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THE ELKIN TRIBUNE I
AND RKNFRO WCCORD
Published Every Thursday by
ELK PRINTING COMPANY, Inc.
gll'M N C.
FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1933
Entered at the post office at Elkin, N. C„ aa
C. S. POSTER - - President
R. K. LAKFOON—.. - Secretary vrreawurw
SURSCRIPTFON RATES,. PER YEAK
In the State, $1.50 Out of the State, $2.00
Evidently Charlie Mitchell was not one of
those husbands who neglect to correspond regu
larly with the wife. %
Japan may be interested in the present
peace plans, bilt right now she has other unfin
ished business to look after.
To show to what length local rivalries will
go, observe that San Francisco's earthquake was
hardly over befpre .Los Angeles was in a tremor.
Japan arises, to ask: "Would sending addi
tional troops to Manchuria be barred?" What
if they were ? Japan would send them anyway.
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Maybe it's a good thing the legislature de-l
cided to dishonor the chicadee as the state bird,'
else its members might have the more truthfully
been referred to as tom-tits.
News dispatch from Atlanta says mule
market is looking up after eight or ten years of
lethargy, and the present demand can't be sup
plied. Which gops to show that as long as a
jackass is kept out of politics, he's not so bad af
ter all. .
The picture of President Roosevelt, sur
rounded by friends of measures about to become
law by the signature of the chief executive, is
frequently seen in the press of the country. This
serves to remind that if one cares to check up on
all that has gone through the mill since March
4th, he will probably find that more important
laws have been enacted during the past three
months, than were passed in the preceding three
It has been dinned into the ears of the Amer
ican people, from Republican sources, that com
petent national leadership was not available in
the Democratic party. We have heard so much
of that sort of talk, that actually some of us have
come to accept it as fact. Franklin Delano
Roosevelt is giving the lie to that suspicion, and!
spelling it in capital letters.
One after another he has handed Congress
constructive plans that he wanted enacted into
law, and Congress has dared not refuse, because
the measures were so pregnant with public good,
that they carried with them the approval of the
Mr. Roosevelt, a physical cripple, is not thus
handicapped mentally. If his term of office were
to end today, he could point to a record of
achievement, equal to that of any peace-time
president, yet he has been in office only three
months. Measured by the yardstick of vital im
portance to the nation, these measures very defi
nitely indicate that there are men capable of lead
ing, within the ranks of the party now in power.
Not only at home but abroad, Mr. Roosevelt
is respected for his clear thinking statesmanship,
and in the momentous days for international
relationship that are just ahead, America feels
confident that her present leader will measure up.
It is sincerely to be hoped that the strenuous
work and responsibility of these trying days will
not undermine his strength.
have been a joyful day for the vener
able senator from Nebraska, George Norris, when
he stood beside President Roosevelt and watched
him sign the bill that provides development of
the entire Tennessee valley. For thirteen years
Senator Norris has been fighting for government
operation of the Muscle Shoals plant and for as
many years it has been kept practically idle at the
behest of the power interests.
While the bill to which President Roosevelt
affixed his signature last week is more compre
hensive than anything dreamed by Senator Nor
ris, the President gave his Republican country
man credit for his tireless energy in sponsoring
the idea, when he presented Norris the pen with
which he signed the bill, with the declaration that
it properly belongs to the measure's grandfather.
It is expected that several thousand men
will be given employment at once, and this num
ber will be increased as the plan automatically
unfolds itself. But lal>or will not be the sole bene
ficiary : the rehabilitation of the valley's industry
may become contagious and spread to other sec
tions of the nation. '
The bill pijpvidep, so far as practicable, to
distribute the surplus power generated at Muscle
Shoals, equitably among the States, counties and
municipalities jWjjthin transportation distance of
the plant, the manufacture of fertilizer
to be sold to the farmer at a price that will likely
have its effect on competitive lines.
The big power interests claim that in the
Muscle Shoals area at present the capacity of ex
isting producing and transmitting systems is well
beyond demand, and that the potential increase
in demand for power is small. They predict a
billion-dollar waste of the tax-payers' money. It
remains to be seen how the plan will work.
Opponents of government in business will
now have something to point to with alarm, and
' an interested people will watch the developments
in the Tennessee valley with more than ordinary
THE ELKIN TRIBUNE. ELKIN, NORTH CAROLINA
A World Leader
President Roosevelt very definitely found his
place as a world leader last week when he "ad
dressed himself to fifty-four nations of the world,
delivering a message fully endorsed by the people
of this nation—a message pregnant with appeal
for general disarmament of the' world.
"The way to prevent invasion is to make it
impossible. The way to disarm is to disarm,"
says our president, and everyone of the fifty-four
nations perked up their ears at these words.
