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Published every - Friday ' at i,Tba
Perquimans Weekly ' office in 4 the
Gregory Building, Church' Street,
Eenford, N. C. . -f , ,y ,
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November 15; 1934, at the post office
at Hertford, North Carolina, undo
the. Act of March 8, 1879. -Advertising
rates furnished by. re-
Their scribes and Pharisees murmur
ed against his disciples, saying, Why
do ye eat and drink with publicans
and sinners? And Jesus answering
said unto them, They that are whole
need not a physician; but they that
are sick. I came not to call the
righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Luke 5:30-32.
51,200 CORPSES
In the eighteen months that ended
June 20, 1935, 51.200 persons met
death in motor .crashes in this coun
try. More ihan 1,300,000 were in
jured. The bare .statistics, though pro
voking as they .are, cannot give an
adequate .picture jof the horror ol
major automobile Accidents. Figures
cannot express broken bones jnanl
gled bodies crushed skulls obliter
ated features decapitated bodies
and all the rest of the results of fa
tal motor crashes. Nor can figures
picture the tragedy of parentless chil
dren and broken-hearted dependents
of the victims of recklessly driven
cars.' :
In a recent Article in Readers' Di
gest, F. ,C. Furness wrote: "A first
class massacre is only a question of
scale and. numbers seven corpses
are no deader than one. Each shat
tered man, woman or child who went
to make up the 36,000 corpses check
ed up last year had to die a personal
death." .
That is worth thinking about next
time you take the wheel of your car.
Driving at excessive speed may, if
you get away with it,, save you ten
minutes in a fifty-mile run. If you
don't get away with it, it may mean
your death, or the death of an inno-'
cent party. Passing on hills and j
curves, weaving through thick traffic (
and taxing other chances may save
you a minute or two more or it may
mean a crushed body on the pave
ment, its bones twisted and broken,
its eyes staring and sightless.
It's up to you to everyone who
drives a car. Is recklessness worth
its horrible cost?
Constant headway is being made
in solving an old and persistent
problem that of reducing the spread j
in the cost of food between producer
and consumer.
Large scale buying and selling
methods are narrowing that spread.
The chain grocery systems led the
way in showing the consumer how to
get the most in both quality and
quantity for his dollar. Now inde
pendent stores, banded-, together m
purchasing groups, have followed the -
lead and are performing a similar
public service. , , .
A Dow-Jones News - Service item
indicates the kind of progress that is
being made. It tells how one chain
grocery system' recently reduced its
regular quarterly stock dividend from
75 to 50 cents-in spite of the. fact
that its total sales have greatly in
creased. . Profits had not increased
proportionately for the reason that
the system bad to pay higher prices
for farm products and manufactured
goods, hot it did not increase the
price to consumer, proportionately.
Its purpose is to continue to supply
its customers with high quality foods
at the lowest cost, and to achieve
that it is deliberately cutting its uni
formly small margin of profit.
This same system is now spending
$46,000,000 a year for foodstuffs in
a single state thus carrying the
benefits of mass buying and selling
methods to the producer as well as
. tYiA iiimanmaii in 1ia fSsivA In
which it operates.
The housewife and the farmer are
profiting by the modern system of re
tail distribution of food ' products
which is more and more passing on
to the consumer the savings s being
made , by eliminating t unnecessary
handling charges between producers
and consumers. ' is ! ' r.::,:,s.j. &
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Duplin iarmers, along with others
in the southeastern part of the State
-port considerable damage to cotton
st in opened and partially opened
!s by reason of the extremely wet
' :sn Henderson County poultry
v.111 keep accurate flock records
their poultry this year for the
on service of State College.
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7 rson County, farmers," grow
ler lespedeza, report that
2 yields will be doubled this
Public Confidence Continues to Gain
Bankers Report Nation-Wide Improvement in Good
will Toward Banks
NEW YORK. Ninety-six per cent
of over 300 reporting clearinghouse!
throughout the United States and
concrete evidence or favorable turns
la public opinion regarding bauks.
