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Volume II Number 46.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, November 15, 1935.
$1.25 Per Year
' Methodist
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Rev. B. P. Robinson
Completes Alloted Time
Finishes 4-Year Term
In Local Church
Expresses Regret at Ne
cessity tf Having to
Leave Hertford
Rev. B. P. Robinson, who for four
years has served as pastor of the
Hertford 1L E. Church, will , leave
next week to attend the Annual Con-
in the natural course of events, that
Mr. Robinson" will not return to Bert
ford fof .anotbjFTtar. '. 1 -
: WhUe . a MfithodlsVininister some.
"; times, though rarely, only spends one
year' at .'aV;charge th- JImit;? of hit
stay was for many yeanr fou year8.
In recent years there baa been- some
provision made by ' Which It Is possi
, ble to jcetum nster, for the .fifth
yewj-er'eedMliinHd::' clium
stances, this extension: is not gener
ally looked upon wiQi:- favor, by the
powers that be, and it is rare indeed
that a Methodist minister serves
longer than four years at one charge.
And so, in all probability, when Mr.
Robinson returns from Conference it
will be to pack up his personal be
longing, gather his family together,
hid farewell to the friends he has
lived among for four years, and set
Mi face toward a new field of service.
That the new field may lie among
entire strangers is more often than
i)ot the case with the average Meth
odist minister. The life of the Meth
odist minister is one of many con
tacts, of many strange and varied
associations, of the making and the
breaking of many tie : ' '
Mr. Robinson closes a very success
ful pastorate v in Hertford.- This
year's work has beenrounded up' and
completed in the usual orderly man
ner. ' .;'':;"'&'
Incidentally, in referenct to th
financial affairs of the church, it is
learned that at no time during Mr.
Robinson's four years here has the
church failed to make its church debt
payment on time.
Not only among the Methodis'
but in the community generally, Mr
RobfnBon has made many, friends.
His genial personality and agreeable
manner,' coupled with a very human
understanding, has endeared him to
the Perquimans people, and on every
hand are heard expressions of regret
that his residence in Hertford is com
ing': to a close. -:
ABked this week how he felt about
leaving Hertford, Mr. Robinson stat
ed jthat the past, four years had been
one of the pleasantest of ; hjs life;
that he had greajtly enjoyed the work
among the folks whom he felt were
of the finest he had ever, known, and
deeply rrTetted the necessity of
having to leave . Hertford. He also
expressed much pleasure in the re
ceipt of the several handsome gifts
recently., presented - to him by his
friends.' . . ';' ''
Mrs. D. L. Barber Head
re Miss .Gladys.'Hamrick, Perquimans
County .Home Demonstration Agent,
met with the ladies of Winf all Wed
nesday, Nov. 6th, at the home of Mrs.
D. L. Barber for the purpose of or
.ganizing a club, w ' . . " -! . -Mrs.
D. L Barber, was .elected
president; Mrs. D. P. Stallings, vice
president; Miss - Myrtle - Umphlett,
'Secretary "and treasurer. V
'r Miss Ilamrlck gave an interesting
talk on fasL!JL - i
) - The club wi.! meet with Mrs. C. D,
White on Ye:..:--y, Dec 4th.j,.r
Two HcrtfcrJ Doctors ;
To Pcrri Prtr,crchip
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I'-l' Dr. C. A. D-vrr?rt sr. J Dr. T. P.
Brinn, ts?o pronJ-ent ycrz-s pnysi
, : dans of Hertford, will form a part
nership in the near future.
