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THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY, HERTFORD, N. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1935. ' " 'V ' ' . '
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1935.
THIS WEEK'S BliiLE THOUGHT
IN PLEASANT PLACES: The
Lord is the' portion of mine inherit
ance and of my cup: thou maintain
est my lot. The lines are fallen unto
me in pleasant places: yea, I have a
goodly heritage. Psalms 16:5-6.
DOES IT MEAN- ANYTHING
" What does The Perquimans Weekly
mean to yout i :
rls it Just another country news
paper, which is all it can mean to
.those f other places who are not in
terested in Perquimans? Or is it
cnmafhino- mni-A than that to VOuT
Co have a right to expect some
thing more than that. The Ferqui
mans Weekly is endeavoring to give
you more. iliV-
You have a right to expect you
home newspaper to carry the news of
'Vour community, the news of your
section. It should carry news wnicn
is interesting to the people of the
community, some of which no othei
newspaper carries because of ills un
importance, its lack of nws value
outside this immediate territory. The
Perquimans Weekly does that.
Not onlv do you have a right to ex
pect your home newspaper to carry
storie3 of interesting nappeum
among the home people and news of
its affairs, but you have a right to
expect your, home newspaper to dis
tuss questions of interest to the peo
ple of the community, to stand up for
tie rights of your community, to
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paper. Its columns should be open to the
people of the community who de3ire
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reference to matters of civic and
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forts. To all those who realize that
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we are deeply grateful. . , ' '.."'
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Hits Woman With
f tick To Scatter Idea?
"I hit her with the stick to scatter
her ideas," explained Octavius Fere
tee, eolored, while testifying in the
ease in Recorder's Court on Tuesday,
in which Octavius Ferebee and Emma
Winslow were both defendants, both
eharged with assault with a deadly
-weapon. ; "
It happened at Besse Ferebee's
cook shop in "Newtown," the scene of
co many similar affairs, on last Sat
urday night. Bessie said she had 50
hogs feet cooked to Bell and that she
told Octavius that if he would play
the piano for her that .night for the
dancers she would tip him, if U the
hogs feet were sold. So Octavius
was playing, when Emma came in,
Emma is said to have been drinking.
Bessie said she was drunk. Several
witnesses testified that she was; the
aggressor. She is said to have told
Octavius not to hit another key. She
had" the knife," Octavius said, and he
t: 'Ml! ,V!a1 'Ant, . enaHar
jfeS'-Jterideas.- Bessie 'tried to get Emma
' home and go to bed but she
j VV'' .wouldn't,'' and so, at Bessie's sugges-
'tyrVnm, Octavius ' just threw her down
on the floor and took theiknife away.
;' . la the.scpffle;hi hands were ut. Em?
''.' 'tntt said she was "stobbeH," too, in
- Bessie Ferebee was asked i4.0c
. tavius was drunk. "No," said Bessie,
Octavius wasn't drunk. If he had
n he would havt beat Bit and her
'.vius . .was found not guilty,
na! was found, guilty, and sent to
- for 80 days. , .-." . .
, LC "1 VALUABLE COW. i
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5 ft -very Valuable
Tiirough ; Capitol Keyholes
By BESS HINTON SILVER
. G. 0. P. CANDIDATE Some Re
publican members of the General As
sembly -are inclined to view with
favor the suggestion v that former
Congressman Chas. Jonas, now the
Representative from Lincoln County
in the Legislature, may become a can
didate lox Governor next spring in
opposition to Gilliam Grissom who al
ready has voiced intentions of mak
ing the race. Mr. Jonas attracted
wide attention with his bill to provide
discretion between Capital Punish
ment and life imprisonment and in
firat degree criminal cases 'and his at
titude favoring removal of tolls from
bridges in Eastern North - Carolina.
It might be well to observe his smoke.
DOUBT REMOVED Former Lieu
tenant Governor R. T. Fountain, of
Rocky Mount, has let it be publicly
known that he is seriously consider
ing running for Senator in opposition
to Senator Josiah W. Bailey in the
Democratic primaries next spring.
