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Volume' II. Number 11' "
Hertford; Perquimans CountyNorth Carolina, Friday, MamtlS, 1935.
$1.25 Per Year
Mrs. J. L. Nixon Wins
First Prize of $400
PRIDE OF PERQUIMANS "
Rut- -Adelaide Nowell
Highest Scorer In
Still wiiming is that girl basketball
team of " Perquimans Hign. They
came out victorious in the invitational
basketball tournament held in Rocky
Mount through Thursday, Friday and
Saturday .of last treek.
Twenty-eight teams were entered
in this tournament The first Vic
tory for Perquimans was" when they
won over Benerue in the game played
on Thursday. This sent them to the
mi-imjdB;S!w)j(freithey played the;
"Y," an .Independent . team; on Sat;
urday morning ;atft . , o'clock. . The
fcore was la favoy of Perquim
ans. On Saturday nj ght at 9 o'clock
they took part in the finals, playing
the Red Oak dependent eanu. Per
quimans worn . cort. of 37iS4.
: At no time during; ;.fb tournament
were the Perquiman girls behind in
the scimlBjg. .
In the final game Prue Newby
scored 22 points and featured for the
girls. v .
And so the Perquimans High School
won the silver trophy for the cham
pionship, a cup which stands 16
inches fign. It 5s engraved with tw
irirls holdintr . amsletball.
r Miniature gold ' ; basketballs wene
presented to each of the players. . :
? Ruth Adelaide Nowell, who starred
in the tounyument played in Eliza
beth City the previous week, mopped
un eoldmdals.' i'; ''r-' 4
making1 the highest score of any girl
in the frgnwplfrsd-p. r t 4'" i
Sbe was awaided a igold medal for
-the best all round flayer in the tour
Wament. . t i'?''y-;r-!,-i?r-:--t-
She was awarded a 'gold medal for
Tiialdng the all fcatttataent teanvri
Prue Newbywaa awarded a silver
nedal fof second hesi player W the
tournament and ac4aer silver medal
for making the1 aedn4 all -tourna-
' Cola ' Nixon was awarded a Bld
Snedal for kwslWvirai'teriuH
IHfWtt iSTlSUli" ml il '""n n "lii n iinr.'ir i '
. -Joyce -Harrellr" maaser of - the
team, was awarded a geld medaL -
'' . Both Adelaide Nowell jweeived the.
: , ox ox canay awwraea y msou wag
Store tft i the prettiest gJW in the
.', won by she psWwS-.
, ments wpl he on display in the win
' . dow of ijn&raop's Drug store : ; .
Funeral TueHay For
Mrs Jccc!une Wood
Ffneral services for Mrs. Josephine
Wood, widoir of George Wood, who
died at,her home at Woodville. on
Monday ;night, : were held from the
Woodville Baptist Church o Tuesday
v afternoon, y:fbg.BiJ;f.
Murphey, pastor of the church, ; and
: the Rev,- J. .W. Dimmette, pastor of
the Cedar Grove Methodist Church,
officiating. - Burial took place In the
family touryir j ground. . . , , .
Mrs. Wood, who ' was 69 years, o
age, had, been iiHU health for a long
time, i -Surviving
, 1 Wod, of Washington," N.; C, ,W. H.
Wood, of Ayden, Freshwater Wood, of
, Camden, Graham, Wood ii6f Wood-
ville, and one , daughter, Mrs Jack,
-, Hunter, of Hertford.',
MARION. RIDDICS RESIGNS
. POSITION AT ELANCHAftD'S
', Marion Riddick, who as. for some
- time ' been , a 5 member of -the1 "safes
', force' of J. C- Blanchard .& Co., has
resigned his position and taken over
his new position as representative of
: the Continental life Insurance Co., In
"Edehton. Mr, Riddick began his new
, duties this week. He is son of .Kr.
and Mrs. fi. M. KdditeSv
' RB. EirW "v-r-' r -..&;-.--
ie,mtderwct fu xrcrrt'oa,. entered
the'' hospital s .'ij ca 1. :t Sunday
fjr further trc t.. ;..t. I!. Ilirby
will probably return Lr... ) f-rly next
week. " - f ffyf .;'
' Winning ot hv the basketball tournament at Rocky Mount last week, the Perquimans High School
girls' basketball team continued to add to the honors already earned this season. The Perquimans
Weekly is proud to present the above picture of our championship team, the names of which follows:
Front row: Nelle Hobbs, Edith Everett, Ruth Nowell, Eula Nixon and Mable Spivey.
