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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OP HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume III. Number 47.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, November 20, 1936.
. $1.25 Per Year
LOCAL RED CROSS
FIRST AID DEPOT
Would Locate Station on
Hertford - Elizabeth
' Gty Highway
MAN IN CHARGE
To Victims Automo
Mrs. C. P. Sumner, Jr., who is
chairman of the Red Cross Roll Call
for -Perquimans County stated this
week that the objective of the local
chapter is to establish a Red CroBS
first aid ' station on. the highway be
tween Hertford and Elizabeth City.
The .purpose of .these first aid sta
tions which- the Red Cross is main
taining "on the highways is to give
emersrency treatment , to victims of
automobile accidents which may oc
cur on the highway. In a great many
instances much may be done toward
the relief of suffering and even in
some instances toward saving lives
if intelligent first aid, may be had
The Red cross furnishes a first
aid kit which contahu all of the nec
essities for first aid treatment, and
also provides instruction for the man
in charge of the station.
While no definite arrangement has
been made for th location of such
a station as yet, it has been sug
gested that the best location for such
a station, on the Hertford-Elizabeth
City highway is the store of George
Jackson's, which is said to be ap
proximately half way between Hert
ford and the Pasquotank County
Half of the funds raised in the roll
-call are retained in the county for lo
cal work, and it is this fund which
wiU.be used to establish and mainrj
, , ,
ill" TV , 1.
Thief Arrested While
Getting Away On Bus
He was a slick worker, and nobody
knows how many small articles he
may have been successful in steal
ing from Hertford merchants before
he was caught with the coat he had
just taken, from the store of Simon's.
That the coat was recovered after the
stranger, had made a getaway on a
north-bound bus, was . due . to the
quick thinking of W. A. Williams and
the prompt action of Deputy Sheriff
Cook' Winslow, to say nothing of the
swift driving , of Marion Riddick.
" It all began last week, when clerks
pthaJvarionfj stores, in that of J.
Blanchard & Company, H. C.
Stokes and Darden Bros., in parti
cular, began to notice and, comment
Upon the suspicious, behavior of three
stranger men, who ,. hung, around in
the stores, calling; for various items
of merchandise, making a cursory ex
amination, and then offering some
vague excuse for not purchasing;
Mrs. J. E. Everett, at; H. C Stokes,
had been upset by the actions of the
men;" and when they again turned up
on' Monday' afternoon . and continued
to look around,'; she was t. definitely
suspicious and called the attention of
Mr. .Stokes, the proprietor, to , the
situation. The tall stranger, 'wear
ing 'a long black raincoat, left short
JLy ; after Mr, Stokes tame fa.' The
imtn went on "down to the 'Store of
Simon Rutenberg after that He vis
lted the J ladies' ready-to-wear ?de
partment ' on the second floor and
then he inquired if his wife had been
up. Receiving a reply in the ; nega
tive, he asked if he might sit down
and' wait for while,- Mrs. ; Jake
.White took ..notice- of vthecjjat:
he appeared, to - be. totereatea.-itt tns
i.'i.gsneral lay-out; HaVJeftthestpre
ri-.-Jut;.caJEie lUck :.:jut''ia;hpttf .toleft;
, '.-ihi -tiao iX- befori ,'0(B"ii6rt4und
. ?..bus was- due. .lie engaged -in con
' versation with ;Mr. v, Rutenberg while
' on the first floor and left after Mr.
Rutenberg became occupied with a
y. customer. Strangely, enough, there
was a call-for a leather coat within
a few minutes atter . uie stranger
had left, and then it was found that
one particular coat which had been
there shortly before had disappear
ed. ' r l ' , I ' t 1, fr
Wi A. Williams made the discovery
when his customer ' Called & for this
, particular1 kind of coat. . Hurrying
' out,' he ascertained that the bus had
' lust Kone and ' that on' ' it. had gone
three strangers. ; Getting in touch
mmediately - with . Deputy . Sheriff
.Vinslow, Marion Riddick and his
t were commandered and a merry
: - a enBued for the next few min
;3. It took some pretty fast driv
, t' "3 t!. I- '3 iuh travel
ire" 'i I rs d not travel at
"Now I Lay Me -"
twiftuMia -nn fWr A
This child was hurt when a tornado struck Tupelo, Mississippi, necessitat
ing medical and nursing cars for hundreds care which In many cases could
not hsvt been given without Red Cross assistance. It Is a fine tribute to the
organization that the young beneficiaries of its health and relief services In
variably place themselves In the hands of the Red Cross with a completely
confident, "Now I lay me
Annual Red Cross Roll
Call Far Short Of Goal
Only $68.50 Reported Collected In Hertford To
ward Goal of $100; Many Regular Contributors
Missing From First Report Sent In
The Red Cross Roll Call, which be-
can ottJast .Wednesday,, under, the
leadership of Mrs. C. F. Sumner, Jr.,
with Mesdames C. P. Morris, T. J.
