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Published every Friday at Hit
Perquimans Weekly office in The
Hereford Hardware Building on
the North . Side, Court House
Square, Hertford, N. C.
Lucius Blanchard, Jr. Editor
Day Hione :- -88
One Year $1.25
Six Months , 75c
Entered as second class matter
November 15, 1934, at the post
office at Hertford, North Caro
iina, under the Act of March 3,
Advertising rates furnished by
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 1938
BIBLE THOUGHT FOR WEEK
OPEN YOUR LIFE TO THIS
BENEDICTION: Grace be unto you,
and peace, from God our Father, and
from the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Cor.
Out in California, as in several
other states, they are planning to
ignore the road hog and other unsafe
automobile drivers and instead, to
reward the safe driver with a nice,
new certificate to prove it. Instead
cjf giving all the publicity to the guy
wno anves at top speea unui ne col
lides with something that definitely
stops him, they're going to publicize
the safe individual who has been
jjrperating cars without serious mis
kap. Why don't we reward -the safe
driver in North Carolina or if not
fh North Carolina, why not in Per
quimans County? Why not pin ser
vice stapes on his car and give him
leeway in courts over the habitual
wreck man? We could start it right
here. Form an organization which
will give to every driver in Perqui
jnans County who has never had a
collision an impressive-looking certi
ficate. For every year that he drives
without an accident, stick a little
obronze or silver bar in front' of the
radiator on his car. We'll find him
prizing, those bars and anxious to
.add one every year.
; Out at. the 1939 Golden Gate Ex
position, if' you're the type of driver
wfin nvfr nuts nn the hmltAS until
the headlights buckle, they'll get compiler of the four-year-old his
your number. On the other hand, if ' the ?an Franciscc-Oakland
you're a good, safe driver, they'll
ij v .. ni o ..i
find that out too, and you'll get a cer
tificate to prove it.
We're forever "viewing with con'
cern" the North Carolina Highway
; mortality rate and it's true that we've j bridge.
stationed speed cops on every by-1 More than 40,000 newspaper clip
t road in the State in efforts to cut pings and numerous long magazine
down on these deaths. Newspapers' articles and pictures fllHour similar
have described the results of road books, each weighing more than 20
crashes in terms that would upt
the stomach of the most experienced
doctor or undertaker. Yet the crash-
ea go on and on and we read day af
ter day of the fellow whose car
climbed a telephone pole and killed
all the members of his family, of the
school boy who stepped from a school
bus to be mowed down by a driver
who failed to stop, and of the man
whose car plunges through an open
draw bridge while a dozen red lights
signal him to stop.
The cure for our road ills most
come from Mr. and Mrs. Motoring
Public themselves and when we re
ward the safe driver and quit ignor
ing hip, maybe these deaths will de
TIME TO WAKE UP1
We 'may be a bit over-anxious for
action but it seems to us that Per
quimans is a trifle slow in getting
anything started along the lines of
a pan, in tne Aioemarie sound Bridge
celebration and general interest in
the opening of the bridge is by no
means reaching a boiling point.
It seems to us that we should put
our part of this celebration over in
grand style go to a little trouble if
necessary to let these people across
the Spund know that we welcome arifl
value their closer connections with
us on this side. For towns as close
together as Hertford and Columbia
(less than twenty-five miles apart by
water) our connections have been
entirely too loose. - The new bridge
should shorten the distance by at
least. half and it's xup to us to prove
to the people in Columbia, Roper,
Creewell and. Plymouth that we dont
want to remain strangers.
Until now, natural boundaries have
kept us from being closely related
but with these boundaries removed
we fail to see . why .we can't become
chummy. These jtowns sh'duTd have;
a great deal in common with all
serving practically the same purpose,
as centers for vast agricultural activi
ties. Then, too, the hundred miles be
tween Hertford and Columbia have
helped to discourage inter-scholastic
and basketball. Now, with less than!
WfWWAV0. VMV(J, .0UC.ll
fifty miles to travel, these schools1
Should be able to. tangle in athletic
contests almost as regularly as Eden
ton and Elizabeth City. Any of
these little items will serve to better
acquaint uB with the people on the
"south side," and help them to feel
more at home when they stop here.
