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'A WEEKLY tolWSPAPEft DEVOTED TO THE 1 UPBOTDSfcloF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume V. Number 25.
Hertford, Perquimans County, Northfi Carolina, Friday, June 24, 1938.
$1.25 Per Year.
man ol vunwssuma
AT COURT HOUSE
Expect to Decide on Sort
Of Float For County
A meeting of ...the Perquimans
County committee on the Albemarle
Sound Bridge celebration and the
"""concessions committee, of which Per
quimans will have charge, has been
called for Friday morning, June 24,
at the courthouse at 11 o'clock, ac
cording to an announcement by
Charles Whedbee, of the local com
John W. Darden, of Plymouth, will
comer witn committeemen, prooaoi;
not at the Friday meeting, but at a
later date, relative to final arrange
ments for the program celebrating
n the completion and opening of the
bridge which has been set for August
C. W. Tatem, of Columbia, is
chairman of the organization for
staging the celebration and the va
rious committees are now functioning
and unless unforeseen complications
arise a celebration will take place
which has never been approached in
The program committee, of which
Mr. Tatem is the head, has almost
completed the program and for the
benefit of local people who plan to
attend part if not all of the celebra
tion, it will run something like this:
10, A. M. Parade; 10:15, Presenta
tion of the bridge to the public by
Frank Dunlap, chairman of the State
Highway and Public Works Commis
sion; 10:25, Receiving bridge by C.
W. Tatem, of Columbia, and Julien
Wood, of Edenton; 10:35, Cutting rib
bon by 7 girls, 4 representing coun
ties on the south side of the Sound,
and 3 from the northern counties.
Each group will travel from its re
spective side of the Sound, meeting
at. the draw to perform the ceremony.
10:40, Parade review from the draw
to the south side, where it will pass
the speaker platform; 11:30, Cele
bration turned over to Congressman
Lindsey Warren on speakers' plat
form; 11:40, Presentation of Gover
nor Clyde R. Hoey, who will make
the address of welcome; 11:50, Re
sponse by former Governor J. C. B.
Ehringhaus; 12:00, Recognition of
honored guests, who are estimated to
number over 100, including present
members of the Highway Commis
sion as' well as those immediately
proceeding them on the Board, State
officials, Federal officials and many
other prominent people; 12:15, Pre
sentation of the principal speaker,
who has not yet been secured; 12:25.
'Principal address; '1:30, to 2:30,
Lunch; 2:30, Water carnival which is
expected to be climaxed by a re-enactment
of the naval battle at Sandy
Point between the ram, "Albemarle"
and Federal vessels. . . i .-,.,
; At the Friday morning meeting of
ir the local committee it is 'expected
. that definite plans for a Perquimans
A f County float to be entered in the
naraHa will ha rnnW - .Th rmnn nf
' floats, it was decided at the last cen
tral - meeting, ; will start at.. Edenton
. toward the bridge, with the parade
' , u including a number, of bands from
.surrounding territory, . , . ;
" ' It has been . estimated that the
j 'f cost of the- celebration .will' be-;
rVlproximtely $2,000, which ; amount
. ; . thn Sftven-cotintieti directlv interested
''in1 the celebration. !Piia. figure,. bow4
i" .vvwr uotw not inuuue :ui iiwvMi m ue
sd 'in the parade which i will be
" t " borne By ihe.individual counties, "
Vacation Bible School
Comes To Close Friday
.: Commencement exercises ." at the
Vacation Bible. School of the Hert
ford Baptist Church will be held Fri
day evening at 8 o'clock, according
, to J. T. StegaU, pastor, ,"",
The ' program .will , consist - of the
regular worship - service used' each
- morning during the school, end s
i presentation by each of the four de
partments, beginners, primary, junior
and intermediate. ',' ' x -
Exhibits of the ' results of - the
school's hand work will be on display
. in room r -r one, and the pastor
c'. 'j .1 i lion to everyone .to
A" ' ' y r sent end urjes
' : " k Wit rcoau ' "
Henry Foreman, Hertford Negro
man charged with being drunk and
disorderly, using profane language on
the streets, assault with a deadly
weapon and threatening to shoot with
a shotgun, was finally found guilty of
being drunk and disorderly and was
taxed with the costs of court before
Judge Granbery Tucker in county
court Tuesday morning.
