The Roanoke Beacon
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VOLUME LIII NUMBER 10 Plymouth, vi/ashington Countv. North Carolina Thursday, March 5. 1942
A home newspaper dpdlratfd
j to the service of Washington
(Count? and its 12.000 people.
About 50 per cent, or 6,180, of the
12,323 population of Washington
County live on farms. This leaves
6,143 who live in towns. The popu
lation is believed nearer balanced
between town and country than in
any other county in this section.
However, a great many people who
live in the rural sections work in the
industrial plants near the town.
Patrons of the schools In Plym
outh are urged to attend a meet
ing of the parent-teacher asso
ciation at the high school audi
torium next Tuesday, March 10,
at 3:45 p. m„ by Mrs. W. V.
Hays, president of the organiza
tion. The seventh grade will pre
sent a program.
There still remains time for farm
ers who wish to grow cucumbers to
make contracts with C. C. Lang &
Son, Inc., for this season. Those in
terested are asked to call at either
Blount’s Hardware Store or the plant
on Brinkley Avenue. Prices for cu
cumbers will be higher this season
than last, according to W. S. Res
Fire loss in the town of Plym
outh last year totaled only $1,400,
instead of $32,000 as reported last
week. The local firemen answered
calls to fires threatening prop
erty valued at $32,000, but the
actual damage was held to $1,400
during the 12-month period.
Mayor Henry Starr Everett, of Rop
er, says plans are being made to or
ganize a fire department there. Ev
ery plan advanced is being studied
closely, and it is hoped that some
thing can be done about the matter
very shortly. An attempt to buy
equipment will be made after the
plans are completed.
The Roper Ruritan Club will
meet tonight for its monthly ses
sion. It was stated that there
would be no program, as the
meeting would be devoted to bus
iness. F. D. Wilson, Roper mer
chant. was speaker at the meet
ing last month.
Miss Helen Harirson, daughter of
Mrs. Kathleen Harrison, of Plymouth,
was one of 57 members of the junior
class on the first semeter honor roll
at Woman's College of the University
of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Wilbur M. Darden formally
entered upon the duties of the
office of clerk of the Washington
County Superior Court here yes
terday morning. C. V. W. Aus
bon, clerk for 35 years, who is re
tiring voluntarily, served at the
Tuesday'session of the recorder's
C. N. Davenport, sr., mayor of
Creswell, was in town today accept
ing contributions for the benefit of
the Rev. T. P. Davenport, prominent
minister of that section, whose home
was destroyed by fire last week.
Funeral Riles for
Creswell Native in
Mrs. James E. Mansfield
Died Last Tuesday After
CresweU.—Funeral services were
held Thursday afternoon in Hamp
ton, Va., for Mrs. Geneva Davenport
Mansfield, 26, formerly of Creswell,
who died in a hospital at the Virginia
City Tuesday after a brief illness.
Her former pastor, the Rev. L. B.
Bennett, of Creswell, officiated, as
sisted by the Rev. J. H. Carroll, of
Phoebus Methodist church. Inter
ment took place in the Oakland cem
Mrs. Mansfield was the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Davenport, who
until January of this year resided
near Creswell, moving from here to
Princess Anne, Va. Besides her hus
band, James E. Mansfield, she is sur
vived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. W. Davenport, of Princess Anne,
Va.; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Hander
son and Mrs. William Casser, of Bal
timore, Md.; Mrs. Joseph Capeto, of
Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Gibson B.
Smith, of Newport News, Va.; Miss
Hope Sherrill, of Norfolk, Va.; and
four brothers, Macon, Jasper E.,
James, and J. Paul Davenport, all of
Pall-bearers were C. W. Horton, A.
B. Plythe, William Casser, Carroll
Engelbert, Leonard Newcombe and
Harry Henderson. Honorary pall
bearers were intimate friends of the
family. The large floral offering at
tested the esteem in which Mrs.
Mansfield was held.
Wool and Cloth Received by Red Cross
To Make Garments ior Armed Forces
Fifty pounds of sweater wool
and about 50 yards of cloth have
been received and will be distrib
uted to workers who have vol
unteered to knit or sew for the
Red Cross, according to Mrs. J.
K. Reid, production chairman.
Ten pounds of sock wool were al
so received by the local chapter.
Those who wish to begin work
are asked to call for the mater
ials as soon as possible. The gar
ments to be made from wool will
be distributed equally between
the army and navy, it was said.
