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. V ; " v' .: - - A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED 6 THft I1PBUIU)ING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
" -Volume I, Number 2. :
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, November 23, 1934.
$1.25 Per Year
More Cotton Revenue
f ? -
County's Income Over
Three Times More
.The fact that the gross income
from cotton in Perquimans County
this year, is more than three times
the amount of the gross income from
; cotton in 1932, is one of the strong
arguments in support of the cotton
control act.' ,
"Rip. Coggin, of tne State Depart
! ment of Agriculture, who addressed
a meeting of farmers on Tuesday at
the court house in Hertford for the
purpose of explaining the Bankhead
Act, gave some interesting figures in
connection with cotton figures in
' Perquimans. In 1932 cotton farmers
in PerqnimaoiB received $89,639 for
their cotton crop. In 1934 the cot
ton crop wfil taring $317,486.
Mr. Coggin outlined to his hearers
the situatUa of the. cotton farmer
,1 which brought about the necessity
.for some steps to be made to pm-
' tect the farmer by crop reduction,
, and quoted from statistical records
" figures in support of his statement ab
3 i to. the situation existing two yeaxs
ago and the present situation.
There was planted in Perquimans
. in. 1932, 4,766 acres. In 1934 atant
6.000 acres were planted. In 1932,
8280 bales of cotton were produced
and in 1934 over 4,000 bales.
The value of the lint cotton grown
in 1932 waa , $77,133, as compared
with $227,TO7 in 1934. The seed iin
1932 brought $12,506 and in 1934 the
seed brousrht S67.680.
In "addition to thia Income fiwro
, cotton for ' JPerquimans this year,
-;. there was jriiil '. to . . the farmers in
y rental payments $22,099. In ttue
r' amount, of ennrse. only those farm-
era who - signed contracts shared.
There were 3(f5 cotton contracts sign
ed In Perquhttarii. - . .
"Out Of aarel,,
Muaocal Tea Sketch
"Out of a Bamr was the title of
the playlet given at the musical tea
the musical tea Iheld at the Meth
odist Church ob ' iMonday evening.
1 The little sketch, wfbich waa directed
by Mrs. B. G. Kooxtoe, and in which
t,lhe following ladiea ook part: Mes
3ames H. C. Stokes, C. T. Skinner, J.
C. Felton, T$,.W. I31ey and Dur
VKOod ' Reed and M3ss Elizabeth
Jtaowles, held a - teal ibject lesson
aad was most attraetimy rendered.
Iff' Preceding this, there were several
, 4elightfuL" numbers, including piano
solos 'by Missed Martha Elizabeth
Jordan and t Blanche Louise Cannon.
Jerry fJewbold was at his best in his
tenor solo.-' MrsT William Tucker's
solo, "The Iouse by the Side of the
Road," was a veal treat, as were the
vocal sol, .-fHerp Somebody Today"
. fcy Miss, Blanche Louise. Cannon and
the duet-by Miss : Cannon and Miss
' Hannah Margaret Stephens, "Was
That Somel)odjrYou?''JMrs. R. M.
- Riddick was the accompanist Mrs.
i Rosser Brinn, Mrs. W. E.White and
: Miss Mary Wood. Koonce entertained
", with readings;': - -
' X After the program dainty refresh
ments were served. -
BOOK CLUB HOLDS REGULAR
MEET "FRIDAY' AFTERNOON
, - Mrs. T. S."-Wbite and Mrs. J. E.
5 White were,: joint hostesses to the
' Book Club t- its '.-regular-meeting
held on Friday afternoon at the home
of the former ", - -,
The program,, which was in charge
'. ; of Mrs. Charles Whedbee, and was a
part of the series of period furniture
study; included a reading,' "Victorian
ism as John Henry'Belter Expressed
It," by Mrs. G. . Holmesj the read
ing of extracts front .Colonial Homes
" Their . Furnishings?v by," Mrs.
arles Whedbee; and . the current
! ''3 by Mra.W.JE Whfte'J. I V
A dellctoua. salad course with hot
t a was' served hy the hostesses after
.e p rcgrauitr - f-' -vrr
The -1 present included besides the
' t-o h "3 Mesdames H. C Stokea,
Charltd Jbee, R. T White, CR.
