rolume' TO WNumber
U. S. FORCES REPEL ALL ATTACKS MADE BY
IPAf'ESE ON FAR EAST POSSESSIONS
.'Wa&k Midway Islands
vAnd Philippines Still
fitting; Little News
; v In War Messages
J United States Navy, Army and
. JUanae forces have repelled all at-
W tacks made by Japanese forces on
" IV, i S. possessions in the far Bast,
awarding to a Government communi
que. Marine forces on the Islands of
Wake nd Midway have been holding
out against superior forces since the
Japs began their sneak assault on
tf. S and Philippine forces have
. routed or destroyed the invaders on
the Island of Luzon, with the excep
tion of the far northern tip, where
.v the Japs still have a tiny foothold.
.. Japan, seemingly, is spreading her
attacking forces thinly in an attempt
to capture the most important points
vOt the far East front all at once,
J 1 i"na excepc ior tne successes on trie
' Islands of Malay, is having little
I J Sick. British reports from Singapore
Vjr "Y8 na tne situatin there, since
Sinking of the two British battle-
ps, the Repulse and the Prince of
ales has grown critical, but the
ombined forces of the Empire, seem
ingly, are holding their own against
I Little actual news is forthcoming
jiviii vitc vruvtuiuiieiit releases, vu
Secretary of the Navy Knox told' of
the surprise attack on Hawaii and
stated the losses suffered there.
Seven ships were lost or damaged
and some 2,900 men were killed.
On the Russian front the Nazi
forces are in full retreat. Some ex
perts term their defeat as an utter
rout at the hands of the Red Army.
Hitler, according to reports from
Sweden and Turkey, has retired to
Ma mountainside palace, said to be
fc?iering a nervous breakdown.
Tn the home front, Congress this
week is passing laws pertaining to
the defense and it is just a question
6i time before they pass the law re
quiring the registration of all men
between the ages of 18 and 64. It
is believed that men between 19 and
43TwiIT be liable tSf a'cUvmflittrry
duty, while those younger and older
WO) be maintained for non-combat
Tasli Of Reclassing
csl Draft Board
- pounty to Furnish Elev
en White Men Janu
; ary 8th
State draft offices, as yet, have
.not issued definite orders to the
-Perquimans Draft Board, but with
the Country now at war, it is more
: ( than likely that the local board, com
posed, of A.. W. Hefren, W. W. Spen-
ceWand Archie T. Lane, will soon
' fae the task of reconsidering and
reclassifying men registered under
the Selective Service Act.
At the present time the local Board
y. is carying on under the same methods
as used since the draft was inaugu--.
rated over' a year ago, but with the
h Army "and Navy needing more men,
". it is possible the local Board will soon
get' calls for. additional men.
Av", Eleven white youths are to be se
,. lected for service at a meeting this
.".-Befc.' These boys will leave Herb
f : tori on January " 8, and. under the
terms of the Act as revised last week
!,,will serve for the duratipn. The
aames of the selectees will be carried
' in. next week's paper.
' Mrs. T, B. Sumner, clerk of the
- local Doard, stated that at the pre
ent time .there is a total of 14 white
men pid IS. Negroes la Class l-A
.ready for induction' whfo .called. tVj
A Koodly number of then are ow.
in classed 1-BJ-C, 1-H, 2-A and 35-B,
an ps i m.n wiu ;q
considered, tor .the Board when the
tbf comes for reclassifying the man
(selection for service.
Ccpnty Schools To
4se Friday For
arations are now S being nude
uiman County Schools for the
Christmas - vacation which
: on Friday, December 19, and
i a Thursday, January 1, ac-
t to F T. Johnson, v? Superin-
Clauents are nowin the midst of
' Vr mid-term'' examinations .which
"1 ilose Friday. ..After the exami-.
' -s, students will be -dismissed
- holidays immediately follow
' "hapel program and the ex-
f gifts which, will be held
A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
G. Reginald Tucker
Seriously 111 In
Reginald Tucker, assistant cashier
of the Hertford Banking Company, Is
seriously ill at a hospital in Rich
mond, Virginia, undergoing treat
ment for tumor of the brain.
Latest reports state that he is
getting along as well as can be ex
pected. Mr. Tucker was stricken, without
warning, while at work at the bank
last Saturday morning. He was
taken to a Norfolk hospital on Satur
day and after x-ray photographs
revealed the condition, he was trans
ferred to Richmond.
