r"vv ; A: WEEKLY KEWSPAPEB DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
h Volume IINimiber, 10;'
Hertford; Perquimans County, North Garolina, Friday, March 8, 1935.
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Uirl Basketeers Win
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Team Goes Through En-
ure dcncame vvunoui
Champions of the ..rAIbe
marie Receive Imli?i-
Wirmers f the Invitational Tounut-
merit lor tke girls' basketball cham
pionship tf ithe Albemarle, Hie Per
quimans High School girls brongnt
hack the fceautilol flver cup. ab well
as other -wluecl; jMhieB xwardea ihe
winners, oh .'Saturday lught at, the
close of the tournament held at Eli
zabeth XStf-ewdie week-end.
The loys flayed a good game
against W-eeTuvflte; hy -winch team
they were (flefeated and Timinated
from the tournament, "WeeksvUh?
Inthefiret game played "bjike
girls,, wTmlwve wt lost a high school
game thlB year, they defeated Hvw
land smd -went to the semi-finals wKh
Shilohr -wliich they also defeated.
On SafatrSay night the girls met
WeeksrlQe id the finals. Splendid
team work; was exhibited throughout
the game, Wwas the case in afl the
tournament 'games. At the end of
the game the score was tiefl at 21-21.
After a Testiperlod of 5 minutes they
went back to play 3 minutes longer,
and during that period -Perquimans
made two field goals and WeeksviHe
faued to scare, bringing the scone
TJie ieilta?; cup won by. the team,
which Perouimsns Tteeps permanently,
stands 14 rnches Ihlgh. An engraving
shows a girl holding nigh a basket-baU.-
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TW eigh4 fadrfjaati- playata who
participated In the games during the
tournament were awarded sterling
silver basketballs '
Miss Nancy Woods, who coached
the team, was awarded a medal.
Ruth- Adelaide Nowell, Perquimans
center, who made the Wghest score
during the tournament, making 50
-points, was awarded a medal.
A medal was also erven jointly to
Joyce Harrell ; and Mary Wood
Koonce, managers of the team.
Two Perquimans ; girls Jrere given
places oh th ll-tar ' team"' picked
during' this event V They were .Ruth
Adelaide: Nowell, who was chosen for
center, and Eula Nixon, ; chosen as
These two girls were chosen m the
all-star team of last year, also;
On the wfaming team the; following
girls played; ; Ruth Adelaide Novell,
Onterj Prue Newby, Mable Splvey,
Forwards; Edith Everett, Eula, Nixon
and NeUe Hobbs; Guaris Substitutes
were: HatUe PearP Nowell and .'.Sybil
Lane.' ' Orace - Knowles and " Sarah
Ward were also . entered in the tourna
ment but were not put.tt:.,funer
1 ournament Laurels
vAt Perquimans High
'5 Superlatives of . the Perquimans
High School : for 1934-35, recently
eluptpii. -are . as ..follows :
Most v -conceited girls, Katherine
Winslow and Mattie Bert Relf.
Most - conceited boy, - Jesse , "tee
' Harris. ' .r
- Most attractive girl, Edith Everett.
- Vrt attractive boy, James Robert
t White. y k ;. , - '-nr :
MosV loving' couple . Katherine
"l Winslow"' and .Francis Jessup; 1
, -, Ugliest teacher, Mr. Hughes.-,".'
' .'. ; t . irl with the 'most - pleasing per
sonality, Mary -Wood Koonce. ;
Best allrouhd boy, Carlton Barcllft.
;:. Best alj-round firl, Prue Newby' ?
Most polite boy, Ilsnry.Stokea.j,;;.,
Deputy ,Cc: ' :?r : ;
In IlcrtfcrJ llzr. Il-i2
- Deputy" CorxarlsdtT.r R. F. Tuttle
f wai b! ft r--i r-t'-i r- u
and 12,-fcr vi cf j. j
fitate Intone Tax t! iaxrT'-j
their Stat rctzrrs.
t;AU Kit:' "l r-rson livir r.l
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Stock Damaged At
A momr calamity occurred at
store of J. 3. Blanchard & Co., on
Tuesday afternoon, when the pipe
of the lig oil heater in "the rear
of the 'Store blew out, sending out
a volume of soot which damaged
to some extent a quantity of
Quick work on the part of the
sales force in placing covers' on un
protected merchandise saved it
from ruin. ..."
