page has errors
The date, title, or page description is wrong
This page has harmful content
This page contains sensitive or offensive material
Click "Submit" to request a review of this page.
0 / 75
1 ) . "
i ll. JillJi
A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TQ THE UPBUILDING OP HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume IV. Number, 4b.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, November 5, 1937.
$1.25 Per Year.
Over 1C3 Women
Criminal Docket Is
Quickly Disposed Of
First Day Of Court
Not a Single Case on
List Reached the
the Quality bf iMercy . .
SLiGil To Ce Held In
llwilUlU WII IIUli lit
22 Counties Expected to
Be Represented at
, c Meeting
enator L. L. Gravely
Will Be Principal
For the first time a Northeastern
pistrict Welfare Conference will be
held in Hertford, according to an
'announcement by Miss Ruth Daven
port, Perquimans County Welfare
officer. The conference will be held
probably at the high school or a local
church on November 12, with county
.commissioners, welfare boards, coun
ty representatives, ! county auditors,
county attorneys, and beads of civic,
social and religious j organizations
from the twenty-two counties of the
The Honorable E. L. Gravely,
Senator, of Rocky Mount, will be the
principal speaker, with Mrs. W. T.
Bost, State Commissioner of Public
- .Welfare, also speaking.
- , Invitations are being sent now and
county commission boards are espec
ially invited to be present since im
portant questions concerning the so
cial security assistance program will
be answered at the -conference; the
answering to be done by Nathan H.
Yelton, director of the division of
public , assistance, and . Miss Lavinia
.-. 'Key&rvregional representative of the
social security board, - Washington,
. : - A Hfunaainn tnr ennnt.v fimrumia-
"i wffl-W led hv J. F.PnS. rhjiTrtnan of
Martin'. .fViniffa. ItridTd lit. Cjimmfa
l: if'"'-': .J.Ji-
J'.i;niureiicf3. 'in .iui annual mi Mil
. and V Ueme of his jearii -meeting
aeconiv-r tMMs Davenport? la, "A
' " The fwentytwolj bounties compris
ing the Northeastern. Dintrict, are;
Bertie, Beaufort; , Camden, Carteret,
, Chowah, Craven, Currituck, ; Dare,
:f EdgecomV Gate?,- Green, - Hertford,
v Hyde, Lenior, Martin, Pamlico, Pas-
" quotahk, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell,
. Washington and Wilson,
1 ' Miss, Davenport is secretary, and
t M. G. Fulgham, president of the con
: f erende, will preside. v puncheon r will
; oe aervea ai me tugn acnooi, prepar
ed by the department "f home eco-
,. nomica tinder the suDervision of Mrs.
Helen' Harrell, director of the depart
ment t m".. t 1
lVIrs. Jizlz- Jones' and
Mrs; Walter East V
. .. Latest Victims
Mrt. Jack Jones, of Hertford, arid
Mrs. waiter juast, wno nves m tne
country ( tieat . Hertford, botfi of
, whom were bitten by black- widow
. spiders on Ia"t Saturday,' are still
- of botli c; ' "ns is 'reported
Batisfact zj i..' t" r physician, Pr.
C. A. Dave rorC - ,
No kss than f.ve TerquimanB
. County persons have been treated at
'Ihe IJ-ford Clinic for II .'s. viw
spi.l. ' i t ' in the past ten days,
accoi. j u J Davenport. -
V.I.." 3 t "i rs. Jones and lira.
Erct ' I n on Saturday, f
r- " 'it occur at the same
j ' , ? i fh Instance the
a ''" 'i a peanut
j t..t64 1y Wm
Tort,; who says
t T 'a
1 1. s r : (
;.i ccur.x l-
WMMMMM. I. .'--.V..
;rt ia E "
, w. v;. r:
Meeting On Friday
Every Club In Perquim
ans " County Was
State Agent Comments
On Importance of
More than 200 club women attend
ed the Federation of Home Demon
stration Clubs meeting at the Agri
cultural Building Friday, where
Miss Ruth Current, State Home Dem
onstration agent, was the speaker,
praising this section of the State and
expressing admiration at the beauti
ful well-kept homes in Hertford and
"This organization is one of the
greatest in the nation," said Miss
Current, giving an idea of the size or
the demonstration movement and
urging interest in its programs.
"There are more than sixty thousand
club members in North Carolina to
day, with home agents in 76 of the
one hundred counties in this State.
Our goal is to have an agent and an
assistant in every county. "
The organization is only twenty
fivs years old.
