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HeWcrP Friday; July 3; 1936.
$1.25 Per Year
CO Years to Make
for Parents
Thieves Get Away With
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$300 Worth of Mer
Owners Prefer to I
Eddie HarreH, colored, of WinfaH,
who filled to have Ma ddji . inoculat
ed for the pmention of rabies, was
'f ordered. by t. C Baper, Justice of
' the Peace, before w)iom a trial was
4 conducted en Wednesday, I to pay a
! ien4o!lar.;'ln4Mi(l; -i'ftiv, pom
court; amounting ' to 18.85 6, to go
to jail i&t telt days.u Harrell chose
" to pay tfrt ilne and costs. ,Be. was
also ordered to ba-ra. tiie dog. inocu-
s lated at. once and to pay, the extra
it quarter as ji penalty in addition to
,', the cost of fifty cents, or to have the
dog killed at once.
This was tne urst trial of such' a
; case in Perquimans during the rabies
, campaign, which began . on April 1,
I CaJtflough 216; dogs "have been. shot
;J because of the failure of their ownr
era to have them inoculated, accord
' ing to tiie rabies inspector. A A.
Nobles. In all of these eases, ac
cording to Mr. gobies,, the ' owners
preferred to have their dogs shot to
having the animals inoculated in ac-
cordnce with law.
"' According to Mr. Nobles' state-
ment, Eddie Qarrell was notified
several times that he would be re
quired to have his dog inoculated or
tiiat the dog shot Mn.
' Nobles stated that the defendant re
fused to-do either, and he was, there-
j fore, placed ' under arrest.
The sentence imposed by the mag
istrate was the minimum sentence
under the lawj v .v
Hertford Office: Revert to Second
lass tin July 1; Closes 1 P. M.
On Saturdays
The only observance of the Fourth
of July on the actual date of the
holiday will be at the postofflce,
which will be closed all day. The
windows will be open only from 11
o'clock until 12. - Mail will, of course,
be' dispatched as usual, but there will
f be no city or rural delivery. .
The bank, stores and other bus!
ness houses will observe the holiday
onMonday, July 6. The postoffice
will be open on Monday, as a matter
of course. . . "
. In keeping with the : rules govern
ing second . elass : postoffices, the
Hertford postoffice will . in. future
close every Saturday at 1 6'clock, as
the oflSce revests to a 'second class
office on, the, first of Julyc
Gty Chemist; Will
Analyze Water Free
B. N. Hines, -supervisor, of Public
Works of ' Hertford, has announced
that any resident" of the town who
uses drinking1' water from private
pumps or wells may, : if they desire,
have the same analyzed by the city
chemist." y-; ' ' i -Not
only will the chemist be glad
to make analysis of water in Hert
ford, but water on the property of
'' any resident located elsewhere, eith
er at Nags Head or any other pWce.
There is no charge for this service,
and Mr. Hines calls attention, to the
fact that those wishing the service
Q should get in touch with Dick Potter,
the city chemist, and receive instruc
tions as to the proper method ' of
procuring the sample of water, for
W. TrCamFCaStrOh
And Viperous At 87
f U . William Ti, Campen,- of Chocowin
:t t f itv. was here this week to attend
. . the funeral ' of his - brother, Jesse-
' rnmnen. Sr," Which was, held - on
.-Monday. "Mr. William CiUipen, who
:.;.i'lfH(WnBertfoi4,'iay years ago, is
I , strong and vigorous at tne aavancea
I ' ' i age of 87 years, ' ;' .
'.VV All of Mr. Jesse "Campen's seven
:-' "ons were here to attend the funeral
v. The five who live at a filst ite re-
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turne(l TO wiwr icifci.uT iiuuict who
' 'weeto"His only daur, Krt; G. n.
Clarke, - of Washington, 'D. C, will
spend the summer to .nertiora watn
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SEAT 600
Theatire Expected to Be
Alt October 1
' Ground waa broken oA Tuesday for
the erection ot Hertford's new thea
tre and the excavation work is going
rjapidly forward for theere ction of
the bride structure which will cost
r&pidly forward for the' erection of
$20)00, according to the contractor,
Mfr H. Bartlett, of EUzabeth City.
Th new theatre, owned by Vt; T.
Culpepper, ef Elizabeth; City," owner
o; the operating companies of the
Carolina and the Alkrama Theatres,
of, Eliiabeth City, and also owner of
the Gaiety Theatre of that place,
will have a seating capacity of 600.
