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PAGE SIX ';-
TBE' FERQU1MANS WEEKLY HERTFORD. N. C., FRIDAY. ' AUGUST 27, 1987'
Even lit Summer
For T. E. Madre
There is little doubt that swapping
off five young chickens for ten op
ossums would have been a good bar
gain in winter, when the fur of the
opossum is valuable, but T. E.
Madre, one of Terquimans County's
most prosperous farmers, who made
such a. trade in August, feels that,
considering the possible future ope
rations a whole brood of the notor
ious chicken thieves might have con
ducted for the next few months, he
hasn't done so badly, fur or no fur.
To catch an opossum in Perquimans
where much small game abounds in
the swamps, is not unusual. Trap-.
pers of opossum, muskrat and mink
net tidy sums from the saie of furs
every winter. But to catch ten opo
ssums at one time, nine of them by
BtClUC,.W BU , - .vw
It seems that five of Mr. Madre s
young chickens disappearea on
Thursday night. Suspecting an opos
sum, tne iarmer set a iray, a oik
trap of the eel-pot type, on Friday
night Next morning the oppossum
was in the trap, all right, and with
her her brood of nine young ones.
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Mrs. Alice Chappell
Dies In Indiana
The many friends of Mrs. Alice P,
Chappell, who died recently at her
home in the State of Indiana, were
grieved to learn of the death of a
woman who was known and loved by
so many in the Whiteston and Bel
videre communities of this county.
Mrs. Chappell, who was 79 years
of age, was a granddaughter of the
late Samuel and Rebecca Binford
Parker, who migrated from Perqui
mans to Indiana approximately a
hundred years ago, the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Parker.
She was married in 1889 to Tho
mas Chappell, a native of Perqui
mans, who later went into the min
istery. For several years both Mr.
and Mrs. Chappell taught in the
Whiteston High School, while Mr.
Chappell served as pastor of the
Friends churches, Up River and
Mrs. Chappell was a woman of
fine Christian character, devoted to
her home and family, and also find
ing time to participate in organiza
tions that contribute to the religious
life of the community. She was
active in the W. C. T. U., the Mis
sionary Society, the Sunday School,
the Auxiliary and any church work
that presented itself. One missio
nary thanked her later for encourage
ment and influence which were di
rectly responsible for her becoming
a missionary to Africa.
For one of her years her literary
talents remained remarkably keen.
The ladies auxiliary of Upland, Ind
iana, leaned heavily on her for their
original and interesting programs.
She wrote original missionary stories,
poems, etc. On leaving they asked
her to plan their program for an en
It was impressive that her spirit
was so young that she gladly left
Indiana friends and relatives to ac
company her son to a new field at
John Brown University, in his Chris
tian teaching. Her idealistic spirit
and intense interest were untiring
for each morning she sent him to the
class room with a prayer and each
evening she listened to a report of
all details. She knew all of his stu
dents by name and accurately follow
ed their progress. So poignant was
her spirit, though advanced in years
and handicapped by deafness, that
students caught her idealism and un
selfishness and some of them were
lead to dedicate their lives to Christ.
To those who knew her least, she as
a beautiful example of one who had
grown old gracefully. Though handi
capped by deafness, she impressed
those she casually met with her
vital sweetness and cheerfulness.
She will long be remembered in
Perquimans for the beauty of her
character and the sweetness of her
5 -10 & 25c STORE
THE ALBEMARLE ASSOCIATION
0ne-Stop Seruioe Stafiioh
': i". Welcomes; .V
V. THE ALBEMARLE ASSOCIATION '
TO HERITOR!) - '
i v-"u r Shell Eroducts
. when Govern0J. Gyde R Hoey
- fte 950 4H club member8 at.
tending the recent short course at
State College, he was deeply impress
ed with their fine appearance, vigo
rous physical condition, their excel
lent behavior, and their attention to
their conferences and class room
work. Mr. Hoey is seen here in the
front center of the short course
group gathered near the Memorial
Tower on the State College Campus.
Among those with him in the front
row are: Miss Frances MacGregor,
Pine Beetles Ravage I
Many VailiaOie IreeS
Southern pine beetles have been ;
ravaging valuable pine trees over!
North Carolina this summer, accord-
ing to Rufus H. Page, Jr., assjs'.ant
extension forster at State College.
neeiies are mos- onen iounn wiierc
pine debris has
ground to give
been left on t'ie
t?ieni a breeding
place, he stated.
To breed in sufficient nun?is
successfully art: and enter healthy I
frees, the beeves must first enter di-j
seased or damaged trees or freshly
cut pine stumps cr pine debr i. ,
inlaying iJiii-: tuiuiiK u-ilu uic
middle of Sep' ember will che -k be
etle attacks, Pajce continued. Hut il
pines are being cut before that time,
a number of precautions can be exer
cised to protect the living trees.
