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DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDINQ OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume lit Number 17.
' Hertford, Perquimans (imty;;N6rthiCayolihai FMday, April 26, 1935.
$1.25 Per Year
Hertford Boy Member of Orchestra
Meeting In Hertford
Kcfc:i::rr.dcd at the
' Gcszi& -Home ;
Prison JEarm Also Re-
prted'Ini Good Con-
The. jsnlaiemeiit - Of four school
bnsses. Nos. l. 2. 4, and 5, was re
edtnmendea by the Grand Jury in
their report Itaft wtek.
Eflur if thi Juisses, No. 8, No. 8
No. ft. and 3Jo. ilO were reported as
OK. It was J5ejwjttad.that No-; 4 had
no Hight, No. B ju .Itsbts or norn, ana
No. 7 no horn. Two ! of the busses,
Na.aamd Na,awer ireported as be-
inr renaired. . , . '
The vGrand Jury Jurther recom
fimndd sew equipmanlfor .the office
d the Ctork of Xt xu, to-wii
filinsr cabinet and a book case.
They reported that th teports of
the justices of the Jieace were in the
office of the clerk, but.that no Mayor's
.report was filed there. .:
Jinpxavements to ihe vCounty Home
were recommended Including the in
stallation of electric .lights for the
entire place, paintiqgjon.the inside of
the Quarters of the .inmates, both
white and colored, .and .general re
pairs to the Negro tome, . the cover
ing pf a small out building and some
steps. It was also stated .that a cer
tain lead ditch ; that .drains through
the lot is not Open And jhould be
opened Jor proper drainage. ,
Aleak in the iroof of the .courthouse
Above .tb grand jury room,, and tb
jepamnjr ta gutters was jriso recom
The iui was reported xa xoAd sani
lary condition and sufflckot-.to take.
Xbe nrjjom farm was rejwated in
Marjorie Hef ren To
Join OUege Society
Kim jMarjorie JEtefren, of Hertfoad
will ke ne of .the approximately ffl
atadeiite and Hamnae of the Women's
College f the Unjtersity ; of North
CaroliM to be init&ited into the non-
rt moot organisation ffhi Beta Kappa
.v- on Satnrday lOiftos week.
' ) Ceremonies of ' Initiation will be
followed with an mvI address by
Chrietian Oases, dean f ; Princeton
Univeiisrty, and writer widely known
4 in this country for "bis Articles . on
collegiate eondnet-' -Y , . '; -Those
recently , cnose for inember-
ship in the ' organization beceuse of
. their high scholastic standing rill at.
t-end a dinner at the Greensboro
CountryUlub on Saturday afternoon
at 4:ty o'clock. Ceremonies of Inrtia-
'- tfott will precede the dinner. - After-
- 1 wards students and alumnae will hear
the address at Aycock auditorium.
Miss Hef ren, is a member of .the
class of 1983. She is a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. A.. W.' Hef ren. '
Thief Evidently Had
A Change Of Heart
It was a mean tniei who ' made a
raid at the home' of Mr. and Mrs.
Lewis Lamb, of the Parkville neigh
borhood, on Sunday.. :
During the absence of the family
this, twelve pieces of meat were stol-
the sum of 2.87 which was tied up
1 in a handkerchief. ' In addition to
- thjVelve -pelces of meat were stol
, , en, -the eggs were gathered up. and
carried away,' and the Sunday night
1 ; supper was eaten.' 1 t ', . f
y Subsequently, the thief ; probably
had a change of heart, but not Onfil
. $1.51 .of the tasli had been spent
Several days after the goods wire
$ stolen, Mr. Lamb found in; his jfeal)
- box the sum of $1.88, tied up if the
identical handkerchief the original
sum of money had been Cedlp i.i.
C ; . , . I - f. V'
- Ci:urch Services 7cll
EasterDay was one c! t! i.ra!j.
fest dayt(eftt. kng " r&Ii. period.
There'1-' was ' a 1 steady downpour
throughout most of the day, vrlh
vecy little check. In spite of the
Teather, however good conrtrv
Von attended the vari-s churchrs of
T Jord and C ' ? sc " -
. greatly e-' . . "9
i :r of ,vi::'jij 1 ri, i .
t: t i r . :
f n!.t 3 f) ' I i i f -jr
fed j cr o. r I'm
ShoW'ldwiMtbB Wake'Tores;'CHega''brchestra which, in conjunction with the Glee Club, will
soon begin an itinerary for concerts in Central and eastern North Carolina. The director is Samuel Hens
ley of High Point, exueme right, standing.
