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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING ijF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY)
Volume' IV Number 17. .
Hertford, Ferquimana County, North Carolina, Friday, April 23, 1937.
$1.25 Per Year
U;i OFFERED AT
Only Two Cents Per Dax
v Provides Free Hos
.Plan Fully Explained to
Rotarians at Weekly
" Perquimans County is to have an
; vs. opportunity , to share "with . other;
.' JJbrth Carolina communities in the
2 cents a day hospital plan offered
' "V by the Hospital Saving Association
of North Carolina; Inc.
: -A field' representative of the As
Wsociation, (Miss Tasca Tolar, and
. r ,Mrs. W. H. Weatherly. Jr., of Elfea
.fceth City, appeared before the Hex
lord Rotary Club, on Tuesday night
and. Miss Tolar explained .the plan
y'by which any group of ten persons
.v p, or more, ' by- paying ' the sum of 16
i f ''ents each per-week may become
' - i members jf the Association and re--s
'eire free , hospitalisation for 21
v:-:. . day durinar any one "year. After
. on has been, a member of the aa
X, a sociation. for more than a year the
v benefite are increased to 80 days
, v.-.',dwlngr year. :,
A family membership may be car-
, ried in the association, by which the
.-. . fatiier,- mother and aU children Hv-
v. ing tn the home under the age of
j w may' join for 10 cents per week.
One individual cannot join alone.
- Ji group of employees may become
; members; by signing application
r . A blanks and paying the small menv-
. itership dues.. If one Is not employ-
'j ( ' ed with a group of other .workers
. ! , he may. still become, a memotr if he
v -will secure at east nine friends or
-' , neighbors to- form; a group nq join
'together.-, Any one under 65 years
; .v Whfts membership-in the. assoda'
tion 4oee not provide-for the pay
v.nnt' of fees of doctors, surgeon,
; , i v private nurses, dentists,- or of any
, aoeoialists, it zurnishes ' bed and
v i bard, general nursing care,, use of
. the operating room, use of the de-
41 livery room, ordinary drugs and
dressings, anesthesia (when adminis-
' ; tered by a hospital employee),. and
. ' laboratory examinations.
" " v The benefits cover all types of ill-
" ness and injury except veneral di-
' seases, quarantinable diseases, men
.; . .tal disorders, and oases which are
-v actually- covered by the Workmen's
' t ' - The benefits , are available intme
diately after your first payment in
- ' case of accidents. .' You must have
. i "been'a member for 80 days in order
to receive ithe ' benefits i for other
V types of illness except maternity
" cases; which require you to have been
: ; member for ten months.
The members may go to any hos
." .pital which is affiliated with the as-
' . sociation.r In. view of the fact that
' the association. is sponsored by. the
." North Carolina Hospital .Association
1 and the Medical Society of North
Carolina; virtually every hospital in
North Carolina is affiliated, d ,
A member may be admitted to
" hospital at any. time the physician
in charge of the -patient says he
needs hospital care,. .
MraV W.. HrvWeatherly, Jr., of
V Elisabeth City,, who has charge of
the organization of the Association
in this District, will be in Hertford
in. the near future-to organise a
branch of the association here, c
Grraje Employee -NcrrOwly
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mission study ;
class be held
Women Frlfm AU Farts of C County
: Expected to Attend Course In i
Baptist women 'f'tto:Xt'iot the
churches in the county will meet at
the Baptist Church in Hertford on
next Thursday, April 28, where a
mission study class will be conducted.-.
The first session convenes at 10
o'clock in the morning. After lunch
there will be another session. At the
morning' session Mrs. J. P. Perry and
Mrs. J. E. White will conduct class
esand Mrs. ' D. S. Dempsey will
eonduct the class meeting in the
afternoon, presenting the book "Fol
The moraine devotional will be
led by Mrs. E. U. Morgan and the
afternoon devotional by Mrs. A. F.
