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OOiED BY SECRETARY WICKARD
' ULr Secretary ?of Agriculture Claude
T R. Wjckard today announced a sup
. ptementary cotton program for vol-
untary reduction of cotton acreage
, below the 1941 national acreage al-
lotment, and for increased consump
k5 tion of cotton goods, to be brought
T about by compensating cotton farm-
i "erg for their additional acreage re
- ' duction with cotton stamps which
' : - may- be used, to purchase cotton
goodai This program is to be ac
1'v' companied by an intensive campaign
vA to encourage improved living stand
' ,' 'aids through more gardens and food
. and feed production for home con-sumption.
r. ' was emphasized that ' this vol
untary program announced, toaay
Woes not in any way change the basic
: ijsnservation . and parity programs
Already in effect under the AAA.
f The supplementary program is
being undertaken primarily because
. jgie export markets have been shut
I) off by the war and to reduce further
v accumulation of Government stocks
now amounting to nearly 12 million
V,' bales. It is estimated that under
the proposed program the net effect
may be a reduction in cotton produc-
' tion for the year of around 1,000,000
The program, wnich applies to the
' 1941 cotton crop, will be carried out
. by the Agricultural Adjustment Ad
j ijjjnistration and the Surplus Market
r 1 ing Administration. The AAA will
( administer the program ini the States
and counties and the SMA will pro
vide and redeem up to 25 million
ftif, dollars worth of cotton stamps which
fanners will receive for their vol
' untary reduction. Farmers will re
; , ceive stamps for planting less than
their 1941 allotments or their 1940
measured acreage, whichever is low
er, at the rate of 10 cents a pound
times the normal yield of the under
planted acreage, up to $25 per fam
ily in the case of share-croppers,
tenants and owner-operators. Owners
of more than one farm or of a farm
v operated by more than one tenant
v may qualify for up to $50 worth of
. the stamps, based upon their share
fdfot the crop.
"This program offers an additional
I opportunity to improve the living
I standards of cotton farmers, to
further reduce the acreage of cotton
this year, and to provide more cot-
;ton goods for the people who pro
duce cotton," Secretary Wickard said.
"It is an ironical fact that . many
cotton producers have not in the past
been able to buy needed cotton pro
ducts. Equally important is the op
portunity this program ogers to off
set nutritional diseases and poor
health conditions among low income
farmers through encouraging farm
ers to produce for home consumption
- more of the vegetables, fruits, dairy
products and meat of which there is
noV a yfleficiency in many cotton
areas. To emDhasize and oromote
I the production of food and feed for
I home 'consumption on cotton farms,
3t additional small practice payments
jkwiil be provided fo rincreased food
production for home consumption on
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ful, easy terms to those who need their cash
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;for" something else.
" ; Wherever you ar0 in the Albemarle sec
, tion, you are only minutes away.
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J. C. Dlr.nch"rd & Co. Inc.
"BLANGHAKD'S". SINCE 1832
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Mr. McMillan, candidate for
commander of the American
Legion, will be the principal
speaker at the organization
meeting of World War Veterans
at the Courthouse Tuesday even
The public is invited to attend
those farms which qualify for cotton
stamps in 1941."
R. M. Evans, Administrator of the
AAA, said, "Any fanner, whether
he receives cotton stamps or not,
will be permitted to reduce plantings
by any amount in 1941 and still re
ceive full conservation and parity
payments, and such underplantings
will not affect his cotton allotment
in 1942 and subsequent years. In
addition to the reduction for which
farmers may receive stamps, it is
expected that as much additional
acreage may also be taken out of
production because of this provision.
The supplemental plan gives farmers
an opportunity to help improve the
whole cotton situation, but it does not
reduce the cotton acreage allotment
in subsequent years. It is also an
aid to soil conservation. The land
farmers take out of cotton will be
available for planting to soil-conserving
and food and feed, crops."
