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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume ILNumber 8.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, -.Friday, February 22, 1985,
$1.25 Per Year
Paving Of Highway
Opens New Territory
Work Begun to Connect
Whiteston and Trot
ville 7.2 MILES LONG
Regarded as Great Im
provement For En
"Work has begun in preparation oj
paving the link m the highway from
"Whiteston to Trotville, which con
nects at Baker's Store with the pave
ment recently completed from Whites,
ton to the Belvidere road.
A force of men went to work on
Monday morning, clearing the right
oi way. The F. D. .Clii3 Construc
tion Co., which company had the con
tract for the paving of the iinic re
cently completed, are paving this
.T v T.nve. Sunerintendent, in
charge of the operations, with oth
oq Anttnsrtl with the work, are
making their headquarters in Hert
ford. This bit of road is an important
link in the highway, opening up an
entirely new territory, and is regarocu
as a great improvement ior roe en
In fact, the link recently completed
from Whiteston to the Belviden
Highway, represents a wonderful
jmnntvomont. anart from the fact
that it is a link which connects Higli
99 niur the Virginia line. It i-
of much benefit to our local people
H. L. Williams, prominent Whitest
MoiHont. who was in Hertford or
Monday, says that it pats Hertford
within 15 minutes ol wnuesTjm
whereas it formerly took from. 30 to
40 minutes to travel this distance,
depending, of course, on tie condition
of the road. ,
The distance to be paved, from
Whiteston to Trotville, is 13, miles.
James Love Makes
Record As Wrestler
A .remarkable record as a wrestler
at (Carolina is being made, by James
T. Love, who, was, in Hertford during
the Christmas holidays, and who
made many friends- here.
The young man is a son of F.
Low, superintendent of the road con
struetiqn which has been going on in
this vfcSirtity. and who is now at the
Younr Jiove was a member of the
freshmen football team this year. He
has participated in a few wrestling
bouts and S3 won with a fall each
time. He has played against V. V. L,
V. M. L, Wdh&igton & Lee, State and
Newberry Gefflfig. He wrestles on
Saturday of tiris week at Duke.
TWO CASES DOCKETED AT
TUESDAY COURT SESSION
Only two cases were tried in Re
corder's Court on Tuesday. James
Nelson, colored, was convicted of pos
sessing liquor for the purpose of sale
tad was sent to the roads for sixty
Johnnie Collins, colored, charged
with abandonment and non-support,
was found not guilty.
WALTER DAIL WILL
LOCATE IN MURFREESBORO
Walter Bail, Hertford barber, who
has been" working in Murfreesboro
Sr the past two weeks, has decided
locate permanently at that place
and the family will leave Hertford
shortly. v !-! J"l!i-'
Mrs. Dail and their little daughter,
Rebecca, expect to spend some time,
probably until school is over, at the
home of Mrs. Dail's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Baker, at Whiteston. be
fore moving to Morfreesboro.
' UNDERGOES .OPERATION
Mrs. L N. White, who was taken
to Norfolk. Va on Monday to con
sult; a head specialist, underwent an
operation on Tuesday. Her condition
it reported as satisfactory. "
. MISS GAITHER IMPROVING
Hiss Helen Gaither, who-has been
quite sick," Is improving; somewhat
- She is still unable to be out,. but is
able to sit up for a while each day.
; i u v
J ROBERT JENKINS, ILL
' Robert, the little son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Jenkins, has been quite
sick for some time. He has been out
. of school for more than a week, ' .
Show An Increase
The Town of Hertford business Is
picking up. Collections for every
thing connected with the municipal
affairs, during the first seven
months of this fiscal year, show an
increase of $3,900.00 over collec
tions for the same period last
year, according to W. G. Newby,
Building And Loan
Reelects Old Directors
At the annual meeting of the stock,
holders of the Hertford Building and
Loan Association, held on Friday af
ternoon, the entire board of directors
was reelected, including A. W. Hef
Ten, W. H. Hardcastle, C. P. Morris
J. P. Perry, Chas. Johnson, W. E
White, Chas. E. Johnson, R. M. Rid
dick, Dr. C. A. Davenport, V. N. Dar
den, Dr. G. E. Newby, and S. M
At the meeting of the directors oi
Monday night the officers were re
elected as follows: A. W. Hefren.
president; C P. Morris, vice-president;
J. P. Perry, vice-president; W.
H. Hardcastle, secretary-treasuler;
and Chas. E. Johnson, attorney.