Others in the club are: Seated, left to right Oscar Creech of Ahoskie, vocal; Harvey Caton of
Kington, trumpet; Waejy Pittman of Kinston, saxophone; Robert Jernigan of Ahoskie, business manager;
Beverly Sustare of Norfolk, Va., saxophone; Jack Sawyer of Raleigh, trombone; Johnny BroughtoQ.of
Hertford, saxophone; Wellington Dunford of Winston-Salem, guitar; Cecil Thompson of Lumberton,
Standing, left to right B. I. Tart of Four Oaks, bass; H. A. Dowling of Atlanta, Ga., piano.
17. II. NIXON SUDDENLY
DIES OF UEA3T ATTACH
Community Shocked at
News of Death Thurs
The sudden death af Wilson Hollo-
well Nixon, prominent Perquimans
County farmer, which occurred at
5:80 o'clock on Thursday morning,
April 26, shocked the entire commun
, Mr. Nixon, who was in his 45th
year, was a native ox Perquimans,
and had spent Ms entire life in the
county. He was a son f , the late
Thomas J. Nixon, Siu, and Mrs. Alice
Cox Nixon. Survrdng his wife,
ters, Mrs. T. B. Smitai, of Edenton
and Miss Eula-Nevbold Qxon, of
Hertford; and one sister, Mrs. W, H
Hardcastle, of Hertford.
, A brother. T, J. Nixon, Jr- died
two. years 'ago. ',. .
Mr. Nixon suffered a heart attack
on Sunday night, at his home in
Harvey's Neck. , On MondaV he -came
to Hertford to see his physician and
was unable to return home, remain
ing in Hertford at the home of his
sister, Mrs. Hardcastle. His condi
tion improved to the extent that he
was taken home on Wednesday after
noon. Apparently sunenng another
heart attack, he died suddenly Thurs
day morning, .
Funeral services will be held Fri
day afternoon in Holy Trinity Episco
pal church at 2:80 o'clock - '
little Interest Tuesday
In Recorders Court
In Recorder's Court on Tuesday
there was nothing very startling up
for trial. - In two assault cass the
Judge taxed costs on .the prosecuting
witnesses. In one case the prosecut
ing witness shared'half the costs and
in another , the prosecuting witness
was taxed with the entire amount
The case ' against John Franklin,
fharged with assault, was dismissed
upon payment of the costs.
Sam Nelson, convicted of transport
ing intoxicating liquor, was given a
road sentence of 60 days' and fined
five dllars, - the tad sentence to be
suspended.. upon the payment of fine
andcosts and good behavior for two
years.- , i.
Charlie ' Robert Williams was
charged with speeding, and, the case
wair fflsmissed upon payment of the
costs.' V-- "Vj - - ... J. r? , I
Adlee- Foster plead guilty to the
charge of assault and the case was
dismissed upon , payment , of '.half the
costs,, the other half, being, imposed
upon the prosecuting - witness, Mary
The- case against William Doone,
charged with assault,4, was dismissed
upon payment of the costs by the
prosecuting witness. .- ' J
Mrs. Hilda Mathews plead guilty to
the 'i'irge of c- "ng ar' .e case
rts uismiss: ! cr. i payiu. t f tie
1 ; ,,. ; ,i, j v
-3 i)?T.7 To i. -Cd
P.T.A, r.:cct Ir;orida
Mrs V. N. Darden wi'J kave Sat
urday for a tr'p to Klaml, Florida.
r' - sPre t of the
: " ;ociat' ti of the
. i j il.. :xict, ' .1 attend
-."si" 1 P. T. A, Convention
v I." V " 1 f " i fr Sunday
Through Capitol Keyholes
By BESS HINTON SILVER
STRAGETV The boys around Rar
leigh who keep busy trying to figure
out what is going to happen in the
gubernatorial campaign have been
analysing the latest statement of
Congressman R. L. Doughton that he
will make another statement next
Tuesday and tell the wadd if he is
going to be a candidate. Some of
the dopes ters figure his statement
was a trial balloon- aimed at meas
uring his strength in this State,
They express the opinion tkr the re
action to his latest statement will be
a big factor in determining the na
ture of his announcement on April 30.
