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; ; A -WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD ANDJPERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume IL Number 2.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, January 11, 1935.
$1.25 Per Year
Over Funds For Relief
THREE CHARGED WITH
STEALING MEAT, HELD
OVER FOR HIGH COURT
Fresh Pork Stolen From
Joseph Winslow Of
Mrs. Virgie Newbern
Killed In Auto Wreck
On County's list For
Help In Support
The Board of County Commission
ers, at their meeting on Monday, de
cided to turn over the necessary
funds to the local Emergency Relief
office for taking care of the list of un
employed persons on the relief rolL
during the ensuing month.
Due to the fact that the District
Emergency Relief office has received
instructions from headquarters that
the ERA will no longer take care o:
the unemployables, but that this
group formerly taken, care of by the
ERA would be turned over to the
counties as their responsibility, it was
necessary for the commissioners to
take Bome steps for the relief ol
these people, as all relief would have
been cut off by thiB order. It is this
class, persons who are physically 01
mentally unable to perform labor,
and who have no means of support
who before the Federal Emergency
Relief organization was inaugurated,
were helped by the county, and they
are being turned back to the coun
ties or towns at this time.
E. W. Lordley, District Emergency
Relief Administrator, appeared be
fore the Board and explained in detail
the instructions which his office has
received in reference to this matter.
Mr. Lordley stated that the local of
fice could continue to handle the mat
ter of giving out the relief to this
class of needy if the necessary fund;
were forthcoming from the commis
sioners, or that the commissioners
could take over the matter. The
former plan was decided upon as the
more feasible at thiB time.
" The list turned over to the commis
eioners as. unemployables in. (he en
tire county covered . only 82 names,
fifteen of whom are white end seven
teen colored This list was gone
over very thoroughly by the commis
sioners and in each case, with the
possible exception of two names in
reference to which it was decided tr
make some further investigation, al
were found to be worthy and in need.
Some, in addition to being old, are
diseased, some are crippled, other
The ages of the white persons on
this list ranges from sixty to eighty-
two years. Seven of the number are
over seventy years of age and three
are over eighty.
Of the seventeen colored persons
on this list, the youngest is 53 and
the oldest 92.
The amounts paid to each individ
ual vary from six to twelve dollars
per month, and the total amount fur
nished the 32 persons for one month
is 268.00, or an average of a little
more than eight dollars.
One of the persons listed is blind,
as is also , his wife( these two blind
persona, a colored couple living on
Route Three, being the only members
of their household.
Miss Fowler Suffering
vi From Queer Poisoning
Miss Frances Fowler, who left
Hertford on Wednesday of last week
to return to her school at Marion, re
turned home on Tuesday night of
this week, suffering from the effects
of some kind i of poisoning said t6
have been caused by the eating of
some kind of food, probably taken in
sandwiches "which Miss Fowler ate
wMe !on the; Wp from Hertford to
Marion. ': ;..
: Miss Fowler Is confined to her bed,
f and one side, of her body is affected
' with , - numbness, ivlhe . condition is
I . said apt to be serious and she is not
' suffering any pain or HI feeling.': It
J is believed her. condition will be nor
' mal within idays.::g4
Thomas & Sheltxm
" A wedding Wwsti-totheir
many friends throughout the county
was solemnized ' at the parsonage of
the Rev J, W, Dimmette, at Winfau;
on Saturday, Jararyj;- 5, in the pre
senee of, on! a f ;w relatives, when
Mis? da Eliat- - " Upton of Edenton,
became, the l.l'j of Mr, Thomas
Ehelton i Nixenp a rmment'ryoiins;
ceremony beinj 'iirformed by Mr.
. The bridegroom is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas W. Kixoni of Koc9 One.
ne yoW c:;-;. will iar';? their J
lre in I r
l fr- '
Miss Glasson Resigns
As Teacher Of Science
Much regret is expressed at the
resignation of Miss Mary- Glasson,
science teacher at the Perquimans
County High School, which will take
effect on January 21, the end of the
Miss Glasson's resignation is the
result of the condition of her father,
Dr. J. H. Glasson, of Duke University,
who was injured in an automobile
accident which occurred several
weeks ago. While Dr. Glasson's con
dition has improved, it is still such
that Miss Glasson is unwilling to re
main away from home at this time.
Not only among the patrons of the
school, where Miss Glasson has done
such splendid work for several year 3,
but among the people of the town
generally, who have become greatly
attached to her during her stay in
Hertford, is deep regret expressed at
her contemplated departure.
