A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF HERTFORD AND PERQUIMANS COUNTY
Volume V Number 40.
Hertford, Perquimans County, North Carolina, Friday, October 7, 1938.
$1.25 Per Year.
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scnooi uniidren ufierea
-Free Tickets To State Fair
n Friday, Children's Bay
Tickets Distributed By
. SuDerintendent F. T.
Club Ladies Plan to At
tend Exposition on
Next Friday is school children's
day at the State Fair in Raleigh, and
Superintendent of County Schools F.
T. Johnson will hand out free tickets
to all county children who expect to
Wake County school children, coun
ty in which the Fair is held, will be
another dav earlier in
Wake, of course, will s
have the largest representation of;
school children present, and in order Already having practiced at trans
to avoid an overcrowd of children on mitting dummy messages to the field
one day, other students have been in- J office at Wilson, the observation posts,
vited on Friday. School children will one to each eight square miles, are
not be provided with transportation ' now in trim for the actual maneuvers,
and no tours have been arranged for, enemy flight" of any one of
them, but a tour to the Fair is being rO lanes from ...,., Field. in a
planned for Home Demonstration I conCerted or individual attack on the
Club members and their families. post at Fort Br&ggi may bring som
According to Miss Gladys Hamrick,'0f the bombing, observation, attack
demonstration agent, the club ladies ; or pursuit planes across the territory
will attend the Fair on Thursday,: of Perquimans County observation
October 13, by special tour bus. Ar- ( posts. According to Sheriff Winslow,
rangements for the tour are being war aviator himself, this county's
made with F. B. Johnson, of another part of the huge civilian warning net
city in this State, who conducts such j is all set for business,
tours. The party will leave Hertford, L3t Sunday and all this week
from the Agricultural Building at these plans for next week's activities
5:30 A. M., and return the same day have been carried on throughout the
f at near midnight. whole eastern sector. Planes from
All club members who wish to Langley Field roared over at varying
make the tour are requested to get in I altitudes on Sunday and Monday,
touch with Miss Hamrick an4 rake. J Some were, low enough to be seen and
.4. the arrangements, letting her know others passed under cover of clark-
how many will attend from her fam- ness. Next week, however, the at
ily. The number is limited and those tackers will play a real game of hide
who wish to go should see the dem-1 and seek with the defending forces.
onstration agent as soon as possibls.
Jinx Is Apparently
Squad of 28 Gradually
Dwindles to Little
UP IN AIR
Walter Bond and Mac
White Out Due to
The toughest luck of all, Hardluck, Tuegday afternoon at the church,
is after the Indians' scalps in earnest. The hostess, Miss Pattie Rogerson,
Coach Bob Bates was beginning to had charge of the program. The
think enough was enough when his i pr0gram topic was "Help Thy Neigh
original squad of 28 huskies had DOr." and Misses Margaret Madre,
slowly dwindled to fifteen. But the Madeline Lamb and Bessie Ward and
end was not yet in sight, the Indians Mrs. Charles Johnson had parts.
-Were scheduled to face the Edentoni After a short business session.
iir second (or BJeam) outfit Thursday,
i ; ftern(ionr this week with two of i
IttaClUttlteS' mainstays dennitelV OUt
-xBf'he lineup for the next two weeks
v ..t;' t least.
, A wrenched knee and a sprained
ankle benched two of last year's
tj , backfield lettermen, Walter Bond and
j y MacJVhite. Both men were injured
. in scrimmages early Qua week. Gal.
sloping, Mac, is, on .crutches , and Bond
ftX-jjs littte better onWA.;,-,, .
