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IV Volume II.--Number 24.
Farmers' Voluntary Ad
TO BE FULFILLED
Perfections In Law Is
Sought In Amend
ments to Act
That the AAA program will con
tinue in effect is indicated by infor
mation sent out from the office of the
Director of Extension Work, United
States Department of Agriculture,
which states that Secretary Wallace
on June 5, with the approval of Pres
ident Roosevelt, issued the following
"In cooperation with leaders of
Congress, amendments to the Agri
cultural Adjustment Act are being
perfected which are intended to bring
the Act's provisions as to marketing
agreements and licenses into line with
the Schechter case decision and also
to safeguard the farmers' voluntary
adjustment program on basic commo
dities. "These voluntary adjustment pro
grams were not in the 'path of the
Schechter case decision, and in no
event could there be any question of
the Government's ability to fulfill its
contracts with farmers.
"Nevertheless, we have taken ad
vantage of the decision to seek per
fections in the law which will make
certain the Governmenf s authority
to continue processing tax rates in
accordance with amended provisions
of the Act."
J f!hnnnall frfvr fYk
Plans Big Ford Show
A street dance will be a feature of
the big Ford Show which the Chap-
pell Motor Co., local Ford dealer, is
putting on next week.
The cut-away chassis of the Ford
will be on display in the show rooms
throughout the week. Last year,
when this cut-away chassis was
shown for the first time in Hertford,
large crowds were attracted to the
4 The dance will be held in front of
the garage on Grubb Street, and
there will be special music. The
dance begins at 9:30 and the public
is cordially invited.
tCounty Women Attend
Baptist Study Class
Women from all over the county
were present at the Hertford Baptist
Church on Wednesday when an all
day meeting and study cffiss was
held, with the pastor of the Hertford
Church, Rev. P. S. Dempsey, con-:
ducting the classes.
Representatives from the five Bap
tist churches of the county were
present, numbering 68.
Lunch was served at the close of
the morning session.
Coach Hughes Goes To
Maury High School
That Coach Hughes will not be
back at the Perquimans High ScheDl
next fall is sad new to the young
people with whom he was so popular
last year, money M. tiugnes nas re
signed his position as athletic coach
and science teacner ana nas acceptea
sition as Director of Physical
Edttation at Maury High School, in
V. N. DARDEN IN HOSPITAL
V. N. Darden, prominent Hertford
merchant, is a patient at the Veter
an's Hospital, in Hampton, Va., where
he underwent an operation' on Tues
.Cday of this week. Mr. Darden's con
, - dition is Reported as very satisfac
! tory. i ' ' Vu
' ' MISS HARRIETT MADRE WILL"
LEAVE NEXT WEgK ON CRUISE
K' Miss (Harriett : Frances , Madre,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
Madre, of Hertford, who holds a po
, sition in Richmond, Vay wffl sail on
Wednesday of next week from New
' York for a cruise to 4San Francisco,
, MRS. JOHNSON IMPROVING
Mrs. F. T. Johnson, who under
,' went : an operation for appendicitis
Jiva Norfolk, Va., hospital recently,
' returned home on Wednesday of this
week. Mrs., Johnson is reported aa
Y convalescing satisfactorily, V ,c . -
. ONLY 0N3 IN COUST
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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Hertford, Perquimans County, North
f SEEKING OFFI CE
Thad Eure, of Winton, has an
nounced his candidacy for secre
tary of state in the forthcoming
Democratic primary for nomina
tion to this office. Mr. Eure, 35
years old, has been a practicing
attorney at Winton since 1922
and has been principal clerk of
the House of Representatives in
the General Assembly of 1931,
1933 and 1935.
Held For Midwives
Mrs. Margaret Sloan, representing
the State Board of Health, will hold
the yearly midwife classes in Per
quimans County at the time and
place indicated in the schedule given
All practicing midwives, also those
wishing permits to practice, are re
quested to attend at. least one of
these classes. Those who attend will
receive instructions, and may enter
into discussions, concerning the im
portant matters to be brought up in
Midwives are asked to invite the
mothers of babies, and particularly
expectant mothers, to attend these
classes also, where practical talks
will be made along the lines of safe
guarding the health of both the
mothers and the babies. As the re
sult of poor care before and during
childbirth, each year in this State
many mothers and babies die.
