J THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY, HERTFORD, N, C., FRIDAY. MAY 16, 1641,
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SHOULDER TO THE WHEEL
It is time for America to will
ingly take off its coat, roll up it"
sleeves, and get down to the busi
ness of defense. Too few of u
realize the seriousness of the teas
' and the imme
diate need for
action. The for
eign policy of
people to the
fight for de
m o c r a c y.
Therefore it be
comes our duty
to prepare our
selves for any
eventuality which may occur as a
result of such action.
The nations of Europe wert
caught napping. America is still
asleep, dreaming blissfully in com
fort, but headed for a terrific
shock unless there is an immedi
ate awakening to the gravity oi
our present situation.
Should we get to our task im
mediately, there need be no fear
of the outcome. This country has
the brains, brawn and tools neces
sary to arm against any aggression
or group of aggressors that may
attempt to violate our territories.
To arm America for total de
fense, i is necessary for every
red-blooded American to put his
shoulder to the wheel. The entire
defense program is falling down
today because it lacks direction.
In order to accomplish a great
task, it is first necessary to out
line what is to be accomplished.
A plan is like a compass; it makes
it possible for all of us to go in
the same direction. Such a plan
should be open and frankly stated.
People get nervous when they
keep finding out things after they
have happened. Dictators thrive
on confusion. Our best safeguard
against bewilderment is to have
a plan everybody understands, and
to execute it quickly and accu
' In such an emergency" govern
ment must take the leadership. Its
policies should be dear-cut and
accurate policies that will create
confidence; policies that will give
this great nation the will to re
vitalize itself and be ready to take
on whatever responsibilities are
necessary to let the rest of the
world know that we are proud of
Americanism and the institutions
upon which this nation was
Once government has accurately
laid down the task, it then be
comes the responsibility of every
one of us to do our part. As indi
viduals we must be prepared to
make sacrifices and give up our
comforts in order to carry the
burden before us.
Management must be prepared
to make courageous decisions. It
must be willing to forego all prof
its if necessary. It is now con
fronted with the most difficult
problems ever put up to manage
ment. It must be equal to the task.
Labor must purge its ranks of
those who are not sincerely in ac
cord with the program for the de
fense of American institutions.
The task of labor will be long in
hours. Machines are helpless with
out skilled men to operate them.
Side by side labor and manage
ment must cast aside their differ
ences in favor of the common wel
fare of a great people.
The efforts of industry must be
sustained by an adequate food
supply. This task falls into the
hands of the farmer. He, too, must
be prepared to make every sacri
fice. Fortunately, the type of food
needed is such that farmers turn
ing their fields and farm opera
tion to defense foods will be more
prosperous than present cash crop
farmers, for there are no surpluses
in these much needed foods.
America must be aroused to the
occasion. This can be started by
laying the defense problems and
requirements frankly before the
people. Once this is done, every
man and woman will understand
clearly why and how we must put
our shoulders to the wheel. Once
an American knows what's ex
pected of him, you can count on
his "delivering the goods."
CENTER HILL NEWS
rum spent Sunday in Norfolk, Va.,
as guests of Mr. and, Mrs. 0. J.
Parker. Mrs. Parker is "the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Bunch.
Mrs: Bennie Lamb, of Ocean View,
Va., is visiting' her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Bunch.
Sheriff and Mrs. J. A. Bunch, their
daughter, Gene, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Bunch and children, of Edenton, vis-
ited their mother, Mrs. Mollis Bunch,
urA Mr nnii ATra Jasoa RiitiMi nn I
Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Peele. of
Rocky Hock, Mr. and Mrs. Warren
Smith, of Hertford, visited their
father, C. H. Davis, Sr., Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Parker and
children, of Sunbury, visited her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Boyce, on
Mrs. Rufus Smithson and son have
returned from Fayetteville, where
they attended the wedding of her
sister, Miss Lois Hope Lane, to
Miss Elizabeth White, who taught
in Guilford County, arrived home on
Sunday to spend the summer wWi
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. B.
Mrs. Willie Byrum and daughter,
Shirley, spent Sunday with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Hollowell.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Byrum and
daughter, Doris Jean, spent Sunday
with Mrs. Byrum's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. Byrum, of near Cannons
Miss Nellie Blanche Stanford is
at home with her parents, Rev. and
Mrs. J. T. Stanford, her school at
Swan Quarter having closed
Miss Camille Clark, of Hyde Coun
ty, spent the week-end with Miss
Nellie Blanche Stanford.
