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A WEEKLY NEWSPAiR DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTYi
Hertford, Perquimans County North Carolina, Friday, August 9, 1935.
$1.25 Per Year
Durants Neck People
Want Improved Road
Delegation Enlists Aid
Of County Commis
sioners MRS. C. WGRIFFIN
Section Isolated From
County Due to Condi
tion of Road
In an effort to enlist the aid of the
Board of County Commissioners of
Perquimans, a delegation of citizens
of Durants Neck, under the leader
ship of Mrs. C. W. Griffin, appear
ed before the Board on Monday in re
ference to the matter of paving the
road leading from New Hope to Du
rants Neck, a distance of approxi
mately 7 miles.
Representing that a road through
this section is a county .project and
not a neighborhood affair, Mrs. Grif
fin stated that, with some thirty fa
milies living on the road, the com
munity, a rich agricultural one, is
often in winter isolated for weeks,
with the residents unable to get their
produce to market, to attend church
or to get to the county seat. Mrs.
Griffin stated that children were de
layed in getting to and from school,
often arriving at school late in the
day and reaching home late at night.
The commissioners refused to en
dorse the petition on the grounds
that to do so might result in failure
to get through a project previously
approved and endorsed by the Board
which calls for the hard-surfacing
of the road leading from New Hope
The names of a number of leading
citizens of the county, including a
large number of Hertford residents,
were signed to the petition which
will be submitted to the Stat High
While there seems little probabili
ty that the road will be paved the en
tire distance from. New Hope to the
bottom of Durants Neck, there is
reason to believe that the road may
be paved from New Hope to Con
cord, which would be satisfactory to
the Durants Neck residents.
How Many Germs
Has A House Fly?
Two scientists recently examined
400 house flies to determine how im
portant that common insect really is
in the spread of germs. Securing
flies from all sorts , of places they
found that the average number of
bacteria carried , per fly ' was more
than 1,000,000, reports the American
Institute of Sanitation. Insects taken
from garbage cans and other obvious
ly insanitary places carried -as ' many
aa six million germs each.
"Long before, the development of
the modern ; microscope ; far-seeing
physicians sounded notes of suspicion
against the common house fly; now
their complicity as carriers of germs
is definitely proved," comments the
institute. , " " t
"Under the microscope the fly ap
pears like an animated feather dus
ter. The legs and body are sovered
with fine hairs which carry countless
germs from place to place. Each of
its six legs have two.hairy pads in
which a sticky fluid is secreted. By
nn r.4 fhaoa ndhefttVe nads On Its
feet a fly caff perform the novel trick
n una ila ilnnm on A RAilinff.
J Rut those Dads, so useful to. the fly
oi wiuiuus w" --
in defying gravitation, pics up, an
sorts of bacteria as the scavenger
"A single fly may alight on a dozen
objects in a few minutes and leave an
trail of flrerms that would be
. . i if
UituvvH v - a '
appalling if made visible, to. the eye
jAMAtiafvoU : : nMPTitifirftTlv that A
, housefly literally sheds germs with
every owcy wavor. ,-
iata ahmt two inches in diameter i
lightly brushed with a sterile gelatine
solution ana ny .is causea w wai
... Vi nlnfA. In a few; hoard -the
' footprints of - the yVwiU -biB seen
plainly unuer uie ipiciviiwjpiu,,
many- colonies-of bacteria" that, grew
from tne germs aeposuea irym m
eet of the fly," , f
- W. A. Willims Now
W. A. Williams, prominent insur-
ance man of Hertford, who was seri
ously injured in an automobile acci-
Williams' uncle, Dr. G. E. Newby, on
Ann tuhirh tAiiaeri mi aeam ox jur.
July 23, is ' recoveries at his home
l-nro T'r. Y.T" i. v.ho was con-
1 f- 1 h f i '. r .""1 r3 a re-
EE EE Dsi
War And Lemons
Geneva, Switzerland Diplomatic
backing and filling continues over the
Italo-Ethiopian question. The League
Council has ceded to Italy's demands
and no steps have as yet been taken
to make war seem any less inevit
able. Meanwhile the price of lemons
rises in America- Mussolini is send
ing all he can to Africa to stave off
dysentery among his troops.
