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A WEEKLtf. NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING" 0$ HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY,
Volume IV Number 15. ,
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, April 9, 1937.
$1.25 Per Year
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Of GKildrenlh School
Jlot Lunches Will Con-
T tinue to Be Served
( .": At School
r f P. T. A . SPONSORS
Project Supported By
WPA, Woman's Oub
I And Others
f r It la arood newi for the kiddies at
- the Hertford Grammar School that
the serving of the hot lunch will not
' be discontinued.
" There are many little children who
;attend the Hertford Grammar
School who wouldn't aret a hot lunch
but for the efforts pf .the good wo
men who are interested fa the wel
fare of the children. The work was
beiran this rear by the Parent-Teach'
f Association, with; the cooperation
the..WFA, the Woman's Club and
interested individuals. ' The
dub women' furnish, the equipment,
'the WPA the labor and the PTA and
indlvidnate furnish the food.
2 Many a child who comes to school
- from a long diBtance on a school
"., tms, leaving their homes very early
in the morning, had only an unpala
table cold lunch.. In many cases the
children did not ' reach tiieir homes
uitil late at night It was no won
der they were undernourished and
could not do their work properly.
'Teachers say that there has been a
- marked imnrovement in their , ap-
- Dearance and in their school work
, n the hot lunches hve beenerv-
- But thejtundsof the PTA were -
3ausxeoana is ioo.uu wi yrvr
&et might Have to r fee abandoned.
AM then somebody mentioned the
fRotary Gub and an ap" jpsal wjftt nude
ly enough. About thirty dollars was
the sum asked for. It will be lorts
coming. Most of it wilj be contri
It will be fortlw
buted by EoUrians,;; but, according to
an: announcement made by Dr. & A.
Davenport,1 president ' of the Rotary
Qub, a portion of the money will be
contributed by public spirited citizens
who are not Rotarians. 'Anyhow, the
kiddies are to go on getting their
hot ..lunches; ., until the ' end of the
term.. '. . p
BetKeT(3u1) Meets , t.
' r At School House
" ,,. The Bethel Home . Demonstration
club met at the school house Friday
afternoon, with Mrs. E. L. Goodwin
' and Mrs. Leroy Goodwin as hostesses.
' . Mrs. J, M. Fleetwood, president, py
- Mrs.' M. T. Gt-laM the
- differences. - in different textile; and
also made' tests' of different mater
ials. She had. samples to represent
.different' weaves .y y
, A Word wiggles eontestf wasreon
ducted by Miss Gertie Chappell with
Mrs. M. T. Griffin winning the prlae.
Tb' . hostesses , v: ? served i delicious
home-made candy and apples to the
A following.- Wrsr.:?'3E.V'-JrieetwDod,
KrsrVrTtf. Perry, Mrs, L. A Proc
ter, Mrs. '- W T. Griffuv.Mrs. C T.
Il.Hl'ps, Mrs. Leroy Goodwin, Mrs.
r T, F. tandin, Mrs, Mary Hayman,
llrs. Tl. L. Goodwin, MrsV B. S. Chap-
r n, 'r-i. j. c Koibs, m p.
I lJ Gertie Chappell, Mrs. E.
I -cc", I!rs. T. C. Chappell, Mrs.
) I::::xs, Mrs. Talmae tal
, r -s. ai chappell, t::cs
i :v. and Kathryn Iloctvooi.
- ".ten Art
. ..t Oc.
Eloise Broughton, of Hert
5 i just. been appointed as
uf t!. art committee of the
; Yc-j Yonon's Christian
II. e ajpointment was
i Tolly Pollack,, organl-
3 a junior at the
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Ordinances likely . -
Be Passed Regulating
Although the matters to be gone
into with regard to the sanitary con
dition of the town have not been
made public, steps have been made
looking to the safeguarding of the
citizens from the standpoint of sani
tation, and certain ordinances may
be passed in the near future by the
town fathers in connection with the
This matter was brought up at the
meeting of the Board of Health last
week, when Dr. T. P. Brinn, County
Health Officer, was requested to
meet with the Town Commissioners
at their next meeting, which will oc
cur on next Monday night, and make
such recommendations as the Board
of Health deems necessary for pass
ing ordinances regarding the sanitary
conditions, of the Town of. Hertford.