Ruth Alexander, King Street col
ored woman, testified that Foreman,
armed with a shotsrun, prowled the
streets in front of her home from
midnight until daylight hours and
that she was late for work because
she was afraid to leave the house
while Foreman threatened to "shoot
anybody who showed his face."
According to Walter Wright, anoth
er Negro, who claimed that because
of Foreman's vicious threats he was
forced to spend the night in the Alex
ander house, he "wouldn't show his
Chanted with assault with a dead
ly weapon, John Edward Holly and
Henry Walker White, Negroes, were
heard and Judge Granbery Tucker
decided that Holly was guilty of the
charge and all the costs of court
should be lodged against him. White
was adjudged guilty of simple as
sault and judgement was suspended
upon two years of good behavior.
4-H Girls Camp At
Four Days In July
Groups From Perquim
The girls of the 4-H clubs in Per
quimans, Chowan and Pasquotank
Counties are preparing for their tri
county four day camp at Tuscarora
Beach on July 19, 20, 21 and 22.
Those who will attend from the
Perquimans County ,4-H Clubs are
Lois Asbell, Thelma Elliott, Julia
Lane and Marie Jordan. Miss
Gladys Hamrick, Perquimans home
demonstration agent, and the agents
from the other two counties will also
attend the camp. State leaders will
assist in the class work where the
instructions will be in swimming and
Invitation Given To
See Lotus Blossoms
The lotus blossoms in the beautiful
gardens of the Clyde McCallum home
will be open in about five days, and
not wishing to enjoy their beauty
selfish, Mr. McCallum extends a
cordial invitation to anyone who
wishes to. see them to drop by at any
time and look around.
Here During Week
Various Rides Attract
cManytd Town's Park-
The carnival js here. Prpbayy, for
the-, first time-certainly fo?, the first
time in recent years a ferris. wheel,
merry-go-round, swinging chairs,
lemonade' and popcorn stands, . lights
and music. and everything that make
a carnival, are here on k the city
parking lot in the person of the
Crescent Amusement Company,' of
The Crescent shows,1 featuring the
world's largest portable ferris wheel
44 feet high-are stopping off here
for a week to break the jump to Man
teo, where they will spend the rest
of the summer.
Ten big trucks, some equipped with
house trailers, brought the Crescent
shows tare" Sunday from -Columbia,
They 'will - sjtay in Hertford through
Saturday night. -"
Besides the ridintr : contraptions
end hot dog and hamburger stands
are a picture gallery, a fish pond, a
shoot!-? rar9, taseball alley, and
fi3v:,.l c; x t.r;;;nent devices.-
Begin Under Large
Tent Sunday Night
EvangelistW. T. Smith
Will Preach During
Speaker Announces List
Of Very Interesting
A large tent has been pitched on
the Grammar School ground, Market
Street, here in Hertford this week
Evangelist W. T. Smith will conduct
a series of religious meetings in it
this summer. These services will
begin this Sunday night, June 26.
Mr. Smith's opening subject of the
series will be, "Will Hitler or Muss
olini Rule the World?" In this sub
ject Mr. Smith says that he will read
from the Bible "213 words" which
foretold, 2,500 years ago, the exact
future of the rise and fall of the
great kingdoms of the world. He al
so promises to find in these words the
answers to the following questions:
Why the Kaiser of Germany lost the
World War; why the League of Na
tions failed, and who the next world
ruler will be.
The following are the subjects for
the week: Monday night, "Will the
Second Coming of Jesus be Literal or
Spiritual?"; Tuesday night, "Is It
Possible to Know When We Have
Reached the Last Generation of Thi3
World's History?"; Wednesday night,
"The Secret That Jesus Told One
Night"; Thursday night, "The Mil
lenium"; Friday night, "Will We
Know Each Other in Heaven?"; Sat
urday night, "There Uncertain Times
What Do They Mean?" There will
be no day services.
