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In Getting Delayed
Proof of Birth Necessary Be
fore Employment Is Giv
en in Defense Plants
Raleigh ? Dr. Carl V. Reynolds,
State Health Officer, has issued a
statement designed to clarify the
necessary requirements for securing
delayed birth certificates, and the
procedure that must be followed in
order to secure certified copies of
birth records already on file at the
State Board of Health.
Dr. Reynolds' statement follows:
"In view of criticisms that have
reached the State Board of Health
from some applicants for delayed
birth certificates who have exper
ienced delays which they termed un
reasonable, I take this opportunity
to say that, upon personal investiga
tion, I have found that the fault in
practically every such case rested
with the applicant and not in this
"The term 'delayed birth certifi
cate' is applied to cases where the
person was born before October 1,
1913, or those who, although they
were born since that time, have fail
ed to have their births recorded.
"Under the provisions of the Vi
tal Statistics Act as amended by the
1941 Legislature, applications for de
layed birth certificates should be
sent, in each instance, to the Regis
ter of Deeds of the county in which
the birth occurred, and not to the
State Board of Health. When such
applications are sent to the wrong
place, as thousands have been, this
entails additional correspondence
and consequent delay, which results
in unjust criticism.
"In order to secure a delayed birth
certificate, you must send your ap
plication, together with fifty cents,
to the Register of Deeds of the coun
ty in which you were bom. He will
! then send you a notice advising you
what information it is necessary for
you to furnish, and when you have
furnished this information, he will
execute a certificate and record it.
Now, if you desire a certified copy
for personal use and will send him
the fee prescribed by him, the Reg
ister of Deeds will provide you with
said certified copy, or you can se
cure it from the State Board of
Health in Raleigh for fifty cents,
which must be enclosed with your
"If you were born since October
1. 1913, and your birth was properly
registered, communicate directly
with the State Board of Health in
Raleigh, enclosing a fee of fifty
cents, and you will receive a certi
fied copy of your birth certificate.
"It is important, at the outset, that
you get it clearly fixed in your mind
whether or not you want a delayed
birth certificate and a certified copy
of this, or a certified copy of your
birth certificate that is now record
ed with the Bureau of Vital Statis
tics jnjthe_Staie BfianLof- Health.
'There are two questions for you
to settle definitely, if you want a de
layed birth certificate. First, were
you born prior to October 1, 1913?
Secondly, if you were born since
that tirfie, was your birth properly
recorded with the State Board of
Health0 If it was not. then you must
follow the procedure necessary to
secure a delayed birth certificate,
just as though you were born pri
or to the date mentioned.
"Remember, if you desire a delay
ed birth certificate, go through your
Register of Deeds. If you desire a
certified copy of a certificate already
registered. communicate directly
with the Bureau of Vital Statistics
of the State Board of Health in Ral
eigh. In doing the latter, be sure to
enclose a fee of fifty cents and state
in your application the exact place
and date of your birth and the names
of your parents. This will prevent
delay occasioned by unnecessary
"In order to meet the demands that
are being made upon it at this time.
the State Board of Health employs
23 full-time clerks to perform this
service to the public.
"It is necessary that you provide
yourself with a certified copy of
your .birth registration if you are to
enlist with the armed forces, or re
tain or secure employment with
firms filling defense orders Howev
er. as a reassurance to you. it can
be stated that you need'not become
alarmed if at first you find it diffi
cult to procure the proper informa
tiOn necessary for securing a birth
certificate, or if the rush of appli
cations should cause you a few days'
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BANK. WITH YOUR COUNTRY ia the theme of this effective
Defense Savings poster now seen in store windows and in the lobbies
of buildings all over the country. Drawn by wr+iyfr Willing
"of Rhine beck, N. Y., the poster portrays the spirit of patriotism by
investing in the United States Government through the purchase of
Defense Bonds and Stamps. Stamps are prioed from 10 oenta to $6;
Bonds from $18.76 to $10,000.
suranco, the following^s a quotation
from a memorandum .sent to Army
and Navy contractors-and subcon
tractors by the War Department
?? In the event that the State in
which The employee or applicant for
employment claims birth is one in
which .the procedure outlined in the
attached manual has been adopted,
the employer should require the em
ployee or applicant to obtain a de
layed certificate o? birth from such
State within a reasonable time after
the request for data on citizenship
has been made by the employer.
Pending receipt of such certificate,
it is recommended that the employ
er give temporary employment to
such applicant and retain the sery
ices of such employee '
"It is hoped, that the information
outlined in this statement be given
careful consideration by every ap
plicant or prospective applicant for
a birth certificate, and that each
make proper determination as to the
class in which he belongs. This done,
matters will be greatly simplified;
delay's will be eliminated, and each
applicant will find himself relieved
of much unnecessary anxiety.
"It is suggested that those interest
ed preserve this article for futun
retort fjee Clip it and pass it on t?
others after you have familiarize*;
yourself with the procedures out
Plans I iiderway
For Farm Census
Information on livestock, acreage,
farm machinery and poultry will -be
gathered from 280.000 farmers this
month by the State- Department of
Agriculture for use in the 1942 Farm
Census, a publication that will be
of inestimable value in planning
foqd for defense programs."
Information for the census will be
furnished by growers when they
i t their taxes.
it is important that farmers furtv
i h information for the census as
< ally as possible in order that the
census ma> be given to the publish
ers as early as possible." W T. Gar
lixs. census supervisor, said. "The
value of the census will be greater
if it is placed in the hands of far
mers and agricultural leaders as
soon as possible.
Meanwhile, Governor Broughton
and Commissioner of Agriculture W.
Kerr Scott have made a joint ap
peal to farmers for cooperation in
facilitating the issuance of the cen
sus. Both viewed the publication as
^worthwhile contribution to the de
fonse program with relation to agri
The Farm Census has been pub
lished by the State Department of
Agriculture for 25 years.
Garriss emphasized that "the in
formation gathered for the census
has tremendous value in furnishing
growers factual munitions' for in
telligent agricultural planning."
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Condensed Statement of Condition of
Branch Banking & Trust Co
WILLIAMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA
At the Close of Business December 31, 1941
Cash and Due from Banks & 10,780,571.91
Obligations of the United States 15,581,.'501.18
Fed. Intermediate Credit Bank Debentures 180,000.00
Federal Land Bank Bonds 817,586.81
North Carolina Bonds 789,622.60
Municipal and Other Marketable Bonds 1,885,868.67 29,884,958.67
Loans and Discounts ""*2,973,184.83
Accrued Interest and Other Assets 114.812.60
Banking Houses, Furniture and Fixtures, and Ileal Estate
(Tax Value o$298,150.00) 256,117.71
Capital Stock?Common $ 400,000.00
Capital Stock?PrclVrrctl 100,000.00
lJu<li\idcd lYolits 160,156.90
Dividend Dayaldc January I, 1912. 5,900.00
Unearned disc. oilier liabilities . 50,601.90
Upon the Strength of the Above Statement and the Hacking of Our Directors, We So
licit your Business, Promising Every Accommodation Consistent With Simntl Banking.