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4, "1 - A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING R HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
IV. Number 3.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday,, January 15, 1937.
$1.25 Per Year
aders' School Will
u I m ?m 1
3 Held Next Monday
v.;T3ie Hunter Clothing
' Specialist of Raleigh
Meeting at 2 p. m.
Lliss IJamrick Predicts
Successful Year In
7 " Textile Selections will be the sub-
ject to be studied at the first lead-
era, school to bet conducted in Per
quimans in the new year, to he held
in the laboratory room of the Agri
, u. culture Building on next Monday,
January 18, at 2 o'clock in the after
' noon,,when Miss Willie Hunter, Ex-
r tension, Clothing Specialist,, of Raleigh
' v'mrill be here. -. Alias Gladys Hamriok
- Home Agent for Perquimans, is urg
7 "lag all "clothing leaders" of the'Per-
' caimans clubs to- be present on this
- occasion, and any, other women who
re interested will -be cordially, wel
corned. ; jt'J'd?J.
' Miss. Hunter,4: who says that if a
- thing is worth doing at all it is worth
doing well, wiH conduct four such
: ' loolSfSmring the year. The state
, xent, 'says Kiss .'Hunter, applies to
" ewinff as well -as to cooking, or to
tjuuding a house, or planting a crop.
"-'Valuable information and instruction
i will be given the clothing . leaders
.- who come in to attend these schools,
-;.and these will go back to their re-
apective clubs and assist the home
agent in making demonstrations.
' : - , During; the month of January clubs
Are studying the subject of sewing
equipment. To do good sewjng,
" is said,' a woman must have a place
. to sew and have good organized
Si -equipment. One would not think of
f cooking all over the house, says miss
A. Hamrick, but we think . nothing , of
looking the house over, for needles,
ytAMa, vr wioovaw, vm.., micu uvujr ill
4 an hour's dime a sewing screen, a
VCSi .awrwing' ox or. basket of , some; kind
J - r II lliili lii -i l'f -''' r't IT
' j.lWcessary equipment, such as needles,
pins, scissors, thread Jn various sixes
.and .colors,' tape measure, thimble,
chalk, i emery, smalt-"pin cushion,
needle beokr bias cutting guage,
darning gourds, hooks and snaps. All
these articles should be kept in the
sewing basket. Not only would it
save time but our sewing would be
more pleasant and the results would
-i, : All these things will be discussed
. .: t the school and many other mat-
. tters in connection with sewing,
; The home demonstration clubs
. nave a , very interesting and con
j- etructive program ahead which in
- dudes the following subjects: Janu
ary, sewing equipment; February,
textile selections; - March, use and
care of sewing machine; April,
study of commercial patterns; May,
continue pattern study; June, pattern
alteration; July, grooming; August,
social meeting y picnic; September,
jiome iDeautiiication; October,- acces
sories, remodeling, and. 'Christmas
suggestions; November, care of cloth
ir.gj and in December there will be
another Christmas party, which it is
t -"-ved will prove even more eniox
j Cn the ones which-the'clubs
i recently enjoyed.
, jejtflieers ,of .the various clubs
shout the county .'did splendid
t last year, " according to Miss
. mrick, who expressed - deep' ap
r.cciatlon -for the loyal support and
J. c arty cooperation given her by each
'"cer, leader and club member last
: v "We are 'looking forward to
i her successful Tear in home de.
n-v- - tration
T. r. White, Jr;, Plans
' rt . Business Here
r., . T !.:te, Jr., formerly 'of Rich
' has returned to Hertford,
". : -ne, and 'expects to open
.. fiance office in the near fu-
j Mr., White is a graduate' of
" diversity of North Carolina, of
of "33, - For the past three
; e has lived in Richmond, hav-
i Associated with Robert W.
" e inf'rance business there
'nt4.ame of Jett, White
:!ary Lj. -, of Norfolk,. Vai
; est of LUa. V. 11. Weeks; at
e on rTont fctreet. f i -1;
mi iim n'n in i-ii ii n ' '
'j Withrow and 1 r little
1 , of Norf" , "
cf Mrs. V
". S. Newbold.
Shocked ' At Sudden
Death Of WnvButler
The old friends of William But
ler, who knew him when lie lived in
Hertford as a boy,, and the many
frieiwin nt his father, the Rev. A. A.
Butler, throughout the entire com'
munity, were shocked and grieved to
learn of the younger man's tragic
death laBt Thursday.
