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, pr,V ;T "A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HEKTFORlj AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
i! Volume XI.-Number.51
V Hertford Perquimans County; Northu Carolina, EViday1 December 20 1935
$1J25 Per Year
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Stck By Falling limb
In Woods Early Mon
DiesVWhilel Being: Car
urman Whedfeee,; twenty, met n
tragic death wly -Monday morniag
while logging' in k the ' woods ' near
W .; '.. . . . ! A Mini -
yfhiteBton v. ; :
. ,'The young man, togther with E. B.
Hollowell, .William Whedbee, ; Willie
Fierce, James . Pierce - and ' Leonard
h Pierce, were engaged in catting tim
: ber. The tree which wai being felled
. at the time caught in the branches
: of another tree and .one of the limbs
of this tree becoming disengaged fell
and struck, the yowjg,. man on the
head. He was Tendered . unconscious
at once and little hope was ield for
bis recovery.' He was; however, im
mediatejly placed in a car and brought
to Hertford to ft physicion. He was
dead before reaching Hertford. ,
Mr. Whedbee was son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. R. Whedbee, who live near
Newbold'a-Corner, and was a young
man of fine character, highly respect
ed by air- who o)ew hhfl. IBs tragic
death cast a gloom over tat entire
" i ' Surviving are his parents, and the
following' sisters nd brothers: Mrs.
Joel. JWIowslL dliam.Tr6W,
l Margaret, Ola Bogus, Evelyn, Leah,
Luther, -Carlton and Eubury Jr.
Funeral ' services were held at the
home at 2 o'clock on 'Wednesday af-
r . ternoon, with the Rev. Ju A. 'Butler,
of Hertford, officiating, assisted by
the Rev. JVV W. ; Wmmette. Burial
, took place in Cedarwood Cemetery.
in HertfowL:'? igPSfio
Pallbearers were Luther Whedbee,
Carlton .WhedBee William Whedbee.
- Elsbury Whedbee, William Bbgue and
Hudson Williams. . ' - . -
Six County Boys
At Wake Forest
Six men from Perquimans County
are included among the (000 students
enrolled this .year .at ; Wake Forest
College; '- ' " , i
Five are from Hertford and one
from Durant's Neck. 'There are three
freshmen, one sophomore, and two
juniors. " All are takingv either pre
professional work or . courses leading
to. the Bachelors degree. - -
Listed " according to . home-towns,
, Hertford John" Broughton,' Jr., a
junior, son of Mr. and Mrs. John
Broughton; G. P. ChappeQ, a junior,
son of Mr. and Mrs Riddick Chap-
pell; C, E. Harris, a sophomore, son
of-Mr. and Mrs. Z. A. Harris; W. A;
Hoggard, a freshman; son of Dr. and
Mrs.; W,v A, Hbggard;i5and J, -l :R.
White, a freshman, son 'of Mr. and
- Mh 'R. ; A.vWWtLi'&iai3?
durant's 'Neck J. .Wi 'Jackson a
freshman, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
..Perquimans County men are taking
" rominent'Tart' in .iBpaa:'?BJt:;'ftt
'' the BapOst t itztian, - John Brough'
' 'ton, Jr.j of XIcrtTar.!, js ft taember
' the 50-piece ' col'e-s.t Wd;Xfe5i'g
; , lAnnounceraeTit w mada last week
'bfythe tnarriage of Kiss Thelma Div
ers and Mr. Herbert Nixon,, both of
Xhe bride Is the ? Attractive r'daugh,
ter of Mn and Mrs. W- M. Divers of
Hertford, and the bridegroom is the
son of the )ate T. J. -Nixon; Jr, and
MVs. Nixon. , of II?rv1.T i f
-The mama; y took i-.ace , On. July
21, 1935, -in ;cf folk, ya;i
"rriss Nixon cn 7ay eoey
TIss Kslens 1 n, vio has spent
tf.e fall vi'V U? aunt, Urs. Earl
T- i. at II aover. New T i- rshire.
is on Y-r wry, Icme.
