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V .'". WEfiKLY NEWSPAPER'DBVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume II. Number 6.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, February 8, 1935.
$1.25 Per Year
Takes Lead In Campaign
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Matter Brought Before
Present Reports Show
Opposition To Project
Whether or not any more trees are
to be cut from ifhe county-owned
property West of the Perquimans
River Bridge rests with the people of
Hertford. Everybody may have a
voice in the natter.
At the meeting of the Board of
County Commissioners on Monday
the matter was ibrough to the. atten
tion of the Board ly Charles E. John
son, of the ERA office, and the Com
missioners tamed the matter over to
Mts. Mattie lister White, Editor of
The Perquimans Weekly, with the
request that he ;find out from the
people of the town what the wishes
of the people were with respect to
further work on the project of the
ERA cf cutting down the trees on
this property, and that she report her
findings to Mr. UxJhnaon.
Mrs. White Immediately got in
touch with Mass Ma Wood Window,
president of the Hertford Woman's
Club, and a anrvey was begun with a
view to finding out what the people
The property, which is marsh land,
and which grows luxuriantly na
tive cypress, Wdk gum, bay, myrtle
and probably either shrubs, with
some niiflri13HiBmmrth i
To many of the people of Hertford
this point of deasely wooded narsh
land is a thing of great beauty. Par
ticularly in the spring and fall, when
the undergrowth takes on its gor
geously .rich colon, " and when the
trees are mirrored is the river below,
does it appear wonderfully beautiful.
To those who view it from this angle,
the idea of cutting down the trees
and shrubs to improve the natural
beauty, seems something like attemp
ting to gild the lily.
Others consider that the place will
be greatly improved by cutting down
some of the trees and leaving the
larsrer ones, and clearing out the
undergrowth so that the river may
be Been on the other side of the
point Many think this undergrowth
is too dense and Cthat it would be
prettier to be able to look through
the trees. ; - -
From the survey made, up to the
present, the majority of - those who
have expressed an opinion are against
further cutting -on this property.
A good sized, area of the place has
already been cut, but the point has
been left untouched. -v-- . r
The Commissioners made the prop
osition Monday that all of the native
undergrowth . be , cut .and that dogr
yi, wood and . other " flowering 'frees be
planted. ' This J idea, however, waa
impractical, " as s dogwood does not
grow on marshy land but on the high,
lands. , - : y'f V V '- ' ,r'
' The matter rests., with the people
. of Hertfordv-iTha! ERA oflft i Verj
anxious to get the report of the peo
ple as to what they want
Old Age Pension Bill
- IJ Tkicrtiicio a1 TGS5 rl Q it
m The Townsend Plan Old Age Ten
sion wiU be o!iacused 'at a, meetingr
to be held in the court Mouse in Herv
i ford on next Saturday; night at f.S0
I o'clock; when W;B.4 tlaHerSttAe
:prganiaer '& of f. Towns fJEJank
'iWm. Fisher this week, It ;fiiatJ-WS
that this bill has already been pre
sented to Congress and that it ; pro-
des that the government pay all
c.-iCns, mrn or women, over 69 years
itf 'f"),'?" or .Jdt.
er U t ... . V Ltks upon tro
irn.Mons, t ; . b, if -any, to be
? 'veitiup in t ,vvW the unemploysd;
; 1, hat. tl;a ' t-stifa-. '$2W?ltf' spent
' Zl ;:''?' its, receipt each
Mrs. F. T. Johnson, chairman of
the Department of American Citizen
ship, wa3 in charge of the program
of the Woman's Club meeting, held
on Thursday afternoon st the Com
munity House. Those taking part in
eluded Mrs. H. T, Broughton, Mrs. V.
N. Darden and Mrs. W. E. White.
Mrs. Johnson made a short but in
formative talk, giving some interest
ing information with reference to
certain conditions in North Carolina
with respect to proposed legislation in
which the club women of the State are
interested. Touching upon labor con
ditions, with particular regard to the
proposed amendment to the Child La
bor Law, it was brought out that as
the present law stands North Carolina
has the longest work day of any state
in the United States, or of any coun
try where any legislative measures
are taken with respect to controlling
the working boura.
Miss Mae Wood Winslow, president,
who presided at the business session,
read to the club a most interesting
letter from Mrs. . H. Latham, State
President of Women's Clubs, in the
January issue of the North Carolina
Clubwoman, in which was given a
vivid description of a southern trip
which the writer recently took, and
in which she called attention to the
fact that this issue of the club period
ical stressed the subject of books and
In reading further extracts from
ha publication jtwasbrought out
that North Carolina is way down low
in the scale, of states which have pub
lie libraries. The average per capita
expenditure for public libraries in the
United States is S3 cents, while in the
Southern States it ranges from 2
cents to 18 cents.
