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A-WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEMOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OP HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume II. Number 12. :.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, March 22, 1935.
$1.25 Per Year
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Interesting Moments In
The girls of the Perquimans High
School basketball team, winners of
two recent tournaments, and their
coaches, were honor guests at the
dinner given by the Hertford Ro
tarians at the Hotel Hertford on
Short but interesting talks were
made by President Walter H. Oakey
Jr., and- Superintendent of Education
r. t. jonnson. ArS.w. pbvp'Ji "u,lJ
a specially arranged . microphone
broadcasted interesting moments and
high spots of the ganjs : played in
the receAt tournament. A ' f
A delicious meal was served by the
hotel management. V
The guests A included Mrs. G. W
Barbee and Miss Nancy Woods,
coaches, and Misses Ruth Adelaida
Nowell,' HattiePearl Nowell, Mable
Spivey. Bernfce 1 White, Ellie Mae
White, Alma Congleton, Nelle Hobbs
Edith Everett. Eula Nixon. Prue
Newby, Grace Knowlea.; Rith Nach
man. Joyce" Harrell, Maty - Wood
Koonce" and Sarah Ward.
Many Parties Given For
Parting Douglas Family
Mrs. E. S. Douglas, who with hei
two little daughters, Gloria and Pern,
leave" "Friday for Clearwater, Florida,
where they-will join Mr. Douglas and
make their home, has been extensive
ly entertained within the past week
She .waa entertained at a parting
showefrgTt!u by the ladies of the
Delia Shamburger Missionary Son
ety on Monday night, when the regu
lar meeting was held at the home of
Mrs. Julian A. White. A numbei of
useful and attractive gifts were pre
sented to Mrs. Douglas.
On Tuesday nisrht . of last week
Mrs. T. R. Winslow entertained her
Al dinner, the guests including, in
addition to the honoree, Mrs. T. C
Blanchard, Miss Kate M. Blanchard,
Mrs. R. A.. White, Mrs. E. E. Payne,
Mrs. Charlie Skinner", Mrs. R. L.
Knowles and Mrs. F. T." Johnson.
On Tuesday . night of this week
Mra' R, TiWhite entertained her at
dinner, the guests' including' Mrs.
Douglas, Mrs. R. L, Knowles, Mrs
R. A. White and Mrs. J. T. Towe, Jr
Mrs. R. L.' Knowles entertained
her at -. luncheon . on. . Tuesday, .the
guests - including Mrs. - Oscar Felton,
Mrs. Durwood ;':Reed;? Mrs1. Howard
Pitt, Mrs. Edgar Morris, Mrs. Char
lie Skinner J Mrs Claude Withrow
and 'Miss. Mary Sumner.'
Mrs. Oscar Felton entertained ai
lunch on Wedriesday, with the" addi
tional guests' being Mrs. Archie T.
Lane, and' Mrs;; Eula tpr'P':--'.
Mrs. HiXA. 4 White .entertained at
dinner on Wednesday night' ; ''
Triangular, Debate i ? .
Takes Place Tonight
Misses Grace Knowles and Bernic6
White,' representing the - affirmative
Bide of th Perquimans High School
debating team,' will meet the Edenton
negatives tonight - at-! the Hertford
grammar school In the triangular der ,
Ciie negative side of the Perquim
ans High team, Misses Joyce Harrell
and Prue Newby, will Rebate with the
Elizabeth City affirmatives t EIua
bethrCHar. i , " f
' In Edenton, rthe fcdenton affirma
tives will debate with the (Elizabeth
City negatives.' , v -. r; !
Woman's Club Meets
f Thursday Afternoon
J The March meeting of the Hertford
Woman's '.Club - will be . held at the
' Community Hovse on Thursday af-
.ternoon of next week at 3:30 o'clock,
with Miss Mae Wood Winslow, presi-
" dent, presiding. This will be the last
meeting at which Miss Winslow will
preside, as the new president, Mrs.
F. T. Johnson, will Jake over her
duties at the April meetin g. . '
' SUEJiT PROJECT
" ' A 'project' to provide a secretary
for the farm debt adjustment com
mittee of Ter- ' -""s has teen sub-
mitted and ai. ovl ty the district
FERA oJT.ee. i: a icj ct will be
sent to Ralo:h for final approval.
Speed limit Of 20
Miles Now Enforced
The speed limit in cities and
towns under the North Carolina
State law is 20 miles per hour.
