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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE TJPBTHtDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
' -Vohirrre It Number 19.
Hemord, Perquimans County; North Carolina, Friday, May 10, 1935.
$1.25 Per Year
BELVOERE ACADKIY,
SEAT flF LEADING,
County Women Fail In Effort
To Get Demonstration Agents
Begin Sunday Night
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Graduation Address
Thursday
57 GRADUATES
Orarcke Sunday
IKight For Bacciat
reate Sermon
Tfte finals of the PerqnlinKna High
"'Sehoil will begin on Sanfey aiight,
when' the Rev. D. S. Denepsey, pastor
iftthe Hertford Baptist Caoach, will
preach the baccalaureate sermon. The
) service wUl be held at &35 otolock ln
'the auditorium of the sclmol . There!
vwill be special music and ;a Uorgej
ontdienee is expected. - I
"There will be no evening aeroieeaftj
-sny of tli Hertford tbBHhn
AWednesaay
night 3a sflass niglttjlblie-BecideAt' which occurred near Nl-
aafdl'the exercises triO kejin ait SBSISi
-o'clock.
The
graduation eteraes wflleiljeredmij. injuries were treated ky
held on Thursday night, and will te-j
gin at 8:06. : j
OCJyde A. Erwin, supeitntendeiit tffj
education of the State of jnrfh'GOTB-l
llina, will be the speaker en hk oo-'
casion. 4, i
This is Mr. Erwin's firet publieasp-'
nreszance in Hertford.
The list of graduates follows: i
Uessie Baker, Ruby Caitwrt;
th-ene Chappell, Sara Mae Chappell,
Alma Congleton, Beulah Mae "Dale,
Mary' Frances Pail, . MMxed TDasrtm,
TMargaret Elliott, Mary Wilma "Par
mer, Mary Alice Felton,. 'Kathryn1
IRhtetwodd, Lucy Grant Flythe, Shir-1
ley Goodman, Joyce Harrell, Nell;
"Hobbs,TDorothy Mae Huffler, Hjucjp!
'Hunter, Louise Kirby, Grace Knowles,!
lxnIlle TLane, Ruth Adelaide Nowffll,
Tidla 'Rogerson, Alice StaTlings, Ca1-
Mull! t . ni.nf 1 jn fl
jie Knauwgs, rame oiamugn, xnei
ma Stanto, Patricia Stephejis, Wltie
Tfart WxfA, Leah Whedbee, Bernlce
VTKhe, laeoae Williams, Mary - Etfca-
Mfh WiirfHw, Onella wlnslow, Chrud
Brim,' Cafr -Britt, Penton Butler,
Clyde "Harris, Wrightson Jackson,
Ashby Jordan,-Russell Nixon, Walter
Nfaton, Udward" Parker, Thomas Phil
lips, Norman -Riddick, Vick Stallings,
Eugene "Smltti, Clayton . Thompson,
Billy Tucker, "Wallace Weston, James
Robert WBe, TUJbert Wilder, Vtaya
Winslow, Ores 'Window, Elliott Lay-
den.
Local Preachers On
Program At Meeting
Rev. B. Pj Jtdbfasfln, -pastor of the
Hertford M E. C3iwch, jBev. J. W.
Dimmette, of the Perquimans Circuit,
and Rev. M. O. f3tf(nsop, Tyner,
Attended the District Conference of
4iha ITJi.Bhfltli CM TMwi&k tdl b" M.
fj. anrehlheld tJKttr
jit iGates County, this week.
ffr. Robinson made the address on
Thursday afternoon, his subject be
ing inkmg 'the Church Cebool and
the Pwaching Service.?
