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Reminders for June
Pilots sometimes refer to their
bombs as "eggs" which they drop
on enemy fortifications and military
centers. C. F. Parrish, Extension
poultryman, points out that the
barnyard variety of eggs are poten
tial bombs, and rivets, and guns and
tanks and planes.
"Poultry products are among the
essential foods for both fighting
men and working men," the State
College man declared. "That's why
chickens need extra special treat
ment during this first year of Am
erica's battle for survival.
Parrish says June is a critical
month for the poultry flock, and he
offers reminders of important hen
house jobs to be done this month.
Control of lice and mites, and vac
cination for fowl pox head the list
of June Poultry Suggestions.
"Hot weather results in a rapid
increase in lice and mites," the Ex
tension specialist stated. "It pays to
start early to eliminate lice and
mites and prevent re-infestation. For
the lice, use nicotine sulphate or a
roost paint containing this chemi
cal. Sodium flouride also may be
used as a lice treatment very suc
cessfully. To eliminate and prevent
re-infestation of red mites, paint or
spray the roost poles and roost pole
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FARMERS ASKED TO HAUL
ON AN EXCHANGE BASIS
Virtually no more rubber is In
sight for tires . . . The shortage of
tires, gasoline and repair parts will
become more serious ... A truck is
just as good as its weakest tire . . .
When the day comes that there is no.
more rubber available for civilian
users, permission to buy will mean
These are points stressed at a
meeting called by the Office of De
fense Transportation to discuss farm
transportation, and attended by
Dean I. O. Schaub, director of the
State College Extension Service.
"The situation is serious," Dean
The State College leader said that
farmers must cooperate and pool
their hauling on an exchange basis.
"Arrange with one or more of your
neighbors to exchange trips," he
suggested. "Do all your regular
hauling, so far as possible, on that
basis. Form a little group on your
road to do this on a systematic bas
is. Pool your loads."
Dean Schaub made the following
other suggestions: Don't go empty.
If you have an errand in town, con
tact your neighbors and take every
body on the road who needs to go
that day?then let them do the same
by you another day.
Arrange to keep larger supplies
on hand?things Uke fuel, purchased
feed and groceries. Arrange storage
space so you can hold your produce
at home for a time, in case of unex
pected transportation shortages.
Eliminate driving in bad weather,
so far as possible. Wet roads, ice and
mud are hard on tires.
Finally, Dean Schaub suggested,
look ahead a year or two or three.
Don't let the matter of horse and
wagon equipment get entirely out
of your mind. "We helped to win
supports at least once a month dur
ing hot weather with used motor oil
and kerosene, mixed half and half."
Parrish says that it is better to
vaccinate for pox when the pullets
are 10 to 14 weeks old than to be
sorry next fall when the outbreak
of pox hits the flock during the high
priced egg season.
As other reminders, he says: "Dis
pose of or pen the males separately
if hatching has been discontinued.
Infertile eggs will not spoil nearly
so rapidly in hot weather as fertile
eggs. Keep the eggs cool, preferably
in a basement or cellar Re sure tn
plant an ample supply of grazing
crops for the pullets. Soybeans make
a good summer grazing crop. Range
the turkey poults on fresh land away
Guns Lined Up for Inspection at frort Bragg
These IDG-mm guns shown at Fort Bragg, N. C. represent some of the heaviest hitting power of the Army.
They are not in firing position, but are drawn up for ir..-portion by Secretary of War Henry L. Stiiis ?n.
Col. Walter W. lless Jr., is in charge of the Provisional Field Artillery Brigade. These guns have a range
of more than fifteen miles.
Things To Watch
For In The Future
Ordinary paperboard, laminated
with cellophane, is being tested by
duPont as a substitute for tin plate
in cans ... With essential oils and
glycerin becoming scarce, it is not
[surprising that a new way to make
soap should be discovered?so a pat
ent has been taken out by the J. E.
