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By Joe Wing v
Ap Newsfeaturet Writer
Forget the wolf at the door, for
a moment, and consider the rat
Under the floor. ;
s Government experts regard the
tat' as a No. 1 enemy. They've got
drive on now to get him more'
nearly under control.
He costs you two billion dol
lars a year. He carries ten kinds
'M disease. He's blamed for some
of the worst scourges in history.
" What sort of a beast is he?
Like you, he has immigrant an
icestors. i uniiKe you, pcrnaps, nis ances
tors did not come over on the May-
The Mayflower rals presuma-
ly were common ship rats,
rom which few ships were free
n those days. Ship rats roached
urope from the Orient in the
leventh century and probably
anded here with the first ex-
The master rare of rals in this
ountry today is the brown rat.
Iso an Oriental out of Europe, he
idn't get here until Revolutionary
ar times. He is a bettor (or
orsc) rat than the smaller
hip rat, and soon took over the
1 1 The experts say the United
(States has as many rats as poo
tole. Big cities have slashed their
, rat populations in recent years
j through rat-proof construction,
' bxtermination, the disappearance
of the horse and other factors. On
; farms especially rats still abound.
In one Texas countv some years
ago 153.720 rat tails were turned
in during a six-week rat killing con
test. The, brown rat may be known
also as barn rat. wharf rat, sewer
rat, gray rat. Norway rat. He may
be brown or gray or black. The
white tame rats is an albino varia
tion. He may weigh 25 ounces out pro-
-bably weighs about three quarters
of a pound. A female rat has as
many as 22 rats in a litter, gives
birth as often as 12 times a year.
Those are highs, but even figuring
an average birth rate, one pair of
rats might have 350,0K),0(X) pro
Beny in three years, if the death
rate were ignored.
It takes a bushel of grain to sup
port a rat for a year in the style
to which it is accustomed. In a
single night, rats may destroy
hundreds of chicks for the fun of
It. A rat will kill even a babv lamb
or pig or full grown hens and
ducks. He will chew up vegetables,
ruin barrels of stored fruit, foul all
manner of human food, do untold
damage by gnawing furniture,
doors, insulation, even lead pipes.
The fleas and lice that thrive
on rats Carry diseases that have
scourged the human race. Typhus
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and plague are the most spectacu
lar. Rats can eat anything that hu
mans eat and live most anyplace
bumans live. But they have a fa
tal weakness. They cannot throw
up what they have eaten. That lays
KAT KALE His teeth grow
four inches a year. They are
kept short by the wear and
tear of gnawing.
them wide open to destruction by
poison. If they swallow even a
mild dose it may be fatal. But
there's a catch. When it comes
to swallowing poison, rats are
choosy. They'd rather live, the
Pigs Grow Phenomenally
Without Vitamin E
By Alton L. Rlakcslee
Associated Press Science Reporter
LINCOLN, Nebr. (AP) A
project to solve one mystery about
food for pigs has uncovered an
othera diet that makes the future
nork chops grow amazingly fast.
One or both of the puzzles, when
solved, may affect the price of
Dr. Lester E. Hanson of the
University of Nebraska Agricul
tural Experiment Station is trying
to determine whether sows need
vitamin E, the so-called anti-sterility
vitamin, in order to reproduce.
He is feeding pigs on a special diet
designed to be deficient in Vitamin
E. And the new mystery is that the
special diet makes pigs grow phe
nomenally. On it, pigs gained 21 pounds a
week, on the average. On the na
tural diet the R3in runs about 10
pounds a week. The special food is
made of corn starch, casein, a com
plex mineral mixture, and brew
er's yeast, with additional vitamin
A and D given c-, ery two weeks.
Something in this food 'is respon
sible for the rapid weight gain,
but no one yet knows what it might
LpeXt jaigM'be some vitamin or
I I his diet is much too expensive
to feed to pigs on the farm. And
it might have drawbacks, such as
making too much fat. But the
growth factor might be isolated as
something that could be added
cheaply to pigs' food. Dr, Hanson
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RALEIGH A report issued
recently by the Department of Mo
tor Vehicles shows that since Jan
uary 1, only 38,800 persons with
surnames beginning with C and D
have received .their new driving
That means, Department offi
cials pointed out, that some .111,
200 persons in the State arc going
to face a lot of inconvenience in
waiting in long lines unless they
get their new driving permits re
newed now. It is estimated there
are around 150.000 drivers in the
State with last names beginning
with C and D.
The deadline on C and D re
newals is June 30, but June is
also the month when chauffeurs
licenses have to be renewed. The
Department said license examiners
could be kept busy during June
issuing nothing hut chauffeurs li
censes, and unless the remaining
C and D drivers report to their rx
amincrs could be knot busy during
June issuing nothing but chauf
feurs licenses, ai)d unless the re
maining C and D drivers report
to their examiners during the re
mainder of May. they mav have
trouble getting their licenses by
Officials stated thflt there will
be absolutely no. extension to the
time, and any C and D who puts
off obtaining a new license must
suffer the consequences of the law
which means that if he is caught
driving on an old license after
June 30. he will be found guilty of
a misdemeanor and will be fined
not less than $25.
The Department also stated that
there will be no additional exami
ners added during the next two
months to take care of the expect
ed last minute "rush," and added
that persons who do not rt their
licenses immediately will have to
suffer the ordeal of waiting in long
State highway patrolmen will
make spot checks along the high
ways after June 30. in order to ap
prehend any C and D drivers who
have not obtained licenses.
