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A WEEIOLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFpRD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume I. Number 7.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, . Friday, December 28, 1934.
$1.25 Per Year
Chai Jdhnsdri ffeads
Trees On Causeway
Will Not Be Ruined
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Practically; Same Per
sonnel To Remain In
- Charles E. Johnson has been plac
ed at the head of. the local unit of
the new emergency relief set-up, in
which E. W. Lordley, the former ad
ministrator of the Perquimans
County Emergency Relief organiza
tion, was given the position of dis
trict administrator, with headquar-
ters at Elizabeth City.
Mr. Johnson, whose position is that
j.head case worker, will be assisted
by practically the same personnel
which has heretofore worked in the
local office." Mrs.' E. Leigh .Winslow
and Miss Ursula - Bateman, both ol
whom were formerly known as case
workers, are now designated as senior
visitors. Miss Edna Fields will re
tain her position as stenographer
clerk. B. G. Koonce, formerly book
keeper in the local office, is now em
ployed in the district office at Eliza
beth City. . .
The new stream lined train of the
Norfolk Southern Railroad made its
initial stop in Hertford, one of the
three stops made on this side of the
Sound, on its second trip to Raleigh,
on Thursday of this week.
A Crowd -of interested spectators
gathered at the station to watch, and
throngs crowded through to get a
.gopd, fc9.!fet: :.ttie interesting ant
beautiful coach. The train remained
at the statfcm for something like half
an hour and gave everybody time to
Of the officials of the Norfolk
Southern on the ear making the trip
were ftjfc Dougan, general superin
tendent of the stream line;' LPi,
Wickersham general superintendent
of the' electric division; Robert Bob
bitt, road foreman of engineering;
Mr. Rae, chief claim agent, and a
number of engineers who are being
broken in. (Mr. Peabody, of the
American Car. & Coach Company,
builders of the car, was also making
Mrs. J. S. Riggs, wife of the con
ductor, and her three daughters,
Misses Hattie, Evelyn and Lila, were
Several Elizabeth City residents
made the trip from Elizabeth City to
Hertford, and two passengers from
Hertford traveled on the new car to
Edenton. i'" 7" '"v
The ear ia; 67; feet- long and will
seat 63 passengers. It is built of
metal, consisting of Corten steel, a
very light weight high strength steel,
and aluminum alloy, It is powered
with a 180-horse power Hall Scott
motor built into a steel frame under
the car. There is no machniery
above the" car except the front con
trol. "V-". ; ;'
This car ia the first of its kind. - It
made 74 miles an hour on the B. & 0.
Kanroca on uie teiu. ii wui go up
to a speed of 62 miles an hour from
start in one minute according to an
official of the car who was present
when , these , tests were made. V The
- car has one horse : power .for every
250 pounds of weight. ' . ; ;i
The interior ' of the coach is most
comfortable, and the new. type train
is said W be-far more safe than -the
ordinary steam train. " t The coach is
to be air ( Conditioned Mn the early
While neither of the two cars now
in operation are to run on this branch
of the Norfolk, Southern at presenX
- it is believed; that they will eventu
ally replace the steam trains now ; jn
.. t Motorists, don't pai'i -pare'y in
, , Hertford after the fl. i tl J -uaryl
y-''"tt you do you are liable to have to
' V pay fine of three dollars, according
' i ; tO iiayor lk:u Meeu, wuv una iubucu
notice to that effect -s
J.i-Jty ..virtue of a recent - ordinance
' . passed j t rEoard of Comi-;3Dion-era
of i tl Ilctord, no 7
ingwil . , Church, Crtlb,
Market, L C :i:a and E'. ,a
' , Road tr t in tl.e area ma.k-
eJ off by t . a. - .
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THE NEW YEAR
By GEORGE COOPER
In IndUnapoiii Newt
III It I Hi I IH.HHM
ASO.C for the O'.d
Whili its kncli . tolled,
And its parmzg moments fly!
Uul a sor.q and u r,':iv
For the glad !eu V car,
U hile ws wjicIi iha Old Year diet
Oh! its grief und pain
Ne'er can come again.
And its care lies buried deep;
But what joy untold
Doth the New Year Jiold,
And what hopes within ii sleep!
A song for the Old,
While its knell it tolled,
And the friends it gave so true!
But, with hearts of glee.
Let us merrily
Welcome in the bright, bright New!
For the height ute gained.
For the good attained,
We will not iha Old despite;
But a joy more sweet.
Making life complete,
In the golden New Year lieu
A song for the Old,
While its knell is tolled,
With a grander, broader neat.
And a forward view.
Let us greet the New,
Heart and purpose ever leal!
Let the ills ice met.
And the sad regret.
With the Old be buried deep;
For what joy untold
Doth the New Yaar hold.
