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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEW0TE3TO3m AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume III Number 19,
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday; May 8, 19367
$1.25 Per Year
All Time Hpme;Agent
Movie Stara See Exposition Music
Work On Winfall
School To Begin Soon
TT TTTM A-!1T(
.Make Necessary Ap
propriation MUCH INTEREST
Miss Gladys Hamrick
Will Begin Work
On July 1
Perquimans County farm women
have at last attained their long
sought goal, with a full-time home
demonstration agent to begin work;
or rather, to continue the work al
ready begun, on July 1.
At the meeting of the Board of
County Commissioners on Monday
it was voted to make the necessary
appropriation in next year's budget
to take care of the amount which
the county must pay of the home
agent's salary, the remainder being
paid by State and federal funds.
Miss Gladys Hamrick.who came to
Perquimans last September, being
sent by the Extension Department of
State College to work jointly in Per
quimans and Gates Counties, with
out expense to either of the coun
ties except to provide office space,
will be retained as full time agent
The women of Perquimans who
were interested in better methods of
house-keeping and home-making,
and who knew the value of a trained
leader in home demonstration! work,
have been endeavoring for .years to
interest the County Commissioners in
-the matter. Mrs.1 M. T. Griffin, who
is president of the Perquimans
-County Federation of Woman's
Clubs; Miss Clara WhiteV president
of the Belvidere Club;? Mrs. Thomas
Nixon, chairman of Better Homes of
America, aM ttherpr
en of the county, 'have headed' dele
gations again and. again which went
before the Board of Commissioners
at various times. There was,, how
fl ever, apparently no favorable reac
tion by the members of the Board
-until after Mies Hamrick . came to
Perquimans and began, her work..
Miss Hamrick has made good in
Perquimans. She has organized
clubs" in those, sections of the county
where no organization existed, and
' has cooperated with the organiza
tions in .other communities: ' There
have been numerous canning schools
and other practical demonstrations
held under , her , direction, ; with in
terest forthe work, growing on the
jrpart of the farm women.
After July, 1, Miss Hamrick will
give her entire' week to the work in
PerquimamC .tjfotfl; that ' time she
will continue to work part time in
Gales. , - '
J. T. Benton Announces
For Representative Job
J. T. Benton, announced himself a
candidate for . the office of , represen
tative this weak, . "
Mr. Eaton, v who , is , prominent
farmer and outstanding s, citizen of
New Hope Township,, , .is a native of
Perquimans'; He has always taken
an active part in civic and commun
ity affairs. For the past two years
he has been closely 'associated with
the administration of the farm prK
gram, and was elected . president of
the Perquimans County Farm Bureau
at its organization -this spring.'..' "
Holds May Mec;
The Home Demon ution 'Club of
Chapanoke met Tuesu-y afternoon
the home of -Mrs. George .W. Alexan-
f ' derjjjvitlr .Misses Sarah J. and, Emma I
$2 rTM Jlnt hostesses, r The dev-j
"" tionai was lea ny ine presiaeni,auss
Mildred Lewis. , " - ; 1 ' -
Miss Gladys Hamrick, home agent,
' ' : gave. demonstration 'on Milk; . and
. made several important announce1
m'ents. An interesting program was
Lf rendered. '. After the business ses--n:
srames and contests were en-
0dbtfei with Mrs. John Symons bebig
l"li nrize winner.- - - .c .
f The June meeting will be held with
; Mrs. J. P. Elliott ; " "
1 The hostess served ' delicious ice
" cream and cake. 1 - ..--
f Those present ' were: Mrs. Alice
'' ' Overman; Mrs. C. P. QvJncy, Mrs,
John ymon, Mrs. Dcy Perry, Mrs,
- Eula I errcll, Ilrs. J. C. .."L;n, Krs.
"J. P. Er-n, lira. Vill I"Ioit, ITrs.
For County Offices
With the exception of the three
candidates in the race for the posi
tion of representative from Perqui
mans, J. T. Benton, C. R. Holmes
and Wallace L. Wood, it begins to
look like all of the old officers other
than the representative will remain
in office without opposition.
W. T. Brown, who has represented
Perquimans in the Legislature for
the past three terms, is a candidate
for the Senate.
