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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume II. Number 27.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, July 5- 1935.
$1.25 Per Year
Nine Farm Debt
Distressed Farmers May
File Application For;
the Gates County Farm Debt Ad
justment Committee met- last Wd-
nesday afternoon in Gatesville at
which time nine - farm debt cases
were considered by the committee
men. Since the - establishment of ' the
Gates County Farm Debt Adjustment
Committee several months ago bjr
Governor J. C B. Ebilnglhaas; ; a
number of financially distressed farm
debt cases hive been considered and
satisfactorily settled. '
The members of the Gates County
Committee, as. appointed by Governor
Ehringhaus, are: F. L. Nixon, Sun
bury, chairman; T. W. CoBten, Jr.,
of Gatesville, secretary; and the fol
lowing members: T. A. Eure, Eure;
W. J. Rouhtree, Hobbsville. R- R.
Rich, Gatesville; S. P. Cross, Gates
ville; and G. D. Gatling, Gates. Miss
Mary M. Costen of Gatesville, serves
as acting secretary.
All financially distressed farmers
are urged to file an application for
assistance with their county Farm
Debt Adjustment Committees and
avail themselves of this free and com
paratively easy metfhod of solving
their financial problems.
The members of the Hertford
County Farm Debt Adjustment Com
mittee are: N. H. Garrett, of Ahos
We, chairman; D.',C' Barnes, of Mur
freesboro, vice chairman; W. L. Dan
iel, Winton, secretary; andW. H.
Vinson, Ahoslde, and C. P. Whitley,
Members of the Perquimans Coun
ty Farm Debt Adjustment Committee
are: J. C. Blanchard, of Hertford,
chairman; V. N. DardeH, of Hertford,
vice chairman; W. H. Oakey, Hert
ford, secretary, and E. S. White,
Belvidere, and W. E. Dail, Durant's
lime With Arsenate
Cuts Dusting Costs
and calcium arsenate is an inexpen-
give dust that has given good results
in controlling boll weevils. '
Such a dust is not cheaper than
straight calcium arsenate, said C. H.
Brannon, extension entomologist at
State College, but it; also adds less
arsenic to the soil.
Boll Weevil infestations are in
creasing in North Carolina this sea
son, he added, and all cotton growers
should examine" their fields at fre
quent intervals to see whether wee
vils are getting into , the squares.
As soon as 10 percent of the squar
es show signs of weevils, he pointed
out, dusting should be started.
Many growers do most of their
dusting in July, but in years of
heavy infestation some growers have
found it advisable continue the
dusting until the crop has been made
or the weevil have been brought un
der control. -- -
Weather conditions during the
growing season have a pronounced
fect on the degree of infestation,
brannon continued. If rains are fre
quent and the temperature Is warm
but not too hot, ! the v weevils will
cern of the individual grower, Bran
non observed, and each should get
his dusters ready, for use as soon as
ft the weevils appear. ' ' "
Best results can be obtained how
ever, when tXL l the growers : in the
nnifT, v rnnnnrate in -the fiarht.
since this checks the possibility - of
weevils spreading ..worn a , negiecwsu
i field to one that has been kept com
paratively clean.-' , ; ' -; '
Fourth Of July ; V
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" The tow "of July was observed
as a holiday by Hertford bnslness
. ' v houses, Vith Mhe stores falling in line
" with the postofflce and the bank. . ,
, , Hertford ' merchants - aw giving
"i their employees every Thursday af
ternoon off through the monHhs of
' June, July and August. , - '
" The Fourth, falling this year on
1 ' Thursday, extended the usual holiday
t by half a day.
While no special celebration of. the
FourSh was li in r--":rJ, r--ny
1 vlc,:'.:i t'sE -'--;'
School Held Friday to Inatrsct Per
quimans County In Charge
A school to instruct the committee
appointed to measure the acreage
planted to cotton and peanuts, and
the rented acreage will be held at the
Perquimans High School on Friday
of tiiis week. ;
: L. W Anderson, Perquimans Coun
ty Farm Agent, will preside and will
instruct the committee in the method
, The measurjng, of cotton acreage
will begin on Monday of next week.
