THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY. HERTFORD. N. C, FRIDAY. JUNE 27, 1941
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I 1 By S. Stnu, Waahlnjfton Corre(pondent
Jnified Air Torce. Issue Cornea to
'"-'Debate. Officers Not Agreed
The-highly controversial and long
debated proposal foe separate Air
Corps will come to a head through
the introduction of a bill by Senator
McCarran to provide for the creation
of such a force under a (Secretary of
Military Aviation. High ranking of
ficers of existing services are badly
divided on the question of separate
administration of the air force with
Javy officers, as a rule, insisting
that naval aviation remain a fleet
The Nevada Senator says that he
will demand full and open hearings
and all high-ranking Army and Nlavy
officers to give their opinions. He Is
convinced if the officers have the
"liberty to express themselves" that
the country will be convinced, of the
"necessity" for a separate air force.
(ne observation of the Senator which
will have general approval is that "a
nation to be safe must now control
the air above it, just as it controls its
own land and the seas around it.
The proposal should receive careful
consideration, with particular refer
ence to the lessons to be learned
from the fighting in the present war.
Nevertheless, there are many offi
cials and officers who believe that the i
better system is to have air forces in
sysch branch of the service, as at
present. They insist that synchroni
zation and coordination of both army
and naval forces, executing specific
missions, will be more efficient than
if the aerial units involved are under
'((a separate command.
Lease-Lend Report. Supplies Move
Slowly. "Many-Sided" Aid.
In his first report to Congress,
President Roosevelt said that only
$75,202,425 worth of material had
been shipped to Great Britain under
the LeaseLend Act during the first
ninety days of the operation of the
law. The President emphasized that
the nation has "started in motion the
vast supply program which is essen
tial to the defeat of the Axis
The President pointed' out that aid
to Britain is "many-sided," that two
'million gross tons of shipping is be
ting made available immediately and
contracts have been awarded for mer
chant ships to cost more than half a
A program has been instituted to
train 7,000 British pilots in this coun
try. Allied ships are being repaired
in our ports and equipped for protec
tion against mines. Millions of
pounds of food are being and will be
Bent to the British, as. well as large
quantities of iron and steel, machine
tools and other essentials to maintain
and increase British production of
Classification of the shipments
thus far shows that watercraft, at
$26,182,193 was the largest single
Jtem. Ordnance worth $20,580,109
was second, munitions were third and
agricultural products were fourth on
the list in accordance with value.
Hions for the future included
$2,000,000,000 for aircraft and
ries and $1,396,063,000 of tills
amount had been set aside for bomb
German Consuls Banned. "Improper,
Inimical." Retaliation Likely.
The acting of the Government In
.requesting the German Government
to remove German consular officers,
agents, clerks and employees from
American territory and to close all
consular establishments was taken
because these German establishments
Thave been engaged in activities
wholly outside the scope of their
' legitimate duties."
In addition, the German Govern;
- ment was requested to remove Ger
man nationals connected with the
German Library of Information in
' New York, the German Railway and
Tourist Agency and the Trans-Ocean
;News Service. The Government of
the United States advised Germany
that the presence "of these agencies
, end consular establishments" are
'Inimical to the welfare of this
The action was based, in part, upon
" investigations by the Justice Depart-
v mens into "improper" German consu
lar Activities and also upon the ex-
perience of European countries where
German fifth column activities play
, ed a great part in breaking down na
' tional morale and eased the way for
German sabotage, espionage and ac
' tual military Activity.
- . Compliance with the Government's
, request, expected before July 10th,
a' will : not affect 'German military and
'naval intelligence units, which are at
tached to the'jGerman Embassy. Di
plomatic officials are not affected by
the order, which does apply to nearly
two hundred high German officials
Retaliatory action on the part of
the German Government would affect
eleven consulates in Germany and
possibly other, consulates in various
occupied countries. Already, our con
sulates in Warsaw, Prague and Dan
zig have been; closed at the request
of the German Government.
Air Bases In Brazil. Argentina Is
Cool. Uruguay Cooperates.
