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THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY, HERTFORD, N. C FRIDAY, JULY 15, 1938
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.-. By Hugo S. Sims, Washington Correspondent
Roosevelt Presses His Fight to Assure
Liberal Control of U. S. Government
President Roosevelt's highly publi
cized swing across the Continent has
about ended and in a few days the
Chief Executive will board a cruiser
at San Diego for a fishing trip that
will end at the Atlantic Coast.
The political campaign of 1938 is
wagging its way along with the
President undoubtedly taking a lead
ing part in the discussion, framing
the issues and using the full force
of his office to drive home to the peo
ple the advantages of the policies
that ho espouses; Once more Mr.
Roosevelt has demonstrated "his amaz
ing ability to set the stage, to prop
erly time his acta and to focus the
limelight where, in his opinion, it will
do the most good.
The general attitude of the Presi
dent toward the coming referendum
thing else, including natural economic
trends, bad distribution of national
income, lack of cooperation between
business, labor and the Government,
maladjustment of our economic ma
The Poll of Fortune Magazine ask
ed, "Do you approve in general of
Roosevelt?" In reply, 548 per cent
of those polled said, "Yes." About
eleven per cent did not know, and
only thirty-four per cent said, "No."
This result is more remarkable be
cause the same poll showed general
approval of the President, reported
that none of his policies have the
majority support of the people, ex
FILM FOUECAST AT STATE THEATRE
HERTFORD, N. C.
Is the Nation Moving Up-grade
Again Or Is Recent Improvement
Practically everybody is interested
at the polls is that the "people of the,;n the economic situation in the
nation are divided between two country and most of us are wonder
schools of thought, classified generally jng whether we have come to the end
as Liberal and Conservative. He 0f the present depression.
urges the people to vote in their
party primaries and to make healthy
choice between the candidates of the
opposing parties. He insists that an
election "cannot give a country a firm
sense of direction if it has two or
more national parties Which merely
have different names but are as alike
in their principles and aims as peas
in the same pod.
' Naturally, the President urges the
-voters to favor Liberals in all con
tests and is more concerned about
the general attitude of a candidate
towards present-day problems than
-attitudes toward any particular test.
He warns that progress may be
hlocked by men who say "Yes" and
then find special reasons to oppose
everv specific object advanced to
solve national problems.
The President's idea as to the for
mation of distinct Liberal and Con
servative parties in this country is
The writer is not a business expert,
and cheerfully admits that most of
the "sound policies" of economic and
fiscal affairs have been thrown into
the ash can by the experience of the
world in the past decade. Undoubt
edly, business signs have been more
favorable in the past few weeks than
was expected. The summer will pro
bably prove more encouraging than
anticipated. The spending program
of the 'Government will have a fav
orable effect on Fall business and
this will extend into next year. What
happens afterwards depends on the
ability of private industry and capital
to keep the ball rolling.
Without attempting to settle the
argument as to what caused the 1937
38 depression, or call attention to the
significant differences which distin
guished it from the earlier decline
between 1929-32, it is admitted, fun
damentally, that the economic dislo
cation is much less serious than it
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not newly expressed. tor many;
years, the major parties in the United was .nine yearf aK-
With this intra
state have included both schools of duction, we will attempt, very briefly
thought. Mr. Roosevelt, in his cam-1 to recount some of the favorable and
paign in 1938, succeeded in securing ' unfavorable factors now operating
the support of most of the Liberal throughout the nation,
element in the nation. j The heavy industries, those which
His political purpose since that,make &oods tbat last a long time,
day has been to make permanent the such. as factory equipment and auto-
adhesion of Liberals and to make cer
tain that the party he leads will be
the spokesman for the Liberals. He
has faced a consistent Conservative
opposition, which has been divided
between the membership of the two
parties, but he has resolutely insisted
upon drawing the line between Liber
els and Conservatives with what prac
tical politicians consider a callous
disregard of the fortune of parties
In the President's opinion, the na
tion is engaged in a vast social and
economic revolution. The struggle is
titanic and more far-reaching than1
most Americans suspect. One lead-'
ing Washington correspondent calls
it, a revolution in slow-motion
Throughout his first term and with
mobiles, are showing signs of a dis
tinct revival. Steel production is be
ginning to move forward, following
a revolutionary change in pricing tac
tics. The automobile . industry, ; an
important customer of steel, is doing
better than had been expected, but
the basic building and construction
industry is somewhat uncertain. Signs
of an early spring revival in construc
tion have receded but the Housing
Administration thinks that residential
building will pick up and the new
spending program will increase other
types of construction.
The textile and shoe industries ap-
' pear to be entering upon an expand
ing phase. Inasmuch as they employ
( between one and two million workers,
the importance of their contribution
Monday Only, July 18th
pon Ameche, Simone Simon
J v Robert Young
Simone Simon tilted her pert little
chin at Opportunity and uttered a
very haughty "good-bye." j
The farewell had all the emphasis
of an American "scram."
But Opportunity was insistent,
courteous and inspired.
