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Roanoke Rapids herald. [volume] (Roanoke Rapids, N.C.) 1931-1948, December 12, 1935, Image 12

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An invitation is extended to all
farmers of this county to attend
the annual meeting of the Weldon
Production Credit Association at
Weldon on January 15th in the
Weldon High School Building, it
is announced by Lynwood J. Jud
kins, secretary of the association.
The Weldon association serves
Halifax and Northampton coun
ties and this year made loans to
farmers in these counties totaling
$230,440.00. Every farmer who
borrowed money through the as
sociation is a stockholder and is
expected to attend this annual
meeting of stockholders which is
held for the purpose of hearing a
complete report on the year’s
work of the organization, the e
iection of officers and the trans
action of such other business as
may come before the body.
“We will be delighted to have
all farmers who are not stock
holders also attend the meeting,”
Mr. Judkins said, in order that
they might learn of the credit
service which is offered to the
farmers of this section by the as
sociation. By means of produc
tion credit associations farmers
have been able to reduce the cost
of making and collecting loans
and by keeping the system on a
sound basis they can obtain at
costs as low as those available to
any other industry.
“Interest on loans made by the
association is payable when loan1-’
are due and the borrower pays 5
per cent interest only for the
time he actually has the money.
Each borrower is required to take
out Class B stock in the associa
tion in an amount equivalent tc 5
per cent of the loan when he gets
his initial loan and may obtain
new loans without purchasing ad
ltional stock.
‘ Thousands of farmers all over
the country are now stockhold
ers in production credit associa
tions and are thoroughly sold on
the idea of cooperative credit. We
are anxious that every farmer in
this section shall at least have
the opportunity of knowing of
the credit service that we offei
and we cordially invite all to our
annual meeting.”
The officers of the Weldon as
sociation are: W. A. Thorne, Pres
ident; W. J. Long, Vice Fresi
dent; Lynwood J. Judkins, Sec
Mesdames Louise Patterson and
Wilbur Anderton spent Saturday
in Norfolk.
Mesdames William Medlin, Lyle
Wilson and Clyde Hargrove spent
Thursday in Richmond.
Linwood Wright visited rela
tives at White Plains Sundya.
Miss Irene Sykes spent the
week-end in Norfolk.
Wesley Harvey of Greenville
visited friends in the city Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parrish
spent the week-end at Colerain.
We Drivers
A Series of Brief Discussions on Driving, Dedi
cated to the Safety, Comfort and Pleasure
of the Motoring Public. Prepared
by General Motors
Most of our motor cars will go so much faster than we ever care to drive
them, that no doubt people often wonder why so much speed is built
into them in the first place. Of course, automobiles aren’t built with the idea
of pleasing the manufacturer or the engineer or the
salesman. They’re built to suit the men and women
who are going to own and drive them. And there are
certain things that people do insist on in their cars.
It happens that some of those things are of such a
nature that when the engineers provide them, an
ability to go fast just naturally results.
For instance, nearly everybody likes to get going
as promptly as possible. Now that’s just a matter of
j the power we have in our engine and how our car is
1 geared.
Then there’s the business of hill-climbing. That
may not mean as much in some localities as in others,
but cars have to be built to suit us whether we live
in Maine or Florida, Iowa or California—wherever
we may live and wherever we may want to go.
I engineers xeu us xnax they could build a fairly low-powered car that
__ would pull us up the steepest hill. But if they did.
they would have to gear it so low that when we got |
over the top and onto a level stretch, we could only
go crawling along at a rate that wouldn’t satisfy
even the most conservative drivers.
But perhaps the most important reason for hav
ing our power what it is in modern cars, is a matter
that many of us have never considered. We all know
what happens to us, when we, ourselves, are going
at high pressure all the time, either physically or
mentally. A person can work 12,14 or 16 hours a day,
but we know we get along best when we don’t tax
our last reserves of energy all the time.
In the same way, anybody who has ever run
machinery knows that if you keep it going at full
capacity ana lull speea aay-m-ana-aay-out, you're just multiplying the
i chances nf a breakdown, sooner or later.
I And that’s how it is with a car. By building in the
; ability to run at high speed, engineers make it prac
1 tical to run at reasonable speed. If our car can go
seventy, eighty or maybe even more miles an hour,
then it won’t have to strain to go thirty-five, forty,
or somewhat faster if circumstances demand. So we
, can drive it along at sensible speeds hour after hour,
day after day, without over-working it.
wnen we stop to tmnK
about it, lots of things are
built with that added safety
margin. Elevators in our of
fice buildings could carry far
heavier loads than the weight
of all the people they can
hold, bo could modern bridges. The steel girders
of our buildings, the rails under our trains—in fact,'
any number of things we depend on day-by-day—
are much stronger than they really have to be. They
all have that extra margin of protection.
So with our cars, what we have to remember is
that speed is simply a by-product of power. We can
use that power unwisely, or we can use it sensibly I
ana get Better performance and dependability as the result. Manufacturers !
can’t decide that. It’s all up to us. \
| Pirate’s Baseball Find j
NEW YOEK . . . Above is Elijah
Darrell (Cy) Blanton, youthful
screwball pitching recruit of the
Pittsburgh (N.L.) Pirates who
looms the hurling ‘ ‘find ’ ’ of the
season. His one-hit game against
the St. Louis Cardinals and four
victories in the first four games he
pitched, ranks him high in the
National League.
On Friday morning, December
6, at 10:30 o’clock the boys’ Home
Economics Class served a delight
ful luncheon in the Home Eco
nomics dining room. The host for
the occasion was Joseph Taylor,
and Thomas Byrd acted as host
The guests were Mr. C. W. Da
vis, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Smith,
and a class member, Zalph Crow.
The following menu was served:
Grape Fruit
Swiss Steak Gravy
Cabbage Glorified Sweet Potatoes
Hot Muffins Butter
Lemon Pie
This year, the vocational pro
gram having been added tj tile
Home Economics Department, the
boys were given an opportunity
to participate in Home Econom
ics. For three weeks the 8-4 boys
studied Foods. As a climax to the
unit of work, this luncheon was
planned, prepared, and served b>
the boys, under the supervision of
Miss Evelyn Tillman.
Mrs. Dorothy Elliott spent Sat
urday night with Mrs. Dora My
Mrs. Guole returned to her home
in Detroit, Mich., last week.
The Missionary Society met
with Mrs. M. A. Sillery Sunday
John Baker, Mrs. W. C. Myrick,
and Billy Myrick spent Sunday in
Elizabeth City.
Miss Edith Fulghum spent last
week-end with Miss Kate Turner
of Robersonville, N. C.
The Epworth League met with
Miss Virginia King Sunday night.
Miss Roberta House of Rich
mond, Va. spent last week-end at
her home in Thelma.
Miss Mabel Talley and Mr. John
R. Jenkins Jr. of Aulander visit
ed Mr. and Mrs. W. Graham
Lynch last Sunday.
Mrs. J. C. Leath spent Tuesday
in Petersburg.
Make up your mind now
that you will be one of the
happy thousands to have
“plenty of money” to spend for
Our Christmas Club offers
an ideal and convenient plan for
providing money for your or
dinary expenses.
You may save as little as
25c a week under our plan.
1936 Club Started
Last Week-End.
Rosemary Branch
Bank & Trust Co.
Roanoke Rapids, N. C.

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