: . A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume ILNumber 45.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, November -8, 1935.
$1.25 Per Year
ALL DAY SESSION
Fourth Drunken Driver
In Three Months Gets
Judge Oakey Unrelent
ing Concerning Driv
ing While Drunk
The fourth conviction in Perqui
mans Recorder's Court of the charge
of drunken driving within the past
three months resulted on Tuesday in
the defendant being sentenced to jail
in accordance with the expressed pur
pose of Juc?e Walter H. Oakey, Jr.,
who has taken the stand that a
drunken driver on the highway is
such a serious menace to life that
some drastic action should be' taken
by the courts.
H. C. West, New Hope Township
farmer, will begin to serve an uncon
ditional jail sentence on December 15.
Mr. West was given a sentence of
sixty days on the roads, was fined
tffty dollars, and his driving license
was revoked for the period of one
year, the rest of the jail sentence to
be suspended upon the defendant
serving ten days in jail. In order
that the convicted farmer might not
suffer financial loss because of neg
lect of harvesting his crops, Judge
Oakey agreed that the jail sentence
shall not begin until December 15.
Four men have previously been
given jail sentences by Judge Oakey
for conviction of like charges, three
f the number being white men.
There was an all-day session of
court on Tuesday, with many and
varied charges figuring in the docket.
The case'' against Richard Smith,
who plead)ilfumy, j'.to the charge of
drivingJwittissufBsient brakes, was
dismissed upnpVyment of the costs.
William Riddick, colored, was tried
for bastardy. The case was dismiss
ed because of a defective warrant
The case against Ray Morse,
charged with assault, was dismissed.
Sirley Nelson, colored ' woman,
plead guilty to the possession of li
quor for the purpose of sale. Prayer
for judgment was continued upon
payment of a twenty-five-dollar fine,
and upon good behavior for a year,
and upon the condition that no whis
key be found on the woman's prem
ises for a year, '-ij '
Arthur James, colored, was tried
for trespass. The case was dismissed
upon payment of the court costs.
Charlie Parker and James Riddick,
both colored, plead guilty to driving
a horse-drawn vehicle on the highway
without a light. The case was dis
missed upon payment of half the
costs. Both men were driving carts.
H. P. Winslow was found guilty of
parking on the highway and the case
was dismissed upon payment of the
costs. He appealed ', to the Superior
Junius and Edna Ferebee, colored,
were found not guilty ' of selling
liquor. - ,
Robert Chappell Rides
6( Miles On Bicycle
Robert Chappell. fourteen : years
Norfolk, tya., to WotfaQe,' fa this
county, a distance of approximately
60 miles, on his bicycle'' last Friday..'
Robert, whose mother is dead, 'and
who was reared by Mrs. Seymour
Chappell in Hertford, has been 'living
fa Norfolk with his father and step-)
mother for the past twd: years. Last
Friday, instead of riding his wheel
to school he rode on down to Perqui
mans, intending to visit his foster
Mother in Hertford. ' He had reached
Woodville when a relative saw him on
. tilt road and picked him up, bicycle
and all, and brought him to Hertford.
The .little fellow, who had made the
&' trip ; between 8 :30 and 2 :80, was quite
- worn out upon his arrival here.
He returned to his ' home in Nor--,
folk- on Sunday. . U, " -
MRS. LEGCiETT CALLED AVAY
BY CRITICAL ILLNESS CF AUNT
-Mrs. J. L Leggett was called to
Norfolk, Va.;by the critical illness of
her aunt, Mrs. Ursula Carter, of Fen
; tress, Va. . Mrs. Carter, who has s
nnmber offrlcntld here- where she
i has frequently vr-'ted Mrs.' Leggett,
had the rr' to Ireak her
, several wt 's ro, since wV h t' -e
she has be..i c- 3d to a Nor?...
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COUNTY HOME NO
tACE FOR; THIS
60-Year-Old Walks Six Miles to Ask
For Help From Perquimans
She is around sixty years old, per
haps, and right chipper she is for
that age, too. For ten years she has
lived alone, in a tiny cabin in the
woods, on a small tract of land her
father left her. Her husband died a
long time ago.
She has no near relatives, not a
chick nor a child, nobody closer than
cousins and none of those live in the
Her house is leaking and she hasn't
the means with which to make the
necessary repairs to keep out the
weather. She said she hadn't been
able to rent out the cleared land, but
she herself raised what she could.