Not only wlU. the building ' and
eauiDment be modern and up to date
in every particular, but the manage
ment promises that the: Perquimans
public Will have, with the opening of
the ; new theatre, around the first of
October, the benefit of the best in
In spite of his long association
with the theatre business, Mr. Cul
pepper says this is the first time he
has really had an opportunity to
erect -v, building of the exact type
to conform to his own ideas, and this
one, he says, is to be a little beauty,
J. H. Webster, who is manager of
the Elizabeth City theatres, will be
the manager of the theatre here, but
there will also be a local manager,
according to Mr. Culpepper, and the
other employees will also be local
people. -
.The building was designed by a.
Richmond architect, Fred A. Bishop.
It will be located on Church Street,
on the lot between the Courthouse
Square and the building of the Hert
ford Hardware and Supply Company.
Bible School Closes
On Friday Night
The Daily Vacation Church School,
held at the Methodist Church in
Hertford for the last two ks, will
close with Commencement exercises
Friday evening at 8 o'clock in the
church auditorium. The public is
cordially invited.
All children attending, the school
will have part in this program.
This school has been held under
the direction of 'Rev. Dan Sharpe,
pastor and McMurray Richey, of
San Benito, Texas, a ministerial
student at Duke.
The teachers, for the session have
been as follows:- Beginners! Class,
Mrs, R. M? Riddick and Miss: Hattie
Weaver Riddick; Primary, Mrs. Thad
Chappell, Misses Mary Thad Chap-
pell and Joyce Harrell; Juniors, Miss
es Thehna Elliott, .Dorothy Elliott,
Katherine Bntt, Marjone Hefren,
Bertha Chappell -- and - Elizabeth
Stephens; Intermediates, Mr. McMur
ray Richey.r'' "-
' Thisfirst Vacation 'school has been
a most" successful experiment, ana
will become a regular part of Hert
ford's summer church work. ;:
LMiss Mary Elliott -underwent an
operation " for .'appendicitis:. at the
Park View Hospital in RocW Mount
on Monday. Her condition is report
ed as satisfactory. " 1 ' ',, -' il
First Perquimans)',
tton Bloom On
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1 The first cotton bloonvto ibe re
ported in Hertford by a-Perouf-mans
farmer opened on -June 2$
on the farm of Miss Mae" Wood
Winslow, which is operated by
Claude Williams. This is unusual
ly early for I cotton " blossotasiD.'
Perquimans. But i somebody ha
said that the . cotton . field , will
soon look, like flower-garden if
the hot weather? of the, lastvfew
days-persists. - .
Cotton flourishes ' in ' hot, dry
weather, and that r the - i weather
prevailing at present is favorable
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tennial 60 years igo, when he was born, June 0, 1876. Sixty years later
Centennial Shafer bought the first ticket as the Texas Centennial Exposition
opened m Dallas.
Theme Duke
Around six hundred persons gath
ered at Duke University June 11
through June 19 to. attend the Eigh
teenth Annual North Carolina Pas
tors' School, the fourth annual In
stitute of International Relations,
and the, Rural Church Institute.
The opening of these institutes
came on the heels of commencement
thereby making it possible for many
of the attendants to hear the Hon.
Sao-Ke Alfred Sze, Ambassador from
China to the United States; and Dr.
Frederick W. Norwood, famed Con
gregationalist minister of the City
Temple, London. The presence of
these notables at the graduating ex
ercises, gave them an international
character that made them a fitting
preparation for the institutes-
A native of Australia and widely
traveled' aid informed student on
world Okte, economic justice and so
cial welfare, Dr. Norwood continued
with the institutes through Thursday
lecturing on the general theme "The
Struggle, for International Sanity."
Other faculty members and lec
turers included Julian Bryan, travel
er, explorer, photographer, who with
his extensive film illustrated, in vivid
scenes, tne human interest side or
life in Japan, Korea and Soviet Rus
The course of lecturers by J. Fred
Rippy, History professor at Duke, on
The U. S. and the Peace of Europe
proved most instructive.
Dean ' Elbert Russell, throughout
the entire period pleased and edified
his audiences with impressive-mes
sages on "The Stake of . Christianity
in World . Peace," ; , centering ms
thought always on love and, brother
Dr. F. H. Sun, editor of the
"Christian Farmer," Shanghai, China,
interestinarly told - of the rural life
problems of hit native country. ,
Dr. F. W. Otterbenn, pastor oi
North Austin ' English : Evangelical
Lutheran, Church, Chicagothe pas
tor whose church ' membership is
more than 5,000, gave an outline pro
gram of his church's - activities and
the methods of his procedureper
sonal evangelism.
" 'Jesse " Philips-Roberson - of "New
York, "singer of the Psalms," with 'a
number of Oriental - musical instru
ments presented, in costume, a pro
rram long to be remembered.
.The programs would not have been
complete without- the forceful and
convincing talks of the two Bishops
Kerns and Hoghesrw't",-w-"w"
'Jeanette Rankin, of Macon. Ga,
firsts woman member of the "ty- S.