Beginning with July 1, persons
with last names beginning with E.
F. or (J. will be re examined until
Departs This Lite
The possum which postal clerks
at Morehead City postoffice shook
out of a tree recently at the rear
of the postoffice (each one claim
ed the other fellow did the shak
ing), has gone to possum heaven.
They believe the critter was hurt
when he dropped to the ground.
Anyhow, he lived only about a'
week after he went on his mission
to the postoffice probably to mail
hopes to tackle this mystery after
the vitamin E question is settled.
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GJAXERET COUNTY NEWS-TESS,
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. RusseU and
son, Josephus Mavretie, of Arra
piftioe Drive visited friends and re
latives in Elizabeth City over the
' Mrs. W. W. Dahman has return
ed from the Morehead City Hos
nitnl and is recuperating at her
home at 3 I Arrapahoe Drive.
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Taylor and
daughter will visit relatives in
Portsmouth, Va. over the coming
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Arthur and
children will visiting relatives near
Vanceboro. Their son, Oliver, will
return to spend a few days with
his parents at their home on Man
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Harris and
son, Louis, of Manteo Drive, will
spend the holidays at Blounts
Mrs. William Andrews, who is
the third grade teacher, is very
111 in the New Bern Hospital.
Mrs. Corley, first grade teacher,
has returned to her position after
being ill for some time.
Mrs. Huston Cober
Entertains Bridge Club
Mrs. Huston Gober, 5 Sunrise
Lane, was hostess to the Thuisday
Bridge club this week. During the
cogrse of the game peanuts and
cold drinks were served. High
score was won by Mrs. Harry
Shadle, second by Mrs. Charles
MeCotter and consolation by Mrs.
Delightful refreshments consist
ing of chicken salad, olives, pick
les, sliced tomatoes, and crackers,
and cup cakes were served to the
following guests: Mrs. Harry Sha
dle, Mis. Murphy Clifton, Mrs.
Charles MeCotter, Mrs. George
Foy, Miss Susie Moore, Mrs. Lee
Rountree, Mrs. Robert Bull.
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St. Patrick's birthplace has been
variously said to be' Scotland, Eng
land, Wales and France.
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Mr. and Ilrs. Sispsfca
To Leave Cavelock
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Simpson will
soon be leaving Havelock and will
be greatly missed by all who have
known them. - Mr, Simpson has
been the principal of the Cherry
Point School and has recently re
signed that position. When this
school year is completed they will
spend the summer months in the
mountains of western North Caro
lina at West Jefferson which is
Mrs. Simpson's home.
Early in September they will
move to Lewisville where Mr.
Simpson has accepted a position as
principal of a new Union school.
This school is re-opening after be
ing closed for three years because
the previous building was burned
in 1945. The new building will be
extremely modern and will include
It is situated in Forsyth county,
near Winston-Salem. Mr. and Mrs.
Simpson will leave behind them
here a great many friends who
extend best wishes for coming
MUNICH (AP) The mili
tary government has suggested
that Americans and Germans team
together to grow vegetable and
fruit gardens, sharing the yield
fifty-fifty. Governor Murray D.
Van Wagoner said the idea would
be to utilize land now occupied by
Americans. They would provide
the seed and fertilizer, obtainable
at the PX. Germans would provide
His legal staff said there was
nothing in Directives to forbid this
despite the MG policy against "liv
ing off the land" of an occupied
country. The legal branch empha
sized though that Americans are
forbidden from "selling" any out
put of such a gardem. The plan
contemplates the use of requisi
tioned land only.
Edward IV of England owned
and used about 300 pairs of gloves
Electric eels in the fesh waters
of South and Central America dis
charge electric shocks strong en
ough to stun human beings.
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Holiness Union Church
To Hold Revival Services '
' Little Randolph Johnson, of Pro
fessor and Mrs. Johnson is still at
Dr. Sidbury's hospital where he is
receiving treatment Mrs. Mattie
Johnson, his grandmother, return
ed home over the weekend, while
his mother, Mrs. Randolph John
son remained at the hospital With
him. His father is principal of
the Queen St. High school.
Miss Kathryn Dennis was called
to New York City last Saturday
evening by the illness of her moth
er. Miss Annie Mae McClain spent
last weekend at home from Fayet
teville where she has been spend
ing the' winter.
Jimmie Nolan returned home
Saturday from Morehead City hos
pital where he recently underwent
Mother Johnson of Brooklyn has
been holding revival services at
the Holiness Church.
The Holiness Union will hold
revival services beginning this
morning at 10 o'clock at the Ho
liness church. Rev. Barney Davis
and Dean Chadwick will take part
in the services. People are expect
ed to attend from Washington, N.
C, Belhaven, Bayboro, and Wilson.
A new 75 zloty grey black air
mail stamp in the centaur de
sign has been issued by Poland.
Previously a 50 zloty dark green
and 100 zloty orange were issued
in this design.
Many Antarctic icebergs survive
for 10 years
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CHOPS, lb.. 65c
LOIN ROAST, lb. 63c
Smoked Ham (sliced) lb ..68c
R'B STEW BEEF. lb. 47c
?DEE LAHH, lb. 29c
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ROLL BUTTER, lb 80c
RIKGAN 1-4 lb. PRINT, lb. 90c
NARCERINE, lb 41c
June Peas, 2 no. 2 cans 39c
MAXWELL HOUSE COFFEE, tin 59c
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