Mr. Smith wiii De assisted by Mr.
Donald Anderson, singer, and Mrs.
W. T. Smith, pianist. There will be
special music every night.
The tent is seated with comfortable
chairs and Mr. Smith t states that
means will be taken to keep the mos
A cordial invitation is extended to
everyone to come and join in a good
lively song service each night at
7:45, and to help make this a very
enjoyable series of meetings.
Dinner guests at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. L. F. Winslow, of Winfall,
on Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
Bogue, Beulah, Mildred and Warren
I W With Lucius
Herbert Nixon (Major and Loomis
Co.), has a plan for putting a quick
end to this here depression or
"slump", or whatever it is. I re
ceived a Christmas card from Her
bert one day last week and under
thft usual cheery Christmas verse,
Herbert had written this: "You see,
by Christmas 1 will have forgotten
that I sent you this end will send
you another. Just puts twice as
much money in circulation in regards
to cards." .fl.fM'-JLtikm
Herbert's plan has to do with
putting money into circulation and
maybe, that's about what we need to
pull us' put of this recession. Evi
dently he thinks that the Christmas
card season is entirely too short and
that the, people who make , them are
oui of work for the rest of the year.
The, "Nixon., Oneyear Plan", would
make'ChriBtmas cards -jr year-round
business.'x Be doefint- venture to say
exactly how the chilly snow scenes
wonid wor ouvin TOia-summer.
.' If you think ."merry
ferris wheels and such are only for
kids, drop around to $he city parking
lot Jtonight or tomorrow and you 11
find that grown-ups are pushing the
children a close second i the ticket
It's the first ferris wheel in Hert
ford that we can remember and sev
eral otherwise dignified local 'person
alities have been seen holding ' their
hats as they take the big ride. ' And
the merry-go-round isn't broken down
either;, the kids are coming in for
their share of the fun on the hobby
It'sVvery-seldom -'that Hertford
construction-work-watchers J have the
chance to watch ' a carnival in the
course of construction, but' not many
have missed this chance. The lot was
thronged with work fans from iearly
Sunday morning until dark and on.
Monday the' ' unemployed : members
3 Club Members
Sijn Up For Tour
Leare By Large Motor
Bus on Morning of
I June 27
AGENT IN CHARGE
Woihen Desire to See
Aiibng the Home Demonstration
Club'.inembers of the county who have
signed up to make the tour to Roa
noke Rapids on June 27th, are Miss
Celesbi Godwin, Mrs. D. L. Barber,
Mrsr.G. T. Roach, Mrs. Effie Miller,
Mrs. E. N. Miller, Miss Mary E.
Whitejj Mrs. Mary D. Winslow, Miss
Lucille Lane, Mrs. DeWitt Winslow,
Mrs,S. T. Perry, Mrs. C. M. Winslow,
Mrs. Freeland Elliott, Mrs. W. J.
Perry Mrs. Wayland Harrell, Mrs.
Beecher Stallings, Mrs. W. O. Hunter,
Mrs Jim Davis, Mrs. G. L. Turner,
Mrs. - Mettle Barclift, Miss Vida
Banks, Mrs. S. D. Banks, Mrs. P. H.
Ownley, Mrs. W. E. White, Mrs. R.
S. Monds, Mrs. Clarence Dail, Mrs.
Joshua T. White, Mrs. Penelope Dav
enport, Mrs. D. J. Rogerson, Mrs.
Eunice Winslow, Mrs. J. M. Fleet
wood, Mrs. J. F. Winslow, Mrs. Ray
mond Eure, Mrs. H. G. Thatch, Mrs.
J. A. Sawyer, Mrs. J. H. Gregory,
Miss Addie Reed, Mrs. S. M. Winslow,
Mrs. John Hurdle, Mrs. Freeman
Umphfctt, Mrs. Carey Gregary, Mrs.
R. R.,Perry, Mrs. Elihu Lane, Mrs.
Otis Lane, Mrs. G. C. NSxon, Mrs.
Sidne; Goodman, Mrs. T. A. Hurdle,
Mrs. ' rirginia Seeley and Mrs. W. D.
