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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume II.Number 20.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Fiiday, May 17, 1935.
$1.25 Per Year
Firms Sign Agreement
To Close Half Day
In Hot Weather
Employes Look Forward
To Pleasure Recrea
The Thursday afternoon half hoti-j
day will begin for the Hertford busi-!
ness houses on' June 6, continuing
through August 2. For many years
it has been the osstom of these firms
to tale Thursday afternoon as a half
holiday, and many are already look
ing forwaHl to ithe recreation fOtiod
The firms weueh signed the agree
ment to close include J. C. B Ian chard
& Co Hertford Banking Co., .Daven
port & Blanchard, . Central Grocery,
H. C. Stokes, Darden Bros, W. M.
Morgan, Grocery Sales Co., Mrs. Jake
White, Simnfr, Hertford Hardware
& Supply Co., M. J. Gregory's 5 & 10
Cent Store, Morgan's Modern Gro
cery Pohnson, White Co., and Caro
lina Hardware Co.
62 Colored Students
Placed On Honor Roll
SixXy-two .students ot -the Perqui
mans Training School, colored high
school, made the honor .roll for the
term. They are as follows:
First jgrade: Margaret Lightfoot,
Irene Eason, Pearlie Rqgenson, Flaucy
Lawrence, Florence Wilder Dora Mae
Boyce, Winnie Jones, JPercy Spell
, man and Daniel Thomas Felton.
Second .grade: .Jesse Kogerson,
Hattie Rumble, Clarence Johnson,
Mattie' Jones and Jesse Spellman.
Third Grade: J51izaheth Jteid, Grace
Mae Wiggins, Mary Emma Overton,
and Joseph Tolaon.
Fourth Gxade: JRosa .Lae Overton,
Edna Rumble .and Clara .Miller.
Fifth grade: Mildred Felton and
Skth grader iHildra Twine, Aleen
Waffe, Maggie Hathaway, Philander
Wiggins, Louis Wynn and Matthew
Seventh gracteVelma Hunter, Dor
othy Eason and Ethel Hurdle.
English; Ruth Harrell, Wesley In
gram, Dixie Jones, Clarissa Newby,
Dorothy Newby, Evelyn Bishop, and
French: James Washington, Ro
setta Riddick, Blanche Perry, and
Molton Zachary., .
Geometry: Rosetta Kiddick and
Biology: Evelyn Bishop, Dorothy
Newhv and Clarissa Newby.
Geography: Molton Zachary and
History: Molton Zachary and
James Reid. ..taw."
Agriculture: Molteon Zachary,
James Reid, James Cghtfoot, and
Music: Rutn-HarreU,-JLaura , M.
Zachary, Dixie Jones. Marie Cooper,
Ethel Winslow and Eva-Winslow. ,
All Grammar School '
All of the grammar school teachers
in the county were reflected t a
weeting of the committee held on
Vnday ftight." V " J
Ot these teachers, numbering . 29,
Mrs. J. T. ' Basn!ght,l lhe teacher of
: the White Hatschool, has resigned
' and will hot teach next year.' , j
Sixth Special Sermon ;
Delivered On Sunday
- i Rev. D. S. Dempsey, pastor of the
Hertford " Baptist Church, announces
'-''' that' the "sixth, sermon, in the series
- V of seven on the general theme $f Im
mortality will be delivered next
.". Sunday night The subject -of this
-k ' -5courseris-"ShaIl ; We Know Out
Lov i Ones In" Heaven?" ;
A quartet' from Green's Cross Bap
tist Church wilt sing on this; occasion.
In! the .words'" of Mr.JDempsey, "A
'' welcome awaits you." w r,
, MRS. GATRDDIt' IMPROVED
, ' The condition f Mrs, "W Gaith
er is much itrrirovei. Mrs. 'Gaither
was taken to' e '." emsrle Hospital
in r;irleth City -last v;ek, .-after
havi..J scared ni'1" cl rrpendi
citis. Kn. C ' ' - ' "'I -t:s-factorlly
to t --. i nrt
found r" ' ' f 5 ry
HIT OR VllSS I
Wbaft a remarkable record that was
that the Whiteston school made this
Twenty-seven pupils, representing
more than 50 per cent of the enure
school, did not miss a day of school
during the entire eight montits.
The seventh grade was 100 per cent
present and punctual during the n
tire year, not a child being absent or
tardy during the ight months 'of
In the entire school nly seven :pu
.pils were absent as much as JO days
during the year.