Nixon, Jr., Charles E. Johnson, V. N.
Darden, Riddick Chappell, E. E. Pay
ne and W. T. Brown, as assistants,
has resulted in the collection of $68.50
to date in the Town of Hertford. No
reports have as yet come in from the
districts outside of "the Town of Hert
ford. This amount is far short of the
goal of $100.00 which has been set
for the county, but the workers have
not yet given up. In the list appear
ing below it will be noted that the
names of a great many persons who
regularly contribute each year to the
Red Cross do not appear. In most
cases this is believed to be due to
the fact that not every one has been
solicited. : Not all of the workers
have completed their canvass, but
every effort will be made to give
every one ' a chance to join, or at
least to contribute, and these addi
tional names will appear in next
week's issue of the Perquimans Week
ly. . . j
(Those who have joined the Red
Cross Roll Call,' contributing 1M
each, to date, are as follows: Dar
den Bros., Roberson's Drug Store,
Mattie Lister White, Hollowell Chev
rolet : Company, The Perquimans
Weekly, W. M. Morgan, Mrs. W. M.I
24 County Qub Women
Attend Canning School
Twenty-four dub - women, ; repre
senting seven of- thd,home demon
stration clubs in the county, attended
the canning school conducted - by
Miss Gladys Kimbrough, home eco-
.nii;lXnfiiuu authority; spon
sored: by the Ball Bu, Co., and Hist
Gladys HamrlckP Home I'Deihonstra-
The canning demonstration - was
made, nsing roast beef and hambur-"
ger steak. The explanation; was made
that other meats, including all kinds
of fresh meats, are canned on the
same principles. Miss , Jumbrougn
brought out the 'fact that in canning
ground meat, provision is . made for
using less choice cuts, which can be
used for stuffing onions, peppers and
apples and for meat loaf. - ,
Hertford Stores Be
' Closed Thanksgiving
Merchants and clerks of Hertford
will be able to celebrate the Thanks
giving holiday ; next Thursday, , No
vember 26, according to their own
desire. - Practically all the business
h&uses in town will be closed the en
tire day in observance of the holi
day,' Citizens are urjed to attend to
their shopping needs accordingly.
Morgan. J. C. Blanchard & Co., Ilil
da's Beauty Shop, Hertford Hardware
& Supply Co., Dr. I. A. Ward, Mrs
C. P. Sumner, Sr. , Davenport &
Blanchard, Mrs. L. M. Madre, Mis,
T. P. Brinn, Mrs. Lena Gregory,
Broughton Bros., Mrs. E. E. Payne,
Mrs. R. T. White, Mrs. R M. Rid
dick, Mrs. Leigh Winslow, R. R.
Moss, Mrs. C. G. Stephens, Dr. T. P.
Brinn, Mrs. W. G. Gaither, Mrs. E.
L. Reed, W. T. Brown, Mrs. J. T.
Walters, Mrs. T. C. Blanchard, Miss
Kate Blanchard, Rev. E. T. Jillsin,
Mrs. E. T. Jillsin, Central Grocery,
Morgan Walker, Joe & Bill's Service
Station, Miss Mae Wood Winslow,
Mrs. T. P. Winslow, H. C. O'Neal,
Trim Wilson, Mrs. J. R. Stokes, Silas
M. Whedbee, Mrs. T. J. Nixon, Jr,
Mrs. R. M. Fowler, Mrs. Dan WD1
iams, Mrs. C. F. Sumner,Jr., D. M.
JacksonCandy Co., Mrs. G. T. Haw
kins, Town of Hertford, Everett Babb,
L. B. Sitterson, CP. Morris, Mrs.
Jake White, M. J. Gregory, W. A.
Williams, Charles Johnson, Charles E.
Johnson, Miss Alice Babb, Rev. D. S.
