A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE, UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume II. Number 1.
Hertford," Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, January 4, 1935.
$1.25 Per Year
I ,W Anderson Ex
plains Status of Those
; Who May Sign
According to County. Agent L. W,
Anderson, fanners who wish to sign
Peanutf Acreage Reduction Contracts
for 1935" may do so during the week
of January .7th, to 12th. Inclusive. It
is important: that all farmers who ex
pect to grow peanuts in 1935 sign a
contract! covering same.
Tanners: who did not grow peanuts
ln938 or .1934 cannot sign a con
tract and jt is not advisable for them
to plant peanuts in 1935.
Land owners may sign contracts,
but they must have all of their 1935
peanut acreage covered by contract.
Share-tenants may sign contracts by
having their .: landlord (land owner)
sign a statement of consent, or by at
taching to the contract a copy of a re
corded lease on the farm for the year
1935. It will be better to have the
contract made in the name of the
land owner, but all share tenants and
share croppers producing peanuts in
1985 under contract, will share in the
Farmers who grew peanuts in 1985,
may f a contracts, but will sot re
ceive benefit payments. It is not
necessary for share tenants or share
croppers to iig tbe contracts, with
the land owner.
Contract signers will not be per
mitted te give any assistance in work
ing, harvesting, picking or storing the
peanuts grown by . farmer whose
crop is not covered by a.contract. - A
contract signer cannot pick peanuts
for a non-signer, nor can he provide
help or machinery to be used in con
nection with a non-signer's peanut
Tho3e growers who produced pea
nuts in 1934 and who sign contracts
for 1935 wilfttfeeive- fS.OO per ton on
all of the peanuts produced on their
land in 1984 or will receive $2.00 per
acre on the number of acres allowed
to plant in 1935, whichever is greater.
There will be no "rented acres" under
the peanut contract, but each contract
signer agrees not to increase the acre
age in cash crop3 above the acreage
in 1932 or 1933, except as permitted
wider other contracts or special rul
ings by the Secretary of Agriculture.
If you expect to grow peanuts in
1935 be sure to sign, a contract or
have your land owner sign one c'ove
ing your crop.. The contract applies
to the. land on which peanuts have
been grown in 1933 and 1934,,, but
does not apply .to the man who- grew
the peanuts. '--',
Farmers in Hertford and Bethel
Townships may sign contracts at the
county agenft ," office, in the Court
House. A committee will be station
ed In Winfall to, make contracts for
farmers in New Hope and Parkville
Townships.: : Another committee will
be stationed at Belvidere to make
contract for v growers ;x jn rlBelvidere
Township. ? Be sura ; to sign ' your
contract or have your landlord do so
next week. " ., - ' VV "
. Measure your 1934 peanut acreage
before you. make your contract, as the
committee will ask for your 1933 and
1934 Mreage and your 1934 yield
when you make your contract.) Make
I a record of the number of bags rais-
r ed and the r total weight of the irop.l
4. The peanuts you save:!fo"r ; seed; are a
part of your .crop , and. may ;be inr
eluded with.the n.umber of bags sold.
Try and give the information to. the
2 Committee accurately,', so ' there;, will t
v " ' be no trouble adjusting contracts, etci
- Benefit payment will, be paid ftei;'
i the 1935 crop it plantedd checkear
! - vwith thecontract.'t!:i
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nuts, cooperate-with .yQUir.ne
and with ;yw gVitrnment'jfd
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Fatal to Mr. Dudley
D. D. Dudley, proprietor of the
Carolina Hardware Co., of Hertford,
died at the Albemarle Hospital in
Elizabeth City on Sunday morning
from injuries received in an automo
bile accident on - the- Hertford-Elizabeth
City Highway, near Woodville,
on ttfc night off December 16, while
on his way to his home in Elizabeth
Funeral services were held from
the home on Monday afternoon, with
Rev. H. I. Glass, pastor of the Fim
M. E. Church of Elizabeth City, con
ducting the services.
Surviving Mr. Dudley are his wife,
Mrs. Love Dudley, and two sons, D.
D., Jr., and William, all of Elizabeth
City. Two sisters, Mrs. L. R. Saw
yer of Portsmouth, Va., and Mrs. J.
B. Parker, of Norfolk, Va., and one
brother, J. W. C. Dudley, of Back
Bay, Va., also survive.
4,574 Bales of Cotton
Ginned In Perquimans
According to W. M. Harrell, special
agent of the Bureau of the Census,
Department of Commerce, the census
report shows that there were 4,574
bales of cotton ginned in Perquimans
County from the crop of 19S4 prior to
December 13, 1934, compared with
4,200 bales ginned to December 13, o.
the crop of 1933.
