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Volume IINumber 44. j a, .Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, November 11935.
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Sentenced as Result of
Attack on Little
October Court Docket
CrowHed With Minor
Mathew Banks, a fourteen-year-old
'"'Negro boy, was sentenced to the Cen
tral Prison for mot less than five
and not-more than twelve years, by
Judge W. C. Harris on Wednesday,
after all of the evidence in the ease
'was heard and the defense., had an
nounced that it would not resist a
verdict. . J.
The boy, a son of Sam Banks, who
lives near New Hope, was Jndicted
by the Grand Jury tMs.weekV charged
with assault with intent to commit
rape. He had been held in the Per
( quimans County jail since his arrest
in July. .-. 1(. S '7
Trial of the case began Wednesday
morning, with the State Solicitor
Herbert Leary conducting the prose
cktion and Kobert B.. Lbwry, of Eli
zabeth City, representing the de
fense. State's witnesses included Kathe
rine Ivy, the eight-year-old child of
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ivey, the alleged
victim of the- attempted attack, Bob
Ivey, Mrs. Bob Ivey; Sheriff J. E.
Winslow, Deputy Sheriff L. L. Wins
low, and Vernon Ward.
The defense witnesses included
Sam Banks and his wife, Susan,
father and mothe? of the defendant,
Christine Hollowell, Elsie Ivey and
John Ross. The defendant was not
placed upon the stand.
' Katherine Ivey, small for her eight
' years, was plawdv th tnd..
. The child, apparently very nervous,
was unable to answer the questions
asked, merely saying "I don't know
to most of the questions. She told
j her name and said she . was eight
years old. She also said she was in
the first grade at school and told the
name of Her teacher.
Mrs. BobIyey testified that she
witnessed the attempted attack.
Sheriff J. E. Winslow testified that
he arrested the boy in. Portsmouth,
Va., where he located him after he
had failed to find him at the home of
his father. He also testified that the
boy admitted the crime.
Deputy Sheriff L. L. Winslow cor
roborated in detail Sheriff Winslow's
testimony as to the confession of
t Sam an Susan Banks testified that
Bob Ivey attempted to compromise
' j the matter with them if Sam would
pay them fifty dollars. They further
testified that Bob Ivey told them
their son had flapped their little girl.
This was denied by both Mr. and
Mrs. Ivey, and Mr. Ivey testified that
Sam BankB offered to "help him out
a little bit if he would compromise
: the case'." "'
Sam and Susan Banks both testified
that the boy wasn't right bright and
said he would often do exactly ; the
opposite thing from what he was told
to do. They admitted, however, that
y he was promoted from the third
V grade of school last : year to the
fourth. . ":j;.y$,-.
First Cases Tried '
Half a dozen criminal ; cases were
disposed of during the first two days
of the October term ? of Perquimans
( Superior - Court ., which .convened : in
Hertford on. Monday, .with Judge W.
C. Harris; of: Raleigh, presiding, p ;
. . "A plea of no lo contendre was of
j.'., State gst ThuiMi
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' This casex r?siT.m Kecota
5 jBi. taSin.lT 15ri,lLO' livesr-.at'
Enfield ai' alleges to We' beest-'e
driver of a truck which was in col
lision 'vHth an automobile driven by
LeRoy Spruill, colored, on the Hert
ford-Elizabeth City highway last
summer. ' ., VV ' ''" ' r-
The jury f returned 3: verdict of
guilty in the 'ease against LeRoy
, SpruiU,; colored, charged with . re
ceiving stolen property, to-wit an
automobile tire. The prosecuting
witness,' Percy Sharp who la sahrirg
a road sentence for b'.;".-.j tiS tlv
in question from the service ststion
of Joe & ESI, acknov' :v2ed on the
stand that heritsla ts re. and" t':s
tified tiiat Lelloy C.iJ'.l bov:-l.t Ci
' tire from him knomL j te had stolon
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M..iitt(V. i i n itntf n un, w-n' 't
AAA PROGRAM IS
Never Hi Intention That Act Was
To Made It Merely Emergency
That the AAA plan is not an emer
gency measure to be dropped as soon
as the emergency is passed, but is a
permanent plan, to be simplified,
broadened in scope and made a part
of the Federal Government, appears
to be the outlook at present.