The land planted to cotton by con
tract signers, and v by- noa-eigners
who have Sighed an application for
Bankhead, allotment will, be measured
aiid an accurate check-up and report
will be made by the various com
mitteemen to Walter Rawlings, who
is County Supervisor of Compliance
and each producer will sign his com
pliance report after his acreage has
The peanut acreage of only con
tract signers will be measured.
Following is the committee ap
pointed to measure botJh cotton and
Dr. E. S. White, J- T. Lane, G. W.
Nowell, J. R. Jolliff, H. L. Williams,
Carrol 'Ward, John A. Bray, J. T.
Benton, C. W. Umphlett, S. D. Banks,
Cliff Banks, Norman Haiskettj Joshua
Sutton, N. C. Spivey, C. E. White, T.
R. Kirby, Seth Long, A. T. Lane, B.
W. Thach, E. Y. Berry.
Producers will be expected to as
sist the committeemen in their work,
in order that the work may be finish
ed as quickly as possible, so that
there shall be no delay in the farm
ers receiving rental payments.
Officer Owens Halts
Chowan Meat Thieves
Night Policeman Melvin Owens was
right on the job on Monday night
when three young white men who
had raided a Chowan County smoke
house attempted to trade a ham for
gas, and within an Qiour after the
meat had been stolen, 24 shulders
and 10 hams, the thieves were under
lock and key.
The three young men, Willis Bond,
Frank Bond, and Clifton Bond,
brothers, one f them only 16 years
of age, who live with their, parents
7 miles from Edenton, drove up to.
the One Stop Service Station in
Hertford around 2 o'clock on Tuesday
morning and asked the operator if
they could trade a ham for gas, say
inr they were on their way . to Nor
folk and (had run out of gas and had
no money. The operator .couldn't
Officer Owens was listening' to the
conversation and joined in with a few
questions. "Where do you live?" he
asked. One of the boys said he lived
in Gates County. "Who Is your
postmaster T" was another Question,
and "Who is your mail carrier?" The
boys were suspiciously ignorant.
Said they didn't know. The young
ster was asked if he went to school.
"Yes," he replied. "Who is your
teacher?" He didn't know.
The officer had found that there
was a quantity, of meat in .the car,
so he decided to lock two of the fel
lows up in jail while he took the
other one to his home to check up.
On the .way. the boy .admitted they
had been lying and told where their
home waS.- After, .the , officer had
called at the house ' where the hoys
lived (he learned they had been lying
about their last 'name, which they
said was White;' ' He also admitted
the meat had been stolen from .the
smokehouse of Jim Davenport, - who
lives on the Hertford-Edenton High
i.The young men are - awaiting trial
in Superior Court in Uhov f i county.
Crops Recovering .
.j - : From Hail Damage
. ' Crops in 'the neighborhood of New
Hope, which suffered : considerable
damage from -the hau storm which
struck that section on June 22nd,
have shown considerable, improvement
this week. " With favorable T weather
conditions during - the summer it is
believed little loss will be sustained
by the farmers whose ' crops were
apparently, badly injured by the hau
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" i -r HOME FOR SUMMER
Miss Mary Elizabeth Tucker. : who
Is secretary to the .preside -,t of St.
Mary's school, in Kaleib,' arrived
home Saturday to spend t5u summer
vacation v.ita her mother; Mrs." Na-
CROPS OF COUNTY
Needed Rain Brings Joy
Cotton blooms are reported from
the Brinn farm, just outside the
Hertford town limits, from the farm
of T. W. Nixon, and from other
farms in the county. The first ones
appearing last week.
That there has been a general im
provement in the crops of Perqui
mans in recent weeks is reported.
The crops were generally below the
standard early in June, due to the
cold and rainy weatiher of April and
May. Weather conditions improved
during the month of June, "however,
and the cotton, corn, peanuts and
other crops responded in a manner
to bring joy to the hearts of farmers
The need of rain, which had been
felt, for-the past week was fulfilled
witjh showers on Monday afternoon.
Indications', now point to the usual
good crops grown by Perquimans
Plenty of hot weather, which is
due right now, of which this section
has had a fair sample for the past
week, is what is needed for iihe cot
ton crop, with not too much rain.
Birthday Party For
Mrs. Eugene Winslow
The daughters of Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene Winslow gave a surprise
birthday party in honor of their
mother's 66th birthday, on Saturday
afternoon, June 29th, from 3:00 to
4:00 o'clock, at the 'home of Mrs.
