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Volume III. Number 31
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Fridayy July 31, 1936.
$1.25 Per Year
Physicians Unite In
Joshua Winslow Also
Recalls War Times
War On Diphtheria
Agree to Inoculate Chil
dren at Very Low
Parents Urged to Coop
erate Before Cold
Weather Begins
Cooperating with the Perquimans
County Board Of Health, in an effort
to render a many persons immune
to diphtheria as possible', the physi
cians of the county have agreed to
give the diphtheria toxoid for the
prevention of this dread disease, for
the price of one dollar, provided the
treatment is had before, September
first. --....iA,;;,f .-,
The price of the. treatment for the
prevention of diphtheria is usually a
dollar and a half and the;reduction
is made 'at this time in an effort to
induce the people to take the treat
ment and so reduce the diphtheria
hazard in the county.
It is now only necessary to take
one treatment for diphtheria preven
tiofwwhereas some years ago three
trealtaJaita were ; administered, re
quiring three weeks V.fa which to
complete the series. One treatment
is now suffldent and renders immun
ity for iife.-
The, members of the Board of
Health are very anxious that all pa
rents have their children -. inoculated
before .the cold weather begins,
which is the season when the disease
is most prevalent.
Although diphtheria does not often
occur during the hot weather, 'one
case in Perquimans resulted .fatally
this week. An eighteen months old
child died of a brain abscess follow
ing diphtheria, on Sunday morning.
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LeRoy Cartwright
Victim Of Malaria
LeRoy Cartwright, eighteen years
old, died at the home of his mother,
near Burgess, on. Sunday, after an
illness of several weeks of malaria
. fever.'"v:;-.;';-""";:.'' ;
Four other members of the same
family; including the mother, are re
ported as having been sick with ma
laria for several weeks.
Funeral services were conducted
for the young man at the Bethlehem
Christian ' Church, near Bethel, on
Monday afternoon, and burial took
. place in the church yard.
Surviving i are his mother, Mrs.
Mary Cartwright,' and several broth
ers and sisters. 4
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Funeral tTiwsday v
For Barber Child
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. D.
L. Barber died at the home ; : of' his
parents in Winfall on Monday night.
Funeral services and burial -took
place in the Cedar Grove Cemetery
on Tuesday afternoon' the . services
being, conducted by the Rev. J. W.
Dimmette, " pastor Lof . the Winf all
MethOdiBt Cfourch.:,. ' ( , .
r,'Mi, f. m '.ii"r,.i.
Dorothy Stevens - and, 3. A. White,
of Brtfordr'rerni)ng students
from this county enrolled in the, first
term of the University of North Car
olina Summer School at Chapel Hill
which'clojed' this' week.5 J ?m.
The' second term, which will, eon-
centra,te all work of the three units
of the University at Chapel HiU, got
way immediately andwill con
through Ausust;i.., ;; V-1
UySchi- nsnssKSN- makb big
sflllA'imdred and liftyjf unds
- flounder constltiit!:iiha!eAtel ht '':
s jfsMtky ;x";lh4enneii, f!Jertford
: 5, who spent Thursday at Oregonflnlet.
S In the party were Mr. and Mrs.. W.
'Ci 3ozier and Mjss Peck !Doer.
'Iw -N.'-Nv TrjcilooJi'lo htui''fr' tie
Jvp::S i 3 ; :i;t:-n-tVrr.'?!t 'of;th'
' Norfoife; Southern-f-Kallroad. here, ex
h ''L f pects to: move : his fsmjly. ''short-'
ly, . They will occupy apartments in
' , the residence of Mrs, Seymour Chap
pelL The Trueblooda livealnt'Eliaa-,
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By M. L. W.
Judge not! Thou canst not see
The inner workings of his heart or
What to thy dim eyes may seem a
' stain
In God's pure eyes may only be
A scar, brought from some hard-won
Where thou wouldst only faint and
How interesting are these first
hand reminiscences of the Civil War.
They are very rare nowadays.