Miss Mabel Lane and Miss Tiorna
Brothers are the teachers att this
There is one mttner in Blertford
who feels tnat she Inn ieam to be
grateful for Mtflmft Tim-
Clavis Perry is a member of the
CCC camp at Manteo. Last week he
wrote his owfiheC, Mot. X. Vf. Perry,
that he was planning to spend the
weekend m ISrafrilk, going with a
party of beys Inann xhe xamp.
Mrs. Perry, in Ireplyinx, told her
son that she lotd lioned tthat as Sun
day was Mother's Daj, he would
pome home, but as he Jiad made his
tplans, to go an. She mane some fur
ther references o Mother's Day,
Jiowever, and its signiScance, just
enough that -when Clavis got the let
ter on Saturday he caught Ahe bus for
The Perry family iad a very pleas
ant week-end. The parents and three
children attended church together on
Sunday rnorniasr. In .the afternoon
Clavis went back to camp.
There was an Associated Press
story in the papers on Monday of a
serious automobile wreck, in which
two CCC boys were injured, (On Tues
day there was a continuance of the
storv. One boy had died .and the
other w3 still in a very serious con
On Tuesday Mrs. Perry received a
letter from Claris, telling her that
those were the boys with wham he
had planned7 to make the trip to Nor
folk. Have vou seen "Hie" Winslow tap
dance? He is really good. "Hie" is
onlv ten. He has appeared in sev
feral local entertainments lately and
always makes a hit. He gets a big
hand when he dances in Anderson
With a mad dog known to have bit
ten six dogs ..and two cows in the
community this week, it is time some
steps were taken to protect the com
munity from stray cats and dogs. A
mad cat recently bit a Hertford wo
. Dogs and cats running about pro
miscuously under the circumstances is
a dangerous situation. -
Tuesday Visitiner Day
At -Beech Spring
Parents Visiting Day was observed
at the TfoMh Snrbifr School oh Tues
day, the program 'beginning at 5:00
o'clock in the aiternoon .ana lasung
until 10 in the eveninir. with a picnic
supper being served at 6:30 o'clock.;
' The first part of the program was a
meetintr of the Good Citixenship Club,
when the children : gave a splendid
program op , "Optimism."
After the picnic supper, tne r. i.
A. met wW. the. Rev. M. 0,. Stephen
son and Miss Delsie Whitehead tak
ing part in the program -" -
i At the close - of this part of the
program ice cream and cake, were
There were present on this occa
sion 125 persons, the number includ
ing Mrs. & W,. Whitehead, Mr. and
Mm G. "W. Jackson. G. W.-Whiter-
head, Jr., and Rev. M. O. Stephenson
who are not residents Of the communj
ity.- ' - ' 1 , .'
Miss : Dels Whitehead is .The
teacher at Beech Spring. , .
t: x CALLED TO BEDSIDE , f j
i. 3. Rdwalda of Sanford was
called ' to the bedside " of her-daugh-ter.
Mrs. F. T. Johnson, on Tuesday
Mrs. Johnson had been quite sick for
several days. Her condition is im
proving, however. . I
ofliv vhn Also
cae, jvV"Vted home M Tuesday.
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, VITvY rCSTUNATE! j
Every r " r of t' is choirj as well
n t"e c J-tl i . werapra
red rose on
WINFALL SCHOOL WINS
P. T. A. COUNCIL PRIZE
Twelve Schools Compete
In Best Book Contest
Thse Winfall school won the prize,
a book, given at the P. T. A. Council
held at the Hertford Grammar School
on Thursday night, when twelve coun
ty schools competed for the best book
"Little Black Sambo," participated
in by children of the lower grades,
was the winning book.
Each representation was pictures
que and well carried out, with the
children most attraevtively costumed
and well trained.
The first book portrayed was "Un
cle Tom's Cabin," by the BaQahack
The White Bat school save "Eip
Van WinkleJ". . , .
"Little BlafcSmiheZ WiniaH,
Then came the "Qi Fashioned
Girl," by tbe Perquaaavs HjgJi
School, followed by 'Mather Goose;'
by Beech Svrnx.
Chapanoke school furnsSed 'Undte,
"Red Riding Hood was presented
by New Hope.
Snow, Hill school put on "Tom
"Robinson Crasoe" w.ae the contri
bution of Belvidere.