All ten of the home demonstra
tion clubs in the Perquimans County
Federation were represented at the
meeting Friday and each secretary!
gave a report of the club's work for
Stressing the essentials most need
ed by a home-maker to be a success
ful one, Miss Current elaborated on
f ourt enthusiasm.'Wision, optimism
aiitt ioyatty." . "Starting with, -the last
item -and1dnr , theTBwt Wttero. tte
other three in order, you have-another
needed trait,"- said' the state agent,
"Jove, vitally essential to every home
maker. " - '.
..A high pressure cooker , was given
;o the club doing the year's most out
standing work; the first prize' going'
to'theWhiteston club, with Ballahack
second, and Belvidere third.
At the . beginning of the' year, each
club , member kept a, record and these
records were sent in to- the office of
the county agent, Miss Gladys Ham
rick. From these records was, made
a record of each club's work. 5 -;
Miss Mary Teeter, Camden County'
Home Demonstration ; Agent, and
Mrs. Marie Woodard, Gates County
Agent, were the judges. ,' "
Key Hope P. Ti A,'i
Mrs. Steve Perry Named
As President of the ;
" " Groups r
The Parent-Teacher Association of
the New Hope-. School met - at the
school on Friday. ' 1 l 1
During the ' business session the
following officers were appointed, for
the school term of 1937-38: President,
Mrs. Steve ;; Perry 5. vice president,
Mrs. Neil - Sprulllj 'secretary , and
treasurer, Miss Louise Wilson; mem
bership, committee, Mrs. .Guy Webb,
Mrs. Philip Jackson and Mrs. Edward
Layden; finance committee, Mrs. Paul
Jones, Mrs.: John - Lamb and Mrs;
Earl Perry; publicity chairman, Miss
Louise Wilson. ' ' v
It was agreed that the P. T. A
would meet every third Friday even
ing at the school house. - i. '
- The program " included several
games and a. poem.' . Prize " winners
were' Mrs. John .'Lftmb and, George
Turner. , Botbing for ".apples caused
much merriment- ' ' 7" ,
Durics; thetocial liour candy Was
Lserved. y" ;.. -"-"t.-
Those present were:' ! Mrs. Steve
Perry, Mrs. W. ' W. t Spencer, Mrs.
Nettitei Ea:lifl -MrslTilU r-'-'-i,
airs, iivyip tfUHcq uim. diuiu jlaulu,-
iT.Irs..eil .SpfuJJV jMrs. C B. Good
man, Mrs. P. L, Jackson, Mrs. Wil
liam Carter, Mrs. Guy Webb, Mr.
a- Mrs. George Turner, Mrs. Clif
' jn"3y--Mrsi -uera hodds, i :s.
' npHon, Jr., Mits Ruby . '.1,
, Llaude' Simpson, " Miss Carolyn
1 " 'x, and Miss Louise Wilson.
' , C -Jys. Hamrick, t County
trallon Aierixand L
County Farm Agent,
re made for V. 9
' -UTS 4 i) JBv
Drawn for the American Red
P. C. H. S. Football
( . 1 k" ' A1 '.'-Stir - V wr
Victory Second Chalked
Up- by Local Team ;
1 This Seasdrf
Dox Dixon Mac White
And Billy Arnold
' , Hertford High School's football
team won" its second game of the
season, and the first to be played on
home -Soil Friday afternoon, taking
"the, long ind of a 50-0 score against
the" Columbia High School. .
s Playing a major part in the victory
was" the ; playing of Dox Nixon, who
performed like a veteran in running,
pVMbigpafaA pujiting,' ' while Mac
Wffite added5; considerable ; yardage
by sweep'ing en4 runs. Billy Arnold,
too, demon8trated".to the fans pres
ent that ho is no novice at holding
on to .pisses quite frequently snag
ging the ball when it looked as if the
play would go for naught. '
Columbia ' threatened to , score in
the, first half - when a fumble . was
recovered near the : 20-yard line.
However,' the.; entire Hertford line
strengthened s forming k a t veritable
brick wall for opposing runners, the
ball going to Hereford on downs.
Hertford scored after the game was
less than a minute ; old and it was
only a matter of seconds before the
game was over that Nixon shot a
pass to Campen in the end zone for
the eighth touchdown of the game.
- Hertford boys taking part in the
-game . were ! Arnold, ' Byrum) Spivey,
r enus, t irouii wn, , uauii,i narris,
Nixon. Mac White, 'Bond, rCanlpen,
Carver,: C, White, and . JtVinsJovft . 'v -
.I,- - frrm 1 ' .' hi mi "in ..nil h1 "I'll'1'! 'I1'.
Junior Order Contest
; Held , On Nov, 11
iv -I -
' On'.JTovember 11th the prtlimina
riea for the Junior Order statewide
original oration and essay
on the subject of Americajwill be
held in our local high scboo a. Each
senior high school boy'Js e igible in
th 5 c ration, and each en or v high
school girl in the ' essay : contest.
