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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
C Volume II. Number 28.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, July 12, 1935.
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Be Finished Sept 1
Pouring of Concrete on
Dobb Street Begun
RAIN HALTS WORK
Paving Must "Set" 14
Days Before Being
September 1 is the time set as the
probable date that the street widen
ing project of the State Highway Co
mmission will be completed, by
Frank Kugler,. Resident District En
gineer of the State Highway Com
mission. This means, explained Mr. Kug
ler, the finishing of everything. In
all probability the work will probab
ly be completed before this date.
Workmen began pouring concrete
last week on Dobb street and, al
though the recent rains have occas
ioned some delay, the work is pro
gressing rapidly and - indications are
that all of the concrete will be laid
within a very short time. It is ne
cessary for the concrete to "set" for
fourteen days before the paving can
The Work of constructing the new
curb and gutter on Church street
has not yet begun. There will be no
concrete curbs and gutters on Dobb
street, the road to be finished with
Dies At Winter Park
Mrs. Martha Blanchard Harris,
wife, of John A. Harris, a native of
Perquimans County, died at her home
at Winter Park,, JFlorida, , on June
25. Funeral services, and burial took
place in Florida.
Mrs.. Harris, whc. was the former
Miss Martha' Blanchard, member
of a prominent Perquimans County
family, was a sister-in-law of Mrs.
Mamie Blanchard, ' of Hertford. She
married John A. Harris,' of Perqui
mans, who has for many years made
a regular annual Visit to his old
home here, discontinuing his visits
last gear because of failing health.
It s forty years 'since Mrs. Har
ris left her old noma at Woodville,
but she has occasionally visited here,
and has also visited 'her daughter,
Mrs. John Spruill, and her sister,
Mrs. J. P. Whedbee, in - Elizabeth
City. She, held a high place in the
affections of her many friends in
Perquimans, who regret her passing.
Life Saving School
Begins On July 15
The annual life Saving School
conducted by the American Red Cross
will begin in Hertford on Monday,
July 15, at 11 o'clock.
Richard Payne will have chargeoi
the school this year, giving instruc
tion in the- various methods of re
scuing persons from drowning! both
by preventative measures as well as
resustication. Swimming lessons will
also be given to those who wish to
learn to swim.
4 Mr. Payne has announced that any
one interested should be present at
the Hertford Bathing Beach on Mon
day morning at 11:00 o'clock.
There is no charge, the expense be
ing defrayed by the American Red
Cross. ; v"
Children Honor J; H.
Miller's 76th Birthday
J. H. Miller, of Winfall, whose 76th
, birthday fell on Thursday, July 4th,
was honored at a delightful birthday
dinner, given by his children at the
kv Miller home. ; tgjjv
- Many attractive gifts were present
' ed to Mr. Miller, and there were
many expressions of good wishes..
i Those present included - Mr. and
.' Mrs. J. E.l Perry-' and children,
,Katherine and Esther, Lawrence Pen
ary, Erviri Berry, Mr. and Mrs. it T.
i West, of Ayden; E, U; Miller, of Nor
1 folk, Va.,5 E. I Miller, B. W. Miller,
. David Miller, Mrs. Elisabeth White,
- Mrs, Madia, JGUer, Mrs. J. Li Nixon,
. Misses Abnie and Eliza White, Hor
ace Bak;er,"Jr.; Rev. J.v W. Dimmette,
" Mrs. Dimmette, Robert and James
Dimette, Pattle, Lowell, and William
Dimette all of , Winfall; Mrs. T. J.
Gilbert, of Hickory, Va and Clarence
Twine, of Norfolk, Vs , .; '
TOWN COUNCIL MEETS '
Only routine matters were 't0,en
op at the regular meetir ci' Ce
Town Council, held on tlonUay ,nijht
' cf this week. .' i. ''
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Nazi Women Defended
Berlin, Germany Few indeed are
those who dare to criticize anything
Nazi in the German press. But the
indignation of Frau Doktor Joachimi
Dage, Ph.D. at the Nazi attitude to
wards women boiled over in the May
issue of Neues Literatur, German
monthly. She decried the desire of
Nazi youth to "Orientalize" women
and ridiculed their conception of male
superiority. The Frau Doktor's
friends feared she would be clapped
into jail. At first "The Black Corps",
magazine of Hitler's special guards,
retorted angrily, but later made a
surprising about-face; blamed Ger
man youths for preferring "one-day
women to modest girls."
