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Volume III. Number 3.
Little Interest Shown
January Court Term
25,000 Suit Draws Ma
jor Portion of At
tention CIVIL CASES
Only Small Percentage
Of Actions Come Up
The January term of Superior
Court for the trial of civil cases
only, convened in Hertford on Mon
day, with Judge Thomas J. Shaw, of
While a number of cases had been
placed on the calendar at this term,
only a very small percent of them
4&ff actually were tried, although several
were disposed of by agreement.
Three cases were tried on Monday
In neither of these was any great
amount of money represented. On
Tuesday the first case called was
continued after lengthy argument
the part of counsel, and court then
recessed until Wednesday morning,
The first case tried on Monday
was that of Annie Small Harrell
against Richard Steward, Mattie
Steward and G. D. Towe. At the
conclusion of the plaintiffs testi
mony a motion for non suit as to G.
D. Towe was granted. Later there
was a directed verdict which resulted
in a judgment against Richard Stew
ard in favor of the plaintiff for
The next case, that of Blanchard
Newby Motor Company against W.
L. Wood, resulted in a verdict being
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defendant w. u Wood
In the case of Evelyn Skinner
against Booker T. Felton, both of
whom are colored, the jury returned
& verdict in favor of the' plaintiff,
And it was ordered that the defend
ant pay to the plaintiff the sum of
one hundred dollars in support of
the child of the couple.
The jury returned a verdict Thurs
day morning awarding $500 to Mrs
Edna Colson, administratrix of Elmer
Colson, against J. R. Parker. Mrs.
Colson had sued for $25,000.
The suit was the result of an auto
mobile accident which occurred at
the intersection of Grubb Street and
Covent Garden, in Hertford, on
March 27, 1933, when Elmer Colson
was fatally injured.
Mr. Parker, whose home ' is in
Gates County, was not present at
the trial of the case on Wednesday,
and was represented by T. W. Costen,
of Gatesville. Mrs. Colson was re
presented by McMullan and McMul
lan, of Elizabeth City.
Sam Banks, colored, the driver of
the automobile in which Elmer Col
son was riding when the accident oc
curred, was the first witness to be
examined- Banks testified that he
was driving the car, with Mr. Colson
seated beside him, and that they
were going west on Grubb Street,
and that tts their car started across
the intersection with Covent Garden,
with only two wheels of the car on
Covent Garden, the car driven by
Mr. Parker, coming north, struck the
Bide of their car, turning the car
over, and that he was on the high
side and that he climbed out of the
car and ran away. Banks was later
picked up at his home near Wood
ville by Sheriff J. E. Winslow.
Asked why he ran, Banks said that
he was frightened, that he had never
been in a. wreck before, and that he
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K ' saw a lauy ti-s uuv ox uie car unven
n by Parker and run away, and so he
Sheriff J. E. Winslow testified that
when he reached the scene of the ac
cident, which occurred around 8 or
8:30 at .night, some five or ten min
utes after the accident occurred, that
he found Parker at the scene; that
Parker was intoxicated and that he
admitted that he was the -driver of
- the' car which struck the Colson car
4r Mri Winslow also testified v that Mr.
' Colson was unconscious and that he
was taken to the Albemarle Hospital
in Elizabeth City, where a died;
few days afterwards. .'-- f
" Mrs. Godfrey, formerly Mrs. Edna
Colson, widow of Elmer Colson, who
has. remarried, ' testified f of her hus-
band's , condition - following the acci
dent, and stated that her ; husband
was a farmer and thai his probable
income was fifty dollars a month.
Simon Rutenberg testified to the
J position of the cars on the street
when he reached the scene of the
T. ; E. 'Kaper, who helped- to lift
the automobile from the body of Mr.
.' ,' Colson, testied. to the relative posi
' tions of . automobiles, also.
1 t Prolmle i :se was found at the
DAVID L. STRAIN
Durham man enters senatorial
race against Josiah W. Bailey,
and is planning to tour the State
in a sound truck.
Group Win Plan Objectives of Dem
onstration Clubs During Year's
At a meeting of home demonstra
tion club members called by Miss
Gladys Hamrick, Home Demonstra
tion Agent, and held on Saturday -of
Iaset week, a County Council was
organized, with the following officers
elected: President, Mrs. Myrta
Winslow; secretary and treasurer,
Mrs. C. D- White; reporter, Mrs. J,
The purpose of the meeting was
to set goals or objectives for the
contestes the home demonstration
clubs of the county are preparing to
enter this year. A pressure cooker
will be given to the club making the
best average for the year.