Congress addeo zest and vigor td the
Youth Progran, in which , 200 boys
and girls of various colleges and uni
versities will divide into groups' and
travdJmSO states tWa. summer em
phasizing the anti-war sentiment' as
they . 7 "Z r'''U
v The lectures' of, DV Edwin Lewis, of
Pastor's School
Drew University, on "Culture and
the Christian Faith" proved that re
ligion and education must go hand
in hand. !
Mary Gafldhue Cary, of Baltimore,
Md., for .threeyears a representative
of the American Friends' Service
Committee at Berlin, Germany, had
just returned from visits to London,
Geneva, Paris, Prague and Berlin.
Clear and forecful of speech and
gentle of manner, Mrs. Cary brought
a fresh first-hand knowledge of Euro
pean questions, and of work in and
around he Quaker center of inter
national goodwill at Berlin.
The closing public lecture of the
institutes was given by Florence E.
Allen, judge of the Superior Courts
of Ohio. Her interests are wide and
her attainments varied; scholar, mu
sic critic, lawyer, sufragist, jurist,
reformer, Congregationalist, demo
Commenting on the numerous offi
cial declarations and treaties against
war which have been made by all
leading nations, Judge Allen said:
"The time has come when the so
called Christian nations of the world
signatory to the Pact of Paris should
teach the Pact of Paris in the schools
as they teach the Lord's Prayer and
the Beautitudes. By teaching youth
that we have renounced war we will
control the act of government." She
said teach the coming generations
that the rules' 'of right and wrong
can be applied , in every situation,
teach the race that law can be sub
stituted for armed force in the set
tlement of "international dicords;
since the world war great gains have
been made in this direction.
The many other speakers not men
tioned here, together with the va
rious groups ministers, public and
private teachers, grange leaden,
church ands service clubs, and all in
terested in the coming of a better
day, contributed much to the success
of the occasion. '
At the institute of International
Relations, in which the writer was
particularly interested, were repre
sentatives ' from Canada, England,
Germany, China, Japan, Korea; six
teen denominations from twenty
three different states and four spec
ial groups.
, The general concensus of opinion
was that never before has there
been such an intellectual and spirit
ual spread which created in every
one present a keener, desire for inter
national understanding and friend
ship. Those of "ub .who. were fortu
nate enough to partake of this spread
express, deep appreciation to Duke
University for the generous courtesy
extended, and also to Tom A. Sykes,j
Field Secretary for Duke Institute.
.! Mrs. LAC. Relfe,. f ,Sharpsburg,, i8
very ill at the home of her son and
daughter-in-la-f Mr and Mrs. Na
than Relfe, where she is, visitmg. , -
Negro Seen About the
Premises By Mrs.
Breaking into a store, the door of
which had been barred, bolted, hook
ed and padlocked, and stealing mer
chandise valued at approximately
$300, packing the same into suit
cases also stolen from the store, a
thief or thieves also stole from a
neighboring garage a second-hand
automobile valued at $150, and mado
a get-away.
The merchandise was stolen from
the store of Simon Rutenberg, in
Hertford, and included a dozen
men's suits, a lot of underwear, hos
iery and other articles, besides the
suitcase. The car, a Chevrolet
coupe was stolen from the Chappell
Motor Company, local Ford dealers
The robbery was discovered and
reported to Sheriff J. E. Winslow
by John Winslow, colored trash gath
erer for the town, at 5 o c'lock on
Tuesday morning. Sheriff Winslow,
who immediately notified the author
ities in nearby towns, made a trip
to Norfolk, Va., to make further
investigation later in the morning.
Mrs. Fenton Britt, who lives on
Grubb Street, and who was looking
from a window facing the alley from
which the automobile was driven,
not only saw the car as it was driven
from the alley and around the corner
in the direction of Elizabeth City,
about 4 o'clock, but had previously
seen a man, whom she describes as
a young man, a Negro, come out of
the alley and walk in the direction
of the rear of Simon's Store, some
time before.
Mrs. Britt says she thought it all
looked suspicious but she was very
sick that night and she had no tele
phone through which to notify the
authorities, but she said when she
heard the bloodhounds around 5
o'clock she realized her suspicions
had not been groundless.
Though authorities have diligently
searched, the thief had not been ap
prehended on Thursday morning, ac
cording to Sheriff Winslow.
Important Meeting Of
Commissioners Monday
Next Monday's meeting of the
Board of County Commissioners will,
according to the usual custom, be one
of importance, and the session will
probably be long drawn out. The
fiscal year begins on July first and at
this meeting on the first Monday in
the month there are always a great
many calls of various kinds, applica
tions and suggestions brought before
the Commissioners. The budget for
the new year is not finally made up
until the first Monday in August.
