FAGS Tttfr t! fCSQUEIANS wezxly, nsr.Trc. N. C, ntTDAY.r' "1 i, l THE PEROim.IANS WEEKLY .VV; Published every Friday'; at The Perquimans Weekly ' office in the Gregory Building, Church : Street, Hertford, N, C , MATTIE LISTER WHITE Editor Day Phone 88 Night Phone 'i 100-J SUBSCRIPTION RATES One Year ; S1.25 Six Months 76c Application for entry a3 second class matter pending. Advertising 'rates furnished by re quest. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1934. THIS WEEK'S BIBLE THOUGHT CONSIDER THE POOR: Blessed is he that considereth the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. Psalm 41:1. LET'S HAVE LIVING, GROWING CHRISTMAS TREES Hertford is all a-glitter with gay Christmas decorations and all a-glow with bright lights. It is very pretty. Some of the stores are really beau tiful. The: aierchants started earlier than asuaf this year to decorate for Christ . mas, which is a fine thing. It makes for good cheer to be all dresse:! up, and it is a fine thing to get ready for Christmas in time to really enjoy th: pretty colors and the bright lights. We wish to go on record a3 beirg in favor of Christmas decorations. But there is another side to this subject. Like many another good thing, ft can be abused and carried to the extreme. It is carried to the extreme when too many living, grow ing trees are sacrificed as Christmas trees. This is not done much in Hertford. We are proud that our people do not run the matter in th ground, so to apeak. This wholesale slaughter of young trees every year, .tees which are not grown for Christ- maa trees, where the growing of Christmas trees is not an industry, en the part of thoughtless persons, is not good. It is a shame to go out and cut down so many lovely trees which should live and grow. The subject of Christmas decora tions is to be taken up at the meet ing of the Woman's Club next week, when the women will be asked to fall in line with the movement through out the South to stop the waste of eutting down so many young tree every year, and to plant trees to be decorated as they stand, growing and alive, as Christmas trees. This subject has been agitated to some extent in Hertford, and not en tirely without result, as shown by the growing cedar on the court house fawn, which will be decorated a3 a community Christmas tree, and which was planted by women of the Wo man's Club as a permanent Christ . mas tree, to avoid the sacrificing of a fine tree every year for this purpose. In many of the yards of homes in Hertford there have also been plant ed pretty cedars, which are decorat ed as Christmas trees. Let's have more living, growing Christmas trees! PEACE THAT THE ANGELS SANG ABOUT The sympathy of the entire com munity goes out to Mr. and Mrs. I. A. White, the grief-stricken parents of J. D. White, who met an un timely death at his adopted home at Robersonville on Thursday night. Delmas, as he was familiarily known in his native Hertford, is re membered as a fine young man of splendid character and attractive personality. That the light of this bright young life should have been so suddenly jTiuffed out is one of those mysteries which we find it so hard to under stand. That the tragedy comes at Christ mas time, when the family was look ing forward to a reunion of joy and gladness, makes it all the more sad. Nobody would wish for this stricken family, with the vacant chair at the Christmas fireside, a merry. Christ mas. How few of us really care for a merry , Christmas, after all! There & so much more than that to Christ mas. ' May not only these grief-stricke.n ones, but may all who grieve, for. a loved pne who is gone, find at Christ ,naaa te. peace which the angels sang ..i ipnthat jfirst Christmas, night. WE NEED A HIGHWAY PATROLMAN ' . - Why. is this section of the State of North Carolina to hare less highway iF F""-r : - I'; Ther baa, been complaint of the farmer inadequate number of high wyN patrolmen in many sections of ; the State; With the removal of the J , patrolmen formerly stationed i at ,)i Edenton, even the restricted service , - this section has had for the past few years is reduced. ,, fl This; newspaper ia&'ndmforma-v-Bon a W'Hdw: much' territory jthe 'f tone patrolman' who is to be stationed . ..xM ,f mrntArt.inn Minn TnrmerlvT at Eliiabeth City, will be required to ' -"i strdl.V That he cannotr afford, any reat amounfTbf i protection to the entire area on this side of the Sound "...'