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JVc iroe IV.Number lr
" T iilS $300 PRIZE
Campaign of Perquim
ans Weekly Comes to
NEW READERS ,
Paper Enjoys Largest
Circulation In Trade
Mrs. Roye Parks of Ryland was
the winner of the $300- cash prize in
ithe subscription campaign of the
it Perquimans Weekly, with Mrs. Viola
'- A. "Nnrkman of Hertford winner of
v'. the' second prize of $100. Mrs. O.
A. ChaDDell of Bemdere won tne
' - ' $50 award and' Mrs. Elmer Banks of
"; Durante Neflk won the $25 award.
V All other contestants received checks
l dor twenty per cent of the amount
I r they turned in on subscriptions.
The contest closed promptly at is
; o'clock noon Thursday. By that hour
: each contestant had placed their last
Uturns flg bajlot.box'in the Per-
..quimans Weekly ofiice wnere tne
tyotejS were counted, as soon as me
''hiAmn Mrs. Kmmett Elliott of Tv-
f.iv ner,"jC. P. Morris, and R. M. Rid-iV-
' ttickf made their announcement of the
I winners, checks were written and
r awarded to the winners and commis
, sion checks were given to the non
it prize winners.
. " Splendid work was done by the
'! participants throughout the cam
il oaien. " AJJ of them were wo-
,men who showed themselves capable
i The Perquimans Weekly has been
'wett advertised in the sections
'.through which it desires to perma
aently circulate. It has been popular-
ized in hundreds of homes in wnicft
' it could not gain permanent entrance
beforehand as a result of the cam
paign tie paper now enjoys the
fargest circulation ot any newspaper
An th&mertford trade territory
The Perauimans Weekly wishes to
""ir i4s"MJL the workers who enter-
itsmign as well as all who
Mcribed in order to make the con-
a success, and extends to all a
brdi&l invitation in make the office
their headquarters when in Hertford,
and to call on the management at
it any time k can be of any service.
fc May Enroll In CCC
.Five Pawufaians County boys may
enroll Xit-Jpt. CCC camps early in
-"tne Nw Year, three white and two
It has been announced that there
if:.Hllbe a OCC enrollment oinJanu
9; application for enrollment to
Young men from the ages of eigh
teen , to twenty-nine are eligible if
. they otKSrwise meet the require
,;" .ments,;JTby must, however, come
r from families which are either on re-
.4si;;ir..w1iichr eligible for relief J
A biy who t j been a member of a
;A 'j COCf camp must have been jlincharg-
"4; :'; f f. year ago beforeha is again elt
"S.V Those desi
' J. '"J"""1 yuicer,
SMnners ErUrtain At
W Ancestral Home
Ofct J. J. gUnner Liul Mm SH.
I wihijivo in Washington, D. C,
Sbttt: ho )pttd eojriforttbi tin ti
f 1iL conntntJn'onie. "Cove GrcyeM
fine oUf ancestral Jioma of fit.
inner f amily? 'fa" Old - eclv'wo
fo)fatXhoidw with' their
.iUgfiteiv Miss ' laeigh Skinner. -; ?
- The v hflr entertained a number
gueste daring &M&'tmMriri&r'r':W'i, wu
Christmas thei son Joshua H. Skin-
' tiAr w-r vv
mna aise , tneir son, kwul, ts, sum-
.ner, iof-StateavUIe, and MrsSkin-
V Other gue83-wW Judge Paul P.
piuwa, "yho i ChairmRn of the Pa
4. tent Hoard, U, S. Patent Office, and
nJ Mi.1. Pierce, of Washington D. C.
i ' '.Amorg those who a m spending the
' JNew Year holiday with Dr. and
ti'Mitf. Skiniicr are Dr. E. R," Collins,
J 'a member of t" e fact Uy of the Ag
tticjudrar .Coll 3 of the University
' v of North Carolina, ar d Mrs. Collina
. F s M 4 -M iv I
V, yoti can
" tilery's hope.
