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Volume jLi. inUxh
Weddiiig Miss Nixon
Pdpmar : V County ;. Girl
Weds Frank Bnght
Newlyweds Will Make
Future Home In
The wedding1 of Miss Elizabeth Mae
Nixon, daughter of Mrs. Mae and the
late Thomas J.' Nixon, Sr., of the
Winfall section of Perquimans Coun
ty, ' and' Mr. Frank Brightwell Skin
nerj son . of Dr4 and Mrs. . J.. J. Skin
nerj of Washington, p. C, took place
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, De
t&HSifZ; i9!:Hoiy '. Trinity. Church
in Heraord;'ii:the presence of a
large .number1 of friends and relatives.
The rector, ' the Bev,.E. T. Jillson, of
ficiated. . ',' , , ' .
The church was effectively deco
rated with Christmas flowers and
evergreens -and was lighted with
Cathedral candles. '
The bride, whc was given in mar
riage by her brother, Mr. Irving Nix
on, wore a gown of white angel crepe,
fashioned on severely simple lines,
with a bateau neck and long fitted
sleeves, a white hat and accessories
Miss Charlotte Nixon, the bride's
sister, was maid of honor and the
only attendant. She wore a dress of
red taffeta, with gold accessories.
The bridegroom had as his best man
his brother, Mr. Joshua H. Skinner,
of Troy, New York, . .The ushers were
Mr. Jfed Nixon, a brother of the
bride, and Mr, Herbert Nixon and
Mr; Jesse , P. Perry, , ,
Muiiuaiia -vAtuniy uign scnooi ana me
University of, Maryland Hospital in
Baltimore where she has made her
home tor the " last 'five -years,-;:, Mr.
Skinner is a graduate of McKinley
Technical High School, Washington,
D. C., and the University , of North
Carolina, where he was a member of
the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He has
spent considerable time in Perquim
ans! County, where he is well known
and has many , relatives.
The wedding, unites two of the old
est families of the Albemarle section,
whose ancestors were . among the
earlier settlers of Colonial North
Carolina.-, : t,"-.4';,-1-:" --.-.
A reception followed the ceremony
county home of the bride
groom's family, where relatives and
intimate friends were entertained.
Mr. Skinner 1b" av . member -of .the'
staff of the soil conservation service,
U. S. Department of Agriculture," and
is (ationed at Statesville. ' After a
shaft wedding trip' the newly wedded
couple wiir .nsiA'HiV'tiieit..
Agricultural authorities agree thai
the complexity, of modern civilization
has given rise to farm problems un
like any that have Deen .encountered
' ' before.
. To : aid' in l( the solution if se
problems have been called the philos
opher and the sociologist,' as well as
the scientific research woTker and the
farmer in the field.; ". : .
" ' Tiie 'broid'eiiwWWl-'' toil economic
aspects of rural life must be consid
ered in the development of an ade
quate long-time farm program, said
Dean J. 0.' Schaub, ? director ? of the
State College agricultural extension
With this in view) North Carolina's
extension , worl::rs ,.'maie a - special
study of s the dcer ;; fcr pllcatfop's of
present conditions whHa iokSii.i'lheir
1 annual conference; at Etatollcge
last week. .. . -fr
, Tn working -out sound program,
the dean said, they must encc";?age
' farmers ; to cooperate :'; .in .balaiic'f "j
" their farming schedules ' so as ti
. maintain their " own self-sufficiency
while t: producing " the S commodities
needed' by 'society??? iftX'
"Not only must we promote better
cultural' praetlcc.V';he 'lKt
we must also Btady t.e maiketj to
determine the t ;t : li: ' n t .1.3
dulcs. , '
j "Ve heed to i&4 cart'al ebhr'Jya
f t!on to the welfare of tke farmer end
'. I'a family, to t' s devdcjssnt cf tit
ter K t r 1 a .mora '';'-l,
lemnized i hursdav
"A WEEKIiY, NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO,TIB? UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD
:-":;K; q the
Lindbergh Quits America
JNew York" City Aroused by a
fresh avalanche of threatening letters;
following recenfattacks on the con
viction of Bruno Richard Hauptmanr
f or the "kidnaping and murder of hu
first son,' Col. Charles' A. Lindbergh,
his wife and 3-year-old son, Jon. sail
ed Becretly for England, fi(;ry thej
will make their home.' fingllsh 1 re
spect for law and order isT'given a
the Colonel's' determination to quit
the -United States.
