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lSr NEW PASTOR
Rev. Bj P. Robinson Is
Sent to Roxboro
Slaughter Replaces Mc
Crsoken as Presiding:
Elder of District
The new pastor of. the Hertford
M. . Church, the Eev D. M. Sharpe,
who comes to this charge from More
head City, will arrive in Hertford
next week to take up his new work
Sev. B. P. Robinson, who has been
pastor of the Hertford Church for
the past four years, has been assign
ed to the-church at Roxboro and will
leave next week for his new home.
Mr. Robinson has announced that
the regular communion Bervice will
be observed on next Sunday morning,
id that he will preach his farewell
bermon in the evening.
Rev. J. W. Dimmette, pastor of the
Perquimans Circuit, which includes
the three churches of Winfall, Cedar
Grove and New Hope, has been re
u turned to Perquimans for his third
The Rev. M. 0. Stephenson, who
has been m charge of the.work of the
Chowan Circuit, which, includes An
derson Church, has been sent ; to
Lakewood Church in Durham. Rev.
B. E. Walston will succeed the Rev.
The Rev. D. B. Slaughter was nam
ed as Presiding" Elder of the Eliza
beth City District, to succeed the
Rev. J H. McCracken.
Rev. George W.. Blunt is the new
minister in Edenton, and succeeds
Rev W. F. Walters, - who has been
pastor at Edenton .for two years.
Not Ordinarily Given
Many North.. Carolina soils need
fertilizing elements not ordinarily
supplied in the usual mixtures con
taining only nitrogen, phosphoric
acid and potash, -
"For instance, the bright red color
of cotton leaves .ihi sandy areas of the
State indicate a deficiency . of mag
nesia and in some; instances losses
front this troubl amount to JO or 20
percent of the possible cotton' yield,"
says L. G. Willis, soil chemist of the
North Caroiin Experiment . ' Station.
"It is possible to put dUomititf Je-
' stone fat the ferlitizers to, supply the
magnesia, correct the ' aeidity of the
fertilizers and have., ait excellent ef
fect . on the soil.,. There . also in
other sources of ther elementr ifed
possibly, by supplying t the1 Reeded
magnesia lor two or three .years, the
soil' deficiency will be corrected." .(..
Mr. Willis has found that there, is
a need for other fertilizuHr elements
in the different-parts of the State.
Some of these are . manganese, cop
per, boron and others. ; " On certain
truck crops, Buch' is. lettuce, beets,
and spinach, 25 to 60 ""' pounds o:
manganese sulfate to the "acre TnLrr
with the fertilizers of ten means the
difference between success and 1 '
ure with the crops. ,i ,f
A, single application of , 50 pounds
of copper sulfate -costing about three
dollars has been - effective for three
years on drained swamp soils in
making them more productive. . ,t..
"We- are constantly learning new
Jfacts about fertilizers," said Mr. Wil
lis, "and as new soil ; requirements
are identified it is almost certain that
our . methods of fertilizing will
change. . It is seldom : -realized that
the soil ,j of the . State is constantly
changing. A part, of this change i
due' to: the removal of - fertility by
cropping and a part by leaching and
, this fertility cannot be fully .replaced
by simply , making, heavier' applica
tions of ordinary fertilizers.",. n u
; .little Bettie Xbrdley
J yen ,j s Mf I"" i't J AfV; iit W
. little Miss Bettie Lordley wa the
honoree at a delightful birthday par-;
- ty given -by her mother , at the home
on Dobb Street on Saturday evening.
x the occasion being , the i little' 'girl's
eleventh birthday. f- ' J v-.- w
j '- Three tables were ' arranged (f or
bridge and those playing . included
"' Florence Darden, Frances' Newby.
: Ruth Hollowell,-' Evit Anne Tucker,
Margaret roushton,' .Geneva White,
iS Pat Edwards, 'Helen Mae White.
- Eloise Keaton, Mary Belle Delaney,
Gens 2' "U lry Pi !j. . ,
T I 1 won the prize for
C ' i t-ir:;
NEWSPAPER DEVQTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD
Hertford; Perquimans County, North
TIMELY AD VICE TO
'- HARVEST BEANS
Says HatvesUng of Crop Far More
X Satisfactory, Than Leaving In
Field For Hogs
The . following advice to soya, bean
growers given, out by L.". W. Ander
son, Perquimans County Farm Agent,
(Which appeared in - several news
papers of the State last week, will be
of interest to Perquimans County
"Soya beans which . have been
grown with corn will yield a better
profit when harvested as compared to
leaving, the beans in the field to be
gleaned by hogs.
