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- A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE iTPBfflLDINQ OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
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' Hertford, Perquimans County; North Carolina Friday, October 11, 1935.
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State WPA Buflding
Submits Plan to Get
. One of 60 to Be Built
MUST HAVE LOT
Commissioners Vote to
Approve Project; Ap
L. W. Anderson, Perquimans Coun
ty Farm Agent, appeared before the
Board of County Commissioners on
Monday and outlined the plan where
by he hopes to be able to secure for
Perquimans one of the sixty agricul
tural buildings which the Works Pro
gress Administration .is planning to
build in the State.
The plan as outlined by Mn An
derson stipulates that the county m
which such building is erected must
provide a suitable building lot, pay
for the architect's plans and provide
for the supervision of the erection of
the building.' The WPA does the
The Beard very readily voted to
approve the project and agreed to
the provisions as outlined, and Mr.
Anderson will make the necessary
application at once.
The agricultural building would
contain offices for the county farm
agent, the home demonstration agent,
and the assistant to the cotton ad
ministrator, as well as quarters for
The commissioners agreed that
such a building would fill a long felt
need. There is not sufficient space
in The courthouse to provide quar
ters for the agricultural workers.
Under present arrangements the
county farm agent and the assistant
to the cotton administrator occupy
the grand jury room.' Whenever
court is in session they have to move
out. The home demonstration agent
likewise has to vacate her quarters
in the petit jury room.
The question of the location of the
building, which was briefly discuss
ed, will come up for consideration if
Perquimans is successful in securing
one of the buildings.
Local People Support
H. S. Football Team
The following named business
firms and individuals have contribut
ed funds to the support of the Per
quimans High School Football team:
Marshall Owens, Mary Towe, Fenton
Butler. Bill Divers, J. E. Winslow,
W. H. Pitt, J. W. Ward, Carolina
Hardware Co., F. T, Mann, J. E.
Weeks, J. C. Blanchard, R. M. Rid
dick, J. G. Roberson, Walker's, Joe &
Bill's Service Station, W. B. Jordan,
C. P. Morris, Texaco Service Station,
A. W. Hefren, Simon's Store, Pen
der's Store, R. E. White, W. H. Hard
castle, Darden Bros,, Hudson Butler,
L. N. Hollowell, Rufus White, J. S.
McNider, R. E. Brinn, Grocery Sales
Co., R. T. Brinn, W, M. Morgan, H.
C. Stokes; niilda'.s :: Beauty - Parlor,
Davenport & Blanchard, Z. A. Harris,
Dr. T. P. Brinn. Central Grocery.
Schoolmaster Club .
fleets Friday Night
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The Schoolmasters' Club of the Al
bemarle will hold; Its first meeting of
the school year on Friday night at
the Perquimans High School, with F.
T. Johnson, Superintendent of Edu
cation of Perquimans County, who is
president, .presiding. f Sft'S'M -y 4?.
The principal speaker fan i the pro
gram , wiU :..be iJudgei.Walter " H.
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Economics -Ctast5!" jthHcwojnder;
, thedireetionf thieV teacherJlliss.
School principals and superintend
ents of education of the seven coun
ties, Currituck, Dare, Camden, Pas
' quotank, Gates, Chowan and Perqui
mans, will ),.pnamig:0;
SIMON'S STOSH CLOSED WS
HO UDAY. LAST- KONDAY
The store of Simon's was closed, all
day Monday. Mr. Eutenberg wts in
Norfolk, Va.,' on Sunday everJ -end
all, day Monday, attending He E;y
of Atonement services held at tie
Chef Sholom Temple. - ( ' ' .
MSS. TOWS IN HOSPITAL
, Mrs. JT. II. Tr"9, Jr.,Js a pat!, t
at the Protestant Ilorpital in Nor
folk, Va, wh-s r v-forwent &i
opertt:;n f r r ' "i n
day r ' . . - . j t 3"l
to C 3 r
C. W. Morgan Rallies And Is Now
Able to Meet Friends In
C. W. Morgan, prominent Hertford
citizen, who has been very sick, re
turned Sunday from the Protestant
Hospital in Norfolk, Va., where he
had been a patient for more than five
weeks. His condition is very much
Mr. Morgan, though not really an
old man, nevertheless claims the dis
tinction of being the oldest man in
Hertford who was born in the town.
There are numbers of men and wom
en older than Mr. Morgan, some of
them born in the county, but there
isn't, one older who was born in the
town of Hertford.
While still weak, Mr. Morgan Is
able to see his many friends who are
calling to congratulate hhn upon his
Mrs. Morgan, who has been with
her husband during the entire period
that he was in the hospital, also re
turned on Sunday.
The two laughters of Mr. and Mrs.
Morgan, Mrs. Rodney Stamey, of
Houston, Texas, and Mrs. George
Harrell, of Orlando, Fla., have re
turned to their respective homes.
