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0 / 75
every' , Friday
at ' The
Perquimans l- Weekly ' tinea
Gregory ' Building,' Church
Hertford. N. C,
MATTES LISTER WHITE
Entered as second class matter
NoTember 15, 1984, at the post office
at Hertford, North Carolina, under
tfce kct of March 8, 1879. v : i
Advertising rates furnishedlby e-
Friday; may 8, me.
THIS WEEK'S BIBLE THOUGHT'
NO PREJUDICES: There Is
neither Jew nor Greek, there is
neither bond nor free, there is neith
er male nor female; for ye all are
one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 8:28.
AGAIN WE CAN HONOR OUR
Do you love your mother vt her
memory? Next to your God there
has been no one who has meant so
much in; the home as Mother. On
Sunday you will have your annual
chance .to show anew how deep and
lasting your devotion is or has been.
In every section of the world amongst
civilized peoples "Mothers Day" will
be celebrated on May 10, thanks to
Anna Jarvis, the Philadelphia hu
manitarian, who started the move
ment a score of years ago.
Good mothers are alike every
where. Whether their sons be just
poor boys trying to get along in the
world, or men in high places, they
consider their good health, well-being
and happiness paramount to
many things that others consider
Take Roosevelt, for instance. He
is not President of the United States
to his mother, but just Franklin, her
boy. She wants him to have his
daily swim, the exercise that helped
him back to health, and let politics
go hang, only she didn't express it
quite so inelegantly- "Everybody
knows Franklin now," she said, afl
she added "They know what he
stands for, and if they don't "want
him, it's all right, for he will get
along, but I know that in spite of
everything I may say he will, cam
paign just the same."
President Roosevelt is not-too big
nor too important for his mother to
fuss over him after the fashion of
mothers the world over. And in
every home it is the same. No one
has ever taken the place of mother.
No one ever can. If alive, honor her
Sunday with your presence and your
affection,- or send her a word of
comfort and love. If she is with the
angel chorus let her look down from
the skies and see you with a white
flower in your buttonhole. The
GIVE MOTHER A BOX OF
For Mother's Day
She'd rather have our fine, smooth choco-: ;
lates than any Mother's Day gift you might ;;
think of. They come in a handsome box, and
1 are a sweet reminder
A Complete Assortment of One, Two
and Five Pound Boxes
U MM MMSMMmW
. I hereby announce my candidacy for-, the
office of Representative? subject to the Demo
cratic Primaries of June 6. - ',' ' -
; Your vote and support will be apprecn
; I hereby announce, my candidacy for re
nomination to the office of Treasurer of Per
quimans County, subject to the Democratic
Primaries on June 6. "Your vote and support
will be appreciated - L ; ")' '.JOs
JACOB U WHITE
: HIT OR MISS
By M. L. W.
What a difference 43 years make,
speaking of that old newspaper pub
lished in Hertford forty-three years
ago, a reference to which appears on
another page of this newspaper. J
There isnt a etory in the sheet
concerning an automobile accident,
nor of an arrest for drunken driving,
nor for speeding, nor any of those
disagreeable thing which go to
maiSjiip the regular news of today.
E(ulin the other hand ; nothing
was Wd about curb service. Heav
ens! How do you suppose they got
along without the daily Coco Cola?
There wasn't a corner drug store to
loaf in ..then. There was, of course,
the. saloon, but women didn't enter
thos.'ln fact, they didnt even
1 wWtsaloon was located if they
could avoid it.
Filling stations hadn't sprung up
like mushrooms,Nobody sold gaso
line. There was no use for it. The
bicycle must have been coming in
about that time, though nothing is
said of the flighty things in The Dis
patch. I don't know the actual date
that the bicycle, which made such a
flurry, came in, but I do recall that
a few years later I saw the first one
that ever made its appearance in my
own neighborhood. And wasn't it
exciting, the sight of that bicycle!
