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The Perquimans weekly. (Hertford, Perquimans Co., N.C.) 1934-current, October 25, 1935, Image 1

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"V -"J) : J"' sAV V''V'U; vv" 1 7- ' i I 111 A t rs . f A-WTTTCLY NEWRPAPFiTnWfYTPTI TO TTTR TTPHTTTT Volume lI.Number 43; 359,855 CORtf PRODUCED IN;: County ; Raises, 135,774 More Bushels Than In 1929 1,192 FARMS Cattle In County lias Doubled' During Past Five Years An increase of 135,774 bushels in production of corn in 1934 over the fccrop report for 1929 is shown for this county by, the preliminary re port for the 1935 farm census re leased this week by Director William L. Austin, Bureau of the Census, De partment of Commerce- Perquimans County harvested 17, 127 acres and 869,855 bushels of corn in 1934 as compared with 18,814 acres and 224,081 bushels five years previous. Acreage of hay increased over this five year period from 5,741 to 8,413. igs..Qft -fann8 in 1934 numbered as compared with 14,963 in 30. ' Cattle more than doubled dur- the past,, five years, increasing m 1,395 to 2,964. Cows and heif- two years, old and over increased 907 to 1,654 Other livestock, enumerated in 1935 were 1,766 mules, 431 horses and 1,428 sheep. The number of farms reported in 1935 totaled. 1,192, a decrease of 30 since 1930 and the total land in farms decreased during this period from 91,083 to 84,963 acres. The average value of land and buildings per farm declined . from $8,629 to $2,401, and the average size from '74.5 to 71.3 acres. Final figures for Perquimans County : are to be presented in a State bulletin for North Carolina. A small charge is made for the State bulletins, which may be secured from the superintendent of documents, Government Printing Office, Wash ington, D. C Many Attend Funeral Of Hugh Peele White PERQM.1ANSW I U from Hugh Peele White, a prominent Perquimans resident, died at his home at Belvidere Saturday after noon, October 10, at 6:30 o'clock, af- Jter a long illness. A large crowd of sorrowing friends attended the fun eral services wTiich were conducted at Piney Woods Friends Church on "v Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by the Rev. M. O. Stephenson, of the Methodist Church, assisted by Mrs. Elizabeth ..White, pastor of the Up River Friends Church, Whiteston. Miss Elizabeth White of Tyner sang "The Home of the Soul" and a quartette composed of Jesse Asbell, John Jolliff , Miss Manola Jolliff and Miss Wilma Jolliff, sang "Sometime Well Understand." Burial took piace in tne lamuy cemetery near the home. The active pallbearers were Frank Babb, Ivor, Va.; William Henry Walston. and Durant ' Walston,,, of Hickory, Va.; Walton White, of Washington, N. C; Lindley Conner, of Rich Square and Roscoe White, of Norfolk, Va. The honorary pallbearers, who in ' eluded among others Mn White's - Sunday School teacher and the mem bers of his class, were Curtiss Chap pell, Carroll Ward, T. R. Ward; J. P. Perry, of Hertford, William C. Chap pell, F. C. White, Tom Jordan, Dr. C. A. Davenport of Hertford Dr. I. li. Ward of Elizabeth City, Vellum r Winslow, Linwood Winslow, Edwin White, linwood Chappell, E. L. Chap1-. 1 pell, C. T. ' Rogerson, Nereus Chap pell, Archie Layden wayland White, - " Dr. E. S. White, W.T; Smith; J. M. "' Copeland, W. M, Hollowell of Ho.bbs '' -'ville. Freeland Copeland, , Clarence " ' Chappell - J. " Emmett Winslow of ' Hertford and Julian Chappell W f Among the many beautifulfloral ., " offerings were-those from his Sunday School v class, from : the 'Parint - Teacher ; Association ; and from the - 10-A and 8-A grades of the Perquinu 1 ' ans High School,, where, the two 'ft young daughters of the deceased are V...1 students. . Mr. White, who' was. bom January 10, 1889, was the 'son, of late Charles uenry and liartna wej , White of Perquimans County. Public-spirited and civic-minded, in his straightforward and nrrrr-t n"K he rs honored and loved -by- til who knew him. An energetic and pros perous farmer, ke J '?Ttnstratad'' v live interest in. aIT"tla