. 7m 1 n.". i j urn in .i "i "i 1 fc,, - Iff P JljiJuiII'ILj li .?.'-U'h:-V- .' A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY Volume LNurriber 3. .-Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, November 30, 1934. $1.25 Per Year w t . Colored Man Owes life Tcf Bag: of flour Which CheckedBuUet , J. H. Browj, - ot Chowan County, tried in Recorder's Court Tuesday, ' charged U viO, reckless driving, was found guilty 9nd fined $25)0. Henry Whedbee, colored, of New 'Hipe Township, probably owes his life W the bag of flour he was carry ing home to his family on the night of the 9th of this month when the shot aimed t his head only caused a alight flesh wound because he threw - up the bat, of flour in front of his - face as he Aw his assailant raise the Run. ' , " Bill Sessoms, also colored, and also of Ntsw Hope, charged with shooting Henry Whedbee with attempt to kill, 'wb held for probable cause by Judge " Walter H. Oakey, Jr.. in Recorder's Mourt on Tuesday, after a hearing. '.The shooting i alleged to have oc curred at the home of EUis Hoffler, at New Hope, where both men were visiting on the evening of the 9th of November. According to WhedbeeV "Testimony, he stopped in at Ellis Hoffler's house and Sessonu was there. Sessoms left shortly after ; wards and probably half an hour af ' terwards Whedbee started home. As he stepped on the front porch from the door of the house he saw Bill . Sessoms standing beside the steps at - the edge of the' porch and saw him - throw up something in his hands, and ne held the lag of flour he was ' carrying Up before hi3 face. He said he didn't hear the discharge of the ' pistol but felt the burn and (hat he fr fell. - r EUisvHofller testified tiiat he heard something like the sound of sBot is Whedbee fell and called out "l am shot Bill shot me." Mr. 8. D. Banks, prominent New Hope resident, testified that he brought Whedbee to town to the doc and that he saw a place which looked like where the .bullet entered and another place which looked like where it came out 1 Sheriff J. E. Winslow testified that ' he visited the tcene of the shooting that night and saw blood on the floor; that Whedbee pointed put to him where he was standing and also showed the spot; where' Bill Sessoms . stood, and stated positively that he could identify, any one he knew at thai distance. '- t Sheriff Winslow further .testified that he had talked with Sessoms on v several occasions since his arrest the day following the shooting, and that r, Sessoms has told two different tales, as to where he1 was at the time of the ; shooting. It was also testified by Whedbee that he and Sessoms had had some trouble last summer, and that ft was . only this fall that Sessoms had com v menced to speak to him. When Mattie ': Eason, . a , colored . woman of the New Hope .section, ap peared in Recorder's Court on Tues r day charged . with . perjury, , things ' looked pretty bad for Mattie just at ' first 1 seems that sometime ago Mattie appeared before Justice of the reace J. W. Darden and swore out a v warrant against - John Ivey, stating : that John threatened to blow- her ; heart out with a pistol,-showing her , the "gun, and "that en John Ivey ; was brought before the Justice of the Peace for hearing, Mattie refused to : testify to the statements, resulting in John Ivey's acquittal. ; -. her; although It &s explained to her that upon convictibn ' she would be '1 isenfto the "penitentiary. r, i . A . . ? Mattie took the 'stand . and told a ' straightforward stdry of fear of John . - Kecora Busy bession ' v. ivey, who threatened her,, before ' the "arrant was sworu'- out, and whq she M, afterwvjl. oM ner- what "Tie vould do ijf ' she testified in. court against him. it",.' .V-" . 1 Judge Walter H. Oakey, Jr imme '. -dlately took -. steps .:to n have Ivey Hlrought into court j and a bench war- . rant ,wa issued against him. John I Ivey it seera3, has for some time ! r - terrorized the neighborhood, ' with everybody :n afraid : to testify against him in court. But there is a suspend, ti sentence of 80 days against him. John Ivey was brought into court 1 Judge -Os key informed him that case pending - against him -wtt ued until next Tuesday,.' and v e suspended sentence imposed st 14 tf SO days on .the road t into e' iect- Ivey is held in wouli ,;i a -g trial. ut'. ;n, tried in Recorder's 'y morning for assault , loth colore.!, was is.:: v7n c. 