Mia Gladys Hamrick, home dem
onstrs ;ion agent who is conducting
the tc ir, is expecting several other
members to make the trip but their
names have not been verified.
TW nartv will lfve hv motor bus
Jfrpmthe ...Agricultural Building on
the morning of June 27.
The tour is principally for the pur
pose of giving the women a chance
to visit the world's largest damask
mill, the Rosemary Mills in Roanoke
Rapids, where they may watch the
process which changes raw cotton to
damask. They expect also to visit
the paper mills and flower gardens
in and around Roanoke Rapids, ac
cording to Miss Hamrick.
CHILDREN'S DAY PROGRAM
A Children's Day program will be
given at Bagleys Swamp Church on
Sunday evening, June 26, at 8 o'clock.
were back on hand for the finishing
touches. ; ., .'mt! k w.
You'll probably be hearing a lot
of raving about "the meals my wife s
cooking now-a-days" because they
say that Miss Louise Reese, of the
Westinghouse Electric Company, cer
tainly knew her meats and vege
tables at the cooking school this
Louis Nachman, Jr., of the Hert
ford Hardware. rii4 Supply Company
who sponsored MlsS Reese In her visit
here, was in the receiving line and
has about decided to take up a little
cooking himself after whiffing the
odors of the expert's preparation.
Although he has moved to Fayette
ville, H. G. Winslow wishes it known
that he is not breaking off all connec
tions with Hertford and his friends
here. . He dropped into the office on a
visit here this week and said that he
had decided not. to sell his home on
Church i Stret,,.nd with his other
properties m And around Hertford,
he hopes he can find plenty of ex
cuses for visiting his old home town
now and then.
If you couldn't find anything to do
Wednesday night then you'll just
have to consider your case hopeless.
There was a meeting of the Seventh
Day Odventists in a tent on the
grammar school ground, if your in
terests ran along different lines, then
there : was the' carnival on the city
parking iofcr If neither of these ac
tivities, excited your interest then
how about the sixty dollar jackpot at
the State Theatre? Also there was
the Max Schmeling-Joe Louis tangle
in the Yankee Stadium at 9 o'clock.
Yes,'eir, if you sat back and twid
dled your thumbs for lack of ."any
thing to-do" on Wednesday night
then something is definitely wrong
and -you'd better take up knitting.
Tiddly-winks would to too strenuous,
To Roanoke Rapids
Prospective Pouer Service
Beaching To Hertford Fork
HAVING BIG SALE
Simon Rutenberg, who starting
this week, is conducting one of
the largest sales since the estab
lishment of his business in Hert
ford ten years ago. The sales
force at Simon's store has beeli
considerably enlarged during the
300 Women Attend
Two Day Session
Of Cooking School
In Preparing Tempt
Approximately three hundred wom
en attended the two day session of
the Westinghouse Cooking School at
the Agricultural Building on Monday
and Tuesday, where Miss Louise
Reese, nationally-known home econo
mist, gave practical demonstrations
in preparing tempting foods the
The home expert was well-received
by the Perquimans County women
who gave undivided attention to her
every bH of advice and. instruction.
On the first day Mrs, Grady Dixon,
of Ayden, visiting here with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Elliott, at
tended the school and won the dinner,
expertly prepared by Miss Reese in
her demonstration, Mrs, T, A, Hur
dle won the cake, Mrs. J. C. Wilsort
Won the broiled ham, and Mrs. Rid
dick Chappell, the Spanish rice.
Complete meals were prepared on
both days. On the second day Mrs.
John Asbell submitted the high bid
for the Westinghouse Refrigerator,
and Mrs. L. J. Winslow's bid on the
Range was accepted.
Mrs. O. J. Lane won the handsome
electric kitchen clock, given by the)
Hertford Hardware and Supply Com-1
pany, local Westinghouse dealers. '
The Pork Chop dinner went to Mrs.
Warner Madre. Mrs. Linwood Wins
low won the cream puffs, Mrs. S. E.
Nixon, the cake, Mrs. V. A. Holdren,
the broiled beef, Mrs. Virginia Seeley,
the salmon scallops, Mrs. J. L. Wins
low, the loin pork, and Mrs. R. L.