ITolmes, H. A. Whitley, Trim Wilson,
l,i N. T " 'J'B,. W, Lordley and
1 'i U E. fctf . ".,'. ,-m
OMAN'S CLU3 MUSTS TO
, yARAXCS FC3 SUPPER
"sa'iMae Wood Winslow, presi
vresided rt f-? r""""g of .the
i Wo: Vs Cl-b h.ld on Tues
i j -rnoci i. the Community
I ' ph te chief bv-'ie"? was
$pr ' -"r i" e I" C--st
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LOCAL FARM AGENT
L. W. Anderson, Perquimans Coun
ty farm agent, who presided at the
meeting of cotton farmers held at
the court hou3e on Tuesday after
noon when T. D. Coggin, of the
State Agricultural Department, ad
dressed tlje farmers in reference to
the cotton control act, and who made
a few preliminary remarks before
Mr. Coggin was introduced, made
some interesting statement's relative
to the cotton situation in general and
particularly in Perquimans County.
He referred to the short time at the
disposal of those who took charge of
the cotton control situation, which he
said was probably the biggest thing
that had happened to the South since
the Civil War.
The fact that the cotton control
plan was not perfect was called tc
the attention of his hearers, but it
was pointed out that, in spite of the
brief time at the disposal of those
who worked out the plans, it had
brought great benefit to the cotton
farmers as' a whole, aKhough it was
freely admitted that in some -in
stances it had not worked to the ad
vantage of all. Mr. Anderson said
that the plans needed 'working over,
smoothing out, making over to some
extent, although the main plan Was
Briefly, in summing nip the situa
tion, Mr. Anderson pointed out the
difference in the gross income f rbm
cotton in 1932 and that of 1934, in
Perquimans, the 1934 crop bringing
more than three times as much as
the crop of 1932. Mr. Anderson said
that a referendum would be held in
December, when all eatton farmed
would have an opportunity to vote on
the v question it:of ' wljeflm tor not to
tinue the Bankhead Asst. .
"Have conditions inmnoxed for you
and for Perquimans Ctaauity?" he
sriked. "Have conditio improved
for the county as a whete?" he con
tinued. "We all know," he said,
"that business is better than it was
last year. All of us, if we Mill ad
mit It, know that conditions are bet
ter wftth us than they were last year.
"If you feel that the opex&tieai of
the Bankhead Act has benefitted
you,fbatt it has benefitted Perquimans
County, you should vote for its con
tinuance. If you feel that it feas t
benefitted you or the county you
should vote against it," Mr. Ander
WILLING WORKERS HOLD
THEIR REGULAR MEETING
The Willing Workers Missionary
Society of Piney Woods met Saturday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home
of Mar jorie and Jewell White. After
the business was transacted the fol
lowing program was given:
Song(of Thanks, Marjorle White;
When to be Thankful, Orene Chap
pell; Solo The Gobbler, Evelyn
White; Reading:, How the Indians
Say "Thank You," Dorothy White;
Song; Faith of Our Father.
A Thanksgiving contest was then
enjoyed by all. Home-made , candies
and nuts were served by the host
esses. REV. AND MRS. A. A. BUTLER
POUNDED BY CONGREGATION
Rev. A. A. Butler and Mrs. Butler
received a most delightful surprise
recently when members of the con
gregation of Whiteville Grove Baptist
Church of which Mr. Butler is pastor,
called at the home ' in a body and
gave their pastor and his wife' an old-
fashioned pounding.'? Gifts of canned
fruits' and vegetables, - and all kinds
of 'supplies for ; the pantry were in
eluded in the pounding. -
MISSIONARY SOCIETY ELECTS. '
OFFICERS TUESDAY EVENING
; '.Officers, were " elected for the en
suing year at the meeting of h
Delia Shamburger Missionary Society
held at the home of Mrs. J. E. Morris
on. Tuesday evening, with Mrs. -Morris
and Miss Bertha Chappell s 'Joint
hostesses.-' - -L '.J : f
Miss Elizabeth Knowles was elected
president; Hrs. Claude Withrow, vice
president; I'isa' Bertha Chappell, Rej
cording Secretary; Mrs. Howard PittS,
corresponding secretary; : Miss Edna
Fields, treasurer? 1'iss Mary Sumner,
local treasurer; Mrs. Durwood Reed,
; " cf foclal service;,Mrs.
C- " ' on, local cliaifrrian. ,
i e buspss session - the
1 3 1 rveJ a -efct course.
