, PAGE F0XJ3 THE FERQUIMAKl X HERTFORD, N. C, 'FRIDAY, MARCH 18, ICS , THE PERQUIMANS .WEEKLY , . Published every Friday at Th Perquimans Weekly office In th Gregory Building Cnorch "v Street Hertford, N. C. ,' , MATTDE LISTER WHITK ,. Editor Day Phone ,.,,.,... 88 Night Phone ,,- 100-J SUBSCRIPTION RATES vif. One Year . Six Months -78c Entered at second - class - nutter November 15, 1934, at the post office at Hertford, North Carolina, under the Act of March 8, 1879. FRIDAY, MARCH 18, .1938 THIS WEEK'S BIBLE THOUGHT FORGIVE YOUR ENEMIES i And be ye kind one to another; tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiv en you. Epheaians 4:32. IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE FROM FIRE 7 If the Town Criers never do anoth er thing to make Hertford a better place in which to live, they will have justified their evistence if they make the Hertford Grammar School safe from fire. That is one of their major objec tives. The matter is to be taken up at the quarterly meeting of the or ganization to be held next Friday night. For a long time the people of Hert ford have idly wondered about whether or not the Hertford Gram mar School was a safe place to send their little ones, wondered if there might not be a terrible menace in the situation, with the auditorium on the second floor and no outside fire es cape. Nobody ever went any further than that. More than three hundred chil dren attend this school, which has stood there, it is true, without a fire occurring, for more than thirty years. ThoBe parents who have wondered and worried a little about the safety of their own children as they started off in the first grade probably forgot after a few years, when their own children, in the natural course of events, moved on. Recently, however, there has been a little quiet investigation of a situa tion which appeared to certain mem bers of the executive committee of the Town Criers to be a hazard too dangerous to allow to continue. Com mittees were appointed. Things ap peared to be fairly all right, it seem ed, with no more danger than had existed, anyhow. But one man, Dr. J. W. Zachary, says that the Hertford Grammar School ,1s not safe. "You cannot tell me that a place where the furnace gets so hot that it draws resin from the timbers in the furnace room is safe," he says. Dr. Zachery, who has a little girl in that school, is concerned too, about the oil soaked floors just above the furnace room, wooden floors which for decade after decade have been aosorbing the oil with which they are periodically treated. How long would it take, he asks, for a fire which got to those boards to cut off all means of exit for the children in the auditorium? Well, our guess is it wouldn't take long. This is not the first time The Perquimans Weekly has called atten tion to the dangerous situation at the Hertford Grammar School. Our position is exactly what it was when we poed out this situation more than a year ago. A GOOD START "I really think Hertford is the prettiest town in the State. I know we have the prettiest body of water." That statement was made to the group of people who gathered ii. tht auditorium of the Agricultural Build ing on Friday night by Miss Gladys Hamrick, speaking in the interest of the clean-up campaign which she is organizing as county chairman of the national organization of "Better Homes in America." That Is the opinion of an out sider, so to speak. Miss Hamrick, though she has been with us for nearly two years now, is not a native of this section of the State. We are all accustomed to hearing the folk's who have always lived here declare that the town is a pretty town and that Perquimans River is the most beautiful stream, and all that. The statement, somehow, carries more weight when it comes from one who is not biased and does not see the place through eyes blinded by love of home. It is a pretty town. No town could have a more beautiful natural setting. It could, however, be great ly improved. This,' clean-up campaign carries with it the idea of beautifying as well as cleaning, of making lovely spots lovelier, of utilizing the natural resources we have and improving wherever improvement is possible. : One .step forward in this direction, in our opinion, is the improvement to be made at the foot of Punch Alley,, of filling in the low place and making an attractive small park where, one may - go to look at the 'river. ? v 1 And the work should not stop with Punch Alley. ' Two other streets lead to the river, Grubb Street and Front Street. 