Second xew: Grace Knowles, Alma Cengleton, Ruth Nachman, Ellie Mae White, Hattie Nowell and
Back rows Joyce Harrell, Sarah Ward, Prue Newby, Sybil Lamb, Mary Wood Koonce and Miss
Nancy Woods, coach.
Eight Cases Tuesday
In Recorder's Court
'Robert jiragg, colored, driver of the
car which struck and killed Charlie
Dillard, also colored, near Winf all, o:
March 8, who was tried in RecorderV
Court on Tuesday morning upon the
charge of ramnsaughter, was held b;
lodge Oakey for Superior Court fo:
probable cause. Bond was fixed ii
the sum of - five hundred .dollars, ii
default of which Bragg was sent beck
to jail. Superior Court convenes in
Hertford on April 15.
.There was 4 full docket in Record
er's Court ' on Tuesday, eight cases
IMher Jqees, ooJoiad, wag given a
road sentence f sixty days, to be
sasjMaded tg'fiyineaTt of a fine of
'MifM-'ala--',i 'T ' "
Jack liee. eotered, was tried ' foj
possess! wt Utjfrr for ibe1 purpose
er saie. A swat euit was allowed in
Buck WhJte. colored, who
mohW sj was BRoHox jfcwpassing
en the premises ef Emina Whtte, we
tried Twwday fer trespassinr ik'thc
premises c Qanderson JBjody. 4 Th
senteiwe- was -i 4four. moaths --(.en 4h
roads te be sospended upon the pay
meht ef the court costs snd good he
hsyior for two years, and upoh ihir
condition that? he,; stay,- off! Brody'f
premises for tw'Tearav.
was taxed with 'conrt;iosts.;i04 ;
Raymond Nixon,'' eolored, charged
wth. assault oa female and drunl
and disorderly, was found guilty ant
sent: to the roads for, 6 months, thr
sentence to be suspended 'upon pay
ment of a fine of ten dollars am'
costs, and upon good behavior for
taxed with the court tosts;-
Allan' Uttie johii, ; charged'1 witf '
speeding, plead not guilty. . He was
found guilty and fined five dollars and
Two cases on the docket were con
tinned, that of Joseph : R. Watson'
charged with reckless driving and hit
and run; nd fleet .Cooper, charged
;q; Be Rotary Guests
i The girls" basketball team ojLthr
Perquimans Hlgh; School theV ! coach
esr Jffiss ancy ;Woods, regulat coach
apd Mrs. G. W. Barbee, who coachet'
the team" f'durmgf the .illness "of Mi'sV
.Woods, and the two managers of the
team, will be guests of the Hertford
Rofary Club at their meeting on ltext
JAS V"'. r-fren anot Charlf s Johnsoi
i cf ;' the. ; er.' 2rtainment
r C occasion, which ha?
l f J.
i-; . rrri to
Armors tha -147 students and .alum
nae of the' J7oTaan'e 1C0IL e of : th;
., . oldest
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Buildings Blown Down
And Many Trees
A wind storm of cyclonic intensity
swept over an area . in 'the Ballahack
neighborhood of Perquimans CounU
on Tuesday afternoon, leveling a num
ber of buildings and trees. So far as
could be learned there was no loss of
The kitchen was blown away at the
home of Lorenzo Williams, .colored
and a number of barns, shelters and
small out-buildings were blown down
AtP. E. Lane's, f arm his smoke
boose!,, w.hJoi. .pwfr4t .(he John
Goodwin farm . frame shelter was
carrjetL a-distanffi of SM yards into
the field ;of-jJL;.4p-.v:;...