'v. irt on Tuer I.Iary'jTr-' t a Court Has Tuesday Perquimans Weekly Early This Week Due to the Thanksgiving holiday coming on Thursday, the Perquim ans Weekly this week was printed on Tuesday instead of Thursday as usual, in order that our readers in the country would receive their copy before Thanksgiving. Other wise, due to no mail delivery on Thanksgiving, the paper would no: be received in time for readers to take advantage of the advertise ments offering tempting merchan dise for the holiday. In our desire to get out the paper early, we necessarily have sacrificed the news content, but we assure subscribers that this will be unproved upon next week. THE EDITOR. Bishop Darst To Preach Here Sunday Evening The St Rev. Thomas C. Darst, of Wilmington, Bishop of the Diocese of East Carolina, will make his annual visitation to Hertford and will preach at Holy Trinity Church next Sunday evening. Bishop Darst, who needs no intro duction to Perquimans County peo ple, is always received with a glad welcome in Hertford. He is a - forceful " and eloquent preacher and always has a message which is helpful and inspiring. The public is cordially Invited to hear Bishop Darst on Sunday night. To Vote On Bankhead Act On December 14th The date of the referendum to de cide whether or not the Bankhead Act shall continue in force for anoth er year has been set for December 14th. The time for voting will be be tween the hours of 8:00 A. M. and 6:00 P. M., and the special voting places will be announced later, with the names of the pollholders. Thanksgiving holidays for the Per quimans schools will begin Wednes day afternoon and last through the week. Only one session will be held on Wednesday. Special Eighth Grade Renders Good Program Eleanor Jordan had charge of the ehapel program put on by Special Eighth Grade of the Perquimans High School, the teacher of which is Mrs. T. L. Jessup, on Monday morning. The Scripture reading was by Anna bel Hollowell. After the devotional exercises, Mrs. W. E. White gave some humorous readings, and an imprompteu speech was made by William Hardcastle on Thanksgiving. There was a lot of inspiring sing ing by the entire school. Many Attend Heinz Supper Thursday The Heinz supper served at the Community House on Thursday night by the Hertford Woman's Club was a delicious meal, both palatable and nourishing, and there were expres- S' ms of appreciation heard on every nd. Between sixty' and. seventy were served and the number would probably be v doubled if the affair could be repeated.' , . , "Morgan's Modern Grocery was the sponsor of the affair and the entire proceeds were turned over U) the Woman's Club, who served the meal. Ah entertainment program in charge of Miss ' Kate M. Blanchard, included a solo by . Mrs. Charles-E. Johnson, . popular contralto, a tenor solo by Ji M. Newbold, a, reading y Mrs, W. IS. White and ongjnal rem iniscences charmingly related by Mrs nowara ntt -r - " TO GO TO DUKE HOSPITAL J. N.. Twine, "Route One farmer; will go to Puke Hospital this week for treatment Mr. Twine expects to be able to return home in a week or ten days. s I A . V " tion, the sentence to be changed-to a road sentence of 30 days upon failure to pay the fine, i J 4. ' ' James Llghtfoot and Johnnie Nixon, colored youths, convicted of an af fray, were found guilty. , Prayer for judgment was continued - -upon pay ment of costs, to be divided between f-.e two, and upon, good behavior for l years. , ., . ' I HIT on MISS I High up on the list of things I have to be personally thankful for are my friends, all of them. My friwds mean a lot to me. But at this Thanksgiving season I believe 1 am more particularly thankful for those friends who have given or sent a subscription to The Tenjuimans Weekly. It works two ways. I am thankful for such friends and I am grateful to the friends. You know that is ore thing abso lutely essential to a newspaper, sub scriptions. You've just got to have subscribers or else there isn't any newspaper. So in my efforts to have a real newspaper in Perquimans County I certainly do feel a lot of gratitude to those of my friends who have helped me on the way. Thanks a lot One of the pretty young things looked up from her newspaper to a3k "What is an octogenarian, anyhow?' "I don't know," answered her com panion, as she smoothed on another layer of lipstick, "but they must be a