The United States and Brazil, it is
said, are negotiating in Rio de
Janeiro for air, bases on the Brazilian
Coast which could be used by this
country. An official of the Brazilian
Embassy in Washington says that the
negotiations include a loan of about
$100,000,000 to Brazil for air base
construction work. The bases would
belong to Brazil but would be avail
able for the use of this country in an
Because the east coast of Brazil is
only 1,800 miles from Dakar, French
Equatorial Africa, military experts
have expressed the opinion that a to
talitarian attack upon this hemis
phere would be launched against
Brazil from Dakar. It is obvious
that the availability of a base on the
hump of Brazil would do much to in
crease the efficiency of any aerial
patrol of South Atlantic waters.
Interesting is the reaction in
Buenos Aires, where Argentinians
make no secret of their opposition to
the establishment of United States
bases in South America. No specific
anti-United States feeling exists but
the general idea is that only Latin
American nations should be allowed
to maintain footholds in South Amer-
rebeia but French officials insist that
France is acting on her own initiative
and will be the sole judge of what is
the best course for France to pursue.
An interesting sidelight on the re
cent radio speech of the President to
the American people is the protest
and warning from Portugal, with re
ference to the President's statement
that this country would not permit
Germany to occupy the Atlantic is
lands. Portugal reaffirmed her neu
trality and determination to defend
her territory from attack.
In reply, Secretary Hull pointed
out that the United States has no
aggressive intentions against the
territory of any country and that our
present policy "is based upon the in
alienable right of self-defense." He
noted the expanding acts of aggres
sion of Germany, threatening the
peace and safety of the Western
Hemisphere and referred to the dan
gers that would result if Portugese
islands in the Atlantic were to come
"under the control or occupation of
a conquering power."
Edith Trivette, Mrs. Charlie Baker,
Mrs. Elisha Winslow, Mrs. Elizabeth
white, Mrs. Eugene Winslow, Mrs.
Let Winslow, Miss Pearle White, all
of Whiteston, Mrs. C. L. Walker, of
Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Murray C.
Johnson, of Greensboro; Mrs. Callie
Copeland, Mrs. F. M. Copeland, Mrs.
J, M. Copeland, Miss Grace Chappell,
Mrs. Curtis Chappell, Mrs. N. W.
Chappell, Miss Maggie Chappell,
Mrs. T. C. Perry, Mrs. F. C. White,
Mrs. Warren Spivey, Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Trivette, Mrs. H. P. White,
Miss Lucy White, Miss Margaret B.
White, Mrs. Edwin S. White. Mrs.
W. L. White, Mrs. R. R. White, Mrs.
L. J. Winslow, Mrs. V. C. Winslow,
Mrs. S. M. Winslow, Mrs. L. L. Wins
low, Mrs. T. R. Winslow, and Mrs. L.
C. Winslow, all of Belvidere.
"What is a detour?"
"The roughtest distance between
two points." I
Is It Possible?
Young Mother: "Mary, what is
the most difficult thing for a young
mother to learn?"
Mary (the governess) : "That oth
er people have perfect children, too."
J She Sometimes you seem so man
ly and at other times absurdly effem
inate. Why is it?
He Heredity. You see, half my an
cestors were men and the other half
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For many years Argentina led the
opposition to policies of the United
States, fearing the 'IStrong Man ot
the Njorth." This distrust has been
modified by the Good Neighbor policy
but our new attitude to South Amer
ica has not been in effect long
enough to remove all memory of
what the Argentinians refer to as
Argentina is also -concerned over
reports that Uruguay is about to go
into whole-hearted cooperation with
the United States. Uruguay's geir
graphical position would enable
aerial forces, based in that country,
to control shipping on the River
Platte and, thereby, throttle Argen
U-Boat Sinks U. S. Ship. Other
The sinking of the freighter, Robin
Moor, which carried no contraband
goods according to American defini
tions, emphasizes the strained rela
tionship between Germany and. the
United States in regard to commerce
upon the ocean. German spokesmen
have repeatedly declared that Ger
man U-boats will sink all ships car
rying supplies to Great Britain, re
gardless of their origin or owner
ship. The United States has pro
claimed as a national policy the in
tention to deliver these supplies to
Great Britain. Obviously, a clash is
Whether the destruction of the
Robin Moor results in the arming of
merchant ships and active protection
irom the guns of the U. S. warships
or not, such steps are certain to come
as German submarines attack other
American vessels. The sinking of
the Robin Moor was an example of
German ruthlessness in leaving sur
vivors m open boats far from land
It should remove all doubts which
may have existed in some American
minds as to the possibility of getting
aiong witft Hitler.
