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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume IV Number ,14.
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larojma. .. :a, ay, April , 1937. ,
$i.zt rer Year
Pr. X P. .Brinn Wffl
Work Iii Various
Miss Evans, County
Health Nurse, Will
A typhoid and diptheria immuni-
xation clinic trill begin in Perquimans
. on Monday, according to an announc
t ' ment made on Wednesday by Dr. T.
y P. Brinn, County Health Officer, who
Trill conduct the clinic in the various
achoolsofthe county, assisted by
Jtisa. Frances Evans, Perquimans
JBealth Nurse. ,,4
- The clink is not confined to child-
Ten and any one who wishes $o ,bel
. - inoculated araiMt typhoW lever "or
rho wishes to take the diptheria
' prevention treatment may do so with'
out cost. The clinic is financed by
' The work will begin on Monday.
April 5 and will continue until May 1.
Three treatments, at one week inter-
- vals, are required for typhoid lm-
. Jnunization. Only one treatment is
.given for" diphtheria prevention. The
work in the schools will be finished
on the 20th of April and from this
time unta; April 80, according to Dr.
Brinn, those who have had two
' treatments for typhoid prevention
.and who desire to take the third may
do so during this period at the oi
. Jice of the County Health Officer
: Also those who desire to take the
- diptheria treatment may do so during
this period if they have failed to
take it previously.
.-While the dink; will be conducted
,." bs Dr. Brinn, assisted by Miss EVans
, one woo wnm turn via uoui(
vnhyskian to -administer the -' treat-
jiU. ent.may see his physician, and the
- wrork wui be ;Qone unaer tne same
arrangements without charge. , :
Following; js the schedule for the
I,. . linicsr which will begin at 8 o'clock
Jn the morning.
. Ob Mimday April 6. on Monday
' ' April 12 and on Monday, April 19, in
the ttornmg, at Hertford colored
' school, at Winfall colored school and
.t the Winfall white school. :
V' An ilia aom itata In thA after.
r' 0 aoon, at Jroflhttans. ;,ffigh School
. na at. ueruora grammar , Bcnooi.
to Tuesday April 6, on Tuesday
April 13 and Tneeday -April 20, tat
Leighs Temple," Galatia, New Hope,
White Hat, Snow Hill, Oak HiU and
-. JL Willow .JtntiitetAxXi'pthirix;--
' 0 Wesday- April,7, .'Wednes-
! K day Apr& U and Wednesday ' April
- 21, at Wlhslbw Grove,' . Whiteston,
"li Micahor, Bay Branchy Belvidere and
'U Cadac' HOL:' f-ttU:-vv-;-'-
' Oh ".Thursday,. April Thursday,
. f April 1, and .Thursday, April , at
K Ballahjiet bquapin, eech'8pring
;, ' po5s&,T Bethel ; Cwnlte)," Bethel
. (colored), Wyanoke and Saunders
. Bottom. x-r : .4'.' y,i:
. On Friday, April 9, April April
23, Pools Grove, Fort Bridge and
liJTlfeiabers Of 0n6-,
Family At Church
r , ; ' On Easter; Day
v r Twenty-three memtoers ,- of one
Hertford family attended church ser
" ' vices, together on Easter Day,
t There were many visitors ,in Hert
ford for Easter, for it. is a time of
A general home-coming for most of the
folks who live at a distance and who
; can eionvenjently come back..v Nume
i -' rous young people of the-, various eoi.
.lfi and school !er;"' here, and
..- 7-e- ho liVe at-dlsiance
'' spndhe happ)rocca
th oyi 6nea. 111', v'
i "there piBtlyno liome
in U town where' there were - so
many ?of the rt -immediate. family. U
' xl: 't toir mother jOn Eastet; pay as
' .J at the home of aMrs. K, Jt.
Nold. , "11'
Mrs. Newbold and - her husband,
who died a few" years ago shortly
after the Couple had celebrated their
golden wedding . anniversary, . reared
twelve children to manhood and wo
manhood. Not every one of the ele
ven living children were at. home for
E ter, but Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
! ' , accompanied by Mrs. NewbcIJ's'
V J'rs. Rosa Wldron,'of ,Waah
', D. C wera.here for the week-
rre also. Mr".-' and Mrs.' Jack
I - 1 their daughter, Sallie,
, ' N. J., and- Mr. and
n 1 vold, of Golds-
AMONG 4-H CLUBS
Examinations Will Be Made to Se
lect Entry For Dlatrlct Content
In Washington, N. C.
