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Brevard news. (Brevard, N.C.) 1917-1932, March 14, 1919, Image 2

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PKIDAY, MARCH I4«k. I*l*. THE BREVARD NEWS, BREVARD, N. C. NEWS FROM THE CAPITAL. Raleigh, March 11, 1919.—The Gen eral assembly of North Carolina has completed its work and< nearly every member is now on his way back liome. ' On the whole, it has been a progressive body, but reactionaries were by no means strangers in either branch and their presence was often felt when attempts were made to put across progressive measures of any kind. They tried to beat the income tax amendment in the Senate and failed, but they did succeed in pre venting the enactment of adequate child labor legislation. However, the labor bill known a^ the Neill substi tute for the administration measure offered by the Departmei^t of Labor and Printing contains some strong features in harmony with a number of provisions of the Connor-Saunders members, with a few from the east, knocked the thing into smithereens in less than no time. Republicans got nasty and had a few things to say a^out a certain brand of local self- 50vernment, but their attitude only added fuel to * the fire. During the debaj;e Frank Ray called Republican Leader Williams a “sap-headed whip- per snapper” and told him how the republicans managed the schools when the fusionists were in power. This settled the fate of the bill. It went down by a vote of thirty to six ty-six. The House voted for a State system and adopted the primary plan of selecting nominees in all the coun ties, with no change in plan of elect ing by the General Assembly. STATE APPROPRIATIONS. The State’s charitable, penal and educational institutions have fared Vv'ell at the hands of the General As sembly, as the following appropria tions will show. bill and is an improvement over the I Central Hospital, Raleigh $292,800 spineless make-shift now on the sta-,State Hospital, Morganton,.$400,000 tute books. Some of the legislators have gone home feeling proud of their record;; others do not feci so good over the result of thcIr aotivites. The repres entative of Il-'iidorson is not the only one who has had troubles over local 1 Stonewall Jackson Training State Hospital, Colored, Goldsboro, $173,500 Deaf and Dumb School, Mor ganton, 80,000 Caswell Training School, Kingston,. . $125,000 matK'rs. Doi:t'ns of others kept his company until the gavel fell for the la?t time an(i ihoy turned their faces homeward for a season of rest. The last few (lays were nerve-racking in the extreme for those who had to be constantly on vigil in the interest of safety for themselves and the people by knocking innocent little bills (on School $ 27,890 State Sanitarium for Tuber culosis, Sanitorium $ 99,000 University of North Carolina$235,000 E. Carolina Training School $ 65,000 Appalachian Training School Boone $ 26,000 Cullowhee Normal and In dustrial School $ 16,000 their faces), which are often loaded { State School for the Blind $ 87,000 with dynamite. Many went home State College of Agriculture with a feeling of disgust towards all smd Engineering $150,000 kinds of legislation and declaring they XoxmrJ. and Industrial Col. $315,000. will never again return as a member | Oxford Orphai. Asylum . . .$ 20,000 of either tii^ Senate or the House. i Oxford Orphan Asyl. (col) $ 11,000 The two branc-hes of the Assembly rinully 'vot together on a State High way measure by the adoptivMi of the House bill designated as tlie Pharr- IMatthews bill with some amendments enered by the Senate. The House promply concurred in the Senate amendment and made possible the en actment of a good roads law that will assure for North Carolina her Soldiers’ Home, Kaleigii ...$ 45,000 Confederate iMuseum $ 400 Confederate Cemetery .... $ 500 Cherokee Indian Normal School $ 4,850 Colored Agricultural School $ 20,000 State Normal School for Ne groes, Winston $ 35,000 North Carolina State Board of Health $ 84,725 quota of n”.y Federal aid which may } "onfcderate Wonic n’.s Home $ 10,000 now or hereafter become available. North Carolina Orthopedic The bill provides for the issuance of short-term notes by the State ;o .he amount of something like a ...iilio i dollars a year, if nece:=sary to meet Federal demands and hold safe in in terest of State anil countie:;. Neither house apperas to be satisfied with the bill, but the point is made that it will answer all right as a temporary measure. An extra 2e:;sion of the Legislature is to be held a year hence for the purpose of adjusting the tax rates under the new valuation scheme and the highway bill may also be strengthened it the necessity de mands. Hospital $ 15,000 State Board of Charities and rublic Welfare $ 30,000 State Home and Industrial School for Girls $ 40,000 