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A' WEEKLY, NESPAJER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF to&gfifoRD AND PERQUIMANS COUKTY
Volume II. Number 36.
Hertford; Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, September 6, 1935.
$1.25 Per Year
S. S. Convention At
Anderson Sept. 11
FOR SUPPORT AID
to courrrrs list
Formerly on ERA
Unfortunates WH1 Re
ceive Average $2.83
The County will pay this month to
the unemployable persons formerly
on the direct relief rolls of the Emer
gency Relief Adminstration half of
the sums they have' been receiving,
according to an order made by the
"Chairman on Monday, or an average
.amount of $2.83 per ' person per
montn. --iq.:j -v
The list turned over to the County
on Monday by Charles E. Johnson,
of the local ERA office, includes 45
names, mostly ' of old persons, all in
capable of worlc'Tw lof these have
died during the month, leaving 43 for
the county to provide for.
These unemployable have been re
ceiving from the ERA monthly sums
ranging in amounts of from two to
ten dollars, which means that some
of these old persona will receive only
a dollar a month now, and that in no
case but -one 'will any one be paid
more than four 'dollars. One man
was receiving ten dollars per month.
He will now get five.
On this list are a number of pathe
tic cases of helpless old,., persons.
There is an old colored man who is
almost totally blind. His wife who
is also very old, is mentally afflicted.
This old couple live alone.
There is another old man, eighty
four, whose wife is eighty, both are
feeble. The boy who was their only
help died this summer.
In addition to this list of 43, seve
ral other old persons applied for aid
to the commissioners . on Monday.
Three vere placed on the. rolls. Some
were turned away and toid to try to
get along until cold weather, when
the county will help them.
When the Emergency Relief Ad
ministration relieved the county of
the burden of caring for the "outside
poor7 in the fall of 1932, there were
en the list 24 persons, who were being
paid by the county monthly sums
ranging from $1.33 to $15.00. Only
one on the list received $15.00. J One
other received $10.00. Most of . them
were paid sums of four or five dol
lars per month. The average amount
which the ERA paid last month per
person was $5.60. : Cut in half, this
amounts to $23 per person per
month, as against $40 which ' the
county wag averaging in 1932.
. Perquimans County provided $1504.
-00 for the outside' poor fund during
the last fiscal ' year, turning ' the
amount over to the ERA for the
purpose. ' This amount was largely
supplemented by ERA funds.
E. F. Mann Manager
Of Blanchard Stote
E. F. Mann, of Salisbury,, has ac
cepted the position of Store Manager
with the firm of ; J. C. Blanchard &
Co.; and took over his new duties on
Monday. , -
Mr. Mann, who is a native of Vir
grj, has had wide experience in the
management of retail stores in North
Carolina and . comes . to Blanchard's
highly recommended. " '' '
The Mann family consists or Mr.
and Mrs. Mann and one young 'son.
They are at present making their
home at the' boarding house of Mrs.
J. E. White. ' , 4 (','
Blanchard's "is the oldest-mercantile
firm in existence in this section
having celebrated, ; with a very ela
y borate sales event and special county
wide exhibition, the one hundredth
anniversary of the business in 1932.
In addition to the store, which car
ries a full line of general merchan
dise, including . dry goods,- clothing,
ladies ready-to-wear, notion, grocer
ies and hardware the firm deals ex
tensively in farm produce. 1
J, C. Blanchard the present head of
the business is a grandson of the
founder of the business. , . ' .
Rev.B. 7. Gcilhc?
! Visits richer Here
- Rev. B. W. Gaither, of Dalhart,
: Tex., was a reccr.t guest of his moth
er, Mrs. W. G. Gaither in Hertford.
' Mr. Gaither, a native Hertford boy
ho was for a nr-nber of years a
-riasionary to !:a from the Pro
t nhnt Eplsccr v. vrh, has for the
- j ' five yr--s I 1 -ctor of Crace
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A. w. hefrEn
The three gentlemen shown in the
group above represents the Board of
Town Commissioners of Hertford.
Left to right, they are A. W. Hefren,
Dr. C. A. Davenport and W. H. Hard
castle. i Each member of the Board is an
Outstanding citizen, ' each prominent
in his line, and all possessing the
confidence of the people.
Mr. Hefren, who has served for 13
Oil Mill Expected To Be Ready
To Operate During December
Contract Let For Rebuilding Plant Which Was
Destroyed By Fire In January, 1934;
That the oil mill will be ready to
begin operation in December was
stated this week as' the' opinion of
H. E. King, Mechanical Engineer for
the Southern Cotton Oil Co., who is
taking the preliminary steps toward
the actual rebuilding of the old East
ern Cotton Oil Company's plant here.
