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'A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOT TO THE OTBTjIKQ OF TX)RD AND PERQtJIMANS COUNTY
Volume II. Number 38
Hertford, Perquimans County, North' Carolina, Friday, September 20, 1935.
$1.25 Per Year
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LOCAL VMUiN-SCOONTi SCHOOLS
CLUB ACTIVITIES NOW READY FOR
START THURSDAY OPENING MONDAY
I IN NEW ROLE I
HAS HOME AGENT
AT XMr PERRY
I Grouped With 5,000 Best
Marksmen In the
- , World
M. G. Owens Also Takes
Part In Shooting
Walter H. Oakey, Jr., won first
prize in the Hercules trophy match
1 of 200 yards in the national rifle and
pistol matches being conducted at
Camp Perry, Ohio, by the U. S. War
Department. v . v.
Paired? with Mr. Oakey in this
match, which came' off, $n Friday,
was a Mr.-McNabbof Fort Bragg.
This is the Ant time this trophy has
ever been won 1y southern rifle
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(T Mr. Oakey and.M.. G. Owens won a
preliminary contest conducted aj Fort
Bragg some weeks ago which, "entitled
the two Hertford men to. .take part
in the national matches at Camp
Mr. Oakey has for years been an
enthusiastic rifle man and is known
locally as a very good shot. Both he
and Mr. Owens have been very ac
tive in the Hertford Rifle Club, a lo-
cal organization formed last fall.
Taking , into consideration the fact
that some of the very best marks
men in the world are at Camp Perry,
where 5,000 men are assembled to
take part in the various matches, the
honor won by Mr. Oakey is very im
portant. Messrs. Oakey and Owens are ex
xtf of this week.
John Butler Hurt In
John Butler is confined to his bed
at the home of his father's, Rev. A.
A. Butler, in Hertford, suffering
from very painful injuries received in
an automobile accident on Sunday
night, when In an apparently almost
miraculous manner he escaped aeatn.
Mr. Butler received a" broken collar
bone, as well as severe bruises.
The accident occurred on the high'
way near Corapeake, in Gates Coun
tv. early Sunday night. Mr. Butler
"had alighted from his car, parked on
the highway, to take some investiga
tion of engine trouble, when he was
struck by a passing car, the driver
of which did not stop. The car
struck; Mri Butler on the leg, knock
inir him to the pavement and the
rear wheel ran over his shoulder.
It was at first believed I that Mr.
Butler had sustained a broken should
er. X-Ray examination made by Dr,
C. A. Davenport on Tuesday, however
disclosed the fact that only the-col
lar bone was broken.
Second Arrest For -
. Willie Askew, colored, who lives
near Yeopim Station, - was . required
to pay a fine of ten dollars and the
court costs upon conviction of the
charare of not complying with the law
providing for the vaccination of dogs
for the prevention of rabies.
Askew, who was. tried before . Jus
tice of the Peace J. W. Darden on
Monday night, was sentenced to serve
f: ten days in jail or to pay the fine.
After spending some hours in; jail he
paid the fine and court costs and was
released, upon the condition that he
either vaccinate or dispose: 'if .'.the
dog. 5 ' '
This is the second arrest which
has been made In Perquimans In con
nection with the vaccination of dogs.
Henry .Foreman, colored, was arrest
ed, but was released by Justice Dar
den non the condition that he vac
cinate or dispose of Us -dog;;; J
Approximately two thousand 'dogs
were vaccinated in Perquimans Coun
ty by jG. C. Buck and A. A. Nobles,
appointed by the County Commission
' ers tof conduct the anti-rabfes cam
paign Jn the county , t ti.
