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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OP HERTFORD iND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volumo I. Number 4
Hertford, Perquimans Ckuntyy North Carolina Friday; December 7, 1934.
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iiicz?:oumiiiff
Testifies She Wanted to
StopBoy fBom
; Stealing
- Tor iafllctlnff boms oo the body of
her ovn child, Mry Jackson, a col
ored worriin, who said her home wa
at Mt Vernoni; New York, but who
leas been living ia Hertford for 6ev
eral monthB, r- wa sentenced to jail
lor thirty days . Tuesday in Record
ertCourt; Sry Jackson was arrested by
Chief of Pollc Brltt, who received
information that the woman, after
severely . beating her eight-year-old
son had burned his hands. Upon in
vestigation, Mr, 3ritt found that the
child had not - only been burned
slightly on both ! hands but that he
had received a more severe burn on
his chest : The woman was locked
k.Jilrliiiid'1rlmt:VoBt.into
court on Tuesday the two witnesses
who testified against her, in addition
to Chief . Britt, included the son,
Frank Jackson, and a twelve-year-old
boy named , James Brickhouse,
who was present when Frank was
boned. V
The two little boys were asked by
Judge Oakey if they understood the
oath they took. ' The demeanor of
both children was quite appealing.
The younger ehildV rhen asked if he
knew what would Happen to you if
you swore to a lie said "You will go
to the devfl." , The older boy, asked if
he knew what it meant to take the
oath said, fTh tord doesnt love
ugly.'' Judge takey remarked, upon
James' leaving the stand, that he had
been ths best itness' mcourt thiat
day. ''fiZ-'l
James Brickhouse said he was in
the room when tite woman took her
, UttUiMrwlsvinfai and held his
- hands against the sve,. after whip
" '. ping him. Asked br, the woman if
4 the loy did not fall afiliist the stoveV
he answered, fYes, you both fell." C.
The woman testified that the child
v was her own, and that she had don
everything she could to prevent his
steaUng, and thatsher often went
hungry to feed! him and take care of
him. She admitted that she told him
that maybe if she -' bunted his hands
he would stop .stealing, but that he
was fighting against 'her and fell
f; against the stove,' and; Insisted that
. she did not mean to-burn him, that
she would not havep intentionally
burned her chil Sh said he stole
- a nickel from her the day before, and
that once he stole her watch and car-
C- ried it to ' school and gave it to
,' another boT. -,
The boy was placed in the hands
of the Welfare Officer, to be eared for
by the family with whom he is now
staying, during the woman's stay in
Dr. Blanchard Visits
Perquimans Weekly
Dr. Julian Blanchard, of New York
City, who spent the Thanksgiving
holidays with the family "of his .broth
er, J. C. Blanchard, in Hertford, was
a visitor to the office of The Perqui
maas Weekly on. Saturday "
-.Dr." Blanchard Is intensely interest
ed m everything connected With the
place of his birth, and he has collect
ad a great deal of valuable data eon
earning the early history of Perqui
mans, After considerable ' urging a
Sromlsa has been secured from Dr.
llanehsrd that he will, at some time
:v Jb the near future, write, from some
of the Interesting bits of information
':v" which he has gleaned here and there,
v- something about Perquimans for pub
V :, Ucatkm in The Perquimans Weekly,
Large Ccrvrresation ;
Hears. EIcI.cp Darst
A large congregation " heard Rt
Kev. Thomas. C Darst, of WJmlng
, ton. Bishop of the Diocese of East
' Carolina, when, he preached at Holy
Tririty Episcopal Church, in Hert-
! 'ford, on Sunday, night Included in
, the number were a number of Eden
' - ton people, .aong them - being the
Rev. C.
A. AlliOT, RWWf Ul Ok
Paul's, Ed:
. Bishop t
was his pr
Hertford e
X announced" that it
-1 intention ( to visit
t so- .time during
-ext spring,
-hop has
x ex; a long time the
or.Iy vial3d this parish
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FARMERS NIGHT
Farmers Night will be observed by
the Hertford Rotarians at their
meeting on next Tuesday night at 7
o'clock, when each Rotarian will have
two or more farmer guests.
A special program is being arrang
ed, with L. W. Anderson, A. W. Hef
ren and C P. Morris, in charge.
An interesting speaker in the per
son of a representative from the Co
operative Agricultural Extension Of
fice, at Baleigh, will address the
group as a special feature of enter
tainment. Dinner will be served by the Hotel
Hertford.