Mr. IKmmette was also on the pro
gram for that session. t
The Elkabeth City District is com
posed of fourteen counties, with 84
pastoral ehatyes. A large number f
delegates f rem all over the distriet
were present, with motf of the pas-,
!" tors of the district, several hundred
persons in all. bejng present
Mrs. W. G. Gaither ,
Taken To Hospital
Mrs. W. G. Gaither .was taken : in
an ambulance to the Albemarle Hos
CSI in Elizabeth City on'- Tuesday
after oeing sincsen who tui auaca
of appendicitis. ..".,' ,i. v- '
Mrs. Gaither has been in failing
health for a long time, but was able
to be out last week.,. On Sunday she
was not so well and was quite sick
on Monday.- On Tuesday it was de.
cided best to remove her to the hos
pital. Her condition on Wednesday
morning was somewhat improved and
it is hcpei.t..iBheotJ(iaVe.;
undergo an operation at , this tim"&g
F. yohnM-)Ieais ; , ' '!
. F. T J9hnsin, Superintendent s of
Education ; for Perquimans County,
has been "elected 'chairman ""of the
Albemarle. x Schoolmasters' Gub,' an
association of school heads represent
ing the counties pnlthi'side of the
The quarterly meeting of the club
was held on Friday r.'ht, at Manteo.
Mr. Johnson was ejected chairman,
with A. B. Crroll, Jr., principal of
tiie Newiand E.l-r.&l of H .jotank
County, as vice- - r h-mBn, and Joe J.
Brothers, Jr., ri '. ' 1 of the Thiloh
School, in C; ' " Co. as Ecae-(
tar;'.-trefls!-r-?.' ..
Sendee Officer Tp
Assist Veterans
,World Wat veterans who ; wish
any assistance M i connection with
thdir corapensatSnn, claims, are no
tified that Jack IP, l4mg . of Ra
leigh, Assistant State Service Ofr
ftcer, will be kt lHertford on Wed
xesday, May I5,ff or the purpose of
rendering sudhsassistance. Veter-.
sntB may sec AMr. Lang at the
tfurthou8e on t that day.
Nicanor Residents
Figure In Wreck
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Turner of Ni-
f eanor are in . the Albemarle Hospital
in Elizabeth City as a result of seri-
mu inhtrlA: mmtalnMl fn an nnlimv-
fccsBor on Tuesday around noon. Four
leather oecsments of the' Af vlio Sill!'
a Hertford physician at his office. .
'Mr. and Mrs. Turner, together
with "Mrs. Elwin Stallings,' Miss
GraeeTRiddick, and two small children
jooI'Mrs.attallings, Doris and Frances,
were :ip jar ed when the car in wbich
they were riding, with Mr. Turner t
the wheel, was driven into a deep
hole on the new road which is in
arourse ok c construction. A tnw
which mast trailing the car struck the
car after.it went into the hole, which
is said to have been three or four
feet :Me?p.
The injured persons were brought
to :Hetord, Mr. and Mrs. Turner
being carried on to the hospital,
,while tthe cothers received treatment
in a local physician's office-
It was reported that workmen who
were working about the hole in the
concrete lad taken refuge from
Itaxd "hjMcarb(Sf rain under, a nearby
twee, leatjmrttbe hole unguarded, and
Shaft Mi. 3btrner was unaware of the
JUbr. Turner is said to be in a very
aesSons condition.
Economics Classes
Enteatfeain Mothers
BotertaduSng teir mothers at din
ners wbMi they have prepared and
arranged tos :been -a feature of one
of fbe teams eeonoratic3 classes of the
Penjuima Wgh .'Sdjofll for the past
tw weeks, amsll dinner iparties when
four girls fcwfte fheir mothers having
been held at feuKmus tbroughout the
period.
Theirls, wh bave been trained
by Mis Maude Fri4ea, do he shop
ping for iSte meal as well m prepare
the food and serve H.
