THE PE2QUIMAN8 WTSKLV - HRTFOUD. N. C FRIDAY, 1 1 MARCH 21, 1941
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9 MILLION WINTER "WOOLIES"
"Johanie, you go right back up
stairs and put on your nice warm
union suit. The idea of going out on
such a day with nothing more on
than you wear in the summer!"
"But Mom, I'm not cold. I'm warm!
I don't need anything more on. None
of the fellows wear long underwear
Remember those clothing rights
that went on all over the United
States a few years ago with Johnnie
and Susie protesting and Mother and
Father insisting on underwear that
would really keep them warm?
little by little the younger gener
ation, aided and abetted by an ever
increasing number of furnaces in
homes and schools, and more closed
and heated cars, won. Girls and
boys alike discarded the beautifully
knitted "woolies" of modern tiroes as
their forefathers had discarded red
flannels. One after another of the
factories that used to make winter
underwear went out of business or
turned to some other kind of work,
as sales fell from a place where win
ter garments represented 60 of all
underwear sales in 1926 to the place
where they represented only 2
Then came 1940 and thousands of
boys who had never known the cozy
feeling of getting into a garment
that comes snugly down to wrist and
'ankle or who had discarded it long
ago, went to live in barracks at one
of the many army camps throughout
the United States. And almost over
night they changed their minds
about what they were willing to
wear! They were delighted to climb
into the winter underwear that
Uncle Sam furnishes all soldiers in
But where was Uncle Sam to get
the 9 million garments he needed,
with only a few factories equipped
and trained to turn out this sort of
thing? The story of the production
of this unprecedented supply of
"woolies" is typical of the adaptabil
ity Industry is showing these days
when typewriter companies are mak
ing machine guns, lawn mower fac
tories are making fuses and even
cosmetic case manufacturers are aid
in Defense by turning out shell cases.
Five of the knitting mills whose
regular business is the making of
heavy winter underwear, opened their
doors to other mills with defense con
tracts and taught them how to make
the underwear needed by the govern
ment! It's willing cooperation of
this sort that makes America's pri
vate enterprise system able to meet
the unusual demands of a crisis like
Skilled Labor Urged
Registration of all skilled workers
who are unemployed or who are not(
utilizing fully their skills in their
present jobs between now and April'
15, is urged by Charles G. Powell,
chairman of the State Unemployment
Compensation Commission, as a part
of the nation-wide campaign to mo
bilize workers for the national de
"We have 56 local full-time em
ployment offices in 46 of the larger j
towns oi the state ana, in aaaiuun
more than 100 itinerant points, visit
ed weekly by representatives from
these ofiices, the managers and
staffs of which will cooperate fully
in this campaign to register all
available skilled workers in North
Carolina who aijp fot now in employ
ment using their skills fully," Chair
man Powell said.
The 1,500 employment offices in
the United States will be busy with
this kind of enrollment during the
next few weeks and when the cam
paign ends, the United States Em
ployment Service is expected to
have a very complete record of the
numbers of workers available in the
several classifications who can qual
ify as skilled operators in the na
tional defense projects. Persons now
using fully their skills in industrial
or construction work are not asked to
The efforts are being directed
primarily toward finding- workers
who are trained as airplane sheet
metal workers, airplane woodworkers,
aeronautical engineers and inspec
tors; ship carpenters, loftsmen, boat
builders, ship fitters, caulkers and
marine machinists; and machinists,
tool makers, die makers, lathe opera
tors and tool designers.
Also desired in this registration
are workers with lesser skills who
are available for training in schools
now being operated and to be oper
ated throughout the nation and who
may be able, after such training, to
qualify in the higher skills needed,
"We ask the press, the public and
industry to cooperate with our em
ployment offices in seeking to get a
complete registration in North Caro
lina," Mr. Powell said.
former Miss Esther Louise Ward.
