'-,1, 6. Fir? IT rTTTT?: TTh jMS WEEKLY ;A EKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY Yolume H. Number 31: j HertfordPel'quimans (mnty, North: Carolina, Friday, August 2, 1935. $1.25 Per Year 'PTniffiii Threshing Operators misilHailii Complete and Accurate Record Must Also Be Kept FEE 50 CENTS J.. W. Ward Furnishes License and Record Book Under the 1935 Threshing Ma chine Law, all threshing machine ope rators, including peanut pickers and combines, in North Carolina are re quired to secure a 1935 license and recard book for acres, and bushels threshed for each farm. This in cludes combines and "own" farm ope rators. Moreover, "A complete and accu rate record of the acreages harvest ed and amounts threshed for each farm" must be kept by every per son, firm or corporation engaged in threshing for others or for them selves. -k A fee of fifty cents will be charg ed for the license, provided that, ope rators who thresTBTtheir-own crops only shall be exempt from, anyltv cense cost. , Only a very small number of Per quimans farmers will be exempt from paying this license fee, as very few machines are used only on the owners'jfarms. The Jfcense and record book is fur nished by the State and may be had bylTpplying to J. W. Ward, Register of Deeds, who is responsible for the execution of this law fh Perquimans, and who will be glad to give any in formation desired in reference to the matter. The purpose of the new law is to provide reliable records of acres and production of each grain crop and peanuts. The-informatioa!? ia-Wf quested for Agricultural Adjustment Act programs. ; While those operators of threshing machines used only, on the farms of their owners are exempted from pay ing the fee, they are not exmpt from securing license or from keeping re cords. All machines must.be licens ed and all operators must keep ac curate records and make reports. Under the old law peanut pickers were licensed , but no. " charge was made for the license. Colored Attacker Held For Superior Court Matthew Banks, the fourteen-year old Negro arrested in Portsmouth, Va., last week and, brought to Hert ford in connection with the alleged criminal attack on the eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and MrtuBoh Ivey, who lives near New Hope, was given a hearing before Justice of the Peace J. W. DardenVin his office on last Saturday. The boy, who was not rep resented by counsel plead guilty to the charge and no evidence was offer ed. Judge Darden ordered the boy held without bond and he was sent back to jail to await theS action of he grand jury at the October Term of Perquimans Superior Court. 1;;$ Banks was arrested at the horn of his grandfather in Portsmouth, where he had gone shortly after the attack is alleged to have taken place on June 30., ''.S'-v ' ilSvD-' W. M. Morgan Back Front Furniture Show W. M. Morgan, who attended the big semi-annual Furniture Exposi tion .at High Point last week, 'reports that, although the furniture exhibits were more attractive this year than ever before,, with a great variety, of new and standard "styles, " thft prices on furniture- nav advanced yerv. , jlittle. Mr. ' Morgan' bought exten sively and ; shipments; of ;. the" furni ture which he. selected from ; the grand displays' will snortlybegip to arrive..-5.-f 'if W'SM'M ' v ; Mr. Morgan recently celebrated ; his twenty-first anniversary , in. busir in Hertford I with a bhr sales fastory;5;'S lliWlth;.lr Stroke ;. John Newborn, one of the county's ' ," ; 1 oldest and most highly respected cit .'Oj izens, is .very -ill at his : home near Hertford. ,'- , t ' ' Mi-. "NAwbold.. who ; has been '' in a' failing health for a long time, was ." " stricken suddanly on Wednesday with ' ' a paralytic str.-e. Late in the after- lnoon-of t!;at icy h:"i In- V stats -bf CDnta f r' 1 er'"; f'-'-rs n erprc-ra- . ei f 1 1 . . W.A; WILLIAMS, WRECK VICTIM, IS RECOVERING X-ray Pictures Taken to Determine Extent of Injuries; Suffering From Shock The latest news from W. A. Wil liams, who was injured in the auto mobile acoident on Sunday which took the lives of two men, including that of Mr. Williams' uncle, Dr. G. . Newby, is encouraging, and he is ex pected to recover. An x-ray examination of the young man on Tuesday disclosed that, in addition to severe lacerations about the face and head, a jaw bone and two ribs were broken. Another x-ray examination is to follow to de termine whether or not the other jaw bone is fractured. , Mr. Williams, who was rendered unconscious by his injuries, did not regain consciousness until two hour? after the accident. He is still in a very nevous condition and is suffer ing greatly from shock. Mr. Williams' stepfather