THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY, HERTFORD, N." C, FRIDAY," JANUARY 23, 1948.
f dia Wants U.tf. Of War - v .
'.gainst Pakistan over Kashmir
Delegations to the United Nations
ere shocked the other day when
Jia warned that troops might be
-it into Pakistan unless the sister
minion stopped aiding Moslem raid
s' in Kashmir.
India accuses Pakistan- : of having
rmed scores of thousands of raiders
nd of having supplied bases for 100,
90 more massed on the borders of
he province. - The Indian Prime Min
,ter, Jawaharial Nehru, says that
is country would be "justified in
elf -defense in attacking the Pakistan
ases" where the raiders are being !
rainedand armed for an invasion of j
Kashmir. .'' '
to assert, as some Indian leaders do,
that what the Indian people will think
of the United States depends upon the
tolerance - that we develop1 in this
country, i . .
Says "Loyalty Review"
Will Be No "Witch Hunt":
This "program shall not degenerate
into a witch-hunt,' declares Chairman
Seth W. Richardson of the new Loyal
ty Review Board.!
' At the same time, the chairman re
vealed that in most cases , the Board
will permit the accused to confront
their accusers, to have the right of
cross-examination for a disclosure of
the sources of the evidence against
them. However, an accused may be
j ' It might be interesting to look into ' accompapied by an attorney.
he facts behind the row, Before the
ransfer of power :, from Britain to
India and Pakistan,; the foreign re
lations of Kashmir were controlled by
London. . It seems that the predomin
ant majority of the people of Kashmir
ire Moslems but - that the, ruler is a
lindu. " '. .
j IWhen' conditions were unsettled,
with towns and houses being burned,
he Kashmir ruler appealed to India
'or military 'help, asking that his
province be joined to India. The In
Jian Government's answer was to
3end troops and to promise a plebis
cite once the State had been cleared
ij We have no idea what the people
of Kashmir think in connection with
their eventual attachment to India or
Pakistan. -We know, however, that
the effort of a Hindu ruler to transfer
a predominant MoBlem population to
a Hindu state, under the circumstan
ces existing, was almost certain to
invite a violent reaction in Pakistan.
The Hindu Government of, India, it
seems, is ready to back up the Hindu
ruler, just as the Moslems of Pakistan
are anxious to back up the Moslem
majority of Kashmir.
' Once more, we call attention to the
Mr. Richardson makes no secret of
the anxiety of the Board in connection
with these limitations, recognizing
that they give rise to serious ques
tions in the mind of the general pub
lie. He states, , however, that the
-Federal Bureau of Investigation, upon
which the Board must depend -for in
vestigative work, has insistently de
manded that its work be kept in con
fidence. Therefore, the alternative
confronting, the Board ' was to yield
to the FBI demand or else recommend
the abandonment of the proposed loy
Need Hard-Biting Program
To Check Inflationary Trend
With politicians in both parties
playing for position and jockeying
for advantage in the presidential con
test ahead, the people of the nation
lpok with some dismay upon advanc
:'It is obvious that the only way to
meet the inflationary threat, now
rampant and possibly soon to be out
of control, is to bring about a re
duction in prices, profits and wages.
Such a hard-biting program will not
be attractive, when put into effect,
but if it avoids a depression in the
next few years will serve the interests
fact that the people ot Pakistan and j of the people well.
of India represent the same basic
stock of. the, human race. They have
Blight racial differences but their riv
President Tniman, when the special
session .of Congress got underway, ad
vanced a ten-point program to com-
airy and"rioting stems from religious hat inflation. It involved attack upon
differences. -T In View lot the absence high prices from various angles and
of tolerance in the land of Mahatma
Gandhi, it seems somewhat - absurd
was Dasea apparently upon recom
mendations of the President's Council
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The Republican Congress did not
pass the Truman version of anti-inflation
legislation -but presented a bill
-which was blocked by ".Democrats,
aided by twenty-six Republicans. An
other measure, a trifle stronger,' was
passed, signed and denounced by the
President. . '
Whether the regular session of
Congress will produce legislation that
will accomplish something positive
about inflation is problematical, but
there , is a chance if the people at
home will make a positive demand
upon their, representatives in Con-
Americans Should Face
Federal Fiscal Facts
Before long, the air will be filled
with debate and discussion about the
fiscal policies of the Government with
great emphasis upon tax reduction.
