'4 ' ''VJ 5 '4 WEEKLY A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY C Volume II. Number 28. Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, July 12, 1935. $1.25 Per Year ''J c - THE PERQUIMANS Highway Project Be Finished Sept 1 Pouring of Concrete on Dobb Street Begun Last Week RAIN HALTS WORK Paving Must "Set" 14 Days Before Being Used September 1 is the time set as the probable date that the street widen ing project of the State Highway Co mmission will be completed, by Frank Kugler,. Resident District En gineer of the State Highway Com mission. This means, explained Mr. Kug ler, the finishing of everything. In all probability the work will probab ly be completed before this date. Workmen began pouring concrete last week on Dobb street and, al though the recent rains have occas ioned some delay, the work is pro gressing rapidly and - indications are that all of the concrete will be laid within a very short time. It is ne cessary for the concrete to "set" for fourteen days before the paving can be used. The Work of constructing the new curb and gutter on Church street has not yet begun. There will be no concrete curbs and gutters on Dobb street, the road to be finished with dirt shoulders. Former Resident Dies At Winter Park Mrs. Martha Blanchard Harris, wife, of John A. Harris, a native of Perquimans County, died at her home at Winter Park,, JFlorida, , on June 25. Funeral services, and burial took place in Florida. Mrs.. Harris, whc. was the former Miss Martha' Blanchard, member of a prominent Perquimans County family, was a sister-in-law of Mrs. Mamie Blanchard, ' of Hertford. She married John A. Harris,' of Perqui mans, who has for many years made a regular annual Visit to his old home here, discontinuing his visits last gear because of failing health. It s forty years 'since Mrs. Har ris left her old noma at Woodville, but she has occasionally visited here, and has also visited 'her daughter, Mrs. John Spruill, and her sister, Mrs. J. P. Whedbee, in - Elizabeth City. She, held a high place in the affections of her many friends in Perquimans, who regret her passing. Life Saving School Begins On July 15 The annual life Saving School conducted by the American Red Cross will begin in Hertford on Monday, July 15, at 11 o'clock. Richard Payne will have chargeoi the school this year, giving instruc tion in the- various methods of re scuing persons from drowning! both by preventative measures as well as resustication. Swimming lessons will also be given to those who wish to learn to swim. 4 Mr. Payne has announced that any one interested should be present at the Hertford Bathing Beach on Mon day morning at 11:00 o'clock. There is no charge, the expense be ing defrayed by the American Red Cross. ; v" Children Honor J; H. Miller's 76th Birthday J. H. Miller, of Winfall, whose 76th , birthday fell on Thursday, July 4th, was honored at a delightful birthday dinner, given by his children at the kv Miller home. ; tgjjv - Many attractive gifts were present ' ed to Mr. Miller, and there were many expressions of good wishes.. i Those present included - Mr. and .' Mrs. J. E.l Perry-' and children, ,Katherine and Esther, Lawrence Pen ary, Erviri Berry, Mr. and Mrs. it T. i West, of Ayden; E, U; Miller, of Nor 1 folk, Va.,5 E. I Miller, B. W. Miller, . David Miller, Mrs. Elisabeth White, - Mrs, Madia, JGUer, Mrs. J. Li Nixon, . Misses Abnie and Eliza White, Hor ace Bak;er,"Jr.; Rev. J.v W. Dimmette, " Mrs. Dimmette, Robert and James Dimette, Pattle, Lowell, and William Dimette all of , Winfall; Mrs. T. J. Gilbert, of Hickory, Va and Clarence Twine, of Norfolk, Vs , .; ' TOWN COUNCIL MEETS ' Only routine matters were 't0,en op at the regular meetir ci' Ce Town Council, held on tlonUay ,nijht ' cf this week. .' i. '' To m EE xsyi s oi the WEEEEIH Nazi Women Defended Berlin, Germany Few indeed are those who dare to criticize anything Nazi in the German press. But the indignation of Frau Doktor Joachimi Dage, Ph.D. at the Nazi attitude to wards women boiled over in the May issue of Neues Literatur, German monthly. She decried the desire of Nazi youth to "Orientalize" women and ridiculed their conception of male superiority. The Frau Doktor's friends feared she would be clapped into jail. At first "The Black Corps", magazine of Hitler's special guards, retorted angrily, but later made a surprising about-face; blamed Ger man youths for preferring "one-day women to modest girls." Solid Gasoline New York City, N. Y. Filling stations of the