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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
.Volume IVvNumber 50. v Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carohna,
$1.25 Per Year.
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iart6rs After July First
Department Leases At
, tractive Carolina Bank
; MPRRIS CLAD
Improvements Will Re
sult In Adequate
, ; Facilities
Hertford's postofnce is to be housed
3n the Carolina Bank Building after
tthe first of July. ' J. R. Stokes, owner
of the building, "was notified on Mon
day of this week by the Postofflce
Department that his bid for leasing:
this building for a ten-year period
had been accepted.
j Bkta were opened ' last summer
when it was announced that new
quarters would have to be found for
-the postofflce in order to provide
more space and Mr. Stokes filed a bid
lot leasing this building which he
had purchased some months before,
t Postmaster J. E. Morris is delight
ed that the new quarters are to be in
4his building, which is peculiarly
raited to the purpose. Constructed
Ho be used as bank and, aa."W mat
ter of fact, having been uaeds a,
bank for a number of years, it has a
tiled floor and other features which
make it particularity desirable as
Ufa building Is to bVfnlarged, with
addiUon to the rear according to
iPoetmasto Morris, who says that ..ft;
erchlteeVwin come down
the improvements to the
and, alaoji to usuperrise ; the
o new, r fixtures, which
a m- M AUiit: in. ' in addition to
ystem wui oe mstaiiea. wnen me
Smsrovements " are completed the
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Civil Tenn Superikr
- 0urt Begins: Jan. 17
p . " ! 1111 . 1 -,t
The January Term of Perquimans
'Superior Court will convene on Janu
ary 17, with Kon. J. . Vernon Cowper,
f Kinston, presiding. , This term is
fw the trial of civu cases only.
t The' Jurors for wis term, bwn at
the tegular neetmg of the Board of
' County Cemmiasioweni on Monday,
are as follows: J. G. Robbins, D;,W.
Williams, B. W. Thaeh; L I White,
. Wayland White, W D. Stallings, Al
- 'via (Tintlew, James A. Carver, N. A.
Chappell, Lr W, Hobbs, J. A. Bray,
J. R. Roach,: Chariie E. Mathews, H.
f H. Butt,' Stephens, J,rM4Ben-
, tum J. Ti Herrhi; t.Brlnn, -W. D.
,;Raflsellr W.hw: Speneet J.-; K.Roc-
emon, a. w. rerreli, J. T. weoa M
C T. AVhite,
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Ii:ciu3 Blanchard Nam-
- , The Christmas " Seals will go on
)': i on Friday of this week., JUjcius
.vhar has been1 appointed chair
i of t!.o r-'e H Ter-'",,'s Co"i-
r i ' l v ": 'r 5!hi 'j
; 1 ' '" ' 1
. t-1.. v..l be made-to -J
rs ciry of the' seals as . possible.
II 7i a v. ry ' attractive' this- year
tr.i e- 7 f i is s:ed to use thene
t -j i 3 ' i t' great .cause .for
v:.Lh t . . , j i ::. - ; . ,1 i .
y Tie i , r j every one knows,
't towiii a.i k . art of tuberculo
sis institutions J fcr lacking' re
sezTwt woik in ta f t f rtirst the
white plai-3. ' i .
-r Half of tLe f-:.:j f. jfjk ! is
tned inthecoury,f "?l 1 t ::!c.
l s rroc 3 cf last yt .'a t '
-;! T tI.J 1 ;
;- ..els tliiili
, cr.a uLI'.d ,! i ' -t
9 sr.t to
3, a -
Town Criers Appeal
For Funds Spread
Thl Town Criers are placing
boxes in convenient places about
town to receive contributions to
the Christmas Cheer Fund.
Every one is asked to contri
bute to this fund, which will be
used to make Christmas brighter
for those who are unfortunate.
No amount is too small to be ac
ceptable, and, of course, there is
no limit to the amount one may
A box will be placed at Rober
son's Drug Store,, one at Walker's,
one at Hertford Banking Com
pany, probably one at the post
office and others at such places as
may be suitable.