J wh-i - man geU to like a
:, rT -.t, v- 's him th he needs
i 'am ,
thr hair -i
rjf others can't
yraEKLY NEWSPAIER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OP HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
HURT IN WRECK
Edison Harris Eorced to Remain In
Bed Ten Weeks Due to Discola
tion of Hip; In Cast
Edison Harris will be confined to
his bed for ten weeks, according to
the physicians who rendered surgical
aid to the injured youth, Louis Nach
man, Jr., is rapidly recovering from
his injuries, and it is believed that
the cuts about the face of Dick Pay
ne will be healed shprtly, all of which
in the light of what happened, ap
pears to be little short of a mir
acle. The three boys were injured in an
automobile accident when returning
from Elizabeth City early Monday
morning, where they had attended
the ' midnight show. Louis Nach-
man was at the wheel of his father's
Plymouth sedan, which was in colli
sion with a car driven by W. H. T.
Smith, of Norfolk. In the Nachman
car were also Beverly Blanchard and
Jar&fcj Divers, James was unhurt.
Beverly was also unhurt until after
he had extricated himself from the
wreck, when he suffered, a sprained
ankle. He was, however, able to
help his Injured companions. Kermit
Kirby, also returning home from
Elisabeth City, was the first to reach
the scene and he immediately took
the boys in his car and brought them
to Hertford, where Dr. C. A. Daven
port attended them.
On Monday Edison Harris, who
was the most seriously injured of the
three, was taken to the .Albemarle
Hospital. . H suffered ' a fracture
dislocation of the hip. Surgeom
from Duke Hospital and from Nor
folk also have been in attendance
upon young Harris and his hip is
now in a cast.' ne wiu pe removed
toJ his home? krali1 propahaitywith-
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It was at first feared. thAt Louis
t-V-ET ,;,uu "
vonuu . injury, v nowover, , nig conai-
tlon is much improved. ; j: "
. Dick Payne's face was1 jbadly cut
when' he was thrown ' thorough the
wind shields r
All who viewed the twisted wreck
of the ear wondered how any one es
; ; AN APPRECIATION
) We' wish to thank leach.and every
patron of Belvidere Post Office for
the Bplendid -cooperation. -given us in
the handling Of the f mails during the
ChriBtmaar season, j
' The bulk of mail is Always in
creased at this tine of the year, but
this yeaf more pieces of mail were
l"- "ed than ever before since we
1.. 3 been in the service.
A prosperous New .Year to all of
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Perquimans County, Morth
Seekiner Home For
Who will care for this little
homeless child? There is in Per
quimans, according to Miss Meta
Dowling, child welfare officer, a
little girl, nine years old, without
mother, father or home.
She is at present temporarily
placed in a home which is already
over-crowded and where she can
only be kept for a short time.
Any one who might be interest
ed in taking care of this poor
homeless orphan child should get
in touch with Miss Dowling, or
with Miss Ruth Davenport, wel
The child will not be placed in
any home which is not approved
by the Welfare Department. She
has had few advantages and it is
the earnest desire of those in
charge of the matter that a home
be found for her which is near a
school and where she can attend
Sunday School and church.
Prizes Awarded For
Burgess Club Scores
Mrs. Walter Williams entertained
the Wednesday afternoon Bridge
Club and a number of other friends
at her home near Burgess, Wednes
The grand prise for high score for
the year was awarded to Mrs. J. B.
Basnight and the low prize for' the
year went to Mrs. Nathan Mathews.
The high score for the night was
won by Mrs. Nathan Mathews, while
the consolation went to Mrs. Tommie
Those present were. Mr. and Mrs
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BasnUrht, Mr. and Mrs. Tommie
niauiews.Mr. ana mrs. waiter wu
liams and Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Mat
Matoewe.Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wil-
hews. - "
The hostess served fruit cake with
conjealed fruit salad, topped with
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MRS. CHARLIE WHITE HOSTESS
TO FRIENDS AT BRIDGE PARTY
Mrs. - Charlie . White was a most
charming hostess to a number of her
friends at bridge- at her home near
Burgess on Tuesday afternoon, v The
high score . prize was awarded to
Mrs. J. B. Basnight, while the con
solation went to Miss Virginia Umph-
lett. - . " - - ' , n ' .