Chowan Man Released
Of Blame In Accident
No probable cause was found
against John L. Goodwin in Record
er's Court on Tuesday, when a hear
ing was conducted before Judge Wal
ter H. Oakey, Jr., in the matter of
the fatal accident to D. D. Dudley,
proprietor of the Carolina Hardware
Company, of Hertford, which occur
red on December 19, on the Hertford
Elizabeth City highway, just this side
of Wccdville, when the light pick-up
truck which Mr. Dudley was driving
wsa in collision with a truck driven
by Mr. Goodwin.
State Highway Patrolman Mew
born, who investigated the accident,
was the only witness for the State.
He testified that lie' was utikA wVu
scene of the accident about fifteen
minutes after it had occurred, which
was about 6:45 o'clock in the evening,
reaching there some fifteen minutes
later. He stated that he found Mr.
Goodwin and J. C. Sutton, who was
ridinsr with Mr. Goodwin, at the
scene, and both the trucks. He stated
that they told him that they were
coming toward Hertford, meeting Mr.
Dudley, who was going toward Eli
zabeth City, and that they saw Mr.
Dudley's truck leave the road and top
over on the right-hand shoulder, and
then skid across the road twice, the
second time striking the front of the
truck driven by Mr. Goodwin; that
Mr. Goodwin had pulled over on the
right shoulder before he was struck
by the skidding truck, and that his
steering gear broke and he was un
able to keep his own truck from go
ing into the ditch. Mr. Mewborn te
tified to markings on the pavement
which indicated that the accident hail
happened exactly as testified to by
Mr. Goodwin and Mr. Sutton.
There were no eye-witnesses to the
accident, other than Mr. Goodwin
and Mr. Sutton. Mr. Dudley, who
was riding aloni, was rendered un
conscious and taken to the hospital.
Both Mr. Goodwin and Mr. Sutton
took the stand and testified to the
same statements which Mr. Mewborn
had testified they had made to him.
Mr. Mewborn. testified that Mr.
Goodwin's steering gear was broken
and that he could not have avoided
going into the ditch after being
struck. He also testified that he ex
amined the lights of both trucks and
that on both the lights were in good
Miss Edna Divers Weds
Charles Clifford Banks
' .The weddingf . Miss Edna Naomi
Divers, of Hertford, and Mr. Charles
Clifford Banks,' of , New Hope, took
place quietly at the parsonage of the
Rer PV Rowland Wagner; in Norfolk
en Wednesday afternoon, the cere
mony being performed by Mr.Wag-
The bride wore -en afternoon dress
of bluit,' with' accessories to match,
her flowers being shoulder corsage
of bride's roses and. Valley Ulfes. ( .
je.bride: Isl'the attractive daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. V. M. Divers of
Hertford. The bridegroom Js, i son
of Mr. and Mrs. C P. Banks, of New
b'ope, and is a prominent young
farmer f thiit community. . Both of
the young piwple are 'very J popular
with large (jircler of friends.
After a wcdJiny trip: north, -they
will make their home on a farm in
the.New Hope" community. " ; "
"1 yevr sbscription to. the Per
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CROWD DISTRICTS TO
Saturday, January 12, Is
Time Limit To Sign
With the time limit for the signing
up of the peanut acreage reduction
contracts set for Saturday, January
12, all four of the points in the county
designated as the proper place for the
farmers of that community to sign
contracts have been busy places since
the sign-up began on Monday of this
For Hertford and Bethel Townships
the work is done in the office of L.
W. Anderson, County Agent, in the
Court House, with John 0. White, B.
W. Thach, J. H. Newbold and Mrs. W.
H. Hardcastle in charge.
In Belvidere Township, which in
cludes Nicanor Precinct as well,
those in charge are Dr. E. S. White,
George W. Nowell and C. V. Ward.
The work is being done at Tim
Parkville and New Hope Township
headquarters are at Winfall, in J. H.
Baker's Store, and the work is being
done by J. H. Baker, J. T. Benton and
A. J. Jordan.
W. E. White, who is assisting Mr.
Anderson with the peanut acreage
reduction sign-up, and who is spend
ing a portion of his time at each of
the points, stated that he will be glad
at all times to furnish any informa
tion to peanut growers in reference
to the. contracts.
There is every indication that most
of the .farmers of Perquimans will
sign the contract.
