THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY. HERTFORD, N. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1941
LOOKIiiG AT WASIIIilGTOii i
v By Hugo 8. Sims, Washington Correspondent
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DANGER IN FAR EAST.
JAPAN PUSHES PROGRAM.
LIMIT APPEARS IN SIGHT.
DEFENSE IS UNDERWAY.
REAL PROGRESS HADE.
(WILLKIE SPLITS G. 0. P.
HOOVER FOOD PLANS.
.WAR CONTRACTS INQUIRY.
While the long squabble over the
lease-lend bill has attracted the
greater public attention the interest
of officials has been centered upon
activity in the Far East, where there
is more than a possibility that the
United States will find itself engag
ed in open hostilities.
The situation was tense, when
Australian troops landed at Singa
pore and Japanese naval vessels were
crowding into the Gulf of Siam, but
it eased of fa bit as Japanese sourc
es indicated that there was no rea
son to expect warfare. Tokyo states
men, however, have not abandoned
any of their ambitions. What they
seek is a "better understanding" of
their motives to the leaders of other
That the United States and Great
Britain have about reached the Urn:'.
oi their complacent attitude toward
Japanese aggresion is apparent. The
two nations have gone far in an ef
fort to give the Japanese storm a
chance to blow out but they are now
convinced that only a show of force
will be sufficient to protect any of
their rights in the Far East.
The Japanese have no great relish
for a scrap with the United States.
The keystone of their diplomacy has
been to avoid a conflict with this
country which they realize, is in a
position to throttle them economic
ally, and, if necessary, defeat them
in a war. Lrreat Britain, aT- mis
time, feeling that the empire has
more than it can attend to in Europe
and the Mediterranean and counting
on a Uerman victory to prevent re-
taliation after the war. "i j Qrt?l Monrl rxA
Admiral Nomura, new Japanese VOOU C50-1 IX eeiied
Ambassador, was surprised upon his ! YoY Good Pastures
arrival to note tne cnangec aiiuuae
of the people of the United States
toward Japan. He took due note of
the astonishing reversal in Con
gress where a House that had twice
refused to approve naval improve-
at Guam voteQ
Even so, the
in his recent
Mr. Hoover asserts that a famine
of awifter and far greater propor
tions than that of the World War era
is threatened and unless something
is done promptly millions of civilians
will suffer from lack of food. The
British resolutely maintain their po
sition that the blockade will not be
lowered to permit food supplies to
reach the Germans or the conquired
peoples whom Germany is under the
obligation of providing for. The ar
gument is that every ton of food de.
Hvered to conquered peoples, will re
lease an equivalent amount of food,
or fats, for Germany's war effort.
The U. S. . government will not
make the matter a serious issue be
tween the two governments. Some
supplies continue to go to Spain, a
non-belligerent nation, and to unoc
cupied France, largely in the form of
medicines and milk and other food
for children. The supplies to France
are arranged through the Red Cross
which recently reported that it had
furnished -19,496,805 in money and
supplies to relieve suffering abroad
in the first year and a half of the
Incidentally, the Red Cross gets
its funds from two sources, the $21,
827,608 war relief fund subscribed by
the public and an $18,000,000 allotr
ment provided by Congress out of an
appropriation of $50,000,000 for for
eign war relief.
An investigation of alleged dis
crimination in awarding rearmament
contracts will be undertaken by the
Senate, where the Military Affairs
Committee has unanimously approv
ed such an inquiry by a subcommit
tee. Senator Truman, of M:.ssouri,
Senator Lodge, of Massachusetts, and
others, have been seeking such an
I investigation. There has been com
plaint that the award of contracts
i lias revealed discrimination among
ment of the harbor
the necessary funds.
prc"s conference, pulled no punches
intimating quite plainly that settle
ment of Far Eastern questions
peaceably was largely up to -the na
tions ot'.ier than Japag.
' The defense program of the
United States is not yet satisfactory
but, just the same, it is nothing like
the failure some persons assert. The
months that have elapsed since the
fall of France, and the real beginning
of our present undertaking, have en
abled the government, with the at
sistance of private companies, to lay
the ground-work for vastly increased
output of everything needed for the
defense of the United States. New
plants are not only under contract
but some of them are nearing com
pletion and a few are actually pro
ducing the stuff.