Lucius Winslow, a daughter. Her
birthday was on June 30th.
The living room, hall and dining
room were tastefully decorated with
cut flowers, carrying out the color
scheme of pink and green.
Covers were laid for twelve at
each table, there being three tables
served. "The centerpiece was a 1-ge
birthday cake, decorated in pink and
green, with 66 pink candles on it.
On each side of the cak estood a tall
pink candle, and at each end of the
table a vase of pink and white lark
spur. A green glass luncheon set
was used, with pink crepe paper nap
kins, and little pink crepe paper
baskets filled with candy, had place
cards tied to the handles, and were
at each plate.
The hostesses, Mary S. and Eunice
Winslow, served pineapple ice cream
and pound cake.
Delia R. Winslow and Eunice
Winslow entertained during the social
hour. Contests were enjoyed, and
the honoree was given a little book
let with twelve questions written in
it to answer about her married life,
which proved quite interesting. A
beautiful interestingly original poem,
"My Neighbor Just Over the Way,"
was read and presented by a niece
by marriage, Mrs. Dempsey Wins
low. Rev. Mrs. Elizabeth White re
cited a Psalm and offered prayer.
Then little Lelia Lee Winslow, a
granddaughter of the honoree, carried
a basket covered with green crepe
paper j loaded with gifts, and pre
sented them to grandmother. The
gifts were many and useful.
. Those attending .were: .Mrs. Rich
ard White, James Hinton, Jim Baker,
Herbert Winslow, Jesse T. Winslow,
Henry Winslow, Dempsey Winslow,
Herbert Williams, R. J. White, J. F.
White, J. L. White,- Horace Eason,
and Miss Bertha Smith, pastor of
Piney Woods Friends Church; a sis
ter, Susan Winslow, and the follow
ing sisters-in-law, Delphina Winslow,
Sarah Layden, Delia Winslow, Sallie
Winslow, Lizzie Jolliff, and Hannah
Jolliff; her husband, Eugene Wins
low. daughters and daughters-in-law,
Isa McCain; Warfhaw; Nettie Wins
low, Norfolk, Va.; Mary S. Winslow,
Lessie Winslow, Eunice Winslow,
Mary A,. Winslow, , and Nora Wins
low. One v daughter, Mrs. Wayland
White, was in the hospital, and was
unable to be present Three grandchildren,-,
Reby Winslow,. Clarissa
Winslow and Lelia Lee Winslow, and
the son of a nephew, little Dolan
- . The party was a surprise. The
honoree thought . she was making a
visit to a sister-in-law,. -and as she
happened to be away from home,
went over to visit her daughter next
door. The people were all inside the
house and ; when ; she came v in, all
greeted her wiUh "Happy Birthday."
Farmers planning to seed alfalfa
this fall, i should keep in mind that
preparation of the, land" should begin
in Jul, say .extension' workers at
State College. ' . ,
Over GOO acres of farm land has
Vmen Hnnismflted hv Buncombe Coun
ty farmers for soil erosion control J at their homa in. Hertford, on Satur
wori under the direction of the coun- day, June 29, a son, Richard Nor.
ty oir.ee, . .
Hoped to Vaccinate All
Dogs In County In
The vaccination of dogs will be
continued to July 31, according to an
announcement made Saturday by
Wm. A. Graham, State Commissvn
er of Agriculture.
The law enacted by the General
Assembly at its last session provided
that the vaccination of dogs for the
prevention of rabies be begun on
April 1, and that all dogs in the
State over six montfhs of age be vac
cinated within 90 days, which pro
vision if it had been complied with
would have carried the work on until
However, the department was de
layed in carrying out the law, due
to the necessity of obtaining the
vaccine, certificates and other sup
plies through the division of pur
chase and contract, and by the diffi
culty of getting a sufficient quantity
of the serum.
G. C. Buck and A. A. Nobles were
appointed by the Board of Commis
sioners at the May meeting, to vacci
nate the dogs in Perquimans, and, the
work has been going forward in the
county as rapidly as possible under
With the time extended a month
the probability is that all the dogs in
the county will be reached-
HIT OR MISS I
Milk is the only food which is
exempt from the general sales tax
which went into effect on Monday.