Following are the goals suggested
by the Council: Percent pf attend
ance at the monthly and county
meetings; percent of members doing
home projects assigned; club doing
best work in foods (major project);
club doing best work in clothing
(major project); club making more
improvements in yard beautification;
largest percent of year round gar
dens; club making best ; record in
canning; at least four from each
club attending county council meet
ings; each club represented at lead
ers' school; best club project of any
Oub Holds Meeting
The Ace-Deuce Contract Club met
Monday evening at the home of Mrs.
T k T- A . .
j. a. sawyer in anow nope. Alter
the progressions, the hostess served
a delicious ice course.
High Bcore prizes were won by
Miss Rebecca Webb and'Mr. M. M.
Those playing were: Miss Helen
Morgan, Miss Vida B&iks, Miss
Rebecca Webb, Mrs. B. R. Perry,
Mrs. J. W. Jackson, Mas Graham
Robbins, Mr. and Mrs. M.-JM. Spivey,
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Perry, Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Sawyer. 4
Frank A. Banks: Is
Frank A. Banks, 59, son-in-law of
Mrs. R. Q. Skinner, died suddenly
Wednesday morning at his home in
Ocean View, Va., the victim of a
heart attack. He is survived by his
wife, Mrs., Pearl Skinners Banks, and
two v brothers,' William Banks and
J.. T. Banks, both of Raleigh.
Funeral services were held Thurs
day in Norfolk, Va., the body subse
quently being brought t$ Hertford
for burial in Cedarwood Cemetery.
hearing . had for Mr. Paxker in Re
corder's Court , upon the; death of
Mr. Colson, but at the trial of the
case in Superior Court,'t' when Mr.
Parker was charged with nanslaugh
ter, a jury found him notfcuilty.
The civil action triea' this, week
was instituted subsequently, , . 's .
DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Hertford, Perquimans County, North
IS GUEST SPEAKER
AT P. LA. MEET
Gives Hearers Valuable
Third Grade Has Larg
est Number Parents
Dr. C- A. Davenport, who was the
special guest speaker at the meet
ing of the Parent-Teacher Associa
tion of the Hertford Grammar
School on Thursday afternoon, gave
his hearers some very valuable in
formation on the subject of malaria,
which was particularly pertinent at
this time when malaria has been re
cenlty so prevalent among us.
Dr. Davenport informed his hear
ers of how this diseases is carried
and stressed the necessity of the
malaria treatment being administer
ed during the spring, summer and
fall, in order that the disease may be
Dr. Daveiport was introduced by
Mrs. H. T- Broughton.
Mrs. E. W. Lordley, president, pre
sided. A delightful contribution to the
program was two musical numbers
by the Grammar School Glee Club
under the direction of Miss Kate M.
Mrs. H. G. Winslow drew the lucky
number which won the door prize, a
box of candy given by Mrs. William
T. Elliott, a grade mother.
The Third Grade of which Mrs.
Nathan Relfe is teacher, won the sil
ver loving cup for having the largest
number of parents present.
Preston Copeland Hurt
On School Grounds
Preston Coneland. the nine-vear-
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Basil Cope-
land, of Belvidero, was very pain
fully hurt on Tuesday while playing
on the school ground. The little
fellow, who saM that he was run
ning and fell, striking the heel of
another boy's shoe, received such a
wound on tin scalp that it was
necessary to take him to a physician
Preston is one of the children of
Belvidere, who come to the Perqui
mans High School to school every
day because of the fact that there is
at present no school building at Bel
videre. Ihe Belvidere school was
burned in the SDrinc and as vet no
school has been built at Belvidere.
Breaks Wrist While
Cranking Ford Car
Cranking a Ford car used in saw
ing wood in the village of New Hope
on Saturday, resulted in a broken
wrist sustained by Winman Spivey,
the fifteen-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Matt Spivey, of New Hope. The
young man was brought to Hertford
for treatment following the accident.
RETURNS TO HOSPITAL
Miss Nancy Coke Darden spent
several days this week at the
Stokes-McCoy Hospital, in Norfolk,
Va., following a recurrence of sinus
trouble with which she suffered con
siderably last year.
To soften hardened putty, place in
boiling water and allow to stand
until water cools.
- Mrs. F. T. Johnson, president of
the Hertford Woman's Club, is very
anxious that some steps be taken to
give Hertford a public library, and
for the next program of the Club,
which meets on Thursday, January
30, she has secured Miss Mary Gil
bert, field worker for the State Li
brary Commission,, as speaker. Miss
Gilbert is prepared to give whatever
information those interested in the
matter may desire and . will give her
support to the movement
Mrs. Johnson, incidentally, was one
of the women instrumental in begin
ning a public library movement in
Manteo a few years ago, ' and the
latest reports from: Manteo indicate
that- this library now contains; more
than twelve hundred books, which are
giving pleasure, t to. many who would
otherwise not' have the privilege of
Carolina, Friday, January. 17, 1936.