And there was the inevitable joke:
"What did the Chinaman say when
he saw a bicycle the first time?"
Answer: "No pushee, no pullee, but
run like hellee, allee same."
Electrical devices and appliances!
Not one is mentioned in The Dis
patch. Indeed, that was a long time
before there was any electric current
available in Hertford. They lighted
the streets then with kerosene lamps,
which were placed on low posts. A
man went around every evening at
dusk with matches and lighted the
lamps, "The Lamplighter," he was
called. The lights flickered some
times and went out in a bad storm.
They didn't give much light at the
best. One might, if he weren't
careful, stumble over a lazy old cow
asleep on the sidewalks, they say.
Everybody kept a cow. No sanitary
dairy delivered Grade A milk in ster
ilized bottles on your door step in
Hertford 43 years ago. Somebody
around the house had to fall out at
the crack of dawn and milk old
The cow jumped a fence some
times, or maybe some late visitor left
the gate open, in whichcase the cow
browsed about the grassy streets un
til she was tired and frequently lay
down in the path. One place was as '
irood as another, because the side-'l
walks weren't, paved, you know, in
They didn't make ice in Hertford
then. Ice was sometimesbrought in,
bv train, from Elizabeth City. It
was rather rare. Electric refrigera-lher parent8 Mr. and Mrs. E. L.
tors. Well, they hadn't been thought;
of. There were no radios there were
no talkies. Why, bless my soul!
of your thoughtfulness. t
HERTFORD, N. C. :,.,Si
' BAKERS AREnV THE ONLY
ONES WHO HVC CRUST, J
They hadn't even' gjot so far as the
movies then Sometime a man came
to town ana put on a magic lantern
show, gorgeous ... colored pictures,
flowers, still life. There were always
angels, lovely creatures with flowing
hair and floating . garments, winging
their way to starry- heights. 1 re
member seeing ne . which "seemed to
be flying above the moon and the
stars. And did the folks turn out to
see the magic lantern picture show ?
It was a gala occasion.
Everybody from all the distant
points in the county did not come to s a agricultural world now real
Hertford every day - or two forty-jizes, the natural nitrate contains as
three years ago. "They couldn't. The , impurities, many elements other than
roads were something dreadful in
winter. The State Highway Com
mission didn't keep a corps of regu
lar workers on,' the roads. The
county folks worked the roads. And
they actually , did the work, the poor
folks. The men Who were financial
lyable hired a man to take their
places. But every man had to fur
nish so many days' work each year
on the roads of his township; with
spades and hoes. There were no
road plows, no tractors to pull them.
And so in winter, when the roads
were in bad condition, folks just did
not travel much. It was an all-day
trip to town and back from' Durants
Neck, Harveys Neck and other
points, even with good roads. The
horses didn't travel so fast.
"Do not drive over this bridge
faster than a walk, under penalty of
law." read the sum
bridges I used to cross as a child
Another said "Five dollars fine to
drive1" over this bridge -faster than a
walk." And I recall being most ter
ribly excited when, the driver, right
near the end of the bridge, speeded
up to a trot. -''Get upP'
And so, one way or another, there
have been a lot of changes. It is
fun to reminisce a bit. But don't,
please, give me "tne gooa oia aays.
liKe tnese Detter.
Miss Grace Chappell, who teaches
a f Wi 1 ant onon f tin a TOPolr.fmrl with
Mrs. E- S. White and Miss Marga
ret White, accompanied by Mrs. Her
man Winslow, of Hertford, '.spent
Saturday as the guests, of Mrs. Jim
mie Jernigar in Suffolk, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Whedbee, MisB
Edna Smith and Archie Kendel, of
Washington, D. C, were week-end
guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.- T. Smith.
Miss Annie Mae Mathews, ,.; oi
Snow Hill, was the week-end guest
of Miss Mar jorie Perry,' i'.y1 V
Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Twine" and
family, of Hickory Cross,-visited
Mrs. Maude Chappell and' family, on
Sunday. l ' i ...