Dempsey, Simon Rutenberg, Mrs. El
lie Riddick, Johnson, White ft Co.,
Mrs. W. H. Pitt, Mrs. C. W. Morgan,
Reed ft Felton, Mrs. R. S. Monds and
Mrs. W.H. Hardcastie.
The following named persons made
contributions: Julian A. White, R. S.
Monds, Jr., Seth Long, Crafton Mat
hews, Alvin White and Miss Helene
Nixon. -; ''v;;:i."
Returns For District
November 12 Complete and offi
cial returns .from the 14 counties
comprising the - First Congressional
District, 'show .the largest ( vote; ever
cast and; with President Roosevelt
receiving the greatest vote and the
greatest mjority. )nfcsessman
lowest '-wte ntcmr tfckefc Z-'Z:;i.
;-:Tliii:p5e5vliji.'' f.l the., Distrirt
iris : pVf: stcirkft:-:
MOVE TO HERTFORD
Mrnd Mrs . Lyman Shepherd,
who formerly, lived at .Wilmington,
have moved to Hertford. They are
making their home temporarily with
Mr. Shepherd's mother, Mrs. Lyman
f V'yr.-M-V ::' ':" ""'i WnMv'ii-'riii v-p:y:
r - .. .. . OYSTER BOAST . . 1 .
" The Hertford Rotarians enjoyed an
oyster roast at Mathews ' Beach on
the .Perquimans River,, on Tuesday
IJ In order to conform
regulations and with
I newspaper profession,
Dusmess principles, your name win oe aroppea
from our mailing list and will not be restored
i if the.label on this newspaper shows that your
subscription has expired.
J If your label carries a date as late as 11-36,
it shows that your subscription has expired,
and you will know that you will not receive an
qther copy of The Perquimans Weekly until
tjlHoivever, if you have already paid your
subscription to one of the campaign workers
you will disregard this notice, as you will con
tinue! to receive the paper.
J Alqo, any error in the date on a label will, of
source, be corrected if called to the attention
of the management.
One Hptford Person
Among Passengers In
Bu Wreck Tuesday
Mrs. R. M. Matheson was the only
Hertford ; person on the Carolina
Coach Company's bus which was
wrecked jhear Windsor at 9:30 on
Tuesday light, and Mrs. Matheson
says she? believes she was the only
passengeriwho was entirely unhurt.
Acid, whifh was believed to have
come "frdW batteries, ruined the
clothing which, Mrs7 Ma'Cheson wore
and there were marks from the acid
on her face.
The bus, which was on the regular
run from Raleigh to Norfolk, and
carried 16 passengers, turned over
when the driver turned out to avoid
striking a mule which had been
killed a few minutes previously by a
truck. While several persons were
injured, reports were to the effect
that no one was seriously injured.
Mrs. Matheson, who is the wife of
the manager of Rose's store here, was
returning from a visit to her mother
Music Lovers Interested
In New Concert Service
The music lovers of Perquimans
are much interested in the Communi
ty Concert Service which is to be
organized in Elizabeth City and the
The association is organized on a
membership basis, with membership
tickets sold which entitles the hold
er to attend all of the concerts to be
given during the season. No single
admission ticket will be sold.
The organization will bring to
Elizabeth City during the season at
least three outstanding artists, to be
selected by a committee.
Those who have been following
with interest the activities of the
persons responsible for the move
ment feel that this entire vicinity is
fortunate in having such an organiza
tion In the making.
A dinner meeting was held in
Elizabeth City on Wednesday night
of this week to discuss plans in con
nection with promoting the associa
tion, which, was attended by Mrs.
$hrlea.:E, Johnson, Mrs. R. M. Rid
.jfwa"vMis9 Kate Blanchard, of
Joint Hostess Tuesday
5 FoivU. IX C Oiapter
Mrs. Thos. Nixon and Mrs. Nath
an Tucker were joint hostesses to
the . members of the Skinner-Jones
Chapter of the United Daughters of
the Confederacy at their meeting on
Tuesday night, at the home of Mrs.
A particularly delightful feature of
the program was a review of Marga
ret Mitchell's book, "Gone with the
Wind," by Mrs. D. S. Dempsey, who
was a special guest.
After the program dainty refresh
ments were served. . . t.
