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STATE AND NATION
Political llirdhcye Views OI Th.'
Two Capitol Hills—What The 1
Law-Makers Are Doing For
The Good Oi Tin* Country.
S. Gilmer Sparger, of Dan- i
bury iind Fred Folger, of Mourn
Airy, armed safely in Raleigh
Monday ?:> a telephone message
tells us find are on the job of
helping to save the State.
Sparger, as you recall, is
representative in the lower house
l'rom Stokes, while Folger is
Senator representing this county
and Surry in the upper house. |
Our friends attended the
Democratic caucuses Tuesday
night at which Robert Grady
Johnson of Pender county was
elected Speaker of the House,
and Paul D. Grady of Johnson
county was named as president
pro tem of the Senate.
The General Assembly conven
ed at high noon Wednesday for
what will perhaps be one of the
most important sessions in the
history of the State.
The most i reliable data the
Reporter can get points to the re
enactment of the general sal£3
tax. but without exemptions
and the increase of pay for school
It is morcovei, reasonably cer
tain that th-j ri.'ili' c ->f the
State Highway Commission will
not be diverted to other purpf sc-.
Where the needed money is 10
come from is in doubt, but cr.-
legislator said by eli.r.inuiins
exemptions from the sales tax an.l
by praying for better business.
The sales, tax has helped
tremendously to enable the State
to balance its budget, and to have
good money left in the treasury
after the experience of the de
pression when State bonds were
below par and fhe credit the,
State was in jeopardy. This
argument insures the permanence
of the sales tax. j
It will be several days yet be
fore the body gets down to
Big things are happening in
congress. The President has sent
in his budget message in which
be asks for 800 more million
dollars for relief until "his giant
public works, social insurance.
*nd other progrrois get ihto full
swing. Congress will give Mr.
Roosevelt the money, cn.l there
will be no suffering among t?:e
unemployed this- wt.it or ami
The President recommended in I
't message the appropriation of,
everal hundred million dollars
*th which to bring the navy up
to treaty stipulations. This will
put America in first class position
for defense in case of war.
Unemployment and old age in
surance arc also favored and
tnnoended, and both these are j
It is believed that Congress j
will be in eeeslon until July,
GAIN OF VI PKR CENT. IN
FISCAL VKAR KNDKD J( Nioj
30 RKPORTKD BY TRKA- j
SIRV TOBACCO LARGE
Washington, Jan. B.—A most
welcome inctcare of 42 per cent.|
in internal revenue taxes collect-
ed by the government in the fis-1
cal year ended last June 30.
was announced at the treasury
Collections amounted to $2,300,-
816,308. a gain of .5650.977.051.
or 42 per cent, over the fiscal
year 1933. This was exclusive of
agricultural adjustment taxes,
which totaled $371,422,885.64
during the year. The gain in
general revenue reflected ad
ditional levies and increases in
collections on old ones.
Nearly 20 per cent, of the
government's tax revenues during i
the fiscal year ended June 30.!
last, was derived from tobacco,!
levies on which returned a total,
of $425,168,897, it was disclosed j
today by the annual report of the
commissioner of internal revenue, j
Tobacco tax receipts, the com
missioner revealed, increased $22,-,
429,838, or 5.57 per cent, over the'
collections for the previous yeat. j
An increase of 6.47 per cent,
in the consumption cf small
cigarettes was responsible for thn
greater part of the increased
revenue, the cigarette tax return
ing 5C49.6b1.P45, a gain of $21,-
2-13.532 over the fiscal year 19f;3,
the report shewed. More than Si!
per cent, of all tobacco ft::
revenues were derived frc.n th ,!
I '■ r. levy.
Increases wcic also rfjerte-.]
in collections of other tobacco
taxes, receipts from the levy on
large cigar: increasing by $32?,300
large cigarettes by $616,219. and
snuff by 5353.191. The only de
crease were $151,711 in receipts
from manufactured tobacco and
$712 from smell cigars.
North Carolina, with 2.57 per
cent, of the country's population
paid 9.74 per cent- of all taxes
collected by the federal govern
ment during the fiscal year end
ed June 30. last, it was reported
today by the commissioner of in
Total collections in the state
of $260,405,991 represented, on
the basis tif the 1930 pojmlation
•of 3,170,276, a per capita payment
x>f more thai, SBO ,and comprised
nearly 10 per cent, of the national
collection of $2,672,293,194, the
Residents of the state jratd
$12,957,991 in income tcx during
I the fiscul year, which represented
i 1.59 per cent, of the national
total of $817,025,339, but the
collection of $217,674,8t>7 in mis
cellaneous taxes, approximately'
! ' j
half of which' was represented by
the levies' on tobacco, brought
total itemel revemx* tax collect
ions to $230 032,858, which was
10.02 per cent, of the country's
| total of 52.300.816.309.
