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,V a , A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume IL Number 37.
Hertford Perquimans .CountyNortii Carolina, Friday, September 13, 1935.
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lgh way Commission
Asked To Build Road
Bad Roads Prevents Af
f ected People to Get
To Raleigh
MANY SIGNERS
j. S. McNider Spokes-
man For Durants
Neck People
J. S. McNider was quick to take
advantage of what was in Ha nature
disadvantage when a delegation of
Perquimana citiiem appeared last
lYiday before the North' Carolina
State Highway & Public Works Com
mission in Raleigh, u , S':,-
The storm of Thursday night and
arly Frfdy"mriMiInfc with the ac
companying .Jheavy .rains, made the
Durants Neck road, the road which
the delegation was petitioning " the
Highway Commission to hard surface
well nigh impassable. In consequence
of this, when J. S. McNider, Jr a
Blanchard and others of theJT Hert
ford delegation reached Raleigh vand
looked about for the big delegation
scheduled to appear from Durants
Neck these people were nowhere to be
seen. Sometime Just before the hour
of the appointment, one mud-bespat
tared car from Durants Neck 'drove
up. The others had been unable to
make th;ip;:tv-' 'V V "v,.
Amed wi tlw
more than a thousand Perquimans
County citiiens from various parts
X the county, Mr. McNider went be
fore the Highway body, pressed into
ervice in the place of Mrs. C. W.
Griffin, of Durants Neck. He grasp
d the opportunity to press home the
urgency of the need of hard surfac
ing this road, setting forth the fact
that these people, though realising
the importance of their - presence in
Raleigh on this occasion : to . make
their appeaTfor an improved ' road,
were unable to make the trip because
of the condition .of the roa(L.. ; . ,
Capus Jf. Waynick, Oudrman of
the State Highway & Public Worjca
Commission, was impressed. However,
he sent the delegation back to Per
quimans to get the official endorse
ment of the Board of County- Com
tnis8ioners, which the Commissioners
had refused to give because they fear
ed that to do so might ; result' in
failure to get through' this or another
project already endorsed by the com
missioners asking' for the paving, of
the road from New Hope to Wood
vine. . y ifot
However, the individual endorB
ment of each seperate member of the
Board of Commissioners appears on
the petition asking for the "paving
of the road irom New Hope through
Durants Neck, and there is a strong
sentiment in the county in favor of
this project - 7 , . , t k. . .
The matter will be brought before
the Board 'Of County Commissioners
at their next meeting.
Rebuilding. Of Oil
Mill Is Under Way
The contracet for rebuilding the
pfant of the Southern Cotton Oil
Company in .Hertford has been let to
D.J. Rose & Son, of Rocky Mount,
and the work is rapidly going for
ward. ...
All of the buildings J will be
thoroughly "overhauled, modernized
and put into first class shape, and
the operation of the, plant will begin
just as soon as the work of installing
the machinery , is finished, which it
is believed wilt be some time iij De
cember. , v
The plant "includes a modern 'and
up-to-date, electrically driven oil mill,
ginnery, fertilizer plant - and ware
houses. . - - .
While the actual work of manu
facturing cotton seed product cannot
begin until the machinery is -set up,
the company Is prepared to buy cot
ton and cotton seed at once, accord
ing to Manager Ci P. Morris.
The entire county is inter c: ted in
the rebuilding of the" plant f :;;Iy
owned and operated' by the I rr.t .n
1 Cotton Oil Company .and lc - c
sidered one of tiie mont ircr'
"industries of the enlire section, L
ployment will .H given to a la: ,
"number of.m: ;. '-' h will be ,rs
flected in the ''J L'e of 'the
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"My girls," is the way Mrs. W'.
L. F. Babb always refers to the
young lady teachers who board in
her home-. each : school year. Mrs.
Babb, who, according to' custom, has
spent the summer with the family
of her son, J. S. Babb, in Durham,
returned last week to open up her
house and prepare to receive her
girls. ; .
It is a very happy household which
Mrs., Babb "mothers", for she is to
the girls much more than the lady
of the house.
Two' of the young ladies who were
a part of the Babb household last
year have been married recently. Of
last year's girls only Miss Esther
Evans and Miss Nancy Woods are re
turning to Mrs. Babb's.
Twelve babg snakes in a nest with
their ; mother were' unearthed by A.