That is why "La Sauvage Tendre"
today is the Number One screen
star of Paris and Hollywood instead
of, perhaps, a well known illustrator
and portraitist in charcoal.
Born in Marseilles, Simone settled
in Paris to study under the tutelage
of a winner of the Prix de Rome,
who advised her to take up drawing
as a future career. She found that
her talents were best expressed in
charcoal po: ..aits, and she' began
dashing off portraits for delighted
Then Opportunity knocked
or more correctly, stared.
One day in June, 1931, on the ter
race of the Cafe de la Paix, her
vivacious smile and sparkling blue
eyes attracted the attention of a
He stood before Simone . . . gaz
ing at her through half-closed eyes
. . oblivious to rushing wafters. and
curtate passersby. ?i ft1:
Simone was half amused and half
indignant until her vis a vis drew up
a chair and sat down beside, her,
Then she was dumbfounded.
"Mademoiselle, must forgive me,"
; he, explained, "but I am an artist.
To me you are very beautiful."
Drawing up her 5 feet 3 inches of
dignity into an icicle of sub-zero dis
dain, Simone told Opportunity:
"That is very interesting. Good
bye!!!" Right then and mere, all of the
fame, fortune and adoration which
has been her lot in recent years,
hung in the balance.
Opportunity, however, came back
"Mademoiselle, you do not under
stand. My name is Tourjansky. I
am a film director and you are a per
fect type for my next picture. I
have been looking for you."
And suiting the words to action,
M. Tourjansky produced a carte
d'idenitite passport which all must
carry in France and proved his
To make a short story still storter,
Simone took a screen test for M.
Adolphe Osso and was given the first
of a series of successful roles.
Now she is co-starred with Don
Ameche and Robert Young in
"Josette," gay 20th Century-Fox
comedy hit to be shown at the State
Theatre Monday. Bert Lahr and
Joan Davis head the featured cast,
which includes Paul Hurst, William
Collier, Sr., and Tala Birell.
But just suppose Opportunity had
not knocked twice!
turned home from Laurel, Md., after
spending the past six weeks with her
sister, Mrs. F. C. O'Brien. '
Miss Waverley D'Orsey spent the
week-end in, Elizabeth City. '
Mrs. J. C. Wilson was in Elizabeth
Mif Ruby Lane was the guest of
Miss Elizabeth Goodwin, at Okisko,
on Sunday' ' . , .,
Miss Janet Qnincy has returned
from Wilson, where she visited her
uncle, Edgar Towe.
Carey Quincy, Walter Symons and
Tim Trueblood spent Sunday at
Ocean View, Va,
A MAN WHO CHOfoS 1OBA03D 1S t KNOW THE
DIFFERENCES IN TOBACCO QUWJTV, AND HE SEES
WHO GETS THE BEST TOBACCO. TIME AND AGAIN,
CAMEL HAS BOUGHT My OKXE IOTSUKE LAST
yEAR. CAMEL PAYS MORE TO GET THE BEST.
NATURALLY WE PLANTERS SMOKE CAMELS. WE
KNOW CAMEL BUYS TCWJUAUTy TOBACCO
f ALL cigarettes alike? , Ask
A th i men wh6 w to
bacco. They know Camels are
MmOND CMFT-gnmh, mt different. And tey know
lumri-ftobacMb kit" lift wrk" wAy FINER, MORE EX
Try Camels today. See for yourself why millions
of smokers say: "CAMELS AGREE WITH ME."
unflagging determination thus far, to economic well-being is apparent.
the President has stuck to his battle, I Declining commodity prices, which
insisting upon reforms in the face of . usually cause buyers to postpone pur
determined and powerful opposition. chases, have been much steadier
He has won many engagements and throughout the world during the past
been defeated on notable occasions,! month. Certain important raw ma
but, almost without exception, he has terials have advanced. Excessive in
returned to the fray, convinced that ventories of manufactured goods are
the people want the fight continued rapidly being reduced and their elim
and confident in the belief that the ' ination will insure a revival of pro
people of the nation support his ef- duction, even if only to meet current
Readers of this column may recall! The agricultural outlook is not ex
that some weeks ago we pointed out'actly favorable, although higher
that the election this year would in-' prices and the Government program
volve only a single issue. The issue means that the farmers' income will
was and is: Roosevelt and his New ( be several hundred million dollars
Deal. There is no reason to modify more than heretofore expected. Ex
our earlier statement. Mr. Roosevelt cessive production, carrvinir threats
has no idea whatever of surrendering of low prices, continue to menace tlie
tne battle for his reforms, and, per- security of farmers in this countrv
haps, is more confident of ultimate The problem is not yet solved and
success today than at almost any whether the solution will be rigid
time since he became President. j control of production or the finding
In fact, the Chief Executive is con- of wider foreign markets remains to
vinced that the "economic royalists" , be settled.