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i Meets Sept 24-25
' r Of interest to' Baptists in this sec
tion is the meeting of the Chowan
Beptist Association which . will be
he'i at Sandy Cross Church in Gates
Ct :nty on Tuesday and Wednesday
of next week. An interesting pro
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51 nas oeen 1 arr"-'- a sitif. uo
-! and after- . i session on
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. Under - Mr. HoUowell's
agership the Hollowell Chevrolet
Company has grown by leaps and
bounds. He will continue as
general manager, but will be as
sisted by 1. W. Wilson, who will
now devote his time to the busi
ness. Kf IE W
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Italy Faces European Powers
Geneva In spite of a waning hope
that the League of Nations can pre
vent Mussolini's long-planned invas
ion of Ethiopia, the tacit agreement
of Premier Lavel of France to back
up Great Britain in the event of any
act, of aggression against British
forces, brines H Duce face . to face
with a possible break with' Europe's
mightiest powers, since f-Kcmsia nas
already announced her determination
to stand by the League in its moves
toward peace. Sixty warships of the
British Home Fleet, while ostensibly
bound for Autumn maneuvers off
Scotland, are said to be provisioned
f of speedy flight to the Medi terra
nean in case France and Great Bri
tain decide to block Italian aggres
sion in Africa.
Swastika Germany's Emblem
Berlin Accompanied by sweeping
anti-Jewish decrees, imposing social
status of the Middle Ages on German
Jews, depriving them of all rights as
German citizens, the Swastika was
adopted as the Roich's official em
blem, "Anti Jewish Symbol of the
World." The blaek-white-red em
blem of once Imperial Germany is
discarded. It is ' believed that the
adoption of Swastika emphasizes the
Nazi resentment of New. York Mag'
istrate Brodsky's characterization of
the emblem as the "black flag of pi
W. C T. U. For Cultural Radio
Atlantic City. To unified dis
approval of liquor in any form or
amount, cigarettes, easy divorce,
war, gambling,, block-booking of mo
tion pictures and "the tendency to
disregard the Constitution", a thou
sand delegates to the convention of
the Women's Christian Temperance
Union pledgd etheir ."full support to
J- in- - u i . j: l i
a oeuer auocauon 01 rauiu mimu
casting time for cultural and educa
tional programs.'; Women were urg
ed to free radio's cultural aspects
from "the whims of manufacturers of
cold creams, automobile and drugs."
-. :. ;. ..i I.ean ramnaiam Fkinda
Washington, D. C With an elec
tion in the , ofingf both . political
parties filed their accounting with the
Clerk of the House, sized up the
chances Af full war chests. . Demo
cratic Nationals Chairman .'.Farley,
soon to relinquish the-, Postmaster
Generalship, faced a deficit of $47,
868 running back to the 1928 cam'
paign of Al Smith. Chief creditors
National Broadcasting Co., ' $3634,
and John J. Raskob, 35,00O.s The
Republicans start off with $24,986 in
the till,: growing from s balance of
$5.34 in June, 1934. .
German Trade Threatened ,
Washington, . D C -Secretary of
State Hull protested vl Germany
favored foreign bond holers against
Americans in paying interest under
Dawes ai Your? plan loanCv Also
wl a Ce--.ia.P7 'draped harsher? dut
ies on Amxkan gaoda' than on pro
ducts of other ' countries. Germany
wouldn't l'r4n. On October 15th the
Geraan-Aiu-.ican comm rcial-treaty
expires, and Germany will no longer
r-c6:- ' e l-,aef:t of tariff -rednc-Lor
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First Meeting of Fall
Season Will Be
3:30 THE HOUR
Many Important Mat
ters That Should Be
The Woman's Club meets next
.Thursday afternoon. Mrs. F. T.
Johnson, the President, is requesting
all members of the club to be pre
sent at this first meeting of the fall,
as there are a great many interest
ing matters to come before the dub
at this time which should have atten
Mrs. Johnson is anxious that all of
the club women cooperate to make
this a very successful club year. The
Hertford . Woman's Club . has played
an important part in the civic life of
this community, taking part in every
movement for community betterment,
and often taking, the lead in matters
of general interest.