Another recommendation, accord
ing to the record, was to the effect
that Dr. Brinn make inquiry as to the
new law pertaining to the provision
for examination of domestic help. .
Near the close of the last session
of the General Assembly there was
an act. passed which provides for
examination of domestic help but a
copy of the act has not yet been re
Louise Wilson Placed
On Mercer Dean's List
Miss Louise Wilson, of Chapanoke,
has received recognition for her scho
lastic work at Mercer University. A
senior ; in., the ; ajctt xollege, Miss Wil
son, made the required grades of two
A's and one B for placement on the
university: dean's list for the past
1 Besides maintaining a high scholas-
wo venues, miss- tvubvh a ut&lllK a
leading part in student activities. She
is a member of the Young Womans
Auxiliary, the Phi Delta' Literary so
ciety, ,fthe Intrtliti5iial Relations
dub, and the Alpha Kappa social
sorority. . . .
j' Miss Wilson is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. C, Wilson, of .Chapanoke.
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W. M. U. MEETS MONDAY
The W. M. U. of the Hertford Bap
tist Church will meet at the, church
Monday evening at 8 o'clock. , . ,
PatyEdwards op First
Place In Voice Contest
j Pat Edwards won first place in
Voice in the group composed of 6th
and 7th Grades at the annual State
contest of the Junior Department of
the North Carolina ' Federation of
Music Clubs held in Greensboro on
Saturday, and is entitled to take part
In the Junior Day f contest 'at the
State Convention on r April 17,. at
Hickory. . -
' v Little i Miss Edwards is the- only
member of the group from this dis
trict to come out victorious, with the
exception of Joseph Ward, of Eober
sonville, who won ? firsts place in
Class A, Clarinet, 'v
. More than 160 - juniors - competed
fr the honors. This was the larg
est n rier in the contest's history.
,' ' . .8 of ' voice were Miss
C. .e I ..nson, Queens-Chicora Col
I -e, Ch.s.-'.otte: r-'.mond Briets,
Eonior 1.'. School, Greensboro; and
Clifford Laer, Salem " College, Win-ston-iSalem.
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Miss Edwards is the attractive
young daughter of J. R. Edwards, of
Greenville, and the- granddaughter
of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. C Edwards,
of Hertford, with whom ehe .makes
her home: " - . ' 1
Che is a member of the club
direst:! by Kiss Kate Xl. I'ihard.
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TO COOPERATE IN
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Mayor Issues Challenge
To Pride of Hertford
Merchants Offer Bar
gains to Help Make
The week beginning Monday, April
12 has been designated as Clean-Up
Week by the Town of Hertford, and '
circulars signed by Mayor Winslow
'calling attention to the matter and
asking the cooperation of the citi
zens have been distributed through
out the town.
A challenge to the pride of Hert
ford's citizens is made by Mayor
Winslow in the following words:
"The week beginning April 12, 1937,
has been designated clean-up week,
and all persons are urged to clean
their premises during this period so
that Hertford will continue to have
the reputation of being one of North
Carolina's cleanest towns."
It is a fact that the little Town of
Hertford is frequently referred to as
an unusually clean town by visitors.
It takes a lot of work to make it
clean, and individual householders
are asked to cooperate with the
town authorities in making each spot
in the town as clean and as attrac
tive as possible.
' Hertford's, merchants are offering
Special bargains in paints so that
those who wish may take advantage
of the special price to paint up as
well as clean up, the idea being that
ho matter how much cleaning is
done, nothing will take the place of
paint where, paint is needed.