It might be well to give our readers
some facts about taxes and Federal
Taking up the question of taxes,
which means the money that the Gov
ernment collects for its expenditures,
we find that individual and corporate
taxes are expected to provide seventy
one per cent of total Revenues in the
current fiscal year compared with on
ly forty-nine per cent in 1939.
Referring back to 1939, we find
that direct taxes on. individuals am
ounted to $1,392,000,000 and direct
taxes on corporations totaled $1,278,-
000,000. These totals increased con
siderably in the war years. In 1946,
corporate taxes showed a considerable
decline while individual tax totals
dropped very slightly.
The year 1947 shows that direct
taxes on individuals aggregated $20,-
808,000,000, while direet taxes on cor
porations, which rose to $16,399,000,
000 in 1945, dropped to $9;678,000,000
in 1947. It should be noted that elim
ination of the excess profits tax in
the 1945 tax bill caused a decline in
corporate tax collections because two
thirds of the sum collected in 1945
was represented by excess profits
Now, let's turn our attention to
the expenditures of the Government
in the fiscal year 1947. The figures
reveal $14,451,000,000 spent on nat
ional defense, $7,373,000,000 on vet
erans' services and benefits, $4,957,
000,000 for interest on the public debt
and $6,669,000,000 for international
affairs and finance. Some $2,000,000,
000 each year is used in making tax
refunds. This total of more than
$33,000,000,000 represents about eigh
ty per cent of total expenditures of
The August estimate of Federal ex-
penauures ior tne x4 fiscal year
was $37,000,000,000, of which the
four items previously referred to ac
counted for $27,000,000,000. It should
be obvious from these figures that if
the budget of the Federal Govern,
ment is to be slashed to any consid
erable degree, there 'must be heavy
reductions in the four items listed.
Another observation should be
made, we think, in connection with
the financial situation of the Federal
Government. Nothing but a start has
been, made in the reduction of the na
tional debt. The cost of carrying the
debt in the form of interest is estim
ated, at $5,125,000,000 for the present
fiscal year. ,
The requirement for interest rep
resents more money than the Federal
Government spent in the fiscal year
1933 and should, make it apparent to
every American that unless the Gov
ernment is prepared to repudiate its
debt, taxation will not return to the
old levels for many a year. Neither
should we overlook the gross debt of
the United States, which is now above
$230,000,000,000, with eighty per cent
of 'it accumulating as a result of our
late war effort.
Sellers' Market Cushions
Sweeping Tariff Cuts
- One of Vhe most sweeping tariff re
ductions in the history of the United
States went into effect on the first of
the new year, but, due to peculiar cir
cumstances, the change in our tariff
structure is net expected to have any
great effect upon our trade.
. In this country, a seller's market
is so r strongi that ; even industries
usually sensitive to tariff reductions
admit that they, can absorb the "im
mediate" effect of the cuts. This in
cludes the woolen textiles, chemicals,
gloves, fancy j leather, pottery and
other , industries. In addition, few
foreign countries are now producing
enough to increase their export vol
ume to the United -States and thus
take advantage of the tariff reduc
tion. , , I
It is not considered likely that our
imports will be increased very greatly
by reciprocal concessions . obtained
from other countries. It is pointed
ou that most foreign countries are
importing all they can pay for from
the United States and, becuse of cur
rency difficulties, many foreign coun
tries are seeking ways to cut down on
their purchases from the United
The general opinion among econ
omic authorities is that there could
not have been a better time to ower
the tariff walls. The reaction in the
United States is xeported "unpreced
entedly mild" and there is little reas
on to believe that the United State
will have .to take advantage of "es
cape clauses In the treaty in case Im
ports increase to threaten the econ
omic life of an industry. ,
.There is a r cjal providence in the
fill of K'- iw. ' If it now 'tis not
to come; if it t e cot to come, it will
be nowi if It r 5 ft now, yet it wi'J
co' e; tive re 1 ii i'l.
Expansion Is Planned
The Educational Board of the
Hertford Methodist Church, planning
a school enrollment expansion, met at
the home of Mrs. Charles Skinner on
Tuesday evenine and discussed the 12-
point plan of expansion. The Rev.
v. U touts, pastor, gave the outline
of the expansion program.
Special services are planned in con
nection with the expansion program,
the first of which was held last Sun
day and the next will be held next
Getting His Money's Worth
Sandy had been rescued .from a
watery grave 'by the local boatman
and now stood dripping on the bank
of the river.