M;J. Barnes and a group of men en
gaged in tearing up a bridge on the
road -at Turner Reed -Swamp, near
Beech Spring, last week; : The snakes
which were" of the variety known lo
cally as "poplar leaf," which is
said to be in reality the dread "Cop
perhead", didn't like having their
bed .disturbed , and made a brave at
tempt to defend their home, the
W.f9iil.WtaiM the pa
rent; bqt theiwIioW famfly was wip
ed out.
v And speaking of snakel putting up
a fjght, I saw a little snake not over
twelve inches long, raise itself half
the length of its body, stick out its
tiny forked tongue and spring, rais
ing itself from the ' ground as
it struck repeatedly at the foot of
Louis Nachman, Jr., the other day
What the variety of snake was, no
body seemed to know,-' Louis had
started to pick the little -reptile up
by itr tail when it prepared to do
battle.- - It -had strayed from its
habitat and was on the asphalt street
in Hertford. A battle with a full
grown-snake like that little one
would be plenty exciting but it might
not prove so amusing at that
i: Too bad that both the partners of
the Central Grocery are on the jury
list for the next term of Superior
Court. The names of both J. A.
Perry and D. J. Pritchard appear on
the list of 38 names drawn from the
jury box last week.
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- R. M. Riddick, cashier of the Hert
ford Banking Company, is a Gates
County farmer...1 Mr. ; Riddick came
back from a recent visit to his farm
in Gates last ? week, bringing some
evidence Of the kind of cotton farm
ing he is doing this year.
'"'There: was one branch on which
there were 13 v squares. -Also, he
showed several smaller' branches on
which there were clusters of squares.
There' were six squares in one clus
ter, and one cluster of three full
grown bolls. ;
- Mr. Riddick admits that Tie tiasn't
a whole farm growing in cotton like
that. ' He bought a pound and a half
of improved cotton seed and the seed
were planted by hand. He says it is
going to yield three times the (aver
age yield on his farm", however.
With the exception of a couple
high school teachers, all of the school
teachers in - Perquimans County are
women. There are two men teachers
at the 'Perquimans High School, one
the vocational agriculture teacher and
the other the boys athletic coach.
(From i the writings - of Captain
Dollar.) -Clipped from Exide Topics.
The Success Family :
, The father of Success is Work.
The mother is Ambition.
The, eldestson is Common Sense,
t Some of the brothers are Persever
ence,. Honesty, : Thoroughness, ' Fore
sight, Enthusiasm and Cooperation.
The eldest daughter is Character.
- Some of the sisters are Cheerful
ness, Loyalty, Courtesy, Care, Econ
omy, Sincerity and Harmony." '.:-2-:0.
The baby ii Orportunity. J' 1
C.t acquaint with "The Old
r V and y.i will get alorj pretty
. 11 with the rest of the family. .
ArrT". POSITION WITH i
-1. MASVILLE ORrilANAGE
I'.'. Llarie Eason, davht;r of
I'r. d Mrs. W. M. Eascn, 1 : Fri
c' or Thomasville, v ' i'e has
t x ted a position lit. ..Livui v,73i
i North Carolina Eaptist .Orphan-
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F. T. Johnson -Notified
Washington Rejects
Application
STILL HOPEFUL
Superintendent Is Con
fident County Will
Get Help
Perquimans County Superintendent
of Education F. T. Johnson was ad
vised by wire, on Monday by H. G.
Baity; Acting State Director of the
Public Works Administration, that
the Works Progress Administration
at Washington - had recommended
disapproval of the allotment of funds
applied for through the PWA for
building schools and making repairs
to school property in Perquimans.,
: Mr. Johnson . immediately . replied
by wire, requesting that, if Mr. Baity
could make out the application ' to
conform to the WPA requirements,
to do so and submit the corrected ap
plication. ., , .'j' f
Commenting on; the matter of the
application made sonde weeks ago by
the Perquimans County Board of Ed
ucation, Mr. Johnson stated that the
application was made out according
to the directions of the architect who
came down from Raleigh to confer
with the Perquimans Board oi Coun
ty; CotauussioneTB'in reference to the
matttrif-" -
This does not mean, said Mr: John
son, that Perquimans County will not
get any of the PWA money for the
schools, but it may mean that we
shall not receive the forty-five per
cent grant
Allotment Cards Are
Ready For Farmers
L. Anderson, Perquimans Coun
ty farm agent,; ha announced that
the Bankhead cotton allotments for
1935 are here' and ready for delivery,
and that all these farmers who sign
ed a 1935 Bankhead allotment appli
cation may call at his office and re
ceive their allotments;
It is further announced that the
blue allotments issued to small grow
ers are not transferable and that
any surplus allotment must be re
turned to the office of the county
agent after the grower has ginned
his individual crop.
