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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DOTED'TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume III. Number 18.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, May 1, 1936.
$1.25 Per Year
,0N THURSDAY BY
Interior of Gypsy Tent
Usual Toasts Presented
In Honor of School
Probably the most picturesque of
-all the settings for the annual junior
jsenior banquet of the Perquimans
' High School was the one staged on
' 'Thursday night, when the scene pre
sented the interior of a gypsy tent,
colorful touch was provided by
. a5e8Sguilts in gay and attractive pat
ternsSvhich formed the walls. There
wa8 a clothesline with clothes hang
ing out to dry, and while each table
iset for the guests held a lighted
: candle in the center, a smoky old
lantern hanging in a corner lent a
The delicious three-course dinner
was served by the girls of the Home
Economics Department who were
picturesquely dressed as gypsies. A
grat deal of dancing on the pro
gram and the singing of gay songs
also carried out the general idea.
Miss Waverley D'Orsay as toast
mistress, presided with grace and
dignity. Hollowell Sox Nixon gave
the first toast, "To the Seniors,"
-which was responded to by Carlton
Barclift. "To the School Officials,"
was given by Ruth Wilson, to which
T. S. White responded. Billy Hard
castle gave the toast, "To Mr. John
.son," to which Mr. Johnson gave an
; appropriate response. "To the fac
. ulty," was given by Francis Jessup,
and Miss Eloise Scott responded,
instead of the toast "To Mr. Bundy,"
as scheduled, a telegram from form
er Superintendent E. E. Bundy ex
pressing . regret at . not - being . able to
appear was' read by Blanche Butler.
Julia and Jane Fearing and Char
les Oscar McMullan, of Elizabeth
City, always so popular with Hert
ford audiences, were at their best in
songs and dancing, with a most
amusing character impersonation of
Mae West by Jane Fearing.
Mrs. W. E. White gave a reading,
"The Hallelujah Egg." Among many
attractive numbers given as special
lies were dances and songs by Mary
Wood Koonce, Jeannette Feilds, Ma
rie Fowler, Jessamine Bullock, and
Waverly D'Orsay, and a speech by
John Robert Euro.
if Miss Esther Ward, who has been
elected the prettiest girl in the
Senior Class, was recognized, as
were also a number of other popular
Music was furnished by Floars'
Orchestra, of Edentoh, and this or
chestra played far the dance which
immediately followed at the Com
Mrs. G. W. Barbee was in charge
of the arrangements for' the .ban
quet. Father Mrs. Britt
Dies In Tennessee
Mrs. Fenton Britt was advised by
wire early Sunday of the death of
her father, the iter, r. w. wara,
which occurred ' his home at Pope,
Tann. Mr. Ward died ' at 8 o'clock
Sunday morning, following an attack
rt of pneumonia.
i Mrs. Britt, accompanied ' by a
brother who lives atManteo, went to
Tennessee to attend the funeral She
is expected to return later in tiie
Mr. Ward,' who was 85 years bid,
: was a retired Methodist ' minister.
He spent the winter with Mrs.' Britt
in Hertford, ..where hf made' many
friends. .v " 'V ,
; Colored Usy Meets .H
; rv?; Accidental Death
'I One small Negro instantly hilled
another near , Hertford on a, Sun Jiy
1 afternoon. Pointing . shotgun whlU
' vhe thought was unloaded ;: at nine
year-eld . Lindsey Revelle,' : seven-year-old
Wallace Gordon fired,- the
lead ( taking effect in the Gordon
boy's head, killing him instantly.
The accident happened at "the
- home -of Wiley Gordon, grandfather
of the slain child, - near- Hertford.
The gun had been left on the porch
hv Wiley Gordon, after he had shot
"- ' at a hawk. V v "
Df. T. A. Cox, County Coronpr,
TV pronounced death accidental. . "
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Born to : r ' !' J. Towe,
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Farmers Urged TV
Get Work Sheets
L. W. Anderson, County Agent,
has announced that,, while last
week was the time set apart for
Perquimans farmers to make out
work sheets, he will be very glad
to help those farmers who failed
to get this work done if they "will
apply at his office.
Mr. Anderson further stated
that he felt that it is to the ad
vantage of every farmer or tenant
in the County to make out a work
sheet, even though he has no in
tention of applying for a grant.
