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THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY, HERTFORD, N. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1984 " nTO
Zlolth Covt Dack
!j to Farmer in Cans
Bed Cloud, Nebi M. R. Ithetua,
tanner, will bave meat this winter
where tie figured to have milk and
cream. ' One of Rhetus' cows was
stolen, A few days later the sheriff
retnroed the cow In cans. Frank
Lemke admitted stealing, butcher
ing, and canning the cow.
SEVERE ON COMMON
THIEF IN OLD DAYS
Whipping, Cut Off Ears, Pillory
in One Sentence.
Sunburv. Pa. Old records at the
Northumberland county courthouse at
test to the severity of sentences Im
posed by the courts during the repub
The case of Joe Dlsberry versus or
ganized Society Indicates severe sen
tences wer then, as now, not in
fallible In curbing crime.
Joe was the terror of the county,
albeit be. hWH well-defined sense- of
humor. He wasn't - particular about
what he i stole but bis favorite theft
food, co.kedhy himself In houses
while the occupants were gone.
finally ' the patience of authorities
was exhausted. This sentence was im
posed In December, 1784: "That the
aid Joseph Dlsberry receive 39 lashes
between the hours of 8 and 9 o'clock
tomorrow; to stand In the pillory one
hour; to' have bis ears cut off and
nailed to the post; to return the prop
erty stolen, or the value thereof; re
main In prison three months ; pay a
CoL Henry Antes, sheriff, saw that
. thet nmwlalnna fit tha vtnfAnji worn
Court records show that he was con
victed foUf years later of robbing three
houses, and sentenced to the peniten
tiary at Philadelphia.
A few years later he returned to
gunbury, Still sticky Angered.
While robbing a mill la Dnloa coun
ty he fell through a hatchway and suf
fered fatal Injuries.
Rumanian U Judge by
Day and Thief at Night
Bucharest A strange case -of dou
ble personality reminiscent of Doctor
Jekyll nd Mr. Hyde was brought be
fore the Bralla police court which had
the unpleasant task of sending one of
Its own judges who was accused of
burglary to a mental hospital.
During the day' George Grlgorescu
was a capable and promising young
magistrate. At night, however, he
turned burglar whose pluck and cat
like agility astounded the police and
rendered his capture difficult.
After a sensational pursuit on house
roofs, Georgescu slipped and was
caught. Owing to his abnormal be
haviour he was examined by n com
mission of brain specialists, who were
of opinion that the Judge is not re
sponsible for his actions due to the
fact that he suffers from double per
He did not sell the stolen objects
but hoarded them In the basement of
his house, whlcb had the aspect of a
"Human Adding Machine"
to Be Freed From Prison
Pittsburgh. The man "who once
raced an adding machine and woo"
will be f reed qa parole from the West
ern penitentiary soon.
Eugene 0. Kuhn. the "human adding
machine." was sentenced 86 to 40 years
in 1919 for Killing bis estranged wife's
parents. Recently Gov. Glfford Plnchot
granted clemency and Kuhnwlll. soon
. be freed. -
His mathematical ability has repeat-
edly amazed officials at the penitenti
ary. B, Can add two columns ot fig
ures simultaneously and can divide,
multiply and subtract large sums en
tirely "In his head.'' -l 1
i He can easily;. do the work of three
clerks. Penitentiary, officials said he
has never taken any educational
courses In mathematics.
Skipper Goes Angling
Brings Back Rabbits
Chllmarkv Mass. It (remained for
Capt ' Rasmus JClimm, fishing skipper,
to bring In the strangest catcb of tha
. season. -;."":,;'.
. ; Be sailed away to the fishing
grounds and returned with twenty
rabbits I He "found the weather too
rigorous to ply his trade, and so land
ed on a bleak Island, caught the score
of hares, and cam back to distribute
them among his friends. , '
Our Omti Weekly Sewing Club
More Abrat Pressing Board
paign Committee in your city, or the
bank3 and credit institutions will
give you the necessary advice. You
may borrow from 8100 to $2,000 for
modernization or additions. Every
building, no matter how old, lends it
self to improvement. As you say, do
it now, instead of years later. It is a
good investment and will preserve the
gINCE size is the only distinction between the press board and I be
ironing board one set of instructions Tor making will apply to both.i
Use a well-seasoned board of sufficient width and length nd have it'
sawed to the shape and size desired, with rounded corners. Since most
articles of feminine wearing apparel are larger at one cud than the'
( other It will be well to have pressing and Ironing boards similarly
Use at least four thicknesses of coition felt which can be obtained In
stores that ell dress-makers' supplies, or of material such as Is used
for silence cloths under table-cloths; even an old blanket will do nicely,
provided there are no holes In the part that covers the ironing surface.
Each layer must b; put on separately, stretched tight and smooth
over the board and tacked on the under side. When enough rdding
has been put on to give the desired softness, a covpring of unbleached
muslin or other firm material should be stretched on and fastened M
the same way.
A satisfactory sleeve board can be made of well-seasoned stock five
Inches wide and three-quarters of an inch to an inch bok. The upper
and lowar sections can be twenty-four inches long, the upper section
tapered from five to two inches In width with corners rounded. The
H-shaped support is put together with two nails in each side and the
boards are attached to the support by two screws In the piece near the
wide end and two nails In the other, top and bottom. The sleeve board
lean be padded in the same way as the pressing boards.
You'll also find it worth while to provide an oil-cloth cover as pro
tection against dust and family pets, and perhaps for the pets as well.
