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: A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
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Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, December 12, 1941
$1.50 Per Year.
COTTON PRODUCERS URGED TO VOTE FOR
QUOTAS IN REFERENDUM ON SATURDAY
; PdHag Places and Poll
Holders Are Named
I , Cefton producers of Perquimans
1 ' County, nil set to rast their ballots
Saturday in the referendum on mar
I , testing quotas, and the accompanying
I waprogamr were being urged by
lV AAA committeemen this week to ac-
. community voting places, and to get
to the polls early Saturday.
Every farmer who produced cotton
i', in 1941, regardless of whether he is a
tenant, sharecropper, or land owner,
1 may vote in the referendum.
. Quotas and loans, which this sea
on were offered at 86 per cent of
parity to AAA operators have been
' in effect for the past four seasons.
. During this period North Carolina
v growers have witnessed a sharp in
Ncrease of prices which, for this sea
: t jnn, was more than double the dis
I itttaging eight-cent average of 1937,
"vlast year in which there were no
bill. X 1 M 1 1
Moutian. norm Carolina coiion pncee
ythiEI year have been above 17 cents.
j(- iu aaaress w iarmers lasi weeK,
i ' Mt- T . i 1 1 r i i
eraor j, lueivine orougmon, c re-
ting the 85-percent-of-parity loan
program as being "one of the main
; factors in the sharp increase of cot-
rt wm prices in recent months," reiter
" ated the previous warning of E. Y.
f: Floyd, State executive assistant of
, the AAA, that "no loan program can
be offered to farmers during any
, marketing year for which quotas
, have not been voted in a referendum."
The Governor explained that "to
? mafie loans on an uncontrolled sur
V plus would be an unwise expenditure
of public funds." The loan provides
a method whereby producer call hjjd
V their cotton when prices are nof
To be in effect, marketing- quotas
J must be approved by more than two
thirds of the farmers voting in the
S referendum. North Carolina prow-
Vv erTvlRst year favored the uso Jti
Jjmaxketing quotas and the aceoih-
paayinff loans by an overwhelming
3NftajcKy of' uwr tbsa .52' erc:!
Mr. Anderson today announced the
polling places and the poll holders
for Saturday's election.
They are as
Belviiiere Township Polling place:
Community House. Poll holders, J.
T. Lane, Edwin S. White, F. C. White.
Bethel Township Polling Place:
C Hobbs' Store. Poll holders, S.
Matthews, J. E. Hunter, W. L.
ltfadTtt. R. S. Channell.
Hertford Township Polling Place:
' - Agricultural Building. Poll holders,
E. Hunter, A. D. Thatch, V. C.
ew Hope Township Polling place
immunity House. Poll holders, S.
1 Q. Banks, J. Q. Hurdle and Carson
Fred & Bill's Motors. Poll holders,
' G. W. Jackson, L. A. Smith and C
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;FFA Chapter Holds
; 'xhe Perquimans County Chapter
fix the Future Farmers of America
.1 held the annual Father and Son Ban
. qaet t the high school last Thurs-
day ;eVening, with 130 attending.
J High spot of the program was the
f Bhowing of motion pictures of the ac
tivities of the Future Farmers of
" America throughout the State by
State r Executive Secretary R. J.
4 Peeler of Raleigh, who also made a
.The address of welcome was deliv-
. ered bf Joe Nowell, and the Rev. J.
D. Cranford responded. ,
':A:CuetB,rfwho included members
. of . the Perquimans Board of County
Oommlnkineni, the Board of Educa
tion, and prominent farmers, .'were
.recognised by the: president.
