THE PERQUIMAN3 WEEKLY, HERTFORD, N. C, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15, 1935. ' .'. ? ' , ,r ,
IV WEEKLY "?
. Published every Friday at , The
1 Perquimans Weekly office in the
Gregory Building, Church Street,
: MATTD3 LISTER WHITE Editor
Day Phone . 88
i ;; Night Phone ; 100-J
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Entered as second : class matter
November 15, 1934, at the post office
at Hertford, North Carolina, under
the Act of March 3,' 1879. '..
Advertising rates famished by re
quest. ; .. " .
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1935.
PERQUIMANS ADDS TO STATE'S
Perquimans County added two
names to the long list of the State's
traffic fatalities last Friday when
Jesse Lane and Elmer Symons met
death as the truck in which they
were crossing Chowan River Bridge
crashed through the rail, hurling the
men into the water below.
.Nearly a thousand persons were
killed on the highways of North
Carolina during the past year.
We read in the newspapers every
day of these highway casualties, and
they make little impression on our
consciousness. The ever recurring
frequency of motor accidents and fa
talities resulting therefrom has a
tendency to minimize the seriousness
ef the situation in ourjninds. We
read today an account of one or more
being killed, and to us it is just one
more automobile accident. But that
ft re a serious situation we are faced
with, this terrible slaughter on our
highways, is not to be disputed.
It is when it strikes in . our own
midst that we react to the horror
and the tragedy of what is going on
in our State every day.
Perquimans County lost two good
men last week. Both were good
drivers. Elmer Symons, the driver
of the ill-fated truck, was known as
one of the most careful drivers in the
eounty. How or why the accident
occurred will never be known.
One thing is plainly evident, how
ever, and that is that even the most
careful of drivers, if accidents are to
he avoided, must take care.
Crops Need Balanced
Ration Like Humans
As a result of incessant experiment
over the past several years, soil
scientists and others interested in
better crops for Southern farmers,
are pointing out today that crops are
just &s needful of a completely bal
anced ration as children.
It has long been known that a
plant is unable to make healthy
growth on nitrogen alone. There
must be phosphate. Now ft is being
shown by the authorities that these
three factors, considered alt-important
in the past, must be supplemented by
a large number of the rarer elements
-the so-called impurities such as
iodine, calcium, magnesium, stron
tium, borum, lithium, sodium an"
Emphasizing the importance of the
impurities, the well-known publication
Scientific American, which deals with
scientific discoveries and advance
ments, declared a "pure food .and
drug act ffor plants would be a death
warrant to all living creatures." Chi
lean Nitrate of Soda advertising which
appears regularly in this newspaper,
dwells upon the vital impurities which,
because of its natural origin, this old
original soda contains. The impor
tance of these impurities, in the
growth and development of plants,
is compared1 with that of the various
vitamins m the growth and develop
ment of people and animals.
Marine Corps Will
The Savannah, Ga., Marine Head
quarters has been authorized to ac
cept a limited number of young men j
each month during the balance of this
fiscal year for service with the Corps.
The Savannah office, in command of
Major Louis E. Fagan, is Headquar
ters for recruiting activities for the
Marine Corps, for Virginia, NortJ
and South Carolina, Florida and Eas
tern Georgia - Young men residing
iir the above States who desire .Ser
vice, in the .Marines should communis
rate, with , Major. Fagan. .
- - Onlysuchi.men who possess good
irioral qualifications and are reputable
: ; citizens in, their hpme community will
he accepted. - I A 'yy V-'
.LARGE CROWD HEARS OLD
t . AGE PENSION EXPLAINED
W. B. Fisher, one of the organizers
of the Townsend'Club, in support of
the Townsend old age - pension; bill,
explained the plan to a good crowd of
Perquimans citizens who met at the
Court House on Saturday night. -
Ur, ' Fisher : spoke In Edenton on
, Friday night, ; at Elizabeth City on
riturday afternoon and at Hertford
right ' ' ; '
.. One more budding romance blight
ed! ; OH 4
Mollie and Carlton are both five
years old. Mollie announced to her
family on Thursday that she and
Carlton had decided they would go to
Nags Head on their honeymoon. It
was like a bolt out of the; blue sky,
' Nothing has yet been said about any
kind of ceremony.