Whether or not there will be any
increase in the tax rate of the coun
ty remains yet to be seen. That also
will be determined at the August
meeting. The present rate is $1.40.
The tax books are in process of be
ing made up and it will not be long
before it can be determined whether
or not there has been an increase or
a decrease in the amount of taxable
property on the books.
An extra effort was made this
year to have all of the taxable prop
erty in the county listed, and the tax
listers were urgedto be more than
ordinarily diligent in this respect
However, because of a change in the
law providing that the $300.00 ex
emption allowed property owners
may be taken not only from house
hold equipment and furnishings,
wearing apparel and various types of
mechanical agricultural equipment)
but from live stock as well, any in
crease in the taxable property which
may have been made because of the
extra diligence of the tax listers
may be off-set.
Episcopalians Invited
To Edenton Church
. In the- absence of Rev. E. T. Jill
son. rector of Holy Trinity Church
for the summer, the Rev. C. Aylett
Ashby, rector of St. Paul's, Edenton
announces that he will be very , glad
to have the Members' of this parish
attend . the services at his church in
Edenton. .-- , kY, i
Negotiations Not Com
plete For Purchase
Of Land
Actual Construction of
Building Now Being
Held Up
The new school at Winfall will
not, in all probability, be erected on
the site orginally planned for its
location, which is the plot of ground
almost in front of the old school
building. Negotiations begun some
weeks ago for the purchase of this
site have not been completed and in
dications are that a change in the
plans will have to be made, as the
deal has not gone through and in all
probability will not be made. The
matter of the construction of the
shrdl shrdl shrdl shrdlu
building is being held up pending
the purchase of a site, as all other
arrangements have been made to be
gin work on the building.
The building, which will cost ap
proximately $35,000., is to be a con
solidated elementary school and will
take the place of six schools, Winfall,
Belvidere, Whiteston, Chapanoke,
Snow Hill and Woodville.
Accident Seven Weeks Ago First
Time He Called For Physician
In 68 Years
Funeral services for Jesse Campen,
Sr., who died late Saturday night,
were held from the Hertford Baptist
Church on Monday afternoon at
4:30, and were conducted by the pas
tor, the Rev. D. S. Dempsey, assisted
by the Revi A. A. Butler. The Per
quimans Lodge of Masons conducted
the service at the grave, represen
tatives of this Order serving as ac
tive pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers were T. R.
Winslow, Raymond Skinner, L. B.
Sitterson, P. L. Stephens, Jacob T.
White, C. R. Holmes, J. J. Fleetwood,
P. Morris, J. F. Elliott, E. A. By-
rum, James S. McNider, Charles Mji
Harrell, J. P. Perry, Simon Ruten
berg, J. M. Newbold, L. J. Copeland,
C. F. Sumner, Jr., Lee Babb, C. I.
White and J. A. White.
Mr. Campen, who was 84 years of
age, was a native of Familco County,
but had lived in Hertford for more
than fifty years, where he was held
in the highest esteem. He was a
member of the Hertford Baptist
Church, and was a life-time and an
honorary member of the Perquimans
Lodge of Masons.
Mr. Campen's death resulted from
complications arising from injuries
sustained several weeks ago when he
fell from the porch of his home in
Hertford Until this occurrence he
had only had occasion to call a phy
sician once in 68 years. Death took
place on the 77th birthday of his
wife, to whom he had been married
for 59 years.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jane
Sawyer Campen; seven sons and one
daughty as follows: Joseph G. Cam-
pen, of Edenton; J. Howard Campen,
of Whitesville; William C. Campen,
of Richmond, Va.; Jesse C. Campen,
Jr., of Hertford; Charlie F. Campen,
of Charlotte; Don C. Campen, of
Ahoskie: James H. Campen, of Hert
ford; Mrs. George Harvey Clarke, of
Washington, D. C. Twenty-nine
grandchildren and six great-grandchildren
also survive.
Ward Family Moves
In Whedbee House
Dr. I. Alphonso Ward, formerly of
Elizabeth City, who returned to Per
quimans last winter to practice his
profession after an absence of some
years, has moved his family to Hert
ford this week. They are occupying
the former home ., of Mr. ; and Mr'
Charles Whedbee, on Church Street
Dr. Ward's family include himself
and Mrs. Ward' and four children,
Miss Ruth Alice. Ward, who wis
graduated from Meredith College In
June, Alphonso, Jarvis and Mar
guerite, all high school students, f
The Wards who lived at Belvidere
before going ip Elizabeth "'' City ae
well known in Perquimans whete
(they have many,-friends.
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