This announcement will be receiv
ed with a great deal of satisfaction
throughout the county, as it means
that there will not be a repetition of
the delay which caused the cotton
growers so much inconvenience last
fall. Every cotton grower who "sign
ed a Bankhead allotment application
may receive Us allotment before cot
ton picking begins.
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Jenkins Appointed
Postoffice Inspector
W. H. Jenkins, Jr. has recently re
ceived an appointment as Postoffice
Inspector at Kansas City, Mo. Mr.
Jenkins expects to be called to his
new position within the next thirty
days.- While Mr. Jenkins' family
expect to move to-Kansas City event
ually, no definite date has been set
for them to leave Hertford as yet.
.;- Mr. Jenkins, who was for a number
of years Assistant Postmaster in the
Hertford postoffice, has - for several
months been mail carrier on R. F. D.
3, Hertford. ; - , " ,
Hertford life Guard
" Done For ; Summer
: Uo more "life guard at the Hert
ford Bathing' Beach after this week.
Mayor E. L. Reed announced this
Week' that the1 services of the life
guard furnished through' the summer
by the Town of Hertford for , the
protection of swimmers and bathers
will be discontinued-after this week.
-Richard Payne who has served as
life guard this summer, - will leave
next week -to resume his studies at
State College, Raleigh, -
Mica Ebise Scott Is
fi . Ncv School Teacher
J. -A new teacher has been elected to
11 the vacancy made in the Perqul
mans High School by the recent re
signation of Miss Virginia Tucker,
who h3 .tausht Mathematics for the
fSt i ' iZT5. " i
' TLa . v t--LerJ is Kiss S Eloise
f:ott, of r.otl? T:' t. TIlss Scott
cmcs highly rew " '. She is
ts cf F rt C.. ,i Teach.
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BUILD IN MANAGEMENT
BLANCHARD'S
i W.Wilson Withdraws
From Partnership of
Old Company
TAKESNEW JOB
Ji C. Blanchard Con
tinues as Manager
Of Store
T. W. Wilson is withdrawing from
a partnership of J. C- Blanchard &
, with which business he has been
connected for the past fifteen years,
according to an announcement made
by Messrs. J. C. Blanchard and T. W.
Wilson this week.
Mr. Wilson, whose activities have
been confined to the office, where he
acted in the capacity of bookgeeper,
has sold his interest in the business
of J. C. Blanchard & Co. to J. C.
Blanchard, who will continue as act
ive manager of the century old busi
ness. r - Mr. Wilson will be associated with
the automobile business of Hollow-
ell Chevrolet Co., in which concern
J. C Blanchard & Co. has long herd
an interest, and in which Mr. Wilson
has recently acquired additional a
terest.
; la an interview with a representa
tive of The Perquimans Weekly thiB
reek';both'Messrs. Blanchard and
Wilson stated that in making the
change they were parting amicably
and on good terms, but that their
respective interests in the various
branches of the partnership would be
more efficiently served by the
change-
JHighway Office To Be
Moved To E. City
The resident office of the State
Highway Commission, which has
been located in Hertford for the past
14 months, is to be moved shortly vJto
Elizabeth City.
This office, which is never located
in any one place for very long at a
time, was transferred from Eliza
beth City to Hertford in July, 1934.
The transfer means that the eight
men connected with the office who
have lived in Hertford during the
time that the highway construction
work has been under way in Per
quimans, will go to Elizabeth City.
They include, in addition to Frank
Kugler, resident engineer in charge
of the office, R. A. Pollock, W. M.
Smith, N. J. Weeks, P. A. Cameron,
H. D. Hester, A. J. Taylor and J. J.
Penny. -
Claude Brinn Better
After An Operation
Claude Brinn, a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Rosser Brinn, who underwent
an operation at the Stokes-McCoy
Hospital in Norfolk last week, is con
valescing satisfactorily. The young
man had appeared to be suffering
from trouble caused by adenoids, but
it developed that the trouble was the
result of a broken nose. His nose
had been broken while playing foot
ball two years ago. He returned
home from the hospital last Sunday,
going back for further" treatment on
Tuesday. Claude expects to leave
shortly for college.