- The prospective partners have pur
r chased the building formerly occupied
, by. the late Dr. G. E. Newby as his
office, located on llarket Street, next
'door to the tot 1 Hertford, and a
new brick buHJlrj will be erected on
this site. '
It wl'l protbly be early srrfrj
- before le buil'Irj is coir:' '1 f-3
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Leave Hertford
Rev. Mr. Robinson has won
for himself hosts of friends dur
ing his fouf-year stay "in Hert
ford, all of whom regret that
he must leave after the Annual
Conference of the Methodist
Church held in Wilmington next
Meadow Harrell Fifth Man p Re.
ceive Jail Sentence In Perquim
ans Recorder Court
Meadow Harrell was 'found guilty
of driving an automobile while un
der the influence of liquor in Record
er's Court on Tuesday, and Judge
Walter.. H. -Oakey, Jr., who some
months s ago made the statement
that he would impose a jail sentence
on. any one convicted in his charge
of drunken driving, sentenced thf
young man to three months on thf
roadi imposed, a -fine of fifty dollars,
taxed him with the court costs, and
revoked his driver's license for th
period of one " year, the balance c '
the road sentence to be suspende '
upon fifteen days of the sentence
being served in jail.
This is the fifth jail sentence to be
imposed by Judge Oakey for a like
offense, four of the defendants be
ing white men.
The case against Elvin Stallings,
charged with assault, was dismissed,
and the complaining witness, Henry
Lilly, was ' taxed with the costs of
the court by Judge Oakey.
Jasper. Holdren, colored, was sen
tenced to six months on the roads,
the sentence being suspended upon
payment of the court costs, upon
conviction of the charge of assault
upon his wife.
Cherry Johnson, colored, was found
not guilty of the charge of possess
ing liquor for the purpose of sale.
Luther P. Congleton, charged with
trespass and assault, was found not
guilty, r
-' The case against Curtis Albertson,
charged with being drunk and disor
derly, was dismissed upon payment
of the court costs.
The case against Alphonso Dail,
Grover Lamb and ; Linwood Lamb,
charged with assaulting' R. S. Chap
pell with intent to kill, was continued
until next Tuesday because of the ill
ness of one of the defense witnesses.
Two County Winners t,
In Butler Bros. Contest
I Two " Perquimans ; children won
prises f ft jdollar .each iin - the On
ward School Sale Contest conducted
last fall by Butler Bros., through the
local 5, 10 and 26c .Store of. Mark
Gregory's. J - ,,r -
Bobby Jordan,.;: of Hertford, and
Robert Hollowell, of Route 1, Hert
ford, each was awarded a dollar prise
in the. school contest. ' '- '. ',r ' ..
- It was : announced ? that children
from 8600 communities took part In
the' "contest:' r?s
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v Miss 'Alice Roberson was 'hostess
to a number of her young friends on
Tuesday evening when she entertain
fi at a weiner roast at the Camp
. - .!fc.-.ans cottage, in Old Neck.
, .. -,.3 i-.ciuded ..Ellie. l!ae
, . .'inlow, Maywood
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Programs Held at High
School and Commu
nity House"
Horrors ,of War Told By
Superintendent F. T.
Armistice Day was appropriately
observed at the Perquimans High
School on Monday morning with a
special program. C. R. Holmes, Hert
ford attorney, was the speaker, and
there was special music featuring
songs reminiscent of the World War
Mr. Holmes' subject was Peace.
' On Monday evening sixty guests,
including members of the Hertford
Woman's Club and their husbands,
enjoyed a supper at the Community
House, when F. T. Johnson, Superin
tendent of Education of Perquimans
County, m&de an address.
Mr. Johnson's subject was War,
and Mr. Johnson told something of
the horrors of the late World War
and gave his hearers to understand
that they might expect something
pauch worse in the next world war.
In reference to the actual cost, in
dollars and cents, of thd World War,
Mr. Johnson stated that $337,000,
000,000.00, a truly staggering sum,
was spent on the war by all the na
tions which took part. It was furth
er stated that eight million persons
met death in the war.
There were, said Mr. Johnson,
twenty-one millian wounded in the
World War, and it is in this group
that is represented the greatest suf
fering caused by the war, a tragedy
Which is still existent, and thou
sands still are lying in hospitals
suffering from injuries received dur
ing the war.
4. There was special music , by Miss
Kate Blanchard's Glee Club, with
War Time songs being sung, with
everybody joining in the singing.
