THE PERQUIMANS WEE3XY, HEKTFOKD, N. O, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, ltU
SUM SCHOOL LESSOII
OUR RESPONSIBILITY TOWARD
Interaction! Sunday School Lesion
5Tfr October 26, 1941.
Golden Text: "Righteousness
exalteth a nation; but sin is a
reproach to any people." Pro
Lemon Text: Deut. 5:32-33; 11:26-28;
Isaiah 28:1-6; Habakuk 2:12.
One of the gravest problems con
fronting civic authorities today it
what to do with the drink question.
We may throw up our hands and say
that it is uncontrollable, and thus do
nothing about it, or we can face the
problem squarely and, with the help
of God, try to work out a satisfac
The moment a discussion of the
problem is begun, opponents of any
kind of control point to the failure of
the Prohibition Act as proof positive
that strong drink cannot be prohibit
ed, that to do so violates the personal
rights of individuals and that such a
problem cannot be controlled by law.
It is true that the attempt at pro
hibition failed, not because it was
impossible to enforce such regulation,
but .because of the half-hearted ef
forts made to do so.
However, since we have no nation
wide legislation to prohibit the sale
of alcoholic beverages, the next best
step to be taken is a program of edu
cation, directed especially to the
youth of our nation, in the hope that
they will never begin the habit of
Robert E. Lee, the famous Confed
erate General and outstanding Chris
tian gentleman, declared, "Abstin-
atiaa fwMM onim'fnAiia UminT0 lO t.ll A !
best safeguard to morals and health."
It is very important that everyone
considers the importance of his or
her health. To those who contend
that alcohol is "good for you," the
House of Delegates of the American
Medical Association declares: "Alco
hol in medicine as a tonic, a stimu
lant, or for food, has no scientific
value and should be discouraged."
What does alcohol do to one's
body? " (1) It injures the heart,
clogging its muscles; (2) it burns the
lining of the stomach and is fre
quently a cause of stomach ulcers;
(3) it dilates the blood vessels of the
liver, and produces a fatty tissue
that makes the liver heavier than it
should be; (4) it increases the sus
ceptibility of the kidneys to inflam
mation;. (5) it attacks the whole ner
vous system, inflaming, enlarging,
and hardening the nerve cells; (6) it
deadens the higher functions of the
brain; and, finally, (7) it reduces the
number of white corpuscles, which at
tack disease germs, and weakens
them, thus lowering the resistance of
the whole organism."
Figures released by the National
Safety Council in 1936 show a steady
increase in automobile accidents
caused by liquor and, three years
later, reported that liquor had been
directly responsible for 25 per cent
of deaths from automobile accidents,
Twenty per cent, were caused by
drinking drivers. One simply cannot
have a clear mind and drink alcohol,
either beer, wine or whiskey. Dr.
Charles Mayo, the famous surgeon,
once said, "You can get along with a
wooden leg, but you can't get along
with a wooden head. It is the brain
that counts, but in order that your
brain may be kept clear, you must
keep your body fit and well. This
cannot be done if one drinks liquor."
Of course, the health aspect of al
coholic drinking is important, but the
most important of all is its effect on
the drinker's soul. The use of alco
hol is not only physically harmful,
it is also sinful for it scars the soul.
The person who drinks alcohol low
ers his own moral resistance to evil,
losing his sense of self-control and
renders himself unable to distinguish
clearly between what is right and
what is wrong.
The drinkers of alcoholic beverages,
who clamor loudest and longest for
their "personal freedom" to "do
what they want to do," are the very
ones who are the most closely bound
in slavery to a vile and destructive
habit. The only real and worthwhile
freedom comes through obedience to
the laws' of God.
Gladstone, that outstanding British
statesman of another era, warned
that "drink has been more destruc
tive throughout the history of civili
zation than war, pestilence, and fa
mine combined. Is our beloved na
tion facing such destruction? Let us
remember the words of our Golden
Text: "Righteousness exalteth a na
tion: but sin is a reproach to any
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The SOS is sending out an SOS to
North Carolina fanners. .
Earl Meacham, Extension soil con
servationist of N. C. State College,
says the Soil Conservation Service is
making an urgent plea for North Car
olina farmers to harvest every ounce
of kudzu seed that can be located
The SOS has announced that it will
pay market price for all the seed it
can get. At the present time, this
runs about one dollar a pound for
cleaned seed, and 25 cents a pound
for seed in the pod. Approximately
five pounds of dried pods are requir
ed tonake one pound of cleaned 'seed.
Until this year, the United States
had depended on Japan, the home of
kudzu for its seed supply. Now it
appears that little if any will be im
ported from that country this year,
which means that American agricul
ture again will have to fall back on
its own resources.