"Little Women" was given by the
Hertford Grammar .School, and
''Huckleberry Finn" was given by
Mrs. B. G. Koonce was in charge
of the second part of the program
which included a chorus by selected
voices, a solo by Mrs. Chas. E. John
son, a reading by Mrs. W. E. White,
a piano solo by Muss Martha Eliza'
beth Jordan, a vocal solo by Dorothy
Mae Hofler, and a solo by L. W. An
derson, followed by a solo by young
After the presentation of the prize
in the Book Carnival by Supennten
dent F. T. Jonson, Miss Nettfe Butter
made the presentation to the Gram
mar School of several books, donated
by Mrs. B. G. Koonce, in memory of
Mrs. Koonces sister, Miss Salhe
Wood McMullan, who taught for
twenty-five years in the Hertford
Grammar School, and whose tragic
death occurred four years ago. This
was immediately followed by the
reading of James Whitconibe Riley's
poem, "Away," by Mrs. W. E. White.
Miss Dora .White was the winner
of the lucky number prize, given by
J. M. Newbold Unable
Attend Chemists' Meet
J. M. Newbold, of Hertford, chem
ist of the Eastern Cotton Oil Co., will
be unable to attend the meeting of
the American Oil Chemist Society to
be held at Memphis, Tenn., next
week. A paper which Mr. Newbold
has prepared, however, will be read at
the meeting. The subject on which
Mr. Newbold has written is "The Ef
fect of the Different Types of Mills
on the Products of Cotton Seed.".
Mr, Newbold, who is in charge of
all of the laboratory work of the
eleven plants of the Eastern Cotton
Oil Company, la recognized as an au
thority on cotton seed s products, as
well as on soya bean products.
The laboratory of the Eastern Cot
ton Oil Company is located in Hert
ford. . '
S. M. Hughes Will
Coach In "Maine
S. M. Hughes, athletic coach of the
Perquimans High School, will spend
the summer at Trip Lake Camp. Po
land, Maine, where he will act as tXh
letie coach; - -
MISS MILDRED REED TAKING
3 TREATMENT IN HOSPITAL 1
; Miss Mildred Reed 1 a patient In
a Norfolk, Va., hospital j where she is
undergoing treatment . Miss , Reed
was taken sick before she finished her
school work at Selma, where she was
teaching, and was a patient j in a
Greenville hospital for a few days be
fore returning home. Her condition
has' improved since she was taken to
Norfolk last week and it ft believed
she will not have to undergo an oper
PERQUIMANS FARMERS ATEND
. MEETING. IN WASHINGTON
Dr.' Elbert S. White, of Belvidere;
George W. Nowell, of Winfall; B. W.
Thach, of Hertford; J. T. Benton, of
Parkville; and Earl M. Perry, of New
Hope, attended the special meeting of
farmers in Washington, D. C, this
Week, held in support - of the AAA
CLYDE A.ERWIN SPEAKS;
TD SCHOOL GRADUATES
57 Boys and Girls Re
ceive Diplomas Dur
Clyde A. Erwin, State Superinten
dent of Education, made his first pub
lice appearance in Hertford on Thurs
day night, when he delivered the
graduation address to the 1935 . class
of Perquimans High School. .
The auditorium of the school was
filled to capacity to witness the last
of the commencement exercises of the
school, when 57 boys and girls re
ceived their diplomas.
Class Day exercises were held on
Fenton Butler delivered the vale
dictory address and Joyec Harrell
gave the salutatory.
The class prophecy was given By
Mattie Bert Relfe.
Grace Knowies presented the gifts.
Lucille Lane gave the interesting
Patricia Stephens gave the grum
bles. The following medals were present
ed: Valedictory, Fenton Butler; Salu
tatory, Joyce Harrell; Best All
JRnnnd, .or Service, Joyce Harrell;
Eilort, r arune fJure.
The .baccalaureate sermon was
preached on .Sunday night by Rev. D.
S- Dempsey, jiastor of the Hertford
Held May 25-26
The May Quarterly Meeting will be
held at the Finey Woods Friends
Church at Belvidere, on Saturday and
Sunday of next week, May 25 and 26.
Rev. L. W. McFarland, evangelistic
superintendent of the North Carolina
Yearly Meeting of Friends, will be
the principal speaker at the Quar
Mr- McFarland, who is one of the
outstanding ministers oi the state, is
well known in 1 Perquimans, having
visited Belvidere on a number of oc
casions. He is always warmly re
ceived by his many friends.