During the evening contests af
forded much amusement with Mrs. E
J. Proctor, Miss Dorothy Whedbee
and Miss Claire Whedbee winning
prizes, which they presented to the
The honorees received many use
ful and beautiful gifts.
The hostesses served fruit and de
licious home-made candy.
Those present and sending gifts
were: Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Parker
Mr. and Mrs. Moody Matthews, Mr.
and Mrs. Sidney Layden, Mr. and
Mrs. Irvin Whedbee, Mr. and Mrs.
Billy Whedbee, Mr. and Mrs. Josiah
Proctor, Mr. and Mrs. John Corprew,
Jr., Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Reed, Mr.
and Mrs. E. J. Proctor, Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Harrell, Mr. and Mrs. Meadow
Harrell, Mrs. Hurley Hoffler, Robin
Blanchard, Earl Williams, Mr. and
Mrs. Walton Lane, Mr. and Mrs.
Winston Lane, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. William
White, Mrs. S. P. Msithews, Mrs.
Fred Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. C. H.
Ward, Misses Dorothy, Clarine, Myr
tle and Delsie Whedbee, Marjorie
Proctor, Cornie Lee Ward, Nan
Ward, Ann Matthews, Annette Proc
tor, Carolyn Matthews and Amanda
Lou Corprew, Frank Ward, Sidney
Layden, Jr., Bob Layden, Thoma
Matthews, Jr., and Howard Ward.
HONORED AT SHOWER
Mrs. Josiah Proctor and Mrs. John
Corprew, Jr., delightfully entertain
ed on Tuesday evening, March 4th,
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. H.
Ward, Hertford, R. F. D., at a mis
cellaneous shower honoring Mr. and
Mrs. Lorenza- B. Elliott, who were
recently married. Mrs. Elliott is the
Iredell Leads State
In Dairy Development
Starting with a foundation of pas
tures, grazing crops and (food cows,
Iredell County is showing North
Carolina how a substantial livestock
nrofram can be developed and main
tained. There are about 950 farmers hi
the county now who have seedeo.
permanent pastures over 1,800 acres
of good farm land. Most of the9e
acres have been well fertilized witn
limestone and phosphate when plant
ed and top-dressed with heavy ap
plications of barnyard manure. A.
R. Morrow, county agent, conducteo
ground work demonstrations with
good farmers before he began his
pasture program and the results of
these demonstrations are being put
to good effect.
"We have a card printed which we
give to every farmer interested in
pasture building," Mr. Morrow said.
"This card gives the seed mixture
which we have found best suitable
to this county and gives some brief
facts about how to fertilize and pre
pare the land. The seed mixture
which we recommend consists of 12
pounds of orchard grass, 8 pounds
of herds grass, 6 pounds of Kentucky
blue grass, 2 pounds of white
Dutch clover and 5 pounds of les
pedeza or 33 pounds of seed pei
acre. Some farmers who . plant in
the fall, add 10 pounds of. Italian
For Seeds That Grow!
Let us supply you with your needs in
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ble learning to play the saxapliona?
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N.' B. Milton, "of Chicago, reported
the .theft of his car to police,' and
stated that on the back seat of the
machine was a package containing
two tarantulas and ten- black widow
A good many big city officials are
machine-made and hand-picked.
-:1 TWO GIRLS JAILED FOR
, ."LAZINESS" '
Berlin. Two girls were sentenced .
to two week-ends In jail after being
convicted of laziness" when tiiey
refused to comply with an order, .to
work on a farm, The sentence wa v
given them to "cure" them of ."lasi'-'V :
ness." " '
Polly Whien Jim -and Elizabeth
came back from their bridal trip he
still had 2fi0 in his pocket v
Peggy The stingy thing.
Henry Ford studies plastics
with Robert A. Boyer, who is in
charge of research in this field.