A new series of stock of the Build
ing & Loan Association will be issued
The fourteenth series matured on
January 81, representing $7,500.00.
F. T. Johnson Desires
Better School Facilities
A new school building for Winfall,
as well as a number of other much
needed repairs, additions and im
provements to school property, will
be .asked for by F. T. Johnson Sup
erintendent of Schools of Perquiml is,
if it develops that federal funds can
be secured to pay for them.
While Mr. Johnson says he hope
nobody will be too confident about
the outcome of his efforts to get the
Winfall school, the repajrs to the
Hertford Grammar School, a gymna
sium, .repairs for the Hertford colored
school, a new building for the colored
Industrial School at Whifall, and sc
on, he means to get his petition in
for anything the federal government
is going to sgfive.
Mr. Johnson may or may not be
successful, in Jus efforts, but he has
shown himself something of a wizard
in the way of (doing the impossible.
It will be remembered that it was
Mr. Johnson w&o engineered the
matter of retaining the home eco
nomics department in the high school,
by securing government aid. Also, he
pulled sufficient wires somehow to in
augurate a commercial department
in the Perquimans High School in
this, his first year.
The matter of securing school
buildings, However, is an entirely dif
ferent thing. Whether or not the
federal government will make a grant
for this purpose remains to be seen.
If it does, Perquimans County will
not fail to get its share.
Friday of this week being Wash
ington's Birthday, the postoffice will
be closed and there will be no rural
or town delivery of mail.
The bank will also be closed on
CALLED TO CHARLOTTESVILLE
T. G. Hurt, Department Head at J.
C. Blanchard & Co.'s store, was called
to Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday
by the critical illness of his father.
HIT OR MISS
That Hertford needs a community
house, a building to be centrally lo
cated, and to be of sufficient propor
tions to rontain an auditorium, a re
creation hall, a library, reading rooms,
is hardly to be disputed.
Absolutely nothings is provided by
Hertford for the entertainment of, or
for. safeguarding, our youth. I don't
think we realise how little has ever
been done "for. the young, people of
Hertford. "K a, - - .
t : With a recreation hall where bask
et .ball games and other games could
be played, a place, not so f ar removed
from the residential , section of the
town as to keep spectators from walk
ing the distance, with a place where'
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LOCAL CASE BEFORE
U. S. SUPREME COURT
One of Few Cases Pre
sented From This
Part of State
One of the few cases" from any
county in this section of the State
to go to the Supreme Court of the
United States is that of Mrs. Louise
W. Campbell vs. Norfolk-Southern
Railroad and the Virginia Beach Bus
Line, which is now before that body.
This case was instituted in Perqui
mans Superior Court in September
1931. On motion of the defendant, it
was removed to the United States
District Court, and tried before
Judge I. M. Meekins and a jury in
May 1932, resulting in a verdict for
the plaintiff against the Virginia
Beach Bus Line, a non suit being al
lowed as to the Railroad.
The defendant appealed to the Cir
cuit Court of Appeals before which
the case was argued in April 1934.
This court affirmed the decision of the
lower court and subsequently refuses
to re-hear on motion of the defend
ant. -This week notice was receiver
by Walter H. Oakey, Jr., attorney
for Mrs. Campbell, that a petition ti
review the case had been filed in lh
Supreme Court of the United Staffs
Shooting Of Nathan
Trueblood A Mystery
The shooting of Nathan Trueblood ,
of Bagley Swamp neighborhood, two
miles from Hertford, on Monday
night, remains as much a mystery a
it was when the young man, accom
panied by Adrien Smith, rushed tr.