A T, Lane lost tanee small out-
bm'ldings in the stem smd -buildngf
were Wown down at am farms of C
GMansfield, IJr'It JtJIansfield
i Miwi, .mwwii&im iist
mown out oi nouses throughout the
section. , Where the storm swept, t
body of woods there were many large
uees .upmted..ifip :; -
Melody Makers Music
The Melody Makers Music Club
held a most enjoyable meeting Friday
afternoon, with Fordie Feild as host
A musical program was given by
the dub members, showing . much
good memory work, and Misses Ruth
WinslowV Adalia Winslow and Gloria
Douglas tied for the prises given for
best hand position. : Interesting -stories
of the life of Grieg were told by
Mrs.; R.,M. Rlddick, Counselor.
r At th close ojf' thepigrun an
Ice course was served by (he host.'as
sisted by Miss.:Mari . "
. Those present were: 'Fordie Feild.
Richard Spivey, Gloria Douglas, Belle
.Landing, Adalia, Winslow, Eloise
Keaton, Ida Perry ? Matthews. Ruth
Hollowell, Ruth Winslow, Mary Feild,
feTo? Suf f dk;Bospital I
proprietor and hianager.: was -rushed
o-;f, Suffolk; Va, hospital !on ;latitJ
weanesoay nignt lor treatment for an
acute kidney and heart, conditior
which had suddenly becotne worse
Mr. Williford's condition Is much lm
proved and the -family are1; hopeful
that he may return home the latter
paioJtfcthiB; -tfeeki i Mre.pWjilifbrd;
who has been in Suffdlk, 'i returned
; RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL A
J' V"v.i,.''V.-y;4p.' ';- ?
H. C. Stokes has returned from f
Norfolk hospital; where he underwen'.
an operation for the removal of - hi
torsilaT The operation was perform
ed o i Ilonday. , v '
'Beantown Baby Show'
Thursday Next Week
"Beahtown Baby Show," a musical
comedy under the direction of Mrs.
B. G. Koonce, will be presented in the
auditorium of the grammar school on
Thursday of next week, is going to be
a real show, they say.
The proceeds are to go to th
Sunday school building fund of the
The cast includes the following
Babies: Mrs. Charles Skinner.
Mrs. Harry Bond, Mrs. R. A. Sutton.
Mrs. Oscar Felton, Supt. F. T. John
son, Charles Harrell, Reginald Tuck
er, Jimmy Smith, Sidney Hughes,
"Buster" Walter White and Peck Do
lier and Evelyn Riddick, twins.
Characters: Chairman of the com
mittee, Henry C. Sullivan; Ima Old
Maid, a judge, Mrs. Eula Perry; song
leader, Mrs. Howard Pitt; NOra, the
nurse, Ann Barclift; Schlausheimer,
the butcher, Herbert Nixon; the doc
tor, Clayton Thompson; Tessie Tones,
"one who pianns," Miss Martha Eliza.
beth Jordan; an old fashioned girl.
Elizabeth Knowles; Indian Skuaw
Mrs- Charles. Johnson; Gypsy mother,
Dorothy Mae 'JJoffler; Gypsy child,
JaM Kugler Mrs. R. M. Riddick,
Remove Poles On East
Side Of Church Street
What may prove to be the first steps
in preparation of that white waj
which Hertford wants in its down
town section are being taken, bu
whether or not they will lead to the
consummation of the wish remains t
Dick Hines is preparing to takr
down the old electric light poles o?
the east side of Church Street, down
in the business district, and . placing
the lights, on the poles across th
street. This step will do away wit!
one of , tiie two lines of poles whicl
now stand. .
"Shot" Jones Fined
For Toting Razor
Conflicting stories told on the stanr
as to the razor which Officer Melvin
Owens; found on his person following
a fighj almost proved ..the undoing of
Luther "Shot" Jones, well-known local
colored character, during his trial ir
Recorder's Court on Tuesday.