The cotton stamps which farmers
will receive as compensation for par
ticipation in this program will be
good for the purchase of cotton
goods. The stamps will be identical
with the stamps now used under the
Cotton Stamp Plan which is already
in operation under the direction of
the Surplus Marketing Administra
tion. The same general regulations
which govern the use of the stamps
under the. Cotton Stamp Plan will
govern the use of the special cotton
stamps issued to farmers under the
new program. They will be exchang
ed at retail stores for any cotton
goods made entirely of cotton, grown
and manufactured in the United
here 108 years
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Clark Gable, (Spencer Tracy, Clau
dette Colbert and Hedy Lamarr in
"Boom Town", at State Theatre in
Hertford Thursday and Friday,
January 23 and 24.
"Purchases made without the cot
ton stamp will not only provide addi
tional markets for surplus cotton, but
will also contribute materially to re
employment of labor in cotton mills,
garment factories, wholesale and re
tail stores, and transportation sys
tems throughout the country," Mile
Parkins, Administrator of the Sur
plus Marketing Administration, said
''Something like 15 cents of the cot-,
ton stamp doWar spent at retail
goes back to the cotton farmer di
rectly. Most of the remaining 85
cents goes to employ labor, directlj
and indirectly. This has always
been inherent in the process of dis
tributing cotton goods. This re-employment
aspect of the cotton stamp
use is one of its major advantages.
It means that not only farmers, but
also labor, business and consumers
profit from the operation of the
Regulations for the administration
of the program by the AAA are be
ing drafted. . Details of the operation
as they will affect cotton farmers,
For planting less than the acre
age allotment in 1941 or the measur
ed acreage of 1940, whichever is less,
stamps will be issued at the rate of
10 cents a pound time the normal
yield of the underplanted acreage in
1941, but not to exceed $25 per fam
ily in the case of sharecroppers,
tenants and owner-operators. Own
ers of farms operated by tenants
may qualify for a maximum of $50
worth of stamps. Where a landlord
received one-fourth of the crop, he
will be eligible to receive one-fourth
of the stamps, but not to exceed $50
worth of stamps. For farms where
the landlord received one-half of the
crop, he is eligible to receive one-
half of the stamps but not to exceed J
$;;() worth of stamps.
The agricultural extension service
will carry on an intensive educational
program in order that cotton produc
ers may obtain the greatest benefits
under the program.
The following' is an example of
how the new program would operatu
in the case of a farmer with a 10-
acre allotment in 1941, and who
planted 10 acres in 1940, and a nor
mal yield of 250 pounds per acre.
This farmer, if he planted within his
acreage allotment of 10 acres, would
receive full conservation and parity
payments available under the pro
gram. However, if he wished to par
ticipate in the supplementary pro
gram, he could reduce his plantings
by one acre, or have a total of 9
acres. For the acre reduced he
would receive cotton stamps at the
rate of 10 cents per pound for the
250 pound normal yield, or $25
worth. If a farm with a ten-acre
allotment had only 8 acres planted
in 1940, a reduction to 7 acres for
the 1941 crop would be necessary to
earn $25 worth of cotton stamps, if
the yield were 250 pounds of lint
cotton per acre. He could then ex
change the stamps at his local retail
store for cotton goods. The merchant
would redeem the stamps, at face
value, from the Surplus Marketing
J. H. Boyce was honored at a de
lightful surprise birthday supper on
Tuesday evening, the occasion being
his 59th birthday, by his wife, Mrs.
J. H. Boyce, and two of his daugh
ters, Mrs.' A. M. Copelami and Mrs.
Dallas White, The affaiv was held
at the homfe of Mrs. Cdpeland. '
Games and contests were enjoyed
and later m -the- evening the guests
filed irntb'1 the' 'dining Tobm whene a
beautiful birthday cake centered the
table. After a delightful supper., the
guests returned to the living room,
where the honoree opened and ac
knowledged each gift.
Those invited included the honoree,
J. H. Boyce, Mrs. J. H. Boyce, Mr.
and Mrs. Tommy Miller, Jack Caddy,
Mrs. John Caddy, Mr. and Mrs. Al
den Caddy and son, J. H., all of
Hertford; Mr. and Mrs. Ivy Cooper
and children, Mr. and Mrs. Dave
White and son, Mrs. Charlie Hobbs
and son, all of Elizabeth City; Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar Boyce and children,
of Williamsburg, Va.; Mr. and Mrs.