Most of us remember when there
were any number of men and women
who could and would tell interesting
tales of the local happenings during
those four years of war between the
states. We didn't .appreciate the
situation, didnt pay enough attention
to those bid tales which sometimes
we heard oft repeated. We were ac
customed to the stories of things
that happened "Befo' de Wa"
Now there are few indeed who re
member anything of those days. We
have learned to appreciate the stor
ies we hear. .
Eighty-two-year-old J. T. Winslow
told a story last week, which appear
ed in last week's issue of this news
paper, of his recollection of turning
back home when his father was
warned to do so in order to save his
horses from the Yankees. Oddly
enough, another Perquimans man
recalls vividly the same occasion.
Joshua Calvin Winslow is a first
cousin 6f J. T. Winslow. They had
the same grandfather. Joshua Cal
vin was als. on his way, with his
father; to visit grandfather's house
that day in 1864. . He recalls that his
slaves-had been taken away by the
Yankees. He recalls that the slave
owner was crying as he told of what
had befallen him.'
. How many other Perquimans men
or women ' remember anything of
those war-time happenings I Let's
have the stories to publish in The
Perquimans Weekly, Everybody likes
to read about those times, especially
if the stories are first-hand stories.
No one has complained, so far as
can be ascertained, of losing a pock
etbook in Hertford this week.
Doubtless, the person who was so un
fortunate feels that there la no use
in attempting to recover ,the lost
pocketbook and money,
t- However, it was found by an hon
est man, who is very anxious to lo
cate ' the owner. J. E. White, at
Central Grocery, who found the pock
etbook, will gladly return it to the
owner upon proper identification.
, Woodrow Wilson sold me a sub
scription to a ; magazine last week.
Woodrow, who bails, from-. Orange
burg, S. C., was in town with a party
of magazine subscription solicitors,
and, was working, he said, for a
scholarship at . tne ; University ol
South Carolina. While the youngster
expects to be a civil engineer, who
knows but that by the year 1976 he
won't become the fortieth - president
of the United States? : The - first
president, you know, was i civil en-
John L. Wnite and 7 Allan Henry
Lane 'Were neighbors . for ;72 years,
living on adjoining farms in Belvi
dere TownsUp, Last week Mr.
Whita, at the ripe oll- ae of 81,
passed to his reward. He lived all
mis life an the farm where ' he was
born. And '' on the adjoining " farm
Mr. Lane, who is now 72, has lived
id! 'his; lSfe?;-w' :
There jis;, ihUSA? sensatidn" some
times when Robert Hollowell takes a
ride on the motorcycle which he re
cently, acquired. The older folks ap
pear to view the' noisy machine , with
something of alarm, "when Robert
takes a little ride around fe ,
"I don't wear my wrist watch," ex
rbfecd 'rcicrt;:t"wfc9Cat!se I might
t- "t it" Sowrlddy remarked 'the, day that ";8" there probably
woulHt be an accident; since Robert
la a pretty levtl-liead flow"Oh,
yes," agreed another,' ''Robert ? is
level-headed, all right, but ' the trou
ble is, that darn tlfeg he Is i riding is
2d per--;r's
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T. K. BrowMb State Director of VocaboMi EduOKtSon U shown presenting fcays
to (front row. seated left to right) H. K. Melniyre. Red Oak: H. W. Bullarct
Kerr: 0. a Bock. Hertford i H. K. Cherry. Cooe: (staudlng. left t rlxtit)
W. B. McDonald, Seottof K. tt Mukchlsosj. fM Whitney ; jr. J. Wolfe. BaUey.
Pl(tore above, are the 11 year
veteran' teachers C ol ,v-VocstJonal
Agriculture who were . honored at
the Annnal-Teachers' Conference
held recently at State College- In
recognition of heii; Jong! servtce
ihey were ' awarded god keys
Weird Sounds Judged
To Be Practi
Blood-Curdling: Yells In Hotel Hertford Awaken
Folks Early Wednesday Morning as Scene of
Puzzling Sounds Changes
Just as the people of Hertford
were beginning to feel that the mys
tery of the weird noises which dis
turbed: the slumbers of certain of the
folks of the town was about to be
cleared up, after weeks of specula
tion as to the source of the moans,
groans and agonized cries heard
about town, there comes a report of
another outbreak, this time at the
Hotel Hertford, which seems to indi
cate that a practical joker is at
Something like a month ago the
first disturbing sounds were report
ed. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Morrell, of
High Point, visiting in Hertford,
heard sounds as of some one in mor
tal pain one night, or in the early
morning hours. Mrs. J. H. Towe, Jr.,
heard the same thing.