Said Sandy: "I would gie ye a
shilliirbut I've only got a two shillin'
piece on me! ,
"Well, we'll soon square that, re
marked the boatman. "Just jump in
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HERTFORD, N. C.
. Beginning January first, all Tax Listers of
Perquimans County, North' Carolina, will sit
at the following places and on the dates men
tioned below for the purpose of listing your
PROPERTY TAXES for the year 1948.
List In January and Save the Penalty
CARROLL V. WARD, List Taker
January 10, 17, 24, 31 The late E. L. Chappell's Store
lanuary 15 R. M. Baker's Store, Nicanor
January 22 R. R. White's Store, Nicanor
lanuary 28 Willie Winslow's Store, Belvidere
Hours from 9 A. M. to 4 P. M.
All Other Days During January at Home
ROY S. CHAPPELL, List Taker
January 3, 10, 17, 24, 30, 31 J. C. Hobbs' Store
January 7, 14, 21, 28 J. C. Hobbs' Store at Night
lanuary 21 Court House in Hertford
All Other Days In January at Home .
JOHN O. WHITE, List Taker
January 3, 10, 17 At Court House in Hertford
January 10, 17 At Court House in Hertford
January 17 through 31 At Court House in Hertford
All Other Days In January at Home
New Hope Township
SETH LONG, List Taker
January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jackson's Store, New Hope
January 14 Earl Russell's Store
January 28 Perry's Store at Woodville
January 21 J. B. Webb's Store, Durants Neck
All Other Days During January at Home
RAYMOND STANTON, List Taker
January 10, 17 At Chapanoke
January 24 : Jackson's Store
January 3, 10, 17, 24 through 31 At Winfall
All Other Days In January at Home
Each farmer, owner or his agent, must come forward to report the
acreage of each crop to be harvested, or has been harvested, on his
own, or his tenant's farm of the year 1947, also the number of acres
to be cultivated, lying oat, number of bearing fruit trees, and tons of
fertilizer used for all crops.
Prepare your lists now, and save time in listing, also avoid PEN
ALTY for being delinquent after January 31st, 1948. This is required
by the State Law. See Chapter 310, H. B. 45, Public Laws of North
Carolina, Session 1939.
J. W. WARD, Tax Supervisor
PERQUIMANS COUNTY, N. C.
and ONLY Chevrolet
FIRST in PRODUCTION, in SALES and
REGISTRATIONS of cars and of trucks . . .
in Passenger Car Production in 1947
lo published production figures.
in Truck Production In 1947 according to pub
lished production figure.
in Passenger Car Sale in 1947 according to
incomplete but conclusive sale records.
In Truck Sales in 1947 according to Incomplete
but conclusive sale record.
to Produce over a Million Car and Truck in
postwar year, 1947 according to published pro
m Total Patsenger Car Production and Sale for the
total 17-year period, January, 1931 re January,
194S accerdjngto published nation-wide figures.
In Total Truck Production and Sale for Hie total
17-year period, January, 1931 te January, 1943
cording to poblrshed noHen'Wtda figure.
AE, YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET
Y ' DEALER and vry other Chv
ro'e dealer in America are both
proud and happy to make the fol
lowing report to buyeri ond prospec
tive buyers of Chevrolet ptoductu
Again in 1947, Chevrolet built and
sold more cars and more trucks than
any other maker in the industry, juit
as Chevrolet has built and sold mar
cars and more trucks than any other
maker for the total seventeen-year
period, dating from January, 1931 to
January, 1948 the modern period
of motor car history
Naturally, we as well as the Chev
rolet Motor Division of General
Motors are deeply grateful for
America's outspoken preference for
Chevrolet passenger cars and trucks,
and we are determined to do every
thing in our power to continue te
deserve this preference in the future
as in the past.
We want to thank each and every
person in this community for Mt friend
ship and goodwill for ttns organi
zation. Wo solicit ond appreciate your
patronage. We are doing our level
best to prove that, by filling orders
for new Chevrolet just as promptly
at we can even under today's trying
hi Total Numker of Car and Trucks m Mm read .
today according to official naUen wide regis-
doubly appreciative of the patience
ond understanding of aR our cus
tomers who are awaiting deKverlet
of new Chevroletv
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Hertford, N. C.