-In a survey made in 1925 it was
found that North Carolina stood 43rd
in the list of states as to the reading
habits of its people, only one third of
the North Carolina families taking a
daily newspaper. The number of
books per inhabitant in the public li
braries of the State was the lowest in
the Union. While Massachusetts had
two volumes pet person in,public li
brries, Nortn. Carolina had evelen per
sons per volume. It was pointed out
that this was about the timV. that
North Carolina . was - boasting that
there were enough autompbiles in the
State to take aU the people in the
State to ride at one thna".
It was pointed out that the situa
tion has improved to the extent that
there are' now only five persons to
each book in the public libraries, and
the facetious suggestion was made
by one writer that by the time com
munism catches . us and we "have to
divide everything, we may have
reached such a high plane of civiliza
tion and, culture that we will have a
,:r A committee was appointed, com
posed of Mrs. C. r , Morns, Mrs. R.
T.!Brinn,MrA B. T..White and Mrs.
6. E. Newby to interview the ERA of
ficials with a view to 'finding out if
that body will furnish, the labor en
cessary'ttf make some Very necessary
improvements on the Community
Home, the Club providing the funds
for materials. ' ;
A committee to nominate new offi
cers for the next ..two . years was
named,Jthis: committee being compos
ed of Mrs. J. E. rWhite, Mrs. T. R.
$foskwnd l4r WV E White. ;
', Those, present at the meeting in
cluded Mesdames Hi T.Broughton, B.
T. White. J. F. Elliott F. T. Johnson,
Newby, E. McMr Newby, W. Ev Whitfcf
and V. N. Darden. Misses Mae
Winslow and Kata M. BianchardTj
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is tho title of the entertainment to be
given at fee Grammar 3$Adol'audl-
to'rium m 'Twisty., 1nightxof s,next
v " 1 7 1' i 1 llos of the Sella Sham-
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Who Would Destroy
What possible motive could any
one have for burning the Community
This question is being asked on
every hand, but so far no plausible
motive has been advanced. The few
conjectures made have been rather
vague and far-fetched.
That the building was set on fire on
two occasions is hardly to be disput
ed. The first occasion was on Tues
day night of last week. J. S. Mo
Nider, who was driving West on
Grubb Street, saw the fire and got out
of his car to investigate. He reached
the scene just behind Mr. Goodwin,
the janitor at the Grammar School
Building, who had seen the blaze and
succeeded in putting out the fire. No
damage had been done, the fire being
confined to a small pile of trash and
leaves just under the edge of the
East side of the house, by the little
side porch. Mr. McNider at that
time, realizing that the fire was of
incendiary origin, reported the matter
to Mr. Johnson, the Superintendent of
Education, telling him that he might
expect a repetition of the matter. It
came two nights later, around 7:00
o'clock, probably half an hour later
than the first fire. This time the
alarm was turned in and the local fire
department responded promptly, ex
tinguishing the blaze before any great
damage was done.
The fire had begun in the same spot
as the first one started two nights be
fore. It did not bum through the
floor, Bo Maze ever1 reaching the in
terior of the building.
The Community House is maintain
ed and kept in repair by the women
of the Hertford Woman's Club, to
whom it was turned over by the Town
after it was no longer needed as a
school room, its original purpose. The
building has been furnished by the
women, and has been repaired and
improved from time to time. It has
been used for club meetings and as a
The kitchen has for some years
been used during the school months
for preparing and serving hot lunches
for under privileged school children.
Recently a part of the building has
been used for a sewing room, where
ERA labor i9 employed.
Relief Money Turned.
Over To ERA Office
The report of Charles Johnson,
representing the local Emergency
Relief organization, to the Board of
County Commissioners on Monday
met with the approval of that body
when it was disclosed that only
$102.54 of the amount of $268.00
which had been turned over to the
ERA office to take care of the un
employables on the relief rolls for
the month Of January had been spent,
leaving' the amount of $105.46 still
The recent ruling of the FERA
that the unemployables on the relief
rolls must be taken care of by the
county resulted in the countjf turning
over to the relief office th funds
necessary for this work. "
When the work is . handled in this
way, through the ERA office, there is
a great saving to tiie county, as the
money .given : to this tlass of needy
persons is' supplemented by the sur
plus commodities,' including canned
beef, potatoes, rice and -other staples,
which ..the':ERA hgs on. hand. The
arangement also obviously works
greatly to the advantage of ther needy-
Vtoiss;Ann Bare flertftft
KMisg William Spfvyosjine -J.
j Mr; Charjes, Skert Helctirord
Mrs. Koy paries,
J Mr. Edgar Relds, Hertford;..
