I apologize for the lack of posts lately. School started. What can I say? Better things to come. This is a great piece because it lists names and occupations.
The Caddo Herald
March 8, 1935
What Caddo Folks Say of Roosevelt
(The interviewing was done by members of the Cats Paw staff and they were not instructed as to who to interview, but obtained them as they could on the streets.)
The citizens of Caddo were asked Monday, March 4th on the second anniversary of the inauguration of Roosevelt as our president, what they thought of his administration at the present time. The following answers are as nearly the words of the people asked as could be recorded:
Interviewed by Royce Barber:
Joe Turner, barber: If the people back the President and his program and have personal confidence, they will be all right.
Mrs. L. E. Propps, clerk: All business conditions have greatly improved in the past two years and from all appearances there will be further improvement.
Moses Martinez, café owner: considering the state of affairs at the beginning of Roosevelt’s administration, I would say in the past two years Roosevelt has done much toward business and farm improvement.
Maurice Beck, clerk: Franklin Roosevelt is the best man that could be gotten for governing the country.
J.H. McCalman, farmer: I think Roosevelt is the very man we need if he can obtain the backing of the people.
G.A. Crossett, postmaster: I think two years of Roosevelt have revealed a really new deal in government, in that under his administration the rights of people rather than the rights of property have been considered, in other words the people come first.
C. A. Hancock, grocer: I think that we have profited a great deal by this administration.
Dr. L. M. Nettelton, dentist: He has done as much as could be expected of any man working for the betterment of the people and country during the trying times.
Lake Brewer, former grocer: He has done well considering the state of affairs that existed at the beginning of his administration.
Minnie Braudrick, clerk: I think that we can see a marked improvement in conditions in our country.
Rev. Roy Ellis: As a whole, Roosevelt’s administration has done fairly well. No man could suit all the people all the time. He has done as well as could be expected.
Interviewed by Mary Meadows:
Ade Tisdial, meat market: I think he is the greatest president we have ever had and if everyone will follow his advice we will come out on top.
Frank Williams, city clerk: I think President Roosevelt is the greatest president since Woodrow Wilson, and he is fair minded and willing to help the people.
J.D. Maytubby, cashier, the First State Bank: I think President Roosevelt’s administration is a very big success.
W. W. Boone, merchant: I think President Roosevelt’s administration is big success.
H.T. Styron, merchant, Konawa, Okla.: I think of this administration what Mark Twain said when he saw the Pacific Ocean, “By golly it is very much a success!”
Chas. J. Krols, salesman, St. Louis, MO: I think President Roosevelt’s administration is a real big success.
John L. Boland, lawyer: I think that the Roosevelt administration is the most outstanding administration in the history of the United States. Notwithstanding the President was born of rich parents and has always enjoyed the richest of life, he has a far insight of the needs of the poor and middle classes and every act of his administration shows his understanding of the needs of the nation.
Mrs. Roy Downing, post office clerk: Two years of Roosevelt shows that the government more than ever before is considering human rights.
Riley Stevens, city marshal: I think President Roosevelt’s administration is the best ever.
Camille Cornett, clerk: I believe the people have benefitted greatly under this administration.
J. H. Franks, barber: I think President Roosevelt’s administration has helped the people greatly.
H. W. Sargent, gasoline salesman: I think it is a great improvement over the last administration.
Vest Claborn, tailor: I think he is doing everything he can to help the people of this great nation.
Haskell Taylor, college student: I think he is doing everything possible to help the people.
Interviewed by W.E. McIntosh-
Roy Barber, livestock buyer: Give me six more years of it and I will die happy.
Jack Pate, clerk: I think his administration is fine and would like for him to serve another term after this one.
C.B. Nail: If you can find a better man in the U.S., impeach him!
A.P. Hill: I think it will turn out to be O.K.
A.S. Hill, blacksmith: I am well satisfied with the administration as he is the greatest man since Woodrow Wilson.
J.T. Green, farm census enumerator: I approve of the administration.
Hatsell Powell, farmer: I am glad he put hogs back to 10c.
W. E. McIntosh, druggist: It is the most wonderful administration I have experienced in my practice.
Hugh Huddleston, garage operator: Stay with the new deal and you will be O.K.
W. E. Crabtree: It suits me alright.