R. A. White Reported
Injured In Accident
Whether or not the rumor that R.
y. WklU m wifclvBd nsidry wumiu
ed hand while working as foreman in
a log woods near Ayden, still remains
to be learned.
The family of Mr. White were sur
prised to hear, on Saturday, that Mr.
White had been hurt and that one of
his fingers had been amputated.
Mrs. White received a letter from her
husband on Monday, written in his
own handwriting, and making no
mention of an accident. Mr. White
informed his wife that he would be
home next Saturday. While it is be
lieved he was injured, Mrs. Whitejs
gratified to know the injury could
not have happened to his right hand.
Auditors Not Back
The auditors who have been work
ing on the county books have not re
turned to Hertford since the Christ
mas vacation. Most of the county
work is understood to have been fin
ished and only that in connection
with the schools remains to be done.
The auditors left on their vacation
shortly before Christmas with the
understanding they were not to re
turn until after the superintendent,
who spent his vacation out of town,
Judge Cowper Will
Preside At Court
Judge G. V. Cowper, of Kinston,
will preside at the January term of
Perquimans Superior . Court which
convenes in Hertford on Monday,
Judge Cowper and Judge Clayton
Moore, of Williamston, who was
scheduled to hold Perquimans court
at this time, have exchanged places
for this week.
Judge Cowper has held courts in
Perquimans only twice before, mak
ing his first appearance here during
the week of the famous George Lane
and Bettie Lane murder trial, in
1932. Judge Cowper also presided at
one other term here since that time.
'This term of court is for the trial
of civil eases only.
Twelve Young Meii
Xeave For CCC Camp
'-'A group of twelve young men, two
of them alternates, left early -Friday
morning for . Washington,;, C,
where they will be asBignedi to CC
Camps.?" i p ij'L't?' v n
" The list includes Clavis Perry,
Henry' P. Layden, Jesse W.' Spivey,
Harry B. ' Sawyer, Willie A. Stallings,
James : Herman Lamb, ' Chester L.
Simons, Walton ' Whitehead, Santos
Umphlett, Thos. Morgan, - Anthony
Troy Elliott and Howard .Copeland,
the latter two named", being alter
nates. . - ' -
Walter Wright, well-known Negro,
who was caught in Virginia on Thurs
day of last week in the act of at
tempting to sell a quantity of newly
killed pork which had been stolen
from the smokehouse of Joseph Wins-
low, Bagley Swamp farmer, on Wed
nesday night, and his two alleged ac
complices, Charlie Brown and Claude
Lewis, were held for probable cause,
to be tried at the April term of Per
quimans Superior Court by Judge
Walter H. Oakey, Jr., in Recorder's
Court on Tuesday.
Walter Wright's bond was fixed at
$500.00, and that of the other two de
fendants at $250.00 each, all three
being sent back to jail in default of
Walter Wright was a much accused
man in court on Tuesday. He was
tried on four separate charges, one
for stealing chickens, one for stealing
a stove, one for stealing a stand of
lard, and one for stealing over a
thousand pound3 of pork.
He was found guilty of stealing
the stove, Claude Lewis having plead
guilty of the charge. A non Suit was
taken in the case of stealing the lard
as sufficient evidence was not produc
ed to get a conviction, although the
lard, which was owned by S. F. Long
disappeared from the smokehouse of
his father-in-law, Mr. Lane, in the
same vicinity where the meat w;
taken from and was found with the
other stolen articles.
In the case of stealing the chick
ens, Wright was found guilty. The
chickens, fourteen of them, disappear
ed from a coop on the premises of
Mrs. Addie Nixon back in July 1933,
and" were located on Wright's prem
ises. Mrs. Nixon identified her prop
erty which was returned to her. It
developed that after Walter Wright
could not be found, having presum
ably left for parts unknown. It was
after officers brought him back from
Virginia to be tried for stealing the
meat and other things that the old
warrant wa3 served, the trial result
ing Tuesday. A verdict of guilty was
found in this case and Wright was
sentenced to the roads for twelve
months. An appeal was noted and
bond fixed in the sum of $500.00 in
The trial of these larceny cases was
long drawn out. Each defendant was
represented by counsel, each making
a hard fight to clear his own client.
L. F. Congleton represented Walter
Wright. Charlie Brown, who lives in
Norfolk, and who is the owner of the
truck in which the stolen articles were
carried away, was represented by C.
