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Hertfgyd; Perquimans CouRty, North Carolina,; Friday, March 29, 1935.
$1.25 Per Year
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Addedi . Projects WiB
Give Jobsto All lJn
- The sumuof six hundred and fifty
dollars wasipaid out for ERA labor
in Perquimans last , week, and next
week the amount is to be increased.
Within the .next four weeks a large
number of men will be put to work
on drainage, projects and malarial
unemployed labor around town is be
ing tak$n cane (01, with 42 men work
ing in malaria ..control, draining add
I flushing) marches around the 'town.
" This work haslbeen going on f or the
past four weeks.. The men are given
two days workceach week.
Projects which will be begun short
ly, according to" (Sorbin Doiier, who
k has charge of the work, will include
one in the Nieanor section of the
county, for flood control, from the
Swamp Road to iMill Run Swamp.
Forty men will Ibe employed here
Jfor about two months
In Bear Swamp tfhe main lateral
leading into the drainage canal is to
ibe cleaned out. This will require
sbout 20 men for six .or eight weeks,
In the Bagley . Swamp section,
where the largest drainage or flood
control project will be undertaken, 60
men will be required to mork for six
r A fimd to be drained an the village
of Belyldere, for 'malaria control,
will require men for something
luce a weens, Mr. uozier said.
Local Girls Make Gsod
Record M Greeni&or
Nancy Cdk Darden and Anne
Tullis Fdton. who took part to the
Music Achimrement ' Meet: held t
Greensboro m Saturday, won. second
and third place in classification,
These young girls, instead ', of hav
1 ing had a year's, preparation for the
test, only had eight , weeks -under
t their teacher, Mis Kate M. - Blanch-
ard, who accompanied them on the
trip and who Wfts much gratified at
their splendid showing.;,
it Nancy. Coke is the daughter of Mr;
and Mrs. D. S. Darden. Anne Tullis
is the daughter of Mrt and Mrs. Os
car Felton. -J '
New Hope PllV t :
The P. T. A. of . New Hope school
. held its ; regular monthly meeting
Friday evening, March 22, at the
church. ; ,
The meeting was called to order by
the president, Mrs. S. T. Perry;,' who
in turn jconducted the.;, devotional
The program was opened by singing
"Americi." A P. T. Ai creed was
given byi Mrs. W. E. DaH
Mrs. C Baxclift gaye an intei
esting talk on ."Success. '' 4
Special "music was Tandered : by
Mary " Bejle,' Lloyd and , Myerr Turn
ner and jCelia Blanche D jit Messrs,
Hobson Jbd George Turher sang a
duet, "whispering Hope."
At the! dose of the ijeeg ieli
dqjjjioie-made candy was served. :
Dr. And-lTm Pafftfi L
Pr, Earl Sikes and Mrs. Sikes, of
Hanover, N. H, are expected to aiv
7 live in Hertford on Thursday of next
week to visit Mrs. Sikes"' mother,
'Mrs. Herbert Newby, and her sister,
1 (Mrs. T. J. Nixon, Jr. The couple
will also probably visit Dr. Sikes'
parents. Rev. T. A. 'Sikes and Mrs.
i f' Sikes, at Ayden.
r . Mrs. Sikes will remain in the South
- 'fot (tome time, ' Dr. Sikes will return
: at the close of the spring holidays
.of Dartmouth College, where he' is
head of the' Department of Eco
MRS. GAITHER BETTER
Mrs, W. G. Caither has been quite
sick with an . attack of bronchitis.
' She is somewhat improved but is still
confined to her be 1.
NEW KOI J LADY ILL
' Miss Clara White, prominent'' New
Hope lady, is qnlte skk. IILs White
has been coiu.. -1 to i:r cea lor ai
post four v " .
Bequest For School
Radio fans' in the netghborhood
and especially students of the Per
quimans High School won thrOIed
Wednesday night when tfbfcy heard
announced over the- wflio fnam
Hollywood that the .selection
"Sweet and Lovely" was being
played by Guy Lombardo'sOrcnes
ttra at the request of the Beosquim-"
ans County High School.
The selection caused much com
ment in town after the broadcast
Hearinff On Murder
" Charge Is Costfamed
Recorder's. Court, continued rom
Tuesday, the regular time, until
Wednesday morning, lasted tonly
during1 the morning several ceases be
ing tried. ;A
' The case of George Gbmar, color
ed, charged with murder in onnnecr
iion -.with the death of Solomon jFree
man, also colored, whom Gfover is
alleged to have shot on Saturday
night, the injured man dying on
Monday, was continued mttil next
These two men were at work in
the upper part of the county on the
road which is under construction.