McCormack Company on a process
for converting whole milk into soap
. . . Something to listen for: A stir
ring new wartime march entitled,
"This is God's War," published by
Associated Music Publishers. The
music is by Baldwin Bergerson and
lyrics by David Greggory, inspired
by Carl Byoir's poem, "Joe Louis
Named the War," first published in
Collier's and presented on "I Am an
American" Day . . . New wrinkles in
the food field: An item called lima
bean loaf, by California Consolidat
ed Canneries; may be sliced, fried in
butter, diluted to make soup, baked
in casserole or used as stuffing in
meats . . . and vegetable-flavored ice
cream. An Illinois dairy products
company that has been testing them
reports definitely that "corn" flavor
is easily tin iinisl popular.
one World War with animal power,"
he declared, "and we can win anoth
er that way if we have to?and we
may have to."
Fewer Births And
Deaths In The State
Raleigh?There were 125 fewer
births in North Carolina during
April. 1942, than during the corre
sponding month last year, but a de
cline of 315 deaths also was noted,
according to reports compiled by
the State Board of Health.
The infant mortality rate contin
ued its downward trend. The total
for the month dropped from 421 to
338 deaths per 1,000 live births in
the State, which brought the rate
from 60.7 to 49.7. The_ number of
maternal deaths for the month fell
from 30 to 25, reducing the April
rate from 4.3 to 3.7.
Deaths from preventable accidents
for April, this year, totaled 116, as
compared with 147 the correspond
ing month last year. The heaviest
drop was in automobile fatalities,
while deaths resulting from railroad
accidents fell from 11 in April last
year to two the corresponding month
this year. There were four deaths
from airplane accidents in April,
thin year, while none occurred?4h
North Carolina in April, 1941. In
fluenza deaths, which have shown a
large decline this year, were cut in
half, that is, from 85 last year to 43
Farmers Asked To
Most farm machinery wears out
from misuse, abuse or lack of use,
says D. S. Weaver, agricultural en
gineer of the State College Exten
sion Service. He suggests that war
time shortages of farm machines of
fers the owner of a combine, hay
baler, corn picker, peanut harvester
or tractor the opportunity to get the
maximum value, out of a piece of
machinery by doing custom work.
"Share your farm machinery with
others," Weaver suggests. "Custom
work has several advantages and, ol
course, some disadvantages. The
chief advantages are that more
working hours can be obtained from
the investment in equipment. The
operator of a custom machine is us
ually better qualified to run his
particular equipment, and do a bet
ter job with it, than are a large num
ber of individual operators who dc
not have occasion to use their ma
chines many days in a year."
The farm engineer says that rela
tively few machines wear out from
actual use. A machine that is in con
slant use is usually kept in bettei
condition. It is lubricated regularly
and kept in good repair.
"When one considers that farn
I use of most machines is limited tc
' a few days in a year, whereas in
Transport Director Joseph B. East
man last week noted "with gratifi
cation" plans of life insurance com
panies, Chicago's First National
Bank, other organizations for mid
week starting of employee vacations.
To relieve heavy week-end conges
tion on the railroads, already strain
ing every facility to haul vital de
fense materials, he hopes for natinn
w i.ie swing to mid-week departures.
The Pullman company, especially
alert to the approaching vacation
dustrial machinery is used practical
ly the entire year, it is easy to real
ize the importance of working as
many days as possible with farm
machinery," Weaver stated.
Another method of relieving the
shortage of fann equipment, sug
gested by the Extension specialist,
is cooperative purchase of separate |
items. While experience in this meth- I
od of handling equipment is limited, I
satisfactory plans probably can be |
developed for the increased use of
this method With farmers respond
ing to the call for more food, no
stone should be left unturned to de
velop means of overcoming the
shortage of farm labor and the
scarcity of fann equipment. Weaver
problem because the Army is count
ing so heavily on its sleeping cars
[or troop transport, is advising the
public to "reserve early ? cancel
promptly." In fact, under a new I.
C. C. tariff designed to prevent wast
age of wartime transportation facil
ities, travelers who do not release
sleeping or parlor car accommoda
tions in time for resale will no long
er be eligible for refunds. If the
public cooperates there ought to be
space for all who plan vacations this
year, for President Roosevelt, rec
ognizing the fine Job the railroads
are doing, has said in effect that
there was no immediate need for ra
tioning rail travel.
Few city families make a habit of
eating all the protective foods neces
sary for health and strength, accord
ing to recent nutrition study made
by the Federal Security Administra
to dissolve?no delay.
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Protect Your Crops
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Sprayers X Paris
ON HANI) NOW!