Mrs. Reid said that knitting
needles for the sweaters may be
obtained from Mrs. P. W. Brink
ley. Sock needles have been or
dered, but have not been received
yet. The chairman asks that all
garments made from the mater
ials received this week be com
pleted and handed to her by the
first of May.
In the future wool for knitting
garments for men in the armed
service will be furnished free of
charge to the chapter. Hereto
fore, the local unit has been pav
ing for such materials. The wool
will be allocated to chapters on
the basis of population, and it is
expected that about 120 pounds
of wool will be sent to the chap
ter here between now and Decem
ber 31, according to Mrs. Reid.
To Survey Farm
Acreage in Town
Uniform Valuation Will Be
Placed on Property After
C. E. Ayers, J. R. Manning and A.
J. Riddle were named to a commit
tee by the Town Council, at its reg
ular meeting Monday night, to visit
the property of Owens Brothers and
others to determine how many acres
of farm property were included in
the recent extension of the town
This is being done in order to find
out definitely just how many acres
were included in the extended area
which can be classified as “farm
property” for tax valuation. After
the acreage is definitely established,
uniform valuation will be placed on
it by the town.
The councilmen also decided to
provide water free for the Masonic
lodge hall, now being prepared on the
second floor of the old Brinkley Ho
tel property above the beer parlor,
barber shop antf shoe shop on Wash
ington Street. However, the lodge
was asked to provide a separate pipe
line to the water connections.
Rationing Board To
Work Without Clerk
Until Aid Necessary
Members Hope To Spare
Government Expense as
Long as Possible
Members of the Washington Coun
ty Rationing Board, composed of W.
L. Whitley, chairman, E. P. Still and
A. J. Riddle, have unanimously de
cided to do the work incident to the
duties of their board themselves and j
not to call for assistance unless and
until the work increases to they ex
tent that they are forced to do so.
They take the view that, considering
the national emergency and the fact
that all expenditures for purposes
other than prosecution of the war,
ought to be held to a minimum. It
was stated that the people should be
made to feel that the money they are
called upon to invest in Defense
Bonds and War Savings Stamps is
bing used to accomplish the defeat
of the enemies of the country and
that every citizen of the country
should consider it a privilege to do
whatever he or she can to accom
plish this result.
Members of the board receive no
compensation whatever for the serv
ices they are called upon to render.
Will Begin Repairing
Peanut Plant Shortly
Workmen will begin repairing the
buildings and machinery of the Old
Clark Peanut Company plant here
within the next few weeks, accord
ing to J. E. Davenport, who recently
purchased the property. It is planned
to have everything in readiness for
shelling and cleaning peanuts before
the 1942 crop comes on the market,
it was said.
Mr. Davenport said that new style
cleaners would be installed. In addi
tion, extensive repairs will be made
to the boiler, plant building and ware
Many Employees o! Pulp Company
Agree To Buy Defense Stamps, Bonds
A fairly large percentage of
the employees of the North Car
olina Pulp Company are signing
an agreement for the deduction
of between 5 and 15 per cent of
their weekly earnings, to be put
into Defense Bonds and Stamps,
according to W. L. Garrison, co
chairman of a committee to pro
mote the sale of bonds and
stamps in Washington County
and vice president of the State
Federation of Labor for the
Mr. Garrison and members of
his committee have worked un
ceasingly for increased sales of
Defense Bonds and Stamps, and
every effort is being made to turn
more money into the channels of
the nation’s war effort.
H. E. Beam, cashier of the lo
cal Branch Banking and Trust
Company, is co-chairman of the
bond sale committee for this
county with Mr. Garrison, and
the two hope to see a steadily
increasing amount of money
turned over to the Government
for the prosecution of the war.
Audit of Accounis
Of Retiring Court
Clerk Is Ordered
Commissioners Clear Way
For Darden To Succeed
Ausbon in Office
The commissioners of Washington
County, at their regular session here
Monday, ordered that an audit be
made of the accounts of C. V. W.
Ausbon, former clerk of superior court
who resigned recently on account of
the state of his health, in order that
the new clerk, W. M. Darden, can
get his $5,000 bond ready and assume
Under the terms of a resolution
passed by the commissioners, the
new superior court clerk, when he as
sumes the office, will make a monthly
report to the county accountant,
showing all funds collected and be
longing to the office, with a settle
ment to be made each month of the
money due the county, and a like
settlement of any funds belonging to
The local branch of the Branch
Banking & Trust Company was of
ficially named as the depository for
all funds accruing to the county
through the clerk’s office.