The dead man was from Gates Coun
ty. Glover is a South Carolina man.
Lory Torehand, colored woman, was
given a jail sentence of 12 months,
with learite of the .Sheriff and Com
missioners tto require her to clean up
any courity-owned property, and a
fine of twenty-five dollars, upon con
viction of the charge of possessing
liquor for tie purpose of sale. Four
and a half gallons were found in
Lily's house when the officers made'a
search.' She had been convicted in
Superior Conrt previously of selling
liquor to a email whit, boy and a
three months jail sentence was sus
pended upon the payment of the
court costs. This cost bill has not
been paid, with Superior Court two
-.The case against J. F. Winslow and
Edgar Leary, the former charged
with allowing a license plate to be
used unlawfully on a trailer, and
Leary charged with operating a trail
er with improper license, was dis
. Mary "(Pinky") Perrv. -found to
have violated, the condions:,oi a
lormerseteuce; of 60fidayav on. the
roads suspended uppn paym'ent of
the costs; was ordered to jail to serve
the sentence. If the court cost bill
is raised within a week the defend
ant mayk go free.
The ase f against Wallace : Lyons,
charged' with assault, was noil press
ed with leave. ...
John Ivey, New Hope colored man,
was tried.. .for transporting liquor.
John had two suspended ; sentences
hanging over him, one of six months
and one of 30 days, both of which
were suspended upon " condition that
he not be found in Perquimans Coun
ty for a period of two years. . He
came 'back last week-end, and when
officers went to take him, upon infor
mation that he was in the county, a
small quantity of liquor was found
In a,; pocket of his coat, Hej was er
dered.,te server the -two jfoimes 0e
tencea and an additional 12 months
was given' him' oni the liquor charger
Luke Hearne, found guilty, of driv
ing while drunk and ot reckless drlv-
mgwM, fined fiftyrdol)art md iven
a sentence "of 80 days on the roada,
the road sentence -; to be suspended
upon paymente of the court costs and
tW finey- He-was also ' deprived trf
driving an automobile in the State of
North" Carolina for: S 'terioS" of 'six
On March 28rd, House" Bill 6164
"To"atnend .section 8966. of the Con
solidatedi Statutes relating -to being
armed off one's premises on Sunday
8B pertaining to Perquimans County"
wasi introduced ' and placed on the
Calendar. The bill would provide
that the section shall not prohibit a
person in Perquimans from being
armed with, fire-arm of .22 calibre,
off his own premises on Sunday, pro
vided the weapon is used for artifi
cial or inanimate target purposes only
and not for hunting. 't
tn the sare date House Bill 819,
"To appo; t George W. . Chappell" a
Jtice of t!.a Peace for Jlertford
Township, PerquimanS County" was
introduced ,and placed on tr e Calen
dar. Th? ' bill - wc M s: int I.fr.
Chrrrcll for two years f. a April
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HANY ATTEND FUNERAL
OF CI CHARLES WHITE
Pactifcedi- wwm lit
IFuneral services for Drj Charles
Church White, 29, . former Winfall
resident and member of ' a premuient
Perquimans family, who died At-Wil
mington, Del., where he had practiced
his profession as a dentist for sev
eral year, on Friday, were held at the
family residence in Winfall on Sun
day afternoon, with the Rev. B. P.
Robinson, pastor of the Hertford M.
E. Church, officiating, assisted by
Rev. J. W. Dimmette, pastor of the
Winfall M. E. Church. Burial took
place in the family burying ground,
Music wa , sfurnished by the choir
of the Winfall M. E, Churofc. Two
selections, , "In, The Hour of Trial"
and "Abide With Me," were sung, at
the home, and at the grave "Safe in
the Arms of Jesus" was sang. The
poem, "Crossing the Bar" by Tenny
son, Was read by Mr. Robinson at the
pall-bearers, brothers and
brothers-in-law of the deceased, were
Elijah White, Howard Baker, L. M.
Simpson, J. H. Baker, A R. Winelow,
Jr., and Opal White.
Honorary pallbearers were Cook
Winslow, Fred Chalk, Henry' Clay
Stokes, T. L. Jessup, G. R. Tucker,
Dr. Fay Hussey, of Elizabeth CSty,
Ross Bunch, Charles Williford, D. L.
Barber, D. R. Trueblood, F. S. Wins
low, L. C. Skinner, Julian White and
W. G. Hollowell.
The funeral of Dr. White was at
tended bv one of the larfrest crowds
ever in attendance at a funeral here.