8 Vlil if
AN UNUSUAL CASE
Colored Man Refuses to Yield Right-
of-way to aiaie rsiroiman ". "r
.-v.;-. George Dail
It . was the first . caser of 4ts, kind to
be, br6ught;'nto Perquimans vBecord
ers itiouri wnen jueses rfwnes, ?oioren
employee k of, - theMajqriA fBomis
Company's mill, was .brought '.into
court on Tuesday chargedrwith faib
ure to,,yield the right-oPway to ftp
praiching traffic while walking on the
Moses was also charged with being
drunk and disorderly, and the former
charge might , be said to be the sequel
right in front of the moving automof
bile of the traffic officer on the caused
way leading into Hertford on Sunday
The -patrolman, G. I. Dail, who
made the arrest, testified that the
only action of disorderliness on the
part of the defendant was staggering.
George Pool, the colored man killed
on this same highway the night be
fore, was walking en the wrong side
of the road. .Moses was on the left
hand side, which was the proper posi
tion on the highway, but he couldn't
walk straight So the traffic officer
picked him up and brought him to
town.-' ' , . .-,
-The officer probably V saved your
Ofe.by.oiag thatInstated Judge
Walter H. Oakey, Jr., in passing
Tx es, bit.
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Moses was found guilty of being
drunk and disorderly and was taxed
with half of theonrt costs. '
Onlv two other eases came up for
trial; both involving traffic violation?
Clark Toxey. of Elizabeth City, was
found sruiltv, of speeding on the
streets of Hertford and was nnea
ten dollars, and Avery I4iy was
found guilty of speeding and fined
five dollars and taxed with court
NEGRO LOSES LIFE
WRONG SIDE ROAD
George Pool Struck By Auto Driven;
' . By Rev. H. H.: Ambrose, ot
Another highway fatality occurred
in Persuimans - on Saturday mgnt
when George Pool, colored, about 60
vears old. was instantly killed while
walking on the right side of the high
way. . ' .i c '
The accident occurred between
Jackson's Service Station and New-
hold's Corner, on the Hertford-Elizabeth
City Highway, ' around "i
o'clock, when' the automobile driven
by Rev. H. ET. Ambrose, of Elizabeth
City, struck the man as he walked
on the wron side of the road.
? Perouimans County .: Coronor, v.
TJ A. Cox: who" -was ; called to the
scene; pronounced tne acciaent v un
-T-T--. i-. ...... .
avoidable. Mr. Ambrose said that he
was blinded by ttie lights of an ftp
proaching car and. did not ;see the
man- .before he' struck; hinvvf ;; 'if?:-.
-i The! Victim. ag ';fon:u$er:'of
Of Balldftaeli Meets
The Home Demonstration 'Club of
Ballahack met at the home . of Mrs.
Singleton5 Lane on Monday afternoon
at Jl;30 oMwisThe meeting . was
opened with a song. The ; roll ... was
called and the-mfeutes of the previous
meeting read.. Several new members
joined the clubhand were cordially
will be H Monday January 13,' will
be held with .Mrs. Nixon, Hollowell.
After the business meeting, Miss
Gladys Hamrick, Home Agent, made
e merest talk on cake making
r.- 1 (" " ' -s aecorationfcftAv.''v'
' " - " . ts were served
e: t Meadamea
ew Dail, C. A.
" I'lles Good-
r. T - 'i.
Itflt'fYiTlC lnisICTff '14?
FOR TWO YEMS
Given Two Weeks Time
To Arrange Busi
Intends Going to New
York and Never Re
.tiirn ,to Hertford
imiba Williams, colored, who was,
convicted in Perquimans - County Re
corder's Court on December 9 on two
counts, one of possessing liquor -for
the, purpose of sale, and the other ot
interfering with , and intimidating
witnesses, and who was given a one
yearj sentence on the roads in the;
former case and a two-year sentence
in the latter, will not serve his time,
but will,, instead pay two fines ag
gregating three hundred dollars, and
will 16ave the county for a period of
Williams appealed to Superior
Court from the judgments in the
cases referred to above .and was sent
backk to jail because he was unable
to furnish a fifteen-hundred-dollar
oona, one tnousana dollars in one
case, and five hundred in the other.
