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ruuu WEEKLY, HERTFORD. N. G, FRIDAY, MAY 9. 1941
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WHO 8 AID "PETTING"?
IVu a funny thing about facte.
Men take a long time to discover
ad accept, obvious truths that
have been good through the cen
turies. Tinkering with the natural
- . is thumbing your
nose at facts.
man attempts to
' do unnatural
things, such as
products of the
land by law.
iy It is like pass
Zing a law requir
ing all water to
flow unhill. iust
to try to get rid of a seasonal
-pond or a creek in an undesirable
location. It would be a lovely
law, but the water would still
flow the same old way. Laws
which limit production from the
land, assuming that the land or
its fertility is not destroyed there
by, are equally unnatural.
One needs only to read the re
ports of recent conventions of
farm organizations to realize that
rural America is not exactly sat
. is fled with its place in the picture.
To put it mildly, there is a grow
g suspicion that farm progress
Ms been in the wrong direction.
It has not been convincingly
demonstrated that too much food
hasjever been grown in this coun
try. Everyone knows that there
are millions of people who do not
get better than a subsistence diet.
Something pretty wonderful
would happen to the health of
this nation if it were possible for
tveryonl to enjoy the kind of
ibundant diet most readers of this
column take as a matter of course.
The real problem is not how
much, but how to get food to the
people that need it, and at the
same time assure an adequate net;
return to the farmer. Looking at
one end of the problem, authori
ties in farm management are be
ginning to have new respect for
an old fact: that the family-sized
term is the economic unit with
the greatest possibilities in Amer
ican agriculture, t
Any sound program to stabilize
agriculture must look to the re
establishment of the family farm
(n a sound business basis. It has
ad a lot of body blows from so
called commercial farming, but it
not only must be made to survive
but also to predominate.
Just what does such re-establishment
entail? Two things, at
least: Ownership and proper
equipment; both on terms which
can be met without an annual
crisis that often is a catastrophe.
The farmer has always paid high
interest rates. The reasons are
not as important as the conse
quences. The farmer that is hope
lessly in debt can't be a good
farmer. His load won't let him!
There are more than six million
farms in this country. What could
be better assurance of rural well
being than six million family
owned and operated farms, ade
quately financed and adequately
equipped? Government has toyed
With methods of rehabilitation as
a sociological mission. Yet it has
been true over the years that so
ciology takes care, of itself if busi
ness considerations are equitable
f Right now the RFC is offering
industry money at 1V4 on bank
able defense orders. That is ad-
mirable, and proper. But farm
ing is defense production, too. As
the man says, raising food is de-
- fense, than which there is nothing
;than-whicher. The country ex
pects the farmer to supply the
. food, but it seems to take for
; granted that he can equip him
self to do it out of the thin air.
Industry isn't asking to be pet
, ted, but only to be loaned the!
uvucjr il ueeoa u) g going. II
there is anv consiriernhl nnmhav
of .farmers that want to be petted,
we hayen't heard of them. But
iney would sit up and take notice
' of the same kind of inBn t
.'. looks. like it Was time m or
- national slogan: Let's Retool the'
Ifow In Fiill Swing
. The W, M. Morgan Furniture Store,
celebrating its 27th year in business
is 1 now conducting its annual Anni
versary Sale7. The Sale lasts through
out the month at Mv nnrf
gains la the furniture line are being
orarea to friends and customers of
Uhi store at , big savings. -; '
Mr. Morgan, states that as soon as
twenty-five 'per cent of his present
large etocK is sold he will be
loofa to oiaconunue nis present dis
count on goods due to the rising
prices' on furniture Items. Thei-Aftr
he advises those in the market for
furniture : to purchase while the
rices are still low. '
Colorado' Springs, ' Col.I-T. R.
owler, 84, believes he is the chain
ion grandf ather - of the nation and
ill for challengers to his Record,
"e has 82 direct descendants; twelve
ildren,:62 grandchildren,, . aadL18
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Surplus Foods Are
Distributed In N. C.
Distribution of Rlirnllls fnnA nm
ducts in North Carolina totaled 1,900
carloads or 63,030,316 pounds during
me iz-monw nenod from inrii
1940, through March of this year, ac
cording to A. E. Lammtnn. Staf. di
rector of community distribution for
me oiate welfare department.
LanSTSton COmDarerf the Knrth Par.
olina figures "with an estimated 95,
distributed in the same period
throughout the nation and valued the
state receipts at a retail price of
$3,753,134 against the national esti
mated value of $187,656,700 distri
buted in food supplies to needy per
An average of 43.640 cases re-
presentinsr 282.498 Demons wpi-p
served each month of the year, with
1 i,iHsl of the individuals being under
nourished graded school pupils. The
school lunch reciDienta rerpiveH tho
highest value of food per person per
meal, slightly in excess of five cents.
General relief families trot nparlv 1 8
cents worth of food each day on the
average of the year's distribution.
