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A WEEK UPBUILDINGjOF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
. Hertford, Perquimans County; North Carolina, Friday, May 7, 1937.
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For Dog Inoculation
Penalty Will Be tmpbs-
; ; ed For Failure to Com
ply With Law
Still Many More Not
i - : Inoculated Says In
v - spector Nobles
r The tiine ifl drawing neat for the
' ,;Jlo5ing of the campaign, for , inoccu-
lating dogs "for the . prevention of
f rabies." The six-weeW period ends" on
-'May l, after which there will be a
. ' penalty of 25 cents imposed on all
owners .for the vaccination of the
-iogS. '. ,
Under the law, there is no charge
? V ' or inocculatiag dogs for the preven
. J.f tioft of rabies, as the fifty, cents col
. , lected by the rabies inspector is cre
' '- idited ba the dog tax when it is paid,
v'- V bat tt is compulsory that all dogs be
inocenlated. H-"." ': . .
A uonsana aogs nave amwijr oeen
inocenlated by inspector A. A. Nobles
since the campaign began on April
1st, according to Mr. Nobles. : Most
of this work has been done in other
townships than - Hertford, and the
people of Hertford Township, those
residing within the Town of Hert
ford as-well as those in the coun
try, are notified to bring their dogs
for fcioccnlation to the store of T. R.
.Winslow.. on Saturday, "May 8. On
Tuesday of next week Mr. Nobles
.will be at Burgesaor .the purpose
r. of inoeculating dogs; on Wednesday
at fijnmi Jwlnm't StArA. ' on the
f -Hertford-iaiabeth City igwaif"oji(
4- i Tnursday at werton s sierevAea
- 7 ton's Corner, and all other days, up
,'-t until May 16, at T. R.,Wjialow
. utore la Hertford.
"l r Mr.'NoMes.'wh'o has taken part ja
JViSc the -law. governing"' ra Wei -pW'
"mhA!a. mmim4 . Infra ttffMi n .aaM.
i J 'iant first and late- as' rubies . inspe-
? tor, saya-that" the people 'of, the
i-; county-have given him very satisfao-
- "tory cooperation, v for .which he is
verygrateful. c .There re still many
' i w oga in the county to be inocculated,
, according to Mr. Nobles. ' -"
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Music Recital; May .
I v 13 At M.E. Church
Mr. R. m. ; Riddick will present
j r-pilB of her piano class in a Senior
t : Recital at the Methodist Sunday
t School auditorium-Thursday, May 18,
, i -at 8 P. M. They wOi 'be assisted by
Xeaton, and, by the members of tie
Rhythm classes. , j ' ''
The public is cordially invited.
- " The program is aa'.foltower
An April Shower, .Lemont, Fannie
Lee Turner.- - v
. Bridal Wreath, " Rogers, - Pauline
White. , ' . 1 i ' ' v ;
i . Mother- Goose Songs, . Pre School
'claiis. ' '- C
- The Swallow, Happy Farmer, Schu
rnan, Julia, Miller Chappell, assisted
by Eva Rae , Winslow . and Jewel
-White. - . -
U rtUapplng Song, First" Grade class.
V" Frolic of Fairy Night, Helkw,
Minnie Louise Nixon.
; .Bird Calls,' Jeanne riewbokLf " 41
' Sonar. The' LlttlevShoemaker, Se
, cond Grade class, , . -. . ,
P.nmrAutm. Marian Lee White.
'.V?-TL Tying Leaf, gpindler, Minnie
'Z- ,'ood., r t' v' ,
t Ai, Te ' LilaV ' Colored Gowit,
C ' r-he-'Crrsif'-t
' V " J C jrfee, Esrelmann,
j r-i Sxirg Low,
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1 services .
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Conirressman Harold D. Cooley,
who will be the principal speaker at
the annual meeting of members of
the State Cotton Association and
patrons of the FCX in Raleigh on
Tuesday, May 11. The meeting
starts at 10 o'clock and more than
2,600 leadinv farmers and farm wo
men, reoresentinr every county in
the State, are expected to be present.
