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ME PE1WIMANS WEEKLY)
A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
, .Volume IV. Number 10.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, March 5, 1937
$1.25 Fer Year
osis Clinic In Perduimans On March 8
800 Women Expected
To Attend Annual
Miss Evelyn Toby, New
York Stylist, Princi
Eight hundred women are expected
to attend the annual meeting of the
home demonstration clubs of the six
teenth district, to be held in Hert
ford, on May 29, according to Miss
Gladys Hamrick, home demonstra
tion agent of Perquimans.
si A meeting of the demonstration
, Stents of the district was held in
! the office of Miss Hamrick in the
V.r' Agricultural building on Saturday,
f ' -when arrangements were made to
J hold the meeting here. Last year's
" ' district meeting was held m Eliza
The sixteenth district is composed
of eight counties, Currituck, Dare,
Camden, Pasquotank, Perquimans,
Gates, Chowan and Hertford. Miss
Hamrick expects to have a full at-
tendance of the 250 members in Per
quimans, as well as a good represen
tation from the other seven counties
of the district
The speaker for the occasion is to
be Miss Evelyn Toby, New York
'Stylist. . Miss Toby, who was former
ly an instructor at Columbia Univer
sity, and who now maintains a shrf
m jn New York, malas.tegular monat.-.$sstmi, or at Duke Hospital,
,. Na the first time" that, local women
,nsve jiaa an opporniiiyfi er sucn
autorityn style as Miss Toby,
and all who can will doubtless avail
themselves of the opportunity.
.The affair will be held in the audi
torium of the Agricultural Building.
Jirs. tlark Elected
f;New President Of
Local Woman's Gub
La Mrs, B. T. Clarks was elected Pre
f, sident jut the -j Hertford Woman's
.. dub, to succeed Mrs. F. T. Johnson,
j-whose term expires at the end of
this month, at the regular meeting
j of the club on Thursday afternoon.
T -fiiOther officers are, vice - president,
y Mrs. J. G. Boberson; secretary, Mrs.
.l . C. P. Morris, and treasurer, Mrs.) J.
" JJ. Fleetwood. , -:
, v During the last month of Mrs.
' Johnson's term as. president one of
"the outstanding bits of work of the
... ;y. lub will be finished, that of assist
H ,. , ing in the holding of the tuberculo
. sis clinic in Perquimans, which is to
.. ' "be sometime during this month.
? Mrs. Johnson, who has made a very
capable president, taking the lead in
. number of importantjjtojfeete.'wa'a
Y -given a ejgjag-ypte"6f thanks hy the
rr51ub ab Uie meeting on Thursday.
-r .tShe had heeh presented with a gift
4 ,v". isA -C3bristmas.",'''rt-''" -
, : 'An indication of .the Interest of
- tthe Perquimans County women in
. ;the home demonstration work under
the leadership of Mis Gladys "Ham
rkk, home t agent,; is the Sunusual
,' - f number oj ' i meir attending' cjub
JtS meetL.o"duringI the; month of .Jann-
' ary. -9'
. There are itv'W11? "
' tration clbs id- tht ecty, 'wlth
; : i mherr p? of 26WDuring r;the
i cf . J" -ryVtwo hundred and
tAo wemen .vnded, club meeting?,
1'fes Hamrick, reported, to- the
i. cf County Commissioners on
- the best attendance she
r she' Tcame-:1 Into the
. i f r-J a half ,ag?. -plL
I Uks L . tJso reported that
f plans were bfcL.j inade now to jpon-,'-r
e-other plea-i-e trip tot the) elut
jvon n.' , Last epifeff. a liumfbet of
. the rsmbers ,ef the c' "s of . the
;courly went on a sight-booing trip
to V ' ip jton.Vl-This yeir.it is plan
r l t i v8 the trip to : V.estprn
' "i Carol.' stopping at A;vvl..e
f hts; The trip-iwill be
' "y chartered busses..
i YTJt OBSERVED
' y societies of the
k ; m 'I'-B 'l;j;t-'Ci
t 8 serv... i T.-iii U L' ca'I'iisisy
i.'J.t, whenv- fee 'jrouBjr I rf-9. moot.
Be Sold To Assist
Easter seals, the proceeds of
which will go toward th aid of crip
pled children, are to be sold in Per
quimans this year, according to Miss
Ruth Davenport, Welfare Officer,
who announces that the seals will be
placed on sale next week.