The trip was to be made, it seems,
in the automobile which Santa Claus
brought to' Carlton'. Everything' was
nicely planned and pretty well carried
out. Mollie packed : her bag com
pletely, even to finger nail pplish.
She. said only her sun suit would be
necessary in the way of dresses, evi
dently expecting to find the same
conditions she left at Nags Head
when she left last summer. -
The couple were to leave, accord
ing to Mollie, at 4 o'clock next morn
ing. Mollie woke at the appointed
time and insisted that she really was
leaving. But alack and alas! Carl
ton didn't show up. He was fast
asleep at 4 o'clock in the morning.
Now Mollie explains that they
would have gone anyhow, if Daddy
had given her the five dollars she
asked for. She had become con
vinced that the automobile wouldn't
travel through mud and there are no
sidewalks all the way to Nags Head.
But Mollie was going on the bus if
Daddy han't refused to furnish the
Melvin Owens, special night police
officer of Hertford, said he was sick
on Tuesday, and he further said it
was the first time in his life he had
ever been sick.
Joe White is a colored farm
of Perquimans County.
Joe is working for the ERA right
now, making two days each week.
Just as soon as there is any farm
work to be done Joe will be right
back on the farm of Mr. Jacob L.
White. He has worked for the WBitr
family something like a quarter of a
Sometimes Joe grubs up stumps. He
says he has grubbed up as many as
five or six in a day, at 25 cents each.
He has at times worked all day long
on one big stump. It is his proud
boast that he can do about anything
on the farm that any other man can
Nothing seems to worry Joe a great
deal. He always smiles very nappily.
A' little thing like having only one
leg and only one arm, both of the
missing members being on the right
side, doesn't make a fellow like Joe
Joe enjoys the reputation among
the white people for whom he bar
worked for so long of being th
smartest fellow they know.
He is fifty years old now. Came to
this county from Chowan about 26
years ago. Seventeen years ago he
lost his right leg, from blood poison
ing, and two years later his right
arm, from the same trouble. He is
well now, he said.
Joe has never married, but he has
always contributed towards the sup
port of others. His cousin wasn't
able to work much so Joe pitched in
and took care of his children, helped
them all he could.
"New Brides And Old"
Title Of Benefit Play
"New Brides and Old" was the title
of the entertainment given at the
Hertford grammar schr auditorium
on Tuesday night, for the benefit of
the Delia Shamburger Missionary
Society of the Methodist Church.
Very picturesque were the models
of wedding dresses of 50 years ago.
The oldest costume was worn by
Mrs. Durwood Reed, and consisted of
a lovely dolman worn by Mrs. T. C.
Blanchard as a bride, a skirt which
was a part of Mrs. Bagcock's wed
ding outfit, and Mrs. G. T. Hawkins'
Mrs. Herbert Newby's 47-year-old
wedding dress of blue silk was worn
by Miss Ruth Cannon.
Mrs. Vernon Cook's lovely wedding
dress was worn by Miss Thelma
Mrs. Adah Lee Hardy's beautiful
white satin wedding dress, was worn
by Miss Edith' Everett.' .
Miss Bertha Chappell wore' her
mother's dress, Miss Blanche Louise
Cannon wore -hey mother's, and Miss
Prue Newby wore Mfs. H. C. Stokes'
v Miss Eliaabeth'Knowles wore Mrs
TinrBrinri's dress and the wedding
dress' or Mrsl T: S? White waswbrii
: m RriCh' Robinson wore Jlrs. 'G,
fL Newby's Miss; BerhieWWte
wore Mrs.' EAWitey Miss
Man? Wood Koonce wore Mrs. TV B,
Mrs. Howard Pitt's, and the following
ladies appeared hi their own wedding
dresses: : Mrs. Edgar Morns. Mrs. u.
R. Tucker. Mrs. J . H. Towe, Jr., Mrs.
Claude' Wltihrow and - Mrs. Jimmle
Jernigan. - --. " , '' .