She is not, of course, strong enough
to cultivate a crop unaided. She only
raises a few peas, she said, and
things that are easy to grow. She
uses -some of the peas for her table
but always saves a little bag to
plant next spring.
One of the hardest things she has
to do is to get up her wood, for
though she is in the woods, it is a
man's work to chop down trees and
cut them into fire wood.
When she came into town last
Monday, walking every step of the
six miles, she said it. was the first
time she had seen a soul to speak to
Her business here was to ask the
County Commissioners for some help.
The ERA had been, giving her five
dollars a month, and this, together
with the little things she raises .on
the farm, and her chickens, was
enough to get along on. But the re
lief was cut off in September and
that month the county only gave her
12.50. Since that time her name has
been taken off the list.
The county cannot provide for her
because she owns the land on which
she lives. She won't own that long,
however, she says, because she can
not pay her taxes.
. -She is plucky And brave and she
has a lot of come-back. "How would
you like to go to tne county home 7"
one of the commissioners asked her.
"Go to the county home! I would
just as lief go to the penetentiary,"
But she stated emphatically that
the Lord wouldn't let her starve
when the commissioners failed to
give her any assurance of further
$19 Ton Paid For
Converted To Oil
Peanut growers are advised that
they should not sell, their damaged
peanuts at a sacrifice without first
investigating the government conver
sion price. The federal government
will pay a diversion price of nineteen
dollars per ton on damaged peanuts
converted into oil, according to L. W.
Anderson, Perquimans County Farm
Club Has Meeting
' The Ace-Deuce Contract Club met
Monday night at the home of Mrs.
C. B. GoodnftttCfo New Hope. High
score pnze wjgK won by Mrs. E. M
Perry. , The' hostess served a deli
cious. salad course' with hot choco
". Those playing: were Mrs. M. M.
Spivey, 'Mrs. R.' R. Perrjr, Mrs.'J. W.
Jackson,' Mrq J, A. Sawyer, Mrs. JJ.
M. Perry, Mrs. C. B. Goodman, Miss
Rebecca Webb and MissC&ary Webb.
MRS. FLOYD, BAINES. HONORED
WITH MISCELLANEOUS SHOWER
Mrs. Floyd Baines, of near Whaley-
ville, Va., .was honored ; with a stir
prise micellaneous shower Saturday
evening at the- home of her mother,
Mrs. T. W. Nixon, of Bagley Swamp
Mrs. Baines received -jnany useful
and lovely gilts. - 'V,. ,e
: Cake and ambrosia were served to
the gueBta. ; --
Those remembering Mrs; Barnes
with gifts were: Mrs. E. R. Stephen
son, Misses Helen, Evelyn, Allie Mae
and Margaret Trueblood, Mrs; Clyde
Layden. Mrs. Adnen J . Smith, Kev,
and Lira, J. M. Smith, Miss Gladys
Tadlock, Miss Margaret Boyce, Mrs.
Will Stafford, ; Mrs, Rogerson, Mrs.
Joseph Winslow, Mrs. W.' J. Smith,
Miss Frances Rogerson, Mrs. A. J.
IJin.Uw -H?tct. Mara. .Qmifll. MiaaM
Clara, Virginia and 'Minnie Lee
7i '-o-v, r'.-s. L. A. Smith, Mrs. A
T. J ' n, losses Grace, Mozelle and
C-.Ii, lira. Elwood White,
U.S. II. J. r- tTrs. W.B, Jordan,
-, I Ilia. -. Herbert
Says Rotary Should Set
Finest Kind of
Members of Three Clubs
Gather at Hotel Hert
ford Monday Night
William Mc. Paxton, of Norfolk,
Va., Governor of the 56th District of
Rotary International, was the speak
er at the inter-city Rotary meeting
held in Hertford on Monday night,
when the three groups of Rotarians
of Elizabeth City, Edenton and
Hertford met at the Hotel Hertford
Graham Bell, of Elizabeth City,
S. M. Whedbee, of Hertford, made
the address of welcome, which was
responded to by the Rev. C. A.
Ashby, of Edenton. Other Rotarians
who made short, snappy speeches
were the respective presidents of the
three clubs, Dr. Henry White, of
Elizabeth City, Dr. W.. I. Hart, of
Edentpn, and Dr. Luther H. Butler,
A. W. Hefren was in charge of the
program of the Hertford club, which
included two songs by R. S. Monds,
Jr., popular . young baritone, and a
humorous reading by Mrs. W. E.
White. L. W. Anderson led the
group singing, with Mrs. R. M. Rid
dick at the piano.
