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A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUEDING 07 HERTFORD AND PERQUIMAN3 COUNTY;
Volume V. Number 17.
Hertfordreiuimans County, North Caroling Friday, April 19387
$1.25 r Year.
Gov. Ilof Spier
At School Finals
, fa. .-.-V y't-'
First Public Appearance
i Of Executive In Per
1 Mr. and Mrs. T. S. White
Hosts to Distinguish-
: Hon. Clyde R. Hoey, Governor of
North Carolina, who will make the
- craduatinir address to the . senior
class of the Perquimans High School
on Wednesday night of next week,
with Mrs. Hoey, will be guests of
Mr. and Mrs. T. S. White during their
stay in Hertford. Governor and Mrs.
Hoey. are expected to arrive in the
afternoon and will have dinner at
the White home and will also spend
the night there. It will be the Gov
ernors first public appearance in
Psmnimim Mr White, who is
i Chairman of the Board of Education,
I . will present the diplomas to the class
V f approximately forty-six boys and
girls, arxer me uoveniura uuuicbb.
The first of the commencement ex
erices will be held on Sunday night,
when Rev. D. M. Sharpe, pastor of
the Hertford Methodist Church.
preaches the baccalaureate sermon in
the auditorium of the High School,
at 8 o'clock.
Class Day exercises will be held on
Commencement exercises of the
Hertford Grammar School will be
held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morn
ing. At 11 o'clock on Wednesday morn-
, ing the commencement exercises of
the Central Grammar School at Win
i fall will h with E. E. Bundy, of
-Elizabeth City, making the address.
. J. nOos Monday night, at the Central
'Grammar School, the operetta, "Over
v -3 me uaraen wail" will ne presentea
by the children of the primary
Homes Subject In
Clubs During May
Wide Range of Subject
Will Make Interesting-
Making Home More Attractive is
the subject which will, be studied at
the May meeting of the home demon
stration clubs of Perquimans, accord
ing to Miss Gladys Hamrick, , home
agent, who says that these meetings
will be of more than usual interest
because of the wide range of the
subject. Both the inside and the
outside of the house will be consid
ered in this study, with not only the
idea of making the home more beau
tiful, but of making living in the
home more pleasant, from the stand
point of conveniences and comfort.
In connection with the study of
the inside of the house, one of the
subject to be considered is pictures,
touching upon their selection, first,
and upon the placing And hanging.
Curtains and draperies will receive
pedal notice, , as well i as' the ar
rangement of furniture. The matter
of rugs i,jw.W'-tfceii'.tap.;;,Pu,
ticular emphasis WW be placed, upon
' kitchen, arrangement; In connection
' with matters outside the. home, con
: sideration will be given to shrubbery1,1
its planting Vand .arrangement, to
FoHowmi Is the'schedule of meet
: ' ings for .the month: &&Vr
Chapanoke, Tuesday, May 8, with
rUra. John AsbelL ?
Winfall, Wednesday, May 4, with
Mn.E21e Killer. "
Whiteston, Thursday, May 5, with
Mrs. Mamie !Jw:':S:''-'
Home and Cordon, Friday, May
: with Mrs. J;m i S. McKSden ; "
- Ballahr tSoir, i K
lira. M. r.T":ott
BeeJi SisUs, Tttzzlzitr
: at the school house. . r
Durante Keck, WedhcsScy, ."XTiy
11, at the (immunity Eocts.
He'-C "' r, ThursSC7.
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j SPEAKER j
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GOVERNOR CLYDE HOEY
Making his first public appear
ance in Perquimans County, Mr.
Hoey will address the 1938 grad
uating class of Perquimans High
School next Wednesday night.
Harry McMullan Ap
pointed to Succeed
A. A. F. Seawell
Harry McMullan, who was appoint
ed Attorney General of the State of
North Carolina by Governor Clyde
R. Hoey on Tuesday, is a native of
Hertford, a son of the late Dr. and
Mrs. J. H. McMullan.
The new Attorney General was
born on July 23, 18ft4, in the house
built by his father and now the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Fleetwood, on
' Front Street ,. The, family moved to
iEdenton while Harry was' a small
boy. He is a brother of J. H. Mc-
' Million T q mv svf ITHanfin
For two years Harry McMullan
has held the position of Assistant
Attorney General, and prior to that
time he was chairman of the Indus
trial Commission. Educated at the
University of North Carolina, he
passed the State Bar Examination
before he was 21 years of age, and
two years later joined the law firm
of Small, McLean and McMullan, in
Washington, N. C.
He started his public career as
Beaufort County Attorney, succeed
ing Lindsey Warren, who later be
came a member of the Congress of
the United States.
