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Heiifd, fttf quimans County, North Carolina, Friday, December 26, 1941.
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cifutiii for Aid
Part af the
rj: ; Dr. T P. IBrinn, named an chief of
vVthe fhflfifency Medical Service for
Y Olvilia Defense in Perquimans, to-
, t day announced the ' appointments of
, cmiena U his group of civilian de
' i The Medical (Service works directly
i' under Charles Whedbee, Chairman of
' the (Jdtmty Defense Cotmcvil and
' handle aLases of emergency where
medical aid is needed.
' ' In addition to the chief medical of-
i iicer an luivisory vuuncu coiiipuseu
' . . 1 A1 1 1
of S. 11 Whedbee, Mrs. C. P. Sumner,
; W. H. Pitt and Dr. I. A. Ward will
direct this group of workers.
. Dr. Brian stated that there wiH be
three tyqtoads of -workers to carry on
J as Emergency Field Units and these
squads vpiu be under the direction
J of himself Dr. C; A. Davenport lind
J. D. Weaver.
J. H. Towe has .been named as
rlansportatfon officer or the medical
services tad Mrs. C. F. Sumner will
. head the trwonteer nurses aid corps,
. Jerry UewboM was apfaoiated as
emergency water WpemsoT, and B
C. Berry, Iks emergency food super
! Other tfnfts of the Civilian befettsi
workem l fee Announced tlrwra
WW ioet w rapidly as fc
Chief OGe comjTls their lift of
All dMUMa of Ptertnimans Cntsr
are urged to register for volunteer
work with the Defense Council. An
office, located above the office of th
Town of Hertford, will be Opew
shortly, meanwhile' persons wishing
11 to volunteer their services may see
"Mr. Whedtee, chairman of the Coun
: From present indications the
. ' cnnstmas seal sale is going over
the top in- PerqtrfmBns County. At
, the present time the sum of 70 has
been turned ever- to Mrs. I. A. ward,
, county chairman. The largest s-
rpert, which comes from the,schooU
n the county, has not been made, as
fyei, but tha. Ward stated that when
the tottt tetania km subm5tted, she'
feels sure that Perquimans County
will exceed its $120 goal. Mrs. Ward
,s1bo stated this weelcthat she ... ...ia,
, -very much pleased with the results
. thus fyt.
Solicitors of Christmas Seals have
. d 'until Christmas Day to make sales of
' these small stickers, the funds raised
' being used in the fight against tu
rn The different schools and other
. groups who have not reported are
!; ,u'Any person who has not yet been,
solicited, and who wishes to aid in
- - - this worthy cause, may get Seals by
, phoning )Wrs. Ward at her home in
, Hertford The phone number is
f ' i-,
terqufmans County School chil
dreh, in addition to studying for ex
aminations prior to their Christmas
holidays, nave been, busy assisting in
'defense work, according to F. T.
Johnson, County Superintendent
Te children have been gathering
oilpapers' and magksines for the
C -iliaa Defense Council and shortly
uter school is resumed following the
holidays, Mr. Johnson said, a class in
first aid Will be started for students
at the High School.' ' ,r
A drive Vfll also be made to have
every achotA atudeaV buy a Defense
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Lpcclcd This Week
W. G. hwby; Town Clerk, stated
iday that he wajrexpectiif attto
'le tags for th Town df Hert
1 to arrive ! here this week and
r :Ia o ; tht taga will begin at
H.e tug have been, delayed ; In
r. factare aid., shipment due to
r i of materials for; defcde. work,
I - t'.cy lave hrji lTOir,L;i at last,
' IJjtDrwia are warned 1 that failure
i..!ise and display tags , on
t make the owners liable to court
uliJr BftlNG in tha Yule log. tf-
If ml' mo'te nHhRre 'ow- on 'e ljf
iiJf ma spirit of 6y ba tmconfined! It mllli
ml 's C""5 - magic time iSf
for ad the world! wWf :
VV In this "happiest holiday season" j
i we can only wish for you that the f
JI happiest possible Christmas joy
i be yours. 1
JJ It has been a source of genuine
I pleasure to hay served you dur- I
f ing the past year, and we hope a2
for a continuance of our friendly X"
Hiss Jean D. Smith
' The marriage of Miss Jean Doris i
Smith and William Elliott White, Jr.,
took place Sunday, Decvember 21, at
1 o'clock, at Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church, Hertford, the ceremony being
performed by the Recto the Rev.