sickly lot. I never read of one in the papers that he ain't passing out" Somebody is always reminding a certain woman of Hertford who likes to whistle that "A whistling woman and a crowing hen is neither fit for God nor men." But there is another line which runs "A whistling woman and a flock of sheep are the best property a man can keep." I've never planted cotton in my life, and I couldn't plant any next year if I wanted to, so I cannot vote in that referendum to decide whether or not "to continue the Bankhead law, but if I were eligible to vote I should certainly vote for its continuance. It seems to me it is a whole lot better not to be able to sell all of your cot ton tax free and get a really good price for what you can sell, than it 4S to have a tot of iotton, tax-free, and get no "price for it. Cotton farmers have realized so much more this year than they did two years ago, even after paying that tax. One woman told me there was only one objection to The Perquimans Weekly, and that was it took her too long to read it Well, I hope that will be the mildest of the kicks. The funniest thing I have seen lately which wasn't meant to be fun ny, is Joe Towe, Jr., snapping his finger at his puppy. The youngster is about nine months old, and those soft fingers won't make one bit of sound, but when he calls the pup he tries to snap his fingers. Now and then a witness or a de fendant in court, when called upon to take the Customary oath, takes the Bible as it is handed to him, and im mediately kisses the Book. This in variably provokes the mirth of the old and seasoned attendants. It is, however, a rather refreshing indica tion of no familiarity with court pro ceedings, which somehow reflects cre ditably upon the man who makes the error. Through Capitol Keyholes By BESS HINTON SILVER LIFE AND LIMB While sentiment for a State automobile drivers' license law is growing as a result of in creased accidents taking tolls of life and property, there is one big obstacle confronting legislative -action. It is money." Senator. Allen Kl. G'wyn, of Rockingham County, introduced such a; bill in the 1988 General Assembly but it didn't get to first base. The reason was that Raleigh, Winston Salem and other, cities have drivers' license laws for revenue purposes. Enactment of a State law would have knocked the cities out of their ma znma and some of them were then in default. The same situation will con front the coming . legislative session and supporters of the drivers' license are agreed that it must be designed for safety and without thought of money beyond the cost of Operation'. BIG QUESTION How many eligi ble voters in North Carolina? You gues8.v Here's what a brief check of the registration book in one. Raleigh precinct showed. Of 444 'names Checked 99 of them were found to be either duplicates or the names of per sons dead. The Capital City " - to' to have a new C registration soon but what about books in other cities jma counties of the State?. ' The 4esii6n has been raised in Raleigh. n to iow many persons m tne state nave their names on books at two.or.more "Voting Highway Route Through City Planned To Relieve Traffic Announce Engagement Of Miss Lucille White At a beautiful party given by Mrs. Julian A. White, at her home in Hertford, on Friday night, the en gagement of Miss Lucille White, of Hertford, and Mr. J. F. Jemigan, of Norfolk, Va., was announced. The house was tastefully decorated with cut flowers and potted plants, and five tables were arranged for rook. Mrs. G. W. Barbee was the winner of the high score prize. Miss Lucille White won the prize for low score, and was also presented with a guest's prize. When the hostess served a delicious salad course there was found attrac tively arranged on each plate a pea nut shell tied with white ribbon, and in the shell was a slip of paper con taining the announcement. Those present, besides the honoree, included Mesdames Howard Pitt, Claude Withrow, Charlie Skinner, Sammie Sutton, Cecil Winslow, L. L. Winslow, Oscar Felton, Durwood Reed, Hurley Hoffler, J. L. White, J. H. Towe, Jr., G. W. Barbee, A. R. Winslow, Jr., Chas. E. Johnson, Craf ton Mathews, Tommy Sutton G. R. Tucker, Carlton Cannon, Fenton Britt, and John Hill, and Misses Blanche Everett, Catherine Britt, Nellie Fields, Edna Fields and Naomi Div ers. The bride-elect is the only daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin White, of Hertford, and is very popular with a large circle of friends. She is ; member of the school faculty of the Belvidere school. Mr. Jernigan, who is manager of an A. & P. store in Norfolk, Va., is a native of Suffolk, and has many friends in Hertford, where he formerly managed an A. & P. store. Nathan Trueblood Hurt In Motorcycle Accident Nathan Trueblood, who lives near Bagley Swamp, was slighttly injured when thrown from his motor cycle on Saturday night on the highway near Winfall. Morgan Walker, of Hertford, who was driving along the highway about 7 o'clock, saw a light in the ditch by the roadside, which he found to be an overturned motor cycle. A short dis tance down the road the young man was found, unconscious. He was tak en to the office of "Dr. C. A. Daven port, where he was given first aid after the physician had ascertained no bones were broken. He regained consciousness on Sun day. THANKSGIVING SERVICE AT BAPTIST CHURCH THURSDAY There will be special Thanksgiving Day Services at the Hertford Baptist Church on Thursday morning, at 10 o'clock, with the pastor, the Rev. L M. Dixon, conducting the service. places and how many deceased per sons are still recorded as eligible voters. Out of it all may grow a movement for State-wide registra tions at regular intervals. MONEY AND MUD Advocates of diversion of highway funds point to the large surplus in cash on hand while farmers and others, living on the secondary roads point to the mud holes, bumps and dilapidated bridges over which they must drive. The sur plus came about because of limita tions placed on the highway depart ment by the last Legislature and not because motorists are paying more money than can be spent in building and maintaining roads. The money was collected to provide a highway system for use by those who kicked in but as a result of the legal re strictions motorists are having to pay about all they can and ride as best they can. ; SPILT GRAVY?, The executive order from 'Washington commanding the Home Owners Loan Corporation not to accept additional applications for loans on homes has thrown the fear of unemployment in the hearts of many employes of the HOLC hired help will find themselves with noth ing more to do . than . twiddle their thumbs without the ? accompanyment , (Continued on Page Two) 1 "Business of congratulating Mrs. Mattie Lister White upon the appear ance of Vol. 1, No. 1 of the Perqui mans Weekly, a sprightly eight-page newspaper filled with Perquimans County news and advertisements. It is a most creditable paper. Mrs. White, editor, is an experienced and capable newspaper woman who has the confidence and well wishes of her town and county. That she is a woman of courage and enthusiasm of a high order is evidenced by her determination to undertake the publi cation of a weekly newspaper in a town noted for its newspaper failures. May her industry, her ability, her courage and enthusiasm be rewarded with success, is the cordial wish of THE INDEPENDENT." Chapanoke P. T. A. Meets With President The Parent-Teacher Association of the Chapanoke school met on Thurs day afternoon with Mrs. C. P. Quin cy, president, presiding, and with inrs. J. -. wuson acting as secre tary. Jn the program, which was most interesting, were Miss Cora Layden who gave an interesting reading. This was followed by a reading by Mrs. C. P. Quincy, after which Mrs. J. C. Wilson read a poem Written by Mrs. B. G. koonce, of Hertford. Following the first part of the program several school children en tertamed. Louise Bright read "Thankful," and "Our First Thanks giving" was read by Minnie Elliott. After this there was a song by the school, and a story "Wee Little Pumpkin" by Mattie Meade Alex ander. Several boys and girls took part in a most interesting Thanksgiving piay. There were a large number present at the meeting. Belvidere Garden Club Holds Regular Meeting The Garden Club held its regular monthly meeting Wednesday after noon, Nov. 21, at the home of Mrs. F. C. White. Miss Olive Layden gave the devotionals. After the bus iness was transacted the following program was given: The First Thanksgiving, Mrs. J. M. Copeland; Poem, Thanksgiving, Dorothy White; Riddles, Miss Emma White. Mrs. Elwood White, of Bagley Swamp, gave a demonstration on rug making with wool. Those present were Misses Clara, Margaret, Lucy and Emma White, Olive Layden, Dorothy