future will probably be able to say "Cut yourself a slice of gasoline." Adolph Prussin, Ger man born research' chemist, has made this possible by developing a solid form of gasoline that burns without first becoming liquid, is eas ily extinguished, consumes about 24 per cent less fuel, and shows no signs of carbonization in an ordinary gaso line engine, minus the carburetor. Costing approximately one cent a gallon to convert liquid gasoline and kerosene into solid, Prussin hopes to revolutionize kerosene stoves, lamps, airplane motors. It can be stored in warehouses without fire hazard, and might slash high transportation in surance rates to almost nothing Riot In Canada Regtaa, Saskatchewan, Gathered lli Market Square,' 2,600 jobless Can adians, from British Columbia, Al berta and Saskatchewan, heard that authorities intended to stop their trek, to Ottawa to protest against the Department of National Defense's dminist ration of camps established for jobless bachelors. At a given signal 800 police and mounties charg ed them with swinging dubs. The ,mob fought back with stones and timbers wrencnea irom siore xroms. Several hours later they were routed leaving behind one dead, 100 wound ed, 1S5 arrested and $50,000 damage. Saskatchewan officials ordered a spe cial train to -send rioters back to their home provinces, while Prime Minister Richard Bennett character ized it as a "definite revolutionary attempt." Fifth Successive Deficit Washington, D. C For ten suc cessive years beginning in 1921 the treasury showed surpluses. Secre tary Morgenthau reports the fifth successive deficit $3,576,000,000. But this is some $400,000,000 below last year's total, and more than 26 per cent under the President's estimate. The enormous income of $3,800,000,- 000 from processing taxes, income taxes, customs, etc., bettered esti mates by $88,000,000. The Govern ment debt is now $28,701,000,000 This figure highest recorded itops the post-war peak of 1919 by $2,000, 000,000 and . registers a. 40 per .cent increase since Mr. Roosevelt took of fice in. 1933. 'Mrs. Moody Again "Queen Helen" , Wimbledon, v . England When He len Wills Moody met Helen'Jacobs in the finals at Wimbledon, tennis fans thrilled. They all knew the bitter ri valry that ' bad. existed, between the two climaxed two years ago when a sprained, hip forced Mrs. , Moody to default to Miss -Jacobs. For. i year she could not swing 1 a , racquet. Would she be able to come back? - In one of the most exiting matches that Wimbledon :" has . ever seen, "Queen Helen" regained her crown. In the last set. Miss Jacobs Seemed certain to win with the scose. at 5-2. At 6-8 it was set point in her. favor. - But she missed an easy smash and from then- on she - was given no , other chance. Mrs. Moody came up to win 7-5.. ' For the seventh time Helen Wills Moody had , won the tourna ment at Wimbledon. . , kw ' " '' '"V ' Radio Reform v "'' v Denver; Colo. When the Legion of Decency took the job of refiningUhe movies away from women's clubs last ; year, clubwomen switched their crusading - spirit , to radio.' To the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Denver the Women's (National Radio Committ'$ sent a message. It demands; .f abollgh ( Continued on Ttz'i ' n) MANY DOGS HAVE BEEN VACCINATED Estimates That 1,000 More Animals Must Be Treated . PLACES NAMED Entire Territory Will Be Covered By Rabies Inspector Several hundred dogs have been vaccinated for prevention of rabies by A. A. Nobles, one of the two men named to do the work in Perguimans by the Board of Commissioners. Mr. Nobles said this week that he believ ed that G. C. Buck had vaccinated' about the same number. Having vaccinated dogs at the var ious places designated in the several townships, without sufficient notice having been given to the dog owners, another schedule has been mapped out and, beginning on Saturday of this week, the entire territory will be gone over. On Saturday of this week Mr- Nob les will be at Bethel for the purpose of vaccinating dogs; on Tuesday of next week he will be at Burgess; on Friday of the same week he will be at Winfall; on Saturday of the next week at Belvidere; and on Wednes day, July 24, he will be at Baker's Store, at Whiteston. It is estimated that there are still a thousand dogs in the county which have not been treated. Only about half a dozen of this number are owned by Hertford residents. Mr. Nobles said that he would be very glad if their owners would attend to the matter of having these dogs vac