Mrs. Carrol Ward, oi .the White
vill Grove Church, who is county
chairhssn of mission study will pre
A. large attendance is expected.
FOR CLUB WOMEN
Expect to Make 3-Day
Tour of Western
Miss. Gladys Hamrick Perquimans
County home - demonstiiation agent,
is planmng to give the club women
of Perquimans an opportunity to en-
Joy a three-day bus trip through
Western North Carolina this spring.
Last year a similar trip was con-
ducted to Washingjton City, when a
number of Perquimans, Chowan and
Gates County women took advant
age of the opportunity of the spe
cial rate offered. .
1 TWif year the tour will probably
WkWrou'!e lo; as Miss
Hamrick Is anxious that the women
can be in Aahevilie during the per
iod when the Rhododendron Festi
The' party -would leave Hertford
early in the morning, traveling by
way. of. Hickory and Blowing Rock,
and spending the nignt at Boone.
Leaving; Boone early the next morn
ing they will go to Aahevilie and
spend the second day and night, vis
iting the points of interest in and
around Asheville.' On the third day
they will leave Asheville and come
back by Chimney' Rock, Lake Lure,
Charlotte, and Condor, which is said
to have the largest peach packing
industry in the world. ' , 1
Several women have already signi
fied their intention of ': Joining the
tour and Miss Hamrick - hopes to
have a large party from Perquimans
Join the Chowan and Gates County
busses. j One bus to accommodate 22
persons, has been provided for the
Perquimans party, but if more than
this number wish to go, arrange
ments can be made, ' according to
Miss Hamrick if the matter is not
Young Men Organize
II Local Tennis Club
"A group of young men are organ
izing a tennis club in Hertford. The
lot owned fey Mrs. Graham White,
located on Market street, in : front
of . the Baptist Church, has been
rented and a court will be prepared
at once.--S;ii ".!'.,').
Included in the number composing
the club are.T. S. White, Jr., James
Evart Newfby, Rev. E. T. Jillson, Ed
ward Weeks. Silas Whedbee, Alfred
WiHiama and Charles Wffliford. .
i.The a;.. -. 'ivs'."-' 't'-roortt.bnnga
-&-.)ni ataVb-i Eront
street is' rapidly nearing' completion.
With favorable weather conditions,
the Morris family expect to be able
to mora into their new home about
the flirt of June. ', : - .
-Meets At Cccrc
The luissloo Study Clan of G. A's
X Saturday afternoon tt t ) f - i
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Rearrangement of Con
flicting: Dates Has
Blanche Moore Berry
And Maude Keaton
The problems of Miss Maude Kea
ton, young Perquimans High School
senior, whose troubles came about
from being too many times a winner,
were solved by a special privilege
granted her by Dr. Wade R. Brown,
Dean of Music of the North Carolina
College for Women at Greensboro,
Maude is a member of the Perqui
mans. High debating team which
came out Victorious this year. She
was scheduled to take part in the
state debating contest at Chapel
Hill on Wednesday night of this
week at 7:30.
The young girl, for the third con
secutive time, won first place in
soprano in the high school music
contest held in Elizabeth City recent
ly, and was scheduled to take part
in the contest in Greensboro at
exactly the same hour that the de
bate came off in Chapel Hill.
Miss Kate Blanchard, director of
the glee club of which Maude is a
member, got busy with interceding
with the powers that be so that the
young girl could not only debate but
sing as well. Her efforts were suc
cessful, and a message came on
Tuesday that the matter had been
So on Wednesday Miss Blanchard,
accompanied by Hertford's two win
ners, Mist Blanche Moore Berry,
winner of first place in alto in the
and Ellie Mae White,, left for Green
sboro. Meeting Held To
, Nominate Officers
When this paper appears Hert
ford will have nominated a mayor
and three commissioners.
With two having announced them
selves as candidates for the? office
of mayor, and with Dr. C. A. Daven
port announcing that he will not ac
cept the nomination to succeed him
self as one of the three town com
missioners, nobody knows what the
convention will result in.
A mass meeting has been called
at the courthouse for Thursday night
at 8 o'ock to nominate a mayor and
three commissioners. Unfortunate
ly, when the convention is held this
paper will have gone to press.