The girls who km entertained
tojelnde Lasetter,
Hazel Mathews, Hazel Madrey, Irene
ChappelL Florence Hurdle, Mary
Smith.. Evelyn White. Alcorn Wins
low,' Esther Perry, Maidie lane, Dor
othy Mae Ward, Dorothy Mae Hofller,
Nellie Mae Ward, Thelma Pan, Cath
erine Bogue, Katherine Fleetwood,
Mary Alice Felton, Sybil Lamb,
France Copeland, and Adelaide Lay
den. ,
Friend's Death Robs
Joy Prom Visit
Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Johnson, who
spent the week-end at Manteo, their
former home,- had a very sad experi
ence during their visit. They had
been invited to the homeof Mr. and
Mrs. Alonza Daniels for lunch on
Sunday,' and shortly before the hour
for them to go to the home the aged
mother.of Mrs. Daniels, Mrs. : Minnie
Miller, - died - suddenly. ;r Mrs, Miller
suffered a sudden heart attack and
died before medical aid foujd be had.
George Congleton - t
Honored At Camp
Gfartm Conrteton. who ,ecentlv
became a member" of . the' C0 Camp at
Mayesville, was, appointed this week
Educational Director of the 'eajnpi
.That George? Congleton! should be
'afegle' tojrJa;bo3i.bt
prising in the, light ef his'ormer
achievenients' George, f whoi-lg the
oldest" 6n tdf"Mrr and tMrs;-"TT.
Congleton,(of ' Hertford,rand .wWiis
knowi..sditeVe.thennMt'frvmig
inen of. ffcinm'.edi4
torian- of . the class of 1933 of rer
quimans High " , School," and during
1934 while at;, Wake Fore5t:.College
he led his class of lOLstudentfl,;-
A '.special Mother's Day program
will h f m at t.e Ilertf d Assm
L'y ( 'i i C 5 eve ? at 7:45
o'clock.- Tl ? r '- ; i3 tar
History of School Recov
ered From Metal Box
la Cornerstone
FQIMKE3) jN 1833
Many Prominent People
Ox Section Were Once ;
Students
Frem fhe smouldering ruins of the
U BeMdaR Academy which went up
in iBsmes "Thursday, last week, se
cure in its metal box in the corner
stone vt the new building erected in
1903 to takeithe place of the original
building, was taken a record of the
etTgin.nana a resume of the life of the
institution rup to that time, together
with a list cof the teachers who had
tsmght tEhere since its orgsf ization in
1883, .-mBsa list of the names of the
pupils enrolled in the school in 1903.
BehriOere Academy was for gener
ations tbe seat of learning for this
entire anction, and boys and girls
were sent from far and near to this
school. "Never during its existence a
large vdfeool, yet it numbered among
its tftufierits boys and girls who be
came men and women of prominence.
Former Congressman T. G. Skin
ner, of "Hertford, who died a quarter
of a century ago, was a student of
Belvidere Academy. At least two
Superior tJourt judges of North Caro
lina, Hun. ."Jonathan Albertson and
Hon. Geo. W. Ward, were once stu
dents tEhere, so was also the late Dr.
Richard Dillard, of Edenton. More
recent students included Dr. Mathew
White Perry, now a prominent sur
geon of Washington, D. C; and Dr.
Archie HidSick, also of Washington,
D. C, who 'is a noted diagnostician.
While most Of the books and re
cords in the 'building were saved from
the flames, -a portrait of Miss Mary
Jane White, 'beloved teacher who
taught . fortwenly-fiye yearjuuL the
school, was burned.
The history contained in the corner.
stone recites That, at a Quarterly
Meet'mg of the "Society of Friends
held at Little "River, Perquimans
County on August HI, 1833, it was
proposed to establish a school some
where withm the "limits of this quar
ter to be under its directioVi, and the
following committee was named:
David White, Miles White, John
White of Samuel, Josiah Nicholson,
Joseph Elliott, Jesse Munden, Benja
min Copeland, Caleb White, Josiah
Parker, Jesse Jessnp, WilKam Wil
ton. Exnm VutixtM una rnineas
Evans, "to take the subject into con
sideration and if they think best se
lect a place and employ a teacher or
teachers and put the school in opera
tion and report their care."