; Other speciaf, guests for . the. occa
'oniwere: visiting agriculture teach
( from.ftelghboring schools. '
A barbecue dinner was served, by
r! 's of the home economics class of
ltrquimana High School. '
tton Report Shows
VJxording to a ee
io J this week by ;
Willie M. Har-
-pecial jtgent, totar of
j ci cotton nas oeen guinea in
; nan County prior to Deceiu
r 1, from the 1941 crop. This com--res
with total of 8,317 bales
nei during the same period of
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:.T8 CHURCH' ,v . ' ;
V "Passfon Play" in moving pic
JU be howa 'at -Ui ', River
urch on .Sunday- vening,
, beginning at 9 Vclockv
i con! U."y invited. " , '
In Regular Meeting
On Monday Night
Little business confronted
Commissioners for the Town of
Hertford when they met in regular
session on Monday night. The Board
voted to give Town employees cash
Christmas gifts in approximately the
same amounts as-had been given in
Mayor V. N. Darden announced to
members of the board that the suit
pending between the Town and S. P.
Jessup, regarding boundary lines,
had been settled out of court by mu
tual consent and mutual agreement
on the part of both parties.
Read Saturday At
In a lovely ceremony which was
solemnized Saturday afternoon at 4
o'clock, in the Hertford Methodist
Church, Miss Katherine Langley Jes
sup became the bride of Charles
Warren W.-rd, Jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. C. W. Ward, Sr., of Elizabeth
The church was beautifully deco
rated with palms, ferns, white glad
ioli, snapdragons, chrysanthemums
and cathedral candles.
Miss Kate Blanchard, organist,
rendered a program of wedding
music and Miss Blanche Moore Berry
sweetly sang "Just a Song at Twi
light" and "Because."
The candles were lighted by Miss
I Sara Ward, who was attired in a
' pown of Icelandia T)lue faille taffeta,
1 made with sweetheart neckl'ne. bra"p-
Sleeves, uKm-nu-inR mm-1
riff and full
Juliet cap of
skirt. She wore a
latticed blue velvet
wxtchfng; cir$lar !eH and her
flowers were a corsage of pink rose-
The irhpressive ring service was
performed by the Rev. R. F. Munns,
pastor of the church.
The bride, who was given in mar
riage by her uncle, Thomas .Blount
Sumner, wore an old-fashioned wed
ding gown of Ivory slipper satin,
made with deep oval neckline with
net niching, and long sleeves ending
in points over the hands. From the
tight fitting midriff, trimmed with
tiny buttons extended a full gathered
skirt forming a wide circular train.
Her full-length veil of Ivory illusion
fell from a coronet of seed pearls
and plaited maline, and she carried a
t shower bouquet of white roses cen
tered with white orchids.
The maid of honor, Miss Mary
Wood Koonce, cousin of the bride,
wore a gown of crushed orchid faille
taffeta made Empire style, with
heart-shaped neckline, short puffed
sleeves and full skirt with shirred
godets. Her shoulder-length veil
was of matching illusion arranged
on a bandeaux of velvet flowers an?
she carried an old-fashioned bouquet
of mixed flowers.
The bridesmaids. Misses Prue New
by and Ruth Nachman, wore gowns
of Romance blue faille taffeta,
made like that of the maid of honor.
Their veils were of blue illusion and
they wore matching gloves. They
carried vn arm bouquet of old fash
roned mixed flowers.
Alvin Ward, brother of the bride
groom, was best man, and ushers
were Bill Jessup, brother of the
bride, and Henry Stokes, Jr., of
Hertford, Jimmy White and Julian
Hooper, of Elizabeth City.
Mrs. Ward, mother of the bride
groom, wore a dress of blue crepe
and a corsage of pink roses.
The bridegroom's sister, Miss An
nette Ward, wore a black velvet
dress, and a corsage of gardenias.,.
Shortly after the wedding, Mr.
and Mm, Ward left for a wedding
trip. For traveling the bride wore a
blue tweed suit with wine accesso
Mr. and Mrs. Ward will maice
their home" in Elizabeth City.
