Saturday, June 17, 2017

Secretary of State Hoover Praises Happy North Carolina; Predicts Bright Future, 1926

The Polk County News, Tryon, N.C., “Published Every Week in the Mountain Paradise,” Thursday afternoon, June 17, 1926.
Cabinet Officer Passes Through Raleigh on Way to Georgia
Raleigh, N.C., June 15—Secretary of Commerce Hoover believes that North Carolina has made great progress in the last 20 years and that this progress is a forerunner of what the entire South will show in the next few years. He also is of the opinion that business conditions in the country are good. As for the revelations of expenditures in the recent campaign in Pennsylvania, Mr. Hoover is not discussing them, he smilingly said.
The cabinet officer passed through Raleigh this afternoon bound for Georgia where he is to deliver the commencement address tomorrow at the University of Georgia.
“Business conditions, I think, are good throughout the country,” said Mr. Hoover. “We have no outstanding unemployment problems and that is a fairly good criterion by which to judge.
“You have a happy state here. North Carolina has made great progress in the last 20 years. I believe this progress is but a forerunner of what is coming to the entire South in the next few years.”

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