CUTS HAND WITH AXE
. Jesse White,' of Grubb street, had
the misfortune ' to suffer 'severely
cut hand one day "last week, while
chopping wood with an axe. . A ten
don of his thumb was severed and
the bone was also cut
j The WomanMissionarySpciety of
aethel Baptist yhurch heldjts regu
lar monthly meeting - Wednesday af r
ternoon at the home of Mrs, Maryi
iinyuiun. . Aiie lueeung;. was opened
by the president, . Mrs. J. M, .Fleet
wood, with Mrs. M. T. Griffin leading
in prayer. . Roll was called and the
minutes' of the Iast meeting read and
approved. Several items' of business
were discussed and voted on. $'..
4 Mfaf. E. C. White was jrit charge of
the program on "Lifting the Banner
in Our Own Land," with the following
members presenteing numbers: Mrs.
Mary. Hayman,' .Mrs. M. T Griffin,
Miss Gertie Chappell, Mrs. 0. C
Long, and Mrs. A. F. Proctor.
At the completion of the. prog rem
the meeting was turned into a sovial
hour. The hostess, assisted by Mrs.
M. T. Griffin and Mrs. J. M. Fleet
wood served a chicken salad course
and' hot coffee. Those present were:
Mrs. E. L. Goodwin, Mrs. Seth Long,
Mrs. T. C. Chappell, Mrs. J. M.
Fleetwood, Mrs. R. SI Chappell, Mrs.
M. T. Griffin, Miss Gertie Chappell,
Mrs. 0. C. Long, Mrs. C. E. White,
Mrs. A. F. Proctor, Mrs. W. P. Long,
Mrs. E. J. Proctor, Mrs. Mary Hay
man, and a visitor, Mrs. Leroy
HOME MAKERS CLASS HAS
MONTHLY MEETING MONDAY
The Home Makers Class of the
Baptist Sunday School held its
monthly meeting Mondpy afternoon
with Mrs. Milton Dail.
Miss Ruth Sutton, the president,
led the devotional.
After a short business session Mrs.
G. C. Buck had charge of an inter"
An Indian head penny contest, n
state contest, a reading, special mu
sic and an exhibition of the ruins of
European masterpieces of art were
A lovely cake was made and given
by Mrs. Dail to the class. Each
member paid a small sum for a guess
as to what had been put in the cake.
Mrs. Irvin White and Mrs. Harry
Broughton guessed money and won
the cake. A tidy sum was made from
the cake, which was applied to the
church building fund. The hostess
served delicious chicken salad course,
hot tea and cake.
The members present were Mrs. G.
C. Buck, Mrs. Sidney Broughton,
Mrs. R. A. Sutton, Mrs. Tom Madre,
Mrs. G. H; Parker, Mrs. Irvin White,
Mrs. Madre, Mrs. Milton Dafl, Mrs.
Harry Bond, Mrs. E. W. Mays, Mrs
Wm. Elliott, Mrs. Robert White,
Mrs. T. R. Winslow, Mrs. Harry
Broughton and Miss Ruth Sutton.
Two visitors, Mrs. John Broughton
and Mrs. John 0. White.
Funeral Services For
Shelton Jolliff Perry
Funeral services for Shelton Jol
liff Perry, infant son of Clinton and
Mrs. Viola Jolliff Perry, were held at
Great Hope Baptist Church on Mon
day, with the Rev. A. A. Butler,
pastor of the church, conducting the
services, assisted by Rev. M. O.
Stephenson, pastor of the Chowan
charge of the M. E. Church.
'Asleep In Jesus" and "Safe In the
Arms of Jesus" were sung. Burial
took place in the church yard.
The little child, who was two
months of age, died on Saturday
night at 8:30 following an attack of
Surviving are his parents, one sis
ter, Catherine Elizabeth, and one
brother, Charles Augustus. Three
grandparents also survive and sev
eral aunts and uncles.
ORGANIZE DANCING CLASS
Misses Mar Helene Newby and
Virginia Tucker are organizing a
ball room dancing class. The class1
will meet twice each week at the
home- of Miss Tucker, the lessons to
last one hour. The first meeting
will be held on Tuesday night of
next week at T o'clock.