R. Holmes, and Claude Lewis, who
claimed to know practically nothing
about any wrong-doing, having taken
a ride down into North Carolina, ac
cording to his own story, because
Walter Wright asked him to come
down here, saying he had some little
things to move, was represented by
P. G. Sawyer, of Elizabeth City.
Most of the meat lost by Mr. Jo
seph Winslow was returned to him.
Mr. Winslow's smokehouse door had
been broken into, the chain which was
fastened to the lock having been cut
in two. Tools with which the work
was apparently done were found in
the truck used by the men in their
operations. The meat was carried to
South Norfolk, and offered for sale
to a merchant, who growing suspi
cious, probably because the meat had
been salted, notified local officers who
took the three men. into custody. Mr.
Winslow had reported the loss of his
meat to the county authorities.
Charlie Brown, who claimed that he
was not implicated in the theft, had
told the Virginia officers that the
meat was taken from, near Hertford,
so that when the Virginia authori
ties notified Perquimans officers they
went at once to Norfolk and Mr.
Winslow recovered most of his prop
erty. The officers had placed the
meat on cold storage for safe keep
ing. . i
L. W Anderson At
L. W. Anderson, County Agent for
Perquimans, is in Raleigh this' week
attending the Extension Conference
at State College. ' 1
According to Raleigh newspapers, a
full delegation of county agents are
present at the conference, with a full
program for the week. ,. r'
Mr. Anderson is expected to return
home the latter part of the week. .
HIT OR MISS
"No, sir, I didn't rare aginst 'em,"
answered Claude Lewis, colored, de
fendant in Recorder's Court, when
he was asked by a lawyer if he didn't
get that lick on the head for resisting
"You didn't see anybody get it?"
asked an attorney of Mr. Joseph
Winslow, who was a prosecuting
witness in the case in court involving
the theft of Mr. Winslow's meat.
"No," replied Mr. Winslow, "and it's
a good thing I didn't see them."
Inventory is the order of the day
in Hertford just now.
That Attorney C. R. Holmes wasn't
reared, in Perquimans County was
plainly evident when he asked S. F.
Long, who was testifying in Record
er's Court, what he. meant by the
term "bayed" in reference to lard.
Boys will shoot firecrackers, regard
less of town ordinances. And as
everybody knows boys will be boys,
nobody attaches a great deal of im
portance to the firing of firecrackers
however little we may like the noise.
But the boy who fired the cannon
cracker almost under the feet of
Judge J. W. Darden as he stood on
the corner of Main and Church
Streets on Monday night really went
"a little too far. Judge Darden isn't a
young man, his appearances and man
ner to the contrary notwithstanding,
and the shock of one of those crack
ers which sound like a shot gun re
port, might have had a disastrous
I dont know who the boy was. i
don't even know who was in the
group of boys standing near-by. It
was doubtless thoughtlessly done and
the chap who played what he consid
ered a harmless prank meant no
harm. Fortunately, no greater harm
was done than to provoke the wrath
of Judge Darden. It was a good
thing for the boy that Judge Darden
had no means of identifying the of
fender. That little Miss Ruth Hollowell, the
twelve-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. L. N. Hollowell, of Hertford,
was sick in bed on Wednesday might
not have been very tragic, since
Ruth's illness is not believed to be
serious, but that she missed school
was a near tragedy. It was the first
day in all her life she had missed
school. She is a student in the sixth
grade. Sorry, Ruth,
By Mrs. T. E. Raper
Miss Naomi Divers, whose wedding
to Mr. Charles Clifford Danks took
place on Wednesday afternoon, was
honored at a delightfful miscellaneous
shower given by Mrs. T. E. Raper
and Miss Ruth Sutton, at the home
of Mrs. Raper, on Friday night.
The house was tastefully decorated
with cut flowers and potted plants,
and several delightful contests were
The guest of honor was presented
with a shower of many attractive and
A delectable salad course wsa
served by the hostesses.
Those present included, besides the
honoree, Mesdames Sidney Brough
ton, Mattie Barclift, C. P. Banks, L.
B. Sitterson, B, W. Pennington, Lu
cius Blanchard, John Broughton, John
P. Hill, 6. H. Parker, Charles E.
Johnson, M. J. Gregory, E. A. By
rum, H. T. Broughton, Crafton Mat
hews, Julian A. White, J. E. White,
R. A. Sutton, W. M. Divers. J. E.
Everett, G. R. Tucker, W. C. Dozier,
Chas. Johnson, Hudson Butler, D.
