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PAPER DHVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTYi
' Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina;. ffiMaxBegember4 1936.
$1.25 Per Year
BY' AViU , V Yf
B IN. J )i : T - -
tiy u w ! m i LJia ii
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fof iensraias m
I! "2 C -2 3 Sabscrip-
; r.t More
ears v th first
; tie various" few-eandi-Ij
"entered, in -h wwe.
j tt,tHe few workers and
Cat an entirely new
cand: 1 ' i .can, .wi& Just'' few- grooii
t subacr' ;:r.s rlaee taemseivcs at we
top of the lint ir.4 wKh Uttl eaort
walk off ;i2 "t:.it "first prise," $300.
' r Several who have been nominated
"' Vfaave failed so far to turn In single
subscription yet in some caaea their
' A?, friends have sent in' mow votes than
.'-' they have "themselves."1'' Candidates
)" who do ' not' produce subscriptions
' cannot hope to win.; Hie mora sub
' ' lt scriptlons you can, produce, the more
" votes you will earn. ' -r'';.
: No LoerfefEverybody 'Wtas - ;
i-"'', There wllMa no losers lnthisub
r "scrfptlon drive; for everyone is "paid
. v a commiasion. of 20 per cenon a1!
subacriptlon money he or she collect.
After-look: over the list you can
' ' readily Bee that the opportunity is
t, ripe for any food honest worker to
- ' enter and gq out and make some real
- money th next few weeks." Only- a
few candidates in the list are really
- giving tle - campaign ' the attention
r , that the value of the prizes deserves.
J-CarJ-J-t-n r rn'ninded that it Js
to t.Jr t' I to report ' isach -WadV
nesday -1 E-turday.
' -T2Ing Each Friday V
. The standing will be published each
Friday' from now until . the end of
the campaign, December 24th.. 4' All
, candidates1 should strive to turn r in
! " every available subscription not later
: than next Wednesday night in order
, for their standing to reflect, in the
, next standing. Votes can not be" Is
sued . witli accuracy until they have
been carefully checked. Candidates
7 are again urged to report all sub
j a scriptions as soon as possible so that
I the names may be promptly added to
' v the . growing list : rof . Perqufmans
.'Weekly readers.. l- '.' . . ; -'
" I - a For More .Workers s "
' Sor-s i.aw r.&mes have been added
$9 t-3 !
at t 3 ',
in t" 3
of t ?
t :3 week and, some that
vd last week i have been
t there is . plenty , of room
f t : vrr .a awElce producers
ii ci-.n as. r-.uch as $200
rec' s. . There are
' " (' s r!nty ,that
. . i .r l. e worker,
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Here - is the first announcement
of the standing of the workers fat
The' Perquimans Weekly's big sub4
scription driven The names - are
printed in order of their, standing
in the campaign at neon Wednes
day: ; The ne thing thia anuounce
ment does not' shew is the close,
ness of the leaders , andT how few
subscriptions, it ' would take to
make one of the lat atarters the
leader. ,;t , v j - ,
' ; Reports have:; been; good this
week, and we want , to" thank the
contestants "and 'our 'readers' fof
their splendid -cooperation: Look.
Vejthe , Ustbelow,i..an4v if yw
have not given your subscript ion
or renewal, giv it to' your favors
ite worker;; It may be the one
needed to put your favorite at the
top of the lfa:f$W&"
Here's how they stand: ,
MRS. ROYE PARKS
. KHS. VIOLA NACHMAN
MRS. HELEN SKINNER
: O. A. CHAPPELL "
i..:S. ELMER BANKS
.VS. MADGS S. ROGERSON
. 1 "3. W. H. ELLIOTT v - r'
. 1.I5S, WINNIE WINSLOW "
' KRS'W.' sVLONOS.'- .
MISS ADELAIDE EAVES
MRS. R. E. MATHEWS
EILUE TUCKER , ,
JESSE. LANE 'if 'U."