Each of the county commissioners,
including E. M. Perry, chairman,
Roy S. Chappell, John 0. White, J.
C.Baker and E. D- Mathews, have
filed for re-libmination, and no oth
ers, have filed in oppostion.
J. E. Winslow, .who has served
three terms as sheriff, has no oppo
sition, neither has J. W. Ward, regis
ter of Deeds, nor Jacob L. White,
treasurer. All of these are candi
dates for re-nomination.
A. A. Nobles is a candidate for the
office of justice of v the - peace for
Hertford Township. 7;
Sewing Rooms Turn
Over Many Garments
Miss Edna Feilds, who is in charge
of the dewing Project; ! f or Perqui
mans : County which is a project of
the WPA, has announced the follow
ing number of garments made by
the women since November 15, 1935;
1879 dresses, 1171 gowns, 302 slips,
172 pairs men's pants, 14 pairs boys'
pants, 866 boys' shirt waists, 52 boys'
pants ; . 158 -pairs pajamas, 32 combi
nation suits, 35 dozen diapers, ' 93
aprons,' 217 baby's aprons,' 91 smocks,
799 sheets, ; 409 towels, 33 pairs
rompers, 72 two-piece suits for boys,
183 pairs;4?illow . slips, jj patch work
CittfltsS rag rugs, S men's, overalls
and jumper 'suitsrv 13 men's jumper
coats, .322 pairs overalls. .
Miss Feilds has turned over to the
Welfare Department for distribution
3,857 garments and now has ready
to turn over 3,264.
Most of these garments have been
distributed by Miss Ruth Davenport,
Case Worker f ox the Welfare Depart
ment, to the needy of the county
during the winter and spring.
D. R. Trueblood Badly
D. R. Trueblood, who was pain
fully burned about the hands and
wrists last Thursday at his Winfall
garaged reports his - condition as
much improved. ' "
Mr. ' Trueblood narrowly ... escaped
probably fatal burns by exercising
the presence of mind to fall to the
ground and roll hi body in the dirt
when his clothing caught fire after
gasoline was thrown on his through
error. - .
' Engaged in wellding an automobile
part, Mr. Trueblood fovmd that the
fire being used was getting1 out of
control and called for water. Some
body picked p a bucket . containing
gasoline was thrown on him through
There was an instantaneous Hair and
Mr. Trueblood's clothing caught fire.
It was only a matter of seconds be
fore Mr. Trueblood had extinguished
the fire by rolling in ? the dirt, but
meantime his hands had been very
C Rr Holmes Enters
C R. .Holmes, Hertford attorney,
announced his,. candidacy fof the of
fice ' of representative from r Perqui
mans this week. . : i
This brings the number of candi
dates for this officie up to three, ,with
the announcement", of . J; T,Benton
also coming in this week. -.Wallace
Wood, of Parkville ' Township, an
nounced some weeks ago. r,v; '.
Mr. Holmes is a native ; of -Farm-ville
having -come 4 to-Hertford to
1928.. He married '. Hertford girl,
the former' Miss Hannah Mae Fleet
wood, a daughter of Mr. an4 Mrs, J.
J., Fleetwood- V , s r" - V -l
Prcdd:nt Of Hry
Dr. CAi' Davenport, was" elected
pr-iident of ' the - Hertford . Rotary
Club at the meeting i On t Tuesday
nlgt, "TV T. Johnson vice-president,
r "- II. ' Whedbee,7 secretary
t ' C - ,h ,. ,
Lr. r -Tni!i?ort, ' who would - not
T t.' if (v3 c".ce undv or
7 ( r-' Jy 1, fcs
; i 3 r?.
; i) l
John Boles and Gladys Swarthout,
motion picture and radio stars, visited
the Texas Centennial Exposition
grounds together when they were in
alias recently. They are shown in
specting a rare, twelfth century sa
cred anthem, part of the historical ex
Dr. Jane McKimmon
Will Speak Thursday
Flower Show Held In
-' ' ' '
Interesting Pj-ogram Is
Arranged For Next
The flower show to be given by
the women of the Perquimans County
Home Demonstration clubs and the
Hertford Woman's Club at the Com
munity House on Thursday of next
week promises-to be a very elaborate
The flower show is planned at a
time when there is a great abundance
of flowers, and women all over the
country are expected to have exhibi
ts. The affair is to be held jointly
with the regular quarterly meeting
of the Perquimans County Federation
of Woman's Clubs, which will take
place in the morning, when a special
feature of the program planned will
be an address by Dr. Jane S. Mc
Kimmon, who Is head of the home
demonstration work in the State.