In addition, there was collected
j in the state $29,773,133 under the
| agricultural adjustment taxes,
Danbury, N. C\, Thursday, January 10, 1935
ELK IN TO LEAKSVILLE THROUGH STOKES
—A LOGICAL, PRACTICABLE HIGHWAY -
The State Highway Commission has a sur
plus on hand of ID or 12 millions, due to its
"depression" policy of close economy, and the
consequent practical cessation of highway con
For two or three years federal aid to North «
Carolina road-building has been withheld, as it >
has also been withheld from other States. This
policy of the government also proceeded from i
governmental economy in order to divert funds ]
to immediate relief of unemployment. Now we
learn that the federal aid to States is to be re- ]
sumed, and North Carolina will at an early date .
receive several million dollars to augment our (
home appropriation for highway building. ]
Now is the time for citizens of Stokes, co- t
operating with Pilot Mountain, Surry county, ]
and Stoneville, Rockingham county, to get busy 1
to secure the extension of hardsurface highway!
No. 268 from Pilot Mountain through the heart
of Stokes and intersecting with the Winston-1
Salem-Martinsville hardsurface at Stoneville.
This is decidedly the most important, logical;
and practicable road on the map of prospective
highways for this county. Its tentative route
has long been agitated before the State Highway
Commission, and it has been very favorably con-:
sidered by the late lamented chairman, Mr.
Jeffress, and had his tacit endorsement.
The advantages of this highway cannot he
overestimated to Stokes county. Tapping the
western rim cf the county at Pilot Mi, it comes
directly eastward, touching the Rock House, a
j point of great historic and sentimental interest.
Crossing No r 661. State* hardsurface highway
near Reynolds school, it will go directly by Vade
Mecum (where there is a promise of SIOO,OOO en»j
dowment with a good road), directly by Moore's
Springs. Cascade and connect with No. c 9 hare! |
s urface at Piedmont Snrings. j
From Danbury the lexical route would cross
ihe Dan, touch Kartman's, Sheppard's Mill and
cross the Pine Hall-Sandy Ridge highway, turn
ling at a point a mile east of S&ndy Ridge directly
From Stoneville there is already a fine hard
'surface turnpike to Leaksville.
Pilot Mt,. Sandy Ridge and Stoneville can
well afford to join Danbury and other Stokes
! county communities in pulling for the early con
struction of the road. It would be a great builder
! for Pilot and Stoneville, while the citizens of the
Sandy Ridge section embracing a wide area ol !
the county would find themselves in quick and
easy access to the railroad and a tobacco market.
Possibly the greatest advantage to the
county as a whole would be the development of
that section between Pilot Mt. and Piedmont,
Springs, hitherto without decent communication
with its county seat or the markets.
The section lying between Nos. 661 and 89
highways is a fine country and of unsurpassed
scenic beauty, rich in mineral waters, timber I
land agricultural resources.
Stokes has fared badly at the hands of the
State Highway Commission, and has not shared
'liberally in the advantages of hard surface mile
age as have its neighbor counties. Now that the
! Commission must soon revive its programs of
I highway construction, let our people be prepared
: and determined to demand their rights.
Toby Booth I
In Winston Hospital j
Toby L. Booth, county game|
warden, was caned to the Bap-j
tist hospital at Wi. T »ston-Salem j
Saturday, suffering with Wood
poisoning due to a t&ght injury
to his right hand.
He is reported as improving
representing 8.02 per cent, of all
collections of $373,422,885, it was
I Methodist Church
Services next Sunday as fol
| Davis Chapel 11 A. M.
Danbury 7:30 P. M.
'■ Let us start the new year ofi
right by going to church.
Reports from local flour mills
in Union County indicate that
more than 2'a times as much
flour has been ground fn>n
home-grown wheat as compared
with previous years.
TIIKSI; COXGKKSSMLN RNOI.