Judge Oakey expressed deep dis
gust ht jthe several prevarications of
him o 60 days on. the roads, the sen
tence.; to be suspended npon payment
of ; fine i,'of $5.SiWhen -; last seer
Luther .was ' trying to ; raise enougr
funds to keep from serving the road
jence.' v y, Ji '
WOMAN'S CLUB MEMBERS .
. Thil HftrtfnM" wnminY Club was
represented at the 'i Woman's Club
luncheon in Elizabeth ' City on Tues-
day by the following members: Mes-1
dames , FT.' Johnson,; Evart Nfewby,
E. ,W, Lordley, P. Morris, V. N.
Darden, C. A; Davenport, J. J. Fleet
wood and R'T. Vhi'te, and Miss' Kate
M. Blanchard. - - " -, - f 1 1
Ripley Should Hear
About This Incident
A freak happening at the home
of Archie T. Lane, prominent Per
quimans farmer of the Ballahack
community, during a wind storm,
sounds so preposterous that Mr.
Lane was very reluctant to allow
the report to be published, and but
for the fact that a number of per
sons other than his family are
witnesses of the storage occur
rence, Mr. Lane might be persuad
ed to believe that his imagination
had played him a trick.
On Tuesday afternoon, during
the severe wind storm which swept
his neighborhood, the top of one of
the large chimneys of his house,
which, by the way, is one of the
oldest houses m the county, was
broken off. The chimney did not
fall, but leaned, from the shoulder
where it broke, against the side of
During the night there was more
heavy wind, and in the morning
the chimney was found to have
been blown back into its proper
place, and now only a crack shows
where the chimney broke.
Farmers Signing Up
For Cotton Acreage
The sign-up of the cotton acreage
reduction contracts began m ferqui
mans this week. The signing of th
farmers of Hertford and Bethe
Townshins is done in the office of L.
W. Anderson, County Agent, where
the townshiD committeemen, Mis:
Mae Wood Winslow, A. D. Thach and
A. T. Lane, representing Hertford
Township; and Henry Newbold, E
Younsr Berry and Charles E- Wnite
representing Bethel, pra in charge oi
At Belvidere the committee is com
posed of George W. Nowell, H. I
Williams and J. R. Jolliff.
The Parkville Township Committee
working at Winfall, includes A. J
Jordan, John A. Bray and Julian E
The New Hope Township Commit
I tee, at New Hope, includes John G
Robbins, C. W. Umphlett and S. D.
These committees are assisted b;
the County Committee, composed c:
Dr. E. S. White, B. W. Thach and J
As Result Of Cat Bite
Bitten by a cat affected with
rabies, Mrs. Corbin Dozier, young
Hertford matron, is undergoing the
Pasteur treatment for the prevention
of the dread disease.
Mrs. Dozier was bitten on the lef
while in the yard of her home on
Tuesday of last week. The cat, whicl
belonged to a neighbor, became great
ly excited when a dog barked in the
distance, and attacked Mrs. Dozier
biting her on the leg.
The cat was killed by Mr. Dozier
and its head sent to Raleigh for ex
amination. The report from the la
boratory disclosed that the anima.
was affected with rabies, and Mrs.
Dozier at once began the series o;'
N. L. LAYDEN, 62,
DIES IN ELIZABETH CITY
Mrs. G. A. Morgan has returned
from Elizabeth City, where she at
tended the funeral of her mother, Mrs.
N. L. Layden.
Mrs. Layden, who was 62 years of
age, died on Wednesday of last weel
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G
L. Winslow, in Elizabeth City, afte
an illness of one week. Mrs. Morgai
was with her mother some time be
fore her death.
Surviving Mrs. Layden are thre
daughters, Mrs. G. L. Winslow ant'
Mrs J. B. Sylvester, of Elizabetr
City, and Mrs. G. A. Morgan, of Hert.
ford, -and two sons, Adam Layden, oi
Elisabeth City and Claude Layden, of
Windsor. v ' .