After the luncheon, which will be
served cafeteria style, will come the
flower show, when the program will
include community singing, with 'Miss
Kate M. Blanchard in charge.
Everybody is invited to enter
flowers, according to an announce
ment made by Miss Gladys Hamrick,
Home Demonstration Agent, who is
in charge of arrangements. Blue
ribbons will be awared as follows:
. 1, Best specimen, roses, peonies,
2. Best collection, roses, peonies,
flowering shrubs, sweet peas, lilies,
8. Display, most artistic arrange
ment of any flowers.
4. Best pottedplants, any kind.
- 5. Best arrangement of wild
flowers. ' '
The judges are Miss Rebecca Col
well, Home Agent of Chowan Coun
ty, and. ' Miss Mary . Teeter, - Home
Agent of Camden County ;-; ,
, The ublk is' tovited:4-,V"
Precinct Meetings ,
- Be Held Saturday
". S; M.' Whedbee, chairman " of the
Democratic Executive -Committee 'of
Perquimans County,'.-, has announced
that the Democratic precinct meet
ings will " be 'held on Saturday, May
9, in the vatious voting precincts. .
fin Hertford Township the meeting
will be - held at 2 - o'clock, at - the
Court. House. ; '
. Chairmen of .the .'; other four pre
cincts are W. E. Dail, of New Hope;
Drt E. S. White,- of Belvidere C. P.
Quiacy, "of Parkvine ahd S. P. Math
ews, of Eethel. ' - -
Debates will be elected at these
'ei" " to the Democratic County
Cost.. Jon to be held on Saturday,
. ; 1", tt S o'clock, at Ce Court
hibit planned by the Exposition, first
Southwest World's Fair, which opens
in Dallas June 6. Mr. Boles, a native
Texan, told Exposition officials that
dozens of Hollywood movie stars have
made plans to attend the big show
during its June 6-Nov. 29 run.
Mas. Jams A mKmoh
Mrs. McKimmon will be the
principal speaker at the quar
terly meeting of the Perquim
ans County Federation of Wo
man's Clubs Thursday of next
Shower Given Honoring
Mrs. Lorenzo Chappell
Mrs. Lorenzo Chappell, who before
her recent marriage was Miss Tallew
Copeland, was honoree at a. delight
ful miscellaneous ' shower given by
Mrs. Josiah Elliott on Friday even'
The house was " charmingly deco
rated . with a profusion of spring
flowers, and games and contests
were enjoyed, after which the bride
was presented with many attractive
gifts. A delicious we course was
served by the hostess.
Those present were Mesdames
Charles Johnson, Ernest Spivey, Al
lan Wrry, Cale Copeland, Ben Wins
low, I L. Winslow, Franklin Jordan,
Guerney Jordan, v y,' A.. Holdren, T.
E. Raper, Algernon Spivey, CO.
Fowler, A. A. Nobles, B. W. Pen
nington, Sidney Broughton, Sidney
Layden, W. E. Hoffler, Thomas Til
lev. Charles Elliott, Clarence Coffleld,
Misses Sarah Jordan, - Bertha Chap
Dell. Dorothy. Mae Hoffier, Lizzie Lee
Hoffler, Edna Layden, Essie Walker,
Ellen Chappell, Dorothy White, Fan
nie Mae Coffleld, and "Annie Laurie
Smith. :,-AV:si:i.f :-v'r
Local Chevrolet Dealer
Opens Branch Agency
The Hollowell Chevrolet Company
has recentely opened a branch agen
cy' for "the" Chevrolet- Company -t'
Gatesville, witb-E. - L-Riddik, of
that place, In-charge.... -
. AT BSTIIEL SUNDAY t .