Those present a were Mrs. Walter
Williams, Mrs. Fred Mathews, Mrs.
J. B. Basnight and Miss Virginia
A delicious course of hot cocoa
with marshmallowS and wafers was
served. 1 i " ,
Carolina, Friday, January 1, 1937.
lVr A CSfVlVTO nnrk nVTarn AT T'
IVlAbUJNk 1U IJNMALJJ
Perquimans Lodge Has Met Regit-!
larly In Lodge Room Provided
113 Years Ago !
The Perauimans Lodre of Masons.
tne oldest secular organization in
Perquimans, has held its weekly . Mrs- s- G- Scott of Elizabeth City,
meetings regularly in the special' Mrs- A- lwidu' of Elizabeth City,
lodge rooms constructed for its use Mrs- T"03' J- Nlxon- Jr- Mrs- Helene
a hundred and thirteen years ago in : w- ewby, Mrs. R. H. Beamon, Mrs.
the county coUrt house. j C" D- HanPer Mr- and Mrs- w- H-
At the next regular meeting, which Weatherly of Elizabeth City, Mrs.
will be held on Tuesday, January 5, ;T- L- -lessup, Mrs. J. R. Stokes, Mrs.
the first meeting of the New Year, ' W- Oakey, Jr., Mrs. Thomas Nix
installation services will be conduct- n. Mrs- H- c- stokes- Mrs- Rosser
oH u,fcon tfco antv nff,or Bnnn, Mrs. Nathan Tucker, Mrs.
will be formally installed. This is
a very special meeting, refreshments
will be served and there will be a
general good time.
There are several master Masons
living temporarily in Perquimans at
the present time, and all these are
given a special invitation by the
lodge to be present on this occasion.
Thfl new nffirpm aw Wnrshinfnl I
Master, A. L. Skinner; Senior War
den, G. W. Jackson; Junior Warden,
F. T. Johnson; Senior Deacon, G. C.
Buck; Junior Deacon, E. S. Pierce;
Senior Steward, John D. Hill; Junior !
Steward, J. H. Towe; Tyler, Hugh ;
Copeland; Chaplin, D. J. Pritchard;
Secretary, T. E. Raper, and Trea
surer, J. S. Vick.
Sunday School Class'
Enjoys Party Monday
A delightful party was given by
the members of the Judson Memo
rial Sunday fchool Class of the
Hertford Baptist Church on Monday
night. The affair was held in the
Men's Bible. Class Room of the
thurch, which was decorated with
Christmas greens for the occasion.
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- ri8 - '9" Johnson, the teacher
of the class, had charge of the pro
gram, which included readings, stor
ies, games and contests in which all
took part. ' -V
Delicious hot,, chocolate, wafers and
candy were .served.
Those present included the follow
ing a number being special guests:
Rev. D. S. Dempsey and Mrs. Demp
sey, Mrs. Sidney Broughton, Mr. and
Mrs. Jimmie Smith, Mrs. T. E.
Raper, Mrs. ThomasTilley, of Nor
folk, Mrs. C. E". Garrett, Mr. and
Mrs. Martin Towe, Mrs. W. E. White,
Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Layden, Mrs.
