. S.
M. Long, Mrs. R. D. Creecy, Mrs.
Freeman Long, R. D. Creecy, Mrs. C.
T. Phillips, Mrs. Thomas C. Channel!.
Mrs. Preston Long, Mrs. B. T. Wood,
W. H. Lane, Jim Lane, Dick Kirby,
Mrs. Reginald Tucker, Miss Mildred
Local Boy Now With
Forces In Iceland
mends and relatives of William
Aulden (Red) Elliott, who recently
jomea tne u. S. Army Corps, -will be
interested to know that he has ar
rived safely in Iceland, and it is re
ported by Jus mother, Mrs. Mattie
EJBotfc that he likes It fine and is
getting along; nicely.
JAMES WHITE iN NAVY
James R. White, son of Mr. and
Mi Robert A. White, v has enlisted
and beeri accepted 'In, the United
States Navy, , seordihjr to a letter
MMlfotoli tar- lf ixrku ' r '
gave a lesson in to minder f?fttoS
bandage wounds; ;
e Hertford Rotarv Huh will on
tertain the Perquimans High School
football team at a dinner at the
Hotel Hertford on Tuesday evening,
In spite of a number of reverses,
the Indians made a good showing
for the grid season, and the Rotar
ians voted at their meeting Tuesday
10 cane tnis means of expressing their
appreciation of the team.
The Club, which has been in close
touch with the Rotary Club of Hert
ford, England, during the past year,
will again send the British club a
casn ennstmas present this
ine glft will be cabled, to
A letter from the secretary of the
English club revealed that part of the
previous cash gifts from the local
Rotarians had been used for a fund
for sailors on the English mine
sweeper S. S. Acona.
An excerpt from the letter reads
We used to send thpso
monthly parcajs of all sorts of home
comforts and eatables, but our style
m this direction is now so cramped
We hope that through the port can-
i-eens wese brave lads will be
to get themselves a few things."
Mrs. Ruth Davenport Blanchard,
County Welfare Supervisor for the
past five years, tendered her resig-
iiduon 10 tne Doard of county com
missioners at the meeting held last
Monday. The resignation is effective
the first of January, or as soon there
after as a new supervisor is appoint
ed to the position.
In her letter of resignation handed
to E. M. Perry, chairman of the
board, Mrs. Blanchard expressed her
regrets that she must leave Perquim
ans and thanked the members of the
! board for the cooperation they have
. Riven her during the years she has
served as welfare officer.
Mrs. Blanchard plans to join her
husband, Lucius Blanchard, Jr., in
A'hoskie, where he holds a position as
editor of the Hertford County Herald.
The appointment of a new welfare
officer will probably be made at the
next meeting of the board of commis
sioners, inasmuch as the appointment
must be made under the merit system
and the examinations pertaining to
these positions will ,be given this
A delegation of ladies representing
the Parent-Teacher Association of
the Perquimans Central Grammar
School, with F. T. Johnson, superin
tendent of schools, appeared before
the board and asked consideration for
the building of a lunch room at the
Winfall school. The board suggested
to the members that they return at
the first meeting in January and
present plans and costs at that time
for consideration of the board. The
project, if approved, would not start
until the opening of the school year
The board appointed tax list tak
ers at the meeting on Monday, ami
these men will begin listing property
for taxes on January 1st. Those ap
pointed were: Roy C. Ohappell,
I J'1 fswhship; - -Cge- Jackwn, -Parkville
Township; E. L. Chappell,
ieiviuere iownslup; John 0. White.
Hertford Township; and S. D. Bank'
New Hope Township. The board
passed the motion that the list takers
will be paid 50 per cent of the usual
amount for listing taxes and 50 per
cent for the taking of the farm crop
reports. Unless each list taker com
pletes 90 per cent of the farm report
for his township he will not be paid
for that portion of the work. This
ruling is fixed thus by law.
The commissioners ended the day
long session by drawing the names of
25 citizens to serve as jurymen at
the January term of Superior Court.
Farmers Will Vote On
Saturday, Dec. 13th
Beech Springs Man
Injured By Horse
Will Howell, 70, a resident of the
ueeeh bpnngs community, was se
riously injured Monday when he was
kicked by a sick horse which he had
Mr. Howell was kicked in the groin
and while suffering no broken bones,
is reported to be in a serious condition.
Through an error, a nrice of UR i
listed for kitchen cabinets and break
fast room suites in the W. M. Mor
gan advertisement carried in this i-
aue of The Weekly. The price should
read. $55 per set' the Weekl wish
es to call attention to this error and
a-isaiy paxes ua correction,
Cotton growers of this county will
make an important decision affecting
their income fnom the next crop
when they vote in the referendum,
December 13, to decide whether mar
keting quotas shall apply to the 1942
crop, says G. T. Scott, Johnston
County farmer and chairman of the
State AAA committee.
"Marketing quotas and cotton
loans were largely resDonsihle fop fho
high level of 1941 cotton prices,"
Mr. Scott declares, adding that "the
effectiveness of this price protection
in the future depends upon whether
growers vote to hold total plantings
within the goal set for 1942. Loans,
under the law," he explains, "will
not be available unless quotas are
The chairmaa believes that good
prices for the 1942 cotton crop will
not be brought about by wartime
conditions alone, and points to the
supply-and-demand situation to sup
port his point. According to U. S.
Department of Agriculture estimates!
n.cic us now a carry-over of 12,
300,000 bales of cotton on hand. The
estimated 1941 production of 10-
ijlu.uuu Daies win run the total on
hand to approximately 23 million
bales. The United States will con
sume about 11 million bales the cur
rent consumption year and will ex
port one million more, leaving a
carry-over of about 11 million bales
this time next year.
"In view of these supply-demand
figures, it is evident that marketing
quotas and loans accounted for the
favorable 1941 prifie, and it is as
necessary in 1941 as in 1941 to com
ply with acreage anotmentaV the
cnairman says. ,
Thf iverage. Americait
yeart old 'compared ViUi 26.4 Team
is how 29
is error and! in 1930,.accordjhig lo th Befirtment J
ion. ; , r -fof Commerce. t JjjX 'I i xjTj