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A TZ gg. DI70IZD TO THE UPDUItJ3i::0 Q7 IIERTrORD AND PERQUHIAN3 QOUNTYi
Volume V. i 'limber 19.
Hertford, Perqmmana County, North Carolina, Friday, May 13, 1938.
$1.25 Per Year.
i L: Flvct Of Frcscnt
Lc2u:n Of Graves
' -Frederick . S. . Harvey
Visiter In Hertford
. ' Asks .to. Contribute to
o Cost of Preserving
. "Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Harvey,
their son. John Hertford, and their
daughter, Alexandria Louise, of
Akron, (K, were in Hertford for a
'' brief visit last week.
'Mr. Harvey, a descendant of Gov
.j pernor Thomas Harvey, appointed de
. puty governor of North Carolina as
the title was then designated, in the
'' ' year 1694," visited the old graveyard
t of his ancestors, in Harveys Neck
while here and appeared greatly in
terested in the recent movement on
the part of a few local people to re
store the ancient graveyard.
'Unfortunately, for the members of
the newly organized- Perquimans
, County Historical Association, Mr.
Harvey failed to contact J. G. Rob
. ereon, president of the association, or
; " Tucker and others of the number
. expressed regret. The members of
., the association, whose objective is the
preservation of things of historical
value in Perquimans, of which there
'v; : are many, and the promotion of in-
terest -in historical - facts in connec
" tion with the county, had hoped t6
diecuas with Mr.-Harvey matters in
connection with' their Immediate ob
. Jective the restoration of the. Harvpy.
' This is not the first visit of Mr.
' Harvey to the home of his ancestors.
He has at various times visited here
,,-:, and keeps in close contact with his
' kinswoman, Miss Emily Skinner, last
' .. lineal descendant of the Harveys liv-
- lng in Perquimans.
,. t . Mr. Harvey, who is a subscriber to
The Perquimans Weekly, read of the
- ' interest of the ' local people in pre
serving the Harvey graveyard while
: : ; in Zurich, Switzerland, where he has
lived for several years. In recent
correspondence with Perquimans res-
- - idents since his return to the United
States, he has expressed the hope
, that it will be decided not to remove
'the graves to Hertford' as has been
suggested, but to restore the grave
yard on Its present and original lo-
" ; cation. Mr. Harvey also asked that
. he be given an opportunity tocontri-
Irate to the cost of the same when-
.ever the work is to be undertaken.
Others of the Harvey connection,
, , which ia said to be considerable and
to include numerous prominent fam
lues in me state, have expressed a
, similar desire.
" . Mr. Harveyr , It is believed, will
. make another visit to Hertford upon
his return from a trip-to Europe
. which he expects to make in the near
.future. - V
, y , Mr. Harvey's son's name, "John
: Hertford Harvey," appears ' to be
& very appropriate, In the light of the
fact that one of the trustees for the
.w laying oqt and building of the town
rv.rt 0f Hertford, chartered in 17&8, was
. John Harvey. ,
Three Here Saturdays -Herein
; TJere are only three more Satur-
tn vr1"! h to register in order to
iji t:. rr! .zry on June 4. - "
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J. G. Roberson Has New
Sample to Show Any
ONLY $1.35 EACH
Purpose to be Able to
Decorate For Spe
Any individual or business firm in
Hertford who wishes to buy a flag for.
p decorating purposes now has the op
portunity of procuring one or more at
the wholesale price of $1.35 each.
J. G. Roberson, who was appointed
a committee of one by the Town
Criers to look into the matter of se
curing flags, has a sample flag at his
place of business Roberson's Drug
Store, which he will gladly exhibit
to those who are interested. Already
a number of persons have placed or
ders with Mr. Roberson for flags.
The flag is a standard three feet
by five feet flag.
. Sockets for holding the flags on the
sidewalk will be placed by the town,
and the town may be appropriately
decorated on such occasions as may
be desirable if each business house
purchase one or more of these
Mr. Roberson is making no profit
on me deal but is furnishing the flags
to the townspeople at the wholesale
Be Closed Sundays
Decision Reached Mon
day Night By Town
Sentiment Opposed" to
Doing Business on
No change, will be made the ex
isting ordinance forbidding tne sale
of-gas and oil in Hertford on Sunday.