badness trans- , actions, Jlr. White received V -"E"?n r 1 t - at the Eclv' '-rs Cu"jri C" i t-- tbt.): - Hertfordr Perquimans County North BUSHELS QUARTERLY MEET DRAW SATURDAY Miss Florence Cox Will Be Special Speaker to Chunty Women GOOD PROGR AM Matters of Interest to Home Making Will Be Discussed Miss Florence Cox, home demon stration agent of Hertford County, will be the special speaker on the program of the quarterly meeting of the Perquimans County Home Eco nomics Association which will con vene in Hertford on Saturday. A larger attendance than ever is expected at this meeting on Satur day, which is always attended by women from all sections of the county who are interested in matters pertaining to home making and house keeping. A number of new clubs to supple ment the clubs already in operation in the county have been organized by Miss Gladys Hamrick, the new home demonstration agent of Perquimans, and it is the aim of the officers of the association to have present just as many women from all over the coun ty as possible. Mrs. M. T. Griffin of Bethel, presi dent, will preside and conduct the business session, after - which the ladies of the Belvidere club will have charge of the devotional exer cises. Mrs. Griffin will make the address of welcome, and the re-r sponse will be made by Mrs. W. E. Dail, of the Durants Neck Club. Miss Florence Cox will discuss the aims of home demonstration work and tell something of the history of the movement and the progress made recently. , , A sneciaLfeatun of the meeting will be community singing, under the direction of Miss Kate M. Blanch- ard of Hertford. All women who are interested in their homes are invited to be pres ent Each woman will brine- lunch. which will be served buffet style at the close of the business and the program. The meeting will be held at the Community House. Joint Hostesses To Missionary Society Mrs. R. M. Riddick and Mrs. Louis Nachman were joint hostesses, at the home of the former, to the members of the Minnie Wilson Missionary So ciety of the Hertford Methodist Church, at their regular meeting on Monday evening. Special features of the program in cluded a talk by Mrs. D. S. Dempsey, and two songs by Mrs. Charles E. Johnson, of the Baptist Missionary Society, After the program a social hour followed, when dainty refreshments were served. The members present included Masdames' Charles Whedbee, R! M. Fowler, T. J. Nixon. Jr.. J. G. Rober- son, R. L. Spivey, Tim Brinn, Rosser urinn, jfi. w. Lordley, B. G. Koonce, T. B." Sumner, W. W. Cruze, W. W. Trueblood, Jake White, and H. C. Stokes. Mrs. Spivey Hostess To Her Bridge Club Mrs. M. M. Spivey was hostess to the members of her Bridge Club at her home in Durant's Neck on Wed nesday afternoon, - . vi- - Two- tables were arranged and those playing included Mesdame, J. W. Jackson, J. A..-Sawyer, E..4 1L Perry H, L. Spivey, Jr, William Divers, Jr., M. M. 'vey.'Missaura WodJ Goodman, and Mrs. J. G. JRob erson, of Hertford. . -tr ' Mrs. E. VL' Perry was the winner of high score with Mrs. J. W. Jack son winninar second hitrh score. - - I J , pie hostess served delicious fruit puncn, eaice, ana mints. , " county for a short time. 1 . ' "lie. was a member of Piney Woods rriendp:Church' and until his declin ing health sometime: ago was faith ful and loyaLi Even when he could not attend the -services he always showed keen intercut. . J Besides hfs widow, who : was Miss Uli r:iie,lla!?ord, of Ivor, Va., he tcvc4 i o sansr.xers, (jatnenne ana D fo'r sisters, Mrs. B.