ROSE CHAIN STORE
WELL LOCATE HERE
5 And 10 Cent Store Concern Leases
Towe Brick Store on Church
Hertford is to have another chain
store. One of the Rose's Five, Ten
and Twenty-Five Cent Stores will be
The large, brick store on Church
Street, owned by Mrs. J. H. Towe,
Sr., and at present occupied by the
wholesale grocery firm of Grocery
Sales Co., has been leased by the
Rose management and the building
will undergo repairs and remodeling
to the opening of the store on Janu
No announcement has as yet been
made by the management of the
Grocery Sales Company as to where
they will locate.
I HIT OR MISS
Howard Goodwin, the young man
who lives out on Route One, and who
is advertising for work in The Per
quimans Weekly, is blind. He learn
ed at an institution for the blind to
do cane work, to make cane seats
and backs for chairs.
Foster, the four-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Mann, seems to
have a lot of imagination. At the
particular time he was overheardto
make the amusing statement quoted
below he was evidently an automo
bile. Also, he was making good speed
up hill. He had climbed very rapid
ly almost to the top of the door steps
following a call by Us mother. But
he stopped, panting, and sat down.
"Foster, why don't you come on?"
asked his mother. VI can't," was the
illuminating response, "I am out of
A nipping frost on Monday night
left its trail on the sweet potato and
A frost as 'early as October 7 in
Perquimans ie something unusual. ' It
was -a Void ightj all . nghti" ttoono
body was surprised " "to learn"' there
Some' m&orlsf j fcffled pro . if ttie
Elizabeth City highway, i abort dis
tance from Winfall, on Wednesday.
Cook Winslow, who happened along
shortly after the animal had 'been
struck by and automobile picked it
up and brought It in to town. yi u
License to drive an automobile in
North Carolina does not cost - any
thing now, except the quarter which
the officer who administers the oath
on the application' charges. After
November 1st everybody-will have to
lave a license who drives a car on
ti e North Carolina ; highways, and
the cost will be one dollar. - . ; ;
T' looks, books! The or.ee of
t'.3 C-: '3 Crrintendent of EJaca
t' -i It t" rrr ig overflowing
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Successful Furniture Dealers
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W. M. MORGAN
W. M. Morgan, who for more
than twenty years has been
known in Hertford as "The Fur
niture Man." Mr. Morgan last
spring celebrated with a big
sales event the twenty-first anni
versary of the business of W. M.
MUSIC CLUBS OF
First Meeting of Newly
Musicians From Entire
Section Fypected to
Music lovers will be interested in
the proceedings of the first district
meeting of the newly formed North
eastern District of Music Clubs to be
held at the Hertford Methodist
Church on Saturday of this week.
The senior music clubs will have
the morning program, one feature of
which will be the playing of her own
compositions by Mrs. I. M. Meekins.
of Elizabeth City.
In the afternoon junior club work
will be stressed, and the musical pro
gram will be given by the junior
members of the district
Musicians from all over the North
eastern District will be present on
this occasion and every effort will
be made by the local members to
make this nrst meeting as interest
ing as possible.
Lunch will be served by the ladies
of the Methodist Church after the
morning session. Those planning to
be present for lunch are requested to
notify Mrs. R. M. Riddick, who is the
Junior Counsellor of the District
On Friday evening preceding the
meeting Mrs. Riddick will entertain
the mothers of her junior music club
in honor of Mrs. J. S. Correll, State
President of the Federation of Music
Clubs, and other State officers.
FOUR CASES TRIED IN
RECORDER'S COURT TUESDAY
Four cases were tried in Record
er's Court on Tuesday, all the de
fendants being colored. Marvin Wil
liams, found guilty of transporting
liquor, received a sentence of thirty
days in jail, to be : suspended upon
payment of the costs, y?- y
i The case against Lula Jones, found
guilty ; driving ,Mth.iin8ufflcient
brakes.wa's dfsinissed upon payment
v JUoset Skinnerouna guilty of as
sault on a female, was giVeiL a ttrirty
dsy sentence in jail, to be suspended
upon payment el the ooats. 4 -U X
s Percy, Alexander, found ' guilty of
abandonment and :jua-support, ".was
required, to pay the court costs and'
to. pay one dollar per Week for 'each
of the two children Ifving wMr ' his
wife. - ThiB case was appealed. '!
SPEND WEEK-END AT HOME
- Miss, Mary Lou Perry, who is tak
ing a secretarial ' course at Mrs.
Johnson's Shorthand School, in Nor
folk, Va., spent the week-end with
her parents,. Mr. and , Mrs. J.-' P.
