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volume 11 Number 47.
Chas. Morgan Dies
At Home On Monday
Was Oldest Native Born
Resident living In
With Town For Many
Charles W. Morgan, 72, prominent
Hertford resident, died at his home on
Grabb Street in Hertford on Monday
. night at 10 o'clock.
Funeral services were held from
) the home at 11:30 o'clock on Thurs
day morning, with the Rev. B. !P.
Robinson, pastor of the Hertford M.
. Church, of which Mr. Morgan was
a member, officiating. Music was
furnished by a choir of selected
voices. Burial took place in the fam
ily plot in Cedarwood Cemetery, in
The pallbearers were G. E. jNewby,
Jr., of Rocky Mount; W. C. Archie,
of Wake Forest; T. S. White, Jr., of
Richmond, Va.; John Buchanan, of
Durham; Clinton W. Morgan, Jr., of
Duke University; Clinton W. Toms,
Jr., of Durham; W. H. Pitt and Al
fred Williams, of Hertford.
Mr. Morgan, who for several years
' had claimed the distinction of being
the oldest person ttvfctg in Hertford
who was bom ia th -taw was a son
of the late Mr. and'.rs. William
Morgan, and spent the entire period
of his life here, except for the time
when he attended school at .Pough
keepsie, N. Y.
For more than forty years Mr.
Morgan was engaged in the mercan
tile business in Hertford, and for a
number of years he was chairman of
the Board of County Commissioners.,
He was an active member of the
served for a long tinte on the 'Board
of Stewards. He was also a leading
member of the Masonic Lodge, hav
ing served 16 terms as Worshipful
Master, 12 of them consecutively.
Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Annie
Toms Morgan; two daughters, Mrs.
R. A. gtamey, of Houston, Texas,
and Mrs. George Harrell, of Orlando,
Florida; two sons, Clinton W. Mor
gan, of Chicago, 111., and Charles W.
Morgan, Jr., of Hertford. Two sis
ters, Mrs. G. V. Kimball and Mrs.
Garfield Belt, both of Baltimore, Md.;
and two brothers, Albert Morgan, of
Philadelphia, Pa., and William Mor
gan, of , Trenton, N. J., also survive.
Among the out-of-town people
here for the funeral of Mr. Morgan
were: Mr. and Mrs. Clinton W. Mor
gan, of Chicago,.Ill.; Mr. and Mrs.
George Harrell and little daughter,
Annie Toms, of Orlando, Fla.; Mr.
and Mrs. John Buchanan, Mrs. Stubbs
Mr. and, Mrs. Clinton Toms, Jr, all
of Durham: Mr. and . MnfW. C.
Archie, of Wake, Forest; G. E. New
bv. Jr., of Rocky Mount,' T. S. White,
Jr., and Zack Toms, of Richmond,
Va.; Wm. Morgan, of Trenton, N. J.;
and Albert Morgan, of Philadelphia
SCARLET FEVER IS
Only Five Cases Reported Since First
Attack Developed In Hertford
Few Weeks Ago "
Only five cases of scarlet fever
have been reported in Perquimans
since the first case, that of Mollis
Oakey, developed in Hertford' some
weeks ago. All of the cases were
Widely scattered. , . -
There were two cases in Hertford,
the other being that of little. Mary
Leland Winslow. : B6th : these. chil
: ,dren attended the Hertford Grammar
School, as well as did Moody, the lit
tle son,- f , Mr. and Mrs. . Moody
'- Mathews, who live near Bethel, s4 ,
.-' TIia nttiAi' fvn rura ni . nmnno
T r" " o
7 vaor-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Willie
' Lamb, near Belvidere, is still In
' quarantine, as is also the three-year-
old child oi xar. ana Mrs. jonn uog
' - prson of the Ballahank neighborhood-
V. Quarterly Meetxn.'f ,.'-:'
; At Up River Church
The Eastern Quarterly meeting of
4riends will be held at Up River
unurcn on ioveiuucr ou, i. xr a, in.,
and. on Dec. 1, at -11 A. M. . Murray
C. Johnson, of Greensboro, field Sec
retary of North ' Carolina : Yearly
Meetinar. and Robert Crow, a minis
ter of Goldaboro will be In attend-
S. - The public . Is .cordially Invited to
( attend these meetir aid hear these
, . ministers.-
A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO TfflMTPRTmHNfi OF HERTFORD
; Hertford. Perauimnnfl rvnnfxr srh
rasses rrom scene
Chas." W. Morgan, highly re
spected and beloved Hertford cit
izen, who was claimed by death
Monday, following a lingering
OF EASTERN STAR
Pleasant Get TogetneirAffair Held
Monday Night In Perquimans
State officers of the Order of Eas
tern Star, including Mrs. Finlator
Worthy Grand Matron; Mrs. Mary G
Weatherly, Grand Secretary, both of
Greensboro; Mm. Bessie Lewis, As
sociate Grand Matron, of Asheville;
and Mr. Moag, Associate Grand Pa
tron, of Greensboro; and others, were
present at the get-together meeting
of the local chapter of the Order of
Eastern .Start heloV in the - Masonic
Lodge rooms on Monday night, when
a number of local persons were
guests of the Eastern Stars. There
were also several guests from Eliza
beth City, including Mr. and Mrs. W
T. Culpepper and Mrs. Clarence Twi-
Preceding the t very interesting
short addresses by the various State
officers, there was an interesting ses
sion, with Mrs. Charles Johnson
Worthy Matron of the local chapter,
presiding, and an entertainment pro
gram, including music and readings.