-fa certain ? Christnids By MARJORIE HAYES in Boston Herald . NT EARLY every one has a Christmas tree nowadays, but if you had been a child In America a hun dred years ago the chances are that you might never hare seen one., The custom was universal In England many years before It was very common here, except In communities of German or Scandinavian settlers. For It was in Germany that the Christmas tree had Its origin. There are several different legends In regard to It Here Is one which dates from the Twelfth century : An English monk named Wlnfred who had gone as a missionary Into Germany, came upon some priests about to sacrifice the young prince Asulf to the god Tbor beneath the "blood oak." He stopped their cere monies and ordered them to cut down the oak, whereupon a young fir tree appeared In Its phice which Wlnfred told them signified the tfW'of life, or of Chrlstly living. From .that time Germans who becnnie Christians made the flr a part of the Christmas festival, decorating It with gilcled niits and up pies to shine like Stars: The ttto trees most commonly used for Christmas trees are the spruce arid fir. They look very much alike, but Spruce Twin, 8howlng the Cones Hang ing Dowmrard. the spruce Is likely to shed Its needles after two or three days In the house, while the flr remains In good condition much longer. There are several ways in which you may distinguish them, lirst the cones Those of the spruce hang downward while the cone3 of the flr ore hold erect. This will not be much help to you In selecting a Christ mas tree, however, us they an, usually not old enough to bear cones. Hut If you examine a twis of the spruce you will find It covered with little horny projections In vVich the needles nrp set The spruce tree Is pyramidal In shape, the long cones hanging from the branches near the top. The needles are arranged In spiral rows around the stem, those at the top pointing sharply upward. They have three or four dis tinctly angled sides. Some common varieties are the red, black, white and Norway spruce. Spruce timber has been used a great deal of late years for wood pulp. Flr trees in various sections of the country are the balsam firs which grow abundantly in the mountains and which we find displayed in our markets at Christmas time. The flr Is shaped much like the spruce, but the needles are flat and blunt, and usually spread feather-wise from two sides of the stem only. They ore (lark green above end silvery beneath. The dark purple cones stand erect glistening with balsam near the top. Dalsam also exudes from the trunk, and Is used for medicine. The fresh needles are used as a stuffing for sweet-smelling balsam pillows Another evergreen sometimes used as a Christmas tree is the hemlock. It Is mora slender than the spruce, with feathery waving branches which grow very close to the ground. The needles are arranged In two flat rows on the twigs, and hare -tiny stems. They are The Oateafct -Fff Is Shaped Much lilki - ' - ' i tha Spruoe. , In sort 'and elli-cry; underneath. The cones are tliiy.: iffowlidfe at rtbe endf f;the twlgs Tlie hark Is "wsed la tanning leather JVresths nmdt t branches with little cones onthenr are fefy tovely, f , j. - - By GUY A. CARDWELL 5 ' Agricultural , and .Industrial Agent Atlantic Coast line Railroad Cow ' The following is taken from a re cent publication entitled "The -Agricultural Outlook for 1934-85," pre pared and circulated by. the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, United States - Department f Agriculture. Information regarding the farm fam ily -living outlook -for next year should be of interest not only to farm families, but to urban families as welL "' The total cash income available to farm families for livipg expenses has shown distant advance from .1933 to 1934, and some further improve ment, but of smaller magnitude, may probably be expected in 1935. The increase in income will probably be offset only in part by a rise in the average level of prices of commodi ties farmers buy for family use. Al though some further rise in the level of food prices may be looked for dur ing the coming