cinated at once. Less Paralysis Cases Reported In State Two cases of infantile paralysis have been reported from Dare Coun ty and one from Tyrrell. These cases, and the case reported in Chowan County two weeks ago, are tie only cases reported in this territory. No other case has developed in Chowan. Reports given of the progress of the epidemic during the past month show that fewer cases developed dur ing last week than in the week pre viously. Figures at the State Health De partment office showed that there were 55 cases listed last week, 63 the week before, 60 the week ending June 22 and 57 the week ending June 15, making the incidence last week the lowest in a month. A warning was issued by health officials this week not to put too much reliance on the injections which are being given as preventa tives, which are in the experimental stages. It was stated that parents should cling closely to the time-tested pre cautions and guard their children against fatigue and 'strain- More than 820 cases of infantile paralysis have been -reported in the State since the first of the year. REV. R. S. MONDS RECOVERING Rev. R. S. Monds, of Columbia, who suffered very painful injuries in a fall at the home of his daughter, Mrs.' G. R, Tucker, where he and Mrs. Monds are visiting, some time ago, is re Madre Family Has Reputation Of Producing Fine Vegetables ' Growing ; fine ' vegetables seems to be in the blood At the Madre family, with the latest show specimen being the onions grown by Warner Madre. Twelve onions -grown by Warner Madre were weighed last week and found to tip the scales at 14 pounds. . Everybody in the community knows the type of vegetables grown by W. F. Madre,: Sr., Warner's fath er." For a quarter of s century Mr. Madre delivered to his Hertford cus tomers , the finest ot green things. limy ft Hertford housewife used to feel that she wouldn't know how to provide for her table without the as sistance of Mr. Madre. This was in the days before the -trucks and paved roads brought in v early vegetables regularly from the South," 1 rs;j a ;A11 through the year, week in and week out, often dally, Mr. Madre brought , in to town something green. Sometimes it . was only collards,. tur nips, sweet potatoes. In the dead of winter. But such collards, such tur nips and such sweet potatoes I No body had any finer. 'Early spring found Mr. Madre with greens, Onions, radishes, followed later by May peas, snap beans, beets, cucumbers, lettuce, BISHOP P. KERN AT LOCAL CHURCH Prominent M. E. Church man Preaches Tonight At 8 O'clock MANY EXPECTED Only Bishop to Be Heard In Hertford In 40 Years Bishop Paul B. Kern will preach at the Hertford Methodist Church to night (Friday) at 8 o'clock. The public is invited to attend. That Hertford is included in the itinerary which Bishop Kern is mak ing through the Elizabeth City Dis trict is considered quite fortunate, in that it will give many who have never had the privilege of hearing the Bishop an opportunity to do so. Bishop Kern is head of the four Methodist Conferences of the two Carolinas, numbering hundreds of churches in each of the two states. With such a large field, the Meth odist Bishop naturally noes not make regular visits to all of the churches over which he has jurisdiction. As a matter oi fact, only one bishop of the M. E. Church has visited Hert ford "since (the memory of man run neth not to the contrary," and that was 'Bishop Wilson, who came to Hertford forty years ago. Only a few of the older residents of the community recall that occasion. A dinner will be sered the Bishop in the Sunday School room of the church at 6:30 o'clock, to which all of the officers of the church, includ ing the officials of the various mis sionary societies circle leaders, Ep worth League otficials, and the of ficers and teachers of the Sunday School, are invited. The Bishop will speak on this occasion, as well as at the 8 o'clock service in the church. Fewer Lynchings Reported In U. S. There were four lynchings in the United States during the first six months of the year, according to sta tistics compiled by the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, of Tuskegee, Ala. This is two less than the number of 6 for the first six months of 1935, and 4 less than the number of 8 for the first six months of 1933. All of the persons lynched were Negroes. One of the victims was charged with wounding a man in an altercation, one with rape and two with murder. There were no' lynchings in North Carolina during this