Others, in various parts of the
town, reported they heard strange
and awful sounds that night, and
some heard the same sounds repeat
ed for several nights- Many were
inclined to make a joke of the mat
ter, believing the sounds were only
the baying of a dog. Some thought
the mournful cry of the shivering
owl had been heard. The Morrells,
however; insisted that what they
heard was tjhe voice of a human be
ing in distress.
It recently came to light that a
Negro youth who is deaf and dumb,
and who has been heard to make
strange and awful sounds, roams
about town considerably at night.
In fact, he lives only a short dis
tance from the point at which the
sounds were first heard, near the
river shore. ""';
Peggy Jane Hobbs
Is Hospital Patient
Pem JaMr ; the two and a half
year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Linwood Hobbs, who live on Route
Two, is a patient in the Albemarle
Hospital, Elisabeth City, following a
very unusual accident in which the
little' girl's .hand was painfully in-
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t Tne UtUe. girl placed' her hand in
a: corn shelter which was being oper
ated by her . brothisrrat the home of
theirparents, and the hand ;was se
verely crushed' before I the machine
could be stopped. After first aid was
rendered by a Hertford physician, the
child ?riievJ-tto hospital. , ,
" The eighteen-month-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. ; Raleigh White, who live
near "'Burgess, .-died i; early .Sunday
morning, death resulting V from? a
brain abscess following: nasal diphth-.
eriav . ' ' ' -"h .
f ratrvniY at Kr.1 niCAn
; Mr. and Mrs. Elwood White, Miss
es Virginia "and Minnie .Lee y.'inslow
fir j 7Mtv ef 'Ealeji''iE??tri
- :t 7 tt r 1 r it
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through the courtesy of The Agri
cultural Development Bureaa ol
The Barrett Company, marketer of
American-made Nitrate of Soda.
Other teachers, numbering thirty,
who have been In servtce over ten
years were also awarded keys, ft
And pen, something entirely dif
ferent was heard at the Hotel Hert
ford early Wednesday morning of
this weeTti - Mrs. WilUford, her son,
Charles Williford, and his wife, who
sleep on the first floor of the build
ing, were awakened at 3:30 in the
morning by loud and blood-curdling
yells, apparently coming from the
second floor. At the same time A.
D. Saks and M. S. Wright, each of
whom occupied rooms on the second
floor, heard, and thought the sounds
came from down stairs in the lobby,
or outside in front of the building.
Following the first distressing yells,
both Mr. Saks and Mr. Wright heard
a man's voice crying "Help!" This,
they say, was followed by cries of
"Let me go," ending with a sound
they described as a gurgle.
By the time Mr. Saks, carrying a
flashlight, reached the lobby there
was no one there. A search of the
entire premises revealed nothing.
The deaf and dumb boy cannot say
"help " Nor can he say "let me go."
It is believed a practical joker is
at work.
Hillary Bogue, Sr., the father of
the deaf and dumb youth under
suspicion, was placed in jail on
Wednesday night.
Hillary's step-mother denies re
ports that the boy is ill-treated by
the father. The boy, who can read
and write, appeared much distressed
on Wednesday morning. In answer
to the question; "Did you cry out in
the night and scare people?" he
wrote the answer "Yes." He cannot
hear at alt ,
Only Three Cases
Docketed In Court
Only three cases came up for trial
in Recorder's Court on Tuesday, all
involving traffic law violations.
A plea of guilty was entered by
Harry Lane Seely, charged with
reckless "driving. Corporal G. I.