Not Now In November
Washington, D. C The huge $4,-
880,000,000 work relief program has
so far put only 100,000 to work. Con
troller General John R. McCarl
watches New Deal expenditures with
an eagle eye. President Roosevelt
took him on a week-end fishing trip
and McCarl promised to do all he
could to expedite distribution of the
money. With McCarl cooperation the
President hopes to have 90 to 95 per
cent' of the country's employable idle
at work by November.
"Bore From Within"
Moscow, U. S. S. R. At the Third
International's seventh congress, Earl
Browder, Kansan secretary of the
American Communist Party, an
nounced that his 80,000 followers
were busily sowing propaganda
among 1,000,000 laborers. Delegates
instructed Young Communist Leagues
to join all groups and societies, ath
letic, cultural, religious to "bore from
within." When Washington cocked
its ear for violation of the 1933
agreement, Moscow quickly appended
the dictum: No Soviet meddling in
the domestic affairs of individual
national Communist parties.
- - Temptation
Lakehnrst. N. J. Flyers over dark-
eat Afric and wildest Asia expect
casual fire from ardent natives. But
in civilized America riflemen can re
sist anything but blimps. Alter a
flight along the coast off Point Plea
sant, N. J., hangar men found the
hole of a high-powered rifle bullet
in the stabilizer fin of the navy's all
motAl ZMC-2. Twice previously this
ship has suffered direct hits. Pilots
of blimps dread unsettled country m
the hunting season.
British India BUI Unsatisfactory
London. Enarland. After 16,000,000
m.rA nt nratorv. 50 davs of debate,
and 800 amendments, the India bill
emerged, a 100,500 word document.
To the delight of English die-hards,
practically every group in India ob
jected to the bill on one grounds or
another. Establishing a xeaerai gov
Mwnimt in India and erantinjr the
franchise to 29,000,000 men and 6,
000,000 women, the bill pleased
neither conservatives nor radicals in
oifJiAi- rnnntrv. but all asrrede that it
gave the Indian Empire a chance for
its longest step toward seu-govern-ment.
"Blow Against Law Enforcement"
Malone, N. Y. Last December the
United States indicted Arthur Fleg
enheimer, alias Dutch Schultz, for
evading $90,000 taxes and penalties
on an alleged $2,000,060 income for
1929,' 80 and l. While waiting his
apmnri trial, in Malone he trained the
backwoods, community 'a; good will by
setting .up drinks. - In Syracuse pro
secutors, had failed to convict him
on his own beer payment records.
This time, concentrating on Schultz's
horrendous career the failed again.
Said v Federal S Judge i Frederick H.
Bryant, to he , acquitting jury, "You
ni m TtnmA with the satisfaction
if ft is i satisfaction-Hthat you have
rendered a blow against law enforce
ment and 'given aid "and encourage?
law.?' UTheret is no place -lor.- Jum
here," said Mayor LaGuardia oi ew
York; SfWellrm -tfoing thfirexe
11 Panama City,' Canal Zone In' his
paper, the'. Panama' American; Nelson
Rounsevell, American puousner, spe
f.iai;taa in X editorial . thunder-' that
nn - Vnf' vMrii ua ' rambled -': about
Japanese spies who maintain seem
ingly profitless shops In, Panama City.
Latfc nmi he ran a series of articles
on the Csut eoUian at Fort Clayton
Committed' suicide within six
weeks. He charged that Col. James
V. Iloidt drove the men so hard tnat
t' py, took to marij ' and killed
DR. BRINN NAMED
Fills Vacancy Caused by
Sudden Death of Dr.
G. E. Newby
Board of Health Bans
Revival Meetings In
Dr. T. P. Brinn, of Hertford, was
appointed Health Officer of Perqui
mans County at a called meeting of
the Board of Health held on Monday
night to fill the position made va
cant by the death of Dr. George Ed
gar Newby, who was killed in an au
tomobile accident on July 28. Dr.
Newby had served in the position
for the past eighteen years.
By order of the Board of Health,
as a precautionary measure, no pro
tracted or revival meetings will be
held in Perquimans until permis
sion is given by the Health Officer.
The Perquimans Board of Health
includes, in addition to the Health
Officer, Dr. C. A. Davenport, Dr. J.
