$12,000.00 Attorneys’ Fees Are Allowed OPPOSITION IS WITHDRAWN TO ATTORNEYS’ FEES D. A. Rendleman, Trustee Of Defunct Perpetual Building & Loan Associ ation, Instructed to Dis burse Funds To Greens boro Attorneys. D. A. Rendleman, trustee of the defunct Perpetual Building and Loan Association, has been instructed by Federal Judge E. Y. Webb, to pay Brooks, Parker and Smith, Greensboro attorneys, their fees of $12,000 charg ed for representing the stockholders of that institution during liquidation. Payment of this fee was withheld several weeks ago upon the protest of E. A. Goodman and A. L .Kluttz, stockholders. This protest was later withdrawn. It is expected that Mr. Rendleman will disburse the funds within the near future. This will take up the remain ing monetary assets of the bankrupt association. A holding company has been or ganized to handle the balance of the assets of the Perpetual Building and Loan Association. It is known as The Rowan Holding Company. Incorpora tors were: E. A. Goodman, C. W. Isenhour and A. L. Kluttz. It is estimated that 30 houses and lots still remain in the name of the Perpetual Building and Loan Associ ation. The new holding company will handle this property to the best ad vantage of the stockholders of the de funct building and loan association. CONSOLIDATION OF COUNTIES ADVISED Abolition Of Townships Also. Held Me*ns To Im proving Government. Ithaca, N. Y.—Abolition of town ships and the consolidation of a num ber of counties in most states were rec ommended as necessary steps in the improvement of rural government by Howard P. Jones of the National Mu nicipal League at the 14th annual American Country Life Conference held here at Cornell University. The county manager plan was also urged by the speaker as leading di rectly to improvement in administra tive methods and efficiency and econ omy in county government. Five possibilities exist for improve ment in the government of rural areas, according to Mr. Jones. They are briefly: (1) Change in the form of government; (2) Change in the area of government; (3) Change in the functions of the county; (4) Aboli tion of the county; and (5) Improve ment in administrative methods. This latter, of course, should go hand in hand with any of the other changes, but some progress can be made under present county organizations. "Change in the form of govern ment contemplates the establishment of optional forms of county govern ment by the legislature and home rule for counties which would permit them to adopt any one of the forms estab lished by the legislature or to draft their own charters. The county man ager plan for instance, generally ac knowledged the most effective form of administrative organization, cannot be adopted in many states at present. "Four possibilities exist under change in the area of government. The townships should be abolished. Coun ties might be and probably should be consolidated in most states. Cities and Abolition of the county would do away wdth home rule in rural areas. However, it would have the advant age of centralization of responsibility and w ould permit the state to district the handling of various functions in accordance wdth most effective prin ciples of organization. "Centralization of administrative responsibility is essential—at present it is the logical first step to be taken in the solution of the county prob lem. Large sums can be saved through the improvement of administrative methods, but there is faint hope of much progress in this direction with out the centering of responsibility up on a single executive. There are those w ho see the county as a unit which wdll gradually develop its own logical organization to best serve its needs, and who take issue with iny trans planting of ideas from the municipal field. "Essentially, the problem of county government is the same as that of the city; in a nutshell, it is the difficulty of obtaining efficiency in the admin istration of a democracy. There seems no fundamental reason for our not taking advantage of such solutions as our urban centers have worked out. The manager plan seems as well adapt ed for county government as for city government, though so far adequate experience is lacking to demonstrate its effectiveness. Centralized purchas