The farmer is not obligated in
any way by signing the Work
High School Honor
Roll For Quarter
Following is the Grand Honor Roll
of Perquimans High School for the
llt-A Tim Brinn, Jesse Lee Har
ris, Jeanette Feilds, Alice Hnrdle,
Carolyn Lamb, Frances Lamb? Prue
Newby, Onella Umphlett, . Esther
10-A James Boyce, Helen Coffield,
Waverly D'Orsey, Myrtle Lee Nixon,
10-B Minnie Lee Winslow.
9-A Maie Edla Asbell,' Julia
Broughton, Anna , Penelope Tucker,
9-B Mary Louip 4ChappefiL Eli
zabeth Elliott. I
9-G None. I
8-A Margaret lughtoi
ence Darden, Nancy jDard
Koonce, Eva Ann Tucker.
8-B Madge Lane.
Sheriff Looking Far
Sheriff ' J. E. Winslow as re
auested bv Norfolk.. Va authorities
Tuesday night to be on thclookout
for Wallace Lyons, coloredJrecently
of Hertford, who. is wanted- in the
Virginia City for the murdet of h
wife, Florence Lyons.
Florence Lons died in a Norfolk
hospital On Tuesday night, two hours
after she ran into a store oh East
Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, with a
butcher knife sticking, in her back.
She is said to have told officers that
I Wallace- Lyons, from' whom, she was
separated; attacked, her iv from' the!
back. , There wereteyeril . stab
Wounds in the woman's body. three;
I titf her J back, one near the base of the
f.. ' r i "i .iiiJ
bkuu ana several on net uiuius.
'Wallace Lyons, well known Hert
ford Negro, is said to have (eft Hert
ford several months ago.- v- -
The fugitive was later arrested in
Norfolk, where he Is charged with
mnrder. . - . i
"Lyons is said to have told officers
he killed his 'wife in self afense, . ,
C. O. White RecoVering
From Bite By Owji Dog
i C O. White returned Tuefeaay from
a stay of several, days at the Albe
marle Hospitol, in" EUl hv City,
where he has been underg ig treat
ment for injureis inflicted! y a dog,
Mr' White was assisting A. Nob
les, rabjes inspector, vac hate the
dog, which was owned by I . White,
when it attacked him sevef aly injur
ing his right hand and inf. cting less
severe injuria on his lef. t shoulder.
rThe hand was badly lacttiated by
the teeth of the dog. . j& - ,
Reports from the State Soard of
Health, where the head the dog
was sehl for examination, ! were' to
the effect that the dogw s not af
fected wz'.h rabies. ,' S . '
EHIIAL'S Ar'I C3ANF
Alvah ."r Uv", sen C
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If a a lens wav from ta "caanat
a pistol Jbr their holster and a rifle la
ueircnlt.w t the 150.000 Hall of Reinriaa now tain hiiilt am th mamh f
the Texas Centennial Exposition, the 125,000,000 World's Fair which opens
in Dallas June 6. ReUsious lora of Taxaa aver a narina nf ilia will K
hpased in the hnilding, which is being aponsored an built by stockholders
of the Lone J3tar Gas Company. From the top of the building's 75-foot tower
-ins aiernai name or Lire" win burn
it clone., November 29
Dr. D. B. Bryan, of Wake
Forest College, who will make
the ommencement address at
Perquimans High School on
June 4, at 8 o'clock, p. m., ac
cording to an announcement by
Superintendent F. T. Johnson.
For the past 15 years Dr.
Bryan has served as dean of the
Baptist institution ' and director
of the Wake Forest-Meredith
There are our young people, three
girls and one boy, up for election to
the position of President of the Stu
dent Council of the Perquimans High
School for next year, as follows:
William E. White, Jr., Blanche But
ler, Sara Ward and Waverly D'Or
sey. There are two nominees for the
osition o fvice president: Maie Edla
Asbell and Clarissa Winslow. For
secretary and treasurer the , five
nominees . are: McCoy Phthisic,
Maude Keaton, Anne Penelope Tuck
er, Mary Louise Chappell and
Blanche Moore Berry.