These are to be judged t1' orr (composi
tion, memory and dehve by three
disinterested judges. " l , 1
: The local winners wl ' Represent
his and her sd ool in tv.-j
t J tj I. .. . . .1 .
eucc"sful contestant wUl
a r '1.
Team Easily Trims
Crow Vv Lawrence Wilbur
For Armistice Day
Mrs. I; Asard, District
, President, Principal '
Mrs. Broughton Urges
Every Member to Be
Mrs. I. A. Ward, District President
of the Parent-Teaqher Association, it
to be the principal speaker at the
November meeting of the P. T. A. c'
the Hertford Grammar School 01
Armistice Day, when Mrs. L. C
Winslow will be in charge of th.
Mrs. H. T. Broughton, president,
will preside and os very anxious tha'
every member or the P.T.A. atten'
this meeting, and a cordial invitatio:
is extended to the public.
Refreshments will be served at th(
close of the meeting, and a door prizt
will b6 presented to the lucky persor
who draws the number correspondinr
to the .prize number.
The hour of 'meeting is 3:30.
T.ieut. Governor Horton
Speaker At Hobbsville
Celebration On Friday
Lieutenant Governor W. P. Horton
will deliver the prucipal address on
the day observed by the Hobbsville
High School as "Fall Festival Day,"
Friday, November 5.
The program begins at 11 A. M.,
in the High School auditorium and
the schedule reads as follows: Invo
cation by the Rev. B. A. Mitchell;
'iddresB pf welcome: by i Represents
tive Claude Gray; special - music; in
troduetion 6f apeaker v by " the Hon,
Hathaway Cross;--" address ,by tht
Lieutenant' Governor) 'announcements
by Principal A. G. Greene.
Ball-' games 'aiid.'ottoer atitletic
events, are scheduled for the after
noon and turkey dinner and oyster
supper will be served. ' -r
' v. ii,
Meet Friday Night
ZQ At.ourt House
' The board of directors ( again
wish V call attention to. the jneet
ing of the 'Town Criers" at ;the
courthouse Friday night at 7:30.
The membership roll ta increas
ing by leapr and bounds; about
25' namei being added -! since the
last meeting of the directors on
Pet.-''' L.inpng thetotal to
ap?r-.".Iy 89 members. '
, . : W -ml.
Annual Red Cross
Roll Call Begins
On November 11
House to House Canvass
For Members Will
Chairman S. M. Whed
bee Plans Complete
The Red Cross Roll Call, with Mrs.
C. F. Sumner, Jr., again serving as,
chairman of the roll call committee,
will get underway in Hertford on
Armistice Day, November 11, begin
ning with a house to house canvass ;
by local assistants, according to S. M. !
Whedbee, chairman of the Perqui-j
mans County Red Cross unit. j
Mrs. H. G. Winslow and Mis. W. j
H. Oakey, Jr., will cover Church I
Street, Mrs. C. P. Morris and Mrs. E.
S. Pierce, Market Street, Mrs. W.l
H. Pitt, Dobb Street, Mrs. Charles
Johnson and Mrs. G. I. White, Grubb
Street, Mrs. E. W. Lordley, Front
Street, and Mrs. Durwood Reed and
Mrs. Reginald Tucker, West Hert-i
ford, or the section of town west of j charge of manslaughter, the charge
the Norfolk Southern Railroad. j growing out of the death of Rice
The Rev. G. H. Coffee, colored! Miller, who died as a result of in
Methodist minister, together with the ' juries sustained when the car which
Rev. J. A. Harrell, colored Baptist 1 he was driving was in collision with
minister, will have charge of the col- one driven by Mr. Thach. In the
ored district canvass. ! matter of the reckless driving charge
Thfl n,,nta t fnr iWrmimnim against Mr. Thach, which was appeal-
County this year is one hundred and
fifty dollars, the amount to be raised t
before Thanksgiving Day when the
roil call period ends.
Asked how the county would be
canvassed, Mr. Whedbee said this;
week when the assistants in Hertford !
were named, that workers in other
sections of the county would be nam
6d shortly and that the county con
tributions would be handled in the
same manner as those in Hertford. I
Miss Mary Sumner, principal of the
Hertford Grammar School, Junior:
Roll Call Chairman, will be in charge
of all school contributions, to be
handled directly from the students
by the different teachers. j
Half of the quota when raised will
be forwarded to the National Red
Cross Headquarters and the re-1
mainder will be retained in this
county for local Red Cross work. '
Kindly Remarks Follow
No Excuses For Duty
The fact that no member of the
grand jury asked to be excused when
Superior Court convened here on
Monday was commented on very fav
orably by Judge J. Paul Frizzelle,
who stated that it was one of the
finest evidences that the county has
a high quality citizenship. "It is
both unusual and extraordinary," he
said, "that eighteen gentlemen can
be called to the jury box and em
paneled without a single one asking
to be excused."