Rev. Mr. Butler was advised in the
early afternoon that his . eldest son,
who was 42 and a resident of wu
w? J a TSllirvi'i
ZXVC Zn in affl automobile I
shortly before noon in an automooue
.4 bv.Vtn1H hM a Am.l
M1 pnH trtmA. 1 V.. Hlo-h-mith. I
also of WUmmgton, was also killed.
. FihumI .aonrlMa . and . hnrial took
nl. In nl Pnlnt - An Satufdav
.a kn Mr tnl Mm.
A. A; -Butler' JohnBttwernd Miss
iivrou vsar vi. aavsifwkw
Snrvlvln mtm his wife, who was
the former Miss Sarah Brown, of
Wilmhurton: hk father, the Rev. A, h
A Butler, his stepmother, of Herb-jail
ford, and three brothers, John But-1
ler, of Hertford,' James Butler, oil
Norfolk, and Heywood Butler, of Wil-
n. . '
It had been said that William But-
ler bore a charmed existance, because
of his miraculous recovery after hav-
insr four bullets shot through his
body four years ago. The man who
fired the bullets, who is serving a
long term in the penetentiary, was
a fugitive whom Mr. Butler was at-
tempting to arrest in the capacity of
railroad detective. A message came
to his father here at that time say -
in there was no possible hope of
us recovery. He uvea, nowever, ana
alter many montns spent in a nospi-
tal, he was entirely well. I
With his wife, he visited his
father's family in Hertford during
the Christmas holidays. .
Progress : Made On
i. JXeW lUddiCk tiOlTtel
v A-,, ..n.-v'r i
The handsome new, residence of
Mr. and Mrs. RJL Kiddick, on Dobb
Street, is getting- well under way
now, and in spite of the unfavor-
able weather conditions which have
prevailed ever since work on-fcie new
house was begun, some weeks ago,
indications are that it will be ready
for occupancy by the last of April
or the first of jiay.
m m vno awry uvwc w '"w
construction, and the style of archi -
J8 JK&i r
tractor.. , ....
Cedar Grove Society
Holds Monthly Meet
"TCie Winf all Cedar .Grove Missio-
nary society naa us regular monui-
ly meeting at the home of Mrs. J.
W. Nowell on Monday night. , Mrs
L- Nixon, president, presided. Mrs.
Ai.R. Winslow, Sr. led the. devotio-
A very interesting program was
given by the committee. Mrs. J. U
DeLaney and Mrs. W. G. JUowe sang
a: duet, 'Loye Led Him to Calvary."
Mrs. K. N. Milter gave, spiritual-
The Society was so glad to have
tist Church and Friends Church, "Mm
J. A. vhappeu, Mrs. ueorge jNoweu,
Mrs. Bid Omith, Mm Tim Perry, Mm
uunean ana mm r. v. yvmte.
Members present were: Mm J. W.
Noweu, J. l Wixon, uaywooa rroc -
tor, Jim Lowe, - J. 8. Xaegh, J. F.j
Hollowell, W. G. "HoUoweU," D. I
Barber, Miss Mamie S tailings, I Mr.
and Mm W. G. Lowe, Mm D. P.
Stallings, J , V.;iRcch, J-R. 'Roach,
u. k. iTueoiooa,- w . ,vy. aTueniooa,
it i. ueuuiey, a. jh. iaxer, t,. jm.
Miller, A. R. Winslow; 1 Sr Emma
Hendrix.- - V
Delicious' Ice cream and cake .were
served by the hostess. V :! V
The Society will meet ,at .. the
cnurcn next ,vun wita mn. jaaywooa
Proctor as hotess. , .
STATE STRETCHES SHOW
are late," the ' short subjects are re
peated after the feature,
TURKEY DINNER THURSDAY
at wrnrnniST mrera
A turkey dinner will be served in
the -Sunday? school room of the
r odlot Church on Thursday
r ' . tr-'raiin at 6:13. TI- Us
j La! secured from any iaaJUsr cf
t a Eoilxd of Stewards. -
" ' " 7" "L.i n mis county, and MrC John jaf awenaea tn Kose kowi uame at
running prior to the feature pKtum ziojlf ni. fow fcnlpasadena New Year's Day. Though
.1 WV" Newby, Tracy and HoW'W Rbe happened to be visit
benefit of the school children who .n ri. . V. . i,lmiwi miiP riiatnnt
WINTER TERM OF
is OVER QUICKLY
Two Witnesses, Two
Trials; Most Cases
Eastern Cotton Oil Com
pany Awarded $582
Only two witnesses testified during
the two-day term of Perquimans
Superior Court which convened m
Hertford on Monday, with Judge G.
rMmtir nt KmRton. nr,id-
. ' I F ' -
There were only two cases tnea
OY JUrY, m one Ol; wnicn no wiuictb-
es were- piacea upon wie wwtuu. iw
witnesses testified briefly, m the
case 01 rwuiwm j. MVVeu mpuus.
