THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY, HElU'FOiiD, N. C, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1948.
If you don't know when or where
you were born, the government will
tell you for a dollar. During the war
more than 3,000,000 people - obtained
proof of citizenship in this way in or
der to get jobs on restricted projects.
Some 50,000,000 Americans don't
have birth certificates because they
were born before the states had per
fected .their registration systems.
Perhaps you've forgotten, but in its
enumeration every ten year (the last
was 1940), the Census Bureau asks
the names, ages and birthplaces of all
members of the household, states C.
W. Martin, district manager of the
Charleston District Office of the
United States Department of Com
merce. In applying for a search of records,
you give your exact address on each
census date and the name of the head
of the household. Census then goes
over it records, back to your child
hood, and issues you a transcript
which is acceptable for passport, so
cial security and other purposes.
The search is more than 90 per
cent successful,' failures being ascrib
ed to insufficient, information on the
application. Census does not search
back of 1880. Older records, 1790
and 'subsequent, which are useful to
genealogists, are in the national ar?
Even 'though- the spelling of your
name has been changed, Census can
uauallv trace you straight off. as it
has 100,000,000 cards representing
families, filed by a simple phonetic
As ours isn't a police state, you are
the only person who can get lnforma'
Hon about you. It isn't even given
to the FBI or the tax collector. The
dollar service takes several weeKs,
but if you're in a hurry as in the
recent case of a sailor whose ship was
sailing the day he applied you pay
three dollars for extra-fast service.
This item is reproduced (in con
densed form) from a story in Liberty
Maeazine. July, 1948, issue, upon per-
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mission ot tne puDiisners, provmeu
credit is given.
A Scot was playing golf with his
wife when the thought struck him:
"Is this yer' birthday? Well then, I
think I'll give ye' the hole."
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Belvidere, North Carolina
Parcel Pdst Service
. The advent of speedier nationwide-
worldwide air. parcel post service Sep
tember 1 brings back to minds of old-
timers the introduction of similar
surface operations 35 years ago. It
was in 1913, according to Postmaster
Silas Whedbee of Hertford that par
cel post first made its 'appearance in
the United States. -
The service at that time was estab
lished primarily to aid farmers and
hamlets, located oil the beaten paths,
in expediting their products to mar
ket and, in turn, receiving sorely
needed goods from larger cities. How
ever, mail order houses and other es
tablishments were quick to realize its
Transportation facilities in those
days were still slow and tedious. Mo
tor-driven vehicles were few and the
roads which they traversed were fre
quently impassable. Too, trains were
giving off more sparks and smoke
than speed. There were no commer
cial planes in those days, either, and
only the foolhardy visioned the rapid
approach of this air age.
Then it took days to transport par
cel post packages across the country.
Some parcels were forced to go by
virtually every movable conveyance
before they reached their destination
particularly to the more remote
From that modest beginning, parcel
post has grown to become an integ
ral cog in the far-flung American pos
tal operations. Its annual poundage,
keeping step with the "progress of
transportation, has soared from a few
million to billions of pounds of as
Still determined to employ the
fastest means of transportation to
move the mails, the Post Office De
partment will add the link necessary
to give the United States the world's
most highly specialized doorstep de
livery service with the, launching of
the new nationwide-worldwide air par
cel post, said Postmaster Whedbee.
Farmers Are Advised
To Check Fire Safety
If past experience means anything,
September should be designated
"Check Your Fire Extinguisher"
month, I. C. Yagel, county agent
for .the State College Extension Ser
vice, suggested this week.
Fire hazards increase during the
winter months, the agent said, point
ing out that generally favorable
weather conditions followinsr Labor
Day allow plenty of time for over
hauling heating plants and for mak
ing sure that all fire protection equip
ment is in good order.