The average citizen must not ex
pect to be advised, with complete
definiteness, as to the manufacture
of planes, tanks, and other instru
ments of war. There will be occa
sional flashes of publicity, highlight
ing the completion of battleships,
and such items, but, in the main, the
work proceeds slowly and without
much advertisement. There have
been delays and some labor difficul
ties. There has also been some
trouble with the manufacturers and
the sellers of raw materials as to de
livery and price. Nevertheless, we
think the average American can take
much pride in what has been acconi
plished since June 1940.
The wide-open advocacy of the
lease-lend bill by Wendell Willkie
has created something o a problem
within the ranks of the Republican
party. Whether one agrees with the
position taken by the presidential
candidate of last Fall, one must pa
just tribute to his refusal to seek
political advantage by obstructionist
tactics. Of course, Mr. Willkie is
not without ultimate political pur
poses. He thinks that the Republi
can party must eschew its isolation
ists views in order to eventually gain
control of the government.
There are eminent Republican
who follow the Willkie leadership in
this matter but there are many oth
ers of equal eminence, who do nox
accept his reasoning or his conclu
sions. This has produced a real di
vision inside the Republican party
which, although largely under covei
now, will eventually produce a spirit
ed party battle. Generally, we be
lieve, from our study of events, that
Eastern Republicans are inclined to
agree with the position taken by Mr.
Willkie, while Western Republicans,
as a whole, are less inclined to follow
; his views ori international affairs.
There a no reason to expect that
the State, Department will attempt to
exert pressure upon the British gov
ernment to permit the supervised
feeding of 3,000,000 : Belgians, as
suggested by former President Her-,
bert Hoover, who has been working
steadily in an 'effort to provide some
relief for the unfortunate victims of
aggression who nowjive in occupied
Stilf Daiger Spot
"If the present trend in auto
train collisions continues throughout
the year, more than a hundred per
sons will be killed in railroad cross
ing crashes in North Carolina in
1941," Ronald Hocutt, director of the
Highway Safety Division, said this
Records of the safety division show
that 15 persons were killed in cross
ing accidents during the first 60 days
of 1941. Since January and Febru
ary fatalities ordinarily run below
the yearly average, it is apparent
that a continuation of the present
trend will mean that. 100 or more
people will be killed at railroad
crossings in this state this yeai.
Only 35 persons were killed in acci
dents of this type last year, accord
ing to the records of the safety
Since it costs approximately $150,
000 to construct an overpass, the
railroad crossing accident problem in
North Carolina is not likely to be
solved for many years to come
through the elimination of grade
A majority of the more dangerous
crossings in the State are equipped
with automatic warning devices, but
this doesn't seem to solve the prob
lem, either, as records show that a
number of drivers in this iState last
year either drove right into the path
of trains or ran into the side of
trains at crossings where automatic
signal devices were functioning. Al
so, most of the crossings afford un
"Apparently, drivers who run into
trains or directly in front of trains
must be dozing at the wheel, must
not have their minds on their driv
ing, or must be deliberately taking a
chance on beating the train to the
crossing," said Director Hocutt.
"What to do about accidents of this
type is just another of the many
headaches faced by those of us who
are seeking to reduce accidents on
North Carolina streets and highways
HCT -""in tim r"
As long as we've got high tariffs,
high freight rates, an' high taxes
on cottonseed margarine, looks like
as cotton farmers won't have much
worry in' to do about onr income
olina for 1940 is twins."
John B. and Fred Wagoner have
been members of the Gibsonville club
for the past seven years. Each ha
carried projects with dairy calves,
cotton, corn, soybeans, oats, gardens
and lespedeza. During the period,
Fred made a net profit of $1,066.13
from his projects, while John made
Because the twii.s had carrieo
Identical projects, the task of select-,
ing the better one of the two records
was made almost impossible, Harrill
said.? In addition, both had held va
rious crab offices and both had at
tended the same 4-H short courses
and club camps. .
The four-year scholarship tin
made possible by A. G. Floyd, State
director for the Chilean Nitrate of
Soda Educational Bureau and him
self a IState College graduate. While
this is the top-ranking prize, Mr.
Floyd makes available a large num
ber of other prizes for 4-H Club
members during the year.
For Quick Results try a Want Ad.