Pmey woods Meeting House was
used temporarily as a school, await
ing the erection of the school build
ing. The nrst teacner, juunu An
thony, "a worthy young man," of
New York, was secured as the prin
cipal teacher at a salary of $340.00
a year.
A lot of land, containing two or
three acres, was purchased, at the
price of $30-00, and plans were made
for the immediate erection of a house
"two' stories high, 40 feet long and
20 feet wide,; with a partition near
the middle, chimney , at each end."
Elihu Anthony began teaching in
the Piney Woods Meeting House on
September 22, 18(33," with an enroll
ment of 80 students. It must have
been a great blow to those interested
in the school that this young man
"in a very short time sickened with
fever and died.',' His 'death occurred
on Nov. 11, 1833, and he was buried
in the Newby Burying Ground at
Newby's Bridge.
Two years afterwards, November
30, 1835, with the new building com
pleted, the school opened with Ed
ward S. Griff ord, of Massachusetts,
as teacher, and with an enrollment of
30 pupils. ' v; : ;
In August, 1836, 4. the committee
proposed to the Quarterly ; Meeting
that the building be extended so a8
to establish boarding school "for
all scholars who are'' to be boarded
from home, there being a difficulty to
obtain board in the neighborhood, and
also S that? ethers ' besides Friends
might have the privilege I bf putting
n their children to1 board at the pre
mises by conforming structly to the
rules of the school." It was thought
that $1200 would be required to ac
commodate '40 boarders besides the"
teachers and (Superintendents. t-i'
The . committee was instructed to
employ a superintendent and: rent a
house convenient in the neighborhood,
furnish it in order to ' accommodate
the teacher and such children as may
wish to board from home, but a re
port was made that, owing to the
diaculty Of having., a boarding house
(Continued on Page Four),..
Through Capitol Keyholes
y BESS HINTON SILVER
COMING SOON By the time you
read this Lieutenant Governor A. H.
Graham may have announced his can
didacy for Governor in the Democra
tic primaries next spring. If not it
Will be forthcoming within the next
few days. The second .high man in
the State government bas not tried
tp keep it a secret that he will run
but hks withheld announcement until
his daftes as presidios ameer of the
State Senate are completed.
Heir The opinion that Clyde R.
Hoey, Shelby Democratic wheelhorse,
has been strengthened in Raleigh
since jSte withdrawal of Congressman
R. L. Jtoughton, who (decided he was
needed as chairman of the National
House Ways and Means Committee.
Hoey 3se is withholding formaf an
nouncement until after he legislature
adjourns at which time he will tell the
State f Ida intentions. .From a neu
tral position it's pretty Tiard to figure
out just what the Shelby orator will
do. Nip doubt be -wants to xun but is
a man 'who detests getting into a po
litical dog-fight to gain an office.
HUMANE A man is just as dead
when you kill him with lethal gas as
if you electrocute lira but social
leaders say that passage of the Pet -
erson bill to substitute gas for elec
trocution in capital punishment is a
great stride in the right direction.
Persons who bare seen the gas exe
cutions say tbe prisoner displays no
sign of pain and that much of the
gruesomeness of electrocutions is I
Mother's Day Observed
At Baptist Church
Next Sunday, National Mother's
Day, win be observed at the eijtford
Baptist "Church with a "special pro
gram at the 11 o'clock morning ser
vice. Special music will be rendered
and the message will be in keeping
with the day.
Rev. D. S. Dempsey has requested
that the day also be made a family
day, with every member of the fam
ily sitting together, unless prevented
by the part that various members
take in the service.
Because of the high school com
mencement sermon at the high school
auditorium on Sunday evening, there
will be no service at this church.
The sermon announced for May 12
will be delivered on the following
Sunday, and the one announced for
May 19 will be delivered on May 26.
Senior Play Draws
Full House Friday
"Here Comes Charlie," the senior
play, went over in a big way when
the show was given, with a full
house, on Friday night.
Mattie Bert Relfe and Billy Tuck
er, who took the leadings parts, were
both particularly fine.