L. Leggett, Dr Luther H. Butler, Dr.
T. A. Cox, E. M. Perry, Chairman of
the Board of County Commissioners;
F. T. Johnson, Welfare Officer, and
E. L. Reed, Mayor of Hertford.
Claude B. Brinn On
Visit From Turkey
Claude B. Brinn, who has lived for
the past twenty years in the Near
East, is at home for a vacation, and
is the guest of his brother, Rosser
E. Brinn , in Hertford.
Mr. Brinn is a representative of
the British-American Tobacco Com
pany, with headquarters in Istanbul,
Turkey. This is his fourth visit to
his natvie home since he left in 1914
ancl the first in six years.
Of Much Interest Here
Of interest in Perquimans is the
announcement of the engagement and
approaching marriage of Miss Mary
Embry Glasson and dr. Thomas
The bride-to-be is the daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Glasson, of Duke
University, She has for the past
three years been a member of the
Perquimans High School faculty, and
has many friends in Hertford.
Dr. Brinn, who is a native of Per
quimans, is a prominent young phy
sician of Hertford.
Aug. 14 At Eden House
The third annual out-door celebra
tion sponsored by the Eastern Caro
lina Chamber - of Commerce will be
held at Eden House Beach Wednes
day, August "14.- An elaborate pro
gram has been arranged which is
calculated to draw a large crowd for
Hon. W. L. Lumpkin of Louisburg,
will make the principal speech of the
day,, which is scheduled for 8:30
o'clock. Other 'prominent speakers
are also on the program.
A gorgeous bathing beauty contest
in connection with the celebration
will be held both afternoon and night
in which. cash prizes will be given to
the .winners. The. coronation of the
bathing beauty queen will take place
at 9 P. M., and the queen's ball will
start at 9:30 P. M., lasting until
2:00 At M. , . . ..
A swimming and diving contest
will, also be a feature of the day. f
Music' for the occasion will be''fur-
nished by Harry Slagle and his
Nighthawks.-..' v::;"'v.' -'t-.-;.
In order to' defray the expenses of
the celebration,. . a small " admission
charge , W the grounds will ' be made,
Judge J. H. Matthews', of Windsor,
will ;' be raaster s'of ceremoniesr and
Waylahd . Spruill, . of Bertie County
wui introaucei the peiwrv:
i WFot-iCounty Schools
A.Two new teachers-were elected by
the School Committee at a meeting
held 'on Monday night. Hiss Bertha
Chappell was elected rto ? teach the
Snow HOI School and Miss .r Ruth
HoUowell was -elecW ?- to teach the
LITTLE GIRL GASHES FOOT
Lillian; the Itte'daWnte''of:1k&
and Mrs. J. W. Goodwin, of the Bal
lahack community, gashed her foot
with an axe last Wednesday. JThe
little girl was playin j with the axe
win it Klt-ti, fctfUct'rj a very
' "1 rr 1 o t-? cf.lcr foot
ON CITY STREETS
New Concrete, However,
Must Have Time to
Set Before Used
DOBB STREET OPEN
Work on Repairing of
Causeway Going For
All of the street paving in Hertford
will be finished this week. This does
not mean that the entire surface of
the streets can be used at once, as
the concrete has to set for fourteen
days before traffic is allowed. But
all of the concrete will probably be
poured by the time this gets into
Dobb street has been open to traf
fic for the past week, with the center
of the road only being used. It will
probably be two weeks before all of
the work is cleaned up.
Church street, the width of which
was extended from 20 to 30 feet to
conform to the highway require
ments, will be finished this week.
The work on the causeway, includ
ing the driving of piling over which
reinforced concrete is poured, is go
ing forward rapidly. The pouring of
concrete began on Tuesday of this
Enfield Man Appeals
Case To High Court
Thurman Madre, of Enfield, driv
er of a truck which it is alleged col
lided with a car driven by Leroy
Spruill, colored, of Hertford, on the
Hertford - Elizabeth City Highway
some weeks ago, resulting in serious
injury to Spruill, who is still a pat
ient in the Albemarle Hospital, was
found guilty of reckless driving and
of driving without proper lights, in
Recorders Court on Tuesday by
Judge Walter H. Oakey, Jr., and was
fined one hundred dollars.