"&E. WALKER -7 1 I
MISS EERNICE WHITE
MISS DIXIE CHAPPELL S '
Initiated Into Society
Mias Ruth Nachman, of Hertford,
was initiated recently into the Dikean
society at the Woman's College of
the. University' of . North Carolina.
Miss Nachman, who is a graduate of
the Perquimans High School- of xthe
class of 1936, is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Louis Uaohman, of Hert
ford. y AV
Last Opportunity To
r rr Join 4-H Qubs
' Anr additional girls who wish , to
become members of the Perquimans
4-H clubs must join at the December
meetings to be , held next week, according-
to Mias Gladys Hamrick, who
is greatly pleased at the enthusiasm
shown by most of the ?0 girls of the
county -who are charter members" of
the clubs, s ; . m( r
T.e 8th' Qrade ' Club wQl'meeton
Tu- '-y, December 8, the 10th and
it; -j f "owing, and the 8th. Grade
c! J on I! '-rsiiy.4 All meetings will
te kc!i it 9 oV-ck in the morning.
Ti e r. i xrtr .'3 to be very"
inter.. J rt v. a te t!.Tlyv topic of
CIirLL'.j i-...Ion up .for dis
c -;Ioiu There will also be Christ'
r-as r ar.i stories. ! : t -c
T'i iste Ipi crrortuhity that
.1 i.s c-.'.i fr i '.lr.j the
-'-') t.!i jrtvti t.s projects
' a:r;:ir Ce year'ant
i.s c ,. i fir i .Ir-ar the VH
I j, r ry to te orranixed and
3 tzr v k t cice.
1 t!.e cele
s F.ev. E, T.
I "DAY ,
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Large Neon Sign Adds
To Attractiveness of
CREDIT TO TOWN ,
' lljcr (Sties
- No 'deflntkd -date. has . as yet been
set for' the opening of The State,
Herlford ".handaome ' new . theatre,
That everything will be In, readiness
within the next ferw week,however;
is believed probable, ' The work, whicK
was delayed somewhat. : by JWeTfttJfer
cuihuiohb oi ura taw - Bumnrci, u
moving formard rapidly, now, regard
less -of Weather conditions,: which do
not retard in the-, finfehmg of thei
Just as soon as possible the date
of the opening of the theatre will ap
pear in the Perquimaris.'Weeklyi, "to
gether with the ahnriuncerhent of the
picture to 'appear on the: first night.
. Local folks have taken a great deal
of interest - iri 6te ' elaborate Neon'
electric jp igh which was set up. within
the past.week. The sign,' which -Mr.
Webster ; states i the ' largest and
handsomest that the Carolina, vaign
Company, of Charlotte, has installed
within the State of North Carolina,
holds', in addition to five hundred feet
of Neon tubing, a hundred and fifty
40-wat and lSwatt bulbs. It took
a-craw of workmen several days to
place the sign.
The new theatre will be modern in
every particular, wijh ,the latest rand
oesc ui neating anfl air : condinoning
equipment ; The very latest and best
in sound equipment has been purchas
ed and is ready for installation.
No expense has been spared by the
Carolina Amusement! Company to
give to Hertford the most complete
picture theatre in any town in North
Carolina, regardless of. size. W. T.
Culpepper, who is the head of the
organization, and who has spent con
siderable time here since the begin
ning of the construction of the thea
tre, takes much pride in trying to
give td the Perquimans public the
type of theatre that he feels that
Perquimans deserves and which he
believes it will patronize. . -
The pictures shown here will be the
newest pictures' and on a par with
those . shown in ' Raleigh, ' Norfolk,
Richmond and other1 cities.: ;.