Such was the decision of the Town
Council at their meeting on Monday
night when the question came up for
consideration. . -
At the last meeting of the Town
council, in AprU, when the Gulf OU
Station requested permission to sell
gas and oil on Sundays, it was decid
ed to allow all stations to keep open
on Sunday for a thirty day period in
order to learn the sentiment of the
people of the town in the matter. '
; Only the Gulf Station opened on
either of the four Sundays, however,
and there was a strong protest on
the part of the other service stations
of the town against allowing stations
to remain open, with little doubt as
to the sentiment in the matter.
; Convention Saturday
The Perquimans County Democra
tic Convention will, be held in, the
eouruiouse at Z o'clock Saturday af
ternoon. All Democrats '. in -good
stondfng were "elected, -delegates to
t s convention at t:.e f reeing jneet
L s hold oSt last F'-tirJay morning, i
, 1- a rrecmct';.oi..:t,'' c""08ed
6f C. TiVhlto, J.'E. . ,-Jow, G, V.
Morris,- B, W. Thach and'S. M.
Whedbee, was re-elected at the pre
dnct meeting on Saturday.
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Misdcnary Be At ; "
The Rev. Fred BalUn, returned
missionary . from Tientsin, ' Mbrth
Cina, will preach at the Hertford
bly Church on Saturday even-
T, ."ay 14. .'Service will begin at
2 o 'r. Mr. Baltan will tell of the
cc -s 'existing in China today.
- 'lie is cordially invited to
As a means of
--fever" and that
A. C Baxter,
-nds the e:"-
Britain Joins Nei4 York Fair
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T 'Itte'lSewIoif World fair 193as thetJiiioit Jaefeof tireat Britain Is hoisted
aloft signifying that John Bull will be represented at America's exposition.
The British exhibit will occupy 149,000 square feet, the largest of the 64
foreign displays now being prepared, and will cost several millions.
Bundy Is Speer
Addresses Graduates of
Stresses Training of
"E. E. Bundy, of Elizabeth City,
former' Superintendent of Education
of Perquimans, delivered the address
to the graduating class of the Per
quimans County r Central Grammar
School at Winfall at the commence
ment exercises held at 11 o'clock in
the morning on Wednesday.
Thirty-eight members of the Sev
enth Grade received their certificates
which were presented by F. T. John
son,' Superintendent of Education of
The salutatory address was made
by : Doris Miller, while ' Lois Asbell
made the valedictory address.
Lois Asbell received the prize of
five dollars, given by Will Chappell,
of Belvidere. to the' child from the
SBelvidere District making thejughest
average for the, year,, the .presenta
tion ' being made' by Rupert Ainsley,
jsupenntenaew oi tne Tjcnoow
'Mr; AiijBlry; alat' yregenfed" Tr.
in appreciation of 'her -services as
president of the organisation during
the past year - --.;.
' A delightful aolo was' rendered by
Bobert Morgan during the exercises.
.The auditorium was filled with
parent and friends of the school chil
dren who enjoyed very '. much' Mr.
Dundy's address. He stressed two
points: First, the training of children
to be reliable; and second, to train
then to do some special kind of work
to n.Jce a living; He congratulated
the communities consolidated by the
new school building oil their success
in obtaining a modern school. j
C : ,r:cre0nllayl8
The C '.jtA Orphanao Singing
vl.l five a concert in the audi-tV.u-i
cf the i:.:J.?ri Grammar
' ' - W - ' - r' T'ay 18,
fntnlt tmltilrfntlnn RnlMtn.
