However, our opinion, sent to the census
bureau recently, was to this effect., that if
an event like the Dionne quintuplets were
to happen in this country, Secretary Wal
lace would have an agreed upon per cent of
them plowed under any way.
MG BAD WOLF TO BE OUSTED
The Big Bad Wolf of Debts has a good
chance of being driven from the door of the
tobacco farmer this year. When the farmer
was invited by President Roosevelt to tell
some of his troubles and needs to the Fed
eral government, he told it an "earful." He
told his government of the growing impossi
bility of securing loans on seemingly sub
stantial collateral from his banker to meet
maturing obligations; weakened by four suc
cessive years of depression, he told it ot the
serious situation brought about by a sur
plusage of everything he produced, and of
the serious danger of his being eliminated
from the economic picture altogether.
Realizing the farmer's plight, the admin
istration called for intervention in his be
half, and the surplus problem is in process
of being overcome and a profitable agricul
tural system is being constructed. Agricul
ture is indeed an industry "on its way" to
recovery, and not a mere cog in the wheel,
but the hub.
The farmer has a big responsibility to
preserve this manifestation of faith and
confidence that the administration has de
monstrated in a tangible and practical way.
FARMERS SMILE AGAIN
Firelight and lamplight gleam from the
windows of farmhouses in this community;
lights to welcome loved ones coming home
and to bring joy and warmth to the hearts
of little children. The farmer views the
future with something of serenity in his
face, for though he was forced to mortgage
his home, after a savings of a lifetime were
exhausted, it has been saved, for the govern
ment has come to his relief with its farm
credit program, and the grim spectre of
foreclosure no longer stares at him.
He realizes that improvement in price for
this crop will save him, he will pay his taxes,
his store account, the wife and children will
have some new additions to their depleted
wardrobes, and he will have some cash with
which to meet the long winter ahead, and he
is sleeping again o' nights and whistling
cheerfully as he figures out his profits and
carefully puts away his tobacco allotment
card and cotton contract.
The tobacco crop in 1933 in North Caro
lina brought $76,000,000 as compared with
$32,000,000 in 1932, and a big increase is ex
pected this year, which will swell the income
of the farmers of this section, where to
bacco is the main crop.
This does not mean that the problems of
the farmer in Eastern Carolina have been
solved, for he has tremendous ones ahead
of him, but it means that he is seeing some
very concrete evidence of President Roose
velt's "New Deal."
For weeks past Farmville merchants have
been receiving large shipments of new fall
merchandise in preparation for the approach
ing winter season, and have been engaged in
interior and window decorations, the latter
including the blue eagle of the Nit A, for
they heartily endorsed the Roosevelt recov
ery program and signed up here 100 per
And cheerfulness persists in the business
district, the pessimisim, which has been
steadily decreasing for the past year, having
been quite dispelled, with the sudden change
standing out in bold relief. Merchants talk
of the business situation in hopeful tones
and state that recent indications point to a
decided forward movement this fall.
THE CITY OF FARMVILLE
We have always thought that Farmville,
so named upon its incorporation in 1872 by
John Hines, in view of the fact that it was a
village of farmers, was in reality and truth
a city, and since reading Will Roger's declar
ation that "Cities are like gentlemen?born
not made," we make the claim of being a
municipality of the first class, and though
its population will not merit this classifies
tion, its wide awake, aggressive citizenship?
farmers yet, but not yokels and Rubes?in
telligent and educated, people of wide vision
and splendid achievement deserve signal
recognition and we hereby put the CITY OF
FARMVILLE on the map.
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? AND THEN SHE SMOKED
DURING THE DAY when you feel tired and "out of sorts," just try this:
Smoke a Camel, and as you enjoy its mild, rich flavor, you'll get a de
lightful "lift" in energy. You are your real self again! You can smoke
Camels steadily. For Camel's costlier tobaccos never ruffle the nerves.
"Gel a LIFT with a Camel!"