New York City, N. Y. Filling
stations of the future will probably
be able to say "Cut yourself a slice
of gasoline." Adolph Prussin, Ger
man born research' chemist, has
made this possible by developing a
solid form of gasoline that burns
without first becoming liquid, is eas
ily extinguished, consumes about 24
per cent less fuel, and shows no signs
of carbonization in an ordinary gaso
line engine, minus the carburetor.
Costing approximately one cent a
gallon to convert liquid gasoline and
kerosene into solid, Prussin hopes to
revolutionize kerosene stoves, lamps,
airplane motors. It can be stored in
warehouses without fire hazard, and
might slash high transportation in
surance rates to almost nothing
Riot In Canada
Regtaa, Saskatchewan, Gathered
lli Market Square,' 2,600 jobless Can
adians, from British Columbia, Al
berta and Saskatchewan, heard that
authorities intended to stop their
trek, to Ottawa to protest against the
Department of National Defense's
dminist ration of camps established
for jobless bachelors. At a given
signal 800 police and mounties charg
ed them with swinging dubs. The
,mob fought back with stones and
timbers wrencnea irom siore xroms.
Several hours later they were routed
leaving behind one dead, 100 wound
ed, 1S5 arrested and $50,000 damage.
Saskatchewan officials ordered a spe
cial train to -send rioters back to
their home provinces, while Prime
Minister Richard Bennett character
ized it as a "definite revolutionary
Fifth Successive Deficit
Washington, D. C For ten suc
cessive years beginning in 1921 the
treasury showed surpluses. Secre
tary Morgenthau reports the fifth
successive deficit $3,576,000,000. But
this is some $400,000,000 below last
year's total, and more than 26 per
cent under the President's estimate.
The enormous income of $3,800,000,-
000 from processing taxes, income
taxes, customs, etc., bettered esti
mates by $88,000,000. The Govern
ment debt is now $28,701,000,000
This figure highest recorded itops
the post-war peak of 1919 by $2,000,
000,000 and . registers a. 40 per .cent
increase since Mr. Roosevelt took of
fice in. 1933.
'Mrs. Moody Again "Queen Helen"
, Wimbledon, v . England When He
len Wills Moody met Helen'Jacobs in
the finals at Wimbledon, tennis fans
thrilled. They all knew the bitter ri
valry that ' bad. existed, between the
two climaxed two years ago when a
sprained, hip forced Mrs. , Moody to
default to Miss -Jacobs. For. i year
she could not swing 1 a , racquet.
Would she be able to come back? - In
one of the most exiting matches that
Wimbledon :" has . ever seen, "Queen
Helen" regained her crown. In the
last set. Miss Jacobs Seemed certain
to win with the scose. at 5-2. At 6-8
it was set point in her. favor. - But
she missed an easy smash and from
then- on she - was given no , other
chance. Mrs. Moody came up to win
7-5.. ' For the seventh time Helen
Wills Moody had , won the tourna
ment at Wimbledon. . , kw ' "
'' '"V ' Radio Reform v "''
v Denver; Colo. When the Legion of
Decency took the job of refiningUhe
movies away from women's clubs
last ; year, clubwomen switched their
crusading - spirit , to radio.' To the
National Association of Broadcasters
convention in Denver the Women's
(National Radio Committ'$ sent a
message. It demands; .f abollgh
( Continued on Ttz'i ' n)
MANY DOGS HAVE
Estimates That 1,000
More Animals Must
Be Treated .
Entire Territory Will Be
Covered By Rabies
Several hundred dogs have been
vaccinated for prevention of rabies
by A. A. Nobles, one of the two men
named to do the work in Perguimans
by the Board of Commissioners. Mr.
Nobles said this week that he believ
ed that G. C. Buck had vaccinated'
about the same number.
Having vaccinated dogs at the var
ious places designated in the several
townships, without sufficient notice
having been given to the dog owners,
another schedule has been mapped
out and, beginning on Saturday of
this week, the entire territory will
be gone over.
On Saturday of this week Mr- Nob
les will be at Bethel for the purpose
of vaccinating dogs; on Tuesday of
next week he will be at Burgess; on
Friday of the same week he will be
at Winfall; on Saturday of the next
week at Belvidere; and on Wednes
day, July 24, he will be at Baker's
Store, at Whiteston.