The terrible loss of life caused by
automobiles during the past year
should impress us with the neces
sity for more careful driving, espe
cially speeding. ,
All persons are hereby warned
that the Police Department will
make special effort to enforce the
above law in the Town of Hert
ford. Please observe the law and avoid
E. L. REED,: Mayor.
HIT OR MISS
'V v r t yr V r -r -""i
If anybody in Perquimans County
was successful in winning one of the
awards in the Pepsodent contest I
haven't heard about it. I am glad.
however, to learn that Mrs. C. Y.
Yarborough (Miss Janie Blanchard).
of Louisburg, a former Hertford girl,
did get a check. Mrs. Yarborough
sent the check, which had a picture
of Amos V Andy on it, to her
mother, Mrs. T. C. Blanchard, in
Hertford. Mrs. Yarborough was, na
turally, hoping to get the first prize
of $2,500, but she was glad that her
check had the first three figures any
way. It was for $20.
Melvin Owens, special night police
officer of Hertford, says that the
public has been careful to observe the
new parking ordinance. ' Now let's
see how they will react to the May
or's announcement that the officers
will enforce the traffie regulations a
(A small boy's composition on
My subjeck is ants. There are two
kinds of ants, insecks ami lady
uncles. They live m small holes in
the sand, and also some live with
married sisters. Two of them live
with us. Sometimes they crawl in
the sugar bowl. And that's all I
know about ants.
The first question three-year-old
Pat Morris asked when! told about
the arrival of a , new baby in her
neighborhood was "When will she
have a birthday?" Pat evidently
The following is copied f' -m the
Hertford Herald, April 11, 1901:
A committee consisting of Messrs.
W. S. Blanchard, C." W, Morgan,
George E. Major, S. M. McMulIan
and. G H. Newby, hret'jhis week and
practically decided to award the con
tract for building the new Methodist
Church to Mr! Hill C Linfliicum, of
Henderson.- The new church- will be
a splendid edifice, with a seating ca
pacity 600. The. work will be be
gun as soon as the necessary funds
are raisedand to Judge by the prince
ly liberality of. the contributions of
some or our citizens every dollar will
soon be forthcoming. Already a large
amount has been subscribed for- and
tne work of demolishing the present
structure will begin very shortly.
xne rouowing personal Item also
appeared: Messrs. : E. IIBrinkley
and C.J Haste, 'at Edenton, wo
shipped at the. shrine of Jerquimans
fair ladies Sunday morning, noon and
' vr. Lather Butler needed some
coal one' chilly morning reTcently. It
isn't always possible to gftt in touch
with the i local , coal dealer over, the
telephone and he couldn't 'he reached
that morning. - . But : when Jack An
derson came spinning up' the : street
on his bicycle the dentist liad an in
spiration. He- -called ; Jack "to hint
and, dropping a nickle in. his hand,
said, "Jack, please ride down to Mr.
Harrell's for me and tell him to send
me up some coal' ( Jackj glanced at
the nickle in his hand and then up
Into the face pf Dr. Butleir and in a
puzzled tone asked, Don't you' want
but a nickle's worth?" r 1 , ,
JOINT HOSTESSES TUESDAY "
AT MEETING OF U. D.
The Skinner-Jonss Chapter of the
U, D, C. met on Tuesday night with
Miss Kate Blanchard, with Miss
Blanchard, Mrs., R. A. Willis and Mrs,
T.. R. Winslow ias joint hostesses.'
: There were two visit '-s present,
Mrs. John Speight, of locksville,
and Mrs. C. V. Williford
WHOLE DAY CONSUMED
BY RECORDER'S COURT
Lack of Liquor Cases
Very Noticeable at
An all day session of Recorder's
Court on Tuesday, with most of the
cases being, contrary to custom, con
nected with violations of traffic regu
lations and not involving liquor law
violations, resulted in the conviction
of most of the parties tried.
James Winslow, charged with op
erating a car with faulty brakes,
was found guilty and the case dis
missed upon payment of half of the
Duke Eason, of Sunbury, charged
with operating a car with improper
license, was found guilty and fined
ten dollars and the court costs.
Murray Alphin, of Sunbury, charg
ed with allowing the improper use of
automobile license, plead guilty and
the case was dismissed upon pay
ment of the costs.