Postmaster Suggests
Early Xmas Mailing
In an effort to avoid delay in the
delivery of Christmas mail, Post
master J. E. Morris is setting forth
here a few suggestions, which if fol
lowed by the patrons of the Post
Office, will greatly benefit both the
sender and receiver of Christmas
mail.
The volume of mail during the
Christmas season increases more
than 200 percent, which means of
course that a large percent of the
people have waited until rather late
to mail their cards and gifts. To in
sure prompt delivery of your holiday
mail it is suggested that you mail
early. The patron may write" "Dont
Open Until Xmas". on the outside of
-packages.--- ...
All parcels must be securely pack
ed and wrapped. Use strong paper
and heavy twine. Always tell the
postal clerk whether the contents of
your package are , fragile or perish
able, so that the package may be
yit6peAtn Kbeled to Insurecareful
-handling. It is 'suggested, that per
ishable packages be sent special de
livery, which means that the pack
age will be delivered immediately
after reaching the Post Office of ad
dressee. Articles easily broken or crushed
must be securely packed and crated
or boxed. Use liberal quantities of
excelsior, in, around, and between
the article and outside the box.
Written, matter " in the nature of
personal correspondence cannot be en
closed in packages, except at first
class rates. '
It is well to safeguard all your
packages by insuring them. The in
surance rates are as follows: Value
not exceeding $5.00, 5 cents; not ex
ceeding $25.00, 10 cents; not exceed
ing $50.00, 15 cents; not exceeding
$100.00, 25 cents; not exceeding
$$150.00, 30 cents; not exceeding
$200.00, 85 cents.
Coin, currency, jewelry and articles
of considerable value should be sent
by registered mail. .
The rate - of postage for mailing
greeting cards is 1 cent for cards
.mailed outside i of enevelopes, and
l;l-2 cent for cards mailed in un
sealed envelopes, unless card bears
more than a simple holiday greeting
and name of sender,. .
No Information About
Relief Consolidation
, v since the announcement was made
that there would be a re-organisation
of the Emergency Relief Administra
tion, in which the six. counties of
Chowan, ; Perquimans, Pasquotank,
Gates, Camden and' Currituck would
be consolidated, there ' has been no.
further information doming into the
local ERA office. : - s "-,
' While members' of the office force
of the' Perquimans County'; ERA are
hopeful that they will be given em
ployment in the new set-up, the mat
ter is still problematical.
DR.' AND MRS. T. A. COX COYER
. , MANY MILES ON AUTO TRIPS
Dr. and Mrs."T. A. Cox of Hertford
who-' take . an automobile .trip some
where every fine Sunday,' probably
cover more miles ; on pleasure trips
than any other couple to' Hertford.
On last Sunday the couple motored to
Sufcfcury and other points. . , On Wed
nay t' e Doctor and hia wife went
to Norfolk, and from there on to
Cr"j -Cl;arles.- "They 'spent Thanks
' i D27 in Virginia, taking dinner
fctcidPo:..- - '
, Every San .ny ' they ' travel about
scr-: c. 1 to points of interest
r:zi):y, covi.lr? from two to three
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NEW PROSECUTOR HAS
FIRST GOORT SESS10N
Full Session of Perquim
ans Recorders Court
Is Held
W. G. Edwards, the new Prose
cuting Attorney for Perquimans,
sworn in on Monday had a 4ull
docket in his first session of court
held on, Tuesday.
The first case to come up was that
against W. E. Spruill and Paul
StaUings, both local men, and Lon-
me Phelps, of Elisabeth City. Mr.
Spruill was originally charged with
assault with a deadly weapon and
with being drunk and disorderly, and
the other two with being drunk and
disorderly. The State took -a noli
pross as to the assault with a deadly
weapon charge and the defendant
plead guilty to simple assault
Witnesses testified that Mr. Spruill
attacked Mr. Phelps with an auto
mobile crank and also with an oil
container. Mr. Phelps, testifying in
his own defense, swore that Mr.
Spruill cut him in the back with a
pocket knife, inflicting a wound
which he had to have a physician
dress, and exhibited his coat and
overcoat which he said had been cut
through.
Mr. Phelps was acquitted. Mr.
StaUings was found not guilty of the
charge of being drunk and disorderly
but was found guilty of transport
ing liquor when the evidence dis-
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ciuscu mat ne iook two drinks in a
public place, and he was fined ten
dollars.
Mr. Spruill was convicted of being
drunk and disorderly and with simple
assault, and was fined twenty-five
dollars.
Witnesses .testified, that all of the
defendants had been drinking.