'As soon as possible improve' ments should be made where- these streets, municipally owned property, ;.ad to the water. . , 1 mmmmmmm!mtmmmm'm!mT7' v Vi. . - - J " LOOHIflG AT WASIIIIIGTOf J 4.IMIIMIlflMIWIIMIMIMI"'M'"l'"'"l"lMIMIlll' JAPS CURB FISHING. ANOTHER TRADE PACT. COURT REVERSES ITSELF. THREE NAVAL PROBLEMS. U. S. CLAIMS ISLANDS G. O. P. MAKES PLANS. TO GAIN IN HOUSE. ROOSEVELT'S VIEWS. OBJECTIVES THE SAME. FOUR NEW STAMPS. (Hugo S. Sims, Washington respondent.) Cor- The amicable settlement of the situation in Alaskan waters where Japanese salmon fishing operations threatened to instigate an intense competition which might exhaust the salmon supply, illustrates the desire of the Japanese Government at this time to "get along" with the United States. The Japanese have been very active in the Bristol Bay area where the annual value of the salmon catch is more than $40,000,000. While Alaskan fishermen have for years used only small boats and gear, cooperating with the Bureau of Fish eries in its conservation program, the Japanese have used mile-long nets about thirty miles off shortf to catch salmon returning to the Alas kan rivers. The Alaskans contend that fish spawned in territorial wa ters are American property and the possibility existed of a violent clash. Also, it should be noted that Pacific coast labor circles authorized a gen eral Japanese boycott, but Wd it up pending the outcome of negotations. Under the trade agreement be tween the United States and Czecho slovakia signed last week, this coun try grants tariff benefits on 63 items, imports of which in 1937 totalled $19,551,000, or 55 per cent of the im ports from Czechoslovakia. In re turn, tariff and import concessions were granted on $30,000,000 worth of exports on the basis of 1936. The State Department, in reference to the concessions, by Czechoslovakia, says, "Probably no other country has gone so far in a trade agreement with the United States in attempting to open the way for an expansion of trade by the removal or relaxation of special controls on imports other than du ties." A sharp controversy was raised in this country over a possible conces sion on shoes which is the most im portant, of Czechoslcvakian exports. Tariff reductions, ranging up. to fifty per cent, where made, with a protec tive clause giving the United States crease rats if sales in this country increase above 1.25 per cent of our domestic production for a five-year period. Officials point out that the agreement makes possible - an in crease of about . 650,000 pairs - of shoes, over last ' year's imports of 4,800,000 pairs. The Department points out that American production of all types amounted to 410100,000 pairs of shoes in 1937. The agree ment assures domestic producers of 99 per cent of the market in this country. A - I Many of the concessions to this country were in the form of relaxa tions of import r permits and . ex change control " regulations ' which have "been more restrictive than import duties." These- benefits affect items constituting 76.7 per cent of Czechoslovakian imports v in . 1936 from the United States. ; t . V 'Early this week 3,600 officers and 55,000 men aboard 150 surface ships : of the United States fleet " began HAIR RAI six-weeks' manoeuvre in a theatre of operations which will extend from the Aleutians Islands and Alaska to Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States. Some 500 planes will participate in the exercises designed to furnish fleet training and test ma terials under varying conditions of sea and weather. The manoeuvres will be . divided into three big war problems. In one, j a White fleet, with heavy cruisers and I giant sky bombing patrols, " will de . . . ... . - . ... . : fend a coast-line against the Black fleet, a powerful dreadnanght force, including battleships, aircraft car riers and destroyers.. In the second, a powerful Blue fleet will attack the Hawaiian area which will be defend ed by a Red fleet of submarines sky patrols and fast craft. The third in volves an attack on the West Coast by the Purple fleet, a powerful over seas armada which will threaten the region from the Aleutians to San Diego. A Green fleet, composed of fast-moving heavy cruisers, newest sky patrols, submarines and regular coast defense forces will attempt to protect the area. Apparent re-examining its form er opinions in what Attorney Genajral Cummings. called "the light of neces sity for a coherent and rational ad ministration