year; the prices of other goods purchased for family liv ing will probably continue at about their present levels. A small im provement, therefore, in the purchas ing power of farm families may, in general, be expected. In the areas severely affected by the drought,' however, ca3h incomes during 1935 will be extremely low, at least until; the new crop3 are marketed, and the: number of larm families on renel will undoubtedly continue to increase. Throughout all of the drought stricken areas, the supplies of home grown foods will be lower than in many yearsr and expenditures for purchased foods will absorb an un usually large share of the cash avail able for living expenses. The quan tities of vegetables and fruits can ned and stored for winter use are far below normal, and in many homes shortages will also be felt in milk, butter and eggs provided by the farm. Supplies of home-cured meats, however, will be abundant, owing to the unusually large slaugh ter of cattle, hogs and poultry for home use. In areas not affected by the drought, many farm families are entering the winter with a very gen erous food -supply, as a result of the extensive program of home food pro duction and conservation carried on during 1934 by the extension service and by relief 'agencies. " Those families who will enjoy some i i i a ' ei leeway in casn expenditures, ane the cert cf feed and other necessi ties of living have been met, may in crease somewhat their expenditures for clothing and for home furnishings during 1935, in order to replace ar ticles that have seen some years of wear. Additional expenditures may also be expected for the repair and running of the family automobile, and some increase may appear, especially during the spring months, in expen ditures for repairs and improvements in the house, in response to the stim ulus of the Federal housing pro gram. In many farm homes the in creased funds available for family living will probably be devoted, as in 1934, to sending the young people to college. In a large proportion of homes, however, payments on debts and other obligations will continue to absorb a large part of the surplus of cash over essential living ex penses. Cash Income From Agriculture The ca3h income received by farm families from agriculture during 1934 has continued the upward trend! which begun during the first half of 1933. The improvement is due in part to the advance in the prices of agricultural products, and in part to the rental and benefit payments made by tha Agricultural Adjustment Ad ministration, and to income from"the emergency sale of cattle, sheep and goats to the government. But to the extent that the increased income this year resulting from emergency sales -of livestock represents a reduction in livestock inventories below what nor mally would have taken place, farm ers have gained in current receipt) by sacrificing assets. Those farmers who have, beep forced Ja. a-;. severe liquidation pf livestock will be. Jn1 af weakened economic position until their livestock numbers are restored. Preliminary estimates nlace the. totol 'cash, income from the' sale ,of farm products, including payments by tha AAA. at annroximatelv Xfi.uuu.-fc 006,000; for the. calendar ,yea!j,9tf. Tbis-flgure represents an increase; of 19 per cent over-the figure of ?5,051,--000,060, and 89 per cent over1 .the. low level reached in .J932.X IV ii ,stiH, however, only 69 per cent al lanre as the average annual cash income rer. celved from farm marketings during the five years preceding 1930. tv ?. This increase of almost $1,000,000, 000. in cash income for 1934 ha been partly offset by an increase in pro duction : exnenditures of farmers. During 1?33 these expenditures, on the whole, were.;sUghtJy loweithan In 1932, continuing the fledinevof hl precedingrsttreeear3..''For 1934, x nenditnres for" interest and taxes are .somewhat Iowertnan ln'J.933, 'nut commodity prices and larra . wagr? are r noticeably .mghev he prices naid bv farmers for ; ; commodities used in production ' averaged 16 per cent , higher during . ,the first nine months of 1934 ' than in ' the fame t ' IW 'it"' months in 1933, and .wages' pall to hired labor have, averaged about 9 per. cent higher. ,The increase Jn total expenditures for production dur ing 