And, remember, that any car or
truck traveling .- to northern points
. other than Richmond and Baltimore
will no thivmo-h I or atnn ' in Herfc.
ford o let's get acquainted, and as
a first step take part in that cele
bration that well ell remember, u.
irn CAPITA COSTS
fST" JUSE IN BIG CITIES
Jmnp From $47,78 la 1935 to
! $48.83 in 1936.
Washington. Per capita costs of
tne operation and maintenance of
general departments of the city gov
ernments of the 94 cities having a
population of more than 100,000 rose
from $47.78 in 1935 to $49.83 in 1936,
the bureau of the census of the Com
merce department reported.
The gross debt outstanding at the
close of the 1936 fiscal year for the
same 94 cities, the survey showed,
was $220.03 per 'capita, while the
valuation of taxable property in the
same cities subject to ad valorem
taxes for the city corporation was
$1,514 per capita.
Cost payments for the, operation
ana maintenance of general depart
ments, including those for the inde
pendent districts, totaled $1,838,803,-
ui i . in addition, the survey showed,
payments amounted to $143,371,588
for the operation and maintenance
of public-service enterprises wa
terworks, electric light plants, and
The outstanding gross debt at the
close of the last fiscal year amount
ed to $8,286,222,906, comprising $7,
433,132,201 funded or fixed; $232,-
065,569 special assessment, and
$621,025,136 floating debt. Of this
gross debt, the survey showed, $2,-
MB,d4z,ti7u was incurred for public-
service enterprises and invest
ments, of which $172,870,307 was for
Valuation of taxable properties in
the 94 cities amounted to $57,012.-
931,855, exclusive of the valuation
of personal intangible property in
Ohio cities, the survey pointed out
The levy for all purposes made upon
this valuation amounted to $1,806,
452,796, of which $1,692,563,500 was
levied for the city corporation; $45,
506,870 for the state; $62,988,057 for
the county and $5,394,369 for other
History of Bay Bridge
Is Compiled by Operator
San Francisco. With a pair of
shears and a paste pot, a busy tele
phone operator in between "hel-
los" at her switchboard is the sole
jr T' 3
kln? m the world.
Mrs. Leila Glover daily pastes in
a large three-foot-square leather
bound volume npumnnner onri mas.
azine cliDoines. Mrtaininfc to th
pounds and containing thousands
of inches of stories and pictures re
lating to tne bridge and its construc
tion. Mrs. Glover has completed one
book of clippings a year since 1934,
when she took over the job. One
voTumWs'ted pVior to
that jate she said
The first clipping,' dated. July 31,
1938, is a picture depicting crews
at work taking deep-water sound
ings off the shores of Yerba Buena
island, In the middle of San Fran
Mrs. Glover said she did not keep
a scrapbook of her own.
Women Rate Highest in
Tests for Jury Service
Buffalo. Women are outdoing the
men when it comes to passing oral
examinations to qualify ' for jury
service in Erie county, according to
G. Stuart Berrill, deputy county
commissioner of jurors.
The reason, he says, is that a ma
jority of women jurors are mothers
who assist their children with school
work, thereby keeping abreast of
affairs better than the fathers.
Basing his conclusions upon the
examination of more than.. 1,700
women for jury service, Berrill ob
served: "Fewer women were disqualified
for lack of knowledge of court terms
Women are more honest than
men in admitting they don't know
the answer to a question. Men try
to guess at the answer; women just
say they don't know.
Defining "perjury" is difficult for
many women. They just can't seem
to grasp that perjury is making a
false statement under oathA typ
leal answer, made by ne pomani
Will & More Compact
Clydebank, Scotland. Many new
features win be incorporated in the
new Cunard-White ; Star liner No.