Hull Talks To Vichy. French Defend
Course. Portugal Protests.
Secretary of State Cordell Hull
does not hesitate to give the Vichy
uovernment of France ample warn
ing of the attitude of the United
States toward its policy of permitting
Germany to utilize French territory
in violation of the armistice terms,
In a second warning to Vichy, the
Secretary of State charged that the
"Darlan-Laval group" intended to de
liver France politically, economically,
socially and militarily to Adolf Hit
ler's control and cautioned that the
"general adoption of Hitlerism would
set the world back five to ten centuries."
The French admit that German
planes use (Syria as "a stepping
stone" to Iraq, during the recent re
bellion against the British and that
some French war materials may have
I been sent from Syria to aid, the Iraq
With North Carolina already well
on its way toward the worst traffic
accident record in its history, the
Fourth of July week-end this year
looms as a potentially murderous
three-day period on the streets and
highways of this state, the Highway
Safety Division warned this week.
Ronald Hocutt, director of the divi
sion, pointed out that the celebration
of Independence Day always brings
about abnormal traffic conditions
which result in many fatal accidents.
Six persons were killed in this state
last July 4.
"This year, however, we may ex
pect a heavier traffic toll than usual
because of the fact that the Fourth
falls on a Friday, and thousands of
people will take advantage of the
long week-end holiday to make motor
trips," he said. "Then, too, the gen
eral traffic situation is much more
acute this year. Already traffic
deaths in North Carolina are running
around 50 per cent above last year.
This, together with the Fourth of
July celebration and vacation travel,
threatens to bring the greatest July
traffic death toll in the history of
the motor vehicle."
The safety director pessimistically
stated that he fears a toll of 15 to
20 deaths from traffic accidents in
this state during Friday, Saturday
and Sunday, July 4-5-6.
"Think of it," he continued, "15 to
20 of the worst tragedies that can
befall us threaten to mar a joyous j
holiday unless every person who
drives makes it a personal and con
stant responsibility not to have an
accident and not to cause others to
"This shameful situation need not
be!" he declared. "Human actions
actions that we can control are basic
causes of nearly all our fatal acci
dents. I appeal to the motorists of
this state to exercise rigid control
over these actions (thoughtlessness,
carelessness and recklessness not
only during the week-end of the
Fourth but throughout the remainder
of the year."
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The Woman's Missionary Societies
of Piney Woods and Up-River
Friends Churches held a jomt meet
ing Saturday, June 14, at Belvidere
Community House. The meeting was
opened by singing the hymn "Work
For the Night Is Coming, alter
which the devotional was conducted
by the Rev. J. C. Trivette. The roll
was called and the minutes of the
previous meeting were read and ap
proved. Mrs. J. M. Copeland, presi
dent of Piney Woods Society, gave
the welcome and Miss Pearle White,
president of the Up-River Society,
As this was the annual meeting, all
yearly reports were read and accept
ed. A very enjoyable playlet, en
titled "Soup, Sand and Sagebrush,"
was given by the following: Misses
Evelyn White, Evelyn Copeland,
and Jean Chappell, Mrs. H. P. White,
Mrs. R. R. White, Mrs. Edwin S.
White, Mrs. T. C. Perry, Mrs. L. L.
Winslow and the Rev. J. C. Trivette.
The speaker, Mrs. Murray John
son, of Greensboro, gave an interest
ing talk and Misses Evelyn White
and Evelyn Copeland sang a duet,
"Twill Not Be Long." Inspiring re
marks were made by Murray C.
Johnson, of Greensboro, and Mrs.
Elizabeth White, of Whiteston. The
meeting was closed with the Doxol
ogy. The hostesses, Miss Pearle White,
Mrs. L. J. Winslow, Mrs. H. P.
White and Mrs. R. R. White, served
delicious ice cream and cake to the
following: Mrs. Henry Winslow, MrsI
Dempsey Winslow, Mrs. Roy Wins
low, Mrs. Arba Winslow, Mrs. Mary
Williams, Mrs. Verna Winslow, Miss
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