The contract will probably be let
this week, according to Mr. King, and
the construction work will begin at
The main oil mill building which
was wrecked by a boiler explosion in
January of 1934 will be reconstruct
ed much along the same lines of the
old mill. Modern machinery will
replace the obsolete machinery and
that damaged by the explosion.
The mill will be entirely electric
driven, instead of partly electric and
Tom Williams, Though Blind, I. Hale
Aad;Hearty; Remains Loyal to
-. Old Church .
Probably the oldest resident of
Perquimans County is Tom Williams,
colored, who for the past six years
has lived at the County Home. Tom
is hale and hearty, able to get about
and would be able to help himself
but for the fact that he is stone
blind- It was when he became blind
that he went to live at the County
home. - :'J
: Simon S tailings, the kindly keeper
of the Home, eays Tom is a good
man, and that he has a great many
friends - among the .white , people in
the community where, he formerly
lived, as well as among his own race.
Every summer Mr. Stalhngs car
ries Tom down to ;Bethelv his former
home,.fwhere he visits for a week
during the revival meeting at his
church. Tom. .thinks a lot of his
church. - The present building is a
large frame building,. modern and at-
The first church Tom remembers at
this place was .what Tom describes
as a bush shelter ; That - was away
back in the early days of-Tom's life.
This was replaced by a log house, in
which the colored people of Bethel
worshipped for a long time. Later a
frame building -was - erected, and
within the past few years the pres
ent church was built , Tom helped to
build them all. '" 4 - '
C. Morgan Patient;'
. In Norfolk- Hospital
C. W. Morgan, prominent Hertford
resident, is a patient in "the Protes
ted Hospital in Norfolk, where -he
was taken last Friday. , . '
Mr. Morgan has been in ill health
for some time, his condition growing
worse recently. - While he will have
to undergo an operation'' hie condi
tion is such , that he wilt:; be ', given
treatment for some time, before the
operation is performed.
r.-. Z' i is s'Eyi in Nor
J - ' - -' r 1 ' .i while he
DR. C. A. DAVENPORT
years on the Board, is office mana
ger of Major & Loomis Co. He is
also President of the Hertford Build
ing & Loan Association. Mr. Hefren
is a native of the State of Pennsyl
vania, having lived in Hertford for
the past twenty-five years.
Dr Davenport, who is serving his
second term on the Board is a pro
minent physician. The Docter is the
only native North Carolinian on the
partly steam driven, as was the old
Mr. King stated that his company
expects to establish the business here
on a big scale, hoping to make a bet
ter mill than ever.
The same kind of business in
every particular will be run, with an
oil mill, ginnery and fertilizer plant
in operation. The company will buy
cotton and cotton seed and sell cot
ton, and cotton seed products, and
manufacture and sell fertilizer, just
as the old Eastern Cotton Oil Com
In fact, according to J. A. White,
they expect to begin to buy cotton
C. P. Morris will contiue as Mana
ger of the business, with J. A. White
as cashier and J. R. Elliott as super
intendent Perquimans Boy Makes
Good In Dare County
In a recent issue of the Dare Coun
ty Times there appeared an interest
ing article concerning a Perquimans
boy, Carson W. Davis, who has made
good in Dare.
Mr. Davis, a prominent Manteo
merchant, who instituted the first ex
clusive clothing store in Dare County,
is a native of Winfall and is a broth
er of Mrs. J. H. Towe, Sr., of Hert
After outlining something of the
early history of Mr Davis' business
career covering a period of some
thirty years or more in Dare, the
writer has this to say:
"Of course, it is no accident or
stroke of luck that brought about
this succeess. It was hard work and
strict attention to business. Carson'
W. Davis has never been known to
get mixed up in politics, religion or
In closing, the writer further says:
"He is very conservative and not
inclined to boast about his business,
but his was the first business place
in the county to install modern glass
cases, and fixtures, . electric , lights,
and initiate window displays. He
knew: how to keep his help, interested
and some of his force have been with
him for fifteen or twenty years. He
made himself popular with the trade,
made money and. prospered."
Road Delegation Goes
0. To .Raleigh, Today
A large ' delegation of Perquimans
County folks made up largely of Du
rante Neck residents but with seve
ral representatives from other, local
ities also, will go to Raleigh today tQ
lay before the State Highway ft
Public Works Commission the matter
of extending the. hard surfaced road
from New Hope to Durante Neck.'
(Mr. and Mrs. C WV Griff inV of Du
mnts Neck, who'; fiave been active
in the matter, were in Hertford on
Monday, soliciting other signatures
to; supplement the large number al
ready secured to the petition asking
for tLe carrying out of this project
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W. H. HARDCASTLE
Board, hailing from Mackeys. He
has been practicing medicine in Hert
ford for the past eight years.
