A WEEKLf NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume 11. Numberl4.
Hertford, Perquimans Couty,ANoith Carolina, Friday, April 5, 1935.
$1.25 Per Year
Perquimans First Tb
County Commissioners Adopt
New Rule For Listing Taxes
I Convention Speaker '
Finioh Cotton Report
At Least S3 Per Cent
Will Be Under Con
tract This Year
Small County But Much
Cotton Is Produced
Perquimans County is the first
county in the State of North Carolint
to submit the complete applications
for cotton acreage reduction con
tracts, according to L. W. Anderson,
County Agent, who has just returned
irom .a irip to Raleigh.
While Perquimans is one of the
small counties of the State, it is in no
wise one of the Jeast of the cotton
producing counties, and with- nearly
all of the cotton growers in the en
tire county signing contracts, a real
ly remarkable record has been made.
There were 682 new contracts sign
ed this year. Last year there were
a total of 305, all except five of
which are sill in effect. These old
contracts - are also completed and
sent in, and these also are the first
from any county in the State.
At least ninety-eight per cent oi
the cotton land -nn' Perquimans Coun
ty is either under contract or con
tract has been applied for, according
to Mr. Anderson.
Missionary , Society
Meets At Cedar Grove
S The Woman's Missionary Society
of the M. E. Church, South, Perqui
mans1 -and iChfewan, ; held its Spring
Zone Meeting Cedar Grove Church
wiffl WinfairCeaar Grove Missionary
Society as Koste' -
, The Dewtionjrt onfStwardship was
given by- the;- pastor, Rev. J . w
J)immette.-. .'; V . .
v- The Welcome was given by Mrs. J
'Roach.' of Winfall, jand-" the re-
iponse wius feade by & delegate from
k Hymiw"Comer . 0 Thou . God, of
Grace. ::' : . ; -. .
Mrs. J. G. White, chairman, intro
ima& all sisitors.Y?
$ Minutes were lead by; Mrs. J. G.
Small, of Edenton, who is secretary,
i; EoB kaiH 4 repbrts of all auxii
aries' financial conditions by Mrs. J.
L. DeLflfteyj district secretary.
Consecration Service, led by Mrs.
White, airman; -1 :;
Solo-All, Yes AU' t .Give to Je
sus," by Miss Elizabeth White, of
v Address by Mrs. C. L Reed, Con
ference Sapt. of. Social Relations.
Prayer. .. . ,
Lunch. ' -
Afternoon Session ,.
Hymn "I Love Thy Kingdom,
Devotional' led by Miss Elizabeth
Smith, of Friends' Church, Whiteston.
Talk, Importance of Reporting, by
Mrs. M. U Sheep, if Elizabeth City.
' Talk, by Mrs. Reed, on Our , Social
Life.fe'""'-;;:: ;;;, -
World Outlook was, presented by
Mrs. Elmer Wood, at, Hertford.
The Urn wag ; given back to the
Willie Evans Society for 1Q0 per cent.
The Cud . which Mrs. Hawkins is
giving to the Societies for best, at
tendance, was given to Anderson this
They have : had allvrnemberg
present at, every meeung since uie
last Zone meeting last Octobe:
The, next meeting, will be held with ,
" Willie Evansv Society at Center Hill
: Church.r fJw;
.' Mrs. Joe Towe, Sr.,' very gracious
ly thanked ' the Sodef9;oA:niee
lunch and the numerous ther kind
nesses during the" day.
Hymn No.r 38. was then' sung,
Mrs. 'Stephens dismissed the meet
, f An iold-fashioned "picnic;dinner was
served on the lawn by the hostess. ;
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4 Ernest Nixon, 26, living near Belvi-,
dere; died Tuesday night "-after ; long
illness. Funeral services were held
Wednesday afternoon at his' home
with Rev. A. -A. Butler, of Hertford
o.Ticiating. Burial took- place Jn' the
f:nily buryir pround. ' .
