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TfO COMMENT” to « report of
Inadtitfs on tbo national scuta
end dooc not aococsuUr tofloct
HAM policy or^pMUioa.
Washington^—A vigorous cam
paign- is being waged on Cap
itol Hill to protect freedom of
It revolves around bills intro
duced by Rep. Boggs (D-La ) j
and others to permit expend)-I
tures for legislative purposes to
be deducted for tax purposes,
as tTSBIe or business expenses.
proposals, strongly sup
jHWWl by both industry and j
labor, are designed to correct an
Internal Revenue Service regu-i
lation which would prohibit the 1
deduction of expenditure* for
advertisements, for membership
in organizations and for the dis- j
tribution of literature which |
* may influence legislation.
Not only does the regula
tion apply to action affecting'
Congress, but it also applies to
proposals before state legisla-j
tures __ and county and city i
Opponents contend that the
regulation imposes, a serious gag
upon freedom of speech—a gag
by enactment of the proposed
They point out that, in the'
past, if a labor union, a busi- j
ricss ?wrier, an educational or j
industrial association thought j
CMigress was about to step on I
with a piece of legisla
tive nonsense it could start fir
ing salvos of protest at Capitol ]
Hill and the public.
Up to now, whatever they j
spent i,i defending their right 1
to speak was a legitimate lax j
In the past it was pretty (
Well understood that the right ;
to petition Congress was invio
. ate under the constitution. It
has been generally accepted also
that Congress and other legis
lative bodies can't operate in a
vacuum—that the members need
to . know what people like and
*vhat. they don’t like.
For instance, if somebody
wants to spend the country
into bankruptcy, tax a business
pf existence or jWtlftw or
ganized labor unions, the par
ti®! affected ought to be able to
defend, as vocally as possible,
their right to survive and
should not be taxed for doing
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Rep. Boggs, to a statement
placed in the Congressional
Record, makes these points
1. Under the regulation, “car
ried to its ultimate conclusion |
in a newspaper or magazine, a!
local chamber of commerce, a
■ trade association, national, state
jor local education and civil or j
; volets' groups all may be de- 1
nied the right of professional and
political activity or expression i
of views which is and must re-j
1 main the sinews of our demo
cratic way of life.'*
| 2. “Any editorial expression
by a newspaper or other pub
lic communications media relat-:
ing to affairs of government ■
could be deemed 'propaganda* j
with resulting tax consequences.” j
3. “No tax law or adminis- *
tnuive interpretations shocld be ]
permitted to stand that would j
impair the ability to communi-j
cate freely to all sections of the j
public or elected representatives j
views on legislation affecting |
the economic lives of our citi- j
zens, either through advert is- j
mg, membership in an organiza- j
tion. distribution of literature j
or any other form of lawful*
•4. “If we dilute the right of
our citizens to petition for good :
laws by punitive taxation we
deny them the right of self- 1
protection from damaging and j
destructive legislative action. We,
cannot legislate in a vacuum.”
5. The icgulation is "of little
or no significance as a revenue
April 5 Deadline For
Continued from Page I—Section 1 1
sponsoied a page advertisement I
in this issue of The Herald urg- j
ing farmers to call at the ASC :
office immediately to discuss
cotton problems so that the pro
gram is fully understood. The
ASC office will gladly furnish
any information necessary
which will be to the advantage
of cotton farmers.
The local ASC office has also
j released the following informs-'
The Department of Agriculture
! has announced that beginning
j August 1, 1960, the minimum
sales price for CCC-owned cot
ton from the 1959 and prior
crops of upland cotton will be
higher of (1) the market price or
(2) 115 percent of the choice (3)
loan rate for 1960-crop cotton.
The maximum sales price for
THE CHOWAN HERALD, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY. MARCH 17, 1960.
1 1960-crop cotton when sold by I
local sales agencies will be 110
1 percent of the choice (B) loan
; j rate and when sold by the New
j Orleans commodity office the
'minimum sales price will be tire
I higher of (1) the market price
jas determined by CCC or (2) 110
' percent of the choice (B) loan
j Carrying charges will lie add
!ed beginning with 10 points to
October, 1960, and increasing 20
j points per month for each month
j the.eafier to a maximum of 190
po.nts in July, 1961. The cur
rent monthly increase for carry
ing charges is 15 points per
; Mrs. Osteen Dies
| In Ahoskie Hospital
j Mrs. Winifred G. Osteen. 63.
(died in Roanoke-Chowan Hospi
-1 tal at Ahoskie Sunday night at
• 10:25 o’clock. Mrs. Osteen had
! been in ill health for five years
j and died while she was visiting
lin Ahoskie. She was a native of
' Lakeland. Florida, but lived in
j Edenton, where her husband Is
i employed at the Halsey Hard
} wood Company.
| Surviving are her husband.
; Lee A. Osteen; two sons, Warren
T. Allen of Jacksonville, Fla..
; and William H. Lewis. Jr., a
I member of the armed forces in
Germany; two daughters. Mrs.