Mr. Yagel said that figures released
by Fire Protection Institute, national
safety organization, show that Oc
tober fire losses in this country last
year increased 37 per cent over loss
totals for September. The October
loss totalled nearly $55,000,000. he
"Many of those losses could have
been prevented if property owners had
taken time last September to elimin
ate fire hazards and to make certain
that fire extinguishers and other first
aid equipment were in eood condi
The county agent listed two basic
rules to keep m mind in checking ex
tinguishers. "First, be sure it is an
approved extinguisher, which means
a unit that comes up to standards en
dorsed toy Underwriters' Laboratories
or Factory Mutual Laboratories. Sec
ond, be sure you have the right ex
tinguishers for the various hazards on
your property. And if you're doubt
ful, call your county agent.
ONE MINUTE SPORTS QUIZ
1. Where were the Olympic sum
mer games held in 1936 ?
2. Where were the summer games
held in 1932 T
3. Where were this year's winter
4. Who is the new manager of
the Cincinnati Reds?
5. With whom does Harry Gilmer
now play football?
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Carolina Crop Improvement Associa
tion at State College,-warned this
week.' ,'vv ,;' 'iS :-;fv. V4;..., .
"If a seller of seed wishes to cap
italize on - the word 'Certified' he
should be requested to deliver the
evidence of certification in the form
of a certification tag on-which a sign
ed agreement may be found," Dr.
Some dealers, he continued, engage
in practices which often lead to mis
understanding and the purchase of
seed which under no circumstances
would meet certification requirements.
"Agencies advertising certified
seed, but stating or inferring that cer
tification tags will be furnished only
when requested, might sell only seed
which is eligible for certification and
again" they maynot," the Crop Im
provement director explained. "Pros
pective buyers of certified seed should
look with suspicion, however, upon
seed offered by dealers of this type."
Early purchases of certified seed
should be booked subject to the con
dition that certification requirements
will be met, Dr. Moore said.
ANOTHER "TRUE" THRILLER
FOR MYSTERY FANS
Thrill to Peter Levin's dramatic
mystery story, "The Case of the Per
sistent Suitor" another in the "Al
bum of Famous Mysteries," based on
true-life happenings. Look for this
exciting story in the September 12th
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MASSES NEXT SUNDAY IN
COLUMBIA AND EDENTON
The Most Holy Sacrifio f ,
Mass will be offered Sunday, Septem
ber 5, at 8 A. M in the Dn
Funeral - Home, Columbia, and at 11
A. M. inf St, Ann's Catholic ChmU
Edenton, .each including sermon on
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tests," 1 Holy Communion, concluding
in 45 minutes, followed bv Kmutav
School, with confessions in Columbia
v:4D to 7:00 A. M., JSdenton 10:30 to
10:55 A. M.; stated Father F. J. Mo-
Court; rector, who invites everybody
w u bw vM.cs. vt-crcA-iiiunungs: Mass,
Communion, Rosary in St. Ann's.
In Buying Seed ?
Farmers should beware of bivino-
seed claimed to be certified unless a
properly signed certification tag is at
tached to ach iag of seed, Dr. R. P.
Moore, director in" charge of the North
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things about Christ that he did
know. What a delicate and kindly
way of imparting new knowledge!
Everywhere Aquila and iPriscilla
went, their home was used as the
meeting place for the new, believers.
The early Christians had no formal
church buildings of their own and it
was the custom for them to meet in
large homes or halls. What a graci
ous use of a dedicated home! In by
gone years it was considered a priv
ilege for a family to entertain the
minister of God or his special work
en. In these busy days, real hospi
tality has almost become extinct
Hotels and boarding houses have been
provided for all travelers and it is al
most the unusual for strangers or vis
itors to. "be invited to : the private
home for entertainment.
If we have Christian love in our
hearts toward our fellowmen, we will
extend the hand of hospitality to those
who need it Grace Noll Crowell ex
presses a beautiful thought in the fol
lowing lines: !
"God let me find the lonely ones
, Among tile throng today.
And let me say the word to take
The loneliness away;
So many walk with achinr hearts
Along the old highway."
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