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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE.UPBUE&ING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY)
'Volume V. Number. 12. .
Hertford, Perquimans County, 'North- Carolina, Friday, March 25, 1938.
$1.25 Per Year.
Do'Gords.JD PorquEiians Ds
qvj uearing Completion
Will Result In Easily
Finding Much In
Tedious Project Was
Begun About Two
What was once a tedious task for
lawyers and others who search land
titles in Perquimans County, or those
who search the records for any other
purpose, for that matter, has become,
through means of the new indexing
system now hearing completion, a
small and simple matter.
Within the next few months, when
the Job is entirely finished, those in
terested in the very early records,
the oldest recorded instruments in
the State of North Carolina, will be
able to find without difficulty the re
cord they are interested in.
Three well-bound volumes, cover
ing the period between 1877 and 1938,
are already in use, and those who I
have had occasion, to use them are
ikrad fat" thete praises of I the tadex
system. ; 1
Where once it was necessary to'
drag down volume after volume and j
' to' make " tedious search through'
many from pages of only partially j
. legible writing, in order to find the'
transfers of John Doe, every trans-
fer made by John Doe and all 'the '
other ,Does, - bqween the years of.
flB77 and 12 will be found in one
" section "of the index, which rives so
mck information in . a eondensed
The three volumes of index, cover
ing first grantors, alphabetically ar
rangedgive the name of the grant
or, the name of the grantee,, book,
page, date, kind of instrument, and
also a brief description including lo
cation as to township, and the acre
age. When the next three volumes, giv
ing the grantee first and making a
complete cross index system, are
completed, the work on the old re
cords, from 1685. to 1877, will be
commenced. This work is already in
shape for the typing.
George Washington's name appears ;
as a, grantee in one !.pi the deeds.
There are many, many other interest
ing "documents, beginning with the
first - instrument recorded which
names as consideration "ten thousand
pounds of every way .conditioned to
bacco and cash," reeorded in the year
1685, by Henderson Walker, who was
Clerk in, Albemarle before he was a
deputy "kVwmuv -h :t 4' -i?
, 'Hie work, which is a WPA, project,
done in conjunction with the county,
under the supervision of Mrs. P. H.
Small, ia beautifully done.' Miss
Gussie Wood has done alt of the typ
ing, wWe those who have done the
"preliit.;;ary "clerical work include
. Mrs. Jessie 0. White, Miss Gladys
, Ward and B. G. Koonca, v-
Begun two years ago, approxi
' mately nine months mora will be re
quired to eompleU tho project, ac-
' cordins to Mrs. Smau. " - ;
, - The Register ef Deeds will continue
the index in the course of his record
ing, keeping it up to date. - ,
Postponed To June I
' The date of the opening of the
home-makers course, to be r inducted
i at the -i Agricaltural Bui' ng r:Ms
spring by Mrs. T. E. HarrtjII, teach
er of home . economics in . tne i'er-
r-imans High School, assisted by
1J. s Gladys Hamrick, home demon
s'.. - 'Ion agent, has . been postponed
to I."-y, Apra.LSr-
1. a vTl he aii lessons, with in
structors r t only , in cooking but
in inter.ar c
, . The hou.a-r
ed by ti e I!;.
class is sponsor-
.. The ladies of i. C
iliary of the Epii.cc 1 t.
hol4 a food sale at i
, E'.ire "at 10 o'clock j
i v. :u
The honor roll for Perquimans
County Central Grammar School at
Winfall, is as follows:
First Grade, Mabel Lane, teacher
Adrian Baccus, Jean Chappell,
Bett Lou Eason, Lillie Bell Cope
land, Mary Alice Copeland, Marie
Rountree, Thelma White, Lelia Lee
Winslow and Otis Winslow.
First Grade, Mrs. Neva C. Mor
gan, teacher Ann Hollowell, Timo
thy Clair Perry, Charles Clarkson
White, George Alexander, Leon Har
rell and Mildred Byrum.
Second Grade, Alma Leggett,
teacher Emmett Lane, Hillary Scaff,
Leon Lane, Anne Proctor, Peggy
Cook and Bobby Bundy.
Second Grade, Mrs. H. R. Winslow,
teacher Eugene Hurdle, Daphne
Winslow, H. B. Miller, Roy Dale, Ray
Kirby, Anne Faye Copeland and
Third Grade, Bertha Chappell.
teacher Helene "Baker, Jean Chap-
Wi Dotmegan Lane, Merrill Layden,
Sybil Monds, Jack Parker, Mary
"n Kape', Faye Winslow, Mary
Wand Winslow," Kader Franklin
J1"' 1)0158 Wilder, and Allene
Third Grade, Cora Layden, teacher
- Gaynell Miller, Mildred Trueblood,
Thomas Griffin, Eula. Marie Smith,
slla Mae HaU, John Ward, Novella
Chappell and Nannie Mae Perry.