- 'Mrs:, Sidney Broughton, of Hert
ford,' will serve as cashier when tiie
theatre opens. T Beverly BlancharjcU.;
local young man, will be the operatorr
The. manager will be Horace ' Jones,
of ;Eji?abeth City, who expett; short
ly to move to Hertfbrd.r -',' :
Quota Reached In r Z
Red Cross Roll Call
n4 V j
t The. following 'names have been re.
ported by' Mrs. . C. F. Sumner, Jr.,
Chairman of the Red Cross Roll .Call,
to', supplement the list of those for
merly m&llahed 'who responded to
the roll call: Mrs. T. S. White, MrS.
T. '.B. Walters,' Mrs-' R. M. Fowler,
Mrs. G. .E. Newby, iMrsw Charles Skfai
taer,' Mrs, J. G. Campbell, Mrs. C. W.
Morgan, VA'C-' Morgan Southern
Company, ' Mrs.' R."-T.
C'C "VVinBlow, Mrs. E.
Yl "-t cc&
e c" "tlons
j mors- than
".Uldtti d-l-, ..-.j.the grand to
ut to the approximate amount 'asked
for, which ' was' $100.00. j ,
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WHITE-PERRY WEDDING WILL
TAKE PLACE DECEMBER 2ft
, Miss Mary "Lavinla Perry, whose
marriage to Nathan Newiby White,
of New York, is announced to take-
place in the E?rtist Church in Hert
ford on .Saturday, December 26, . and
who has recently heljt a position in
Norfolk, has returned to Hertford
and will be with her rrents, IJr. and
-s. J. p. Ferry, -cr'. 1 tl.e we,I..
Youngsters . Cooperate
In Raising Funds to
VT1X hcSd CUNIC
Four Perquimans Peo
ple Victims oi White
v Prague LasleaiP
' Te.Tttberculosia ChrisUnas Seal
sa)s is on, according-to Ute annual
custom The sale in ' Hertford is
sponsored by the Hertford Woman'B
Qub; T? with Mrs. " Leigh - Winslow
s ; Kjwwpian, ana ulroutfn uie
aitivcpera4ion ,of the school chil
dren an opportunity is given to every
one. o .contribute to the fund which
is usedi to fight tuberculosis.
: Seventy-five per cent of the funds
raised in the county is kept at home
for . local use. It is always spent for
a worthy cause in an effort to. pre
vent further spread of tuberculosis
through . educational efforts . , and
through care to susceptible children.
A tuberculoBis clinic, sponsored by
tMj.Wiopen's ub of Hertford, will
Be ield shortly,' as soon as the ser
vices of a physician from the State
Board of Health are available, which
will be isome time after January 1.
Certain expenses in connection
with the clinic will ibe paid in part
by the proceeds of the Christmas
Four persons died in Perquimans
County last year from tuberculosis,
according to figures compiled by the
North Carolina State Board of Health
and ' , published" in the November
HealtteJJuUetin; Two of those to die
from WWr piague in Perquimans were
white persons and two were colored.
Since the fight to eradicate tuber
culosis got under way in North Caro
lina there has been a considerable
decrease in the death rate from this
disease. In the year 1915 there was
a total number of deaths from all
forms of tuberculosis in the State of
3,710. Twenty years later, in 1935,
the number was 1,938, or a little more
than half the number, despite the
fact that the population had in
creased considerably more than a
Tuberculosis is still a public health
problem of large proportions, but ini
no other disease, with the exception
of typhoid fever, have the forces of
preventative medicine made such
headway as has been made in the ef
forts to control and eliminate tuber
culosis, according to statistics.
Proceeds from the sale of the
Christmas seals are used in the fight
to stamp Sout tuberculosis.
, '1 I . L M. .
.every unc ja urgea to JDuy Vjinsi-
Program Of Indian
Music Friday Jfight
Mrs. R. & Riddfck has "announced
that a -colorful program of Indian
music will be given on.' Friday even
ing at 7:45 o'clock at the Hertford
Grammar School by her ,rythm and
piano classes. : Gay costumes,' songs,
dances and . piano' composfttons by
noted-. American composers present' a
varied evening's 'entertainment. .. The
public eordwOy invited. v( .-. -
$5,000 Distributed By .