A great many farmers have enter
tained the belief that the present'
crop control plan is merely a tem
porary arrangement, to be worked
out of as soon as possible in the same
manner in which the emergency re
lief" plan is being carried out. Ap
parently, there is no basis for such a
In a' statement issued Friday night
at the White House, President Roose
velt is quoted as saying that the AAA
has served the national welfare and
that it had never .been his intention
nor the idea of the men who drafted
and administered the act to make it
merely an emergency operation or a
The President stated that the per
manent plan embraces the two-fold
objective of maintaining and in
creasing the gains already made un
der the AAA and of giving the farm
ers increasing incentives for conser
vation and efficient use- of the coun
try's soil resources. These objec
tives, he said, would follow simplifi
cation of present programs with a
view to increased flexibility. To this
enoV the President said, decentraliza
tion of machinery to obtain more ef
ficient administration will be con
tinued vigorously. Also, he added,
the AAA -will work toward the ob
Jocfivebi making - only one contract
with a-fartner which would cover all
crops involved in the- control pro
It was always the idea of the men
who planned to Act, said Mr. Roose
velt, to pass from the purely emer
gency phases necessitated by a grave
national crisis to a long time, more
permanent plan for American agri
The consumer, Mr- Roosevelt add
ed, is not endangered ; by moderate
increases in food prices, but from
collapse of farm income so drastic
as to force farmers to strip the soil
of its fertility by over-intensive cul
tivation in an effort to retrieve loss
es suffered from ruinously low
prices for their commodities.
This, said Mr . Roosevelt, is the
real menace to the nation's food sup
ply and "lies 'at the root of many
serious economic and social problems
besetting agriculture." The AAA
programs already have made impor
tant gains in conservation and re
storation of soil fertility, and expan
sion of this work will continue, the
Grand Jury For October
Term Of Superior Court
The Grand Jury which served at
this term of Superior Court were as
D. J. Pritchard, foreman, and
Thos. Deal, John R. Hendren, D. W.
Simpson, C. L. Godwin, G E. Benton,
Zach Phillips," J. L. Cartwright L.
R. Wilson, W. A. Elliott,: J6e Dail,
E. ; S. Winslow, Nereus W. Chappell,
Herbert J. Winslow, Dockey Cart
wright, A.W. Jordan, J. A. Good
man; and Dallas Layden. .
Funeral Held Sunday
i fFcrllirjorie Morris
I3-year-pl j Jarhter of Mr and Mrs.
Qi; Morris; was .cpndurteds;Sunday
afternoon i at ;foweMock..Mi the
WnjadviKe ; Baptist .'CImIcabyipJ.tB;,.
H J Fotts, pastor of the first Bap
tist ChurchrJof Elizabeth Cityyl f ?
. : Mar jorie had been ill about I, three
months. ' She was I taken to Duke
Herjital,, Durham, about km. eel; ago
and xlied there y Saturday. ;V A large
gathering of sorrowing friends and
rtkikes filled the church. -"Asleep
in J; a4'and "The i Old s Rugged
Cross," ,were 'Irang by ;s the I choir.
"Yes, Jesus Loves Me", was sung by
the ccibers jst Marjorie's Sunday
School class, of : which she was u a
f-Jlfcful member, Her Sunday School
c! :a pctd as flower girls. Interment
s at lid Iiope. ? , ' 4
r-rvivir are: her parents, Mr.
f-J U.rs. .. Q- Morris; Bisters, Mrs.
Venn ' i, I!rs. Jc v Eundy
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PLAN TO ATTEND
Law Enforcing, Officers
Convene In Edenton v
STUDY MOTOR LAWS
Various Phases of Law
Enforcement Will Be
The law enforcing, officers of this
and neighboringcounties will hold a
district, conference in Edenton, Fri
toef, ovembeV;$th,vf td 'disotss mu
tual, problems and lay. plans for con
certed add continuous effort in crime
prevention and highway safety. .
A total of eight such conferences
will be held throughout the State in
all. The counties forming this dis
trict are Bertie, Camden, Chowan,
Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford,
Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank,
Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washing
ton. The series is being arranged
through the Law Enforcing Officers
Division of the Institute of Govern
ment by the leaders of city, county,
state and federal officers in North
The Institute of Government, it
was announced, has- completed ar
rangements for the printing of 250,
000 copies of its new guidebook on
Highway Safety. These will be dis
tributed to every officer, citizen
group, and high school in the State,
it was said, forming the basis for
safety instruction and promotion by
all three groups.
! Among flie topics for instruction
and discussion at ihe conference, in
Edenton-are rule's ; of evidence- ar
rests, searches' jnd seizures,; inyesti
trial, civirservice, politics in law en
forcement, and unilorm laws and uni
f prm enforcement of the laws-.