ing and sound budgetary procedure are certainly tw'o of the fundamenTil improvements needed in county gov counties should be consolidated when ever coterminous or almost entirely urban, and different areas might be es tablished for different functions, re ducing the number of county func tions or doing away with counties al together. "There are three ways in which a change in county functions might be brought about. The state might take over some of the work the counties are now doing, leaving matters of pe culiarly local concern to the counties. There might be a consolidation of functions among counties. "For instance, three small counties might get together for the purpose of. building roads or constructing a drain or carrying on health work. Or again, the county might retain all its functions as an administrative unit but become a mere agent of the state with no home rule, all matters of pol icy being determined by the state gov ernment. "Little likelihood exists that people of any state in the immediate future will abolish counties entirely. Howev er, the possibility of such abolition in a few states may be nearer than we think, as evidenced by the recent wholesale taking over of county func tions by the state. RE-SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Pursuant to the provisions contained in a certain mortgage trust deed, dated October 22nd, 1930, executed by A. S. Casper and wife, Lottie E. Casper, to T. F. Hudson, Trustee, which mortgage is dulj' registered in book of mortgages No. 116, page 230, office of Register of Deeds for Rowan County, N. C., default having been made in the pay ment of the amount secured by the said mort gage as therein provided, and by authority and power of sale conferred by said mort gage and by law provided, and at the re quest of the holder of said note, the under signed Trustee will offer for re-sale at pub lic auction to the highest bidder, or bidders, for cash, at the Court House door in Salis bury, N. C., on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10th, 1931, AT 12 O’CLOCK, NOON, the following described real property, to-wit: BEGINNING at a stake in the center of the Salisbury-Albemarle Highway, R. W. Trex ler’s corner in Martin E. Miller’s line; thence with Miller’s line, South 27 deg. West 295.7 feet to a white oak, Martin E. Miller’s corn er ; thence with Miller’s line, North 85 deg. West 57 feet to a stake, corner to lot No. 41 in Miller’s line; thence with the line of lot No. 41, North 2 deg. 15 min. East 281 feet to a stake in the center of the highway, corner to lot No. 41; thence with the center of the highway, South 85 deg. East 168 feet to the BEGINNING, being lots Nos. 42, 43, 44 and 46 as shown on the map of the prop erty of the A. A. Trexler heirs, and being the same property as conveyed to Adam Cas per by G* Ray Brown by deed dated June 21st, 1930, recorded in deed book 212, page 50, in the office of the Register of Deeds of Rowan County, N. C. Bidding to begin at $177.10. Dated this September 22nd, 1931. T. F. HUDSON, Trustee. HUDSON & HUDSON, Attorneys. Sept.24-Oct.S. ernment. It is possible but difficult to obtain either of these >vithout a singleheaded executive in whom to center responsibility.” Obituaries w—■—— i * Carl Lee Tippett Carl Lee Tippett, 29, local barber, died Sept. 16, from injuries he received in an automobile accident. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 17 from Christianna Lutheran church. Surviving is the wife and a daugh ter by a former marriage. He was married the second time about two months ago. Brothers and sisters sur viving are C. M. Tippett of Spencer, A. D. Tippett of Martinsville, Va., Rev. A. C. Tippett of Ramseur, Mrs. H. G. Misenheimer of Salisbury, and Mrs. J. E. Link of Thomasville. G. W. Hill Geo. W. Hill, 67, farmer, died at his home near China Grove, Sept. 17. Funeral services were held Sept. 18. Interment followed in Greenlawn Cemetery. The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Esther Hill; and the fol lowing sons and daughters, Geo., of Kannapolis; and Mrs. Mary Wilhelm, Sam, Mrs. Margie Shussler, Marvin and Maybelle, all of the China Grove section. Ten grandchildren also sur vive. STORE PER HUNDRED POPULATION IN U. S. Census Lists All And Amount Of Business, Which Exceeds Fifty Billion. Washington.