Fleetwood 'White, - of1 Kenly, spent
Sunday with his mother, Mrs,'lII
Charlton, at Bethel. - . ' - ' ,
MANY JOIN CLEAN
Pledge Cards Signed to Discourage
Illegitimate Practices In Order
To Secure Votes
H. G. Winslow, who is sponsoring
the Clean Politics movement in Per
quimans, reports a very satisfactory
response on the part of Perquimans
voters. Mr. Winslow offered the
pledge cardS for signatures on Satur
day of last week, and by Tuesday
noon the persons whose names ap
pear below had signed the cards,
pledging to discourage in every pos
sible way the hiring of workers by
candidates for office in Perquimans
and the hiring of automobiles for
hauling voters to the polls on the
day of the primaries or election, and
the use of money or other things of
value to influence votes for or
against any candidate; and further
to oppose any candidate for office
in Perquimans who engages in these
practices or uses any unfair means
Following are the names of those
who had signed the pledge up to
Dr. J. W. Zachery, Jacob L. White,
R. E. White, R. J. White, John O.
White, L. R. Webb, A. N. Winslow,
Luther Whedbee, Elsbury Whedbee,
Claude D. White, Charles E. White,
J. F. Winslow, Tom White, E. W.
Whedbee, D. E. Winslow, Louis L.
Winslow, F. C. Winslow, W. T. Wins
low, H. G. Winslow, Emma P. Wins
low, Jos. A. Winslow, P. E. Winslow,
L. C Winslow, E. S. Whedbee, J. E.
Weeks, Claude Williams, E. H White,
E. Q. White.
Mildred E. Whitley, J. Oliver White,
H. A. Whitley, D. A. Outlaw. W.
M. White, Joshua C. Winslow, Archie
B. White, Freeman Umphlett, T. M.
Trueblood, Spence -Shompsoa, O. KJ
Twine, Maxey Stallings, C B.Stall
ings, Charles F. Sumner, Jr., G. C.
Symons, E. B. Skinner, Leslie Sum
ner, Henry Clay Stokes, N. S.
Spruill, Sammie Sutton, C T. Skin
ner, E. P. Robertson, D. J. Rogerson,
Marion Riddick, D. F. Reed, D. L.
Reed, J. E. Rogerson, C. T. Roger-
son, C. B. Parker, C. W. Parker, L.
O Pierce, James Pierce, G. T. Powell,
W. D. Perry, Julian Powell, E. E.
Payne, C. R. Perry, Melvin Owens,
W. H. Oakey, Jr., J. E. Newby, J.
M. Newbold, W. D. Nixon, J. M.
Nurney, J. S. McNider, Mrs. J. E.
Morris, J. E. Morris, Matt Mathews,
W. T. Miller, T. E. Morgan, J. K.
Miller, S. P. Mathews, E. D.
Mathews, T. J. Mansfield, Alton
Moore, .R. L. Layden, A. E. Layden.
H. W. Lamb, A. L. Lilley, John T
Lane, W. F. Long, R. L. Knowles,
George W. Jackson, Bettie M. Jill
son, Edmund T. Jillson, W. B. Jor
dan, A. F. Jordan, L. N. Hollowell,
L. R. Howell, R. N. Hines, W. 0.
Hunter, Nixon Hollowell, R. J. Holl
owell, J. E. Hunter, Mrs. Rosa
Howell, Willard Humphries, Hannah
Fleetwood Holmes, C. R. Holmes, W.
T. Howell, M. T. Griffin, S. C. God
win, L. A. Goodwin, M. J. Gregory,
Mary E Feilds, J. 0. Felton, Ray
mond Eure. Wm. T. Elliott, Ellen
Winslow Evans, W. T. Eason, W. F.
C. Edwards, R. D. Elliott, W. C.
Dozier, Milton Dail, C. L. Dail.
E. L. Chappell, K. W. Cofield, E.
H. Cannon, H. B. Chappell, W. A.
Chappell, Fred Chalk, J. A. Chappell,
Cale R. Copeland, David J. Cox, Jr.,
Mrs. Clara B. Copeland, C. L. Cope
land, F. M. Copeland, Mrs. A. A.