Dail testified that the defendant
drove his pick-up , truck at a rate of
speed between 60 and 65 miles ' an
hour on the ' highway. Prayer for
Judgment was continued upon pay
ment of the costs;' 4
William L Jordan and Neal Spruill
were tried for operating a truck
without proper license. Mr. Jordan
was found not guilty. Mr. Spruill
was found guilty and fined ten dol
lars; -VdviiS,..'
J Heywood Goodwin; who plead guil
ty to being drunk-upon the street,
was fined two dollars.
ijjjj Hertford? Rotary
Club who attended the District meet
ing at Morehead City on Wednesday
included the President, Dr- C A,
Davesrcft. ArW. Eefren, C P. Mor
i'i, J. E. TVisdow and S. M. Whed-
cal Jok
Sammie Sutton Winner In Boys'
Group; Bet tie Anne Mathews
Moat Popular Girl
Sammie Sutton and Bettie Anne
Mathews were the winners in the
Baby Popularity Contest sponsored
by the Delia Shamburger Missionary
Society of the Hertford Methodist
Church, and which closed on Friday
Prizes were offered to the boy re
ceiving the most votes, and also to
the girl receiving most in that divi
sion. Sammie Sutton, who is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Sutton, of
Hertford, received 1755 votes.
Bettie Anne, who is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Julian Mathews, of
Old Neck, received 1002 votes.
Mrs. Lydia Chappell
Buried Wednesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia
V. Chappell, who died on Tuesday at
the home of her sister, Mrs. C. E.
Winslow, were held at the home on
Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock,
with the Rev. Mrs. Elizabeth White,
pastor of the Up River Friends
Church, officiating, assisted by the
Rev. Mrs. Bertha Smith White, and
burial took place in the family bury
ing ground at Hunters Fork.
Pallbearers were her nephews: El
mer Chappell and Arthur Chappell,
of Portsmouth, Va., Irvin Winslow,
of Rocky Mount, Ernest Winslow, of
Driver, Va., Louis Winslow, of Belvi
dere, and Bennie Winslow, of White
ston. Mrs. Chappell was the widow of
the late Townsend Chappell, who
died ten years ago. Surviving are
two brothers, J. C. Winslow, of
Whiteston, and F. T. Winslow, of Eli
zabeth City; two sisters, Mrs. Wil
liam Davis, of Webster, Texas, and
Mrs. C. E. Winslow, of Whiteston.
Considerable improvement in the
milk supply of Hertford is indicated
by reports just released of the Fed
eral milk rating.
Dr. T. P. Brinn, Perquimans Coun
ty Health Officer, received this week
photostatic copies of the Federal
milk rating for 1936 showing that
the rating is now 92 percent- In a
letter from Warren H. Booker, Di
rector of the Division of Sanitary
Engineering of the State Board of
Health, attention is called to the
fact that Hertford's rating in 1934
was only 86 per cent.
"We believe," wrote Mr. Booker,
"that Hertford will be included by
the Public Health Service in its so
called 'honor roll' a list of cities
having a milk rating of 90 per cent,
or more. However, we are not abso
lutely certain that it will be includ
ed, owing to the fact that the rating
of enforcement methods was below
90 per cent. We must recommend
that every effort be made to increase
the enforcement rating to a figure
much higher than 78 per cent."
Mr. Booker stated that the goal is
to obtain a milk rating of 100 per
cent "We do not believe," he stat
ed, "it impossible to attain this fig
ure, but we hope and believe that if
the present rate of improvement of
the Hertford milk supply is main
tained & rating close to that figure
can be obtained at the next survey."
Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret
Ann Lowe, 77, were held Wednesday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Alice Over
man, Hertford, Route Two. Mrs.
Lowe died Tuesday afternoon at 4:20,
at the home of Mrs. Overman.
Mrs. Lowe was the wife of the
late George W. Lowe. Two daugh
ters, Mrs. Alice Overman and Mrs.
Joseph Ferrell, of Hertford, Route
Two, and a son, Q. M. Lowe, also of
Hertford, Route Two, survive.
Burial was made in the family
burying ground.