—For almost every 100 persons in this country there is a store. It may be a harness shop or a place specializing in baby clothes, but it is a store of some kind. The Census Bureau, in making pub lic a report on retail business estab lishments, said there were 1,549,168 stores and 192 different kinds of them in 1929. Their net sales aggregated 850,033,850,792. Scattered throughout the United States were 3 5 85 harness shops, but only 34 carriage and wagon stores. Drug stores in which one could buy a soda and a sandwich numbered 34, 265 and realized $1,138,15 ',38S ir, net sales. The report showed there were still plenty of "non-fountain” drug shops—23,451 of them—but they did less than half the business carried on by their soda fountain com ped tolls. The Census Bureau reported on ev ery type of store—fish markets, 5-and 10-cent stores, umbrella shops, air craft dealers, auction houses, pet shops, places selling artificial limbs, beauty shops and blacksmith shops. Food stores led in number and sales. There were 497,715 of this type, with $11,310,627,359 in net sales. Plain grocery stores outnumbered all others in the food classification, the report showing there were 204,345 in this class. They realized almost four bil lion dollars in net sales. Country folk still had lots of gen eral stores where anything from a shoe lace to a supply of sugar could be bought. These establishments, famous for winter meetings of the "stove pipe league,” numbered 87,683 and did a business in 1929 of $1,927,622, 967, about four per cent, of the total retail trade. Baby’s clothes were the specialty of 277 shops. Airplanes and accessories were sold by 102 establishments. The more than 1,000 pawnshops aggregat ed $34,212,477 in net sales. There were 13 5,674 restaurants, "hot-dog” stands and lunchrooms. Almost a billion dollars’ worth of business was done by 11,620 5-and-10 cent stores. Installment-plan jewelry stores to taled 612 and aggregated $59,095, 999 in net sales Almost $800,000 worth of artificial limbs were sold by 59 places. Second-hand furniture stores out numbered the others in the furniture group. There were 5,640 of them and they took in $39,963,146. The Census Bureau also reported on I the number and types of hotels of more thanu 25 rooms operating dur ing 1930. Total receipts of $962,801, 000 were report'd by more than 16, 000 hotels operating the year round. Resort hotels, 2,? 00 of them, did a business of $76,562,000. SUED FOR MILLION Raleigh—Suit in the sum of $1, 000,000, for the Bank of Stokes against its board of directors in all of its four branches has been instituted by Gurney P. Hood, commissioner of banks, whose complaint of 27 pages has been filed. THE AMERICAN NEWS STAND 113 W. Innes St. WILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS Saturday, September 26 th •» MAGAZJNES . . . SOFT DRINKS . . . TOBACCOS GIVE US A TRIAL 1 SEND THEM THE WATCHMAN 1 0 _o_ ;o: STUDENTS AT THE VARIOUS COLLEGES WILL ENJOY p | READING THE HOME TOWN NEWS EVERY THURS- I 1 DAY. LET US SEND THEM A PAPER EACH WEEK . : . . | Special Subscription Price for 9 Months S 1 50c 1 W. B. RUSSELL FORMERLY LOCATED AT J 22 *4 N. MAIN ST. Announces the Removal of THE DIXIE STUDIO to THE AMERICAN NEWS STAND 113 W. Innes St. 24 Hour Service . . . Special Attention To Mail Orders. ALL WORK GUARANTEED. AMERICAN TAILORSI DRY CLEANING I AND PRESSING § _ | THE MOST DELICATE FABRICS ARE | SAFE IN OUR HANDS. § HATS BLOCKED 1 BY US LOOK LIKE NEW. I "1 our Clothes Are Insured While In Our Care” 35 Phone Orders Called For and Delivered. 35 POPULAR PRICES AND PROMPT t SERVICE. , Phone 1502-W Salisbury, N. C. 122 E. 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So, come Every Range Brand New in soon; let us demonstrate \\ No discontinued stock in this sale. one °f these smart new Estates, and Every model is a new 1931 Estate, explain how you may have all the the latest edition of the cabinet range. advantages of Estate cookery at so Every model on sale has the famous little cost, on ^uch generous terms. ! NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SERVICE CO. PHONE 1900 RIDE THE STREET CARS AND AVOID THE PARKING NUISANCE

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