and his mother, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Roten berg, who went to the bedside of their son immediately after the mes sage was received m Hertford, re turned home to attend the funeral of Mrs. Rutenberg's brother, Dr. G. E. Newby. Mrs. Williams, who also went to Tarbofo on Sunday, is re maining with her husband. John A. Harris Makes His Likely Last Visit It is his "last go round", he says, and he says it with a gallant smile, albeit his voice breaks and sometimes a tear will fall. The trembling voice is not surprising, nor is the tear-dim-nied, ,ey ichen one considers that the old man js bidding goodbye forever to the scenes of his youth and to the friends he has loved so long. For many, many years John A Harris, who has reached the ripe old age of eighty-four, has come back home regularly for a visit among the scenes of his childhood. He grew u& in Durants Neck. All the old fa milies who lived in "The Neck" back in the old days, the Whedbees, the Newbys, the Leighs, the Winslows, and others, descendants of all of whom now live in Hertford, are among the cherished memories of Mr. Harris, and the young folks who bear these names now, as well as others, are as fond of the old gentle man as he is of them, for through out the long years he has- kept in touch with the" life of . Perquimans folks. : He loves young people and is beloved bjr-them. Last year Mr. Harris did not leave his home in Florida for his customary- visit to Perquimans. , His friends misled him and inquired the reason. Many were grieved to learn that . Mr. - Harris was not well and that his wife was in ill health. Mrs. Harris passed away last spring. The old gentleman wanted to come back home once more, so last week, in company with his son John and his grandson John, he came back home to make the last "go round", He is calling on old friends here and there, everywhere, receiving the welcome to which he is accustomed, everywhere leaving a Jseling of sadness that per haps it is for the last time that, this friendly old man will drop in for the cherry word, the cordial grasp of the hand. ;!. L ' -'';,''.V .. .: . Mr, Harris has grown very feeble during the past two years. But his love of life, his Interest in youth, his devotion to his friends and to his be loved old home, are characteristics so closely interwoven in his life that they will endure as long as life it self .. endures. Vv?ry '?-, a, Return ?To Northern States Mr. and - Mrs. R. M. Riddick and Mr.-and -Mrs. S. P. Jessun. who re- jturned; Saturday from'a sight-seeing trip to ; NiagraRiNew York nd; other ipoirits; report a most delightful week. The somewhat inauspicious beginning of the trip,, involving an accident on the dirt road detour between Hert ford and . Belvidere, ynereuf the car was" turned bve n a ditch' where it remained for a couple of hours, seem ed to bearout the old , adage that ."A bad beginning -makes a good ending." .' ' . AT, NAGS HEAD 'J, '4 "Among the Hertford, folks who are spending some time ' at Nags Head sre I!r. and Mrs. W. F. C. Edwards, rrt T ly.-.ria, : Walter1 'G.;:. Ed-w?r-. l-t. v I In, 7'. A,'"Whitley, s- ' I i ! I T. i ;Zzr.n, SUICIDE SUSPECT FOUND IN WOODS Young Man Thought to Have Killed Self Over Love Affair CREEK DRAGGED Sheriff and Friends Search Diligently For Missing Man Richard Mansfield, the 24-year-old foster son of A. D. Thach, prominent farmer of the Yeopim community, is in the Albemarle Hospital in Eliza beth City, suffering from the effects of poison which he swallowed on Wednesday afternoon in a second attempt to end his life. His mind unbalanced, the young man was found in the woods near the scene of his disappearance on Mon day evening, after an all night and an all day search for the body of Mansfield, who was believed to have been drowned in Bethel Creek. Late Sunday night a report was made to Sheriff J. E. Winslow that young Mansfield had disappeared. Several articles of the clothing he had been wearing, together with- a pipe, a pocket knife and other small articles, had been found on the bridge across Bethal Creek, from which it was believed he had jumped to his death : Sheriff Winslow, together with De puty Sheriff L. L. Winslow and a large party of friends and neighbors of the young man, searched all night and all the following day, dragging the bed of the creek for the body. Members of the Coast Guard from Elizabeth City conducted a search for the body on Monday afternoon. Late in the evening on Monday Mansfield appeared beneath a tree near the bridge. He was in a dazed condition and was leaning "against the tree. He had tied a handkerchief about his neck and had torn a por tion of his shirt into shreds, stuffing