The deceased is survived " by his
wife, Mrs. M :;"J TJddick Nixon; one
dauirhter, Ct I ; Us f-. 'Iier, Dav
id Nixon, of C; 1 C three
brothers, Fr ' ' ' '-;Jv:"e,
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HIT OR MISS
fied dogwoods in Perqi(rnans are a
rarity, and Elwood White was very
much surprised to run across a couple
of dozen of these beautiful flowering
trees in the woods near his home in
the Bagley Swamp neighborhood last
Sunday. The woods hereabouts are
full of white dogwood, and they are
a lovely sight against the greening
foliage xn the woods just now. The
few red dogwoods seen here and there
in Perquimans were bought frtlvnur
series or irom the western part of
the State. So far as I can learn,
none have ever been seen growing
wild in this section of the country.
Mr. White says the trees are large
trees, too large to transplant. He
said they seem to have sprung up
about the stump of a large free.
And speaking of dogwood, it seems
to be blooming veiy early this year,
as are other shrubs and plants Not
only is dogwood and yellow jessamine
in bloom, but wisteria, lilac, iris, and
other lovely things are blooming.
Spring has come to the Albemarle
some weeks earlier thanv usual.
That it is a most unusual spring,
remarkable for the mildness of the
weather, has been a general top if of
conversation. Mr. Jesse Cajnpen, Sr.,
who is well in his eighties, says that
he has never in his life seen a spring
like this one.
No more money is needed for the
present. That is not a misprint
The statement was actually made in
a letter from the American Legion
Post in Elizabeth City to the chair
man of the Board of County Com
missioners of Perquimans. The Com
missioners have been contributing
five dollars, per month toward deflat
ing the, expense of the orthopaedic
clinic held regularly at Elisabeth
City. The letter advised that there
was enough money on hand to oper
ate for some months.
Better business in March, by eighty
per cent, than in the month of March
last year, is the report of N. N.
Trueblood, agent of the Norfolk
Southern Railroad at Herford.
It may be that roses have bloomed
before in Perquimans as early as the
third of April, but I have never seen
them that early before. There are
roses blooming in my back yard.' I
wonder if this is a record. If any
body saw a rose bloom earlier than
that I should like to hear about it.
My subject seems to be flowers,
blossoms, ; spring. But why not?
"For sweet April is a-weepin',
And is laughin' as she Cries,
And she gathers up a rainbow end
And wipes her pretty 6jes."
Guilfordians Tq Meet
At Friends Church
Another Guilfordian meeting is to
be held in Perquimans this spring.
It . will be remembered that last
spring the first of these get-together
meetings of former students of Guil
ford; College was held at the Com
munity House in Hertford, when a
local, organization was formed with
H. C.1 Benton, of Sunbury. as Presi
dent, and Miss Mable Lane, of White
ston, as Secretary. Distimruished
guests included Clarence : F Tobias,
president of Guilford Colleee.
'"u tue auuress m uie . evening,
VThe meetingi is to be held this year
at Piney Woods Friends Church, near
Belvidere; $'and 3 deflnit announce
merits win be made t of the . time as
soom as the arrangements are com
pleted, according to Miss Mable Lane,
who was in town on Tuesday. ..:
MRS,."SYMQNS;- ENTERTAINS. "
- Mrs. John Symons entertained a
number, of her friends at her home at
Chaparioke on Wednesday evening at
a lovely six o'clock dinner, ; Spring
flowers were -; used ' throughout .the
rooms.'' vj After .dinner, . bridge Jand
ing a tempting ice course was served.
Mrs.i Eula Perry assisted Mrs. Syni:
pns in entertaining her guesftc
-v 'SPEAIt ; TOKOTARIAnISI
4 Rev. D. S. Dempsey pastor of the
Hertford Baptist Church, was; guest
speaker at the regular meeting of the
Kary Clvb et' t'-s Hotel Hertford on
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KEV. D. S. DEMPSEY
Rev. D. S. Dempsey, pastor of
the Hertford Baptist Church,
who delivered the principal ad
dress before the Chowan Baptist
Sunday School Convention held
last week in, Elizabeth City.
Many requests have been made to
have his address published in
The Perquimans Weekly, and it
will appear in next week's issue.