Patrons To Observe
Xmas Mailing Rules
Judging from the amount of mail
handled for the past two months and
the volume of early Christmas mail,
it now appears that the volume of
mail that will be handled during this
f Christmas season will be the largest
in the history of the Hertford post
office, according to S. M. Whedbee,
In order that the mail can be
handled quickly and service to the
patrons of the office be maintained
on a high livel, the cooperation of th
public is earnestly requested in ob
servance of the following rules in
connection with the Christmas mails.
First. Patrons are requested to
separate their out-of-town mail an!
their local mail and, in depositing U
in the mailing slots to use care and
see that the mail is deposited in the
proper slot. During, the Christmas
season the mailing slots will be prop
erly marked: one for "Out-of-Town"
mail and one for "Local Mail," and
if patrons will separate their mail
and deposit ltWlhe pfoparslot, pne
handling of the mail will be eliminat
ed and insure prompter and more ef
ficient service. The cooperation of
the public, is especially asked in this
Second. Patrons are asked to
bring'.' their package notices and pre
sent them when calling for packages.
This saves time and results in bet
Third. Beginning Friday, Decem
ber 19, and from then until Christ
mas, the patrons of the office are re
quested not to call for packages be
tween the hours of 12:46 and 2:15
p. m., as parcel post will not be de
livered between these hours. This
rule is necessary because the largest
incoming mail is received and the
largest outgoing mail must be dis
patched during these hours, and ex
perience has shown that it is prac
tically impossible to deliver parcel
post during the rush period. How
ever, during this time, while incom
ing parcel post will not be delivered,'!
a window will be open for the pur
pose of selling stamps and receiving
outgoing parcels for mailing. By
observing the above rule, experience
has shown that better service can be
rendered all patrons.
It is the earnest desire of every
member of the postoffice staff to se
that all mail is efficiently an-1
promptly handled and that the public
oe given the most efficient and cour
teous service .and, to this end, your
cooperation is requested.
For the convenience of the public,
the local postoffice will be o"en un
til 6 p. m., Saturday, December 20.
Weekly In Mails
Early Next Week
. In order that its printers and staff
may observe a holiday during the
Christmas week-end. The Perauimans
Weekly will be published and mailed
tn nKflKnwi aavKjiv ki.t iimal
weefc Deadline for all copy and a
Vertising will be Saturday afternoon
at o o'clock.
Editor and Mrs. Max Campbell will
spena me unnsimas Holidays as
guests of their father. J. C. C&mn.
bell, at Shelbyville, Indiana. During
tneir absence, the edition of January
2nd will be edited by Ml&a Andrea
Rowell, of The Chowan Herald, and
xutss routine White. '
Rev. Grant To Preach
At Methodist Church
The Rev Thomas M. Grant, former
pastor of the 'Hertford Methodist
Church, and. now district uperin
tendent for this district, will' preach
at the evening service,; at the- local
church on Sunday, December 21st.
The Rev, Mr, Grant will also , hold
the First, Quarterly Conference on
Sundays, ' . Vf
i r. . (y ( -, - i
Hertford, Perquimans County, North
Red Cross Chairman
Reports About Half
County Quota Raised
A. W. Hefren Hopeful
$1,500 Goal Can Be
Reached at Once
A. W. Hefren, Emergency Chair
man for the Red Cross, announced
Wednesday that Perquimans Count'
had raised about one-half of the
$1,500 quota asked for by the Amer
ican Red Cross to be used by that
body for war relief and war aid.
The Red Cross is asking the en
tire country for a sum of 50 million
dollars and requests that the sum be
forwarded to their headquarters as
quickly as possible, in order that the
Red Cross can successfully carry out.
The local Emergency Committee
began ifs work last Friday and is
hopeful that the $1,500 goal can be
readied before Christmas Day. How
ever, Mr. Hefren pointed out that
the drive will continue until the
County quota has been raised in full.
The committee composed of Mr.
Hefren, Mrs. E. M. Perry of New
Hope, Rev. J. D. Cranford of Winfall,
Roy S. Chappell of Bethel Township,
E. L. Chappell, Mrs. George Jackson,
Freeman N. Mansfield and W. H.
Hardcastle, will endeavor to make a
complete house-to-house canvass of
the county in order to have ever;'
citizen take a part in this call for aid.
The members urge every resident
to give to this cause, and in cases
where canvassers do not reach homes
quickly, residents are requested and
urged to bring their contributions to
any of the above-namod committee.