Long ago the auto manufacturer
visioned a new age when har
vests of the fields would become
raw products of industry. His
first commercial success in deco
rative plastics was in turning soy
beans into instrument board
clusters. With certain other crops
he has now advanced so far in
structural plastics that he says he
I will be building a wholly plastic
body within a few yean body
that will be lighter and stronger
than steel. "Only door locks and
hinges will be of metal," says
Mr. Ford. Possibly a growing
shortage of steel and the dwin
dling foreign markets for agricul
ture will hurry along tht plastic car.
rye grass for winter grazing."
Between 2,000 and 2,500 Jersey
cows are being milked by Iredeu
dairymen who are delivering abouv
22,000 pounds of milk a day to the
new Carnation milk plant in Stateb
ville. There are 42 boys who ar
members of the dairy production clu
and the top five earned $150 a yeai
from the sale of their product from
This new dairy program Is in no
way interfering with crop produc
tion in the county but, on the other
hand, is allowing corn to be grown
profitably on upland fields because
of the improved fertility. Large in
creases also have been made in th
acreage to legumes, small grains
and other crops for forage.
CROSS ROADS I
Mr. and Mrs. Melton Batenum
and daughter, of Ryland, were supper
guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Hollo
well, Sr., Saturday evening.
Mrs. R. H. Hollowell is confined
to her home with a severe cold..
Miss Kathleen Asbell has returnen
to E. C. T. C, Greenville, after
spending the spring holidays with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. As
bell. Mrs. Lena Asbell and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Edna Asbell and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Luke Hollowell, of
Portsmouth, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Asbell and family, of Sunbury, , visn--ed
Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Hollowell,, Br.,
Tyree Buck and Pat Stanley, of
Winterville, spent the week-end with
Mrs. Buck, at the home of her pai
ents, Mi and Mrs. E. L. Winslow.
Mrs. W. H. Winborne, Mrs. Bertha
White, Mrs. J. G. White, Rev. Fran.
Cale and Paul Byrum visited Mrs.
E. L. Winslow Sunday afternoon.,
Miss Mary La France has gone to
! Washington, D. C, and Paul and Wil
liam Johnston have returned to
Princeton, N. J., after a visit with
Miss Marguerite Etta Evans.
Mrs. Rob Bunch, Mrs. Tyree Bucit,
Miss Eleanor Winslow, Carroll By
rum and Hiller Fahey Byrum spent
Wednesday ft Norfolk, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Evans, Miss
Marguerite Etta Evans and Miss
Dorothy Merrick spent Wednesday u
Miss Frances Evans, of Jackson,
Miss Esther Evans, of Hertford, ana
Miss Louise Wilson, of ChapanoKe,
spent the week-end with Mrs. Z. W.
Mrs. Rob Bunch and daughter,
Mrs. Lindsey Evans and Mrs. E. N.
Elliott visited Mrs. E. L. Winslow
Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Elliott made a
business trip to Norfolk, Va., Tues
day. Mrs. Ernest Jones has returnen
from Tayloe Hospital, Washington,
N. C, and is recuperating at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Seldon
Bass, in Rocky Hock.
Bertram Hollowell spent the week
end in Roanoke, Va., with his wife
Miss Orene Hollowell, of Reids
vQle, and Weldon Hollowell, student
at Wake Forest College, spent the
week-end with their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. B. M. Hollowell, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Evans, oi
Raleigh, spent the week-end witii
Mr. Evans' mother, Mrs. Mattie
Miss Sarah Winborne, of W. C. U.
N. C, Greensboro, spent the weeK
end with her mother, Mrs. W. H.
Mr. and Mrs. Kelmer Copeiand
and son, of Norfolk, Va., Mr. ana
Mrs. Henry Clay Sullivan, of Hen
ford, spent Sunday with Mr. ana
Mrs. J. Henderson Dail.
Misses Mary La France, Dorothy
Merrick, Marguerite Etta Evans, ana
Paul and William Johnstdh and B.
W. Evans spent Sunday at William,
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