On Tuesday of this week Williams
appeared in court and through his
counsel, Pete Bell, Negro attorney ol
Plymouth, made a motion that the
Judgment, be modified to provide tH
the payment of a fine and that he
lftV4,tlui eoBatRu,..".;,. t'-'
After hearing the motion Judge
Walter H. Oakey, Jr., agreed to enter
a judgment that the road sentences
be suspended upon the payment of a
two hundred dollar fine in one case
and s ons hundred dollar fine in the
other, nd that capias shall issue
against the defendant if he is found
within the County of Perquimans
within- two years, unless by special
leave of the court, and upon the fur
ther condition that he shall not oper
ate, either - through himself or
through any other person, his restau
rant business in this county.' Wil
liams was given two weeks from the
date of the judgment to arrange his
business and: leave the county. He
was released from jail Tuesday night.
It was at Simon's cafe that the
liquor used is evidence against him
in Recorder's" Court was found by
officers. ," i
'a Williams i expressed the desire to
leave the State, and said that he in
tended going to New York, and that
he did not expect to return to Hert
Woman's Club Meets
At Durants Neck
I The Durant's Neck SWoman's Club
met Wednesday ; afternoon at the
home , of Mrs. W. E. Dail in :: New
Hope The meeting . Was opened by
singing. Silent Night.'? ; :The-Scrip-ture
was read by the president, Mrs.
W. E. Dail. "Star of the East" was
beautifully ;- rendered as a solo by
Mrs. J. .W. - Jackson. A ; reading,
. Christmas. Again'?, was given by Mrs.
a. u, canra,,;,!i-;?yn
During tlmsiiie,iijMsfaui plans
were diBcussed for? ft rcommunity
house, v Miss Gladys Hamrick, i: Home
Demonstration " , Agent, ' distributed
cake' and candy; recipes,- and gave ft
very, interesting and; helpful - talk on
The. hostess served a dainty sweet
course. Gub members present Were:
Mrs. U K. Webp, Mrs.- E JU,. Perry,
Mrs. Guy Wehb MrsJ S D. Banks,
Mrs. R. R. Perry, Mrs. J. H. Gregory,
Mrs. Wv E. Dail, Mrs. J W. Jackson,
Mrs. M M. Spivey, Mrs, C E. Sutton,
Miss Vida Banks ; and IissJ Gladys
uamncic. ... ".y
The next meeting Vf (his club will
be held Wednenclav afternoon. . Ja'nV
ary 8th, at we home,f Mrs. J." Hj
Gregory in New Hope. At this time
Miss Hamrick i; wSliJ demonstrate the
art of coffee-making. f , v-' " ,
LOSES CAR BY FIRE
.... m ti .
lost his car' Jy iEre on Monday night
a t n, burned be
d i: . :rl v.!.::e Ce
T ti II:Hl;rd fc-.ort-
Story of Christ Told In
Song and Living
People of All Denomina
tions Have Part on
The Story of the Birth of Christ
will be told in song and living pic
tures: in the commuuity Christmas
seryice .to be held a.t the Hertford
Baptist Church pn Sunday night at
Miss Kate M. Blanchard, organist
of the Hertford Methodist Church,
will have charge of the musical part
of the program, which will include
the singing of Christmas carols by
the boys and girls of both of the glee
clubs, that of the Perquimans High
School and that of the Hertford
Grammar School, and also of the
junior choir of the' Methodist Church.
Christmas carols of many lands
will be sung, in addition to the old
familiar ones with which every one
associates Christmas. There will be
Laboutfifty young voices taking part,
all trained under Miss Blanchard.
Mrs'. S. P. Jessup is chairman ol
the living pictures portion of the pro
gram,' and she is being assisted in ttu
workijjv Mrs. C. F. Sumner, Jr., Mrs.
p. ST Dempsey and Miss Mary Sum
ner. The beautiful story of the birth of
the Christ Child will be portrayed
with living pictures from the time
of the annunciation until the Babe is
bom in Bethlehem, and the arrival oi
the Wise Men- bringing gifts.