Ttie 1935 Legislature removed all
exemptions allowed under the 1935
The river still remains and, thank
God, will survive even -the march of
progress which swept away the
Visitors coming to Hertford for
the first time have always expressed
admiration of the beauty of the
river, whidh winds about the town,
the town being most delightfully sit
uated on a point, and of its fine old
trees. They said the town was
beautiful. As a matter of fact, the
town's chief claim to beauty has al
ways been the river and the trees,
both the pride of those Who love and
appreciate real beauty.
Many of the trees remain, for, for
tunately only two of the streets are
affected by the street paving opera
tions, and all of the trees on one
side of Church Street were not taken
up. But many are gone, and their
passing h s brought real suffering to
those to wftiom trees mean much, an
attitude, by the way, which is not
understood or appreciated by those
who do not have that feeling of re
spect and regard for a, fine &ree.
One of those of the minority who
deplore the loss of the trees finds
comfort in ffhe refllection that,
though the trees may go, the river,
the beautiful river, untouched by
time and unmarred by progress, will
go on as it has through the ages,
winding its placid way around the
point which is now Hertford, as it
moves, urihurried, from its low origin
in the Dismal Swamp toward its ul
timate home in the broad Atlantic.
Dr. C. A. Davenport, prominent
Hertford physician, was all dressed
up in light clothes but that didn't
keep him from lending a helping
hand. He happened to be passing
the place where workn"ere en
gaged in tearing up lheloncrete
bridge at the intersection of Church
and McCrary Streets. A white man
and two colored men had been
struggling and straining to get the
heavy machine up a steep incline.
Every time they made any headway,
back the thing would slip. This had
been going on for some time when
the Doctor came along, caught hold
and helped tug. In half a
minute the machine was pulled up
and the vfiieels scotched for opera
tion, and Dr. Davenport hurried on
to the next patient.
"Stop and let the train go by,
. It doesn't take a minute;
Your car 'starts out again intact,
And better still, you're in it."
And that reminds me of another
verse which runs,
"He was right, dead right,
As he sped along,
But he's just as dead as if
He'd been dead wrong."
Born to Mr. and Mrs, R. N. Hines
'neet, jr. -
TO ERECT TWO NEW
In Dire Need of New Plants at Win
fall and Belvidere; Plan
Two new brick school buildings, one
at Winfall and one at Belvidere, are
planned for Perquimans.
F. T. Johnson, superintendent of
Education of Perquimans, and J. W.
Ward, Register of Deeds, made a
trip to Raleigh and Chapel Hill on
Tuesday in the interest of securing
PWA funds to supplement the loan
which the county will seek in order
to carry out the plans.
Exactly what type of building will
be erected, it is impossible to say at
the present time.
Winfall has been in dire need of a
new building for years. The pres
ent frame structure, which is badly
dilapidated and wholly inadequate for
the work, from the standpoint of
sufficient room, as well as from other
Uhe burning of the Belvidere
School in April made it necessary
to erect a new building at this point
There are also repairs to be made
to the Hertford Grammar School, and
certain of the county schools as well.
Application will be made for fifty
thousand dollars, almost half of
which will be an outright grant,
fifty-five percent to be a loan to the
County from the Federal government.
There was insurance on the burned
Four Cases Tried
In Recorder Court
Norman Byrum, a young white
man of the COiappell Hill section of
the county, was sentenced to 6
months on the road in Recorder's
Court on Tuesday, as a result of his
conviction of the charge of driving a
car while under the influence of li
quor and driving a car with insuffi
cient brakes. The sentence to be
suspended upon payment of the costs
and a fifty dollar fine. His driving
license was also revoked for two
years. Byrum was still in jail at
this writing, and it is believed he will
have to serve his sentence. He re
cently served a road sentence for
being drunk and disorderly and rais
ing a disturbance at a neighbor's
home where a woman lay dead.
Katie Jones, an eighteen-year-old
colored girl, who was convicted of as
sault with a deadly weapon, struck
her eleven-year-old brother with the
back of an axe. The mother of the
two was the prosecuting witness.
Katie was given a sentence of four
months in jail, ten days of which
must be served, the remainder of the
jail sentence to be suspended upon
payment of the court costs a,nd upon
good behavior for two years.
