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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER' DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
VcL . I Number L - ' : ' ' Hertford,- Perquimans County North Carolina, Friday, November 16, 1934.
$1.25 Per Year
A New Weekly Newspaper
For Perquimans County
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fissile Is Part of 10 Per
Cent Reserve For
; L.'W, AndeBOB,."'farm demon3tra
4 lion agent, ' Teceived additional
" cotton tax exemption certificated in
the- amonnt of 185,655 pounds, repre
- senting 271 tales aad additional cer
, tiflcaten are expected at once, the to
. tal of the new allotment to be about
"s 400 bales. ;
) This' is good news for Perquiman3,
4y .'..."QueA there had been some dissatis-
r- faction, because of the small allot-
. ; ' JnenC
t' ' . The new Issue . as explained by
Mr. Anderson, is a part of the 10 per
cent reserve, At the time the allot
ment waB made the State was only
given 90 per cent, the other 10 be-
?ing reserved to take care of State in
stitutions, the prison farms and other
State projects, and those who had
4 grown cotton in-1983 and 1934 for
the first time iace 1927, the balance
Jtp.be distributed among the growers
who'Vere eligible under certain con
ditions, such as those farmers having
Jess than one-third of their culthxat
land in cotton; those who have
voluntarily reduced their crop at least
V 4Q per cent joinder the 1928 and 1929
acreage, and athers.
Penidmans. : County, along with
y about sixteen 0ier counties, is re
ceiving more 'than' merely its ihare
of the 10 per toent reserve, however.
They are re4sdngthe 10 per ent
. reserve and their share in jhe balance
. which is dixjded Among sixteen other
"J counties. '
Thos farners who cannot, wse
. these additional Certificates this year
' are advised that, if the Bankbead
Art 'continues In lorce ncxt Jr, and
IMrt Anderson helieves there is every
- Indication that 3 will , be in effect in
V 1935, . the certifites can be bjad
V used n?xt year,; v V7
Red Gra ss Roll Call
Nov? In Progress
i. The Ked Cross Hm& Call got under
way this weekv wtth Sirs. CP. Mor-
- ria and a fine corps of workers to put
over the 'driva for funds.
;? Jn Hertford the workers named to
assist the chairman are Mrs. J. E.
rris, Miss vae wooa winsiow,
lrs. E. mt Lordley. Mrs. 1. B. Sum
n4r,, Mr3. Charles E, Johnson; Mrs.
yfjalr Pelton and llts. G..8. Tucker.
TTotkers named in the various sec
tioss of the county Include lln. Fred
Winsiow, in Winfall; Mrs. Arb Wins
; low t Whitf3ton; Miss 'Ckra White
at Belvidere and Mn,M,.T. GrifiBn
at Belial;", ' ty-' r "
f ; A complete list if thqse responding
: to the Bed, Cross Roll Catt wlQ be
, publishect in this -.newspaper Stem
time to time. ' -- vt-
Carapr;3n To Buy p
Geared School Bus
VL A. Williaos, principal of the
Perquimans C:-'y Training School
for Negroes, at Winfall, Is making an
effort to rabe money f or purchasing
the much needed school bus for that
There is no provision by the State
for rovidin? this bus nd none by
: the county. These children have been
conveyed privately, and Mr is Impos
sible to continue this service but a
short time longer. - ;
- The campaf which Is being wn
ducted fjor this jurpose fs progressing
well, and -various - mean3 :- of raising
thtf money ,' being --d. Appeal .vis
made for cash doi. to. help 'in
this cause. The eot,t abusla
$784.64 and the entireai.uut must
be raised ; before .fte ,bus(s .forth;.,
s toming. " t , L r '. t i.
f Any one. wising to contribute to.
lhis worthy c& "8 k7 send h,r
v 'Ions to K. A. V.;:Uama at Wi
acond c-de of , the grr -nr.ar
ntli r'lcfeup for the lest
c at the county
r T, A. held on
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hoiv.e in i
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wLo has been
oved and it Is
tl'a to return
Morgan's Modern Grocery i3 spon
soring that Heinz supper which the
women of the Hertford Woman's
Club is going to serve at the Com
munity House at 25 cents per plate
on Thursday night of next week, No
vember 22, and the entire proceeds
will go to the Woman'3 Club. Every
body is invited. Heinz furnishes the
supper and following is the menu
which will be served:
Heinz Clam Chowder or
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Heinz Sweet Pickles
Heinz Oven Baked Beans,
Heinz Cooked Spaghetti
Heinz Peanut Butter Sandwich
Heinz Apple Butter Tart
Swift's Premium and
Cudahy's Puritan Ham
Del Monte Coffee
Heinz Fig Pudding with Heinz Sauce
The following committees have
been named by Miss Mae Wood
Winsiow, club president, in connec
tion with the event: Menu, Mrs. G.