A most delicious three-course din
ner was served by the hotel manage
ment to the more than 50 guests,
who included 18 Rotarians from
Edenton, 12 from Hertford, and 16
from Elizabeth City, and a number
Mr. Paxton, a most fluent and
eloquent speaker, held his hearers
spellbound throughout his address,
which was interspersed with much
Quoting from the eminent English
author, George Bernard Shaw, the
remark "Where is Rotary going,?
Rotary is going to lunch," Mr. Pax
ton stated that it was his purpose to
state briefly where Rotary really is
going, Rotary in .this club, in the
district and in the world, remarking
incidentally that Rotary has grown
from 16 clubs in 1910 to nearly 4,000,
with clubs all over the world, and
stating that in his own personal
opinion the next ten years would see
Rotary develop into one of the great
est movements the world has ever
seen, or that it will peter out. "And
the only thing that will keep it from
the latter," he said, "will be the in
terest that you and I assume."
Calling attention to the three
phases of service, community service,
vocational service and international
service, the speaker said that to his
mind community service was that
part of Rotary life which makes a
club live. "The club that does not
take part in community service, as
individuals and as a club, has no ex
cuse for existence," he said.
In setting forth the high ideals of
Rotary and the rsponsibility of Ro
tarians to their fellow men, the
speaker said "'Rotary has a repsnsi
bility to set the finest kind of an
examplg. Let us see that this ex
ample we set is the highest."
Vocational service is that part of
Rotary based on classification princi
ples. "You are, , if you please, am
bassadors from your profession, from
your,buainess, or vocation, to Rotary,
to bring to Rotary the very finest
things pf that vocation, and to carry
back to them the high principles that
Rotary stands for."
International Rotary, he said, is
that pajt of the organization which
is now being stressed more than ever.
The speaker spoke eloquently of the
timely and urgent necessity at this
particular time of knowing the peo
ples of other nations and of making
the personal contacts ' with these
people that Rotary provides, and told
many interesting incidents connected
with his attendance last year at the
International Rotary meeting held in
Mexico City, and urged every Rotar
ian who possibly1 could to attend the
meeting to be held, next year at
Atlantic City, When- representatives
of Rotary from all .over the world
will be present. V . J v -
- MR. :jESSUP IMPROVING i
S. P. Jessup returned Sunday from
a Norfolk hospital, : where he has
been, undergoing treatment for sinus
trouble.- Mr. Jessup's condition is
improved but he will for some time
have to return to the hospital at in-
t-rrtf fot i-zr?-t t t-wt He
i.. i C.3 Lit K..:d ti; on Wed'
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Up-to-date Plants to Be
Built at Winfall and
Project Financed En
tirely By Perquim
Belvidere and Winfall are to have
their new school buildings. Perqui
mans County will finance entirely the
building of the two schools for which
government aid was applied in the
summer and which was not secured.
While the buildings may not be
quite so pretentious as was formerly
planned when it was expected that
45 per cent of the cost would be met
by the federal government, they will
in all probability meet the require
ments of the patrons of the schools
and those most interested.
The Board of Education met with
the Board of County Commissioners
on Monday and, reporting that the
applicatfon for PWA funds with
which to supplement the loan which
the county had previously approved
was apparently dead, asked that the
Board make provision for borrowing
the furls necessary for erecting the
two schools in order that the build
ings may be ready for occupancy at
the beginning of the next school
It was suggested that if the county
finances the project and is not sub
ject to the wage scales of the PWA,
as it would be if the federal grant
had been secured, the schools can
probably be built at far less cost
than Would have been the case under
the former plan.
The school at Belvidere was burned
last spring. The Winfall building,
whicVis badly dilapidated, is being
used but the quarters are far from
adequate for the school work. The
children of the higher grades of the
Belvidere school are being transport
ed to the Perquimans High School
at Hertford, while temporary quar
ters are being used for teachings the
children of the primary grades in
At a special meeting of the County
Commissioners in July the Board
approved .application for a loan of
funds to supplement a grant which
which the Board of Education applied
for to erect these two schools, and
to carry out other plans for remodel
ing and improving other school prop
erty in the county. The grant was
not secured, hence the action of the
Board of Education on Monday.
F. T. Johnson, Superintendent of
Education, was instructed on Monday
to secure, plans and estimates of
buildings of frame construction and
also of brick veneer, and to report to
the Board of Commissioners at e
special meeting which is to be held on
Provision is to be made in the
plans and estimates for proper elec
trical wjring and also for running
water, but not for steam heat, it hav
ing been decided that it will be more
practical and economical to heat the
buildings with heaters.