The others, who included Bermce
White, Claude Brinn, Ruth Nowell,
Jim Bob White, Grace Knowles, Nor
man Riddick, Margaret Elliott and
Wrightson Jackson, were splendid in
their separate roles, nd all who at
tended were more than pleased with
the performance-
Contract Awarded To
Widen Church Street
That the work of widening Church
Street will shortly be begun is prob
able. It was announced on Wednes
day of this week that F. D. Cline, of
Raleigh, had submitted the low bid
for the paving on Route 342, in the
Town of Hertford.
This is the same concern which has
had the two paving jobs in the upper
section of the county, one of which
is unfinished.
The bid as announced was for
$30,893.25.
Belvidere Exercises
In Perquimans High
The commencement "exercises of
the Belvidere School' will be held in
the auditorium of the ' ' Perquimans
High School on Thursday night of
next week. , ;4 ; , ' . ,;. ' .
Since the burning of the Belvidere
school on last Thursday,. the various
classes have" been distributed about
the neighborhood, 'with the teachers
taking the pupils Into their homes, or
in vacant; houses. One ' teacher has
been conducting her . classes on , the
lawn of her home. "'
, Fortunately, there' .was. less than
ten more days of school when the Are
occurred. " , ,
missing. Capital punishment opposi
tionists hail this State's departure in
the method of legal killing as a move
toward its abolition. The Peterson
bill provides that persons sentenced
to death after July 1 be put to death
by gas. Those sentenced before that
date will be electrocuted.
GRABBED IT The General As
sembly voted to apply the sales tax
to gasoline and instead of requiring
you to pay the three per. cent levy it
will be taken from the tax of six
cents per gallon you now pay. That
means that another $800,000 of the
money you are paying for roads will
be used each year for other purposes.
Already the State has been taking a
million dollars a year out of the gas
oline fund. Friends of good roads
fear that there will be movements at
the next legislative session to take
your gasoline taxes to pay county
bonds.
HOWL North Carolina Represen
tatives in Congress are still reported
to be receiving violent protests again
st the Rayburn bill which would give
the Federal Power Commission un
precedented powers in regulating and
setting the rates of all power corn-
' panies.
Around Raleigh it is said
that the State Utilities Commission
would have little authority over pow
er rates if the Rayburn bill should
become law. Opponents of the meas
ure point out that the State Commis
sion has lowered power rates while
(Continued on Page Three)
Whiteston Exercises
Take Place Tuesday
The commencement exercises of the
Whiteston school will take place on
Tuesday, May 14, and will be preced
ed by a lovely spring festival.
This part of the program will be
held at 10:30 o'clock in the morning,
and the crowning of the May Queen
will be the initial feature.
Florence Winslow will be queen o'
the May, with Barbara Winslow as
maid of honor. The crown bearer is
Joan Winslow and the herald Elmer
Lassiter. Attendants of the queen
are Clemma Winslow, Madge Lane:
Rebecca Dale and Billy White.
There will be choruses by the
school and a duet, "Sunbonnet Sally
and Overall Joe," by Lelia Winslow
and Carlton Rountree.
. Winslow Rountree, Leslie Winslow,
Winifred Winslow and Clarence Wins
low will take part in a vaudeville
sketch, "Oh, There Ain't No Flies on
Us."
This part of the program will close
with the Maypole song and dance,
and Leslie Winslow will open the
second part of the program with
"Greetings." Judge W. C. Morse, Jr.,
will deliver the address and Super
intendent of Education F. T. Johnson
will present the diplomas.
The valedictory address will be
made by Madge Lane.
After the lunch period there will
be a baby contest with prizes.
A baseball game between Whites-
ton and Newland will be played at 4
o'clock.
Interest Subsides In
Chain Letter Racket
Hertford was probably left entirely
out of profits in the chain letter
racket. It was reported that various
persons in other places had received
big gains from the chain letters. The
craze struck Hertford during the
week-end and a lot of dimes, as well
as a dollar here and there, were sent
out in the hope of getting back big
returns.