Along with these will be featured
the coordination of all groups of law
enforcing officers in the enforcement
of the motor vehicle laws, which is
one phase of the larger problem of
crime prevention and criminal law
Joe White Proves That Where
There's a Will There's a Way
Don't make the mistake of feeling
sorry for Joe White. Be isn't sorry
for himself. That state of mind, so
common to certain types of less un
fortunate folks, is utterly foreign to
Joe's nature. In fact, Joe has been
too busy all his life climbing over the
obstacles in his way to waste time in
worry over things he couldn't help.
Joe White is a colored man, fifty
five years old now. He lives on the
farm of Jacob L. White, two miles
from Hertford. He has spent most
nf his life oh this farm.
When Joe lost his right leg, back
in his youth, it was a blow. Joe
doesn't deny that. It is a considera
ble handicap to work, to do manual
labor, farm labor,, with one leg gone.
The cancer which eaused the leg to
have to be amputated ' became inac
tive after the" amputation,' and so Joe
went -back 'to wprkVHe had always
been a good farm hand. The loss of
his leg didn't - alter that. It must
have been pretty . difficult, but with
that peg leg he worked right on.
It was some years after the loss of
his leg that; from a tiny scratch on
his right hand . an. infection spread
until Joe's good, right arm had to be
taken- off. -r That was mighty r, bad,
Joe sayS j? But ;h didn't waste " tcny
tints giBgipYer iilieldn't be
helped. Werk . was.fmort difficult, of
pinned: but of way-, Joe rejn;;en
working;?; Es "held owiv toeV ac
cording 1 : to his employer In !jfsU
Joe .wsb always;? one oft; the:- best
hands, eh tfce farm. ;. I2e always did
as much work as aftjbody else dJdV.
lie could do anything, too, p)n:v.5ng,
hoeinst ' d'tching, luttiiig woc hajv
vesting crops, anything. v ,"V"i-. I
Working in a saw mill one; day,
sawing' wood, Joe got the thumb of
hiflone hand caught in the machin
ery and it was So man-led it. had to
be amputated. ; Now there were just
fouf fcers to do everything with-
only one land, and on that only four
fir rs. The handy thumb was gone
Of til Joe's . r..IJ! ortunes, it is
doulT-1 if t"7 cf them outweighed
1 icft' t r .:r.b. If Joe had
J' ' ' ' ' r Lm-wLo could
. i . j v?? Ka did not
William Paxton of Nor-foikWiUBePrinci-H
Club Plans to Assist In
Planting of Trees In
William Mc. Paxton, Governor of
the 66th District of Rotary Interna
tional, of Norfolk, Va., will be the
speaker at the Inter-City meeting of
the Edenton, Elizabeth City and
Hertford Rotary Clubs to be held at
the Hotel Hertford on next Monday
Special music will be furnished by
the Edenton band.
Sixty guests are expected to be
Plans for the meeting were dis
cussed at the regular meeting of the
Club on Tuesday night.
It was also announced at this)
meeting that the Hertford Club is in-
vited to near the president of Rotary
International, Ed Johnson, wno will
speak at the Monticello Hotel on
November 19th. A large delegation
from this Club will probably attend.
A special committee was appointed
by President Luther H. Bilker on
Tuesday night to offer the services
of the Rotary Club to the Hertford
Woman's Club in connection with the
plans of that body to plant trees on
the streets of the town this fall. The
committee appointed is composed of
R. N. Himts, C. P. Morris and R. T.
Another committee, composed of
Rev. D. S. Dempsey, Silas M. Whed
bee and JT, T, Johnson, was appoint
ed to construct on a 'suitable location
a barbecue "pit.
MANY AT TURKEY SUPPER
The turkey supper at the Parish
House was well attended on Thurs
day night. Both from the stand
point of a pleasant affair and as a
paying proposition, the supper was
quite a success.
smile is always pleasant, wistful
sometimes perhaps, but he smiles he
kept right on working. He could
still plough, and hoe, and ditch, do
anything any other farm hand does.
But he hasn't been able to plough
much since his last accident. That
was almost the finish of Joe. He
was working at the oil mill in Hert
ford some four or five years ago.