, Margaret Helton of Atlanta. Ga..
i and Mrs. J. E. Whitaker of
Ahoskie; two brothers, R. Gray
of Newbtrg. Fla., and B. B.
Gray of Winter Haven, Fla.: five
grandchildren and one great
She was a member of the
Baptist Church in Georgia.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock
|at the Williford Funeral Home:
j with the Rev. Gordon Shaw of
'Columbia, N. C., officiating.;
| Burial was in the Macedonia
Baptist Church cemetery.
SAFETY CONTEST WINNERS
Mrs. Tom hopkins, chairman
of a safety contest sponsored by
the Edenton Woman’s Club last
. week announced the winners in
Among the fifth and sixth
, graders the home safety essay
I winner was Martha Vaughan
■ with Barbara Wallace second.
Mrs. Inglis Fletcher judged
the essays and said they were
In the fourth grade safety
> contest Theresa Jones
■ won first place and Carroll Las
-1 siter was second. These posters
. were judged by Mrs. John
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Os All Households
ing Own Households
14.3% of Total Numr
ber of Households
One out of every seven house
holds in the United States now;
consists of persons either living
alone or with others unreleated
to them, according to figures
compiled by the U. S. Bureau
of the Census on the changing!
composition of the population!
and its living habits over the
This represents a record high 1
proportion for what the Census;
Bureau technically classifies as'
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■ , primary individuals as distinct
j from family groups. A major
j factor in the growth of these :
'‘individual households has been'
1 j the great rise in savings, retire-.
ment and other personal protec- [
J tion programs, which have in - j
creased the resources of our old- j
I er population. The widening of
, job opportunities for women has!
also played an important role. !
Role of Protection Programs
j T'he figures show, for exam- j
| pie, that benefits under programs |
.to protect the individual and!
: family against the economic im-;
pact of death, disability and re-j
tirement have reached the S3O i
billion annual level and have!
i been showing a fasttr rate op
[growth than has total personal
■ income. Benefits under public)
and private retirement programs
! alone represent over a third of
i the total, giving an increasing
‘ proportion of our older popu-,
'■j lation a measure of financial in
| dependence and helping 'them to
i maintain a home of their own.
i 1 According to the Census Bu
i reau data, the number of pri
; mary individuals maintaining
j their own households totaled 7.4
| million in March of this year, or
[ 14.3 per cent of the total num
j ber of households. The equiva
j lent number was just over 6
j million in 1955. or less than 13
j per cent of the total number of
! households in that year; and
; about 4*l; million, or 11 per cent
iof all households, in 1950. Pri
; mary individuals are particularly
j concentrated in urban areas,
! where they represented a sixth
!of all households in March of
Women represent the dominant
: group in the household classifi
! cation- of primary individuals,
i outnumbering men by a margin
,of two to or.e oi more in recent
| years. |
1 Long-Term Growth Trend 1
! All households, families and >
! primary individuals combined, ■
rose from 43.6 millions in 1950 to |
i 51.3 millions in March of this (
J year, a rise of just under 18 per.
cent. This represents a slowinp j
! down in the rate of the growth !
j from the Forties when house-'
holds increased by 24 per cent
for the decade. The latter was
the second biggest rise since the
turn of the century under the
impetus of a record marriage |
I boom after the end of World j
| War 11. Household formation;
I between 1947 and 1950 averaged j
almost 1 1 i million annually, over I
I two-thirds greater than the an-!
t nual average since. ,
j A long view going back to ;h * I
: turn of the century shows that 1
j household formation has consist- j
! ently shown a rate of growth |
1 ! greater than that of the total J
population, usually by a wide*
margin. This has been one of!
! the dynamic elements in the ree
j ord of American progress over |
; Firemen Called Out
j 6 Times In February!
.) Fire Chief W. J. Yates re-j
ports that Edenton firemen an-j
swered six alarms in February,:
; one of which was in Edenton 1
and five out of town. For thej
Edenton fire the firemen were i
out one hour and 15 minutes (
and out of town 9 hours and 35,
minutes. The firemen were on
the air 10 seconds in Edenton
and one minute and five seconds
, out of town.
j For the Edenton fire the fire
men traveled two miles and 89
miles out of town. No hose was
j Juergens, 9, hung up liis pint
sized lieutenant’s uniform after
the Army investigated a com
-1 plaint that he had conducted
! his own “inspection” of troops
j under the command of his
. colonel-father at Lvdwigsburg,
near Stuttgart, Germany.
I laid in Edenton but 1.350 feet
) were laid out or town. A lad
j dor was raised 36 feet out of
I town, but none in town,
j Twelve volunteers responded
i for the Edenton fire and 102
I for the ou; of town fires.
1 Property involved in town
j amounted to $32,000 and $86,000
! out of town. No damage was
I reported far the Edenton fire,
i but damage out of town was es
timated at $40,100. Insurance in
town was 529.000 and $32,000
out of town.
The firemen held one fire
drill, answered two still alarms
and worked 5‘- hours pumping
out flooded basements.