It is urged that all of the club of
ficers, department heads and circle
leaders be present, with as many of
the members of each circle as possi
ble. All of the women of the commu
nity, whether they are members or
not, will be given a cordial welcome,
The hour of meeting is 3:30.
For W. H. Overman
W. H. Overman, prominent farmer
of Parkville Township, died at his
home in that section of the county
known as "The Lake" on Friday,
September 6, at the age 73 years. Mr.
Overman had been in ill health for a
long time. The nd came peacefully
during the severe storm which occur
red during late Tuesday night and
early Friday morning.
Large crowds of sorrowing friends
attended the funeral services, which
were held from the home on Saturday
afternoon, with the Rev. J. W. Dim
mette, pastor of Oake Grove Metho
dist Church, of which the deceased
was a devoted member, conducting
the service. The choir of Oake
Grove sang three hymns, "Blest be
the Tie that Binds", "How Firm a
Foundation" and "Rock of Ages".
Burial took place in the family bury
Mr. Overman was a native of Pas
quotank County but had lived in Per
quimans most of his life. He was a
man of fine Christian character,
honored by all who knew him. 'Sur
viving is his wife, Mrs. Alice Over
man, to whom he had been married
Billy Goat part Wreck
Results In Broken Arm
Georee Riddick. Jr., suffered a
broken arm in a wreck which oc
curred at the home of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. George R. Riddick, at
Belvidere. on Thursday morning.
The young fellow' was riding in
Billy Goat cart when in some way
he was thrown from the cart. He
was brought to the office of a Hert
ford physician, where the injured
arm was taken care of.
New Beauty Parlor
Will Open Next Week
A new beauty parlor will be open
ed in -Hertford next week. 'Miss
Catherine Sawyer, of Elizabeth City,
has rented two rooms in the Gregory
Building,, over Mark Gregory's Store,
and is fitting them up and expects, to
be open for business next week.
: Miss Sawyer was formerly employ
ed in, Norfolk beauty parlor. Her
assistant, Miss CTarai Whitehurst, ; of
South Mills, has been working In a
beauty shop in, Suffolk, Va. '
J, H; Newbold Named
County Game Warden
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Hunters may now get hunting
license to Perquimans. . '
3. H. Newbold, of Route 1, wfs
appointed game warden of : Per
quimans County on September 1?.
There have been a great many
inquiries recently from : hunters
who wish to get their hunting li
cense on time. . The county has
kesa 'without a game warden since
the death of W. H. Nixon last
1" 9 open season for shooting
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New Ruling as to Age of
Colored Schools Onen
Younger children may go to school
this year than have been received
for a long time. Any child who will
be. six years old on or before Janu
ary 15 is of school age, according to
an announcement made this week by
Superintendent of Education F. T.
. Formerly, children who were not
six before November 15 were kept
out of school until the first of the
next school year. In many cases this
kept children out of school until they
were nearly seven years of age.
All children who will be six on or
hefore January 15 are supposed to
enter school this year.
All of the white schools of the
county open next Monday, including
the Perquimans High School.
The colored schools will not open
before September 30.
There will be the usual teachers'
meetings on Saturday of this week.
On Saturday morning at 10 o'clock
all of the grammar school teachers
of the county will meet the superin
tendent at the grammar school in
At 4 o'clock in the afternoon the
meeting of the high school teachers
will be held at the Perquimans High
C. B. Brinn Leaves
For The Near East
C. B. Brinn, who has spent the
past six weeks in the United States,
the greater portion of which time he
visited his two brothers, Rosser E.
Brinn and R. T. Brinn, in Hertford,
left Monday for New York and sail
ed on Wednesday on the Bremen for
London, from which point he will go
to various points in the Near East
and in Europe in the interest of the
British-American Tobacco Company,
of which he is a representative.