And what hopes within it sleep!
HIT OR MISS !
Dr. T. A. Cox, Hertford physician,
may not look like Santa Claus to you
or to nt,-but-it is highly probable
that a number of Perquimans Coun
ty children consider him a right good
representation of the kind old gentle
The doctor noticed that there were
a lot of folks on the streets on
Christmas Eve, particularly children.
Some of the. youngsters looked like
they might not have so much. The
doctor got a five dollar bill changed
into small silver and set out to have
a good time. He moved about among
the crowds, sauntering through some
of the stores, and here and there
dropping a coin into the small fist of
a boy or girl. It didn't make any dif
ference whether the child happened to
be white or colored, wherever the doc
tor thought he might bring a little
Christmas cheer he did so. I wonder
who was made happier, Dr. Cox or
the children. What do you think?
That Perquimans County has at
least one prosperous farmer is evi
denced by a recent real estate trans
fer J. T. Lane, well known farmer
who lives just outside the town lim
its, has recently purchased "Spring
City," a Hertford suburb containing
a number of tenant houses, and lo
cated west of Hertford. Not every
body, can buy a city. Congratula
tions, Mr. Lane.
The woman wiped the tears from
her eyes and looked up as her Sweed
ish servant girl entered. "What for
you crying?" asked the maid. "I have
just said goodby to my boy," answer
ed the mistress. You know he has
been spending the Christmas holidays
at home and he left this morning to
return to : Yale.'? Tea, answered
yust how you .feeL My brudder he
bane .in yale two times since' Christmas.",-;
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"Did all of you gotThiSj ques
tion was asked of. the head of a cer
tain large' Perquimans . County fam
ily. rWelL" was .the wplyVall;
auoiit eignt.vi us .wwifcv-jv:
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Chief Britt ' arrested hia eight-year-old
eon for shooting . firecrack
ers on' the street ' The little lad was
ard Pitt, dark pt the Superior Com,
s.d" ordered to pay the fine' of one
dollar. TLat was the ioiuW;arre8t
Chief Britt made of violators of the
x t tyax drdinam;e'::proh1ibit!ifee
oting -of firecracker. i on the
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llr. zv.i T.!rs..W.; C.'. Hunterand
their d.. J" r, Hiss" Lucy Hunter, of.
Route C..e, were in Hertford on Sat
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D. D. Dudley Injured
In Automobile Wreck
D. D. Dudley, manager of the
Carolina Hardware Company of
Hertford, who was injured in an
automobile accident on the Hertford
Elizabeth City highway, near Wood
ville, on Wednesday night of last
Week, is still in a semi-conscious
condition at the Albemarle Hospital
in Elizabeth City, where he was tak
en immediately following the acci
dent. Mr. Dudley is believed to have
suffered a fractured skull, as a re
sult of being thrown from hi3 car
when the door was flung open by the
impact of the truck with which the
afrAlU5icb- J? driving jvajin
For several days following the ac
cident the patient was totally uncon
scious. Recently, however, he has
had moments of consciousness, laps
ing into unconsciousness within a
F. F. Garrett, member of the firm,
of Elizabeth City, is temporarily in
charge of the Carolina Hardware
HEATING PLANT AT LOCAL
CHURCH NOW FUNCTIONING
The boiler of the heating plant of
the Hertford Methodist Church,
which has been out of commission,
has been repaired and services will
be held as usual in the church on
Sunday next Due to the fact that
it was impossible to heat the audi
torium on last Sunday no services
Through Capitol Keyholes
By BESS HINTON SILVER
CHERRY BLOSSOMS Raleigh
politicians are inclined to take the
newly-hatched boom in behalf of
Representative R. Gregg Cherry, of
Gaston, for speaker of the 1935
House of Representatives with a
grain of salt. The opinion is ex
pressed freely on Capitol Hill that
Mr. Cherry's friends would like to
see him get chairmanship of an im
portant committee and it is known
by one and all that a good way to
assure that is to line up some votes
in the speakership race.
CONSOLIDATION Sentiment for
county consolidations is growing in
North Carolina but the prognostica
tors will stake their reputation that
The idea doesn't get beyond the dream
stage during the ' coming session of
the General : Assembly. Home-town
courthouse politicians would howl to
high heaven if their representatives
begun talking about abolishing .their
jobs and the natives ; would get into
seata? oi the newv districts. Capitol
IliJl believes - that consolidation of
counties will be among those things
.BIG WAR The opinion ia growing
oyer: the Statei that :North Carolina
Is going" to witnesa another political
'Battle of the Century" in .the spring
of "8(5 between the forces of Senator
Josiah W. Bailey and those of Gov
Jernor Ehringhaua. . There is no
Superior Court Will
Convene January 14
The following calendar for the
January Term of Perquimans Su
perior Court, which will convene in
Hertford on January 14, for the trial
of civil cases only, was arranged by
members of the local bar on Wednes
Armour & Co. vs. Capt. T. S.