The seals, similar to the Tubercu
losis Christmas seal, are sold, as
are the Christmas seals, for one cent
each. Half of the proceeds go to
the International Society for crip
pled children and to the North Caro1
lina League for Crippel Children and
one-half is retained in the county,
to be used in defraying expenses in
connection with the treating of crip
pled children. Miss Davenport is
very anxious that the Easter seal
sale be successful in Perquimans, as
such sales have been elsewhere.
The North Carolina League for
Crippled Children has a number of
worthy objectives, among which are
to develop a State-wide consciousness
of the needs of the crippled child.
Another is to. work with all agencies,
both official and private, for a more
efficient service to crippled children;
to acquaint the people with the ser
vice available, and to extend these
services wherever necessary.
Eighteen crippled children in Per
quimans County have been examined
at Dr. Shand's clinic, which is con
ducted regularly each month in 'Eli
sabeth City, and all were either
Treated at the Orthopaedic Hospital
may be that there are others who
should be sent to, this clinic end who
should ? have treatment: '''Any ' one
knowing of such" 'children in Perqui
mans should report the matter to the
Welfare Office in Hertford.
Edmound B. Skinner
Victim Of Pneumonia
Edmound Blount Skinner; 60, died
at his home in the Old Neck section
of Perquimans County on Thursday
afternoon, following a brief illness of
Funeral services were neld on Fri
day afternoon at Holy Trinity Epi
scopal Church, of which the deceased
was a member, with the rector, the
Rev. E. T. Jillson, officiating, and
burial took place in the Skinner plot
in the church yard. Pallbearers were
Charles T. Skinner, W. H. Hard
castle, H. G Winslow, F. C. Wihslow,
David Cox, Jr., and George Caddy.
Mr. Skinner, who was held in the
highest esteem by the people of the
county, was a member of one of the
county's oldest and most promiv.ci.t
families, being a son of the late Mr.
and Mrs. Joshea Skinner, of Old
r"HiB'"l,irst wife was the former
Miss Edith Newbold, who died seve
ral years ago. Of this union three
children survive. They are Edith
Blount, of Elizabeth City; Minnie
Lee, of Washington, D. C, and Sal-
lie Newfbold, of Rutherfordr N. J
He later married Miss Mary Griffin,
of ' Perquimans, who survives, to
gether with their three children, Isa
bel, Emily and Edmound, Jr. A sis-
and a brother, Dr. J. J. Skinner, of
Washimrton. ' D; C also survive.
Among the out of town" people who
attended, the funeral were,:, prv and
Mrs. J. . Skinner and Miss. Lee 8Wn
ner;' of Weshingtori, D,'i4.::;Miss
Edith ploHnt-Slumier,; of Elizabeth
and Miss Sallie Skinner, of Jtuther
ford, -N.:J., .and; Wil,GJ. Gaitheref
The concert which Miss Kate Blan-
chard announced for last Friday
night was postponed hecause of the
death of R.. R. Keaton and will be
riven on Tuesday night of next week.
JAbbut fifty young people,; reprt-
senting ' the two glee ciuos ana tne
piano pupil of Miss Bbjncbard. will
- ATTEND LUNGHEON
lira. F. T. Johnson, Mrs. JU T.
Clarte and Miss Kate.Blanchard at-
tens!?.i tho luncheca iveir by Mrs.
V7. .v.v r'',-sin ..R!sabeh;'Ciiy
f. : )' . . T ....
c.;5v: ' ) tve Roman's" CIwVf
SON OF HERTFORD DEDICATION
Had Been Active In
Medical School For
84 YEARS OLD
Frequently Visited Old
Home Where He Had
Dr. Randolph Winslow, distinguish
ed son of Perquimans, whose life
was closely linked with the develop
ment of the University of Maryland
School of Medicine, a surgeon, trave
ler and author, died on Saturday at
his home 1900 Mount Royal Terrace,
Baltimore, after a week's illness. He
was 84 years old.
At the time of his death he was
professor emeritus of surgery of the
University, having retired from active
teaching in 1920. He was associated
actively with the medical school there
for forty-nine years and had held a
series of teaching positions during
Dr. Winslow was born in Hertford,
the son of Dr. Caleb and Mrs. Jane
Paxson Parry Winslow. He attend
ed Hertford Academy, Rugby Aca
demy, Haverford (Pennsylvania)
College, where he received his A. B.
in 1871 and his M. A. in 1874, and
the Unhersity oi Maryland School
of Medicine, taking his medical de
gree there in 1873.