Rev. D. S. Dempsey, pastor of the
Hertford Baptist Church, conducted
the devotional exercises, which in
eluded a brief but fine address.
Mrs. H. C. Stokes gave a most
amusing dramatic reading, entitled
"Babies," and Mrs. W. E. White read
"Aunt Het's Prayer" and "Growing
Several delightful song numbers
were given, with Mrs. Charles E
Johnson, Mrs. T. E. Raper, C. P.
Morris, Jimmie Smith, R. A. Sutton
and J. M. Newbold, taking part.
Dainty refreshments were served
at the close of the evening.
Joint Hostesses To
Local Music Club
Misses Mary Field and Ellie Mae
White were hostesses Friday evening
to the Chaminade Music Club, over
which Mrs. Elwood White presided.
: After a musical program in which
all took a creditable part, Mrs. R. M
Riddick, counsellor, gave the story of
Mozart's life. Mirth provoking stunts
followed, at whlch Hazel MatthewB
won the prize. ;
To Mary Louise Chappell went th
prize for best hand position in the
musical program. ,
An ice course was served by the
hostesses. ; , .
" Those present were: Jean Newbold
Minnie Wilson - Wood, Julia, Miller
Chappell, Ruth Winslow,' Mary Louise
Chappell, Ellie ;Mae White, Sallie B
Wood, Marjorie White,. Mary Field,
AddieEuth Morgan, Hazel Matthews,
Mrs Elwood White and Mrs. R. M.
Riddick, counsellor. . ' : ' -
r Society Has Meeting
The Delia Shamburger Missionary
Society of the Methodist Church, met
on Monday night at the home of Mrs.
Sammy Sutton, witlTMrs. Sutton arid
Mrs. George Barbee as hostesses. ?.
Those present-;; included Mesdames
Cecil Winslow, George Barbee Jacob
L., White, Tommy Sutton, Crafton
Mathews, Durwood Reed, Julian
White, J. H. Towe, Jr., Charles Skin
ner, Edjar Morris and T. E. Harrell,
leases E-aa V.JLli, Nellie' Fieldf
and Ilary T One visitor, Mrs.
Cxvze, was i) i-. nt
ONLY WEEK LEFT
TO SIGN! UP IN
RED CROSS DRIVE
Catiassers Working To
Add New Members
Mrs. C. P. Morris, Chair
man, Anxious to Se- .
Only a week remains for the Red
Cross Roll Call. Mrs. C. P. Morris.
the County Chairman, and her corps
01 assistants are working hard to se
cure as many members this year as
While most of the assistants are
residents of Hertford, Mrs. Luther
Nixon, of Winfall, has charge of the
work of that community, and Mrs.
Morris is anxious to get workers
placed at New Hope and at Belvi
dere. in Hertford the assistants are
Mesdames Charles E. Johnson, D. M.
Jackson, Walter H. Oakey, Jr., D. S.
Darden, E. S. Pierce, and T. P. Brinn.
One half of all the money collected
by the local chairman is retained for
use in our own community, the other
half being sent to the National Head
quarters. Mrs. Morris requests a generous
response from the people of Perqui
mans to this worthy cause.
Mrs. Goodman New
Teacher At New Hope
Mrs. E. A. Goodman, former teach
er in the New Hope School, is the
new teacher provided recently by the
State School Commission for that
school. Mrs. Goodman has already
taken over her duties.