George Gtover Held
For Superior Court
Held for probable cause upon thej
charge of murdering Solomon Free
man, George Glover was sent back to
jail to await the action of the grand
jury at the next term of Perquimans
Superior Court, which convenes on
April 15, by Judge Walter H. Oakey,
Jr., before whom a hearing was held
Glover, a youthful appearing Neg
ro, says he is from Saluda, S. C. He
was arrested by Sheriff J. E. Wins
low some hours after the shooting,
wnicn toon place at the home of Sim
Burke, in the upper section of the
county, where a party was -In -pro
xress, sometime around one o'clock
in the morning of March 24. Glover
had not attempted to leave the neigh
borhood, and in a 'suit case in his
room was found the pistol with which
he admitted to the Sheriff he had
shot Freeman. Freeman, who was
carried to a Suffolk. Va.. hosnital
shortly after he was wounded, died
some hours later.
A number of witnesses, most of
whom were present at! the party.
were examined at the hearinsr. but
little light was thrown on the actual
cause of the shooting, there appear
ing to have been little provocation
for the act.
While this testimony was not ad
mitted at the hearing, Sheriff Wins
low says that the. accused told him
that he shot Freeman because he
was advancine toward him with an
automobile' crank in his hand.
None oil the State's witnesses ex
bile crank. Several testified that there
had been no mnrAa hf m.' ! '
amined admitted seeine an automo
-r asvrr,V4ft WIG fcVJ
men. lnere was testimony to the ef
fect that Freeman had asked Eula
Mae Butt3 if she was ready to eo
home and she said she was not, and
that he went out to his car and blew
the horn three times and then came
back into the house, and that he wal
going out of the door again, after
being back only a few minutes, and
that Glover shot him."
Attorney "Walter Lowry, of Eliza
beth City, represented the defendant
MR. MORGAN BACK AT STORE
. W.'M. Morgan, the 'furniture man,
is back on the job after ten days of
illness. While not entirely: conval
escent, Mr Morgan is much improved.
Officers Quell IRiot
At K r is o ii Lamp
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I v Raleigh Reported as source of Trouble;
zlllScl L it Situation Under Control i . .
Continued ? riotous disturbance ; at
the State prison camp at Woodville
which started Wednesday nlght' and
ran through eaHy Thursday morning
had. abated Thursday noon .when; the
Perquimans Weekly; went to' pressiH
The riot, according to J. L. Tolar,
superintendent of the camp,; resulted
from dissatisfaction among about 20
colored convicts 'front Raleigh who
arrived at the camp about two weeks
s'o. They had no arms, however,
c ir- wi t damre was done by
1 ' ' r i j ' !:' 3. Nobody was
MASS MEETING TO
Mayor and Three Town Commission
ers Will Be Selected
To nominate a mayor and three
town commissioners for Hertford, a
mass meeting will be held on Friday
night of next week, April 12, at 8:00
o'clock, at the Court House.
The meeting is called by Silas M.
Whedbee, chairman of the Town
Board of Elections, other members
of which include B. C. Berry and W.
The candidates nominated at this
i mass meeting will be elected at the
I town election to be held in May, and
will serve two years.
The present town officers are: E. L.
Reed, Mayor; Dr. C. A. Davenport,
A. W. Hefren and E. Leigh Winslow,
Commissioners. Mayor Reed, Dr.
Davenport and Mr. Winslow have
been in office only one term. Mr.
Hefren has served as a commissioner
for fourteen years, or seven terms
April Fool Party
At Beech Spring
Misses Lillian Rae and Paulette
Perry entertained at a delightful
April Fool party on Monday evening
The house was decorated with ever
green and tinsel, and old shoes -serv
ed as flower vases.
Miss Paulette Perry stood at th
door with paper bags on her hand.'
to greet the guests with a hand
shake upon their arrival.
Refreshments were served at the
beginning of the party, because "at J
fool's party things are done in
Several games and contests wen
enjoyed. The prizes were won by
Lucy Hunter, William White, Thelma
Hciddick, and Preston Sogerson.
lliose enjoying the party were:
Misses Thelma Riddick, Adelaide
Layden, Lucy Hunter, Viola and Sel
ma Rogerson, Doris Perry, and Stell:
Rogerson; Messrs. Norman Riddick
William White, Preston and Russel!
Nixon, J. B. Perry, Raleigh Perry
Philip Thach, Harry and John Newbj
Winslow, Preston Rogerson, Roscoc
Lane, Thurston Stallings, Claude
Perry and Elliott Layden. .