Not intended to exist as a family's
total food supply, the surplus pro
ducts are distributed to tippHv r-
sons to aid in balancing their diets
and adding to their regular food pur-
cnases items produced in excess
Distributions are made in several
North Carolina communities solely
under the stamp plan whereby recip
ients trade their stamna at.
stores for certain designated articles
wnen making their regular purchas
es. Lunch rooms and most counties
of the state are served from ware
houses in the community supplied
from area storerooms twice each
Carload quantities of various class
es of food distributed were as fol
lows: eggs, 114; milk products, 62;
fresh fruits, 628; dried and canned
fruits, 91; grain products, 383; vege
tables, 386. meat products, 180; nuts.
2; total, 1,900 cars.
Distribution was made to a month
ly average of 197.556 nonmns
general relief; 77,981 in school lunch
rooms; ,2,818 in institutions; 2,338 on
housekeeping and demonstration pro
jects; 133 in children's camps; and
1,672 in NYA resident training centers.
The Army; Building
New Trucks ;
Thousands of Chevrolet 1-tnn
trucks, especially designed for the
United States Armv. are alreniv nn
the job and thousands more are on
the way to meet the needs of Na
tional letense. Known , man svf
, . W JUVll Uj.
the army as "4x4's," which means
four wheels, all driven, or four
wheel drive, these
irom tne assembly lines of Chevro
let's srreat assemblv nlanta
cally located throughout the coun
try, designed for Autv in al
branch of the new mechanized and
Developed bv Chevrolet i n r annot
ation with flrrov Gnmnefira inH ac
cepted by the armv rnlv afw
ous testincr. these unite
a series of advancements in military
design, prime among which is the
new 235 cu. in. valve-in-TieaH oncn'na
This engine develops 93 horsepower
and 192 ft. Jbs. of torque, at from
i.uuu to i,9UO revolutions per minute.
Rugrsredlv built. t.hes v,n-00o
are designed for rough going over all
iwiius 01 roads and often even over
terrain where no roarla
are designed to keep the new army
romng ana, like the army, they can
Motorization of the
veloped new tactical concepts. Mass
movements that formerly took days
and weeks now take hours, as did
recently a motorized march of the
entire 4th Division from Fnrt Ron.
ning, Ga., to a point over 200 miles
south on the Florida Gulf coast. Un
der the command of Major-General
Lloyd R. Fredenhall, this unit, the
first completely motorized division in
the army, negotiated the distance
with its entire personnel and equip
ment in 10 hours. Men, guns, medi
cal battalion, engineer companies,
field kitchens, signal equipment and
all, rolled over the countryside in
three great columns, averaging 45
each in length.
Cilroy, Calif. Thieves climbed
eight power poles and ran the risk of
being electrocuted when they cut
loose and stole 5,000 feet of copper
wire from the Storms ranch.
Summer ranee shelters will nav an
much on the investment as any other
expenauure the poultryman can
make, according to T. T. Brown, ex
tension poultryman of N. C. State
Where more than 100 birds are
kept, the shelter results in feed
economy and healthier, more thrifty
pullets. This assures the producer of
a more economical egg production
and a lower pullet mortality.
"In order to face competition
more successfully," Brown stated,
"the poultry raiser should be inter-
colcu in any piece or equipmentyor
practice that reallv riven realilta iiVi
as the summer range shelter does."
When the shelter is placed on clean
land where ample tender green feed
and shade are available, it will cost
much less to feed pullets than if the
birds were confined to a small yard
or bare lot.
Where the pullets range on a green
crop such as lespedeza or soybeans,
they will get something that the feed
manufacturer has not been able to
put in the feed bag.
The shelter that Extension Service
poultrymen have found to be the
most- economical and most satisfac
tory is A-shaped with the eaves a
bout two feet from the ground and
the peak of the roof about five feet,
ten inches. The shelter is 9 by 10
feet in size and will accommodate
"The use of the summer range
sneiter neips to eliminate disease and
intestinal parasites, puts vigor into
the pullets, and makes for better
egg size and production hv nrnnprlv
aeveioping the birds," Brown said
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Having qualified as Administrators
of the estate of W. M. Carter. He.
ceasea, late of Perquimans County
North Carolina, this is to notify all
i-craons naving claims against the
estate of said deceased to exhibit
them to the undersigned at Durants
in-cit, in. on or before the 14th
day of April, 1942, or this notice
will be pleaded in bar of their recov
ery. All persons indebted to
estate will please make immediate
This 14th day of Apru, 1941.
H. C. BARCLIFT
EVELYN B. CARTER
Administrators of W. M. Carter.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Havintr aualifiori o ,
S'rV' Per-ansg County
North Carolina. fhi. ; t
Persons havin, d
Ui saia deceased to exhibit
them to the undersigned at Hertford,
N. C, on or before the 2nd day of
April, 1942, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recovery. All
persons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate payment.
This 2nd day of April, 1941.
J. R. STOKES,
D. J. PRITCHARD,
Administrators of A. W. Roughton.
Tuesday - Thursday
MAY AND JUNE
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HERTFORD, N. C.
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FINDS POT O'StLVES
Griffin, Ga. Wesley Cochran was
digging: in flower hedn wV.o v,;
shovel struck something which turn
ed out to be an iron boiler. Un
earthed, the pot was found to con
tain $62.50 in silver coin, the newest
of which was dated 1901.
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