It is estimated that there are still
a thousand dogs in the county which
have not been treated. Only about
half a dozen of this number are
owned by Hertford residents. Mr.
Nobles said that he would be very
glad if their owners would attend to
the matter of having these dogs vac
cinated at once.
Less Paralysis Cases
Reported In State
Two cases of infantile paralysis
have been reported from Dare Coun
ty and one from Tyrrell. These cases,
and the case reported in Chowan
County two weeks ago, are tie only
cases reported in this territory. No
other case has developed in Chowan.
Reports given of the progress of
the epidemic during the past month
show that fewer cases developed dur
ing last week than in the week pre
viously. Figures at the State Health De
partment office showed that there
were 55 cases listed last week, 63 the
week before, 60 the week ending
June 22 and 57 the week ending
June 15, making the incidence last
week the lowest in a month.
A warning was issued by health
officials this week not to put too
much reliance on the injections
which are being given as preventa
tives, which are in the experimental
It was stated that parents should
cling closely to the time-tested pre
cautions and guard their children
against fatigue and 'strain-
More than 820 cases of infantile
paralysis have been -reported in the
State since the first of the year.
REV. R. S. MONDS RECOVERING
Rev. R. S. Monds, of Columbia, who
suffered very painful injuries in a fall
at the home of his daughter, Mrs.' G.
R, Tucker, where he and Mrs. Monds
are visiting, some time ago, is re
Madre Family Has Reputation
Of Producing Fine Vegetables
' Growing ; fine ' vegetables seems to
be in the blood At the Madre family,
with the latest show specimen being
the onions grown by Warner Madre.
Twelve onions -grown by Warner
Madre were weighed last week and
found to tip the scales at 14 pounds.
. Everybody in the community
knows the type of vegetables grown
by W. F. Madre,: Sr., Warner's fath
er." For a quarter of s century Mr.
Madre delivered to his Hertford cus
tomers , the finest ot green things.
limy ft Hertford housewife used to
feel that she wouldn't know how to
provide for her table without the as
sistance of Mr. Madre. This was in
the days before the -trucks and paved
roads brought in v early vegetables
regularly from the South," 1 rs;j a
;A11 through the year, week in and
week out, often dally, Mr. Madre
brought , in to town something green.
Sometimes it . was only collards,. tur
nips, sweet potatoes. In the dead of
winter. But such collards, such tur
nips and such sweet potatoes I No
body had any finer. 'Early spring
found Mr. Madre with greens, Onions,
radishes, followed later by May peas,
snap beans, beets, cucumbers, lettuce,
BISHOP P. KERN
AT LOCAL CHURCH
Prominent M. E. Church
man Preaches Tonight
At 8 O'clock
Only Bishop to Be Heard
In Hertford In 40
Bishop Paul B. Kern will preach
at the Hertford Methodist Church to
night (Friday) at 8 o'clock. The
public is invited to attend.
That Hertford is included in the
itinerary which Bishop Kern is mak
ing through the Elizabeth City Dis
trict is considered quite fortunate, in
that it will give many who have
never had the privilege of hearing the
Bishop an opportunity to do so.
Bishop Kern is head of the four
Methodist Conferences of the two
Carolinas, numbering hundreds of
churches in each of the two states.
With such a large field, the Meth
odist Bishop naturally noes not make
regular visits to all of the churches
over which he has jurisdiction. As
a matter oi fact, only one bishop of
the M. E. Church has visited Hert
ford "since (the memory of man run
neth not to the contrary," and that
was 'Bishop Wilson, who came to
Hertford forty years ago. Only a
few of the older residents of the
community recall that occasion.
A dinner will be sered the Bishop
in the Sunday School room of the
church at 6:30 o'clock, to which all
of the officers of the church, includ
ing the officials of the various mis
sionary societies circle leaders, Ep
worth League otficials, and the of
ficers and teachers of the Sunday
School, are invited. The Bishop will
speak on this occasion, as well as at
the 8 o'clock service in the church.
Reported In U. S.
There were four lynchings in the
United States during the first six
months of the year, according to sta
tistics compiled by the Tuskegee
Normal and Industrial Institute, of
This is two less than the number
of 6 for the first six months of 1935,
and 4 less than the number of 8 for
the first six months of 1933.