D. M- Jackson, Mrs. Bill Boyee, Mrs.
Charlie Elliott, Mrs. Josiah, Elliott,
Mr. and Mrs. Alec Wheeler, Misses
Dorothy Hoffler, Lizzie Lee Hoffler,
Katherihe Campen,. Edith White, Ed
na Layden, Ellen Chappell, Margaret
Jladre,; Benni . Wood,,; Essie ' Walker
and Messrs Tom Cox Ind Jim Bass,
Slot Machines Ruled
Out By JudgP Oakey
Tea In Honor Golden
In honor of the golden wedding
anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Darden, of Hertford, which occurred
on Wednesday, December 30, their
daughter, Mrs. Henry O'Sullivan, of i
Norfolk, jnd their two daugh- j
ters-in-law; Mrs..? D. S. Darden and J
Mrs. V. N. Darden, of Hertford, en
tertained at a delightful tea on Wed
nesday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. V. N. Darden.
The rooms of the lower floor of the
home were beautifully decorated with
yellow roses and lighted by candles.
The guests were received at the
front door by Mrs. V. N. Darden.
Mrs. OlSullivan received in the liv-
ng room and introduced the guests
to the receiving line composed of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Darden, the
guests of honor. Mrs. D. S. Darden
presided over the guests' book, in
which all the callers registered.
Mrs. T. B. Sumner and Mrs. R. M.
Fowler poured tea. and those assist-
ing m serving included Mrs. George
Alexander and the three grand
daughters of the honorees. Misses
Nancy Coke, Elizabeth and Florence
Mrs. Darden, who is a native of lina based on the statute and on the
Hertford, was the former Miss Kssie Supreme Court's interpretation, un
Stokes. Mr. Darden is a native of doubtedlv makes thpsn macliinps ..n-
! Virginia, but has lived in Hertford
lor many years. The couple were,
married fifty years ago at the girl
hood home of the bride, the present
i home of her brother, H. C. .Stokes, in
i Those who called included Mrs. R.
i M. Fowler, Mrs. T. 15. Sumner, Mrs.
G. W. Alexander of Chapanoke, Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Jones of Suffolk, Mrs.
J. L. Tayloe of Suffolk, Miss Mar
garet C. Eakle of Suffolk, Miss Char
lotte Jones of Suffolk, Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Blanchard, Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
augntrey ot &unoiK, miss h-attie
Whedbee, Mrs. Lizzie T. Cox, Mr.
and Mrs' T- C. Chappell, Mrs. T. B.
Walters, William W. Jones, Mrs. W.
W. Stinemates of Elizabeth City,
Mrs. C. P. Quincy of Chapanoke, Mr.
and Mrs. G. D. Towe of Chapanoke,
Mrs. Jay Scott of Elizabeth City,
!Mrs- CharlfcS I)ritt ot Elizabeth City,
J. J. White, Sr. of Elizabeth City,
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Charles Whedbee, Mrs. Randolph T.
Clark, Mrs. J. P. Perry, Mrs. C. F.
Sumner, Sr., Miss Mary Sumner,
Miss Helen Gaither, Mr. and Mrs. J.
J. Fleetwood, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mc
Nider, Mrs. T. A. Cox, Mrs. S. E.
Nixon, Mrs. Tim Brinn, Mrs. T. T.
Harrell, Mrs. H. C. Hofler, Mrs. C.
A. Davenport, Mrs. Simon Ruten-
j berg, Mrs. T. W. Wilson, Mrs. S. P.
Jessup, Mrs. W. E. White, Mrs.
Silas Whedbee, Mr. and Mrs. J. P.
Perry and Mrs. Lloyd Griffin of
, Tx . . .
r Unemi tieiQ OUnaay
For Harold Chappell,
Occurring just over the Chowan
I line, one casualty marred the joy of
the holiday season in the community,
when young Harold Chappell, 16, a
son of Mr. and Mrs. Troy D. Chap
pell, of the Chappells Hill neighbor
hood, was fatally injured when a
gun in the hands of a small brother,
JahnSEdgar, was accidentally fired
'wlnle the boys were hunting on Sat
urday. The boy was brought first to the
office of Dr. I. A. Ward, in Hert
ford, where he was given treatment
before being carried to the Albemarle
Hospital in Elizabeth City, where he
died within a. few hours after his
leg was amputated.
Funeral services were held on Sun
day at the home, with the Rev. Mrs.