J. C. Bianchard vs. I. C. Layden.
Mrs. W. T. McMullan vs. Town oi
Norfolk Equipment Corporation
vs. W. M. Divers & Co.
Lydia G. Whedbee vs. J. F. Wins-
TOsrA-Cltizens National Bank vs
Sallie Kirby vs. Jessup, Adminis
trator. Virginia Fowler vs. Dare Filling
Growers Peanut Co. vs. E. J.
United Gypson Co. v. J. E. Wins
low, trading as Hertford Hardware
& Supply Co.
International Shoe Co. vs. J. H.
Darden Bros. vs. Butler.
Darden Bros. vs. Gaither and T.
S. White, Trustee.
Jessup Bros. vs. Stoke3.
Jessup Bros. vs. G. P. Wood.
Hertford Hardware & Supply Co.
L. W. Anderson vs. T. P. Brinn.
M. R. Winslow vs.
Lydia G. Whedbee vs. Chappell.
doubt that the sparks will fly if
these two political Hercules lock
horns. Certainly Senator Bailey if
going to seek re-election and if Gov
ernor Ehringhaus resists the pres
sure that is being brought to bear tc
get him to make the race he'll be "t
better man than you are, Hunka Tin.'
DEADLY Death takes few holi
days on North Carolina'3 highwaj
system. The total highway fatalities
reached the all-time high for one
month during November when 115
persons were killed. The next Gen
eral Assembly is almost sure to pass
some sort of driver's license law but
the more important thing is enforce
ment It will take money to do the
job and many, highway patrolmen
will have to be employed, in the
opinion of authorities on such mat
ters. The money is in the highway
fund to pay for the Job but a lot of
folks want to use it for something
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AT IT AGAIN Attorney General
Dennis.'. G.' Bronunitt and State
Treasurer .Chas. 'M. Johnson "are
throwing bricks at one another again.
Mr. Bronunitt started when he dug
up :;hia:'petijrcv about who should
audit bks ofthe School Commis
sion. Mr. . Brununitt ruled tiiat the
Commission didn't have a legal right
to advance teachers' salaries before
Christmas but added that since the
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By order of the Commissioner.
ol the lown of Hertford, after
January 1, 1935, it will be unlaw
ful to park any motor vehicle on
the following streets in the lown
of Hertford: Church. Grubb,
M:.ri:et., Covent Garden, I-.denton
Road, except in area marked off
by the Town.
The penalty for violating this
ordinance is $3.00.
Your cooperation will be appre
ciated. E. L. REED, Mayor.
Quietly In Hertford
Christmas Day was passed very
quietly in Hertford, except for the
noise of a few firecrackers exploding
here and there.
So far a3 could be learned, only two
persons were treated by Hertford
physicians for burns from fire works
during the holidays, both of the acci
dents occurring last week.
A colored boy named George Moore,
who lives in Old Neck, lost three fii
gers on one hand when he touched a
dynamite cap to the schoolroom stove.
A white boy named Chappell, who
lives near Belvidere, was also very
painfully hurt in the back, when an
other boy placed a toy pistol loaded
with a firecracker against his back.
New Hope Girl Dies
After Brief Illness
Miss Hazel Hoffler, seventeen, died
on Wednesday night, December 12, at
the home of her parents at New
Hope, after a brief illness.
Funeral services were held at New
Hope M. E. Church, of which the de
ceased was a member, on Thursday
afternoon, with the Rev. J. W. Di
mette, pastor of the church, officiat
ing. Burial was made in the family
burying ground at New Hope.
Surviving are her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Hurdle, and the following
sisters and brothers: Mrs. Irvii.
Turner, Mrs. Sarah Baker, Join.
Hurdle, Rudolph Hurdle, Theodor.
Hurdle and Hazel Hurdle.
The floral offerings were numer
ous and beautiful.
County Couple Married
On Christmas Night
Miss Addie Mae Williams and
Wendell H. Mathews, both of this
county, were quietly married on
Christmas night at the home of the
Rev. J. W. Dimette, pastor of thf
Winfall M. E. Church, with Mr. Di
The bride wore a brown dress with
a green coat and brown accessories.
The ceremony was witnessed by
Miss Myrtle White and Mr. Claude
Immediately after the ceremony
the couple left for a motor trip to
Washington City and other points.
The bride is the attractive daugh
ter of Mrs. E. D. Mathews, of Route
Three, and is teaching at the Balla
The bridegroom is a son of Mr.
and Mrs. S. P. Mathews, of Burgess.
