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FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1935.
THIS WEEK'S BIBLE THOUGHT
; LIVE RIGHT TODAY: Boast not
thyself of tomorrow; for thou know
2 est not what a day may bring forth.
: MAY THIS DREAM
; COME TRUE!
t tt will indeed be a dream come
true to many of our folks when the
community building is a reality.
Just now, to be sure, it may well
be said to be in the dream stage.
However, no matter how great the
accomplishment, it must first be con
ceived in the imagination of man's
mind. i ..
. Already steps are being taken tc
;'; make this dream come true. The
Perquimans Weekly has faith in the'
promoters of the project.
j We can see it, in imagination, this
rgrand big community house, a build-
mg of which we shall be proud and
which shall hot only meet civic need?
. but which shall afford us an oppor
tunity for providing wholesome pleas,
ure and recreation.
.Jt-?J?r?t floor, which will probably
lite devoted to revenue-producing' space
for the purpose of assisting in de
fraying the expense of the building,
''will house post office quarters such as
we have been wishing for. There will
be offices on that floor suitable for
occupancy by public officials, probably
emergency relief, or other government
There would also be on that floor a
fine theatre, one which will attract
the management of a good entertain
ment organization such as this com
munity should have and would sup
The second floor space might be
given over to community needs such
as a gymnasium, where all kinds of
athletic games may be played, a re
creation room for quieter amuse
ments, a library, a reading room, club
rooms, a meeting place for the Boy
Scout troon we miarht have were a
suitable meeting place available.
This is not just a dream. Somehow
we must make all this a reality.
Mayor Reed and the town council
men and all the public-spirited men
who are endeavoring to put across
this Blan which would mean so much
to the youth as well as to the older
citizens, will receive the everlasting
gratitude of the entire community if
their efforts are rewarded with the
success the undertaking merits.
Three cheers for the effort!
Depression Is Gone
Asserts Henry Ford
The depression is over, declare!
Henry Ford in Liberty Magazine, as
serting that we are due "to see lavish
production of high-quality goods in
every line at prices every one can
"When our cardinal and inclusive
quality of individualism begins to stii
again, as surely it will, in our 125,
000,000 individual Americans," he
writes, "we shall see the nation move
"That is what I expect to see in this
coming year This country is
going to need air the production it
The motor magnate reviews his
reasons for the statement and tells of
what the past four years have meant
to his company;
"We have learned during the lasl
few years that we 'can take it,' as
the boys 'say, and that it takes a lot
to hurt these United States .
The far-ftff future everybody agreer
is safe. But the immediate future i
.;. safe too. .Wise ' men are getting
rready to start now."
.- , .The world's three. outstanding regi.
. '.. menters outside of the United States
'fare themselves! the most typical indi
1 vidualists," writes Mr. Ford.
. '."What would our own' . would-be
American regimenters propose to do
t- about, their, own extreme individual-
' ism, they don't tell . anyone. , Are
A; they too convinced of its evil that they
. are willing to sacrifice it along with
' t ours t" They" .haveas their, goal re
I ducing our people to masses but the
, evidently have it m their minds to
""Jrwinaia the masters. Of four&e, thb
event wiii not come off.". '
;:.;, .MOVE TO .NORFOLK V.
. MraTT.TN.'tSre'gory ' and her son,
IToahi have ' moved to". Norfolk, Va
il 3 only eroa'nmgniember of the
.' ' ' ,'Tim' Gregory; has been worie-
HIT OR MISS
s Hertford's ' modest ,'' request for
$160,000 ' , worth of Improvements
doesn't sound a bit unreasonable with
neighboring towns asking 'for a mil
lion or so. ,
In addition to the community build
ing, or recreational center, which we
are asking for, and which it is esti
mated will cost around $100,000
(seems that sum ought to meet the
requirement), we want 6,216 square
-yards of sidewalk paved, and we .want
our water system enlarged, some re
pairs to our light plant, 'our sewage
system extended, and we want our
taryia streets re-surfaced.