PASS WORTHLESS BILLS
George Jackson Reports
Queer Looking; Ten
Spot to Sheriff
When counterfeiters, in plying their
trade, happen to stop at the service
station of George W. Jackson, on the
Hertford-Elizabeth City highway,
right there is where they 3j;rike a i
snag. He just will not take a ten-
dollar bill that doesn't look exactly j
right when the would-be purchaser of
some small article wants a lot of
Mr. Jackson is the man who was
instrumental in stopping a couple of
counterfeiters who were recently
sentenced to terms in Federal prison,
when they visited his station some
On last Friday a DeSoto sedan con
taining two men, later identified a3
Jimmie Gray, of Norfolk, and Law
rence Ives, of 547 West 149th street,
New York City, drove up to Mr.
Jackson's station and tendered a ten
spot in payment of a package of cig
arettes. Mr. Jackson couldn't find
the change and got in touch with
Sheriff J. E. Winslow, who immedi
ately went on the-trail of the two
They worked a pretty clever ruse.
They were traveling north, but they
always passed a service station and
then doubled back, pretending to be
headed south, and always asked ' the
way to Raleigh, even consulting road
maps in some instances. The sheriff
learned that they had passed a ten
dollar bill at each of three service
stations ' in the county,' one at A.
White's at Winfall, one at C. H.
Sawyer's at Wodville, and one at
George Gregory's at Woodville. Be
tween Winfall and 'Moyock, where the
sheriff caught up with them, hey
passed 13 of the bills.
One of the men was under tie
wheel of the car which was parked
tick when the sheriff and his man
drove b. While the sheriff went imr
side to jget one man the man at the
wheel made off, whereupon the sheriff
gave chase and a few hundred yards
distant the driver abandoned the car
and ran into the wood. Thirty-three
counterfeit ten dollar Mils were found
on the seat of the car
While both men got away for the
time being, St was ascertained tVat
around 4:30 o'clock the following
morning they caught a ride into
Norfolk, having been picked up about
15 miles from the spot where one of
them ran into the woods.
A secret service agent is hot on the
trail of the men.
The car was found to be the prop
erty of a brother of Lawrence Ives,
3. h. Ives, who lives at 822 Windsor
Avenue, in Norfolk, Va.
Jack Layden W.odnded
While Hunting Birds
A sprinkling of bird shot in the
scalp and shoulder of Jack Layden
was the only result of a near casu
alty which occurred in Perquimans
on Tuesday, the opening day of the
season for shooting bird3.
Mr. Layden, who lives at Belvi
dere, and T. C. Babb," of Hertford,
were out hunting, and while the two
men were separated Mr. Babb shot
in the direction of a ditch on which
grew a thick nedge of reeds. When
Mr. Layden cried out that he had
been shot Mr. Babb hurried to him
and found him on the ground, bleed
ing. The wounded man was hurried
to the office of Dr. C. A. Davenport,
in Hertford, where it was found his
wounds were not serious.
MISS ELIZABETH MORRIS
1 UNDERGOES OPERATION
- Miss Elizabeth Morris, who is tak
ing a course in nursing at the Stuart
Circle Hospital, in Richmond, Va.,
underwent an operation for appendi
citis vti Monday; - .Miss Morris'
mother, Mrs. C, P. Morris, was called
to Richmond last Thursday because of
her daughter's condition, and re
turned home on Saturday. The fam
ily uas? adytiedby wire on Monday
that an operation had been perform
ed. .The .patient,- is recuperating
satisfactorily!; i i
LARGE CROWD EXPECTED
AT FRIENDS', MEETING
Rev. Louis McVarlahd,' Superinten
dent, of the .Friends North Carolina
Yearly Meeting, of Greensboro, is ex
pected to be present , and preach at
the Quarterly Meeting to be held oh
Saturday and Sunday of this week at
the Friends Up River .Church, in this
County. A large crowd is1' expected
to be in attendance at the services.
Mrs. Elizabeth 1 White is ; pastor of
thi3 church. , s '. '"v -
Louis Winslow Springs
Surprise On Hertford
And now, thanks to Louis I. Wins
low, Hertford has a broadcasting ser
vice, the first program having been
broadcast on last Saturday night.
Residents of Hertford who .were not,
aware that Hertford was going on the
air got a real thrill from hearing the
announcement and the program which
followed, and were loud in their
praises of the youthful builder and
operator of the station.