Mrs. Nellie Lane and daughters,
Misses Nellie Mae and Elinor, of
Elizabeth City, visited with relatives
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Winslow and
daughter. Ruth, of Elizabeth City,
visited Mrs. Winslow's mother, Mrs.
J. M. Turner, Sunday.
Miss Sallie Hollowell, of Elizabeth
City, spent the week-end with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Hollo
well. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Ellis and Her
bert Ellis, of Norfolk, Va., spent
Sunday with their mother, Mrs. Ida
Mrs. George Chappell, of Cross
Roads, visited Mrs. W. S. White on
Mrs. Duck Hennigar has returned
to her home at Ryland, after visiting
her brother, Silas White, and Mrs.
White, for a week.
Miss Sybil White and friend, Rob
ert Eure, of Norfolk, Va., spent the
week-end with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. E. B. White.
Mrs. Herman Lane visited Mrs. 1
Wilford Turner Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Williams and
cildren and Miss Viola Wilson were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Tur
ner on iSunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Boyce
were dinner guests of her sister, Mrs.
Rudy Parks, and. Mr. Parks, at Gli
Mrs. Edward Byrum, her daughter,
Doris Jean, Mrs. Willie Byrum and
daughter, Shirley, spent Thursday
with Mrs. J. T. Byrum, of near Can
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ward nnd
Mr. and Mrs. Elgin Ward, of Gates
ville, were dinner guests of Mr. and
Mrs. A. L. Hobbs Sunday.
Mrs. J. S. Turner and daughter,
Peggy, spent Wednesday in Elizabeth
Miss Beulah White, who taught at
Marshville, is with her parents, Mr.
anfl Mrs. J. T. White, for the sum
mer. Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Pervis, of
Staunton, Va., and Miss Mrytle Lane,
of Fayetteville, are visiting their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Lane.
"The price a farmer may receive
for his produce is of no consequence
in comparison with the price he may
pay for his carelessness in hauling
that produce to market," Ronald
Hocutt, Director of the Highway
.Safety Division, said this week in
pointing out traffic hazards connect
ed with the marketing of early crops.
With the strawberry and May pea
markets already open and the mar
keting of Irish potatoes and, other
truck crops scheduled to begin short
ly, the safety director issued a time
ly warning to North Carolina truck
"The movement of truck crops to
market always creates out-of-the
ordinary traffic dangers, but the ex
traordinary conditions now existing
on North Carolia highways will make
the .marketing of spring produce an
even greater traffic hazard than usu
al," he said..
'Especially in the sections around
Wilmington, Elizabeth City and Fort
Bragg, all of which are truck farm
ing centers as well as centers of de
fense activity in the state, farmers
should take every precaution to avoid
accidents in connection with their
trips from the farm to the markets
where they sell their crops.
Amonir the precautions Hocutt list
ed were: (1) Have the tires, brakes,
lights and runninsr eear of vour
trucks and trailers checked and cor
rected if found defective; (2) see
that your hauling vehicles are not
overloaded, and distribute the weight
as evenly as possible; (3) don't
send drivers to market who are verv
sleepy or very tired; (4) know some
thing about your driver's ability to
drive, his attitude as a driver, and
his record as a driver; (5) ,if driving
a horse-drawn vehicle, give faster
moving traffic as much of the road
as possible and carrv a lisrht for
driving after dark.
"I appeal to North Carolina truck
farmers tb follow these suggestions
lest crushed bodies, broken bones and
smashed vehicles be a part ofhe
price they pay for having their crops
hauled to market," Hocutt added.
Three Step Necessary
To Revive 'Sick' Trees
of N. C. State College,', says "sick"
shade trees usually need fertilizer,
water and 11 a protective leaf ; mulch.
He suggests: .f, i
1. A first-year fertilizer treat
ment of cotton seed, meal, sulphate
of ammonia and bone meal, applied
on soaked ground or watered-in well
after the application. ; In. succeeding
years the fertilizer treatment should
be mostly sulphate of ammonia.
2. Water the trees regularly dur
ing the growing season from early
spring to mid-summer. .Watering
the surface is not enough; in fact it
is useless and wasteful. Enough wa
ter should be applied to wet the soil
thoroughly for a foot in depth. Al
lowing a small stream to run all
night and changing the location on
successive nights Nis an excellent
3. Restore Nature's protective
mulch by covering the surface with a
"blanket" of leaves, woods mulch, "or
other decaying organic matter to a
depth of several inches, ' and for a
distance of at least two-thirds of the
branch-spread of the tree. To keep
the material .from blowing or wash
ing away, a 12-inch light wire fesh
fence surrounding the mulched area
will "provide a good guard.