. Also we are asking that the county,
owned property west of the Perquim
ans River bridge be filled in by
dredging, ana improved, making a
park over there. Isn't that a nne
And that idea of a playground in
Hertford is a wonderful one. Hert
ford folks have v talked and talked
about a playground, but, as Mark
Twain said about the weather, "No
body ever does anything about it."
We are, at least, talking about this
playground and maybe somebody will
do something about it. Here's hop
ing. (From the issue of September 19.
1902, of the Hertford Herald.)
"Mrs. George T. Hawkins will re
turn next week from Baltimore,
where she has purchased a stock of
fall and winter millinery and engaged
the services of a milliner. Those" who
know Mrs. Hawins' taste and ability
in the millinery business are sure
that the goods she has purchased are
up to date and first class. We are
all anxious, however, to see the mil
liner and we hope Mrs. Hawkins' suc
cess this time is equal to her past
achievements. At any rate, Hert
ford is prepared to give milliner and
millinery a warm reception. We will
have more to say about both next
Unfortunately, the next issue of
the Herald is missing, so we do not
know what remarks were made as to
the milliner and the millinery.
From the issue of August 22, the
same year, the following is reprinted:
"While making Hertford harbor last
Saturday night the schooner Wil'fim
Layden, Baltimore, Captain Eicherest,
loaded with coal, came into contact
with a stump or sunken log in the
river, injuring her bottom so that,
she will be compelled to go into dry
dock upon reaching Baltimore.
In view of the fact that several
vessels have had their bottoms injur
ed by obstructions In the river and
harbor, Mr. W. Guy. Newby, Con
gressman Small's secretary, has been
requested by several mill and ship
owners whose interests are affected
to obtain a statement from Capt.
Eicherst in regard to obstructions in
the river and the damage to his ship,
the statement to be used as the basis
for a petition to Congress, through
Congressman Small for a survey and
appropriation for the improvement
of the river and harbor.
"Mr. Newby has obtained the state
ment which, with other matters per
taining to the subject, will be used
to secure an appropriation. We
heartily commend Mr.. Newby for the
interest he takes in public affairs,
and his willingness to serve the peo
ple of this district upon all occasions.
He is deservedly popular, and if his
ambitions tend toward politics we
should like to have the pleasure of
contributing to his success. At any
rate, he will probably achieve success
whatever his calling, and leave his
mark upon the world.
"It was said at a meeting of the
Hertford Millionaires Club Sunday
morning that there had been at one
time an appropriation of $20,000 for
Perquimans River;; that a govern
ment agent came down and blew up
one stump on the Cox farm and left.'
One wonders why the Town of Win-
fall has not followed the fashion and
asked for some public improvements
from the Federal government.' .'
Nobody knows, of course, just what
turn matters will take.:. Those who
are asking may not receive.' But it
doesn't hurt to ask. ' j . "
There are no : paved sidewalks in
Winfall, and there must be many im
provements which the people of Win-
fall would like to have if. it should
develop that the wherewithal : to
finance them can be secured from the
federal government. 1
How about it, Winfall?
"Dear Editor: ;A .suggested pro
ject for Perquimans ' County, is
"white way" to extend ) the entire
length of the causeway.-; i--
.-Jonquils' are in bloom In Perquim
ans, and winter jessamine and breath
' spring. Trees are budding, too
But the balmy weather, which brought
the .flowers and - the t buds changed
over night t winter. ;,.Tha mercury
took a big tumble on -Tuesday night
following a heavy rain, and on Wed
nesday - morning.. thei$ ". was Jce
a-plenty. : y f iJ'i'V, Ch
Caswell fanners have ordered 2,200
pounds of lespedez seed cooperative
ly to date, with' other orders be:
I QOOR CHILD
YAHD Tilt SCHOOL
Sjr D. aUEN a WSLAND
Jfcmmi MpM mi JtfeMlw '.
Kim fmtf uv Dtftmum f taUi Ummmm
More About Drives'.'
.Last week I introduced the sub
ject of "drives" or impulses.- These
are inherited urges to do, to be, or
to make believe, , They appear in
every normal - child
.""the world over, and
' they - always . have
, since the earliest
ages ' of man on
earth. ', f ': , 6
"T ,. tried to show
that they ; represent
Yi nature's attempt to
educate the human child, or for
that matter the kitten or the puppy.