Miss Lucille Estelle
White Married Dec. 27
A beautiful home wedding took
place in Hertford on Thursday, De
cember 27, at the home of the bride's
parent,, when Miss Lucille Estelle
White, of Hertford, became the bride
of Mr. James Franklin Jemigan, of
Suffolk, Va., in the presence of a
large crowd of friends and relatives.
The guests were received at the
front door by Mrs. G. R. Tucker, mis
tress of ceremonies, and were shown
into the living room by Rufus White,
a brother of the bride.
The entire lower floor of the hoir.t
was tastefully decorated for the oc
casion with evergreens and ferru, a. .a
lighted by tall candles.
Immediately preceding the cere
mony, Miss Blanche Everett, wear
ing an afternoon dress of gold flat
crepe, with brown accessories, and a
shoulder corsage of Talisman roses,
lighted the candles, after which Mrs.
Charles E. Johnson sang "Somewhere
a Voice is Calling" and "I Love You
Truly.' Mrs. Johnson wore a dress
of gold crepe, with brown accessories,
and a shoulder corsage of Talisman
Mrs. R. M. Riddick, at the piano,
played the Bridal Choru3 from Lohen
grin as a processional and Mendles
sohn's Wedding March as a reces
sional. During the ceremony Mac
DowelTs "To a Wild Rose" was soit-
Mrs. ,E3telle Fentres3, an aunt of
the bride, of Norfolk, Va., was ma
tron of honor and the bride's only at
tendant. She wore a dinner dress of
brown chiffon Velvet and a shoulder
corsage of pink roses.
The bride was lovely in a brown
I tree bark swagger suit, with brown
and gold accessories. Her flowers
were a' shoulder bouquet of Bride's
foses and; valley -lilies. She descend
ed theetairway jalone- and was met
at the foot of the stairway by her
father, pn whose arm she entered the
M'ving-'ro.om; i and who: gave her in
marriage, , They were) met ; by the
bridegroom and his best ' man, Mr.
lArtbti WJlUamsrpi; 5uff 0lkf :Va,, and
. tne double rmg ceremony was im
pressively performed undef an arch
-rf ergreens oyi'j'!ftoli
inson, pastor of the Hertford Method
' Immediitelyi af ter tht cerwony
ryV'.ford,fandt 'is 'a" most attractive
yrir z womanrA ne receivea ner cau
College, Greenville, and. is a member
of the Belvidere school, faculty;
The brhlegroom, . who at one.; time
lived in' Hertford is1: aT jprominent
youriia; business man of Suffolk, VlV
- The younj couple '"hv&4 host A bf
friends 3a the commum''LM'l'ii'.
the young couple left for a motor trip
, Tie ! bride Is the only daughter f
and Bra, ' tL Irvkg Whitef
I HIT OR MISS
William C. Chappell, prominent
Belvidere resident, was in Hertford
one day this week and while in a
certain office had occasion to notice
the typist at work. After the wo
man removed her work from the ma
chine Mr. Chappell addressed her on
this wise: "I have often heard it
said that you were a swift typist, but
this is the first time I ever saw you
operate a typewriter, and I want to
say, as King Solomon said when he
went to visit the Queen of Sheba,
having heard of her glory, that 'the
half had not been told me'." The
operator of the typewriter felt so
proud of the compliment, especially
of that reference to the Queen of
Sheba, that she couldn't keep it.
Mr. Charles Ford Sumner, Hert
ford's letter carrier, having a vaca
tion on Tuesday, took a walk. You
know they say a sailor who has a
vacation takes a cruise.
Hertford does not have a single
vacant store and hasn't had one for
a long time.
Why are explanations always more
01 less in order when individuals;
have colds? I wonder why we al-,
ways consider it so important to in
quire into all the circumstances sur
rounding the taking of a cold, seek
ing a reason or a cause, and why we !
find it so necessary to pin the re
sponsibility on some careless act.
This is true of almost every one I
Notice, sometime, and see if you
don't ask the first person you speak
to whose muffled tones show unmis
takable signs that he is suffering
from a cold, how he got it It's gen
erally the first question asked.
I have often wondered why the
subject is of such general interest
My own family, to become per
sonal, is' no exception to the rule. In
fact, sometimes I have thought the
matter rather over done in my own
rWhen the youthful offspring begins
to sniffle or to show other disagree
able signs of a cold, somebody in
variably asks if he did not get too
hct while running last week, or if he
did not get his feet wet week before
last, and always some definite action
o: the poor suilenng Kid is pointed
out as a direct and specific reason
I.t that cold. As if the cold weren't
e.iough! What a lot of satisfaction
it must give him to know we have
t.acked it down and found out the
Same way with older members of
the family. I am always asked, in
tones which suggest that I should
have had enough foresight to have
avoided it, how I got such a cold.