The resolution also provides that
Mr. Darden is not responsible for any
funds of the clerk’s office except
such as are actually received by him
after he assumes the office.
The commissioners appointed the
following as trustees of the Wash
ington County Public Library Asso
ciation: Mrs. C. E. Ayers, chairman,
for a term of four years; Mrs. J. R.
Campbell, Plymouth, secretary, six
years; Mrs. W. A. Blount, Roper,
two years. The other trustees, Mrs.
Clyde Smithson, Creswell; Mrs. J. L.
Rea, jr„ Wenona; and Mrs. A. E.
Davenport, of Mackeys, vice chair
man; were not assigned definite
School Rallies To
Sales of Defense
Bonds and Stamps
Faculty and Students Buy
$3,353.40 Worth “Free
dom” in 2 Months
A total of $3,353 40 in Defense
Stamps and Bonds has been pur
chased by the pupils and teachers of
the white schools in Plymouth in the
two months since Christmas, accord
ing to an announcement made today
by Principal R. B. Trotman.
This total represents the actual
amount of money invested in the
bonds and stamps by the 722 pupils
and 22 teachers of the high school
and Hampton Academy. The Thrift
Club plan of systematic savings is
sponsored by the Junior Woman’s
Under the thrift plan, the boys
and girls and teachers have a cer
tain period devoted to Defense
Bonds and Stamps each Thursday.
During this period the stamps and
bonds are purchased and other such
matters attended to.
H. H. McLean, county superintend
ent of public instruction said that
both the white and colored schools
of the county were working on a
similar program, and that hundreds
of dollars worth of Defense Bonds
and Stamps were being sold through
this thrift plan in the schools.
Services Are Announced
By Rev. W. B. Gaither
Creswell.—'The Rev. B. W. Gaither
announces again the following serv
ices being held each week during
Tuesday, 7:30 P m„ at home of
Mrs. Ida Hassell, mission study class.
Wednesday. 8 p. m., union prayer
service: to be held at Methodist
church next week.
Friday, 4:30 p. m., at Christ church,
special Lenton service, conducted by
rector, for childre and adult youth of
community to compose choir.
Mr. Gaither announces that the
regular third Sunday morning serv
ice will not be held this month; but
that on Palm Sunday, March 29, the
XI a. m. service will be held.
Couniy Red Cross
At Meeting Friday
John W. Darden Chairman;
Other Officers Named at
Members of the Washington Coun
ty Chapter of the American Red Cross
in annual meeting at the courthouse
here last Friday night, reelected all
officers for another year, returning
John W. Darden to the county chair
manship of the organization for an
Associated with Mr. Darden in the
direction of this work in the county
for the ensuing year will be Mrs.
Leroy Bateman, secretary; T. C. Bur
gess, treasurer; Mrs. S. A. Ward, first
/ice chairman; Mrs. P. B. Bateman,
econd vice chairman; Mrs. J. K.
Reid, home service chairman; W. H.
Jaramore, publicity chairman; R. B.
Trotman. accident prevention chair
man; and Mrs. R. E. Dunning, junior
Red Cross chairman.
The Creswell unit has Mrs. W. B.
Gaither as chairman; Mrs. Clyde
Smithson, vice chairman; Mrs. Joe
B. Davenport, secretary; A. H. Tuck
er, treasurer; Mrs. E. S. Woodley,
production chairman; and J. B. Dav
enport, home service chairman.
In the treasurer’s report, made by
Mr. Burgess, it was shown that the
local chapter had $618 on checking
account and $200 in a saving account
at the local bank.
Mrs. W. B. Gaither and Mrs. J. B.
Reid were named to a committee to
investigate the possibility of placing
one or more first-aid kits in all of
the white and colored schools of the
Mrs. J. K. Reid was asked to for
mulate plans for surgical dressing
rooms and let the chapter know just
plans were worked out.
Mrs. Gaither made an interesting
talk during the meeting of the work
of the Red Cross in the Philippine
Islands and members of the chapter
were thanked for their cooperation
oy Chairman Darden.
