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i A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OS HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTYi
Volume III. Number 26V
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, June 26, 1936.
$1.25 Per Year
DROUTH ; BROKEN
BY IMLY RAHi
EARLY THIS VEffi
County Gets First Rain
Since Planting Sea
Now Farmers Anxious
To Welcome Appear
ance of Sun
The long drouth is broken. Per
quimans got its rain this week.
Heavy showers fell intermittently all
day Monday and Tuesday, and Wed
nesday there were light showers and
misty rain, with quite a drop in the
This is the first rainfall of any
consequence since the crops were
planted in the early spring, and
there has been a great deal of com
plaint because of the failure of seeds
to come up, though the crops through
out the county generally are good,
with here and there a poor stand of
cotton and peanuts.
Those farmers who fear wet
weather during the growing season
like they do the plague, and who
claim that there is a great deal of
truth in the old saying,"a dry June
never begs its bread," are already
Jeginning to, watch for the sun to
come out and to show fear that we
are in for a wet spell. This class of
farmer, however, is in the minority
and most of the Perquimans farmers
are rejoicing over, the rain.
Certainly gardens are improved.
Corn and peanuts are also benefitted
by the rain. Probably cotton is also,
but cotton is one crop which must
have hot, dry weather. It cannot
stand much rain.
Fined For Allowing
y. Children To Drive
In Recorder's Court on Tuesday
A. F. Proctor plead guilty to allow
ing the illegal operation of an auto
mobile and was fined five dollars.
Patrolmen recently have been bring?
ing into court the nen who allow
children under age to drive their
automobiles. This case is the sec
ond such case to be brought in within
the last two weeks.
Bill Fowler, charged with speeding,
4, was found guilty, the case being dis-
missed upon payment of the court
' s costs. ,
' Oscar Spence, colored, who had
been recognized to appear failed of
appearance. Capias was issued for
' . the defendant, -returnable on July 7-
Howard White, colored, charged
with operating without a driver's
license, was fined five dollars.
Emma Winslow, colored, charged
with assault with a deadly weapon,
was given a fine of thirty days, the
sentence to be suspended upon pay
ment of half of the court costs and
upon good behavior for a year. The
prosecuting witness, Cora Lee, was
given a like sentence. One of the
conditions of the . suspended jail sea
tence was that neither of the women
speak to the other for a period of
Richard Corbitt, colored, was
found guilty of reckless driving, and
, prayer for judgment was continued
upon payment of the court costs.
Claude Withrow, charged with
driving an automobile while under
the influence of intoxicantsfailed to
appear when his case was called,
whereupon, upon motion of his conn-
.v sel, S. M. Whedbee, who asked for a
, jury trial, the case was , continued
until July 7. . 7 - . . '
12 Enrolled -At Camp
Perquimans First: Week
Camp Perquimans opened on Stm
day with twelve young folks' in at
tendance for the . first ' week. The
camp, which is owned and operated
by Mrs. Herman Winslow, who makes
her home there during the summer
months; is located in a most attrac
tive spot on the shore of the Perqui
mans River in Old Neck.
Sunday School , Class
Enjoys Wiener Roast
; n. S. ChannelL and the . members
of his1 Sunday; School class enjoyed.
a wiener roast saturaay -evening ac
the home of Wallace Hobbs at Bethel.
Music was furnished by Vashti
3 Those present were:. Julian Long,
Wallace Hobbs, Maynard Fleetwood,
Jr., Cordell ITjrmer, Howard Long,
m1r OTd ' : AlntinnaA . finariwin.
Clarence rilllips, R. .S. Chappell and
Business Houses Will
Observe Fourth July
Holiday On July 6th
Hertford business houses are
net going to be doneout of their
holiday because of the Glorious
Fourth happening to fall on Sat
urday. They will observe Monday
as a holiday. Everything will be
wide open on Saturday, the bank
and all of the stores, but1 when
Monday comes around everybody
is taking the day off and the
stores will remain closed all day,
as will the bank.