James Green, colored, tried for
assault on a female, was found guilty
only of simple assault, the case be
ing dismissed upon the payment of
the court costs-
A. R. Patrick, of Washington
County, was tried for driving a truck
with insufficient brakes and with no
lights on his trailer. The case was
dismissed upon payment of the court
In Yard At New Hope
A big rattlesnake with 13 rattles
and a button was killed by Mrs. C.
W. Umphlett in the yard of her home
at New Hope on Friday. , The
snake, which measured something
over five feet, was discovered by
children playing in the yprd, who
called to Mrs. Umphlett. Mrs. Um
phlett attacked the reptile with a hoe
and killed it, discovering after the
snake was dead that it was a
Pay Of Bus Drivers
A slight increase in the pay oi
school bus drivers for the coming
year has been made by the State.
Buncombe County will make the
necessary extra allotment for use in
employing adult drivers for the
school busses of the County. Nc
longer will tfhey allow the school
children of the county to drive the
i Misses Emma and Margaret White,
of Belvidere, called on friends in
Hertford an Tuesday hight.
Colored Child In Eden
ton Stricken Last
IN 55 COUNTIES
ments Conducted In
Infantile paralysis has reached the
Albemarle, a small colored child of
Edenton having been stricken last
Seventeen additional cases in the
State were reported during the week
end, with new cases being reported
The disease has spread to 55 of the
100 counties of the State, with 278
cases having been reported to date,
of which 198 occurred in June, not
counting 17 new cases reported over
the week-end vtPiich had their onset
in June. "
The previous high record for any
previous 12-month period was 133
cases in 1929.
Eleven deaths have occurred from
infantile paralysis since May 1, most
of them in the east-central section of
the State. Four deaths have occurred
in Wake County.
During the monu of January only
2 cases were reported, one from Co
lumbus and one from Gaston County.
In February there was one in
In March there were four cases,
Lenoir, Robeson, Rutherford and
Yadkin each reporting one.
In April seven cases developed,
Alamance, Alexander, Buncombe,
Burke, Forsythe, Lenoir, and Nash
being represented. Forysth reported
In May the number of cases jump
ed to 44, and in June 198. The disease
is expected to increase during July
and August. ,
Immunization experiments are be
ing conducted in Guilford County,
selected two weeks ago because there
were no cases tliere at that time.
These experiments are being con
ducted by Dr. A. G. Gilliam, Federal
Dr. W. Palmer Dearing also of the
U. S. Public Health Service, is ex
pected to come to North Carolina
this wek to start in some east(n
county a vaccine-preventative experi
ment, such as that under way in
Funeral G. A. Parish
Held On Sunday
Funeral services for G- A. Parrish,
58, who died at his home in Newport
News, Va., on Friday, were held on
Sunday afternoon, and were attended
by a number of Perquimans people,
including Mrs. W. F. Madre, Sr., a
sister, and W. F. Madre, Jr., Warner
Madre, T. E. Madre, Leonard Madre,
Mrs. Clarence Dail, and Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Rogerson.
Mr. Parrish was a native of Chow
an County but had lived for a num
ber of years in Virginia.
Surviving are his wife, and one
daughter, Mrs. Alma Tighe.
Four Road Projects
Under Way In County
Work got under way last week on
the improvement of the highway
leading from Winfall to Belvidere.
The concrete road is being resur
faced with rock-asphalt.
The road is closed to traffic while
the work is being done, it being nec
essary to make a detour from Win
fall to Belvidere through what is
known as the Four Mile Desert Road.
Four road projects are under way
in Perquimans County at the pres
ent timp. This includes the work of
widening the State Highway through
tlie Town of Hertford.
Excellent Oats Crop
On B. W. Thach Farm
An unusual sight on a Perquimans
farm was the harvesting of oats on
the farm of B. W. Thach this week.
Two combines working in one field
of oats of 100 acres looked like a
Western farm scene.
Over 800 bushels of oats were
tJhreshed in one day.
The entire harvest will yield over
Oats are not generally grown in
Perquimans. MisThach;thas, how
ever, grown oats for.; several years.
Soya beans will be planted after
the oats are harvested, making two
crops on the land' in one year. The
soya bean crop will.also be (harvested ;
by the combines. ' - , , ; 4 - K