MISS GAITHER ILL
Miss Helen Gaither has been quite
sick at her home in Hertford for the
past week. She is still confined to
her bed.. Mrs. Charlie Skinner is
substituting for her as teacher of
mathematics in the Perquimans
High School. ; , ;r '...,
'Miss Genevieve Standing, of, 'Nor
folk, Va., spent' 1 the week-end with
her parents, Mr. and' Mrs. Randolph
Standing. .,;',' sfk .js&iiA
I ' Miss. Ruby Keaton, of Richmond,
Vavvisited her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
children; Helen' and Margaret .Ann,
of Edenton, spent Sunday, at the
home of hie fatter, Mr. J. H. Mans
field,- - A-ht'-i
-. His Frances neetwooa, v ox . tne
Chinquapin school faculty, spent the
week-end with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J, M. Fleetwood. "
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sutton and Miss
Elizabeth White, of Great Hope; call
ed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.
H. Ward Standay. , '
Mrs. R. R; Eeatoh spent the week-
end with her mother, Mrs. ;Wood, at
Y. W. A. 'Meeting Friday Evening
The Y. ,W. A.'s of Bethel .Bapttet
Church met, Friday evening ' at tne
home of TJiiillM'ICn'')
motional was' , read ..by r Miss Pearl
Proctor. A very interesting program
was rendered , by Miss Esther Ward,
Those taking part in the" program
were: Josiah Proctor, 0. C, Long
Frank . Parrish, ? Addle ; 'Mae" ;Ward,
Kuth farrisn, uarrou hiu, ; jrencie
Ward and Leone Williams. After the
program delicious refreshments' were
served. Those ' present included
Misses Addie- Mae, Pencie and Esther
Ward, Leone Williams, Ruth Parrish,
Lula Mae Mansfield, and Pearl Proc
tor: Josiah Proctor, Oi C. Long, Car
roll and Fentress Hill, Charles Ward,
Frank Parrish, Thomas Phillips, Mrs.
W. P. Long and Evelyn Long.
Miss Frances Gertrude Fleetwood,
who is a member of the Chinquapin
school faculty, returned home last
Thursday. Her school isclosed be
cause of flu. She expects to be home
about ten days.
Mrs. Sidney Long, who has been
sick for sometime, has recently de
veloped pneumonia. We wish for an
early change for the better in her
Miss Bernice Dail, from near
Edenton, recently spent a week with
Mrs. Mary Hayman.
Miss Kathryn Fleetwood spent the
week-end with Miss Mary Alice
Felton, of Beech Spring.
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Long and son,
0. C, Jr., spent last Sunday in Nor
folk. Va.. as the euests of Mr. and
Mrs. Warren Stillman.
Mrs. J. M. Fleetwood attended an
Associational Committee meeting in
Elizabeth City Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Long, of Rich
mond, Va., visited relatives here last
Mr. Lawrence Spivey and Miss
Mary Frances Vaughn, of Richmond,
Va., were the week-end guests of Mr.
Spivey's mother, Mrs. R. L. Spivey.
Miss Louise Delaney, of Winfall,
was the guest of Miss Naomi Spivey
Mr. and Mrs. M. Spivey and chil
dren, Mat, Jr., Winman and Naomi,
were guests of Mrs. Herman Wins
low in Hertford on Sunday.
Mrs. Mack Ward and children, Mrs.
Speight and children, of Edenton,
visited Mrs. Ward's mother, Mrs. T.
R. Webb, on Monday.
Mrs. Fannie Butt is on the sick list
Mrs. S. D. Banks, Miss Vida Banks
and Miss Ruby Small motored to
Elizabeth City Tuesday.
Miss Ruby Cullipher and Miss
Katherine Garrett, of Elizabeth City,
were the week-end guests of Mrs. T.
Mr. Tom Trueblood is on the sick
list this week.
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Boyce and
family, of Portsmouth, Va., visited
Mr. and Mrs: W. C. Hurdle Sunday.
Mr. Gaston Turner, of Fort Monroe,
spent the week-end with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Turner. .