Senior Gass Play
I On Night Of April 15
the senior play at - the Perquimans
High School are well under way and
the play promises to be good, with
such talent as Ruth Wilson, Waver-
ly D'Orsay, Blanche "Butler, Helen
Coffield, Esther 'Perry, Hilda Hobb3,
James Boyce, George White, Hollo
well Cox Nixon, Eldon Winslow, Wil
Ham Hardcastle and Crawford Wil
son in the cast.
j The play will be given at 8 o'clock
An the night of April 15 and Miss
Anne Wilson, who is director, is ex
pecting a full house.
Following is a brief synopsis of the
f Miss Priscilla Carter has purchas
d a summer home in the Ozarks as
a place of escape for her two nieces,
to keep them from seeing their sui
tors, whom she very much dislikes.
Upon the arrival of Miss Priscilla
and her nieces and servants, strange
happenings begin to occur, strange
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noises are neara in . ids wans, ana
ghostly apparitions appear. Finally
the two young men,' lovers of the
nieces, arrive and disguising them
selves, become entangled in the
ghostly phenomena, v ;
.Wken it. seems : that the strange
occurrences have been solved, some
thing jnew happens, giving complete
new surprise, : until at last the my
stery is solved to the surprise and
satisfaction of Miss i Priscilla, and
the boys, and their sweethearts are
happy . at the - turn of events. - :
Whiteville G. As
i . t.&. Meet Saturday
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! The G. A- Society of Whitesvllle
Grove Baptist. Church met Saturday
afternoon with Mary and Johnnie
Elliott , The meeting opened with the
song, .?WeVe , A Story :, To Tell To
The Nations. ,
1 The following program was given:
Ppem,; Pauline Smith"; Story, Syble
Layden; Poem, ' Jennie Elliott;
&tory, Blanche ' Chappell; Story, De
borah White; Story, , Julie . Miller
Clppcll; i Song, ' WorkFor The
IV .t Is Coming"; Story, Catherine
VLite; Duet, - ."Bringing In - The
r caves," by Mrs. , Luna Layden and
Cora Ward. , . ' ,,. . '
11 e r... ting was dismissed by Mrs.
us candy,, pecans and apples
i ty the hostess.
V w-rev I.!ary Louise
r C rrpt'l.Thel
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TONSIL - ADENOID
Will Be Held Through
out Months of May
School children Under
12 Years of Age
A tonsil and adenoid clinic is an
nounced for May and June, to be
conducted by Dr. I. A. Ward at his
office in Hertford, when school
children under twelve will be receiv
ed as patients.
Throughbut the two months of
May and June, on each Tuesday and
Thursday Dr. Ward will operate on
such children for whom arrangements
have been! previously made by their
parents. In no case, according to
Dr. Ward, will any child or children
be received at the clinic as patients
unless arrangements have previously
Dr. Ward conducted these clinics
very successfully last summer, ope
rating on a number of children in
Perquimans, Chowan, Pasquotank and
Gates counties. He is well prepared
to do the work at his office, where
he has very adequate and comfort
able quarters, his offices being lo
cated in the old Carolina Bank Build
ing. Furniture Show In
High Point April 16
Tremendous interest has been
manifested by some local citizens in
the Furniture Style Show, celebrat
ing "A Return to Victorian Elegance"
which will be held from 10 a. m. to
10 p. m. April 16th at High Point,
N. C., according to W. M. Morgan,
where courtesy admission cards have
been made available to the public.
"The Furniture Style Show at
tracts more and more people every
year," said Mr. Morgan. "Held in
the great Tomlinson 'Exhibition
Building, it gives lovers of fine, fur
niture an opportunity to see a di
verse showing of beautiful pieces,
ranging from the- old masters of the
18th century down to the most mod
"Visitors will find that thougfi
many of the pieces faithfully follow
beautiful old designs, all of this fur
niture has genuine modern construe'
tion. Every piece is built to become
an heirloom, worthy of being passed
down to one's children s children.
Yet each is thoroughly comfortable,
with a substantial cojnfort that the
early cabinet makers never achieved.