This drive for $1,500 is aside, and
for an entirely different purpose,
from the annual Roll Call which was
just completed. T:;o money raised
throufji the pien.t drive will be
used to render firs taid and assist
ance at the war fronts. Fifteen per
cent of the :i mount raised hero
through this drive will remain in the
County to be used in cases of emer
gency. Var needs money ... so let's all
get be'nind this drive and have Per
quimans be one- of tip first counties
in the State to send its quota to the
Red Cross. Our neighbor, Gates
County, raised her quota in three
days . . . Perquimans, let's get go
ing. Cotton Producers
Vote For Quotas In
Perquimans County; on last Satur
day, joined with the rest of the cot
ton producing counties in the United
States, and for the fifth consecutive
year and on this occasion in war
time, voted to produce and market
its cotton under a strict federal con
Four hundred and sixty-nine Per
quimans County producers voted for
control, with three voting against it.
This compares with a total of 401
votes for control last year and four
The votes for the different town
ships are as follows:
Belvidere Township 95 voted yes
j and 1 no; Bethel Township 79 voted
yes and 2 no; Hertford Township 71
voted yes; New Hope Township 120
voted yes, and Parkville Township
104 voted yes.
Incomplete returns from the re
ferendum Saturday all over the Unit-
id States gave 694,556 votes for and
7,671 against continuance of market
,ng quotas, whxh were imposed for
me first time under the present farm
law in 1938.
This vote gave a favorable per
centage of 94.8, or far more than the
necessary two-thirds. It also was the
highest percentage of any of the
five cotton referenda.
Injlace of cotton, farmers are be
ing urged to produce more food to
meet needs of not only this nation
but of its allies in the war.
Under quotas, farmers are restrict
ed to the sale of cotton produced on
their AAA planting allotments.
Excess sales are subject to a stiff
Approval of quotas assures contin
uance of government price-supporting
. Mrtand Mrs. J. M. Connelly, of
Rock Hill, S. C, announce the birth
of a daughter;, born December 19,
1941. Mrs. Connelly was before her
marriage, Miss Mattie C. Reed, xt
j-v4 . -'''ixv. , p''" i fManssjsl V ' 11
? Mr. and Mrs. Y. t. Brown, of Wil-mine-ton,
; N. announce the birth of
a daughter, Hazel Ainsley,. born on
December 42, ,1941. r Mother and
baby are doing alcejy.';' , -
mi Dif Diir M
Carolina, Friday, December 19, 1941.
To Be In Recess On
Tuesday, Dec. 23
Will Holdlpecial Term
If Needed; Five Cases
Five cases were heard before
Judge Granberry Tucker in Perquim
ans County Recorder's Court here,
Frank Copeland, Negro, charged
with assault on George Nelson,
Negro, was sentenced to serve 30
days on the roads; sentence to be
suspended upon the payment of a $10
finend the court costs. Copeland's
doctor's bill, which was $4.50, was
taken from the fine.
Marjorie Holden, Negro, was found
,uilty of assault with a deadly wea
pon on James Holley, Negro, and
was siMtc'i ed to serve 30 days in
jail; sentence to be suspended upon
the payment of the costs of cour'.
and one year's good behavior.
Dallas Gilliam, Negro, was found
guilty of assaulting his wife, OticV
Gilliam, and was sentenced to serve
90 days on the roads; sentence to be
suspended upon the payment of the
court costs, two years good behavior,
good treatment and the supporting
of his wife.
The case against Vivian Everett
Gladys Waffe, Betty Wright, Alline
Jonefcand Jesse Lindsay, Negroes,
chartw with affray, was nol pressed.
Juafe Granberry Tucker returned
a verdict of not guilty in the case of
James S. Fulford, of the U. S. Navy,
charged with reckless1 driving and
driving with no operator's license.
Fulford testified that he was driv
ing around the corner near the
County Home at a speed of about 45
miles and. v.as blinded by the lights
of an oncoming pick-up truck. He
immed'ately applied his brakes and
the highway beim;; slippery, the rear
end of t'lie car skidded, striking the
rear end of the other car. The gas
tank of the car, which was borrowed
from his friend, caught fire and th'
car was burned. He further testified
that hd had lost his driver's license
aboard his ship, the U. S. S. Ranger in
October and it had never been found
According to his testimony, the acci
dent was unavoidable. He was freed
on a verdict of not guilty.