J. R. Watson, colored, of Elizabeth
City, charged with reckless driving,
and hit and run, was found guilty of
both counts. He was sentenced to
60 days on the roads, the sentence
to be suspended upon payment of
$25.00 fine and the court costs, the.
payment of $47.83 to J. W. Brown for
damages to his car, and upon good
behavior for two years. He was de
prived of the privilege of driving a
car in the State of North Carolina,
except in Pasquotank County where
his job necessitates the use of a car,
for a period of one year.
The case against L. N. Hollowell
charged with improper license, was
G. L. Sutton, colored, charged with
assault with a deadly weapon and
with the possession of whiskey for
the purpose of sale, was found guil
ty. He was given 60 days on the
roads, to be suspended upon payment
of $25.00 fine and costs, and upon
good behavior for two years.
Fleet Cooper, colored, charged with
assault with a deadly weapon, was
found guilty. He ' was given three
months on the roads, the sentence to
be suspended upon the payment of a
twenty-five dollar fine and the court
costs, and upon payment of a fifteen
dollar doctor's . bill, and upon good
behavior for two years.
Funeral Held Sunday
For Henry Turner
Funeral services for Henry Turner,
aged 80, were held from his home
near the Gates County line in Perqui
mans on Tuesday afternoon, with
Rev. A. A. Butler, of Hertford, offi
ciating. Burial took place in the
family burying ground.
Mr. Turner died on Sunday night.
Mr. Turner is survived by no im
mediate family, nieces and nephews
being his closest relatives.
New Farming: System
Result Cotton Program
The cotton adjustment program i.
encouraging, the establishment of a
balanced farming system in the South
says Dean I. O. Schaub, of N. C. State
The retirement , of certain lands
from eotton production with the pro
vision that they must not be used to
produce cash crops for sale, the Dear
points out, is giving-farmers an in
centive to produce, more food, feed
and soil- building crops for use at
home. , . ;
Payments .to the cotton producers
in return tor their cooperation in the
adjustment program, and the higher
cotton prices which may be attributed
largely to the work of the program,
have made it possible to plan farming
operations in a way hitherto impossi
ble, he adds. s ;
: Through ultimate' adjustmentDean
Schaub believes, certain lands unsuit-
ed to cultivation which have condem
ned the owner 'to poverty In the past
will be permanently retired and de
voted to the production of timber or
for pasture purposes.
' Meanwhile, he says, a much larger
portion of the tillable acreage will be
planted to soil building crops each
year, with the result' thaV in future
years an adequate supply of the basic
crops may be-produced more econom
ically on less land. '
Permitted reduction of as much as
85 per cent of the cotton acreage In
1995 will leave he retired acreage
available for soil-improving crops such
as lespedeza, vetch, clover, 1 alfalfaj
and other legumes.;'-;1 ,A- " J j
The retired acres may be used for
the production of food and feed crops,'
Dean Schaub says, provided that no
more of these vrons are grown than
the average amount during 'the base
Chlcadees line their nests -'
rabbit fur in the North Woods.
FOUR HERTFORD GIRLS
WIN HONORS IN MUSIC
Make Excellent Show
ing In Wilmington
Gloria Douglas, Ruth Hollowell,
Anne Felton and Grace Knowles, all
of Hertford, came off with flying
color$ in the district contest at Wil
mington on Saturday, sponsored by
the Sjtate Federation of Music Clubs.
Three piano teachers of Wilming
ton were the judges and they graded
each contestant on tone quality, ex
pression, notation, pedaling, memori
zation, rhythm, keyboard, technique
and general ability.
Thdse making an average of 85 anr.
over were accorded the honor of rep
resenting the district in the State
contest at Salisbury on Saturday
morning. Others making less than
85 were advised to work hard, and
try again next year.
The1 winners at Salisbury will re
ceive a State certificate and will play
before the State Federation of Mu
sic Chibs at Winston-Salem.
Due to the fact that Grace
Knowles is taking part in the high
schoo) debate on Friday evening, she
will be unable to enter the State con
Relieved Of Double
Liability On Stock
In the interest of relieving the
stockholders in the Hertford Banking
Co. of double liability on their stock
holdings in that institution, Mr. Johr
G. Allen, Jr., from the Examining
Staff of the State Bankins? Depart
ment was in Hertford Tuesday morn
ing. The Legislature on last Friday
passed the Lindsay Bill (H. B. No.