Butler, A. A. Butler, J. C. Baker,
J. C. Blanchard, R. T. Brinn, Harry
Barber, Jack Benton, Kermit Benton,
R. E. Brinn, C T. Blow, Tom Byrum,
J. I. Barclift, J. T. Benton, P. M.
Best, J. M. Benton, H. G. Barclift,
T. C. Butt, J. T. Britt, E. G. Banks,
G. E. Benton, G. M. Asbell, C. W.
Service 24 Hours
Something new for Hertford is the
twenty-four-hour a day garage ser
vice announced by the Hollowell
Chevrolet Company this week. They
had so: many calif for work to be
done at night at the local garage
that it was decided -to put on a night
force and , keep the garage open at
There is a great deal of truck
traffic passing through Hertford at
night, probably more trucks on the
road at night than there are during
the day time. Frequent night calls
for service "when" . mechanics were
called zrom tneir , nomes iate at
night, together .with, the necessity to
work on, trucks at-.jright in ' order
that they mtjr be ready for duty next
day, was . the reason , why the nan
agement decided to pat on as extra
force for night work
Six Schools Will Be Con
solidated When Plant
Belvidere Wants Build
ing With $2,500 In
Six elementary schools of Perqui
mans will be consolidated when the
new $40,000 school plant, work on
which will begin within the next few
weeks, is built at Winfall, and at
Belvidere, where for more than a
century was located the seat of learn
ing for the Albemarle, the old Belvi
dere Academy, there will be no
The schools which will be consila
dated with Winfall are Belvidere,
Whiteston, Chapanoke, Woodville,
and Snow Hill. This will leave only
two other elementary schools on the
north side of Perquimans River in
Perquimans, New Hope and White
It has long been recognized by
school authorities that a new school
building for Winfall was a necessity,
with the quarters wholly inadequate
for the increasing number of children
attending, and the building in bad
repair. Steps had already been tak
en last spring to build a school for
Winfall, when the school at Belvi
dere, the largest and best of the ru
ral school buildings in Perquimans,
was destroyed by fire. With two
schools to be built instead of one,
there arose a problem. It was decid
ed at first to consolidate the two
schools, Belvidere and Whiteston,
and locate the building on the site of
the burned building. A recent survey-made
by S. F. Credle, Director
of School House Planning, however,
resulted in a recommendation made
to the Board of Education that the
six schools be consolidated and the
plant placed at Winfall. The Board,
at a recent meeting, voted unani
mously to act upon this recommenda
tion. There has been some protest from
Belvidere patrons of the school, who
are reluctant to give up their school.
It is said that many parents object
very seriously to having the little
children of the primary grades trans
ported by busses, as will be necessary
with the school at Winfall.
A suggestion was made that a
small school building be built at Bel
videre, using the $2,500 insurance on
the burned building. Dr. E. S. White
and Josiah White, both outstanding
citizens of Belvidere, appeared before
the Board of County Commissioners
on Monday, voicing this suggestion.
It was stated that the community
would have no community building
or place of meeting, with no school
at Belvideref and that the parents
disliked the idea of sending the
young children on busses to school-
However, the plans for the build
ing for the Winfall school, the con
solidated school, are going forward,
and arrangements were made for the
purchase of a plot of ground of
seven acres on which to locate the
plant. This property is located al
most opposite the present school
building, on the west side of the
main highway between Winfall and
Probably nine teachers will be em
ployed at this school.
County Jail Now
Free Of Prisoners
When Richard Stratenberger and
Steve Gasper were released from the
Perquimans County jail on Tuesday
the jail was free of prisoners for the
first time in a year and a half.
There isn't a prisoner in the jail at
The two young men released on
Tuesday plead guilty in Recorder's
Court as to the charge of attempting
to steal gasoline from the car of J.
W. Nowell while Mr. Nowell's car
was parked on the grounds of Cedar
Grove Church and the owner was at
tending services on April 26. They
were tried on the following Tuesday,
but were ordered, held in jail until
officers could check up on their story,
and this week, upon the representa
tion by Sheriff J. E. Winslow that
they had been unusually good pris
oners during the ten days they had
spent in jail, Judge Walter H- Oakey,
Jr., ordered them released. ' r.
So far as could be ascertained by
the. officers, the men were not wanted
at any other place and their story of.
leaving their home, at Dayton; Ohio,
to visit et Norfolk. Ya- appears to
have been true. , ' .'