It was announced this week tha
there will be no regular term of
court on Tuesday, December 23
However, court will resume on
Open Nights For
With less than a week 'til Christ
mas, Hertford's stores are taking or
the rushing atmosphere of the final
dnys, which will end the greatesl
Christmas shopping period in many
years for Hertford's merchants.
With gifts for every member of the
family, Hertford's stores now have
on display the most complete assort
ment of merchandise of all times, and
the sale of these gifts is believed to
be higher than ever before. In addi
tion to these gifts being lovely, you
will find that they are economical.
When you walk in and purchase a
gift or remembrance for your friend,
or relative, you may be assured that
the price you pay is far less than
you expected and that the quality is
To add to the attractiveness of
the downtown section, Hertford's
streets have recently been decorated
with multi-colored lights that add so
much to the festive spirit of Christ
mas. When one catches a glimpse
of the attractively decorated streets
and the beautiful way in which the
various merchants have carefully ar
ranged their windows with Christmas
gifts and merchandise, one can not
help but feel that the spirit of
Christmas is in the air.
Hertford has taken on the true
festive spirit of Christmas, so come
to Hertford and purchase your
Christmas gifts, and you can rest
assured that the styling is correct,
the quality the best, and the price is
what you wish to pay. All stores in
town are now remaining open at
nights for the convenience of the
CLASS TO PRESENT
The Intermediate . Class of the
Hertford Baptist Sunday School will
present; a pageant, entitled "Peace
On Earth,'? on Mondav avenlnar. n-
cember, 22nd, it ,7:80 o'clock, in the
Sunday School Vom, The , public is
caroinuy invifea t tnd. . -
CIVILIAN DEFENSE COUNCIL MAPS OUT
ORGANIZATION FOR WORK IN COUNTY
Hertford To Have
The Town of Hertford will hold
practice black-out Friday night from
9:30 to 10 o'clock, according to
Mayor V. N. Darden. The black-out
was ordered by the Mayor and Town
Board in cooperation with the County
Council for Civilian Defense.
The black-out will begin at 9:30
with the fire siren sounding an air
raid warning of five short blasts,
t'.icn after a minute, one long bla.st.
These signals arc .so ananged as not
to confuse with regular fire alarms.
The all-clear signal will be .sounded
by the ringing of the 'ourthou.s,. bell
a"' bells of the Churrhes.
The Town oiYin.ils ,,u
main switch supplying the stive
lights but will not rut off the current
of business houses and private resi
dences. Citizens are expected to take
the nesecsary precautions to see that
no lights are visible during the prac
All local motorists are requested
to keep their cars off the streets
during the black-out, unless abso
lutely necessary for them to drive
. . . then they are requested to drive
with dimmed lights.
All through traffic will be stopped
at the approaches to the town and
drivers will be ordered to dim their
lights and proceed. Through traffic
will be allowed to travel through
A survey of the effectiveness of the
black-out will be made by members
of the County Council for Civilian
Defense and all citizei s are requested
to aid, in this practice black-out in
order that few practiie 'dark -outs
will be needed.
FSA Plans Assist
Food For Freedom
Says A. H. Edwards
"When a family keeps a record
book and carries on farming like
business men carry on their business,
then it isn't difficult to increase pro
duction," according to Dr. E. S.
White, chairman of the Perquimans
County Agricultural Defense Board.
"Approximately 125 farm families
in Perquimans county will operate
their farms during the next crop year
in accordance with definitely planned
farm and home practices," he said.
"These are the families who are bor
rowers in the Farm Security Admin
istration Program. A. Houston Ed
wards, Supervisor for FSA in Per
quimans County, reports they all are
increasing their production of foods
in the Food-for-Freedom program.
"Those who have taken part in the
rehabilitation program under the U.
S. Department of Agriculture long
enough to have worked out plans in
previous years, now have their farm
record books to help them plan for
future operations." he said. He
pointed out that farm families in the
Farm Security rehabilitation program
make careful plans first, and that the
loans are made then to put the
plans into actual operations. FISA,
n making loans, stresses the im
portance of farm and home record
Many of the families are now
meeting to develop plans, and many
are making the plans in their own
nomes. The services of the county
supervisor and the home management
supervisor, A. Houston Edwards and
Marian L. Morrow, are ' available to
aid in formulating the plans.
According to most farm plans now
being worked out, farm production
next season will lean toward more
milk, milk products, better home
gardens, eggs, and meat for home
butchering, in line with the Food-for-Freedom
program, Mr. Edwards said.