Eden British Foreiitn Minister
' London, England Close upon col
lapse of , Franco-British plan giving
Italy half of, Ethiopia to end African
war,. Capt. Anthony Eden, implacable
foe to Mussolini's aggression, as
sumes Foreign Ministry resigned by
Sir Samuel Hoare, who negotiated th
discarded deal with French Premiei
LavaL Prime Minister Stanley Bald
win revealed dangerous proximity to
war, while Britain moves to modem
ize entire army and solidify the new
coalition of Mediterranean countries
in support of League of Natioi
stand against Italy.
Threat Or Promise?
Des Moines, la. Describing two
stick-up men who robbed bank where
she worked, Cecelia Galantine said
they "weren't so bad looking." Later
she received a postcard: "Thanks for
the compliment. We'll be back later
better looking than ever. Bart and
Diogenes Loses Out
: Washington, D. C. -VAttired in
sandals, a yellow toga ;with purple
edging and carrying an unlighted
lantern, Harris Tzotis, Detroit restau
rant man, paraded Capital streets and
invaded Supreme Court Building wit!
a canvas bag labeled "Quo Vadis
Uncle Sam?" His search for ar
honest man landed him in a hospita'
for mental observation.
New York City" Racketeers havr
long skimmed $1,000,000 graft yearly
from, the handling of artichokes, f av
ored tid-bit of this city's liuge Italian
population. - To end the gouge, Mayor
LaGuardia appeared before dawn a
largest municipal market and by pro
clamation forbade all dealings in thf
thirsty .delicacy. California growerr
cheered, willing to lose Bales to shake
off gangsters' tribute. Only twice
before have New York, mayors rr
sorted i t V ancient " proclamations h
insure peace in city.
Pj-esident Cuts Bed Tape
5 San Francisco Jii When :;Toyohiko
Eagawa' famous Japanese "Christia
teacher, arrived' there, immigration
authorities ;detained him t because of
trachoma, an infectuous eye disease.
Many protests arrived- at the White
House. Assured that a doctor or
nurse Wduld constantly accompanr
the djtinguishd visitor,' Vthe Presi
dent snipped -tap,"' allowed him t
beginhis: tour of America.
, , ' ' - .,.., , ,,,, -. ,,;..',
$&M S.' StlU Iarsne Hopson
AVashingtonV P. Cj-4-After sweatinfj'
Howard (X. Hopsoh much of the sun
Lmer" about - his. manipulation of the
Associated, Gas. & Electric system
Uncle Sim; has played ''tarumpetttf
by slapping tax liens on. the big util
ity for $57,000,000, representing Fed
eral taxes, interest and .penalties ; o'
on wopson iumsen was served ;,oe
mand for arrears of $12104 jm "ids
personal .income w.W,
Political Spectre"" tooms
Washington;; D.; C -Politicians re
fnkly . worried 'over campaign dan
gers of the Townsend play to pay s?,
Americans over4 60 ; years $200 pe?
month; V Already! ii" Michigan district
has elected ; Qpngiassm-tt pledged r
the scheme ' T,ownsendites ! claim 150
,3rpp.art3rs:;Sh''.'i :thi'Vl6wrj( :;hdU8e;In
spite ' of economists,' .plea that thr
"n ia "ctter faras'.' V Townsend
( ' i -9 rT-'l:.x alarminr;" -
; , j; . :J r - c'aL.is. 25,000,000
sisnalcres tuusu j his program.
Hertforderqmmane6untNorth;.Garolinat Friday, December 27, 1935. .
Building on Hertford
Edenton Road Burns
About & A. M.
Property ot Winslow Oil
Co. and Operated by
rire destroyed tne Khejl service
station ..on the Hsrtfdrd-Edenton
highway early Christnias nornng.
- ,The istation, wHch was .1wned" V.
the Winslow Oil Company,, of" Hert
ford, ana -operated by Claude, Chap'
pell,' Wfesr discovered at .about :4
o'clock in the mornintr bv. MrrChai)-
pell, "wh"(F wa, Sleeping in a room ad-
jacerir to the. station. ...
J. minett Winslow, of the Winsiuw
Oil, CoTripiany, estimated the extent of
the loss to be approximately twelve
to; fourteen hundred dollars. There
was no insurance.