In 1929, while in the State Senate,
he sponsored jointly with Hon.
Charles Whedbee, of Hertford, who
was representing Perquimans County
in the Senate, the bill known as the
McMullan-Whedbee bill, which re
quires the approval of the Local Gov
ernment Commission on all notes and
bonds issued by counties and cities.
Mr. McMullan was elevated to the
position of Attorney General when
A. A. F. Seawell, who formerly held
the position, was appointed to the
Supreme Court bench to succeed the
late Associate Justice George W.
Connor, who died on Saturday.
, The Attorney General has an aunt
living in Hertford, Mrs. K. R. New
bold, and several first cousins.
R Ci Deal of E. T. C
A";- .Jyw'Mr .'jv.-tc-.,.--: .
i '$L!:&XkUM ,the faUyV Mt'
Crdfc uhn 'CAleg' Gtwfc
ville, will, be the principal . speaker
at ' the meeting of the County Coun
cil of the Parent-Teacher, Association
to bo held at the j Perquimans High
School oa Friday night, April 29, at
8 oVslock. O 'kr; ; i ')
: Mrs. M. T. Griffin, chairman, ; will
preside at this session of the Council,
which, promises to be particularly In
terestinfV A feature of the program
will be l the final . poem contest, in
which six children will -take parfcv -;
Mrs. I. A, Ward, president of the
th District of the Parent-Teacher
Association who recently -attended
fee State Conyentlon at Winston
f -i, will also ;hve part on the
' ' -t wSl be prise awarded to
I ;3n llnavino; the "largest
i c f ltd membership present
' rd it is UUIy '
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Poem Contest In
Schools Of County
Cash Prizes Will Be
Awarded by James
Entries From All Sec
tions Causes Consid
The final poem contest conducted
in the schools of Perquimans in re
cent weeks will be held on Friday
night, April 29, at the meeting of the
County Council of the Parent-Teacher
Association, when cash prizes will be
awarded by James S. McNider, Hert
ford attorney, who is responsible for
the movement, the purpose of which
is to promote good reading among the
Mr. McMder, early in the year,
offered cash prizes aggregating
twenty-five dollars to the winners in
the contest which was participated
in by children of all ages in all the
schools of the county.
In the elimination contest held two
weeks ago Lois Asbell and Bill
Madre, of the Central Grammar
School, and James S. McNider, Jr.,!
and Peggy Sawyer, of the Hertford
Grammar School, who won by the
decision of out-of-town judges, each
child receiving a prize of $2.50. All
four of these, together with Fentress
Winslow and Millard Copeland, of the
Perquimans High School, will com
pete in the finals on Friday night,
when three prizes of five dollars each
will be won.
Considerable interest has been
aroused in the contest due to the fact
that all sections of the county were j meet all ten of the State require
represented. x ijgjlments for standard parent-teacher
I association. There are 8 standard
BisllOP Darst At I associatins 'm tne Ninth District.
Holy Trinity Sunday
The Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Darst,
Bishop of the Diocese of East Caro
lina, will preach at the morning ser
vice at Holy Trinity Church next
Sunday, and will conduct confirma
tion. Bishop Darst, who for more than
twenty years, or since his ordination
as Bishop, has made an annual visi
tation to this parish, is greatly be
loved in Hertford, and there is al
ways a large congregation to hear
A cordial invitation is extended to
the' public to attend the service and
hear Bishop Darst.
Rotary Annes Tuesday
Ladies' Night was observed at the
Hertford Rotary Club, at the meet
ing on Tuesday, when the Rotarians
entertained their wives, known in I
Rotary Circles as Rotaryannes.
The program was in charge of A. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
W. Hefren, and included a demon- Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Benton of
stration by the Boy Scouts of Hert- j Old Neck announce the birth of a
ford, and musical numbers by L. W. son on April 15. Mother and baby
Anderson and R. S. Monds. are getting on nicely. Mrs. Benton
Ladies' Night, which is an annual was formerly Miss Essie Mae Bar
affair, is always a gala occasion. ' clift of Nixonton.
Chewing The Rag
With Lucius Blanchard, Jr.
, We thought Howard Pitt might be
paying a bet of some kind when we
saw him wearing'three or four days'
growth of beard whge performing his
duties in Recorder: Court Tuesday.