The Judge remarked, incidentally,
that he recently held court in a coun
ty where all but four men out of 42
asked to be excused from serving on
the grand jury.
Members of the grand jury in
cluded H. D. Elliott, foreman, Horton j
D.-Copelahd," Willard Umphlett, J.:
Herbert Layden, ,T. D. White, J. W.
Lamb, VI. r,Wi Copeland, W. G. Hollo
well, D. T. Winslow, Edgar Rkkuck,
William Weston-, Jack E. Brum, War
ren Cartwright, J. N. Carver, Sammie
M. Winslow, W. J. Halaey, Fred S.
Winslow. and Miles E, Dail,
Father Ed Passman
Dies lit New York
Ed Passman, owner dftfte firm of
Passman '.and Company, hat mahufacr
turns': of; New York City, wiule in
Hertford Tuesday g afternoon .. -was
called suddenly to .New? York ky ihe
( Mr. PaamM'-'itri-xialar
visit to Hertiord .and rpr ipany jran
has .been calliaa"at 4h"aVatrea at J.
C.,f Slandiard.. Kirt'Zdm&aAik and
Simon's. He: numbers "manj Hertford
people among his friends., i-;'.v'
Immediately upoii ;f'Kceiving -the
nessam Mr." Passman' left 1 by auto
for Rocky Mount.-where jhe boarded
a north hour. 1 t'i. ,
Only Gvil Cases Sched
uled For Trial In
Not a single case on the criminal
docket of the November Term of
Perquimans Superior Court, which
eonvened in Hei"tford on Monday,
reached the jury, the entire docket
being disposed of on Monday.
Judge J. Paul Frizzelle, of Snow
Hill, presided over this term of the
court, which is the first term of
Superior Court held here since April,
and was for the trial of both criminal
'and civil actions. The next term will
be in January, for the trial of civil
The grand jury failed to find a
true bill in the case of Benjamin
Thach, against whom probable cause
was found in Recorder's Court on the
f.1"0 Rfcordr'sI Court S,tate So'
licitor Herbert S. Leary took a noil
The first case which came up for
trial was that of State against Le
Roy Nixon and J. F. McDaniel, in
which T. J. Bass was the prosecuting
j witness. This case resulted in a di
: rected verdict of not guilty.
Cn V nno u'itnaoQ lira a Ava minAr) I r
rae case 01 l- MrMuiian, Jr., ot
Elizabeth City, charged with embez
zlement, in wnicn the defense entered
a plea of nolo contendre. The. tes
timony of L. N. Hollowell, manager
of the Farm Equipment Company.
owner of the truck and plow involved
, and for whom the defendant was
1 working at the time of the alleged
offense, disclosed that restitution had
, been made of the value of the prop
erty involved. Prayer for judgment
was continued in this case for two
j years and the defendant was put on
i probation under the supervision of
i H. Vincent Leary, the District Pro-
bation officer, with the usual provi
sions. This case was handled under
the machinery provided by a recent
act of the Legislature.
The case against T. J. Gregory,
(Continued on Page Eight)
Grand Jury Report f
Following is a report of the grand
jury of the November term of Per
quimans Superior Court, a copy of
which the presiding judge instructed
the clerk to be certified to the Board
of County Commissioners and also a
copy to be placed before the judge
holding the next term of criminal
court in Perquimans:
We, the Grand Jurors for the
above Term, respectfully make the
We have visited the office of the
Register of Deeds and found the of
fice well kept and in good condition.
We recommend that the vault in this
office be enlarged.
We have visited the office of tht
Clerk of the Superior Court and
found the office well kept and in good
condition. We have examined the re
cords in this office and find that W.
T. Shannonhouse, Trustee, has failed
to file an annual rcoort tn tba ("Vmr
The several Justices of the Peace
have each filed a written report as
required by law. sWe recommend
that the vault in the Clerk' AffiM ho
W have visited the Sheriffs office
and found it well kept and in good
onditicu ' '
Wa have visited the jail and reconw
mend that the windows, water works
and fixtures, floor, stairway railing
and door be repaired and that new
fclankets for the jail cots be fur
. We have visited the Prison Farm
and found it kept in a very good
and sanitary condition. v '
J We have visited the County fifome
and found it ket neat and clean, but
very much in need of painting, : both
tyside and out : We recommend that
the buildings be . painted as soon as
possible and that electric li"v? be
i (Continued on Ps:e r-