.It is. rumored that Rataa msv ttafl
'.Tj, -th Edenton. aession.,w pUy until hisUernoon-in honor of her eon, Carol,
.r ; vuyywu warriors vau again mue. WlO
lineup,' but in case the tussle goes
mruugn, pacKneia . replacements wur
yrvuamy i vuusen irvm aucx narris,
Bill Cox and Darius Elliotts
According to thfi. coach, a small
,part of the original number , of candi
dates was expected to. withdraw from
the squad. Some few always fall
by the wayside but thirteen men not
.reporting for practice is entirely too
...... U-Ui 1 it m n i- tv '
j, many. Thirteen' regulars , leave the
', playing team with only fofir subs, and
- r with two - regulars benched, the re
serve strength is cut in half. Bates
is up a tree If he loses three men
' 1 before meeting Edenton, hell have to
take a position himself. . ' "
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'ih POPULATION INCREASES
i' Washington. The . cooperation ; of ;
the continental United States
' January I, was -12918,000, an in
crease of 941,000 over the January 1,
1S37, estimate, according to the fig
vrca of the yensus Bureau. ,
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Of Warning Net Is
Ready For Action
Winslow Reports Local
Try-out Tests Sunday
Were 0. K.
Perquimans County's four chief
observers, working under Sheriff J.
Emmett Winslow, are all set for the
zero hour on October 10th, when
enemy bombers and other types of
aircraft will begin a five day attempt
to penetrate the defenses and blast
the airdrome at Fort Bragg off the
North Carolina map.
Officials Resume Work
After Siege Of Illness
Clerk of Court Howard Pitt and
Pol iceman Robert A. White are both
back at work after coming through
sieges of malaria which kept them
confined to their homes for several
days late last week and early this
Grading- Of Dairies
City chemist R. M. Potter announ
ces milk grades for dairies serving
Hertford for the period beginning
October 1: Roanoke-White, Grade A,
Brite and Jones, Grade A.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS MEETS
The Judson Memorial Class of the
Hertford Bantifit Sunday School met
games and contests were followed by
a delicious sweet course.
Mamhnmi nttenriincr wow MissiPS
, pattie Rogerson , Madeline Lamb,
Margaret Madre, Mesdames Charles
j Johnson, Jake Jackson, Josiah Elliott,
Arthur White and William Boyce.
The November meeting will be
nehi with Mrs. Bessie Ward.
.ENTERTAINS FOR SON
- Mrs. B. C. Berry - delightfully en
tertained at a party on Monday af-
-whO Celebrated MS MXU1 bllthaay.
Attractive decorations of pink and
whit were used, and a birthday cake
holding six P'nlc candles formed the
centerpiece on the dining-room table.
The hostess was assisted by Mrs.
S. M.JVhedbee, Mrs. Thad Chappell
and Mies Helen Morgan in playing
games with 'the little guests.
Those invited were Pat Morris,
Betty Jean Winslow, Patsy Harrell,
Julk Laughinghouse, Mary Annette
Cannon, Ethel Frances Elliott, Mabel
Martin Whedbee, Joe Towe, Jr., Julian
Winslow, Tommie Sumner, Jr., Rich
ard Fiitrell, Carlton Davenport, How
ard Broughton, Reginald Tucker, Jr.,
Sammie Sutton, Jr., Howard Pitt,
Clarence Thomas Madre, Gene Phil
lips and Sonny White.
the guest of honor. '
All youngsters - know some things
their fathers are too busy to learn.
I Fred B. Barron, in Let Yourself Go.
Members Eager To
Can All They Can
19,091 Quarts of Food
stuffs Canned to
Number In Prospect Ex
pected to Amount to
September was a Dusy month tori
the women of the Perquimans Coun
ty's Federation of Home Demonstra
tion Clubs. One hundred and ninety
members attended the past month's
meetings and at a recent date they
reported 19,347 quarts of foodstuffs
had been canned by them, with sev
eral more thousands of cans of meats
and vegetables still in prospect and
yet to be canned, which will probably
bring the grand total somewhere up
around 2,500 cans.