The origin of the fire is undeterm
ined. Crowd Braves Storm
To Attend Program
At Baptist Church
Through the worst snow storm tc
strike Hertford in years an interested
crowd of people went to the Baptis'
Church Sunday night to attend thf
community Christmas service given
under the direction of Miss Kate
Blanchard and Mrs. S. P. Jessup,
when the story of the birth of Christ
was beautifully told in songs and liv
Probably one-third of the pews of
the tmtarCftrwere -.HIBSI, "aiid thSse who
braved the, storm felt well repaid foi
Numerous requests that the beau
tiful entertainment be repeated have
been made, and it is possible that this
will be done aftc-r the return of Miss
Blanchard from Louisburg, where he
is spending' Christmas.
Commercial Classes Be
Reorganized At School
Commercial classes at the Per
quimans High School are to be reor
ganized when school begins again af
ter Christmas, according to an an
nouncement made by the commercial
teacher, Miss Ruth Carson.
Miss Carson has requested that any
one wishing ,to .enroll for the com
mercial course must get in touch with
her before : January 2, when school
opens.,, , .:- .- .
hour? 8 reomy "sections" provide 2
passengers with comfortable day an
night travel at high altitudes. Trans
continental lrr" Western Air ' Line:
agreed tQ purchase the first Douglas
meeting specifications for $125,00C
have options on 60 more at $58,000.
New Campaign Cry
Washington,' D. O. - Republican
have aimed a? hard' word at the ad
ministration, aiv a .slogan, of . the com
ing presjderitial campaign: "Squander
lust" They point to a current defici'
of $800)00,0001 a total nation
debt of more than 80 billions. In th
meantime the President and his" a
visers are' bending over "the bijr iol
of effecting- economies in me relief
programs. . . .. .
' v Sports Favorite
New. York City Associated Press
announces results of a newspaper poll
tcr determinemost .popular sports .flg-vitf-$,1Shs:j.4-JojMd$
with -184' votes' ' James T. 1 Braddock,
the actual heavyweight champion, &bt
only 7 yotesOther, leaders; Golfer
Lawson UttuvfiilSB: Sprinter ' Jesse
Owens, 61; Chicago ,.U.' Footballer Jay.
Benyingeri' 42; Detroit t Baseballer
M'ckey Cochrane; 19. a Helen . Wflls
Moody, .tennis .oueen, ledithe, women's
, division Vwith- ,I36L'irote8. Mv jj-
fliBWwIi In.Debs;. ,,
,lNew -.York Cityr-rJiaunching i'debu:
tante in (Gothfim jsopiety costs all the
wayjfrorttj $100 :-toi75,0QP.andj.
af highly orratsisedi business -conduct
ed by Vsocialr?retaries.whohandlf,
all deta'ls;-V; Miss tMedora Roosevelt
distant cousin of the sPresident,;,nn-
derrates the whole process.; Thf
TcheTor whrtjch ',"dcb' parties, she,
sW a"MiW- i7itercEted;tH-iii' ft-.
1 r- f fo0'l"-t''.r,in i.i taatinony
. c . wt r l la toxf
REPORT NEW LOW
Mercury Drops to Eight
Degrees During Wed
Much Ice Along River
Shore But Stream Is
Not Frozen Over
The .. lowest temperature ever re
ported in P!rc(u1mans was reached at
6 o'clock on Thursday morning of thif
weak, whewxlM- thermometer at the
jQpejfWS?PSeviee Station in Hert-
forft eroppwl tb-8:v
i Setew "r1'eeing.Jnjpexatares havj
prevaHeH mf-pfriajajiB for several
day ji ThS';m6rt;uryj. .dropped mor
than -2D "d'egre's. '..duriag , Wednesda;
night; when a high wind blew fo
- Plumbers have been kept busy
throughout the week, with water
pipes frozen in many of the homep
of the town.
There is much ice along the river
shores, but the river has not been
frozen over because of the winds.
Little of the snow which fell or
Sunday night has melted.
Newspapers Best News
Medium, Declares Noted
Statesman In Magazine
New York. Primacy of the news
paper press as the "only real and
trustworthy medium for dissemina
tion of news and the moulding of pub
lic opinion',' is upheld by Winston
Churchill, noted English statesman.
After a thorough analysis of the
subject, Mr. Churchill is convinced
"thete cin"ber no'-really serious chal
lenge to the press for either radio or
moving pictures," and, looking fur
ther ahead, from promised television.
"I believe that both England and
America can be proud of their press,"
he says, writing in Collier's. "I be
lieve they can trust their press.