Members Band Here
To Play in Concert
At Creswell on 13th
Eleven Junior Musicians to
Take Part in All-Albe
Eleven members of the Plymouth
High School Band have been select
ed to participate in the All-Albemarle
Band concert to be given in Creswell
Friday, March 13, at 8 p. m„ either
in the Creswell High School auditor
ium or outdoors, if the weather per
Director L. W. Zeigler, of the local
band, said that the program for the
day included rehearsals from 2 to
5 p. m.; banquet and presentation
of medals at 6 p. m.; concert at 8
p. m.; and dance, at the Edenton
Armory at 10 p. m.
The band will be composed of se
lected players from the following
bands of the Albemarle: Edenton,
Plymouth, Hertford, Pasquotank
County, Currituck County, Hyde
County, and Belhaven.
Selections for the concert include
“American Patrol,” by Meacham;
“Fair Chicago March,’’ by Garbel;
Ringling Brothers Grand Entry,”
oy Sweet; “King Cotton March,” by
Sousa; "March of Time,’’ by Olavi
doti; “Crusader’s Overture,” by
Buchtell; "The Old North State" and
“The Star-Spangled Banner.’’
Those selected to participate from
Plymouth follow: Harry McLean,
solo cornet; Charles Brown, second
cornet; Helen Darden, tenor saxo
phone; Zeb Norman, jr„ baritone
saxophone; Fanny Lou Winslow, bell
lyra; Carl Bailey, Sousaphone; Jack
Horton, snare drum; Felton Magee,
baritone horn; Mary L. Campbell,
solo clarinet; Gertrude Woolard, sec
ond clarinet; and Roy Manning, first
Few in County
Very few persons who have an in
terest in cotton to be produced during
1942 in this county have insured
their share in the crop by making
application to the county agent’s of
fice, according to County Agent W. V.
Producers have until March 16 to
apply for insurance of either 50 per
cent or 75 per cent of their normal
yield, whichever they desire; and if
the application is approved, the cot
ton crop is insured from the time of
seeding until weighing-in at the gin.
The insurance covers all unavoid
able losses, such as damage by flood,
hail, drought, disease, and insects,
and if a loss occurs such loss will be
settled by local farmers within the
county selected as crop insurance ad
No cash is required at the time
application is made for the insurance
if the farmer agrees to plant within
his allotment, and the premium can
be paid at any time until October
25. If not paid by that time, it may
be deduoted from any agriculture pay
roent due the producer.
School Leaders Are
Making Survey for
Sugar Ration Lards
Restricted Use of Commod
ity Expected To Start
Within Few Days
The principals of all elementary
schools in Washington County have
been busy this week preparing esti
mates of the population expected to
be registered very soon at their re
spective schools for the purpose of
securing War Ration Book 1, which
will be necessary for all sugar pur
chases after strict rationing is in
stituted in the near future.
As soon as the population esti
mates are received at state and na
tional headquarters, each school will
be provided with its share of the 19.
000,000 copies of the first war ra
tion book, 200,000.000 consumer ap
plication forms, and 200,000.000 in
struction sheets for consumers.
According to recent estimates, each
individual will be allowed to buy but
8 ounces of sugar per week, Instead
of 12 ounces, as originally planned.
The reduction was caused by the in
creased loss of shipping in recent
veeks due to the activity of Axis
.ubmarines. Each of the ration books
vill contain 28 stamps, each good
for a week's supply of sugar. When
ever a purchase of sugar is made,
the retailer will take a stamp from
the consumer's book and then use
these stamps to replenish his stock
H. H. McLean, county superintend
ent of public instruction, has already
received information as to the num
ber of families and names of mem
bers of the families from most of the
school districts in the county.
Following the registration, at a date
to be announced later, civilian ap
plications will be made at the pub
lic elementary schools for the war
ration book. Those who apply for
ration books must certify to the
amount of sugar on hand in their
homes at the time the applications
are made. The officials hope to begin
sugar rationing sometime during the
present month, and preparations are
rapidly going forward to this end.
Special paper is being used for
printing the ration books to make
them more difficult for counterfeit
ers to imitate.
Opinion Holds Tax
Legal on ABC Stock
Official Cites Decisions of
Supreme Court on Which
His Opinion Based
Liquor stocks in Alcoholic Beverage
Control stores in Washington
County are subject to ad valorem
taxation by the towns in which they
are located, according to an opinion
handed down recently by Attorney
General Harry McMullan, upon re
quest for a ruling made by W. L.
Whitley, attorney for both the Town
of Plymouth and Washington County.