Recent Heavy Snow Is
Cause For Change
MUST CLEAR SNOW
Light at Extreme End
Of Grubb Street Is
Mayor H. G. Winslow presided on
Monday night at the first town
meeting held since he took over the
office of Mayor of the Town of Hert
ford on January first, to fill the un
expired term of E. L. Reed, who re
signed the office.
One of the matters discussed,
which will result in an ordinance to
take care of the situation, was one
which was brought very disagree
ably to the attention of the residents
of the town during the recent snow.
At this time snow remained on
many of the sidewalks of the town
in the residential sections until it
was melted by rain. A freeze which
followed a light rain which fell on
the first snow resulted in icy pave
ments which were a menace to pedes
trians and which remained so for
An ordinance will probably be
passed by the town council to pro
vide for the removal of snow by the
property owners from all sidewalks
of the town. As the ordinance now
stands it only requires the owners of
property in the business section of
the town to remove the snow from
While it is not often that a snow
of such proportions falls in this sec
tion, it is believed that when it does
and another situation develoDs such
as the recent one, there should be an
ordinance' to take care of the matter.
It was decided that the Mayor,
the Commissioner of Public Works,
R. N. Hines: the Town Clerk, W. G.
Newby; and Dr. C. A. DavenDort.
of the Board of Town Commission
ers, would attend the meeting of
municipality officers held in Elizabeth
City on Tuesday.
J- Oliver White and I. L. White
appeared before the Board to request
that a light be placed at the extreme
end of Grubb Street.
Other matters taken ud consisted
chiefly of routine business.
Mrs. R. H. Willis In
Mrs. R. H. Willis, who was strick
en with cerebral hemorrhage at the
home of her sister, Mrs. P. L. Bos-
tick, m Raleigh, last week, has been
taken to a Richmond, Va.. hosoital
and placed under the care of a
specialist. While there has not been
any marked change in her condition,
and little hope has been held out to
the family by physicians, no change
lor the worse has occurred and the
family appear to be more honeful
of Mrs. Willis' recovery.
Mrs. Bostick is in Richmond with
Town Officials Attend
Meeting In E. City
Mayor H. G. Winslow, accompanied
by Town Clerk W. G. Newby, Com
missioner of Public Works R. N.
Hines and Commissioner C. A. Dav
enport, attended the meeting of
municipal officers of this section held
in Elizabeth City on Tuesday.
Mrs. Johnson feels that if we
could start a library in Hertford
there are many who would support
the movement 1n; a small ' way and
help in whatever wav nnRsiblA wifh
regard to the services of a librarian,
Mrs. Johnson suggests that if the
library were onlv kent onpn for tvon
hours during the week that it would
give interested persons an opportun
ity to exchange books. And aho feola
that there are enough public spirited
women m the community that the
library could be kent nnn fnr tmn
hours each week without undue hard
ship on any one.
Mrs. Johnson is anxious to have
every club member present on Janu
ary 80, when Miss Lewis will sneak,
as well an anv othern interested in
the movement to start a public li-1
brary in Hertford. - ,
Housewives Will Be
Shown Art Of Meat
Canning February 5
MISS DICKSIB LEE LEWIS
Miss Lewis will conduct the meat
canning class at the Community
House in Hertford on Wednesday,
Special Program Rendered Tuesday
In Honor of Departing Hert
Dr. Luther H. Butler, president of
the Hertford Rotary Club, who will
leave shortly to take up his resi
dence at Greensboro, was presented
with a beautiful past president's
emblem by the Hertford Club at its
regular meeting on Tuesday night,
when a special program was render
ed in his honor. Only three Rotar
ians were absent from this meeting.
A delicious turkey dinner was served
by the Hotel Hertford.
Presentation of the gift, which
climaxed the program, was made by
A. W. Hefren, who paid a beautiful
tribute to the departing president.
Judge Walter H. Oakey, Jr., chair
man of the special program commit
tee, in introducing the program,
which opened with a song led by L.
W. Anderson, remarked that he felt
that the speech made by Dr. Butler
two weeks ago when he announced
his intention of leaving Hertford,
was probably the most eloquent one
ever made at that place. "The fact
that he was overcome in telling us,"
said Judge Oakey, "spoke more elo
quently than words."
