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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1935.
THIS WEEK'S BIBLE THOUGHT
-THE MEASURE OP - MERCY:
Have mercy upon me, 0 God, accord
ing to the multitude of thy tender
mercies blot out my transgressions.
Psalm 51 ;1.
WE WILL HAVE OUR TREES!
Very timely ia the movement for
planting trees en the Hertford
The Civics Department ofthe Hert
ford Womtfi's Club iareBpqhsible for
the plan, and the idea of the 'Women
la to plant dogwood,-' crepe myrtle,
and mimosa trees, all flowering trees
and trees which do not attain any
It would be foolishness, the women
believe, to set out such trees as elms
or other tall growing trees, which
Would have to be cut down or trim
med out to make way for the power
and telephone wires. A great many
trees were cut down this summer
when the streets were widened, and
it is planned to plant these trees of
small growth in the places of those
While credit for the plan is given
the women, the men of the Hertford
Rotary Club and the town officials
are uniting their efforts with those
of the women and will probably do
the actual work. The Rotarians
were very hearty in their support of
the plan, as were also the town offi
cials. With these united bodies interested
it looks as though there might be a
pretty good assurance that there will
be planted beautiful trees to improve
the streets of the town, and there is
every reason to believe that the work
will be done on time
Congratulations to those responsi
ble for t'J? idea, as well as to those
who will carry out the plan.
Left Red Cross worker W family In New York state floods. Injured father tells how mother and children were
trapped In flooded house until rescued by Red Cross. Right Terrain, stripped of homes and verdure by tornado
In Gloster, Mississippi. Insert Admiral Cary T, Grayson, new chairman of Red Cross, who directs relief worb
unusual number of varied cat
aclysms on her children during the
past year, causing distress all over
the nation to many thousands of
men, women and children.
Her repertoire of disastrous oc
currences included drought and
dust storms In the midwest; ex
plosions, fires, floods, epidemics of
disease, shipwrecks, tornadoes and
hurricanes in many sections.
As a result the American Red
Cross reports that this year the or
ganization gave relief In the great
est number of catastrophes in any
one single year in its history. Re
lief was carried to victims of 1S3
disasters, which occurred in 37 of
the 48 states and Alaska.; Food,
housing, clothing and medical aid
were given to 110,000 persons in 306
counties or in almost one-tenth of
the territory of the nation.
Two disasters which called into
the field every available worker of
the relief forces of the Red Cross
were the floods In New York state
In August, and the Florida .hurri
cane in September, both of which
claimed a heavy toll of life, and
caused great property damage. In
New York state the Red Cross had
more than 5,000 families listed for
rehabilitation aid, after the storm
wreckage was cleared away. In
Florida the Red Cross prepared to
aid a thousand families, end also
to act In problems of the dependents
of more than 300 world war veterans
In government road construction '
camps in the keys, who lost their
lives or were listed among the miss
ing in the hurricane.
The work of mercy for these
many sufferers was directed per
sonally by Admiral Cary T. Gray
son, new chairman of the Red Crocs.
Funds are provided for this type
of work by memberships in the, Red
Cross and by special relief ivaia
raised in a restricteaarea. Member
ships in the Red Cross are soiisiii
each year at the annual roil rC
period, and support both (he low.;
chapter work and the national Y.;s
aster, public health., nursing.. war,
veteran and other twork of tiie r:
clety. " v.- '
NORTH CAROLINA FIRST
(News and Observer)
And now North Carolina is first
again. This time it is in homicides
that the State leads the nation.
Figures made public by the Cen
bus Bureau show that in 1934 in the
nation as a whole, only 3 per cent
of those sentenced te State and Fed'
eral prisons were convicted of homi
cide, but that the crime of killing ac
counted for 20 per cent of all con
victions in North Carolina. In no
other state did convictions for killing
lead the cause of imprisonment
If these figures mean what they
seem to mean, North Carolina is a
violent State indeed. Professor
Harry Tucker of North Carolina
State College has compiled figures
showing that this State kills more
people in automobile accidents per
gallon of gasoline used than any
other state. Now comes this report
Just last week the Metropolitan
Life Insurance Company announced
that the death rate from violence
was greater in the United States
than anywhere else in the civilized
world. Now it appears that North
Carolina leads the nation in crimi
nal homicides and in automobile
fatalities which too often are not
held to be criminal. The civilized
world, as the Metropolitan usect the
term, is a pretty big area. It in
clude 'some regions which the aver
age North Carolinian does not regard
as safe. He need fear no longer. He
can go anywhere unafraid, realizing
that however dangerous some diBtant
areas may be, none of them can offer
such a promise of violent death 'as.
his own, his native' land.
was the only time I ever knew Silas
not to hit back. The expression or
his face did seem, however, to be al
Getting back to the original subject
of the appropriateness of the title, it
strikes me that "Hit or Miss" is ar
admirable title for such a column ;
since it permits of such a wide rangf
of subject matter. For instance, if
want to write about the rattle
snakes killed on the farm of Arbr
Winslow and on the farm of Henry
Stokes, or to tell some of the amus
ing remarks made by my twenty
months-old neighbor, Joe Towe; or tc
comment on the weather, the beauty
of the scenery, or the plentifulnesr
of foxes when Cook Winslow picke
up one on the road, or on the great
age of Roy Chappelrs goose; or even
to quote a story told by John Pitt
or to bring up the nefarious doingf
of Dr. Buzzard, I can, with propriety
I think, group it all together under
"Hit or Miss," and there you are!