The defendant, who was not repre
sented by counsel, appealed to the
Ernest Hardy and Ben Thach, both
colored, were taxed with the court
costs when found guilty of engaging
in an affray.
Sherman "Buster" White, colored,
was found guilty of reckless driving
and the case was dismissed upon
payment of the court costs.
Burley Barclift was found guilty
of assault on a female and was fined
ten dollars and ordered to stay away
from the premises of Hattie Austin
for the period of one year.
Buried On Sunday
John Newbold, prominent Perquim
ans County farmer, aged 74, died
early Saturday morning at his home,
"Sunny Slope," following a paralytic
stroke suffered on Wednesday.
Funeral services were held at Holy
Trinity Episcopal Church in Hertford,
of which he was a member, on Sun
day afternoon, with the Rev. C. A.
Ashby, rector of St. Paul's Church,
Edenton, officiating, and burial took
place in the family plot in the
Pallbearers were C. F. Sumner,
Jr., J. Emmett Winslow, J. M. Jarvis,
of Elizabeth City; J. M. Newbold,
Dr. C. A. Davenport and A. R. Wins
low. Mr. Newbold, a native of Perquim
ans and a member of a prominent
family, had lived his entire life in the
county. He was a man of fine charac
ter, honored by all who knew him.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Enola
Elliott Newbold; three daughters,
Mrs. J. M. Vail of Edenton, and Mrs.
W. H, Nixon and Mrs. David Cox, Jr.,
of Hertford; one son, J. H. Newbold,
of Hertford," and three sisters, Mrs.
C. F. Sumner, Sr., and Miss Matilda
Newbold, ; of Hertford, and Mrs.
MattiejEtheridget of Norfolk, Va. ,
Funeral On Sunday
For Richard White
. Funeral services for Richard White,
77, who died on Saturday, were held
at the home at Whiteston, on Sunday
afterno6n, with the Rev. A A. Butler,
pastor of Great Hope Baptist Church,
and the Rev. M. O. Stephenson, pas
tor of the. Center Hill M. E. Church,
Officiating. Burial took place in the
family burying ground.
, Mr. ; White was a native of the
county and had lived all bis life in the
Whiteston? community, ' ;o . , -.
t Surviving art his wife and three
children. Mrs. Mary Jolliff, of Stone
wall, Elihu White and Charles White,
both of Whiteston. One sister, Mrs.
i:aggie:Wright,i: of . Belvidere, -also
Tax Rate For County
JOSEPHUS DANIELS, JR.
Josephus Daniels, Jr., of Raleigh,
was elected commander of the North
Carolina Department, American Le
gion, at the annual convention held
this week in Fayetteville.
Josephus Daniels, Jr., son of the
Ambassador to Mexico and war-time
Secretary of the Navy, enlisted in
the Marine Corps as a private upon
the entry of the United States into
the World War and rose to the rank
of captain. He served a year over
seas with the 13th Marines and was
aide to General Smedley Butler.
Active in the American Legion
from its formation period, Mr. Dan
iels is a past Commander of Raleigh
Post No. 1 and for several years was
chairman of the Legion's luncheon
club in the State Capital. He is past
Grande Chef de Gare of the Grand
Voiture of North Carolina of the 40
and 8, and also is past Chef de Gare
of the Raleigh Voiture of 40 and 8.
He has attended several national con
ventions as a delegate from this
State. Mr. Daniels has also been a
delegate from the Raleigh Post to
several State conventions.
Forty-one years or age, Mr. Dan
iels is business manager of The News
Mrs. Daniels was Miss Evelina Fos
ter McCauley of Nashville, Tenn. She
is a member of the Raleigh Unit of
the American Legion Auxiliary. They
have one son, Edgar Foster, a char
ter member of the Raleigh Chapter
of Sons of the Legion.
Met Monday Night
The Adult Missionary Society of
the Hertford M. E. Church met on
Monday night in the Sunday School
room of the church, with Mrs. R. H
Willis, President, presiding.
After the business meeting there
was an interesting program, on which
Miss Thelma Elliott made a very in
teresting talk, followed by a short
talk by Mrs. Willis.