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Meeting At Edenton
The Hertford Rotarians who at
tended the inter-city meeting laid at
Edenton on Tuesday night included F.
T. Johnson, L. W. Anderson, "Walter
H. Oakey, Jr., D. S. Darden, Silas M.
Whedbee, Dr. Luther H. Butler, J.
Emmett Winalow, Frank Kugfer, R.
T. Brinn, C. P. Morris and A. W.
C: H. Wood, president of the Eden
ton Club, opened the meeting with a
lew well-chosen words, weicomhnr the
Rotaria.ns to Edenton and turned the I
mwung over io jamuna uardmg,
group leader for the disfrict, who is
a member of the Washington drib.
. The entire gathering was asked to
sing "America" after which Rev. C.
A. Ashby was called upon for the
Invocation. A number of Eotarv
songs were sungTiy the crowd of
Rotarians which were led by Bill Lee
of the Greenville club with Bavid
Bell at the piano,
uring the evening the mresidents
mf the fclubs represented were asked
to give a brief resume of the. activi
ties of their respective dolts and
their members asked to stand. C. H.
Wood 'spoke In behalf of the Edenton
Club, (Graham Bell for Elizabeth City,
W.-.B. -Oakey, Jr., for Hert&rd, Bill
Lee lor 'Greenville, and John Robbin
for Washington. Elizabeth City-outnumbered
the. other . clubs in atten
dance, there being 26 present. Eden- J
ton was next with 23, Washington
16, Hertford 11, and Greenville 4.
The principal speaker for the occa
sion was Jack Weymouth, a past dis
trict governor of Rotary from Vir
ginia, who was asked by Ed Harding
to sound the death knell for Virginia
losing the Elizabeth City, Hertford
and Edenton dubs now since the toll
has been removed from the Chowan
,Jar.;Weymouth, a very interesting
speaker in a short address traced the
organization and progress of the Ro
tary, movement, 'bringing out' the fact
that its spread over the entire globe
was caused by Rotarians being desir-
oua.ior otner communities to enjoy
and reap the benefits of Rotary, there
being no paid . organizers employed
as in many other orgamzaitons
Early in the Rotary movement, Mr.
weymoutn "explained clubs Were
formed-.only " fa cities of 100,000 or
more, later in towns of : 8,000,, but
that now no town is too small to have
o good live club. He said the first
convention of Rotary . was . held in
J910 and at the 1911 convention
speaker during an address remarked
that "He profits most who serves the
best," since which time this has been
the -slogan of Rotary. :
The . speaker dwelt upon the fact
that in a Rotary "meeting v members
gather on a common ground, every
man having many things in common,
and that every Rotarian earns his
preferment. - ' In ' closing,' Mr. Wey
mouth complimented :r the ladies for
the splendid meal served and the ser
vice, rendered by ' the .'members of
Floars 0rchstra,rwhfr'dWghtfully i
terspersed' the program wjth a num
ber of the latest song hits. He like
wise .expressed . pleasure at such . a
successful inter-city meeting, saying
such affairs are invaluable fa devel-
opinar; more friendly feeling among
the neighboring towns. ';
Over Ccrvice Station
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TLe L;cter Service t '-tion, on the
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REV. H S. DEMPSEY
Large Audiences Hear
New Baptist Preacher
Rev. D. S. Dempsey, the new pastor-of
the Hertford Baptist Church,
preached to large congregations at
both the morning and evening ser
vicesjn Sunday, and made a fine im
pres4"h on his hearers:
The following extract from the
minutes of the Spray Baptist Church
of February 20 will be of interest:
"Whereas Brother D. S. Dempsey
has been pastor of Spray Baptist
Church for the past seven years and
nine months, and is now leaving us
for service at Hertford, we, the mem
bers of the church, feel moved to ex
press our appreciation of his service;
of his faithful and straightforward
preaching of the gospel, his earnest
evangelism both in the pulpit and in
private, lus pastoral work especially
his sympathy with the sick and his
comfort for the 1ereaved, his leader-
shrp in all church work, his aggres
srve support of our cooperative mis
Bionary program, Ma Interest and wise
counsel for the Sunday School, his
faithful work in -developing the Wo
men's Missionary Society and all its
auxiliary organizations, his. patient
and persistent efforts to build up the
B. T. P., his encouragement of our
young people, his progressive program
of training for leaders of all these or
ganizations; also for bis work in the
Pilot Mountain Association, the local
Ministerial Conference, and in the
work of the community at large.