Nevertheless, there are some rather
astute political observers around this
Capital City who say they believe
Mr. Fountain's announcement is in
tended as a blow at the potenteial
candidacy of Governor Ehringhaus,
who beat him by a nose three years
ago, more than as a thrust at Sena
tor Bailey. The Governor doesn't ap
DQNT LIKE IT-Some members
of the joint 'legislative finance com
mittees can't take the idea of Repre
sentative McDonald of Forsyth, t
introduce a substitute to the sales tax
on the floor of the House of Repre
sentatives. Representative R. Greeg
Cherry, of Gaston, and Thomas
O'Berry, of Wayne, made certain re
marks indicating that they thought
Dr. McDonald was "holding out" on
them by not giving the committee the
benefit of his views. The Forsyth
Representative is a member of the
House finance committee.
SPEED LOST Not a few legisla
tors express the opinion that rapid
passage over sections of the revenue
and appropriations bills is not going
to save much time in the long run.
They figure that . opponents of the
proposals of spending and taxing will
hold their fire until the bills get on
the floors of House and Senate and
then loose their bombardments. It
may or may not be-algnificant that
anti-ftdministrationists are holding
their peace in committee meetings.
PATROLMAN It's entirely possi
ble that you may soon catch sight of
a State Highway, patrolman in your
county. Bills have been introduced in
the General Assembly to transfer the
patrol back from the revenue 'depart
ment to the highway department and
to increase the number of patrolmen.
Also, patrolmen would be relieved of
duties of collecting gas and oil sam
ples for inspection and required to do
nothing except watch automobile
drivers and attemp to reduce slaugh
ter on the public roads. ',. r ;,'
HAND-OUTS Various and .sundry
bills have been introduced in the Leg
islature to use State .highway gaso
line and license 4taxe3 for purposes
other than building roads. Some of
the measures would have gas tax
money reduce local government roads
debts, while others would require the
highway commission to pave streets
in cities. One million dollars in high
way money is already going into the
general fund and the budget commis
sion has endorsed this policy for the
next two years. If you have any
definite idea3 on the subject of how
gasoline and license taxes should be
iyent the present might not be a bad
time to make them known.
LIQUOR Many legislative and po
litical leaders believe that the Dey
House bill to call a referendum on
two wet. and one bone-dry proposition
nhourf be "entitled ah act to perpetu
ate the Turlington law in North Car
olina." They figure. " that the two
propositions for . legalized liquor
would split the wet vote and that the
drys would stick together on proposal
to retain present absolute prohibition.
Annflmr bill now circling around leg-
X Joiotivo iftll wonld provide a refer-
liquox '.Wlutf f ;will 'happen- is, of
' . " ' 'rj'i 1 L '14.' iu
course, ln.fne luwre pws
novaf ivolv MHV to strike out the sec-
t:m .oolHncr fnr .referendum. . . The
drys Talize Kat"? anU iqrfe pei
fin ' rxt VrnrMin. introduced a 'bill to
i rwinlr vour" rhild 't if voh "have' One-)
between the age oi.sijt ana Ainonwis
hnt It ran Into " aoma rocka :) In? the
tofliirift , anti-toxin" '6eyitize Bbme
patients .against (ner vaccinations
with:"horse" Y Theommittee
couldn't Agret Nr it wai bet
ter to allow tL x be exposed
to dintheria ' on bar
tir r it f V) cer-
ISNT QUITTING YET, Senator
W. G. (Cousin Willie) Clark, of Edge,
combe, ' Wants it understood that he
is not going to quit the race for
Lieutenant Governor because his can
didate, Senator Carl L, Bailey, of
Washington County, was defeated for
President Pro Tempore of the 1935
Senate. Cousin Willie isn't sure he
will make the race in 1936 but he
avow3 that if he does he will give
Senator Paul Gradv, of Johnston,
former Senator George McNaill, of
Fayetteville, Senator Harriss New
man, of New Hanover, of other poten
tial or actual candidates "a run for
TOUGH BREAK Parole Commis
sioner Edwin M. Gill spent much
time preparing his brief for presen
tations before the appropriations
committees of the General Assembly.
He made detailed studies of the best
methods of parole investigation and
supervision and then when the money
spending committees met Commis
sioner Gill was confined to his bed
with an attack of the mumps. As a
result his brief had to stand alone for
his cause. Mr. Gill subscribesto the
axiom that the best laid plans of mice
and men often go astray.
NOT BEHIND Lieutenant Gover
nor A. H. Graham isn't letting any
grass grow, under his feet in the race
for the gubernatorial nomination on
the Democratic ticket next year, in
the opinion of many political wise
acres around Raleigh. They opine that
his committee appointments in the
Senate and his conduct in presiding
over that body are not hurting his
chances of nomination even if Clyde
R. Hoey, of Shelby, and Congressman
R. L. Doughton are getting the pub
licity breaks right now.