The following year he joined the
medical school staff, serving success
fully as assistant demonstrator of
anatomy, demonstrator, lecturer on
clinincal surgery, , prof essor of ana
tttt&f andrifcal -surge'ry and pro
fessor of surgery. He retired in
1920 while professor of surgery.
In the interim, from 1882 to 1893,
he Berved with the Woman's Medical
College, which he founded at Druid
Hill avenue and Hoffman street, and
in 1883 he was professor of opera'
tive surgery and topographic anato
my at the Baltimore polyclinic.
He studied further at Berlin,
Vienna and Paris in 1883 and in
1907. He had been a member of the
Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of
Maryland since 1876, and in 1914 he
served as president of that body. He
also. held membership in the Ameri
can Medical Association, the Balti
more Medical Society, the American,
the Southern and the International
Dr. Winslow was a fellow and
founder of the American College of
Surgery in 1912. In the same year
he became an officer in the United
States Army Medical Reserve Corps.
F" was one of the first to introduce
antiseptic surgery in Maryland and,
according to the Maryland Medical
Journal, was the first in Maryland
to. resect the pylorus for carcinoma,
to shorten the round ligaments
(1804), to perform vaginal hysterec
tomy (1888) and to operate success
fully for gunshot wounds of the hv
(Continued on Page Five)
Schedule Of March
Meetings For Clubs
Home demonstration culb members
are to study textile selections at
their meetings during the month of
March, -and Miss Gladys Hamrick,
home agent, is prepared to give out
a rreat deal of information as to
tests of 'varidu kinds in connection
with; the ; selection of . fabrics, and
ether valuable Information.
v The time and. place of meetings of
the'? vau-Jcinh for this month is
as folIows:''&i;iK:;-::;:'' , ;'
:, Chapandke- Qubr 7 Tuesday, March
9, with Miss Margaret Bogue.
vwhlteston Clo Tuesday, March
U, ith Mrs. Li I Lane.
k Hunters Fork Club,;, Friday, March
12, with Mrs. U D Copeland
Ballahack CJub, Monday, March 15,
with Mrs. A; A. Stallings. . :
Beechspring dob, Tuesday,- March
16, at the School House. r ! ,
New Hope Club, Wednesdayis March
17, with Mrs,: E. AiTurner.-.-'f-''.
Winfatl Club, Thursday; March 18,
with Mrt. Joel HollowelL j.jft ;
White 'Hat Club, Tuesday, March
23, at the School House. - ' ,
vBelvidere CWb, Wednesday March
24. witit Mrs! T. C Perw. iAi , . i
5 Helen Gaither: Jhfc,: Thursday,
March 26,; with Mrs.- Oaude Perry.
r-hrt Club, Friday, March 26, at
e i -se. t a n
Entry I Tuesday, March 80, at
the School House,
F. H. Teter and Miss
Large Group Farmers
And Wives Attend
F. H. Jeeter, Agricultural Editor
of State College, and Miss Mamie
Whisnant, State College Snecialist on
Home Management, were the princi
pal speaker at the ceremonies dedi
cating the" new Agricultural Building
in Hertford, on Wednesday afternoon.
at which ' L. W. Anderson. County
Other speakers included Mayor H.
G. Winslow, who made the address of
welcome; Mrs. F. C. White, of Bel
videre, who responded; A. Lee Wal
lace, District Director of WPA; W.
P. Richardson, WPA representative
of Elizabeth City; and B. Troy Fer
guson, District Supervisor of Farm
A large group of farmers and their
wives were present at the meeting,
and on the rostrum were, in addi
tion to the speakers, Rev. E. T. Jill-
son, who pronounced the invocation;
Miss Gladys Hamrick, home demon
tration agent, who introduced Miss
Wh,snant; Dr. E. S. White, Chair
man of the Perquimans County
Conservation Committee, and four
members of the Board of County
Commissioners, E. D. Mathews, John
C. White, Jr., Roy S. Chappell and
J. O. Baker. . It was announced by
Mr. Anderson that the Chairman of
the Board, E. M. Perry, and Mrs.
Perry, who is President of the Per
quimans County Federation of Clubs,
were prevented from attending be
cause of a death in their community;
The possibilities of a fuller, richer,
happier life for the farmer and his
family, through improvements, in
the home as well as in the farm, as
the movement spreads to carry on
the educational program in the state,
was the subject stressed , by both
Miss Whisnant and Mr: Jester.