Miss Rebecca Webb
Teacher At New Hope
There will be a change in the facul
ty of the New Hope school this year
Mrs. W. E. Dail, who has for many
years been a teacher in this school,
has resigned her position, which will
be filled by Miss Rebecca Webb, of
Durante Neck.
Miss Webb has been teaching at
Conway, and. comes back to her na
tive county highly recommended.
; The other teacher , in this school is
Miss Helen Morgajvot Hertford, who
has been a member of -the New Hope
faculty for the past three years.
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Mrs. Darden Attends
Institute Of P. T. A.
; Mrs.V. N Darden spent last week
at Chapel HOI. where she v attended
the Parent-Teacher A Institute' fi the
North Carolina Association. Mrs.
Darden Is District President of the
Northeastern ' District. : While Mrs.
Darden was the only representative
from Perquimans present at tiie In
stitute, she reports that there were
twenty from the'-ulBtrldi''Thisi'wat
big fcicrease over'.' the attendance
f?om t" 'j d:..t::t last year, vnrhen
'only r.--'-.'-r frc:,- tie Northeastern
Opening Of Schools
Postponed to Sept. 23
m ee yy s
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Huey Long Shot
Baton Rouge, La. Early this week
the country waited in suspense to
learn the ultimate fate of Senator
Long, who lay critically wounded.
The gallery of Louisiana's House oi
Representatives was crowded with
visitors when the session was ad
journed. Senator' Huey P. Long
walked across the Capitol's rotunda
to the office of Governor Oscar K.
Allen. As he reached the door Dr.
Carl A. Weiss 29-year-old son-in-law
of Long's political opponent, Judge
B. H, Pavy, stepped close to him,
placed a .32 automatic against the
Senator's abdomen, and fired once.
Weiss was instantly killed by Long's
bodyguard. The Senator was rushed
to Our Lady of the Lake Sanitarium
where an operation and blood trans
fusion was performed.
Italy Seen Playing For Time
Geneva, SwitzerlandWith six di
visions of Italian troops and half
their equipment still on its way, Eu
ropean diplomats fear Italy is mere
ly playing a waiting !gAjtne at Geneva.
War can only be averted by giving
Italy some control in Ethiopia. How
they can satisfy Mussolini's demands
and still preserve a modicum of
Ethiopian sovereignty is the major
problem of peace seekers.
Judge Sees A Pirate Flag
New York City Last July in New
York a Communist mob rioted on the
Hapag-Lloyd liner Bremen and tore
down the Nazi swastika flag. Ger
many instantly protested; the United
States replied .that the offenders
would be duly tried in New York.
The rioters came before Magistrate
Louis Brodsky. Finding no evidence
that they had conspired to assemble
unlawfully, the Jewish Magistrate
discharged them, and in doing so
paid his respects to the swastika ban
ner :-"The prominent display of IJlrf
emblem even carried with it the same
sinister implications as a pirate ship
. . . with the black flag of piracy
proudly flying aloft" The Nazi
press: "Unheard of Insult to New
Germany: Shameless Verdict:" Ger
many's Embassy filed protest.
New "New-Dealism"
Washington, "D. C. Secretary oi
Agriculture Henry Agard Wallace re
turned from a trip to the Pacific
Coast and through the Texas Pan
handle convinced that the majority
of farmers wanted the Agricultural
Adjustment Administhation's policy
to continue. Speaking of his AAA
program he coined a new addition to
the New Deal vocabulary such as
"Brain Trust", crack down", and
"boondoggle". Referring, to the Sup
reme Court decision on the famous
Schechter poultry case he said, "I
was told that if we are Schechtered,
about 10 per cent of the farmers
would favor enactment of the old
McNary-Haugen farm program, about
5 per cent wouldn't know what they
want, and the remainder would want
to change the Constitution."