I can, you know, and do upon occa
sion, even quote a bit of poetry, such
as "O, to be a Turtle," and get away
And so that's the explanation, an''
I still think, though I may be thr
only person who does, that "Hit o;
Miss" is a perfectly grand title fo:
this column! What do you think?
Don't lose your driver's license? It
will cost you money if you do. The
drivers' license secured in North Car
olina before November ' 1st did not
cost anything, except the two bit
charged by the officer who took thr
affidavit But if you lose the license,
you have to have a duplicate and the
duplicate will cost yon fifty cents.
Judge Waltct H. Oakey. Jr.. has
Rev., and Mrs. J. H. Smith, of
Ahoskie, were dinner guests of Mrs.
Daisy Perry on Tuesday.
Misses Doris Cagle .and Annie
Trotman are visiting their aunt, Mrs.
Miss Ruth R. Wilson spent Tues
day night with Miss Jean White, in
Mr. and Mrs. Z. W. Evans and
Miss Margueritte Etta Evans, from
near Edenton, were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Wilson, Jr., Sunday.
Miss Cora Layden and Mrs. Daisy
Perry were visitors in Elizabeth City
Mrs. Melvyn Boyce and Miss Jen
nie Hurdle were shoppers in Eliza
beth City Saturday.
Mrs. Thomas Deal and daughters,
Misses Sarah and Emma,' l and Mrs,
Melvyn. Boyce spent Friday afternoon!
with Mrs. Kobert Chambers near
Elizabeth City. ' -
Miss Lillian Bright, who has been
very ill, remains about the same.
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Quincy were
visitors in Elizabeth City Tuesday af
ternoon. Mrs. Bertha Whitehead, Misses
Allie Whitehead and Ruth R. Wilson
were visiting friends in Winfajl on
Mrs. P. L. Griffin, Mrs. Ernut
D'Orsey, Misses Lena Symons. Ger
rie Griffin and Waverley D'Orsey
spent Sunday in Portsmouth, Va. as
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. .-'Roy
Walton Whitehead spent Sunday
with his mother, Mrs. Bertha White
Mission Study class will be held at
the church on Dec 5th. The Week
of Prayer will be observed beginning
Monday, Dec. 3rd.
Those taking part on the1 program
were: Mrs. Johnnie Bray, Mrs. Ed
ward Gregory and Mrs. Rupert Stan-j
ton. Following the closing hymn, Mrs.
H. C. West dismissed the group with
Delicious refreshments were served
by the hostess.
The December meeting of the So
ciety will be held with Mrs. Joe
of "the Ealei-h Police
Department are' sponsoring, a State
wide amateur contest which promises
to eclipse ' anything of .' that nature
ever before held in North Carolina. -Asa
ruler, policemen don't often get
mixed up with theatricals, but this is
an exception to the rule. Members of
the Raleigh force are" . inviting ama
teur talent ' from all parts , of the
State to participate In theVTolice.
men's Frolic" which is to be. staged in
the Memorial; Auditorium,: .'Raleigh,
on the nights of December 12 and 13.
They are after singers, imitators, im
personators, musicians, .tap-dancers
and all others who have talents which
can. be ' broadcast over.- the radio.
They are offering prizes to the win
ners in the form, of three - trips to
New York, all expenses paid and the
expenses of .the three trips-are not to
exceed $75.00 each. , The purpose of
these trips will be to obtain an audi
tion with - Major Edward Bowes, to
gether with, the ossibility of getting
a try-out on one. of the Major's Sun
day night amateur hours over the
radio. There also will be ten or more
cash prizes to other contestants.'
It is expected that wide Interest
will be aroused in the "Policemen's
Frolic." . Prospective applicants are
requested to communicate ' with the
Police Department, ' Raleigh, 1 N. - C,
and a formal application blank, to
gether with other ; Information,' will
be sent them,
' The purpose of the police officers fs
to raise, a "Santa Claus Fund" for
their children. They are busily en
gaged in their spare time, telling
tickets, and , they expect : large au
diencer at both performances. "
.Following: the show at Raleigh
and before, the winners go to New
York for a try-out, they also will be
given an opportunity to broadcast
over North Carolina radio stations.
There are no restrictions to the com
petition, except that all entrants must
be bona-flde amateurs.