.552, the Queen Mary's sister ship,
As a result of the experience
gained with the Queen . Mary hun
dreds of tons of weight and thou
sands of cubic feet of space are be
ing saved. Although the gross ton
nage of the new ship will be great
er than that of her predecessor, her
total weight or displacement may be
less. 4 This fact, coupled with her
marked superiority In engine power,
is expected to make her the fastest
and largest passenger , ship in the
world. -i,. -
There has been some delay in the
delivery of materials, but the build
ers are Confident that the ship Will
be read? ' r launching early in Oc
tober, ' , ' '',,,
r s v v$y .-n -tv-. jh. i ;
Meets At Up-River
The annual Missionary meeting of
Up-River Friends Church was held
Saturday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. Roy Winslow. The devotional
was conducted by Mrs. Roy Winslow,
who gave as a Scripture lesson a
few verses from Psalm 18, comment
ing upon them. She also read a love
ly poem entitled "One Day at a
Time." Prayer was offered by sever
al of the members.
The following officers and leaders
were elected for the year: President,
Mrs. Dempsey Winslow;, vice presi
dent, Mrs. Lucius Winslow; secretary
and treasurer, Mrs. Arba Winslow;
corresponding secretary, . Mrs. Roy
Winslow; secretary of the Juniors,
Miss Madge Lane; music committee,
Mrs. L. C. Winslow and Miss Mabel
Lane; literature committee, Mrs. Eli
zabeth White and Mrst'Mary J.
White; stewardship committee, Mrs.
Ola White and Mrs. Marth. Wins
low; program committee, -Mrsi Demp
sey Winslow and Mrs. Royv Winslow.
An interesting playiet, "For the
Sheer Joy of It" was given by Miss
A reading "Thanksgiving Ann"
was given by Mrs. Dempsey Winslow.
A special collection was taken and
the meeting was closed by a reading
During the social hour ice-cold
lemonade and cakes were served to
the following; j
Mrs. Arba Winslow. Mrs. Henry
Winslow, Mrs. Mary Wiftilms Miss
Pearl White, Mrs. Roy WinslowMrs. 1
Dempsey Winslow, Miss Esther Wins
low and little Miss.Janie Winslow..
New Hope Women
Hold Bingo Party
The women of the New Hope
Demonstration Club are holding a
Bingo Party at the New Hope Com
munity House on Friday nighty June
24, according to an announcement by
Miss Gladys Hamrick, countV 'nome
demonstration agent. Funds from
the Bingo Party will be psed -Tor
benefit of the Community VHouse.
The games.begin at 8 o'clociKi'
IT PAYS TO ADVEimS.Cv
the trut)i if
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your services, opena a icw minutes
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Distinction Is the Essence of True Beauty :. . Emphasize Your Charm! - . v v i - , .
Meeting as a Board of Equalization
and Review, the County Board of
Commissioners had two busy days on
Monday and Tuesday. The members
sat in session from early morning
until after six o'clock on both days
hearing complaints and making ad
justments. BURGESS NEWS
Mrs. Dennis Godwin was a most
charming hostess to her bridge club
at her home Wednesday afternoon.
Two tables were arranged for bridge,
and after several progressions, Mrs
J. B. Basnight made high score for
the afternoon. Those present were:
Mrs. Carl Godwin, Mrs. N. C. Spivey,
Mrs. Sue Godwin, Mrs. J. B. Bas
night, Mrs. Dennis Godwin, Miss
Virginia Umphlett, Mrs. C. E. White
and Mrs. O. B. Parker. The hostess
served lemonade and wafers.
Mrs. Allie Jennings, of Elizabeth
City, is spending some time with her
aunt, Mrs. S. P. Matthews.
FUNERAL OF MRS. CHARLTON
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie I.
Charlton, 79, who died Wednesday
night, June 1, at 6:30 o'clock, were
held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock
at the Bethel Baptist Church with
the Rev. J. T. Byrum officiating, as
sisted by Rev. J. F. Stegall, of the
Hertford Baptist Church. "How
Firm a Foundation," "Some Time
We'll Understand" and "The Chris
tian's Goodnight" were sung by the
choir of the Hertford Baptist Church.
The flowers were numerous and
The honorary pallbearers were: S.
T. Sutton, Z. A. Harris, T. C. Chap
pell, J. C. Hobbs, O. C. Long, S. M.
Long, A. F. Proctor and J. H. Mans-1
field. ,; Active pallbearers were six of
her grandsons, Josiah, Norman, Char
lie and Robert Elliott, Claude Chap
pell and Shelton Bagley.