Polygamy In Arizona
Short Creek, Arizona Relief work
ers did not reach Shore Creek until
last spring. SERA investigator, Ho
ward Roark hurried back to King
man, the county seat, and County At
torney E. E. Bollinger with the news
that Short Creek citizens practiced
polygamy. Deputies swooped down
and arrested three of the polyga
mist Sanhedrin cult that that seceded
from the Mormons. Almost half
Arizona seemed to be present at the
trial. Judge Lauritzen, founder of
the 25-year-old village, disappointed
them by dismissing the case. Boll
inger raged at this "blot on the his
tory of Arizona justice," while De
puty Miller Black explained why he
hadn't arrested 3 "harem wives": "Its
easier to hogtie a good old shooting
desperado than some of these wild
mares."
Blue Eagle's Burial'
Washington. , D. Cr Without cere
mony, the most talked-of bird of the
20th century was quietly interred.
Administrative Order X144 from the
. Washington headquarters of the NRA
read: "Determination has been made
.... v that further reproduction of
any Blue Eagle insignia or emblem
would be contrary to the policy of
the National Recovery Administra
tion. Accordingly all" reproduction
authorizations heretofore issued. . ".
arev herthy 1 cancelled." a The Eale
was 2 years, 1 month and 11 days
t'T. S-'yhz.,
Waiting to Receive Per
quimans' Shipment
Of Textbooks
RENTAL SYSTEM
County Slated to Get
Between 6,000 and
7,000 Books
The Perquimans County Schools
will not open on September 18, as
has been announced. The opening of
the schools on this date is impossible
because the school books to be used
will not be received from the State
authorities in time. The date of the
opening has, therefore, been post-
ponea uniu September Z6. This an
nouncement was made Monday by
County Superintendent of schools F.
T. Johnson.
In accordance with legislation en
acted at the last General Assemblv
of North Carolina, school books may
be rented this year, the price of the
rental being one-third of the price
of the books.
However, the rentinir of hooka is
not obligatory on the part of those
who do not prefer to rent them. Any
one desiring to, may purchase the
books.
According to the terms of the Act,
books ire fnrnlfthed rent frM&' to thn
children of indigent parents- How
ever, tne, term "indigent vhaa been
intentreted bv the Stat TV ttnnfc
Rental Commission to mean children
of parents who are receiving aid
from- the county. Very few children
will receive books free in Perquimans.
Had the term "indigent" been inter
preted to mean children whose pa
rents were on the ERA relief rolls,
there would have been a large num
ber of children to receive their books
rent free. The few persons on the
county relief rolls are for the most
part old people who have no children
of school aga,
Between six and seven thousand1
books are expected to be shipped to
Perquimans before the opening of
the schools, according to Mr. John
son.
Arrange For School
Opening At Belvidere
As a result of the school building
at Belvidere being destroyed by fire
shortly before the close of the last
school term, there will be some in
convenience to the school patrons and
teachers this year, though the mat
ter has been as satisfactorily ar
ranged as is possible, according to
Supt. F. T. Johnson, who reports that
two rooms have been reserved at the
Perquimans High School for the use
of the children of the higher grades,
while the children of the first and sec
ond grades will be taught in the old
office formerly occupied by Dr. W.
A. Hoggard, at Belvidere.
Mrs. Mary Chappell White, of Bel
videre, will teach the children of the
first and second grades at Belvidere.
The teachers in charge of the child
ren who will be transported by bus
to Hertford are Mrs. Herman Win
slow, of Hertford, and Miss Marga
ret S. White, of Belvidere. All of
these teachers have taught for some
time in the Belvidere school.
The matter of funds for rebuild
ing the Belvidere School, as well as
for other school buildings and re
pairs is still pending before PWA
officials at Washington. The Board
of County Commissioners sometime
ago approved the application of a
loan to supplement the PWA grant
asked for to rebuild the Belvidere
School, as well as to build a new
school at Winfall, to build an audi
torium at the Hertford Grammer
School, and to make repairs to other
school property in the county.
Revival Closes At
Methodist Church
A very successful revival closed at
the Hertford Methodist Church on
Sunday night, with the addition of
thirteen members to the church, ten
having joined on profession of faith
and three by letter.
Rev. H. B, Porter,' presiding elder
of the Durham district, -was the as
sisting minister and his hearers were
delighted with his sermons.
MOVE TO HERTFORD
Mr. .'and Mrs. W. W. Trueblood
have . moved from : Winfall to Hert
ford. Mr. Trueblood has for some
months been employed at the Hollo
well Chevrolet Company's garage. -s
Mr. and Mrs. Trueblood are living in
apartments La te residence of Mr.
td tlrs. J. T T. Parian on Front
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