Nature says 5Do" that you may
acquire experiences and get the
rough corners smoothed off. I men
tioned the , child's desire to con
struct something, the girl's irre;
sistible yearning for doll, and the
boy's longing for a pet. ,'
Think how universal those urges
are. A nature that can grow a
tree from a" seed, that can create
a' miracle, like a child, isn't going
to leave the development of its
products to mere chance. No! A
power that great will provide, and
it does, rain, sunshine and soil for
the tree, and deep-seated urges for
We must remember here that the
school and its subjects is a man
made institution, hence artificial.
But the play of children is nature's
educational medium. It is the
child's work, his business, the-rea
son he is serious at play. For other
drives, look to the significance of
curiosity, imitation, emulation, hero
Examine the question, "why do
girls play at keeping house, boys
at playing fireman or soldier, why
do they love to collect things, why
do they have crushes, why are they
so insistent in asking questions?"
Then, you will see education, na
tural education at work. It's really
a wonderful discovery. And youll
find the answer to some of your
questions about play at school and
education through physical activity.
The P. C. H. S. boys basketball
squad played the last week-end in
Virginia, playing three games. The
opposing teams were South Norfolk,
Woodrow Wilson High and Oceana.
Although the boys played hard bask
etball, they only brought back one
victory. This was the last game they
played and defeated Oceana. The
game with Woodrow Wilson High
was very close, there being only two
points difference in the scores. The
local boys were without the services
of Harris in the first two games, al
though he did play in the last one.
The next game the boys will play
will be with Central High the latter
part of the week, at the Y in Eliza
The boys have won and lost an even
number of games.
Here's to you, boys!
The local tournament in which dif
ferent towns in the Albemarle will
take part will be held in Elizabeth
City this week-end. It looks as If .the
Hertford boys and girls might win
some of the' beautiful trophies in the
show window, of Selig's, in Elizabeth
City. 7 -
The P. C. H. S. girls' team defeated
the Elizabeth City girls last weeit.
Everyone is sure that the Hertford
girls will come' ouf at the big enJ in
the tournament, as they have not lost
a high school game this year. ,
Go pit, girls!
Each class in the Perquimans High
School ' has organized a basketball
team to determine the championship
class of the school. The &tat play-off
. - ' - --.1 . FY. l -
came -was'nlaved-on Tuesday "after
"noon; between the. freshmen and the
sophs. The sophs ame out at the hfg
end, the score being 37-18. 5
;Mae White led in' the scoring by
running- up ' 12 points. "The next
game will be- played- between the
juniors and the seniors, after which !
the winner will play the sophs for tM
'.Mr. T. J. Long is suffering with an
' ' On Monday . afternoon Mrs. R. D.
Creecy, Mrs. A. F. Proctor, Mrs. J. M.
Fleetwood and Mrs. M. T. Griffin vis
ited Mrs.; Mattie Charlton, who has
been' sick," but is now1 improving, at
her home near Bethel. - ,
, Miss Bernice Williams, of Edenton,
visited Mrs. Mary Hayman Sunday
afternoon." ' ' -' ' " - -'
Miss Lula Potter, a long-time resi
dent In the' "home ' of Mr. Quinton
Johnson," is very ill.- Miss Potter la's
been a'blihd' invalid for several years,
hut has been gradually growing; worse
until -at the present time her condi
tion indicates only ft matter of days.
W. F.MABE COKTINUr.3 ILLt
' W. F. Madre, Sr., contours , very
s'ck at his horr.e r.csr Crrlfcr J. Kr.
Z'-l:i Izb t::a"con;--J t3 Ua Izl
By BESS HINTON SILVER
, . " (Continued from Page One) -,
has little chance of approval by the
present General "Assembly. - Some
measure calling a referendum on the
subject may' get by but ctfds at pres
ent are against even that sort of a
billi 1 Too many members come from
counties that - votes '' overwhelmingly
dry in the repeal election rf 1933 and
the lawmakers' still interpret that, in
most cases; as a' dry ' mandate - and
those, entertaining future political as
pirations are not so' hot .for kicking
manJstes over board. .