A health contest will be conducted
in the Perquimans County 4-H clubs
during the month of April, according
to an announcement made this week
by Miss Gladys Hamrick.
Each club member will be given an
examination by Miss Frances Evans,
the County Health Nurse, the health
iest two girls will be selected from
each of the. three clubs. These six
so selected will be given an examina
tion afterwards by Dr. T. P. Brinn,
County Health Officer, and the one
who is found to be the healthiest of
,the group by -Dt. JWnn rwill be- sent
to the district contest to be held
shortly in.. WashingtonK N.C, The
'wlnlter at Washington taker part in
the state-wide contest of 4-H club
girls in Raleigs, in the summer.
Miss Fannie Mae Coffield, wfa
presides at the meeting of 4-H clubs
in Perquimans, has announced the
time of meeting of the three clubs
The Eighth Grade Club will meet
on Tuesday, April 20.
the Tenth, and Eleventh Grade
Club will.mteet on Wednesday, April
The Ninth Grade Club will meet on
Thursday, April 22.
All 4-H club meetings are held at
the Perquimans High School.
Club Has Meeting
The Belvidere Garden Club met
-Wednesday' afternoon with Mrs. T. C.
Perry. The meeting opened- with the
hymn, "Battle - Hymn of RepubUe."
Devotional by Mrs. J. M. Copeland,
The members answered roll call with
the name of some vegetable that they
would like to grow, that they have
never, grown before.
Miss Hamrick explained the differ
ences in various textiles, and also
made tests of different materials.
She had samples to represent differ
ent weaves. Miss Clara White gave
a talk on "Planting vegetables in
i Dorothy White gave a poem, "A
package of Seed."
; Mrs. C. T. Rogerson, Mrs. Virgi
nia Lane, and Mrs. T. C. Perry were
appointed on the menu committee for
the federal meeting.
v Those present were: IMesdames
Mammie Wfnslow, Ullie Male White,
Cora -Ward, , Mac Ingram, Wayland
White, Virginia LaneT. C. Trivetto,
w. T.' Stnitn, i j. wmsldw; Win
f red ChappeU, Luns Layden, Nurney
Chappell, C T. Rogerson, J. M. Cope-
land, V. C. Lane, T. CPerry, Misses
Dorothy. White. Clara -White. Mar
garet B. White, Lucy White, Olive
Layden, Elsie Copeland, Emma
White and Gladys Hamrick.
Coach Rogers Leaves
Perquimans County High ; School
has lost its athletic coach, Carl
Rogers, who has held a position on
the school faculty for the past two
years and who has served as athle
tic coach, left Wednesday .night, for
California to .lajaml'y.
. nr. Kogers, wno .nas seen very
popular In Hertford, stated that' he
regretted, very much leaving before
ta .eni. of .the school .term, ha that
tt wa necessary ,te go. at- thi time
in order to. toke ;.;aantagi vfth9:
unenuiu jtvoihuu uunrai iiunu- ntiJB
taking '- position, .vjlth! .Uifrlr Citrus"
Frftit Growers:, Aeeociation.at-Palo
iki' ; - -. - . . . - ; '
I Jesse Parker Perry; -whcf Trecehtly
has 'represented ' the Elisabeth City
Daily Independent in Hertford, has
also accepted Ik i position with the
same concern and -left with Mr.
Rogers .'on' Wednesday night. '
Bridge PartylApril 8V T
" - 1 At .oWomah s-.- Our
,Th ladies, of .the Durante Neck
home demonstration club , are' spon
soring subscription bridge party,
to be held , on Thursday night, April
8, at the .Woman's Club v House in
1 s p roceeds will go towards the
for 1 v ' h the women are raising to
he'j I "J a cummunlty- house in
r ' I'- and every one is in
' ' ) ; .t t the perty.
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Final Payment Will Be
In Hand Friday of
$5,525 Paid on Sunday
School Building Since
Fall of 1935
Rev. D. M. Sharpe, Pastor of the
Hertford Methodist Church, has an
nounced that the entire church debt
is to be wiped out immediately. Most
of the funds has already been secur
ed, according to Mr. Sharpe, and the
remainder will be in hand by Friday
of this week.