, if J J J . j
moiure 01 one nunorwi wiu two uui-
At the opening 'session on Monday
cases which had been set for
trial on that day, except the case
of Eastern Cotton Cil Co. vs. 'Hines
Estate, were continued for the term,
together with a number of cases on
the calendar for later on in the week,
Eastern Cotton Oil Co. vs Hines
Estate involved the matter of a di
puted account, in which case judg-
ment was rendered for the amount of
$582.64 with mterest from January
Court recessed at noon on Monday
nntil Tuesday morning-, when motions
jn several cases were heard, and at
the afternoon session the case of
amell vs Chappell was tried, re
suiting in a judgment for the plain-
tiff in the sum of $102.00 with in
In the case of Gold vs T. B. Sum
ner, the plaintiff was called, ana,
failing to appear, there was judg
ment for .non suit.
Non suit was also taken by the
P"mttlr tue case or rerry vs iHar-
I ' Out of town lawyers in attendance
I upoh the court included C. E. Thomp-
son, P. W. McMullan, R. B. Lowry
and P. G. Sawyer, of Elizabeth City.
The next term of Perquunans u
perior Court, which will be for the
trial of Doth criminal ana civil act-
I ions, will be held in April,
iMr. And Mra. Mathews
ni ' . VI. l ItT 1 j
1 Planning 40tll Wedding
Anniyersary On Jan. 27
Mr. ana juts. s. r. Mathews ex
pect to celebrate their fortieth wed
ding anniversary on January 27,
Mr. Mathews is a prominent farm
ler of ffunress and the coimle are
very popular throughout the county.
Among those who will be present on
the occasion of their wedding anni
versary will be their six chilaren
and four grandchildren. A number
of others will be invited. Just now
the chief concern of Mrs. Mathews
is the condition of the roads leading
to her home. The apads in that sec
tion of the county have been in
bad condition recently, due to the
I Elrlot.0l T,IDOJv
. Beech Springs Man
. Vernon Frank Winslow 22, died at
his home in the Beech Snrinnrs com
munity at 1:15 o'clock on Sunday
afternoon, following a long illness.
Funeral services were conducted at
Anderson Methodist Church on Tues-
I day afternoon at" 2:30 o'clock, with
the Rev. Mr. Walston, Pastor of the
church; of fktating.1 and burial took
place in the family burying , Round
near the home.
I The young man was. a native of
Perquimans, being "a son of Mr. and
Mm J. Frank Winslow. k and was
Iheld in hbrh'rearard hv "all who lmw
him. jHis nntimelv death la mnumml
oy a' nost .of friends,
1 Surviving are his Barents, hfe wife
who was the former Miss Lela Mae
Cartwright; two sisters, Mm Shelton
MORGAN-AND! WINSLOW WILL
GO TO HIGH POINT NEXT WEEK
- W M- Morgan, .the Furniture Man,
accompanied by L. I Winslow,'. will
End next week in High Point, at-
' t the furniture exposition. Mr.
I ?Zn expects to purchase. big
i.r.e of new lunuiure.
FIRST OF YEAR
Register's Office Busy
Handling 20 Deeds
OE FOR $26,000
Busiest Two Weeks Mr.
Ward Has Ever Ex
perienced With twenty deeds being filed for
registration since January first, re
presenting probably thirty separate
tracts' of land, the Register of Deeds
office has been busier with recording
land transfers in the first twelve
days of January than has been the
case for a like period during the
time wMch J. W. Ward, Register of
Deeds,, has been in office.
The first recording of the New
Year was a deed from J. E. Jack
son and wife to O. J. Lane, for land
located ; in Parkville Township, the
consideration being 3,650.
The second was from J. E. Jack
son, Trustee, to O. J. Lane, for land
located ; in Parkville Township, the
consideration being $3,550, and the
third was from J. E. Jackson, mort
gages, to O. J. Lane, for land also
located in Parkville, the consideration
The largest transfer, involving six
seperate tracts of land and an ag
gregate consideration of $26,182, was
from C. E. Thompson, Trustee in
Bankruptcy of Thomas Skinner
White, to Thomas Skinner White
This land is located in Bethel and
Hertford Townships and includes
farm lands and town lots.
The fifth transfer is from C. E
Thompson, Trustee in Bankruptcy of
Thomas Skinner White, to J. H
Newbold, for threr tracts of land in
Bethel Township, the consideration
The next transfer is from W. F,
Edwards, trustee, to W. G. Hollo
well, for a lot of land in Belvidere
Township, the consideration .being
one dollar and other consideration.