- F. r , f I-Va.; Trs. D. B. Wals t . f! " Vii IZzt Ece P. -r"J Urs. EXPECTED 1935 Red Cross Poster Invites Your Membership " ' FEW FARMERS GET THRESHING LICENSE Law Requires All Power-Operated Machines to Be Licensed By Register of Deeds Only a few of the farmers of Per quimans have secured the necessary license for operating power-driven threshing machines, including peanut pickers, according to J. W. Ward, Register of Deeds, who issues the li cense. Legislation passed at the last ses sion of the General Assembly pro vides that all power-operated thresh ing machines must have a 1935 li cense and that a record book for acres and bushels threshed for each farm must be kept. These threshing machines includes combines and "own" farm operators. The fee for the license is 50 cents this year and is collected by the Reg ister of Deeds from the operator. Last year this expense was met by the county. The purpose of the license and the record is to secure accurate records of farm produce for use of the State Agricultural Department. Soya bean pickers are not included in the machines which must have a license. The grain enumerated is wheat, oats, rye, barley and peanuts. In Perquimans there is probably no barley grown. There are oats, rye and wheat scattered throughout the county, but the main threshing ma chine is the peanut picker, as. peanuts is one of the principal crops of the county. Perquimans Girl On WTAR Radio Program Miss Martha Elizabeth Jordan, tal ented young musician of Hertford, who is taking a secretarial course at the Norfolk Business College, took part in an amateur program ; broad' case over, wxajk ' radio . station on Monday night A number of inter ested, Hertford folks were delighted to 'hear Martha Elizabeth's voice! The song she sung was "I Am Going- to Sit Right Down; and Write Myself a Letter.. . v little Mollie Oakev m TtTiifw:" Vt. " i 1 1U V 1UI OCSTiei JtevCXIouired tovpay a certain1 sum for the , . " - ' v ' Mollie the six-year-old .' daughter of Mr. andlj. Mra,. Walter HJOakey, Jr., -is Bick with an "attack of , scarlet fever, V ". -. v, , . 1 The little girl, ' who has been at tending Hertford Grammar' School thi fall, Aad not: been'exposed to any other, case of . the disease so far as anybody knows,' as this i v the only case of scarlet fever which has occur red in Perquimans- for a long' time: " The little girl's condition is stead ily, improving but the quarantine-will not be gifted until November 9. ,. , RELATIVE WRECK VICTIM ,,. 3 1. -Wendell Rogers,' of Ahoskie, . who was killed fa'ti t';i:r.ct2e t:c! on Uonday r;t, wis a ne;.ew of Hrs. T. a E! !.;rJ, cf KertTord. MM WiiALB .TVrWI) HP Itf-rtwydtv a Carolina, Friday, October IHfiiii It 'mmmsm TALKIE PICTURE AT WINFALL CHURCH Interesting Film Depicts Work and Accomplishments of the Duke Foundation The public is invited to witness "The TrV of the Circuit Rider," a sound motion picture produced by Pathe News for the Trustees of the Duke Endowment, to be shown at the Winfall Methodist Church on Thurs day night, October 31, at 8:00 o'clock. No admission fee is charged. The picture is accompanied by ap propriate music, opening with "The Bells of St. Mary's" and closing with "I Love to Tell the Story," played on the Duke University Carillon by An ton Brees of the Bok Tower. The Circuit Rider portrays the in fluence of the early church on the solution of our pressing social prob lems of today and shows the origin and the work of the Duke Endow ment for orphanages, hospitals, rural churches and universities. "The Trail of the Circuit Rider" is said to be authentic, every scene from real life in the Carolinas. Seven Offenders Face Judge Oakey Tuesday Seven cases were disposed of in Recorder's Court on Tuesday. The charge of drunk and disorderly against Roy Lilly was dismissed up on payment of the court cost. Clarence Burnette, colored, charged with possessing liquor for the pur pose of sale, was found not guilty. Theodore Sikes, colored, was con victed of selling liquor and sentenced to three months on the roads. Charlie Morgan, colored, charged with speeding, was dismissed upon payment of the court costs. Eula Thach was charged with par ticipating in an affray and of re sisting an officer. She was found guilty, fined $5 and-taxed with half of the court costs. Enoch Brick house, tried jointly with Eula, charg ed with participating in an affray, was required to pay the other half of the costs. C. R. Satterfield, convicted of speeding, was ' taxed with the costs Willie Bonner, . colored, tried for bastardy, was round gi bastardy, was found guilty and re- limuatenanea- of his child. McM. NewbyNow Rural Mail Carrier E. McM. Newby has been appointed temporaryv rural carrier on Route Three, to fill the unexpired term of W.' H. Jenkini, who left last week to take over his Job of postoffice Inspector at J Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Newby began his new duties last week.