I knew a lady whose pet leopard came to an untimely end through
jesting the padding of her press board. The cover I've sketched buttons
;on like an over-coat
; A word of caution. When pressing material the least likely to fade,
jcover the board with paper and press over that. This will keep the
cover free from anything that might stain subsequent work. Also, dont
Uet a hot iron rest flat on the cover, even for a moment
f . - Barber Trals WW r WW
.-I Nebraska City, NebKay Lee, bar
: .ber. has gained a reputation as an an-
Imal trainer.':. He has spent bia spare
time training two gray-wolf pupa. The
- wolf pups, Lee says, are quick to learn
and have mastered several tricks, a
feat considered extremely onusuaw
i "R.t Tro.fcV 1 A - V
' 2 Vancouver. Wash. County Clerk
Oral .Cain' ha'd'Traf trouble' in her
automobile motor. Her car behaved
" peculiarly on several .occasions "and
after a second visit to a garage me-
chanic discovered a half-starved rat In
iMsoned undtr the hood.- n'v , j
" Hinsdale, Mass. For days . after
lightning followed a water pipe Into
the Iiof1 of Michael Ryan, his kitchen
a, li ' : ! r" ;r!rg s'..oci to
serous li.-i.i'..l It ;
ceed this sum.
Question: What may be done with
an old basement under Federal Hous
ing Administration regulations?
Answer: Lending institutions are
authorized to make loans to improve
or rebuild the basement. Old rickety
stairs may be placed and the base
ment so thoroughly modernized that
it may be transformed into a mod
ern recreation room or workshop
Any contractor will give you the ne
cessary information and costs.
Of Cottonseed Meal
Question: I have always wanted to
raise chickens. I have quite a large
piece of property on which my home
is located. May I negotiate the ne
cessary loan for a chicken house.
Answer; Yes. Such loan3 are au
thorized by the Federal Housing Ad
ministration subject to approval by
your banker, or other approved credit
agency, the Department of AgricuN
ture, or your state agricultural engi
neering department has plans and
will give yon the necessary advice.
Question: In the modernization of
hame3, as contemplated in the Better
Housing Campaign, there is evident
need to recognize "hobbies" of chil
dren as well as grown-ups. What
would you suggest?
Answer: There could be a muted
room for study so that the children
could concentrate. The same room
could be used by would-be orators,
actors and musicians. It would be a
helpful addition to the home and one
which would undoubtedly be wel
comed by the neighbors.
Reports from all parts of eastern
North Carolina indicate that a heavy
acreage of oats, barley and wheat is
being planted this fall.
A ton of cotton seed has approxi
mately the same fertilizer ingredi
ents a3 1,053 pounds of cottonseed
meal, says C. B. Williams, head of
the agronomy department at State
But when meal is used as a source
of nitrogen in applying a complete
fertilizer to a crop, the yield is usu
ally 10 per cent higher, he says, than
when the nitrogen is obtained from
Therefore, Williams says, growers
will usually find it profitable to fer
tilize with meal rather than with
seed, though seed can be used when
On an average, the meal will con
tain 5.8 per cent nitrogen, 2.8 per cent
phosphoric acid, and 1.8 per cent
potash, while the seed will contain 3
per cent nitrogen, 1.4 per cent phos
phoric acid, and 1.2 per cent potash.
When exchanging seed for meal at
a cottonseed oil mill, the farmers
should get enough meal to equal the
fertilizer value of their seed, plus an
extra amount to pay them for haul
ing the seed to mill and the meal
back home, Williams points out.
Otherwise, they may make a better
trade by selling their seed and buy
In case the grower wishes to use
seed for fertilizer purposes, Williams
suggests that they make a compost
of the seed with manure, rich dirt,
or wood's mould in the fall rather
than put the seed directly under the
crop in the spring.
Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Evans spent
Saturday in Suffolk, Va., shopping.
Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Harrell
and family, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin
Harrell all of Rocky Hock, spent
Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs.
R. H. Harrell.
Mr3. Matthew Dail and Mrs. Ben
nie Monds spent Sunday afternoon as
the guests of Mrs. A. R. Stallings.
Mrs. Hugh Harrell spent the week
end near Edenton with her parents.
Miss Viola Rogerson spent Sunday
afternoon with Miss Lillie Harrell.
A. It. Stallings and R. H. Harrell
spent Saturday afternoon in Hert
ford on business.
Preston Rogerson, Lofton Dail and
Norman Smith called at the home of
R. H. Harrell Sunday afternoon.
C. A. Perry spent Saturday after
noon in Hertford attending to busi
ness. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Chappell, Mr.
and Mrs. Percy Rogerson called on
Mr. and Mrs. John Rogerson last
Miss Edna Belle Perry and Mr. Al
ton Stallings, both of Ballahack,
were quietly married in Suffolk, Va.,
Saturday, November 17. The young
couple will make their home in the
Carl Fox of Hiddenite, Alexander
County, turned his second year sweet
clover, planted alfalfa on the land
last fall and harvested five tons of
fine alfalfa hay per acre this season.
Housing Question Box
".Following are a few questions and
answers which may help enlighten
some readers relative to the Federal
Housing Administration, loans for
which can be secured for improve
Question: Are lending institutions
which have been approved by the
Federal Housing Administration au
thorized to make Joans for minor im
provements to farm property?
Answer: The regulations cover a
wide range of work and give the
farm owner the opportunity to make
needed repairs, or improvements at
once. New foundations may be nut
in, or old ones repaired; walk3 and
steps repaired, feeding floors built
in, driveways laid, barn and poultry
houses built, or repaired, milk houses
and cooling tanks constructed, terrace
outlet3 and retaining walls built. The
lowest loan is for $100, but a num
ber of these minor repairs may be
grouped into one loan to make or ex-
Question: I wish to modernize my
home so that my children may enjoy
it while they are with me. With my
income and savings I will be able to
build or buy a new home within five
or six years. But that would be too
late for them to enjoy it. What can
I do to improve the present dwelling ?
Answer: Your local contractor, any
member of the Better Housing Cam-
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