He dUdnt"1bse 'a wager, however, he
explained that his' face is slightly in-fecte4-so
he's not.shaving for a few
-'.Can you live through a normal day
without breaking at least one law,
Wilbur? Frankly, we doubt it. We
don't mean, of course, that you are
of such nature that your criminal
impulses must be allowed, to law
break in order to keep in trim. What
we mean is: can you pursue the ordi
nary duties of one day without unin
tentionally or unthinkingly violating
at least one law federal, state or
dty ordinance T
For tostance, en'? yon took a
cigarette from- a new package this
morning did you. do so without Urst
destroyirg ; the stampor; did you
tear o.T one corner of the, package T
Read t.e printed notice on your next
pack of c's, Wlwur, , and youU And
tht the law provU-s a penalty for
suJi cases. ' ' - i i
When you get in ycrr car this f
Silver! Cups For
Presented to Mrs. I. A.
Mrs. J. I. Futrell Elect
ed Chairman of Pub
lications Mrs. I. A. Ward, President of the
Ninth District of the North Carolina
Congress of ,; Parents and Teachers,
returning from the State Convention
held last week at Winston-Salem, re
ports' that this district won two silver
cups last year, which were presented
to Mrs. Ward at the Convention. One
of the cups was awarded the district
for organizing more associations last
year than any other district in the
State, and one was for the greatest
increase in membership than any
The cups will be on display the
latter part of the' week in one of the
show windows of Roberson's Drug
Mrs. J. R. futrell, of Hertford, was
elected State chairman of publica
tions at the convention, succeeding
Mrs. V. N. Darden, also of Hertford.
Mrs. Ward was much pleased that
16 members of the P. T. A. in this
district attended the convention, six
of the number being from Perquim
There are now, according to Mrs.
Ward, two standard parent-teacher
associations in Perquimans, that of
the Hertford Grammar School and
that of the Central Grammar School
at Winfall. Both these organizations
ident of the Hertford P. T. A. and
Mrs. W. F. Morgan, of Winfall, is
president of the Central Grammar
Book Club Hostess
To Woman's Club
The Hertford Book Club was host
ess to the members of the Woman's
Club on Thursday afternoon of this
week at the Community House.
The program was in charge of
Mrs. Emmett Winslow, president of
the Book Club. Miss Mae Wood
Winslow conducted a discussion of
excerpts from the book, "Little
Known Facts About Well Known
People," by Dale Carnegie, which
has been studied by the Club recent
ly. Mrs. S. P. Jessup exhibited a collec
tion of prints of well known paint-
Refreshments were served at the
close of the program.
miles an hour? If you drive at that
speed in Hertford you'll be violating
a city ordinance. The speed limit
here is 20 miles an hour.
Remember not to curse a flat tire
on the highway or anything for
that matter. , The last general as
sembly included Perquimans among
other counties where highway curs
ing will not be tolerated no matter
how balky your car may be pr how
much of a road hog the other fellow
is. - ' ,''&' ",:
When you were summoned to tes
tify in Recorder's Court last Tuesday
you arrived there at 9:45. ' Did you
know you were in contempt of court
and liable to a fine? You were told
to be there, at 9:30y Wilbur. You're!
always, told to be there at nine-thirty.
When you go horse-back riding
don't traverse the streets of Hertford
at more than ten miles an hour if
you do you'll be subject to a two
dollar fine for each offense. It's the
law. i:,:T;::''' '0 -'' :
Each , time that you've turned the
corner of any street In town at more
than six miles an hour, Wilbur, you
have been a law-breaker even if you
weren't caught v " r
By the way, Wilbur, you're not
hoardlrj iry golJ, are yoT
UaUBUst f &v TQtCx- ..? "ffiiaij
F. S. CHASE
Francis S. Chase, widely
known educator, past president
of the Suffolk Rotary Club and
chairman of Group D of the
187th Rotary District, who has
been strongly endorsed for elec
tion as governor of that District
of Rotary International. The new
governor will be named at the
annual district conference in
Elizabeth City on May 2, 3, 4
Much Interest In
Home Makers Class
Third In Series of Six
Lessons Held Mon
I The third in the seriesxof six les
sons of the Home Makers Class
sponsored by the Hertford Woman's
Club was held on Monday night of
There was a fine .attendance and
the women not only were interested
in the demonstration of baking ice
cream, conducted by Mrs. Helen Har
rell, of the home economics depart
ment of the Perquimans High School,
but enjoyed the delicious party desert
when it was served to the company
at the close of the demonstration.
In the demonstration, ice cream
was spread upon sponge cake, then
covered with meringue, which was
browned in the oven without melt
ing the ice cream.
Following are the superlatives of i
the Senior Class of the Perquimans
Prettiest girl, Marie Anderson.
Handsomest boy, George Miller
Most popular girl, Alice Roberson.
Most popular boy, Jarvis Ward.
Most attractive girl, Annie Mae
r. i I
Most attractive boy, George Baker.
uiesi gin, uons j.ane.
