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PAGE TWO --.-.,; THE PERQUIMAN3 WEEKLY, HERTFORD, N. a, FRIDAY' FEBRUARY 22, 1S3S. " "
Judge W. H. Oakey Expresses
Opinion On Cutting Of Trees
To the Editor of The Perquimans
Hertford, N. C.
I am writing this responsive to
7our published suggestion that our
citizens express an opinion on the
proposed further cutting of under
growth along the causeway west oi
the Perquimans River bridge. The
opinion I expressed soma time ago
has apparently been quoted, and
probably misquoted seveiU times ac
cording to information received in
the past few days.
In the first instance consideration
should be given the fact that 1 am
not officially connected with any of
the relief projects and have nothing
whatever to do with the cutting of
the trees or with the stopping of
work on that or any other project.
Mine ie just the view of a private
citizen who has no more to do with
the matter than any other person in
the county. I have tried to make it
clear when the question has been
asked about the project that in gen
eral I was opposed to it but for
very different reasons from those 1
had heard advanced by others who
probably did not look very far ahead
in forming their opinions. The mair.
considerations seem to include:
1 The benefit to those who would
be employed in the project.
2 The benefit accruing to the
county by having the work done, with
especial consideration for the perma
nent benefit, if any.
I am informed that a number of
men were thrown out of work when
this cutting was stopped because an
other approved project was not avail
able for them to start work on. As
.1 see it, this is the only damage that
has been done. The causeway was
beautiful before. It is beautiful now.
Personally, I rather like the view
through the scattered trees, showing
the upper reaches on the river and
the marsh and swamp beyond. Those
who like it cut out can enjoy it now
and those who like it as it was can
be complacent in the assurance that
if left alone for a very few years
nature will fill up the gap again with
undergrowth. So everyop" should be
satisfied except possibly those who
have lost work as a result of a con
siderable part of the town turning it
self wrong-side- out over a question
that seems so unimportant.
I doubt the benefit of this cutting
out for the above reasons and be-
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. HERTFORD, N..C.
cause the land there is so law that it
is unsuitable for any ordinary use.
Were the elevation a few feet highei
the "island" could probably be mad
into a beautiful park which could be
enjoyed by all our people and would
add measurably to the beauty and
attractiveness of the town. But in
the absence of extensive dredging op
erations this appears impracticable,
though it, is a pleasant dream for
those who have the time and imagina
tion to indulge in it.
I expressed regret at the cutting of
the trees because I thought, and still
think, that some more permanent and
more generally beneficial project
might be devised. In other words
tiiat the same amount of money might
be better spent in the public welfare.
I know mat projects must be ap
proved. I hear that the various ap
propriations contain no funds for
materials and that the money must
be spent for labor alone. This must
restrict greatly the class of projects
which can be considered. It would
seem to me that there could be found
a way to remedy this condition so
that buildings or improvements to
existing buildings might be made a
part of the program. But this is nc
place to consider that
It is fundamental that one who
condemns is worthy of little consid
eration unless a substitute is offered,
and in that spirit are these sugges-'
1 A dredging project in connec
tion with, and supplementing the
causeway improvement looking to
ward the creation of a piece of high
ground which could be utef " a park
or other community asset, such as a
walkway for pedestrians parallel to
the highway along the causeway.
2 The great storms of August
September. 1933, blew Sown millions
of feet of fine hardwood in this
county, such trees obstructing d'tches
and swamps which drain practically
all the farm lands in the county and
threatening every woodland with fire,
constituting a menace to the former
in wet seasons and to the latter in
dry. It should be possible through
cooperation of landowners to cut this
wood, using it for firewood for those
on the relief rolls and killing three
birds with one dtone. benefitting
those who wouh' receive the wood,
workers, and landowners alike.
3 It having become necessary in
the opinion of the State Highway and
Public Works Commission that cer
tain streets in the town of Hertford
should be widened which would en
tail the loss of some of our valuable
trees now standing between the side
walks and thj street the people shouh
be willing to have trees planted along
cheir lots just inside the sidewalks sc
that in time, and with each land
owner caring for his own trees the
town would increase in beauty with
the continued growth of these trees.
I suggest pecans, maples, dogwoods,
Deeches, oaks and hickories as suit
able for this purpose and all but the
first named could be taken from our
native woods with the landowners'
permission and under proper super
vision. No doubt there are obstructions
and valid objections to each of these
suggested projects. I merely offer
them with the hope that others may
give some thought to the matter thst
concerns us all to the end that the
greatest good may accrue to the
greatest number. It seems to me
that if Santa Claus is coming to see
us the least we can do is to hang up
a sock that hasn't a hole in it!