Elects New Officers
At the meeting' of the Woman's
Missionary Society of the Hertford
Methodist Church' on Monday night,
officers for - the coming year were
elected. They Include, President,
Mrs. R. H. Willis; Vice President,
Mrs. Evart Newby: Recording Secre
tary, Mrs. Thad Chappell; Corre
sponding Secretary, Mrs. Howard
Pitt; Treasurer, Mrs. Simon Ruten-
berg; Local .$ Treasurer. Mrs. G. E.
Newby;- Superintendent of Mission
Study, Mrs. G. T. Hawkins; Superin
tendent of Publicity; Miss Nellie
Fields,' Superintendent of Social Re
lations, Mrs. J. C. Blanchard; Super
intendent of Supplies, Mrs. Durwood
Reed; Superintendent of Children's
Work, Mrs. J. H. Towe, Sr.; Superin
tendentof Baby Specials, Mrs. C. G
Stephens; Agent of "World Outlook,"
Miss ' Mary Sumner; Representative
on Church Boardr Mrs. R. T. Clarke.
- Thirty-four members were present
at the meeting on Monday night,
which was held in the Sunday School
room of the church. '
. CALLED TO HIGH POINT
Mrs. Louis Nachman was called to
High Point Monday by the illness of
her daughter, Mrs. ' Fred Morrell.
Mrs. Morrell underwent an operation
in a: High Point hospital Monday af
ternoon. Her cfndition is reported as
BADLY HURT IN
Others Also Injured When Milk Truck
Collides With Car Driven By
C. P. Morris
"Buddie," the fifteen-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Cannon, of
Hertford, was injured in a bad
smash-up which occurred early Wed
nesday morning in Hertford when a
milk truck collided with an automo
bile, and Noah Tadlock and Carl
Bateman, both of Elizabeth City,
were also painfully hurt.
The accident occurred at the inter
section of Dobb Street and Hyde
Park. The boys, who work on the
milk truck of the Acme Dairy, were
riding on the running board of the
truck, according to the driver, Hey
wood Spruill, who said his view was
obstructed by the boys so that he
could not see the car into which he
collided, and which was driven by C.
P. Morris, manager of the Southern
Cotton Oil Company.
Mr. Morris was driving west on
Dobb Street and the milk truck was
being driven south on Hyde Park.
The truck struck the Plymouth
coupe driven by Mr. Morris on the
right hand side, causing serious
damage to the car. Mr. Morris es
caped with only minor briuses, but
was considerably shaken from the
The boys were thrown from the
running board of the truck. "Buddie"
Cannon was thrown beneath the
truck. The other two came in con
tact with the broken milk bottles on
the concrete pavement, receiving
Norman Elliott and Charlie Elliott,
who appeared upon the scene imme
diately after the accident, carried the
boyto the office of Dr. C. A. Daven
port, where they received treatment.
"Buddie" Cannon was found to
have received a badly injured ankle.
Reports that his leg was broken
proved to be untrue. He was also
burned by gasoline about his back
and shoulder and received minor lac
erations and bruises.
Noah Tadlock received scalp lacera
tions and a wound on his right leg.
Carl Bateman received minor cuts
Heywood Spruill, driver of the milk
truck, was uninjured.
According to reports of the resi
dents of that vicinity of Dobb Street
where the accident occurred, it was
little short of miraculous that none of
the boys on the milk truck were more
seriously injured. First reports indi
cated that the victims had received
more serious injury than physicians'
Mrs. R. A. White, who heard the
crash from inside her house, said that
when she reached the scene the cries
of one of the boys who was most
painfully hurt, together with the
scene of broken glass scattered on
the pavement and profusely bleeding
cuts on the victims, was most horri
ble. Tax Exemption
Be Sold By Agent
Cotton rowers who have more tax
exemption certificates than they need
to gin their own cotton may dispose
of same at 4 cents per pound by
bringing them to the office of the
county agent. This applies to regular
exemption certificates only. Non
transferable certificates, in the blue
cover, should be returned to the of
fice of the county agent for ex
change, according to L. W. Anderson
Alonza Dail Will
Face Assault Charge
The Grand Jury sitting at the Octo
ber term of Perquimans "Superioi
Court last week returned a present
ment against Alonza Dail, Linwood
Lamb and Grover Lamb, charging
them with assault with a deadly
weapon with intent to kill, setting
forth that the above named defend
ants did, on the 1st day of October,
1935, assault with a deadly weapon,
to-wit, a club, ; pole, stick or other
deadly weapon, one Robert Chappell,
with intent to kill.