HO DOUBT While Uestenant
f oraal annoancement of Ida candi
dacy he does not deny that he naa su
ready decided to enter the contest
for Governor. A lot of folks are In-J
viting .Mr. Graham to make speeches
these days- and it looks like he is
making an effort to accommodate all
comers. OI course, a man boidmg a
legislative office is handicapped in
running a campaign ' but you can
watch , the Graham smoke after the
General Assembly adjourns.
HOPEFUL Friends of Clyde R.
Hoey, Shelby Democratic leader, are
hopeful that he will continue of a
mind to. enter the race for Governor.
From the Cleveland metropolis comes
word one week that Mr, Hoey cer
tainly will run ' and then . the next
week comes a grapevine messaee that
he is still undecided. Nevertheless,
the Cleveland delegation in the Legia.
lature, Representative Gardner and
Senator Thompson, are of the very
definite opinion that Mr. Hoey will
run and equally certain that he will
be elected. Other proghosticators are
holding their bets on the probable
victor in the event the trio just men
tioned try to unhorse one another.
BIG STEAL Senator Harriss
Newman, the chairman of the State
Senate finance committee who hatch
ed the idea of levying the, sales tax
on gasoline and talking the toll out
of the highway fund in order to di
vert an additional $680,000 each year
from your gasoline tax to the gen
eral fund, admits his plan is nothing
less than "grand larceny." If the
Legislature accepts his suggestion,
and the Senate has done that very
thing, it means you country people
will be in the mud just a little long
er. But the General Assembly has
been encouraged in leaning toward
diversion by reason of the fact that
the folks back home are not kicking
about it much. Just .following the
line of the least resistance in getting
the money." It now looks as if your
gasoline' money will'" be everybody's
pie by the time the next session of
the assembly convenes and the devil
takes the roads.
EARFUL North Carolina mem
bers of Congress : are stil . hearing
plenty abont, we Rayburn bill .which
woigive the federal government
vast powers on the utilities industry. 1
Tto. sands of people in North: Caro-;
Una whig own a little piece W stock
In some Cower eemDanr.exnresa the
?ear ThRtytheir Mdir will shrink if
the Rayburtr bill bC'wmes law. A lot
of other people areScpnscious of the
fact (right in theirVpocketbooks)
that federal control of jaflroad rates
has .not helped - North Carolina.
These payers of high freight rates,
that give Virginia business a great
advantage over the .Tar- Heels, dont
t-want . . another blow delivered when
they step up to the counter to pay
their electric bill each month.
SUPPORT Governor Ehringhaus
is not lacking for encouragement in
the-suggestion that he oppose Sena
tor J. W. Bailey in the primaries
next spring. But despite the urging
from .many quarters the Governor
still insists that he wants to make a
good record in his present post be
fore he entertains any idea of seek
ing another public office. That's what
he tells his friends and usually they
just go right out and think up some
other reason why he sheuld run foi
or at least the farmers, thought-the
cotton processing tax was all to the
mustard, when it was first levied to
pay benefits to growers for reducing
their crops. Now that the tax is
said to be operating to depress the
market for American cotton goods
and opening the door to foreign com
petition, threatening to close many
southern mills, the tax is not so
popular. You have seen in the pa
pers that manufacturers are at
tempting to get the federal govern
ment to remove the levy or pay it out
of relief funds but what you haven't
seen is that a movement on foot tc
get the manufacturers in their June
convention in Georgia to refuse tc
collect the tax. That would tir up z
sorry kettle of fish that is now stew
FREE-FOR-ALL This coming
race for Lieutenant Governor lookf
like tt is going to be open to al'
comers. Former Senator George Mc
Neill, of Fayetteville, is campaigning
full speed these days. Senator W. G
Clark, of Edgecombe, isnt losing any
time and Senator Harriss Newman, of
New Hanover, and Speaker of tht
House Robert Grady Johnson, of
Duplin, are busy getting their duckf
in a row. You can find neook
around the State Capitol expressing a
willingness to bet on. any of these
entries but there are few takers of
the wagers. It's too early in the
game to be predicting even who will
actually file their candidacies in the
race, much less to venture a prognos
tication on who will win.