The head of the hou3e is no excep
tion. His attention is called to the
time he went without his overcoat,
or walked in the rain, or sat in a
draft, or did some other dreadful and
negligent thing. He brought it on
himself. What a satisfaction to
How do we get that way? Whai
is the idea, anyhow? Surely, nothing
can be more exasperating, just a3 y .
have begun to realize that that irr
tating sensation in your throat is, as
you have suspected all along, the
forerunner of that diabolical conditio
commonly known as a cold, and after
you have let the cat out of the bag
by sneezing a time or . two, to have
some well ; meaning person ask i:
earnest tones, "How in the world did
you get that cold?"
As for me, personally, I'm off.
never intend to ask another person
how he got his cold. I don't even
consider the subject interesting any
You guessed it I've got a cold.
FRAME HOUSE DESTROYED
BY FIRE 1 AT NEW HOPE
. Fire destroyed the frame residence
of Henry' Green colored, at New
Hope on Friday night.'-5' The house
was owned by E. M. Perry,
KvThef children o theLfamily, who
had, retired when, the fire, was dis
covered, narrowly escaped being burn
ed in the. house. ' One f them was
. rescued' only just in time so ;
".-v The; origin: of tthefire is undo.
OF CAROLINA HARDWARE. 00.
has taken, over . the management - of
the" Carolina Hardware Co.,, in Hert
ford, since the death of "DVB. Dudley;
whd died on Sunday from injuries in
ah automobile accident';:on : Decern
ber 19. -V. .. k
Hertford Merchants Pleased
With Business During 1934
Joseph Thomas Brinn
Passes Away Saturday
Joseph Thomas Brinn, 70, one of
the most prominent and highly es
teemed residents of Perquimans
County, died at his home near Hert
ford on Saturday, December 29, after
a brief illness of pneumonia.
Funeral services were conducted
from the home on Sunday afternoon,
with the Rev. M. C. Stephenson, pas
tor of the Center Hill M. E. Church,
of which Mr. Brinn was a life-long
and devoted member, officiating, as
sisted by the Rev. J. H. McCracken,
Presiding Elder of the Elizabeth Cit
District; Rev. J. W. Dimette, pastoi
of the Perquimans Circuit; Rev. A.
A. Butler, pastor of Great Hope Bap
tist Church; Rev. Riley S. Monds,
pastor of the Columbia Baptist
Church; Rev. B. P. Robinson, pastor
of the Hertford Methodist Church,
and Rev. E. T. Jillson, rector of Holy
Trinity Episcopal Church.
The services were attended by
hundreds of sorrowing friends, who
came from far and near to pay their
last tribute of respect to the deceas
ed, and the floral offerings were un
usually numerous and very beautiful.
A choir of selected voices furnish
Active pallbearers included Rosser
Brinn, JL T. Brinn, Thad C. Chappell,
Beverly Tucker, Robins Blanchard
and Trim W. Wilson.
Honorary pallbearers were J. C.
Blanchard, J. S. McNider, Dr. G. E.
Newby, H. C. Stokes, Charles Perry,
Charles Johnson, B. W. Thach, Chas.
Whedbee, Thomas Nixon, W. F.
Madre, Sr., T. S. White, J. W. Dar
den, J. J. Fleetwood, J. P. Jessup, Z.
W. Evans, W. G. Newby, Dr. T. A.
Cox, Clinton Perry, Lawrence Perry,
Spencer Thompson, Noah Felton, C.
M. Harrell, S. P. Jessup, Dr. C. A.
Davenport, J. T. Lane and Henry
Lane, of Tyner.
Burial took place in Cednrwood
Cemetery, in Hertford.
Surviving Mr. Brinn are his wife,
Mrs. Lily Belle Elliott Brinn, throe
sons, Dr. T. P. Brinn, Robert W.
Brinn and Jack Brinn, all of Hert
ford, and one daughter, Mrs. Reuben
Hooks, of Freemont. One sister, Miss
Bettie Brinn, of Hertford, also sur
vives. Mr. Brinn had spent his entire life
in Perquimans and was one of the
most successful farmers of the Coun
ty, and was prominently identified
with the business, civic and religious
life of the community.