Cutest boy, Jarvis Ward.
Most athletic girl, Addie Ruth Mor-
Most athletic boy, Fred Campen.
Best dressed girl, Katherine Hen
dricks. Best dressed boy, Zach Toms
Most studious girl, Elizabeth El
liott. Most studious boy, Ray Jordan.
Wittiest girl, Lila Budd Stephens.
Wittiest boy, Jarvis Ward.
Most original girl, Julia Broughton.
Most original boy, Jarvis Ward.
Best all around girl, Julia Brough
ton. Best all around boy, Charles Har
rell. 14 . Cases Docketed
In Recorder's Court
Fourteen cases were tried in Re-
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' Superlatives ;
Judge James S. McNider, most of"8,, fiS "rL
iiin nfpr, Elisabeth City, at City Road
them involving minor offenses rang-
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RETURNS FROM HOSPITAL
A. R. Stallings returned to his
home in the Ballahack Community
after spending about three months as
a patient in the Albemarle Hospital.
Mr. Stallings, who was Injured when
the horse-drawn cart in which he was
riding, near his home, in January,
was struck by an automobile, is still
unable to walk. , ,
, a t ' ""I f. '''. v-
Crows are said to be the worst
pawn tnemy,e,x uucks.
In Local Political
Arena For Offices
Race For Judge of Re
corder's Court Tri
Skinner Withdraws as
Candidate For Rep
resentative There is nothing very exciting in
the local political situation, with the
only two contests being for the office
of Representative, and for that of
Recorder's Court Judge.
A. Linwood Skinner's withdrawal
from the race before it had begun,
leaves only two contestants for the
office of Representative, J. T. Ben
ton, who represented the county at
the last General Assembly, and W.
T. Brown, who formerly held the
office for several terms. Mr. Brown,
who lost in his fight for a seat in the
Senate two years ago, served as ser-geant-at-arms
in the General Assem
bly. There are three candidates for the
office of Recorder's Court Jud?e,
Hon. James S. McNider, who is serv
ing the unexpired term of Walter H.
Oakey, Jr., who resigned early in the
year, and who was appointed by the
Board of County Commissioners;
Granberry Tucker, a former Hert
ford boy who has practiced law for
a number of years in Raleigh and
who recently located in Hertford, and
T. E. Raper, justice of the peace.
There are seven candidates for
membership on the Board of County
Commissioners, with all of the old
Board candidates, including the
chairman, E. M. Perry, John O.
White, Jr., J. C. Baker, Roy S. Chap
pell and E. D. Mathews, being candi
dates for re-nomination, Archie T.
Lane, of the Ballahack Community,
and David R. Trueblood, of Winfall.
are also candidates.
Carrol V. Ward, of Belvidere,
candidate for membership on
Board of Education. Of the
Board only one member, T. S. Whit.',
filed notice of his candidacy, but this
was due to the fact that the other
members were appointed by the legis
lature and their terms have not yet
Other county officers have no oppo
sition. They include W. H. Pitt,
Clerk Superior Court; J. E. Winslow,
SherifT; Dr. C. A. Davenport, Coro
nor; Jacob L. White, Treasurer.
Represented At M. E.
Meet In Greenville
Fifteen Perquimans women attend
ed the annual Conference of the
I Woman's Missionary Societies of the
, M. E. Church, South, held in Green -
.J11a Inn ...I J
"c mien women irom
the enUre North Carolina Conference
Mrs. G. T. Hawkins, of Hertford,
conducted the memorial services on
Mrs. J. L. Delaney, of Winfall,
district secretary, was elected one of
the two alternates to the Council to
be held in Asheville in March.
The Elizabeth City District, of
which Perquimans is a part, won the
African banner for sending the best
fourth Sunday contributions. This
district is second in the number of
young women's circles in the Con
ference. Those who attended the Conference
from Perquimans were Mesdames H.
C. Stokes, Edgar Feilds, G. T. Haw
kins, R. H. Willis, E. L. Reed, Tim
Brinn, Lindsey Wipslow, Oscar Fel
ton, Charles T. Skinner, R. T. Clarke,
George Feilds, J. M. White, Mark
Hathaway, Rosser Brinn and Nellie
The District Meeting of the Worn-
Church, on May 5, the first session
mwuwi MU7oavriea j w aavi mvim-w w
a furlough, will be the principal
speaker. A number of Perquimans
women will attend.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin S.
White, at their home at Belvidere,
on April 17, a daughter, Ann Eliza
beth. " (Editor's Mote: Through an error,
the name of the baby 1 appeared in
last week's issue of this newspaper
as. Janet We take pleasure In mak-
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