"We wish, also, to express our ap
preciation of the noble part Mrs.
Dempsey has played in the life of our
church during these years, as a teach,
er in the Sunday School, a leader in
the W. M. S. and B. T. U., as a co
worker in pastoral visitation, and as
a wholesome example of Christian
"We wish to assure them of our
sincere love arid our earnest wish and
prayer for a fruitful and happy ser
vice in their new field of labor."
Founder's Day Topic
At Beech Spring Meet
Mrs. W. J. Perry presided at the
meeting of the Parent-Teacher Asso
ciation of the Beech Spring school or
Monday evening, when the topic was
G. C. Buck, teacher of Vocational
Agriculture in the Perquimans High
School, was the speaker of the occa
oiuii, auu yiuera on we program in
eluded Mrs. A. E. Layden and Misi
uuring tha social hour which fol
lowed the very, interesting program,
games and contests, led by Misses
Mary Alice Felton" and Callie Stall
ings were enjoyed, ;
Miss Helen Jtfunden was the winnei
of the:prize, given in a drawinsr con
test Delicious refreshments of sand.
wiches and, ice tea were served, hv
Mrs. Noah Felton, Mrs. C. B. Stall
ings and Mr. Carson Howell.
Funeral Held Sunday
For Miss Lula Potter
Miss Lula Potter, aired 75. died at
the ; home of Quintots Johruon, near
Bethel, early Saturday morning, fol
lowing a longi and tedious illness.
Funeral s services . were- held at the
graveside in - Bethel - Baptist Church
cemetery pn Sunday afternoon, with
tVr-v. A. A, Butler,-of Hertford.
cfatlng. 'j. -.'. , ,
r " -arers iss'ided 3.' M1. Fleet
LI. T. Gri.T , Chasi E, Johnson.
K. I . Creecy, Ccii 7. Long" and A. F.
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Last Minute Drive
ALPHABETICAL STANDING OF
This does not show the candidates' standing in the Campaign, but
merely lists the names of the Contestants.
Miss Ann Barclift
Mr. Edgar Fields
Mr. Jesse Lane
Rfrs. J. L. Nixon
Mrs. Roy Parks
Mrs. C. F. Reed
Mrs. Charles Skinner
Miss William Spivey
Mrs. J. C. Wilson
Winfall Enters Bid
The Town of Winfall, through its
Mayor, David Trueblood, has made
application to the Federal Govern
ment, through the local FERA office,
for improvements to the extent of
some ten thousand dollars, including a
mile of paved sidewalks and a mile
and a half of hard-surfaced streets,
the application having been filled last
week shortly after an Interview with
Mayor Trueblood by the reporter of
The Perquimans Weekly, at which
time Mr. Trueblood stated that his
town had not made application for
any portion of the big fund to be used
for public improvements in case of
the passage of the bill now pending
Mayor Trueblood was quoted in
Monday's News & Observer as having
said that "Winfall is quite satisfied
with what it has, needs nothing addi
tional rnd therefore intends to adopt
a hands off policy insofar as seeking
Federal aid is concerned." The item
in the News & Observer further
stated that "The Mayor thinks there
are many other Carolina common
wealths that should go just as slow,
and think twice before acting."
Mayor Trueblood, who communi
cated with the editor of The Perqui
mans Weekly concerning the item in
the News & Observer, stated that he
had never made any such statement
and that he could not understand how
the report could have been made, and
requested that this newspaper give
publicity to the fact that he had been
misquoted in the News & Observer.