Hertford shortly after the shooting!
and reported the matter to the'
Nathan Trueblood, is the twenty
four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J
S. Trueblood. He is unmarried and
lives with his parents, the farm be
ing situated on a dirt road leading
from the main Belvidere-Hertforci
Highway. The story as told by the
young man is that he was visiting a
the home of Ernest Stephens, a neigh,
bor, after supper, and that he no
ticed that a car kept running up anc J
down the road, now and then park
ing. Sometime around 8 o'clock he
left to visit a young lady who lives
in the neighborhood, and that as h
walked along the highway, passing i
woods, he heard a stick snap in the
woods and stopped, and as he did sc
a shot was fired, the bullet whizzing
by him. The young man ran, where
upon another shot was fired, this
time grazing his left side. He cc
tioued to run, cutting across a field
to the home of Adrien Smith, when
ft was discovered the bullet had not
done any serious injury.
Sheriff Winslow, upon beinir noti
fied, went to the scene. Somewhere ;'r,
the vicinity of where the shot was
fired there was picked up a shell f roir
a 32 automatic. Trueblood says he
owns a 32 automatic, from which this
shell was probably thrown when he
shot at a cat near this point om
On Wednesday morning younp
Trueblood reported to the sheriff
that his father had picked up, that
morning, a bullet which fits a 38 re
volver. Sheriff Winslow is making
Being Lost At Sea
Lost in a small boat at sea, E. W
Brewington, tailoring representative
of Baltimore, Md., who is at Simon's
Store this week, once drifted foi
three davs without food or water.
It was in the year 1898. Mr
Brewington, who has been making
regular trips to Hertford for the pas'
twenty years, .says it was a long
time ago. He recalls that it was dur
ing the Spanish-American War.
There were five,, counting himself
all youngsters, who left the Florida
coast to sail a boat for Cuba. Out ni
sight of land the schooner grounded
on a sand reef and the boys couldn't
float the craft They finally decide
they would embark in a small lifo
boat and row to land. They wanted
to get help to get the boat off of the
sand bar. So sure were they that it
would only be a matter of hours be
fore they would reach land, they did
not even take any water aboard.
They got lost. Mr. Brewington
says they rowed and rowed, but then
was no sight . of land. There had
been a strong breeze, but it died out
and the water was calm, and the sur
burned unmercifully. They had neither
food nor water. At ' last, a light
house tender spied the small craft
and reported their plight to a revenue
cutter and the boys were rescued.
Enthusiasm Mounts Steadily In
Perquimans Weekly Campaign
Mrs. Roy Parks, Ryland
Mrs. J. L. Nixon, Winfall
Miss Ann Barclift Hertford
Mrs. J. C. Wilson, Chapanoke
Mr. Edgar Fields, Hertford
Mrs. C. F. Reed, R. F. D. Hertford
Mrs. Charles Skinner, Hertford
Miss William Spivey, Hobbsville
Miss Vida Banks, New Hope
Mr. Jesse Lane, Hertford
Discussed By Teachers
At the second in the series ol
county-wide teachers' meetings held
at the Grammar School on Friday
night, with Supt of Education F. T.
Johnson presiding, the general )
jectives of a physical educational pro.
gram were stressed.
There were many interesting com
ments on sucn general terms as the
development of physical efficiency, th
development of mental alertness, the
development of moral appreciation
in reference to the physical, mental
and social life of the child, the speci
fic objectives being the development
of such traits as honesty, courage,
loyalty, self-control, alertness, inde
pendent thinking, appreciation, polite
ness, sportsmanship and co-operation.
Mrs. S. P. Jessup gave a report ol
the survey she had made with re
spect to the playground equipment ii
the Perquimans schools, showing th;U
tne equipment in the ginini;ii
schools for each child costs 10 ceiAt
per child, and that of the high school
Mr. Hughes, athletic coach of ti,
Perquimans High School, reported on
the space available for physical edu
cation for each child, and also read a
paper on posture and play, bringing
out the fact that many games which
children indulge in are actually harm
ful to posture, although they ma?
serve another form of physical edut;
Mrs. Thad Chappell, chairman r
the criteria committee, set up stand
ards for selecting activities.