Representatives from each class
are as follows: 10-A, James Boyce
and Helen Coffield. 10-B, Maude
Keaton, Rosa Lassiter, Vernon Har
rell, George White and Fred Turner;
9-B, Fred Campen, Alice Roberson
and Julia Broughton;' 9-B and 9-C,
Annie Mae Mathews, Sybil Layden,
Louis eTarkenten, Sybil Byrum and
Thomas Chappell; 8-A, Florence Dar
den : and Zack Harris; 8-B, Madge
Lane," Lucy Mae Lane; . 8-C, : Louise
Morgan. Maud Miller . and Blanche
Trtev aiecttonj ynu oe new on- $ -day
of this weeavf"-
Senior Class Play Be
Given On May 21st
The Senior Class play of the Per
quimans High School, "Me, Him and
I." by Charles'. George, has been ae-
The play, a 8-act comedy, , will be
given on Thursday evening, May 21,
at 8 o'clock.,.
The' characters who were chosen
last Friday were as follows:'
Thomas Smith Ji.':Robert '-Wilder
Richard- Browfi-.'.iCarltorf Barclift
Harry- Jonesw..--. William Dimmette
Wilda WgrbuftpB Brown-....---..ilary.
Leona Smith--.-. rSyble Lambe
Mrs. James Crawford-Azile' Godsey
Tillie 'Tinklepaughl--iEuIa Nixon
Larry': SmithU-.-" Rob 1 Morris
Tommyt White--r-.UM. Tim; Brinn
Dolly !. Dainty .r-'-.Louise ; OeLaney
Leatrfce Lovely--;.-. JEdith Everett
Memorial Service Atr
Center Hill Sunday
Rev.' R-. E.' WalstQn,"'. pastor" of
Chowan Circuit Elizabeth City Dis
trict, will conduct memorial service
and dedication of the new Methodist
Hymnals, Sunday morning, at 11:00
o'clock "at Center Hill Methodist
Church. ' ' -
Eve- " V iscordlally"1avIted to
attend . rvice. . ; -
pjtM j( jwftin , 'Units' lArwrttoSSvI
gall of Religion
rs" of early Texas, who carried
their Jap as they rode around their
from the Exposition' opei
For New Building
The foundation is being laid
for the new agricultural building,
which is being erected on Dobb
It is expected that the building
will be completed in the early
Pledge Cards For
H. G. Winslow, who is sponsoring
a movement for clean politics, is
having printed this week pledge
cards which all those who desire may
sign. Mr. Winslow has announecd
that, while a great many persons
have expressed to him their approval
of the movement and a number have
signified their desire to sign the
pledge, it is impossible for him to
see everybody, and that any who
may wish to sign a card may do so
by getting in touch with him.
The names of those who sign the
pledge will appear from week to
week in this newspaper.
The pledge sets forth that the
signer will discourage in every way
possible the hiring of workers during
the campaign, the hiring of automo
biles on the day of the primary and
election and the use of money or
other things of value to influence
votes for or against any candidate.
It further pledges to oppose any
candidate for office in Perquimans
who engages in these practices or
uses any unfair methods whatsoever.
New Series Of Stock
By B. & L. Association
The thirty-first series of stock
will be issued by the Hertford Build
ing & Loan Association on Saturday,
May 2, according to an announce
ment made this week by W. H. Hard
castle, secretary and treasurer of the
The Hertford Building & Loan As
sociation, which was organized in
1920, has issued regularly each year
since that time two issues of stock.
Makes Honor Roll
Eva Anne Tucker, whose name ap
pears on the list as one of those
who made the grand honor roll for
last quarter at the Perquimans High
School, was absent from school for
six weeks during this penod. it
will be . remembered, that Eva Anne,
who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. L. : Tubteij''ef( Hertford, was very
senously fllJwith pneumonia Jn the
early spring, which was' the reason
for her absence from school. . Inci
dentally, her room teacher, Miss
Nancy Woods, stated that Eva Anne
made up all the work she had lost
during the six weeks period in one
Week. ' :'
Perry. & White Only
Grade "A" Dairy
Selliii Milk Here
: Only one Grade A dairy is operat
ing in Perquimans; now, according to
an announcement. made by J. Oliver
White, of the firm of Perry ft White,
this Week. " . i
Both the -'Acme"1 Dairy, of Elisabeth
City, and the Perry & White Dairy,
Of Perquimans, v sold milk here until
the end. Of -April- when the Acme
Dairy ceasedt-operatfons here, follow
ing an agreement with Perry &
White, with "the" latter firm taking
over the entire Grade A milk trade.