Aragon Club Meeting
With Clarence Chalk
Clarence Chalk and Alvin White
were hosts at the home of the for
mer, to the Aragon Club at the regu
lar nireting held on Monday night.
,Music and dancing were enjoyed and
dainty refreshments were served.
The members prsent included Marj
Lou Perry, Hattie Weaver Riddick
Leah Nachman, Edith Blount Skin
ner, Mary Carson, Guy Newby, Kus
sell Winslow, and the visitors were
E.trl Pierce of Norfolk, Dick Good
win, Ned White and Crook Hollowell
L. W. Anderson At
L. W. Anderson, farm demonstra
tion agent of Perquimans, is at Nags
Head, attending the annual meet of
farm demonstration agents of East
ern North Carolina. Mr. Anderson
expects to return on Saturday.
Whedbee And Brown
Keturn prom ixaieign
Hon. Charles " Whedbee returned
home on Saturday. Mr. Whedbee has
been in Raleigh since the convening
of the General Assembly in January.
where he has served as legislative ad
viser to the Governor.
W. T. Brown, Perquimans County's
has also returned.
A member of the staff of the re
employment office, Edenton, will be
in Hertford at the Court House on
May 17th from 9:80 A. M. to 4 P. M.
to take registrations and re-registrations
of the unemployed in Perquim
ans County. '.
Recital; Thursday : -
By , Music pupils
NMusic, singing, dancing, all will be
features of the reciUl to be given at
the Hertford " Gramar School on
Thursday night of .next week, when
Mrs. R. M. Riddick's music class, as
sisted by the dancing ; class of Miss
Martha Outlaw; and by Miss; Nelle
Riddick, of Gatesville, who Was the
district winner in the .Vtfh school
music contest held at Gatesville, will
entertafit. . Thd public is invited No
admission fee will be charged. - ; '.
Preparing To Widen
Route Through Town
Claude Brinn Named
Life Guard For Beach
Claude Brinn was appointed life
guard for the Hertford bathing
beach for the summer at the meet
ing of the Town Council on Tues
day night. Mr. Brinn will take
over his duties on June 1st, and
will be on guard every week day
from 2 to 5 o'clock.
Many Hear Sermon
To School Seniors
"Give me also of this power," the
19th verse of the 8th chapter of The
Acts of the Apostles, was the text of
the baccalaureate sermon delivered
by the Rev. D. S. Dempsey, pastor of
the Hertford Baptist Church, to the
graduating class of the Perquimans
High School on Sunday night in the
A large congregation attended the
service, in which the Rev. Miss Ber
tha V. SmitTi, pastor of the Piney
Woods Friends Church, and the Rev.
B. P. Robinson, pastor of the Hert
ford Metnodist Church, also took
part, with Superintendent of Educa
tion F. T. Johnson introducing the
A choir of selected young voices
furnished the music, which included
''Lead On Oh King Eternal," as a
processional, "Dear Lord and Father
of Mankind," as the hymn, "Ancient
of Days" as the recessional, and the
anthem "Lift Up Your Heads."
Mr. Dempsey introduced his address
with the statement that there is one
universal longing of the human heart,
the longing for power. "Men have
forfeited their name, their character,
all that they were, and all that they
had, for power," he said.
Noting the difference in physical
power and spiritual power, the speak
er said that physical power is some
times the result of one's positioji in
life, of his social position, or his
standing in the community, but stat
ed that this is never true of spiritu
al power, that spiritual power can
only come from living the life of the
Christian. He touched briefly on thr
wonder and the beauty of the life of
the man or woman who possesses
spiritual power and of the splondi'
possibilities of service from such
Describing a great power house, the
source of the power that lights thr
homes, the business houses, the cities,
that drives the great wheels of in
dustry, he drew a vivid picture of the
havoc wrought when there was dis
connection with the source of power
He stated that God is the great
source of all spiritual power and that
it is necessary first to contact that
source before man can receive this
spiritual power, which contact can
only be made by prayer.
That spiritual power can never
come through selfishness, never to the
sluggard, never to the sinful, was
especially stressed and emphasized
by the speaker. "Sinfulness stops
the flow of power through the human
soul," he said. This great and won
derful power can never be bought,
can never be used for self alone.