Loui3 I. Winslow is only twenty
two years of age. He is a son of Mr.
and Mrs. Noah Winslow, of Belvi
dere. He has for some months been
employed as radio mechanic at the
Hertford. Hardware & Supply Co.,
and is recognized locally as a real
radio expert, being most successful
in his work of repairing receiving
He has- been working on radios
for the past six years. He has had
no instructor, but with an aptitude
born of his liking of electrical ma
chinery in general and radios in par
ticular, he has worked hard to de
velop his talent.
In a corner of the large store room
over the store of the Hertford Hard
ware & Supply Co., he has his studio,
where he works on receiving sets.
During odd chances he has equipped
his broadcasting station. Asked what
it had cast in dollars and cents, he
answered that the parts he had
bought would cost something like
eight or nine dollars. He expects to
equip a more pretentious studio later
Mr. Winslow has applied to the
Federal Radio Commission for license
to broadcast, and as soon as he is
granted broadcasting privileges he
will put oa a broadcast which may be
beard overman area off a hundred
miles. For the present, until he gets
bis license, he can only broadcast
over an area of about ten miles.
A party of bear hunters stopped in
Hertford for a few days recently
and put up at the Hotel Hertford.
Five members of the party came in
an airplane. Others came in an auto
mobile. Hunting in the Dismai Swamp, they
caught a bear. After the catch was
dressed they asked Mr. Williford, the
host, what to do with a quarter
which they wanted to save. "I will
put it on cold storage for you,"
promptly and obligingly answered
Mr. Williford, and took the meat up
to the ice plant for the purpose.
On the morning that the men were
leaving in the car, those who had
come in the plane went fishing. The
others were leaving early, before Mr.
and Mrs. Williford were up. One of
the party, who didn't want to disturb
any one, went to the hotel refriger
ator to get the bear, where the Willi
fords had a fifteen-pound roast of
beef. The beef waa mistaken for the
bear and carried away.
When the fishing party returned
they were told what had happened.
The hunters insisted on paying the
Willifords for the roast, but they
turned the joke on their friends by
telephoning to Mt. Airy, where they
knew the party was headed, and hav
ing them arrested for stealing the
roast The warrant wu; later with
drawn but not untD they had been
given a scare.
Just the printed menu of that
Heinz supper which is going to be
served by the Woman's Club on
Thursday night of next week, makes
you hungry. It seems to be more
good food for the price than usual.
And the Woman's Club gets the en
tire proceeds. The Heinz people are
giving all the food, . as an advertise
ment, and they will give just as much
as will be needed to serve all those
who come. The Woman's Club mem
bers are anxious to have a big crowd
because they need the money. Looks
like a pretty good thing for every
body. ."Woman, without her, man is a
brute." ' . Goodness I just suppose the
printer leaves put those commas.
H,.,vS.J I'll '"I,
Jack Anderson: " 'Weese,' my feet
Louise: -"Wellr Jack, ' suppose" i
make you v some ? foot-warmers of
outinf V nil -;, --Ay.
Jackt "OuthV whatT"
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Educators Meet With
School Master Club
On behalf of the citizens of the
Town of Hertford, we extend to
you, the Editor of The Perquimans
Weekly, our congratulations. We
feel indebted to you for your en
deavor to give this County an up-to-date
newspaper, and we are con
fident it will be a worth-while con
tribution to our town and com
munity. E. L. REED,
City Fathers Put Ban
On Sale Of Fireworks
A quiet Christmas should result
from the ordinance recently passed
by the City Fathers ir. connection
with fireworks that insofar as the
noise from fireworks is concerned.
Following is the ordinance passed:
No fireworks shall be sold or of
fered for sale in the corporate lim
its of Hertford under a penalty of
one dollar for each sale made, and it
shall be unlawful for any person to
explode any pop crackers, spit-devi'.s,
or fireworks of any description upon
the streets or sidewalks of the city;
no cannon-crackers shall be exploded
anywhere in the city.
Any person violating this ordinance
shall, upon conviction, be fined one
Sunday School Gass
Honors Mrs. Dixon
Mrs. L. M. Dixon, who will leave
shortly to make her home at Cole
rain, where her husband has accepted
the pastorate of a church, was hon
ored by the members of her Sunday
School class on Monday afternoon at
a miscellaneous shower.
The party was held at the home of
Mrs. Irvin White, on Church street.
j Many pretty and useful gifts were
j presented the honorce. A dainty
salad course was served.
Those present, besides the honoree,
included Mesdames T. W. Perry, Tom
Perry, Sidney Broughton, T. E.