Great pains will be taken to make
this Christmas celebration one ol
beauty and solemnity. Living models
will be used with special lighting
That the service is a communiety
inations are taking part, and U
everybody is given a cordial invita
inations are taking part, and to which
service, in which people of all Senom-
uon is especially stressed. The wish
has been expressed that every seat
in the church will be taken on Sunday
night Everybody is cordially invit
Funeral Held Tuesday
For Mrs. Mary Miller
Mrs. Mary Virginia Miller, 73, wife
of the late George Miller, died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Julian A
Chappell, at Belvidere, at 9 o'clock on
Sunday night, after an illness of sev
Funeral services were held at Cedar
Grove Methodist Church, of which she
was a' member on Tuesday afternoon,
with' the RevI J. W. Dimmette, pastor,
officiating assisted by the Rev. A. A.
Butler, ; of Hertford. Burial took
place in the : Miller family burying
ground. , " ' .
The pallbearers were R. M. White
and Leigh White,, of Norfolk, Va.,
Benton White, Kenneth Miller, Ralph
Miller and George Miller White, all
Mrs. Miller was. a native of Perqui
mans, and was ft daughter of the late
Mr. and Mrs.- Joel Hollowell.1 She
Hved all her life; in the County and
wfts greatly - beloved by ft' host of
friends.'; V' t.;' :lv." ' ';: . ' '
Surviving 'are. the . following chil
drent MrsJurtan ''A.:-' Chappell; of
Belvidere; Mrs. J. L. Nixon, Mrs. C
B. White, and Ellie Miller, all of Win
fall: and Willie Miller, of Charlotte.
She is also- survived by ft sister,
Mrs. W. T. Miller, and one brother, J
M. Holloweu. -
Robersoris Move To
i - Old Newby Residence
f:Mr. and Mrs. J. G.' Roberson have
gloved Into the old Newby residence
in Grubb Street formerly occupied by
Mr. and Mrs -Hurley Hoffler. t Mr.
and - Mrs. Homer .jhave moved, into
their newly constniicted residence on
Crubh Street, exteitided. ' 1 -
With the family oil Mrs. Koberson's
sister, Mrs. Herman Winslow, - since
hey moved lo Hertford from Frank
lin, Va., in the summer. Mr; Rober
son ts' the 'proprietor of Roberaon's
Drugstore. , ' '
Naming New Mayor
THIEVES PAY VISIT
TO BELVIDERE FARM
Nineteen Turkeys Stolen From Mr,
And Mrs. J. H. Winslow; No
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Winslow, who
live near Belvidere, had a fine flock
of turkeys they expected to market
for Christmas. There were 26 in the
Only 7 were left Wednesday morn
ing at daylight. Thieves visited the
Winslow- place sometime during the
night before and carried off 19 tur
keys. The Winslows had planned to save
6, not 7, anU they planned to save 6
hens and a gobbler. The thieves lef
6 gobblers and a hen. Probably they
couldn't discriminate in the darkness.
They probably meant to take them
Mr. Winslow reported the theft tc
Sheriff J. E. Winslow early in the
morning. With only a clue of some
footprints left in the mud near t
rear of the house behind which the
turkeys roosted, the Sheriff and Mr
Winslow went to Norfolk, Va., in the
hope they might find where the tur
keys had been sold. It proved, how
ever, to be a wild goose chase, or per
haps it might be better said to be a
wild turkey chase. No trace of the
missing fowls could be found.
Mr. Winslow valued his loss at ap
proximately a hundred dollars.
Due to Large Volume of Mail Extra
Service Will Be Given Post
Postmaster J. E. Morris has an
nounced that for the convenience of
the patrons of the Hertford Post Of
nee served by city carrier, delivery
of all incoming mails will be made on
Ordinarily there is no delivery of
mail in the Town of Hertford on Sat
urday afternoons, but due to the large
volume of Christmas mail it has been
decided to give the patrons served
by city carrier this extra service.
Postmaster Morris has requested
that the patrons served by city car
rier refrain from calling at the Post
Office for their mail Saturday after
noon. This applies to mail other
than packages, as there is no objec
tion to the patrons calling for pack
ages. They are, in fact, urged to do
The Post Office will be closed all
day Christmas Oay, with no window
service and no delivery, except the
delivery of special delivery articles.
Preston Chappell Jn
College Quint Lineup
Preston Chappell, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Riddick Chappell, of Hertford,
played in Wake Forest's opening
game Friday night when the Deacon
quint defeated the Durham "Y" team
40 to 18.