Seven On Committee
To Assist (liick In
Chairman Selects Out
standing Men and
State Chairman Meets
, With Local Group
B. 3L Riddick, who was appointed
Chairman of tiie Perquimans County
Hospitality- Committee by Governor
Clyde R. Hoey, -named bis committee
of seven last week, which is composed
of outstanding men and .women of
the county and Includes Miss Mae
Wood Wlnslow, Mrs. J. 6. Roberson,
nnr w. xi, riw, ; can ui. rerry, ur.i
E. S. White, Silas M. Whedbee and
Charles E. Johnson. M
, This committee will cooperate with
the Governor's Hospitality Commit
tee, which is composed of all the
members of the State Board of Con
servation and Development, in Bit
tempting to arouse a greater degree
of interest among the people of the
state in showing real North Carolina
hospitality to all who come here from
'otfeer. atateev either as .tourists or
rnuaenjTeaidentot . y
&slM&ek: wasadvised on Wed
nesday that T. E, Pickerd, Jr., Chair
mart of the Governor's Hospitality
Committee, would be in Hertford on
Thursday, atwfaich :time hrv would
liki. to get in touch-with members of
the county : committee and others. A
comprehensive program will be pre
sented to the local committee by he
state committee whkh is expected to
bring about cooperation from every!
section of the state in their efforts to
make NojCwHn ths 'Prlttidlf
, ?ra, Jones, colored, ;j couldn't ; undo
n -ai over two years .on. the' roads
Alto, whose weakness is liquor, got
so drunk he. didn't even know what
he was doing, according to his .own'
statement, but . he '- climbed into '
truck which belonged, .to Thad - C
Chappell and which was .parked on
the street, drove it a littlir way in
the country and wrecked ik , ., '
Judge Oakey gave him a year on
the Irpads ' for driving while drunk
and another ye&Mor larceny of the
truck. A thirty-day sentence which
I ad teen suspended in October upon
Cod tchayjpr wasordered into effect.
r ' 7 '7TL3 EOT CREAKS ARM '
I J.i'.ti 15ttl son of Mr, and
" ""'r.ms, had the tnisfot1
: 'rn arm hut Thursday.
, v .o Is nine, wts
. " ' "it he trrr l
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OF REf,lAll!(ACLE SERVICE WITH I1AILR0 AD
Returns to Perquimans fcounty Farm After Driv
ing Grack Pennsylvania line Train 3,000,000
Miles Without Having Single Major Accident
Perquimans County relatives and
friends of Charles R. Bush, of Wash
ington, D. C, who last week rounded
out 50 years of railroading on the
Pennsylvania Railroad, having for 45
years served as engineer on the run
between Washington and New York,
will be interested to read excerpts
from Washington papers.
The Washington Herald, in connec
tion with Engineer Bush's last run,
carried a picture of the veteran engi
neer as he alighted from his cab as
he completed the last trip which end
ed three million; miles of travel be
tween New York and Washington.
There was also a picture of the engi
neer with his wife, the former Miss
Nettie White, of Hertford, a sister
of Mrs. G. T. Hawkins and Jacob T.
White, of Hertford, and below was
-;"Ab, No. 156;c,the a ConstjtottonaJ,
rolled Into .; Union Station at 7:90
o'clock last nlgiht, its pilot,, Charles
R. Bush, Stepped out of the cab to be
kissed , by h n We and to say good
by forever to railroading after 45
years at the throttle of Pennsys
"The 70-year-old veteran, who has
driven the line's crack steam and
elecWc' engines more than 8,000WO
miles between Washington and New
York, was met at stops all along the
route, this afteniooii: ttroiigs V
hje; old railroad friendavl?fp;s-' .ft
"At Baltimore C., J. ;Wilcox, road
foreman of engines, joined him in the
cab for the last lap of the journey.:
.Too overcome -to respond to the.
crowd which gmted him, Bush could
only smile and glance at the blgelec-
! tirfc 3enoJtiv which ;he- knew , so I
! Jle (u Charges
yNewman Sterling, of j Chn88fleld,
Maryland, is in Peiuimans County
jail, awaiting trial nett -Tuesday en
the charge of driving an automobile
while under the influence of liquor, or
narcotics, with resisting an officer,
and with drivingwithottt a driver's
permit", IVV 4 . r:
He was, arrested by State Highway
Patrolman Clyde Gmson t Winfall
fcnTuesday night ' f -.t . v
' Through error the name of Grocery
Sales Comisany was left Out of the
list oi thcse who joined the Red Cross
in ; crqmans ; published
last week ti T-a rcrquimans Weekly,
Ve arsfbito rj.l this correction.
ft ? --
ii, r ' !Jx he
RETIRES AFTER 50 YEARS
"As a boy of 19 Bush came to
Washington from North Carolina to
enter the employ of the Pennsylvania
as a brakeman. In five years he was
behind the throttle on the New York
run. In 1000 he was the first man to
run the line's crack Congressional
limited from Washington to New
York in five hours flat.