Miss Eloise Long, of Berkley, Va.,
returned home Sunday after being the
guest of Mrs. Cecil Everett for a
. Mrs. Charles Johnson, Miss Thelma
Divers and Miss Mattie Galling White
of Hertford, visited Mrs. Clifford
Vergil Sutton, of New York, is the
guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.
The many friends of Mr. Joshua
Sutton will be glad to know that he
is able to be up.
Tom Whaley and Will Godfrey
were in New Hope Thursday.
Herbert Barclift and W. M. Carter
motored to Elizabeth City Monday on
f Jack Blanchard and Eugene Chap
pell, of Newport News, Va., and Al
phonso Chappell, of Belvidere, were
visitors in New, Hope Sunday.
Mrs. Jennings and family, of Chap
anoke, visited Mr. and Mrs. Bircher
Banks on Sunday.
i Mrs. Guy Webb motored to Norfolk,
Va., Thursday to do some shopping.
1 Elmer Ranks had a narrow escape
f rbm' 'rserJous . injury recently. " He
was trying to break a new f horse,
when the animal kicked him . - .
j'MfCnifton Haskett and cjuldren;
of New Hope, spent the week-end With
E. G. Banks is sick at his home
iwith.;rhumatism5fi;:.':-'''!;"'''.:v : r
Mr, and Mrs. JUtofc west and baby,
Mrajde'ttyr Luedeke. of .Dayton
r wroter r! am sing Kruscheta .to: re
duce weight I lost 10 pounds in ;one
week and cannot sayo'ytouc!b;to
recommend It :&4M:4i )-;
-To- take off fat easi& tafely nd
quickly, take one-half teaspooitful of
Kraschen in- glass of shot ; water
every morning before breakfasta
quarter, pound jar lasts 4 weeks.
Get itt Anderson's Drag Store or
any drug store in America. : If this
first bottle fails to convince you this
is the easiest, Bafest and surest way
to lots f:t money t?ck. adv
Mr. Paul Randolph, Miss Mary Bas-
Titfivea osin. anu airs.; 1. a. jjyrapn
Saturdiqr A . '!.';'.', . . . v,
Mjbnifj. CfWten White , Society: Meets.
TheiMinnie 5Cdsin5 Whitei Mission?
ary.Society of "New .Hope Methodist
Church held its regular monthly
meeting at the ; home of Mrs.-A, C.
Barclift, with a good attendance of
members present The ladies hid ex
pected 'the -District Sectryt JiMrs.
Delaney,!' to nietwitheih.,jThe
meeting was conducted by -the presi
dent, Mrs. C. W. Griffin, and different
phases of the' business of the. society
was ; taken; p and discussed. The
members all seemed interested and
anxious to do better -work for the
Master's cause this year. The devo
tional was conducted by Mrs. S. D.
Banks by singing "Nearer My God
to Thee.". "Faith" was . the theme
prayer by Mrs. . Mattie Bobbins. At
the close of the meeting the hostess
served delicious ambrosia and cake.
Friendly Bible Cass Has Meeting
The Friendly Bible Class of the
New Hope Sunday School held its
regular monthly meeting at the home
of Mrs. George Turner with Mrs.
Turner and Miss Maude Simpson as
hostesses Tuesday evening, February
8th. The devotional was conducted
by the president, Mrs. C. W. Haskett.
At the conclusion of the business
meeting the class adjourned into a
social hour during which time num
erous contests were enjoyed. Mem
bers present were: Mesdames Bircher
Banks, Elmer Banks, Annie Belle
Barclift, Ruth Simpson, Grace Jack
son, Eva Perry, Elizabeth Haskett,
Lucy Spivey, Virginia Webb, Gladys
Perry, Virginia Jackson, Johnnie
Everett, Armelia Turner, and Miss
Maude Simpson. Visitors were: Miss
Eloise Long, of Berkley, Va., Miss
Mary Belle Turner and Mrs. Dan
Simpson. At the close of the meet
ing the hostesses served delicious
fruit salad and cake.