Classes Being Conducted In Hertford
Methodist Church; Commence
ment July Sth
The Daily Vacation Church School
which is being conducted at the Hert
ford Methodist Church is attracting
a number of interested students.
The school, which is non-denomi
national, is conducted by the pastor,
the Rev. D. M. Sharpe, assisted by
the Rev. McMurray Richey, of Duke
University and a corps of eight as
sistants. A varied program of les
sons, manual training and recreation
has been arranged.
In the pre-school class nine were
enrolled the first day, with fourteen
attending the second day, and Mrs.
Rufus Riddick and her assistant,
Miss Hattie Weaver Riddick, are ex
pecting double the number before the
close of the school.
The primary group, taught by Mrs.
Thad Chappell, ably assisted by Miss
es Mary Thad Chappell and Joyce
Harrell, have an encouraging enroll
ment, which is likewise increasing
Misses Thelma and Dorothy Elliott
and Marjorie Hefren have mapped
out a very attractive course of study
for their enthusiastic juniors.
The intermediates are taught by
Rev. McMurray Richey, a young min
isterial student of San Benito, Tex
as. The subject for this group is
"What of Alcohol -; r r
The school meets from 9 to 11 a.
m. this week and next, and will close
with commencement exercises at the
evening service at the church on
Sunday. July 5.
All of the chilldren of the town,
regardless of denomination, are in
vited to attend.
Poor Attendance Cause
Of Losing One Teacher
All of the- school teachers of the
county were re-elected at a meeting
of the school committee, subject to
the allotment to be made later by the
State School Commission, with one
exception. Mrs. H. T. Bond, the
teacher at Bethel, had previously re
signed. That there will be a loss of one
teacher to the county, due to the
poor attendance because of bad
weather conditions last winter, is be
lieved by the school authorities to
be probable. , Because of this situa
tion, the resignation of Mrs. Bond
will not create a vacancy in the Per
quimans school faculty this year.
Rifle Club Dances
Gain In Popularity
The dances being held by the Hert
ford Rifle Club every two weeks at
the Community House are continu
ing to be popular, though the last
one, on Monday , night of this week,
might be said to have been rained
out. There were only a few couples
present on this occasion, due to the
heavy and, continuous rain.
For some $ months these dances
have been held every two. weeks and
the young people have been enjoying
the unusual opportunity of dancing
in Hertford, where- previously :. few
dances have: been helgy v '
f The Rifle - Club management - an
nounces that it is their purpose to
continue the dances as long as the
young people signify by their support
that they wish them to continue.
Work Sheets Required
To Realize Payments
It is announced from the office of
L. W. Anderson, County Agent, this
week, that any farmer in Perquimans
who has failed to make out a work
sheet for his farm or farms mav do
so' by calling" at the office, where he
will be given assistance. - . .
No obligation is incurred' by mak
ing out a work sheet,, but on the
other hand, a .farmer cannot apply
for a grant and receive the benefit
payments made by the government
unless he has made out a work sheet
Mrs. C. W. Morgan is spending
some time at I,;-s ilsad,, '.
Ice Skating in
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BELIEVE IT OR NOT but there's ice skating in Texas this summer; and
here's the proof of It. It's on the Ice floor of the Black Forest, many-featured
Midway attraction of the $25,000,000 Texas Centennial Exposition which
opened in Dallas June 6.
Back Home After 30 Years,
And Finds Many Changes
After an absence from Perquim
ans, the place of his birth, of more
than thirty years, Malachi Dail re
turned home this week, traveling all
ftC1y .from his home in Colorado
where he has lived most of the per
iod, in a box car in which he brought
his horses, eight of them, his farm
ing equipment, and household goods.