"The churcK debt -fe presents the
unpaid balance for the" Sunday School
"bulldingj erected Wmeyaars. ago.
a cost' of $32,000. When Mr. Sharpe
took over the pastorate of the church
in the fall of 1995 the. balance of e
church debt amounted to $5,525.00.
Mr. Sharpe says that he has re
ceived the finest cooperation from
the membership and friends of the
church in his effort to rid the church
of debt, and that the money has
been raised through Sunday School
classes, missionary circles and in
dividual gifts, and that while the
adult members of the church have
worked most faithfully in raising thi3
money, the little children of the Sun
day School have also done their bit.
Baptismal Service At
At the Methodist Church on Sun
day morning there will be a baptis
mal service for babies, according to
an announcement made by the Pas
tor,. Rev. J), M. Sharpe. The church
doors will be opened to receive mem
bers also. It being the first Sunday
of the month, the communion service
will be observed, and there will be
a short sermon.
Church Services Now
Start At 8 O'clock
Beginning on next Sunday night
the hour for holding church services
at both the Methodist and Baptist
churches in Hertford is 8 o'clock, in
stead of 7:80. .
Court Puzzled Over
House Prayer "Boss"
Mary Spivey, Secretary, Swears Out. Warrant For
Trespass Against ftistor Af tef He Broke
Ijock on Church
Mary Spivey, local colored woman,
who described herself as the secre
tary, the pianist and the one who
attends to most of the business, and
who apparently has been the general-factotum
of that religious body
known as the House of Prayer, made
the most of her opportunity on Tues
day in Recorder's Court to publicly
denounce John Grandison, the erst
while pastor, against whom she swore
out a warrant for trespass after he
had forced , the lock on the church to
if:itdi-h$4.x1ltihlM to give him
"Ha is the lyingest man I have
ever . seen", declared Mary, with ve
hemencfc:'.4;. "- -'.''
T6 cojt(t;ad much difficulty In
8Kgkanng: 'the. method ;:,by: which
the House, of Prayer : is '.'governed.
TW.,.tard:.ofi trustees;' .but
ftere'waa "some rmdjeation Jthaf the
minister appoint 'tmtees;reptacing
suuv us ao not lunciion m awonuwic
with rhls wishes, "a packed . board",
so to speak, ,,.
.: What connection have ."you with
Ihe House ,"6f . Prayer? Ma?y was
asked.. . "I anv the secratary, nd I
attends to most of the business and
t plays the piano,, was the prompt
reply-ti-li 'Y""4.,f w tW : -i'
! "We have a board of trustees but
they dont tct," said Mary, '"I most
ly does everything." 1 Are you trus
tee T; The prosecuting attorney want
ed to know. ,"No,, sir, X am juet the
secretary, and the overseer says 'the
secretary is next to the preacher."
1"..s overseer, it seems, lives in New
r :t ITws and just at present he
'Vt S5?ni to be paying . any at
t " ihl church in Hertford.
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rogram at An-
Many (Perquimans Folk
Expected to Attend
brd women will have
le program of the thirty-
meeting of the Woman's
Missionary Union of the Chowan
Baptist Association which will be held
at Reynajldson Church In Gates
County oni Thursday April 8.
: Mrs. J. jfc. White, superintendent,
will oreside. and Mrs. D. S. DemDsev
'ia ' one . of sthe speakers.
Other speakers include Mrs. Gor
don Mardre, of Woodland, Dr. J. L.
White, of (Elizabeth City, and Dr. R.
R. McCulloch, of Chowan College.
The annual stewardship declama
tion contest award will be made by
Miss Lois Sawyer, of Shiloh, who is
young people's leader. Mrs. Charles
Tillett, of Elizabeth City, will sing at
the morning session and Misses Do
rothy and Marie Morgan arc to sing
in the afternoon.
The business and devotional pro
gram will be given during the morn
ing session, and in the afternoon there
is to be a play by the dramatic club
of Chowan College, entitled "A Sold
ier of the Cross."
Many Perquiman3 women will at
tend tills meeting, where will be
gathered hundreds of prominent Bap
tist women from all over the Cho
van Association, which includes the
Albeinarlecounties of Chowan, Per
quimans, iwsquotarik, Camden,' Cur
rituck, 'Gates and a portion, of Dare.
The members . of Reynoldson
Church are famous for their extreme
hospitality, according to the superin
tendent, Mrs. J. E. White.
S. S. CLASS MEETS APRIL 5
The Judson Memorial Sunday
School Class of the Hertford Bap
tist Church will meet Monday even
ing, April 5, with Miss Ellen Chap
pell, at her home, at 8 o'clock.