Midwives are asked to bring their
bag and the things they have in it for
inspection. Permits may be renewed
at this time, and new applicants
may be registered for practice.
In order that midwives may get a
first-class, or Grade A permit, the
highest grade, it will be necessary
for them to bring not onlythe mid
wife bag and the things required in
it, but also a, written report from a
doctor showing a negative Wasser
mann, or blood test.
Below is a ilst of meeting places:
New Hope Colored School Building,
June 14, 10:00 A. M.
New Hope (white) at home of
Mrs. W. E. Dail, June 14, 2:00 P. 1
Bethel Colored School Building,
June 17, 10:00 A. M.
Bethel (white) at home -of Mrs-
Chas. E. White, June 17, 2:00 P. M
Belvidere Colored School Building,
June 18, 10:00 A. M.
Belvidere (white) at home of Mrs.
Mary L. Chappell, June 18, 2:00 P. M
Chapanoke Colored School Build
ing, June 19, 2:00 P. M.
Woodville 1( white) at home of Dr.
Hoggard, June 20, 2:00 P. M.
Woodville Colored School Building,
June 20, 10:00 A. M. ;
Parkville (white) at home of Mrs
G. W Bright. "June 21, 2:00 P. M.
j Hertford Colored School Building,
June 24, 2!00 P. M. -k
Hertford (white) at homeW Mrs.
C. R. Holmes, June 26, 10:00" A. Iff.
Bill And Viv To Stage
" Street Dance Friday
r Bill ft Vlv's Service .Station i ate
giving another of their famous' street
dance in front of their station on
Friday night -There will ibe special
muiita anil th TMihHe in favitad. -
Sick ; Man Hasn't m
4 , ; Spinal Meningitis
.t When a colored employee- of. Major
A Loomis Co., was taken aick while
at work on Wednesday morning, suf
fering with headache, he was carried
to his home in .Winfall and; Dr G. E.
Newby, County Health C cer, was
c:"ii. Peer" that he ha " developed
' " 1 r' - '.l' was " sed by
HERTFORD PEOPLE ON
BAPTIST PROGRAM AT
Rev. D. S. Dempsey Will
Preach Sermon In
Mrs. Charles Johnson
And Mrs. Dempsey
Rev. D. S. Dempsey of Hertford
will preach the sermon at the Cho
wan Associational Baptist Training
Convention which will be held in the
Gatesville Baptist Church on Thurs
day, June 20., Mrs. Charles Johnson
and Mrs. D. S. Dempsey- also will
appear on the program, which is as
10:00 Meditation Period, by Rev.
L. B. Reavis, of Henderson.
10:25 President's Address, Miss
Addie Mae Cooke, Gatesville.
10:40 Hymn "Loyalty to Christ"
Playlet, Gatesville Training
Hymn "The Church's One
11:25 Sermon, Rev. D. S. Demp
11:55 Solo "I Would lie True,"
Mrs. Johnnie Bray, Woodville.
12:00 Adjournment Benediction
Rev. B. A. Mitchell, Corapeake.
12:15 Dinner by Gatesville ladies.
1:45 Meditation Period, Rev. L.
2:10 Reports Under direction of
L. H. Sawyer, Elizabeth City.
2:20 Solo, Mrs. Charles Johnson,
Jr., Hertford. -
2:25 "Why We Know What We
Know," Mrs. O. Jack Murphey, Eli
2:40 Business Period.
3:00 Hymn "To The Work."
3:05 Conference, by the follow
ing: Juniors, Miss Mildred Munden,
Edenton; Intermediates, Miss Marga
ret Savin, Riverside; Senior and
Adult, Mrs. D. S. Dempsey, Hertford;
Baptist Training Union and Pastors,
Mrs. Robert Brown, Hobbsville.