the bits of eloth into his mouth. He had apparently wandered about in the woods or hidden himself from the searchers.' A physician's examination and other investigation disclosed the fact that Mansfield's mind was affected and steps were immediately taken to have him placed in the State Hospi tal for the Insane at Raleigh. Mean time he was staying with his foster parents. On Tuesday afternoon he became ill, and the family detecting the odor of carbolic acid, a physician was called,. Mansfield admitted that he had swallowed the poison several hours previously. He was rushed to the hospital, : where examination failed to disclose any trace of the acid." It is believed that, Instead of carbolic . acid, the young man had taken a dose; of a preparation used for dipping cattler which contains a small portion' of the acid. '. ' ':i-y . "in Prosecutor Fined '$1 Tor Showing Up Late Misunderstanding the hour set as the time for the re-convening of Re corder's:" Court in the afternoon on Tuesday, WalterG. Edwards, the Pro secuting Attorney, was some twenty minutes late, and upon his appear ance Judge Walter H. Cakey, Jr., ad judged the officer to be contempt of court and fined him one dollar, with the announcement that in the future all court officers and witnesses who are late will be fined a dollar. ' "I am going to break up this business of being late", stated Judge Cakey. The time' for the re-convening of court had been set for 1:30 in the af ternoons When Mr, Edwards failed to appear the other court officials were asked what their understanding of tne time had been all agreed that the Judge had set 1:30 as the time. Mr. Edwards had understood the time to be 2 o'clock. Only two cases had eome up the morning, session, involving Margaret overen ana james Aaams, cnargea with assault These two cases were dismissed. -' , . : In the afternoon Tim Thach, charg ed with the larceny of an electric light bulb f rora M. 1 Harris, valued at 25 cents, was found Hot guilty, Richard Stewart, wl0was ?tped for assault with a Deadly .Weapon, Assault with intent to Kill and Secret Assault, as' a result of striking- Jessie Whedbee with an axe, was. found not guilty. . " COMMISSIONERS WILL - ' STUDY BUDGET FOR YEAR :! At the meetmg of the . Board of County Commissioners' . on Monday the budget for the coming year will be passed unon. W. F, C. Edwards, County Auditor, .who', is Btaying at Nags Head, will return home for the mec'-lnj on Monday. , , ' ' ABOUT 1800 DOGS fEEN VACCINATED (wners of Doers Not fTreated Subject to i Prosecution MAKE CHECK-UP Campaign For Rabies ; Vaccination Closed ; July 31 The campaign for vaccinating dogs in Perquimans for the prevention of Babies has closed. A. A. Nobles, vetenatian, who, to gether with G. C. Buck was appoint ed to vaccinate the dogs in Perqui Bians, stated this week that he had leen advised by Dr. B. W. Moore, the State Vetenarian, that all owners ft dogs which have not been vacci nated are now subject to prosecu tion, and that, before the final check pp is made to determine whether or not owners of dogs have failed to bresent their dogs for the treatment, such owners should come forward and have their dogs vaccinated. J. W. Ward, Register of Deeds, was advised by Dr. Moore this week that no more free vaccine would be furnished by the State this year, but that the orders already on hand would be filled. The time originally set for vaccinat ing dogs was from April 1 to July 1, but due to the delay in securing suf ficient serum, the time was extended to July 31. The total number of dogs to which the anti-rabies treatment has been administered during the campaign is in the neighborhood of 1,800. The definite figures will be given in the report to be made by the vetenarians to the county. Highway Patrolman Here Over Week-end Edwin G. McMullan, former Hert ford man who has for several years been a member of the North Caro lina State Highway Patrol, was in Hertford, visiting relatives, over the week end. Mr. McMullan has for the past three weeks been in Raleigh, helping to train the 65 new members of the Highway Patrol which are to be add ed to the force in the state in the near future, in compliance with leg islation increasing the highway pat rol passed at the last General As sembly. . ' ' There are, according to Mr. Mc Mullan, 100 young men receiving thisspecial instruction along the re quired lines from which number 65 are to be selected. The training includes, in addition to instruction in motor vehicle laws and title laws, instructions in the geographical location of highways, instructions in the use of fire arms and practice in pistol shooting, first aid to the injured training, training In motor cyle driving and instruc tion in drivers license laws. The men are also given some military training. New equipment for the force in cludes, in addition to 100 new motor cycles, 40 Ford V-8 Roadsters which are fitted with emergency equipment for use in transporting persons wounded in motor mishaps. One oi these special cars will be furnished for each sub-station. Funeral Sunday For William M. Munden William M. Munden, Beach Spring farmer, died at his home on Saturday after a long and tedious illness. Mr. Munden was 57 years of age. Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, with the Rev. M. C. Stephen son, pastof of Anderson M. E. Church the Rev. J. W. Dimmette, pastor of the Perquimans Circuit, and the Rev. Miss, Alma Howell, Pastor of the Hertford Assembly, officiating. Bur ial, took; place in the family burying ground. a Belvidere. MrP Munden, who was a man of fine character and a good citizen, is survived by Ms wife, Mrs. Ella Cope land Muden A" large' crowd of friends attended the services." 1 Mr& tiaither Improving From Injury In Fall MilWr G. Gaither, prominent Hertford woman who suffered Ser ious Injury to her hip in a fall at her Nags Head cottage, early in July, and who has been a patient in the Al bemarle' Hospital since; returned home Thursday, While her recovery is expected to- be tedious( it is re ported that Mw.Gaither'is improv ing satisfactorily. ' f - . , Dr. Newby Killed In Automobile Wreck COUNTY WOMEN HOLD PLEASANT MEET SATURDAY Those Present Enjoy Contribution Made to Program by Mkw Kate Blanchard The ladies who attended the quar terly meeting of the Perquimans County Home Economics Association on Saturday at the Community House in Hertford, were delighted with the contribution which Miss Kate M. Blanchard made to the pro gram. Miss Blanchard, who is not only an accomplished musician but who has had much experience in teaching music appreation, talked on "Our Folk Music". Since all folk songs grow out of the life of the peo ple, she headed the list with the In dian music, then the Negro melodies. The oldest of the folk songs, she said, came frim the mountaineers and the cowboy music, which has its own pe culiar attraction. By request, she explained and de monstrated the three aspects of music, harmony, melody and rhythm. Following the splendid talk, under Miss Blanchard's leadership, the group sang several folk songs. As a result of Miss Blanchard's appearance, the women of the Per qoimans County clubs expect to take up the study of music appreciation this winter and to feature the im portance of music in the home. The meeting was one of unusual pleasure for those present. Mrs. M. T. Griffin, president, presided. During the business session the fol lowing new officers were appointed: Secretary, Mrs. Neil Spruill; Assis tant Secretary, Mrs. Charles E. White; Treasurer, Mrs. T. C. Perry. The nominating committee will pre sent the names of nominees for the offices of a President and a Vice President at the next meeting, which will be held in October. The menu committee for this meet ing was named and includes Mrs. Preston Long, Mrs. L. J. Winslow and Mrs. J. B- Basnight. Mrs. Thomas Nixon, President of the National Organization of Better Homes in America, read an interest ing article on "Going Home Time". Mrs. Neil Spruill closed the pro gram with an excellent article on "Child Training". At the close of the business ses sion and the program the ladies gathered about a long table and en joyed a delicious lunch which includ ed fried chicken, vegetables, salads, cake and iced tea. A message sent out from the as sociation reads "To the other clubs of the County: Join us in October. We believe you will enjoy it." Whedbee Homestead Will Be Remodeled The old Whedbee homestead in Hertford will be repaired and restor ed by the owner, Hon. Charles Whed bee, whose family will occupy the re sidence. The interesting old house, one of the old structures of the town, con tains ten rooms and is set on a large lot fronting on Church street, on Punch Alley and on Front street. The place has remained unoccupied for the past quarter of a century. Frank Muth, of Edenton, will be gin the work of restoration on Mon day. Lighted Pipe Causes Fire In Automobile There was such a lot of smoke that Miss Eugenia Gregory naturally con cluded there must be some fire. The smoke was puffing out of the win dows of a car parked on the down town section of Church S street on Saturday morning. Mack Gregory, whose attention was called to the smoking car, made an investigation and found that the cushion of the front seat of the car was burning, with a great hole already made in the upholstery. Mr. Gregory prompt ly