Cost Of Commercial
Course Is Lowered
Tbe- ees of the eem-nerekl eeorse
recently inaugurated in the Perqui
mans High school has been reduced.
according to an announcement made
last week by Superintendent P. T.
Johnson.
Mr. Johnson has succeeded in secur
ing Federal funds used in industrial
education to apply on the expenses of
this course, making a substantial re
duction for the eight month's term.
The cost of the typewriting and
shorthand course, which was formerly
three dollars per month, has been re
duced to two dollars; and the book
keeping course, formerly two dollars,
may now be had for one dollar per
month.
Christmas Pageant
At Baptist Church
There will be a Christmas pageant
given at the Baptist Church on next
Sunday night, to which the public is
cordially invited. ;
Those taking part in the pageant
are Grady Morgan, Mrs. Chas. John
son, Anne Barclif t, Gussie Wood, Ray
Jordan, Margaret Broughton, Mrs. P.
T. Johnson, Mrs."' Shelton Sutton,
Jean White, Bessie CopelandV Martha
Elizabeth Jordan, Mrs. Jake Jackson,
Lucille Sutton, Mary Lou Perry, Sarah
Ward, Hazel Lane, Mrs. Reginald
Tucker, Mrs. Norman Elliott, Clav
Perry, Fred Campen, Cleveland Buck,
David Broughton, '- Zack Harris ana
Eldon Window. .
MISS BROUGHTON TO ATTEND
WEDDING- IN NEW JERSEY
Miss Katherine ' Broughton, of
Hertford, who Is a student at Duke
University this , year, expects to
spend Christmas at East Orange,
N. J.) where she will attend the wed
ding of Miss Jane FoxV' of East Or
ange and Mr.-Trueman Dodson, HI,
ef Bethlehem, Pa. Miss Broughton
will be a bridesmaid at the wedding,
which, will take place on " December
27th. After ,-the wedding, Miss
Broughton will spend the remainder
of the ; Christmas holiday with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J.. Brough
ton, in Hertford. ; . - -
NEW, YORK HUNTING PARTY 4
REGISTERED, AT HOTEL
' Registered at the Hotel Hertford
this week are four men from Amity
ville,' N Y., who are regular visitors
to Hertford , every fall. They are
Cllit Baxter, Rufua Ireland; Gus
Fearsall and Dr Lowden, For some
thing like twenty years two or more
of the party ' hive visited . Perqui-'
mans reulu;?y to hunt birds' -x.
,Four ' Chatham ' County 'farmers
rroJjcci CZ) IslaS tl hay for sale
FOUR COUNTY OFFICERS
TAKE OATH OF OFFICE
Sworn In at Meeting of
Commissioners On
Monday
Among the county officers sworn in
on Monday at the meeting of the
Board of County Commissioners were
four new officers, W. H. Pitt, Clerk
Superior Court; W. G. Edwards,
Prosecuting Attorney; John O. White,
Commissioner for Hertford Township,
and J. C. Baker, Commissioner for
Belvidere Township.
A resolution adopted by the Com
missioners at this meeting contained
the following provisions:
That J. E. Winslow, Sheriff of
Perquimans County, has made a sat
isfactory settlement with the Board
of County Commissioners for the 1933
tax levy of Perquimans County;
That J. E. Winslow, Sheriff of Per
quimans County, be directed to turn
over any and all funds or taxes that
he may collect, or which may come
into his hands a3 Sheriff, daily, to
the Treasurer of Perquimans County;
That Jacob L. White, Treasurer of
Perquunans County, be directed to
deposit each day all funds coming
into his hands as treasurer of Per
quimans County, into the Hertford
Banking Co. That the Hertford
Banking Co. has placed with the First
& Citizens National Bank of Eliza
beth City, N. C, ten thousand dollars
U. S. Treasury bonds for the security
of the deposits made to said Hert
ford Banking Co., and that said col
lateral is hereby approved and said
Hertford Banking Co. is hereby nam
ed as depository for the Perquimans
County funds.
Relief Wages Reduced
From Former Scale
The wages to be paid by the Emer
gency Relief Administration on pro
jects in Perquimans County has been
considerably reduced from the former
scale.
The cut in the wage scale for men
represents approximately a ten cent
per day cut, with particular reference
to unskilled labor.
For women's work the cut is from
five to ten cents per hour.
Both men and women will be paid
for unskilled labor 20 cents per hour.
This includes unskilled workers in all
the branches of industry.
Brick layers will be paid 50 cents,
semi-skilled bricklayers 30 cents, and
unskilled 20 cents.
Carpenters ' will receive 40 cents,
semi-skilled carpenters 25 cents, and
unskilled 20 cents.