HEADACHES Since the State has
taken over the eight months public
school term the biennial worry of
Legislators is the question of getting
the money without taxing a lot of
poor folks oat of existence. - Amend
ments to the constitution have been
proposed with a view to remedying
that situation.. If passed these
changes in the" basic law would pro
vide exemptions . -from taxation for
small homes, increase the income tax
maximum land classify' property for
the purpose of taxation. Those sup
posed to know their fiscal affairs say
these changes would enable the Leg
islature to levy ' taxes on the rich
without HllinJthJHoi-aa: the-case
tinder thepresept anif ormity clause ofi
the. pmamKkm'HM ?'''
DANiElU-An tblnrsV' even Leris-
has been much talk about the present
General Assembly establishing a
State system of renting, school book?
that would save parents thousands of
dollars each; year. But if such a law
Is to be enacted it should be speedily
pushed to get it on the books before
the Legislature finishes its chores and
roes back home or there is danger of
the- measure meeting an N untimely
aeauh&y tne wayside.
Better Mail Service
From Local Office
Better mail service for the rural
patrons of the Hertford post office
iB announced by Postmaster J. E.
Morris as a result of a recom
mendation made by the postmas
ter. A new schedule, which went in
to effect on April 19, enables
those living on the rural routes
served by this post office to re
ceive on the same day the mail
which reaches Hertford on the
mail truck at 8 o'clock in the morn,
The R. F. D. carriers now leave
the Hertford post office at 8:30
o'clock, instead of at 8. The new
schedule will, of course, delay the
mail carriers half an hour.
In Methodist Church
A beautiful, but simple wedding
took place in the Hertford Methodist
Church on Wednesday,-April 24, at
11:00 o'clock in the morning, when
Miss Blanche Louise Cannon, eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmo H.
Cannon, of Hertford, became the
bride of Mr. Clinton Franklin Gilliam,
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Gilliam, of
The church was tastefully decorat
ed for the occasion with Southern
smilax, Easter lilies and ferns, and
was lighted by cathedral candles.
Miss Dorothy Hurley, of Elizabeth
City, played the wedding musie, using
the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
as a processional and Mendlesshon's
Wedding March as a recessional.
Miss Edna Ruth Cannon, sister of
the bride, lighted the candles. Miss
Cannon wore a dress of rose mata
lasse crepe, with brown accessories.
Her flowers--were a shoulder corsage
of Columbia roses and lilies of the
Immediately before the entrance of
the bridal party Mr. Theron Johnson,
of Smithfield, sang "Liebstraum," by
Lizst, and "Until," by Sanderson.
Miss Mary Onella Relfe was maid
of honor. She wore a dress of Elea
nor blue crepe, with a blue hat and
accessories, and carried an arm bou
quet of Briarcliff roses and snap
dragons. Little Miss Mary Annette Cannon,
a cousin of the bridegroom, was
flower girl. She was exquisite in a
ruffled dress of corn colored organdie.
She carried a basket of spring flow
ers. James Gilliam, of Lenoir, a brother
of the bridegroom, was best man.
The ushers were Reese Gilliam, of
Winston-Salem, and James Evart
Newby, of Hertford.
The bride's mother, Mrs. Elmo H.
Cannon, was dressed in a brown Drint-
ed chiffon dress, with harmonizing
accessories. Her -flowers were s
snouiaer corsage oi Talisman roset
and valley lilies.
Mrs. Carlton Cannon, an aunt of
the bride, was mistress of ceremonies.
She wore a dress of powder blue
crepe, with dark blue accessories, and
a shoulder corsage of Briarcliff roses
and sweet peas.
The bride was lovely in a suit of
navy blue diagonal weave crepe, with
an Elizabethian collar, and with blue
and white accessories. Her flowers
were an arm bouquet of Bride's roses
and valley lilies. She entered the
church on the arm of her father, by
whom she was given in marriage, and
the ceremony was impressively per
formed by the Rev. B. P. Robinson,
pastor of the church.
A buffet luncheon was served at
the home of the bride immediately
after the wedding, and the couple
left for an extended wedding trip.
They will be at home after May 6,
at Boone. .
Among the out-of-town guests
present were: Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Gilliam, of Winston-Salem; Miss
Ethel GUliam, of Ellon; Mrs. H. I.