"Harvesting the beans is much bet
ter than turning the hogs into the
field to eat them after the corn has
been removed, says L. W. Anderson,
Perquimans County farm agent.
, "For a number of .years," he said,
"farmers in the county have been
growing soya beans with their corn,
hut did not try to harvest the beans,
since the corn stalks prevented the
uee at a harvester.
1 "Many of the growers were satis
fied, as the beans improved the land
and provided feed for their hogs
without reducing the corn yield.
"But some of the more thrifty
farmers noticed that seed from most
varieties of soya beans do not remain
in the pod long after they become
mature. They fall to the ground, ab
sorb moisture, swell, ferment, and
lose their feed value.
"The fermented beans frequently
cause stomach disorders, especially
in young pigs.
"With this in mind, some of the
leading garmera began harvesting
thg com as soon, as it matured, and
cutting down the stalks. With the
stalks out of the way, they were able
to save the soya beans with a har
vester. . .
"In this way they are able to se
cure, a normal crop of corn and of
beans from each field.
"Moreover," he said, "harvested
beans can be crushed into meal and
the oil removed . . Dry meal is prefer-
able.to whol Jwans as hog feed, for
it does not produce soft, oily pork."
55 Attend Meeting
Of Bethel P. T. A.
The P. T. A. of; ftether' school met
Thursday evening for its November
meeting with an" attendance of about
; The meeting was called to order
by the president, Mrs. R. R. Keaton.
Following ;the devotional a business
i session was held.
; Mrs. C H. Ward had charge of the
program.; After a song,,! "America,
the Beautiful," Mrs. S. M Long read
a! very interesting paper on "The
Parent and the Teacher in the P. T
A.".- Mrs. :H. T. Bond gave a most
interesting talk oil "The School
library.; . Mrs. William Weston sang
aj solo This Bloody War," after
which Mrs.. Johnnie Phillips read a
very interesting story "My Adven
tures While I Was in France' which
was written by one of our members,
Mr, William Weston. A ' duet was
snng by Nora and J. T. Weston, with
J - T. flaying the accompaniment on
the banjo. (The program closed with
aj song, -".There are Many . Flags In
Many Lands.?, Mrs. H T. Bond dis
missed the meeting.
, During the social hour candies and
apples were served by Mrs. R. R.
Keaton and Mrs. H. T. Bond.
Local Boys Make Hit
At Woman's Club Meet
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. ' Durward Reed George. Fields and
Clarke Stokes i made a Jhit "at the
Hertford 'Woman's- Gub , bn Monday
afternoon, when they took part on
the: part of the . program .. which is
Miss Kate Blanchard's regular con
tribution to the entertainment pro
gram. The .boys sang-'two songs'
which were enthusiastically applaud
ed, t; t0:'00xW!k-
I Mrs. ..T. Johnsan president, pre
sided at the business session which
followed 'the program, and among the
matters discussed was the sending of
Thanksgiving baskets ; to the needy
and Hhe matter of holding' a tubercu
losis clinic in the county. . )
' Mrs. R, T. White, chairman of the
Civics Department, made an interest
ing report In reference to the plant
ing. of trees on the highway, from
the bridge to the . Perquimans High
School. . ' ' ,
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Three New IVIembersi ,
; A" Jc::i Rotary ,Club
V J Three, new members have been add
ed to the roll of the Fstary Club.
Thy include B. C I rryR E. S.
j ia a
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HELP HIM TO
Just one of the little codjrers
ly dependent upon the liberality
contribute to the upkeep of these
to be happy, and will remain so
ceived during this Thanksgiving
DR. SIMPSON DIES
AT RIPE OLD AGE
IN NORFOLK HOME
Causes Reminiscenses of His Narrow
Escape From Drowning In
The little boy who fell overboard
from the wharf down near the bridge
in Hertford wasn't drowned, after all,
although for a time he was given up
as dead. It was only when Capt.