Incidentally, Joe always fills in any
in between season on the farm with
jobs he picks up in town. A freight
engine on the mill siding jumped the
track one day and pushed in the
brick wall of the building in which
Joe was working. "Poor Joe," said
the sympathetic fellow workmen, who
hastened to disr away the fallen
brick and mortar and find the body of
the unfortunate Joe. It seemed like
a shame, they said,, for Joe to be
killed in this way. after he had
been so game, too, about so many
But Joe wasn't dead. He wae un
conscious when they finally got him
out Two tedious months in a hos
pital followed. The injuries had been
pretty severe. . But Joe went on back
to work when he. .left the hospital,
living with.' the family of his cousin
whom be has, alway helped to tup
port, --havlngX no dependents of his
foe ;cin do as much , work as ;ny
bodjr n.the:farm bow," laid Jacob L.
White, wnb now;., owns the farm
wher Joe has spent most of his life,
cept pJwagJdnt! Since the brick
wall fell on him, he saidv Joe had not
been ; able to plough much, , , . ,;
fc.Jtr- White then; told how a he set
Joe- to catting fire wood some time
aray expecting mm to cut perhaps a
foad in a dayi "And don't yon knew
he cut a whole cord of .wood that
day," he -said. " ; . .
Joe was asked to come to town and
pose . for f his photograph. He said
he would be glad to come if he wasn't
too busy. ? It is harvest time in Per
quimans and Joe ,1s busy digging and
shaking peanuts now, ' ,
"Joe," a man said,1 "lot of folks
who have lost just one leg or just one
arm st:? work and get living by
beggirj." Thcrs was' -world of
pride in Joe's reply, "I never have
begged," he said. .
Scarlet Fever Causes
Closing First Grade
JUDGE HARRIS IS
VERY EXPLICIT IN
CHARGE TO JURY
Gives Ruling As To When Person Is
Under Influence of Whiskey;
Wants Matters Investigated
In his charge to the Grand Jury
Judge W. C. Harris, of Raleigh, who
presided at the October term of Su
perior Court which convened on Mon
day, departed somewhat from the
routine manner in which Superior
Court judges some times follow,
stating that he always found that
there were generally on each grand
jury several men who had previously
served on grand juries and were
familiar with their duties, but re
questing that if they desired any in
struction or information they would
call upon him.
He first stated that he wanted the
Grand Jury to get the last two grand
jury reports made in this county and
look over them and see if there were
any recommendations made in those
reports which had not been carried
out. "There is nn sonnp " Vio ooirl
in grand juries making recommen-
dations and then just letting them
be filed in a pigeon hole and nothing
done about them."
His Honor went on to say that
there were sometimes, of course, rea
sons why nothing was done about a
grand jury recommendation, but that
he wanted those reports gone into
the first thing.
After instructing the body in the
proper procedure in preparing and
returning bills of indictment, and as
to examination of the jail and county
home, and the various county offices,
Judge Harris said "I want you to see
if any administrators or executors
have not filed their reports, and
whether the guardians of children in
this couttky are making their re
ports." He further said he wanted
the grand jury to look into the mat
ter of the kind of guardian bonds
that were given.
In reference to the justices of the
peace of the county, Judge Harris
directed the Grand Jury to see if
each magistrate in the county had
made his proper report. "Each mag
istrate should report before each
term of criminal court," he said,
stating that a report should be
made of all cases tried and of the
disposition of each case.
He stated that sometimes a jus
tice of the peace took more jurisdic
tion than the Superior Court would
The usual directions were given as
to the urgency of the necessity of
looking into the matter of the school
busses and the statement was made
that much good had been accomplish
ed by the examination of the school
busses, and that he had found that
those in charge always welcomed the
With reference to passing upon
bills of indictment in connection with
drunken driving, Judge Harris said
"A man is drunk under that law if
he is under the influence of whiskey
or drugs to the extent that he has
not pot control of his normal facul
ties." Birthday Party Given
For Mrs, A. L. Godfrey
A surprise birthday party was giv
en for Mrs. A. L. Godfrey on Tues
day by her children. Mrs. Godfrey
celebrated her 41st birthday.
The home was attractively deco
rated with beautiful fall flowers.
A delicious birthday dinner was
servea, ana arter dinner ice cream
and cake were served.
Mrs. Godfrey received many beau
tiful and' useful presents.
Those nrefient were: Mr. and Mnr.
WaltocOetUi'Mrs. Raymond Ivey,
Mrs. H E.' Wardj Mr. and Mrs. Ver-
noft Wd : Pd children, Elizabeth
and Mary Vernon, Mrs. L. C. Sy
mons,: Mrs. Unwood Ward, Mr. and
Mrs. A. U Godfrey, Grizelda, Kathe
rine, Daphne, Bond, Alpha Bettie,
Wilma Frances, and Abe Godfrey, Jr.