Mayor H. G. Winslow is a candi
date, and Silas M. Whedbee, Hert
ford attorney, has announced him
self a candidate for the office.
Both A. W. Hefren and W. H.
Hardcastle have stated that they will
accept ' the nomination to succeed
themselves as commissioners.
AT M. E. CHURCH SUNDAY
9:45 Sunday School.
11 a. m and 8 p. m., preaching by
The Hertford Men's Choir will
sling. All will enjoy hearing them
as they help with the services. The
public is cordially invited..
Who it it picking on James Sn and
what', the Idea, anyway 11 Probably
nobody is responsJMe for the serica
of event which have cast shadow
a the? yourrt 'horUen. v It all
Just harnsd. ' Ttoubls- ierer oonie
sincle-htnded, they aajtt$&L$t&.
'Janr, S,..tt 'tha;yonnj .af Vis.
than Ids share of ill luck of late.
Some weeks ago his dog, Brownie,
disappeared. . Now,"' Brownie, be . it
known, wasn't Just an' ordinary ca
nine, not by any means. Brownie
wan an unusual dog, and the pride
of his young matstera .heart. He
did tricks; did Brownie, and James
S. K'-ed to show his beloved dog off
to Lis rourts frienda. Who. wouldn't T
I t Trownie is gone, apparency-
r " j .:i?.r out of the picture.
I , ; i 1-...J ' week now , ainca the
1 t-.i.wh!? rotted,dog
' . tj eisne trre-no'inore,
' ..; li yett J--.-J S.h;
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TO BE INSTALLED
Ik Scout Execu
tive In Charge of
RevD. M. Sharpe Will
Act as Scoutmaster
i Of Troop
After Monday night Hertford is
going tio have a full fledged Boy
Louis'. R. Lester, of Norfolk, Scout
Executive of the Tidewater Council,
is coming to Hertford next Monday
night to install Troop No. 155, com
posed of twenty-one fine young
Hertford lads, with Rev. D. M.
Sharpe,. Pastor of the Hertford
Methodist Church, as scout master.
There will be a patrol here from
Elizabeth City to assist in the in
stallation of the troop, which will be
done with very impressive ceremo
nies, at which every member of the
troop committee are urged to be
present. The ceremony will take
place in the Sunday School room of
the Methodist Church.
Mr. Sharpe has been assembling
the boys for the scout troop for
several weeks, working; with them
and getting things into shape for
the final installation. All the plans
have been worked out and the boys
are now ready to become real Boy
The group includes Charles Har
rell, Durwood Reed, Charles ford
Sumner III, Roy Reed, Bill Corp
Reed, Dan Sharpe, Hoilowell Nixon,
Francis Nixon, Clarke Stokes, Jack
Anderson, Jack Winslow, Leigh Win-
I slow, Ernmett Landing, Billy Hard
castle, Richard Spivey, Harrell John
son, Hillary Winslow, Billy Btanch-ard,'JT&inie-.
Arnold, Paul Tucker
and Ray Jordan.
Blind Man Doing
"He is the best I have ever seen."
The statement was made by J. R.
Stokes, prominent Hertford citizen,
in reference to work done by How
ard Goodwin, the young blind man
who has opened up a shop in Hert
ford for making new cane bottoms
and backs for chairs.
Mr. Stokes went on to say that
Mr. Goodwin had done considerable
work for him and that he was great
ly pleased with the results. The
conversation came about when Mr.
Goodwin was asked on the street if
he had had good business recently.
It appears that the young blind
man who is trying to build up a
successful business by which he can
take care of himself, has had quite
some business, but there hasn't been
enough not enough to keep him
busy, and he is very anxious to se
cure more work to do.
All of the work done by Mr. Good
win, so far as con be ascertained,
has been highly satisfactiory. The
work is smooth and beautiful, and
it is strong and durable. Mr. Good
win learned to do this work while a
student at the state institution for
the blind at Raleigh, and he appears
to be an expert in his line.