period. Only two states were involved in this crime namely, Louisiana and Mississippi. Two being lynched in each of these two states. Black Widow Spider Displayed In Hertford The first black widow spider known to have been seen in Perqui mans County was found at the sub station of the Virginia Electric and Power Co., at Winfall, on Wednes day of this week. The spider, a large black speci men, with a red mark resembling an hour glass, was exhibited in Hertford by an employee of the company. all the good garden, truck. You could always depend upon the quality of anything Mr. Madre sold. He didn't bring in anything which wasn't all right. Incidentally, you always got heavy weight and full measure. That was Mr. Madre's pride. Mr. Madre is growing old, and his health has failed. He doesn't often come to town. He cannot peddle vegetables any more. But he has a house full' of sons. Or he had a house full. "Several have homes of their own now and growing fam ilies, all living in a little Madre set tlement near their father. , Be it said to their credit, that not one of Mr. Madre's sons has left the farm. It would be Interesting to . know how many farmers there are in Perquim ans who has: five sons all of whom have elected to be farmers. ,i ; On Mr. Madre's sons there seems to have fallen . the mantle of their father. ; They are all good farmers. For the Madres not only grow vege tables. Their ; cotton, their ." corn, their peanuts, are as fine as can be. I : Perquimans needs! more j of, this type of farmer. ' , . -. - Seven Loans Sought To Improve Homes Judge Oakey Halts Developing Feud A fingernail file, an ice pick, a razor and a "hawkbill" knife were the deadly weapons named in cases tried in Recorder's Court on Tues day. One case involving half a dozen Negroes of the Chapanoke commu nity indicated a rapidly developing feud between two groups which Judge Walter H. Oakey. Jr.. en deavored to check by placing con victed women under suspended sen tences and on trood behavior for two years, admonishing each defendant singly against speaking to or ven turing upon the premises of those with whom there has been trouble. It was in this case that, tho ire pick, the razor and the "hawkbill" knife figured, there beinir no evi dence, however, that any weapon had actually beeen used. The two attorneys represented in the three cases which were consoli dated and tried as one, Robert Lowry, of Elizabeth City, and J. S. McNider, of Hertford, could not have more zealously conducted the case had there been bloodshed. Both fought over every inch of ground and the case took up most of the day. Olennie Hurdle, one of the de fendants, found truiltv of tresnass and of attempted assault, and Aggie forter, found guilty of attempted assault, were Eriven 30 davs in iail. sentences to be suspended upon the payment of the court costs and upon good behavior for two years. Bad blood existed between the two groups, probably having its ori gin in the fact that one of the par ties to the suit was once the wife of the man the other woman involved is now married to. James Adams, "Newtown" Negro, used his girl's own finger nail file to stab her in the shoulder on Sunday night. Somebody had the fellow ar rested. But when Margaret Everett, the victim of the stabbing who stat ed on the stand that she had been "goinsr with" the defendant, was called to the stand, she said it didn't hurt much, bhe said they were walk intr down the street, and that she didn't even know she had been hurt until she felt "something warm trick ling down my arm." Adams plead guilty and was fined five dollars and taxed with the court costs. The case against Josiah Elliott, charged with speeding, was dismissed upon payment of the court costs. Deat Butts, colored, found guilty of operating a car with improper li cense, was fined five dollars and taxed with the court costs. The case against James Harris and Jeremiah White, charged with an af fray, was dismissed upon payment of the court costs, which was divided between the two. Mrs. K. R. Newbold Now Able To Sit Up Mrs. K, R. Newbold is now able to sit up most of the day. Mrs. New bold, one of Hertford's oldest resi dents, was very ill for a long time Very little hope was held out for her recovery some weeks ago. Three weeks ago she began to improve, slowly at first. Her condition has continued to improve, and her many friends are looking forward to the announcement, which they hope to be made shortly, that she can see visi tors. Visitors, as yet, are not al