It was pointed out by Mr. Jester
that fifty per cent of the population
of the State is engaged in agricul
ture and that a farm demonstration
agent is employed in every county in
the state for the first time in the
The importance of intelligent farm
ing in reference to conservation Of
soil vas stressed, as the speaker
pointed out the conditions In those
countries where the soil has
been depleted. "It is possible," he
said, "for this fertile land to become
a famine-ridden place and a barren
The responsibility of the intelligent
farmer to help the less fortunate
ones, those who take no part in the
cooperative movement for better
farming was emphasized. "And in
dedicating this 'ouildinp: you may de
dicate -our souls to building up a
higher type of civilization," he said.
The speaker touched upon the fact
that the farmers of Perquimans are
descendents of the men who settled
this country. " In your veins," he
said, "flows the finest blood to he
found in North Carolina."
' Miss Whisnant reviewed briefly
some of the outstanding achieve
ments of the women in their work
and said that we are beginning to
realise that the farm and the home
should be a fifty-fifty joint project.
Duke University Band
Here On Wednesday
' The Duke . University Band- of 45
pieces, directed hy Robert Fearing of
Elisabeth ,City, 'wiii give a concert in
the- auditorium of the Perquimans
High School on Wednesday after
noon at 2:30, under the auspices of
the Delia Shemburger Missionary
Society , of the r Hertford . Methodist
Church. ' i '
. A small admlsaion fee will he
charged, the proceeds to go to the
building ; fund- of- the Methodist
Church."' 1 ' ...
PRESIDING ELDER PREACHES
' AT M. E. CHURCH SUNDAY
Rev. B. B. Slaughter, presiding el
der of the . Elizabeth - City; District,
wilt preach at Hertford. Methodist
Church .on Sunday morning at 11
o'clock, and hold the Quarterly con
ference immediately i afterwards.
Physician From State
Sanatorium In Charge
HELP THE BLIND
The whole outside world was mar
velously beautiful on Monday morn
ing With everything wrapped in snow.
Howard B. Goodwin saw nothing of
the beauty which others were enjoy
ing; he only felt the chill. But as
a friend guided him from the court
room his face was bright with a
Practically every one is glad to
help the blind, and the Perquimans
public is going to be given an op
portunity to help one blind man, and
by doing so receive full value in re
turn, when young Mr. Goodwin opens
up his shop for making bottoms and
hacks for chairs, which he expects to
do just as soon as his shop is ready
and he can get his stock of ma
The young man, who has been
blind all his life, is a native of Per
quimans. For a number of years he
was a student at the Institute for the
Blind at Raleigh and while there
learned to do a number of useful
things, among them being this cane
and fiber work in making bottoms
and backs for chairs. Calling on the
Board of County Commissioners on
Monday, this young man asked for
help in establishing himself in
business in order to become self-supporting,
and the commissioners very
readily agreed to help him.
The belief was expressed that there
is a great deal of this kind of work
to be done here, and it is believed
that a shop of this kind will be a
real asset to the community, because
there are many householders who
would be glad to have new bottoms
or backs put into chairs of the kind
which this young man can make.
J. W. Ward, Register of Deeds, told
the Board that some work which
young Mr. Goodwin had done for him
was most satisfactory.
The young man appeared to be
very grateful for the assistance
which' the commissioners promised
him, and appeared delighted at the
prospect of being able to take care
T. A. Pearce Buried
In Suffolk Tuesday
T. A. Pearce, 62, died at a Nor
folk hospital at 7:20 o'clock Tuesday,
March 2, after an illness of two
Funeral services were conducted at
the First Baptist Church in Suffolk,
Va., on- Thursday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock and burial took place in the
family burying ground.
Mr. Pearce, who had been a resi
dent of Hertford for the past five
years, was a native of Gates County,
a son of the late Mr. and Mr-3. Tho
mas Aaron Pearce. Beore coming to
Hertford to take charge of the Gro
cery Sales Company, Mr. Pearce had
lived for a long time in Suffolk, Va.
He had made many friends during
his residence here.
Surviving are his wife, Mi I'rsie
Powell Winbourne Pearce;. tne step
daughter, Mrs. Cscar liunth, of
Portsmouth; two sisters, Mrs. R.
Samuel Holland, of Suffolk, and Mrs.