Local Mail Carriers
Attend District Meet
Among the Perquimans County
mail carriers who attended the semi
annual meeting of the Albemarle
Rural Letter Carriers Association
held in Edenton on Tuesday were
William C. Chappell, C. B. Parker,
Herman Jenkins and Postmaster J.
The officers, including J. C. Jen
nings,, of Weeksville, president, C. B.
Parker, of Perquimans County, vice
president, W. H. Elliott, of Chapan
oke, secretary-treasurer, were re
elected. The next meeting of the associa
tion will be held on MayO, Mem
orial Day, and the place of meeting
is tentatively 'set 'as South Mills, al
though this is subject to change.
Perquimans Lodge To
Install New Officers
Officers to be installed on next
Tuesday night at the regular meet
ing of the Perquimans Lodge No.
106 A. F. & A. M., in Hertford, in
clude the following:
Master, J. S. Vick; Senior Warden,
B. C. Berry; Junior Warden, Linwood
Skinner; Secretary! T. E. Raper ;
Treasurer, Claude D. White; Senior
Deacon, George W. Jackson; Junior
Deacon, J. H. Towe; Senior Steward,
Dr. L., H. Butler; Junior Steward,
Shelton Long; Chaplain, Rev. R. S,
Mends Tyler, Hugh Copeland.
A Past v Master; GW. Morgan, will
install the officers, and the retiring
Master, Clause D. White, will act as
master of ceremonies '
v Standing committees to be appoint
ed include the following! V
Finance, J. S. Vick, T. E. Raper, C.
D. White, : B.' C. Berry and A. L.
Skinner Orphanage, D. J. Pritchard,
A. L. Skinner, L.iH. Butler; Charity,
Simon Rutenberg, , J.' S. McNider, J.
H. tohtv Resolutions, T. E. Raper, C
i yt, Morgan and R. S. Monds.
A saving of $1560x12 has been
made by the cotton farmers of
Perquimans County up to Decem
ber 29, by the purchase of surplus
cotton tax certificates, according:
to L. W. Anderson, county agent.
Up to this date Perquimans
farmers had purchased surplus
cotton tax certificates representing
913,680 pounds of lint cotton, for
which they paid! $36551.20. By
buying these surplus certificates
and using them to pay the tax on
their cotton they saved $15,2P'J2.
Mrs. J. E. White Given
Token For Services
Mrs. J. E. White, who has been
president of the Woman's Missionary
Society of the Hertford Baptist
Church for seven years, was present
ed with a beautiful pin by the Society
at the la3t meeting of the year on
Mrs. J. W. Ward has been elected
president to succeed Mrs. White.
At the close of a most interesting
meeting, which was held in the Sun
day School room of the church, a com
mittee served a salad course.
Those present included Mesdames
J. E. White, J. W. Ward, Chas. John
son, J. J. Fleetwood, T. W. Perry,
Carlton Cannon, E. W. Mayes, Regi
nald Tucker, Hugh Barclif t, Johsua T.
White, Ros3 Sutton, T. E. Raper, E.
A. Byrum, O. C. Fowler, Grady Mor
gan, E. E. Payne, Sidney Broughton,
Mark Gregory, W. E. Spruill, J. P.
Perry, L. W. Norman, E. E. Everett,
W. T. Elliott, Josiah Elliott, Tom
Perry, V. A. Holdren, Ben Wood,
Mary Parker, and one visitor, Miss
Sister Of W. E. White
In Critical Condition
W. E. White was advised by tele
phone on Wednesday of the critical
condition of his sister, Mrs. David A.
Baynes, of Columbia, S. C, who has
fcr a long time been in ill health.
Mrs. Bayne3 is at the home of her
niece, Mrs. S. F. Pollard, at Bethel,
in Pitt County, where she was tak
en from the Tarboro Hospital :
cently, where she underwent treat
ment Her condition became much worse
on Tuesday night and the end is ex
pected at any time.
Lynchings In U. S.
The following information regard
ing lynchings in the United States
during last year, furnished by Tusk-.
gee Normal and Industrial Institute,
of Alabama, and based on records
compiled in the Department of Re
cords and Research of that institu
tion, will be found interesting. It i.
also particularly gratifying that iu
lynching occurred in our own State.