Juniors To Entertain
Seniors Monday Night
The Junior-Senior Banquet, the bip
occasion for the rerquimans Higr
School, when the junior class always
puts forth its best effort to enter
tain the senior class, is to be held or
Monday night. April Hth.
All of the plans are kept entirelj
secret, so that there is always a de
lightful surprise in store for the
T f hT- BUt teVer
Plan of entertainment, it is sure t(
be a gala night.
TOMMY SUMNER BURNED
Tommy, the attractive little son of
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Sumner, suffer
ed a very painful but not seriour
burn last Friday morning. The little
fellow grasped a hot stove shaker
burning the whole surface of the
palm of his hand and all his fingers.
REV. ASHBY TO PREACH
Rev. C. A. Ashby, rector of St.
Paul's. Church, Edenton, will preach
at Holy Trinity Church, in Hertford,
at the Wednesday evening service
next week. Services begin at 7:30
o'clock. The public is cordially in
vited to hear Mr. Ashby,
to shoot tw" of -: the prisoners with
bird - sht to": bring them under sub'
jection. ".Officers - remained, on the
scene Thursday ; anticipating further
R. R. Roper, State Highway Engi
neer for this district; was summoned
from his Edenton apartment shortly,
Deiore midnight Wednesday and Has
been in charge of things at the camp
since. As a precautionary measure,
tear gas was secured from Edenton,
Hertford and Elizabeth City, and it
was sai4 further help was asked of
Miss Gaither In
Charge Seed Loans
Application blanks for the gov
ernment seed loans, which have
been delayed, have come. Appli
cation may be made for loans at
the office of the County Agent, L.
W. Anderson, in the Court House.
Miss Louise Gaither is in charge
of the work this year.
FOR STATE DEBT
Paying1 Indebtedness Will
With the Board of Commissioners
authorizing the payment of $5,000.00
of the County's indebtedness to the
State, and the strong probability of
paying the remainder due by May
nrst, rerquimans County will be in a
position to secure further loans when
the need arises.
ago when Superin -
tendent F. T. Johnson and the Win
fall school patrons were endeavor
ing to get that much-needed school
building lor Wintall, the intormation
was given out that the County could
not borrow any further funds because
it was in arrears on that already
owed. Since that time the debt has
been cut down until something less
than two thousand dollars is now due
This amount will in all probability
be paid in May. "
Young People Form
The Aragon Club
The Aragon Club' is the name of
a recently organized group of vounp
people, the obiectof which is to pro -
mote social Rvities amonfr the
ere e.twelve charter members
including Misses Hatt.e Weaver Rid -
dick, Leah Nachman, Edith Blount
V' ,rc "'u,c,c
MACtljr uuu ICIIJ, lHCIa. AUUffl lVKl -
UicK, Alvin White, Henry Clay Sulli- I
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The president is Robert Riddick,
the vicp nrpaiilpnt Alvin WViitr.
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the secretary, Clarence Chalk.
Two young people, a boy and a girl,
entertain each week. There have al-
ready been two parties, with Mis
Cannon and Mr. Chalk entertainini
first, and with Miss Nachman and Mr.
Harrell entertaining recently. Next
Monday night Miss Mary Lou Perr
and Mr. Gene Perry will be the host;-.
There is already a waiting list, an;'
new members will be taken in th
club in June.
Series Of Sermons
At Baptist Church
Rev. D. S. Dempsey, pastor of the
Hertford Baptist Church, announcer
a series of seven sermons on the general-
theme of Immortality. Thesi
sermons will be preached at the Sun
day evening services, at 7:30 o'clock
April 7 Proofs of Immortality
April 14 Proofs
Destiny : Why.
April 21 Final
Where and When.
April 28 Hell.
May 6 Heaven.
May 12 Shall We
Other In Heaven ?
May 19 The Second Comine of
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD
FOR MRS. MARY V. BRIGHT
Funeral services were conducted at
Mt. Hermon Methodist Church on
Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock for
Mrs. Mary V. Bright. Mrs. Bright
was 72 years of age, and was one of
ten oldest members of Mt. Hermor
Church. She died early Sunday
morning, after being being sick for
several weeks, at the home of her
son, Mr. Charlie Bright, near Mt.