0. R. Holmes read an appropriate
. C. Butler Poked In
or Being Kind
Trying to do a kindly act toward
1 ... anger and prevent trouble all
round, J. C. Butler got an awful
wallop on the nose Tuesday evening,
resulting in H. L. Seydel and his son,
Dick Seydel, who gave their resi
dence as Kinston, being brought to
Hertford Wednesday afternoon where
a warrant was sworn out by Mr. But
ter, charging the two men with as
sault. Mr. Butler said that he was cross
ing the Perquimans River Bridge,
driving north, on Tuesday evening
around 7 o'clock, when a car in
passing him struck his car, doing
little damage, but narrowly missing
considerable damage. Mr. Butler
drove on to Kirby's Service Station
at the end of the Causeway, where
the car which struck him had stopped.
He went into the station, he said, and
the elder Seydel, whom he had never
seen before, came in. Mr. Butler
stepped up to him and said, "My
friend, you struck my car when you
passed me on the bridge back there.
Now, you are drinking, and a fel
low is just out of luck when he is
found driving a car while under the
Influence of liquor over here, and I
thought I would just give you a tip."
Biff! The fellow's , fist had shot
out, landing right between Mr. But
ter's eyes. As soon aa he had re
covered sufficiently from the shock
of the blow, Mr.: Butler went outside
and took the number. of 'ih eafciThe
party of three drove off before Mr.
Butler'; could 'summon an ofBcer, no
he reported the matter to the officers
and search was made in Perquimans,
Chowan and Pasquotank' for' the men.
They were finally located in Edenton
and brought back to Perquimans. Af
ter arranging bond "the men left to
return next Tuesday for trial in Re
corders Court It was said the third
man in the ear, who was not drink
ing, was iriving.
Grocery ' Sales Co.
, Leases New Store
The Grocery Sales Company has)
leased the Chrysler Building, en the
corner of Grubb and Front Street
and will move into the new store on
January 1st, according to the local
manager, T: A. Pearce. r
. .TLs E:r c?;f?i by this whole-t-'.i
XL "1 f-vn at present on
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ocal Men
Of Two County Sch
"Oh, To Be
"Oh, to be a turtle!"
Well, it might not be so good, af
ter all. At least, one turtle didn't
fare so well this fall after all its
preparation for a nice, long winter's
nap in a snug, oozy bed. An over
particular farmer upset all its well
laid plans by his persistent efforts to
get things in ship shape around the
place before winter, and Lon, the
colored farm hand, made the turtle
into a pie for his hungry family be
fore it had time to burrow another
bed in the Tbig ditch, and that was
the end of the fat, sleepy old turtle.
It happened like this. The old
mud turtle had grown to immense
size. Each falThe had had more and
more difficulty in finding an ample
bed of soft, cushiony mud in which
to mould his huge shell in prepara
tion for that long, long, winter sleep
from which he always emerged so
hungry. He had grown heavier, too,
of late, and he couldn't move so fast.
The fact is he never had been able
to cover very much ground, though
he had once beat the swift hare in
the race I
This fall, however, he found a mos
unusually fine bed. He probably
didn't know the nature of the spot
he chose. Certainly he didn't know
anything about the use of the big
terra cotta pipe which formed the
culvert under a bridge on the farm
of Elihu Winslow, near Winfall.
But it did seem to be a most de
sirable spot The only trouble was
that after the turtle had settled him
self comfortably and had gathered
about his form H the mud he needed
for his bed the pipe was completely
stopped 'to.,. That's where the trou
ble arose. '
Mr. Winslow discovered that wa
ter wasn't flowing through the cul
vert and that it appeared to be stop
ped completely up, so he and Lon
went out one day last week to repair
the damage. But unstopping that
pipe proved to be not such a simple
matter, after all. First they used a
RECEIVE $22,308.51
Amount Represents 511 Checks Which
Are Distributed to Land Owners
And Tenants
The office force of L. W. Anderson,
County Agent, has been busy this
week delivering checks for adjust
ment payments on peanuts.
Five hundred and eleven checks
were received in this office last week,
representing $22,308.51.
Each one of the payments is divid
ed between the land owner and his
tenant, according to their respective
interest in the peanut crop, which
means that the money is pretty wide
ly distributed.