Plumbers will receive 50 cents per
hour, semi-skilled 30 cents.
Electricians, iron workers, plaster
ers, roofers, will receive 50 cents, the
scale running down to 20 for the
unskilled.
Painters will receive 30 cents, help
ers 30 cents, unskilled 20 cents.
Truck drivers will be paid 25 cents
for driving 1 1-2 ton truck, over that
size will receive 30 cents.
All unskilled labor will be paid 20
cents per hour instead of 30 cents as
was formerly paid.
The highest rate to be paid per
hour to women is 40 cents, which in
cludes bookkeepers, dietitians, and
recreation directors. Canning labor
ers, clerks, janitors, soup makers, are
to receive 20 cents per hour, while
those receiving 80 cents include at
tendance officers, junior stenograph
ers, cutters and pattern makers in
sewing room and nursery schools. The
women receiving 85 cents per hour
will be senior stenographers, book
keeping clerks, librarians, teachers
in schools fordomestics.
In Auto Wreck Enroute
To Spend Holiday Here
-Mrs. Elmo Cannon's guests for
Thanksgiving . narrowly missed, not
only reaching Hertford for Thanks
giving dinner, bat a more serious and
tragic fate.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Barfield, of
New Bern, and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin
Moore and their two children, ef Ben
nettsville, 8. C, all of whom are rela
tives of Mrs. Cannon, left New Bern
on Thanksgiving- morning to spend
the day here. - About 80 miles from
New Bern they met with an accident,
when their f ear turned over twice.
Nobody was seriously hurt but the
car was out of - commission, ? The
owner of the ear could not, of course,
carry the party further. The other
man went back to New Bern for his
car and the party continued on their
journey,'' reaching Hertford about 8
o'clock in the afternoon, Instead of at
12, as they had planned, . '.
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For Bankhead Vote
HIT OR MISS
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"I dont care to hold any post
mortem, either over the case or over
the hogs," said Judge Walter H.
Oakey, Jr., when there was some
argument between counsel at the
conclusion of one of the cases in Re
corder's Court on Tuesday. It had
been remarked that the five certain
hogs about which some controversy
centered were dead and buried.
That it was just a friendly fight,
was the decision of Judge Walter H.
Oakey, Jr., when Sadie Grisholm,
who was charged with assaulting
Mary Perry with a pitcher, and with
his fists, and with breaking the pitch
er, was tried in Recorder's Court on
Tuesday.
Sadie, by the way, is a man.
According to Mary's testimony, it
was quite a row, with Sadie throw
ing the pitcher at her, turning her a
somersault, knocking her down with
a blow from his fist and then, in her
own words "he picked up his foot to
stamp me in the face." It was then
her sister and another girl pulled
him away.
After that, according to Mary, she
ran out of doors, and Sadie filled hi3
pockets with bricks and chased her
over the field, throwing bricks as he
ran. There was a lot of plain and
fancy cussing interspersed between
blows, according to Mary, who re
peated the words in detail and with
apparent zest.
- Mary, commonly known as "Pinky,"
said she had been in court before,
several times before, in fact. She
admitted that she wasn't afraid of
Sadie and said she had no hard
feelings1 against him. The case was
dismissed upon the payment of the
costs.
Thomas Sumner, Jr.,
for short) isnt always
("Tommy"
frightened
'when he says "I sca'ed."
"Tommy,"
who, by the way, isn't yet ten months
old, began saying "I sca'ed" when he
became frightened at a dog. It didn't
take the youngster, who is a great
favorite in Hertford, long to catch
on to the fact that everybody
thought he was smart, so now when
"Tommy" wants to be especially cute
he says "I sca'ed."
Attorney: Had you been drinking ?
Witness: Well, I had had one
drink about three hours before.
Attorney: How much did you
drink at that time?
Witness: Well, there were five of
us and we killed a pint
Mrs. I. A. White's Christmas fruit
cake is ok. It might not be out of
place right here to say that I shall be
glad to sample other cakes. I don't
know of but one way to judge a cake.
Hertford stores are taking on a fes
tive air, with their gay Christmas
decorations and their interesting dis
plays of beautiful and useful articles
for Christmas gifts. Just take a
look around in the various Hertford
stores and find out what these enter
prising merchants have-prepared for
you by way of helpipg . you select
your Christmas presents this year.
Better look in Hertford before de
ciding to go further to do your Christ
mas shopping.