"In all his long record of service
he mn boast that not one of his
passengers was ever killed, and that
he has never had a major acci
The Washington Star, which also
carried a picture of the engineer,
had this to say:
"C. G. Wilcox, road foreman of
engineers for the Pennsy, boarded the
Constitutional last night at Baltimore
to pay tribute to 'one of the greatest
engineers who. ever, held a throttle.'
"Mr. Wilcox stood beside the re
tiring engineer on the last leg of his
run and saw;, miracle performed.
What with holiday crowds and the
bus strike, the Constitutional was
crowded to the gunwales. It carried
16 cam filled ' with passengers and
iniade one extra stop at Elkton, which
delayed the train 7 minutes 'on a
tight schedule.' Seemed as if there
was no way in the world to make up
that lost time,' but Charlie Bush not
only brought the train in on time, he
came to 'Washington 80.eeconda ahead
of the. scneduie running-imeVr ;
Mr. Bush spent the week-end with
his Bisterm-law, Mrs. G. T. Hawkins,
and expecto to visit his farm in
Dunants Neck this week, where he
contemplates spending the greater
portion of .next year. To retire on
his farm will be the fulfillment of the
dream of a . W'ggMfyi ;
Dies In Elizabeth aty
Many; PuimanSn. County - people
attended the funeral of Mrs. W. T.
Hititoii, the Uotherbf Mys. J. E.
Perry,' of the .Beech Spring- commun
ity,' which was-"held at the home of
Mrs. M. leigK Sheep, In Elizabeth
City, on' Friday; ipfch the Rev. B. B.
Slaughter, Presiding Elder of the Eli.
sabeth Cfty District, officiating. '
"Going Home? was sung by Mm.
T. P. ; Bennett, Mrs. J. W. Foreman,
Raymond, Benton j "and J.;; W.-Foreman.
; Mrs. J Foreman sang as ' sold,"
"Crossing the.Bar.f T"'-' J
' t Pallbearers were A. J. Parrish,
Jones Perry, Elbert Chappell,- all
of Perquimans, and Harold Foreman, .'
Harry Sheep and Garland
Elizabeth City. . '
VB&Q9M!av&'k ;Norflil Dakota
far r -: a Ifi-nmnjl V.o J or in
Unusual Stock Secured For
Esso News Reporter
Uses Hertford Story
In Radio Broadcast
Hertford folks listening to the
Esso news broadcast on Friday at
12 o'clock got a surprise when the
reporter read a news item from
The story was "A White Story,"
which appeared on the front page
of The Perquimans) Weekly last
wteek and which had been sent to
the Associated Press by Mattie
Lister White, editor of The Per
quimans Weekly, who represents
this news gathering aRncy in
Rotary Club Host
To Football Team
At Hotel Hertford
Coach and Boys Treated
To Turkey Dinner
Glowing Tribute Paid to
Coach Bob Bates For
The members of the Rotary Club
entertained Coach Bob Bates and the
members of his winning football
squad at a turkey dinner at the
Hotel Hertford Tuesday night.
F. T. Johnson, speaking for the
Rotary Club, bid the boys welcome
.4.1.1 IU 1 111 L. f JU Ull.il ViUtlLU 1 J 1 1 1 1 uaLCH
. .. . ... . more pretty uinsonas lights are
who in turn introduced the members 1 ,' . . v u
, .. . , a nr u glowing in stores and business hous
of his football squad. A. W. Hefren; thftn vpr ... . . m .
paid a fine oral tribute to Mr. Bates
and to his excellent work which re
sulted in the moulding of a good
Mr. Bates, on behalf of the boys
thanked Rotary for the spread and
also for the contributions which help
ed to make possible the purchase of
new football attire this fall.
Among those boys feasted by the
Rotarians were: Jarvis Ward, Cap
tain Dox Nixon, Fred Campen, Wal
ter Bond, Rex Gault, David Brough
ton, Mac White, Charles White, Billy
Arnold, Percy Byrum, J. D. Carver,
Richard Spivey, Zach Harris, Watt
Winslow, Bill Feilds, and Coach
Bates. Paul Tucker was honored,
even though absent. --V
Corporal William H. Crider of the
Army Recruiting Service, stationed
in Richmond, Va., was in Hertford
and. vicinity on December 8th, inter
viewing young men for enlistment in
toe Regular Army.