Here are the canning totals as re
ported by the different clubs and
made public by Miss Gladys Hamrick, j
demonstration agent: Belvidere led i
with 4,290 quarts; Winfall, 1,636'
quarts; Snow Hill-White Hat, 594
quarts; Beech Spring, 828 quarts; 1
Ballahack, 2,134 quarts; Bethel, 1,849 j
quarts; Durants Neck, 2,031 quarts;'
Helen Gaither Club, 1,422 quarts;
Home and Garden Club, 751 quarts; 1
Whiteston, 2,397 quarts; Chapanoke,'
1,159 quarts, giving the county club
women as a whole, a total of 19,091
quarts of canned foodstuffs.
Funeral Services For
Mrs. Hurdle Conducted
Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie
Griffn Hurdle, who died Monday af
ternoon at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. E. I Jennings, were con
ducted Tuesday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. Jennings at witn
the Rev. Sigsbee Miller, of Elizabeth
City, officiating. Burial was in the
Pallbearers were: G. Q. Hurdle,
M. M. Hurdle, J. N. Byrum. T. E.
Morgan, J. R. Ro-ache and Jesse
Mrs. Hurdle, 60 years of age at her ,
death, was the wife of the late Sam-1
uel Hurdle. Those who survive are.'
three daughters, Mrs. J. O. Umphlett, ,
of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. E. L. Jennings ,
and Mrs. O. D. Ferrell, of this coun- j
three sons, Charlie, Quinton and
all nf thin rountv
two sisters, Mrs. G. Q. Hurdle, of
Camden, and Mrs. J. E. Boyce, of
Ryland; two brothers, John Griffin, of
Tyner, and William Griffin, of Belvi
dere, and ten grandchildren.
. BUT YOU OUGHTA SEE THE
ONES THAT GOT AWAY"
When a Northerner first discovers
tho South that is. callintr Hertford
the South he usually goes fishing.
Whether he hajs never gone fishing
before makes no difference. He takes
one look at the river from the cause
way or one of the river edge streets
and then asks the nearest bystander
if anvbodv fishes there. He sees the
stakes and nets of the commercial,
nsnermen, oi course, um, u
- , fi 1 L U MAnnn
uoe aiiyuuu .. r
line, roas ana reeis, or urop wie:
He always finds a kindred
amonnr the local people if he stays in
town long enough, and that's exactly
what happened, when L. J. Sivian, of
New 'Jersey, landed here early this
week during his first' visit to the
South . ',' . North Carolina. Mr
Sivian is a close friend of Dr. Julian
, Blanchard, brother of J. C.
ard. He naturally called on hi3
friend's brother at the Blanchards'
attractive riverside home and saw
Within the next few hours he
chanced to meet another Blanchard,
a rod and reel enthusiast whose ardor
for the sport never seems to cool de
spite the fact that he seldom catches
five-pound chub or 24-inch pike.
During the next day's fishing excur
sion on the waters of the Perquimans,
the Ntew Jersey man, an admitted
novice at the art of fresh-water cast
ing, developed a healthy respect for
low-hanging cypress trees, which
every Izaak Walton knows somehow
manage to get in the way of a cast
aimed at a small opening where chub
appear to be lurking. Stumps and
lily pads also jump at the bait as it
whizzes through the air. "Back
lashes", too, come in for their share
'of the blame when , returning fisherv
Vinfall 4-H Club
Now Boasting 84
Members On Roll
Assistant Farm Agent
Henry Brake Lends
vClub at New Hope Also
Has 30 Members
Perauimans County's assistant
farm agent, Henry L. Brakes, has.
been busy recently re-organizing the!
Winfall 4-H Club, whicn now has on j
its roll 85 members. The club will
meet once each month.
Mr. Brake devides his time as as
sistant agent also in Pasquotank,
Camden and Currituck Counties, and
works one week out of each month in
this county. New Hope now also has
a 4-H Club, which Miss Gladys Ham
rick, county demonstration agent,
and Mr. Brake were instrumental in
organizing. The New Hope club has
38 members on call.