LIONS TO MEET TONIGHT
AT HOTEL HERTFORD
The Hertford Lions Club will hold
its regular meeting tonight (Friday)
at 6:45 o'clock, at the Hotel Hert
ford. All members are urged to. be
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ROTARY CLUB MET 1 7
TUESDAY, NIGHT. 4
The Hertford Rotary Club held its
regular meeting Tuesday night and and .was fined $15, the costs of court
heard, A. W. Hefren Emergency Red to be taken therefrom. ' His Judgment
Cross chairman, -1 discuss plans for In a former case, was invoked; other
the coming Red Cross, drive for thir.. wise ' commitment would 'issue ''ira
county.' . .. . " s . V. . f ; ,mediateljr. -. ' ;
American Red Cross
Ms County For An
War Emergency Calls
For Mare Funds; $600
S. M. Whedbee, county chairman
for the American Red Cross, announ
ced Tuesday the receipt of a tele
gram from Norman H. Davis, Na
tional Chairman, asking Perquimans
County to raise an additional
amount equalling $1,500 for the
purposes of the Red Cross.
Mr. Davis, in his telegram, state'!
that the Red Cross "called upon to
serve the nation in war" is launching
a campaign to raise fifty million
dollars, and set Perquimans' quota at
$1,500. Further pointing out the
urgent need for the funds, Mr. Davis
asked that plans be rushed for the
Immediately Mr. Whedbee appoint
ed A. W. Hefren as chairman of the
emergency committee for the drive,
and Mr. Hefren in turn named W.
H. Hardcastle, Mrs. E. M. Perry of
New Hope, Roy S. Chappell of Bethel,
Dr. E. S. White of Belvidere, and the
Rev. J. D. Cranford of Winfall, as
members of his committee.
These members will meet with the
Perquimans Council for Defense at a
meeting called for Friday afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock at the Courthouse.
Charles Whedbee is the county chair
man for the Defense Council.
It is believed full steps will be
taken at the meeting on Friday for
the immediate raising of the quota
asked of Perquimans County.
In this time of national crisis, Mr
Hefren urges that every man, woman
and child in Perquimans take an ac
tive part in the effort to put the
county over the goal in this drive
for needed funds.
j Shortly before the call for addi
I tional funds came, Mrs. C. P. Morris,
who served as annual Roll Call
c'uairman, announced that the county
had reached its quota of 600 member
ships for the year 1942. A portion
of this amdunt will remain withr
the county vto be used by the local
Red Cross Chapter.
Additional members who have join
ed the roll call are: E. C. Nixon,
First, Second and Third Grades of
Galatia School, Fourth, Fifth and
Sixth Grades of Galatia School, L
D. Turner, M. E. Sumner, Mrs. H. C
Sullivan, A. J. Parrish, Leslie Wins
low, Mrs. L. E. Winslow, Mrs. Aroa
Winslow, John T. Lane, Henry New
bold, W. R. Blanchard, E. A. Byrum,
Jr., W. Dewey Perry, Jr., NYA Sec
ond Shift, Jessie Phillips.
Varied Docket Heard
By Jud Je Tucker In
Little time was consumed in clear
ing the docket in Perquimans County
Recorder's Court here Tuesday morn
ing. iNine cases were heard by Judge
Granberry Tucker, many of them be
George W. Capehart, Negro, charg
ed with passing a car on a curve,
entered a plea of guilty and was
taxed with the court costs.
Roy Winfred Smith entered a plea
of guilty to the charge of driving
with improper lights, and was fined
$7.60 and the costs of court.
Leroy Parsons, Negro, submitted
to the charges of drunkeness and dis
orderly conduct and was taxed the
costs of court.
Thaddeus Elliott and Robert
Creecy, Negroes, entered, a plea of
guilty to the charge of assault with
a deadly weapon upon Robert Helton,
Negro. Elliott was sentenced to
serve 90 days on the roads; sentence
to be suspended upon the payment of
a $15 fine, one-half of the court costs,
and one-half Felton's doctor bills.