You'll find them all there Chippen
dale, Hepplewhite, Sheraton all the
others. But each is in modern form,
retaining all tho old charm and add
ing to it the skill of modern furni
ture makers in producing pieces that
are beautiful, comfortable, and dur
R. S. Jordan Moves
Into New Quarters
"Not a vacrnt store in Hertford."
The statement is made over and over
aarain. There was one store vacant
for a couple of months recently, the
place which Morgan Walker vacated
when he moved into his new quar
ters. ' '-' ,:'
This store, located on Market street
near the intersection ol unurcn, nas
been renovated and decorated and is
a most attractive shop. It is oc
cupied by R. S. Jordan. :
' Mr, Jordan formerly conducted his
electric contract business in the
aw nf J C. .Iftinehard A Co. In
moving into his new quarters, he is
branching out considerably, stocking
not only with the FrJgidaire ana the
Zenith line of radios, jut also with
electric range and other, household
equipment and appliances, as well as
' In connection with the electric ap
pliance and equipment business, Mr.
Jordan announces that he will also
conduct a plumbing business and will
be prepared td do all kinds of plumb
ing" and fitting, Insulting plumbing
and heating systems and doing job
plumbing. v. .
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? ; Grac3 Of Dairies
The: milk grades as announced by
City Chemist R. M. Potter, covering
t' e three duiri-s operating In Hert
f , sre as f allows: --
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Superior Court Opens
In Hertford Monday
That few young people can with
any degree of accuracy gauge the
speed at whiclf they are driving an
automobile was apparently exempli
fied in Recorder's court on Tuesday,
when Ambrose Long, young mecha
nic who services the busses of the
Perquimans High School, swore that
he was at no timedriving over thir
ty-five miles on the highway last
Saturday morning when Patrolman
L. D. Lane swore that he was driv
ing his truck at from 55 to 57 miles
Attorney C. R. Holmes, who re
presented young Long, questioned
the patrolman as to the accuracy of
the speedometer on the Chrysler car
which he was driving at the time,
and by which he checked young
Long's speed. Not only Mr. Long
but Mr. Ward, another young fellow
who was a passenger in the truck,
swore that the car couldn't possibly
make over 40 miles an hour and that
he didn't believe it could go 35.
However, a colored man, James
Alexander, who was driving a truck
out of Norfolk, who is was shown was
driving for some distance immediat
ely ahead of Long and who was ar
rested at the same time Mr. Long
was arrested by the patrolman, also
charged with reckless driving, when
placed upon the stand to tell his own
story, said that he was driving- at
a speed from 45 to 49 miles and
hour and that at the time the cop
blew his horn to stop him his
speedometer registered 49 miles.
James Alexander plead guilty and
was taxed with the court costs. Mr.
Long plead not guilty and was found
guilty and required to pay a fine of
25.00, to which judgment he noted
an appeal to Superior Court.
Richard Benbury colored was tried
on two separate charges, one of driv
ing with insufficient brakes and one
with insufficient steering gear. In
the former case prayer for judgment
was continued upon payment of the
costs, and in the latter prayer for
judgment was continued upon pay
ment of the costs and upon the condi
tion that the truck be put in safe
condition before it is driven again.
Willie Webb, Newtown Negro, was
given 90 days on the roads upon con
viction of assault with a deadly wea
pon upon Hazel Felton.
Both Teams Will Enter
State Contest Held at
Both the affirmative and the ne
gative debating teams of the Perqui
mans High School at Hertford won
in the triangular debate Friday
The affirmative team, composed
of Maude Keaton and Sarah Ward,
debated with Elizabeth City in Hert
ford. The negative team, composed
of Nancy Coke Darden and Mary
Thad Chappell, debated with the
Elizabeth City team in Elizabeth
The winning teams will compete
in the finals to be held at Chapel
Hill on April 21 and 22.