Make Our Bit of the
World More Beautiful
Following is the address made by
Mrs. . M. Perry, of Durante Neck,
president of the Perquimans County
Federation ' of home demonstration
clubs over station WPTF, Raleigh,
oig. Thursday r
-rPerauimtni County, a section o)
the historic Albemarle area where
the first deed of North Carolina was
written, is at her loviest now with
thm nnr MnnrnB mi her nlriA. which
i!ttelIises;:for '.-'she yello jas
mine witn its pungent iragrance, ana
her highways, bordered with azaleas
which shade from dees nink to white.
ven the common Hound's Tongue,
which ii so onen a menace to ootn
awn and field is a veritable bed of
void on the shoulders Of some of
Perquimans roads.. But It is not the
wooded land and country alone which
are flaunting their beauty; Hertford,
the county seat, is a dream snot with
her velvet . lawns rolling down to
the picturesque , Perqiumans River,
masses of pink, purple and red tu
11m. iris, anirea and Rose of Sharon
and her front lawns with their bor
ders of eowships, oxalis, pansies,
mareissus and. phlox. . And there is
wisteria, 'too.::-' 3i$:t-" n
From this you see that our county
has made a splendid start towards
doing Its bit in , beautifying the
world, bat it is only a start as there
are places all over the county which
can be --converted from bare dreari
ness, to just such loveliness as has
kttAn . dnsMIuu). .. Vnr Mnthftr Nature
has contributed so generously to this
section; of the state that it only taxes
energy -and, time to transplant such
ahnrha'as laureL call berry, and the
French mulberry' with its colorful
Burma berries, to Our own oarticu-
tar spot called home.'- There is a bay
tree with white waxy .blossom, and
the wild iris,- the cattail, wild rose,
asuratum which grow in "profusion,
and as the natives know, dosens of
the plants which are ours without
cost... i -ri"; ' Ts'.'
There - Is nothing so f inspiring as
the -beauty of growrag things noth?
ing more interesting,"and when' one
is sufficiently aroused to plan. "and
da, some of. the aetaal work there
ia almost no. stopping him : or: her,
f-r nd endlngrthe soil is
to 4-a. -oan -r
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RECORD VOTE IN
i6o iiun vui to tjas
Ballot For Official
Mill Assume Duties at
A record vote was polled in the
town election on Tuesday, when Silas
M. Whedbes was elected Mayor and
A. W. Hefren, W. H. Hardcastle and
V. N. Darden yere elected on the
Board of Commissioners. This re
presents the old Board of Commis
sioners, with the exception of Mr
Darden, who succeeds Dr. C. A. Day
enportwho declined renomination.
Mr. Whedbee succeeds H. G. Winslow
who was not a candidate, as mayor.
. With neither of the candidates,
who were nominated in the conven
tion held at the courthouse on April
16, having any opposition, the unpre
cedented number of 135 persons turn
ed out to vote on Tuesday. This
number far exceeds the vote polled
in previous town elections, with only
twelve votes being cast eight yean
At the last town election, in 1935,
there were 87 votes cast. This was
a considerable gain over 1933, when
58 citizens of the town voted. In
the year 1931 only eighteen persons
turned out to vote, and in 1929 there
were twelve ballots in the box, with
more than half of these being coun
ty officials, conveniently near the
There are approximately 275 vot
era registered on the town register,
so thatjt appears that something like
fifty per cent of these went to the
court house to vote on Tuesday. A
number expressed their intention of
-voting - who -had .tailed - to iregister
and. were, .therefore, unable to do so.
Mr. Whedbee will be sworn in and
assume his duties as head of the
Town's affairs on-next Monday night
which is the regular night for the
meeting of the Town Board. '
At Club Meeting
' The Helen Gaither Home Demon
stration Club met on Monday after
noon with Mrs. C. F. Reed, with
every member present.