Sedberry, Mrs. H. B. .Sedberry, Rev.
and Mrs. B. T. Hurley, Miss Dorothy
Hurley, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Shannon
house, Mrs. J. W. Shannonhouse, and
Mrar RtteseTlJrairjef Elizabeth
City;-Mr. -and Mrs. Theron Johnson,
of Smithfield; Mrs. Brace Barjeld, of
New Bern; Mrs. C T White a two
sens,' of Mackeys. , 5 V
Seniors Present Play
tNext Thursday Night
."Here' Comes Charlie! is ihe title
of the three-act comedy-drama to be
given by the Seniors of the Perqui
mans High School, in the school au
ditorium on Thursday night of next
wek. Tickets : are on sale and the
seniors are expecting a full house.
Mrs. Fred Outland De
livers Principal Ad
dress of Session
Towns In Section Send
To Take Part
Mrs. Fred Outland, of Washington,
N. C, president of the Woman's
Auxiliary of the Diocese of East Car
olina, was the principal speaker at the
annual get-together District meeting
of the Woman's Auxiliary, held at,
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in
Hertford on Wednesday.
Mrs. Outland's message, on the
subject of "Personal Decipleship,"
was one of hopeful courage, stress
ing the principles laid down by the
Forward Movement, which began on
Ash Wednesday and is to continue
Mrs. G. F. Hill, of Elizabeth City,
There were fine representations
from St. Paul's, Edenton; from
Christ Church, Elizabeth City, and a
small representation from Camden.
Rev. E. T. Jillson, rector of Holy
Trinity, conducted the devotional ex
ercises, followed by the address of
welcome by Mrs. W. E. White.
Mrs. C. W. Melick, of Elizabeth
City, gave the response and extended
an invitation for the next meeting to
be held in Elizabeth City.
There were interesting reports and
informal discussions of matters of
general interest throughout the dis
trict. Among those reporting from
St. Paul's were Mrs. L. K. Summer
ell and Mrs. Sidney McMullan. From
Christ Church there were reports by
Mrs. John Griggs, Mrs. W. P. Duff,
and Mrs. Sinclair Chesson, Mrg, R.
W. Smith and Miss Mae Wood Wins
low reported for Holy Trinity auxil
iaries. Mrs. L. K. Summerell, of Edenton,"
chairman of the committee on con
stitution and by-laws, made her re
port, which was unanimously adopt
Mrs. J. P. Greenleaf, of Elizabeth
City, delighted the congregation witb -a
most beautiful vocal solo, with her
sister, Mrs. W. P. Duff, at the organ.
There were many expressions of
regret at the absence of Mrs. S. F.
Carawan, of Columbia, nresident of
the Convocation of Edenton. who was
scheduled to make an address.
Mrs. C. W. Melick, of Elizabeth
City; Mrs. Sidney McMullan, of Eden
ton, and Mrs. Thomas Nixon, of Hert,
ford, were appointed on the nominat
ing committee to select officers foi
the coming year. Mrs. W. E. White,
of Hertford, was elected president,
witn the privilege of appointing the
secretary, and Mrs. John Stevenson,
of Elizabeth City, was elected vice
president. Mrs. Edward Outlaw, chairman of
the Courtesy Committee, expressed
very graciously the appreciation of
the visitors for the hospitality of the
hostess auxiliary immediately after
luncheon, which was served by the
women of Hertford at the Parish
The time set for future meetings,
according to the new constitution and
by-laws, is during the month of May.
Young People Enjoy
The girls of the Girls' Auxiliary of
the Hertford Baptist Church and the
boys of the Royal Ambassadors were
given a most delightful hike, ending
in a weiner roast and a marshmallow
toast, by their respective leaders,
Mrs. T. W. Perry and Mrs. Josiah
Elliott, on Friday afternoon.
The young people participating in
the fun included Julia Broughton,
Eugenia Gregory, Mabel Spivey, Jean
White, Marie Lane, Reba Spivey,
Jeannette Perry, Sarah Ward. Mar
garet Mayes, Shirley Elliott, Dorothy
Strange. Catherine Can-inm. Dan.
land Buck, Fred Camnen. VMnn
Winslow, David Broughton, Zack
Harris, James Divers end Milton
SOTARIANS ENJOY FISH FRY
Instead of the regular weekly din.
ner at the Hotel Hertford, the Hert
ford Rotary Club enjoyed a fish fry
at Matthews Beach,-In Old Neck, on
Tuesday evening. ,
- MRS. MOSS IMPROVING
Mrs. R...R. Moss, v who has been .
quite sick for the past week,, Is con
valescing. - , c