Creecy was sentenced to serve 60
days on the roads; sentence to be
suspended upon the payment of a $10
fine, one-half court costs, and one
half Felton's doctor .bills. Both men
were ordered to stay away from the
Savoy for one year and were placed
on good behavior for one year.
Judge Granberry Tucker returned a
verdict of guilty in the case ft Joe
Butt, Negro, charged with - reckless
driving',-and taxed him with the court
costs. An appeal was taken and his
bond was set at $60.
Levy Shield, Negro,, was charged
with reckless driving. He entered a
plea of guilty and was - fined $25.
The costs of court were taken there
from. . ;
i' David" ISpivey, Negro, entered a
plea of guilty to the chance of tres-
pass and destruction of nronerty.
To Close Stores On
December 25 And 26
Stores Open Nights
Starting Dec. 18; Com
Stores in Hertford will start open
ing nights for Christmas shopping
on December 18, and will remain
open each night until Christmas Eve
in order that patrons may have addi
tional hours in which to shop, it was
decided at a meeting of Hertford
merchants on Tuesday night at the
The merchants, meeting at the in
vitation of the Town Hoard, also de
cided to close their stores for a two
day holiday during Christmas. The
stores will close Christmas Day and
will remain closed the following day,
re-opening for busin
At the meeting it wa.- decided that
in the absence of a chamber of com
merce, or a merchants' as.-ociation,
the local group of merchants elected
an executive committee that will
henceforth act in certain capacities
on such moves as are necessary and
which are usually handled by either
an association or a chamber of com
merce. The group elected L. C. Winslow
as permanent chairman, and Simon
Rutenburg as permanent secretary.
B. C. Berry, D. S. Darden and M. J.
Gregory were elected on the com
mittee. The merchants voted to keep
their stores open during New Year's
Stores represented at the meeting
Tuesday night included Blanchard's,
Simon's, W. M. Morgan's, Hertford
Hardware, Hertford Banking Com
pany, Rose's, Pender's, Morgan's
Grocery, Central Grocery, Darden
Brothers, Gregory's, Davenport and
Blanchard, Goodwin's, and. Hilda's.
Christmas street decorations are
now u place on the streets in Hert
ford JOjiil will be turned on imme
diately! thus adding to the spirit of
Secretary Of Navy
To Hometown Press
Frank Knox, Secretary of the
Navy, this week sent an expression
of thanks to all newspapers in North
Carolina for the part they have been
playing in the recruiting program
now under way by the Navy Depart
ment. Mr. Knox said, "The home-town
paper has a long life and pulling
power. We are still receiving cou
pons from the advertisements in your
State. I believe we shall feel the
results of this campaign for months
Along with the advertisements
which appeared in papers throughout
the State during the past two months,
the DeDartment is sending officers
into each town and city in order to
save time and money for men inter
ested in learning the advantages of
fered by the Navy.
C. H. Shaddeau and J. E. Ellison
come to Hertford each Wednesday
and are at the Courthouse during the
day for the purpose of interviewing
men between the ages of 17 and 5tt,
who are interested in enlisting in the
Mr. iShaddeau told this reporter
last week that many new ships are
rapidly being completed and that the
Navy needs thousands of men to man
these ships if you have been think
ing of looking into the Navy proposi
t:on, visit the Courthouse next Wed
nesday and see Officers Shaddeau and
Midnight Mass At
Catholic Church Xmas
In celebration of the Anniversary
oi me rurcn oi oeaus lynnsi, uie nuiy
Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered
at midnight between Christmas Eve
and Christmas Day in St. Ann's
Catholic Church, corner N. Broad and
Albemarle Streets, announced Rev.
Father P. J. McCourt, pastor. The
Sermon topic will be "Christmas, or
Arrangements are being made for
an accomplished choir to render tra
ditional Christmas music and singing
during the Mass and following Bene
diction. All non-Catholics, white and
colered, are cordially invited and will
Sunday, December 14, Mass will
start' at 10:30 a. m., Confessions 10
to 10:25 a. m.