E. Newby, Mrs. Thomas Nixon, Mrs.
R. H. Willis, Mrs. J. C. Felton, Mrs.
D. P. Reed, Mrs. C. P. Morris and
Mrs. E. E. Payne; program and pub
licity, Miss Kate Blanchard, Mrs. J.
C. Blanchard, Mr3. R. M. Riddick,
Mrs. S. P. Jessup and Mrs. B. G.
Koonce; house and tables, Mrs. V. N.
Darden, Mrs. E. S. Douglas, Mrs. R.
T. Brinn, Mrs. L. N. Hollowell, Mrs.
J. E. White, Mrs. T. R. Winsiow,
Mrs. Sidney Broughton; service,
Mas. T. S. White, Mrs. C. A. Daven
port, Mrs. E. J. Broughton, Mrs. G.
R. Tucker, Mrs. Trim Wilson, Mrs.
F. T. Johnson, Mrs. Charles Johnson
and Mrs. Claude Withrow.
Two Negroes Jailed
Two colored men, Bill Sessoms and
EHis Hoffler, are both in jaO. Ses
soms for shooting Henry Whedbee,
s&bd (Colored, and Hoffler, at whose
fauae the shooting occurred, as a ma
Whedbee, who was shot in the fore
head, was not seriously hurt, the
bullet making only a skin wound.
Mystery surrounds the cause of the
shooting, and as yet no motive has
The d&eoting occurred on Friday
night at the home of Ellis Hoffler,
near New Hope, and the shot is said
to have been fired as Whedbee was
emerging from the front door. A
hearing win be had in Recorder's
Court next Tuesday.
Bethel Township Man
Injured In Accident
Cale Copeland, Bethel Township
farmer, is a patient m the Albemarle
Hospital in Elizabeth City, following
an accident which occurred on the
road between his home on the Eden
ton "road and Hertford on Friday
":Mr. Copeland was driving a horse
bitched to a cart when the cart wat
turned over in the ditch. At the tim?
it Was not believed Mr. Copeland had
sustained serious injury. On the fol
lowing night, Saturday, he was taken
worse and was carried to the hos
pital. He is suffering from a pos
sible fracture of the skull.
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MUSICAL TEA TO BE HELD
j , IN METHODIST CHURCH
A musical tea will be given in the
Sunday School room of tw Metho
dist ; Church on . Monday night at 8
o'clock, to which everybody is in
vited. . "' - '. .
'.'A Silver Offering will be taken, the
proceeds to be used for church -work.
vA special " program v is being ar
ranged by Mrs. B; G. Koonce, which
will ' Include music, readings," etc.,'
and a .playlet, "Out of a Barrel," In
which the following, ladies will take
part: Mesdames H. C. Stokes, C. T.
dinner, E,' W. Lordey, Oscar Fel
tcn, Durwood Reed and Miss Elisa-:
FARMERS TO VOTE ON THE
" i , BANKHEAD COTTOfN ACT
? W l" '''""y" v"
A.' referendum, will' be held in De
cember to determine whether or not
the Barkhead Eill or Cotton Control
Act will remain, in force, The date
of the refer,Jum has -not yet been
announce.!, I A at tliat time the
friers wiH be gi. :n an opportunity
ij voice their approval or. disapproval
cf'the act, ' ,
FEATURE SESSION OF
COURT ON TUESDAY
Colored Couples Dis
missed As Affairs Are
"Just a lovers' quarrel dismissed
with costs," said Judge Walter H.
Oakey, Jr., in Recorder's Court on
Tuesday, when the difficulties of No
vella White and Teddy Cox, both col
ored, were aired in court.
Although Novella plead guilty and
Teddy told of how Novella had cut
a gash m his shoulder with a pocket
knife after he had given her a beat
ing, they seemed to be on such good
terms that the court decided to let
Another case of lover3 disagreeing
was that of Buster Doone, charged
with slapping Lennie Dail, both col
ored. Buster plead guilty, admitting
that lie did slap Lennie after he call
ed her while she was talking with
another fellow and she did not come.