Charged with the larceny of meat,
Lloyd Overton. Negro youth of Chap-
anoke, was placed in Jail on Tuesday
by Sheriff J. E. Winslow. The meat
alleged to have been stolen by over-
ton was taken from the smoke house
of Percy Stewart, who Is a dose
neurhbor of the Overtons, at Caapa
noke. The boy will be tried , In Re
eordcCotrt a Trr!:y.
Story of Yankees Last
Week Brings Back
Still Very Active De
spite 78 Years of
"I know all that to be true," re
marked Joshua Calvin Winslow, of
Whiteston, in reference to the story
which ran in last week's Perquimans
Weekly concerning the time when the
Yankee soldiers camped at White
ville Grove Church, near Belvidere-
Joshua Calvin Winslow is a first
cousin of Jesse T. Winslow, who fig
ured in that story, and who as a
small boy was on his way with his
father and mother to visit his grand
father on that Sunday morning in
1864 when he was warned to turn
back and protect his horses from the
"I was on my way to Grandfath
er's, too," said Joshua Calvin Wins
low. "I was young, but I remember
it." It seems that the children and
grandchildren gathered at Grand
father's house on Sunday, just as
they do now. There probably was a
"big dinner" waiting for the crowd
at Grandfather's house, all the good
things that country people knew how
to prepare in those days.
"Mr. Ellsbury Riddick came out to
the road and he was crying," said
Mr. Winslow. Mr. Riddick, it ap
pears, owned a large number of
slaves, and the Yankees had come
and taken them all away. "He will
take your horses, too," Mr. Riddick
told Mr. Winslow.
Grandfather Winslow didn't have
any guests that Sunday. They all
turned back to their respective homes
and hid their horses away in the
woods until the Yankees broke camp.
The Winslow were Friends, Quak
ers, and the Friends were opposed
to Blavery; they owned no slaves.
They also are opposed to war. They
did not take sides with either the
Confederacy or the Union.
Joshua Calvin Winslow is younger
than Jesse T. He is, in fact, only a
youngster of 78 years. He i3 pretty
active; in fact, gets about like a
young man, climbs up on top of a
pile of hay on occasions, even now.
But there is something more re
markable about this fine old man
than all that. He says he has never
even seen any kind of fight in all hi3
life. He has never been a witness in
court. He has never tasted liquor,
does not smoke or chew tobacco. He
did, he says, take one chew of "sweet
tobacco" as a small boy, but the ex
perience wasn't pleasant and he nev
er repeated it.
Marjorie, the five-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Perry,
is recovering from an attack of scar
let fever. This case is the only one
to have occurred in the county re
cently. The Perry family live in
the neighborhood of Beech Spring,
near Hertford.
At a beautifully appointed bridge
party, given by Mrs. R. M. Riddick
at her home on Dobb Street on
Thursday night, the engagement of
her daughter, Hattie Weaver Riddick,
to John Lewis Perry, of Windsor,
was announced, the wedding to take
place at the Hertford Methodist
Church on August 25.
The house was tastefully decorated
with summer flowers and six tables
were arranged. Those present in
cluded Mrs. Margaret King Gregory
and Miss Honey Rae, of Windsor;
Miss Celeste Riddick, of Gatesville;
Miss Dot Dees, of Freemont; Mrs.
John Moore, Mrs. J. M. Matheson,
Mrs. E. W. Lordley, Mrs. Herbert
Nixon, Misses Spivey Roberson, Ruth
Alice Ward, Evelyn Riddick, Cather
ine Broughton, Eloise Broughton,
Joyce Stokes, Helene Nixon, Mary
Onella Relfe, Lillian Blanchard, Dor
cas Knowles, Elizabeth Morris, Edna
Ruth Cannon, Ona' VMary Stephens,
Ruth Elliott and Carolyn Riddick.
Dr. Randolph Winslow, noted Bal
timore surgeon and ' distinguished
son of Perquimans, , visited his old
home this week and stopped for a
few days at the Hotel Hertford. Dr.
Window was accompanied A; by Mrs.4
V:: !ow, and abo ly Lis son. Dr.
V n TTfedow and lis wLTa.'

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