A. L. Skinner Leaves
J. C. Blanchard Co.
A. I Skinner has resigned his posi
tion with J. C. Blanchard & Co., and
has accepted a position as salesman
with the Hollowell Chevrolet Co.
' Mr. Skinner has f been connected
with J, C. Blanchard ft Co. for the
past eight years, during which time
he was head of the ; grocery and
hardware departments. -
Mr. Skinner is one of the "widest
known and most popular salesmen in
the community and enjoys the confi
dence of a urge circle of friends.
,Ke expects to take over his new
-ttei on Monday of next week.
Three Cases of Disease
Reported In Gram,
Prevent Spread of
The first grade of the Hertford
Grammar School was ordered closed
for this week by the Perquimans
County Board of Health at a meeting
held last Saturday, as a result of two
cases of scarlet fever in the grade.
Mollie, the little daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter H. Oakey, Jr., was
the first child to have the disease.
This case developed two weeks ago.
Mary Leland, the little daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Winslow, develop
ed the disease last week. Both
children at this writing are getting
along very nicely.
Another case of scarlet fever de
veloped over the week-end, the child
Moody Mathews, Jr., being in the
fifth grade of the Hertford Gram
mar School. The Mathews family
live in the country.
The order as passed by the Board
of Health on Saturday, and signed
by F. T. Johnson, secretary of the
Perquimans County Board of Health,
reads as follows:
"To the Patrons of Hertford Gram
"At a meeting of the Board of
Health held on October 26, 1935 the
prevalence of scarlet fever was call
ed to the attention of this Board.
Dr. P. T. Brinn, County Health Offi
cer, reported two cases of scarlet
fever in the first grade of the Hert
ford Grammar School. In the inter
est of the public, the Board, after
discussing the situation makes the
following order: It is the order of
the Board of Health that the first
grade of the Hertford Grammar
School be closed until November 4,
1935. It is further ordered that any
child who lives in the same house
with any pupil of the first grade in
the Hertford Grammar School be
kept at home until November 4, 1935.
It is further ordered that the above
children be kept away from Sunday
Schools, Churches, moving picture
shows, all public gatherings, and
kept off the streets."
Buried In E. City
Mrs. Lula Waugh Moss, wife of R.
R. Moss, died suddenly on Fridav.
October 26, of a heart attack.
Funeral services for Mrs. Moss
were held at Ziegler's Funeral Parlor
in Elizabeth City at 3 o'clock Sunday
afternoon, and were conducted by the
Rev. D. S. Dempsey, pastor of the
Hertford Baptist Church. Elizabeth
City. Burial took place in Holly
wood Cemetery, in Elizabeth City.
Pallbearers included R. M. Riddick,
W. H. Hardcastle, Cook Winslow, J.
E. Winslow, Dr. C. A. Davenport,
Thomas Nixon, T. S. White, all of
Hertford; Lidius Old, of Great
Bridge, Va.; C. H. Ward, Ray Toxey,
and Grover Jackson, of Elizabeth
Mrs. Moss, who was 63 years of
age, was formerly Miss Lula Waugh,
the daughter of the late John F. and
Sarah Harney Waugh, of Elizabeth
City. She lived most of her life in
Elizabeth City, coming to Hertford
seven years ago from Bennettsville,
S. C, where she had lived for some
During her residence in Hertford
she had made many friends here who
deeply regret her passing. -
Mrs.Ttfoss bad been suffering with
only a few months ago had been very
sick. She recovered : from this at
tack, however, and had been annar-
ently much improved. She had been
slightly indisposed for several days
but felt better Friday and had left
her apartments and gone to Mrs. J.
E. White's boarding-house, where she
took her meals, and was at supper
when the end came suddenly.
Surviving are her husband. R. R.
Moss, who is superintendent of the
Saw Mill at Major and Loomis Co.,
and two daughters, Mrs; Aubrey Mc
Cabe, of Elizabeth .CStyv and Mrs.
Evelyn Walston, of Great Bridge, Va.
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MRS. HOLMES ELECTED' AS
TEACHER IN LOCAL SCHOOL
: Mrs. C. R. Holmes has been elected
a teacher in the Peniaimans High
School. Before her marriage, Mrs.
Holmes was Miss Hannali Mai Fleet -wood
and was a member of the '
faculty. V " ! ,--. -t i "