ANOTHKK CHOP PROfH'CT- :
ION LOAN TO ASSIST fM •
SMALL FARMKR—*SK FOL
Representative Frank Hnneo i:
and Representative Lindsay War
ren Wednesday conferred with
farm credit administration of
ficials, and urged another crcru'
production loan. Following this
conference the opinion was ex
pressed that the farm credit ad
ministration would favor a b : !l
calling for a $40,000,000 appro
priation with a limitation of $250
to each borrower. The interest
rate will be 5 per cent., but the
administration will ask that the
farmers pay an inspection fee of
Mr. Hancock said that it was
absolutely necessary to continue
the crop production loans, as the
small farmer could not get any
benefit fro m the production credit
| "To ask him to buy slock in a
corporation equivalent to 5 per
cent, of his loan is out of the
quest ion," Mr. Hancock said.
"The production credit asso
ciations are good for the land
owners and big farmers, but wo
must continue the crop pro
duction loans to take care of the
small tenant farmer."
i Salmagundi Circle
j The Salmagundi Circle mc
Friday night \v!ih I'lis. Jcr ic P.
Christian. Members present wen
:.s fellows: Mrs. Thurman Mui -
tin Mir.. O-.icll Palmer, Mrs. X.
i:. Pc-p,i«.r. M::;. .\\ E. W. 1!. Mr: .
Lydia Marth, M sr.. J. W. 11.
Mis. J. R. Leake.
i DEATH NEAR COKE
TERRY SMITH'S SON
Killed By Unknown Auto Drivei
Who Sped On —Affair Happen
ed Two Miles North Of Walnut
Cove On Madison Highway—
Burial Of Smith Tuesday AC
j Sparger Smith, 25 years old,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Smith,
was instantly killed by a hit-and
' run driver two miles north of
Walnut Cove on the Madison
, highway Sunday night,
j The young man was walking
f on the highway when he was
struck by the passing car. Wit-
I nesses saw the automobile stop,
!back up to the prostrate body,
| and then speed away. Officers
isearchng for a clue as to the
driver of the death car have not
yet been successful.
| Young Smith was buried near
the old home of hia parents at
i Piney Grove, above Danbury,
Dr. J. L. Hunes and Thos.
I Preston, of Pine Hall, visited
Program Of Dancing, Entertain
ment And Refreshments Being
Formulated— Tickets Will Sell
At -SI.OO, And Proceeds Will
Go To Charitable Puipose.
For the benefit of President
Roosevelt':; hospital in Warm
Springs, Ga., for crippled an I
paralysis stricken children the
entire country is putting Jon an
entertainment and ball on the
night ©f Januaiy 30, the presi
dent's birthday. These functions
will take place simultaneously in
the various cities and counties of
I the nation as a tribute to Presi
dent Roosevelt and the institu
i tion which he established for the
treatment and cure of infantile
paralysis. Thirty per cent of the
proceeds go to this/ institution
and the remainder goes to
charitable causes in the various
communities. Last year the hos
pital realized one million dollars
from this program.
A committee composed of many
of the leading men and women of
Stokes county are now busily en
gaged in formulating plans for
carrying foiward this -progrtftn by
arranging for a dance and en- ~-•
i tertainment at the school gym
nasium at Walnut Cove on Wed
nesday night Januaiy .'SO from
eight to one o'clock. One of thi
l.csl orchestras obtainable ha>
1 •-.n secure:! for the occasion and
f.'! !i!i''o the fox trot, waltz
' :'.:cr rr. ' ricps the old
f. r 1 .:. 1 stately Paul
7 r.'.s and the well known and
] vijr.ilar Virginia reel and break
'.i' - .vn as well as folk dances and
clogs will he participated in.
Several of '.ho £?hools of the
county arc expected to contest
in the various marches and drills
p.nd a general good time is
anticipated. The refreshment
' committee is busily engaged in
' arriving at a formula in keeping
' with the occasion.
I The ticket sales committee are
to begin soliciting patronage this
| week. The tickets will sell for
SI.OO and this will admit a
1 couple. All of the net proceeds
will be used for chariable pur
poses. It is hoped to make the
President's Birthday Party an
event in keeping with the spirit
which prompted the ctabl'.sh
ment of an institution clu-ie to
' the heart of M.r RoosevJt.
; Sparger Is Made
s Chairman Of Im
S. Gilmer Sparger, of Stokes,
s was Wednesday appointed to the
p chairmanship of the committee on
' l privilege? and elections in the
House at Raleigh, j
\ A survey in Currituck county
, t shows an a vet age of over nine
prospective consumers per mile
for the rural electric lines being
i. planned. Each consumer has
J promised to furnish his share of
the poles needed.