. Miss Vlda Banks, New Hope ..I:.
Miss Johnnie-White, . Whitoston-
: Miss Ruby Gray, Gum '-Mill
i Mr. Jesse ..ne Hertford
KisS'Lill: Woods; Woodvill v-i
Mrs. Peyton Lane, Center ill
llts. Fclioh," Beech Springs
Two Injured In
Raymond Winslow and
Russell Winslow Cut
and Bruised When
Car Crashes Into Rear
Raymond Winslow and Russell
Winslow, both of Hertfoid, were in
jured in an automobile accident on
Wednesday night, when the car in
which they were riding crashed into
the rear of a bus of the Coastal Coach
Line, which was parked on the high
way. Raymond Winslow suffered a slight.
concussion and possibly a fracture of
the skull. He also received a cut
over one eye and one leg was cut.
Russell Winslow, who is said not to
be so severely injured, also received
an injury to his head and severe
The accident occurred on the Hert
ford-Elizabeth City highway, four
miles from Hertford, at about 6:00
o'clock in the evening. The car in
which the young men were riding, a
Chevrolet coach, belonsrincr to C. C.
Winslow, was badly wrecked.
Russell Winslow, who was driving,
said that he was blinded by the lights
of another car which he was meeting.
Russell Winslow is a son of T. R.
Winslow, Hertford merchant. Ray
mond Winslow is a brother of C. C
Winslow and is associated with him
in the cleaning and pressing business
Winf all Ladies Seek
New School Building
Mrs. W. G. Hollowell and Mrs.
David Trueblood, of Winfall, appeared
before the Board of County Commis
sioners, at their meeting on Monday,
with a request that the Board take up
further the matter of building a new
school house at Winfall.
The ladies1 were told that at pres
ent it was not possible to do anything
about the matter as every effort had
been made last summer to get a new
school building for Winfall and there
were no funds available, but that
there was some possibility that some
federal funds might be borrowed for
the purpose later on.
Mrs. Hollowell, who acted as spok
esman, told the Board that the pres
ent school building was dangerous,
and referred to the fact that a long
splinter from the rough floor of the
building was recentely stuck through
the shoe and into the foot of one of
the little girl students at Winfall.
Contract Let For Road
In Upper End County
The contract has been let by the
State Highway Commission for the
building of 7.01 miles of road between
Baker's Store and Trotville, located
partially in Perquimans and partially
in Gates County, at a cost of
F. D. Kline, of Raleigh, the firm
which is building the Whiteston-Bel-videre
Road, which is near comple
tion got the contract for this new
LINWOOD SKINNER REPORTED
IMPROVING AFTER OPERATION
Linwood Skinner, prominent sales
man of J. C. Blanchard & Co.'s store,
underwent an operation at a Norfolk
Hospital on Saturday of last week.
Mr. Skinner's condition is reported as
satisfactory and he is expected to re
turn homo within the next' two weeks.
. J. L. Nixon Has
Edge of 10,000 Votes
Recorder's Court Has
Full Docket Tuesda:
There was a full docket in Record
er's Court on Tuesday, most of the
cases being very trivial and some
Raleigh White, who lives on Eden
ton Road, in Hertford, was tried for
assault upon Mrs. James Miller.
There was evidence to show that the
Miller family and the White family
occupy one house, and that David
Rogerson has been boarding with the
Millers. A dispute arose on Saturday
afternoon between Mrs. Miller and
Mr. White and David Rogerson. Mrs.
Miller swore out a warrant for Mr.
White, accusing him of striking her
in the face with his fist.
Mr. White took the stand and ad
mitted that he struck Mrs. Miller,
claiming that he only hit her lightly,
however, and swore that Mrs. Miller
first struck him on the head with a
stick of stove wood.
David Rogerson's testimony was
substantially the same as Mr. White's.
The defendant was found guilty and
the case dismissed upon payment of
the court costs.
P. H. Small plead guilty to the
charge of being drunk and disorderly,
the case being dismissed upon pay
ment of the court costs.
J. E. Bateman, a white youth from
Woodville, plead guilty to the charge
of the larceny of 14 bushels of soya
beans from T. S. White. It develop
ed that Bateman believed he was tak
ing the property of his uncle, J. E.
Bateman, upon whose farm the beans
were grown and in whose barn they
were stored. The beans were sold by
young Bateman to Towe & Quincy
where they were traced after they
were missed by Mr. White.