Madre, E. W. Mayes, Jesse Campen,
C. W. Reed, Robert White, Milton
Dail, H. T. Bond, G. I. Buck and A.
F. Jordan and Miss Ruth Sutton.
PERQUIMANS FARMERS IN
HERTFORD ON TUESDAY
Among the Perquimans farmers in
Hertford on Tuesday were Fred
Evans, George Caddy, H. L. Williams,
C. E. Sutton, W. J. Halsey, G. L.
Turner, Joe P. Perry, J. L. Lane, J.
M. Nurney, J. F. White, Ambrose
Proctor, W. E. Dail, W. T. Harrell,
J. B. Dail, W. E. Matthews, E. D.
Matthews, A. J. Parrish, J. C. White,
C. C. White, J. B. Webb, S. P. Matth
ews, J. C. Baker. E. D. Howell. T. W.
,Nixon, G. W. Butler, J. T. Brinn, J.
IT? S A Jtl -w ...
w. uverion, unas. umphiett, A. M.
Riddick, G. W. Riddick, B. W. Thach,
Noah Felton, G. W. Benton and J. H.
SONNY STILLMAN VERY SICK
Sonny, the five-year-old son of Mi.
and Mrs. Ernest Stillman, has been
very sick for the past few days. The
little fellow wa3 taken to the Pro
testant Hospital in Norfolk, Va., early
Tuesday morning, and last reports in
dicated that he was still quite sick.
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Person County tobacco growers
sold 3,878,652 pounds of tobacco this
season for an average of 31 cent3 a
special Price Subscription Offer
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THIS SPECIAL OFFER IS
Jule B. Warren Princi
pal Speaker at Interesting-
Jule B. Warren, secretary of thr
North Carolina Educational Associa
tion, was the chief speaker at the
meeting of the School Masters Clufy,
which was held at the Perquimar
High School on Friday night of last
Mr. Warren's subject was "Educa
tion of Tomorrow."
Ralph Holmes, principal of the
Central High School in Pasquotank
County, acted as chairman.
The program, which was in charge
of F. T. Johnson, superintendent of
education of Perquimans County,
consisted of a delightful number by
the Perquimans High School Glee
Club, under the direction of MisJ
Kate M. Blanchard.
Seldom have so many outstanding
persons in the field of education
been present at a meeting held in
Hertford as attended this School
Masters Club meeting. They includ
ed, in addition to Mr. Warren, Clyde
A. Erwin, state superintendent pf
public instruction; Guy Phillips,, sup
erintendent of the Greensboro city
schools and president of the N. C.
E. A.; Cameron Beck, director of the
New York Stock Exchange Institute;
Miss Juanita McDougald, supervisor
from the State Department; John W.
Norman of Plymouth, president of
the Northeastern Educational Asso
ciation, and L. W. Anderson, princi
pal of the Plymouth schools and a
former member of this club.
Covers were laid for 35 at the-three-course
dinner served by the.
Hertford Parent-Teacher Association
and the guests included school work
ers throughout the entire district.
The next meeting of the club will
be held at Moyock on December 10.
No Definite Date Set
For Bankhead Vote
While the date has not been an
nounced when the referendum will be
held to decide whether or not the
Bankhead Act shall continue, a pre
liminary announcement defines those
eligible to vote as follows:
Any person who signed a 1934
1935 cotton acreage reduction con
tract, any person who is or was
eligible for tax exemption certificates
in 1934, any person who presents
proof that he owns and has a pres
ent right to produce cotton on a cot
ton farm, or any person who signs
and files a written witnessed state
ment that he has made arrangements
to produce cotton on a cotton farm in
1935, that is, has entered into a lease
or share cropping agreement to grow
cotton on a farm in 1935, are deemed
eligible to vote on the continuation
of the Bankhead Act for the crop
A cotton farm is any farm on
which cotton has been produced con
tinuously one or more years since
Rev. B. P. Robinson
Rev. B. P. Robinson, pastor of the
Hertford M. E. Church, left Wednes
day for Washington, N. C, where the
Annual North Carolina Conference of
the Methodist Church is in session
Mr. Robinson has been pastor at
Hertford for the past three years and
has been very popular not only with
the congregation of his church but in
the entire community. Wishes are
expressed on every hand that Mr.
Robinson will be returned to Hertford
for the fourth year, but under the
system of the Methodist Church
there is always an element of uncer
tainty about a minister's return,
especially for the fourth year.
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