The extra teacher is the result of
an application made by F. T. John
son, Superintendent of Education of
Pecguinians County, and Hon. Charl
es Whedbee, County Attorney, who
appeared before the State School
Commission in Raleigh on Friday ir
the interest of the matter, at which
time the matter of securing new
school busses and the financing of
those purchased by the county was
:'so taken up with the Commission.
Not only was the new teacher ar
ranged for, but the matter of the
busses was also satisfactorily ar
ranged, according to Mr. Johnson.
Mrs. S. D. Banks
Hostess To Club
The Durants Neck Woman's Club
met Wednesday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. S. D. Banks. The de
votional and business sessions were
conducted by the president, Mrs. W.
E- Dail. Thanksgiving readings were
given by Miss Rebecca Webb and
Mrs. Dail. Mrs. S. D. Banks and
Mrs. L. R. Webb were appointed cap
tains in a contest to raise funds for
a community house.
Miss Gladys Hamrick, Home Dem
onstration Agent, gave a very inter
esting and instructive talk on styles
and fashions. Several very attrac
tive dress collars were shown and
the patterns distributed.
The hostess, assisted by Miss Vida
Banks and Mrs. R. R. Perry, served
Those present were: . Mrs. L. R-
Webb, Mrs. S. D. Banks, Mrs. B.
Davidson, Mrs. E. M. Perry, Mrs. J.
H. Gregory, Mrs. J. A. Sawyer, Mrs.
W. E. Dail, Miss Vida Banks, Miss
Lillian Davidson, Mrs. B. S. Banks,
Mrs. R. R. Perry, Mrs, T. A. Hurdle,
Mrs. E. A. Turner, Mrs. C. W. Has-
kett, Mrs. M. M. Spivey, Miss Gladys
Hamrick and Miss .Rebecca Webb.
Hostess At Bridge
Mrs. J W. Jackson was hostess to
the Ace-Deuc.e Contract Club Monday
evening at her home in New Hope.
High score prize was won by Miss
Delicious, refreshments were served
to the following players! Mrs. C. B.
Goodman, Mrs. M. M. Spivey,, Mrs.
R. R.! Perry, Mrs. E. M. Perry, Mrs.
W. Jackson, , . Mrs. J. A. Sawyer,
Miss Laura Wood Goodman, and Miss
r; ;, On Sewing;Prdject
Mrs. P. H. Small is supervisor of
the sewing projects now .wider way
in Hertford. Seventeen . women are
employed., in the sewing room main
tained; -for white women at the Com
munity ilonse. Another project for
coiorea women is vnaer wra at xne
jueruora voiorea -h
LASTS TWO DAYS
Numerous Taser Tried
Judge Oakey Sympa
thizes With Unlawful
"Recorder's Court lasted for two
days, with numerous cases involving
minor1 traffic violations, petty larceny
Elsbuiy Lane, of Whiteston, tried
for unlawful parking on ihe highway,
was found not guilty.
This looks pretty unjust to me,"
remarked Judge Walter H. Oakey,
in dismissing the case, as he summed
up the evidence which showed that
the yoiyig man had parked his car to
wait until a force working on the
highway under the direction of the
State should finish the work they
were doing while they had a car and
a truck parked side by side on the
highway, and Mr. Lane stopped his
own car alongside in order to wait
for them to finish. "I have seen these
State highway trucks stop that way,"
said Judge Oakey, "and when a man
stops to wait to give them time to
finish, and then he gets hauled into
court for stopping, it looks pretty un
just to me."
The case against Miss Thelma Div
ers, charged with passing a stop sign,
was dismissed upon payment of half
the court costs.
Noah Bright plead guilty to the
charge of unlawfully entering the
highway and the case was dismissed
upon paymente of the costs.
Fatham Hoffler, colored, was tried
for driving with insufficient brakes.
The case was dismissed upon pay
ment of the costs.
Edwai'd Welch, colored, charged
with assault, was required to pay
half the court costs, the prosecuting
witness, Katie James, being required
to pay the other half.
The State took a nol pross with
leave in the case of Benton Hunter.
charged with trespass and removing
Laura Winslow, colored, found
guilty of receiving. The charges
were dismissed upon payment of ten
Cecil Modli and Frank Jordan,
both colored, charged with assault
with a deadly weapon upon T. J
Trueblood, of Winfall, were found
guilty of simple assault.
At this writing there are still sev
eral other cases to come up.