There was an interesting demon
stration on the use of patterns by
the home agent, Miss Gladys Ham-
rick, who also distributed samples ot
Those who took part in the pro
gram were Mrs. J. T. Lane, Mrs.
Fulton Driggs, Mrs. Clarence Dail,
Mrs. Claude Perry and Mrs. Bris
W. M. U. MEETS MONDAY
The Woman's Missionary Union of
the Hertford Baptist Church will
meet Monday night at the Church
at 8 o'clock.
CHIEF HOLDREN SICK
The condition of V. A. Holdren,
chief Engineer of the light and water
plant, who has been sick for the past
two weeks, is somewhat improved.
;y IN HOSPITAL
Friends will be interested to learn
that Charlie ; Umphlett of Burgess
was admitted into the Norfolk Gene
ral Hospital. Monday.
AT BANKERS MEET
W, B. Hardcastle, Assistant Cash
ier and W. F. a' Edwards, Vice-President,
of the Hertford Banking Com
rry.. r e-rected to- return-Friday
I-aIL."! rstv'they atteifii
el t'.s: a. .ccventioir--of the
Nofwh Xn.:.-tatktu4 Association.
'?";f' i;rmj.,-,u'?ri;-. r a--.- ,
'-yt: r.5t:;-Af nomv" y
vDosUr" Citaa who woiki la1 New
port News,: Va, was at home for the
week-end with. Us. parents, Mr. and
Mrs. R, A. Sutton. Mrs. Sutton ac-
eompaaled her son back to Virginia
for a few days visit , . v
s a wc- 'jrful mother; j
r v' 5 rmr grows old."
! n j of tLe sunshineH
r r -art of pure goU.
i an angel
' ) c 'J be. .
"1 r. other
r r. ier to
HERTFORD LADIES Ad
,P TO SECURE
ember shipsr Means ' of
Fjunous Artists Ap
pearing on Program
Elizabeth City Otie of
Over 300 CitieN Hav
Three Hertford music lovers who
are s interested in the plans for ths
Cooperative Concert Association,
went to Elizabeth City on Monday
night and attended a dinner at the
Virginia Dare Hotel given to the
local members of the Association.
They were Miss Kate Blanchard, Mrs.
Lindsey Winslow and 'Mrs. R. M.
These women and others are inte
rested in the campaign to solicit
members for the association in order
that there may be more concerts
given this year, the second year that
the plan has been tried out in this
locality. A number of members
were secured in Hertford last year,
who, attended the concerts given in
Elisabeth City. Elizabeth City is
one; of over three hundred cities
throughout the United States and
Canada now having membership con
certs under this plan.
Through this cooperative plan, by
each member paying a certain mem
bership fee, a minimum of three
concerts is assured during each sea
son; and as many more as the mem
bership makes possible, with world
famous artists appearing in person.
The campaign for membership is
conducted only through one week in
the' year, after .which the list is clos
ed and no one may join for another
year.. The .holder of a membership
is entitled to attend all concerts:
f?crty Vacancies In
U. S. Marine Corps
Forty vacancies in the United
States Marines will be filled from
this district during May at the Sav
annah (Ga.) headquarters, according
to an announcement by Captain A. C.
Small, the officer in charge.
The minimum height requirement
has been lowered from 66 to 64 inch
es. The maximum requirement re
mains at 74 inches.
- In ' addition to the regular quota
there are a number of vacancies for
qualified musicians, it was stated.
All applicants must be single, with
out dependents, between 18 and 26
years of age, of good moral charac
ter, have a fair education, and must
pass the usual rigid physical exami
nation. Those accepted will be enlisted and
immediately transferred to the Ma
rine Barracks at Parris Island, South
Carolina, for basic instruction pre
paratory to assignment to regular
The Marine Corps offers a variety
of duty and educational advantages
to young men. Upon completion of
their initial training at Parris Is
land many are selected for technical
schooling in aviation, radio, motor
mechanics, etc.; all have opportunity
to enroll in the Marine Corps Insti
tute where, they may learn free of
charge some trade, art or science;
those seeking travel and adventure
may request duty on board ship or
in one of the foreign lands where
Marines are stationed.