' Mr. and Mrs. Tom Byrum, Mr. and
tlrs. V.' II. Tyrum spent Snnday in
Suf;ulk, Va. -
s!w.ers esiccj I!:- '-y to have a
roc?! conctructeJ la V i t "Je ef the
cz'.V.oz-t f keeu:; . 'vese EUte-
MRS. W. M. MORGAN
Mrs. W. M. Morgan. Mrs.
Morgan has played an important
part in the success of the furni
ture business of W. M. Morgan.
Mrs. Morgan's activities are gen
erally confined to the bookkeep
ing end of the business.
FOR MORE PAVED
Ballahack Wants Hertford-Center
Much Traffic Handicap
More road paving is asked by Per
quimans County. The Ballahack
community is asking for the paving
of the road connecting Hertford with
A resolution, presented by A. T.
Lane, of that community, was en
dorsed by the Board of Commission
ers Monday, which constitutes a joint
petition to the State Highway and
Public Works Commission of Perqui
mans and Chowan Counties.
The resolution sets forth that the
Center Hill Road, lying in the coun
ties of Chowan and Perquimans, is
the only complete Grade A county
road in Perquimans, and that, accord
ing to information furnished by the
District Office of the North Carolina
State Highway and Public Works
Commission, is the most traveled
county road in Perquimans. It fur
ther states that the road has already
been graded and has been surfaced
at both ends, viz: for about four
miles from Hertford with a nine foot
concrete road from Center Hill to
ward Hertford and in Perquimans
County, thus leaving about six miles,
two in Chowan and four in Perqui
mans, unsurfaced; that there is a
great deal of traffic and that in rainy
seasons the road is practically im
passable in places to motor traffic.
Petition is made that the road be
surfaced on those portions now un
surfaced and that the portion now
surfaced to only a width of 9 feet be
surfaced to a width to correspond
with the rest of the road.
Both Boards , of Commissioners of
Chowan and Perquimans endorsed
this resolution on Monday and the
matter will at once be presented to
the State Highway and Public Works
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fgjii: Raleigh Oct. 14
Norti Carolinais annual State Fair
is being groomed for a gala inaugu
ral Monday, October 14, when the
big exposition is opened with a week
long program of festivities in store
for its thousands of visitors.
CSeered by reports that State and
district fairs throughout the country
are enjoying a banner season, officials
here look for attendance figures to
soorn skyward, and preparations are
being rushed to handle record
throngs. t : - -
Norman Y ,Chambliss, general
manager, said today thtt exhibition
halls, customarily bulging with dis
plays from farm, home and factory,
will again be filled - to overflowing
with contenders' for1, ft share of the
$11,890. offered in premiums. i -
On the midway the World of Mirth
Shows, America's largest- portable
rusement park, will .present EO
tr.-Jor t' 'ts and snow. ,
Much Opposition To
Starting Road Work
DR. J. L. LEGGETT "
DIES IN NORFOLK
Passes Away In Protestant Hospital
After Being a Patient Two Weeks;
Funeral Held Monday
Dr. John Lanier Leggett, 58, prom
inent Hertford dentist, died Sunday
morning in a Norfolk hospital, where
he had been a patient for the past
Funeral services were held Monday
afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the home
on Church Street, with the Rev. B.
P. Robinson, pastor of the Hertford
M. E. Church, of which the deceased
was a faithful member, officiating.
Mrs. B. G. Koonce, Mrs. W. G.
Wright, and Mrs. T. B. Sumner, or
the M. E. Church choir, sang "I've
Anchored My Soul in the Haven of
Rest." After the commitment ser
vice at the grave the local lodge of
Masons, of which the deceased was a
member, took charge of the service,
observing the rites of the Order.
Burial took place in Cedarwood Cem
etery, in Hertford.
Active pallbearers were Dr. Luthei
H. Butler, J. P. Perry, W. G. Newby,
H. G. Winslow, W. H. Hardcastle,
and H. C. Stokes.
The honorary pallbearers were R.
M. Riddick, Dr. T. A. Cox, Dr. C. A
Davenport, Dr. T. P. Brinn, V. A.
Holdren, C. P. Morris, J. Oliver
White, and A. F. Jordan.
Dr. Leggett, who was a native of
Williamston, had lived here and
practiced his profession for more
than thirty years. He was a man of
splendid character, honored by all
who knew him.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ber
tha Leggett, and one son, Clifton
Lanier Leggett, of Elizabeth City.
Clubs To Be Formed
The organization of ten home
demonstration clubs has been arrang
ed for by Miss Gladys Hamrick,
Home Demonstration Agent, with
four of the clubs already organized
and officers elected. The four clubs
whose organization is perfected are
Belvidere, Durants Neck, Whiteston,
and Woodville. Others to be organ
ized are Hunter's Fork, Ballahack.
Chapanoke, Beech Spring, Winfall.
and Bethel-Burgess. The latter nam
ed club represents the two communi
ties of Burgess and Bethel.