It will ixiy you to get one
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Governing (lie purchase of, prices charged for, methods of payment
for and delivery of merchandise have recently hen issued. These
regulations have heen carefully studied hy our government, and have
been passed for the protection of YOU the customer ? not in the
interest of retailers.
Williamston Merchants nill carefully live up to every rule sug
gested to us by the Government, hotli from u standpoint of "doing
our bit" in the war effort, and to play square with the public we
W hen yon arc confronted ?illi I lie fuel thai your nierrtiuilt can
no longer offer yon a service lie pcrfornicil in llic pan!, we ask only
thill yon reineinlier: "TIIKKK IS A KKASON" for IiIh refusal. That
rcanon in one of utmost iniportanee to all of ns . . . TO HELP WIN
THE WAII. So, we solicit your co-operation. "Don't fuss" or he
roine disgruntled lint wake up to lite realization that these are not
ordinary times, and that your retailer in doing everything within his
power to serve yon to the ntniont, yet economize on certain natural
resources vital to our national welfare and future prosperity.
You will doubtless encounter many
changes over previous practices of stores
offering you merchandise on credit.
This has been made necessary by "Reg
ulation W", issued by the Board of Gov
ernors of the Federal Reserve System.
These regulations provide thut no ar
ticle may be sold on a charge account
with an agreement that payment may be
made for it later than the 10th day of
the second calendar month following the
month in which the article was purchas
ed. In other words, if you make a pur
chase today (or any time during the
month of May) aiitTsay "charge it," you
must pay for that purchase not later than
July 10th; if you should wait until June
1st to make the purchase, it must be
paid for by August 10th.
INSTALLMENT BUYING. With the
exception of household furniture and a
few certain well-defined articles (too
numerous to mention here?your deal
er will explain) the down payment must
be at least one-third of the cash valne of
the article purchased (unless it sells for
less than $6.00) and complete payment
must be made within 12 months.
Must Be Paid
May, 1942 or before
July 10, 1942
Aurust 10, 1942
Sept. 10, 1942
Oetober 10, 1942
Nov. 10, 1942
Dec. 10, 1942
January 10, 1943
Feb. 10, 1943
GOVERNMENT CHARGE ACCOUNT
Charge account regulations issued May 5, 1942
by the Federal Reserve Board require that
charge accounts must be paid IN FULL by
the 10th day of the second month following
Under this requirement, the balance of your
account at the end of May, 1942 should be re
mitted in full not later than July 10, 1942 in
order to permit further charges to your ac
count after that date.
Your charge account, always a convenient
manner of handling your purchases, is still
open for your use as prescribed by regulations
Regulations became effective Monday, May 18th,
under a ruling of the Office of Price Administra
tion. In short, it simply amounts to the fact that
in the opinion of the OPA the prices of commod
ities generally had risen (and were threatening
a further rise) to the extent that they conducted
an exhaustive study of prices prevailing between
October 1st and 15th, 1941, with relation to those
charged by retailers throughout the country dur
ing the month of March, 1942.
The findings of the OPA resulted in their adopt
ing a ruling prohibiting any person, firm or cor
poration from selling any commodity at a price
higher than the maximum price permitted by
the regulation adopted (which means for a price
higher than that charged for similar merchandise
during the month of March, 1942). In short, that
is what is meant by the much discussed term
|t is your guarantee that you will not be charg
ed more for items coming under the cost of liv
ing class than you paid during the month of
March, 1942, and you may pay a lower price!
New federal regulations limiting the
(trope of loeal deliveries will become cf
feclive June I h|.
In the interest of conserving rubber
and gasoline, VI illiomslou mjy'rhuills for
some time have voluntarily reduced de
li veries. Customers liave shown a co
operative spirit in reueting to these
changes. After June 1st it will not be
within the power of a store here (or any
pluce) to provide extra service.
The new delivery regulation prohibits
the making of more than one delivery
u day to any customer. It also forbids
"call-backs,''' in case a customer is away
when the first delivery is made. The
provision against call-backs includes
pick-up service, such as laundry collec
The order also forbids "special deliv
eries" interpreted to mean a delivery by
vehicles made at the special instance or
request of a particular person other thnn
us u part of u regular scheduled delivery
service. (Exemptions include deliver
ies to hospitals and emergency deliver
ies of supplies necessary to protect the
public lieulth, life and safety.)