At present there are many vacan
cies in organizations stationed in
Hawaii, Panama, the Phillipine Is
lands, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Vir
ginia and the. "District of Columbia.
There- are . also many openings for
young" men with "special qualifications
as airplane mechanics and repairmen,
electricians, " plumbers, :iv rpetfters,
cooksrclerla, telegraph operators and
many others'-' f' .
Musicians who can play band in
struments are needed for army bands
for foreign service and in the United
States. . i
Applications for enlistment and lit
erature explaining the life of a boI
dier can be secured from your local
Postmaster or from the Army Re
cruiting Station, Post Office Building,
h 1 STUDY COURSE HELD
;'The; Woman's-. Missionary Society
of Woodville Baptist Church held its
Study .Course Tuesday at the church.
jrether', was studied. Rev. W. D. Mor.
ris leading the discussion. Dinner
waa served by the members present
Tnose attending were ? Rev. w. D.
Morris, Mrs. G. - W. Cregoiy, ? Mrs,
Ear-- Extil Mrs,',,H.-:; C. ' .Weati-' Mw.j
a A. r - 3, Mrs. Johnnie Cray, Mrs.
U. K. C vr.i IZzm I-Tsiah Ccjae.!
Determined to Make It
Unnecessary to Shop
Out of .Town
TWO WEEKS OFF
Assurance Given of
A glance at the advertisements in
this issue of The Perquimans Weekly
will give some idea of the preparation
the Hertford merchants have made
for Christmas Bales, though a visit
to the stores is necessary to fully
understand to what extent Hertford
merchants have stocked on Christmas
With Christmas only a little more
than two weeks off, everybody is
getting into the spirit of the season,
or nearly everybody appears to be.
The windows are all dressed up
with lovely gift suggestions which
merely give a hint of what is inside.
There are toys of every description,
to delight any little boy or girl. There
is dainty lingerie and other pretty
things in woman's wear, cosmetics,
electrical household appliances, lug
gage, china, furniture, men's wear,
and all the thousand and one little
odds and ends that attract the eye
even though you haven't before given
a thought to such things, and they
are so suggestice of Christmas gifts,
Hertford merchants have stocked
with unusually beautiful Christmas
things this year and many shoppers
are taking advantage of the conven
ience of shopping at home, where
better values may be had in many in
stances for tiie money than are offer
ed in the larger towns, at so very
much less trouble.
Whether or not the innovation of
the Christmas street lights last year
had anything to do with it, many
11 n . ....
most brilliantly lighted up at night.
But apart from the merchandise
which suggests Christmas, and the
pretty lights aglow, other plans for
Christmas are being made. Nothing
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At Up River Church
Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Binford, of
Guilford College, and Rev. Murray
C. Johnson, Field Secretary of the
North Carolina Yearly Meeting of
Friends, were recent visitors to Per
quimans and conducted at the Up
River Friends Church a Worship
Conference, in which the people of
the Whiteston and Belvidere com
munities took great interest
Dr. Binford was formerly president
of Guilford College. Both he and
Mr. Johnson have visited the Belvi
dere and Whiteston section of the
county on numerous previous occa
sions and are always warmly wel
comed. .. .-, ;
By Woman's Club
Oiristmas Baskets Wffl ,
Mrs. Thomas Nixon, chairman of
the National organization of Better
Homes in America, will have charge
of the Christmas program to be given
at the meeting of the Hertford Wom
an's Club, which will be held on
Thursday afternoon in the club room
in the Community House.
Club members are asked to bring
to this meeting their contribution of
gifts for the Christmas baskets, which
will be packed by Mrs. R. T. Brinn,
chairman of Social Service, and her
committee. The club . women inter
ested in this branch'of the work are , ,
very anxious that there be sufflcient
gifts to pack . a large number of
Christmas basket this year. . to be
given to, the unfortunate. . .
JMra. J. G, Roberson, lub president,
is attemrttej to interest all of the " .
club wemsn to attend e.!a Christmas f " '
xaet-, TLI-h is, tlwrrs ee out
standing meeting of tha. r "V ;