White, Anna Forbes, Vivian Maude Chappell, Bertha Smith, Mrs. S. M. Winslow, Mrs. Nathan Ward, Mrs. Linwood Winslow, Mrs. Norman Winslow, Mrs. F. C. White, Mrs. Elwood White, Mrs. J. M. Copeland, Mrs. D. P. Lay den and Mrs. W. T. Smith. Rev. B. P. Robinson Returned To Hertford Rev. B. P. Robinson returns to the Hertford M. E. Church for the fourth year of his pastorate, and Rev. J. W. Dimette returns to the Perquimans circuit There were no changes in the min isters in this immediate vicinity, with the return of these two ministers and of Rev. M. O. Stephenson to the Chowan Circuit, which includes An derson Church, near Hertford. r 1. . . i . i ' . iviucn gratincauon nas Deen ex pressed that the Conference did not transfer either of these ministers to other fields thi3 year. Cms .2 W. O. SAYS: opcvicM arrive aupscripuoii uner SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: 1 Year, 75c 6 Months, 50e Enclosed find for which you may enter my subscrip- tion for The Perquimans Weekly for years Months. Name Street and Number- City state P. O. Box Route Please print name and address plainly to assure you of receiving your paper promptly. - THIS SPECIAL OFFER IS FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY Raleigh Engineer Rec ommends Improve ment That Dobb Street will be paved and a portion of Church Street widened to provide a highway route through the Town of Hertford of a sufficient width to take care of the traffic more adequately, in the near future, is practically assured. S. H. Williams, of Raleigh, an engi neer of the State Highway Depart ment, which body has recommended the improvement, was in Hertford on Friday and appeared before the Board of Town Commissioners, which met in special session. After going into the matter thor oughly it was agreed that the most feasible route was to widen Eden ton Road Street from the entrance of the highway into the town to the inter section of Dobb Street, to pave Dobb Street to Church, make a wide swing from Dobb into Church Street at the intersection, and to widen Church Street from the Postoffice to the Per quimans River Bridge. This plan will provide a highway of a minimum width of 30 feet all the way through the town, and will divert much of the through traffic from the school district. The Town Commissioners passed an ordinance granting the State High way Department permission to con struct the highway as outlined above. Mr. And Mrs. Wheeler Entertain At Home Mr. and Mrs. Alex Wheeler enter tained at a delightful party on Sat urday night at their home on Eden ton Road street. Novel and interesting games were played, after which dainty refresh ments were served. Those present included Mrs. Wheel er's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Trotman Miller; Miss Virginia Boyce, Miss Myrtle Boyce, Mrs. Marie White, Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Miller, Mrs. Ab sulla Miller Mrs. A. H. Spivey, Mr.?. Elizabeth Ridolfi, Mrs. Dick Potter, Johnnie Howell, Buster Copeland. Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bass, Miss Mildred Bass and Rowland Bass, of Norfolk; Mr. and Mrs. Charles White, of Elizabeth City, Jolland Bosewell, ol Ocean View, Va. Dr. Richardson Speaks At Ballahack School Dr. H. R. Richardson, of the State Board of Health, was the principal speaker on a most interesting pro gram of the meeting of the Ballahack School P. T. A. on Wednesday night. Dr. Richardson was introduced by F. T. Johnson, Superintendent of Perqui mans County Schools, who with Mrs. Johnson was present at the meeting. Mrs. Singleton Lane, president, pre sided over the short business session, with Mrs. Palen Lane acting as secre tary. The program included a reading by Mrs. Bennie Monds, a solo by Miss Ruth Hurdle, and a Thanksgiving Health play by school children. During the delightful social hour at the close of the meeting, the social committee, with Mrs. Ruby Lane as chairman, served ice cream on banana split and games were played. HOLY COMMUNION AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH THURSDAY There will be the celebration of the holy communion at Holy Trinity Church in Hertford on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, when the reg ular Thanksgiving Day Service will be conducted, with the Rector, the Rev. E. T. Jillson, conducting the service. a nr X :l f ' 4

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