W. H. Hardcastle is Assistant
Cashier of the Hertford Banking
Company and Secretary of the Hert
ford Building & Loan Association
Mr. Hardcastle has held his position
at the bank for the past 15 years,
coming to Hertford from his native
State of Maryland.
Includes Draining Pro
jects Requiring Large
And1 Sent to District
Office In E. City
Last minute projects to be
brought before the Board of County
Commissioners on Monday may re
sult in several improvements which
will be of much benefit to various
rural communities ana furnish work
for a number of laborers. Two of
the projects involved draining.
The Board approved the applica
tion to the proper authority to
dredge the Little River River Run
from the bridge at Woodville to the
Suffolk & Carolina Railroad, at Park
ville, a distance of approximately 8
A drainage project was presented
by a number of the residents of the
Hickory Cross Community in the
form of a. petition which was signed
by many other residents of the
neighborhood. Miss Mildred Hinton
presented the matter to the Board,
asking that a canal which leads from
what is known as the fields, causing
a condition that is a menace to the
health of the community. It was
stated that there are at present sev
eral cases of malaria in the immediate
neighborhood. The roads in this sec
tion are represented as being flood
ed. It was in this section of the
county that reports came in some
weeks ago that boys went swimming
in the road following a heavy rain.
Others who appeared in the in
terest of this project were Mrs. J
W. Hinton, William C. Chappell and
Willie G. Stallings.
The approval of the commissioners
was given for this project also and
the petitioners went immediately to
the District Office of the PWA in
Elizabeth City to make application.
Virginia Tucker Is
Miss Virginia Tucker, a local girl
who has for the past' .three1 years
been teacher, of mathematics; in the
Perquimans High ' School, has receiv
ed an appointment aft Junior Compu
ter for the National Advisory Com
mittee for Aeronautics at Langly
Field, Hampton, Va. ' Miss Tucker
took over her new duties on Tuesday.
Having been notified by wire while
visiting in California of her appoint
ment to the position at Langley Field.
Miss Tucker cut her visit short and
returned home last week. ; )
S. S. CLASS HAS PICNIC - j
The members of the Judson Memo
rial Sunday School Class of the Hert
ford Baptist Church went: on apic-
nic to Eden. House on Thursday J of
last week. ,.
Jurors Drawn For
The following list of jurors were
drawn Monday to serve at the fall
term of Perquimans Superior
Court, which will convene on Octo
Dallas White, D. W. Simpson,
J. Mood Copeland, John R. Hen
dren, W. T. Russell, E. S. Wins
low, Jr., Alfred Rountree, J. A.
Goodman, J. A. Perry, D. J. Prit
chard, Dockey Cartwright, G. E.
Gregory, W. M. Humphries, A. W.
Jordan, Nerus W. Chappell, J. D.
Chappell, Lloyd E. Winslow, W. A.
Elliott, Zack Phillips, H. A. Whit
ley, R. C. Skinner, Thomas Deal,
J. E. Twine, C. A. Boyce, George
L. Sutton, Jr., J. Elmer Wood,
Joe Dail, G. E. Benton, R. B. Kir
by, Herbert J. Winslow, L. R. Wil
son, E. R. Stevenson, J. L. Cart
wright, Eugene Ward, C. L. God
win, L. A. Smith.
CLUBS WILL MEET
IN LOCAL SCHOOL
Everybody Interested In Music Urged
To Attend First Meeting of
The first Districte Meeting of the
Northeastern District of the State
Federation of Music Clubs will be
held in the auditorium of the Hert
ford Grammer School on Saturday of
The morning session will be pre
sided over by Mrs. V. A. Ward, of
Robersonville, District Director.
Mrs. R. M. Riddick, Junior Counse
lor for the District, will preside at
the afternoon session. An address
will be made by Mrs. J. S. Correll, of
Raleigh, State President, and other
state officers are expected to be pre
sent. The Northeastern District is a new
district, organized through the in
fluence of the Hertford Music Clubs.
Prior to the organization of this dis
trict there were only five districts in
the State, and when music clubs of
this section of the state wished to
take part in preliminary contests it
was necessary to travel to Wilming
ton. This new district will be of
great convenience to the members of
music clubs who wish to take part in
district and state contests.
All music club members and others
interested in musical programs are
invited to the first meeting of the
Northeastern District of the State
Federation of Music Clubs.
To Re-Index Rooks
Among the projects applied for by
Perquimans County from the PWA
is the re-indexing of the deed books
in the courthouse. The index system
in effect in the office of the Regis
ter of Deeds is incomplete and very
To install an adequate index sys
tem would entail expenditure of
much money and employment would j
be given to a number of persons for
a considerable period of time.