Fourth Grade, Lucile Long, teach-
er-Pauline Smith, Dorothy Faye
Wte Norma Winslow and Linwood
Flftn-'tSraaeV Mrs. A. R. Winslow,
teacher Clara Smith. Thoimo Pi.
iiott, Eula Mae Morgan and Medford
Sixth Grade, Margaret White,
teacher Stephen Elmore, Kathleen
Nixon. Preston Copeland, Gladys
Chappell, Cassie Winslow, Daryl
Hurdle, Una Winslow, Lloyd Lane,
Seventh Grade, T. R. Ainsley,
teacher Lois Asbell, Lessie Stall
tags, Doris Miller, Artie Mae Hollo
well, Evelyn Copeland, Maxine Har
rell, Reba Madrey, Billie White,
Robert L. Stevenson, Ola Bosrue
Whedbee, Mildred Bogue, Mattie Lou
Turner, Eunice Mae Turner, Robert
Morgan and Agnes Moore.
Rev. D. E. Earnhardt
Also Speaks at Court
Large congregations are attending
the revival services in . progress at
the Hertford Methodist Church, and
there is much interest
Rev. D. E. Earnhardt, president of
Louisburg College, preaches . at each
evening service, and : also conducts a
short service each- morning at 9:S0
o'clock at the courthouse, when he
spealts briefly and informally to the
small group which gathers. nvl ;:
Dr. Earnhardt is a very interesting
speaker and impresses his hearers
with the f act that he has a real
u.-mml Hi) i II, i '.II J i i ii f
Minstrel At Central
School Friday NJght
ftrmana CotmtyC Central GramV
mar School, will present "The Jubilee
Minstrel'' Friday evening; at 8 o'clock
in the school auditorium. ' ,
. 'There will be beautiful songs, giv
en - by black face comedians and
chorus girls. A Negro play, "Stick
To Yo' Word, Gal," will follow the
An evening of good wholesome fun
and laughter is in store for every
one. - i'
admission . fee will , be
EPWORTH LEAGUE MEETS ,.
T e Epworth League met Sunday
' t with Bill Arnold in charge of
-am. Those n aklng t 'Ls
rward Reed, I" j"ow "1 I Lt-
Stokes, and I 'i
-i srj a t I " 7
Science Dcili the Sun
INDUSTRIAL engineers have' now de
veloped the device shown above, Con
sumers Information reports, to test color
tastness of fabrics, so that manufacturers
can make sure in advance that their ma
terials won't fade in the sun. Women
never used to be sure that their dresses
and draperies would retain their original
14 Members Beta
Club Expect Attend
Group Is Composed of
Of Upper Passes
Prominent Speakers On
Fourteen students of ihe Perauim-
ans Hit School, members of thei
Beta Club, accompanied by their!
teacher, Miss Esther Evans, will at-'will be the guest speaker at the an
tend the Beta Convention on Friday nual meeting of the Woman's Mis
and Saturday in Raleigh, which will ! sionary Union of the Chowan Baptist
rinse nn SatuHav niirht with a crranH i Association to be held at Bethel
ball at the Sir Walter Hotel.
The students, ten girls and four
boya, are iNancy Coke Darden, Flor
ence Darden, Anne Tullis Felton,
Anne Penelope (Polly) Tucker,
Blanche Moore Berry, Julia Brough
ton, Margaret Broughton, Mary
Thad Chappell, Marguerite Ward,
Alice Roberson, Charles Harrell, Watt
Winslow, Zach White and Ray Jordan.
The Beta Club is composed of' . .
honorary members selected from thelFianO LldSS KeCltal
Junior and Senior classes of high fn Tuoarlitv AntU
Dr, Sidney Hall, State Superin
tendent of Education of Virginia, is
national president of the organiza
tion.'. North Carolina members of the
national board include Dr. Frank P.
Graham, of Chapel Hill; T. W. Long,
of Cleveland; Robert Morris, of Troy;
Clyde Irwin, of Raleigh, and Watkins.
Mayor George A. Iseley will wel
come the' visiting students and
teachers at the opening session Fri
day night in the Virginia Dare Ball
room. 'r"'"'!, " :
' The visitors will be given an op
portunity of seeing local points of
interest Saturday' evening, through
the cooperation of the Raleigh
Chamber of Commerce. ; ,
'-'Clyde.: A. Erwin, State Superintend
ent -of Public Instructions in North
Carolina,, wilTspeak. at the breakfast
meeting -of the principals and teach
ers at 8 o'clock Saturday morning at
the Carolina- HoteL ' Other speakers
will include Dr. D.r W. Daniel,' of
Clemson College! Dr. Hubert Potest,
of Wake Forest College; Charles W.