of the tax laws," the United States Supreme Court re versed two long-established princi ples of the tax law in a five-to-two decision which gave the Federal Gov ernment the right to tax income de rived from oil and gas lands teased from a state. Some years ago the Court denied Oklahoma the right to tax net income derived by a lessee from oil and gas under leases of re stricted Indian lands and, subse quently, applied the same principle to void a Federal tax upon the income derived by a lessee from state lands. However, a few weeks ago, ' the Court decided that states may tax receipts of Government contractors and, in another case, that the Federal Government may levy upon the fa come of quasi-state officials. There fore, it became necessary to over-rule the ruling in both cases involving the lease of oil lands as being "out of harmony with correct principles. unier justice Hughes delivered the majority opinion, concurred in by Justices Brandies, Stone, Roberts and Black. Justice Butler joined by Jus tice McReynolds, dissented, the form er declaring that "no one can fore- f "".h! principle that a state may not tax Federal instrumentalities and vice versa, : ;v, V ;";w!t ; '' The i';lrnif'6taiVhaving .'.jBa'tSs formal assertion of its sovereignty over Canton and Enderbury Island j, which lie about .! balf-way ' between Hawaii and Australia and .New Ska land, the question will be subject. to negotiations " with 1 Great Britain, which has made some claim to them. Canton is regarded as one of the finest bases for seaplanes in the Pacific, and Enderbury is equally, as good for land planes. ' - , Some six months ago an outfit from New Zealand set up a radio station on --Canton. Heretofore, t- e United States, ' under' . Secretary ' State: Charles Evans Hughes, .formally ' admitted that i discov r alone was not sufficient busis fo claim of sovereignty unless folio by occupation. Apparently the tire matter is to be re-studied a two i:.'-' 'i wo" d'ecovere " hun- With the November elections about eight months away, the Republican Party is attempting to build machin ery around the Committee on Pro gram to bolster it for a test at the polls. Present plans include efforts to sound out the rank and file of party members on questions of in terest, which will be studied by a research staff, who will collect data for use by officials. The business re cession, its cause and cure, will be the Program Committee, headed by Dr- Glenn Frank. He pictures the nation as headed toward totalitarian ism as the result of the policies of the Administration. An effort will be made to secure support from conser vatives in the Democratic Party and to regain the backing of Republicans who have voted for the Democratic candidates. Meanwhile, a survey of public sen timent, made public by the Ameri can Institute of Public Opinion, indi cates an improvement in Republican prospects. The Institute asserts that an election, held at this time, would result in an increase of 85 seats in the House for the Republicans. Last November the Institute estimated that the increase would be only 46 seats. Gains have been registered in the depression-hit areas of the East ern seaboard and the Great Lakes, American whalers more than a dred years ago. . Look! Jimmy Can Walk Again! Of course, it's with crutches right now, but hell throw them ' away in a little while. And he , hasn't walked for years since a serious bone infection left . him without use of his legs. - Jimmy's parents couldn't send . him to a specialist so he spent A those years watching the other : children from a window, while , :t " they romped and played. .But a few small donations I never missed by the givers ; . changed Jimmy's whole -life." tj' The donations made it possible. ;. to stnd him to a specialist who ', ) "knew his stuff,f and now. a f new and exciting . 