Farmers and others knowing of a
promising site where the kudzu is
more than three or four years old
are urged to inspect it carefully,
Meacham said. If it has a good crop
of seed pods, the work unit techni
cian of the Soil Conservation Service
in that district may be notified. Or
the finder may write directly to the
Service in Spartanburg, South Caro
lina. The most promising places for lo
cating a good seed crop, Meacham
explained, seem to be large gullies
covered with kudzu, or fence row,
vacant lots, porches, and old home
sites. Kudzu usually produces more
seed when it climbs over , bushes,
trees, fences, or trellises. Pods
should not be picked until frost.
tern Prices Climb
TovcTd 192G Level
Higher consumer incomes, govern
tnent nrice sunnort. and reduced com'
petition from abroad may create for
American farmer in 1942 a total in
come approaching 13 billion dollars,
greatest since the lush days 01 ivgu.
Quoting latest estimates released
by the U. S. Department of Agricul
ture, Dr. I. O. Schaub, director of the
N. C. State College Extension Ser
vice, said the demand for farm pro
ducts in 1942 will be "even better"
than in 1941.
Increased cash returns were fore
cast largely on the basis of higher
average prices received in 1942 than
in 1941, although a moderate in
crease in production, particularly live
stock and livestock products, will con
Cost of farm production is expect
ed to rise substantially next year, Dr.
Schaub said, but not enough to offset
the increase in price received by
farmers. For the year 1942, the
ratio of prices received to prices paid
should be about at parity.
In its latest outlook report, the
U. S. Department of Agriculture
pointed out f that farm price! this
year will average nearly 25 per cent,
over 1940, and. that gain of about
the same proportions is indicated
for 1942 over 1941.
contemplated goals are mift,
will be a sharp increase in the
production of livestock products.
This will more than offset a decline
of nearly 10 per cent, in the output
Farm wage rates are expected to
be higher next year, .vjukkaioderate
advances will probably take place in
the prices of farm machinery, fertili
zer, seed, gas, oik and possibly in
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The greatest need for production
under the nation's gigantic food-for-defense
program in 1942 lies in the
field of dairying, says John A. Arey,
extension dairyman of N. C. State
Yet existing facilities for produc
tion in relation to probable needs in
dicate that dairy farmers of the
country face a different task in
meeting the national 1942 production
goal of 125,000,000,000 pounds, an in
crease of 7 per cent, over the 117,
000,000,000 pounds expected to be
produced in 1941.
However, North Carolina fanners
will find the demand not too difficult
to meet, since they have beehT asked
to increase production by only 4 per
cent. This year it is estimated that
Tar Heel cowe will give 1,462,000,000
pounds of milk. Next year their goal
has been set at 1,620,000,000.
At the same time, North Carolin
ians have been asked to add 10,000
milk cows to their herds by next year,
Cow population this year is estimated
at 380,000. Next year, the Govern
ment has asked that it be jumped to
The State College specialist point
ed out that better feeding and man
agement should bring North Carolina
up to its 1942 goal with no trouble.
He expressed confidence that cow
owners of this State would heed the
Government's request and try to do
their part in this national defense
Much of the expected increase will
be used at home to improve the health
of American citizens, while an addi
tional large amount will be shipped
overseas to the British through the
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Friday, Oct. 24
Alice Faye, John Payne, Carmen
Miranda and Cesar Romero in
"WEEK-END IN HAVANA"
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Saturday, Oct. 25
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"King of Texas Rangers" No. 6
Sunday, Oct. 26
Tommy Harmon and Anita Louise
"HARMON OF MICHIGAN"
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 27-28
Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth
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Wednesday, Oct. 29
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Richard Arien in
Kay Harris in
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Dorothy Leunour and Jon Hall in
'ALOMA OF THE SOUTH SEAS'
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REMEMBERr All those repairs you had
planned to make to your home? Have
you actually made any of them?
If you need funds for repairing or remodeling-
come in today and discuss
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You will find our Association ready to
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Rules of the Road
Section 114, Motor Vehicle Laws
of North Carolina: ''(a) The driver
of a motor vehicle shall not follow
another vehicle more closely than is
reasonable and prudent with regard
for the safety of others and due re
gard to the speed of such vehicles
and traffic upon and condition of the
"(b) The driver of any motor
truck when traveling upon a highway
outside of a business or residence
district shall not follow another mo
tor truck within one hundred, feet
but this shall not be construed to
prevent one motor truck overtaking
and passing another."
In other words, itt judging how
closely you can follow another vehi
cle with safety, you should consider
the speed of that vehicle, the condi
tion of traffic, and the condition of
the roadway. If you drive -a truck
on the open highway, you should sta
at least one hundred feet behind any
other truck except when passing.
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