DR. NOBLE Prior to convening of
the General Assembly many news
writers were predicting that the Leg
islature would attempt to abolish the
office of executive assistant revenue
commissioner, held by Dr. M. C. S.
Noble, Jr. The Legislature has been
in session almost a month and no
one has peeped for publication about
abolishing Dr. Noble, but talk ot
making the revenue commissioner
elective has cropped out.
Mrs. Carrol Forehand of Norfolk
has been visiting her aunt, Mrs.-C- E.
Mrs. Vernon Jordan and son, Earl,
both of whom have been ill with
pneumonia, are reported as improv
ing. Mrs. Sarah Chappell is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. W. E. Cojeland.
JMr; and Mrs. Sam Nixon, who; have
been visiting Mrs. Elbe Mae Ward,
have returned to their home at Hoi
", Miss Lutle Laurson of Portsmouth
spent last "week-end with Grace Hol
lowell. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Berryman,
Mr. and Mrs. Cornice Berryman
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Merton Copeland.- ;
Mrs. Tim , Ellis returned home
Thursday after spending some time
with her daughter, Mrs. G. A. Boyce.
G. A. Boyce was in Aulander Sat
urday on business.
Mrs. Roy Parks, Mrs. Herbert
Lane and son, Herbert Ray, were in
Suffolk, Va., on Tuesday.
Charlotte Hollowell, the little
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Hol
lowell, is very ill with pneumonia.
Mrs. Tim Ellis, Mrs. G. A. Boyce
and children, Miss Mary Lee Davis
visited Mrs.. Vernon Goodwin at Cen
ter Hill on Wednesday. .
Mrs. Eli Gordon of Gatesville ?
visiting her sister, Mrs. Harry Parks.
Mrs. Harry Parks spent Monday
with her granddaughter, Mrs. Vance
Moore, at Gates.
An old fashioned candy pyll war
held at the home of Mrs. M. E. Jor
dan on Tuesday night
' PINEY WOODS
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Perry1 visited
Mrs. W. W. Chappell Wednesday,
Mrs. W. W. Chappell and Mr. N.
W. Chappell made a business, trjtf to
Elizabeth City Saturday. r'J$$L
Mr. Elihif Chappell is very itt;with
bronchitis. . .' ' '! 'f-WtM
Mt;V;T. Chappell ; and ' family
made a business trip to Hertford on
': Satuntav. ; .,:''L-uK:dx.t.
father, Mr.,Elihu Chappell,. Saturday
:'iliughti'i?'i"vft"' fi'''-' fir'-i-
( fMbjfies Margaret and Nona..Raper
met Friday afternoon, at the home of
llSts, t I -WinsiowrAdalia WlAslow
rand Jimmie: Felton ejng, hosjb.feThe1
topic of tfie program was the Life of
Grieg, ? All members took )art in the
program of piano selections and read
ing, and Elizabeth Darden won the
prize for the best hand position.' . .
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. HIT OR MISS
.The fouWing selection,"' entitled
"Beauty Magic," is copied from' the
haternational 1 Journal of ,. Religious
Education: - 1
"Life has loveliness to Bell," Writes
a modern poet, but in 'these days of
depression it is well to remember also
that life has loveliness to give away.
Often it takes times" like these to
make us sensitive to the abundance of
beauty with which we are surround
ed. When minds are troubled and
fearful and the world is full of uncer
tainties, we need the quiet and calm
and stability which comes from a con
sciousness of beauty beauty which
need not, nay, which cannot be pur
chased, but only lived with and en
joyed The glory of a sunrise or the splen
dor of a setting sun.
A temple spire, an evening star, and
a new moon hovering near.
Sunlight through a baby's hair and
"Children's faces looing up, Holding
wonker like a cup."
A regal lily in a florist window.
Gulls sailing over a white-capped
A beautiful book in a friend's
A maiden harmoniously and beauti
"A snatch of song, a breath of pine,
a poem lit with golden flame."
A bit of inspiration from an ar
A mother with a song on her lips
setting her house in order.
Snow-white curtains at a tenement
The vocal and silent melody ol
praise which a spring morning sings
to its Maker.
Indeed, those who have eyes to see
"No day has ever failed me quite:
Before the grayest day is done
I find some misty purple bloom,
Or a late line of crimson sun.