Mr. Goodwin's shop is located on
Edenton Road, next door to the
store of T. R. Winslow.
Single - Handed
coming wag of his tail when he
reached home; But Brownie has not
returned. t- '.. . .j .
k ahera waa- a Mack eak Soot by
nane,Twlrka.'WW a pet at the Mc
Nlder home, io and, while ao doubt
Soot shared aecond' place in the af
feetjoa .of Jamas & she did have a
real place, there. ; A week or two ago
Soot failed to ahcup one, night ;
To cap the elimax,'' the shiny new
bicycle which James 'S. got last
Christmas hat disappeared. ,
. An ad appears this week in the
classified section of this newspaper
which tells the story of the loss of
dog and cat and bicycle, in cold out
line, But back of the ad la a trage
dy which perhaps only another boy
who has lost a dog can understand
As every one 'knows, a boy's bic
TDfeimeana A lot to him. James S,
ia. no -excIon art? .this ipeet. .The,
butwas bUreV But th loss of the
f and of tiia eat ia nothing1 to
t.sVle in the heart of the boy
la ran.' : James SI ha
iltad tuore t -n Just a tough break,
AT FORT RALEIGH
Will Be Honor Guest at 350th An
niversary of Birth of Virginia
Dare August 18
this week visited the President and I
came away with the announcement
that President Roosevelt would de
liver the address at Fort Raleigh, j
North Carolina, on August 18th,
which is the 350th anniversary of the
birth of Virginia Dare, the first
child of English parentage to be born
on the American continent and the
same anniversary of the disappear
ance of Sir Walter Raleigh's Lost
The President also approved the
issuance by the Post Office Depart
ment of a special commemorative
stamp for the occasion. The
dent told Mr. Warren that the only
thing that could keep him away
would be if the final adjournment of
Congress should occur that week.
Mr. Warren went to the White
House alone and did not divulge his
mission until after his visit.
The special commemorative stamp
to be issued" for the occasion will be
(he first one ever issued pertaining
to North Carolina.
Orphans Will Perform
In Grammar School
Once more the Oxford Orphanage
Singing Class has come to town and
will give one of their fine entertain
ments tonight, Friday, in the audi
torium of the Hertford Grammar
The program will be very attrac
tive, with music, songs, drills, folk
songs and .dances, and the manage
ment promises an evening of genuine
pleasure for those who attend.
Every one who likes children's en
tertainments will enjoy the program.
Every one is asked to buy a ticket,
whether they are able to be present
or not, just to help the good cause
along. The ticket can always be
passed on to some one who hasn't
Every year since the memory of
the oldest citizen the singing class
of the Oxford Orphanage, that splen
did Masonic institution which has
taken care of so many homeless
children throughout many decades,
has come to Hertford each spring
on its regular itinerary. Always
they receive the warmest welcome.
Time was when the party travel
ed by train of course, as every one
alse did. AH that has changed. The
Orphanage has its own bus now,
driven by one of the older boys.
Not every one realizes what an
important part this singing class
plays in connection with the Or
phanage, with its upkeep, and how
necessary it is for the welfare of
the institution that tickets be sold
to these entertainments. There is an
appropriation from the State, and
there are the regular contributions
from each Masonic Lodge in the
State to carry on the great work
of sheltering, feeding, clothing, edu
cating and training this large group
of children. But this income is not
sufficient. A large per cent of the
funds comes from the profits of theIwholeu chu?h is expected to meet
singing class, so that whether or not
von huv a ticket in an important
you buy a ticket is an important
In the class this year are fourteen
ten girls and four boys. In the
party are the manager, a lady teach
er and the boy who drives the bus.
Go To Chapel Hill
i The. PerqimantHigh Debating
team, composed of Sarah Ward,
Mary Thad Chappell, Maude Keaton
and Nancy Coke Darden, chaperoned
by Miss Elizabeth Darden, left Wed
nesday for Chapel Hill, to take part!
ia the state debating contest.