lowed. Brother Mrs. Vick Dies In Florida Mrs. J. S. Vick was advised by wire on Friday of the death of her brother, George B. Robbins, of Panama City, Florida. Mr. Robbins, who was 46 years of age, was a native of North Carolina, but had lived for a long time in Florida. He is survived by his wife and three children. Other than that he was accidently drowned, no particulars of his death have as yet been learned. J. Gopeland Still Confined To Home L. J. Copeland Is still confined to his bed as a result of injuries re ceived when he slipped and fell in a bathtub at his home In Hertford two weeks ago. Mr. Copeland has suffered a great deal of pain as a result of his in juries and, because of his somewhat advanced age,; bis many friends have been , greatly , concerned. ; According to the latest reports from Mr. Cope land, however, his Condition is : kn provine. v Applications Filed For About $4,000 In County SMALLAMOUNTS Canvassers Continue In Better Housing Cam paign Work Seven loans, aggregating $4,000.00 have been made in Perquimans through the Better Housing organi zation, according to the secretary, Mrs. P. H. Small. Mrs. Small says the loans are gen erally for small amounts, the largest amount borrowed up to the present being $3,000.00. The smallest a mount borrowed through this chan nel was $150.00. The Perquimans County unit of the Better Housing organization has only been functioning three weeks. The canvassers, J. P. Perry, W. N. Tucker and Mrs. Mary Wood, are con tinuing their work, with Winfall be ing canvassed this week. When the work at Winfall is finished New Hope and Belvidere will be canvassed. This committee makes investigation of any houses which need repairs, making a report of the matter, and further reports as to any one wish ing to borrow money for the purpose of building new houses. The jury room in the courthouse, immediately back of the courtroom, is being used as an office for the or ganization. John White Observes Eightieth Birthday The eightieth birthday of John L. White, of Whiteston, was the occas ion of a delightful celebration by members of Mr. White's family and friends who gathered at the home in his honor on Tuesday. A delicious birthday dinner was served by Mrs. White, and in the afternoon ice cream and cake were served to visitors. Due to illness, all of the fourteen children and 38 grandchildren of Mr. White could not be present. Those who were present included Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Winslow, of Belvidere; Mr. and Mrs. Moody White and daughter, Ella May, of Sandy Cross; Mrs. James M. Rountree and child ren, Seldon, Carlton and Daly New by; Misses Louise and Mildred Ea son; Johnie White; Cliver White, of (Hertford, and Mrs. Elizabeth White and Allen H. Lane. Mr. White was the recipient of many attractive gifts and many ex pressions of good wishes- Funeral Tuesday For 8-Months-Old Child Funeral services for the eight-months-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse White, who died at the home in Hertford on Tuesday after an ill ness of several days, were held at the Hertford Assembly on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial took place in the family burying ground at Whiteston. Sheriff Fails To Get Attacker White Girl Deputy Sheriff L. L. Winslow re turned last night from an unsuccess ful search in the State of Virginia for Matthew Banks, a 14-year-old colored boy, who is alleged to have criminally attacked an eight-year-old white girl in the New Hope section of this county. The deputy was ac companied on the trip by Sam Banks, father of the boy, who had been locked in the Perquimans County jail since Monday night when he was ar-. rested by Sheriff J. E. Winslow on the charge of harboring his son, or of having information as to his whereabouts. The alleged attack occurred on June 30, but no report was made to officers until Monday of this week. Bob Ivey, father of the little girl, is quoted by Sheriff Winslow as stat ing that Sam Banks, father of the boy, came to him and offered him fifty dollars to compromise the case. The sheriff also stated that Sam Banks bad made the statement that Ivey came to him and offered to take fifty dollars and drop the charges. Sam Banks was . released from custody on Wednesday night Martin County farmers have re cently shared in rental and parity payments . to the ' amount of f 153,917.10, reports the farm agent Nine f Davidson Counl Farmers grew certified small grain Beed on Z i acres , this' 'past , aeason:&i i '