Niew officers for the year at Win-!
fall were elected as follows: Cassiei
Winslow, president; Gale Winslow,
vice-president; Carl Lewis, secretary
and treasurer; Zenona Chappell, re
porter; Elizabeth Ward, song leader;
Mary Elliott, recreational leader.
At New Hope, new officers elected
were: Carroll Perry, president; Mary
Elizabeth Ivey, vice-president;
Blanche Russell, secretary and treas
urer; Matt Spivey, reporter; Lloyd
Turner and Louise Banks, song lead
ers; Keith Haskett and Sadie Smith,
Winfall 4-H Girl
Selected To Enter
w Cdntest At N. C. Fair
fen counties were invited to enter
cornpete costume exhibits in the
state 4-H clothing contest at the
State Fair in Raleigh next week
! Among the counties was Perquimans,
. and Doris Miller of the Winfall 4-H
Club, was selected by Miss Gladys
Hamrick, home demonstration agent,
to enter the exhibit for this county,
M.ss Mlller 13-year-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Miller, decided
on a woo sPorts dress- made bV her"
self, with accessories to match. Miss
Willie Hunter, of Raleigh, extension
clotning specialist, namea uie
i counties cauea on to enter me e.-
Shooting deer with bow and arrow j
will be permitted in southern Wiscon
sin for one month this fall. i
men try to explain
lack of fish.
This party had four good strikes
during the afternoon, however, and
twice, hefty pike were almost in the
boat when somehow they flopped off
the hooks. For the sake of the local
man who took Mr. Sivian fishing, it
1 A. ..I- . nAlnf frt AV
IS appropriate ai una puim -"
. . indicated a bad
the wind was wrong
it was too
cloudy, too windy, the tide was too
low, and it was probably too late in
the season ... or something.
Mr. Sivian had bis revenge the fol
lowing day when he invited the fish
ing! guide to join him in a round tff
golf on the Elizabeth City Country
Club links. Oddly enough, the fish
ing guide had never golfed before,
but it looked very easy when Mr.
Sivian swatted the little ball. When
it became the fishing fan's turn to
tee off, he was frankly amazed at the
manner in which the little ball side
stepped the golf club as he swung at
The rest of the fisherman's game
was no better. When he finally con
nected with the ball it dribbled off
for a few yards in a direction entire
ly different from the one he intended.
The terms, "bunkers," "hazards"
and "sand-traps," took on a new
meaning and the fisherman played
most of his game in them. Until
then he had thought golf a game
for sissies, but after tramping over
nine greens he decided his legs
weren't what they used to be.
For accuracy of the records be it
said here that the Northerner did a
much better job at casting than the
fishenqan did at golf.
rjanted - Complete Roster
Of All World Har Veterans
Dow Living In Perqiumans
U. S. FAMILY
NEW TORK "Unity," the sculp
ture by Harry Poole Camden, of Park
ersburg, West Virginia, which won for
him the $10,000 prize in the contest
for sculpture to embellish the United
States Government Building at the
New York World's Fair 1939. Tha
group represents a typical American
family being sheltered by the symbol
of "Unity." There were 430 contest
ants in the competition, which was
held in the Fair's Hall of Communica
tions. Mysterious Night Birds
Disturb Local Slumber
A small flock of strange and loud
voiced birds, flying in aimless circles
just above the housetops last Thurs -
day night, served to disturb the
peaeeiui sieey in iai lw.
of local people
several hours around midnight.
Various and sundry opinions were
formed explaining the birds' pres
ence, among them a reasonable sug
gestion that the low-flyers, probably
a species of sea-birds, had been swept I
off their course by a storm, which
Thursday's weather here indicated 1
was raging somewhere nearby.
In this case the lights of the town '
probably attracted and confused the 1
undecided night-flyers. They left
with the darkness, as mysteriously as
they came, and without being seen
though several people used flashlights
trying to catch a glimpse of them.