Each night I pause remembering
Some gay, adventurous, lovely
And, for days when life seems un
usually colorless, there are available
at one's beck and call those mental
pictures of remembered beauty
Snow-capped mountains on a h(t,
A quiet village street through an
avenue of trees.
A phantom ship, with its colored
lights, slipping silently across a
A sacred spot along a wooded path.
A memorable hour at a symphony
. Fear and doubt and worry cannot
long remain where a love for beauty
has a permanent dwelling place, for
where beauty is, there is God, and
where God is, harmony and love and
"Let the beauty of the Lord be
upon ;us" that through its magic pow
er we may hear His voice speaking
refreshment and peace and joy to our
Consider the splendid work the boys
basket ball team is doing just now.
The few fans who attend the basket
ball games are deploring the fact that
the fine team is not receiving the sup
port to which it is entitled. It is said
that the girla are receiving better
It has been pointed out that the
boys' team is the best boys' team P.
H. S. has had for a long time, the
first winning team for some years, and
that they should receive more , en
couragement from the local people.
Two names on the list of the unem
ployables turned over to the County
by the ERA as their responsibility
on the first Monday in January were
stricken off at the February meeting
of the Board. These two won't need
any more aid from anybody. They
died last month. ,
Two others on this list will be
taken to the CJbunty Home. ' They are
an old colored couple whose pitiable
plight is something which ought not
to be allowed-
The husband, though , practically
blind all his life, worked r faithfully
for a living as long as he' could. Now
he is old and very feeble and his sight
is almost gone. His wife has lost her
mind. These two compose the fam
ily. , It Was reported that during, the
recent bitter weather this . , old man
sat up several nights alone, watching,
that old blind man; watching lest his
deranged wife run out unclothed in
, . The. man was dead. That was the
natural assumption of W. E. Hoffler
as he -spied : him lying sprawled be
side the railroad Strack a mile from
Hertfoid)' last -Sunday, Mr, Hoffler
lost no time-, in reporting the .matter
to Sheriff J. E. Winslow, who . went
M VtiCB H investigate. - A goodly- re
presenatiorf .of the population of Hert
v "The nian was dead; to' the "world,
lut" mly ilead drunk: l He .:: was : just
rf$r-5 vk'-i ..--"7 v' A'v ' .i
. What are your wishes as to further
cutting on the Cause-Way property?
Do you want the undergrowth clean
ed out and the taller trees left star
ing on that portion of the prcr ' "
.wLfc is Ei"l tn? lel? Xr
beauty unadorned, so to speak?" ' '
' The matter hag been left b the
county commissioners for the town, to
decider. The Editor ; of The Perqui
mans Weekly was asked to. find out
what the wishes of the'f people are
with respect to this matter. Now is
the time to ' express how ' you feel
about this place, I , .
" Either get in touch with Miss Mae
.Wood Winslow, president of the Hert
ford Woman's Club, or with The Per
quimans Weekly and let us know
how you feel about this metter.
MRS. NIXON UNDER KNIFE
Mrs. Hollowell Nixon " underwent
an operation at a Norfolk hospital on
Wednesday morning df this week.
Mrs. Nixon,-who had had a previous
attack of appendicitis some weeks
ago, had another attack this week
and was taken to the hospital on
In 1934 Ghevrolet again, as
usual, outsold it's nearest com
petitor by several thousand cars
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I Hollowell Ghevrolet Go.
I Hertford, N. C.
And You Will
That They Are
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MRS. EOONCE HOSTESS ;
Mrs. B. G, Koonc'e Was hostess to
her bridge' club on Thursday night,
the party being given at the home of
her rfster, Mrs. Thomas Sumner-r -i
'JMrs. S..P Jessup was the winner
of the prize for top score. (
. A jjelicious " salad ; course j was
served. , j -Y ' 'W 7 -
Those playing were Mrs. T. B, Sum
ner, 'Mrs. F. T. ' Johnson, Mrs. S; P.
Jessup, Mrs. V; N; Darden, Mrs. E. W.
Lordley, Mrs. B. G, Koonce, Miss Mae
Wood WinsloW and Miss ' Kate M,'
Blanchard. - : ' .
FIRE AT BETHEL CHURCH ,
' A small fire originated in "the. flue
of Bethel Baptist Church oji List
Wednesday evening. Quick work on
the part of those who di;overed the
blaze, however, resulted in its being
extinguished - without considerable
damage being done.
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