All members are asked to be on
picked cotton and did everything
they could to pay their church dues,
and after a while, well his life did
not become a preacher. His deport
ment was not for a leader."
Mary vowed she told the preacher
to his face that he wasn't living right
and "couldn't lead nobody. Then the
preacher said he was going to leave
here, going to Elizabeth City, that
these North Carolina folks didnt
have no sense nohow and he was
tired messing with the folks in the
house of prayer, because they didnt
have no sense.
He left, it seems, and then reap
peared last week, after three months
absence and announced his intention
of taking up his' work again. Mary
refused him the key and he forced
the lock and - while he held service
Mary-'vror''pktA'warrant and se-
cured 'an offloer.' The officer oblig
ing) Vaited 'nntiV the service was
over before he placed the preacher
in .Jafl. Bail was later secured and
before the case came to trial the
preacher had appointed other trus-
"I told him yesterday he didn't
have no right- to appoint no more
trustees, and he says, "I am the oosb
ind what I says goes."
Mary eavs she was sitting at the
piano ort Sunday night when , he
came in, and that she just got right
up and took her Bible and the sec-
reary's book and walked out. "And
did you take all authority with yout"
Mr. McNider asked the question "No
sir said Mary, "Just my Bible and
tha Secretary's book." ,
I am going to tell yo the truth,
the kind of man he was, instead of
pre- uing to us right he would get :
up t re and just thrash us out, ha
wot i -1v& us and say we. didnt
f 'laued on Paga Five) -
A young white man of fine ap
pearance, Alva Lamb, of the Chap
pells Hill section of Perquimans, was
found guilty of assault with a dead
ly weapon, to-wit a bush hook, in Re
corder's Court on Tuesday, after the
young man had flatly denied that he
had been any nearer than 50 to 75
yards of the alleged victim of the
assault on the day the trouble occur
red, on Friday, March 26. Prayer
for judgment was continued upon
payment of the court costs and good
behavior for two years, with a rec
ommendation to the grand jury to
make an investigation of the case
looking toward an indistment for
There was a full docket on Tues
day, with court lasting all day, with
cases involving various charges, in
cluding traffic law violations, liquor
transportation, trespass, drunk and
disorderly, obtaining under false pre
tence, destroping public property and
assault with a deadly weapon, half
of the defendants being white per
sona and half Negroes.
In the case of Alvah Lamb the
defendant took the stand in his own
behalf and denied that he went any
nearer than 50 to 75 yards from the
prosecuting witness, Elabury Chap
pell, and his lather, and that the
only words spoken was his morning
greeting as he threw up his hand.
Thomas Lamb, a brother of the de
fendant, and Thomas Miller, an em
ployee of the defendant's father, both
corroborated Alva Lamb's testimony.
The prosecuting witness, a resi
dent of the same neighborhood in
which the Lanilbs live, whose testi
mony was corroborated in detail by
his father, Charles Chappell, wag to
the effect that at about 8:30 o'clock
on Friday morning Elsbury Chappell
and his father went to burn some
brush on a field located across the
road from a field in which Alva
Lamb, his brother Thomas and Tom
my Ellis were working; that Thomas
Lamb and Tommy Ellis remained
where they were, some 75 yards dis
tant, and that Alva Lamb came to
the place where the Chappells were
at work and ordered them from the
premises, using profane and abusive
language, and advancing upon young
Elsbury Chappell with a bush hook,
and with the hook in close proximity
to Chappell's neck as though to cut
off his head, threatened that he
would cut off the heads of both
father and son and throw them in
the road unlos3 they immediately
left the field; that the Chappells
left as promptly as possible, evading
Mr. Lamb as he advanced with the
Gilbert Chappell, a brother of
Elsbury, swore that he was working
a short distance away, too far to
hear any of the conversation, but
that he saw Lamb with the bush
hook raised in threatening attitude.
Upon the flat denial of the cir
cumstance by the defendant and two
others, Judge Oakey said "Gentle
men, somebody is lying and I would
like to find out who it is."
Character witnesses were put on in
an attempt to determine what the
reputations of the persons involved
were. Everybody swore to the good
character of the Chappells and all
but one' witness testified that Alva
Lamb had a good character. This
witness said that he had always
borne a good reputation until re
cently and that now it was only bad
for drinking and lighting.