Tour Planned For
Woman Of County
Tuesday, May 24
Trip Will include Inter
esting Sights In Na
Home Agent Expecting
Many Club Women
Miss Gladys Hamrick,
onstration agent, is
another of the popular tours for the
women of the county, to begin on
The party will leave Hertford on
Tuesday, May 24, at 6 o'clock in the
morning, taking the trip, by way of
Richmond, to Washington City. They
will visit Mt. Vernon and Arlington
the first day. The second day will
be spent sight-seeing in and around
the City of Washington, visiting the
Museum, the Washington Monument,
the Air Port, Union Station, the Con
gressional Library, the Bureau of
Printing and Engraving, the Capitol,
the Monastary, the White House, and
other points of interest
The return; trip will be made on
Thursday, May 26. .The total cost
of the trip I very'; little-" and" Miss
Hamrick is expecting a large number
of club women .to enwOl for -tlifr trip.
Rev. D-M. Sharpe
Rev.,D, M. Sharps, pastor of the
Hertford Methodist Church, will
preach the .baccalaureate sermon to
the graduating' class of the Sunbury
School on next. Sunday afternoon at
S o'clock,- The service will be held in
the new school building.
SILVER TEA POSTPONED
Due to the illness of Mrs. W H.
Pitt, at whose home the silver an
niversary tea of the Delia Sham
burger Missionary Society was to
have been held on last Tuesday, the
affair was indefinitely postponed.: .
Hie condition : of Mns. Pitt, ' who
suffered a jr"vre attack of tonsilitis,
is impr: , -
Portsmouth Men Is
Wesley Hampton Nar
rowly Escapes Seri
Eflfectiveness of State
Patrol System Is
As a result of an automobile acci
dent on the highway between Hert
ford and Winfall on Monday night
in which young Wesley Hampton, of
Hertford, was thrown from his car,
narrowly escaping serious injury,
Otis L. Mathews, who gave his resi
dence as Portsmouth, Va., driver of
the car which collided with the
Hampton car after it was forced
off of the hard surfaced portion of
the road, was sentenced to serve
sixty days on the roads by Judge
James S. McNider in Recorder's
Court on Tuesday, upon conviction
of the two charges of failure to stop
after an accident and reckless driv
ing. The arrest of Mathews in Windsor
within a very brief period after the
accident demonstrates the effective
ness of the State Highway Patrol
system in use in North Carolina.
The accident is said to have occur
red between 8:30 and 9 o'clock on
Monday night. Shortly thereafter,
as soon as officers were contacted, a
report was telephoned to the State
Highway Patrol Radio Broadcasting
Station at Wiliamston and imme
diately a general
call was sent out.
Mathews near Windsor. He was at
that time driving on the left-hand
side of the highway, according to Mr.
Hunt's tesimony, and had' the odor
of liquor on his breath. Moreover,
his car showed signs of having been
mvoivea in a wrecK. ihe prisoner
was safely locked in the Perquimans
jail long before midnight.
Mathews told a glib story of hav
ing picked up a hitch-hiker on the
road who gave him a drink of some
thing that made his faculties numb,
rendering him unable to drive. He
said that when he told his traveling
companion he was going to sleep for
a while, as he parked beside the
highway, the stranger said h could
drive, whereupon he, Mathews, went
to sleep on the back seat, and that he
was awakened by the stranger shak
ing him and telling him he was leav
ing here. He professed that he did
not know there had been an accident,
even though he had to stop at a ser
vice station in Hertford and have
minor repairs made to his car.
Judge McNider, like most of the
spectators present, placed no cre
dence in the story, however. In ad
dition to the two-months road term,
he was fined $50 and was also requir-
ed to pay
?50 for repairs to Mr.
namptons car ana Ms driver s per
mit was revoked for a year.
There were only two cases tried on
luesday. One involved a group of
colored folks, members of the Taylor
family, who engaged in a family row
on Sunday afternoon, resulting in
four being required to pay costs of
something over six dollars each.
The Primary Grades of the Per
quimans County Central Grammar
School gave an operetta, "Over the
Garden Wall," on Monday night,
in the . :, school auditorium. The
stage represented a garden scene,
and seventeen children Sdressed as
flowers were nodding by: the garden
wall. The first act was at sunrise,
and the second act at twilight.