"Well, she isnt a bird dog, is sheT"
asked Judge Oakey. The cam was
dismissed with the admonition of tJie
court to punish her some other way
next time. The couple appeared to
be on the best of terms after the
case was over.
Judgment in the case of Harrell
Thach, charged with abandonment
was suspended tor two years upon
condition that the defendant support
his wife and family to the best of
his ability during that time. The
court costs were not charged against
the defendant, as the court stated he
wished everything that the defendant
could make to go to his family.
When the case was called against
Mr. Thach the prosecuting witness,
Mrs. Thacji, did not appear, and it
developed that the couple were living
together. However, Mr. Thach was
directed to bring her into court,
where the matter was heard.
Clarence Pemberton, colored, charg
ed with assaulting with, a deadly
weapon,to wit, an axe, onfe Philemon
Shambry, was an old offender. He
had been in court some weeks ago
for fighting. On both occasions
Clarence was represented by J. S.
The judgment in this case was six
months en the road, the sentence to
be suspended upon the payment of
the costs and upon the condition that
the defendant not be found in Per
quimans County for a period of two
Clarence Burnette, colored, charged
with illegal possession of liquor, was
Rev. Ls. M. Dixon
To Leave Hertford
Rev. L. M. Dixon, pastor of the
Hertford Baptist Church, is leaving
Hertford. This announcement will be
received with regret by the many
friends of Mr. and Mrs. Dixon in
Mr. Dixon offered his resignation
on Wednesday night of last week, to
take effect on the first of December.
The minister has accepted a call to
Mr. Dixon came, to Hertford in the
spring of 1932, and has been very
popular here, not only among the
members of his own church, but with
the people of the community.
Funeral Services Held
For Mrs. Sallie Jordan
Mrs. Sallie Dail Jordan, 61, wife of
A. W. Jordan, died after a brief ill
ness on Tuesday of this week at her
home at Bethel in this county.
Funeral services were held at ?.
o'clock on Wednesday at the Bethel
Baptist Church, of which she waa
faithful member, with the Rev A.
A. Butler, of Hertford, officiating,
and burial took place fn the family
Mrs. Jordan, who was a life-long
resident of the county, "was well
known, and was held in the ' highest
esteem by a large circle of friends.
Her death was a distinct shock to
many of her friends who had""not
learned of her illness until her death
, Surviving Mrs. Jordan are her hus
band, A. W. Jordan; one .son, Wil
liam Kenneth Jordan, and one broth
er,. E. Dail, of New BopeT"
HERTFORD WOMEN ATTEND
, episcopal; cnuRCH t meet
Among the Hertford women .who
attended, the meeting of the Edenton
Convocation of 'the Episcopal Church
helt at Windsor Thursday were. Miss
Mae Wood Winsiow, Mrs. J. H. New
bold, Mrs. IL A Whitley, Mrs. C A.
Davenport and Mrs. W.'E. WLite..
FOR LADIES AT ROTARY
Rotarians Hold Ladies'
Niffht at Hertford
Ladies' Night of the Hertford Ro
tary Club, which occurred on Tues
day night, was a gay and festive oc
casion, with everybody having a good
time and not a dull moment during
The Hotel Hertford served the
kind of dinner for which it is famous
and the Rotarians entertained their
ladies most charmingly.
"America" was sung in unison be
fore the guests were seated, after
which Dr. C. A. Davenport asked a
Judge Walter H. Oakey, Jr.. presi
dent of the Rotarian3. presided, and
the address of welcome was made by
J. Emmett Winsiow. Jerry New
bold, popular tenor, sang "Little
Gray Home In the West" and
"Drink to Me Only With Thine
Eyes," and Mrs. W. E. White enter
tained with a couple of humorous
readings. Then there was a lot of
singing, with Mrs. R. M. Riddick at
the piano. First the Rotarians sang
a song to the Rotary Annes, and thtf.
the Rotary Annes came back with one
to the Rotarians, and afterwards all
sang a song together.
Each lady present wa3 presented
with a beautiful vanity case.
Those present included Mr. and
Mrs. Walter H. Oakey Jr., Mr. anff
Mrs. C. P. Morris, Mr. and Mrs. D
S. Darden, Mr. and Mrs. F. T. John
son, Mr. and Mrs. J. Emmett Wins-
low, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Hines, Mr.
and Mrs. A. W. Hefren, Dr. and Mrs
C A. Davenport, Mr. and Mrs. E. W.