He closed with the statement that
you can do anything,' be anything,
go anywhere, God wants you to, if
you will live the life. "God help you,"
he said, "to live the life and to pray
the prayer, to make the request that
Simon made, "Lord, give me also
Two Cases Up For Trial
In Court On Tuesday
TT. C. Sexton, of Norfolk. Va.. was
found euiltv of reckless driving and
nf Hrivino- an automobile while under
the influence of liquor in Recorder's
Court on Tuesday, and was fined fifty
dollars and required to pay the court
costs. He was also deprived of driv
ing an automobile in North Carolina
for the period of six months.
Thn ran rftinst D Wesley Mor
gan, of Elizabeth City, charged with
issuing a worthless check, wnicn was
trieA Wot a inrv. consumed most
of the day. The Jury failing To agree,
Judge Walter H. Oakey, Jr., ordered
a mis-trial and sent we case to tne
Freak Wind Carries
Hoof Of f Shelter
W. 'A. Lowe and his young son
were putting up the car at his .home
in the Lake .Community Tuesday af
ternoon during the freak; wind storm
when the roof was lifted from the
shelter of the " garage where they
were standing, .and carried into a
field near-by. , , .
Not Known Now How
Many Trees Will Be
Traffic Will Be Diverted
Work on the thirty-foot highway to
be constructed through the Town of
Hertford will begin within the next
This improvement on Route. 342,
withni the town limits of Hertford,
includes the widening of Church
Street and the widening of a portion
of Edenton Road, as well as the pac
ing of Dobb Street. Contract for the.
work has been let to the F. D. Cline
Co., of Raleigh.
It has not yet been ascertained,
whether the paving is to be asphalt
At present Route 342 enters Hert
ford at the town limits on Edenton
Road, thence to Market Street, thence
to Church, leading over the bridge
The new route will enter Hertford
at Edenton Road, thence into Dobb
Street, thence into Church, thence to
Dobb Street, from Edenton Road to
Church Street will be paved. Church
Street, from the postotlice to the Per
quimans River Rridge, will be widen
ed to ,10 feet, and Edenton Road,
Y..m the town limits t !o!,l Street,
will also be widened to "0 feet.
Frank Kuglcr, Resident Engineer
of the State Highway Commission, in
charge of this district, said Wednes
day that it was imposible at this time
to tell how many of he trees on
Church Street would have to be taken
down. Surveys are being made to
determine this at the present time.
Mr. Kugler stated that no trees would
be cut, however, which it is not abso
lutely necessary to cut.
Dog Shot After Biting
2 Cows And 6 Dogs
A mail dog appeared in Winfall
Tuesday and bit two rows and six
dogs before it was shot.
Its head was .rut n L'ai. igh for
examination, and the report received
from the laboratory indicated that the
dog was afflicted with rabies.
One of the dogs bitten belongs Ir
Mrs. W. (!. Hollowell, two were own
ed by Fred Winslow, one belonged to
S, F. Stalling?, one was owned by
Garland Stanton and one belonged to
G. W. Jackson.
Miss Blanchard Wins
Music Contest Prize
The Blanchard family seem to be
making a record in prize winning.
Sometime ago it was announced that
Mrs. O. Y. Yarborough of Louisburg,
who was formerly Miss Janie Blanch
ard, of Hertford, had won one of the
Amos 'n' Andy prizes.
Last week Mrs. Yarborough's sis
ter, Miss Kate M. Blanchard received
a check representing one o fthe cash
prizes in the Wagner Music Contest
recently conducted by Listerine over
All County Teachers
Will Get Salaries
Perquimans County school teach
ers will be paid promptly at the
close of school this year. For the
first time in several years the teach
ers will not have to wait for their
pay. Superintendent F. T. Johnson
was notified this week by the State
Treasurer that the money for pay
ing Perquimans teachers has already
been deposited for this purpose.
City Officials Sworn
In Office Tuesday
W. H. Hardcastle, the only new
member of the Town Council, met
with the Board on Tuesday night.
Mayor E. L. Reed and the Board of
Commissioners were sworn in for
another term of office, and the Mayor
was : re-appointed Commissioner of
Public Works, and W. G Newby was
re-appointed as Town Clerk.
All members Of " the Board were
present, including the Mayor, W. H.
Hardcastle, A. W. Hefren, and Dr. C.
A. Davenport "V. , .
The Gaston County terracing unit
has "been running from daylight to
dark during recent weeks in the at
tempt to terrace as much land as pos.
sible before planting begins.