.Kalamazoo, Mich. During , 1940 .
the stork paid a visit to the home of
every one of the five Haywood
brothers. Brother Max started f the :
ball rolling when he became a father ,
early in 1940 and before the end oj,
the year, there was a baby in every
brother's home. I ! '4
'ua-MY-TisM'--A wounrui limimcnt
Although the 1940 census showed i
iii North Carolina, much of this area
is providing but little grazing, says
F. R. Farnham, extension dairyman
of N. C. State College.
Generally, from four to six acres
are required to furnish sufficient
pasture for one cow. Yet, the State
College man pointed out, one acre of
good pasture is ample.
For the most part, the low qual
ity of the average North Carolina
pasture is due to poor soil, made
poor by continuous cropping with
soil-depleting crops such as corn
and. tobacco before the pasture was
started. A good growth of pasture
(.rops cannot be secured on this soil.
'Ihe best pasture sods in the State
are found on rather heavy soils that
are fertile and well supplied with
moisture. Such soils are dark in
color, indicating a high content of
Usually, it is a waste of time and
money to seed a pasture on poor
land, Farnham said. Unless the old
land is of medium to good fertility,
it would be advisable to clear up new
For best results, the seeding of
permanent pasture should. be com
pleted around the first of March in
the Coastal Plain and Piedmont
areas and by March 15 in the moun
The way the seed bed is prepared
has much to do with the stand ob
tained, Farnham advises that the
seed bed be pulverized thoroughly to
a depth of two to three inches. This
job can be accomplished usually with
a disc harrow.
Liming and fertilizing are neces
sary as well as 30 to 40 pounds of
seed to the acre.
ica, the Beautiful," after which the
Collect was repeated. The roll was
called and the minutes of the last
meeting were read and approved. A
new member, Mrs. Charles Ward, Sr.,
was added to the roll.
Miss Maness made several an
nouncements of interest to the club
Mrs. C. D. Rountree gave an inter
esting and helpful reading on "Pre
paring the Garden Soil."
Miss Maness' demonstration was
"A Pleasant Place To Eat," talking
on the subject and showing pictures
of various types of dining rooms.
During the sbcial hour Mrs. Sid
ney Layden conducted a game of
bingo with Mrs. Josiah Proctor win
ning the prize.
Those present were Mrs. Louis
Procjor, Mrs. Sidney Layden, Mrs.
Walton Lane, Mrs. C. B. Parker,
Mrs. Winston Lane, Mrs. J. B. Bas
night, Mrs. Tommy Matthews, Mrs.
Josiah Proctor, Mrs. Chas. Ward, Sr..
Mrs. C. D. Rountree, Miss Frances
Maness and Mrs. Seaton Davenport.
The hostess served fruits and
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WK HAVE THE SHOWS
Friday, March, 7
Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn,
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Matinee 10c and 25c
Night 10c and 35c This Picture
Guilford Twins Win
BURGESS CLUB MEETS
Burgess Home Demonstration Club
met at the home of Mrs. C. B. Park
er on Wednesday afternoon. The
meeting was called to order by the twins.
president and the club sang "Amer- standing 4-H Club boy in North Car-
Trying to decide which of
Wagoner twins had submitted
better 4-H Club records proved as
difficult as telling them apart for L.
R. Harrill, 4-H Club leader of the
N. C. State College Extension Sei
vice. That the twins had submitted the
best records ever turned into has
office, Harrill had no doubt. But he
had to select the better of the two,
because a four-year scholarship to
State College was at stake.
A careful examination and re
examination of the records provea
one to be as good as the other.
Finally, Harrill, with Solomon-like
wisdom, decided to split the scholar
ship between the Guilford County
announcing that "the out-
Saturday, March 8
Charles Starrett in
"THE PINTO KID"
Sunday, March 9
Bonnie Baker, Orrin Tucker and
"YOU'RE THE ONE"
Monday and Tuesday, March 10-11
Robert Young, Randolph Scott,
Virginia Gilmore, Dean Jagger in
Technicolor Regular Admission
Wednesday, March 12
Double Feature 10c and 20c
Tim Holt and Virginia Gilmore in
John Howard in
"THE MAD DOCTOR"
Coming Thursday and Friday,
Mickey Rooney and Lewis Stone in
"Andy Hardy's Private Secretary"
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