Phillips, ' of the Woman's College of
the University of North Carolina,
and Carl Goerch."". .
' The friends of , Miss Pattie
'norerson got a real thrill in
hearing the song, ; "Departed,"
written, by the yonng girl, sung
fcy VLm Carles E, . Johnson,
c '-''io, at t!.e Parent-Aeacher
' " r- " t last week.
i set to masic
' i (" a laughter
. . ' T ;2rsea,
brilliance until they had actually been
exposed to sunlight But through the use
of this machine, developed by industrial
research experts, it is now possible to
tel Whether dyed fabrics will hold their
color. This is just one more of the many
examples of how industry helps the con
sumer. ffolk Preacher
For Union Meeting
Dr. H. J. Goodwin Will
j Address Big Baptist
ON APRIL 7
Five Hundred Women
Expected From Sev
Dr- H. J. Godwin,
pastor of the
First Baptist Church of Suffolk, Va.;
Church on April 7.
Five hundred women are expected
to attend the all-day meeting of
Baptist women from the several
counties composing the Chowan As
sociation. Mrs. J. E. White, of Hertford, who
is Associational Superintendent, will
preside. The full program will be
published in next week's issue of this
R M Sckn ano class wl l rivo Warren Haasell, the Negro driver
SJSESt& He wh struck and
5, at 8:80 o'clock p. m., in the Sun-, r e daughter of Mr.
a' qi.. Ji MMKiat'and Mrs. Z. A. Hams, on Sunday
ua uvuuvi wwui wi
Her grammar school piano and
rhythm class will give a concert on
April 28, at the Hertford Grammar
Geo. Alexander Sells
J?arm At VJiapanOKe.
' down by the car which was being
George W. Alexander, one of the driven very slowly, and the car pass
most prominent farmers in Perquim- ed over her. She had run out into
ans, has sola his large larm ac unap
anoke to Marshall Brothers, of Eli
A public auction of his farm equip
ment will be held on the last day of
this month at the farm; r
,y Mr. Alexander, whose father owned
a portion' of this farm, has .lived at
the place,' a'very fine old house, for
40 years, having moved there from
Pasquotank as a small boy,
Mr.- Brothers, the purchaser, will
take possession of the property in
May. ' Mr;-Alexander has not yet
made public his plans for the future.
T. E. Raper Enters
Contest For Judge .
Of Recorder's Court
T. E. Raper has announced that he
will be a candidate for the office of
judge of Perquimans ' County's Re
corder's Court in h J" 'Mn1
i RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL
Mrs. Halph E, White, who under,
went aft emergency1' operation for
appendx '.'a at the Albemarle Hos
pittl i.1 I '.. jabeth City, on March 18,
l i its tins' at her home on
Town Oriers Eager For Full
Representation At Meeting
ToBeEJeld On Friday Night
GOVERNOR CLYDE HOEY
Governor Clyde R. Hoey will
deliver the address to the grad
uating class of Perquimans High
School on the night of May 4,
according to an announcement
made Monday by F. T. Johnson,
Superintendent of Schools in
Metier Only One
To File For Office
Seeks Election to Suc
ceed Self as Judge of
James S. McNider, who filed notice
of his candidacy for the position of
Recorder's Court Judge on Wednes
day is the onlv nerson who has filed
I notice of candidacy for any position
in rerquimans, according to L. N.
Hollowell, Chairman of the County
Board of Elections.
Mr. McNider was appointed by the
Board of Commissioners to serv? the
unexpired term of Walter H. Oakey,
Jr., who resigned some weeks ago,
and has since that time occupied the
Mr. McNider had served two t3rms
as Recorder's Court Judge in Per
quimans several years ago, as a mat
ter of fact, being the first person to
hold the office here.
afternoon, was convicted in Record
er's Court on Tuesday of driving with
insufficient brakes, and prayer for
judgment was continued upon pay
ment of the court costs.
The little girl, Mary Ann, who is
two and a half years old, was unin-
jured as a result of the accident, as
her father watched, she was knocked
the street in front of the Harris
home on Grubb Street.
E. W. Spruill, charged with driv
ing an automobile with improper
license, was found not guilty.
Herman Jordan, Negro, convicted
of assault was taxed with the costs.
Eleanor Lee, Negro, found guilty'
of obstructing an officer, was taxed!
with the costs.