4:05 Benediction, Rev. A. S.
4:30 Picnic and weiner roast at
Tuscarora Beach, under direction of
Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Carrick, of Eliza
6:45 Campfire Service, by Miss
8:00 Meditation Period, Rev. L.
6:25 Installation of Officers, Rev.
O. Jack Murphy, Elizabeth City.
8:40 Special Music, Gatesville.
8:46 Address bv Miss Winnie
Address, by Miss Winnie
Closing Hymn "Our Best."
Benediction, by Rev. T. L.
MRS. SUTTON HOME
Mrs. R. A. Sutton, whd underwent
an operation in a Norfolk, Va., hos
pital some time ago, returned to
Hertford last week.
Old Thach Home In Family
Since Nineteenth Century
Of all the numerous old home
steads of Perquimans, the old Thach
residence, near Hertford, ia probably
the only one which haa remained in
the possession of the lineal descend
ants of the original owner and been
occupied continuously : by succeeding
generations of the family . since the
beginning of the nineteenth century.
. .The house, located on . the , road
leading from Hertford to Center Hill,
is large and : commodious containing
thirteen rooms, set well b.y k from
the road in a fine grove of old trees,
and is in a fine state of preservation.
It was built in 1808, by Ridiard Fel-
ton, the great-great-grandfather of
B w; Thach, the present owner, who
by the way, id the grandfather of the
youngest Benjamin Thach,; Benjamin
the Sixth, three yean old:-. - v " .: ':
Five generations ; oil Benjamin
Thach have ?: lived In the' old house,
in addition td the two generations of
Feltons who preceded them, fj
? Richard Felton, ; the ' great-grand
father of the present : owner: of the
homet owned 12,000 acres of land, in
Perquimans,, listed on the tax books.
H was one of the wealthy men of
the county, owning many slaves and
f jtrmiitj . . exter:ye'y. ; Incidentally,
1.3 is the H :ri Ic!t?n whoee name
- -i r" f-t cf Cir'. s V.
Carolina, Friday, June
infall Colored Man Stricken
Miss Winnie Rickett, State
Baptist Training Union secretary
of Raleigh, who will conduct the
campfire service at 6:45 and de
liver the inspirational address at
Wie closing session of the Chow
an Associational Baptist Train
ing Convention at Gatesville on
Thursday, June 20.
Woman Very Sick
Mrs- K. R. Newbold, beloved Hert
ford woman, is critically ill. Her
condition does not improve and she
is reported as growing weaker. She
has been sick for ten days.
All of Mrs. Newbold's eleven chil
dren are here, the eight who live at
a distance having been summoned
because of her condition.
In spite of the seriousness of her
condition, of which she is fully aware,
and although she is pitifully weak
and her strength spent, Mrs. New
bold continues to be concerned for the
comfort of her household, request
ing that eertain tilings be attended to
for the pleasure and comfort of her
Those from out-of-town who are
at the bedside of their mother are:
Mrs. Carl Winslow, of Greens
boro; Shelton Newbold, of Raleigh;
Mrs. Russell Jarvis, of Elizabeth
City; Mrs. C. A. Wright, of Jarvis-
burg; Oscar Newbold, of Washing
ton, D. C; Kenneth Newbold, of
New York; Lucullus Newbold, of
Weehawken, N. J., and Jack Newbold,
of Rutherford, N. J.
Special Display For
Festival Of Fashion
Henry Samuels, of Baltimore, Md.,
special decorator for the Federated
Stores of America, of which organi
zation J. C. Blanchard & Company is
a member, spent last week in Hert
ford, decorating and making dis
plays in the store in preparation for
the Festival of Fashion.
T. F. Mallette, director of Mr.
Samuels' department, who is well-
known in Hertford, where he made
many friends during his stay here
three years ago when he was in
charge of remodeling the store of J.
C. Blanchard & Co., was in town for
a short visit on Saturday.
of the Hertford Baptist Church, the
inscription stating that these two
men were responsible for-the building
of the church. ,
Richard Felton's daughter married
Benjamin Thach the second, or proba
bly the third.