C. P. Morris, in a few well-chosen
words, told Dr. Butler that the Ro
tary Club as a whole had enjoyed
having him as its president, and ex
pressed the deepest regret on the
part of the Rotarians at losing him.
With Mrs. R. M. Riddick as ac
companist, L. W. Anderson sang
"Can't You Hear Me Calling, Caro
line," and as an encore, "When Irish
Eyes Are Smiling." Mrs. W. E
White gave several humorous read
ings. Dr. Butler spoke feelingly of his
appreciation of the honor which the
Rotary Club had bestowed upon him
in its various expressions of regret,
and thanked the Club for the past
president's emblem, reiterating his
sincere attachment to the Rotary
Club as well as to the people of
Hertford, where he has made his
home for the past eight years.
The program closed with a song
by Mr. Anderson, "Don't Give Up
the Ship," m the chorus of which
the company joined .
While Dr. Butler has not an
nounced the exact date of his de
parture from Hertford, he stated
that he expects to be settled in his
new location by February first.
Baptist Ladies Plan
Silver Tea On Friday
The ladies of the Hertford Baptist
Church are giving a Silver Tea on
Friday afternoon of this week, to
which the public is cordially invited.
The affair, which is for the benefit
of the building fund of the church,
will be held at the home'of Mrs. J.
J. Fleetwood and the hours are from
3 :30 to 5 :30. "T A special & entertain
ment program is being prepared and
every effort is being made to make
the occasion vety enjoyable.
Demonstration at Com
munity House In
Class Conducted By Ex
Probably one of the most valuable
of the demonstrations conducted
through the home demonstration
agent's efforts, from the stand
point of the housewife, will be the
meat canning demonstration which i3
to be given in Hertford on Feburarv
5, according to an announcement
made this week by Miss Gladys Ham
rick, home demonstration agent of
Miss Dicksie Lee Lewis, who has
had wide experience in the various
branches of home demonstration
work, will conduct the class, which
will be held at the Community House
and which will begin at 2 o'clock in
the afternoon and continue for pro
bably two hours.
Every housewife in the county is
naturally interested in the matter of
learning how to successfully can
meats. During this season of the
year, when as a result of the annual
hog killings throughout the county
there is an abundance of fresh meat,
and when the farm family has a
great surplus of fresh meat which
they would be so glad to have pre
served for latter occasions, it is a
splendid opportunity to learn to
preserve this surplus.
Miss Lewis comes to Hertford
highly recommended. A graduate of
home economics at Maryville College,
Maryville, Tenn.. she has conducted
adult classes in foods and nutrition,
child's care in feeding, simple menu
planning, keeping the family fit, buy
ing and preserving- foods.
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garden budeets. school lunches m
girls' classes in foods and nutrition,
and ftas been active in various phases
of home economics work.
She is said to be thoroughly fam
iliar with her subject and also able
to get her message across success
Rev. P. E. White
Writes From China
Writing from Chincchow. China.
Rev. P. E- White, Missionary, says
that it was a joy to receive a conv
of The Perquimans Weekly that day.
lhe letter addressed to the editor
of The Perquimans Weekly, and
written on December 15. reached
Hertford on January 13, twenty-
eignt days atter it was written.
"Your Daner." writes Mr. WhitP
who is a former Hertford boy, and
who with his family went back to
unina last summer to take up the
missionary, work which was inter
rupted some years ago because of
the revolution in China, "told about
the Armistice Day addresses and
other matters of interest. Before
you receive this letter vou will have
crossed over Jhe Christmas holidays
and entered well into the New Year.
It is not too late to wish for your
readers and all our friends a full.
blessed New Year."
"Today is Sunday." the letter con
tinues. "We had a great day in
Church this morning. I am teaching
a Sunday School class nart in Eng
lish am part in Chinese. It serves
as a nooK to get some to study the
Bible. After Sunday Srhnnl tht
pastor, Mr. Lung, preached a splen
did sermon on Redemption. There
were about twenty to testify that
they wanted to receive .Tprur as
their Savior. We are trying to
nave something going on all the time
to interest and heln these noor neo-
ple come to terms with the Lord. I
nave never seen eveything more fav
oraoie to the preaching of the Gos
pel. I should like to ask you to
share the work with us in your pray
ers and support."
Rev. Mr- White's father. I. A.
White, and Mrs. White's mother,
Mrs. L. W. Norman, both of whom
live in Hertford, keep in constant
touch with the Phil Whites through
correspondence. Their letters indi
cate that they are thoroughly happy
in their work in China.
Honey served with hot toast is
delicious with hot tea or coffee for
luncheon or supper.
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