Both young people are very popu
lar with a large circle of friends.
Recent Bride Honored
At Bridge Party
Miss Lucille White, whose wed
ding to Mr. J. F. Jernigan, of Nor
folk, took place on Thursday, De
cember 27, was honoree at a delight
ful bridge party given by Mrs. Her
man Winslow on Friday night
The house was gayly and attrac
tively decorated with Christmas
greens and red flowers, carrying out
the color scheme oi red and green in
all the appointments.
Miss Mary Sumner received the
prize for top score and Mrs. John
Chappell won the consolation. The
guest of honor was presented with a
guest's prze. A dainty salad course
Those present included Mesdames
Wayland Barbee, Howard Pitt, Tom
my Sutton, J.V B. 1 Basnight, John
Chappell and Misses Helen Morgan,
Mary Sumner, Elizabeth Knowles,
Blanche Everett and . Nellie Fields.
The Caldwell County curb market
at Lenoir has Bold $9,003.98 worth of
produce for: farmers and farm wo-
men. of the county this year.
Hertford Residents Pro
test To Emergency
No more trees will be cut
j the Causeway or o;i th.- c miiU
! ed strip ol woodland wet 1 i' :
I quiinans River bridge, uher.- . :
the smaller trees have lc.'ini
A force of men, under the diiectkn
of the local LKA has bei-:i v-.-orkiiur
( this property for about tc.i day-.,
cutting down trees and trimming and
piling the wood to be used for relief
purposes near the roadside.
When Hertford residents saw the
result of these activities and learned
that no trees were to be left standing,
a mighty protest arose because the
beauty of this strip of woodland,
which is a source of pride to many
residents of Hertford, was being
It seems there was some misunder
standing about the matter, howevet,
and there was little difficulty in hav
ing the work stopped. Certain of the
County Commissioners when appealed
to stated that the wont naa not been
ordered by the Board of County Com
missioners. This was explained when
it was learned that two of the mem
bers of the board, including the chair
man, had requested the Emergency
Relief administrator to secure a work
project for the relief workers of
cleaning up this property, which vas
done, and that the chairman had sign
ed the project.
E. M. Perry, chairman of the Bo: rn
of Commissioners, when he was : p
pealed to, appeared greatly surprised
that there was any objection to t
ting down these trees and stated i .at
he had believed the people of Hert
ford would be glad to have the place
cleaned up. He very promptly noti
fied the ERA office not to cut down
any more trees.
E. W. Lordley, who received a num
ber of protests, stated that the work
was done at the suggestion of the two
commissioners, and not upon his ini
tiative; that, in fact, he did not even
know the county owned the proper
ty when he was approacned Ad
ministrator of the Perquimans Coun
ty ERA and asked to get the project
through. He expressed regvt that
some protest was not mvA:- - " re the
work went so far. He further stated
that it would be neces.-ary to keep
a force of men working on this prop
erty for some time, in order to clean
up the trees which were felled, to cut
down some of the tall stumps left
standing, and otherwise straighten up
the place, which will be a gieat im
provement. Timothy N. Gregory
Laid To Rest Sunday
Funeral services for Timothy N.
Gregory, 65, of Hertford, who died
at 5 o'clock on Saturday morning,
were held from the home on Grubb
street, on Sunday afternoon, and were
attended by a large crowd of friends.
The Rev. A. A. Butler, of Hertford
officiated, and music was furnished
by the Hertford Baptist Church
choir. The Masonic rites were ob
served at the conclusion of the ser
vice by Mr. Butler. Burial was made
in Cedarwood Cemetery, Hertford.
Pallbearers included Seth Long,
John Butler, Clyde Landing, Charles
E. Johnson and Irving Stubbs, of
Mr. Gregory had been a constant
sufferer from rheumatism for many
years, and for the past 18 months
had been confined to his bed most of
the time. His condition had been
very much worse for some time past
and the end had been expected daily
for some time.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lena
Howell Gregory, and four sons, jNoah
Gregory, of Hertford, T. N. Gregory,
Jr., of Norfolk, Thomas Gregory, of
Norfolk, and Julian Gregory, of Ro
BEECH SPRING PARENT-
TEACHER GROUP MEETS
The Parent-Teacher Association of
Beech Spring school met on Monday
night with Mrs. W. J. Perry, presi
dent, presiding, and with Miss Delsie
Whitehead acting aa secretary.,
The program included a reading by
Miss .Stella Rogerson, a' poem by
Miss Delsie Whitehead, a reading by
Minnie Louise Nixon, and a vocal
duet by Miss Delsie Whitehead and
Mrs. W. J. Perry. ,
" Mrs. Frank-. Winslow and Mrs.
Forehand . served refresh-