Remove all the trunk and limbs of
felled pines that are move than two
inches in diameter. Lop smaller
limbs and brush and scatter well so
they will be exposed to wind and
Peel all high, freshly cut pine
stumps to ground level and burn or
otherwise remove bark from t!,e
Clear away pines that display a
yellowish-green foliage and around
whose base is found reddish sawdust-like
material. "S-shaped" gal
leries in the inner bark are a sure
sign of pine beetles.
Remove from the stand all trees
that are badly diseased, damaged, or
otherwise weakened. Many infesta
tions start from a single weakened
Now Is Time To Sow
Winter Cover Crops
In North Carolina the time for
sowing winter cover crops is at hand,
says E. C. Blair, extension agrono
mist at State College.
Cleaned crimson clover seed may
be sown in the mountain region dur
ing the month of August
Crimson clover seed in the hull
may be sown in eastern and central
North Carolina corn, cotton, tobacco,
and other row crops at this time, he
continued. Unhulled seed wn now
will not germinate for several weeks.
Some 30 pounds of unhulled clover
seed are required per acre, while 20
to 30 pounds of cleaned seed are re
commended. Cover the seed lightly
with half an inch of soil. This is
best done when the ground is moist.
Vetch, Austrian winter peas, and
cleaned crimson clover seed may be
sown in piedmont and coastal plain
areas between August 20 and Octo
ber 10 at any time soil conditions are
assistant 4-H club leader; Roy Coats
of Johnston County, president of the
club group; Governor Hoey; Miss
Elizabeth Randall of Cleveland Coun
ty, secretary of the club group; L. R.
Harrill, club leader at State College
and Dr. C. B. Smith,, assistant direc
tor of extension, Washington. Dean
I. O. Schaub and , others standing
further down the line do not appear
in the picture. The short course was
said by those in charge to be one of
the best ever held during the 25
years of the work in this State.
Vetch should be seeded at the rate
0f 20 pounds to the acre, winter peas
20 to 30 pounds. Vetch and winter
peas should be covered about two
Since Beed for crops costs
about ame yearf Blair ad
vjse8 that growers shouid Belect the
, Wt c.ito1 th;. j;tic
JKt V U U. VVU W V-V11U1
Crimson clover is best on medium
to heavy soils, especially those well
supplied with moisture. Vetch and
Austrian wint.pr neaa ara hottor
adapted to light dry 8oi,Si
Mrs R B Alberteoll) of Ports.
mnntn. V . is th .meat nf W
mother, Mrs. W. G. Gaither, in Hert
ford. Visiting At Bell Arthur
Mrs. R. D. Elliott is spending the
week at Bell Arthur, the guest of
her daughter, Mrs. S. F. Pollard.
Timely Questions On
Question: How can I control the
Bitter Rot or Anthracnose disease in
my apple orchard?
Answer: This disease can be con
trolled by spraying with Bordeaux
mixture, but the spray should be ap
plied as early as possible. Peel off
all mumified fruit and destroy it to
keep down infection next year. This
spray should not be applied to early
apples as it is apt to leave a residue
that violates federal regulations in
interstate shipments. This treatment
will also control attacks of the codd
ling moth, especially on the late
W$38 inmeim .
;fJohn0; White, V
R D. Mathews
Question: i Should moist mash be
fed to the poultry flock all the year?
Answer: There is little to be gain
ed by feeding this mash continuously,
but it has an important place in the
feeding schedule of most flocks at
some time during the year. It should
be used with early hatched pullets
to prevent a partial or complete molt
with late hatched pullets to hasten
production in the fall; with laying
W. 0. W. Albemarle Association
The Store With A Druggist
We WeIl(C(D)2ffii(2 Hftm
Make Our Store Your Headquarters And Keep
Cool During Your Stay Here With These Specials
All Styles And Patterns
105 YEARS OF SERVICE
JJ. (C fla
"BLANCHARD'S" SINCE 1832
THE COUNTY OF PERQUIMANS EXTENDS
THE ALBEMARLE ASSOCIATION HEARTI
EST OF GREETINGS. YOU ARE INDEED
E. M. PERRY,
hens to keep" np production 1 until
October, and with breeding hens to
hasten production in January. Three
pounds of the regular laying mash
moistened wjth hot wafer or milk for
each 100 birds will give excellent re
sults. This should be fed about two
o'clock in the afternoon.
Question: Is there any fertilizing
value in tobacco stalks that are
plowed under in the fall?
Answer: There is a certain
sii(sMdl (.9 Brie.
1 P ffTft"vk1
amount of benefit to, the soil, but the
greatest benefit will come from the ' '
control 'of insect pests, Stalks that v
stand in the field after harvest fur- ; ',
nish food and a wintering place for . ,
a large supply of insect pest to at
tack the tobacco the following season
AH stalks should be plowed under or ':
cut immediately after harvest ' This
also applies to plant beds where the
growing plants furnish a breeding
place for these pests as do the Suck-
ers on stalks left in the field.
A Real Bargain