E, The Perquimans Lodge 1 of Masons
entertained the Hertford Rotary Club
at a fish fry on Tuesday night, the
affair iieing held at Mathews Beach
on the Perquimans River","' . J'
Two Strangers Held
Senior Class Names
The superaltives of the Senior
Class of Perquimans High School, as
elected this week, are as follows:
Prettiest girl, Esther Ward
Handsomest boy, Kenneth Hendren
Best all round boy, Tim Brinn
Best all round girl, Prue Newby
Most athletic boy, Tim Brinn
Most athletic girl, Prue Newby
Most attractive girl, Naomi Spivey
Most attractive boy, Carlton Bar
clift. Cutest girl, Mary Wood Koonce
Cutest boy, Carlton Barclift
Best dressed girl, Edith Everett
Best dressed boy, Jesse Lee Harris
Most popular girl, Edith Everett
Most popular boy, O.. C. Long, Jr.
Most conceited girl, Azile Godsey
Most conceited boy, Jesse Lee Har
his Most intellectual, Carolyn Lambe
Typical P. C. H. S. boy, William
Typical P. C. H. S. girl, Prue
Laziest person, Henry Stokes
Wittiest person, Carlton Barclift
Meets At Belvidere
The Home Demonstration Club of
Belvidere met Wednesday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. H. P. White
Miss Elsie Copeland gave the devo
tional. At roll call each member
described a fruit, while the others
guessed. Mrs. L. J. Winslow gave a
talk on the "Uses of Fruit." Miss
Gladys Hamrick, sssisted by Mrs. L.
C. Winslow, gave a demonstration
The following leaders were ap
pointed : Foods Leader. Mrs. C. T.
Rogerson; Clothing Leader, Miss
Dorothy White; House Furnishing,
Miss Lucy White; Home Manage
ment, Mrs. T. C. Perry; Home Beau
tification, Miss Clara White. Home
Gardens, Mrs. L. J. Winslow; Poul
try, Mrs. J. M. Copeland; Child De
velopment, Mrs. L. C Winslow; Can
ning, Mrs. J. A. Chappell. The pro
gram committee were: Mrs. H. P.
White, Mrs. T. C. Perry and Mrs. F.
Those present were: Mrs. W. T.
Smith, Mrs. T. C. Perry, Mrs. F. C.
White, Miss Elsie Copeland, Miss
Olive Layden, Mrs. J. M. Copeland,
Mrs. L. J. Winslow, Mrs. S. M. Wins
low, Mrs. C. T. Rogerson, Mrs. V. C.
Lane, Miss Dorothy White and Mrs.
H P. White. One visitor, Mrs. Rich,
of Gatesville, was present.
The thirtieth anniversary of the
Minnie Wilson Missionary Society of
the Hertford Methodist Church was
observed with a birthday party held
in the Sunday School room of the
church on Tuesday evening.
There was a very fine program,
in charge of Mesdames H. C. Stokes,
Charles Whedbee and Herman
Winslow, with special music by the
Rev. Mr. Porter, of Kenley.
Those present included Rev. D. M.
Sharpe and Mrs. Sharpe, Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Blanchard, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Whedbee, Mrs. G. T. Haw
kins, Mrs. J. H. Towe, Sr., Mrs.
Simon Rutenberg, Mrs. T. S. White,
Mrs. Thurman White, Mrs. T. S.
Sumner, Mrs. W. G. Wright, Mrs. E.
S. Pierce, Mrs. William Landing, Mrs.
J. S. McNider, Mrs. Charles Skinner,
Mra LaeHU Blanchard, Mrs. Howard
Pitt; Mrs. Oscair Felton, Mrs. Ourr
wood Reed, Mrs. Tim Brinn, Iftrs.
Rosser Brinn, Miss Matilda New
bold, Mrs. R. M. Fowler, Mrs. C. P.
Morris, Mrs. William Tucker. Mrs.
T. J. Nixon, Jr., Miss Kt Bianch
ard, Miss Pattie Whedbee, Mrs. J. S.
Vick. Mrs. B. G. Koonce, Mrs. Her
man Winslow, Mrs. H. C. Stokes,
Mrs. J. G- Roberson, Mark Hath
away, Mrs. W. M. Trueblood, and
Mrs. E.,W. Lordley; ,
six present on this occawbhy'Mrs.-T.