Sunday guests of Mk and Mrs. W.
T. Smith included Mr.r and Mrs. F.
E. Smith and family, and Harry
Jenkins, of Tarboro; Mr. and Mrs. G.
T. Shannonhouse and family; Mr.
and Mrs. W -H. Smith, Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. Smith, Mr. and . Mrs. W. L.
Smith and daughter, of Elizabeth
City; Mr. and Mrs. Wi E. Dail and
dausnter. Celia Blanche, and Miss
Vida Banks, of New Hope; Mrs. Kef
mit Bardlft, of Washington, J: C,t
Mr. and. Mrs. Curtis Chappell, ' of
Hobbsville; Mr. and Mrs. CT T. Rog
"""'listen Ht'Xif '6 1
STATE-WIDE RADIO NETWORK
- SANDY GRAHAM
Friday Nighti May 8,
' '1J 8:00 to 8:39 OMock -
Rock and Tom Hold World's Record
For Pulling Featured In' Cur
I rent Announcement -
The strongest team of torses' in
the world that's what witnesses of
the pulling feats of Rock , and , Tom,
call this famous pair f & Belgians.
They are owned by the Statter Farms
Co. at :Piquaf Ohio and in th va
rious pulling meets held around ithe
country, they have never, met defeat.
Rock and Tom are the featured il
lustrations in the current ' natural
nitrate advertisement, one of: a
series of educational announcements
appearing regularly i in this news
fteprTheir record i ?.M0 lbs.
tractive null. the equivalent of pull
ing 9 plows cutting furrows 14 inch-
es wine ana o wcnes aeep.
! The natural nitrate folks point out
that these magnificent animals are
Mother Nature at her best They
are creatures to whom Nature gave
the vital spark, a perfect balance of
all the elements- that combine to
make an unbeatable performer, The
parallel is pointed out between the
mighty Rock and Tom and the natu
ral nitrate of soda which Mature also
favored with her vital spark, a natu
ral balance of major and minor ele
ments that are so important in. the
healthy growth and feeding of crops.
nitrogen. Magnesium, for instance,
calcium, boron, mangenese, potas
sium and iodine are a few of the
elements which, Nature' has blended
into the natural nitrogen fertilizer
material which is so widely used to
improve crops of the South.
Graham On Radio
8 To 8:30 P. M. Friday
Raleigh, May 5. Over a State,
wide radio network Sandy Graham,
candidate for the Democratic nomi
nation for governor, will speak to
the people of North Carolina on
Friday night, May 8, from 8 to 8:3Q
Mr. Graham is expected to give
particular attention to the relation
between ihc raIm tax and the Great
on one of thereduction jn nea oa farms and
homes, resulting from the removal of
local taxes for the support of public
schools.: The record of one of his
opponents and the lack of record of
another will be stressed..
E. HT BUNDY TALKS TO HIGH
SCHOOL STUDENTS, IN CHAPEL
Former Superintendent , of : Perquit
mans County Schools, E. E. .Bundy,
and ! MrsBundy '.weiJ' visitors - in
Hertford on Monday, and Mr. Bundy
made a short address during the
chapel exercises at the High School;
YOUR MOTHER WIIX APPM
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SOUTHERN MANOR FOODS
Golden Bantam or
Tiny Lima Beans, No. 2. . 17c
Bartlett Pears, No. 212-- - !23c
Tiny Green Peas, No. 2 ....... 19c
Sliced or Halves Peaches, No. 2y2 19c
v PURE FRUTT v
Colonial Cut Beets, No. 2 can 10c
MaxweU House Coffee, lb 27c
Large P&G Soap, 4 for...- 15c
Brownie Boy Bread, 14 oz. loaf. 5c
TJuceiiof he Doxy
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Buy her a pair
. ; Orie of the .
Of Dresses for.
Service w t
Inall the ;
Newest ' ;r,
25c io 59c
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