TH2 mr'TnMANg wirxLY, r tfosjj. n. c, ftjday, ty s, i-i
LETTERS TO THE
Editor Perquimans Weekly: -
I hope you wffli give full publica
tion to this letter in. order to explain
I confess that f am partially re
sponsible; for tba meetings held in
- Perquimans regarding the peanut and
AnMim nnritiu for EhA COlintV. But J
believe you, or someone else who to
' formed you, have the wrong opinion.
according to an article tnat appearea
in your paper on rnday, April n,
In the finst place, county- agricuL
tural officials who givetJhe opinion
that no chanire can be made in the
allotments in 1960 are probably rdgWt;
but now is the time to start working
out a solution for the futurej In the
second place, these officials, paid by
the farmers and- taxpayers of the
county.' were not even interested
enough in the farmers to attend that
first meeting on April 14. They had
no right to express opinions on the
purpose of the meeting without being
present and getting the facts.
Before the first meeting I talked
to a number of farmers those people
who make their living in farming and
who have no other income about the
purpose of the meeting, and all were
in favor of the plan to discuss the
jproblems among farmers themselves.
,We are very much concerned with
allotments, because they will mean
eventual success or failure of the
farming interests. In a few years,
under the present government con
trol, we will be able to plant only
what we are told to plant. Under the
present system, the value of a farm
is determined solely by its allot
ments not by the fertility of the
soil, location, drainage, etc.
Some farmers with good farms find
themselves without allotments at all,
due to circumstances beyond their
control in not being able to compete
with the government and industry in
paying high wages during and imme-
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diately following the war, and they
had to stop planting peanuts or cot
ton because the labor was not avail
able,' Now they find themselves with
out an allotment, because allotments
are based on the acreages in these
crops in the last; three yeark j;,.
Some find themselves with one, two
or three acres of peanuts. This crop
requires machinery in picking the nut
from the plant, and no operator of a
picker wants to take hia machinery to
a farm to pick, only a -few bags of
nuts. ; ( l 5 M'
"f." The idea 'la"' not to take away from
those who have allotments, as stated
in your paper, out to provide for
those who have not under the set-up
as it now is. ' , , , j
If I have don or said anything to
embarrass of , cause , resentment - of
aynone, I apologize. The only pur
pose I had in mind was to arouse in
terest and get me people who are
actually concerned interested in a pro
gram tnat would be lair to everyone.
And right here I'd like to commend
our assistant county agent, JS. L.
Topping,, who attended the meeting
held on April 21, and who came to me
directly after the program was over
to voice his objects to some of the
things that were said. iyhile it was
not intended to offend this young
gentleman, I am happy that he came
to me and talked to me. I think we
understand each other now, and I be
lieve we have a potential friend and
willing helper in Mr. Topping, in the
future. He seems concerned about the
plight of the farmer, "and he is willing
to cooperate in any way possible.
believe if we let htm know what we
want he will do everything in his
power to work with us in. attaining
our desires. He should be' encouraged
and helped by everyy farmer in this
county; he deserves their wholeheart
ed support and cooperation .and is to
be admired for his efforts and his
opinions, to work with those who wiil
work with him. .
Farmers have no right to com-
p.'ain about an official who shows the
spirit of this young man.
Freedom of right is what every
farmer wants, and these meetings
have held in an effort to retain those
freedoms we believe we are entitled
to. As well as to let government of
ficials know that we believe we should
have a say in those things which con
I might say here that none of the
committees, who make the decisions
on these allotments, were present at
the meetings to get our opinions. Ap
parently they are well satisfied with
their own allotments and are not too
concerned over the welfare of the rest
of us. The least they could have done
although- they might not have been
able to do anything about it now was
to attend the meetings and listen to,
and participate in the discussions.
The only way the government can
truly help the farmers, is to get the
opinions of the farmers 'themselves.
Unless this is done, we will end up
exactly like the government project
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government. , -
; She purpose of the meetings Vas to
get opinions and coma, to . a mutual
agreement, and then present the of
ficials who can, or are in a position
to help with the results. If a one.
hone fanner has a better idea of what
should be done,-than farmer who!
cultivates several hundred acres ' vof
land with several tractore, h is en
titled to . be heard and his idea con
sidered. Any official who considers
himself too big to hear these pro
posals, even from the smallest of us,
is too big for his job and should be
looking for something else to do. .
I admit that anything we do in this
small county might not have amy
bearing: of the national picture. But
sometimes big things from . little
thinara stow. And at least it is a fee
ble effort on our part to bring about
fair and equal treatment of all.