Bertha Smith White officiating and
burial took place in the family bury
ing ground near Belvidere.
Surviving are his parents, a twin
brothel, Carrol, another "brother, John
Edgar,, and one sister, Mrs. Louis
WHEDBEES ATTEND FUNERAL'
OF MRS.- WHEDBEE' S FATHER
Mr. and Mrs,r Silas M -Whedbee
went to Stoval on Thursday to attend
the funeral of Mrs. Whedbee's fath-
er, W. L. Stoval, who died at his
home there on Wednesday.
$1.25 Per Year
Jury Fails to Convict
But Judge Says Ma
It has appeared for the past few
weeks as though the slot machines
in Perquimans were, like Finegan's
train, off agin, on agin, gone agin,
particularly so when the jury in Re
corder's Court on Tuesday brought in
a verdict of not guilty after it had
been instructed by Judge Walter H.
Oakey, Jr., to render a verdict of
guilty if they believed all of the evi
dence. In spite of this, however, slot mac
hines are definitely out in Perqui
mans unless the General Assembly
enacts lcRislation permitting their
J After this matter had been settl
ed in Recorder's Court on Tuesday,
Judge Oakey made the following
i statement from the bench.
! "The present law in North Caro-
lawful. The same statute makes it
unlawful to collect any tax on them.
This jury has spoken. That they
have chosen not to believe the evi
dence in this case is reflected by
their verdict. But so long as the
law remains as it is, I am instruct
ing the officers of this county to ar
rest all who may in the future have
these machines displayed for opera
tion, and, further, to issue warrants
against any who collect taxes from
this type of machine, unless legal ad
vice has been duly given him that
the machines in question are lawful.
If arrests are not promptly made and
notice comes to this court, warrants
will be issued from the bench. If
the people do not want this law en
forced, let them have the Legislature
On December 15 Judge Oakey had
instructed warrants to be issued for
the owners and operators of slot
.liarhines in Perquimans, the war
rants returnable on the following
j Tuesday. At this time, however, the
defendants, represented by their
counsel, J. B. McMullan, of Elizabeth
City, requested a jury trial, which
necessitated a continuance until Tues
day of this week.
Only one of the cases was actually
tried on Tuesday, that against Mci
gan Walker, Charlie Umphlett and
Russell Box, the latter allegedly the
owner of the machines which were
operated in Walker's store and in the
service station operated by Umphlett.
There was no evidence, however, con
necting Mr. Box with the ownership
of the machines.
County Solicitor Charles E. John
son had charge of the prosecution.
From a special venire of 24 men,
whose names were drawn from the
regular jury box, the following jury
was selected: E. W. Mayes, J. D.
Chappell, Thomas Newby, H. C. God
frey, Kermit Kirby and Kermit Ben
ton. The only evidence offered was that
of the state, the witnesses includ
ing officer M. G. Owens, who made
the arrests, and who testified that
he took the machines from the res
pective places of business, and also
testified that he had played the
machines. C. C. Banks was the only
witness in addition to Mr. Owens.
He testified that he had played the
machines and had also watched
others play. Both men testified that
there was, so far as they could learn,
no way of predicting the .outcome
when a nickel was dropped into the
machine. Both men t&tified thakthe
machines paid off tickets or checks
which were redeemed in cash.
Both machines, which were intro
duced in evidence, were connected up
with electricity and Mr. Banks wtis
furnished nickels with which to de
monstrate to the jury how the mach
ine was played.
Both Mr. Johnson and Mr. Mc
Mullan addressed the jury very brief
ly after the evidence was all in, and
Judge Oakey charged them that they
were to return a verdict of guilty as
to Walker and Umphlett and not guil
ty' as to Box "if they believed the evi
The verdict as returned by the jury
however, was that all three defen
dants were not guilty.
When the second case came to
trial, in which Hudson Butler, Fred
Morris and Raymond Bosoms.?.,; ran-e
defendants, counsel iotf
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