The young man, who grew up in
Winfall, and was well known
known throughout the entire section.
had many friends.
Relatives in Winfall were advised
early Friday afternoon of his sudden
deatn, and at that time no particu
lars were learned as to the cause.
An Associated Press disnatch. whih
appeared in the Saturday papers
stated that the young man was
found dead in bed, a pistol clutched
in his hand and a bullet hole in his
No reason was riven for the sui
cide, other than that of ill With
iThe young man had not been well
lor some time.
Dr. White was the son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. A. White, of Winfall.
His death occurred exactly nineteen
years after the death of his mother.
' Surviving are the following hIs-
ters and brothers: Mrs. J. H. Baker,
Miss Dona' White. Mrs. A. R. Wins-
low, Jr., Thomas White, Elihu White,
and A. White, Jr., all of Winfall;
Mrs. L. M. Simpson, of Berkley, Va.;
Opal White, of Baltimore, Md.; El
bert White, of Muskogeey Oaklohomo;
and Joe White, of San Antonio,
Among the out-of-town people who
attended the funeral were: Miss Ger
trude McGovern and Mr. Riggins, of
Wilmington, Del.; Mr. and Mrs. Opal
White and dauarhter. Sallie Ann a. nf
Baltimore, Md.;, Howard Baker, of
Washington, D. C; Mr. and Mrs. L.
M Simpson of '.Berkley, Va.; Miss
Maude White,. of Norfolk, Va.; Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin' Daughtry, of Greens
bore;. Mr.' and Mm; E B. rnotrv
and son. Geo rare. -of CnwnKhni-n. m
and Mrs. Basemore, of Berkley, Va.;
rsa Mamie .MWnlte, Miss . Mamie
White.;' Misc. i Marmret RW. Mb.
Anne 'Miller, If ri W. D. Miller, Mis.
Jlmmie EiurnhahV Mrs. . Elbert
BBJieysaeaijpner, Jimmy Earh-
ibiuv , n. i,; H. winslow, and
Joe Winslew, rH f Elisabeth City;
Mian TAsati m tJ'
MIHVKp 1Mb UAlUUnV,
Mr. and Mrs. a W. Smith, of Ahos
At Great Hope Church
'X meeting t of the Yeopim Union
will fee held at Great Hope Church
oft Friday and Saturday, session to
be held both morning and afternoon
oifc each day. Rev. W. F. Cale is on
the program to preach the introduc
tory sermon, with Rev, J. T. Byrum,
as alternate. ' '
Others ' on the program . include
Alphonso Jordan. T. L. Brown. D. S.
Dempsey, W. T. C. Briggs, 0. J.
Murphy, E..L. Wells, B. A. Mitchell,
W n. uoimes and w. J. Berryman.
t W. M. MORGAN IMPROVING
W.'M. Morgan, Hertford merchant,
has been quite sick at his home on
Church street for the past week.-His
condition is somewhat improved'"
LOSES VALUABLE HORSE -C.
F. Reed lost a valuable horse on
Sunday. ' The horse, .one which Mr.
Reed . purchased this year, died sud
denly. . i . , ' . ' i. ., .
J. M. Newbold, Local Chemist,
Completing Analysis Of Soil
Miss Mattie Bert Relfe Bids For
Title Of "Miss North Carolina"
Miss Mattie Bert Relfe left Thurs
day, for Winston-Salem to represent
Hertford in the finals of the State
wide beauty pageant which will be
held there today.
The affair will mark the termina
tion of the movement which began
last September for the purpose of
choosing Miss North Carolina" of
3335. There will be approximately
150 towns with contestants in the
running for the much coveted title
The several local contests have
been sponsored by the high schools
of the State. The finals will be
sponsored by the Winston - Salem
Junior Woman's Club.
Wins Beauty Contest
The "beautv contest which has been
going on at Whiteston school for the
-oast four weeks was brought to a
close Monday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock. Florence- Wmslow, an at
tractive little girl in the sixth grade,
won the first honor. Barbara Wins
low of He third grade was- a close
second and Joan Winslow of the first
trrade came third. Other contestants
were Madge Lane, Gemma Winslow.
Rebecca Dale and Billy White.
This contest aroused much interest
in the school and community, and
quite a number of relatives and
friends of the contestants were
nresent Mondav anxiously awaitine
the counting of the votes, which
were put in a ballot box in sealed
envelopes, the contents of which was
not made known until after the con
The purpose of this contest was to
raise funds for commencement ex
penses, a total of $31 being realized
from the contest.