'world ' has . - opened up for Jimmy. His ; ' , rightful heritage: HE - CAN ? f WALK AGAIN1 ' ' 1 '5 If Jimmie were VOJR son y , .would your V ; ter Seal Sale tot, crippled children be . ; ..GENEROUS? ) i Jimmy Mieht Be YoVir 1 Have the Perquimans County Chainr. - " donation-or make it to ono c ! vo c-.;;:;;i::;;?D'jYFr. Tli3i::illiC'"M ' This advertr". both - "normally T Democratic in 1 -2 a. a i: . President Roosev-'.t r- "y re viewed the five yeaB of V.3 a ' min istration and , averted t'.U v enor mous gains had been ma.' 3 toward the goals he visioned before Uareh 4th, 1933. The President insisted that these goals remained unchanged and stressed the distinction between objectives and methods used to ac complish them. , Illustrating, he said a year ago stabilization of price lev els was threatened . by inflation, which caused, a shift in direction, but that later, in the autumn months, there was a threatened deflation and the course had to be in the other' di rection, although, the objective was the same' all the time., ,v 1 - t,i.'t : - ' -1 " v Mr. Roosevelt,, referredto the fif teen to . twenty , million Americans who are without purchasing power in connection with the problem of farm tenancy and the , share-cropper. He felt that business would be better if the purchasing power of this part of our1 population was sufficient to en able it to buy the products of indus try. He was proud of what has been done to control crop surpluses' and thus support- the purchasing power of the fifty-million persons dependent directly or indirectly on agriculture. On the industrial side of the picture, he explained, the Administration had sponsored measures to,, hold up the earnings of both .. the owners and workers of cooperations. : ., He felt that before long, more business men would voice approval of these objec tives. ' Pointedly, - he declared the Administration was as determined as ever to put an end to "special priv ilege" which would be good for the entire country, for stocks and bonds and everything else. ; The first revision of stamps de signed since 1922-23 will include Benjamin Franklin and Martha Washington, as well as twelve presidents-not previously honored-with postage stamp issues. Four denom inations will present the public with a four-and-a-nair-cent, a inirxy-nve-cent and a forty-cent stamp. The complete list follows: Franklin, cent; Washington, 1- cent; Martha Washington, lVk-cent; John Adams, 2-cent; Jefferson, 8 cent; Madison, 4-cent; Monroe, .4tt- cent; John Quincy Adams, 6-cent; Jackson, 6-cent; Van Buren, 7-cent; William H. Harrison, 8-cent; Tyler, 9-cent; Polk, 10-cent; Taylor, 11-cent: Fillmore, 12-cent; Pierce, 13-cent; Buchanan, 1 4-cent; Lincoln, 15-cent; Johnsoa, 16-ent; Grant, 17-cent; Hayes, 18-cent: Garfield, 19-cent; Arthur, 20-cent; Cleveland, 25-cent; Benjamin Harrison, 80-cent; William McKinley, 86-cent; T, Roosevelt, 40- cent; Taft, 60-cent; Wilson, fl; Harding, $2; Coolidge, $0. j W. M. U. MEETS MONDAY The Woman's Missionary Union of Hertford Baptist Church will -meet at 3:80 o'clock on Monday afternoon at the church. All members are urged to attend. TAX LIST TAKER APPOINTED R. L. Knowles was appointed tax list taker for the Town of Hertford at the meeting of the Town Council on Monday night. . 1 2V ill ( WSWY . VY ! RECO ' Most of the cases which came up for trial by Judge James S McNlder. In Recorder's Court on Tuesday in volved minor traffic violations, the defendant charged with the , most serious violation failing to appear. Lloyd Nixon,- eharged , with reck less driving, was called and failed to answer. Capius was issued and the case continued. - . 'The charge of drunk against Watt Copeland was dismissed upon ' pay ment of costs, I k 'r4-, -t Prayer for judgment was continued upon payment ' of the costs in the case of Howard Manley, colored, con-; victed ;of driving with-no operator's license, and there ..will be. a further hearing next Tuesday., ' W. T. Eason was .found guilty of driving .with insufficient brakes, the case being; dismissed upon payment of half the costs. . , , - , , Ernest Lilly, colored, was convict ed of driving with; insufficient brakes, the case being dismissed upon pay ment of the costs. ; William Paul .. Robinson, colored, was required to pay half the court costs upon conviction of driving with insufficient brakes. , The charge of . assault ' with a deadly weapon against Dennis Fere bee, colored,; was dismissed. Prayer for judgment was continued upon payment of the costs in the case of Blanche White, colored found guilty of using profane language in apublic-placei-i,,';-''.- ': " : E. Q. WHITE STILL ILL . E. Q. White, manager of Winslow White Motor Company, the local Ford Agency, who has been sick for the past ten days at his home in the Bagley Swamp community, is still confined to his home. His condition, however,' is reported as improving. WW f stcMv for WASHtNA MSMCS w lffm. ww rbki M ftta m SOFT AND LOVELY 3 for 20c PDIO0U0B"" Mode with Gine Olive OH UC Blue Super Sods for 25c (Gets Clothes Hospital Cleam) - OcUgon Soap i' , S for 14c Octagon Powder 8 for 14c Octagon Telle . 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