Bill Elliott and 'children, of Fentress,
Va. Mr. and Mih. fo Copelantf,;
Mrs; Charlie Vmphlett, If r. and Mm
Dallas White, Mf.'akd - Mrs. Roy
I Harrel 'and children, ;MrVand Mrs,
Belvin Russell, all of Hertford.
By FRANCES MANESS
Home Demonstration Agent
Let's begin now to plan our garden
and not leave it up to one member
of the family, but let's let every
member have a part. With the war
abroad and the Defense program at
home, the garden should be given
the most careful consideration. Let's
not just plan for our family alone,
but let's plan to have a surplus.
Applications have been taken for
1,023 mattresses; 371 have been made.
Within a few days we are opening
up a new center to be used for color
ed families. The old center will be
used for white families.
Schedule For Next Week
Monday, January 20 Ballahack
Home Demonstration Club meets
with Mrs. M. M. Elliott.
Tuesday, January 21 Snow Hill
White Hat Club meets with Mrs.
Wednesday, January 22 Belvidere
Club meets at the Community House.
Thursday, January 23 Helen Gai
ther Club meets with Mrs. Tom
NEW HOPE NEWS
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Webb and
children, of Norfolk, Va., visited Mr.
Webbs' parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. R.
L. R. Webb has been ill, but is
Mrs. Tom Foster, who has been
very ill, is now improving.
Marshall Sawyer and Harry Bar
ber, U. S. Navy, visited the former's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Sawyer,
Mrs. J. A. Sawyer and Miss Nita
Sawyer visited the former's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Vann, of Somer
ton, Va., Sunday.
Mrs. J. A. Sawyer and Miss Nita
Sawyer were in Elizabeth City Sat
urday. Mrs. Tom LaSalle and little son,
of Stony Creek, have returned home
after spending a few days with her
mother, Mrs. Pattie Sawyer.
Mrs. Mac Ward, of Edenton, spent
Wednesday with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. L. R. Webb.
Mrs. Alphonsa Chappell and little
daughter, La Rue, of near Belvidere,
spent Thursday with her parents, 1
Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Webb.
Ervin Turner and his mother,
Mrs. Joe Turner, were in Elizabeth
City Thursday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Speight, their
ilauirhter. Mrs. Fuller Taylor, and
their granddaughter, of near Eden
i ton, visited Mr. and Mrs. R. D.
Benson Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Moody Haskett, of Nixonton,
was the week-end guest of her
brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and
Mr:;. R. D. Benson.
Mr. and Mrs. George Cluff and
two children and Mr. and Mrs. Lon
Perry left Sunday for their homes in
Clifton, N. J., after visiting with
Mr. Perry's mother, Mrs. Minnie
Perry, for several days.
The Judson Memorial Gunday
School Class of the Hertford Baptist
Church held its regular monthly
meeting Tuesday evening, the host
esses being Mrs. Hudson Butler and
Mrs. D. M. Jackson. After a short
but interesting program and business
session, the hostesses served dainty
During the business session new
officers for the year were elected as
follows: President, Mrs. Thomas
Tilley; vice president, Mrs. Norman
Elliott; second vice president, Mrs.
Arthur White; secretary, Mrs. Josiah
Elliott; treasurer and pianist, Mrs.
Charles Johnson; publicity chairman,
Mrs. Tommy Miller.
Members present included Mrs.
Charles Johnson, teacher; Mesdames
Josiah Elliott, Thomas Tilley, D. M.
Jackson, Leonard Winslow, Norman
Elliott, Clinton Eley, Arthur White,
Misses Alma Leggett and Keba,
The reoruary meeting wwi De neiu
at the regular time, 3:30 o'clock, in
Room Number One at the Church,
Miss Alma Leggett and Mrs. Arthur
White will act as hostesses.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Smith, of
WinfaW, spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. Oscar Byrum. -
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. White, of
Norfdlk; Va., visited Mr. and Mrs.
C. P. Quincy Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. John Asbell and
daughter visited Mr. Asbell's sister,
Mrs. Virgie Lane, of Tyner, Sunday
afternoon. Mrs. Lane fell on Friday,
December 26, and broke her leg.