In other countries whose peoples
are less intelligent or where educa
tion is less careful of the individual
mind, the future of publicity may lie
with radio and moving pictures. Un
der distatorships the press is bound
to languish, and the loud-speaker and
the film to become ever more import
ant. But where free institutions are
indigenous to the soil, and men have
the habit of liberty, the press will
continue to be the Fourth Estate, the
vigilant guardian of the rights of the
Mr. Churchill sees no "menace in
advertisements" nor does he believe
there could ever be any successful
corner of news and opinion in the
United States or England.
"It would be affectation to ignore
two burning questions," the Collier?
article by Mr. Churchill continues.
"The concentration of newspaper
ownership in relatively few hands and
the power of advertisers to dictate
policy are both held to trespass upon
the freedom Of the press.
"Frankly, I. think that both these
fears are exaggerated. There is saf
ety in numbers. A press combine
must, as a matter of business, dele
gate a large measure of responsibility
for policy to its editors and a great
editor stamps ' his own personality
upon the paper Which he controls, and
no newspaper can afford to suppress
important news which its rivals will
"There is certainly no menace in
advertisements." It was the develop
ment of commercial advertising that
first enabled the press to stand on its
own feet, without relying on subsidies
from governments or politicians, and
revenue from this sousce is. still the
bulwark of its independence today. ,
4AdyerUB.era -are -business men-r-they
pay;, to ,hajve -k their announce
ment, placed before the largest pos
sible public,, and they ought to know
that permanent! circulations can only
be secured by .honest news and, honest
"A ' free, press its . the unsleeping
guardian of every "other right that
free ' wen pme? dttia the f,oipstu.dan
oferouk foe of tyranny,", he h writes
U Woadeti- ihen Athat the i great
democracies nave always peen quicic
jflleiifltfli; limlt.iti in
denendence or to bring it under regu-
U f At Befhlehenr Church
fT)ieretwiil be aVChristmaS tree .and
a special Christmas, program at the
Rethlehem. Christian , Church, near
'Tertford, on Sunday nbht, to which
AND PERQUIMANS COUOTY
H. G. Winslow Named
Mayor Of Hertford
HIT OR MISS
THE- NEW YEAR
I am the New Year, and I come tc
you pure and unstained,
Fresh frofii the hand of God,
Each day,, a precious pearl to you i
That you must string upon the silver
thrtidfLife, - , '
Once stfflW'c'an' never b Unthreaded.
buSfjs','... . ;;";'
Ah Shdymg recora o your faith and
skilj. . . .
Each golden, minute Knk , you then
must weld, into -the chain of hour?
That is -no longer than its weakest
Into your hajidsT is given all .the
wealth and.power .
To make your life just what' you
I give to you, free and unstinted
twelve glorious months .
Of soothing rain and sunshine golden;
The days for work and rest, the nights
for peaceful slumber.
All that I have I give with love un
spoken. All that I ask you keep the faith
WHAT IS CHRISTIANITY T
"In the home it is kindness.
In business it is honesty.
In society it is helpfulness.
In work it is fairness
Toward the unfortunate it is the
Toward the weak it is burden
bearing. Toward the wicked it is evangelism.
Toward the strong it is trust.
Toward the penitent it is forgive
ness. Toward ourselves it is self-control.
Toward God it is reverence, wor
ship and Love.
And the foundation stone, the un
dergirding motive of all the
motives, is the Spirit of
The Southern Churchman.
First Time In Many Years That
Ground Was Covered With Snow
Snow on the ground on Christmas
Day! This was the first white Christ
mas in this section in many years.
Snow began falling at 2:30 on Sun
day afternoon and continued until
midnight, with the result that on
Monday morning the earth was cov
ered in a blanket of white.'
It. has not snowed here at Christ
mas before "since the memory of man
runneth not to the contrary." This
only applies to the younger gener
tion, however, as some of the older
folks distinctly recall a Christmas
when everything was covered ir
One recalls that either in 1891 or
1892 it began snowing on Christmas
Eve and that the snow continued to
fall through most of Christmas Day.
That was a heavy snow.
Another says that once since then.
probably around 1900, there was
snow at Christmas. But it has been
sufficiently rare to give those Who
love a picture post card Christmas s
real thrill at the sight of snow at
Christmas, and nobody under thirty
has ever seensnow in Perquimans a'
3,053 Bales Of Cotton
Ginned To Dec 13th
W. M. Harrell, special agent foT
the Bureau of the Census, Depart
ment of Commerce, reports that there
were 8.053 bales of cotton ginned in
Perquimans County from the crop of
1936 prior to December 13, as com
pared with 4,574 bales ginrted to De
cember 18 of the- crop' of 1984.