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM AT ,
,'A Christmas program will be pre
sented at Woodland Methodist Church
oh Tuesday evening, December 23,' at
7:30 o'clock, . The public is cordially
lnvrcaa w anenau ir
GERMANY EXPECTED TO FOLLOW JAPAN
WITH WAR DECLARATION AGAINST U. S.
Met Monday Night At
High School Building
The Schoolmasters Club of the
Albemarle District met on Monday
night, December 8, at Perquimans
County High School, with 51 persons
Every county in the Albemarle,
with the exception of Dare, was re
presented. Special guests at the December
meeting included Superintendent
Shelton, of Hyde. Hyde was invited
I to join the Albemarle Schoolmasters
Club, and the superintendent accept
ed the invitation for the county.
An interesting program was pre
sented by the members of the club,
including an instruction test stunt
given by Mrs. Dorothy White Barbee.
Mrs. R. M. Riddick's Glee Cluo
ang several numbers.
The January meeting will be held
at Chowan High School, at Small's
In Accidental Death
Of Young Negro Girl
Norman N. Truebiood, prominent
Hertford resident, was exonerated in
the death of Luella Sutton, 8-year-old
Nepro girl, who died as the result
of injudies received when a car own
ed and driven by Trueblood struck
her last Saturday morning.
The child died in the Albemarle
Hospital, Elizabeth City, where she
had been taken after receiving treat
nient at the offices of Dr. T. 1'
Jude Granberry Tucker founc
t'-'cre was no probable cause in a
hearing on a charge of involuntary
lnanslkugliter given Trueblood in Ke
.order's Court Tuesday mornings
Testimony given at the hearing by
State's witnesses was that the child
ran into the .street in front of the
Trueblood car and that the accident
Some conflicting evidence was riv
en as to the rate of speed the True
blood car was traveling; one witness
estimating the speed at about 25 to
25 miles per hour, and another said
that the car was traveling at a
greater rate. Trueblood, when ques
tioned by Judge Tucker to clarify
the number of feet required in stop
ping the car after the accident, told
the Court that immediately on seeing
the child he applied brakes, but when
he felt the car riding over the body,
he released the brakes and drove his
car to the side of the highway.
The accident occurred at the corner
of Dobb and Hyde Park Streets at
about 9:30 o'clock, last
For J. N. Smith
Funeral services for J. N. Smith,
50, native of Hertford who died sud
denly Wednesday night of a heart at
tack at his home in Atlanta, Ga.,
were held Friday afternoon at Pil
grim's Church at Bagley Swamp,
Perquimans County, with the Rev.
J. M. Smith officiating.
The church choir sang "Nearer My
God To Thee" and "Sometime We'll
Understand." "In the Sweet Bye
and Bye" was sung at the grave.
Active pallbearers were: Eugene
Smith, Adrian Smith, V'infred Sith,
Roy Smith, Joseph and Dennis Wins
low. Interment was in the family plot
near the church.
The Rev. E. T. Jillson, rector of
Holy Trinity Church, announced to
day that there will be no 11 o'clock
service on Sunday morning, Decem
ber 14, due to the fact that the in
terior of the church is being painted.
However, Holy Communion will be
observed at 9 o'clock, and church
school will be at 10 o'clock, as usual.
CHRISTMAS PLAY AT HERTFORD
GRAMMAR SCHOOL DEC 16
A Christmas play will be given at
the Hertford Grammar School at 7:30
o'clock, Tuesday evening, December
16. Children from all grades in the
Grammar School will take part on the
program. ' The Hertford Grammar
School vested ' choir will have the
leading part In the program. Miss
Mary Jane ' Spruill will direct the
play. No admission will be charged,
l and the public is cordially invited.
Few Official Reports
Made Concerning U.