As was touched upon by counsel
for both sides, there may. be grounds
for ill feeling between? the parties
growing out. of question as to the
rightful possession of: the land on
which rthe Chappells 'were working.
The land is owned by Mrs; Fronie
Lamb, an aunt in law of Alva Lamb.
The Chappells are tenants and are
working for Maxy Chappell, who
claims possession of the farm, and
in reference to which a civil suit is
pending in Superior Court,
Wesley Hurdle and Graham True
blood were found not guilty of reek-it-driving
but were found guilty
of transporting liquor. Each was
fined ten dollars and taxed with the
court costs, and the -driving license
of each was revolced for 6 months,
Lowell Rosso, of Norfolk, Bubmit-
- j.. . r i of rockloss driving
and was required to pay the costs,
joha Sv; ulancharo; Colored,' who
, .- court on February 9 on
a similar charge was found guilty
or driving a truck Twlth improper
, , nis fined ten dollars and
taxed with the court costs. Blaitchard
was warned that if he is found guilty
Continued on Tage Five)
Church Expected to Be
Filled to Capacity
AT 2 (TCLOCK
Three Outstanding Lay
men Appear on Inter
Two hours of inspiration and in
formation on Sunday afternoon April
4 is announced by Rev. D. S. Demp
sey, Pastor of the Hertford Baptist
Church, when a men's meeting for
the Chowan Baptist Association wiT)
be held, with three outstanding lay
men as speakers.
Never have the men of this section
had the opportunity of attending
meeting of this kind, according to
Mr. Dempsey, who says that it is
expected that the church will be fill
ed before the time for the service
to begin. All men are invited to at
tend. The program is as follows:
2:00 p. m. Devotion and song ser
vice. 2:16 p. m. Our 100,000 North
Carolina Baptist Men, Mr. Claude F.
Gaddy Superintendant Raleigh
2:45 p. m. Conference period, roll
call of churches, reports, Dr.- E. H.
3:00 p. m. Special music, Men's
Quartette from Edenton.
3:10 p. m. A worthy Program for
a Baptist Church, Mr. M. A. Huggins,
Raleigh, N. C.
3:45 p. m. Men Matching the
Master of Men, Dr. C. E. Brewer,
president Meredith College, Raleigh,
4:15 p. m. Announcements.
Piney Woods Council
Meets Friday Evening
The Council Meeting of Piney
Woods Friend's Church will meet
Friday evening at the church. All
teachers, assistant teachers, and ?J1
officers of the Sunday School are
urged to be present.
The Young people are especially
urged to attend these meetings also.
Discussions of much interest is to be
taken up during these meetings. A
special study of "Quakerism" is to
be made. Do we really know why we
are Quakers- At any rate if we at
tend these meetings we should all re
ceive a great benefit from them.
Helps Repair Jail;
Sentence Cut In Half
His industry during his term in
jail served D. P. Burgess well. Bur
gess is the man who was convicted of
driving while drunk on March 16. In
accordance with the stand taken a
year and a half ago by Judge Wal
ter H. Oakey, Jr., any person so con
victed in Recorder's Court in Perqui
mans must serve a jail sentence. A
fine just won't do. Burgess was
given 30 days in jail and fined fifty
He made a good prisoner, accord
ing to the officers, from the start,
and at once began looking about for
something to do to relieve the tedium
of the long days. The jail was in
bad repair. It needed paint and
there were repairs which should have
been made before. The rail on the
stairs was broken and constituted, a
menace to the unwary.
Mr. Burgess, with the aid of other
prisoners who cooperated, set about
to make the repairs. They did a
good job. The work is a credit to
So favorably impressed were the
officers with the man's industry and
behavior that the matter was called
to the attention of Judge Oakey,
who upon inspection of the work im
mediately ordered that the sentence
be cut in half, which gave Mr. Bur
gess his freedom ,and he left next
day to take the job said to be await
ing him in a distant city.,
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETS
' The executive committee of the
W, ' M. U. of j ! the Hertford Baptist
Church met on Monday afternoon at
the home of Mrs, V. N. Darden, with
Mrs. L. AV' Ward, presidentpresifl'
&UJ t JViA'' '. .
Those present were -Mesdames J.
A. Ward D.' S. Dempsey,' L. N. Hcf
lowell, Chas. Johnson, Chas. E." John
son, Mark Gregory, Rotwrt White,
W. Mayes, J. J. Fleetwood and V. A.
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