Lordley, Mrs. R, M. Riddick, Mrs.
W. E. White, J. M. Newbold, R. T.
Brinn and Silas M. Whedbee.
Melvin R. Daniels
Speaks To Masons
Melvin R. Daniels, of Wanchese,
was the principal speaker on the spe
cial Armistice Day program given at
the regular meeting of the Masonic
lodge on Tuesday night.
The program, which was arranged
by B. C. Berry, deputy grand mas
ter, and A. L. Skinner, was in re
sponse to the request for such a pro
gram by Roy F. Ebbs, grand master.
Other speakers included C. W.
Morgan, A. L. Skinner, G. C. Buck
and F. T. Jackson.
Refreshments were served at the
close of the program.
Mrs. Flowers Outlines
Work Of The P. T. A.
Mrs. A. J. Flowers, of New Bern,
State Field Worker for the Parent
Teacher Association, who was in
Hertford last week, was the speaker
at the meeting of the P. T. A. held at
the Grammar School on Friday night.
Mrs. Flowers interestingly outlined
the work of the P. T. A. and stressed
its importance, laying special empha
sis on the necessity of all parents,
whether their children were in gram
mar school or had advanced to high
school, of attending the P. T. A.
meetings and taking part in the work.
Mrs. Flowers and Mrs. V. N. Dar
den, of Hertford, who is District
President of the P. T. A., went to
Gates County and also to Camden
County on Tuesday in the interest of
the work, and attended a meeting in
Gatesville on Friday.
"MRS. OSCAR WILDER DIES IN
ELIZABETH CITY HOSPITAL
Mrs. Oscar Wilder, who lives near
Winfall and was taken to the Albe
marle Hospital in Elisabeth City,
died in that institution Wednesday
morning. She had been confined in
the hospital about ten days.
She is survived by her husband
and two small children.
RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL
Miss ''Lizzie Brace has returned
from the Protestant Hospital in Nor
folk, where:, she - was a patient for
several days. ' ' v v-
CORN YIELDS INCREASED
The value of a crop rotation with
legumes has proven valuable In Alex
ander County where .corn yields have
increased from eight to 60 bushels an
acre since the work started. - J
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The above is the latest photo
of Simon Rutenberg, prominent
Hertford merchant. Mr. Ruten
berg, who has been quite sick and
confined to his bed for the past
two weeks, with an attack of
sciatica, is improved and is now
able to spend a part of each day
attending to business. He is,
however, temporarily on cutches.
Perquimans Highs Lose
To Edenton High School
The Perquimans High School foot
ball team went down to defeat last
Friday afternoon on the local grid
iron when the Edenton High School
went back with an 84-0 victory. The
local team was no match for the more
experienced Chowan boys, who have
not been scored upon this year and
have won the Northeastern Class B
championship. They play in the
semi-finals today at Rocky Mount,
where they will fight it out with
The most outstanding Perquimans
player in Friday's game was Carl
Britt. Thi3 flashy halfback on num
erous occasions brought down the
heavy charging Edenton runners and
but for a weak line might have made
substantial gains for his team. On
two occasions he almost got away
for touchdowns on passes. C. Brinn
also made a number of beautiful
punts, sending the ball out of his own
Friday's game completed the year's
schedule, and while the team has not
made an outstanding record, Coach
Hughes is well pleased with the im
provement over last year's team.
The lineup follows:
v Hertford Edenton
Sutton L. E. Rogerson
T. Brinn L. T. Sexton
Stokes L. G. Byrum
Tucker C Wozelka
Morris R. G Layton
Byrum R. T. Spruill
Stallings R. E. Bufflap
Harris Q. B. Harrell
Britt L. H. B. W. Spencer
Thompson R. H. B Cates
C. Brinn F. B. P. Spencer
Referee, Winthrow; umpire, Whed
bee; head linesman, Eugene Perry.
Time of quarters, 12 minutes.
J. Henry Copeland
Laid To Rest Tuesday
Funeral services for J. Henry
Copeland, aged 66, who died early
Monday morning at his home near
Belvidere, were held on Tuesday af
ternoon at Hunters Fork Church, and
burial took place in the family bury
Mr. Copeland is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Alice L. Copeland; four
30ns, Horton, Wayland, Darvis and
Alvin Copeland; three daughters.