It Is shown In the results of a survey
made by "Banking."? tbe monthly
publication of the American Bank
ers Association. City and country
districts it. every rtate are repre
sented In the su-vey. it points out
"The outstanding conclusion is
tbst there has been a genuine nation-wide
Improvement tbe last few
months In the attitude of tbe public
toward Its banking Institutions." tbe
publication says. Statistical evi
dence on which tbe bankers base
their conclusions which warrant this
statement Is described as follows:
The Evidence
"How do bankerr know there has
been an improvement in the public
attitude? They have certain statis
tical evidence. '.be- have seen their
deposits increase substantially In
nearly all tbe cases reported, and
tremendously in some cases.
"For another thing, they know
that fewer people are using safe de
posit boxes for their savings.
"However, many express the view
that they could throw out the statis
tical evidence and still realize that
tbe public is In a better mood where
the banks are concerned than be
fore. Tbe best evidence offered on
this point, numerous bankers say. Is
to be found In the acceptance by the
public of service charges and re
duced deposit Interest."
Can anybody explain why the per
sonnel of the Central Grocery, of
Hertford, is supposed to be such good
jury timber? It looks sort of queer.
To begin with, when the jury for
the October Term of Perquimans Su
perior Court was drawn, some weeks
ago, both members of the firm, J. A.
Perry and D. P. Pritchard, were
drawn. Incidentally, the name of It.
B. Kirby, the father of Eermit Kirby,
one of the clerk's, was on the liBt
It looks, like that ought - to have
en,.eno.h' hen.
the list of jurors for the Fall term of
Federal Court, which convenes in
Elizabeth City, appeared in the press,
lo and behold! there was the name of
J. E. White, another Central Grocery
The first student of the Commercial
Department of the Perquimans High
School to put into actual practice the
results of her efforts by taking .an
office position is Miss Mary Elisabeth
Fields, who took , up the study of
stenography when the commercial de
partment was first introduced into
the high school last fall, and who
last week accepted a position in the
office of the Hertford Hardware and
Supply Company."
While the course given at the Per
quimans High School is only an ele
mentary course, Miss Fields' achieve
ment demonstrates that it is possible
to learn stenography in one term.
However, the young lady says that
she has put considerable time on
practice work at home during the
summer months. . r ,
For the enlightment of any student
who wishes to complete the course at
the high school in one term be it said
that it - takes work, and the student
has to do the work. No matter how
well the student may know the
theory of shorthand, he can never be
proficient in writing shorthand with
out the patience to practice and to do
one thing .over ' and i over - and 'over
. . Congratulations, Mary Elisabeth. -
"Have yo ever been in court be
fore?" The question was asked by
Judge. Walt er H. Oakey,-Jr., of a
Negro defendant in Recorder's Court
on Tuesday. - Upon receiving a reply
in the affirmative, his Honor pressed
the defendant fori further informa
tion.' "Have you ever been in jail?"
be was asked. "Yes, sir," came the
ready reply., -."What fori"- farther
; queried Judge- Otkey. ;The ,Ne"gro
The statement presents the fol
lowing summary of the survey;
"We find on breaking up the gen
eral classifications of replies to the
poll that the 05 per cent of those
answering with an unqualified 'yes'
represent only a partial measure of
the optimistic feeling. Adding tbe
favorable replies Included in other
groups. (L e. 'yes' with qualifica
tions 'no change,' and 'mixed') we
find tbat tbe rote shows a definitely
healthy situation In 84 per cent or
the localities reporting; , at least
some signs of Improvement In an
other 12 per cent; a contlbuance ol
unfavorable conditions in 2 per cent,
and a change for the worse In an
other 2 per cent."
As to reasons for the changes In
public opinion regarding banks re
ported by the clearinghouses "more
than one organization bas a word to
say about tbe American Bankers As
sociation advertising and educa
tional material," the magazine says.