M. Jackson, George Scott, Mervin
Scott, T. E. Raper and Misses Jessie
Mae Banks, Ruth Banks, Maude Per
ry, Hazel Ainsley, Bertha Chappell,
Lucille Sutton, Edna Fields, Elizabeth
Dozier, Wilmer Parker, Nellie Fields,
Blanche Everett, Ruth Sutton, Thel
ma Divers, Marian Raper.
LOUISVILLE MINISTER MAKES
FINE IMPRESSION SUNDAY
The Rev. Mr- Morris, of Louisville,
Ky., who preachedv at the Hertford
Baptist Church on Sunday morning
and on Sunday evening, is a brother
of . Chester ' Morris, of Currituck
County. Mr. Morris made a fine 1m-
pression on his hearers on Sundayv
Elizabeth Oty Man Also
Loses Life Tuesday
Mrs. Virgie Newber! 27, wife of
Graham Newbern, of Jarvisburg, a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
Walker, of Hertford, v:: killed in an
automobile accident which occurred
at a Norfolk Southern Railroad cross
ing in Camden County, on the high
way between Elizabeth City and
Norfolk, on Tuesday night. Stewart
Ballance, of Elizabeth City, who was
with Mrs. Newbern, wa also killed.
The bodies of the two victims of
the accident, which is believed to
have occurred around !) o'clock at
night, was not discovered until 6
o'clock on Wednesday morning, when
they were found by 'I unstall Upton,
There was a heavy fog on Tues
day night, which probably obscured
the freight train into which the car
collided. The car in which the
couple were riding was dragged some
distance down the tr. ck, which ex
plained why the wm k was not seen
by passing motorists during the night.
News of the tragedy did not
leach the parents of Mrs. Newbern
in Hertford until nearly 9 o'clock on
Wednesday morning, irul r. Walker
and his son, Morgan Walker, left
shortly afterwards for the scene of
the accident. The bodies were not
moved for some time, awaiting the
arrival of the coroner. The bodies
were taken to the Twiford Funeral
Home, in Elizabeth City, where an
inquest was held later in the morn
ing. . , , ,'
Funeral services were held Thurs
day and burial took place in the fam
ily burying ground in Currituck
Mrs. Newbern, who had recently
spent some time in Hertford with her
parents, leaves, in addition to her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Walker,
of Hertford, her husband, Graham
Newbern, of Jarvkburg, four small
children, one an infant, two sisters,
Shirley and Effie Walker, and one
brother, Morgan Walker, all of Hert
ford. Lone Stand Ol Lard
Stolen l-v Thieves
A lone stand of
from the smokehous
last Wednesday nig
tity of meat was st
Winslow. The lard
bo in Mr. Lane's s
thief, or thieves, sa
killing had been
1 was stolen
J. B. Lane on
hen a quan
: happened t.;
!?.'-s that hoi.
r A::g on at M: .
e i ii l'tly did nt
iane s House am
know that the mea
moved to the home
F. Long, who is M
law. That one staiui
left because it was
and was hot when
meat and lard was
had been re
;' the owner,
. Lane's son-ii;
t.!' lard h;:d bee
t'.:e ia.-t cooki
he rest of tk
I'ut pronably t e
wbi'i'c to iv'. beca'
and six shoulders :.
Lane were stolen ;'.
smokehouse last Ai:;i
the same band of ;h
It seems that t.is
. s"ne bar
zxw to M .
' .hi that san.
-t nrebably 1 ;
b.nd who car
ried off Mr. Winsbw's m:at and M.
Long's lard last we?k just took aloi v
anything they could find. A suit cf
underwear belong'ng to Mr. Wi;i
slow and left hanging on the clothes
line that night disappeared and was
found in the truck with the other ar
ticles. Several chickens were taken
from another house at some distance
from Perquimans County, probably
just out of Norfolk, according to the
testimony of one of the defendants,
who said that Walter Wright said a
woman gave them to him for working
on a stove for her.
And a stove was stolen from a
church in Bagley's Swamp that night
and carried off by Charlie Brown in
the truck, according to his own ad
mission. Mrs. Jessup Shaken Up
In Automobile Mishap
Mrs. T. L. Jessup narrowly missed
serious injury and escaped with minor
bruises when she was thrown out or
the Ford Coupe in which she was rid
ing, with , her husband at the wheel,
when the door of the car was flung
open on Tuesday. The accident oc
curred : at the corner of Market
Street, and Edenton Road while Mrs.
Jessup was returning to the Perqui-
mans High School, where she teach-
ea, after the noon recess. - ; . '