In the spring festival Florence
Winslow will be crowned Queen of
May. Barbara Winslow will be
maid of honor and Joan Winslow
will be crown bearer. The other con
testants will be the attendants of the
Silas M. Whedbee
Silas M. Whedbee, the newest
father in the local Rotary Club, was
given a delightful surprise on Tues
day night at the regular meeting and
dinner of the club at the Hotel Hert
ford, when the program wa's dedicat
ed to him.
A miniature baby in a cradle,
about which was attractively placed
small spring flowers, formed the clev
erly arranged centerpiece.
The program opened with the sing
ing of the Old lullaby "Rocky Bye
Baby in the Tree Top," sung in
chorus. Each member present con
tributed something to the program, s
speech, a bit of rhyme; a witty saying
or a clever story. The climax came
when the honoree was showered with
presents for his little daughter,
Witt lit Dual Debate
Two stijdente" of the 'Perquimans
Training School an accredited high
school for; tHeloTed youth of toe
county1, located' Winf afl, were vic
torious h the ''duaU debate held ot
Friday night at Winfall and Elizabeth
I The vinleU ., , . speakers, Clarice
Newby and, Ruth Harrell, upheld the
affirmative , against ' P. W. Moore;
while Molton Zacbary . and James
Lightfoot argued with P, W. Moore's
affirmative team; in Elisabeth City.
Winfall's alternate were James,, Raid
and Mary Felton., . Winfall's affirma
tive won and 4be. negative lost .
; Molton Zachary was pronounced to
be the best speaker in Elizabeth
City and aariceNewby'? the hest
speaker in WinfalL' The Perquimans
debaters were declared to have pro
duced the best speeches- of the even
ing, m -" h
ATTEND FUNERAL IN EDENTON
, " Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Berry and Miss
Helen, Morgan attended the funeral
of their uncle, E. A. Norfleet, held at
Edenton on . Sunday '. afternoon, the
service being in charge of the Eden
ton Masonic lodge, u .. .... .
Mrk Norfleet died on , Thursday
night after a long illness. ;
The winner of the title "Miss North
Carolina" will be given a trip to New
Paul Whiteman's famous orchestra
will furnish the music for the "Coro
nation Ball" which will be given in
honor of the winner. The orchestra
pit will be graced by a hundred of
Winston-Salem's most prominent
young women who will act as maids
and guards of honor.
Miss Relfe, who is a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Relfe, and a
senior in Perquimans High School,
is a young woman of much personal
charm and is a great favorite in
Earnings at Billion Dollars More In
1934 Than In 1933
Farmers of the United States as a
whole received close to a billion dol
lars more cash income in 1934 than
in 1933, according to preliminary
es-timates from several sources, while
estimates of their income runs as
high as ten billion dollars.
This strong improvement in farm
ers' income has already been reflect
ed in farm equipment sales, according
to figures gathered by Dun and
Bradstreet. Sales for 1933 were
around $120,000,000 while sales for
1934 were around $185,000,000.
The past year was the best in the
last decade for the sale of pumps,
water tanks, wagon tanks and well
drilling equipment. This was mani
festly due to the great need for wa
ter supply "elpTpment of all kinds in
the drought areas.
Need New Equipment
In spite of the great improve
ment last year, however, practically
every farmer is still in need of new
equipment. In the past four year?
sales of farm equipment have aver
aged around $250,000,000 a year be
low the period from 1925 through
1929. This indicates that the farm
ers are still around one billion dol
lars behind in their purchases o
Optimism for the coming year i:
shown in nearly every statemen;
concerning farm purchases. A sur
vey by "Sales Management" indi
cates that the greatest improvemen;
for 1935 is to be expected in the East
North Central, the West North Cen
tral and the South Atlantic states
with the Middle Atlantic, the East
South Central, the West South Cen
tral and the Pacific Coast groups
not far behind. Prospects for othei
sections of the country are good, ac
cording to this survey, although no;
quite up to the expectations for the
"Case dismissed," was the quick
rejoinder of Judge Walter H. Oakey,
Jr., in Recorder's Court on Wednes
day morning, when J. F. Winslow
answered "No"' to the query of the
Judge as to whether or not he had
been re-imbursed for the .over-charge
made by the State of North Carolina
in the matter of his truck trailer
Mr. Winslow had been hailed intc
court by Traffic Officer G. I. Dail,
charged with allowing 'the trailer of
a truck to be used with improper
license, me -license, according to
Mr. Dail, should have been a forty
dollar license, whereas they were a
two-dollai1 license. Mr. Dail testified
that the trailer; was a factory-made
trailer, whereos' the license was for a
Mr.! Winslow took the stand and
explained that he purchased the li
cense for a home-made trailer, but
that he was charged forty dollars for
the'' same. 'His home-made trailer
became unfit for use and he purchas
ed the factory-made vehicle. He said
the dealer from whimh he purchased
the trailer told him the license1 was
adequate and he accordingly trans
ferred the plate to the new trailer.