Edmund T. Jillson. Miss Nancy
Coke Dardea played the wedding
The bride, who was unattended,
wore an afternoon dress of pastel j
blue, with harmonizing accessories.'
Her flowers were yellow roses.
Immediately after the ceremony
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. White, Sr., par
ents of the bridegroom, entertained
at ari informal bufftl'sroiftheon, their
guests including relatives and a few
intimate friends. '
After a motor trip of an unannoun
ced destination, Mr. and Mrs. White
will be at home at 202 E. Colonial
Avenue, Elizabeth City.
The bride is the eldest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Harvie Adam Smith,
of Catawissa, Pa., and is a member
of the faculty of the Elizabeth City
High School. The .bride-groom is the
only son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
White, of Hertford, and is connected
with the Carolina Theater, in Eliza
Those from out-of-town attending
the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Har
vie A. Smith, of Catawissa, Pa.; Dr.
andtMrs. G. G. Dixon, of Ayden; Mr.
and Mrs. B. D. Elliott, of Williams-
ton; Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Pollard, of
Bell Arthur; Mr. and Mrs. J. Scott
Lister, Miss Frances Lister, Mr. and
Mrs. Lister Markham, of Elizabeth
City; Mrs. M. S. Elliott and Mrs.
Leo Wilhelm, of Edenton. ' t
Hertford Stores To
Close On Friday
In order that merchants and clerks
of the stores in Hertford may enjoy
their Christmas holiday, ajl stores
In Hertford will remain dosed on
Friday. December 28. : ?'
; .This action was Voted at a meeting
or the Hertford merchants mm at
the orthouee on December. .9.
l- Patrons are requested to $do their
shopping before the stores f)ose on
Wednesday night . in order $ to fill
theil; needs until ' the store reopen
on Saturday morning. AU stores will
remain open at nights until 'Christ
mas Eve. " v j ; ,
Fire Sunday Morning v
. The Hertford Fire Departnf vnt ans
were4 an alarm Sunday mq ping at
3d o'clock, . when; the Si, joy,
Negro dance nail; waa badly ilmaged
by a fire of undetermined orighi ' , -The
fire was well under way when
the firemen arrived, but the blase
was soon brought under control. , 1
Dance For Benefit
Of Red Cross Friday
Night, December 26
Jn an effort to aid in the raising
of $l,5TJ0-for the Rd Cross, members
of the Perquimans Chapter of the
Red Cross will hold a dance at Walk
er's ballroom on Friday night, De
cember 26, from 9:30 until 1 o'clock.
Admission to the dance will be 50
cents per person and the total pro
ceeds will be given to the Red Cross
'W. A. Hefren, Emergency chair
man, has appointed Mrs. C. A. Daven
port as dance chairman and she will
be assisted by a number of other
members of the local chapter.
The public is invited to attend.
Tax List Takers To
Degin Work Jan. 1
Perquimans County tax list takers
will begin the listing of property on
Meeting with the County Commis
sioners on Thursday, the tax listers
were given instructions by the super
visor, J. W. Ward. The list takers
were also given the printed notices
of the list taking places to be posted
at public places in the various town
ships. The list takers were instructed by
Mr. Ward to make up schedules at
once, and next week's Perquimans?
TIT 1! Ml 1 I 1 '
weeKiy will carry an auverusemeni.
setting forth the time and places
where various list takers will sit In
The personnel of the list takers is1
Roy C. Chappell, Bethel Township;
George Jackson, Parkville Township;
E. L. Chappell, Belvidere Township;
John O. White, Hertford Township;
and S. D. Banks, New Hope Town
ship. The supervisor gave the usual in
structions as to the routine of listing
taxes, calling attention to the fact
that, under the law, all persons -who
are liable for poll tax and who fail
to list, themselves, and all who own
property and fail to list same, will be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor
and, upon conviction, fined or im
prisoned. Hout Off
The test ; blackout which was to
have been held Monday night from
9:80 to 10 o'clock, was called off by
Charles Whedbee, chairman of the
Civilian Defense. ( - -:WA(X--
Mr. Whedbee received, word on Fri
day from T. S, Johnson, State Direc
tor of Civilian Defense,,' that neither
Hertford or any town was to stage a
test blackout without approval of the
bUrcet command. ' ' : y ; .:fi
Navy Needs Typists
The U. S. Navy still needs men
who are qualified, as typists and
stenographers or both typists and
stenographers and headquarters foi
the Sixth and Seventh Naval dis
tricts today issued a second call this
month for men filling these require
ments. The volunteers should be between
the ages of 17 and 60 and will en
list as yeomen, with ratings offered
depending on professional qualifica
tions. They will receive from $60
to $9 per month depending on their
rating and are provided living quar
ters and meals1, or additional allow
ance if not stationed on a naval re
servation. Volunteers must be in good health
and those enlisting will be subject
to active duty for the duration of the
war. Men in the reserve are not
subject to military service as pre
scribed under the selective service
An original uniform and medical
facilities are furnished at no cost to
Those men interested in this
branch of the Naval Service should
write to Captain A. G. Howe, USN
(Retired), Box 147, Charleston,
South Carolina. This letter should
state typing speed, rate of taking
dictation, age, number of dependents,
present position and rate of pay
a C. Buck Elected As
Master Of Masonic
Lodge For Year 1942
G. C. Buck was elected Master of
Perquimans Lodge, No. 105, A. F. &
A. M., for the year 1942 at the first
regular communication held by the
Lodge in December.