All of the persons lynched were
Negroes. One of the victims was
charged with wounding a man in an
altercation, one with rape and two
There were no' lynchings in North
Carolina during this period. Only
two states were involved in this crime
namely, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Two being lynched in each of these
Black Widow Spider
Displayed In Hertford
The first black widow spider
known to have been seen in Perqui
mans County was found at the sub
station of the Virginia Electric and
Power Co., at Winfall, on Wednes
day of this week.
The spider, a large black speci
men, with a red mark resembling an
hour glass, was exhibited in Hertford
by an employee of the company.
all the good garden, truck.
You could always depend upon the
quality of anything Mr. Madre sold.
He didn't bring in anything which
wasn't all right. Incidentally, you
always got heavy weight and full
measure. That was Mr. Madre's
Mr. Madre is growing old, and his
health has failed. He doesn't often
come to town. He cannot peddle
vegetables any more. But he has a
house full' of sons. Or he had a
house full. "Several have homes of
their own now and growing fam
ilies, all living in a little Madre set
tlement near their father. , Be it said
to their credit, that not one of Mr.
Madre's sons has left the farm. It
would be Interesting to . know how
many farmers there are in Perquim
ans who has: five sons all of whom
have elected to be farmers. ,i
; On Mr. Madre's sons there seems
to have fallen . the mantle of their
father. ; They are all good farmers.
For the Madres not only grow vege
tables. Their ; cotton, their ." corn,
their peanuts, are as fine as can be.
I : Perquimans needs! more j of, this
type of farmer. ' , . -. -
Seven Loans Sought
To Improve Homes
Judge Oakey Halts
A fingernail file, an ice pick, a
razor and a "hawkbill" knife were
the deadly weapons named in cases
tried in Recorder's Court on Tues
day. One case involving half a dozen
Negroes of the Chapanoke commu
nity indicated a rapidly developing
feud between two groups which
Judge Walter H. Oakey. Jr.. en
deavored to check by placing con
victed women under suspended sen
tences and on trood behavior for two
years, admonishing each defendant
singly against speaking to or ven
turing upon the premises of those
with whom there has been trouble.
It was in this case that, tho ire
pick, the razor and the "hawkbill"
knife figured, there beinir no evi
dence, however, that any weapon had
actually beeen used.
The two attorneys represented in
the three cases which were consoli
dated and tried as one, Robert
Lowry, of Elizabeth City, and J. S.
McNider, of Hertford, could not have
more zealously conducted the case
had there been bloodshed. Both
fought over every inch of ground and
the case took up most of the day.
Olennie Hurdle, one of the de
fendants, found truiltv of tresnass
and of attempted assault, and Aggie
forter, found guilty of attempted
assault, were Eriven 30 davs in iail.
sentences to be suspended upon the
payment of the court costs and upon
good behavior for two years.
Bad blood existed between the
two groups, probably having its ori
gin in the fact that one of the par
ties to the suit was once the wife of
the man the other woman involved is
now married to.
James Adams, "Newtown" Negro,
used his girl's own finger nail file to
stab her in the shoulder on Sunday
night. Somebody had the fellow ar
rested. But when Margaret Everett,
the victim of the stabbing who stat
ed on the stand that she had been
"goinsr with" the defendant, was
called to the stand, she said it didn't
hurt much, bhe said they were walk
intr down the street, and that she
didn't even know she had been hurt
until she felt "something warm trick
ling down my arm." Adams plead
guilty and was fined five dollars and
taxed with the court costs.
The case against Josiah Elliott,
charged with speeding, was dismissed
upon payment of the court costs.
Deat Butts, colored, found guilty
of operating a car with improper li
cense, was fined five dollars and
taxed with the court costs.
The case against James Harris and
Jeremiah White, charged with an af
fray, was dismissed upon payment of
the court costs, which was divided
between the two.
Mrs. K. R. Newbold
Now Able To Sit Up
Mrs. K, R. Newbold is now able to
sit up most of the day. Mrs. New
bold, one of Hertford's oldest resi
dents, was very ill for a long time
Very little hope was held out for her
recovery some weeks ago. Three
weeks ago she began to improve,
slowly at first. Her condition has
continued to improve, and her many
friends are looking forward to the
announcement, which they hope to be
made shortly, that she can see visi
tors. Visitors, as yet, are not al
lowed. Brother Mrs. Vick
Dies In Florida
Mrs. J. S. Vick was advised by
wire on Friday of the death of her
brother, George B. Robbins, of
Panama City, Florida.