Young men In this vicinity desir
ing further information about the
U. S. Marines may write or visit the
Marine Corps Recruiting Station at
Savannah. Application blanks will
be sent on request, Captain Small an-
The C. A. Society of Whltevilie
Grove . Baptist Chundi net Saturday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. WV T.
Smittvi;;. Uy0 'fi-
The Devotional was given bylMary
Looise ChappelL Thalnw Chftppelt
was in charge of a very interesting
, Tjte meeting was dismissed b lira.
iiUnaviavaen. - - E:.
Delidous , punch and cakes, was
served by the hostess. - - j
..Ttios present were: Velma Lay
den. ' Deborah . White," Catherine
White. r.anche' ChappelL Thelma
Chappy. nary v Louise Chappell,
Julia Miller ChsrpelL Pauline Smit.
i t A lZ'"on Ane jliuiw
r. v.. . . L m.llfj. t.U.H
l n Lu.ia l-yden ana Mrs. W. T.
Point To Good Crops
Hon. Abit Nix of Athens, Ga., will
be the official representative of Ro
tary International for the 57th Dis
trict Conference to be held at Pine
hurst on May 9-10. The Hertford
Rotary Club loses its identity with
the 57th District, along with Eden
ton, Elizabeth City and Manteo, by
being transferred to the 56th Dis
trict, which embraces Virginia.
An Interesting Affaii
Miss Mary Thad Chappell, toast
mistress at the Junior-Senior banquet
given at the Perquimans High School
on Thursday night, presided with
grace and dignity, and each of the
members of the junior class and
others' wh"ol6ok part, ' entered into-i
the spirit of the occasion, which re
sulted in one of the most delightful
affairs of the kind ever given at
the Perquimans High.
In addition to the 150 guests who
were invited to the banquet, there
were many spectators out in the au
ditorium who enjoyed the program.
The setting was unusually lovely this
year, representing a Spanish patio,
with lovely arches and picturesque
balconies, the effect being carried
out very realistically. The young
girls who served were dressed in
Spanish costumes and the menu,
printed in Spanish, showed a Span
ish dancer in costume. There were
intriguing favors, gay baloons, con
fetti. Mrs. G. W. Barbee, who each
year has the banquet in charge, and
who always produces something un
usual and beautiful in the way of a
setting for the affair, received manv
Louise Tarkenton gave the toast to
the seniors, which was responded to
by Miss Hazel Mathews, and this
was followed by a very special song
and dance number by three young
girls, Shirley Perry, Virginia Lee
Commander and Bettie Gaither, of
Elizabeth City, members of the danc
ing class of Miss Martha Outlaw.
Later in the program the trio gave
another delightful number. Sybil
Liverman, a tiny tot of Miss Out
law's class, gave a most unusual no
velty number 'Twists and Turns"
which received much applause.
Zack Toms White gave the toast
to the school officials, which was res
ponded to byoisiather, T. S. White,
chairman of the Board of Education,
Superintendent F. T. Johnson res
ponded to the toast to Mr. Johnson
given by Mary Louise Chappell, and
Mrs. C B, Holmes responded to one
to, the faculty given by Carlton
Sinitiw. . .
' Fonner Superintendent . E. Bun
dy, Of Eltrtbsth Oty, who with Mrs.
Buady was a special guest"" a
snappy Uttie;lk which received
.Mr, W. E.. White gave a humo
rous reading, which was followed by
music, and-the affair closed with a
tout to the future by Juanita White.