v "And have you received your mon
ey back from the State for the over
charge for the license for that first
trailer T asked' the Judge. The de
fendant anwsered in the negative and
it was then the Judge dismissed the
'cae. " ' , H ' ' , ' ' ;
Eastern Cotton Oil Co.
Received About 2,000
Farmers Are Anxious to
Know Condition of
J. M. Newbold, in charge of the
chemical laboratory of the Eastern
Cotton Oil Co., with headquarters in
Hertford, assisted by his corps of
helpers, will shortly finish up the soil
analysis for this season which has
been carried on in the laboratory
After the crops planted on the
lands where the soil has been analy
zed and the recommendations made
as to the kind and the amount of fer
tilizer to be used, or during the grow
ing season, Mr. Newbold expects to
make an inspection to check up on
the results. He will visit the farm
on which the recommendations have
been carried out to make a first-hand
examination. The check-up will even
be carried as far as to the tobacco
warehouses, in the case of tobacco
fertilizer, in order to ascertain wheth
er or not the tobacco grown is of a
better grade and whether or not it
will actually bring a better price.
It is the first time in the history of
the Eastern Cotton Oil Company that
these soil analyses have been made,
and the first time the service has
been available to local farmers.
The Eastern Cotton Oil Company,
which, incidentally, had its beginning
in Hertford, has evelen fertilizer
plants, distributed over North Caro
lina and Virginia, and all of the
laboratory work is done here under
the supervision of Mr. Newbold.
Samples of soil are sent from all sec
tions where the Eastern Cotton Oil
Company's fertilizer is sold. Mr.
Newbold says that the most distant
request for soil analysis was from the
state of Ohio.
The routine work is verv interest
ing. A samde of the soil is taken
by the salesman from the prospective
x j ai . r
customer, ami ine necessary lniorma
tion as to what was grown on the
land the previous year, and what
kind and how much fertilizer was
used, is sent in to the laboratory.
With this information before him.
the chemist makes the detailed test.
The chemist then makes the recom
mndation. fimiriner out what kind nf
fertilizer will be needed for that soil
for the particular crop to be grown,
and how much Der acre will he re
quired, and whether lime is needed
on the land, and if so what kind and
It is an interesting uiece of work
from the chemist's standpoint as well
as from the position of the farmer.
That the farmers have taken to the
idea is evidenced from the number of
soil samples analyzed this season.
which Mr. Newbold estimates to hp
around 2,000. Sometimes 40 samples
have been analyzed in one day.
Soil experts everywhere are en
thuiastic about the soil analvsis and
the recommendations. Mr. Newbold
is no exception. These experiments
have been carried on and nrnetirnt
demonstrations made at various ex
perimental stations throughout the
country, but as far as can be learned
this is the first time that any fertili
ser company has furnished this ser
vice to the southern farmer. It has
been done in the west Mr. Newbold
feels that it is one of the most worth
while projects ever undertaken from
the standpoint of helping the farmer,
and he says the service will be of in
estimable value to him.
In discussing the mutter at. UnfrfK
recently Mr. Newbold said that dur
ing tne summer he expects to make
charts which will show all of the
elements which each plant draws
from the soil. He says that with
this information at hand it will be
possible to estimate with crrontAi ac
curacy what elements to add to fer
Held At Sanford
Mrs. Ida Greeorvl Mr. and Mrs. J.
A. Perry, Mr. and Mrs. J.,E. Spruill
motored to Sanford on Sundav to at
tend the funeral of Horace Moore, 12,
or Brewster, N. Y.
Horace, a natice of Sanford. whose
father died sometime ' agor had re
cently gone to Brewster to make his
uuiiib .wiui ius uncie ana auni, jux.
and Mrs.-W. M Monro, fnrmei" Wort-
ford residents. The boy died on Wed-.
ne8ciay irom injuries received on '
Mondav when ntriwV Kir an niitntnn
bile driven by a hit-and-run driver. -