European nerves were jerky and it needed
only the pop of a peanut bag to start something
that would have been hard to stop. Hitler in
Germany was on a rampage, and it was to Hitler
that Mr. Roosevelt addressed himself in particu
lar, and the German chancellor heard and heeded.
Instead of the saber-rattling, swash-buckling
speech to the reichstag which was predicted,
Chancellor Hitler sought solicitude, and overnight
gave birth, to a pronouncement, conciliatory in
tone, and quite worthy of the statesman that he
is not. In declaring himself and his nation, in
thorough accord with Mr. Roosevelt on the ques
tion of disarmament, the German chancellor
brushed aside the war cloud that has been hover
ing uncomfortably close to Europe.
The old enmity between France and Germany
is still alive, and each is jealously watching the
other, foV whatever signs of strength or weakness
that may develop. It is worthy of note that
Chancellor Hitler's presentation of the German
policy has put France on the defensive. Had his
speech been threatening, France could have re
fused to disarm and would have had the world
behind her. Now, although she considers the
German threat as great as ever, the force of cir
cumstances may compel her to weaken her mili
For France, Herr Hitler is still the wolf, and
even in sheep's clothing France is more afraid
of his soft words than of his fire-eating pro
France demands security against her neigh
bors and President Roosevelt suggests the basis
for this security that applies equally to all gov
ernments that would "make invasion impossible"
by disarming. France should meditate well the
fact* that should her borders again be threatened,
there will be no American general approach the
tomb of her distinguished soldier to say "La-
Fayette, we are here." Refusal to pay her war
debts makes that unlikely.
The Boycott Against Germany
In response to a challenge flung by the Hit
ler regime against world Jewry, a meeting recent
ly was held in New York City, at which time 600
delegates, representing two million or more Jews
of the metropolitan area, gave unanimous ap
proval to the resolution calling for an economic
boycott of Germany until the rights of German
i Jews are restored and the discriminations to
I which they are subjected under the Hitler regime
The boycott is to be made nation-wide in an
attempt to enlist not only the 4,000,000 Jews in
the United States, but also all Americans sympa
thizing with the movement. This is but a part of
concerted action by Jews in almost every other
A number of prominent Gentiles were pres
ent and addressed the gathering, among fhem
being James W. Gerard, former ambassador to
Germany. Mr. Gerard said:
"If you want anything you have to fight for
it yourself. I want you to know from me as a
Gentile that there is only one kind of Jew the
Gentile despises and that is tlffe Jew who denies he
is a Jew. And if I were a Jew, with all your tradi
tion and history behind you, I would be proud of it.
"We are with you in this fight for humanity,
but first of all you people have to hang together.
You have to show your power and you have to do it
in an economic way. The Gentiles in this country
are for you. They are with you in this. We see
today the nations of Europe again arraying them
selves against the new barbarism in Germany. It
will not last long. In order to shorten the reign
it is up to you to do what you can." v
The wholesale persecution of Jews in Ger
many cannot be defended with reasonable argu
ment, and when the Jews and their friends band
themselves together in a boycott of German
goods, that nation will feel the wallop that comes
from the turn of the worm.
Jewry in America will have the whole-heart
ed support of the Gentile citizenship in a protest
against this mehace to world peace, as well as
The effect of this kindling world criticism
is reflected in the conciliatory speech by Hitler,
in which fie surprised the world with his friend
ly acceptance of President Roosevelt's plea for
sanity. Injustice usually brings its own reward
whether perpetrated by individual or nation.
Did you ever see an Average Man who was
willing to admit it?
Tliere is one consolation about growing old: 1
few men die after thfe age of ninety-nine.
, Anyhow, amnesia is one thing they haven't
been able to blame Mr. Hoover with.
Eight months, for education is alright, but
you don't have to study geometry to appreciate
a square meal.
Anyhow the front page does not record that
going off the gold standard has produced any
new amnesia cases.
Green lipstick, they say, will soon be all the
rage with gifls who wish to signal bashful boys
to go ahead.
North Carolina Can forget the freight-rate
war for the ijioment in the knowledge that she
has pulled one oyer on Virginia in the sale of
beer. Tarheel dealers along the line will pocket
many needed shekels from citizens over the way.
The Merchant I
With the I
Is the I
The merchant who advertises is the merchant who offers
genuine values and wants you to know it. He knows
that more customers will be drawn to a store where they
KNOW they can get a certain item of merchandise at a
certain price than to a store which does not advertise
and trusts to luck that maybe customers will come seek
ing something it may have.
Every newspaper published in the entire country is liv- I
ing proof that advertising pays. For without adversiting
there would be no newspapers—and if those who adver
tise didn't find it profitable, there wouldn't be no adver
You WiU Get I
By Consistent I
Friday, May 26. 1933.