Other officers elected at the meet
ing are; C. R. Holmes, senior warden;
J. H Towe, junior warden; D. J.
Pritchard, secretary, and George W.
A ppdntiv officers and committees
will be named by. Master Buck at the
meeting of the Lodge on December
30th. Installation of hew officers
will take place at the meeting to be
held Tuesday night, January 6, 194
PENNILESS MAN LEAVES $4,911
Kimmswick, ; ; Mo, When Philip
Schad 84, diedi apparently penniless,
rumors persisted that he had a jot of
money hidden away somewhere.
Finally, a brother searched his tumble-down
riverbank shack and found
a Cardboard box containg $4,911, in
old style bills and gold coins.
All truck and bus owners of Per
quimans County are urgently re
quested to register trucks and busses
with the Perquimans County Council
for Civilian Defense. Also, owners
are-" requested to fill out the regis
tration cards mailed them from State
headquarters several days ago.
Persons desiring assistance in fill
ing: out these cards may get it from
any number of places in Hertford,
according to Charles Whedbee, chair
man of Civilian Defense in Perquim
ans. The registration of all trucks and
busses is of vital importance to de
fense and owners are hereby urged to
comply with this request as soon as
possible. If you own a truck or bus,
come to Hertford today and register
the same with the Defense Board.
Judge Richard Dixon
To Preside January
Term Superior Court
Twenty-two Cases On
Docket; Case gainst
Judge Richard Dillard Dixon wil'
ireside at the January Term o
Perquimans Superior Court whicr
opens here on Monday, January 12
according to an announcement made
Judge Dixon lives in Edenton and
ins been serving as Special Judge
lince his appointment to the bench
y Governor Broughton. He has re
vived much praise from counties
here he has held court since his
The January Term of Court will be
for Civil Cases only, there boiner
some twenty cases calendared to be
heard. Among tnese is the suit re
cently brought by L. N. Hoilowell
against M. S. Hawkins and L. H.
Windholz, receivers for the Norfolk
Mr. Hoilowell claims $5,000 dam
ages against the Railroad because of
"painful and serious and , perhaps
permanent injuries" sustained when
a plank in the platform of the local
freight and passenger depot broke
while he was standing on it.
The complaint read that the plain
tiff was greatly jarred, shocked and
bruised and needed hospitalization
for the removal of a tumor on the
right leg, caused by abrasions re
ceived from the accident.
Jurors drawn by the Commission
ers to serve at the January Term of
Court are: Alphonso Williams, Paul
L. White, Meador Harrell, W. D
Rogerson, W. M. Matthews, J. Allen
Stallings, Charles D. Laydon, E. L.
Miller, W. N. White, H. A. Turner,
Cecil C. Winslow, W. H. Winslow of
Jordan, J. H. Baker, J. E. Boyce,
Junior B. Miller, J. T. Winslow of
Jordan, A. M. Godwin, M. S. Smith,
T. W. Umphlett, M. J. Gregory, R.
F. Standin and W. C. Morgan.
2 Killed Instantly In
Perquimans County's total of fatal
higTiway accidents was increased on
Saturday afternoon when an unidenti
nea, woman and M. s. Youngulood, a
sailor of Norfolk, Va., were killed in
stantly in a collision which occurred
about seven miles out of Hertford on
the Edenton highway.