It mentions in addition tbe bene
fits of the Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation in tbe emergency. Im
provement In tbe general business
situation, the weeding out of weak
banks and tbe banking moratorium.
"Tbe response to the survey can
be put down as encouraging and in
formative." tbe magazine concludes.
"It holds out the dctlnite hope that
with a continuance of a cooperative.
educational attitude on the part of
the bankers the rest or tbe Journey
back to normal may well be com
Dieted In the not too distant future."
looked slightly puzzled as he' answer
ed 'For safe keeping, I reckon, sir."
There was a subdued ripple of amus
ed laughter at the Judge's laconic
comment that it was a very intelli
gent answer. ::;,,"'
At the close of the Negro's trial
Judge Oakey ordered the defendant
sent to jail for thirty days and as an
afterthought added "for safe i keep
ing." Don't miss "Oh, Professor,"
Thursday night.
Sometimes you have laughed at an
item of news in your country weekly
which read that Miss Mary Smith, of,
say, Winfall, visited Misspt Anni
Brown, of ' Hertford. Ji Here?!:! One
with enough distance between, and
it is one which came in this fteek: ..
Rev. P. E. White and famjjly, who
were en jrputq to China,, stopped: over
at Horipluiuvistf Mrs. J. Jl Moore.
Every one remembers - Mrs;' Moore
as the former1 Miss Gertrude Sutiori
of Hertford, Mrs.- Moore his "been
living in Honolulu for morevthan i)
year. . , i, ' .
Mrs. H. A. Whitley is quite sick at
the home of ; her parents, ' Mr. rand
Mrs. W. F. C. Edwards. Mrs. Whit
ley was visiting at the home of her
parents when she was taken sick on
Wednesday and ; her condition was
such that it was not thought advis
able to remove her tq. her home.
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Sugar A Fuel Food;
Get It In Rruits
, Many Have Lost "Food Bal
V, ance By Eating Too Freely 1
.Of Refined Suzar -..-'.
By Mary Spmldiof i ' i ' '
f -'c Consultant in Nutrition, 'rv
Mtutaehuutta Stat Department, -'
. of. Publio Health
' ,N In ''studying "'food'4' intakes, we
find many of us have lost our food :
balance by eating too freely of the
one-'M food, sugar. White sugar-.
is i cheap food, only
for fuel. In refining
it, minerals and vifr-
amine are taken out.
This' summer, Dr.
Martha; Koehne 7 of .
the University X of
-Michigan . published
a scholarly study'on
the control of tooth
Mty .paidiaa decay in children.
She' corroborated the old opinion
that persons who are susceptible
to tooth decay increase the amount
of decay by eating more highly
sweetened foods. ' We in the Unit
ed States eat about. twice as much
sugar as the people in Continental
Europe. ,The annual consumption I
tere was seventy pounds per capita
in 1904 and in 1932 it was one
hundred and twelve pounds.
Sigir Aa "Beit"
Dr. Henry C. Sherman of Co-j
lumbia University, . has ably said :i
that a small amount of sugar is --tsed
as a bait in fruits, which give
other valuable substances like mJn- ;
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era is and vitamins, -sumy ign
school girht and some' boys are-en-
ticed to spend their smatt amount'
of lunch money - for candy and
have none left when they arrive at
the milk or salad counter.: These
girls and boys have lost their food
balance, at least at one of the
three meals during the day, at an
sge when food values are most im
portant. ' :. .
In meal planning, homemakers :
are using some unrefined molasses
or sorgo syrup, one pint of which
equals one pound of sugar. This
costs a little more but is an econo
my as the homemaker buys some
iron and calcium as well as the
fuel food. Dried raisins, figs, apri--cots,
peaches, and dates are all
well liked. Some of these contain -from
fifty to seventy-fiv per cent ,
of sugar when dried, but are good f
sources of iron and vitamins A and
B. In Massachusetts our ' dried
fruit candy recipes are most popu
lar. Mothers make fruit logs, fruit
surprises as well as date ships as
treats for children.