' The subject of the debate was "Re
solved, that the government should
own and operate all electric light and
Miss Darden is a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Darden; Miss
Chappell is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Thad C. Chappell; Miss Keaton
is the daughter of the late R. R. and
Mrs. Keaton, and Miss Ward is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
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Girls' Circle Meets
; With Misses Baker
The Girls' Circle of Winfall met
at the home of Misses Jessie and
Polly v Baker iMonday ' night The
scripture lesson 'was read by Helen
Morgan. , Mrs., Bill Bagley . gave an
interesting reading. Jessie . Baker
read a 'short poem. "CfladyB. J;Ward
acted as secretary,
After the program a very delicious
salad course was served. ' '. '
Those present - werei - Mrs. Bill
Bagley, Mrs. Aubrey umpnlett Miss
es Jaiay " -'r. Lucille White,
Gladys .V. ' i , Mor?n, I Tin-
nie f.W.y and tl.e hos
First Criminal Cases to
Be Tried Since Last
Murder, Rape and Em
The April Term of Perquimans
Superior Court will convene in Hert
ford on Monday, with Hon. Clawson
L. Williams presiding.
This is a mixed term, for the trial
of both criminal and civil actions,
the first criminal court which has
been held in Perquimans since Nov
ember. The January Term was for
the trial of civil cases only.
On the criminal docket is a mur
der case, a rape case and a case
charging embezzlement. There are
also three appeals from Recorder's
court, one in which the defendant
was convicted of vagrancy, one for
assault with a deadly weapon and
another for assault with a deadly
weapon, carrying a concealed wea
pon and resisting an officer.
Only four civil cases are set for
trial on the calnedar. These are W.
A. Butts Estate vs W. H. Holley and
others; Louise Campbell vs Ameri
can Fidelity and Casualty Co., Rich
ard Russell vs Amelia U. Russell,
and Joseph Raymond White vs Irma
James Felton, alias James While.
Negro, will be tried for the axe
slaying of Hattie Simpson in Janu
ary. Felton has never denied that
he struck the blows which killed the
woman in her home. In fact, he
stopped on the way to his home to
tell friends of the. woman that he
had killed her. after which he pro
ceeded on home and went to bed.
Later the woman's body was found.
She was sitting in a chair, with hr
feet propped up on the bed.
Shedrach Boone, Negro, is alleged
to have committed rape on a' Noero
girl of twelve years, the crime hav
ing been committed a month ago.
Boone denies the charge..
Lee White, Winfall Neero, was
tried in Recorder's court last fall for
vagrancy and upon conviction was
sentenced to thirty days on th.?
roads. He appealed to Superior
Addie Webb, Hertford Negro, ap
pealed from the judgment of Re
corder's court after conviction of the
charge of assault with a deadly wea
pon. Ernest Gregore' was sentenced to
6 months on the roads upon con
viction in Recorder's Court of three
charges, assault with a deadly wea
pon, carrying a concealed weapon and
resisting an officer, and he appealed.
r. S. MeMullan, Jr., charged with
embezzlement, waived hearing in Re
corder's court and his case will go
to the Grand Jury next week.
Values For Taxation
The following prices were adopt
ed as fair prices for the purpose of
taxation by the County Commission
ers at their meeting on Monday:
Corn $4.00 per barrell
Hay $10.00 per ton
Bacon .18 per pound
Lard 12 per pound
Mules $250.00 each
Horses $150.00 each
Chickens and ducks .40. each
Turkeys $1.00 each
Geese .75 each
07 per pound
.$50.00 to $25.00
Cotton per bale.
Peanuts per bag.
Endeavor Society At
Piney Woods Church
The young people of Piney Woods
Friends Church met Sunday night
and reorganized their Christian En
deavor' society.- New officers were
appointed. ' ' 1 -.
i The attendance was Very good, but
a good , many, of the old .. members
were not out,' It is hoped that every
one of thent come back to Christian
Endeavor... . I .
It is hoped: that a great inter
est can be created in t1 -meetings
and make the Chrw..an J .voir bet
ter than it has ever L
This organization can toot be ear- ;
ried on by just a few members and,"
will only be a success by the help and,
eoorer'' -n cf t'l r
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