;i .1923 Clirictnias Oub
amiU ta feprntinar .the
Ctri 3 i -;r-; HerjIoHt
Banking Cr jiy, willbe Jurned
over, to - E.e, -d 7 . "tor this,, .week.
This'(iamou.'.t rcpro.Ja an" increase
in the Christmas savings of last year,
and R. M. Riddkk, Cashier, states
Uiat a considerable increase is ex
pected' for the club beginning imme
diately. ' Checks for this year's sav
ings will be mailed this week.
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;J ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED
' Mr. and. Mrs. M." G. Simpson an
nounce.the engagement and approach
ing marriage ,of their daughter,
Louise Virginia, to Robert L. Pratt,
of Edenton.. ;The marriage will take
place on Sunday, December 20. ;
The bride-toe was a former resi
dent of. Perquimans County, v The
f I!y no'.v Uvea in Chowan.
. : - i. . . . t J x . Jk. v . a.AjM4
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With Timely Goods
Sam P. Sawyer, of Pasquotank
County, who was arrested by Corpo
ral G. I. Dail of the State Highway
Patrol, on the night of November 23,
near WinfaU, and who was placed in
jail in Hertford on a charge of ope
rating an automobile while under the
influence of liquor, being released
under bond some hours later, was
found not guilty by Judge Walter H.
Oakey, . Jr., in Recorder's Court - on
Tuesday, but was found guilty of
reckless driving and was fined twenty-five
dollars and taxed with the
Mr. Sawyer, who took the stand in
his own behalf, testified that, though
he had taken a bottle of beer before
leaving Norfolk, he had not taken a
drink of liquor in 24 years. He fur
ther testified, in explanation of the
accident which Corporal Dail was
summonsed from Edenton to investi
gate oh the night in question, that a
tire blew out when his car left the
concrete and he attempted to cut
back, and that this caused the acci
dent which landed his car across the
ditch in a field. He further testified
that he was somewhat dazed from
the jolt he received in the accident
when he received a cut beneath the
Officer Dail and Town Officer M.
G. Owens had previously testified that
Mr. Sawyer was under the influence
of intoxicants when he was placed in
Elihu Key, colored, who was charg
ed with assault, was found not guilty
of this charge, but upon evidence of
the prosecuting witness, Madison
Boone, to the effect that he had pur
chased liquor from Key, a charge of
selling liquor was brought and a ver
dict of guilty entered. Key was sen
tenced to the roads for sixty days,
sentence to be suspended upon pay
ment of a fine of twenty-five dollars
and upon good behavior for two years.
Edward Lee, colored, charged with
the larceny of a suit of clothes, was
given a sentence of 7 to 6 months
upon being found guilty, the sentence
not to go into effect until further
orders are made by the court pend
ing certain investigations of circum
stances in connection with the case.
The case against William Burke,
charged with operating a horse-drawn
vehicle without proper lights, was
K. R. Gtfbb3, who was found guilty
of operating a car without operator's
license, was fined ten dollars.
Robert Riddick, colored, found guil
ty of driving a horse drawn vehicle
without lights, was taxed with
of the court-costs.
- Charles R. Barco, found guilty of
driving a car with improper license,
.was fined ten dollars.
Jim Overton, colored, found guilty
of larceny, was given a sentence of
days on the roads, to fee suspend
ed upon payment of the court costs.
Address Delivered By
1 Former County Boy
Rev.; C. E. Winsiow, pastor of the
Pilgrim Church in Danville Vs., and
a former Perquimans boy, was chosen
to deliver 4he. message fofl .Union
Thanksgiving 'servka-ihold'at Mifftt
MenwriaBaptjat Church in the Vir
up of member of the various church
es of North; JDanVille together with
the ' pastors, of the -Churches.