Joint HostsrFriday To
'The Big Eight" Club
i .Oarke' Stokea apd Jack Anderson
were joint hosts to The Big Eight'1
Club' ont Friday 'nighV when a bridge
party was grven at " the home of the
former. "Two" tables' were' arranged
and - those , nlavmsr included France
Newby Ruth HoUowell, Ruth' Wins
low,: Geneva -White, .DurwooA Reed.
George Fields . and the 'two host?
Jack. Anderson and Clarke Stokes.
' Ruth .Winslow ;,wa i the," winner of
the high score prize, a box of candy.
i Dainty refreshments of ice cream
$1.25 Per Year,
Fills Unexpired Term of
E. L. Reed, Recently
R N. Hines Appointed
Commissioner' of Pub
H. G. Winslow was appointed
Mayor of Hertford to fill the unex
pired term of E. L. Reed, who recent
ly1 resigned the position, by the
Board of Commissioners at a special
meeting held on Monday night.
The position of Commissioner of
Public Works was given to R. N.
Hines, who has served for several
years as town electrician, and who
will perform the duties of both of-
(Some rearrangement of salaries
was made by the commissioners, re
sulting in an increase in the salary
of Mr. Hines, and also in an increase
in the salary paid to V.;. Newby,
town clerk, who will be given extra
duties under the new arrangement.
An increase was also made in the
salary of the mayor.
Mr. Hines, who formerly received
$160 per month as electrician, will be
paid $175, an increase of $25 for his
W. G. Newby, who formerly was
paid $150, will receive $165, an in
crease of $15.
Thirty dollars per month will bf
paid the Mayor.
Under the former arrangement
Mayor Reed was paid $12.50 per
month as Mayor and $65 per month
as commissioner of public works,
making a salary of $77.50 which Mr.
The new Mayor is -a prominent
Hertford attorney, and was for a
number of years clerk of the Su
perior Court of Perquimans County.
trover C. Talbot Killed
In Automobile Wreck
Word was received in Hertford on
Saturday of the death of Grover C.
Talbot, of Norwood, Pa., who was
killed in an automobile accident that
day. The telegram received by Mrs.
L. R. Crawford, a sister-in-law ol
Mr. Talbot3id not give any of the
details of the accident, merely stating
that he was killed in an automobile
accident that morning.
Mr. Talbot, who married Miss Bes
sie Riddick, of Hertford, lived in
Hertford about 25 years ago.
Surviving are his wife and two
daughters, Mrs. Clarendon South-
mayde, of Prospect Park, Pa., and
Miss Ellen Talbot, of Norwood, Pa.
1,000 Pounds Stolen
Sugar Is Recovered
A thousand pounds of sugar stolen
from the warehouse of Reed Fel-
ton on Christmas night was located
by M. G. Owens, special night police
man, shortly after the loot had been
carried to a vacant house on Grubb
street. The thief, a colored man who
said he was from Elizabeth City, and
whose name could not be learned,
was taken at the scene. He was
smoking a cigarette in the room
where he had the sugar cached when
the officer came upon him.
There were ten bags of the sugar
each containing a hundred pounds.
rmon Subjects For
Baptist Church Sunday
Rev. D. S. Dempsey, pastor of the
Hertford Baptist, Church, announces
as subjects of his next Sunday's ser
mons, The Written Past," to be de
livered .at the' morning service, and
"Intimacy With Christ," to be deliv
ered at the evening service.
The public is cordially invited to
Mrs. Stallings Buried
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie
Stallings, aged 63, 'who died Friday .
morning at 8 o'clock at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. H. A. Turner, at
Belvideip, were held Saturday after
nooa at Sandy Cross Baptist church,
with the Rev, Mr. Woodall, the pas
tor, conducting the services. Burial
took place-, in the family r burying
ground. ' 1 , '
Surviving JUrSv ; Stallings are the ,
following children;? Mrs,. H. A. Turner, 1 : ,
Kr. H, A. I'iiov: Mrs, Judson. ture, "
IT"1!! EtatSngs; Mrs. Job Stall-
,the r,!' ii cordially invited.
ti cske were ser.:i. , '