BIG SCRAP - The public school
fight will be just half over when' the
biennial appropriation is agreed upon.
The school machinery bill, which is
the rules and regulations of the State
system, must he drafted and it is al
ready apparent from many individual
bills introduced that considerable lib
eralization of the present law is go
ing to demand. : The school forces
want the question of local , supple
ments arranged differently for the
present law which requires local elec
tions. So far these elections have
been so well for the school folks.
TRANSPORTATION Some thing
else that may; happen to you gas
tax has been mentioned more than
once in the Legislature. There ap
pears to be some sentiment for plac
ing transportation of school children
on the back of the State Highway and
Public Works Division. Highway of
ficials say this would be expensive
and would just about wreck the or
ganization they have left under the
hand-tonnouth appropriation of their
own money by the last General As
CHEAPER BOOKS The bill to es
tablish a State system of renting
public school books at nominal rates
has considerable support in the Gen
eral Assembly and Governor Ehring
haus has wished it God speed but it
becomes law. Representatives of book
publishing houses, which would! stand
to lose business by a rental system
are in Raleigh for some purpose. As
tute observers say they are opposed
to the book rental bill. You might
inquire of ihe lobbyists their business
in the CapHal City. They have been
very successful in past sessions.
CKLD1T When the first hearings
on increasing tne price ol tobacco
were held in Washington back in
1933 Governor Ehringhaus, Congress
men Warren, Hancock, 4nd the late
Edward W. Pou were present with
farmers, warehousemen and federal
officials. Since that time the tobacco
program has become a practical poli
tical proposition and recent hearings
have been attended almost one hun
dred per cent by the North Carolina
delegation in Congress. The old
band-wagon ride, you know.
DPVlDENDS One thing the Me.
Donald-Lumpkin bloc has proposed is
catching favor with the General As
sembly and has wide popular appeal.
It would put dividends from domestic
corporations in the same class with
dividends of foreign corporations and
tax them at six pet cent straight
That may not pass hut it is probable
that domestic dividends may be put
in the same pot with all other income
and taxed at the graduated income
tax rate with the same exemptions
allowed. A big fight Is being waged
against the proposal but the Legisla
ture hasn't adjourned yet.
GOVERNOR As the General As
sembly has waxed warm speculation
on probable candidates for Governor
on the Democratic ticket next spring
has waned. It is generally, accepted
1 in Raleigh, - however, that Shelby's
I . . . . -
silver-tongued .Clyde R. Hoey and
Lieutenant4 Governor Graham " will
make'- the race". ' Congressman R. L.
Dourhton is a more uncertain quan
tity and some politicians predict that
former i Lieutenant Governor K. 1 .
Fountain will chansre his : mind and
not run against Senator J. W. Bailey.
Mr. Fountain recently said he intends
to do ! that little thing. Governor
Ehringhaus is still being urged to op
pose Senator Bailey but answers all
questions with tne statement tnat ne
Is now ousy trying to ne a . gooa
Beware Of Untested
J",, Cottonseed Strains
Stick to" the standard varieties- of
cotton seed approved for this State,
urges P. H., Kime, seed specialist, at
N. C. State College., ,
ReUable dealers. . have enough
good, tested seed to supply the needs
of North Carolina farmers, he say,
and no farmer should run the risk of
buying seed which is not definitely
known to be good, ' ' t A " ' ' I
Before planting time each year,
Kime adds, - "wonderful new" varie
ties of seed are offered for sale by
unscrupulous dealers who make ex
travagant clai:r.3 bout the "merit of
these cottons. ' , " "
' Some of tLa "new swl" r.ay bo a
m v dv6lc;:.:.:.V I- s : 3 ' t'"
m -.h of it ii o!i e-1 cf , dc.'-LM
C---y flaeti cn the market under
tancy names and hih-sounding guar
antees mean nothing. -'
, Seldom is such . seed ' of unknown
.orcein - and -' untested - performance
worth the high price. Kime declares.