Name Officers For
Earl M. Perry was elected president
and J. H. Newbold, vice president, of
the Perquimans County Corn-Hog
Control Association, at a meeting of
the directors held on Saturday after
noon. The directors include, in addition
to Messrs. Perry and Newbold, Mes
srs. John T. Lane, Jacob L. White
and George S. Caddy, representing
one director for each township.
The directors were elected at a
meeting of the signers of the corn
hog contracts of last year held in
the courthouse on Saturday afternoon
and called by L. W. Anderson, County
Perquimans County was one of
eight counties included in an associa
tion known as the Pasquotank Asso
ciation last year. This year the
county has its own organization.
Winners Named In
At the close of a close elimination
contest held at Hertford Grammar
School, Misses Gloria Douglas, Ruth
Hollowell, Anne Felton and Grace
Knowles were declared -winners, and
will represent the Chaminade and
Melody Makers Music Clubs in the
District Contest held in Wilniington
on Saturday, March 1. i This i Con
teat is put on by the State Federation
of Musie Clubs, and was judged ; in
Hertford by Mrs. Leon Lewis, music
teacher of Edenton schooL ' ..
Lenten Services At
Holy Tnnity Church
Lenten services will be held at Holy
Trinity Church on Wednesday even
ings at 7:30 o'clock and on Thursday
mornings at 9 o'clock; to which the
public is cordially invited. y
On We.' -c- !;y .. iteming Aef this
week, it beinj Ash V Jne?iay; there
was the celebration of tie Holy Com
munion at 9 o'clock la f:e morning,
r ? well as eveninat s on tl.t
Hertford R. F. D.
Jurors Drawn For
April Term Court
rollowing is the list of jurors
drawn for the April term of Perqui
mans Superior Court at the meeting
of the Board of Commissioners on
T. M. Twine, R. T. Layden, M. M.
Spivey, G. R. Tucker, T. J. Long,
Sammy M. Winslow, J. C. Wilson, W.
C. Hurdle, C. E. Cannon, J. E. Fore
hand, J. P. Ward, J. T. Jordan, J. E.
Eaves, T. C. Babb, J. A. Madre, Henry
P. Cartwright, C. Mercer Winslow, R.
T. Brinn, I. L. White, Harvey Stall
ings, Maryland Boyce, W. A. Humph
ries, L. Purvis Chappell, Elmer P.
Robertson, Julian A. Chappell, T. E.
Madre, Thad C. Chappell, Arthur
Belk White, W. M. Morgan, A. M.
Copeland, W. D. Stallings, Lee Stall
ings, Carrol V. Ward, George W.
Nowell, Meador Harrell and Edwin
Seek Protection For
Lawn At Court House
A committee of a dozen women
from the Hertford Woman's Club ap
peared before the Board of County
Commissioners at their meeting on
Monday, with Miss Mae Wood Wins
low, club president, as spokesman, to
request the commissioners to take
some steps to prevent persons walk
ing across the court house lawn.
Well defined paths have been cut
across the green by the habitual use
of those who wish to make a shon
cut from the cement walk on thr
north side of the lawn to the front of
the court house.
There was some discussion of hov
to prevent the ruin of the lawn, and
the suggestion was made that a smali
fine be imposed on each person seer
to cut across the courthouse green.
The matter of making a brick path
from the front door of the court
house to the coal bin on the south
side of the court house was also dis
cussed. Chowan Negro Killed
Sunday Near Winfall
Struck by an automobile driven by
Robert Bragg, colored, of Winfall.
Charlie Dillard, colored, of ( owan
County, was instantly killed on Sun
day night, while walking on the high
way between Winfall and Belvidere.
about two miles from Winfall.
Robert Bragg, who wa arrested by
C1iAf T tit: i Ti ..
.jncjiii o. iii. vvmsiow ioiiowing Hit
accident, and who was placed in j'si!
m default of a two hundred dollar
bond to await a hearing on ne:'
Tuesday, stated that the accident wa?
unavoidable. He stated that lie sav
the man, who was walking in the
same direction in which he was driv
ing, on the right-hand side of the
road. He was meeting another" car
j.nd was unable to avo'd the pe:es
trian, who was said to have been
walking on the concrete, about 5 feet
from the edge.