DEMONSTRATION CLUB MEETS
The Snow Hill-White Hat Home
Demonstration Club met Wednesday
afternoon with Mrs. Elmer Wood at
her home near Snow Hill.
The meeting opened with the mem
bers singing "Are We Down-hearted?"
At roll call each member ans
wered with the number of quarts of
fruits and vegetables canned during
The club voted to meet with Mrs.
Ulric Caddy in October.
Miss Hamrick gave an interesting
talk on Shrubbery Planting.
During the social hour the hostess,
assisted by Miss Eleanor Jordan and
Miss Beatrice Benton, served iced
lemonade and cake.
Those present were Mrs.
Caddy, Mrs. J. P
White, Mrs. Ed -
ward Benton, Mrs. E. D. Matthews,
Mrs. Ashby Jordan, Mrs. Elmer
Wood, Miss Eleanor Jordan, Miss
Gladys Hamrick, and Mrs. Will Ever
ett. A "SINGING" DOG
Dallas. Mike, a bulldog owned by
Mr Henry Sor.nson, just pearly
1 1CU 6-" -r r r- -
sing, playing h.s own
Neighbors, however, while admitting
they liked music, objected to Mike's
warbling and insisted that he be flir
Need Felt For Ex-service
Men on Special
Get Together Likely Be
Arranged For Armis
Ex-service men, attention. Three
former service men, all living in Hert
ford, have appointed themselves a
committee of three whose purpose it
is to compile a complete list of ex
service men who now live in Per
The file or list has been needed at
various times, on occasions such as
Memorial Day and Armistice Day,
but few men who served with the na
tion's armed forces have recorded
their discharges with the register of
deeds here in the courthouse.
With Armistice Day little more
than a month away, it is likely that
some sort of get-together program
will be arranged if the county's ex
service men are prompt in forwarding
their names to any one of the three
local committeemen, B. C. Berry, C.
F. Sumner or J. E. Winslow.
Each week from now until Novem
ber 11, The Perquimans Weekly will
publish a list of the names as they
are gathered. Names may also be
sent to The Editor, Perquimans
Weekly, Hertford, N. C.
With the list completed, it will be
an easy matter to notify each man
when and where affairs of interest to
him will be conducted, and for other
The names wanted are the names
of men who now live in this county,
not the ones who served while this
county was their home address and
have .since moved to another county.
For instance: Sidney Sutton served
in the aimy while IVi'qui nans County
was his Ionic iin'div.". He has since
moved to Pasquotank, 'tis name is
listed in Elizabeth City. -J. R. Fu
trell served while his home address
was in another county, but he has
since moved to Hertford, so his name
will be listed here.
Far from complete, with dozens of
men in this county and in the town,
unlisted, here is the roll call as it
stands now: T. W. Wilson, J. Oliver
White, C. W. White, L. S. White,
Wa are Harrow P H Small wnt
, Wright, H. A. Whitley, Tom Perry
p T Johnson, J. R. Futrell, Chas E
, Wnite v. N. Darden and W n
Future Farmers Of
For Year's Work
Fourteen New Candi
dates Added at An
Members Attend Big
Wjener Roast and
On last Friday night the Perquim
ana County Chapter of Future Farm
ers of America staged its annual
initiation of new members. Fourteen
candidates were introduced to the
various forms and ceremonies of the
Young Tar Heel Farmers.
They organized last week for the
new year, electing the following offi
cers in the process: Clarence Phillips.
TTlripi president; Rftlph Layden, vice-presi-
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"-"j, "ciuch nam, treasurer;
Julian Long, reporter; G. C. Buck,
advifir; Archie Riddick, assistant ad
viser; D. J. White, watch dog; and
Guy Webb, Leslie Perry, Willie Wins
low, Lloyd Chappell and Carey Lane,
At the conclusion of the initiation
ceremonies, the members adjourned
school Bui ding where they feasted
' at a big weiner roast and held .W
. . vw ,
flre Me. 1116 V" committe
now working on its annual program
j of activities for the new school year.