The next is from J. L. White and
wife, Mary E. White, for a cemetery
lot in Belvidere Township.
The next transfer is from the First
and Citizens National Bank of, Eliza
beth City, to J. P. Trueblood for
land in Parkville township, the con
sideration being ten dollars and other
The ninth transfer is from Silas
M. Whedbee, commissioner, to W. P.
Jackson, for a tract of land in New
Hope Township, the consideration
The tenth is Thomas L. Felton to
Emora Perry, for land in Parkville
The eleventh is from Lelia Major
White and R. G. White, executors of
G. E. Major, and Lelia Major White
and husband, R. G. White, to Mary
Rroughton Parker, for the house and
Tot on Dobb Street now occupied by
Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Riddick, the con
The next is from Mary Wood Hun
ter and husband, J. E. Hunter, for
land in New Hope Township, consid
W. G. Hollowell and wife transfer
red land in Winfall to Graham True-
blood, for $980.00 in the next trans
fer, and the next is from W. G.
Hollowell and wife to Myrtle N.
Ward and husband, for land in Bel
videre Township, for a consideration
of ten dollars and other valuable
Trim Sawyer and wife transferred
lands in New Hope Township to R.
L. Harrell," and also land in New
Hope Township to Nathan Sawyer.
John W. Ward to W. H. Williams-
ton, land in Hertford Township.
Millie A. Hurdle to Hezekian Jor
dan, land jn Belvidere Township, con
A. M. Godwin and wife to Joe T.
Elliott,' land in- Parkville Township,
consideration . $50.00
. Graham 5 E. Trueblood to A. M,
Godwin; , land, in Parkville Township.
Rose Bowl Classic
. Miss Spivey Roberson, who
spending the winter in California,
from Pasadena, she felt that the
Rosa1 Bowl affair .was too great to
be passed up, and from her descrip
tion of the gorgeous pageant writ
ten to her parents, Mr. and Mrs,
J. ' G. Roberson. it was well worth
the trip. "
Miss Roberson, who left .Hertford
in August, will probably return home
next month. . , V ' ','
Tickets On Automobiles
Cause Tongues to Wag;
May Change Ordinance!
Car owners who found tickets on
their cars at 10:30 o'clock on Wed
nesday night, warning against park
ing without proper lights wanted to
know what it was all about.
According to information gleaned
on Thursday morning even those who
were attending the theatre at 10:30
'clock found their cars ticketed
when they started home.
Mayor H. G. Winslow, who was
asked for a statement in reference
to the situation, which many feel is
an injustice to the public, stated that
while there was a town ordinance to
the effect that no car may be parked
on the streets of Hertford without
lights between 10 o'clock at night,
and sunrise, the object of the ordi
nance was to prevent all night park
ing, particularly of heavy trucks,
where they were a menace to traffic,
and to avoid a serious accident and
probable loss of life.
It was suggested to the mayor that
strict enforcement of the ordinance
would work a hardship on many per
sons, and that it would be a serious
matter if persons attending a public
gathering in town could not park
their cars without lights, to which he
heartily agreed, stating that discre
tion should be exercised in the mat
ter and also that the ordinance was
subject, of course, to amendment.
Eastern Star Adds
Member On Monday
Mrs. R. L. Spivey was initiated
into the Order of the Eastern Star
at the regular meeting of that body
on Monday night, when a number of
visitors from Elizabeth City, includ
ing Mrs. W. T. Culpepper, were pre
sent. Mrs. Spivey, though the mother of
twelve grown-up children, all of
whom are married, is still young and
takes an active mterest in what is
going on. Mrs. J. G. Roberson, who
is one of Mrs. Spivey's daughters, is
also a member of the Eastern Star.
Masonic Funeral Held
For Gustave Koch
Funeral services for Gustave Koch,
68, who was fatally injured on Wed
nesday of last week when caught be
neath the branches of a tree he had
felled, were held on Friday afternoon
at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in
Hertford, with the Rector, the Rev.
E. T. Jillson, officiating, and burial
took place in the church yard.
Pallbearers were Dr. John Zachery,
Raymond Skinner, B. C. Berry, J.
Emmett Winslow, W. H. Pitt and S.
The Perquimans Lodge of Masons,
of which the deceased was a mem
ber, attended in a body and conduct
ed the service at the grave.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle
Irene Koch, one daughter, Elizabeth
and one son, Gustave.