County Commissioners E. M. Perry
and E. W. Mathews, accompanied by
Chas. Whedbee, County Attorney, and
J. W. Ward, Register of Deeds,
made a trip to Elizabeth City on
Tuesday and cousulted officials of
the PWA in reference to the project.
Hertford Negro Jailed
For Entering Store
Josephus Wilson, Hertford Negro,
is being held in jail charged with en
tering the store of L. J. Winslow, at
Belvidere, on Tuesday morning.
Mrs. Winslow. who entered the
store from the rear door, surprised
a Negro man in the act of attempt
ing to open the cash register. No
body else was in the store at the time
Mr. winslow having stepped out the
front door. The Negro intruder past
Mrs. Winslow and ran away, making
his escape through the field.
Wilson, who had -ridden to Belvi
dere on an ice teruck and had been
seen about the store a short time be
fore, was picked up later. He has
served a term on the roads for lar
1 BACK FROM WEDDING TRIP
Dr. T. P. Brinn and his bride, who
was the former Miss Mary Glasson,
of Durham, have returned from their
wedding, trip and. are making their
home in. apartments in the residence
of Mrs. C C. Winslow on Market
street. - 1 , ' ,"-'"".
Interesting Program Is
Prepared For Church
Rev. Shuford Peeler To
Discuss Phases of
The Perquimans County Sunday
School Convention will be held in
Anderson Methodist Church on Wed
nesday of next week. This is the
annual county Sunday School conven
tion and is especially planned for all
those interested in the Sunday
Schools of all denominations. The
program as scheduled for this year
calls for a two-session convention,
beginning at 9:45 and continuing
through an afternoon session. Be
tween the two sessions there will be a
fellowship dinner on the grounds, and
everyone is asked to bring a basket
The morning and afternoon ses
sions will consist of addresses center
ing around the various phases of the
convention theme, "Building a New
Community," as well as special mu
sic and study groups. These study
groups are especially designed to
meet the needs of teachers, officers
and all other Sunday School workers
or members. Mrs. J. W. Dimmette,
of Winfall, will direct a study group
in the afternoon on "Training Chil
dren and Young People In the
Church School Through Worship."
Rev. Shuford Peeler, general secre
tary of the North Carolina Sunday
School Association, will lead discus
sion groups, one in the morning on
"The Effective Adult Class," and one
in the afternoon for superintendents,
teachers, pastors, adults.
Many local people will participate.
The complete program for the con
9:45 Song service, in charge of
local choir; song leader, Mrs. Joe
Perry; Scripture and prayer, W. F.
B. Sawyer, superintendent.
10:05 Address, "Building a New
Community Through Developing
10:25 Special music, quartet by
10:30 Discussion groups r "The
Effective Adult Class," Rev. Shuford
11:20 Reassemble, business, at
tendance, reports, committees.
11:30 Address, "Personal Evange
lism In Building Community Life,"
Rev. Shuford Peeler. Offering for
Sunday School cause.
12:10 Hymn. Benediction, Rev.
J. W. Dimmette.
Fellowship dinner. All bring bas
kets. Afternoon Session
1:45 Song service. Scripture and
prayer, Rev. Miss Bertha V. Smith,
Piney Wood Friends Church.
2:00 Discussion groups: "Train
ing Children and Young People in the
Church School Through Worship,
Mrs. J. W. Dimmette, Winfall; for
superintendents, teachers, pastors
adults, Rev. Shuford Peeler.
2:50 Special music, duet by local
2:55 Address, "The Value of Sun
day Schools In Building a New Com
munity." 3:30 Hymn. Benediction, W. E.
Dail, New Hope church.
At the close of the afternoon ses
sion a pennant will be given to the
Sunday School making the best rec
ord of attendance, based on the num
ber of miles traveled.
Mrs. Eunice Winslow is president
and Mrs. B. W. Thatch, secretary of
Local Men Attending
National Rifle Meet
Judge Walter H. Oakey Jr., and M.
G. Owens left on Saturday for Camp
Perry, Ohio, to take part in the Nat
ional Pistol and Rifle Matches being
conducted by the War Department
These two Hertford men, both
crack shots, won places on the Civi
lian Team of North Carolina at the
preliminaries held at Fort Bragg
some .weeks ago. There are only 12
men on this particular team.
Messrs. Oakey and Owens have
been doing a good deal of practice
work of late in connection with the
Hertford Rifle Club, which has held
regular meets since last spring. t
' The matches began at Camp Perry
on September 1 and will continue
through .September 19, with numer
ous, teams participating In the yaK
loua matches. '