Relatives in Perquimans hadn't
heard from Mr. Dail for more than
a quarter of a century. They didn't
even know whether he was dead or
alive. He says he wrote home once
during the period he has been away,
five years after he left.
Mr. Dail was a young fellow when
he went away. Returning after all
these years he finds many changes.
It was in the days before the au
INTEREST IN BABY
Any Baby Under Six lYears of Age
May Be Entered In Contest; Tom
Thumb Wedding Also Planned
The baby show, which ladies of the
Delia Shamburger Missionary Society
of the Hertford Methodist Church are
sponsoring shortly, promises to be
an affair of much interest, with so
many attractive youngsters about.
While all of the plans for the show
have not been completed as yet, there
will be bgllot boxes placed at various
places in town, including the store of
J. C. Blanchard & Co., Hilda's, Rob-
erson'a Druar Store and Walker's.
Voting will begin on next Monaay
and will continue until July 10.
Six years old is the age limit, and
any baby, no matter how young,
may be an entrant.
A Tom Thumb Wedding, is to be
given by this same group of young
women shortly after the Baby Show.
Miss Hamrick In
Gates County To
Complete Her Work
Miss Gladys Hamrick is spending
this week and next at Gatesville,
finishing up the home demonstration
work begun over there during the
period when she has served as agent
for both Gates and Perquimans
Miss Hamrick has been appointed
a full time agent for Perquimans for
the ensuing year, and upon her re
turn to Hertford on July first, will
begin the new year's Work, spending
her entire time in this county.
-"An interesting and helpful pro
gram for. the year has been planned.
ATTEND JUNE GERMAN
-Among those of Hertford who at
tended 'the June : German . in Rocky
Mount on Friday evening were Miss
es Mary Helene u.Newby, ' Elizabeth
Morris, Eloise Broughton, V and Mes
srs.. Willis Jessup, Henry Clay Sulli
van and James Evart Newby. Miss
Annie Comer Davis, of Huntington,
W. Va.', who is a house guest of Mrs.
Clyde McCallnm, ' was . also , among
those present" f v' v
Texas to June
tomobile; that is, so far as Per
quimans County was concerned.
There hadn't been an automobile in
Perquimans thirty years ago. There
wasn't a foot, of paved street or road
in the county, ' and the dust was
sometimes nearly knee-deep in spots
during a long, dry period such as we
have recently experienced.
The Norfolk Southern trains ran
regularly, however, two north bound
and two south bound went through
daily, and the Eagle Hotel maintain
ed a bus service to and from the sta
tion. There was also a livery stable
with horses and rigs for hire.
Mr. Dail has located temporarily
on the Hollowell Felton farm, on the
Burgess road. He expects to make
his home now in Perquimans.
There was a hearing yesterday
before a representative of the State
Industrial Commission in the matter
of the death of Elijah Smith, colored,
who lost his life in June of 1935 near
Nicanor. Smith, employed by a road
building concern, was riding on the
running board of a car and fell as
he reached for his hat which blew
off, falling between the wheels, and
was instantly killed.
J. S. McNider, of Hertford, repre
sented the widow, Ada Smith, at the
hearing, which was conducted in the
Interesting Play At
White Hat Friday
"What Husbands Don't Know" is
the interesting title of the nlav to
be given at White Hat School on
Friday nurht of next week, for the
benefit of the Berea Christian
Those takinsr Dart are Mesdames
Watson Eure, Horace Miller, Fenton
Eure, Fenton Harrell, Annie wmte,
Bessie Riddick, Ulric Caddy, Herman
Caddv. Mattie Barclift. Freeman
Umphlett, and Misses Annie B. Rus
sell, Jessie Mae Banks, Fannie Eure,
Evelyn Eure and Hazel Alnsley.
Tn addition to the main nlav. there
will follow a fifteen-character min
strel. The admission fee is small
and the public is invited.