- - ot-n BYRD-MORGAN Mr. and , Mrs. W. F. Morgan, of Winfall, announce: i the f marriage of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, i t Mr. H. C Byrd, M Durham. The marriage took place at South Mills i8 i t m Si on Saturday, October 19. - ,.' xm ! pWruTTiw a xtcs nnrrKmrxr 25, 1935. OCTOBER TERM SUPERIOR COURT BEGINS J10NDAY Judge W. C. Harris of Raleigh Will Preside At Session MANY CASES First Term of Court Held In County Since April Judge W- C. Harris of Raleigh will preside at the October term of Perquimans Superior Court which will convene in Hertford on Monday. This term of court, which is for the trial of both criminal and civil cases, is the first term of court to be held in Perquimans since April. Two of the state cases which ap pear on the docket will probably not be tried, due to the fact that the de fendants will not appear. One, Red Ryan, colored, charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill in connection with a shooting scrape, escaped some weeks ago from the Perquimans County jail. C. A. Jordan, colored, better known in Perquimans as "Dr. Buzzard," charged with obtaining under false pretense, who was serving a term on the roads and who was to have been brought back for trial in this case, made his escape on Monday of this week from the Williamston prison camp. Charlie Brown, colored, charged with larceny, who failed to appear at the last term of court when two of his alleged accomplices in the theft of a quantity of meat( from the) smokehouse, of Joseph Winslow, Bag ley Swamp farmer, last winter, were convicted, and who has been held in jail since May, will be tried at this term. Among the matters to go before the grand jury is that of Mathew Banks, a colored youth who is ac cused of the criminal assault of an eight-year-old white girl of the New Hope section of the county. Banks has been held in jail for several months. Appeal in the case of State against W. E. Spruill, convicted in Record- er's Court of the charge of driving while drunk, has been withdrawn, and Mr. Spruill is serving a term of sev en days in jail. Judge Walter H. Oakey, Jr., who sentenced Mr. Spruill to a term of 60 days in jail in addi tion to imposing a fine of $50 and, taxing him with the court costs, am! also revoking his driving license foi a period of 12 months, agreed to sus pend the balance of the road sen tence if the defendant would serve seven days in jail. Cases coming up on appeal from the Recorder's Court include the fol lowing: John Ivey colored, convicted of the charge of the illegal transportation of liquor. D. Wesley Morgan, convicted of passing a worthless check. Melvin Colson, convicted of reck less driving. Leroy Spruill, colored, convicted of larceny and receiving. Thurman Madre, convicted of driv ing with improper lights and witl reckless driving. A. S. Armstrong, convicted of driv ing while drunk. Earl Felton, colored, convicted o bastardy. The civil calendar includes the fol lowing cases. Wednesday, October 30 Mary Fel ton vs. Sylvester Felton; J. A. Harris vs. Aline Harris; Mary Trueblood vs. Irvin Trueblood; J. C. Blanchard vs. I. C. Layden et als; Ephriam Arm strong vs. S. Hobowsky et als; J. C. Blanchard et als vs. J. B. Basnight (protested by defendant); J. C. Blanchard et als vs. W. L. Wood protested by defendant); Mary Fel ton vs. Benjamin Felton. Thursday, October 31 Lydia G. Whedbee vs. J. F. Winslow; Eugene Overton vs. Florine Overton Wm. C. Chappell vs. Ernest Chappell; First & Citizens National Bank vs. J. S. Trueblood; Grant Brick Works vs. Hertford Hardware Company; F. C. Cuthrell vs. Geo. W. Gregory et als; Everlean Skinner vs. Booker T. Fel ton; Sarah E. White vs. Milton Skin ner; Darden