S. War Efforts
According to reports from Stock
holm, (Sweden, it is believed that
Germany will shortly follow its les
ser partner, Japan, and declare war
against the United States. The move
will be of no surprise, if and when
it happens, as little doubt exists as
to the true feelings the Nazis hold
It took the Congress of these
United States just 33 minutes to de
bate and vote a declaration of war
against the Japanese Government on
Monday, after IVesident llooseveit
had, informed that body of the bandit
attack made by the Japs upon Amer
ican territory early Sunday morning.
Congress acted with a speed never
before seen by that body and then
on Tuesday night, President lloose
veit delivered liLs first war-time
radio speech to the nation.
The President informed American
that the war, due to the dastardly
attack without warning by the Ja
panese, was off to a bad start, lie
warned the entire nation of a long,
hard struggle facing the country but
he praised the way Americans had
united into a solid front to stand
against this struggle with the Axis
Mr. Koosevelt told the listening
public two conditions under which
news of the war will be released.
These conditions are, that the news
must be accurate, and. second, the in
formation, when released, must neea
be of no vital aid to the enemy.
Up to press time little official
news concerning the United States'
side of the war had been released.
Japan, of course, following the meth
od used by her Axis partners, tier
many and Italy, h:us claimed victory
alter victory. Few of the claims
made by the Japs have been veriiied
and definite reports of losses sulfer
ed by America have not been releas
ed by aching ton.
The nation has re-ponded as one
-.1.1 mcet'hg this war challenge. Army
and Navy kecruning ut rices report a
flood of men seeking to enlist in
tho.e branches of the .service to aid
As yet no news has been received
Ticie concerning Perquimans County
boys who had been stationed in
Hawaii and the Philippines. A list
of these boys includes Koy E. Hof
fler, son of Mrs. W. K. Hoffler, on
the U. S. S. West Virginia; Thomas
Nixon, III, son of Mrs. T. J. Nixon,
Jr., on the aircraft carrier Lexington,
his wife is also in Honolulu. Charles
Murray, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C.
Murray, on the cruiser Chester;
John Everett, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.
E. Everett, stationed at Manilla;
O. C. Long. Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs.
O. C. Long, of Bethel Township, and
Haywood Umphlett, son of C. W.
Umphlett, of New Hope, both sta
tioned in Hawaii; and Fred Campen,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Campen,
, formerly of Hertford, is believed to
i be in Hawaii, also.
j County Prepares
j All precautions to safeguard Amer
ica is now being taken here at 'home.
Each county in every State is under
going a swift change from peace to
The Perquimans Council for De
fense will meet this afternoon, under
the direction of Charles Whedbee.
Mayor and Fire Chief V. N. Darden
attended a meeting in Raleigh on
Wednesday of the fire chiefs from
every town in the State. This meet
ing was called by Governor Brough
ton for the purpose of giving vital
instructions of civilian defense to
each fire chief.
J. Emmett Winslow, Chief Aircraft
Warning Officer of the county, has
received orders for his observers and
their assistants to be on the alert
and to report all planes sighted and
Mrs. R. M. Riddick this week
nounced the music honor roll for the
month of November. Those students
who received honor roll grades are
Piano Joan Trueblood, Catherine
Anne Holmes, Mary Annette Cannon,
Pat Morris, Catherine Perry, Mar
jorie Lou Perry, Louise Banks, Molly
Oakey, Mary Proctor, Horace Baker,
Genie Jo White, Mary Lee Perry,
Norma Winslow, Minnie Raye Dail,
Barbara Winslow, Nancy Zachary.
Drum Irving White, Peggy Saw
yer, Carroll Roberson and Richard
Flutes Horace Webb, Nathan
Spivey, Edna King, Martha Lee Til
ley, Joan Trueblood, Tommie Sumner,
Elizabeth Proctor, " Jeannette ' Chap
pell, Garland Walker, Ben Thatch,
Billy Hill, Trafton .Phillips, Carl,
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