Bank Will Not Close
July 4th As Holiday
The Fourth of July, though a
legal holiday, will not be observed
by the Hertford Banking Company
this year , as a holiday. The .Bank
announces that, as . an accommoda
tion to ite cusWmers and the public,
the bank will be' open for business
as usual en :,jtn.;jTb, ' holi
day wiU be observed, I however,' on
Monday, when til bank will be clos
ed all day. -v - - .
Of Cotton Acreage
The Administration at Wash
ington has amended the regula
tions fegarding the amount of
diversion of maximum- cotton acre
age with respect to which pay
ment will be made as follows:
"Thirty-five percent of the cot
ton soil-depleting base, except
that if such base is 5 acres or less
payment may be made for divert
ing all or any part of such acre
age not to exceed 2 acres."
This ruling does not change the
minimum requirements or other
regulations pertaining to the pro
gram. There is no longer any
maximum per county as was true
originally. Also, a man who has
only two acres may divert the en
tire acreage if he so desires.
ONE VETERAN IN
COUNTY WILL NOT
CASH HIS BONDS
Reason Is Because Will Parker Is
Now Wearing Prison Stripes
Instead of Khaki
Will Parker isn't going to cash his
bonus bonds, not yet. He probably
will keep them for some years.
Will, a forty-year-old Negro, serv
ed ten months in the front line
trenches of the battle fields of
France during the World War, so he
was, of course, eligible for the vet
erans bonus, and the bonds were
turned over to him on Thursday
when he appeared at the Hertford
postoffice by Postmaster J. E. Mor
ris, after he had been properly iden
tified by the guard who accompanied
him. For Will is in uniform, though
it is not the khaki. He wears prison
"No, sir," he said to Postmaster
Morris, "I am not going to cash
them. I don't need the money."
It will probably be a long time be
fore Will really needs his bonus
money, though it is probably going
to come in handy, as the saying goes,
some years hence, when Will com
pletes his term.
Will Parker has served three years
of his term. He was sent up from
Forsyth County for murder, and was
sentenced to thirty years. But pris
oners do not often serve all the
years of their sentence. The sen
tence is reduced for good behavior.
Will may enjoy that bonus money,
and the accumulated interest isn't
going to make matters any worse
when Will finally claims his money
when the prison term is over.
There are half a dozen others at
the Perquimans County Prison Camp,
of which Will Parker is an inmate,
who received the bonus. Some of
them are serving quite long terms,
others not so long.
Bridge Party Honoring
Visitor From Memphis
Mrs. Fenton Britt and Miss Kathe-
rine Britt were joint hostesses, at
the home of the latter, on Monday
evening, when they entertained at a
delightfully appointed bridge party
in honor of Mrs. J. H. Britt, of Mem
phis, Tenn., who is a house guest of
Mrs. J. T. Britt.
At the conclusion of several rub
bers, a dainty ice course was served.
Mrs. J. H. Britt was presented with
a guest pive, Miss Gussie Wood was
presented with the top score prize,
and Mrs. J. M. Mattheson received
the prize for the next highest score.
Those playing, in addition to the
honoree, were Mesdames Hudson
Butler, Charles E. Johnson, Corbin
Dozier, Ralph White, J. M. Matthe
son, Crafton Mathews, Bill Morgan,
D. M. Jackson, WilUe White, Wil
liam Outland, of Woodland, and Miss
es Gussie Wood, Mary Elizabeth
Feilds, Ruby Keaton, Elizabeth Doz
ier and Hazel Ainsley.
All Safety Deposit
Boxes Now Rented
Prosperity, which rears its head
here and there and is indicated in
more ways than one, is showing it
self in a very unusual form just now,
the scarcity of safety deposit boxes.
The Hertford Banking Company
has one hundred safety deposit boxes.