North Carolina Economic and Geological Survey . . $ 40,000 Agricultural Extens’n Work $226,061 No Suffrage Legislation The ladies.failed completely to per- j^uade the members of tiiis General Assembly that it would be the part of wisdom to give them the ballot, even in modified form. They decid ed to await the coming of the Federal amendment for a general campaign on the issue of equal suffrage with men in all elections and concluded to try the experiment in modified form. A bill allowing women to vote in municipal elections in cities of 5,- 000 population and upwards was in troduced in the Senate and passed that body by a 2 to 1 vote. Elated by this initial success the “girls” stormed the House and v/cli nigh captured it, too. for, and 54 against and the bill was dead. It was argued with some force that the proposition discriminated against the country women and, fur thermore, that fundamental questions should be submitted to a vote of the people. The fight in the House was fast and furious and a record at tendance of members and visitors witnessed it. Now Members of School Boards The omnibus bili carrying mem- members of the new boards of ed ucation in the various counties car ries the names of republicans in re publican counties for the fir.st time in many years. Democratic legis latures for the past several years have given members of the minority almost anything they have asked for in the matter of local legislation, but this is the first time representation has been allowed on school boards. It is demagogery gone to seed, (for no such requirement is applied in dem ocratic counties), in the view of those who believe in consistency. Hender son and Polk draw' each a republican this year and if the process of evo lution shall continue past the session of the General Assembly two years hence—and republicans represent them—their boards of education will consist of two republicans and one dcinocrat. Then we shall have a ‘beauLifur’ State system. Tvar.syl- The vote was 49 1 mania's new board will contain the ‘ names of Edwin Poor and Fielding Paxton, in addition to the hold-over. Mr. Poor succeeds himself and Mr. Paxton continues as the successor of Mr. J- M. Southern, whose death last summer created a vacancy on board which Mr. Paxton has been filling through appointment of the other members. Representative Ly- day encountered no difficulty in get ting a bo&rd composed of democrats. School Board Bill Failed - Senator Warren’s bill providing the election of school boards by the peo ple wiks turned down with a whoop in the House. Ray of Macon, Gard- jier of Yancy,,;j§od other western Representative Jackson of He ider- son asked that this county be exempt ed from the provisions of the state wide primary law in so far as it re lates to nominations for county can- In Ifie sealed pacfcatfc AH of its tfoodness sealed in — Protected, preserved. The flavor lasts! SK for. and be SURE to £et WRIGLEy*S.f It's in a sealed package, but look for the name—the Greatest Name In Goody-Land. WRIGLEYSJg. BsiBak TMC perfect gum Start Now on the 1(pad to Belter Seeing Bring Your Eyes to DR. S. ROBINSON The Eyesight Specialist 78 Patton Ave., AsheTille, N. C. JUST BELOW POSTOFFICE “Look for This Si^n” PffiM’lNK Has been resporv sible for thousands of business successes throughout the country. Everybody in town may know you but they don't know what you have to sell AdyertUiog Will Help Toi ? Sealed Tisbt —Kept Right SOME WOMEN’S SHOES That We are Selling for Less Than $5.00 ONE-THIRD VALUE OFF ^ Prices on Shoes show no likelihood of coming down, even though prices of some commodities are on the dccline. In fact present indications point to even higher prices, or at !east just as high prices to be in force next fall and later un. However, we are selling some very good Shoes for women for less than five dollars to $2.25 a pair on account of nocessary stock adjustments causing prices to be low ered for clearance lurnoses. These new prices are on good, de- ocdiiab!:; tnocs and values are worth taking advantage of. The next time '^ou are around this way, drop in and see us. W. p. WEiirS 9NE-PBIGE GASH STORES BREVARD, N. C. Notice To Taxpayers: Unless you want to see your property advertised for sale in the Brevard News and see your name in the paper, you had better come into my office in the Court House, Brevard, N. C., and pay your tax before the 1st Monday in April, 1919. I am going to advertise all unpaid taxes on real estate to sell the 1st Monday in May, 1919. And I or my Deputy will be around after all personal property when the taxes are unpaid. If you want to save yourself trouble, ^n^^|Tra8sment and cost come and see me, because I MEAN BUSINESS February 17th, 1919. COS PAXTOl Sheriff & Tax ColWtor.

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