" She is survived by six children, C.
H. Elliott, of Miami, Fie., Mrs. Joe
Woodley, of Creswell, Mrs. L. B.
Myers, of South Norfolk, Va., F. A.
White, of Kenly, Mrs. W. J. Farmer
and Mrs. C. T.Phillips, of Bethel;
29 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Mirrors Don't Lie
Is Your Reflection As Lovely . .
trA&Yoti would naxeimrf e
ILIILDA'S skilled beauty
of our beauty experts. " -.-. , -" -. ' s -i:- : Nkx- : -
Miss Edith White and Hilton
White, of Whiteston, spent the week
end with Mrs. S. M. Winslow.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Winslow and
children, Mary Love, Lelila, Billy,
Allen and Williford, of Whiteston,
called at the home of Mrs. S. M.
Winslow on Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. N. Q. Ward visited her son
and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs.
Lycurgus Ward, in Norfolk, Va., on
Mr. and Mrs. Linwood Winslow and
son, Clinton, of Belvidere, called at
the home of Mrs. S. M. Winslow on
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Ward and two
children, Lehman and Leila Faye, of
Ryland, Mr. and Mrs. Julian E. Ward
and son, George, of Edenton, visited
N. Q. and Eugene Ward Sunday afternoon.
ii The Crescent Amusement Company
MODERN RIDING DEVICES
Merry-Go-Round Big Ferris Wheel
Clean Outdoor Amusement For
The Entire Family
NO ADMISSION TO THE GROUNDS
DO THE KIDDIES
nre oinaer super-;
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'? RevZarid-.' Mrt.w; E.:;Winslow,;,6l,
home after spending ythe week with , ;
Mr. Winslbw's parents, Mry ai
: Miss Minnie 1 Wmslow; nas 're V;
turned "home after completing a year ,
at' Averitt CoHegei)ayfl!e
'CBeVwand ;:' Mrs: IJ.Gs Story fuid
little daughter, Alethlaf Idngbi
are visiting iter, ana jars.; i. JV
Schehdel. 'V .r ''I'-Mfri
Miss Marv Smith and James Smith. 'U
of Siler City, are visiting relatives!,
here. . - ';,: . ,!'
Allen' JT Winslow, who fell and '
broke his shoulder several days ago,
is getting along nicely.
Rev. Percy Trueblood is sick at his
Mrs. R. B. Jordan is improving ai-
I ter a short illness.
Mrs. Freeman Mansfield, Mrs. C.
C. Mansfield, Mrs. Fred Evans, Mrs.
Maggie Hughes, Mrs. Robert Ward,
Mrs. Elmer Rogerson and Mrs. R.
H. Harrell visited Mrs. Fred-Evans
Tuesday afternoon. 1
Mrs. A. J. Mansfield and son, Carl
ton, and Miss Velma Evans were
dinner guests of Mrs. Robert Ward on
Mrs. J. E. Rogerson is on the sick
list this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Evans had . as
guests at dinner on Sunday Mr. and
Mrs. Joshua Perry and son, J. J., and
Miss Lina Rountree, of Sunbury.
Mrs. W. S. Evans and two children,
Delia and Lloyd, called in the after
noon. Miss Peanie Stallings, of Norfolk,
Va., spentjhe week-end with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs A. R. Stallings.
Mrs. J. M. Sutton called to see
Mrs. Fred Evans Thursday afternoon.
Miss Elizabeth White visited Mr.
and ' Mrs. J. M. Sutton during the
Mrs. Hugh Harrell and two daugh
ters visited Mrs. Fred Evans Wed
Misses Mary Layden and Mildred
Evans visited Mrs. J. M. Sutton on
Mrs. Fred Evans and little daugh
ter, Louise, visited Mr. and Mrs. A.
R. Stallings Saturday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Sutton and
Miss Mildred Evans spent Friday af
ternoon with Mr. jid Mrs. A. R.
Mrs. A. J. Mansfield entertained a
few friends at a quilting last Monday
JUNE 20 -25
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ILILDA CHAPLIN MATTHEWS :
BURNETTE WINSLOW '
Telephone 13 Fcr Appointment