.There are still approximately 200
checks yet to come in, according to
Mr. Anderson.
Hertford Officials At
Meeting In Edenton
Sheriff J. E. Winslow, Recorder's
Court Judge Walter H. Oakey, Jr.,
Chief of Police J. T. Britt, and
Special Night Officer Melvin Owens
attended the -conference of law en
forcing officers conducted by the In
stitute of Government in Edenton
for the 13 neighboring counties on
Friday of last week.
"BttddyA Cannon, who was pain
fully injured m an automobile acci
dent in. Hertford - on Wednesday of
last week, is recovering satisfac
torDy4'':;;,;""f'S!v"i"; ;" ' "''
Ctountyiht Warns
Peanut Growers To
Keep Record Of Crop
U W. Anderson, county agent
for: Perquimans County, has mail
ed the, following notice to' peanut
growers ; fa Perquimans County
this' weelc:f Vx$&t '!
? fit jqu jwisblto: get lull benefit
from your peanut contracU hv the
future, be tfure that the .man who
picks ; your- peanuts inakes an ac
curate record -of y the number of
bags picked for you." Also,-when
you. sell your peanuts get a receipt
from"' the buyer ands bring it to
this office to be,', filed.. Then 1(her
will be no question about - the
amount of peanuts raised by you."
Seek State
a Turtle"
long pole and attempted to punch
the mud through. That didn't work.
They tried and they tried. Not a
dent could they make in that hard
mud. Finally they wedged the stout
pole in the dirt and mauled the end
with an axe, but, somehow, they
could not dilodge the obstruction in
the pipe. They had worked all of
the latter part of the morning and
it was dinner time, so they decider!
to leave the job and make another
attempt after dinner.
What was the consternation of
Mr. Winslow and of Lon to find the
water flowing freely through the
culvert when they got back! They
were puzzled. And then, glancing
down the stream a little way they
saw the big old mud turtle making
off in high dundgeon. He was ap
parently in a most disagreeable
frame of mind, as who wouldn't be
at having been so rudely ousted from
snug winter quarters. If a turtle
had feathers that turtle's feathers
might have been said to be ruffled.
If a turtle had bristles that turtle's
bristles would certainly have been
standing on end. Having neither
feathers nor bristles, only his stately
stride and the flashes from his beady
eyes expressed the wrath he felt.
Lon took one look and leaped for
ward to capture that big turtle be
fore it could get away. He took it
home, where it was made into a de
lectable pie, and that, one might
say, was that.
And so, in the light of what hap
pened to this grand old turtle, one
cannot, after all, be so sure of the
desirability of being a turtle.
"Oh, to be a turtle,
A slow, lethargic turtle.
With, nothing in the world to do
: But crawl the long day through,
To wallow in some quiet pool,
Amid the reeds and rushes cool,
To know that whate'er befell,
I might just crawl within my shell
And tell the world to go !"
Bethel Ladies Have
Excitinjr Experience
In Florida Storm
Arriving in Miami, Florida, last
week during the hurricane which
swept Southern Florida, was a very
exciting experience for Mrs. M. T
Griffin and Mrs. R. D. Creecy, of the
Bethel community.
MVs. Creecy was called to Miami
by the serious illness of her son,
Beverly, who is taking a course in
commercial art in that city. Her
cousin, Mrs. Griffin, accompanied
Mrs. Creecy on the trip, which they
made by bus. The storm was at its
height when they drew near Miami
and they had some difficulty in trav
eling in the one hundred and eighty
mile gale.
. Reaching the hospital in Miami.
Where Mr. Creecy was a patient,
they were delighted to find that Mrs.
Creecy's son's condition had consid
erably improved. They were " also
very glad to find a safe shelter from
the storm. Mrs. Creecy is remain
ing in Florida for some time. Mrs.
Griffin has returned home.