J. Nixon, Jr., Mrs. B. G. Koonce, Mrs.
Almira Feild, Mrs. T. S. White, Mrs.
Simon Rutenbenr. and Mrs. Mark
Speaks On Saturday
Mrs. Mary Lindberg, a returned
missionary to South India will speak
at the Hertford Assembly on Satur
day, at 8 o'clock in the evening, and
also at 11 o'clock on Sunday morn'
ing, and at 8 o'clock in the evening.
Mrs. i Lindbergh has spent six
years in this missionary field.
The public is, cordially invited to
these services. , -
Judge Oakey Wants to
Check Up On Their
Other Cases at Tues
day's Session of Re
Two young white men who gave
their names as Steve Casper and
Richard Stratenberger, and their
place of residence as Dayton, Ohio,
are held in jail, pending further in
vestigation and a check-up on the
story told by the young men in Re
corder's Court on Tuesday when they
plead guilty to attempted larceny.
Judge Oakey ordered the pair held in
jail and deferred judgment until next
Richard Stratenberger, 19, was in
the act of siphoning pasoline from
the automobile of J. W. Nowell,
prominent Perquimans farmer, when
Mr. Nowell, summonsed by his small
son from church, walked upon the
scene. His companion, Steve Gas
per, sat in the car. There were a
lot of cars on the churchground at
Cedar Grove on Sunday afternoon.
The two young men drove up and
selected Mr. Nowell's car from which
to supply their own tank. The little
son of Mr. Nowell happened to see
what was going on and notified his
father. Mr. Nowell sent for Sher
iff J- E. Winslow, who took the pair
On the stand in court on Tuesday
the older man, who gave his age as
27, stated that the car, a 1927 model,
was his, and he displayed a bill of
sale to Steve Gasper. A wire from
Sheriff Winslow to Dayton authori
ties had resulted in a wire stating
that Steve Gasper was still in Day
ton, but lhat Richard Stratenberger
had left the Ohio city on Friday.
Gasper explained this by stating
that he had a cousin of the same
name as himself.
Gasper said the pair were on their
way to Norfolk to visit his brother,
who is in the Navy. They had left
home with eight dollars, but had had
car trouble which took most of their
money, and when they found them
selves at Cedar Grove Church with
little gasoline and only 27 cents, they
decided to take the gasoline from one
of the cars on the church ground.
You are strangers here and I
don't like to be hard on you," Judge
Walter H. Oakey, Jr., told the two
defendants, "but if you tell me a lie
and I find it out I am going to send
you both to the roads."
StTatenberger, on the stand, stat
ed that he just came along on the
trip with Gasper, whom he had
known for about two years. He said
that both had been employed on
WPA work, but that he had no job at
present. In reply to questions put
by Judge Oakey, he said that he had
not told his parents that he was
leaving, and he further stated that
he had had no trouble at home.
"I don't like your story," said the
Judge. "I dislike to work any hard
ship on you. You are a long way
from home." The Judge smiled and
said "We are mighty good-hearted
folks down here. That man you
took that gasoline from would have
helped you if you had asked him; he
is one of the kindest hearted of men.
But we don't like for folks to come
up and steal our stuff."
Speaking directly to the young
fellow, he said "Your story doesn't
sound good. A boy doesn't travel
two thousand miles without telling
his mother or his father where he is
going, unless, there is something
wrong. I will -halve to hold you, hut
if I find your story is true, will be
lenient with you." "
Probable cause was found against
Robert White, colored farm hand,
charged with breaking and entering.
and the defendant was held for the
grand jury at the November Term of
Perquimans Superior Court ; He was
released under a bond.'of $250. '
It was charged thai Robert White
entered the dwelling house of Mr.
and Mrs. G. W. Barbee, who live a
short distance from Hertford, on the
Hcrtford-Edenton highway, on the
night of April 17, during the ab
sence of Mr. and Mrs. Barbee from
home, when some one entered the
house by . breaking out a window
screen, sej&ting Mr. Barbee's,x revol
ver, some silk hose and underwear.
Tracks found on the rug of the
floor directly under the window and
also on the outside of the window,
according to testimony of Mr. Barbee
and of Sheriff J. E. Winslow, corre-
sDonded with shoes owned by Robert '
White; ' which were offered in evi- ;
dence. There was also testimony by
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