Interest subsided quickly, however,
when it was learned that the Post
office Department had ruled that the
chain letter racket was illegal.
So far as can be learned, nobody
got back any money in Hertford.
Hertford Has Perfect
Fire Record In 1934
Hertford was. one of 19 protected
towns in the State of North Carolina
to have a perfect fire record during
the yedr 1934, according to the Bul
letin issued by the y North Carolina
Insurance Department. , . , ,.
' Other towns in .the list were An
drews, Beaufort, ' Black Mountain,
China Grove, Clayton," Edenton, El-
kin, Graham, Jacksonville, La Grange, 1
Leaksville, LOlington," Littleton, Marr
shall,-. Murphy, Old Fort Troya and
Weldon. .
Representative Delega
tion Appeals to Com
missioners: NOT FIRST TIMET
FERA to Furnish Home
Maker For Relief
Families
There will be no home demon
stration agent for the women of
Perquimans County, except the
one to be furnished by the FERA
whose work will be confined to;
those families on the relief rolls,
of the county.
The women came in big numbers
on Monday to appeal to the Board of
Commissioners to employ a home
demonstration agent. They were
highly representative women of the
county, headed by Mrs. M. T. Griffin
of Bethel, president of the Perquim
ans County Home Economics Associa
tion, and including a number of other
prominent women of the various sec
tions of the county
It was not the first time the com
missioners had been appealed to by
the women to employ a home demon
stration agent. They have appeared
several times before.
They were given a very courteous
hearing but quite definitely told that
there was little hope of the immediate
employment of a home demonstration
agent. They left the court house
very much discouraged, only to be
told on the outside that th& Federal
Emergency Relief Administration
was arranging to furnish a home -demonstration
agent for the county,
to be paid for from relief funds.
The women went home jubilant.
It is probable that many of them
yet have not heard that this is an
error, in so far as any benefits which
they will receive from the system is
concerned. It is true that there is
employed in the FERA district of
which Perquimans County is a unit a
woman known as a home maker, who
will supervise and direct the activi
ties of a similar agent to be placed
in each county, and who will have
several junior home makers under
her as assistants, but, according to
Miss Frances Capel, who is the dis
trict supervisor of these activities,
the work will be strictly confined to
those families on relief rolls,
I
11 Students Average
90 On Four Years' Work
Fenton Butler is the valedictorian
of the graduating class of the Per
quimans High School this year; Joyce
Harrell is salutatorian. Mattie Bert
Relfe, who is third highest, is the
prophet; Grace Knowles, who is
fourth, is giftorian; Lucille Lane, who
is fifth, is historian, and Patricia
Stephens, who is sixth, is the grumb
ler. All six of these young people, to
gether with five others, Alma Congle
ton, Clayton Thompson, Peanie Stal
lings, Frances Perrow and Beulah
Mae Dale, were exempted from final
examinations, having averaged as
high as 90 on all their work during
the entire four years of high school
and having made not lower than 85
during the last quarter.
Mayor Reed Thanks
Voters For Support
To the Voters of Hertford:
In the recent election of town offi
cers you have by your very generous
support indicated your willingness to
tolerate me as your mayor for an
other term of office, for which I am
very grateful. I wish to assure you
that, with few exceptions, my asso
ciation with every department of the
town work and with the public in gen.
eral during the past two years has
been most pleasant, and I feel confi
dent, with a continuance of your co
operation and from the fact that I
am by experience more familiar with
administering the affairs of the town,
I can and will serve you better the
ensuing two years than I have in the
past.
Again thanking you for your sup
port, E. L. REED.
All City Officials
Returned To Office
, E. L. Reed, who has served one
term as Mayor of Hertford, was re
elected to: that office on Tuesday. The
three commissioners nominated at the
mass meeting held in April, Dr: C. A.
Davenport, A. W. Hefren, and W. R.
Hardcastle, were also elected.;1
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