1934, however, is' not as large as the increase in cash income, and jthe balance of income available for fam ily living and for improvements and .savings will probably show a distinct gain over 1983. ! -v" Income estimates by states 'for 1934 are not yet available but the prin cipal increases over 1933 "incomes may be expected in the, dairy and tobacco sections and iff those regions where crop production has been fairly good, especially in the states east of the Mississippi and in the.; Pacific coast states. The seasonal decline in farm in come from the fall peak in October may be slightly greater than usual unless cattle marketings continue large this winter. The level of in come during ,the. first half of 1935, however, is expected to average higher than that of a year earlier. If crop' production In 1936 is more nearly normal, farm marketings of . .... ... . liwiiiiiiiiiiiiiill -i 'iii "! r i .iiiiiiiiiiiihiliiiiiiiiiiJiiiiM -'is! mis p 1 mil 1 f jr,n 1 1 am r 4 uiL h h 1 -v 1 : :c: :c: :c: :c; of :o: : Mm' g in : Bar Pins Flexible Bracelets... 3" 5 -n f22SP IVJP i' r- Vu V:A . 305 : cro;a"V;;t "fnd"fV ncS the) largeirMiup;,. Cot increased marketing - of crops ' will 'tend to maintain, the level of gross, frrm in come, .especially if the level of do mestic .-demand through (he year averages higher than in 1934. - The' income. that -farmers will re-, ceive during, 1935 from rental and benefit payments cannot be estimated at this time, as the amount will de pend - upon whether part of the pay ments on programs now in operation is made after the beginning-of the new calendar year, and upon the new provisions that are adopted for .1935 programs, ; Present indications - are that income' from the sale'-of farm products,; plus rental, and beheft pay ments, may show some advance over the 1984 level, but it is not probable that this increase will be as large as the increase from 1983 to 1934. SPORTS TALK The P. C. H. S. girls and boys basketball teams split a double header with Gates on Friday night In the girls' game the score was 60-19, with the local girls on the heavy end. The P. C. H. S. girls ran all around the Gates girls and piled JEWELRY Diamond Di 18k white gold fine filegree set with 3 brilliant Diamonds. ..... Others up to $125 Diamond Rings, Solitaire, newest setting, very brilliant Diamond........ Others up to $250 Wrist Watches ' Stylish Gent's Strap Watch. Accurate time, 5 guaranteed jeweled movement. d 1 O Cfl" Leather or link strap A " Others in Elgin and Hamilton up to $50 Ladies' Watch, fine timepiece with link d10 C A hrap.pl At Xmas snecial tDls&iUVS. k Others in Elgin, Antique Bracelets . ..S Pendants OS.SO to oa2.coF; Cigarette Cases Lighter Case Lighters : Belt Buckles -Chain and Knife Tie Sets lr.:.:....:...!::...$10 to $3,50 T.u , Fountain Pens JLLSO to $8.00 rig Bill Fold Sets ,....j.p:$l;50 to $5.00 : Travel Kits JLJjfjil. JiaCO'g r v O0ur;complete stock many suggestions.; ;. A small deposit r ) SWh Christmas. , :M.'t; sil : p 69 pei-toH 11 Lt&ooy. Ruth Jv--U ''-.made seral; f nice 'shots, dropping them ill "from allt parts of the court. - " ' The Gates boys defeated the local boys to the tune of 40-15. The P. C. " H S. boys could not find the basket and the Gates men were dropping 3 them in from . everywhere. Sutton and Harris were high scorers for the local boys. V; '' ' i V - If anybody wants to see Coach Hughes as a flower girl in thec,Wonv unless ' Weddinflr." ' be at r the ' Hiirh School at 2:30 on Friday afternoon; Supt F. T. Johnson will be the bride. X Come out and get a big Jaugh. , MrsJake White wa i advised by wire Tuesday of he-death of her, father, J. W. Cleaver, 76, at hi home in Baltimore. Mr. Cleaver has been sick for a long time and: the end was not unexpected. . Mrs White, who re cently returned from a-"visit to her father, did not attend the funeraL. SEE MARK GREGORY FOR MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS AT LOWEST PRICES " Club Rates Specialty V 3. w- 50 n. inner imqs $18.50 p. so: S0i . pi i0. ' f Fe : mm beautiful style case, ,v Hamilton up to $50:$ 7 iw OSSO to $SfC3J; ..$1.50 to $18.00 H J w..:..$6.50 to $12.0q :...1$2.00 to $8.00, $1.50 to $1.0C j ..:..$2,50. to tiMi '& of SiJWil:a ;:;,U:U, : , ;;n- (I

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