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THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY. HERTFORD, N. C, FRIDAY., OCTOBER 81, 1941
NAVY BlISTfMS CREDITED AGAIilST
LOCAL SELECTIVE SERVICE QUOTA
"Secretary Knox of the Navy De
partment has announced that local
communities are given credit for each
Naval recruit and that local Selective
Service quotas are reduced according
ly," said A. W. Hefren, head of the
local draft board, yesterday.
"Every young man. who joins the
Navy or Naval Reserve, thus helps to
fill our local Selective Service quota.
Young men within Selective Service
ageimits who have not been defer
red would do well to consider the op
portunities the U. &. Navy offers for
specialized training and advancement
whle serving their country in its
"The age limits for the regular
Navy are 17 to 31, and for the Naval
Reserve the limits are 17 to 60. All
applicants under 21 must have the
written consent of their parents or
In addition to explaining that Navy
enlistments are credited against the
local Selective Service quota, Mr.
Hefren also stated that a high school
education is not necessary for ac
ceptance by the Navy. "Any ambi
tious and patriotic young man of
average mentality and good character
who meets physical requirements may
.be acceptable to help man Uncle
Sam's new 'Two-Ocean' Navy."
3-8-3 fertilizer and 50 pounds of ni
trate of soda per acre.
R. R. Rouse of Lenoir County made
44 bushels of corn on land where
peas were turned under, and 19
bushels per acre on a field where no
legume was grown. This was on
very sandy land, and the entire crop
received 200 pounds of 2-10-6 fer
tilizer and 300 pounds of nitrate of
soda per acre.
On black swamp land in Pamlico
County, John Cowell grew a fine crop
of peas last winter. They were
turned under and the corn that fol
lowed made 70 bushels per acre. The
corn was not fertilized. An adjoin
ing field yielded 40 bushels per acre,
Strategy Will Help
In Insect Control
Insects cost North Carolina farm
ers thousands of dollars annually in
reduced yields and quality of crops.
J. O. Rowell, Extension entomologist
of N. C. State College, says it will
nav farmers to study insects and
their habits, and
develop means of
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HARVEST HOME SUPPER
Winter Peas Worth
More Than $3 Per
Thousands of North Carolina farm
era are sowing Austrian winter peas
this fall in order to complete their
AAA soil building units. They hopej
eventually to receive a payment of
$3.00 per acre for turning under the!
E. C. Blair, Extension agronomist
of N. C. State College, says the far-
sighted farmer will sow winter peas
even though he has earned all his
Triple-A soil building units. "The
peas pay much bigger dividends than
the $3 per acre government pay-,
ment," he asserted. i
Using tests carried out by farm-,
ers in 1941 as the basis for bis state-1
ment, Blair said that winter peasi
turned under in the spring will in
crease the yield of corn that follows
as a summer crop by $15 worth per
Here are reports of several dem
onstrations conducted by farmers in
cooperation with their county agents:
In Bertie County, W..J. Mizzelle
turned under a crop of Austrian win
ter peas and produced 48 bushels of
corn per acre without fertilizer. Ad
joining land of the same type, where
no peas were turned under, yielded
28 bushels of corn per acre. The
latter field received 250 pounds of
insects of fruit and garden
crops," he says, "can be controlled
economically .by insecticides or chem
ical measures. But with field crops,
the relatively low value prohibits
such costly methods in most in
stances. Hence the. farmer is forced
to resort to strategy, to a large
measure, in fighting many of the
field crops insects, especially those
thdt inhabit the soil."
Rowell says the most elementary
principle in protecting field crops
from their insect enemies is that of
keeping the two separated in as far
as is possible. This principle is em
bodied in crop rotations.
For example, the entomologist ex
plains, many of the insects which
breed normally on grass, also attack
the grain crops but do not bother
legumes. Therefore, insects often
can be controlled by avoiding the
planting of grain crops, especially
corn, on land which previously was in
"Crop rotations also tend to separ
ate the crop from its pests if the
rotation system includes, as it should,
crops which are unrelated and hence
do not have the same group of pests
Rowell stated. "If the crop is
grown on the same land for many
successive years, its pests will in
crease each year."
In conclusion, Rowell said: "Crop
rotations are a complete control
measure only in a few instances.
But this system will aid in reducing
We were spreading old table cloths
over the improvised tables we had
set up in the basement of the church
for the Harvet Home Supper. When
the tables were covered, we would
arrange yellow pumpkins and purple
egg plant and crooked neck squash
and corn with the husks turned back
as centerpieces on each of the tables.
"Just as we've been doing all our
lives!" Kitty Phillips commented a
little wearily. "I think I began fix
ing centerpieces like this when I was
ten and I'll probably still be doing it
when I'm ninety ..."
"If we are lucky," I replied.
"Lucky?" she queried.
"Yes, and we keep on doing things
in the good old American way. Do
you realize that this is one of the
few countries left in the world today
where people can do things the way
they did when they were children
and as their fathers and mothers did
before them? Why, we .even know
now what we'll have to eat tonight,
although no one has made out a list
or even told people what to bring."