In a letter to the attorney general
some time ago. Mr. Whitley asked
for a ruling on the question: “Is the
liquor stock of a county ABC store
subject to ad valorem taxation?’’ Re
plying to the question at some length,
the attorney general cited that “prior
to the case of Weaverville vs. Hobbs,
212, N. C. 684, his office had uni
formly held that liquor stores were
subject to ad valorem taxation; how
ever, when the opinion in the Weav
erville case was handed down, we ren
dered opinions in conformity with the
rule laid down in that case, to the
effect that such stores were exempt
"However, from the majority opin
ion in the case of Warrenton vs. War
ren County, 215 N. C. 342, reaffirm
ing the doctrine laid down in Benson
vs. Johnston County. 3209 N. C. 751.
it appears that such liquor stores are
now taxable for ad valorem purposes.
“Due to the division of the Su
preme Court in the Warrenton case,
there exists a great deal of uncer
tainty as to what the court may
decide in any particular situation in
volving this question. However, I am
of the opinion that the reasoning
advanced in the Warrenton case
would permit taxation of the liquor
stock in county ABC stores.1'
The Town of Plymouth alleges that
it should either have a share of the
profits made in the local store or
should have permission to exact ad
valorem taxes from the stock in the
local store. If the stock in the lo
cal store amounted to $10,000, the
town would get about $200 in taxes
annually. Some of the local officials
do not believe the stock in the Plym
outh store will inventory $10,000.
Rocky Mount Nurse Gets
Position at Local Plant
Miss Marguarite Cobb, of Rocky
Mount, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John Cobb, of Tarboro. has succeed
ed Mrs. T. B. Jeffreys, of Plymouth,
as nurse at the plant of the North
Carolina Pulp Company here.
Miss Cobb is a graduate of Park
View Hospital at Rocky Mount and
has been engaged in private nurs
ing since 1936. She is living in the
home of Mrs. Blanche Midgett here.
War Production Board
Denies Town Priority
For Buying Fire Truck
Orders from the State Select
ive Service for 21 young men of
this coun'y to be sent to New
Bern Wednesday for pre-induc
tion examinations were can
celled by later instructions, which
were not received here until
after the men had already as
sembled at the bus station, ac
cording to Clerk S. A. Ward, of
the local selective service board.
The letter rescinding the order
for the men to report for exam
ination was dated in Raleigh last
Saturday, but was not received
here until Wednesday morning,
after the men were waiting at the
It is understood that in the fu
ture. selectees will be inducted
into the service the same day
they are examined. Heretofore,
they have been examined and re
turned home to await later call
14 Young While Men
Leave County Today
For Army Service
Men Who Left This Morn
ing Already Passed by
Fourteen young white men of
Washington County left today for
Fort Bragg, near Fayetteville, where
they will be inducted into service of
the United States Army under the
provisions of the selective service act.
This is the first quota of white men
to leave in several months, while 15
young colored men were sent to the
camp Friday of last week.
The selectees who left this morn
ing have already been passed by the
Army Medical pvrtn’iers at New
Bern and will enter the service im
mediately upon arrival in camp. In
creased quotas are expected by the
local board in line with the an
nounced intention of the government
to increase the armed forces of the
nation by 2,000,000 during the cur
Those who left today were Joseph
Gilmer Gurganus, Marion Ray Kim
brough. Keneth Monroe Swindell, and
Phillip Raymond Swain, of Plym
outh; Hilton Otis Chesson, Nathan
Walter Spruill, jr.. William Wright
Tarkenton, James Whitford Swain,
Jesse Fred Spruill and Grady Nor
man Jackson, of Roper; and Chester
Alton Davenport, William Hardison
Peal, and Junior Winston Phelps, all
Jerome Rene Frizelle, of Onslow
County, is included in the local quota
but will be inducted from that coun
ty. He formerly worked here in the
office of County Agent W. V. Hays.
Joseph G. Gurganus is being inducted
by the local board for the Chicago,
111., selective service board.
New Equipment Is
Installed at Garage
Installation of the Bear Dy-Namic
balancing service for wheels, and
equipment for straightening axles and
frames of automobiles and trucks, to
save wear and tear on both the cars
and tires, was announced this week
oy Dan R. Satterihwaite, of Satter
thwaite, Inc., local automobile deal
Mr. Satterthwaite said use of the
new equipment would give better tire
mileage, greater driving safety and
comfort and easier steering on all
cars and trucks.