This was Mr. Bruin's first visit to
his home in six years. He has been
connected with the British-American
Tobacco Company and living in the
Near East for more than twenty
Rev. B. F. Rhodes, of Norfolk. Va..
will be the preacher at the revival
meeting to be conducted shortly at
the Hertford Baptist Church. Mr.
Rhodes, a former pastor of the Hert
ford Baptist Church, was very popu
lar in the community, and the an
nouncement that he is to be here to
hold services .will be gladly received
by his many friends.
The meeting, according to the pas
tor, Rev. D. S. Dempsey, will begin
on October 6. Further announcement
will be made as to the hours of ser
T. W. Wilson Under
Operation In Norfolk
T. W. Wilson underwent an emerg
ency operation at a Norfolk hospital
on Wednesday afternoon for appen
Mr. Wilson was down town attend
ing to business on Tuesday morning.
He became ill in the afternoon, but
his symptoms did not appear to be
serious or alarming. On Wednesday
his condition became worse and he
was rushed to the hospital. . An op
eration disclosed that the appendix
His condition is reported as seri
ous. . "' ' ' '
1 Large Amount Cotton
The cotton market opened at 3 8-4
cents per po'und on Tuesday morning
of this week,iand some twenty thou
sand pounds were bought that day by
the Southern Cotton Oil Sompany in
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Play "O, Professor"
; : ; Slated For Oct. 3rd
The Hertford Woman's Club has
booked a play, a Wayne . P. Sewell
production, entitled "Oh!, Professor",
to be given on October 8,. ..The coach
will arrive some ten days "prior to
.'..a date cf tLe play and select the
crxt and t:r!a the rehearsals.
T. W. WILSON
Starting October 1, Mr. Wilson
will devote all his time to the
business of the Hollowell Chev
rolet Company. He recently sev
ered connection with the J. C
Blanchard & Company due to the
rapidly expanding business of the
automobile concern. He is vice
president of the company.
T. W. Wilson Devotes
Full Time To Business
Hollowell Chevrolet Co.
T. W. Wilson, formerly associated
with J. C. Blanchard & Co., will on
October 1 begin to devote his entire
time to the business of the Hollowell
Chevrolet Company, of which concern
he has been vice-president since its
organization in 1928.
Mr. Wilson made the statement this
week that the Hollowell Chevrolet
Company has grown to such propor
tions that his full time is required
in the organization. The year 1935,
according to Mr. Wilson, has been the
best year the company ever had. With
the expansion of the business a larg
er force is required to carry on the
affairs of the company.
L. N. Hollowell will continue as
General Manager of the business, and
there will be no change in the person
nel of the office force.
Two Men Arrested
On Drunk Charge
A traffic accident, which occurred at
Winfall on Sunday happened to be
witnessed by State Highway Patrol
man J. A. Merritt. A truck, driven
by A. S- Armstrong, of Elizabeth
City, crashed into a fence. The of
ficer placed Armstrong under arrest,
charging him with driving while un
der the influence of liquor, and ar
rested his companion, Curtis Albert
son, upon the charge of being drunk
The two men were placed under
bond to appear at the next session
of Recorder's Court, which will be
held next Tuesday.
No Recorder's Court was held last
week or this, due to the absence from
town of Judge Walter H. Oakey, Jr.
Funeral Held Monday
For Elihu Chappell
Funeral services for Elihu Chap
pell, prominent farmer of Belvidere,
were held from the home at 2:30 o'
clock Monday afternoon. Burial took
place in the family burying ground.