For the first time in the history of
this bank, according to R. M. Rid
dick, Jr., cashier, all of the boxes
are rented. Moreover, there is a long
waiting list of persons who have ap
plied for boxes which may be given
up. Many of these people have se
curities which they are anxious to
protect by placing them in safety de
Mrs. A. B. Parker and her little
son, T. A., have returned to their
home at Drawry's Bluff , Va, after
visit to Mrs. Parker's ; mother, Mrs.
H V.-Lamb. ,.,' Jl; .t. h
DOGS SHOT SAYS
Owners Refused to Have
Them Inoculated to
About 2,000 Treated
Since Beginning of
Two hundred dogs have been shot
in Perquimans this spring because
the owners failed to have them vac
cinated for the prevention of rabies,
according to A. A. Nobles, rabies in
spector for the county.
Approximately 2,000 dogs have
been inoculated since the beginning
of the campaign on April 1.
The law providing that all dogs
must be inoculated against rabies
was enacted at the last session of
the General Assembly and provides
that the owner must pay to the ra
bies inspector the sum of fifty cents,
to cover the work and the serum
The statute also provides that
when the owner of the dog pays his
county taxes he is given credit for
the fifty cents which the inoculation
cost. It follows that the treatment
does not actually cost the ax paying
dog owner anything, the ounty los
ing the fifty cents on the dog tax.
However, in the event the dog own
er does not pay taxes on his dog,
which is said to be the case very of
ten, he is out the fifty cents himself
which he pays to the rabies inspec
tor. It is, presumably, this class of
dog owner which allowed the dogs to
be shot rather than to pay for eith
er the inoculation or the dog tax.
While the statute sets forth that,
in case of the owner of a dog refus
ing to have the animal inoculated in
accordance with the provision, there
shall be a court proceedings, or a
hearing, no such proceeding has
been held, according to Mr. Nobles,
who said that in some instances such
had been begun but had been with
drawn by the dog owner agreeing to
have the animal killed rather than to
have to pay the court costs.
80th Birthday Of
William T. Winslow
Celebrated At Home
The eightieth birthday anniver
sary of William T. Winslow, was ob
served on Wednesday, when all of
his children, grandchildren and one
great grandchild, as well as two
brothers, gathered at the home at
Whiteston in honor of the occasion.
A number of attractive gifts were
presented to Mr. Winslow and every
one expressed wishes for many more
Delicious refreshments of ice
cream and cake were served.
Those present included his chil
dren: DeWitt Winslow and Mrs.
Winslow; Mrs. Alberta Lane and her
husband, John T. Lane; Mercer Wins
low and Mrs. Winslow; Arba Wins
low and Mrs. Winslow; Lucius Wins
low and Mrs. Winslow; Linford
Winslow and Mrs. Winslow; Mrs.
Bettie Lee Rountree and her husband,
Jesse V. Rountree; grandchildren:
Lena, Branning, Edna and Bumette
Winslow; Odessa Williams and her
husband, Howard; Mabel, Elsberry,
Miriam, Doris Lane; Mrs. Irma Stall
ings and her husband, Alec Stallings;
Floyd and Clarence Winslow; Wil
liam Winslow, Adalia and Mary Le-
land Winslow; Reby, Leslie Winslow;
Winslow Rountree; one great-grandchild,
Howard Williams, Jr.; broth
ers, Allen J- Winslow and Mrs. Wins
low, and Elihu Winslow. Fentress
Winslow and Clara Winslow, of
Bagley Swamp, were also present.
College President At
Local Church Sunday
Rev. D. S. Dempsey, pastor of the
Hertford Baptist Church, has an
nounced that Rev. R. R. McCulloch,
D. D., president of Chowan College,
will preach at his church on next
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Mrs.
McCulloch will sing a solo during
Four Children Have
Pour children underwent opera
tions for the removal of tonsils at
the clinic being conducted by Dr. I.
A. Ward on Tuesday of this week.
They were Elvyn Chappell of Hert
ford, Route Three, and Reba, George
and Charlie WaUer rr Weektville.
All of the little : foliar art letting