Rebecca E. Williford, of Portsmouth;
one aunt, Mrs. Walter Beale, of
Franklin, and several nieces and
Helen Gaither Club
Meets At Hunter Home
The Helen Gaither Club met at the
home ojT Mrs. W. O. Hunter Thurs
Miss Francis Evans, the Health
nurse, gave a very interesting talk
Miss Hamrick gave a talk on how
to care for a sewing machine.
A demonstration was given by the
clothing leaders, Mrs. E. Y. Berry
and Mrs. C. L. Dail, after which a
contest "What kind of cloth would
you buy?" was conducted, Miss
Hamrick winning the prize.' Also a
talk was given by Mrs. Fulton Driggs
about rearranging shrubbry.
Miss Addie Reid won the prize for
the most practical and best made
The hostess served dainty refresh
ments. 'Those present were: Mes
dames T. E. Madre, E. Y. Berry,
Fulton Driggs, Bristow Perry, J. T.
Lane, C F. Reid, Claude Perry, C.
L. Dail, , Misses Charolotte Reid.
Gladys Hamrick, Frances Evans and
Mrs. W. O. Hunter.
Woman's Club Respons
ible For Service to
TRIED FOR YEAR
Adults as Well as Chil
dren Will Be Thor
With an experienced clinician from
the State Sanatorium in charge, as
sisted by Dr. T. P. Brinn, Perqui
mans County Health Officer, and a
competent nurse, a tuberculosis clinic
will be begun on Monday of next
The clinic is for the purpose of
ascertaining if there are children or
older persons in the county who are
threatened with tuberculosis, and
this is a rare opportunity for any one
who should be examined to do so.
The clinics are being held all over
the State of North Carolina, as a
part of the program to wipe out
thk? disease, which if taken in time
can so easily be cured, and when, as
every one knows, if neglected is sure
to be fatal.
Mrs. F. T. Johnson, president of
the Hertford Woman's Club, which
organization is sponsoring the clinic
here, reports that more than a year
ago application was made to the
State authorities to have a tuberculo
sis clinic held in Perquimans, and
that only just have they succeeded in
having a physician assigned from the
State Sanatorium for the work.
All school children, both white and
colored, above the age of ten years
will be given the tuberculin test in
the schools, except those children
whose parents or guardians make a
written request that such children be
Nothing further is done for those
persons who show a negative react
ion. Those whose reaction is positive
however, who may or may not have
tuberculosis, will be given further
examination. They will have an
X-ray picture taken of their chests
in order that the diagnosis may be
There is no charge except for the
X-ray picture. Those parents who
are able are requested to pay one
dollar for this service.
While the time has not yet been
set for the work in the various
schools, it is believed that the work
will begin in town, either at the
Hertford Grammar School, the Hert
ford High School or at the Hertford
Colored School. However, announce
ment will be made in the various
schools as to this. It will be impos
sible for the clinics to be held in
every school, but all of the children
of the county will be given an op
portunity to go to the centers where
the clinic is being held. Parents are
urged to cooperate in this and to
make an effort to get their children
to tne center:; at the time appointed.
Not only to school children is this
service available, but in order to
carry on tho work of prevention of
tuberculosis, any older persons who
has had tuberculosis in their families,
who lias suspicious symptoms, or
who for any reason feel they should
be examined will receive the test by
applying to Dr. T. P. Brinn or to
Mis. V. T. Johnson at once.
Bethel Club Meets
At School House
The Home Demonstration Club of
Bethel met Friday afternoon at the
school house with Mrs. J. M. Fleet
wood and Mrs. M. T. Griffin as hos
tesses. MisB Gladys Hamrick gave a talk
on the use and care of a sewing
Mrs. C. T. Phillips was prize win
ner in the apron contest and Mrs.
Mary Hayman and Mrs. M. T. Grif
fin winners in other contests.
Those present were Mrs. C. T.
Phillips, Mrs. J. M. Fleetwood, Mrs.
Mary Hayman, Mrs. R. S. Chappell,
Mrs. E. L. Goodwin, Mrs. S. I. Cul
lupher, Mrs. M. T. Griffin, Mrs. Seth
W. Long, Mrs. Reuben Stallings, and
Misses Gladys Hamrick, Gertie Chap
pell and Loraa Brothers. The hos
tesses served a delicious salad course.
VISITED IN WINDSOR ,
Mrs. R. M. Riddick, Miss Carolyn
Riddick and Miss - Spivey Roberson '
visited Mrs. John Lewis Perry in .
Windsor on, Tuesday. . -X '