There were 15 persons lynched hi
1034. This is 13 less than the mini
ber 28 for 1933; 7 more than tin
number 8 for 1932; 2 more than tht
number 13 for 1931; ami 6 less thar
the number 21 for 1930. 8 of tin
persons lynched were in the hands of
the law; 3 were taken from jails am
5 from officers of the law outside of
There were 51 instances m wlucn
officers of the law prevented lynch
ings. of these were in Northen
and Western States and 44 in South
ern States. In 4$ of the instances
the prisoners were retapved or the
guards augumented or other precau
tions taken. In the 5 other instances,
armed force was used to repel tlu
would-be lynchers. A total of 7:
persjms, 14 white men; 57 Negri
men and S Negro women, were thu:
saved from death at the hands of
Of the 15 persons lynched, all were
Negroes. The offenses charged were:
attemptedvrape, 4; rape, 2; murder, 2
wounding man in altercation, 1; as
sociating with white women, 1;
strjkinjr man, 1; writing insulting let
ter, 1; talking disrespectfully, 1; in
sulting women, 1; implicating others
in a charge of stealing turpentine ami
' The States in which lynchings oc
cujved and the number in each State
are as follows: Alabama, l: Florida
2i Georgia, ! Kentucky, 1; Louisiana
2; Mississippi, 6; Tennessee, 1; and
All Report Better Busi
ness And Are Opti
mistic For 1935
"A good year," "Much better thin
amy previous year for five years,"
"Fifty per cent better than the aver
age since 1927," "A great improve
ment," such are the answers which
sound the highly optimistic note
which business men of Hertford give
to the query, "What kind of a year
has 1934 been in your business?"
Every Hertford merchant gives a
good report of the year which has
W. M. Morgan, the furniture man,
says his sales have increased 125 per
cent during the past three months
over any year in the pa3t five years.
He said he took in 110 per cent more
in the month of December than in
the December a year previous.
J. C. Blanchard, the veteran mer
chant of Hertford, says the year was
good, that there was a great im
provement But he hastened to add
that there was still room for im
provement. Probably that spirit is
responsible for the success of the
business which has been operating
continuously for more than a hundred
Simon Rutenberg, in spite of the
fact that he was absent from his
business because of illness for some
weeks during the fall, says he has
had a most satisfactory year, with
an increase in sales every month.
Mr. Rutenberg is very optimistic.
Mrs. Jake White has also had a
great deal better business during the
past year than in several years pre
vious, she says.
D. S. Darden and V. N. Darden, of
Darden Bros., both report a large
improvement. It was D. S. Darden
who stated that their business was 50
per cent better than the average since
H. A. Whitley of the Hertford
Hardware & Supply Company gives a
fine report of the hardware business
and says they have had a good yeai
and that he is confidently expecting
a great improvement this year.
Mark Gregory says lie had a b;g
improvement over last year and that
he hail a splendid Christmas busi
ness. Wherever the question is asked,
one gets the same areneral report.
Business is better and times are im
proving. The Carolina Hardware Company's
store wa3 closed over the week-end,
due to the death of the proprietor,
D. D. Dudley. However, that the
Carolina Hardware Company's busi
ness was good is indicated by the
fact that Mr. Dudley bad recently
expressed his intention of moving
his residence from Elizabeth City to
Mrs. Mamie Blanchard and Mrs.
B. F. Bray of Davenport & Blanch
ard, report much improvement during
the year 1934, and stated that they
have had splendid business during the
L. W. Anderson, of Anderson's
Drug Store "On the Corner," reports
that business was a great deal bet
ter during 1934 than it had been for
And there isn't a single vacant
store in the entire town.
Mrs. Freeman Long
Honored By Shower
The Y. W. A. girls of Bethel Bap
tist Church gave Mrs. Freeman Long
a miscellaneous shower on Thursday
night, December 20th, at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hobbs. Mrs.
Lpng, before her recent marriage,
was Miss Eula Mae Hobbs.
Many games were played and music
was enjoyed. Mrs. Long received
many useful and attractive gifts.
Candy and fruit were served.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. R.
S. Chappell, Mr. and Mrs. Seth Long,
Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Long, Mrs. C.
T. Phillips,' Mrs. R. F. Standing Mrs.
W. E. Curtis, Mrs. E. L. Goodwin,
Mrs. V, L. Proctor, Mrs. W. P. Long,
Misses Ruth Mansfield, Lula Mae
Mansfield, Addie Mae Ward, Peacie
Ward, Esther Ward, Leone Williams,
Kathryn Fleetwood, Mary Wilma
Farmer, Margaret Standin, Gertie
Chappell, Sadie Standin, Pearl Proc
tor, and Evelyn Long; Charles Ward,
Ernest Long. Richard Mansfield, Wil
liam Hobbs, Thomas Phillips. Those
sending gifts, but not attending were
Mrs. A. F. Proctor, Mrs. M. T. Grif
fin, Mrs. M. I. Charlton, Mrs. W. D.
Perry, Mrs. L. E. Butts, and Mrs.