"We have in this State several Va
rieties which have ben thoroughly
tested, and have proven to be high
yielders and producers of staple of
the quality and length greatest In
demand," he says. ., v . ,
These varieties are: Coker Cleve
land 884-4 and 5-5,. Mexican strains
128-6, , 87-8,- and 68-14 , Humco
Cleveland 52, Farm Relief and Caro
Good varieties in the. wilt resistant
group are: Dixie Triumph 25, Cleve
wilt 2 and. 8, and Humco Dixie 14.
31 FARMERS IN ? i
Wade H. Lucas, .Political 'Writer,
Classifies Them In Carolina
' Raleigh Lawyers predominate ir
the 1935. General Assembly, but just
the same farmers are not without
their champions, according to Wade
H. Lucas, veteran political writer o:'
In an article in the current issue ol
the Carolina Copeiator, : Mr. Lucaf
points out that the present generai
assembly includes 81 farmers.
"Some of the best-known farmers of
the State are members of the current
session of the assembly," he write?
"Needless to sajrthey . are keeping
abreast of every- movement aimed it
help or 'possibly hurt the far-flunf
agricultural element of the State."
Among the farmer-members arc
Dudley Bagley, of Moyoek, head of
the senate agriculture committee, and
W. E. Eagles, of Macclesfield chair
man of the house committee on agri
culture. Another farmer is Jacl
Dowtin, of Warren, who has the dis
tinction of being the oldest man in
the house of representatives.
Other farmers in the legislature,
according to the classification of Mr
Lucas, are: Senator John Sprunt Hill,
of Durham; Senator William G. Clark,
of Edgecombe: Senator Waylanr
Mitchell, of Bertie; Senator John S
E. Y. Webb, of Lenoir.
House members who are farmer;
include: Laurie McEachern, Hoke
W." Wiley Andrews, Wayne; Hal
Ahipaugh, Forsyth; Walter D. Barbee
Northampton; Robert P. Bender,
Jones; T. S. Bryan, Wilkes; 1. G,
Bryson, Jbckson; S. E. Douglas,
Wake; O. & Falkner, HenderscV; W.
E, Femur, Nash; Walter D. Kelly,
Whether for the holiday season
will always find here selected foods
of course, but at reasonable prices.
CAROLINA MAID PICKLES
8 oz. jar, 2 for.
Quart jar .
i 3 tall cans
Corned Mullets, 3 lbs.
Mackerel, 3 cans
, Goinbitialicii Offer : ' ".v
One. bottle of New. England Syrup end
One package Plec-Zing Pancake . Flour
. . y Calh for . QQ3.
12 lb. bag Prince Edward Flour
Self -rising ;....:.
12 lb. bag Pure Gold Flour
:12 lb bag Famo Flour
WE HAVE AT ALL
I OF FRESH FRUITS
Lemons, per dozen 'LLp:.....::.:....
IN OUR SANITARY
Licin ci Pcx tCjTliw3
(L ICT UC'joL
Sampson; G. Willie Lee, Jvl ::r; W. ' -L.
Lumpkin, Framklin Kartla LlzCz.ll,
Robeson; U. S. Page, Bladen; Edwin
A. Rasberry, Greene; R. E. Sentelle;
C W.-Spruill, Bertie; Luke Stevens,
Camden; James A. Taylor, Currituck;
Paul H. Thompson, Robeson; J. Nf
Vann, Hertford; and Preston Woodal,
Johnston, - ' -v -' ' - '
f. Known as "The Journal of Organ--,
ized Agriculture in North Carolina,"
the Carolina Co-operator is the official
publication of the State Cotton Asso
ciation, the Farmers Co-operative Ex,
change an,d the .State Orange. ;
. For quick results try a Want Ad 'i .
'The saving, la wo:
ihurryiner for . - - audi
the styles are worth
walking a mile, for!
Plenty of off -face
models, lots of new
looking brims. In rib
bon, bengaline, straw
fabrics and taffeta.
Black, brown, navy
and red. All fread
HERTFORD, NL C
or any other time of the year, you
from the finest markets,. Quality,
. Pint jar . lit
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