Miss Nancy Woods , reported
standards for selection of plaything?
Mrs. Herman Winslow made a talk
on the physical education objectives
of the grammar grades and Mrs. H.
T. Bond talked on playground equip
ment for the grammar grades.
The next meeting will be held on
March 8, at the same place.
BookClub Meets With
Mrs. Charles Whedbee
The Book Club met Friday after
noon at the home of Mrs. Charier
Whedbee, with Mrs. Whedbee and
Mrs. W. E. White as joint hostesses
In the absence of the chairman
Miss Mae Wood Winslow had charge
of the program, the topic of which
was Architecture. Most interesting
and informative readings, one bj
Miss Winslow, entitled "The ABC
of Architecture," and one by Mrs. E
W. Lordley, entitled "Architecture,'
were given. The current topic foi
the day was given by Mrs. W. L
White. It was an article from tr,
.Varch number of the American en
titled "Trader Jones" by L. F. Gris
wold. After the program the hostesses
assisted by Miss Jocelyn Whedbee.
served a salad course.
Those present included Miss Mac
Wood Winslow, Mrs. Trim Wilson
Mrs. H. A. Whitley, Mrs. C. P. Mor
ris, Mrs. Nathan Tucker, Mrs. L. N
Hollowell, Mrs. J. Ei White, Misr
Kate Blanchard, Mrs. R. T. Whit.
Mrs. H. C. Stokes, and Mrs. E. W
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR
RESPECTED COLORED MAN
Funeral services for Worley Mixon,
well-known and highly respected col
ored resident of Hertford, were held
on Wednesday afternoon at Pierce's
Funeral Parlor, and burial took place
in the Hertford Colored Cemetery.
Mixon, who was about sixty years
of age, died Saturday in a Norfolk
hospital, following a week's illness.
Surviving are his wife, Lou Mixon,
and two children,' Caroline Bonner
and Maria Sylvester.
Register 41 Babies
Perquimans County parents are
starting their reports to Washington
of the births of children born in the
county during the past 12 months.
Cards mailed during the first twe
weeks of the "Register Your Baby'
campaign show that 41 children have
been properly registered
This is compared with 248 children
which were recorded as having beer
born in this countey during the yeai
1933, as shown in the files of the Bu
reau of Vital Statistics of the State
Board of Health in Raleigh. Parents
are urged by Dr. John H. Hamilton
director of the Bureau, to send ii
these cards as early as possible.
North Carolina had 75,238 birth
properly recorded in 1933, and in
complete figures show that 79,35(
births had been recorded for 1934, by
which Dr. Hamilton estimates tha
enough more will be added to mak
the number of births in the State las
year 80,000, or more.
With almost a 5,000 increase ii
births in 1934 over those in 1933, a:
shown by the records, it is believet'
that North Carolina has the chance o
again taking her place at the head o
the list in birth rate, a position held
for many years, but from which sin
was dislodged last year by- Nev
Mexico, and tied with Utah fo.
Complete recording of births is be
ing urged in the State by the U. S
Bureau of the Census, the Stat
Board of Health and the State Emer
gency Relief Administration.
Evening Class For
Adults At Schools
Evening classes for adults are be
Ing conducted at certain of the
county schools by Miss Maude Prid
gen, teacher of home economics al
the Perquimans High School, and C
C. Buck, teacher of vocational agri
culture. Classes are already organized at
the Bethel school, where weekly meet
ings are held on Tuesday night.
After the lessons in improved
methods of home-making and those
of improved methods of farming, the
men and women meet together am'
enjoy a social hour.
Another class will be organized at
Ballahack school this week
The Perquimans High School bask
etball teams won a double header
from the Williamston High School
Wednesday evening on the local court.
The boys won 37 to 20, while i the
girls won a rather one-sided affair
40 to 19.