This sort of production has been en
couraged by the FSA for some years,
and most borrowers now are replac
ing one cash crop farming with di
versification, he said.
Virtually without exception, Mr.
Edwards believes FSA borrowers
can be counted upon to plan their
farm work to increase the output of
items called for in national defense.
It will continue to be the policy to
produce for home use first; and
then will tend to leave commercial
production, oh borrowers' farms as
well as others, free to go into chan
nels which eventually will lead to
feeding our armed forces as well as
those of our allies.
$1.50 Per Year.
Held Last Friday at
Court House; Not Ex
clusive,. Says Chair
man The United States has been at war
with Germany, Italy and Japan for
a little more than a week. There is
little doubt but that p.pi'v c'tizen of
the county ha.i a..). id Mi ;..s. if this
question during tl,. t t'ni : " hat
can I do to help win thi., ."
Part of this question va.j answer
ed at a meeting of the Civilian De
fense' Council held at the Courthouse
last Friday afternoon. The meeting
was called by Charles Whedbeo, Per
quimans Chairman of the Council
ami key appointees of the group
iV r. hedbee pointed out A:u ing
the meeting that Civilian Def. n o in
Perquimans County i- an ex
clusive propositi. n. lie ia.- . . -c
the point that every citizen j , ; ,,
county was welcomed to ah inectin.,
of the Council and that the Counc.l
wishes each and every citizen to con
sider himself or herself an important
part of the Civilian Defense group.
The meeting held last Friday was
for the purpose of organizing the
Council and to map out a program
to be undertaken throughout the
county for defense of the region in
case of an emergency or an attack.
Key point in the organization
meeting was the plan to have a civi-
! lian registration of all citizens of
the county for work with the Coun
j oil. This registration will take place
j shortly and it will be a voluntary
j registration. Citizens will be asked
, to come to tile defen-e offices and
1 register for volunteer work in r . es
i of emergency. The Defense Council
j will have full ha ;y ,' a 1 1 woi.. in
such a case, and i lie u orders v. ho
volunteer will receive a.-t.-igiimeiit as
to their duty.
Included in iho Civilian Defense
wuin is air-cran warning groups,
fire-fighters, messengers, first aid
workers, and the ,ike. Sen,"-wiuen
and children over the ages of 15 can
volunteer during the registration.
A. W. Hefren, Emergency Chair
man for the Red Cross, explained the
drive now in progress throughout the
county to raise $1,500 for the war
relief work of the Red Cross. A
County drive for this quota is now
going on and every citizen of the
county is urged to give a bit toward
this quote. If a collector does not
call at your home during this week,
bnng your donation to the Post Of
fice and turn it over to S. M. Whed
bee, chairman of the Perquimans
Chapter. The Red Cross has request
ed1 fifty million dollars from the en
tire country and the quota for Per
quimans has been, requested as soon
as possible. Mr. Hefren told the De
fense Council that his committee
hopes to raise its quota by this week
end. Although no date was set for the
next meeting of the Defense Council,
it is likely that the group will meet
again shortly and definite plans ar
ranged at that time for the registra
tion of volunteer workers.
Watch the pages of The Weekly
for details of how you can hell) in
the gigantic work that lies ahead.
At Baptist Church
Sunday Evening 7:30
The Christmas cantata, "Immanu
el," by Norwood Dale, will be pre
sented at the Hertford Baptist
Church Sunday evening, December
21st, at 7:30 o'clock.
The public is cordially invited.
Members of the cantata, under the
direction of Mrs. Charles E. Johnson,
are: Sopranos: Miss Margaret
Broughton, Mrs. Charles Johnson,
Mrs. T. E. Raper, Mrs. Ed Everett,
Mrs. Norman Elliott, Mrs. Riddick
Chappell, Mrs. Hudson Butler and
Mrs. Tom Perry.
Altos: Mrs. Olivia Hobbs, Mrs.
Fred Matthews, Mrs. Tommy Miller,
Mrs. Jim Bass, Mrs. C. E. Hobgood.
Tenors: Pat Kelly, J. R. Futrell.
Basses: R. S. Monds, J. P. Perry
and Willie Ainsley.
Mrs. Charles E. Johnson . will be
LIBRARY TO CLOSE
Addie N. Jones, librarian, announ
ced today that the Perquimans Pub
lic Library will be closed December
24, 25, 26 and 27 for the Christinas