Josiah G. Childs, of New Bedford,
Mass., whose ship had grounded near
the bridge, appeared upon the scene
after all efforts had failed to revive
the" child, that the child's life was re
stored. Capt. Childs had had some
experience in resusticating drowned
persons and the faint spark of life
It happened nearly eighty years
ago, in the year 1857, to be exact,
and the little boy,- then three years
old, who grew to manhood and be
came a Methodist minister, one of the
outstanding members of the Virginia
Conference, the Rev. T. McN. Simp
son, D. died at. the ripe old age
of 83 on- Friday night of last week at
his home in Norfolk, Va
Mr. Simpson, who all his life was
in close contact with the old friends
of his youth In Perquimans, was the
guest only a fw months ago of Mrs.
T. C. Blanchard in Hertford, was a
son of the late Jr. and Mrs. Thomas
J. Simpson. '
Surviving are three daughters,
Mrs. Fred R. Chenaut, of Danville,
Va.; Miss LeQie iWinfree- Simpson
and Miss Helen- Land Simpson, of
Norfolk, Va.; three sonS, R. McN.
Simpson, Jr.; of Ashlend, Va.; G
Gray Simpson of Norfolk, Va.; and
J. C. Simpson, of Danville, Va.; and
Incidently, one of the sons of Dr.
Simpson, bears the, name of the man
who saved his father's life.-
Jessup & Jordan New
Business In Hertford
Raymond S. Jordan, of Winfall,
and Willis Jessup have recently form
ed a partnership and are conducting
a radio service and electrical equip
ment business in the rear, of the
Texaco Service Station in Hertford.
The company is agent for the Zenith
Radio and for the Frigidaire Electric
Mr. Jordan has been connected
with radio service and electrical work
since -his. high school days. For two
years he served in the capacity of
instructor for the Delco Light and
Power Company at Dayton, 0., and
also for some time was service mana
ger fors a ' big .electrical equipment
distribution company in Baltimore.
- Mr. Jordan has been doing a great
deal of electrical wiring ' in. Hertford
recently.. - 'w ' "
H. T Catkins of . .Blaneh,. Caswell
County, attributes the fine-quality of
his sweet potatoes this season' to the
increased potash' content of his home,
mixed fertilizers. ' v" ' ( " 1
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Why Of Course ; -r
Pays To Advertise
"The coefflsh Tftys a million eggs;
The little hen but one " ,
But the codfish never cackles j.
When,".the noble deed is done.
And so we praise the artful hen,
The codfish we despise-
Which clearly proves to thinking
men1t::;S-''T:!r,''! "CHv. ?;
IT PAYS TO ADVLrri" '
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Carolina, Friday, November 29, 1935.
ihanages who are entire-
and sympathetic souls to
itions. This one appears
:ous contributions are re-
:ontinue 4his worthy work.
D AIL-LAMB CASE
IS DISMISSED IN
Defendants Charged With Attacking
Robert Chappell, Near Goodwin's
Mill In September
Not i single traffic case was called
in Recorder's Court on Tuesday, al
though the session lasted all day.
The last case tried was that of Al
phonosa Dail, Lin wood and Grover
Lam, cparged with assault with a
deadly Weapon and with assault with
intent tio kill. The charges were dis
missed after all the evidence was
The defendants were charged with
attacking Robert Chappell, who lives
near Goodwin's Mill, on the night of
September 7th, beating him with
TwtHBtys after the attack is al
leged to have occurred, Mr. Chappell
swore out a warrant charging Lin
wood and Grover Lamb and their
father, Ernest Lamb, with the at
tack. At the trial held shortly there
after Mr. Chappell positively stated
that he recognized the two young
men at the time of the assault. The
defendants were found not guilty on
this occasion The grand jury at the
last term of Perquimans Court re
opened the matter, this time charg
ing the two Lamb brothers, Grover
and Linwood, as the guilty parties,
and also Alpnonso DaiL
Mr. Chappell testified on this occa
sion that he recognized the two boys
who attacked him on the night of
September 7th as Linwood Lamb and
Alphonso DaiL Counsel for the de
fense brought out the fact that Mr.
Chappell had sworn positively at the
former rial that he recognized Grov
er and Linwood Lamb, and Mr. Chap
pell admitted that he had been mis
taken in his former statement.
The defense proved an alibi and
were found not guilty.