Mrs. Roy Branch and son, Arthur,
of Portsmouth, Va.; spent Wednesday
with her mother, Mrs. P. L. Griffin.
Mrs. Bertha Whitehead and daugh
ter, Al, visited Mr. and Mrs. Walton
Whitehead, in Elizabeth City, bun
Mrs. J. C. Wilson was in Elizabeth
Mrs. John 'Symons was in Hertford
Monday on business.
Rev. Percy Truehlood, of Belvi
dere, visited friends here Monday
Mr. and Mrs; . H. J. White and
daughter, of -Chowan, spent Tuesday
with their daughter, Mrs. Earl
Wilder, and Mr. Wilder.
Emmett Stallings, of the Ports
mouth Navy Yard, spent the week
end with his family.
L. B. Sitterson, of Hertford, was
here on business Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hill, of Hert
ford, called on Mr. and Mrs. John
Asbefll Monday evening. .
Mrs. Earl Wilder, Mrs. John As
bell and daughter and Miss Lydia
White were in Elizabeth City Wed
nesday. Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Russell, of
Pasquotank County, visited Mr. and
Mrs. Elihu Lane Sunday afternoon.
BETHEL Y. W. A. MEETS
The Y. W. A. of Bethel Baptist
Church met Friday evening with Miss
Evelyn Long. The meeting was
opened with a hymn. O. C. Long, Jr.,
conducted the devotional. Roll call
wai followed bv the readinir of the
minutes. New and old business
was taken up. Miss Madge Long
gave an interesting program with
several of the members taking part.
The meeting was closed, with a
The hostess served fruit and candy.
Those present were Misses Ruby
Keaton, Eunice Long, Cornie Lee
Ward, Madge Long, Delia Evans,
Marjorie Proctor, Evelyn Long, and
Lloyd Overton, 0. C. Long, Jr., Ed
gar Long, Lloyd Evans, Emmett
Long, Julian Long, Vance Proctor,
Howard Long, Ernest Long, and Mrs
W. P. Long.
One pair Mare Mules. Good condition. One
8 years old, weighs 1,075 pounds. One 8
years old, weighs 1,150 pounds.
One pair Horse Mules. In good condition, 11
and 12 years old. Weights about 1,200
These Mules will work anywhere and are
priced right for a quick sale. Come and look
Towe Rflotor Co-
Hertford, N. C.
I Producer - Consumer
I Mid-Uinter Bean Sale!
"TOPS" IN FOOD VALUE
NAVY BEANS 4 lbs. 15c
PINTO BEANS 3 lbs. 13c
Great Northern Beans 4 lbs. 23c
Re4 Kidney Beans lb. 11c
Baby Lima Beans 4 lbs. 25c
"MAKE '41 A THRIFTY ONE"
PATCIIP Southern O 14 oz. )C
UHiour Manor & bottles c
C YD I IP Old Virginia o 12 oz- 9
OlllUr cane and Maple bottles
PUrrCr Ikes Per 0 1
UnLLOL American Lb. IC
PflPM New Pack 9 No. 2 OA
UU1U1 Cream Style cans vC
OnilD Habitant Pea t A
oUUr No. 2 Can IPC
PIlLftU Our Pride loaves 13C
PflPFPP Double-Fresh o lbs 9C
bUrrlX Golden Blend for
Faacy YeAow ding
Sliced or Halves
Mr. and Mrs. Graham Moore and
children, of near Elizabeth City, vis
ited Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Perry on
Miss Frances Gertrude Fleetwood,
of the Bailey High School faculty,
of near Wilson, spent the week-end
with her mother, Mrs. J. M. Fleet
wood. Mrs. W. E. Hoffler and son, Jack,
of Hertford, are visiting Mrs. W. P.
Mr. and Mrs. l'reston Rogerson,
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Rogerson and
daughter, of Ballahack, visited Mr.
and Mrs. R. S. Chappell on Sunday
Mis. Murray Perry ha.s returned
to her home in Norfolk, Va., after
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
E. L. Goodwin.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Davis and
children visited Mr. and Mrs. Joe
White Sunday afternoon.
JOHN 0. WHITE
Hertford, N. C.
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