The original farm contained 3,000
acres. The father of the present
owner inherited the original number
of acres with, the house as his .portion
of the estate of . Ma father. When
the present owner, B. W. Thach, who
is one of the leading farmers of Per
quimans, succeeded to the property,
there were only 870 agres left of the
original plantation, but the farm is
one of the most valuable in the coun
ty today. ;
The old Thach homestead is not
the only family property which B.
W. Thach prices; u One ; of his most
treasured possessions is a large gold
watch which has been handed down
to a Benjamin . Thach .for many gen
erations. It is an open faee watch,
which winds - with a -tiny key. It
bears this inscription! , "Made by M.
G. Beasley, of Liverpool, England, for
B., W. and M L. Thach, N. Carolina."
- A Baltimore jeweler once offered
fourteen " hundred "dollars for the
watch. The old watch is not just a
kstpsalce. i It is used yery day ky
1" c-Tier"-l it kv-s correct t:s:e.
Oh, Oh, For Many
More Of His Kind
The sight of a man of probably a
little less than medium stature carry
ing a large dog in his arms on the
streets of Hertford was so unusual
as to attract attention.
The man, Capt. Charles Lutz, who
lives at White Hat, and who is well
known in the county, makes infre
quent trips to Hertford, practically
always coming in a sail boat. He
was seen putting in at the foot of
Grubb Street on Friday morning,, as
is his custom. Upon mooring his
vessel, he lifted the big dbg in his
arms, carrying her lovingly, as a
mother might a little child.
Naturally, Capt. Lutz- was asked
why he was carrying the dog, and
stopped to explain that he was on his
way to have her vaccinated for the
prevention of rabies. "And it is kill
ing me," he said, with feeling. It
was easy to see that he was in a
great deal of trouble.
Florence is not just "dog." She is
a pure bred Collie, with all the intel
ligence and all the fine qualities usu
ally found in Collies, and all her life
her owner has regarded her as one
of the family and accorded her more
kindness and consideration than the
children in many a home receive.
It almost broke his heart to have
Florence in her old age have to un
dergo the treatment for the preven
tion of rabies which he feared might
be harmful to her.
For Florence is fifteen years old,
which is three years more than the
average life of a Collie. They are
not long lived and as a rule only live
to be about twelve yeaif old. So
Florence is in the relative position of
a man or woman who has reached the
ripe old age of 86 or 87, about a
fourth more than the alloted three-score-and-ten
span. It is easy to see
why the Captain was distressed.
And so Florence was carried all the
way to the home of the vetenarian
and held tenderly in her owner's arms
while the innoculation was. made. And
then she was carried back to the boat
and the pair set sail for home.
Commenting on the circumstance,
some one suggested that the Captain
might have sought to avoid having
his dog vaccinated under the circum
stances. No one who knows Capt.
Charles Lutz would make the sugges
tion. The law has been passed that
all dogs in North Carolina must be
vaccinated for the prevention of
It is a pretty safe bet that Capt.
Lutz has never violated any law. He
won't do so now.
Capt. Lutz lost money last year
because he could not get the consent
of his mind to enter into a contract
with the AAA whereby he might
have gotten his share of cotton gin
ned tax free, because for a certain
period it would have been necessary
for him to have owed the ginner for
the cotton ginned. It is his proud
boast that he has never yet owed
any man a cent. He is beyond mid
dle age, carries on business, owns
property, but he will not contract a
Incidentally, when the time draws
near for Captain Lutz's subscription
to The Perquimans Weekly to expire,
it is not necessary to send him a no
tice of such expiration. You can just
bet yonr last dollar that before the
date arrives the Captain will call at
the office and pay up for another
year. He never fails.
Going back to the original subject,
G. C. Buck, vetenarian, says there
will be no harmful effects of the
One Stop Station
The One Stop Service Station,
formerly owned by the Winslow Oil
Company, with Cook Winslow as
manager, has been purchased by L.