Mrs. Wayland White Entertains
The Woman's Missionary Union of
Piney Woods Church met at the home
of Mrs. Wayland White on Saturday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
The meeting opened by singing, "I
Love to Tell the Story." Mrs. F. C.
White conducted the devotional,
Scripture reading Luke 3:4-6. At the
roll call, members answered with a
text on knowledge. Miss Emma
White, assisted by Miss Lucy White,
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When it comes to feeding...
YQIIR- CHI :Ljys w
; Strange as It may teem,
your, own children and yxrar
own crops aren't to different
;i fined, foods,, there, is danger, of;
: , .: lack in vitamin B, so essential,
'- :v to' growth' and health.! If rhV:
doesn't '''get-vitamin :'A
'JchesV; infecttoui disease.
.Too little vitamin C and other
And With your i
- ci)si-the scfci
Drg Act for plants
would b dth
warrant to aft thing
I' -SdmUc Amcricto
t'tapurities' . are tiles
. .absolutely neces-,
sary to healthy -
TKI CJ) cr
jand Md, Mi?? Bertha Smith present
. ed th lesson frm the study book,
Japanese Women Speak." The meet
ing closed by 'all repeating . the cove
nant. V Pineapple ice cream, divinity
take eocoanut cake and Valentine
candy was served by the hostess..- - -"
Those present were: MrsCallie
Copeland, Mr&; En- 'WfoS OwMrs
H. P. White,' ' Mrs. E. ' L. Chappell,
Mrs.V. C. Lahe? Mm F. - C- White,'
Mrs. J.VM. ? Copeland, Miss Elsde
COpelandrsi ;ti 'vPftAJwsfiTu
bert ' Chappell, Mrs. L. J. Winslow,
Mrs. Sarah Layden, Mrs Warren
Spivey, Mrs. S. M.. Winslow, Mis. T.
R.';Winsldw, Misses Emma,....Clara,
Margaret and Lucy White, Mrs. Way
land White, Mrs. E. S. White, and
Miss Bertha Smithi ; J
Regnlar Meeting P. T. A.
The P. T Ai of Belvidere school
met Monday night at 7:30 o'clock. The
meeting opened by singing '"Battle
Hymn of the Republic." Devotional
was conducted, by Miss. Bertha Smith.
After the minutes of the last meeting
were read, and the regular business
transacted, the leader, Mrs. H. P.
White, conducted the program.
The 38th anniversary of the P. T. A.
was celebrated. A beautiful white
birthday cake was placed on the1'
stage. The origin of the P. T. A. was
read by Mrs. L. J. Winslow. A song,
"Parenthood United," was rendered
by a group of girls. Reading, "The
Tree of the P. T. A.," was given by
Mrs. W. T. Smith. A musical reading,
"My Tribute," was made by Miss
Deborah White. Reading, "Founders'
Day," was rendered by Mrs. V. C.
Lane. Two vocal selections were
given by Miss Dorothy Mae Heftier,
of Hertford. A play, "The Candle
Lighting Ceremony," was well pre
sented. The, meeting was then turned over
to Mrs. H. P. White and her group.
Two contests were enjoyed with Miss
Elizabeth Elliott and Mrs. Jesse As
bell as the winners. Ice cream was
served by the group.
Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs.
S. M. Winslow were: Mr. and Mrs.
Elmer Chappell and son, Freddie, of
Portsmouth, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Demp.
sey Winslow and sons, Gale and
Dolan, from Whites ton; Mr. and Mrs.
Norman Winslow, Mr. Edgar Riddick,
and Miss- Rosa Lassiter, from Bethel.
Mrs. Sammie Riddick, of Whiteston,
visited Mrs. Wayland White and Mrs.
Sarah Layden Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Elliott, of
Hertford, Route 4, visited Mr. and
Mrs. James Corbitt Monday night
. grewthandnon development
piles' the vital impurities in
Calcium, fctdine,; . .
strontium, boron, potassium,
' sodium', lithium they're air j ;
; .. Protect yourself by saying v
- a "Chileah" viun form 'nt-Av vmir
Champion , (sranu
lated) and Old StylevX
Doth' are genuine1,
; Coth are Chilean, 1 r
, and both have the 1 ;
vital impurities. .