James Bullock, Negro, was found
guilty of driving while drunk, driving
with no operator's license and driv
ing with improper lights. He was
given a two-year road sentence, to be
suspended upon certain conditions,
.fined fifty dollars and taxed with the
.-"Jimmie Williams, Negro, received a I
thirty-day sentence, to- be suspended
upon payment of the costs, upon
conviction of being drunk. ,
Home for ftpring Holidays
Miss Ona Mary Stephens and
Creighton , Stephens, Jr., students at
Elon College, are at home for the
spring holidays with their parents,
Capt and Mrs. C. G. Stephens Miss
Stephens has as her guest," a class
mate, Miss Gwendolyn Tillman, of
f . s
1L -. iisWswii-?-
Eridort, Conn.' . -, ''
Every One of 72 Mem
bers Notified to Be
NO LONG SESSION
Three Important Mat
ters Demand Serious
The first meeting of the entire
body of "Town Criers" since Novem
ber will be held at the courthouse on
Friday night at 8 o'clock, with the
chairman, Silas M. Whedbee, pre
siding. Each one of the 72 members has
been notified to be at the meeting
and has also been advised as to the
subjects, to be taken up.
There will be no long-drawn-out
discussions of various and sundry
matters, such as characterized the
first meetings of the group which was
agonizir? through the process- of or
ganization. As a matter of fact,
only three subjects may be taken up
at this meeting. Anything to be pre
sented to the Town Criers must first
be carried before the Board of Direc
tors and there threshed out.
The three subjects to be taken up
on Friday night are the fire hazard
at the Hertford Grammar School;
the sports and recreations committee
report and the report of the planning
That is bo far as matters to be
performed. A report of the organi
zation's activities of matters perform
ed since the last meeting, will, of
course, be in order. Any new mat
ters coming up will be referred to
the Board of Directors.
Following is a list of the member
ship of The Town Criers, whose ob
jective is to make Hertford a better
place in which to live: D. J. Pritch
ard, R. S. Jordan, H. C. O'Neal, Dr.
C. A. Davenport, Dr. T. P. Brinn,
T. S. White, Charles E. Johnson, W.
H. Pitt, Tim Gregory, J. E. Wins
low, E. T. Jillson, A. W. Hefren, J.
W. Zachary, J. G. Roberson, L. W.
Anderson, Vivian Mathews, Hazel B.
Mathews, W. T. Elliott, C. P. Morris,
Simon Rutenberg, V. N. Darden, W.
H. Hardcastle, R. M. Riddick, Walter
H. Oakey, Jr., W. A. Williams, R. E.
White, C. R. Tucker, T. W. Wilson,
D. S. Darden, D. M. Jackson, A. A.
Nobles, J. S. McNider, Dr. I. A.
Ward, R. R. Malles, Morgan Walker,
Hudson Butler, J. P. Perry, H. G.
Winslow, W. M. Morgan, C. R.
Holmes, J. W. Ward, J. C. Blanchard,
E. Q. White, Silas M. Whedbee, E. S.
Pierce, J. H. Towe, Lawrence Towe,
Julian A. White, N. N. Trueblood, D.
F. Reed, Z. A. Harris, E. M. Feilds,
C. T. Skinner, H. S. Butler, Sammie
Sutton, Jack Brinn, J. Moody Math
ews, L. B. Gibbs, Edison Harris,
John Broughton, Jr., Roy Bass,
Henry Clay Stokes, Jim Bass, Louis
Nachman, Jr., Marshall Owens, R.
N. Hines, Robert Brinn, Crafton
Mathews, Rouhac Webb, Nathan
Relfe, F. T. Johnson, T. S. White,
Jr., and H. C. Sullivan.
Mother Mrs. Perry
Mrs. Mary Jordan Lane, 74, wife
of Wilson M. Lane, and the mother
of Mrs. Tom Perry, of Hertford, died
at her home near Chapanoke Satur
day morning, following a long ill
ness. Funeral services were conducted at
3:80 o'clock Sunday afternoon and
burial was made in the family bury
Besides her husband, Mrs. Lane is
survived by three sons, Otis J. Lane,
of Chapanoke, Willie Lane, of Vir
ginia Beach, Va., and James Lane, of
Elizabeth City; four daughters, Mrs.
William Winslow, of Suffolk, Va.,
Mrs. C. W. Peele, of Norfolk, Va.,
Mrs. Thomas Perry, of Hertford,
and Mrs. C. H. Copeland, of Edenton;
three brothers, Joe Jordan, of Cam
den; Alex Jordan, of Winfall, and W.
D. Jordan, of Creswell; 15 grand
children and one great grandchild.
J. Granberry Tucker
In Bank Building
J. Granberry Tucker, who former
ly practiced law in Raleigh for a
number of years, has permanently
located Jn Hertford, his native home.
Mr. Tucker ia occupying Ihe Office
formerly , occupied - by Walter H. ,
Oakey, Jr in the Hertford Bank
Building. ;'-. v , s