N. Hollowell and Hudson Butler,
who are operating the station.
The station, which is located on
the corner of Church and Grubb
Streetes, In Hertford, will continue to
be operated under the name of the
One Stop Service Station.
County Agent's Office
Issues 700 Certificates
The office force of the County
Agent has been working at top speed
this week with the sign-up of appli
cations for tax eKemution certificates
provided for in the Bankhead Cot
ton Act Around seven hundred .ap
plications have already' been taken
and nave been sent in- to' Raleigh.
There will probably be around a
thousand in all, according to L, W.
J -Courety fr'-t
$1.25 Per Year
Little Hope Held For
Recovery of Luther
Twenty - two Ordered
Quarantined by Health
A case of spinal meningitis devel
oped in Winfall over the week-end,
Luther Lamb, an eighteen-year-old
colored youth, having been stricken.
He is still critically ill with little
hope held out for his recovery.
Twenty-two persons, all colored,
who had been in contact with the
patient since he was stricken, were
ordered quarantined by Dr. G. E.
Newby, County Health Officer, as a
precaution against the snead of the
disease. All these, with the except
tion of the occupants of the house
where the patient lives, will be re
leased from quarantine on Saturday
unless Dr. Newby receives instruc
tions to the contrary from the State
Board of Health, with which he is in
communication, and unless any should
develop the disease meantime.
Where or how the patient contract
ed the disease is a mystery. He is
tn employee of Major & Loomis Co.,
and it is said has not been out of the
county for some time.
Dr. G. E.- Newby says that this is
the first case of spinal meningitis he
has known of in Perquimans since he
became Health Officer, in 1917.
There was a case in "Newtown,"
colored residential section of Here
ford, in 1912, according to Dr. T. A.
Cox, who says the victim, a colored
child of about ten years of age, died
within about ten days after he was
The history of spinal meningitis
fixes the mortality rate of the disease
at fifty per cent.
Dr. Newby stated that, with the
proper precautions, he sees no reason
why the situation at Winfall cannot
Arrangements were made Wednes
day for the quarantined famiHes to
be furnished food supplies by the lo
cal Emergency Relief Office.
No case of infantile paralysis has
been reported this side of the Chow
an River, although 81 cases have de
veloped in the State since May 1.
C M T C Quota For
County Is Unfilled
With the enrollment campaign of
the 1935 Citizens' Military Training
Camp now entering , its final stage,
the Perquimans County quota to at
tend the camp remains unfilled, ac
cording to information received yes
terday from Fort Bragg.
Due to increased appropriations,
the size of the camp is more than
doubled this year, allowing Perqui
mans County a quota of 2, for which
places no applications have been sub.
Young men of this community who
are interested in attending the" camp
must make application prior to July
1st in order to receive consideration,
it was stated. After that date va
cancies remaining in the local quota
will be filled by surplus applicants
from other counties.
The camp is to be held at Fort
Bragg from August 5th to Septem
ber 3rd. All expenses are borne by
the government, and no future obli
gations of any kind are imposed. The
purpose of these camps is to promote
good citizenship among young men
between 17 and 24 years of age by
thirty days military training combin
ed with generous amounts of recreat
tion and sport.
Lt. Wilbur M. White, of Hertford,
N. C, is county chairman of the com
mittee which is assisting young men
o qualify for camp.
Persons interested should com
municate with the county chairman
or write to the C. M. T- C. Officer,
Fort Bragg, N. C.
Good Fishing In
Creeks Of County
Perquimans River isn't the only
stream in Perquimans where big fish
One morning last week Mrs. T. T.
Harrell went on a little fishing trip
in Yeopim Qreek, near her home.
Casting with a reel and rod, she
caught two big bass. No scales were
convenient for weighing the big fish,
but the two made an ample lunch for
seven persons. ; : ,. .
That same 'afternoon Mrs. 'Harrell
fished from the banks of the creek (
with a hook and line and cauglit one .
bass which; tejeasurld 19 inches in.