The case aginst Alphonso Dail
Grover Lamb and Linwood Lamb,
charged with assault with a deadly
weapon on Robert Chappell, was
Bethel Better Homes
And Garden Club
Has Good Meeting
The Better Homes and Garden Club
of Bethel met with Mrs. W. P. Long
Friday afternoon. The president,
Mrs. M. T. Griffin, opened the meet
ing, and the group sang "It's a Good
Time to Get Together." Mrs. Mary
Long Hayman presented the follow
ing program: Reading, "Fashion," by
Mrs. C. T. Phillips; Reading, "Coun
try Things I Love," by Mrs. C. E.
White; Poem, "Thanksgiving," by
Mrs. W. P. Long.
Miss Gladys Hamrick, Home Agent
made a very good talk on "Fashions."
During the social hour a "Scram
bled Nuts" contest was enjoyed, and
Mrs. M. T. Griffin won the prize, a
pair of nut crackers. Refreshments
were served by the hostess to the fol
lowing r Mrs. Reuben Stallings, Mrs.
C. E. White, Mrs. Neal Spruill, Mrs.
M. T. Griffin, Mrs. C. T. Phillips,
Mrs. J. C. Hobbs, Mrs. W. D. Perry,
Mrs. Mary Long- Hayman, Mrs. J. M-
Fleetwood, Mrs, J. Hi Parrish, Miss
Virginia Umphlett and Miss Gladys
Rev. B. P. Robinson, pastor of the
Hertford M. E. Church, left Thursday
for Wilmington, to attend the Annual
Conference of the M. E. Church. Mr.
Robinson was - accompanied by Mrs.
R. T. Brinn and Mrs., R. L. Knowles,
who will be guests of Mrs. Knowles'
sister, Miss Lena Barber, in Wilming
ton, for several days. , ,
Rev. J. W Dimmette, of Winfall,
pastor of the Perquimans Circuit, is
also, attending the .Conference... Mrs.
Dimmette will spend the week-end in
AND - PEROTTTMANS rOTTMTV
Winfall P.T.A. Meets
1st Time In New Hall
II7XJI?TYII?Ei XT A UTTTV
Judge Oakey Forbids W. G. Edwards
To Appear Before Bar as Pro
S. M. Whedbee was requested by
Judge Walter H. Oakey, Jr., at the
opening of Tuesday's session of Re
corder's Court to serve in the capa
city of County Solicitor, pending ac
tion of the Board of County Commis
sioners, following an order read in
open court in which the present pro
secuting attorney, W. G. Edwards,
was forbidden by Judge Oakey inde
finitely to appear before the bar of
the court as prosecuting attorney,
charging that the young attorney was
in contempt of court by appearing
in court in an intoxicated condition.
Mr. Whedbee served for several
terms as county prosecutor prior to
Mr. Edwards' election in 1934, at
which time the former did not run
for the office.
Mr. Edwards noted an appeal to
Superior Court from Judge Oakey's
Mrs. Arba Winslow
Gets "Chicken Thief
The hoary-haired chicken-thief in
vading the premises of Mr. and Mrs
Arba Winslow at Whiteston in the
dead hours of the night met the fate
which he deserved. That thief will
steal no more chickens.
Three, fine, large chickens were
found dead in the Winslow chicken
yard on Sunday morning by Mr.
Winslow. The necks of the fowls
had been punctured and the blood
sucked. The method of death pointed
to the sly old weasel. From the be
ginning of time the weasel has been
known to destroy his victims in this
manner, and a slick old worker he is.
Mr. Winslow lost no time in going
after the marauderT" Tie set a trap
that night, putting it out before
darkness closed in. Before the fam
ily retired Mr. Winslow went out to
look the situation over and lo and be
hold! It wasn't a weasel at all
caught fast in the trap but a gray
and wizened old 'possum. He had
slain tlie chickens after the mannei
of the weasel.
Could it be he meant to throw
suspicion on the weasel ? Or had the
weasel got in the previous night'y--
work, and the 'possum merely follow
ed with a visit on his own?
Missionary Society Of
Bethel Holds Meeting
A very interesting meeting of the
Woman's Missionary Society of the
Bethel Baptist Church was held on
Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. A
F. Proctor, at her home on the Eden-
ton-Hertford Highway. The presi
dent, Mrs. J. M. Fleetwood, led the
devotional. Routmne business was
disposed of, and officers for the com
ing year were elected as follows:
Mrs. J. M. Fleetwood, president, and
Mrs. S. M. Long, vice president, were
re-elected. Other officers elected
were: Mrs. C. E. White, secretary;
Mrs. M. N. Dail, personal serviif'
chairman; Mrs. Mary Hayman, pub
licity chairman; Mrs. W. P. Long, Y.