Mr. Robbins, who was 46 years of
age, was a native of North Carolina,
but had lived for a long time in
Florida. He is survived by his wife
and three children.
Other than that he was accidently
drowned, no particulars of his death
have as yet been learned.
J. Gopeland Still
Confined To Home
L. J. Copeland Is still confined to
his bed as a result of injuries re
ceived when he slipped and fell in a
bathtub at his home In Hertford two
Mr. Copeland has suffered a great
deal of pain as a result of his in
juries and, because of his somewhat
advanced age,; bis many friends have
been , greatly , concerned. ; According
to the latest reports from Mr. Cope
land, however, his Condition is : kn
Applications Filed For
About $4,000 In
Canvassers Continue In
Better Housing Cam
Seven loans, aggregating $4,000.00
have been made in Perquimans
through the Better Housing organi
zation, according to the secretary,
Mrs. P. H. Small.
Mrs. Small says the loans are gen
erally for small amounts, the largest
amount borrowed up to the present
being $3,000.00. The smallest a
mount borrowed through this chan
nel was $150.00.
The Perquimans County unit of the
Better Housing organization has only
been functioning three weeks.
The canvassers, J. P. Perry, W. N.
Tucker and Mrs. Mary Wood, are con
tinuing their work, with Winfall be
ing canvassed this week. When the
work at Winfall is finished New Hope
and Belvidere will be canvassed.
This committee makes investigation
of any houses which need repairs,
making a report of the matter, and
further reports as to any one wish
ing to borrow money for the purpose
of building new houses.
The jury room in the courthouse,
immediately back of the courtroom,
is being used as an office for the or
ganization. John White Observes
The eightieth birthday of John L.
White, of Whiteston, was the occas
ion of a delightful celebration by
members of Mr. White's family and
friends who gathered at the home in
his honor on Tuesday. A delicious
birthday dinner was served by Mrs.
White, and in the afternoon ice cream
and cake were served to visitors.
Due to illness, all of the fourteen
children and 38 grandchildren of Mr.
White could not be present. Those
who were present included Mr. and
Mrs. S. M. Winslow, of Belvidere;
Mr. and Mrs. Moody White and
daughter, Ella May, of Sandy Cross;
Mrs. James M. Rountree and child
ren, Seldon, Carlton and Daly New
by; Misses Louise and Mildred Ea
son; Johnie White; Cliver White, of
(Hertford, and Mrs. Elizabeth White
and Allen H. Lane.
Mr. White was the recipient of
many attractive gifts and many ex
pressions of good wishes-
Funeral Tuesday For
Funeral services for the eight-months-old
child of Mr. and Mrs.
Jesse White, who died at the home
in Hertford on Tuesday after an ill
ness of several days, were held at
the Hertford Assembly on Wednesday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial
took place in the family burying
ground at Whiteston.
Sheriff Fails To Get
Attacker White Girl
Deputy Sheriff L. L. Winslow re
turned last night from an unsuccess
ful search in the State of Virginia
for Matthew Banks, a 14-year-old
colored boy, who is alleged to have
criminally attacked an eight-year-old
white girl in the New Hope section
of this county. The deputy was ac
companied on the trip by Sam Banks,
father of the boy, who had been
locked in the Perquimans County jail
since Monday night when he was ar-.
rested by Sheriff J. E. Winslow on
the charge of harboring his son, or
of having information as to his
The alleged attack occurred on
June 30, but no report was made to
officers until Monday of this week.
Bob Ivey, father of the little girl,
is quoted by Sheriff Winslow as stat
ing that Sam Banks, father of the
boy, came to him and offered him
fifty dollars to compromise the case.
The sheriff also stated that Sam
Banks bad made the statement that
Ivey came to him and offered to take
fifty dollars and drop the charges.
Sam Banks was . released from
custody on Wednesday night
Martin County farmers have re
cently shared in rental and parity
payments . to the ' amount of
f 153,917.10, reports the farm agent
Nine f Davidson Counl Farmers
grew certified small grain Beed on
Z i acres , this' 'past , aeason:&i