Dr. T. A. Cor, Perquimans Couniy
Coroner, who viewed the body short
ly after the accident, said that death
was instantaneous. The man's body
was badly mangled, his back and one
leg being broken and the back of hi
head crushed. v
The car which Bragg was driving
had : no brakes . ther than . an emer
gency brake, i according to Sheriff
Winslow, . i,
RAYMOND WINSLOW TAKEN '
t 5 " TO LAKE., VIEW HOSPITAL
-Raymond Vinslow,.' who only re
cently recovered from injuries receiv
ed in an automobile accident, was
taken to Lake View nospital, Suffolk,
Va., cn Sunday, to v-J-"o an opera-
Saturday Is Last Day of
CLOSESAT 8 P. M.
Much Depends on Work
Last Few Days as to
Who Will Win
Mrs. Roy Parks of Ryland won
the Elgin wrist watch, the special
prize for the second and third
period of the Perquimans Weekly
Standing today with their faces to
the future and the thoughts of "now
or never" hovering in their minds,
candidates in The Perquimans Weekly
prize campaign are rallying their aids
as would a general on the eve of bat
tle; preparing with feverish haste to
make their final stand for victory be
fore 8:00 o'clock Saturday night
the last night while all Perquimans
and surrounding counties are waiting,
watching, wondering and hustling
for the favorites.
Leading candidates are seeking
with the hustle of preparation for the
final dash and with one accord are
fighting valiantly and determinedly to
reach the goal where the big prize
The Last Stand
Seven weeks of hard work and
anxiety culminate in the closing
scene, 8 o'clock Saturday night, at
which time the cash campaign comes
to an official end and the most suc
cessful candidates will claim the
magnificent prizes headed by $400
Success in an event of this kind
depends upon the keen judgment and
immediate action. Through all his
tory people possessing the faculty of
knowing an opportunity when they
see it and grasping it at the right
moment, have won frequently on the
last turn of the cards, the good
things of this world, while those unde
cided and afraid stand back and talk
about what they might have done.
To The Candidates
The end is but a few hours away.
If you trust your own judgment as to
your competitor's strength, based on
facts and observations and lay your
plans accordingly there is yet time to
stem the tide and turn it to sweeping
Are you going to hi the one to
finish triumphantly with an over
whelming number of votes, or, ::re
you Koine; to be c, nt ;it with what
you have ami see tV efforts of those
many weary weeks- to waste and
the reward'- wrest' I from your grasp
by more enterprising competitors. It
is up to you now, or let your rivals
beat you to it.
Don't try to figure just how many
votes it will take to win, for you wilt
surely fail to get enough. Don't be
afraid of having too many votes for
you can't have too many. It would
be better to win by a million votes or
so more than to get left by a few
Better Safe Than Sorry
A few more laps and the course
will have been run. Only a short
time remains to choose between vic
tory and defeat success or failure.
Don't overlook your .chances to win,
and always remember that your ad
versaries, as keen, perhaps and as re
sourceful as yourself, are racking
very acute brains for the same pur
It means something to win in a
competition of this kind. It is a
demonstration of capacity that is ex
traordinary. Sometimes it will prove
up the "yellow" in your bogus friends,
but it will reveal the true ones, and it
always tests our mettle and measures
Subscriptions now will count for
more than all the regrets in the world
after Saturday night
Attend Cotton Meet
Held In WilUamston
.1 ' - ..an l ' '
L. W. Anderson, County Agent, ac
companied by the eounty committee
on cotton" adjustment, Dr. E;& White,
B. W. Thach and J. T. Benton; W. E.
White, county - assistant : In cotton
adjustment, and : Mrs." W. H. Hard-
castle, - clerk, 'attended ' a regional
meeting of the organization at Wilr
liamston on i Wednesday. . Experts
from the State Department of Agri
culture were present to give instruc
tions iri reference to the cotton ad
justment program , for '1935. Four-,
izrx c?ur.ties were represited at the
r -,'" !i br1! a'l t"'7.