Jbnid. a shower of confetti, the
young people left to attend the dance
at ' the ' Community House; where
Float! Orchestra, of Edenton. -who
had furnished music during the ban
quet,' played awl tho young folks
aaneea unU one.,,
V LOCATJS3 IN WISCONSIN
f ' : '" r"i ,"1 v . k '
- M. 5. Elliott, formerly of Rice,
Clifornfa,.:.who visited ; his; family
In ItmtittvrA Hnanflv : .laft-. Satnrda
I for Alma, ' Wisconsin, where he 'will
Vn ifL:3tririirfn.iJ rw
May Peas and Straw
berries Put In Their
Cold and Wet Weather
May peas grown in Perquimans
made their appearance on the local
market on Monday of this week. Lo
cally grown strawberries wera sold
here as early as April 24, though
only a few quarts were sold at this
time. They were grown by Mrs.
Rogerson, of Belvidere.
On last Saturday afternoon Nur
ney Chappell brought in a quantity
of strawberries, which sold at Mor
gan's Modern Grocery at 25 cents
The first locally grown May pea3
to be put on the market were grown
by Jacob L. White, one of the lead
ing truck growers of the county.
These were priced at the store at
10 cents per pound.
With favorable weather conditions
the next few days should see both
peas and strawberries here in plen
ty. The May pea crop throughout
the county is generally exceptional
ly good this year, and with a fair
price should bring good returns.
More peas were grown this year in
Perquimans than usual.
While strawberries are grown in a
small way by many Perquimans
farmers, not a great many grow
them for shipment to outside mar
kets. The May pea crop, however,
is an important crop in the county.
Irish potatoes in the county are
very good. The stand is good and
the crop is earlier than usual. More
potatoes, also, were planted in Per
quimans this year, than are usually
' Of the major crops, corn, cotton
and soya baans are the only ones
planted. Much of the corn in the
county is up and appears to be all
right. There is considerable un
easiness as to the cotton seed plant
ed early. Many farmers say that
the seed is not coming up, that the
cold, wet weather of recent weeks
has caused the seed to rot, and it is
feared that much of the early plant
ing will have to be replanted. The
soya bean crop has also been af
fected by weather conditions. Per
quimans farmers have not yet begun
to plant peanuts.
At Assembly Church
Miss Ellen Esler, of Ireland, and
Miss Kathryn Long of Lancaster,
Pa., will have charge of the services
at the Hertford Assembly Church on
Sunday morning, May 9, at 11 o'
clock, also Sunday evening at 8 o'
clock. These young ladies are pros
pective missionaries to South India.
The public is invited to hear them
preach and sing.
MRS. DARDEN'S BROTHER DIES
Mrs. V. N. Darden received a
message on last Thursday that her
brother, Dr. Leland Porter, of Hona
ker, Va., was dying, following a
stroke. Mrs. Darden, accompanied
by her husband, left immediately
for Honaker and word was received
here on Monday that Dr. Porter died
that day. Funeral services and bur
ial took place in the family burying
ground at Mosleys, Vs., on Wednes
day. HERTFORD METHODIST CHURCH
a M- SHARPS, PASTOR
, Morning Worship, 11 A. M.
Evening Worship, , 8 P. M.
Sunday School. 9:45 A. M.
Epwerth League, T:16 P, M.
Prayer Service Wednesday, 8 P.M.
Albemarle Cnlea of Young People
Department will meet at Weeksrille
Tuesday Evening 8.
lone aie jrwur wnnxi, ana jvu
will have your life enriched by at
tending them. . l
, ONE OF TWINS DIES
' Alice Faye, the Infant daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Alec Wheeler, died at
the home of her parents in Hertford
at o'clock , Wednesday ' morning. '
Funeral services were conducted at
the grave-side la . Cedarwood Ceme
tery en Thursday afternoon, by the
Rev. D. Dempsey, Pastor of the
Hertford Baptist Church." : ,
. , The baby, one of twins born on
Tuesday, lived only a day. Surviv-.;"
ing-, are ner parents, a twin aroinr
i ne toeatea ror some time. . V'
end a two-year-old sister..