W. A. leader; Mrs. W. D. Perry ant'
Mrs. J. C. Hobbs, G. A. and R. A.
leaders; Miss Gertie Chappell, Sun
beam leader; Mrs. Seth Long, assis
tant Sunbeam leader.
A very interesting program was
rendered, the topic, "The Christian
Conquest in China," was used, with
the following members taking part:
Mrs. 0. C. Long, Mrs. W. D. Perry,
Mrs. C. E. White, Mrs. S. M. Long,
Mrs. M. T. Griffin, Mrs A. D. Thatch.
Following the prayer of dismissal,
a social hour was enjoyed during
which time the hostess served a deli
cious sweet course to the fourteen
Turkey Supper To
Be Held December 6
The annual Bazaar and turkey sup
per will be held by the women of the
Episcopal Church on the night 0
Friday, December 6.
There will be the usual turkey
supper served, as well as a chicken
salad plate, also home-made ice
cream and cake.
Aprons, pillow cases and other use
ful articles will be for sale.
CASE MEASLES REPORTED
Lydia, the attractive little ten-months-old
daughter pf Mr. and Mrs.
J. L. Tucker, is sick with measles.
This is the only ease of measles re
ported in the county this season, ac
cording to Dr. T, P. Bxbm,v County
Health Officer.-''.- vi.v j
$1.25 Per Year
Large Number Enjoy
Members Plan to Make
provements Assembling for its first meeting
held in the Community House of
Winfall, the Parent-Teacher Associa
tion of the Winfall School had a
most interesting meeting Monday
night, i ith a large attendance in the
comfortable and commodious quar
ters. While little work has as yet been
done on the new Community House,
the committee is planning to imme
diately make considerable improve
ments. Mrs. J. W. Dimmette, president,
presided over the business session,
and Rev. J. W. Dimmette, pastor of
the Winfall M. E. Church, conducted
the devotional exercises, making a
short but very interesting talk.
Following this the roll call resulted
in Miss Alma Leggett's room being
awarded the picture for the banner
attendance of parents. Eight new
members were added to the roll.
Miss Leggett had charge of the
program, which was based on the
subject of books and reading, this
week being observed- all over the
State as Book Week.
Mrs. A. R. Winslow, Jr., gave a
most interesting talk on Books as
Necessary Equipment for the School,
during which she read ten answers
given by children of her grade to the
question "Why We Should Read
Mrs. W. F. Morgan read a splendid
paper on Reading Habits in the
Home, telling something about the
necessity of books in the home for
Mrs. Mattie Lister White, editor of
The Perquimans Weekly, gave a
brief talk on "What the Newspaper
Means to the Community."
A most delightful bit of dramatiza
tion, "Land of Story Books" was
given by the following children:
Esther Lee Colums, Richard Fox,
Dorothy Roach, Milfonl Rae Twine,
Joseph Morris, Dorothy Faye White,
Flora Louise Ward, and Harriett Lou
This was followed by a charming
little play in which the following
children took part: Stephe Elmore,
Jr., Eula Mae Morgan, Elizabeth
Hollowell, Hilda Mae Perry, Doris
Miller, Clinton Trueblood, Jr., Joseph
Morris and Horace Baker, Jr.
The program closed with the song,
"Books, Books, Books."
Carolina Hardware Company Pur
chased and Managed by H. C.
O'Neal of Kinston
The business of the Carolina Hard
ware Company has recently changed
hands, with H. C. O'Neal, of Kinston.
who has purchased the business, as
The Carolina Hardware ComDanv.
formerly owned by Elizabeth Citv
interests, was until last spring under
tne management of D. D- Dudley,
who maintained his residence in Eli
zabeth City. Mr. Dudlev was fatal
ly injured in an automobile accident
last spring, since which time H. L.
Jackson, also of Elizabeth City, has
been in .charge of the business.
Mr. O'NeaJr whose family consists
of his wife and a four-year-old son,
expects to move his family to Hert
ford as soon as a suitable residence
can be found.
Fail To Appear On
Charge Of Assault
When H. L. Seydel and Dick Sey
del, charged with assault, were called
in Recorder's Court on Tuesday
morning they failed to answer.
A cash bond in the amount of
twenty-five dollars put up by the de
fendants at the time of the arrest
last week, was forfeited by their
failure to appear in court
- Capias was also issued, directed to
the Sheriff of Lenior County for the
defendants, father and son, said to be
residents of Kinston. ; The Clerk was
instructed by Judge Oakey to require
a bond of one hundred :, dollars each
from the two defendants when they
art apprehended. 1 1 ' v,