are in strategic retreat and is anxious Other factors on the favorable side
to press them to the limit, believing include the effects- of Government
that a striking victory at the polls in spending, which are certain to pro
November will mean their utter rout, duce some measure of recovery, re
Even now, he senses signs of cooper- gardless of permanent after-effects
ation with the Government from those and, if it continues, will engender
who have bitterly fought his meas- optimism among leaden and encour
urea. A conclusive victorv hv T.ihor. ace inventment anil ntungim Mam.
and supplies to the minimum. No
real solution is in sight, even when
allowances are made for a business
revival. The electric utilities, anoth
er important purchaser of the pro
ducts of heavy industries, are crowd
ed with uncertainty and the industry
is not likely to resume purchasing on
a large scale until the situation is
The foreign situation is not very
encouraging. Other countries have
been affected by our depression and
unless recovery here gives early sup
port to world commodity markets, the
international repercussion is apt to he
more widely felt. Another menace in
world affairs is the concentration; of
activity in other lands on armaments,
which admittedly affects the present
economic situation, but does not add
to the permanence of employment.
Heavy taxes have worried some
business men. Naturally critics of
the present Administration have at
tached gTeat importance to this fac
tor in producing uncertainty and
preventing satisfactory investment of
expansion. Even those friendly to
the New Deal admit that the tax sit
uation has its difficulties. Neverthe
less, there is general agreement that
heavy taxation is apt to continue and
that business will be compelled to re-
adjust itself with this factor in mind.
Added to the items enumerated
above is a general antipathy that
certainly exists between the Govern
ment and certain elements In busi
ness. No real reconciliation has been
effected as yet and none is possible so
long as there is doubt as to the per
manence of the reforms already in
stituted. There are signs, however,
children spent Sunday with Mrs. Jor
dan's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
Mrs. Bertha Whitehead had as her
dinner guests Sunday her father, W.
F. Howell, and brother, Louis Howell,
Misses Sybil and Alma Howell, of
Hertford, Mr. and Mrs. John White
and children, from near Hertford,
Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Miller, of Win
fall. Mr. and Mrs. John Asbell and
children, and Mr. and Mrs. Crafton
Russell and daughter visited Mrs.
James Dail, in Chowan County, on
Miss Alcesta Whitehead has re-
tm m m n a a mw u m m
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2.55 Z $3.30
ESyruai Elarchare (?o.
"Everything In Hardware and Supplies"
EDENTON, N. C.
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1b in the campaigns this year will over, what are called the "natural 3 Th" V W
undoubtedly convince those who forces." seem to be assertin them-1 eSS:fi?5nC? nd ".W
-contro the wealth rA ..-f.. io f knai - : Z uuut 10 BCCePl enin
the nation that the time has com cvcle. following the Heclinea nt the
'amount of Government regulation a
for them to accent what Mr pMM. na-t , : tt hM k ..,1 . mie . 18 general, s the '
velt's friends term e,nm, Uw : "vT I"::";;: '8tn"ne1 relations which hav-exi8ted
CTa5y more effective cooperation between
Regardless of whether the splurge 1 labor, capital and the Government,
on the Stock Exchange marked the j If this tendency proves correct, its in
end of the current depression or not, fluence will be widely felt.
we amazing iact is that the President The other side of the picture in
.ma noi lose nis noia
f Although Mr. Roosevelt H
ii- ' ."ft wic
Mcovery movement, boasted at Char
leston, "We planned it that way," the
evidence indicates that the popular
opinion of the nation does not blame
im for the economic trouble of the
This fact has been reasonably well
established by two polls of public
opinion. The Gallup Poll disclosed
Oat only three persons out of tea
omed Roosevelt or the New Deal for
upon the people, eludes factors which are decidedly un-
favorable. Unemployment, now esti
mated to include ten million workers,
as compared with about six million a
year ego, is depressing but a busi
ness upturn would tend to reduce the
number of unemployed. The pros
pects, however, are that the nation
will be plagued with the problem to
some degTee for many years. -.
The present plight of the railways
is discouraging. Many of them face
serious financial readjustment - and
fW depression. The otherV seventy most of theuiejia'naftrtetinc'' their
-cent put the blame . upon some purchases of much-needed equipment
between Government and business will
disappear and the economic picture
of the nation immensely helped, t ; -
Miss Dona White, of Wirifall, ' suid
Miss Louise Wilson spent Friday at
Ocean View, Va.; on a fishing trip.
Mrs., Thomas White, of Winfalf, is
spending several days with her moth
er,' Mrs. J. P. Elliott. V;
"Mrs. J. Claude Perry and her neph
ew, of Elizabeth City, are spending
a few days with her mother, Mis. C.
L. Jackson. , ' '
Mr. and Mrs. John . Symons " and
son. Jack, and Mr. and Mrs; Elihu
Lane spent Sunday at Ocean View.
-' lit, and Mrs. O, B. Jordan nd
Crisp new Cottons you'll
love! Sheers, Lawns, Pi
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$1.00 - $1.95
SIZES 11 TO 17
12 TO 20
38 TO 52
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"ST0.1E OF VALUISV HERTFORD, N". C