Clarence Pemberton, colored, .was
charged with assault, and found not
Viola Sutton, a colored girl, was
charged with breaking, and entering
and attempted larceny. Stephen El
liott, Bethel Township farmer, testi
fied to finding the girl in his smoke
house, coming down the ladder from
the loft where the meat was kept,
with three pieces of meat on the
floor. She was found guilty and ap
pealed to Superior Court.
Jef fry. White, colored, was found
guilty of assault, and. was. given a
sentence Of thirty .$ayjs jhe roads,
the road sentence a to be! '"suspended
upon the payment of the costs, and
upon condition that he not go upon
the premises, occupied: by Mozelle
Nixon for the period of one year.
In the case of- Arthur Chappell, of
the Belvidefe ''"community, charged
with assault upon his wife, prayer
for judgment was . continued upon
the good behavior, of the defendant
for one year and upon the payment
of a five dollar fine and the costs of
the court. ;, .:. .
Miss Mildred Reed
In Norfolk Hospital
Miss MUdmi : Rfied is a patient at
the' Protestant. Hospital f in Norfolk,
Va"-i where she f is y undergoing treat
ment, MiaaReed, a t Hertford girl,
who' teaches at Selma, waB taken sick
last ' Thursday. Her slsteri ft Mrs.
Frank Jolly,' who lives -in Greenville,
brought her, to; Hertford on Sunday,
following a. brief stay in Greenville
and from Hertford she was taken im
mediately to the hospital Hei
AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
W. G. EDWARDS
NOTES APPEAL IN
ACTION OF OAKEY
Judge Asked To Pass Upon Question
As To Whether Prosecutor
W. G. Edwards, who was forbidden
indefinitely to appear in the capacity
of prosecuting attorney in Recorder's
Court by Judge Walter H. Oakey, Jr.,
on Tuesday of last week as the result
of the appearance of the prosecutor
in court on November 12 and on
previous occasions in an intoxicated
condition, and who noted an appeal
to Superior Court on this occasion,
appeared in court on Tuesday of this
week aiil through his attorney, J. R.
Edwards, of Greenville, who is the
former prosecutor's brother, tendered
his services as prosecuting attorney
and made a motion that Judge Oakey
pass upon the question of whether or
not Mr. Edwards was intoxicated on
this particular occasion and also upon
November 19, when the Recorder's
order was made.
Judge Oakey denied the motion, re
fusing to pass upon the question, but
instructed the Clerk to make the en
try of the motion on the record
Silas M. Whedbee, who was ap
pointed by Judge Oakey to act as
prosecutor pending the action of the
Board of Commissioners, prosecuted
the docket on Tuesday.
Funeral Services Held
For Quinton Johnson
Funeral services for Quinton John
son, 72, of Bethel, who died Monday
after a long illness, were held at the
home on Tuesday afternoon, with
the Rev. John Byrum, pastor of the
Bethel Baptist Church, of which Mr.
Johnson was a member, officiating,
assisted by the Rev. D. S. Dempsey,
Music was furnished by a choir of
Burial was made in the family
Pallbearers were: Chas. E. John
son, A. F. ProctorM. T. Griffin, J.
M. Fleetwood, TT.ll Elliott, J. P.
Ward and 0 C. Long, Sr.
Mr. Johnson, who was a native
and life-long resident of Perquimans
County, is survived by one brother,
Charles Johnson, of Hertford, and
by one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Hare,
Durants Neck Boy
Has Both Legs Broken
Both legs factured above the knee
was the result of an accident which
occurred on Monday morning in Dur
ants Neck, when Watson White, the
thirteen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
E. T. White, was caught beneath the
wheels of a school bus driven by his
brother, Morris Paul White.
The accident occurred in the back
yard of the White home, on the Leigh
Farm, as the young man, who is said
to be a very careful driver, and who
has been driving the bus for a year
and a half, started the car just as his
younger brother tripped and fell as
he ran beside the bus, and was
caught beneath the heavy wheels.
The bus had been stopped as the boy
cried out while the wheels still rested
on the legs of the boy, and it was
necessary for the driver to back off.
j-The lad was taken to the Albemarle
Hospital in Elizabeth City shortly
after the accident, where it was
found that both legs were fractured.
Ryland Woman's Club
Plans Christmas Meet
The Ryland Woman's Club held its
regular meeting Tuesday afternoon in
the club room. Miss Rebecca Colwell,
home agent, was present, and after
club business had been disposed of
she showed suggestions for making
Plans were made for the regular
Christmas entertainment of the club
to be held on Friday afternoon, Dec.