J. W. DARDEN UNDERGOING
TREATMENT AT NORFOLK
J. W. Darden, Hertford magistrate,
is spending a week at a Norfolk
hospital undergoing treatment.
Mr. Darden, who at 79 years of age
is in robust health and very active,
has lost the sight of his left eye
from a condition which recently de
veloped. It is believed that treat
ment will save the other eye.
IRENE FEREBEE DIES
The death of Irene Ferebee, 22,
Hertford colored girl, which occurred
lasi Saturday, was a tragic event in
the lives of her parents. Alpheus
Ferebee and his wife, parents of
Irene, are both paralysed, and Irene
was their nurse.
Funeral services for Irene were
held on Tuesday afternoon at the
Colored Baptist Church in Hertford,
and burial took place in the Hertford
Second Period Ooses In
Exciting Race For
STILL THEY COME
Additional Award of El
gin Wrist Watch Who
Turns In Most Sub
scriptions During the
Second and Third
Swinging into lino, all atingle with
high hopes and ambitions, candidates
in The Perquimans W eekly now fam
ous campaign have swelled their vote
totals to a wonderful hiph mark and
from now on to the finish it will be
a pretty exciting race between the
The first period of the campaign,
which closed Saturday night was a
success. Tens of thousands of votes
were issued and every live candidate
The competition, therefore, so far
as the relative standing of the con
testants are conet nied, depend almost
entirely upon the results obtained
by the various candidates between
now and the finish as to who the ulti
mate winners will be.
The above is no "mere talk" for
the sake of talking, but fact1-
theoiies or rumors noth withstanding.
Henco the struggle for supremacy
will be fought out during the next
few days, for the entile campaign
come-; to a fateful clo.-.e in just two
And now for the whirlwind finish.
Now for the sensations and the sar
piises. These are the days that will
test the resourcefulness of the con
te: tants. Here is where their cour
age upholds them and makes the'Vi
fight, or !he lack of it takes the sti:'f-ne-s
out of their knefs and leaves
till-in tilling in the dust an "al-o
ran." There are times too, when
the supreme courage urges them or.
when they are tired, and that is iiie
gamest fight of all '
The most determined efforts in t' r
big race for the FOUR BIG PRIZKS
that are soon to 6e awarded have
been launched. Huge waves of de
termination gripping the aspirants
for the BIG PRIZES and votes are
increasing in volume and pouring
into the election department.
Enthusiasm of the candidates has
spread to friends and acquaintances.
In many sections of Hertford and the
adjacent territory a great amount of
"neighborhood'' pride is being
shown and great efforts are being
made to have the BIGGEST PRIZE
won by the favorite of each com
munity. Many candidates who call at the
election headquarters are expressing
( new determination to put forth their
best efforts during this important
Second Period Closes Saturday Night
The second period that has been in
effect all week comes to a close Sat
urday night at nine o'clock. The
candidates are urged to make their
reports by that time and to remember,
that the vote schedule drops with the
close of this period.
The longer you delav in getting in
"FULL SWING" the "less valuable
your subscription wilTTie from a vote
standpoint. And that is what you
are after VOTES or you should .be
after them if you expect to be one of
the BIG PRIZE winners The prizes
are to be distributed to those who
deserve them to those who make the
best records in the vote columns.
"WISHES" won't get you anywhere
in this campaign but votes will. The
vote producers will be hanlomely
rewarded in accordance to the effort
put forth. This is a campaign ot
Race Attracts Attention
The race in the first period was
truly a neck and' neck affair, and Is
attracting attention all ever this sec
tion of the country It will be inter
esting to see which of the several
contenders prove themselves the most'.,
popular in the list the owners of the '
FOUR BIG PRIZES.
SILVER TEA TUESDAY
A silver tea will be given at the
home of Mrs. Howard Pitt, by the
ladies of the Delia Shamburger Mis
sionary Society of the Hertford M.
E. Church on Tuesday afternoon,
from 4 to 6 o'clock. The proceeds
will go toward defraying the expen
ses of repairing the boiler of the
heating plant of the church.
The public is invited,