185) and it was immediately ratified
It makes the following provisions for
relieving stockholders in State bank
ing institutions of double liability:
1. publication by the Bank in :
newspaper having general circula
tion in the community where the
bank is located, once each week foi
four consecutive Weeks prior to Mr.y
1st, 1935, of the bank's intent to such
2. Mailing written notices to each
depositor and to each other creditoi
prior to May 1st, 1935.
. 3. Sworn affidavits from' a bank
officer that such notices have bee::
mailed and sworn affidavits from the
publisher on each insertion of the
advertisement, that such publicatior
has been made.
On the . completion of these pro
ceedings and the forwarding of such
affidavits ' to the Commissioner of
Banks, State banking institutions car
accomplish' this relief to their stock
holders by July 1st, 1935.
When ' announcement was made
Friday afternoon that the Lindsay
Bill would become a law, Mr. Hooei
the Commissioner of Banks, imme
diately organized the State . intc
twenty temporary districts, and plan
ned to send twenty men from h'!r
staff into the field immediately to
explain the measure and aid and as
sist the State banks in taking imme
diate advanetage of. its provisions.
His forces worked far into the night
on last Friday preparing forms, affi
davits,' advertisements, etc., and be
ginning with Monday of this week
each and every Bank, and each and
every branch Bank will be visited by
It is Mr. Hood's earnest desire
that every North Carolina banking
institution be listed on July 1st, 1935,
free from double liability on their
stock issue. A market for bank
stock must be re-established.
The Lindsay Bill provides that
banks previously organised or re
lieved through the provisions of the
Aycock Bill, an enactment of the
1933 Legislature, can take advantage
of the same methods of procedure
outlined above, and have released to
them the North Carolina or United
States bonds : pledged in connection
with that 'act, and at the same time
obtain relief for their stockholders
from all double liability.
LOCAL GIRLS PARTICIPATE IN
MUSIC EVENT AT GREENSBORO
Misses Nancy ':, Coke Darden and
Anne Tullis Felton, representing the
seventh grade of the Hertford gram
mar school, will take part in the Mu
sic, Achievement, meet to be held at
Greensboro on Saturday. Accompany
ing them on the trip were Mrs. T.
C. Blanchard, Mrs. . R.: H. Willis and
Miss Kate M. Blanchard.
HOME FROM HOSPITAL
William Hardcastle. Jr., who under
went an operation for the removal of
tonsils and . .. adenoids at a Norfolk
hospital last week, returned home on
U. D. C. Extend Drive
For Veteran Graves
One Day Poultry
Course In E. Oty
Folks who are interested in
raising poultry will have an op
portunity to gain some valuable in
formation next Wednesday, when
a one day poultry short course
will be given at the court house in
Elizabeth City by the Extension
Department of State College, ac
cording to information given out
by L. W. Anderson, County Agent.
The meeting will be called at 10
o'clock in the morning and will
last until 3:30 in the afternoon,
with probable recess for lunch.
There will be interesting talks and
illustrations on the various sub
jects relating to poultry by ex
perts who are familiar with the
subject, and any one interested is
invited to be present.
Seventh Grade Exams
Given On Wednesday
Seventh grade examinations for the
entire county were conducted on Wed
nesday of this week. The children
from the entire county were brought
to the Perquimans High School for
the examination. The eighth grade
of the high school was given a vaca
tion on that day in order to have
room for the county children.
Examinations of the colored chil
dren were held in the Hertford color
ed school and at Winfall.
These examinations were conducted
throughout the entire State of North
Carolina on that day.
The schools in Hertford and Per
quimans County will close on May
16th this year.
Committee Named For
Book Club Program
Mrs. H. A. Whitley and Mrs. Trim
('Wilson were named a committee to
arrange a program to be given by the
.(Book Club at the April meeting of
the Hertford Woman's Club, at the
meeting of the Book Club on Friday
The Book Club represents the lit
erary department of the Woman':
Club and as such is responsible for
one entertainment program of that
body during the year. The program,
which is usually something of a rr
isume of the subject studied by the
licerary department during the year
will include interesting numbers n
connection with architecture, the sub
ject of the year's study.
Sewing Project For
New Hope Community
Requisition has been made fro:
the local ERA office for materials foi
a sewing project for the New Hoj
community such as is in process ii
Hertford. It is the aim of the loc.V'
office to establish a sewing room for
making articles for the needy if pos
There are seven women working
part time in the sewing room in op
eration at the Community House in
Liberty Bonds Called
In For Redemption
The Hertford Banking Co. has been
notified by . the Secretary of the
Treasury that all outstanding
Fourth Liberty Loan Bonds, Fourth
4 1-4 per cent, bearing serial num
bers ending with the digits 6, 6, or 7,
are called for redemption on April
15, 1935, on which date interest on
called bonds will cease.