Chappell,, forward on the Deacon
team, seemed to be in top shape and
promises to turn in a good record for
the season. He is a junior and is
taking courses leading to the Bache
lor of Science, degree.
The game was played in the col
lege's .new $150,000 gymnasium,
which is one of the finest in the
southr . -
Miss Morgan Hostess
To Ace-Deuce Club
Miss Helen Morgan was hostess to
the Ace-Deuce Contract Club Monday
evening at the home of Mrs. W. C
Barclif t in New - Hope. High score
prize Was won by Mrs. J. W. Jacksojt.
and the consolation went to Mrs. R
R. Ferry. V;
The hostess, assisted by Mrs. W. C
Barclift, served delicious refresh
ments to the following players: t
Mrs J. W. Jackson, Mrs. E. M
Perry, Mrs! C. B. Goodman, Miss Re
becca Webb. Mrs. .M. M. Spivey. Mrs
R. R. Perry, Mrs. J, A. Sawyer, Miss
Helen, Morgan. t J ' .
"Miss Frances Fowler, who teaches
at Marion, is spending the-holidays
with her mother, Ilrs. R. M. Fowler.
Mayor Reed Gives No
Reason For Recent
ON SECOND TERM
Successor Will Be Ap
pointed Next Mon
No information ia forthcoming
from the town commissioners as .to
the prospective appointee to the posi
tion of Mayor of the Town of Hert
ford to fill the unexpired term of
Mayor E. L. Reed.
Mayor Reed, who has served only
eight months of his second term of
office, handed in his resignation last
week to take effect January 1. The
matter of the appointment is under
consideration and a special meeting
of the Board of Commissioners will
be held on next Monday night, but
neither of the commissioners would
make any statement as to who would
receive the appointment.
Mayor Reed has made no state
ment as to his reasons for resigning
from office- When interviewed by a
representative of The Perquimans
Weekly this week Mr. Reed said that
he had no statement to make at this
Mr. Reed has served as both Mayor
and as Superintendent of Public
Works for the Town. Whether or not
the next Mayor to be appointed by
the commissioners will be given both
offices has not been learned.
The Board of Town Commissioners
include. A. W. Hefren, Dr. C. A.
Davenport and W. H. Hardcastle-
Perquimans Gets $7,230
By Benefit Payments
The Agricultural Adjustment Ad
ministration poured almost $3,000,000
into the pockets of North Carolina
farmers during the months of July,
August, and September.
Rental and benefit payments to
farmers cooperating in the crop ad
justment programs accounted for
$2,578,086.79 of the total, said Dean
I. O. Schaub, of State College.
Cotton growers got $997,218.76,
corn-hog producers $128,642.57, and
wheat growers $8,432.63.
In addition, cotton growers who
placed surplus tax-exemption certifi
cates in the national pool received
$1,361.73 from the sale of these cer
tificates to other growers.
The $437,904.53 in administration
expenses went largely to pay commit
teemen, farmers who help administer
the programs locally, Dean Schaub
The rental and benefit payments
are still flowing to the farmers, he
added, but the amount for October
and November have not been tabu
lated to date.
The payments are made from
funds raised by processing taxes on
the commodities covered by the va'-
rious adjustment programs.
Benefit payments on all crops in
this county for July, August, and
September were $7,230.11. Payments
to Chowan were $4,685.99.
All Local Merchants
Bidding For Business
Hertford merchants are offering
the local public every inducement to
shop in Hertford this year, for they
are carrying more attractive things.
J..- ' IT..- M -S i.
particularly ui uie une ux luyo miu
novelties, than have ever been shown
J. C. Blanchard & Company has
kept, open until nine o'clock each ev
ening during" this week. All of the
stores will be open all next week at
night, beginning with Saturday night.
' Evrev store is decorated and every .
show Window is bright wi lights
) CELEBRATES 78th BIRTAY .
j Mrs. Tr'Ci Blanchard, ; beloved'
Hertford lady celebrated her aeventy,-A'
eighth birthday. on Wednesday.. Her'
daughter, 'Us. 'O. ' Y.' Yarborough,. ,
and Mr. Yarborough,- of Louisburg, ; f,
were tere f;r the occasion, j . " "