The young man was given a road
sentence of 60 days, the road sen
tence to be suspended upon payment
of a $25 fine, the court costs, and the
sum of $14.65, the value of the stolen
Clarence Burnette and his wife,
Vera, colored, had a family row on
Saturday and each rushed down and
had the other arrested, charging as
sault with a deaily weapon, and
some very formidable weapons were
exhibited in court, one of them a
Clarence was admitted to bail upon
his arrest, but Vera haj! to stay in
jail. It came out in court that liei
husband had tried to get her out ol
jail but she was mad and wouldn't b(
taken out. She admitted that she
had a quick temper. She went on the
stand and testified that they had ;
fight. She said she just got mad.
Clarence said his wife would get
mad and say and do anything an'
then she would get over it and be all
right. Clarence was found not guilty
but Vera drew ten days in jail for
Ira Jones and Leroy Parsons were
tried for assault with a deadly wea
pon, to wit, a pop bottle.
Ira had only been back off the
roads for 28 days when he got int
trouble. He was drinking, they say.
He said, however, that he wasn't
really drunk. There was evidenc?
that he asked Leroy Parsons to loan
him a dime. Leroy told him he didn l
"ave the dime but offered to Tend
him a dollar. That seemed to have
been the extent of the provocation.
Ira struck Parsons, and then walker'
off, and came back with a pop bottk
and threw it at Parsons. Parsons
ducked and Sam Felton was hit. H
was then that Parsons picked up th
bottle and hit Ira over the head with
it. "Well, you ought to have busted
it oyer his head," said Judge Oakey.
"You ought to hit a man who woul
hit you after you had offered to lend
him, a dollar. Thirtjr days in jail for
Ira. f'lV '
Lassellees Winslow, colored, war
found guilty of possessing liquor, am'
was "given 60 days in jail
A" Valentine Bridge Party will be
given on Thursday . night of next
week by the ladies of St Catherine's
Auxiliary, of the, Episcopal Church,
to which everybody is invited.. The
party will be held at the home of Dr.
andMrs. C. "A. Davenport' .
f . ... ..g r. vfwinuiuu uum uicii
bers of t.. .
".price of twenty
Race Becoming Interesting-
STILL CAN ENTER
Virgin Territory Is Yet
To Be Canvassed
The Perquimans Weekly contest
ants are starting off closely in a neck-and-neck
race; there is still time for
entries from all districts; effort is
now the only essential to real suc
cess in this "mammoth prize distribu
tion be a real hustler and win
It is evident from the few entries
that the public does not understand
the possibilities of this campaign.
With just a little effort a new con
testant can easily jump into first
place. Always in a campaign there
are weird stories concerning contest
ants and their relative standing. Just
figure this out for yourself, you have
as many friends as the next one, so
why not make the start TODAY. A
determination to win the biggest
prize will make it easy for you to
lead the field. Call at The Perqui
mans Weekly office today and ask for
The names of the candidates who
have entered the big prize campaign
and the number of votes cast for each
up til Wednesday evening are pub
It is puzzling to the management
why more do not take advantage of
The Perquimans Weekly big giving
campaign. The Perquimans Weekly
has been commended on all sides for
its generosity but comparatively few
people have entered. More active
candidates are wanted and friends
should urge their choice for candi
dates who have not entered to do so
Nomination Still Open
There may be some who would like
to enter but who are of the opinion
that it is too late; thrt those already
entered have too big a lead. Glance
at the vote schedule. Just one or
two good subscriptions will give you
enough votes to lead the procession.
There is plenty of time and room for
new leaders to be l veloped. There
are many districts in which no one is
working and no place but that there
are numerous opportunities for new
contestants to get a few subscriptions
necessary to put them in the lead.
Read the notice appearing in the pa
per "How To Jump Into First Place."
Think of the value in hard cash
represented in the mammoth list of
gifts to be giver, away absolutely
Several cash prizes and hundreds of
dollars in commissions is certainly
substantial pay for your odd moments
of spare time during the next few
Someone is going to get $400.00.
Someone else is going to have added
$100.00 to their account at the bank,
and others are going to be richer by
many dollars, while others will receive
large commissions, and just for using
their spare time. Will you make up
your mind now to be one of the
above someones? Clip the coupon
and mail or bring it to The Perqui
mans Weekly office today. That
starts you with 5,000 votes and puts
you in line for any one of the prizes
you may make up your mind to win.
Who Will Lead Next Week?
While several of the more aggres
sive candidates have started in the
race with a good number of Totes to
their credit, the leaders of today do
not necessarily mean that they wUl be
leaders next week. Just a few good
subscriptions and still fewer of the
longer period variety can make a new
Don't Get Discouraged;
The contest is now. just in its in
fancy and there is not a single candi
date amohg those, listed or new ones
for that matter, who could not, if
proper efforts were put forth, secure
enough votes to lead the field in just
a few. days. . , V
Dont fail to state" your opinion on
the tauseway tree-cutting f