The members were urged to begin
to prepare to make the self-denial
offering during the annual week of
prayer to be held from November 3
to November 9. The matter of a
better attendance at the meetings
was also especially stressed.
Here Next Tuesday
Dr. Luther H. Butler, president of
the Hertford Rotary Club, announced
on Tuesday night at the regular
meeting of the club that Cleveland
Thayer, of Asheboro, district gover
nor of the 57th District of Rotary
International, will make his annual
official visit to this club on next Tues
Dr. Butler is very anxious to have
every member of the club present on
Due to the fact that a number of
the Hertford Rotarians are spending
their vacations out of town, there
was not a full attendance of the club
Richard Mansfield To
Enter State Hospital
K (''i ;i. ' "
Richard Mansfield, the young man
who attempted Suicide by taking poi
son on Wednesday of last week, was
released from the Albemarle Hospi
tal on Thursday night. He suffered
little effect from the poison.
" Application has been made to the
State Hospital for the Insane for the
entrance of the young man, who is
detained in the Perquimans County
jail until such time as there Is room
for him at tile hospital.
. This , was the third attempt made
recently to end his life," . -
Budget and Adopt
KEEPER OF HOME
Court House Ordered
Locked After 6 O'clock
The tax rate of Perquimans Coun
ty was unchanged by the Board of
County Commissioners at their meet
ing on Monday, when the budget for
the year was approved and adopted
and the rate fixed at $1.40.
The levy for the general county
fund is 15 cents; for the listing and
assessing of taxes and for charity
10 cents; the poor fund is 5 cents;
the debt service $1.05 and the school
fund 5 cents.
Among the rountine matters to
come before the Board at this meet
ing was the employing of a keeper
of the County Home. Simon Stall
ings, who has held this position for
thirty-five years, was re-appointed.
Mr. Stallings reported that there
are at present 12 inmates of the
Home, three of whom are blind.
Chairman E. M. Perry asked Mr.
Stallings for a list of those present,
stating that in future a record would
be kept in the courthouse of the in
mates of the County Home. Mr.
Stallings made the statement that,
prior to the time he took over the
position of keeper of the County
Home no records were kept there, but
that during the whole period that he
has been keeper he has kept an accu
rate record of the inmates, the date
of their entry and the date of their
leaving. This record is in the pos
session of Mr. Stallings.
The Board instructed the court
house janitor to lock the court room
door at 6 o'clock in the evening in
the future. This was done in an ef
fort to prevent the waste of electric
current, it having been reported to
the commissioners that the lights in
the courthouse are frequently turned
on and carelessly left burning in the
building until late at night when the
building is not in use. A key to the
courtroom will be furnished to J. W.
Ward, Register of Deeds, one to W.
F. C. Edwards, County Accountant,
and one to the janitor.
Projects In County
Resumed This Week
Approximately 55 persons were
put back to work by the local ERA
office on Wednesday of this week, on
projects which were suspended on
Among the projects are a drainage
project, cleaning up the school lot at
Belvidere where the building was
burned in May of this year; the sew
ing room at the Community House,
and cleaning the Perquimans High
School, where colored women are em
ployed. The projects which had not sus
pended was the canvassing work of
the FHA, the canning work, and the
work of making office furniture on
which two men are employed.
Teachers Back From
18-Day Northern Trip
The party of Perquimans teachers
who returned home Sunday night af
ter an 18-day tour of Canada and the
New England States, returning by
way of Niagara Falls and through
the Valley of Virginia, report a most
In the party of approximately a
hundred persons, transported by
three busses and five automobiles,
were six Perquimans women, includ
ing Mrs. W. F. Morgan, Mrs. A. R.
Winslow, Mrs. T. L. Jessup and
Misses Bertha Chappell, Helen Mor
gan and Lucille Long.
E. W. Lordley Gets
E. W. Lordley, of Hertford, has
been named Supervisor of the Divi
sion of Finance and Reports of the
First WPA District, including 14
counties with headquarters in Eliza
beth City. .
Mr. Lordley has been district ad
ministrator; of the ERA since this
district was formed, and prior to that
time was Administrator of the Per
quimans County" ERA, .
He will serve in the dual capacity
of D strict Adminstrator of ERA and
Supervisor of Finance and Reports -until
Er' is absorbed by WPA.