Mr. Chappell, who was a man of
fine character, was a life-long re
sident of Perquimans and was held
in the highest esteem by all who knew
him. His death occurred Sunday
after a long illness
Surviving are the following: his
wife, Mrs. Mattie Chappell, two
daughters, Mrs. Jesse Winslow and
Mrs. Hatteras Ward; and six sons,
Bradford Chappell, Jesse T. Chappell,
Godfrey Chappell, Joseph Chappell,
Clarance Chappell and Troy Chappell,
all of Perquimans County.
little Hope Held For
Recovery Mr. Morgan
The condition of C. W. Morgan,
prominent Hertford resident who
has been a patient at the Protest
ant Hospital for several weeks, is
reported as very grave.' A minor
operation was performed on Tues
day to give the patient; temporary
relief, but little hope is held for
Mr. "Morgan's recovery.! Mrs. Mor
gan Ji&b been .; in Norfolk . during
$he entire time her husband has
been at, the. hospital. Their son,
Charles Morgan, . of Houston,
Texas, returned, to Hertford Tues
day night after a visit to his father
Miss Gladys Hamrick
Will Divide Time
Only Cost to County Is
To Provide Office
At no cost to Perquimans County,
a home demonstration agent has been
placed in the County. Miss Gladys
Hamrick, who holds a B. S. degree in
home economics, and who has taught
the subject for the past five years,
has been sent to Hertford by the Ex
tension Division of State College, and
will divide her time between the two
counties of Perquimans and Gates.
The coming of the home agent will
fill a long-felt need in Perquimans.
The farm women have been very ac
tive during the past year in trying
to interest the county officials in
making an appropriation to take care
of the work, which was discontinued
some years ago when the agent then
in charge of the work became incap
acitated through illness to continue.
Ten territories in the state without
home demonstration agents have been
selected by Dean I. O. Schaub, Direc
tor of the Extension Division of State
College, and Dr. Jane S. McKimmon,
Assistant Director, where agents will
be placed. In each case two counties
have been given to an agent. Per
quimans and Gates, both being with
out agents, were chosen as two of the
counties to receive the aid.
The State and Federal government
takes care of the entire expense of
the agent until July, 1936, with the
counties only asked to provide office
space for the agent.
Miss Hamrick will make Hertford
her headquarters, but it will be ne
cessary for her to divide her time
equally between the two counties.
The young agent, who came to
town on Monday, lost no time in get
ting acquainted with the county wo
men and already plans are being
made to organize the women of the
various communities and to take up
the fall work.
Miss Hamrick has been connected
with home demonstration work prac
tically all her life. She was a mem
ber of a Four-H club as a young girl
and a member of a home demonstra
tion club of which organization her
mother was president. She is very
enthusiastic about her work.
Miss Pauline Smith, District Agent
of Home Economics and Supervisor
of Home Demonstration Work in the
State, who was in Hertford on Mon
day, is very much interested in the
Perquimans-Gates work. She feels
that, with the lively interest the wo
men of Perquimans are showing in
the work, the agent will be able to
Miss Smith stated that, at various
times, during the stay of the agent,
specialists in various lines of home
demonstration work from State Col
lege will appear and address the wo
men at country-wide meetings on
such subjects as foods and nutrition,
clothing, house furnishing, home
managament and home beautification.
Former CCC Men
May Now Re-enlist
Former CCC Camp members are
now prilieged to re-enlist, according
to information given out this week
by Charles E. Johnson, of the local
Emergency Relief Office.
When the CCC Camps were first
opened there was a rule in effect
which did not allow the boys to re
main longer than thirteen months in
the camps. This rule has been re
scinded and boys who were formerly
in the camps and who wish to do so,
regardless of the fact that they may
have served their time of thirteen
months, may re-enlist for further ser
There will be another enrollment
of Perquimans County boys shortly,
according to Mr. Johnson, when eight
white boys may be enrolled and eigh
teen colored boys. All of these boys
who are now enrolled taust be from
families on the relief rolls, however.
Johnsons Move To
:, IVont Street Home
Mrt"and Mrs. FVT. Johnson moved
this wpek into the new 'residence re
cently erected on Front . street! by
Mrs. R. T. Brinn. The new house ,Js
very attractive and .the Johnsons are
very comfortabjy and cpjtily Jocated.
I Mr.,. and.(Irs. Johfison-have been
living at the boarding house of Mrs.
J. Whit since they moved to
Hertford from Manteo last falL