At the same time, Mr. Satter
thwaite announced the employment
of several new men in his garage.
They are C. W. Mackay, of Washing
ton. who has been handling the Bear
Wheel balancing machines for five
years and who has been engaged in
repairing auto bodies for 15 years:
Fred Summerlin, of Williamston. re
pairer of auto bodies; and C. M. Bul
luck, of Williamston, mechanic.
In Vital Defense
Regions Is Cited
Town Officials To Return
$1,000 Contributed To
War Production Board officials
have notified Mayor B. G. Campbell
that they could not recommend issu
ance of a preference rating for the
new fire truck which the Town of
Plymouth decided to buy sometime
during the month of January.
“The present shortage of fire
fighting equipment is such that com
munities, having a minimum of
equipment, must be asked to try to
i get by without acquiring new equip
ment until vital defense areas, which
are at present unprotected, receive
th necesrary protection to insure a
continued production of war mater
! ials,’’ according to Wayne Allen,
chief of the Defense Purchase and
| Supply section.
Mr. Allen asked the officials if the
town had considered the purchase of
auxiliary fire-fighting equipment of
the trailer type, and implied that
these units will be relatively easy to
secure within the next few months.
“These units,” said Mr. Allen, “have
equal pumping capacity with con
servation of critical materials, such
! as copper, brass, rubber, etc., and are
extremely mobile and can be towed
behind the average passenger car or
truck and can pump a minimum of
500 gallons of water per minute.”
The Town Council has the painful
duty now of returning to the donors
SI,000 that had been placed in the
bank here by the Plymouth Box and
Panel Company, the American Pork
and Hoe Company, and the North
Carolina Pulp Company, for the pur
chase of the 500-gallon triple combi
nation pump, with hose car and wa
| ter tank, fire-fighting truck.
I Failure to secure the new appar
I atus also relieves members of the
Plymouth Fire Department of their
obligation to contribute their services
free this year, as they had voted to
do: with the money that they would
| have earned being applied to the pur
chase of the new truck.
Byron H. Wiswell
Dies al Home Here
Funeral services will be held at the
Horner Funeral Home here Friday
afternoon at 2:30 for Byron Hamlin
Wiswell, 81. who died at his home
here last night at 10:15, as the re
sult of a stroke of paralysis. The
Rev. O. L. Hardwick, pastor of the
local Methodist church, will officiate.
Interment will take place in the Lil
ley cemetery near Williamston.
Mr. Wiswell, well known seaman
who has traveled many oceans and
waterways, died on his eighty-first
birthday. He w:as born in Clayton,
N. Y., the son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Amos Wiswell. He came to
Plymouth 25 years ago on a boat of
his own called “The Oak.” He op
erated vessels from here to Bertie
County as a ferry, and had been
an officer on several steamships be
fore coming to Plymouth.
His first wife died immediately aft
er he came to Plymouth. Later he
married Mrs. Hattie L. Price here.
His w'idow is the only surviving mem
ber of his immediate family, so far
as could be learned.
Active pall-bearers will be T. C.
Burgess, C. C. Lilley, E. M. Bland.
Guy Cox. Charlie Williams, and
Missionary To Speak at
Philippi Church Sunday
The Rev. S. S. McWilliams, mis
sionary who has recently returned
from Buenos Aires, Argentina, will
conduct service at Philippi Christian
church Sunday night, March 8, at
8 o'clock, it was announced this week.
The public is invited to attend.
Spend* Week-End Here
Walter Burgess, of Durham, spent
the week-end at home.
Future Soil Conservation and Parity
Payment Checks Will Be Nailed Out
Acting: to help farmers in the
county save their tires and time,
the Agricultural Adjustment Ad
ministration has announced that
it will deliver future parity and
soil conservation checks direct to
Heretofore, owners have been
directed to call at County Agent
\V. V. Hays' office in the agricul
ture building for their checks.
Farmers who have changed
their addresses since applying for
the payments should leave for
warding addresses at their form- [
er post offices. All checks which
are not delivered after being:
mailed will be returned to Wash
ington, it was said.
So far, not a single 1941 pay
ment has been received in Wash
ington County, according to Nick
Porter, chief clerk in the office
of the county agent. In addition
to saving tires and ga' oline for
the farmers, mailing the checks
will reduce the expense usually
incurred by the local Agricul
tural Conservation Association in
distributing the payments.