. Those present included Mesdames
J. J. Fleetwood, C F. Sumner, Sr.,
C. V. Williford, R. H. . Willis, R. M.
Riddick, R. T. Clarke, D. M. Field,
and Misses, Matilda NewboloV Mary
Sumner. Kate Blanchard and ' Mae
To Enter Subscription
with the postal laws and
the best ethics of the
as well as with sound
Hollowell Nixon Elected
President Of Epworth
League Of M. E. Church
Hollowell Nixon was elected pre
sident of the Epworth League of the
Hertford Methodist Church on Sun
day night when a meeting, was held
for the purpose of re-organization.
Other officers elected included Mrs.
Durwood Reed, leader; Grace Know
les, first vice president; Bill Cox, se
cond vice-president; Watt Winslow,
third vice - president; May Wood
Pierce, secretary; Clarke Stokes, re
porter, Florence Darden and Anne
Felton, pianists, and Edna Ruth Can
non, chairman of the program com
mittee, with the following compos
ing the remainder of this committee:
Lila Budd Stephens, Paul Tucker,
Mary Thad Chappell and Durwood
Among Hertford Epworth Leaguers
who attended the Epworth League
Union held in Edenton on Tues
day night were Jack Anderson, Clarke
Stokes, Ruth Hollowell, Ruth Win
slow, Mae Wood Pierce, Lila Budd
Stephens, George Fields, Hollowell
Nixon, Catherine Jessup, Bemice
White, Edna Ruth Cannon and Zack
Death Angel Strikes
Hard In Winfall
The little town of Winfall has had
three deaths to occur within the past
few days, two of them very sudden
On Saturday Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth
Trueblood died suddenly. John
Chalk, who had been sick for a long
time, died on Monday, and on Tues
day Dennis P. Stallings died very
Bishop Darst At Holy
Trinity Church Dec. 6
The Right Reverened Thomas C.
Darst, of Wilmington, Bishop of the
Diocese of East Carolina, will make
his annual visitation to Hertford and
preach at Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church on the evening of December 6.
- Bishop Darst is always warmly re
ceived in Hertford, where he has
many friends, and probably few;; who
have been so fortunate as to hear the
Bishop will . willingly forego the
pleasure of attending a service in
which he takes part.
A cordial welcome is extended to
all to attend this service.
Dr. Binford Preaches
At Up River Sunday
Dr. Raymond Binford, former pre
sident of Guilford College and noted
Friends minister,will preach at the
Up River Friends Church, at Whites
ton on Sunday morning. The public
is cordially invited to hear Dr. Bin
ford. NORFOLK VISITORS HERE
. Mr. and Jdrs. J. J. Moore and their
little daughter, Pat, Mr. and Mrs.
G. R. Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. E.
T. Uptain and children, all of Nor
folk, were t week-end guests of Mra,
S. T. Sutton and Mrs. C. E. White.
Early Entrants Enthus
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ning Major Prize
Names of Candidates
Will Appear In Next
Persons who have entered the Per
quimans Weekly subscription drive
report they are finding the work
much easier and more pleasant than
they thought possible. All are en
thused with the prospects of making
more money in their spare time (only
a few hours a week) than the aver
age person makes working at a full
time job, and this money is in addi
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You, too, have the same opportuni
ty and can be juat as successful all
you have to do is to write or come
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if you prefer, you may write the
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The sooner you get started, the
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$300 First Prize
The first capital prize will be $300
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ed to the individual polling the great
est number of votes on subscriptions
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Second Prize will be $100 or a $150
Third Prize will be $50 or a $75
radio and fourth prize $25 cash.
The unusual part of this campaign,
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cent commission on each subscrip
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words, every worker receives at
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lects. Purpose of this Campaign
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to secure paid in advance subscrip
tion in every home in Perquimans
County and the entire territory sur
rounding Hertford and at the same
time offer everyone a chance to make
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sant, easy work.
Many people who are not taking
the paper now will be glad to do so
if they are asked. Those who are
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Votes and votes alone will win the
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The names of the candidates will
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I Enter now while the votes are high!
Take Part In Pageant
Friday In Greenville
Eight students of the Perquimans
High School, including Misses Sarah
Ward and Mary Thad Chappell and
McCoy Phthisic, Hollowell Nixon, El
don Winslow, Fred Campen, Zack
White and William E. White, Jr.,
will go to Greenville Friday to take
part in a pageant to be given as a
part of the program at the District
Meeting of the North Carolina Edu
cation Association at East Carolina
Teachers College. .
The pageant, in which high school
students of eight county systems will
take part, will depict the progress
of education in North Carolina dnr
ing the past two hundred years.