Three other people were seriously
injured in the wreck and taken to the
Albemarle Hospital, Elizabeth City,
Jack Gaskill, State Highway Pa
trolman, stated that the accident oc
curred when a Norfolk taxi-cab,
driven by Severn L. Whitehead, and
carrying besides the two victims,
Peggy Wright and David L. Hutsell,
also of Norfolk, attempted to pass a
truck and met another truck being
driven by George E. Morris, of Eli
The taxi, in attempting to get back
into the proper line of traffic, swerv
ed side ways and "hit the truck driven
Christmas Day And
Again On New Year
The Hertford Postoffice will be
closed on Christmas Day and on Jan
uary 1, according to Postmaster S.
M. Whedbee. Mail will be dispatched
and placed in boxes at the local of
fice, but there will be no deliveries
Clubs Have Varied
Program For 1942
Theme To Be Thrift
And Health For Bet
"Thrift and Health for Better Liv
ing" will be the theme of a State
wide Home Demonstration program
during 1942, according to Miss
Frances Maness, Home Agnt for
Perquimans County. This program
has been planned for the ei tire fam
ily and will be carried on by all the
clubs in the county.
"We will not carry a major project
as we have in the past," Miss Maness
said, "but will include several pro
jects in the year's program."
The month by month program that
will be followed next year was re
leased this week by Miss Maness.
During January the theme will be,
i a liiy Plans for 1942. In February,
Living Above the Safety Line; for
i.Iarch the program will be My
loth ng Needs; Future Security
Th.ou'h Conservation will be the
;. for April; during May the
clubs will study The Staff of Life
w'nole grain products and their use.
For June the theme will be Home
Care of the Sick; July, Food Preser
vation; August, Planned Recreation;
September, Wise Use of Time and
Money; October, Clothing Clinic;
November, Building Strong, Sturdy
Bodies, and December, Housing Re
pairs and Improvements for Happier
The following County Project
Leaders have been appointed to help
carry out the program :
Food and Nutrition, Mrs. S. M.
Long; Food Conservation, Mrs. M. T.
Griffin; Clothing, Mrs. T. C. Perry;
House Furnishing, Mrs. S. T. Perry;
Home Management, Mrs. Eunice
Winslow; Home Beautification, Mrs.
Charlie Harrell; Home Gardens, Mrs.
H. . Lane; Home Poultry, Mrs. Geo.
Jackson, Home Dairy; Mrs. Walton
Lane; Parent Education, Mrs. Eddie
Harrell; Health, Mrs. J. A. Bray;
Education, Mrs. C. W. Reed; Recrea
tion, Mrs. W. O. Hunter; Loan Fund,
Mrs. E. N. Miller; Markets, Mrs.
Gerage Eure; Citiienship, Mrs. -C. P.
Morris; and 4-H Club Leader, Miss
Lillian Ray Perry.
Red Cross Returns
Still Short Of Goal
Set For Perquimans
Incomplete reports from workers
over the county show that Perquim
ans is still short of its $1,500 goal
requested by the American Red
Cross for its Emergency war fund,
A. W. Hefren, emergency chairman,
told The Perquifans Weekly reporter
Mr. Hefren stated that his com
mittee and workers will continue the
drive until the total amount is rais
ed, and he urgently asks that every
person in the county contribute to
this fund. The money will be used
by the Red Cross in assisting in the
war effort by supplying aid to
wounded as well as to soldiers in the
Just a little over one-half the
amount has been raised thus far, ac
cording to Mr. Hefren. However, he
stated that the committee hopes to
complete the job within a very short
Persons who are not solicited im
mediately are requested to send or
bring their contributions to any mem
ber of the Emergency committee.
This committee is composed of Mr.
Hefren, W. H. Hardcastle, Mrs. E. M.
Perry, Rev. J. D. Cranford, Roy S.
Chappell, E. L. Chappell, Mrs. George
Jackson and Freeman N. Mansfield.
The Perquimans County Chapter
of the Red Cross will be allowed to
retain fifteen per cent of the money
collected through this drive for aid
within the county, all of the remain
ing sum is to be forwarded to thf.
The workers soliciting funds re
ceive nothing for their services.
They are donating their time and
cars for the purpose of aiding the
American Red Cross.
BOY SCOUTS TAKING
FIRST AID COURSE
A course in first aid is being
studied by the twelve First Class
members of the Hertford Troop of
Instruction is being given by W.
H. Pitt, Scoutmaster of the Troop,
who is an authorized Red Cross first
tile local Troop has 32 registered
Scouts, which includes two Life
Scouts, two Star Scouts, twelve
First Class Scouts, and si Tender