Graeber said that detailed infor
mation on care of ornamental trees
and shrubs can be obtained by writ
ing to the Bureau of Plant Industry,
U. S. Department of Agriculture, for
Farmers' Bulletin No. 1826.
fli!!os of Hi3 Cod
On Dimming Lights
Section 94,' Motors Vehicle Laws of
North Carolina: "The head lamps
of motor vehicles shall be so con
structed, arranged and adjusted that
. . . they will at all times . . . and
under normal atmospheric conditions
and on a level road prodnce a driv
ing light sufficient to render clearly
discernible a person two hundred
feet a head, but any person operat
ing a motor vehicle upon the high
ways when meeting another vehicle,
shall so control the lights of the ve
hicle operated by him by shifting,
depressing, deflecting, tilting or dim
ming the head light beams in such
manner as shall not project a glar
ing or dazzling light to persons in
front of such head lamp."
In other words, dim your head
lights when meeting another car on
the highway at night. The law re
quires it, courtesy suggests it, safety
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plies to P. 0. Box No. 507, Eden
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New York. Because she did not
have new clothes like those of her
friends, Concetta Guilliano, 15, a
vocational school student, committed
suicide by firing a bullet into her
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
I Mofrir rr siiiolifiosl act AilmfniofwifATa
of the estate of W. M. Carter, de
ceased, late of Perquimans County.
North Carolina, this is to notify all
persons having claims against the
estate of said deceased to exhibit
them to the undersigned at Durants
Neck, N. C, 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 said
estate will please make immediate
This 14th day of April, 1941.
H. C. BARCLIFT
EVELYN B. CARTER
Administrators of W. M. Carter.
Home owners throughout North
Carolina have trees in their lawns
or elsewhere that have a sickly ap
pearance. They may be dying back
at the top, or sparsely leafed. They
wonder what is the trouble.
R. W. Graeber, Extension forester
We are sending out Tax Statements asking all those who are
due taxes to the Town to come forward any pay same, as we have
had quite an ambitious program in progress for the past several
years. The current has been reduced and this, combined with in
creased expenditures, makes it imperative to collect promptly all
taxes. Personally, I will appreciate your hearty response to this
Town of Hertford
By W. G. NEWBY, Cle:k and Tax Collector
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lane, of Eli
zabeth City, Mr. and Mrs. W. O.
Boyce and daughter, Ruth, visited
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Lane Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Ward, their
twin daughters, Florence and Mar
jorie, and their son, Ray, of Whaley
ille; Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Lancey Ward
and clildren, Melba and L. B., of
w Gates, were dinner guests of their
, parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. White,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hollowell and
daughters, Elizabeth and Bernice, of
Sunbury, were dinner guests of Mrs.
Hollowell's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
, P. Byrum, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. J.
'S. Awrner and ; children were addi
tional guests in the afternoon., V
I'vsa Marian' White has returned
fjin Boone, where she attended
r.ate Teacher College, and is with
J -r parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. B.
; .iite, for the' summer.
lit. and' Mrs. Elbert Bunch, their
son, Rosser Bunch, and Willie By-
GARDEN CLUB MEETS
The Hertford Home and Garden
Club met Friday evening at the home
of Mrs. J. S. McNider, with Mrs. H.
C. Barclift as assisting hostess. The
meeting was called to order by the
president, Mrs. E. L. Reed. A song,
"America, the Beautiful," was sung.
After the Collect, a prayer was re
peated in unison. The secretary
called the roll and read the minutes
of the previous meeting. After the
business session. Miss Maness dem
onstrated pictures in the home.
During the social hour, Mrs. H. C.
Barclift conducted an amusing con
test. Delicious refreshments were serv
ed to the following: Mesdames J. :S.
MoNider, H. C. Barclift, W. D. Land
ing, E. L Reed, Wm. T. Elliott, C.
M. Harrell, Mark Hathaway, Norman
Elliott, Cecil Winslow, Roxanna
Chappell, W. N. Tucker, Z. A. Harris,
R. C. Murray, Josiah Elliott, Riddick
Chappell, N. H. Medlin, L. S. White
and J. W. Hampton, and Miss Fran
The club welcomed two new mem
bers, Mrs. L. S. White and Mrs. J. W.
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