Bros., vs. G. W. Butler et als; M. R. Winslow vs. Lavinia Newbold. Friday, November 1 Hertford Banking Co. vs. L. N. Hollowell et als; W. E. Mathews vs. Earle Perry et als; C O. Fowler vs. N. E. Chap pell; Growers Peanut Co. vs. T, S. White et als. .Divorce eases and motions In any cause will be heard at the convent ence of the court. , $1.25 Per Year AAA LOWERS TAX RATE ON COTTON FROM 6T0 5.45 Tax Fixed to Be 50 Per Cent of the Market Price IN EFFECT OCT. 21 Allotment Certificates Lowered From 5 to 4 Cents Per Pound An important announcement marie by the AAA this week will affect the cotton growers or Perquimans. The AAA has lowered the tax rate under the Bankhead cotton control act from 6 cents to 5.45 cents. This is good news for arrowers who have to pay the tax, but ia bad news lor those growers who for one rea son or another grow less than their allotment under the Bankhead art. for the exchange value of surplus allotment certificates was simultan eously lowered from 5 cents to 4 cents a pound. The Bankhead act Drovides that the tax shall , be approximated 50 ner cent of the market price of cotton, the exact amount to be fixed by the secretary of agriculture from time to time. The 6-cent fiirure was fixed last year, and because it was no longer justified by the present market prices, southern senators have been pressing for some time for a reduc tion of the tax in accordance with actual conditions. Both chancres become effective as of October 21. W. M. U .Circle Meets With Mrs. H. T. Bond The Rosa Powell Circle of the W. M. U. of the Hertford Baptist Church, met at the home of Mrs. H. T. Bond on Monday night, with Mrs. Charles Johnson as leader. The sub ject of the hour was "Life of tho Six Mary's of the Bible." After the program a social hour was enjoyed when the hostess, assist ed by Mrs. Ben Wood, served a deli cious course. Those present included Mesdames E. A. Byrum, George Chappell, Jesse Campen, Jr., L. F. Congleton, W. T. Elliott, S. C. Godwin, V. A. Holdren, Herbert Howell, Charles Johnson, F. T. Johnson, N. H. Medlin, Tommy Miller, B. W- Pennington, G. H. Park er, T. E. Raper, R. A. Sutton, L. B. Sitterson, R. C. Skinner, Ben Wood, Allen Perry, and E. W. Mayes. Rook Club Guests Of Mrs. G. W. Barbee Mrs. G. W. Barbee entertained the members of her Rook Club at herl home in the country on Friday night. Those present included Mesdames Durwood Reed, Cecil Winslow, Julian White, G. R. Tucker, Howard Pitt, Charles Skinner, J. L. White, J. T. White, T. L. Jessup, Henry Clay Stokes, Thurman White, Grady Mor gan, J. E. Morris, Jimmie Jernigan, of Suffolk, Va., Herman Jenkins, and Archie Lane, and Misses Elizabeth and Hilda Knowles. A salad course, was served. Mrs. Herman Jenkins, who left the following day for Rustberg, Va., where she will spend the winter, was presented with a guest prize. FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR SAMUEL E. HURDLE SATURDAY Samuel E. Hurdle, 63, prominent farmer of Parkville Township, Per quimans County, died at his home in "Hurdletown" on Friday morning, October 11, 1935. Mr. Hurdle was a great sufferer. Two years ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis and since that time had never been well. He recovered somewhat, being able to walk short distances and to talk a little. He seemed resigned to his condition, never complaining. He was a member of the J. O. U. A. M., of Winfall. Large crowds of sorrowing friends and relatives attended 'the funeral services,1 which were held at the home on Saturday afternoon, with Rev. Wray Smith conducting the: ser vice.' Burial took place in the family burying ground. Mr. Hurdle was a true friend and neighbor. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Carrie Griffin Hurdle," six children, Charlie, Qulnton, and Dfathan'Hurdle, of Winfall; Mrs. J. D. Umphlette, of Norfolk, Va.; Mrs. O.- D. Ferrell, J of Winfall; and Mrs. E. Lv Jennings, of Elisabeth City,- Route -fc-'r Nine grandchildren and three brothers also anrviv. - . ' ' , ,' -1 -

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