Burial took place . in Hollywood
Cemetery. , One son, Mr. Charlie
Bright, of Chapanoke, nd Mr. Noah
Bright, of Elizabeth City, and Mrs.
G, W. Gregory, of Woodville sur
, JOHN PttT IN HOSPITAL
" John. Pitt, who J has been In 111
health for some' time was taken to
the Protestant Hospital in ; Norfolk,
Va., last Thurstlay. According to the
latest reports from the hospital, his
list Takers Will Be Paid
According to Work
New System Will Put
More TaxaMes on
A revision in the method of paying'
In; county tax list takers lias been
.i.i'lrt by the commissioiiers which i.s
oLpctted to r;-suit in more revenue to
I,h: county, and whii.-li, though the list
!.h'.( rr, vuy receive more for their
:i(.-rvic;"s, will be cheaper for th
(onnty in ths? loiir run.
Instead of paying to the tax list
taker of each township a certain sum
for the. work, as has been the cus
tom, a fixed amount will he paid for
each item of work done, and in this
w.-iv flip rpTni:rior:ii.inn vvill he com-
J mensurute wili. .he scrv.c,.. rendered,
T,.. f()loWin;, hoAuie of naw.ent
i was arranged for- th; thrcr different
J j(,.nif!: Kur ;i;)strac:t.s made ou:., 7"
("it-; cadi; for crop report, C cents
for (I of..-, listed, 10 cent:,-,
it year the cost of taking- the
ists in Hertford Township was
in lielhel Township .7.ri, in N'ow
.fKT.WL 'Hie tota
and in Parkville
cost amounted, to
There were list d last yc-ai
lo);s, 3,31 5 abstracts wen- made v,t,
and there were 2,151 crop report;.
Basing the estimate on the previ-
ous listing, assuming no (inierenc0 ;n
I the property listed last year and c1 ;s,
I the cost of listintr taxes this v ar
j would amount to $453.11, or an
I ,.rc.,se of $IS over the fost )lf - ,,t
1 n,, - . . r
L 1 he. fact . tlu,t, n for,n ';.ars
I there have been leit off of the
.'W t.IlLf'll V7 rVlJ nT. . '. 4 IH I lilt
liv.ny iu, which !i;.v( neces.a -.lj
j b(,ell t.,kcn bv tho Kegil..r of
; . f(,r whid t R ist);.. . ,
I'.-di -va:' -ia:d ,v the coimtv,
(ouniy to pay twice for
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- j I. i nysy ikj .inn Li.'. lt
he no ova r-la:m
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coi ai,y. it r: ' i ..t noijung lik
i rue report the crc-s jrrow?.
rerquimans has over been made s'
th" system was inugiirated of sei
i i T these reports for the overniv
Beech Spring P. T. A.
Has Regular Meeting
The P. T. A. of Teet h S;
School held its .-egai.ir h.v I;
meeting- on Tuesday evening, :'!.
Miss Alira Howell conducting :h
A short business session was ".;i
ducted by the president, Mrs V. J.
The Program Committee, Miss
Paulette Perry, had arranged the fol
lowing musical program:
Duet, "Tis Springtime," Mrs. W. J.
Perry and Miss Delsie Whitehead.
Solo, "I Saw Stars," Miss Lillian
Song, "A Laugh Provokes," by the
Miss Paulette Perry played the ac
companiments. Messrs. Norman Riddick and J. B.
Perry, of Burgess, entertained the
audience by singing and playing a
number of selections on the guitar.
The social committee, Mrs. Will
Goodwin and Mrs. Tom Nixon, serv
ed delicious ice cream and cake to
about 0 guests.
Open April 20-27
The town registration books will
be open from Saturday, -April 20, un
til Saturday, April 27, according to
Mrs. P. H. Small, registrar.
The books will open at 8 o'clock in
the morning of April 20, and will be
open every day (except Sunday), un
til 9 o'clock in the evening of April
SPLENDID RECORDS MADE v
SimVtmJBi MISSES WILSON
Hisses Elizabeth ahd-Louise Wil
son, daughters; of Mr. and Mrs, J. C
Wilson, of Chapanoke, who- are at
tending Mercer University, 5 Macoriy
Ga.,!are making fine records. Miss
! Louise V.'ilson made the Dean's list
c-"-1 ' -n it very serious.
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