30 Safety Deposit Boxes
Installed At Local Bank
Thirty new ' safety deposit boxes
were -installed in the vault of the
Hertford Banking - Company ' this
week.' -s ' a S
, These new boxes fill- a long felt
need. For a long time it has been
very difficult to secure safety depo
sit boxes, as most 0$ those who have
such boxes rented continue to use
them for the safe keeping of valu
able papers or other articles. 'Al
ready a number' of these" new boxes
have been rented, according to Cash
ier R. f. Riddickt who had a waiting
l't of those who wished to rent the
Business Men Optimistic
For Good Holiday
Every Effort Made to
Attract Buyers; Deco
With Christmas only three weeks
off, merchants of Hertford are al
ready beginning to see a cheery sight
Shoppers are crowding down town
sidewalks and store aisles, the ad
vance guard of an army of Christ
mas buyers that will march through
the shops in steadily increasing num
bers until Christmas Eve's closing
Anyway you view it, and today's
paper offers visible substantiation,
the merchants of Hertford have
bought heavily for the shoppers of
this section,, and the town will main
tain its reputation in affording citi
zens and visitors the greatest assort
ment of Christmas merchandise, and
with service in proportion.
The storekeepers are receiving sea
sonal supplies daily, and it is decid
edly to the advantage of shoppers
to buy at once in order that they
may take advantage of the great
On all sides the Hertford merchants
are optimistic over the prospect for
a large Christmas trade based al
ready on early shopping crowds, and
like their contemporaries in larger
cities they admit they will find it
difficult to later replace the many
bargains on their shelves right now.
All of which, they say, empasizes th
need for early and not last minute
Those who shop early, also, show
an appreciation and sympathy for
the great number of buyers who will
insist on waiting until later in the
season, and at the same time will
reveal an appreciation of the ser
vices rendered by all store employes.
Even now every day people are
crowding the Hertford streets carry
ing packages and bundles, many
wrapped in gay red, green and sil
ver colors of the Yuletide season.
Many carried long flat packages that
had the shape of cardboard clothing
boxes, and some have been seen
scurrying along with a tier of pack
ages piled almost up to the chin.
The eyes of all Hertford shoppers
had the searching look of Christmas
buyers. These eyes scanned the dis
play windows, lingered among the
goods on counters and shelves and in
show cases, as if weighing the off
erincra in a desire -fill nnf tha ahm-
Display windows ofall the stores
have never been as attractive as this
season, and they have been crowded
in front by passersby halting to peer
at the clothes, foods hardware, je
welry, toys and other articles ar
Christmas is on the way and Hert
ford merchants are in Yuletide dress,
awaiting one and all. Buy in Hert
ford! Buy now!
Rev. D. M. Sharpe
Hears Stanley Jones
Rev. D. M. Sharpe, pastor of the
Hertford Methodist Church, attended
the preaching jrdasion -. iieid . in . Rat.,
ktfgh.,laat week-end under the- aus
Bice r:f the-Federal r CtHmcH ' "of
Churches -of Christ in AmeriiwhenViVji-
not Huy..stanler JoneA Jndjan. mtov
sionary and Widdy, known writer' and
minister,, was present, ', but many
other'- outstanding ministers, includ- -ing
Bishop Paul B. v Kern, - of the
Methodist,.-' Church, and Bishop
Thomas C. Daret of the Episcopal
"Stanley Jones,; says Mr. Sharpe,
who has heard the famous minister
on previous occasions, "cornea near
er to fading out of the picture when
he speaks and leaving Christ stand-
ing before his audience than any man
I have ever listened to.", '
Ihe mission was undenominational,
services being' held in.- the Various
churches of the city ' and ministers -and
people of all denominations tak- .
ing part - -."
. TO WINTER lNfFLORDIA 1
Mrs. C. W. Korgan left on Friday -for
Orlando,' Florida, where she will ,
spend U.8 winter with her daughter,
Mrs. GecTs I' rrelL' '- '
-) ti :3ra,tion.
boxes. '.-,., , .