County Commissioners
Draw Court Jury List
The following list of jurors was
drawn on Monday at the regular
meeting of the Board of Commis
sioners, to serve at the January
Term of Perquimans Superior Court,
which will convene on January 14, for
the trial of civil eases:
Tom Deal, Obed B.-' Winslow, John
E. Hunter, Neien's W. Chappell, R.
E. Perry, C. R. StaUings, Elmer R.
Winslow, E. M. Perry; V. A. Holdren,
Jesse T. Winslow, C E. Lane, H. P.
Lane, C T. Rogerson, E. T. Phillips,
a E. Sutton, Josiah Winslow, F. T.
Evans, ; W H. Barber, Charlie E.
Winslow, J. T. White. E. F. Fore
hand, J. E. Perry, Parkyille, E. S.
Long and Ernest W. Whits.
TURKEY SUPPER" THURSDAY
The ladles el the' Episcopal Church
will hold their annual t bazaar and
turkey sapper oi Thursday night of
this week at the Parish House. There
will be attractive Articles 1 of hand
work for sale end supper will be
served at 1:00 o'clock. V? The. public ts
cordially invited, . V, fc-. (, ,
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Election To Be Held
December 14 In Vari
ous Precincts
The men who will be in charge tl
the voting in the various precincts in
the County on Friday, December 14th,
when the referendum to decide
whether or not the Bankhead law
shall continue in force, are as fol
lows: At Nicanor Precinct: John T. Lane,
H. L. Williams and J. R. Jolliff.
At Belvidere Precinct: George W.
Nowell, W. T. Smith and J. M. Cope
land. At Bethel Precinct: B. W. Thach,
A. T. Lane and Joshua White.
It will be observed that the voting
will be held at the regular votirg
precincts, and attention is called to
the fact that farmers in each town
ship must vote in the precinct for
that township.
Following is outlined those who are
eligible to vote on this matter, irre
spective of sex or color:
Any person who signed a 1934-1935
cotton acreage reduction contract;
any person who is or was eligible for
tax exemption certificates in 1984;
any person who presents proof that
he owns and has a present right to
produce cotton on cotton farm, or
any person who signs and files a wit
nessed written statement that he has
made arrangements to produce cotton
on a cotton farm in 1935 (that is, has
entered into a lease or share crop
ping agreement to grow cotton on a
cotton farm in 1995) shall be deemed
elfgible to vote on the continuation
of the Bankhead Act for the crop
year of 1935.
Ellie Sutton Ordered
To Leave County
Ellie Sutton, tried in Recorder's
Court on Tuesday upon the charge of
resisting and obstructing an officer in
the discharge of his duty, was
found not guilty and the case was
dismissed.
John Ivey, colored, for whom a
bench warrant was issued by Judge
Oakey at the last session of Record
er's Court, was tried upon the charge
of intimidating a witness. The charge
grew out of a case against Mattie
Eason, colored, who was charged wita
perjury. Some weeks ago Mattie
swore out a warrant against John
Ivey, of the New Hope section, in
which section she also resides, charg
ing that John Ivey had threatened to
shoot her heart out. When the case
was heard before Judge J. W. Darden
Mattie failed to reiterate the state
ments she had sworn to, and the case
against John Ivey was dismissed.
Then Mattie was brought into Re
corder's Court charged with perjury.
She was not represented by counsel,
and when Judge Oakey asked her why
she failed to testify against Ivey she
stated that he had threatened her
after the warrant was sworn out and
told her if she testified against him he
would kill her. A warrant was im
mediately sworn out against Ivey and
he was brought into court The ease
was, however, continued until this
week.
Ivey was found guilty of intimidat
ing a witness and was sentenced te
six months on the roads, the sentence
to be suspended upon payment of the
costs and good behavior for two
years, or upon condition that Ivey
leaves Perquimans County for a pe
riod of two years, and upon the con
dition that he not be found on or near
the premises of Mattie Eason for two
years. The defendant was given un
til January first to leave the County.
14 FROM PERQUIMANS COUNTY
WOMAN'S COLLEGE GRADUATES
Miss Laura Coit, secretary ef the
Woman's College of the University ef
North Carolina, has recently made
review of the 42 years of the insti
tution'! history, listing the number
ef students from each county attend
ing the school during that time.
Perquimans County's contribution
to the population of the college since
1892 has been 79, of which number
14 were graduated
REV. L, M. DIXON LEAVES
Rev. L. M. Dixon, former pastor of
the Hertford Baptist Church, left with
hie family on Tuesday for Ahotkie,
where Mr. Dixon has accepted a caH
to preach. ' ?
Eleven surveys for rural electric
power lines have been comnleted in -
Greene County. - -, v
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