Following is an agreement reached
at the, last meeting held; it, is still
subject to change and anyone having
a better idea is invited to be heard: - ;
'We the undersigned farmers of
Perquimans County agree the fair and
just way of tho allotment of all crops
now under allotment or any crop that j
will in the future be placed under al
lotment should be on a percentage
absis of the cultivated acres of the
farm it is allotted to. The allotment
should stay with the farm as long as
ollotments are m force, being increas
ed or decreased (on percentage basis)
acording to the supply and demand. '
"We further agree that allotments
given to the farm should stay with
that farm and the owner of the farm
should have the authority to rent,
trade, lend or give his allotments to
any person or persons. Records of
such transactions to be recorded in the
Again I sincerely hope that you
will give full publication to this let
ter, as the object concerns practically
every farmer in Perquimans county,
which in turn effects you and those
with whom you deal, . f ''
N. C. SPTVEY
ot the earth. . They would thus know
what the Executive Department was
attempting to accomplish fa connec
tion with its diplomatic procedure and
as members of loSh parties would be
included on the subcommittees, there
would be a good cLancof obtain! 7
ibi-partisan tsur:rfc In time, the fcr-
mulaon of an t-'-ilirhnr-J; and Ac
cepted policy wou!J en-Ie the Exectu
;fre Dc--..'.Jient- to act Immediately
when cric 1 issu'f arise.
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Breeder 85 Years
Selby R. Minton
, MERRY HILL, N. C
FOR COOiJTY DSSIOIJER
I am. a candidate for nomination and elec
tion to the office of County Commissioner
from Hertford Township : subject to the
Democratic Primary on May 27, 1950, and will
be grateful for your support ' If nominated
and elected to the office, I will give the. office
my very best efforts.
North Carolina's more than 123,000
4-H Club members will use the theme
"For a Better Rural Community", in
their annual observance of 4-iH Church
Sunday on May 14, according to L. R.
Harrill, 4-H leader for the State Col
lege Extension Service.
A suggested jMOgram outline
pared by the Rev. Garland Hendrix,
pastor of Olive Chapel Baptist Church
of Wake County, will be used by many
of the clubs. This includes special
music, Scripture reading and prayer
by 4-H members, and a talk by the
pastor or four five-minute talks by
club members on the factors which
make a better community.
In many churches, 4-H boys and
girls will assist with the program by
serving as ushers or song leaders, dec
prating the auditorium with flowers,
reciting poems, taking up the offer
ing or welcoming members of the con
gregation. The club members will
dress in unif orm and sit in a body at
many of the services.
.Harrill said 4-H Church Sunday is
observed throughout the nation to em
phasize the meaning of Christianity in
rural life. The program is designed,
he said, to reemphasize the import
ance of spiritual growth and develop
ment in the life of the individual, the
community, the state, and the worlds
and to keep aiHve the interest of rural
youth in the program of the church.
"In the observance of 4-H Church
Sunday," he asserted, " it is not our
purpose to use the church as a means
for promoting interest in 4-H Club
work, but rather to help every 4-H
Utub boys and girls -to seek out the
truths of life, to cooperate in the
program of the church, and to help
breaden the influence of the Christian
church in the community."
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Fori Cciinly to;ssi:::r
v I am a candidate for tfce Board of County Commissioners
from New Hope Township, subject to the Democratic Primary
May 27, and earnestly solicit your support I will greatly ap
predate anything done in, my behalf.' ,. ' , - '' -
. If nominated and elected to the office, I will make every effort
to serve to the best of my ability. -
ONE MINUTE SPORTS" QUIZ
1. Who won the Atlanta :olf
tourney recently? . ; ' . . h).
2. Do quail and bobwhite mean the
same in Southern bunting regional
-3. uow long has, ft been ainoa the
last . genuine wolf was , seen in the
4. Is the pheasant ef the western
plains faster than the wild turkey?
THE ANSWERS , 1
1. Jim Pemaret ,
,2.,.Yefc.; v. s,.' "
- Ik Twenty yean. , t
4. No, j the pheasant is actually
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has suggested the reorganisation of
the Foreign ' Relation Committee: of
the Senate through : sub-committees
that would keep in touch with the of
ficials 'of - the . State : Department in
connection with various areas of for
eign policy. This would keep Con
gressmen of both - parties advised as
to wnat goes on and give them .a
chance to be heard in connection with
the planning and execution of.foreign
The sub-eommtteeg would be assism.
ed to keep in touch with the policies
of tha nation in the yarlous,fiuai'tersJ
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