W. H. OAKEY, JR.
Dates Set For Civil
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Junior bacteriologist (food pro
ducts), $2,000 to $2,500 a year, Food
and Drug Administration.
Associate bacteriologist, $3,200 to
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General, food products, and soils.
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CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our most sin
cere appreciation for the maljy kind
words spoken ? at the time of- the
death of our husband and fafher, J.
J. Lane. Also for the beautiful flow
ers sent and for the cars loaned.' (
' His Wife and Children. :
Silage from the 36 trench silos in
Stanly County is proving to be high
ly satisfactory in feemng dairy cattle.
Pygmies in Battle; ' ,
Fat Man It Victor
Macon, Ga. Two pygmies staged
a real marital battle as an extra at
traction at side show here. The
little wife became Irked over dispo
sition of several presents given the
couple, and the small husband re
turned blow, for blow. Several' per
sons of normal size tried unsuccess
fully to stop the light. Finally the
show's 700-pound fat man stepped
between the couple and restored
COLLIE KEEPS LONG
VIGIL FOR MASTER
Command, "Wait for Me," Is
Obeyed for 9 Year.
Rock Island, III. Shep, a loyal
Scotch collie, left the lobby of St An
thony's hospital, returned the follow
ing morning. It was the first time
Shep had left the hospital in ten years.
In 1924'shep's master, Francis Mc-,
Mahon, Erie, 111., was taken to the hos
pital. The collie accompanied him
"Walt for me," commanded McMahon.
The dog waited. Next day McMahon
died. The dog still waited, a week, a
month, a year, another year and so on
until the present day. He generally
sits In the same spot where his master
commanded him to wait Shep's vigil Is
futile. He does not know It and so he
waits, and waits, and waits, always
eyeing the elevator door through which
he last saw his master.
The great attachment of the human
race for dogs was exemplified at Se
wanee, Tenn., when professors, stu
dents, others gathered at a little grave
as Fits, campus pet of the University
of the South, was burled. For seven
teen years Fits had been mascot bad
attended hundreds of faculty meetings,
chapel services, dances, fraternity
pledging, and other events. Fitz
learned to understand something of
French and German as well as of Eng
lish. Fitz was a large collie, was
brought to the university by a student.
While Fitz was considered a mem
ber of the "family circle" at the Uni
versity of the South, a court ruling at
Cleburne, Texas, held that dogs ore not
members of the "family circle." This
plea had been made by James Glllock
In a suit, but the court ruled against
him, and ordered his two dogs sold to
satisfy a judgment. Only one of the
pets, Queen, a bird dog, was found, but
siie brought $35 on the auction block.
Hunters .Lose Lives in
Tragedy Amid Ice Floes
Cape' May, N. J. Two unidentified
hunters lost their lives In a tragedy
In Delaware bay, not far from here.
They set out In a cabin cruiser, forced
their way through comparatively thin
ice, then dropped anchor off Dennis
creek. Then they loaded guns, other
hunting equipment Into a small skiff,
started out Several hundred yards
away from their cruiser tragedy head
ed their way In the form of heavy Ice
Hoes. These floes were swept in by a
sudden shift In wind. The hunters at
tempted to return to their boat but
were hemmed la From shore, Fred M.
Pepper looked on In horror. He knew
what the ice does could do. He sum
moned help. An airplane responded, as
did a powerful coast guard cutter. Far
out the hunters had Just abandoned
their skiff. It bad been crushed to
bits. As the plane droned overhead the
doomed hunters leaped from one Ice
floe to another. For three hours this
kept up, with rescuers powerless to
help. The plane could not land. The
cutter was still too far away. Finally
Just as the cutter came In sight the,
two men, exhausted, frozen, slipped
from the precarious floes, disappeared
9 Convicted Dogs Die
in Ohio Electric Chah-
Columbus, Ohio. Nine gangsters
of dogdom have paid the supreme pen
alty In the electric chamber at the
Columbus dog pound. All were kill
ers, legally convicted. They had taken
the lives of sheep, calves and other
For their last meal, the death row
Inmates had as much dog biscuit as
A metal contact collar was fastened
about their necks. Water was sprin
kled on them from a hose to make
that contact surer. A chain from the
collar was attached to an electrical
connection at the top of the chamber.