"Of course," she said, "There'll be
IlLL AT HOME" IN' EDENTON
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Hertford relatives and friends of
Mrs. George T. Leary will regret to
learn that she is gravely ' ill at her
home in Edenton.
jiiwilri&qti&iff jail., U
Cincinnati, O-w-Aft spending 17;
days in ail to vjbjd the dra Jerome
Hoersting, 22, decided to give fa W
v. cwim Service. He 'flunked
his physical examination and was re-W
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2 WhoVWho In
By L. M. Thompson, M. DM Assistant
Director First Aid, Water Safety,
and Accident Prevention Service,
American Red Cross
The odd and unpredictable reac
tions of individuals in the face of
emergency would often be laughable
if the results were not so frequently
There is the legendary one about
Pat, found weeping beside the body
of strangled Mike. He explained
that Mike had cut himself while shav
ing and that he had put a tourniquet
around Mike's neck to keep him from
bleeding Xo' death.' '
a Dit far-ietcned, perhaps. But a
friend of mine, who once thought the
Pat-and-Mike ancedote laughable,
was recently one of a group who
looked on helplessly while the victim
of an automobile accident quickly
bled to death from a gashed throat.
Wishing desperately that he knew
what to do, my friend reported that
the only thing he could think of at
the moment of crisis was that impos
sible yarn about Pat and Mike. Yet
the life of that individual might have
been saved had my friend or any one
of that handful of ignorant onlookers
known what to do pending medical
Automobile and other types of ac
cident are so, prevalent in this coun
try today that someone is injured
every three seconds and someone is
killed every ftve and one-half min
utes. At this rate, which means ac
cidental death or injury to one out
of every 14 persons during the year.
the chances are that even the un
scathed will be confronted with some
kind of accident emergency.
The majority of those who have
faced some such test will readily ad
mit their ineffectiveness, though it
is usually to their chagrin and sor
row. Yet those who have not proved
themselves are generally over-confident
of their ability to cope with a
crisis, and it is possible they will be
surprised to know, as a result of
psychological tests, that:
Out of 100 individuals confronted
with an emergency, 95 can neither
think nor act correctly, three can
think correctly but cannot act, and
only two can both think and act cor
rectly. Each of us, whether he likes it or
not, is faced with the question: How
will you react in an emergency?
And the chances apparently are 98 to
two that unless you have taken the
slight trouble to acquire a knowledge
of First Aid, you will be just about
as helpful and effective as Pat or mj
friend whose ignorance was almost
equally as great.
Fortunately, the American Bed
Cross conducts First Aid training
courses which make it possible for
virtually everyone to take his place
in the ranks of "Who's Who Jn an
Emergency." . By means of such
knowledge and the training that es
tablishes correct patterns of reac
tion, the surprise element present in
every emergency is largely eliminat
ed and sure, controlled action be
comes easy. Psychologically speak'
ing, the stimulus Is short-circuited
through the - reflexes and reaction
time is greatly speeded up.
' When confronted with an emer
gency you need ask yourself only two
questions "Hav T the ability to
aid?" 'and ."By what means', can J
help?" If you' will read the 'Re
mainder of the articles of this aeries
yon will be well on the way to a sat
at least two crocks of beans baked
in molasses and still piping hot.
Therell be half a dozen roast chick
ens. Mrs. Holmes will bring pickled
"And stuffed eggs and light rolls,'
I went on with the list.
"Oh, yes, and there'll be pumpki
pie and devil's food cake and angel
food cake and at least one Lady
"And remember the freezer of ice
cream out by the steps the Warner
boys froze this afternoon and the
coffee that Mrs. Akers makes in the
big pot that's been here since before
I was born.
"We know, too, what people will
do. A lot of the men will get to
gether over in that corner to argue
about politics without fear or re
straint. The kids will whoop it
out in the yard and the young peopl
will turn on the radio and laugh
and make wise cracks."
"Just think," ... we were pretty
serious now . . . "what a thing like
this would mean to millions of peo
ple in the world today! Why, if they
could get together with their neigh
bors some evening to eat all they
want and talk about anything and
anybody they please and watch their
children play without a pang of fear
in their hearts they'd think it was
close to heaven."
We take a church supper pretty
casually. Yet a gathering like this
is possible only in a country vhere
there is real freedom and hope and
independence. Even the way it's run
is typical of our free enterprise sys
tem. No one is told what to bring.
But when every woman brings the
dish she makes best and is proudest
of, it adds up to a good dinner for
every one. In a similar way, our un
regimented Industrial system, with
every manufacturer making what he
wants to and, consequently does best,
produces the highest standard of liv
ing any country knows!
It is time now to change over to Winter
Lubricants and ADD ANTI-FREEZE. Let us3
check your car now and prepare it for Winter
JOE & BILL'S SERVICE STATION
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VISITORS AT WOODVILLE
Sunday visitors in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. C. A. Bogue, of Woodville,
were Mr. and Mrs. Feliz Thurest and
daughter, Jessie, and son, of Eliza
beth City, Mr. and MwL. V. Wins-
low and son, Leonard, of Hertford,
W. E. Bo&rue and J. B. Humphries.
S. S. CLASS MEETS
The Young Women's and Young
Men's Class of Woodville Sunday
School held its regular monthly
meeting Tuesday evening at the home
of Mrs. Gussie L. Sawyer. In the
absence of the regular officers, Miss
Myrtle Onley presided over the meet
ing ana Mrs. frank Bray acted as
secretary. Miss Mildred Bogue dis
missed the meeting.
imnng tne social hour Bingo was
played and delicious refreshments
were served by the hostess.
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REMEMBER 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 re
modeling come in today and discuss
your problem with us. We are .making
loans for items that need your attention
You will find our Association ready to
assist you. Take a few minutes to inves
tigate the Building and Loan plan of low
cost loans with convenient payments.
Our 43rd Series of Stock
WILL BE ISSUED
Saturday, November 1, 1941
Hertford Building & Loan Association
Hertford, N. C.
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