Mrs. Earl Buller, of Perkasie, Pa.;
Mrs. Walter Dail, Tyner; Mrs. Ralph
Perry Hertford; one brother, D. C.
Copeland, of Tyner; four sisters, Mrs.
Alice Lamb, of West Chester, Pa..
Mrs. Hattie Spencer, of Shanesville.
Pa., Mrs. Sallie Hollowell and Mrs.
Delia Hollowell. of Goldsboro.
COTTON CHECKS EXPECTED
Approval sheets for the second ren
tal benefit payments and parity pay
ments under the cotton" control act
hv been received in the office of L.
WAnderscn, County Farm Agent,
and the checks to cover these are ex
pected to arrive some time this week.
The Rotary : Club ' of f Ashevilfe is
sponsoring a -4-H nk club in Bun
combe Couhty with pure bred Poland
China hogs as the breed selected.
Perquimans Weekly To
Be Published Every
MRS. WHITE EDITOR
Already Received For
Having become thoroughly con
vinced that Perquimans County not
only needs, but that its people earn
estly desire a good weekly news
paper, Mrs. W. E. White, for several
years editor of a Hertford news
paper, has decided to launch an en
tirely new paper in Peaquimans.
This i3 the first issue, which has tak
en the name of THE PERQUIMANS
Every effort will be made to make
the paper as newsy and as informa
tive as possible, to the end that tiie
publication may reflect credit on the
The paper will be published every
Friday. The first issue 13 being dis
tributed to every home in Hertford
and to all boxholders in the county,
many other copies being fsent into
surrounding territory in order that
potential subscribers may get an idea
of the kind of paper they will be ask
ed to subscribe to. The subscription
price will be $1.25 per year, payable
in advance, but as an introductory
offer this price will be reduced to 7.V.
cents for one year for a limited time..
Solicitors will be sent out to canvas
the entire county, in the hope that
The Perquimans Weekly may have
complete coverage of Perquiman?
County, at least.
It ha3 been very encouraging to re
ceive so many congratulations and
good wishes, and the whole-hearted
cooperation given by the Hertford
business men is an incentive to make
the newspaper just as good a3 it can
possibly be made.
Any news of general interest will'
gladly be printed, and the coopera
tion of every reader is asked in order
to carry all the news to this entire
county. Subscribers and prospective
subscribers, as well as any other
friends, are invited to drop into the
office at any time.
Will Assist Farmers
Farmers who are unable to Dav off
their debts are promised assistance
in reaching an agreement and ad
justment with their creditors through
the Farm Debt Adjustment Commis
sion. Mediation committees for the
various Albemarle counties are now
functioning and are ready to assist
any debtor or creditor in reaching a
satisfactory plan of settlement.
Any debtor or creditor seeking a
readjustment in the debt relationship
may ask the committee in his county
to investigate and make recommenda
tions to either or both of the Darties
Application blanks will be furnished
upon request by this committee.
The committee has nothing to do
with the actual refinancing of farm
loans under the Federal farm relief
This committee is very anxious
that anyone in need of assistance see
any member of the set-up.
The committee for Perquimans
County follows: J. C. Blanchard," W.
E. Dail, V. N. Darden, W. H. Oakey
Jr., and Dr. E. S. White J5 '!
ENTERTAINED AT DINNER
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Blanchard and
Mr. and Mrs. Trim Wilson entertain
ed jointly at a dinner party at the
home of Mr. and Mr3. Blanchard on
Tuesday night, the guests including
the sales and office force of J. C.
Blanchard & Company, who were
Mrs. J. A. Perry, Mrs. R. A. Wbite,
Mrs. D. M. Jackson, and Messrs, T.
G. Hurt, Marion t Riddick, Linwood
Skinner, Robbins Blanchard, Marshall
Owens, Edward Weeks, W. T. Elliott
and Master Billie Blanchard.
WOMAN'S CLUB TO HOLD
MEETING ON TUESDAY
The regular meeting1' of the Wo
man's Club will be held on Tuesday
afternoon, November 20, instead of
at the regular meeting time. The
change1 is due to-various happenings
which, prevent .the nolding of the club
meeting on Its usual date.
This is a meeting of much import-1 i
ance and the president is very ankL &$h
to nave as many members .trreav; - -
as can possibly ' attend.;"