For a limited time, according to
K. M. Riddick, cashier, the holders
of the Fourth 4 1-4 per cent bonds
called for redemption on April 15:
can take advantage of the exchange
offered, if they act promptly. Ths
exchange cannot be made after the
27th of March.
Any one wishing additional infor
mation in reference to these bonds
may secure same by calling at the
Hertford Banking Company.
DR. T. A. COX SUFFERING,
FROM AN INFECTED ANKLE
Dr. T. A. Cox, senior physician of
Hertford, is confined to his bed as a
result of an infected ankle which has
been giving him serious trouble.
The doctor and Mrs, Cox returned
Sunday from Norfolk, where he went
for treatment, but his condition is
still such as to cause him a great
deal of discomfort.
(The trouble arose from too tight
ly drawn shoe laces, which cttosed an
irritation. t " ' i -1 ' '
Anxious to Finish Work
Daughters Feel Many
More Veteran Graves
The ladies of the U. D. C. are still
working on their plans to mark the
grave of every Confederate soldier
in the county. Some weeks ago a
notice was given out through Th?
Perquimans Weekly that the Daugh
ters were anxious to learn of any un
marked graves of soldiers, and there
has been some response. Five
graves were found to be marked.
But the Daughters feel that there are
more than this and they are very
anxious to see that a stone is put up
to mark such graves.
Any one knowing of an unmarked
grave of a soldier of the Confeder
acy in Perquimans County is asked to
communicate with Mrs. J. J. Fleet
wood, or with Mrs. Thomas Nixon or
Mrs. T. S. White. Applications will
be made to the government for the
stones. The Daughters are anxious
to get all the reports in and finish
the work before the Confederate
Memorial Day, April 10.
Old Aoe-Pension Plan
Agpin Discussed Here
To explain the Town.-cnd l'hln Old
Age Pensions, W. IS. Fisher, State
organizer, who talked to a Hertford
audience some weeks ago, held a
second meeting at the Court House on
Monday afternoon. An audience
j composed of less than fifty white
persons, mo.-tly ulu people, and pro
bably twice that number of colored
heard Mr. Fisher, whose aim is to
create sentiment in favor of tht
Townsend Bill which has been intro
duced in Congress.
The speaicer wnr most emphatic in
his statements that the plan would
eventually become a reality. He
said that thirty-five million names
h"d rlrer.:'y been signed to the peti
tion:, circulated throughout the Unit
ed States asking that the measure be
Mve per cent
he said, in
d the Town-
people had signed rn v
lina and quite a :i -mans
County. K ;,!: . -of
the voting p- t or
the United State- i'p.vn,
much has b'.'c-n " ;
gin in California r;
would provi.!.' th: t
sixty years uf age,
ince its ori
cii en over
much or hov little property he own
ed, who applied for the same, would
retire on a pension of two hundred
dollars per month, the only condition
being that he cr : -v r.-rst stop work,
give up the job, and that all of the
money must be spent within thirty
days. He explained that the money
could be spent for anything on any
body, but that it must be spent.
There is also no limit as to how
many members of one family may re
ceive the pension.
Mr. Fisher stated that the move
ment was non-political. He stated
that the congressmen of fifteen of the
western states were for the plan and
that they knew it was political death
for them if they did not endorse the
movement, because the people were
for it. He said that within the next
six or eight months this would be
come the strongest organization in
WINFALL P. T. A. HAS
The Winfall P. T. A. had its regu
lar meeting Monday evening in the
The meeting was called to order by
the president, Mrs. W. G. Hollowell,
who led the devotional. Robert Mor
gan sang a solo, and prayer was of
fered. Miss Lucile Long and Mrs. A.
R. Winslow, Jr., gave very interest
ing talks on "The Child's Health"
and the Home Reports from all the
committees were given. "The Star
Spangled Banner" was sung. At the
next meeting . Father's Night will be
observed, and all fathers are urged
to come. Next year we hope to be
in our new school building.
BACK FROM DENTAL MEET
Dr. Luther ' H, ' Butler, Hertford
dentist, returned Tuesday night from
Washington, D. C, where he attended
a five-state conference of dentists. '
iThere were 1,500 dentists in attend-;