No Applications As
Yet For Eye Clinic
No applications have as yet come
in to the Welfare Office for exami
nation for glasses in the clinic to be
held on the 20th of this month, ac
cording to Miss Ruth Davenport,
The admittance blanks are in the
office and will be furnished upon ap
Any one who knows of a child or
an adult whose eyes should be ex
amined and who needs glasses are re
quested to report the matter to the
THREE PERQUIMANS COUNTY
BOYS ENROLL IN COu CAMP
Three Perquimans County boys
were enrolled in the CCC Camp at
Washington, N. C, on Friday. There
will be another enrollment, accord
ing to Miss Ruth Davenport, Wel
fare Officer, within the next three
or four months, and applications may
be filed at the Welfare office at any
Mrs, Ellie Riddick entertained at
dinner on Sunday, honoring the 23rd
birthday of, her daughter, Mrs. W. C
Morgan. : Mrs.. Riddick's guests in
cluded Mr. and Mrs. W. C Morgan,
Mr. and Mrs, D, M. Jackson and Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Cmmey,- of ; Eden
ton. ' ' - ; , -
Out-of-Town Friends At
Formal Opening on
Many Compliments Ex
tended to Culpepper
With the latest pictures being
shown, one matinee each day and
two shows each night, the State,
Hertford's gorgeous new theatre is
off to a big start. "The most distinct
sound I have ever heard in any thea
tre", is a remark frequently heard
when discussion of the theatre comes
up in any group.
The State, erected by the Carolina
Amusement Company, of Elizabeth
City, owners of a chain of theatres,
represents a big investment and is
far superior to anything the people
of this community expected when it
was announced that the company con
templated building a theatre in Hert
ford. The theatre is generally re
ferred to as the finest little theatre
in North Carolina.
The State opened on Friday after
noon at 3 o'clock, with "After the
Thin Man", a picture which was being
then shown in New York and other
cities. There was a large attendance
at the first show and the three fol
lowing in succession.
The formal opening took place at
8:45 with simple ceremonies. H. G.
Winslow, mayor of Hertford, spoke
briefly in acknowledgement of the
honor shown the community by the
location of the theatre here, and ex
pressed pleasure in introducing W. T.
Culpepper, president of the Carolina
Amusement Company. Mr. Culpep
per expressed his deep gratitude for
the cordial reception which had been
given him and for the fine spirit of
cooperation he had received from the
officials of the town and county and
from the general public, and acknow
ledged the presence of a number of
out-of-town persons who were in the
Among those from out of town
here for the opening were J. B.
Flora, Mayor of Elizabeth City;
Charles Carmine, Pasquotank County
Sheriff; W. H. Bartlett, the contrac
tor who built the theatre, C. R. Sad
ler, interior decorator, Elliott Ward,
of the Elizabeth City Brick Company;
Charles Hopkins, of Hopkins Bros.,
Jim Reed and others, of Elizabeth
City; Fred A. Bishop, the architect
who designed the building, and Mrs
Bishop, of Richmond, Va., Fred
Barnes of Atlanta, a prominent offi
cial of the Electrical Research Pro
ducts Company, makers of the Mir-
rorphonic Sound Equipment, M. F.
Harrod, who had charge of the in
stallation of the equipment, and W.
C. Davis, who had charge of the in
stallation of the Carrara structural
glass front for the Pittsburgh Plate
J. Edwin Bufflap, Editor of the
Chowan Herald, and Jimmie Earn
hardt, Manager of the Taylor Theatre
were among the Edenton folks here
for the opening. Others included
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Spivey, of Sui
W. T. Culpepper, President, and J.
H. Webster, General Manager, of the
Carolina Amusement Company, were
hosts at a stag dinner at the Hotel
Hertford prior to the opening cere
monies, when covers were laid for 25
guests, who included a number of
local men as well as several from
out of town.
"The Plainsman", was shown on
Saturday, beginning with a matinee
at 1:80, the last show being at 9:20,
On Monday and Tuesday the attrac
tion was "Born to Dance", on Wed
nesday "Sing Baby Sing", on Thurs
day "Little Lord Founteleroy", and
on Friday "The Broadcast of 1937"
will be shown.
Horace Jones, the Manager of the
State, reports a good attendance at
the shows throughout the week, with
very fine crowds at the night perfor
Young People Plan
Program Jan. 17th
The young people's circle of Cedar
Grove met at the home of Miss Mary
Elizabeth White, with Mrs. Jesse
Stanton, president, presiding. A
very, interesting program was given,
after which ice cream and cake were
served by hostess.
- This society will give a program
at Epworth Church the third Sun
day v night, January! ; Vft :t - X:80.
Everybody is invited to attend ; f '