Wasps Build Nest Out of
Merchant's Money Hoard
Oslo, Norway. A merchant here who
bad been hoarding for years a fortune
In paper notes suddenly discovered the
whole of Us hoard gone. The bundles
of notes were kept In an old suitcase,
and when he opened the case he dis
covered that It was almost entirely
filled by an enormous wasps' nest The
wasps had used almost all the .notes
to construe Jbelf ijesjt.. ; .', ;
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Jail. Rat Wear PrUoa Garb
AHentown, Pa. Rats In' the AJIen
town cjty JaiJ . are "dressedpl In true
prison , style "with . , white stripes
around their gray ;bodlesV; . Police said
that' one of the prisoners ' paints "the
rats' lifhVj'weiBtti. "
Sheriff and Justic Fined ' .
Rockvllle, .ConnI During'' a non"
parking 'campaign Sheriff Fred VIA
ton and Justice Fitch' Jones found
police tags dangling from the steering
wheels of vtheir automobiles. Both
paid fines of S3. , ,
- Mr. and Mrs, Fleetwood White," of
o.ciuKfr cauea on mr. ana Mrs. c. T,
Misses Pencie and Esther . Warr'
spent ; Saturday night with Mis
Janette Corty oi, tahin$fa. ;
Mr. and Mrs. M. N. Dail and chil
dren, "from near Hertford,-called oii
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Broughton Sunday.
Kramer Williams, of the C. C
Camp, near Swan Quarter, visited hi:
mother, Mrs. Beulah Williams, Sun
day.. .'v-.;.- ;.
Mr. and. Mrs. Flmer . Bajrley. of
Norfolk, Va., were Sunday guests ofj
Mr. and Mrs. C ,T. Phillips.
C. H. Ward visited - his? brother,
Henry Ward, of Washington, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. 'Oscar l Perty and
children, 6f Edenton Road, called oh
Mrs. Beulah Williams Sunday. .
Miss Mary Alice- Felton, of Beech
Spring was the ' week-end guest of
Miss Kathryn Fleetwood.
Mrs. Fannie Gorprew is spending
a few days with her son, J. H. Cor
prew, near Edenton.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hobbs called on
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Long, near
Bonner's Fork, Sunday.
Mrs. Joe Woodley and William
Bagley, of Creswell, visited Mrs. M
I. Charlton Sunday.
Mrs. Tom Broughton is on the sick
list this week.
Mrs. C. T. Phillips, who has been
sick, is improving.
There's never any doubt about value when
you buy a Ford car. You know it's all right
or Henry Ford wouldn't put it out One thing
that never changes is his policy of dependable
transportation at low cost
That's the biggest feature of the New Ford.
The reliability and economy of its V-8 engine
have been proved on the road by upwards of
1,400,000 motorists. Owner cost records show
definitely that the Ford V-8 is the most
economical Ford car ever built
IFIte LnJsw ETM W'
j ' n Mrs. M. I. Charlton continues ill at
her home here.
.- Mrs. I B. Myers and Mrs. Maud
Catling, of . Norfolk, Va., were Sun
day guests of Mrs.1 M. I. Charlton. -Miss.Lula
- Mae Mansfield spent
Saturday night with her sister, Mrs.
H. I Thach, of Yeopim Station.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Thach, of
Yeopim Station, called at the home
of Mr. J. H. Mansfield Saturday
MRS. RIDDICK AND MRS.
JESSUP JOINT HOSTESSES
Mrs. R. M. Riddick and Mrs. S. P.
I wish to thank my friends of Hertford,
Edenton and Elizabeth City f or the many
courtesies extended during my recent misfor- '
tune. For every thoughtful act and every ex-
pression of sympathy I am most grateful. i
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Jessup were joint hostesses to their
Bridge club on Thursday evening,'
. 1 Xt.- A.. J ' 1 1L. T
r Mrs. B. C Koonce was the winner
of the ladies' v prize for top score,
while E. . W.- Lordley received the
prize for the top score, for men." ,
The hostesses " served: a delicious ,
salad course. ' -
Those present included Mr. and
Mrs. E. W. Lordley, Mr. and' Mrs; V..
N.JDarden, Mr. and Mrs. F; T. John
son, Mr. and Mrs. B- G. Koonce, Mr.
and Mrs. S. P. Jessup, Mr. and Mrs.
R. M. Riddick and Miss Kate Blanch-ard.
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