Two of the defendants, Linwood
Lamb and Grover Lamb, together
with their father, Ernest Lamb, were
named in a recent warrant sworn out
by Robert Chappell shortly after the
attack is alleged to have taken place.
The case was heard before Recorder
Walter H. Oakey, Jr., and the de
fendants were found not guilty.
The matter Is reopened by the ac
tion of the grand : Jury, this time
Alonza Dail being named as a de
fendant, and will be heard in Record
er's Court on next Tuesday.
Children' who dislike school, sel
dom know what a food time they
are having . -
Any Amount Accepted
In Memory of Will
Nation to Erect Fitting
Tribute to Famous
"No cold shaft of marble for this
warm, friendly man. Rather, there
will be living, continuing memorials
projected to honor the charitable,
educational, and humanitarian traits
which were so beloved in Will
Rogers, the living man."
In these words one of the speakers
on the special program broadcast
over a nation-wide hookup on Sun
day night voiced the sentiment of
the people who knew and loved Will
A memorial, or memorials of en
during form and for charitable, edu
cational and humanitarian purposes
will be erected, the nature of which
will be decided after the funds are
contributed for the purpose.
The Hertford Banking Company
has been designated by the Will
Rogers Memorial Commission as a
depository of funds contributed in our
locality. Any amount, large or
small, can be deposited to the credit
of this account. All contributions
will be forwarded by the Bank to
Jesse H. Jones, treasurer of the Will
Rogers Memorial Commission, at the
close of the three weeks period set
apart for the raising of this fund.
November 4th was the birthday of
Will Rogers, the kindly, lovable,
human Will Rogers, who was killed
in an airplane accident last summer.
Had he lived until Monday Will
Rogers would have been fifty-six
years old. His birthday was selected
as the date on which to begin to r.r
cept the subscriptions for the memo
rial. The time will expire on Novem
ber 27th, Thanksgiving Day, lasting
Will Rogers left millions of friends
who had become intimates through
the stage, through the radio, motion
pictures, newspapers and magazines.
They mourned the man and his
philosophy kindness to mankind.
Thousands of these friends actively
proposed memorials. No less than a
score of organizations were formed
for the purpose. These have merged
into one, the Will Rogers Memorial
Commission, formed of a group of
Will Rogers' nationally prominent
friends, headed by Vice President
John N. Garner, and selected without
regard to politics, race or religion,
but banded together by a mutual love
of Will Rogers and a desire to prop
erly perpetuate his spirited memory.
These men and women will handle
all funds collected. Every cent sub
scribed will actually be used for the
memorial or memorials. The avia
tion industry, in keeping with Will
Rogers', love of flying and those in
terested in aviation, will bear the ex
pense of gathering the fund.
The officers of the Will Rogers
Memorial Commission are Hon. John
N. Garner, chairman; Fred Stone,
Ammon G. Carter, Gov. E. W. Mar
land and Rex Beach, vice-chairmen,
and Jesse H. Jones, treasurer, and
James G. Blaine, assistant treasurer.
The executive committee includes
thirty-five nationally prominent men
The committee which will decide on
the type of memorials to be erected
to the memory of Will Rogers are
Ammon G. Carter, James M. Cox,
Charles Curtis, John W. Davis, Henry
Ford, Charles G. Dawes, John N.
Garner, Will H. Hayes, Herbert C.
Hoover, Jesse H. Jones, E. W. Mar
land, Frank P. Merriam, Alfred E.
Smith, Fred Stone, and Owen D.
R. A. WHITE ABLE TO BE
ABOUT BY AID CRUTCHES
R. A. White, who had the misfor
tune to suffer a broken leg two
weeks ago, is able to get about on
crutches. Me, White's leg was hurt
by a falling log while he was logging
in the woods.
ATTEND CHURCH MEETING
Among those from 'Hertford who
attended the meeting of the Convo
cation of Edenton, at Greenville, on
Thursday of this week were Mrs. D.
S. Darden, Mrs. R. B. Cox, Mrs. W.
E. White and Hiss Mae Wood Wins-low.
Careless hunters, dropping lighted y
matches and failing to pat oat camp
fires, ' start hundreds of destructive
forest fires in North Carolina everjr...