REV. B. P. ROBINSON SPEAKER
AT GATES CHURCH DEDICATION
.Rev. B. P. Robinson, pastor of the
Hertford Methodist Church, preached
the dedicatory sermon at Kittrells
M. "E. - Church, at Gates, last week.
Mr, Robinson was a former pastor
of this church,'' - .
.. . '," - ,...1- ' T- i r-u
onstration Agent, "has" announced '
that during December the club worn-;
en will study Christmas' cakes and
unnstmas suggestions ... . --
Below is given "A" recipe furnished -
by Miss Hatnrick for the making of
Christmas fruit cake: . -,! '
1, cup butter,. 1 cups candied
cherries, ' 1 teaspoonful , baking pow
der, 1 cup chopped figs,' 2 teaspoons?-
ful salt ; 2 teaspoonsful cinnamon,;
xtt .cups Drown sugar, o, cups nour, .
4 eggs, 1 cup raisins, X teaspoonful ,
ground cloves, 1 cup chopped candied
Tin res -" v . rauHnnnnai in i buikiiipm n Kiaii1"''
shaved citron. t .? Jv-f Ufan
... TJfi smmv am! :-nv vnllra. IkAflf. "fn :"
- aMkae ' ws iniu j vbhh v vv v j
two minutes. Sift -together - spices, ,
Bait, baking powder and two cups of -the
flour, and ; add alternately -with"
the fruit juice to the first mixture.
Then add the fruit and nuts which
have been mixed with the remaining
cup of flour. 'Add the butter, fold
in the egg .whites beaten stiff , and
bake in a very , slow oven (275 de
grees F) for about 4 hours.' ' '
-Note: A like amount ..of Wesson
Oil or Fluff o Salad Oil may be used
in the place of the butter. . 't
Play Wednesday At
' Beech Spring School
"Our Awful Aunt", is the tiUe of
the amusing play to be given at the
Beech Springs School on Wednesday
nigh - November - 20. - The curtain
will rise at 7:45 o'clock. -A- small
admission fee will- be- charged, and
the public is cordially invited. x
GOTTON - SUFFOLK
Market at close Tuesday this
week 12.15 for average cotton, this
before recent rain. Suffolk is still
the highest cotton market in Vir
ginia. J. W Perry Co.
" -. ' COTTON FACTORS
COTTON GINNING .
W. M. HarrelL special agent for
the Bureau of the Census, Depart
ment of Commerce, reports that
there were 2,495 bales of cotton gin
ned in Perquimans County from the
crop of 1935, prior to November 1.
1935, as compared with 8,800 bales
ginned to November 1 of the crop of
MEETING OF W. M. SOCIETY OF
WOODVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH
The Missionary Society of the
Woodville Baptist Church held its
regular monthly meeting at the home
of Mrs. George Gregory on Tuesday
afternoon at 8 o'clock. J
' - Mrs. Max Griffin led the devotional,
reading the 1st chapter of John, and
Mr&f Johnny Bray offered1 prayer.
The roll was called, 14 members be
ing present Mrs. West read - th
minutes of the last meeting. The
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A Good Place To 5
Sell Your Pbanuts
For twenty-six years The Edenton Peanut
Company has been an active buyer of peanuts I
inyour section. We feel that our record is I
t aniple assurance that yoii can-denend hn -.? i
I for-fair dealincr and full market nnVa.;R--
fore you sell or store your 1935 crop; we he- i
ilieye it wiU pay you to. get in touch with! us jbr,
one of our buyers.' . Our storage rate w veW i
een favorable; some not ; I attractiy e; and our local bank will make lib- I
iktfflfSSSKll I?wrt Stored Jfrth VV." ii
I HIT OR .MISS I
How anythinir so' altogether harm
less and free of guile as the title iot
. this inoffensive column' should bee
object of so much comment is . hard
i somt of the comment; made has,
that there has been no little ridicule
Of the title "Hit or Miss."
Silas Whedbee, in some of his
eaastically sarcastic remarks has in-
umaiea inai me items wnicn make
- np the column each week are more
cften A 'niss" than a "hit", Noth
i x has been heard from that source,
1 -ever, since 1 informed Silas of
3 Intention to head11 the column
u;time with that cut of him I have
tt:re J ' away ' Jn 7 .The : Perquimans
Y;c;kly "morgue." By the way, that
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m 11 n a cup of delicious Hotel Special vitality
6 lall Cans coffee 3 Caiis For
27 lb. SS SO
Kellogg's Corn Flskcs Libbys June Peas
u j Tr 11 Libby's Peas are delicious when
Serve fresh and crisp KeUogg's heat, seasoned with , butter,
Corn Flakes for that quick salt and pepper and served just;
breakfast 2 pkgs. as they are. . No. 2
for.: l1 size can for..., JSC
We Have A Full tine of Fresh Fruits'.ahd Vegetables
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