Miss Hamrick reports that she has
received a hearty welcome and en
thusiastic response from the women
of the county and that she has re
ceived the cooperation of the County
Commissioners. She made her first
regular monthly report to the Board
The home demonstration clubs will
begin the study of clothing in No
vember, according to the agent, who
says that not only will the women
take up the matter of remodeling old
clothes, but that they will study fab
rics, especially the fall and winter
Miss Hamrick is in Elizabeth City
attending a District Conference of
Home Demonstration Agents being
held there through Thursday, Friday
and Saturday of this week.
Formed At Woodville
The Woodville Home Demonstra
tion Club has been organized, with
Mrs. C. A. Bogue as president; Mrs.
W. A. Hoggard, vice president; Miss
Margaret Bogue, secretary and treas
urer; and Miss Ruth Hollowell, news
reporter. Miss Gladvs HamnVlr th
new home demonstration agent, call
ed the meeting.
At the onranixation meeting, which
was held at the school house, Mrs. S.
r. Godfrey surprised the members by
serving refreshments. Plans were
made to fit up attractively a vacant
room to be used for the club meet
ings. The next meeting will be held
on November 14.
J. P. Perry Planning
To Open New Store
J. P. Perry expects to open a new
store in Hertford on Saturday morn
ing. A new frame building is in
course of construction on the Bar
row lot, on Grubb Street, not far
from the Church Street intersection.
Mr. Perry, who has had many years
experience in the mercantile business,
will carry dry goods and clothing,
with, probably other items added to
the stock later on. .-,
, Mr. Perry -was for many years as
sociated with the old firm of White
and. Company, in Hertford, and latex
on was in business tor limselt .-
Two Delegations Want
Work to Begin at Dif
Ask Highway Commis
sion to Use Their Best
At which end of the Woodville
New Hope-Durants Neck road to be
gin the hard surfacing is the point
in controversy, and the matter is now
in the hands of the North Carolina
State Highway and Public Works
Commission. The Board of County
Commissioners, at their regular
meeting on Monday, decided to re
commend to the Highway Commis
sion that that body use its own good
judgment as to which end of the
road to begin work on.
There was a large delegation at
the Board meeting to ask that the
Commissioners recommend that the
paving begin at Woodville, as was
previously planned, and another dele
gation to urge that it begin at Con
cord, in Durants Neck, representing
the opposite end of the road, with
spokesmen on each side to present
their respective positions.
The Board of County Commission
ers endorsed last winter a project to
pave the road through Durants Neck
to Woodville. This project would
have taken in the whole road and
would have pleased everybody. A
delegation of Perquimans County
citizens had previously appeared be
fore the State Highway and Public
Works Commission in Raleigh on be
half of the project. Capus M. Way
nick, chairman of the Commission,
came down to Perquimans to look
the situation over and, with a com
mittee of citizens, went over the en
tire road. He stated that the entire
road could not be hard surfaced at
this time, as there were not sufficient
funds available. The project was
made out to pave the road, beginning
at WoodvHIe, and oing as far as
It was after this that the Durants
Neck folks, realizing that the paved
road would not extend through their
section, decided to ask that the road
begin at Concord instead of at Wood
ville, setting forth that to pave this
end of the road would be of more
benefit to a larger number of Perqui
When a committee representing
this group went before the State
Highway and Public Works Commis
sion in September, with a petition
signed by approximately a thousand
citizens asking that the work begin
at Concord, they were advised to
come back to Perquimans and get the
official endorsement of the County
Commissioners. It was this endorse
ment that this group sought on Mon
day, but they met with considerable
opposition on the part of the citizens
who wanted the Woodville road paved
There was a great deal of discus
sion of the matter, pro and con, and
the Commissioners made the an
nouncement that the matter would
be taken up later in the day. An
executive session was later held, af
ter which it was announced that the
Commissioners had unanimously vot
ed to instruct the Clerk to the Board
to write to the North Carolina State
Highway and Public Works Commis
sion, recommending that that body
use its own good judgment as to
which end of the road on which they
would begin construction.
First WPA Project
Started In Winfall
The first of the Works Progress
Administration projects to. be put
into effect in Perquimans was begun
at Winfall on Wednesday morning,
when the work of improving the
streets of the town was begun. Most
of the work will consist of ditching
and making general improvements to
the unpaved streets. Sixteen men,
including tile foreman, are at work
Another of the projects will begin
next week; consisting of painting
both the Perquimans High School
and the Hertford Grammar School.
Both the. buildings will be painted,
inside and out.
, : Some time' within the month - of
October work will begin on the ma
laria . control : projects, under, the
WPA, for which purpose more than
$29,000 has-been allotted. This work
will BS generanhroughout . the. -various
sections of the county end will
consist largely of drainage, work,'