Farmers Urged To
Secure Farm Bases
ThT office - force of ie County
Agent ' are busy these days explain
ing to the farmers the details of the
various farm bases, , . I W. Ander
son, County-Agent, say it is very
necessary for those., fanners .who
have not done so to call at the of
fice for this purpose and he urges
than to do. s.V VV' .;
Born to Mr. and MAI. Jos Laydea,
at their home at Ballahack, on Hon
MEETING JUNE 1
Counties Expected to
AT P. C. H. S.
Dr. Leon R. Meadows
Will Be Principal
Dr. Leon R. Meadows, President
of East Carolina Teachers College,
will be the principal speaker at the
District Meeting of home demon
stration, clubs to be held in Hertford
on June 1.
Arrangements were made and the
program planned, with committees
being appointed at the meeting of
the Perquimans County Council of
home demonstration cluibs held on
The affair is to be held in the
auditorium of the Perquimans Coun
ty High School, the only hall avail
able of sufficient capacity to accom
modate the six hundred women
expected to be present on this oc
casion, when club women from the
entire djstrict, comprizing the count
ies of Dare, Currituck, Camden, Cho
wan, Pasquotank, Gates, Hertford
and Perquimans, will be present.
Mrs. R. S. Harris, of Pasquotank
County, District President, will pre
side, and speakers on the program
will include Mrs. E. M. Perry, of
New Hope, Chairman of the Per
quimans County Federation of Wo
man's Clubs; Mrs. W. W. Stein
mates, of Elizabeth City, District
President of the Woman's Club, and
Mrs. Hubert Boney, of Teacheys,
District President of Home Demon
The committees of Perquimans wo
men appointed to have charge of the
various branches of entertainment
for the day are as follows: Lunch,
the 4-H Club girls, with Mrs. Reu
ben Stallings and Mrs. Mary Hay-
man in change; registration, Miss
Mildred Lewis, Miss Lucille Lane
and Miss Evelyn Eure; Lunch tic
kets; Miss Mary Elizabeth White,
Mrs. C. F. Rogerson and Mrs. Bris
towe Perry; Page, Miss Elizabeth
White; Hostess, Mesdames Eunice
Winslow, L. J. Winslow, L. R. Webb,
J. M. Fleetwood, Maude Lane, W. J.
Perry, W. O. Hunter, Mattie Bar
clift, Ellis Miller and Misses Fannie
Mae Coffield and Mildred Lewis.
The women of the Hertford Wo
man'.? Club, in order to give the
home demonstration club women an
opportunity to be present at all of
the proceedings, will prepare the
lunch for serving.
Program On Friday
In Local Church
It is estimated that ther will be
500,000 men and women who will
gather in various groups for fellow
ship suppers on Friday night of this
week, in celebration of the eighty
ninth anniversary of the sailing of
the first missionaries of the M. E.
The Hertford Methodist Church
has completed plans whereby the
i"8"" " " wwvree. r,ac.i
ln h church is requested to
be present, to bring their supper
and to attend the service to follow.
Supper will be served at 6:30, pic
nic style on the church lawn if the
weather is favorable. Otherwise,
supper will be served in the Sunday
vThere wiU be aradio installed by
R. S. Jordan, over which the group
will listen to the address of the bis
hop, and the music from Scarrett
Collage. ' Immediately following the
bishop's address there will be a
pageant, "The Call to China," given
by W. H. Pitt, James Evart Newby,
Reginald Tucker, and Rev. D. M.
Sharpe. Following the pageant Miss
Josephine Hefren will give a read
ing, "Methodism Marches On."
Every Methodist is requested to
be . present on this occasion, for
sapper and' for the progranl tad
service to follow.
There is to be a little magic stunt
after the service. The Pastor says
he is going to tarn a white sheet
green right before every one's eyes.
Vlsttei Sdgar White '
: Bob Bailey, of Rochester: N..Y,,
was the week-end guest of Edgar.
White, who returned to the IMver- '
sity of North Carolina on fianday
after spendina; the sprint holidays ,
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G
.r'u 1 It seems. lie has had real trouble.
day,' April 19, a soni