13th. At this time there will be a
tree, and the members will exchange
gifts. The following committees
were appointed to arrange for the
Christmas meeting: Mrs. Herman
Layden, Mrs. C. C. Copeland and Mrs.
Mollie Ward, program; Mrs. Lloyd
Chappell and Miss Gertrude Jackson,
refreshments; Misses Evelyn Jordan,
Ronella Ward and Grace Hollowell.
tree and decorating.
The refreshment committee served
the large attendance present . with
helpings of a glorified molasses pud-
ping. That recipe should be sent to
The Chowan Herald for their "This
Week's Recipe" column.
seeding! were-.made in Burke County
fall at the progressive dairymen
ttal: tUs tton to be the basis of
rceessful livestock feeding, reports
tie farm s:W:iiiM
$1.25 Per Year
WOMEN URGED TO
Judge Oakey Appeals to
Club Members For
Says Public Is Entitled
To More Protection
Than It Gets
Declaring that a few good women,
well organized, can, if they take the
proper stand in the community, get
almost anything they go after, Judge
Walter H. Oakey, Jr., in speaking be
fore the Hertford Woman's Club on
Monday appealed to the women of
Hertford to demand of the law en
forcement officers of Perquimans that
they do no less than their duty.
"When a man placed in the capa
city of a law enforcement officer does
less than his duty there should be a
protest, and something more of a
protest than the mere casting of a
ballot against him," said Judge
Oakey. "There should be some indig
"The courts and the law enforce
ment agencies," he said, "render no
better service than the people de
mand. The public, after all, makes
the law, and the public must enforce
it. You won't get any better en
forcement of the law than the public
demands, and you have had some
pretty poor enforcement in this coun
ty in the past, because the law en
forcement officers have not had suffi
cient pressure brought to bear upon
them," he said.
Judge Oakey referred to the fact
that he had recently taken the stand
that every man convicted in his court
of drunken driving must serve a term
in jail. "The public," he said, "has
backed me, but they have only back
ed me withwor&8."Ttiny get the
brunt Out of the four or five that
I have sentenced to jail for driving
an automobile while dsunk there
have grown dozens of conferences,
people coming to me to urge that this
or that particular offender be spared
the serving of the jail sentence. 1
have been confronted with that sort
of thing until I have felt discourag
ed," he said.
The speaker called attention to the
shocking number of persons killed on
the highways of North Carolina and
stated that the situation is growing
worse, in that more persons were
killed by automobiles in North Car
olina during the month of October
than had ever been killed in any one
"Automobiles," he said, "cause
more law-abiding folks to get into
trouble than anything else." He re
ferred to the numerous traffic laws,
some of them ridiculous, but stated
that we ought to be very particular
about observing those laws which
were especially made for our safety
In reference to the back seat driv
er, Judge Oakey said it was no long
er considered bad manners to drive
from the back seat. "I am inclined
to think," he said, "that a whole lot
of you women can drive better from
the back seat of an automobile than
some of the men can from the driv
"It is time for the people to stop
yawning over this death trail on the
highways," he said, "and do some
thing about it."
"The public is entitled to more
protection than it gHs," said the
speaker in reference to the growing
lists of prisoners pardoned and pa
roled, many of whom commit worse
crimes after they have been given
their freedom before their terms ex
pired than they had committed be
fore placed in prison. Instead of ap
plying sense, they are applying sen
timent," he said in reference to the
actions of the parole and pardon
boards in a great many of these
"The courts are your courts. You
are the ones who ought to stand
back of the law enforcing agencies
and see that the laws are enforced.
An organization such as this can ef
fect a great deal of good," he said.
Judge , Oakey's address was the
feature of the program of the Civics
Department under the chairmanship
of Mrs. R. T. White.
BIRTH IN HONOLULU
A cablegram received by Mr. and
Mrs. S. T. Sutton on Sunday, Novem
ber 24, from Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Moore
iiil. Honolulu, announced the birth of a
daughter, to - Mr. and Mrs. Moore on
that . date.' Mrs. - Moore was , the
former "Misa 1 Gertrude Sutton;' ef
Hertford, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs,
S T. Suttoa. ,