Beech Spring Wins
P. T. A. Silver Cup
At the Parent-Teachers Association
meeting held at the Beech Spring
School on Tuesday evening it was an
nounced that the PTA of that school
Won the silver cup at the recent Dis
trict Meeting of the PTA held in Wil
son for the largest number of mem
bers of the PTA based on the school
Those taking part in the program
on Tuesday evening were Mrs. Ver
non Winslow, Misses Sybil and Alma
Howell, Miss Callie Stallings, and
Miss Delsie Whitehead.
Musical Program
At Colored School
There will be a very 1 interesting
musical program given at the color
ed Hertford High School auditorium
Monday night, November 18th, at
8:00 o'clock. The program will , con
Bist of old plantation melodies, also
spirituals songs by the famous quar
tettes, The Jolly Four of Belvidere
and The Broadway 1; Four' . of South
Norf 61k, Va. , h ;iv', ,t,
: This musical - will be given , under
the auspices of -- St. Paul A.' M. E.
Zion Sunday School. A small admis
sion fee will be charged. ; v
ool Busses
Johnson and Whedbee
Present Matter at
Raleigh Today
County Bought Two Sec
ond Hand Busses From
In order to get the two second
hand school busses which Superinten
dent F. T. Johnson bought for Per
quimans last summer operated by
the State, Mr. Johnson and Charles
Whedbee will go before the State
School Commission at Raleigh on
Friday of this week.
Last summer when it became nec
essary to provide two school busses
in order to transport the elementary
school children from Belvidere to the
Perquimans High School, where it
was necessary to bring them because
the building at Belvidere had been
destroyed by fire, Mr. Johnson ap
plied for school busses from the State
School Commission, and when they
were not forthcoming Mr. Johnson
conferred with L. E. Griffin, of
Edenton, who had recently been ap
pointed Executive Secretary of the
State School Commission. Mr. John
son, according to his statement, ad
vised Mr. Griffin that he had been
unable to secure the busses from the
State and that he had been advised
that if the county would buy two
new busses for the purpose of trans
porting the Belvidere school children
the State would finance the ODeration
of the busses. Mr. Griffin then sug
gested to Mr. Johnson that he buy
from some neighboring county second
nana busses which were being dis
carded because of their small size,
and Mr. Johnson, acting upon the
suggestion, did purchase from Pas
quotank County two such busses.
It was, of course, Mr. Johnson's
understanding that the State School
Commission would finance the opera
tion of these busses, but it seems this
has been refused.
It is to lay the matter before the
School Commission that Mr. Whed
bee and Mr. Johnson are going to
Raleigh . on Friday.
Mr. Johnson and Mr. Whedbee
will also ask for an additional teach
er in the New Hope school. This
school has an average daily atten
dance of around 90 and only two
Cotton Staple Length
Is Shorter This Year
The staple length of North Caro
lina cotton is shorter this year than
in 1934, but the grade is about the
The short staple has tended to de
press the price, said Glenn R. Smith,
cotton marketing specialist of the N.
C. Agricultural Experiment Station.
On a given market, he admitted,
the buyers may not pay more for a
bale of long, staple than for a bale of
short staple cotton.
But the average price of cotton on
a market where most of the lint is
of good length will be higher than
the average price on markets where
the staple is short.
Even though the grade is good, he
continued, the shorter length of the
staple reduces the quality of the cot
ton. The only way to produce long
staple cotton is to plant good seed of
a long staple variety, Smith pointed
out. This year, there were a number
of growers who planted inferior
seed, or good seed mixed with bad
He commended the farmers for
picking, handling, and ginning their
cotton according to the recommended
methods, as these methods are nec
essary to the production of clean,
high grade lint
Only 42 percent of the cotton gin
ned up to November 1 this year was
an inch or longer in staple length,
as compared with 64 per cent last
Thirty-one per cent was less than -
15-16 inch, as compared with 21 per
cent last year. Approximately six
percent was less than 7-8 inch
while last year the amount was less
tnan one per cent. ,
However, Smith said, most of th
cotton' grown this year has a longer
staple length than that of the 1933
crop. . i l v ,- "
, Proving His Worth ,!
Brides-Yon told me your, fortune"
ran Into five figures, ,
Groom Well, it's $10481. 'A wise
man always count his pennies. 1

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