VISITS SICK DAUGHTER
Mrs. Nathan Tucker, Miss Virginia
Tucker and, Miss Mary,, Tqwe motored
to Rocky Mount on .Tuesday to visit
Mr& Tuckers daughter, Mrs. junar
Brinkley, of Plymouth. t who J
.tienfa.aospil; there.f The, condi-,
tion oi Mrs, Unnkiey, wno nas Deer
quite sick, was reported as much im
proved... . , - t 1 . . , , - '
irnenf? of the family wm. regret if
Ifwrni that' the little i son. of Mrs.
r ' " ' -y born on March li; died thc
fv. jig day. '"'"'. i
Campaign of Perquim
ans Weekly Comes
Paper Now Has Largest
Circulation In Trade
Mrs. J. L. Nixon, of Winfall, was
the winner of the if-400 cash prize in
the subscription campaign of the Per
quimans Weekly, with Mrs. R. K.
Parks, of Ryland, winner of the sec
ond prize of $100. Miss Anne Bar
clift, of Hertford, won the $50 award
and Mrs. J. C. Wilson, of Chapanoke,
the fourth prize of $25.
Others in the race, including Mrs.
C. F. Reed, Mrs. Charlie Skinner,
Miss William Spivey, Edgar Fields
and Jesse Lane, received checks for
10 per cent of the amounts they had
turned in on subscriptions.
Announcement of the winners was
made by the judges, Mrs. Emmett El
liott of Tyner, Rev. J. W. Dimmette
of Winfall, C. P. Morris and R. M.
Riddick of Hertford on Saturday
night, immediately after the votes
The contest closed at 8 o'clock. By
that hour each contestant had placed
the last of their reeturns in the bal
lot box in the lobby of the Hertf -Banking
Company, where the votes
were counted. When the judges an
nounced their decision checks for the
cash awards were immediately writ
ten and delivered to those who called
at the Perquimans Weeklj office that
night. Others were delivered on
The subscription campaign, which
began on January 18, lasting through
sevei. weeks, was conducted by J. G.
Campbell, assisted by his brother,
Max Campbell, both of whom have
had much experience in circulation
drives. . ,
Splendid work was done by the par
ticipants, under the direction ot
Messrs. Campbell, and the entire ter
ritory of this immediate section was
thoroughly canvassed, with a result
that The Perquimans Weekly now en
Joys by a wide margin the largest
circulation of any newspaper coming
into this trade territory. This was
made possible only by the splendid
work of the contestants and the fine
cooperation of their friends.
Name Poll Holders
Poll holders for the town election
to be held in May were appointed at
the regular meeting of the Board of
Town Commissioners held on Monday
night. They are J. P. Perry and L.
Appointment of Mrs. P. H. Small
as registrar and also as list taker
A committee from the Hertford
Woman's Club composed f Mrs. C.
P. Morris and Miss Mae Wood Wins
low, appeared before the body in
reference to their plan to secure ERA
labor for making some necessary re
pairs to the Community House. The
matter was discussed and an effort
will be made to include this project
in the community projects to be
The matter of replacing the trees
blown down in the vicinity of the
Baptist Church was also taken up by
the ladies and Mayor Reed agreed to
take the matter over and plant large
size trees at the spots to be desig
nated. Mayor E. L. Reed, Dr. C. A. Daven
port and A. W. Hefren were the
members of the council present at
OLD AGE PENSION BILL
DISCUSSED ON MONDAY
W. B. Fisher, of Andress, State
manager for the Townsend Old Age
Pension Plan, will make an address
at the Court House in Hertford on
next Monday at 1:00 o'clock, accord
ing, to a communication received by
this newspaper from Mr. Fisher.
This is Mr. Fisher's, second appear
ance In Hertford in the interest of the
movement. a :.,
William ' Bardcastle, Jr. is a pa
tient In a Norfolk hospital, where he
is undergoing treatment for sinus
trouble.' -The young man was taken
to the hospital on Sunday by his parents-
for examination and it was
found necessary that he remain Tor
tre: i" ?r.t. ' He wiU'pr
the hor:-.al for a week..
tre:t-r.t. He will'probably be t
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