extinguished the smoulding flames and removed the lighted pipe which the "owner, a traveling salesman, had left on the seat when he left to call on his customers. , A tiny spark from the burning tobacco had set the up holstery on fire., 220-Pound Bear Killed By Hunters 1 A two hundred and twentv-nound black .bear was: killed . on Thursday by a party of hunters in Gates Coun ty. C. W. White, of Hertford, was ft member of the, party. ; Mr. White expects to join another - bear hunt this week in the same section . Was Returning From Visiting His Son In Rocky Mount TWODEAD W. A. Williams Also Seriously Injured In Crash The entire community was shocked and saddened at the tragic accident which took the life of Dr. George Ed gar Newby, prominent physician and Perquimans County Health Officer, on Sunday, and caused serious in jury to his nephew, W. A. Williams, the only son of Mrs. Simon Ruten berg. Dr. Newby and Mr. Williams were returning from Rocky Mount, where they had visited the family of Dr. Newby's son, the visit being especi ally in honor of George Newby, 111, the infant grandson of the physician. The accident occurred between Tarboro and Rocky Mount, when a car driven by R. L. Dunn, of Edge combe County, sideswiped the car driven by Mr. Williams. Dr. Newby was instantly killed and Mr. Williams suffered severe lacerations and bruises and possible internal in juries, the extent of which has not been determined at this writing. Both R. L. Dunn, driver of the car, and J. E. Hull, who was with him, were seriously injured. Mr. Hull died on Monday in the Tarboro Hos pital. After an investigation by the Coronor, when evidence of Dunn's having under the influence of liquor was found, he was ordered in the cus tody of the sheriff as soon as he is able to leave the hospital. When the news of the tragedy was telephoned to Hertford, late in the afternoon, it spread like fire through the community, where hearts beat in sympathy with the stricken families. Mr. and Mrs. Rutenberg and Mrs Williams left immediately for the Tarboro Hospital, and arrangements were made te bring home the body of the physician. The funeral service for Dr. Newby, held at the home in Covent Barden, en Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock, was dignified and simple. Rev. B. P. Robinson, pastor of the Hertford M. E. Church, of which the deceased was a devoted member, conducted the ser vice. One hymn, "The Old Rugged Cross", was sung by members of the Methodist Church Choir. The casket was covered with a pall of Easter lilies, gardenias and other white flowers. Burial took place in the family plot in Cedarwood Cemetary. The pallbearers were T. S. White, Jr., and Zack Toms, of Richmond, Va., Clinton W. Toms, Jr., and J. H. Buchanan, of Durham, Duke Morgan, of Morehead City, and W. H. Pitt, James Evart Newby and J. E. Mor ris, of Hertford. Dr. Newby, who was 61 years of age, was a native of Perquimans County and a member of one of the most prominent families of the sec tion, being a son of the late George Durapt Newby aad Mattie McMullan Newby. Except for a few years when he practiced his profession in Newport News, Va., he had spent his entire life in the county. Surviving are his wife, who was the former Miss Ruth Toms; two children, George Edgar Newby, Jr., of Rocky Mount; and Mrs W- C. Ar chie, of Wake Forest; one grandchild, George Edgar Newby, 111; one sis ter, Mrs. Simon Rutenberg, of Hert ford, and two brothers, E. McM. Newby, of Hertford, and1 Bruce New by, of Los Angeles, Cal. Another sister, Mrs. C. W. Toms, of Durham, died several years ago. Among the out-of-town people at tending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. William C. Archie, of Wake For est; George Edgar Newby, of Rocky Mount; Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Toms and Miss Isabel Toms, of Petersburg, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Toms, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. John Buchanan, and Mrs. J. H. Erwin, all of Durham; T. S. White, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Zack Toms, of Richmond, Va.; Mr. and Mrs., Duke Morgan, of Morehead City; Dr. T- S. McMullan, Dr.' Moire Bulla, Dr. Isaiah Fearing, Dr. Fay Hussey, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Weeks; Mrs. J, H. Aydlett, P. G. Sawyer, G. D. Pendleton, S. W. Twilford, Mr, and Mrs E.E. Bundy and P. W. Mc Mullan, all of Elizabeth City; Mr. and Mrs. Graham White, Mrs. Sid ney McMullan and Rev. C. A. Ashby, of Edenton; and Mr. and Mrs. CLE, King, of Weldon. 'Alfalfa produces the highest qual ity of hay that can be grown in North CaoHna, say v livestock experts, v

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