Knowles, the chuck roast,
Dave Barner, of the Westinghouse
Company, talked for a short while
and superintended the drawing of the
Work Begun On
House Occupied By E.
A. Byrum Torn
Work on the Southern Cotton Oil
Company's huge new iron-clad ware
house has begun with the tearing
down of the dwelling which was oc
cupied by E. A. Byrum. As soon as
the lot is cleared actual work will be
gin on the new $10,000 building,
which will measure 50 by 180 feet
and be equipped with an automatic
fire extinguisher sprinkler system.
The Byrum family has moved to
the residence on the Southern Cotton
Oil Company property formerly oc
cupied by P. I Stephens, v , ,
Is Submitted For
Work Will Begin When
(Line Will Be Fourth In
County to Serve Rural
Estimates have been received from
the Virginia-Electric and Power Com
pany on the prospective rural line
from Milton Dail's to Hertford Fork
and to the Oscar Hunter Farm. As
soon as the right-of-way releases are
signed the work will begin and peo
ple on that line will probably have
electric power sometime during the
Eight customers have already sign
ed for current on the line which will
cost 'approximately $2,300, according
to L. W. Anderson, county farm
All persons affected by the right-of-way
have agreed to the project
and the remaining preliminary work
is about finished.
The new line will bring the number
of rural lines in PerQuimans County
to four. The other lines are from
Okisko to Chapanoke, from Winfall
to Belvidere, and from Woodville to
in all serving
For C. F. Sumner, Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. C. F.
Sumner, Sr., who died at his homo
here Wednesday afternoon at on5
o'clock were conducted in Cedarvvood
Cemtery on Thursday afternoon, the
Rev. D. M. Sharpe, pastor of the
Hertford Methodist Church, 'officiat
ing. It was the wish of Mr. Sumner,
82 years old at his death, that no
flowers be sent. He was a life-long1
resident of Perquimans County, born
here on November 18, 1863. He was
married to Mary Elizabeth Newbold,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C.
Newbold, of Perquimans County, 56
Surviving, besides his wife, are
six children: Mrs. D. M. Feild and
Miss Mary Sumner, of Hertford;
Lieutenant Colonel H, N. Sumner, of
Panama; Robert A. Sumner, of Bal
timore; and Thomas B. Sumner and
C. F. Sumner, Jr,, of Hertford. -
Pallbearers were: J. E. Morris, D.
F. Reed, R. T. Brinn, J. R. Jarvis,
of Elizabeth City, C. T. Skinner, J.
H. Newbold, W. G. Wright and Bill
Jessup. i ! rf
By KUTH NACHMAN
Three years ago this week, the
flies of The Perquimans Weekly re
Work was underway to improve
the causeway. A temporary bridge
was being built to take care of traffic
pver the detour, Th road had sunk,
at several points such as to endanger
traffic. Meanwhile, the work of con
structing the 30-foot highway through
Hertford was going forward rapidly.
An epidemic of infantile paralysis
was still mounting throughout the
State. No cases had been reported in
the Albemarle but precautions were
being taken here, with Sunday
Schools in several sections being
Plans were materializing to have i
suitable marker placed to direct
tourists" to the site of the Thomas
Harvey Grave on "Belgrade Farm."
Mrs. W. G. Gaither, Sr., was a pa
tient in the Albemarle Hospital, suf
fering the results of a fall at her
Nags Head cottage.
Many friends had attended the
beautiful wedding which took place at
the Methodist Church on Saturday
morning when Bliss Louise Millbrooke
Vick became the bride of Mr. Theo
dore Henry Kiedanz, of New York.
Speedy new State highway patrol
cars were beginning to appear on the
roads as a part of the new road safe
ty program. The cars were equipped
with bulldt-proof glass and stretchers
for use in' transporting wounded auto
mobilists. ROBINS PROTECTED .
(Milwaukee. A provision was in
serted in a sales agreement recently
that the purchaser of a new house
was not to molest a robin's nest which
had been built on a. window ledge of
the recently completed house.