The chief characters were:
Boy Blue, Bill Madre; Mistress
Mary, Faye Window; Dawn, Alleene
Yates; Mr. Sun, John Ward; Blue
bird, Bennie Lamb; The Gnome,
Edgar Ray Mansfield.
Other characters were Fairies,
Sunbeams and Butterflies, Over fifty
children took part in the operetta.
At Local Lodge
P. C. Stott, lecturer for the Ma
sonic lodge in North Carolina, is in
structing members, of Perquimans
Lodge this week, Mr. Stott is avail
able at any time and members ap
parently are taking great interest in
the. instruction. Mr, Stott is blind,
but ; is well . versed on Masonry and
has Won hosts of friends in the many
lodges he haa lectured. ' -
To Protect Prices
Referendum Will Be
Held Friday and
IN AGENTS OFFICE
Only Farmers Who Pro
duced Potatoes Elig
ible to Vote
Since practically the only Irish
, potatoes shipped from North Caro-
j lina are the best grade, U. S. No. 1,
L. W. Anderson, County Agent, has
stated that he believes it will be very
' much to the advantage of North Car
olina potato growers to enter into a
marketing agreement with the Sec
retary of Agriculture such as will be
the case if the growers vote in favor
of entering into the agreement in
' the referendum to be held on Friday
and Saturday of this week.
Certain other states ship a great
many culls and lower grades of pota
toes, which has a depressing effect
on tne marKet and lowers the price
of the better grades.
The referendum, which will be held
in Perquimans at the office of the
County Agent, will be held all over
the early and intermediate Irish po
tato belt. It has no connection what
ever with the soil conservation pro
gram. The agreement will not affect
the shipment of potatoes marketed
in this State only.
The potatoes which come from the
late potato area do not affect our
i jnM ,,, ' .... . ... ',..
and intermediate crops that affect
the crop in North Carolina.
The principal effect of the mar
keting agreement on North Carolina
I growers, according to the County
Agent, will be that all potatoes that
go into interstate commerce will have
to be inspected by a licensed inspec
tor before they go into other states.
The agreement will restrict the ship
ment of culls and possibly certain
lower grades of potatoes.
Copies of the tentatively approved
agreement may be obtained from the
office of the County Agent.
All farmers who produced potatoes
last year or this year for market are
eligible to vote in the referendum.
To Function For Big
Efforts Hoped to Create
Publicity For Albe
Though plans are still in a tenta
tive state, all committees in connec
tion with the celebration of the com
pletion and opening of the new Albe
marle Sound bridge have been named
and each group is thinking and plan
ning earnestly in the hope that the
affair will be a great success and a
means of greatly publicizing the
The complete list of committees
Central Committee: W. W. Byrum,
E. W., Spires, Chowan County; D. B.
Fearing, Victor Meekins, Dare Coun
ty; M. A. Mathews, W. W. Watson,
Hyde County; J. B. Flora," Herbert
Peele, Pasquotank County; Charles
Whedbee, L. W. Anderson, Perquim
ans County; C. W. Tatem, ' W. J.
White, Tyrrell County; : Zi Vance
Norman, John W. Darden, Washing
Program Committee: John W. Dar
den, chairman, Washington County;
R. D. Dixon, Chowan County; O. L.
Williams, Dare County; R. L. Gar
rett, Hyde County; Silas M. Whed
bee, Perquimans County; J. C Meek
ins, Pasquotank County; James W.
Norman, Tyrrell County. $ ,
Finance Committee: W. W. Byrum,
chairman, Chowan County; D. M.
Warren, Chowan County; Roy L.
Davis, Dare County; P. E. Swindell,
Hyde County; W. E. Griffin, Pasquo
tank County; J. E. Winslow, Per
quimans County; H. T. Davenport,
Tyrrell County; E. F. Spruill, Wash
ington County. i
- Publicity Committee: Z. -Vance
Norman, chairman,' ; Washington
County; John Emersotfj. co-chairman,
Pasquotank County; J. Edwin Bufflap,
Chowan County; D. Victor Meekins,'
.; v (Continued on Page' Five) ,