Sweet to Fruit
People will prpbably always like
sweets. We are wondering if the
homemakers are not going to shift
part of the sweets from refined
sugar to more fruits, fresh and
dried, and unrefined sugars such
as molasses and honey. The mar
ket would seem to allow such a
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' Dvorak Swims Every Day
Ann Dvorak, Warner Bros., featur
ed player, swims every morning in
the' big' pool ' on her ranch. - She
swims every day -in the year, winter
or summer.
Claire Dodd Collects Gloves : -,
1 Claire, ,todd,' Warner Bros., star,
has. 56 pairs of gloves in all shades.
She buys a jpatr on the average. of
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Cargan Lores Neckties
r William Ganran. . Warner- Bros..
player, has a passion for neckties. In
his clothes closet are several hund
red cravats.
Barrat Is Epicure V
- ' Robert - Barrat, Warner Bros., cha
racter actor, is on authority on cheese
cake. He has eaten -this delicacy in
every country in the world.
" ' - i Handball Champ
Pat -O'Brien took - up handball for
recreation' a : year ago and is now
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the undefeated champion of" Holly
wood's film colony, " ' .' i,
H, " . Kautical Minded ;
Allen' Jenkins interested Jimmy
Cagney in boats two years ago. Cag
ney has been sailing for a year and
Jenkins is still building his boat
.... , First Reading ,.
' Frederic March didn't i read "An
thony . Adverse" until the. deal be
tween Warner Brothers and 20th
Century-Fo spotted himL in the , title
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, Jolson A Ranchier f -Al
Jolson has 'been singing about
Mammy : and plantations for . years,
but now he really owns a' "planta-tionM-i-in
Encino, Calif.- r;
5 Following In. Sister's Steps M .
f. Mar jorie4Keeler, .younger sister of
Ruby,' has- all -the mannerisms and
tapping ability that made her - sis
ter famous,
. " A Finds Europe Restful ,
Kay Francis finds complete relaxa
Rich Square Bonded Warehouse
(BONDED m both FEDERAL and N. C State Systems)
Is Now Ready to Handle Your Cotton
Ship your Cotton to us at Rich Square, N. C, for sale, for storage
or for Government Loan.
1 Cotto n P a c tors
Tinie Now For Your
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Buy warmth and
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prices. . iiiese neauers
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yet emcientiy.
Coal and Wood Stoves of All Kinds
bit.25 up
Carolina Hardware Co.
PHONE 11 ... ; , ; HERTFORD, N..ti
The Hertford
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Grammar School Auditorium
Director ;.::.rl:.
Owners and managers exxxusively op'' u" z
1 ?Oh, Professor,' f'Cupid Up-toJ)ate," , "Dixie- Blackbirds' Minstrel," J
"Blue Bonnett," "Flapper Grandmother''. ;?Here -Comes Arabella,"
"Black-Eyed Susan" and "Rosetime.". . . . , ( . -X
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Steve Crr -dall, leadlrj man -
Cob Davie, second LII.-2 man
" Professor Trri, chancer lead
; Cave Davli.ob's brctLer, a female
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tion in her annual visits to the Con
tinent. She usually flies -across to
New York, ferries to Europe :. and
flies to her destination.
d t Dirt' Farmer ,
Paul Muni; has realized enough
from .his San Fernando walnut ranch
to pay for another jaunt to the old
world with' Mrs. Muni.
fc 1 ' Interior Decorator ' ' -
-"Joan - Blondell . supervised the en
tire renovation and redecoration , of
her home atop Lookout Mountain."
- E.' Carl Allison of the Cherryfield
section of Transylvania County 'is
curing about three tons of fine hay
per acre from his Korean lespedeza
field. , --, . v .
Stock Pea Pickers
For Sale Cheap
Hertford, N. C.
Here is just one of our many
fine Stove values I
comfort at early Fa
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operate very cneapi--!
Woman's Club !
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